vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (eleven)
I didn't think this was quite as good as The Day of the Doctor though I admit to some mistiness of the eyes and possibly some hand-holding. It was very moving and closes Eleven's story well, but there was just one massive bugbear which stopped me being entirely happy with it.

Spoilers )
vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (eleven)
When I saw the trailer for this week's ep, I thought, "Oh no, not sodding Cybermen again."

But that was so much fun! Spoilers! )
vilakins: (fur balls)

I do actually have some posts stored up. Here is one of them, pictures ganked from Facebook.

Those who don't watch The Big Bang Theory may not know the Soft Kitty song that Sheldon's mother sang to him when he was sick and which he taught Penny so that she could. This song has spawned plush Soft Kitties (and yes, I have one that sings to me when I press her paw) and various other merchandise I have so far resisted. Anyway, here are the lyrics, illustrated not with the Big Bang Theory soft kitty, but what reminds me of kitten-Jasmin.

Now here's one for people who like TBBT and Doctor Who.

Soft something else )

vilakins: (tardis)

I would watch this. Actually I'm almost tempted to write it.

Oh and re my previous post? The Soft Kitty came back into stock and I ordered it and the plush Enterprise. Yesss! [rubs hands]

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (river song)

I finally got round to making some Doctor Who icons. So here are Rory the Roman, River, Vastra and Jenny, Dorium, and Strax.

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Feel free to comment and take, and request text if you want some.

vilakins: (tardis)

The Silence are in London (really London, not Cardiff). It does look as if people forget when they look away. I think my favourite photo is the last one. That little kid is so cute.

Links

10 Aug 2010 04:59 pm
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I've been posting mostly art lately. It's time for some links.

Virtual tour of a steampunk house - very cool indeed.

Eleven only wore it for a short time but you can buy a fez from Marrakesh at ScifiCollector. :-)

And remember that dark apple I found in a bag of Royal Galas? Well, it was indeed a different type: crisper and sharper. I kept the pips and may have a go at growing them.

vilakins: (lego hand-of-god)

We might be out of the World Cup, but we left unbeaten! We didn't win any matches, but hey, we didn't lose any either and we were playing some major teams. In fact we actually did better than Itaky, hwo are out too, since they lost to Paraguay. :-) We did pretty well for a small country that doesn't play much soccer.

Man, the Italian coach for England, Fabio Capello, has that indefinable but very Italian style (which turns out to be Marks and Sparks). No shapeless training outfits for him and his team who all turn up in grey suits too. :-)

And now for the crossovery goodness. [personal profile] astrogirl posted a wonderful and very funny Doctor Who/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fic for Multiverse5000, Does the Doctor Know Where His Towel Is?, all in perfect Guide style.

In honour of that, here's a brilliant fan-made vid, Doctor Who: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks, narrated in an excellent Peter Jones-y voice. You may have to stop this to catch all the details, like the anagrams, the stairlessness of Skaro, the Mark Three War Bastard, and the teams Davros played for:

Skaro Orient: striker
Kaled United: right wing
Kaled Wednesday: midfield
Aston Villa (ha!): striker
Bunker: striker
Bunker: goalkeeper

vilakins: (own goal)

As usual all the World Cup games are on overnight, but we're getting up to watch the last one of each day which comes on at 6:30am here. We're about to be creamed by Slovakia--and they're the easiest in our group--but I'm not staying up another two hours for that. There's a very good highlight program which we're also watching each evening, and that'll do. Just getting there was amazing for us.

[uses her only vaguely soccer-related icon; sorry, Denmark]

I enjoyed the last Doctor Who ep, The Lodger, for spoilery and brief reasons )

vilakins: (art)

I've been commenting, but I should actually post as well. I think this one's my favourite so far.

Spoilery comments )

vilakins: (pi pie)

This is very cool, and someone's taken it further in comments on the first page. :-)

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (amy)

I doubt anyone needs another Doctor Who post, but this is a fairly brief one.

The long dark teatime of the Daleks )

New Who

13 Apr 2010 06:16 pm
vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (eleven)

Like many others I am delighted that we seem to have the old-style Doctor Who back, full of adventure and wonder and fun. Not that I've seen that much classic Who, but I remember watching Four and some of Five and thrilling to the title music.

Spoilery comments )



I made a few icons since I felt the need to have an Eleven and an Amy one. Here are the ones I didn't choose in the end if anyone wants one. I know the aunt one is a misquote but it fits better. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kerravonsen for the border brushes. :-)

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vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (martha)

This is cool! The Scientific American reports that an astronomer, Dr Megan Argo, announced the detection of a supernova in a distant galaxy by writing a Doctor Who story in her blog about Ten and Martha observing it: Doctor Who and the Silver Spiral. It's not that long, it's very informative, and the voices are pretty good! She did the artwork too. :-D

vilakins: (girl from space)

I just watched the second part of Doctor Who: End of Time. I won't give my impressions because I've commented on other journals, but who else was reminded of these things? )



Not just me! This wonderful person does a pictorial summary listing all of those and more, not that I got every one of the references. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wolfma for the link. :-D

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (knitting)

I still feel horrible and limp and bronchitis-y, but better than I have been for the last few days. I might be getting better. :-)

I finally finished the first Doctor Who scarf I started, in very non-canon colours because they were all I could find in the same brand in the little shop I went to. Like the other one, I did it in Fibonacci numbers, rounded to even when necessary, so all the stripes were 8, 12, 20, or 34 rows. The colours may be wrong (the green is very bright, and the brown far too dark, but I like them, especially now I've added the tassels. They're much more my colours than the autumn ones of the canon scarf.

Photo of scarf )



I'm considering making some matching stripy wrist-warmers from the leftover wool of each, but my next project is a Moebius neck-warmer.

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (knitting)

I still feel horrible and limp and bronchitis-y, but better than I have been for the last few days. I might be getting better. :-)

I finally finished the first Doctor Who scarf I started, in very non-canon colours because they were all I could find in the same brand in the little shop I went to. Like the other one, I did it in Fibonacci numbers, rounded to even when necessary, so all the stripes were 8, 12, 20, or 34 rows. The colours may be wrong (the green is very bright, and the brown far too dark, but I like them, especially now I've added the tassels. They're much more my colours than the autumn ones of the canon scarf.

Photo of scarf )



I'm considering making some matching stripy wrist-warmers from the leftover wool of each, but my next project is a Moebius neck-warmer.

vilakins: (girl from space)

I went to spend the second $50 voucher I got as a leaving gift last year, and bought two more Doctor Who serials: The Invasion of Time as it's Four, the plot looks interesting, and there's a Sontaran (I like spud-heads); and Black Orchid because it has Five, I haven't seen him since I was young and innocent and he was on telly here, plus it's set in 1925, and there's a train and a cricket match.

Other purchases include a new flash drive, and some calendars that were half-price: another Star Trek:TOS one, a Futurama one of movie poster parodies, an Art Deco building one (no idea where that's going, but I couldn't resist), and a small one of beautiful space pictures for near my computer. And four gel pens just because.

I really should scan in last year's Star Trek:TOS and Simpsons calendars, and maybe these too, because the pictures would be good icon material, plus I could do a quiz on the Simmos one.

vilakins: (girl from space)

I went to spend the second $50 voucher I got as a leaving gift last year, and bought two more Doctor Who serials: The Invasion of Time as it's Four, the plot looks interesting, and there's a Sontaran (I like spud-heads); and Black Orchid because it has Five, I haven't seen him since I was young and innocent and he was on telly here, plus it's set in 1925, and there's a train and a cricket match.

Other purchases include a new flash drive, and some calendars that were half-price: another Star Trek:TOS one, a Futurama one of movie poster parodies, an Art Deco building one (no idea where that's going, but I couldn't resist), and a small one of beautiful space pictures for near my computer. And four gel pens just because.

I really should scan in last year's Star Trek:TOS and Simpsons calendars, and maybe these too, because the pictures would be good icon material, plus I could do a quiz on the Simmos one.

vilakins: (dr who jelly babies)

I finally finished my Doctor Who scarf yesterday with three days to spare (the knit-a-long finshes with the year). It's a modified pattern in which I used Fibonacci numbers, rounding down if they were odd, so all the stripes are 8, 12, 20, or 34 rows. This also made it the length I wanted, just to my knees. I'm enough of a klutz not to want anything more I can trip over.



Two pictures, one of extreme dorkiness )

vilakins: (dr who jelly babies)

I finally finished my Doctor Who scarf yesterday with three days to spare (the knit-a-long finshes with the year). It's a modified pattern in which I used Fibonacci numbers, rounding down if they were odd, so all the stripes are 8, 12, 20, or 34 rows. This also made it the length I wanted, just to my knees. I'm enough of a klutz not to want anything more I can trip over.



Two pictures, one of extreme dorkiness )

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (martha)

I just watched the Christmas Special--and it really felt like one. :-D

Mostly excellent! )



And now I'm off to bed.

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (martha)

I just watched the Christmas Special--and it really felt like one. :-D

Mostly excellent! )



And now I'm off to bed.

vilakins: (dr who jelly babies)

My second (in more canon colours) Doctor Who scarf is about a fifth done, Jasmin notwithstanding.



I do intend to go back to the garishly bright one when I've finished this one, but I wanted to complete the more DW looking one by the end of the year for the [livejournal.com profile] who_knits knitalong. I also want to find some suitably metallic silver and gold yarn for a B7 teleport bracelet, though I'm not holding my breath; the huge selection of funky yarns that were around a couple of years ago seem to have disappeared.

In more Doctor Who news, it's TARDIS Day tomorrow (45 years since the first episode, An Unearthly Child, was screened) and there's even a comm for it: [livejournal.com profile] tardis_day.

And for the wealthier DW fan, how about a beautiful limited-edition fob watch? They also have plush adiposes if you think they're cute. Many seem to; I think they're creepy.

vilakins: (dr who jelly babies)

My second (in more canon colours) Doctor Who scarf is about a fifth done, Jasmin notwithstanding.



I do intend to go back to the garishly bright one when I've finished this one, but I wanted to complete the more DW looking one by the end of the year for the [livejournal.com profile] who_knits knitalong. I also want to find some suitably metallic silver and gold yarn for a B7 teleport bracelet, though I'm not holding my breath; the huge selection of funky yarns that were around a couple of years ago seem to have disappeared.

In more Doctor Who news, it's TARDIS Day tomorrow (45 years since the first episode, An Unearthly Child, was screened) and there's even a comm for it: [livejournal.com profile] tardis_day.

And for the wealthier DW fan, how about a beautiful limited-edition fob watch? They also have plush adiposes if you think they're cute. Many seem to; I think they're creepy.

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (martha)

I got these links from [livejournal.com profile] fangrrl_squees and had to pass them on. One of the people at Dragon*Con dressed up as a Weeping Angel (from the Doctor Who episode Blink) and even frightened Jewel Staite (there's a picture). The costume is absolutely stunning.

Weeping Angel at Dragon*Con

The making of

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (martha)

I got these links from [livejournal.com profile] fangrrl_squees and had to pass them on. One of the people at Dragon*Con dressed up as a Weeping Angel (from the Doctor Who episode Blink) and even frightened Jewel Staite (there's a picture). The costume is absolutely stunning.

Weeping Angel at Dragon*Con

The making of

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (dr who ace)

[livejournal.com profile] redscharlach has made some more Doctor Who icons, new and classic, including a Wilf! Those of you Blake's 7 and Drake's Venture fans fond of penguins (at least they're canon in DV), have a look at the last one: The TARDIS: better with penguins. :-)

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