Magical Transport

Me and my friend, Rosie, began talking (bizarrely) about forms of magical transport. We both immediately agreed that ‘Flying’ would be the ultimate, top-of-the-list transport. We had some very intresting conversations- I think anyone listening would assume we were messed up, intrested in obsure things or talking in code. Here is an example:

Tanitha: Do you think the Flying Shoes should go above, or below Floo Powder?

Rosie: Floo powder only works in homes of Wizards, right? And only ones that have got a fire…

Tanitha: Yeah, but the shoes are slow. You can go anywhere in the world with Floo Powder and there’s no delay.

Rosie: Okay, put Floo Powder above the shoes. I think that the CatBus is too unrealiable to go high up on the list. It doesn’t always come when called… and it is a bus, after all.

Tanitha: What could be better than a CAT which is a BUS?!

We talked for about half on hour, constantly adding new ones (“OOHMIGAWSH, we nearly forgot Hermes’ flying shoes!”), rearranging the list and arguing about what should go where (“BROOMS SHOULD BE HIGHER UP!”), we had finished. This is the final copy of The List:

  1. Flying (Peter Pan style)
  2. Apparation (from Harry Potter)
  3. The TARIS
  4. Naäusica’s Flying Machine
  5. Dragons (Eragon style)
  6. Shadow Travel (a travel belonging to children of Hades/hellhounds only, from Percy Jackson)
  7. Hoverboards
  8. Hagrid’s Flying Motorbike
  9. Broomstick
  10. Hatting (from The Adjustment Bureau)
  11. Thestrals (HP)
  12. The Catbus (from My Neighbour Totoro)
  13. Hermes’ Flying Shoes (from Percy Jackson)
  14. Floo Powder
  15. Inking (the travel between the worlds of books, from Inkheart)

Old Amy in “The Girl Who Waited”

I really loved this episode. Old Amy was… awesome. Her outfit was so alien, but really space-age and futuristic. The setting; so cool. I was more creeped out by the whiteness and sterile environment of this episode than of the ‘scary’ dolls in the last episode!

And Amy herself. Well… where to start? She was brave, strong. She had made up her mind to hate the Doctor. She could fight amazingly and I was just so happy to see she was finally standing up for herself. Living for 36 years by herself really made her a independent person.

It was the perfect mix of romance, sci-fi and action. The best episode yet.

Have You Hugged Your TARDIS Today?

I’m afraid I have contracted TARDIS-itus. It’s a deadly disease, and very contagious. The symptoms are as follows: total addiction to Doctor Who, constant longing to watch an episode, and finally, utter madness if kept without seeing any for long periods of time. The only cure is a weekly dosage, six o’clock on Saturdays.  

When is Doctor Who going to restart? They said ‘Autumn’, but that’s very vague. I just can’t wait. Actually, it’s rather scary how much I’m looking forward to sitting down comfortably, grabbing a pillow and watching an episode. And I know more than one person who feels exactly the same.

Blink- The Impossible Video

I still belive that this is the best Doctor Who episode, and in honour of the amazing-ness of it, I have decided to put the transcript of the impossible video. Sorry about the length; but still, enjoy! :]


Sally Sparrow- The doctor.
Larry Nightingale- Who’s the doctor?
Sally Sparrow- [points at TV screen] He’s the doctor.
The Doctor- Yep, that’s me.
S- ‘Kay that was scary.
L- No, it sounds like he’s replying but he always says that.
D- Yes I do.
L-And that.
D- Yep, and this!
S- He can hear us! Oh my god, you can really hear us!
L- Of course he can’t hear us! Look. I got a transcript, see? Everything he says. Yep that’s me, yes I do, yep and this, next…

L & D [together]- …are you gonna read out the whole thing?
L- Sorry.
S- Who are you?
D- I’m a time traveller, or I was, I’m stuck in 1969.
Martha Jones- [bursts on screen] We’re stuck! All of space and time he promised me, now I got a job in a shop, I have to support him!
M- [realises she is on camara] Sorry.
S- I’ve seen this bit before.
D- Quite possibly.
S- 1969, that’s where you’re talking from?
D- ‘Fraid so.
S- But you’re replying to me! You can’t know what I’m gonna say 40 years before I say it!
D- [indignantly] 38!
L- I’m getting this down, I’m writing in your bits.
S- How! How is this possible? Tell me.
L- Not so fast!
D- People don’t understand time. It’s not what you think it is.
S- Then what is it?
D- Complicated.
S- Tell me.
D- Very complicated.
S- I’m clever and I’m listening and don’t patronize me because people have died and I’m not happy, tell me!
D- People assume that time is a straight progression of cause to effect but actually from a non-linear non-subjected viewpoint it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey whimey …stuff.

S- Yeah, I’ve seen this bit before. You said that sentence got away from you.
D- It got away from me, yeah.
S- Next you’re gonna say “Well I can hear you.”
D- Well I can hear you.
S- This is impossible!
L- No, it’s brilliant!
D- Well not hear you exactly but I know everything you’re gonna say.
L- Always gave me the shivers, that bit.
S- How can you know what I’m gonna say?
D- Look to your left.
L- What does he mean by “look to your left”? I’ve written tons about that on the forum. I think it’s a political statement!
S- He means you! What are you doing?
L- I’m writing in your bits, that way I gotta a complete transcript! What till this hits the net! This will explode the Egg Forums!
D- I’ve got a copy of the finished transcript, it’s on my autocue.
S- How can you have a copy of the finished transcript? It’s still being written!
D- I told you, I’m a time traveller! I got it in the future.
S- Okay. Let me get my head around this. You’re reading aloud from a transcript of a conversion you’re still having?
D- [dismissively] Wibbly wobbly, timey whimey.
S- Never mind that, you can do short hand?
L- So?
D- What matters is we can communicate, we’ve got big problems now. They have taken the blue box haven’t they? The angels have the phone box?
L- “The angels have the phone box”, that’s my favourite. I’ve got that on a t-shirt.
S- What do you mean angels? You mean those statues things?
D- Creature from another world.
S- But they’re just statues!
D- Only when you see them.
S- What does that mean?
D- The lonely assassins, they used to be called. No one quite knows where they came from but they’re as old as the universe or very nearly and they have survived this long because they have the most perfect defence system ever evolved. They are quantum locked. They don’t exist when they’re being observed. The moment they are seen by any other living creature they freeze into rock. No choice, it’s a fact of their biology. In the sight of any living thing they literally turn to stone, and you can’t kill a stone. ‘Course, a stone can’t kill you either but then you turn your head away, then you blink, and oh yes it can.
S- Don’t take your eyes off that.
D- That’s why they cover their eyes. They’re not weeping; they can’t risk looking at each other. They’re greatest asset is they’re greatest curse. They can never be seen. Loneliest creatures in the universe. And I’m sorry, I’m very, very sorry, but it’s up to you now.
S- What am I supposed to do?
D- The blue box, that’s my time machine. There’s a world of time energy in there they could feast on forever but the damage they could do could switch off the sun. You have got to send it back to me.
S- How? …HOW?!

D- And that’s it I’m afraid, there’s no more from you on the transcript, that’s the last I’ve got. I don’t know what stopped you talking but I can guess. They’re coming. The angels are coming for you but listen; your life could depend on this. Don’t blink, don’t even blink! Blink and you’re dead. They’re fast, faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t blink! Good Luck.

[Video ends]

River Song is Amy’s child?!

Okay, who saw that coming!? I certainly didn’t!

I always thought she was the Doctor’s wife- the kiss, the ‘sweetie’, and above all the fact that she knew his name. But she could still be his wife, to be fair… just because she’s the child of Rory and Amy doesn’t mean she can’t also be the Doctor’s wife.

In that episode, I loved that girl with the black braided hair. The one who said, “I met the Doctor when I was just a little girl… We ran so fast together.” Maybe she’ll be in a future episode? I hope so, she was amazing. At first I thought she was Jenny, because of the ‘running’ comment, but then when she died I knew she wasn’t. (Jenny is a female timelord)

Rory is improving. He is like cheese. “I have a message from the Doctor and a question from me. Where. Is. My. WIFE?!” Totally awesome. Love his outfit, too!

Doctor Who- The Silence

Did you watch Dr Who? I certainly did. It was pretty good, as far as Stephen Moffat goes. But I was left with a few burning questions:

  1. Who is the timelord child?
  2. There was a picture of Amy with a young child, but it was in the past.  Who is the father?

Okay. Personally, I think the timelord child could only be the child of the Doctor and River. River keeps saying that her and the Doctor’s timelines are messed up, so it’s very possible that in her time she could have a child. And that child would be half-timelord.

As for Amy’s child, it’s far too messed up to be her’s and the Doctors. And she loves Rory, so it must be theirs. (She was also pregnant even if for a very short time. Could that be relevant?!) But how on earth is the child in the past?

And could the timelord child and Amy’s child possibly be the same person?