I had an early bedtime last night, and I forgot my Advent post. So this one's a twofer!

Day 4: Favorite Book

This was really difficult, and I'm still not sure that this is my Number One Book, but it's the title that came immediately to mind so I'm running with it. I absolutely adore Jane Eyre. I get a lot of weird look when I say this, and I know why; the beginning is sort of a slog to read through, so most kids my age who've had to read in in school hate it because they never get to the good part. But once Jane gets to the house, and you know all about her horrible life leading up to that point, it makes her romance with Rochester so much sweeter. And Rochester! He's so hilariously charming in a 19th century sort of way. Rochester is adorable, and Jane is fucking baller, and this is a really, really great book.

Day 5: Favorite Quote

"There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive, wormhole refractors. You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold."

For awhile I thought about getting this as a tattoo, but I decided on Mickey instead because it was smaller. I just absolutely love this quote, being a community-oriented person myself. This quote is just silly and sweet and optimistic and hopeful. It's kind of a microcosm of everything I love about DW. ^_^


School: Love econ, but I got a horrible grade on the last huge test so now I really need to rock this next one out of the park so I can hope to get a B. Or even pass the class, really, because right now I'm not... and I can't express how much that bothers me, since I should be rocking this class so hard it's forgotten its name. So I'm studying for the next Huge Econ test, which happens to be... the day before RENT opens. Thanks, prof.

Calculus scares me. I try not to think about it. Luckily, the next Huge Calculus test isn't until a week after RENT opens, so I have time to panic for that one.

Only four more weeks of Chinese and then I'm done with the Grinnell Chinese Department forever. HUZZAH!

Shakespeare continues to be awesome. Thought-provoking class that requires little to no effort or preparation on my part. GOLD.

Personal Life: Got a boyfriend. His name is Kyle, and he's wonderful, but we're long-distance because he lives in California and goes to school in Oregon. Anyway, he's not really a huge talker, so he doesn't contact me as much as I would like, which bothers me just a bit. I might bring it up to him later. I don't think it's anything personal, but I don't want it to be a symptom of something bigger, so I might bring it up.

Nanowrimo: Totally falling by the wayside until RENT is over. I've got a little over 2,000 words so far, which is horrible, but I'm going to word sprint it to the end in the last couple of weeks. I've got all Thanksgiving break, right? Right. >.> I'll make it work. My pride will not suffer me to not win NaNo this year -- I'm the ML for Grinnell, for chrissake, I've got to finish!


COOL STUFF I'VE DONE LATELY: There's a girl who sits next to me in Calculus named Sally, who is a total sweetheart and I adore. Well, I've got "Bad Wolf" written on my pencil pouch, and one day I brought it out and put it on the table in preparation for class, like I always do, and Sally gives this huge gasp. "Bad Wolf!" and my ears perk up and I'm like, "Doctor Who?" and she says, "I've been obsessed with it all weekend, I started watching it last Saturday and I can't stop. I've watched the past two seasons in three days." and I said, "What episode are you on?" AND SHE SAID, "I'M ABOUT TO WATCH THE SEASON TWO FINALE."

YOU GUYS. [livejournal.com profile] zombres, you will surely appreciate this. I discovered a DW fan, and a huge Rose/Doctor shipper, JUST BEFORE DOOMSDAY. IN THAT PERILOUS TIME JUST BEFORE YOUR SHIPPER'S INNOCENCE AND YOUR SOUL IS DAMAGED FOREVER. I wibbled for her inside, knowing what was in store.

(BTW, about an hour after Caclulus class ended, she texted me saying "I cried. A lot." I LOVE THIS GIRL)

So now we've been marathoning DW once a week since then, and she loves Donna and Rose and is sort of meh about Martha, which is wonderful. That DW time is sustaining me. <3
So. We have a new Doctor. And, just as I'd figured, he's really young. ^_^ I'd noticed early in my viewing that the Doctors get younger and younger-looking every time they regenerate; I'm glad they kept with the tradition (even if accidentally) so that I can keep it in my own personal Time Lord canon. I don't know anything about the new guy, but I'm interested to see what he'll do -- the producers must really like him, if they're announcing his casting so soon after DT's 'retirement'.

And really, I'm kind of glad that DT stepped down. ^^;; A new Head Writer needs a new Doctor, is basically what it comes down to. A new, clean slate to take the story where he wants it to go. Especially since I'm not that crazy about Moffat. This way, there's a clean divide between my beautiful, fantastic, wonderfully fangirly RTD era and the new Moffat era that I'm preparing myself to not like. So, while I'll be sad to see DT go because he's wonderful in the role, I haven't been as broken up about it as most of my friends. But it wasn't until I had a DW marathon last week that I suddenly realized:

It's going to be really hard to watch Ten die.

T_T I don't know if I'm ready for that. Because... I don't know. It's going to be really, really hard. We've seen him go through so much, and grow as a person, and he's had his heart broken so many times...I mean, he's all on his own. All his friends are gone, defending the Earth, and he's going to die more or less alone. But I trust RTD to do a good job of it, and give Ten *and* DT all the attention they deserve.

Still, though. It's going to be really, really hard.

DW finale

Jul. 5th, 2008 08:37 pm
OMG. RTD did it. He really, really did it.

Sorry for those of you on my flist that didn't like the series' end. But, for me, it was absolutely everything I could ever have asked for. I am completely, perfectly content with all of the characters and where they ended up. I squealed like a baby, and I haven't felt like this since I finished HP7.
apparently, my thoughts are contrary to popular opinion... )





I've discovered that I really, really love making fanvids. And also that they are very, very addicting, so I have to be careful when I start them because any and all homework assignments will be left by the wayside until the vid is finished. -_-;; But I heard this song and was all, OMG DOCTOR so I made it. XD

I still think it needs a bit of work, but I like it the way it is so I'm keeping it. ^^ Yey~!
I just have to make this post in appreciation of this icon, and why it completely encapsulates why I love the Doctor.


I mean, just LOOK at him! Completely serious, just BAM, water gun, DIE DIE DIE!!

I was waiting for this ALL FREAKING DAY, but I was finally able to watch 4x01.

spoilery thoughts )
Let it be known that 03x9: Family of Blood rips my heart to shreds. Every. Single. Time.

This is kind of a tribute to "Parting of the Ways" and the Bad Wolf, using the song "Final Battle" from the Lord of the Rings musical soundtrack. I wanted to do this song so much I learned how to vid. ^_^;; I'd love some feedback?

...I don't know about you guys, but I like it... XD



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