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I can not deal: Watchmen, the Doctor, the Master, and a tiny Tortoise.

Which would you like first, the good news or the bad news?  Well I can't hear your answer, so I am going to assume that you said "good news."

The good news...
1.  Most of you know this already, but for those of you who don't, I have recently acquired the tiniest and most adorable tortoise you could ever imagine.  Her name is Shelly, and she used to belong to Laura's (aka pam_casso's) younger brother.  He needed to get Laura a birthday present, and didn't want to do any actual work, so he gave her Shelly.  Since Laura can't have Shelly in the dorm, I get to keep her for a while.  She is amazing.  She only needs to eat once a day, she can't possibly run away because she is insanely slow, and she only craps about once a week.  She is about as much work as a pet rock, but she is seriously painfully cute. 

Ok.  Imagine a very small tortoise...

No, smaller. 

I said SMALLER!
There you go.  That's Shelly.  Here is a picture.
 

This is not actually Shelly, but the cuteness is comparable.

2.  Ok.  Second bit of good news.  I had this idea for my Romantic to Modern Lit class about comparing Dostoevsky's Underground Man to Watchmen, something I was sure my professor would not let me do.  (Because if he hasn't read Watchmen it would be difficult to grade, and it's kind of a weird idea anyway.)  But I talked to him about it, and he was actually really excited about the topic.  He even gave me an extra week to work on it, which I hadn't asked for.  Then he told me that I should do my senior thesis on Watchmen.  I am super excited.  I was going to write about Nights at the Circus, and I wasn't all that thrilled about it.  --I mean, I love that book, but it's dense, and I have some serious burn out--what with being fucking sick of college and all.  Anyway, I get to do something fun instead, and I'm happy about it.  I kind of feel like I'm cheating.  I feel like, as a Lit major, I should be forced to write something mind numbingly boring instead.

A subject for serious study.
 
3.  It's thundering outside.  That makes me happy.

4.  John Simm is coming back as the Master and Laura tells me Donna will return too.  I love them both so much, and I cannot express how relieved I am that they haven't gone, because I am going through a serious trauma right now...


The bad news...

1. DAVID TENNANT IS LEAVING!  Ok.  that's not really news, as we've all known about this for a while, but the truth is that this news has only just hit me. I have actually been in denial this entire time, and I have literally nothing to bargain with.  (I would offer my body, but David Tennant gets those kinds of offers every day, and I just don't think it would work.)  So with nothing else to do, I have entered into the 4th stage of grief--full on depression.  I was ok with the Christmas special.  After all, there were three more specials to go, and 2010 seemed like it was ages away. But now it's Easter, and after this special there's only Christmas and New Years.  I can not deal.  I saw a preview for the Easter special, and I actually got a little misty.  Then today I was watching The Family of Blood, and I actually cried a little during an emotional moment.  (Don't be too alarmed for me though.  This is not the first time Doctor Who has made me cry.)  But still.  This sucks, and it sucks that if I grow to love Matt Smith I'll loose him too.  Why, Doctor?  WHY?

Comments

I love John Simm as the master! I even have the action figure. :D

I plan to be making dalek cookies for the easter special tommorow evening. Its a shame David Tennant is leaving (though I also like Christopher Eccleston a lot) but hopefully Matt Smith will make a good job of it.
I want the Master action figure! He's my favorite villain--and that's saying a lot given how badass the daleks are. I think Matt Smith will be pretty good. He has a very Doctor-ish quality, but I still love David Tennant so much. I just have to remind myself that the transition from Christopher Eccleston wasn't bad though he was a fantastic Doctor. Hopefully the next regeneration will be the same.
Yes. Shelly is the cutest. I should make a post about her too and include that picture I took of her eating the dandelion. :D
I've told you already that the Watchmen this is super awesome...and brilliant.
Watching Dr. Who yesterday only reminded me of how awesome David Tennant he is. I love him. <3
You should post the picture of her and the mouse too. that was the most adorable thing I've ever seen! I need a camera.
the photo of almost-shelly is adorable! good pet choice.
Thanks. Her cuteness is pretty amazing.