Happy Birthday Doctor Who!

Hello my fellow Whovians!

There’s no need to explain why I’m FINALLY blogging today. It’s a momentous occasion for the Whoniverse and all in it. 🙂

IT’S THE 50TH ANIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO!

*yay*  (to put it lightly since it would be nearly impossible to express how excited I really am about it.)

Today is the day to don our fezzes, light up our sonic screwdrivers, adjust our bowties, tie our converse on and eat fishcustard– with a banana of course (what’s a party without  a banana? that’s right! not a party at all!)

Even though this is the day the fandom is exploding like Van Gogh once predicted, I shall not be entirely joining you all on this shindig.  (which makes me really sad).

Why? might you ask am I not joining with the festivities?

Well, I bought a ticket to go see it in theaters on the 25th, and I’m not going to let myself get a single drip or drop of a spoiler. Meaning that I won’t be talking about it with the rest of you when it happens and I’ll be in a lag sort of stage when I finally get to say my own thoughts about the whole thing.

But I’m still really excited and I find it really difficult remain sane over the next couple of days.

On the up side though, I’m going to go see it with my brother who I don’t get to see very often, and really, the only other avid Whovian in the family! we get to fangirl/boy together! YAY!

So, I shall bit you all farewell until the 25th when I will come in screaming with “ASDFGHJKL;”  and “I CAN’T”s whilst dancing in circles.

Farewell my friends!

I’m sorry I can’t join you on this epic thing. (it makes me sad, really) just promise not to have figured everything out by Monday and be done with the excitment. Ok? ok!
Until then, goodbye!

 

 

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The Name of the Doctor

Oh my goodness I don’t even know where to start!

How about we start in Gallifrey and go to Trenzalore?

First of all, I love, love, loved the story! ohmygosh! who didn’t? Clara Oswin Oswald, the Impossible girl, saving the Doctor time and time again. (we even got to see a bit of dear old Gallifrey!)

In this blog I want to talk mostly about the characters, about Clara, River and the Doctor, as I go through the episode, (just to keep myself sane.)
So, let’s get started.

We got to see Gallifrey! Loved it!
The flashes of history showing Clara saving the Doctor throughout his life was amazing! Very well done, the cutting and effects and skill, my goodness! *Round of applause*
Clara is the ultimate companion, saving the Doctor countless times, as all the companions have, but she did it for all of them!

Now in London, 1893.
Just as I had hoped, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax are with us again for the finale! I really liked the conference call stuff. Although, I must admit that when Strax and Jenny started talking about the one with the big head/ hair, I thought they were talking about the Doctor, after all, he’s got quite the head of hair, but I was pleasantly surprised and wonderfully wrong.
Professor River Song is back! 
She’s back with all of her “disgracefully” flirty self.
She’s the River we haven’t seen since the very beginning though, I thought that was really special, this was the current River Song, not the one with the backwards life filled with spoilers and crisscrossing timelines. She was the one after the Silence in the library, the current River Song. nothing wibbly-wobbly about her, an odd change, but very good for the resolution.

I absolutely loved Clara and River’s meeting each other for the first time! Oh my goodness, I had been thinking about how on earth they were going to introduce them, and they did it marvelously! The tension, the awkward silence, but it wasn’t overdone, it was like a perfect cup of strong tea, shocking, but not overpoweringly bitter. Just enough to get the point across, but not overdoing it.
I’m very glad that River and Clara were able to meet and not the competitive over the Doctor.

Later on in the call, need I say anything about Jenny? I think we all died a little with her when she was murdered. Let’s not dwell on that.

Now Clara is with the Doctor, she tells him about Trenzalore, about his grave. The Doctor cried! Oh how badly I wanted to make him feel better! He never cries–  he shouldn’t ever cry. But still because of his friends, they go to Trenzalore, the place he should never go, he goes because he owes them, they gave him so much, and loved him through it all, it really is the least he can do.
But the TARDIS has other thoughts. She doesn’t want to go there, she loves the Doctor too much, she wants to take care of him, and I think not only was there the fact that she wanted to keep him safe, but she probably knew that that was her grave as well. She didn’t want to see herself dying. The TARDIS has always taken care of him, and going to Trenzalore in the worst place ever for the two of them.
Also, I’ve got a dreadful feeling that there really isn’t much time between now and when they die at Trenzalore. Look at the TARDIS window. When they fell down onto the planet it cracked the window on the front door, the old dying TARDIS had the same crack in her window. It never got fixed, and the Doctor wouldn’t let that be broken for long, and the only way the TARDIS could fix it herself is if she regenerated, but since the crack was still there in the dead TARDIS, she wasn’t able to fix it, there wasn’t enough time.
And, another sad thought tat includes the TARDIS, the Doctor told Clara that the bigger the gravestone the higher the rank. There were some big gravestones, but none bigger than the Doctor’s. He turns people into soldiers, and he himself is one– one of high rank and power.

Now to River’s grave stone, I absolutely loved this part! It was sad, but clever. The conversation between River and the Doctor through Clara was wonderful. But as I watched it again to I realized that the Doctor can always hear River, he can always see her, that means that he could hear her talking to Clara then. (my feels can’t handle this!)
Another moment that I realized that he could really see her the whole time was when they were in the catacombs. River was standing in the tunnel talking to Clara, then the Whisperman passed through her, it scared the Doctor. Now why would that scare the Doctor unless he didn’t see it coming down the tunnel because he can see River as well as Clara could?

Past the catacombs, into the enormous TARDIS, memories come flooding back to Clara. That was another favorite moment of mine. Sad, but good. I’m glad she remembered everything from then. But it makes me think, she knew the Doctor’s name now, and she didn’t say it when the Great Intelligence wanted the Doctor to open the door, she loves him, I would say.

I must say, the Doctor has a beautiful grave. It’s sort of like a big ball of wibby-wobbly timey-wimey stuff wouldn’t you say?
Every time the voices of the Doctor start echoing through the air I get stabbed in the heart with so many emotions! truly beautiful. (It’s kind of strange, but Nine’s voice makes me the most emotional, maybe because he was the most sad of the three that I watched and loved, he had the most pain of the Time War on his shoulders at the time, while the other two had gotten better at putting it away, Nine was still grieving the most. It makes me want to cry.)

Then the Wretched Great Intelligence had to come in and kill everything (quite literally).
I’m glad he’s dead now. That’s all I have to say about him. *grumble grumble*

But then Clara came in. Oh Clara! Souffle Girl.

But before I get all into Clara, like crazy feels, let me just say…
RED!
When the GI went into the Doctor’s timeline, the light turned red! Now call me crazy, but this has been my obsession this whole season ins Clara and the color red, they’re always together, whether it be her clothes or the lights around her, and now I think I know why! I think the reason things around her are always red is because as all of her echoes goes through his timeline, she is stopping the GI, taking out the red, pulling it out of his life. She’s covered in it because she’s getting rid of it. The red lights might be more like flashes of his timeline being cleaned and turning white again because of Clara!
And, also, she isn’t wearing red in this episode, because she is entirely herself, not an echo.
I don’t know if any of this is legit or not, but I would like to think that it is. 🙂 I can’t be a coincidence for red to show up so often in this series, especially with the same character. Just say’n…

OK, back to Clara minus the red obsession.
Oh Clara, the love she has for the Doctor is so special, but really what else could she have done? It was either that or let the whole world fall apart and let everyone die.

“Run you clever boy, and remember me.”

Do you notice anything different about this? This is the real phrase, the real Clara said this one, the complete sentence, “Run you clever boy and remember me.” all of her echoes only say “Run you clever boy and remember.” The echoes are her, but they aren’t entirely her, they’re fragments and pieces of her through all of space and time, just like the sentence, they’re almost her, but not quite.

Then, a fun note, or more like a cool note, did anyone else see the Tenth Doctor at the Library in the flashes through the Doctor’s timeline? (I nearly screamed at the screen in happiness!!) and she was wearing the Asylum of the Daleks dress, ya know, the super cure red one? yeah, she was wearing that, which made me think that maybe each echo saved the Doctor more than once. What if she saved the Doctor at the Library, and then she went and joined Alaska afterwards and eventually saved his again. Or maybe she really didn’t die in the Asylum and she really wasn’t the dalek still. (I really don’t want her to be a dalek! *sob* so sad).

But enough about Clara for now, we have a marriage to discuss.

River and the Doctor.
I don’t even know how to start. Well, I cried. I cried a lot.
I wanted River to stay forever.
The resolution was wonderful, the emotions were overwhelming.

“I don’t know how to say it.”

“Say it like you’re going to come back.”

“Well then, see you around.”

“Till the next time.”

“Don’t wait up.”

“Goodbye, Sweetie.”

The very thought that he always saw her and he never spoke to her breaks my heart! But things were finished, and they finally have said goodbye.
But still, deep down I hope that she’ll still be around, after all the way she’s talked about him before, she’s mentioned seeing lots of his faces, meaning she might come up once in a while with the newer regenerations. I really hope she does, but she probably won’t. Moffat did a wonderful job finishing up her character and letting her go. I guess I’ll just have to learn how to cope without River Song.

The the Doctor comes through and goes back and saves Clara, well he’s in the process of saving her at the moment, when they meet the “John Hurt Doctor”.
May I just say that I’m super excited and quite curious about this new “Doctor” the one who broke the word of his name.
“He is my secret.”
BUT, really did they have to have the whole dramatic turn and stare, the *BAM!* “Introducing John Hurt as the Doctor” *killed every emotion and attachment to the story in less than two seconds.* Really? really? you had to do that? You killed it! murderer.
but I’m still excited about his character, I’ve got a hunch that he’s the version of the Doctor that fought in the Time War, the one that destroyed Gallifrey. Cause, to me that sounds an awful lot like breaking the word of his name “The Doctor” a doctor heals and saves people, he doesn’t commit genocide on his own race. This John Hurt Doctor is trouble.

“What I did, I did with no choice. In the name of  peace and sanity.”

Sounds like a good reply for defending one’s self against killing his home planet…

Over all, I loved this episode, the only thing I have to complain about is the whole *kill the moment* at the very end, but everything else was wonderful, I don’t think it’s possible to really express everything that is going through my head about this episode!
So, while I gather some thoughts and sanity, I would love to hear what you all think about it.

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure through Series 7 of Doctor Who! I’m honored to know that all of you wanted to read what I had to say. Thank you! I love you all so much! You really have no idea how fun this has been for me and how much is makes my day when you all come and check it out!
I look forward to having you all with me again when the next series starts up! Thank you!

Love, Anna.

When Captain Jack Harkness met Professor River Song

so, I’ve been reading a lot of fan fics lately, especially Wholock. 🙂 oh the fun! so I was inspired to write a little story about Harkness and River meeting, the two biggest flirts in the universe.  so here goes nothing…

The scene was dark and foggy, it was nearly midnight in the middle of New York, the year was 1960.
A woman walked down the dark street, it was seedy part if the city, especially at this hour, but that was the least of her worries. she took a turn down an alley way and through a back door to a dimly lit pub or sorts. she stood at the entrance, a smile slid across her face as she let her eyes adjust scanning across the room, there he was, just the man she was looking for.

“Hello, sweetie.” she whispered to herself as she smiled temptingly and approached a man sitting at the bar, drink in hand. her thick blond hair bounced as she drew nearer. the man was talking to another fellow sitting next to him, “Hello, Alonso.” he grinned.

The man was stunned, “How do you know my name?”

“I’m kinda psychic.” the dark hair man winked, charm oozing out of him, “The name’s Captain Jack Harkness.”

Alonso looked at him stupidly, his big ears didn’t help the look.

The woman stepped in, “Hello, Captain.”  she smiled, leaning against the bar on the other side of him. He quickly turned to see who it was, he wasn’t disappointed, “Hi, the name’s Captian Jack Harness,” he smiled, “and who might you be?”  he asked looking her over head to toe. she returned the glance,
“Professor River Song. ”

“A professor huh?” Harkness said, “What do you study?”

“Archeology.”  River smiled as she put a hand on her holstered gun

“Well, you don’t find much of that here in New York.”

“No, I won’t.” she sighed, flipping her frizzy blonde hair away from her face, “But I’m not looking for any of that right now, I’m looking for something more important, I’ve been told by a mutual friend that there’s a Time Agent here that has something that I can use.”

“Oh really?” Harkness smiled, “and what do you need from this Time Agent.”

River looked down at his wrist, “Just a little of your time.”  she paused, “or more specifically, your time vortex manipulator.”

Jack stepped closer, “Who is this mutual friend?”

River laughed a little, “Spoilers…”

Jack wasn’t getting much from this River Song, but he was intrigued, “What makes you think it’s for sale?” he asked

“I know it’s not.” she replied, “but, I can do a little trade with you. ”

“What exactly are you wanting to trade?”

She pulled out the gun from her holster, “It’s the last one, there’s a banana grove in the heart of Villengrove now, this is the last Sonic Blaster. ” she showed it to him, “Actually, I’m pretty sure that this one is yours anyway.” she said matter of factly.

“So you want me to trade for something that already belongs to me for something else that’s mine?”

“Exactly.” she smiled, “You see, I’m in a bit of a mess, I’m late to a very important wedding, and if I’m right, as I usually am, you’re going to need this gun more than you’ll be needing your vortex manipulator in the next few years. and besides, you’ve got your spaceship anyway.”

Harkness was baffled, “No I don’t, it exploded.”

“Ah, yes it did, he told me about that, well then, I suppose I’ll have to make sure I return this to you a little sooner.” River smiled, “I’m sorry, time is a little confusing sometimes. You’ll be getting your things back as soon as I can return them, you won’t even miss it.”

“How would you know…?”

“Spoilers.”  she laughed, “So, how about you give me that, and I’ll give you back your gun.” she motioned to the cheep trick time machine and the blaster, “After all, I’ve heard that you can’t die, so you have plenty of time to wait, there’s no need to be skipping around time and space now.” she looked up to the ceiling as he tried to recall something she had heard a while ago, “What was it, oh yes, ‘So many species, so little time.’ why don’t you live in the moment and spend all the time you want?”

Harkness had gotten over his shock mostly, he took his drink from the counter behind him, “Why is this wedding so important?” he asked

“It’s my parent’s wedding, a darling one at that.” she smiled, “and I’ve got to save my husband, he doesn’t know it, he’s a little clueless sometimes.”

“and who might this lucky man be?” he asked

“You might know him as our mutual friend, the Doctor.” she replied.

“The Doctor!?” Harkness nearly choked on his drink, “You’re married to the Doctor?!”

She laughed, “and the best part? He doesn’t even know it  yet.”

The Captain couldn’t help but smile, “Well, once you save him, we should all meet up sometime.”

River put her finger to her lips, she chuckled again, with that, she took his arm and unlatched the time vortex manipulator and set the blaster in his hand.

” I’ve got to be going now. Enjoy.” she said she began clicking away at the device she had put on her own wrist. she looked up at him again “Oh,  by the way, 1963 London, you’ll meet someone there you might not expect in a back alley junk yard, it’ll be a real treat, Tell him I River says hello.” she winked, “And well, the rest? that’s all history.” she clicked another button and looked up, “Until we meet again, Jack.” she blew a kiss and winked as she vanished.

Harkness stood alone in amazement, a smile spread across his face. He took another sip of his drink and looked around, as he did a young couple walked in through the front door of the pub. The man was wearing plaid button up flannel, with denim jeans, and what a nose he had! The woman with him was tall and fair skinned with long red hair. They walked over to him. The woman was staring at him oddly, she was holding a box, “Do you think he’s the one?” she asked quietly to her husband.

“River did say that he was wearing a long blue coat.” her husband replied

“oh Rory, there are so many blue coats in the world, that’s hardly any way to identify someone.” she walked up to Harkness,
“Hello, this might be a little strange, but are you Mr. Jack Harkness?”

“Amy!” Rory trotted over to her,”What are you doing?.”

“I’m doing what we were told.” she defended her self.

Harkness cut in,”Well lucky for you, I am Mr. Jack Harkness, Captain Jack Harkness, actually,  and who are you?” he asked

Amy blushed a little, his charm was overwhelming, “Amy. ” she said. she totally forgetting about the package in her hands

Rory took the package, he was quite annoyed, they were in a hurry, after all, and there was no time for flirting, “It’s good that it’s you, cause we’re in a hurry, we have to go, but River said that this was for you.” he handed him the box. Harkness took the box and opened it, Inside was his Time Vortex Manipulator, it was a little worn, but it was still the same one he had given away just a moment ago. He pulled it out and out and found a note.

“Hello Jack, 
thanks for letting me borrow it for a quick moment. I’m sorry I couldn’t give it to you in person, but I’m investigating some angels. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the future, perhaps.

PS. meet mom and dad, they were so kind to deliver this to you.” 

he looked up, Amy and Rory were already walking away, he didn’t say anything, but he heard them talking, “I’m so excited that we’re in New York!” Amy said.

“I hope we get to see the Statue of Liberty while we’re here.” Rory replied as they left.

Harkness chuckled to himself, he turned around and looked back at the fellow next to him, “I’m sorry, Alonso, where were we?” he sat back down, charm once again up to it’s highest, there was no stopping him now.