The constant succession of Doctors in the long-running BBC TV show Dr. Who allows for the show to expand, taking on a new main performer, even as elements of it remain familiar. Therefore, Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor in season 1 of the New Who makes Dr. Who a different show than does David Tennant in seasons 2-4 of the same show. Where Dr. Who with David Tennant is much more of a whiz-bang fest of funny faces and physical comedy, Dr. Who with Christopher Eccleston is just as engaging, but dryer, more restrained. I find Eccleston’s delivery crisper and smugger, with an edge of arrogance that I don’t find in Tennant. I like Tennant best, but Eccleston rates a good second.
In which the group hears Anneka’s and Will’s writing.
After having sampled seasons 2, 3 and 4 of the new Dr. Who, with David Tennant as the Doctor and Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman and Catherine Tate playing companions, I have come to the conclusion that Dr. Who is a silly and wonderful show. It’s playful and a lot of fun in a way that I haven’t found too much TV to be.
At its best, Dr. Who is a paean to human curiosity and inventiveness, as personified by rubber-faced Tennant, the eternally childlike and brilliant Doctor. It also honors human compassion and bravery as modeled by the various companions. Tightly written and often witty, episodes display the boundless, questing imaginations of the writers and producers, an inventiveness brought to life by solid performances all around.
Watching this show really brings forth a sense of wonder, of continuous joy over the neverending story of a fantastic serial. Even though I have a crush on David Tennant [he smirks!], I wouldn’t recommend watching whole particular seasons, just eps here and there so that they mash together in a pleasing mass of seething ideas to inspire one to one’s own fictional endeavors.
Thank you to bella_fox for sponsoring my acquaintance with Dr. Who in the form of her link to downloads.
In which the writing group discusses Waverley’s and Sarah’s writing.
I bought Tanzen, now named Tamsin, from Andrea, and she [Tamsin, not Andrea] came in the mail today, barefoot, with a bonus off-the-shoulder red knit dress. I took a few pictures of her rainbow hair and, as I did so, she opened up, but still remained shy.Continue reading Tamsin, from Andrea
In which Angelie learns how to slow down.
My Shoezies site, hasbro shoezies: the definitive resource [ooooh, exciting!], is now complete. I just uploaded pictures of the Shoezies Showplace and my orphaned Shoezies. Go learn more than you ever cared to know about small plastic shoes at http://www.oddpla.net/shoezies !
Interestingly enough, I keep checking the Google search results, and hasbro shoezies: the definitive resource doesn’t come up, sob sob. All my LJ entries about Shoezies do, however. So does my Flickr stream, which is entirely made up of Hasbro Shoezies. I don’t understand it. Anyway, I set up links to the Shoezies site all over my Flickr stream.
I got a whole bunch of Shoezies and Shoezies knock-offs from sailorzeo yesterday, so I’ve updated my Shoezies site with photos of them all, including their names and collections where I can find it. The definitive Shoezies resource has expanded! Go here: http://www.oddpla.net/shoezies ! More than you ever cared to know about little toy shoes!
In which we learn more about the mysterious jogger.
Today was sunny, with a high of 55 degrees F, so Junebug went to the park with me, where she successfully conquered a HUGE boulder!! ^_^ Continue reading Junebug in the park
At doll club, I also took pictures of Steph’s Limwha Half Elf [top] and Unidoll Feanor [bottom]. I particularly like the youthful, smiley expression on Feanor’s face.Continue reading Doll club, 3/6/10: 2 of Steph’s dolls
I brought Shaniqua [top] and N’Yenya [bottom] to doll club to show off their dresses by Andrea, where they were much exclaimed over.Continue reading Doll club, 3/6/10: N’Yenya and Shaniqua
I went to doll club today and took some pictures of Maria and Ashley’s Barbie Basics, poorly articulated Barbies in little black dresses. The variety of headmolds represents common and rare ones. Below, a sampling.Continue reading Doll club, 3/6/10: Maria and Ashley’s Barbie Basics