30DDC Day 4: Favourite Guest Star

James Corden as Craig

I decided to shift the order of the DDC up ’cause my favourite character is the same as my favourite companion, i.e. Rory Williams. I realised that the list didn’t have favourite Clara moment (’cause it’s a bit outdated), so I’ll add a day for her later.

Meanwhile, yes, Corden is my favourite guest appearance ’cause it created an unexplainably incredible bromance between the Doctor and Craig – on and off set.

Exhibit A:

- Cumuloq <3

30DDC Day 3: Favourite Villain/Monster/Alien/Baddie

Weeping Angels

Weeping Angels over every other villain. Hands down. I even second guessed myself before putting this up, ’cause that’s how much they scare the bejeebers out of me. I mean come on: “that which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel”. I practically put a whole bunch of them in gif form up there! Please tell me (from the past) whether any of them got you so I can remove this post, okay? Just engrave it into the stonehenge or have someone come send me a letter from the 70s or 80s.

For those who have no idea who they are, here is the wiki description of them:

Weeping Angels are an ancient race of aliens. Their usual mode of feeding is to send their victims back in time, which creates time energy to feed on. When they are not being observed by another being, they can move very quickly and silently, but when they are being observed, they become “quantum-locked”, occupying a single position in space and becoming stone. In this state, they are frozen and difficult to destroy. They cannot suppress this reaction. If two Weeping Angels were to look at each other at the same time, they would be trapped in stone form until an outside force moves them apart. To prevent this, they often cover their eyes while moving, which makes them look as though they are weeping.

- Cumuloq <3

30DDC Day 2: Favourite Companion

Rory Williams, The Last Centurion 

I think this was an easy one. Rory is definitely my favourite companion. He is completely underrated by everyone around him, but he is the epitome of a good soul. Him guarding the Pandorica and waiting for his wife, Amy Pond, is the ultimate act of love. He also slowly grows into his own on his journey with the Doctor. He finds his place in the universe. He is used both as a comedic device and as an emotional crutch. I have yet to find a female companion who can compare to how lovely Rory Williams is/was.

- Cumuloq <3

30DDC Day 1: Favourite Incarnation of the Doctor

I should have posted a disclaimer in my announcement earlier that this 30 Days of the Doctor Challenge will only revolve around the new series and not the older ones (’cause I have never seen those). I spent about three months at the end of last year and earlier this year catching up with the new series.

So for my favourite incarnation I will definitely have to discard the earlier Doctors and choose from Eccleston, Tennant and Smith. Here, I’m going to say that all of them were great, in my opinion. To compare them and suggest that one is better than the other is like choosing your favourite child. Each Doctor really enabled the writers to explore different areas of the Doctor’s universe, issues and relationships. But among them, my favourite is (by the skin of his teeth), David Tennant, i.e. The Tenth Doctor.

Why the Tenth?

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‘Cause Tennant allowed for more dramatic and challenging episodes like “Midnight”. He settled into the role as the Doctor as though he were the result of a snake shedding old skin. It seemed natural. The Tenth Doctor was someone you could depend on, despite all the chaos.

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I also preferred his catchphrase, as opposed to “Geronimo!” Geronimo makes it sound like you’re recklessly jumping into something. Meanwhile, “Allonsy” makes it sound like an invitation to an adventure. Albeit each catchphrase is befitting for each Doctor, I prefer the idea of being invited into an adventure in the Tardis, rather than being shoved out a plane with a ticking time bomb.

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I also prefer the Tenth Doctor because of his storyline (though this can’t be helped), he had some of the most iconic alien encounters and adventures. His relationship with Rose, the Bad Wolf, his farewell, the first Weeping Angel, the adipose … each one of these stories is forged together with the image of Tennant.

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And because of all these reasons, because the Tenth Doctor is just filled with amazing “feels”, he is my favourite incarnation of the Doctor.

- Cumuloq <3

Announcement: 30 Days of the Doctor Challenge!

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Since Doctor Who Series 8 will be premiering on the 23 August 2014, 30 days from now, I thought it appropriate that I start and complete a 30 Days of the Doctor Challenge! Unlike the Book and Movie Challenges, they will not be featured on the main bar on my blog, however they will be searchable with the tag “30DDC”. So every day from now I will be completing Doctor-Who-related challenges and sharing in my love of the television series before Peter Capaldi takes the stage!

Unlike the other challenges, I will not be showing the list in advance, however you can check it out (as per usual I’ve borrowed it off of, and would like to credit, Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!)

Excited for the new series?

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Cumuloq <3

When You Finish A Book

Came across this little gem while surfing the net, and I thought I’d share it with you:

The truest part here, for me, is where one minute you’re reading and the next minute you’re not. And it sounds really “duh”, but those lines just sum it up perfectly. One minute you’re at a good pace and you are at a good emotional level with the characters and the plot and then you realise the words stop and you’re just holding a book that is no longer speaking to you – it becomes, once more, an inanimate object.

Thank goodness I’m only halfway through Gaiman’s Neverwhere and taking it as slow as possible.

Till next time,

Cumuloq <3

Weekly Update: Jacquie Lee, Little Big Planet and Big Hero 6

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1. Song of the Week: Pretty Hurts Cover by Jacquie Lee

This girl is just amazing; it’s hard to believe that she didn’t win her season of The Voice.

2. LPs of the Week: How Fast can you Fap? (Little Big Planet) by Chilled Chaos

Yes, I did skip “Video of the Week” ’cause I realise that I didn’t really find any outstanding videos this week. I guess when I’m really stressed all I watch are LPs, so here are a few of them. Including this one – which is very risqué, but absolutely hilarious.

and Let’s Play – 7 Days to Die Part 2 by Achievement Hunters

I’m not so sure why, but I’m starting to love this series a lot more than their Minecraft series.

3. Trailer of the Week: Disney’s Big Hero 6

Find the Frozen character somewhere in this trailer. Find it!

Enjoy your weekend!

Cumuloq <3