DW Countdown: One Day!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow’s the day! I will be working all morning long and then coming home to watch Doctor Who before a lot of homework.

This quote is one of my favourites. It gives me the warm fuzzies.

D’you know, in 900 years of time and space I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before.

This quote was said by the 11th Doctor in the 2012 Christmas Special, titled “A Christmas Carol.” 11atwindow2I think it’s just perfect as the last quote before the big day. This will be the last quote of the Countdown so enjoy tomorrow’s episode everyone and happy long Easter weekend!


Slow Moments

IMG_0152Today I blew off my one class, which I admittedly do too often. But today I actually used it, I went outside. I know that sounds a bit silly as if I’m a hermit who never leaves her suite, but  I rarely go outside to be outside. I’m usually off to work or class or some other indoor place and outside is just what I move through to get there. The sun is out and the sky is bright with the rare cloud, and for the west coast clouds are always overhead.

There’s a park just behind the house. It’s a very modest park, there are some trees, a winding concrete path, a few hills, a baseball diamond, and a section reserved as a dog park. It’s small but today it was perfect. IMG_0161I sat atop the smallest of hills with the sun on my face a the pale blue sky blanketing my horizon. I listened to spring come alive around me. Birds that had been silent all winter warmed their voices and began to sing. I watched them dance along the tree branches and float on the breeze. The plants were just waking up, taking their first breaths of sunlight, inhaling deeply.

I laid down in the grass next to a yawning tree that hadn’t quite awoken from it’s winter’s slumber. I laid there, on the top of the world which was on the smallest of hills. IMG_0142The sun warmed my body gently with her smile. The ground was soft with grass and moss, but still full of life. Ants hustled around me frantically working. They didn’t mind me much, just made their way around me. The wind was breathing in and out, picking up then letting up, brushing the hair from my face with a caring stroke. I wanted to stay in that moment. It was perfectly slow and calm and I felt like the whole universe could pass me by because just then all this was the whole universe.

I knew, in the back of my mind, as the whole universe just lay calm in front of me, that I would eventually have to stand, put one foot in front of the other and walk myself home. I would have to once again take up my adult life and continue on with it. But not right then, not yet. I needed to stay, to breath in the air and the calm. I needed to remember that life is not responsibility and procrastination. Life is the slow moments, the deep moments, the great moments. Try not to forget so often. IMG_0174

DW Countdown: Two Days

Only two more days! Unfortunately I’ll be working all this long Easter Weekend so I’ll be a little delayed on the actual watching of the episode. But rest assured that the moment I get home from work I’ll be on that within seconds. No hello to the cat, no taking off my shoes.

This is one of my favourite exchanges. It makes me laugh every time I see it (or read it). It’s my beloved David Tennant too, so you know I read it in his voice every time.

The Doctor : And Utopia is…

Yana : Oh, every human knows of Utopia. Where have you been ?

The Doctor : Bit of a hermit.

Yana : A hermit with friends ?

The Doctor : Hermits United. We meet up every ten years. Swap stories about caves. It’s good fun… for a hermit.

This exchange is from the eleventh episode of the third series, titled “Utopia.” dw_utopiaProfessor Yana is played by Derek Jacobi. He’s an amazing actor and the fact that he has been involved with Doctor Who three separate times makes him even more amazing. This episode is all about the end of the universe and the remainder for the human race is trying desperately to make their rocket work so they can fly off to Utopia where “the skies are made of diamonds.” But of course, things don’t go as planned, at least not for the Doctor.

DW Countdown: Three Days

The day is getting closer! I have butterflies already fluttering around my stomach in anticipation of meeting Clara Oswin Oswald. I have a feeling I’m going to like her. She has sass, I love sass.

So here’s a longer quote, one of the few poems that I love.

Demons run when a good man goes to war.                 Night will fall and drown the sun,                                  When a good man goes to war.                              Friendship dies and true love lies,                                  Night will fall and the dark will rise,                              When a good man goes to war.                                   Demons run, but count the cost.                                         The battle’s won but the child is lost.

This was a narration done by Alex Kingston in the seventh episode of the sixth series, titled “A Good Man Goes to War.”6x07-a-good-man-goes-to-war-doctor-who-22613257-1014-570_thumb I love this episode because we find out who River Song really is, and a few other things are answered. I love it when the mystery is revealed! Unfortunately, I was stupid and gleaned a spoiler because I saw the episode and knew that River was the daughter of the Ponds. But, it was still a good episode to watch.

DW Countdown: Four Days

Four days to go!

Today I thought I’d give us a little flavour of the 11th Doctor. This is one of my favourite quotes because it always puts the giggles in me.

Well. I was on my way to this gay gypsy bar mitzvah for the disabled, when I suddenly thought, “Gosh. The Third Reich’s a bit rubbish. I think I’ll kill the Führer.” Who’s with me?

This is quoted from the eight episode of the sixth series, titled “Let’s Kill Hitler,” and said by the lovely River Song.6x08-Let-s-Kill-Hitler-doctor-who-24887916-1024-576 Here we find ourselves shocked that River has tried to kill the Doctor right after discovering that she in fact grew up with her parents, the Ponds. This episode ties up a few loose ends, but like every Doctor Who episode unties a few more.

DW Countdown: Five Days

Well Lovelies, there are five days, FIVE. Yesterday, I miss counted and thought it was seven, but it was indeed six. I don’t do math well, ok?! I’m excited, if you couldn’t tell.

First off, I’m going to partake in some gossip, which I rarely do but this subject warrants it. So, I heard from the very reliable interweb and this particular article, Matt Smith to leave ‘Doctor Who’ after Christmas, I found out this pertinent information. Why would anyone want to leave Doctor Who?! It baffles me, so let’s hope these sources are wrong, because if they’re not, Smith you’re breaking my heart and are not as clever as I thought you were. 

Anyways, on to the quote of the day. Now, today you get two because I screwed up the date and because the episodes I’m taking these from are a few of my all-time favourites. The first:

Books! People never really stop loving books. 51st century. By now you’ve got holovids, direct to brain downloads, fiction mist, but you need the smell. The smell of books, Donna. Deep breath.

This was said by our own dear Doctor in the eighth episode of the fourth series, titled “Silence in the Library.” 4x08-Silence-in-the-Library-doctor-who-21243289-1600-900Here we will meet Dr. River Song (played by Alex Kingston). At this point we have no idea who River is. When she came up with the eleventh Doctor I had a little freak out and was all up in my screen’s grill about it. But I digress. I love this quote because it gives me hope for my beloved books. I completely agree, I love books for the smell, for their texture, and their feel. Books have an air about them that I love. I have a great distain for screen-based reading devices. It’s not the same and you all know it.

This second quote is also about books:

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books! Best weapons in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself.

Tooth-and-Claw-doctor-who-13076668-500-500This quote, said by the Doctor of course, is from the second episode of the
second series, titled “Tooth and Claw.” It’s one of the first few with Rose (played by Billie Piper) and the Tenth Doctor. I loved Rose as the only companion to love the Doctor. River was different and I approved but I really wasn’t a fan of Martha and her unrequited love for the Doctor, it just always got in the way. I love this quote because it’s true. The more knowledge you have the more you can do. It’s brilliant!

DW Countdown: Seven days

So my dear blogashpere friends, I’m about to confide in you one of the deep nerdy recess of my soul. I am a Whovian and to celebrate the upcoming release of another glorious Doctor Who season, after the heart-breaking departure of the Ponds, I am going to count down until next Sunday when the Doctor returns with quotes from the show. Now, as I am a recent Whovian (as of October to be precise) I have only gone through the more recent revival of Doctor Who, which began in 2005. My quotes will be some of my favourite from the new series.

I’ll kick off the week with one of my favourite quotes about the Doctor.

“He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.”

This was said by the character of Timothy Latimer (played by Thomas Sangster) in the ninth episode of the third series, titled “The Family of Blood.” thumb_doctor 17

I love this quote about the Doctor, it’s so perfect. It tells me everything I need to know about him.

One thing is I’m a 10th Doctor girl. As much as I love the 11th Doctor and his relationship with the Ponds, I still love David Tennant’s portrayal of the Doctor more. He’s so… perfect? He’s just crazy enough, and silly enough, and serious enough. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Matt Smith too, but my heart belongs to Tennant. Sorry Smith.