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Nick
23 November 2013 @ 23:59
Haiii, welcome to my zombie LJ,
I haven't blogged in ages (blogging's sooo 5 minutes ago) so please excuse the even-worse-than-in-times-yonder quality, but I MUST SQUEE ABOUT THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR RIGHT NOW WITH SPOILERS APLENTY and I'm too polite to do it on Twitter/Failbook on the off-chance that some of you haven't seen it yet.

So instead, I'm writing a tl;dr blog post where I don't have to be vague and sophisticated (IKR, I keep using that word, but at least I didn't say 'coherent' or 'intelligent' or something).
I'm also doing you the favour of highlighting the important bits so you don't have to read the whole shitty thing
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Nick
I've been wondering about for a while now about what I'm going to do with this blog until the autumn. I've still got no idea.
Nowadays I only write about Doctor Who, but there'll be no new Doctor Who for many months. I've thought of writing about Sherlock, but I don't feel myself equal to it. I've thought of other shows, but I simply don't have anything I want to say about them.
So, apparently, I'm on hiatus or something.

But another thing that distanced be from my blog was the Christmas special. Because I really didn't want to write about it and kept postponing it forever.
But I'll be damned if I let a Christmas special defeat me, so I'll just give it a brief summary.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: stressedstressed
 
 
Nick
15 December 2011 @ 22:34
About DW Series 7, that is.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: cynicalcynical
 
 
Nick
02 October 2011 @ 01:55
6x13 The Wedding of River Song

Doctor Who?Collapse )

Edit: It took me a month to realise this was my 300th post. Lovely coincidence. Apparently, it took me 3.5 years to get here. See ya at Christmas.
 
 
Your motivation is: ecstaticecstatic
 
 
Nick
6x12 Closing Time
Today's game: can I write a review about Closing Time in 10 minutes? Here it goes!

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Your motivation is: hyperhyper
 
 
 
Nick
'Ere, 'ere, the one billionth 'yay I've seen Doctor Faustus' post on the internetz, this time squee-free. Would you like some chips with your tl;dr?

Ah, Mephistophilis.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Nick
28 September 2011 @ 22:12
IT CAN'T HAPPEN. DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL CANNOT BE CANCELLED.
 
 
Nick
27 September 2011 @ 00:35
6x11 The God Complex

Hey, I'm back and since my flight was 90 minutes late on Saturday, I spent the time writing white whines about the flight delay down my thoughts on this Shiny episode. And now I'd typed in all the crap from my notebook.
Next I'll write about Dr Faustus, 'cos it was BRILLIANT, and you definitely don't hate me enough and if you all rage-delete me for bragging about seeing it for the millionth time and I won't have any readers left, I won't feel embarrassed when I write about stuff that's soooo last fortnight.

It all had the semblance of an orchestrated campaign of obstruction which had begun to assume godlike proportions.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: sleepysleepy
 
 
Nick
24 September 2011 @ 00:32
And this is really the moment after the last moment to catch up with my blog, but you've got to do what you've got to do.

6x10 The Girl Who Waited

I bring you to a paradise planet 2 billion light years from Earth and you want to update Twitter?Collapse )

Deary me, I was accidentally given a non-English keyboard at the repair shop and blind typing is haaard. So I guess I'll leave it for now and write about the killer hotel on the aeroplane tomorrow (and since I won't be able to post it till Monday and who knows what happens on Saturday, I'll say in advance that I'm betting a quadrillion Professor-land Fun Bucks that you-know-who-or-what-i'm-talking-about will be back for the finale, this ending was the most anti-climatic ending of all anti-climatic endings ever with a side order of loose ends.)
I'm going to see Rory the Demon from the Burning Hells, feel free to hate me.
Service will be back to normal from next week on, when I finally stop to breathe after a fortnight of IRL busy-ness.
 
 
Your motivation is: busybusy
 
 
Nick
19 September 2011 @ 14:12
6x09 Night Terrors

Shiver me timbers, I got three episodes to write aboot afore the finale be ruinin' me perception. So here be the first.

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Note to any passin' buccaneer: I be sorry for the godawful bad pirate talk, I be a scurvy landlubber, but tha' be the one only way I be able to make meself return from me hiatus to sail the seven seas again. Let thar be grog!
 
 
Your motivation is: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
Nick
6x08 Let's Kill Hitler

Which is now definitely one of my favourite episodes. Back to the Future meet The Curse of Fatal Death meet genius wizard god-sauce. Doctor Who came back from the summer break with a bang.

Just slow it down, I'll shoot Hitler out of the window.Collapse )

P.S. Dear Livejournal, no offence, but the new 'Cut Wizard' guy is a wanker. He's probably cheated in all his wizardly exams and got this job through his daddy. Making cuts has never been this annoying. And I can't even edit the text in HTML anymore because it reverts to centred no-cut-text whale-vomit whenever I tab back to rich text. Can't you hire a real wizard instead? Kthxbai.
 
 
Your motivation is: crazycrazy
 
 
Nick
22 August 2011 @ 05:18
By the way, a thing that's been nagging at me about the new season of Futurama...

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Your motivation is: confusedconfused
 
 
Nick
11 August 2011 @ 23:50
Who are your favorite television or movie villains? What makes them so deliciously evil?


The good old Machiavellian Master from Doctor Who! The Weeping Angels! Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg! Darth Vader! Dark Helmet! Hans Gruber! Dr Strangelove! Dr Horrible! Agent Smith! Futurama's Mom! Fawkes from The Guild! Jack Torrance! HBC in the HP films! Blackadder! Mandy! Mr Teatime! The French! Is Anthony Head supposed to be a villain in Merlin? WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?
 
 
Nick
04 July 2011 @ 11:39
How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

We generally just sit down and weep all night for not being as Free and Independent as the Americans who've even got an Independence Day.

Guys, it's a US holiday, why on earth would other countries celebrate it?
 
 
Your motivation is: amusedamused
 
 
Nick
15 June 2011 @ 21:49
If you worked for a newspaper, which section of the paper would you like to write for, and why?


Oh, I'd love to write proper TV reviews. I'd write outright nasty criticism about everybody whose name's not Steven Moffat.
But nasty book reviews would suit me as well!
 
 
Your motivation is: sillysilly
 
 
 
Nick
6x07 A Good Man Goes to War

Huh, this was one very thick episode. Thick with action, that is. And it’s a good thing, not only because it was so action-packed and full of side characters worth their own show that it never failed to be entertaining even for a second. But mostly because things happened so fast I hadn’t had a second to think. Have I mentioned it was EPIC?
And did I say 'tomorrow'? I totally meant 'the day after tomorrow'.

It's twins, so we had a spare. If we drop one, there's back-up.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
Nick
04 June 2011 @ 20:56
6x05 The Rebel Flesh & 6x06 The Almost People

Well, well, well, I’m definitely not missing my chance of being ignorant, so here’s a last-minute summary of the two-parter with some gratis WTF’ing before I stack up on jelly babies and fish fingers and watch the finale.

We are living, aiaiaiaiaiaiarrrgh!Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: excitedexcited
 
 
Nick
04 June 2011 @ 00:56
6x04 The Doctor's Wife

Well now. Second in the series of Episodes of Last Month, The Doctor’s Wife. A very fun episode written by Tim Burton. Or Neil Gaiman? One of them. Wait, let’s see, there WAS Helena Bonham Carter. But no Johnny Depp. So I think it was Gaiman.What was that thing about Gaiman again?Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: sleepyhalf-asleep
 
 
Nick
30 May 2011 @ 22:34
6x03 The Curse of the Black Spot

Hullo and welcome to my very, very, very late review of The Pirate Episode, the first in the series of Stuff That’s Happened Ages Ago on Doctoroo But Then I Was Busy. So I might as well advise passers-by to skip this. Unless you are, for some mysterious reason, very interested in my opinion.
Right ho, where shall I start? Doctor Who is a splendid little television series that’s been on the air since 1963.

OK. Just like a shark, in a dress, and singing, in green. A green singing shark in an evening gown.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: energeticenergetic
 
 
Nick
17 May 2011 @ 00:19


Once upon a time, I bought a Dalek Cookie Kit. I still had the cookie cutter, and I thought, why not make Dalek-shaped gingerbread?
OK, kids, this is where it gets complicated: I had never made gingerbread before. And, as I soon realised, gingerbread is evil.

Also, I'm a really bad cook.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: sillysilly
 
 
 
Nick
14 May 2011 @ 19:36
Would you want your city to outlaw smoking on public streets? Why or why not?

Are you ready to abandon your car (or bus pass) and civilisation and move into a comfy cave? Nope? Then you've got no right to criticise smokers.
That's why.
 
 
Nick
07 May 2011 @ 23:32
 No, I haven't seen tonight's episode yet on account of just having arrived home from the theatre, but Holy Llama of Luanda, according to doctoreleven  Arthur Darvill is to play Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus. Rory the demon from the burning hells. Discuss. No bloody way he can pull that off.
And it's gonna be on stage in September. And I'm planning to be in London in September. Which means I either won't get a ticket or get to London at all.
 
 
Nick
04 May 2011 @ 00:20
Do you think video games will still be popular in 15 years? How do you think they'll change?

Of course they will. We will still be waiting for Diablo III. ^^


(Joking. We will be waiting for Diablo IV. Scheduled to come out in the 25th century.)
 
 
Your motivation is: sillysilly
 
 
Nick
01 May 2011 @ 19:03
6x02 Day of the Moon
Now with extra coherence! (i.e. I was taking notes.)

You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again.Collapse )
 
 
Your motivation is: curiouscurious