Apr. 7th, 2014

Muahahaha this is great!

Doctor Who companions as Disney princesses.

(Though poor Aurora, she didn't deserve that fate.)

Keep scrolling down, by the way, for some extra awesomeness.

Feb. 3rd, 2014

Great news, everybody!

If you go here, you'll be able to play the Doctor Who game Google had available on the show's 50th anniversary.

Now, to find the old Pac Man game they had years ago... (ETA: Found it!)

Nov. 24th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute II


Hello again, and HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO!

(Okay, so it's past midnight over here now but bear with me.)

It's fitting that, because of the recent downtime, the Second Doctor tribute ended up falling so close to the anniversary since he's my ultimate favourite of all Doctors (and also the favourite of many other people of good taste, such as Matt Smith).

And why is he so awesome?, I hear you ask. After all, it's a well-known fact that, during his middle season (S5) most of his stories had fallen into a specific "base under siege" formula, not to mention there's so many episodes missing from the BBC archives. Well, the answer to this is quite easy, albeit multi-pointed:
1) Because Pat Troughton is the best actor of all eleven twelve actors who have portrayed the Doctor (and I mean this with no disrespect, as almost all of them will be quick to say this themselves) and had the ability to rise to any poor material he might have occasionally have been landed with;
2) Because even when the stories fell into a formula or had something written/produced in a poorly or unsatisfying way they never felt repetitive or tiresome (bubbles and balloons never felt to creepy);
3) Because of the great chemistry Troughton had with his fellow regulars, especially Frazer Hines;
4) Because the black and white filming was put into great use during this era, providing some stories with amazing atmosphere;
5) Because he's Pat motherfucking Troughton. This alone should be enough of an answer.

Anyway, let's take a look at our main protagonists, shall we?

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 2: The Second Doctor. )

Nov. 17th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute ONE.POINT.FIVE!


Yes, you've read that right - this is entry one point five in our TARDIS Tribute. Before we move on to the Second Doctor, we have someone else we should mention: the AU Human Doctor.

You see, in the early sixties Doctor Who was such a huge success, and the Daleks were so loved (and feared) by kids all over the UK, that Dalekmania was considered to be as strong as Beatlemania. The success was such that, in 1965, a movie remake of the first Dalek story was made: Dr Who and the Daleks. One year later, a sequel appeared, yet another remake that turned The Dalek Invasion of Earth into Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

And, as it's true in all made-for-cinema remakes, the stories were heavily tampered. In order to see how much, just click on the cut.

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 1.5: The AU Doctor. )

Nov. 16th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute I


Hello, everybody! As promised, here's the first of my tribute posts to the Classic series of Doctor Who. As I've mentioned in my earlier post, I'll just give you a small overview of the past Doctors and their companions - and why they were awesome.

Today, we begin with the busiest era of all when it comes to the show's leading cast: the days of the First Doctor.

So let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start)...

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 1: The First Doctor. )

Oct. 25th, 2013

Nowadays I seem to be getting cool ideas while at work - where I can't really do anything about putting them into practice. *sighs*

That said, here's the idea I had today:
Since 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and since some maths have shown me that I've been a fan for some 15 years, I decided it could be an interesting idea to pay a little tribute to the show here in my CDJ. And since I started with the Classic era and a lot of my friends here are only familiar with New Who, this tribute will be in the shape of a guide of sorts - a (hopefully) non-spoilery introduction to each of the first eight Doctors and all their companions. It's going to revolve around my opinion of each of them rather than a factual description because let's face it, that's what the TARDIS Wiki is for, right?

So brace yourselves because my little tribute to Doctor Who will begin soonish - once I have a little bit of sleep and catch up on my RPing, that is. Brace yourselves, because the First Doctor entry is going to be loooooong...

Jan. 28th, 2013

OMG, this is beyond cool.

A glimpse of the reconstructed missing episodes from The Reign of Terror.

I want that DVD so desperately right now...

Nov. 1st, 2012

Here in Portugal we don't celebrate Halloween (well, in recent years people have started to organize fancy dress Halloween parties, but they're still seen as a curiosity imported from foreign lands) but instead celebrate All Saints' Day on the 1st of November. On this day, Portuguese children have the equivalent to trick or treat, which we call "bread for God", though, obviously, they get sweets rather than bread. The only difference between bread for God and trick or treat is that the former is done during the daytime and there's no costumes.

Anyway, this is just to say that the girls have spend the day out asking for bread for God with their friends, and came back with a tummy full of sweets (I foresee that they'll be celebrating Stomachache Day tomorrow) and a bar of chocolate for each of us. And eating crisped rice chocolate while watching Karen Gillan teaching Conan O'Brien how to swear (and order chips) in Scottish Gaelic is probably the best thing ever. :P

Oct. 27th, 2012

I changed my CDJ's layout. Initially I was just thinking of doing something Halloweenish for the season, but ended up going for a more Hufflepuff-ish theme. Well, something that will become Hufflepuff-ish once I replace the blueish-grey background, anyway.

IJ notifications are driving me nuts, especially when it comes to my mod duties. While I received some notifications for comments left on my CDJ and character journals more or less in time, it took some 15 hours between the time an application was submitted to [info]gobletmods and the time said submission reached my inbox, and 10 hours between a request for a re-hold and my getting the notification.

I'm still feeling a bit poorly, but I've been fighting it by drinking copious amounts of chocolate tea, reading Diana Wynne Jones and watching Doctor Who, and it seems to be doing the trick perfectly.

Jul. 24th, 2011

This is beyond awesome: if Harry Potter was an anime.

I'm a bad, bad mod. I should be giving people a good example, and finish Slughorn's application in a timely fashion. With the backstory Hayley and I came up with a few days ago, I should be going "Yay!" and laughing my ass off while writing about his early days as a teacher. Instead... I'm reading Doctor Who novelizations. I've started about the third one this week. And... it's Underworld! *ducks*

I'm also reading Agatha Christie's autobiography. Really compelling stuff, though it still doesn't help me in the least with Sluggy. And I should write a post for Miles at PA - he hates it when I neglect him. Particularly now that he's decided to adopt that gnome that keeps invading his home.

Jun. 23rd, 2011

Redscharlach, cartoonist and icon-maker extraordinaire, has posted today a new batch of Doctor Who cartoony icons featuring characters from the recent Season 6a. You can find the whole batch at her LJ (needless warning: it has spoilers), but the one I'd like to call the attention of all Purg players for is the one I'm using on this post, which depicts Lily Cole's guest appearance as a pirate-blowing Veela mermaid in the episode The Curse of the Black Spot. I have this enormous urge to ask Redscharlach to make me a version of this with the caption "Don't fuck with Leah Cooper." :P

Apr. 19th, 2011

This cannot be true. It just can't.

EDIT: a fitting tribute. Goodbye, my Sarah Jane )