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Having a massive sale on all my Steampunk pocket watches and amber necklaces over at my Esty page.  I ship worldwide.

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Someone over at FFnet asked me what my thoughts were on 12 and season 8.  So I thought I'd share them here as well.  Not so much because I think you care what I think, but mostly to share so that you'll share your thoughts with me as well.

If it is one thing I love about Doctor Who fans is is the fact that no two ever seem to agree on the same points.  We all have things we love about the show, we all have things we hate about the show.  Each person seems to be able to watch it with their own tinted glasses on and see a completely different world and I love that.  Love Rose, hate Rose.  Adore River, think she is the worst character ever.  Amy is the best companion.  Are you insane? No one will ever be better than Romana.  Bah!  Clara is the only OTC (One True Companion)!  Eleven is my Doctor!  No, Four will forever be *The* Doctor!  I still cry when I think of Ten crying...

The arguments rage on and yet we are still one collective.  So here are my thoughts on 12 (spoiler alert: I love him).

I love Peter, I really do. I think he's very funny and I've loved his work for a while now (go watch Fortysomething right now!  Not Thirtysome! that's something totally different.  Need more reason to see Fortysomething?  Six words: Huge Laurie and young Benedict Cumberbatch).  I think Peter is a great choice for the Doctor legacy. I know it's juvenile but I loved the grace with which he gave the finger to Robin Hood...that was really funny and gave us a taste of a gruffer Doctor (I still want to hear him swear, I know, I know, juvenile).


However (ironically enough) I do feel like Smith did a better job with showing the Doctor's age. Smith was so good at every once in a while just appearing so weary, and giving off the air of a truly ancient creature, but at the same time mood swinging right back into a child-like excitement. I really liked that about his portrayal. I'm going to give Peter (I'm on a first name basis with 12 because I'm too lazy to make sure I know how to spell his last name) a little more time to show off his character though before I get too quick judge. I did adore in this week's episode how he paused after the peasant woman he saved gave his cheek a kiss (I wish they had developed her character a bit more to make that moment a little more special). And I like that his character struggle is more a good vs bad man rather than young vs old the way Smith was.

I'm very interested in the new obsession he has with his chalk board calculations which I can only assume is him working on the Gallifrey problem. I want to see more of that and I'd love to see him getting frustrated over it and for it to be a real challenge and not just "Hey! I figured it out, let's have an episode where we go save Gallifrey". I would not mind if that was a plot line that they string along for a few seasons (although it will probably be the Christmas special).

I'm interested in Pink, but I wish they had picked a different episode to introduce him. The Dalek idea was brilliant and they didn't spend enough time on it because of Pink.

I need them to STOP with the 'space ship crashes, ship disguise itself as something else, mechanical systems attempt to fix it, fix is going to destroy something/kill someone' plot line. We've seen it way too many times before...in fact we've seen it twice this season already! Others include: The Lodger, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Curse of the Black Spot, Closing Time, The Fires of Pompeii...those are just the ones off the top of my head that have that plot 'twist'.

I'm liking Clara more now that she and the Doctor are no longer casually flirting with one another. Her and 11 slowly getting cozy with one another annoyed me...he was a married man. Giggle. I don't expect the same loyalty to River from 12 since that was his last regenerations decision and not his (much like 11 had no real connection to Rose and I was okay with that. "What you do in your own regeneration is none of my business." to quote 11). I don't know why that should get him off the hook in my mind, but it does. Not that I wouldn't LOVE to see 12 and River interact, I think that could be priceless.

So all in all I am still enjoying the show. Does it have flaws? Yes. Has it always had flaws? You bet.
So I've been out of work for two months now.  The first month was by choice while I packed up my toys and moved out to New Hampshire (love it here!).  This second month has been sitting around waiting for the medical board in New Hampshire to give me my occupational therapy license (you need one in every state you practice).  Apparently some healthcare worker here did something very unethical in pursuit of his drug habit and was using needles on himself and then on patients giving over fifty people hepatitis.  Because of this there are now *severe* background checks done on anyone looking to work in the health field here.  I have needed to send in paperwork and criminal history reports from 11 different sources, which has left all sorts of room for things to go wrong.  So the process for getting this license has been a long one.

In the mean time I'm losing my social skills.  Language skills can't be far behind...
I'm stupid excited for Peter C. as the next Doctor.  I loved him in Forty-something with Huge Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch and of course him being the Doctor makes Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon that much easier to play Brit style.  :giggle: 

Enough of this warm and fuzzy 'family' Doctor, it's time to get gritty! 

:evillaugh:
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Well getting my Whovian tattoo tomorrow!  Wish me luck I'm going to be putting a *lot* of trust in my artist.  He's going to be using a stencil for the circular Gallifreyan but then I'm doing 'water colour' splashes behind it that he is going to free hand. 

He's really good though so I'm not worried.

Here he is, Dan:  belovedstudios.com/Dan/Beloved…
Well I've decided to open a Rebubble Account.  If you have any requests for works on mine to be up on Redbubble let me know.  Right now I just have Hello Sweetie up, but I'll add some more of my favourites.

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Sampson Gray Fox (ONE OF A KIND! RARE! As far as I know the only mounted Sampson Gray).  600$ shipped
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Black Belly Bobcat (it has a bird now, if interested I can get more pics).  650$ shipped.
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Ying Yang Otters.  This will need to be shipped in two parts, and you will need to get a new base stand since that is too big to ship, pick up can be arranged near St. Paul). 
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I'm giving some serious consideration of going into some (more) debut in order to go on a volunteer trip to the coast of India to save turtles.  

Basically I'm having a mid-life crisis and I'm sick to death of being in Minnesota. 
One last thought I had on the recent Doctor Who Christmas Special.

So...did the Doctor like...uh....never wear clothing again?  He went down to the planet in his hologram outfit and then several hundred years later he was still in the same outfit. He never went back into the TARDIS before he sent Clara away in it, so unless he tailored himself some new clothes that look exactly like his hologram then clearly he was still 'wearing' it.  Here's to hoping that he remembered to project that clothing image on all the town's peoples minds...not to mention the minds of every subsequent generation.

"Mummy who's that strange man?"

"That's just the Doctor."

"Why...uh...why is he naked?"

"No one knows, no one dares ask."

"He scares me."

"He scares us all."

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Spoliers for Doctor Who Christmas.



Sorry.  Gotta say it.  Did not like the final episode of Matt Smith's Doctor.  It was bad in so many ways.  It didn't feel like Smith wanted to be there, it didn't feel like Moffat put any effort into the story, there were a whole bunch of new characters that the Doctor seemed to know like dear old friends (even lovers in the case of the main chick who's name I've already forgotten), and yet since I knew nothing about any of them I had no interest in their fates.

Also seemed like all the Doctor needed to do to save that damn town was to take the twenty people (only one of which had a name) who seemed to live there and transplant them to a new world...problem solved and it didn't take six hundred years of war that ended in countless deaths (maybe, again hard to tell what became of any of the dozen people who live in 'Christmas'). 

Also at one point it really seemed like that main chick (again...she left so little of an impact on me that I can't recall her name) was going to be some form of River Song (which would have been cool).  She knew how to fly the TARDIS, she had some sort of romantic involvement with the Doctor (I guess), and he mentioned that she had been fighting the psychopath inside her all her life (just as River had to fight the psychopath inside herself to join the Doctor's side).  But then she just...I don't know, I guess she died, she was a Dalek then she wasn't, then her character was never heard from again...  Whatever don't care cause they couldn't even develop her to a point where I could remember he name ten seconds after watching the episode. 

All in all I felt like I needed eye protection from all the loose ends that were haphazardly coming together.  Then they allowed for a serious paradox by just...well...not having the Doctor die on Trenzalor which means that Clara could never have enter his time tunnel, meaning she would never be the Impossible Girl, so why would he have ever paid attention to her in the first place?  Also HOW DID SHE AND THE DOCTOR GET OUT OF THE TIME TUNNEL?!!  They *never* touched on that.  They were trapped in his past lives in the end of season seven and then *poof* she was was a teacher in the 50th special.  HOW?!!!   EXPLAIN!!!!   EX-PLA-IN!!!  EX-PLA-IN!

Sorry, turned into a bit of a Dalek there.

Did it have some funny lines: Yes.  Did it have the creativity and energy that I come to expect from Doctor Who: no, not in the slightest. 


That being said I am still excited about Peter taking on the role! And I am excited that Matt Smith has won his freedom and look forward to seeing where his career take him. 
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Tonight I shall be partaking in another b-movie!  It's entitled 'Womb'...which is unsettling to begin with.  Staring Matt Smith and Eva Green.  "A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision." 

Wish me luck!
Some pics from the Christmas special have been released.  If you're wondering why his hair doesn't seem quite right...it's cause it's not real.  He'd already shaved it for a different role and so they had to try and recreate it with a wig.  It's going to annoy me through the whole Christmas special.

I remember watching Dexter once thinking: 'there is something wrong with his hair...looks kinda like an ungroomed cat', later learned that was also a wig due to his cancer treatments.  Of course in that case I felt bad for poking fun at it, but I didn't know any better, I swear!

Here's a pic of Smith with his new 'rug'. 

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Sort of.  Go to YouTube and waste two minutes of your life laughing your arse off:

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Be sure to watch after the first set of credits for the bit at the end (my fav part).
My new web cam (little wigget on the bottom of my profile page) has a sneek peek scene from the new 50th coming out.  I have to agree with 10 on this one.  Although I liked the first rebuild of the TARDIS desktop, I don't like this latest one. 
Work has informed me that tomorrow for Halloween the therapy department has chosen the theme of 'Super Heroes'. 

So...I need a super hero costume idea that does not involve any form of spandex or 'short shorts'. 

I don't know who's idea it was to put me and my coworkers in skin tight clothing....but it can only end in tears.  Tears I tell you. 

I have a 38 G bra size and I work with little old Jewish men...I can not be putting those puppies on display, there will be consequences.  CONSEQUENCES!!!

...help me. 
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Visit my taxi net ad for details, but you can note me here if you want.

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Proven breeder female mojave 66% het pied, had last season off, season before laid 5 eggs (bad odds though, four normals and one mojave, she was bred to just a het pied so she still has the chance of having the gene).  700$ shipped.


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If you are interested I will send pics.  Paypal accepted.
Trying to sell something on CL, got this email today.  I did not respond I assume it's some form of scam, but it's a really odd one.  

"Hope its in excellent condition as you discribed it ..I am a Christian mother of 5 year old twins and i dont want anyone to play games with me...get back to me with the last price for at (person's email)."

I think what they are trying to do is get me to respond using that email address rather than the CL reply since when I use the CL reply they don't get a hold of my email address it comes up as anomymous.  But it seems like a lot of work to get an address...plus they probably would have done better by not being rude.  

I'm selling a bronze deer sculpture...I don't care what your religon is or how many kids you have...

Also, your English not so good. (joke)