So college is bitchin’. I’m sure you guessed that by now. It’s a lot of reading. A lot. Like, more than Galton-level reading. Which is a metric fuckton of reading.
So two of my friends that go to another college apparently got the leads in a play at mine, so they will be coming over a lot. I shall refer to them as Lion and Thorpton. Mental note to myself: DO NOT tell them where I live. That would be a baaaad idea. They would never leave.
AND NOW, BECAUSE REAL LIFE IS BOOORING. Let’s return to the Whoniverse!!
*SPOIIILLLEERRS!!!!! AVERT YOUR EYES, HERE THERE BE SPOILER TYPE THINGGSSSSSSS*
Torchwood: Miracle Day - What. The fuck. Russell T Davies. Seriously. Rex. Really? Really, man? You - you just - you very specifically made a point that Jack’s blood was not the cause of his immortality, and then - the thing with Rex and the transfusion - and the Blessing - and - AAARRRGGHHH. I mean, come on. You were the one who made Jack immortal, you have no excuse for going back on your explanation. It wasn’t his blood, it was Rose and the Time Vortex.
Although, the lovely folks over at Gallifrey Base have speculated that the Blessing sort of worked like an on and off switch, so maybe some of Rex’s blood got mixed in with Jack’s in the blood vacuum and then when it flipped everything back Rex accidentally became immortal. Or Rose as Bad Wolf buggered around with his biology and he just doesn’t know it. I guess that sort of makes sense. Except no, wait, it doesn’t at all.
But still. Miracle Day as a whole was… alright. It was okay. It wasn’t AMAZING FANTABULOUS, but it wasn’t complete shit, either. Favorite episodes are 1, 5, 7, and 10 (The New World, The Categories of Life, Immortal Sins, and The Blood Line) while the least favorites are 2, 6, and 8 (
Filler Rendition, The Filler Middle Men, End of the FILLER Road). I’m sort of glad that we got sequel hooked into Torchwood Season 5; with the end of The Sarah Jane Adventures upon us, I’d be extremely depressed if we lost Torchwood as well. It’s a great big whoniverse out there!
I wish we’d seen more of the actual effects of the Miracle, not just vague mentions to it. I wonder - what were they planning to do with The Soulless? I got a Silence vibe off of them, and it was really cool, and in the trailers it looked like they were going to organize a mass V For Vendetta-type protest thing. That would have been great. I now wish that the solution to the Miracle was more of a global population thing rather than Torchwood and the CIA dicking around. *sadness*
One thing I really did like was Jack. I mean, a) John Barrowman. Amazing. Love it. And b) Jack as a character is just bloody wonderful. The Doctor has had such a profound effect on his life (and it is my own headcanon that Jack is in love with him above everyone else - Ianto included *hears screams of millions of fangirls*) and Jack is trying so hard to emulate him (picking up people who are broken and helping to make them better, saving the world without thanks, etc.) and failing so hard because he’s not a Time Lord, he’s completely human. So much brilliant character fodder. So yeah, this season, Jack running around trying to be the Doctor was fantastic.
(And the numerous Doctor Who references made me extremely happy. Those I would keep. Forever.)
Doctor Who - The Girl Who Waited
Rory. Just. Rory. Oh my god Arthur Darvill. You make my heart do funny acrobatic tricks. You too, Amy.
So yeah, props to all three (four?) of our main actors for being SO AMAZING AT THEIR ACTING SKILLZ. Oh my god, the look on Older!Amy’s face when Rory runs with Younger!Amy to the TARDIS is just ugh. And-and-and the macarena. Oh my sweet Jesus. And who else thought that the scene at the TARDIS door with Older!Amy and Rory was reminiscent of the wall scene with Rose and Ten in Doomsday? OH MY GOD TEARS.
(Suck it, Amy/Eleven shippers. (Not really. Love you guys!))
Oh, and this proves once and for all that Eleven is a hipster. Seriously. He avoided going to the most popular tourist planet because it was too mainstream. So in love.
A very emotional episode, 10/10! Well done!
Note: the episode that I’ve cried the most at is definitely The Last of the Time Lords. Just. Tennant’s acting. The Master being an asshole. Murray Gold’s “This Is Gallifrey” piece of music. (Actually, “This Is Gallifrey” makes me cry whenever I hear it now.) The complete sadness of everything. It’s so good.
We will now return you to your scheduled real life.
And then there are these other things on the BBC website. There are little messages. And a video with Eleven and static. And a creepy poem. And sometimes there are no messages. Except for that one time, when the message was “Message interrupted.”
OH MY GOD MY HEART
IT’S FREAKING THE FUCK OUT
You know Moffat. He just trolls all day long.
(Procrastinating no jutsu~!!)