I spend too much time on the internet


Here’s a few things I’ve been loving recently:



Gah, it’s been so long since I wrote anything. Kind of a slack blogger. My motivation just goes up and down, sometimes my mind is so full of things to write about that I hardly know where to start, then sometimes I feel like I never have anything to write about. Then I go through the usual options: recipes? No recipes. Travel? Haven’t been anywhere. Something about crafts? Haven’t made anything.

So I just decide to write about what’s happening in my life right now:

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Delayed Judgement

So I just caught up on Doctor Who, and you know what? Now that I’ve got used to the new Doctor, I think I actually do like him. I think somewhere between Kill the Moon and Forest of the Night I started to get where they were going with him, and I feel a lot more sympathetic towards him now. So you know, don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes or something. Or a Doctor until you’ve watched a whole series with him. One day I will manage it.

3 Doctors - Siobhan Mewes

I was gonna put an Aragorn “but it is not this day!” thing in here, but then I had this Doctor Who thing I made so yeah.

Oooooh and changing the subject slightly, what did everyone think of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Or is that a dangerous question? I actually really enjoyed the whole trilogy. OK, so it had its issues. Did they give up all pretense of even trying to follow the book? Mostly. Could they have cut the whole thing to about half of the length? Probably. Could it have been better if Peter Jackson had consulted me every step of the way? Definitely.But come on, Galadriel got to be awesome, the women of Laketown got to be awesome, Thranduil was fabulous, Bilbo was Bilbo, Galadriel got to be awesome. And overall, I liked it. And I fully intend to buy the extended DVDs. So there.

Judging the New Doctor

“I will not judge the new Doctor until I’m used to him. I will not judge the new Doctor until I’m used to him. I will not judge the new Doctor until I’m used to him.”

Usually I find it hard to stick to that. For example I HATED Matt Smith in his first episode (I love him now), but to be fair he was coming after David Tennant. And that chin!

But this time? I’m finding it much easier.
The first couple of episodes with Peter Capaldi, I really wasn’t sure. His Doctor kind of reminds me of Sherlock, loveable and infuriating at the same time, you’re never sure whether you want to hug him or hit him. After three goofy, loveable Doctors, it was a bit of a shock, but also kind of refreshing. So I’ve come to the conclusion that I like the new Doctor. I think. Sometimes. You know, I’m still really not sure. He’s kind of hard to figure out. Especially for Americans, who apparently can’t understand a word he’s saying.

One thing I’m really not happy about, though, is his “professional detachment.” The way he seems to let people die and not really care too much? Yeah, not liking that so much. I know the Doctor changes when he regenerates, and I know this one’s supposed to be less “user friendly,” but it’s always seemed to me that the one big thing, the thing that never changes, is that the Doctor cares. He cares about people, and he always tries to save everyone, no matter how hopeless it seems. He doesn’t give up on anyone. I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem to fit with my idea of who the Doctor is.


Of course, all this is just an excuse to show off my Dalek that I made for the Nerdy Hookers LudiCAL on Ravelry:


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And my cool new Doctor Who shirt. (It’s a men’s shirt and it’s massive, but hey, it has Doctor Who).
That said, I’d really like to see more geeky shirts in men’s AND women’s sizes. Some women like to watch sci-fi AND wear clothes that fit.


Hey, speaking of Doctor Who and awesome geeky finds, how cool is this pocket watch from Fremantle Markets?

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Okay, so it’s Harry Potter, not Doctor Who, but it’s to do with time, it’s totally relevant! And I wanted to show it off.