elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
First of all, I love this season for giving me something I’ve not had since BtVS and AtS went off air: A TV show not just rich, but so saturated with meta, layers, themes, parallels, foreshadowing, symbolism, mirroring, etc. etc. that I hardly know where to start. Hence the fact that this is a long, rambly and somewhat incoherent stab at three million different lines of thought. (Really, this might be the best look inside my head that you’ll ever get. It should come with a warning.) At some point I'll write something better, promise. For now, I just wanted this done.

Now it’s not that RTD doesn’t do meta, but it’s of a very different sort. SJA has metaphors so obvious they’re pretty much colour coded and Torchwood suffered from an overdose of crack and angst until ‘Children of Earth’ which - imho - moved it beyond TV and into the realm of art, which is an entirely different thing. His DW era hovered between these two extremes, and was thus a very different beast in meta-terms.

Also I need to put a disclaimer here. I’ve loved S5 like few things before, but when I point out that something or other is good, or that I like how something developed from the way it was before, this doesn’t mean that I all of a sudden dislike the Rusty era. It’s just that in many cases I love where we’ve ended up, and I like the fact that the Doctor has recovered from his traumas/is once more written more like he used to be (See this post). So no bashing please. (And this post of mine: My Doctor, explains how I feel about Ten Vs. Eleven.)

Oh and sorry about stuff being repeated. I’m too tired to make it more coherent.

Endless spoilers for all of S5 of DW )
elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
First of all, I love this season for giving me something I’ve not had since BtVS and AtS went off air: A TV show not just rich, but so saturated with meta, layers, themes, parallels, foreshadowing, symbolism, mirroring, etc. etc. that I hardly know where to start. Hence the fact that this is a long, rambly and somewhat incoherent stab at three million different lines of thought. (Really, this might be the best look inside my head that you’ll ever get. It should come with a warning.) At some point I'll write something better, promise. For now, I just wanted this done.

Now it’s not that RTD doesn’t do meta, but it’s of a very different sort. SJA has metaphors so obvious they’re pretty much colour coded and Torchwood suffered from an overdose of crack and angst until ‘Children of Earth’ which - imho - moved it beyond TV and into the realm of art, which is an entirely different thing. His DW era hovered between these two extremes, and was thus a very different beast in meta-terms.

Also I need to put a disclaimer here. I’ve loved S5 like few things before, but when I point out that something or other is good, or that I like how something developed from the way it was before, this doesn’t mean that I all of a sudden dislike the Rusty era. It’s just that in many cases I love where we’ve ended up, and I like the fact that the Doctor has recovered from his traumas/is once more written more like he used to be (See this post). So no bashing please. (And this post of mine: My Doctor, explains how I feel about Ten Vs. Eleven.)

Oh and sorry about stuff being repeated. I’m too tired to make it more coherent.

Endless spoilers for all of S5 of DW )
elisi: (Thank you Santa Moff by jkpolk)
And that's all I've got to say right now.

ETA: Actually. Sh! Spoilers. )
elisi: (Thank you Santa Moff by jkpolk)
And that's all I've got to say right now.

ETA: Actually. Sh! Spoilers. )
elisi: (River (high heels) by promethia_tenk)
So, before the episode aired, my thoughts were pretty much the same as [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk’s, in [livejournal.com profile] doctoreleven’s Official Squee Reaction Post:

RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER!

And after the episode, my thoughts echoed this tweet by James Moran:

OMG TEH THING WITH THE THING AND THE THINGS AND WHEN THAT THING OMG TEH DOCTOR AND THING AND OMGGGGGG

(This started out as a review, then turned into meta and then became a love letter to Eleven... I don’t even know. It was late when I wrote it.)

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! )
elisi: (River (high heels) by promethia_tenk)
So, before the episode aired, my thoughts were pretty much the same as [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk’s, in [livejournal.com profile] doctoreleven’s Official Squee Reaction Post:

RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER!

And after the episode, my thoughts echoed this tweet by James Moran:

OMG TEH THING WITH THE THING AND THE THINGS AND WHEN THAT THING OMG TEH DOCTOR AND THING AND OMGGGGGG

(This started out as a review, then turned into meta and then became a love letter to Eleven... I don’t even know. It was late when I wrote it.)

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! )
elisi: (Tea (11) by cheesygirl)
First of all - I adored this episode to itty bitty tiny pieces. If you didn’t, that’s fine, but take your not-adoration elsewhere, pretty please? Because this ep was my Squishy, and I shall hug it and pet it and call it my Squishy, and whenever I am sad it shall cheer me up. (Only [livejournal.com profile] adoxerella will get the ‘Squishy’ reference, but I thought it appropriate! *g*)

Also, just need to point out the hilarious awesomeness that is this icon. (Made by [livejournal.com profile] dashafeather, post here.)

oncoming storm

Ten’s hair had the wonderful quality of reflecting his state of mind (the more agitated he was, the madder the hair), but Eleven’s seems to have a mind of his own (much like the rest of his body - I ♥ Eleven’s gangly, awkward self thiiiiis much). :)

Spoilers will frazzle you )
elisi: (Oncoming Storm by dashafeather)
First of all - I adored this episode to itty bitty tiny pieces. If you didn’t, that’s fine, but take your not-adoration elsewhere, pretty please? Because this ep was my Squishy, and I shall hug it and pet it and call it my Squishy, and whenever I am sad it shall cheer me up. (Only [livejournal.com profile] adoxerella will get the ‘Squishy’ reference, but I thought it appropriate! *g*)

Also, just need to point out the hilarious awesomeness that is my icon. (Made by [livejournal.com profile] dashafeather, post here.) Ten’s hair had the wonderful quality of reflecting his state of mind (the more agitated he was, the madder the hair), but Eleven’s seems to have a mind of his own (much like the rest of his body - I ♥ Eleven’s gangly, awkward self thiiiiis much). :)

Spoilers will frazzle you )
elisi: (Doctor (cute) by lasertownqueen)
Will catch up on my flist/answer comments tomorrow. For now, I just need to put down my reaction to this week's Doctor Who (The Lodger) which can pretty much be summed up as:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

(It was like seeing fic made real. It was the most fabulous, brilliant, ridiculous and joyful thing, and whenever I feel sad I shall sit down and watch it and it will cheer me up. Honestly, I could watch Eleven forever, just being his wonderful, bonkers, Eleven-y self! Matt Smith in this interview [ETA: youtube here] describes the Doctor as being 'completely, unconsciously himself, without any compromise', and that is it, perfectly. Did I mention about the ♥?)

Had a brilliant time in Scotland btw. Saturday was gorgeously sunny, and we managed a trip to the beach, a walk in the forest and my s-i-l's birthday party, all in one day! Have I mentioned how much I love my in-laws? For they are wonderful indeed! :)
elisi: (Doctor (cute) by lasertownqueen)
Will catch up on my flist/answer comments tomorrow. For now, I just need to put down my reaction to this week's Doctor Who (The Lodger) which can pretty much be summed up as:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

(It was like seeing fic made real. It was the most fabulous, brilliant, ridiculous and joyful thing, and whenever I feel sad I shall sit down and watch it and it will cheer me up. Honestly, I could watch Eleven forever, just being his wonderful, bonkers, Eleven-y self! Matt Smith in this interview [ETA: youtube here] describes the Doctor as being 'completely, unconsciously himself, without any compromise', and that is it, perfectly. Did I mention about the ♥?)

Had a brilliant time in Scotland btw. Saturday was gorgeously sunny, and we managed a trip to the beach, a walk in the forest and my s-i-l's birthday party, all in one day! Have I mentioned how much I love my in-laws? For they are wonderful indeed! :)
elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)
First off all, some links. My two favourite 'reviews' that deal with the depression aspects are

This one by [livejournal.com profile] lefaym and

This one by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge.

(I have no personal experience with depression, but my maternal grandmother was bi-polar and committed suicide when my mother was 15, so it's something I've been aware of for most of my life.)

And then [livejournal.com profile] skipthedemon has some excellent meta, focusing mostly on the Doctor and how he's developed.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] curriejean has a beautiful vid: Happy for Deep People, focusing mostly Amy (and Amy/Rory and Amy/Vincent - and the Doctor, of course).

My own thoughts are somewhat random and rambly, but meta heavy rather than review-y.

Spoilers are not invisible )
elisi: (Amy surrounded by sunflowers by stope_4)
First off all, some links. My two favourite 'reviews' that deal with the depression aspects are

This one by [livejournal.com profile] lefaym and

This one by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge.

(I have no personal experience with depression, but my maternal grandmother was bi-polar and committed suicide when my mother was 15, so it's something I've been aware of for most of my life.)

And then [livejournal.com profile] skipthedemon has some excellent meta, focusing mostly on the Doctor and how he's developed.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] curriejean has a beautiful vid: Happy for Deep People, focusing mostly Amy (and Amy/Rory and Amy/Vincent - and the Doctor, of course).

My own thoughts are somewhat random and rambly, but meta heavy rather than review-y.

Spoilers are not invisible )
elisi: (Amy's Boys by ilikethequiet)
Spoilers! )

ETA: This fic omg! Just a Moment. (Major spoilers for 'Cold Blood'!)
elisi: (Amy's Boys by ilikethequiet)
Spoilers! )

ETA: This fic omg! Just a Moment. (Major spoilers for 'Cold Blood'!)
elisi: (Rory/Amy (punch) by llorona_llorona)
First of all, two fics recs. Both very, very short, very, very spoilery, and very, very good:

a shift in the universe by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights.

(he wasn't there again today) by [livejournal.com profile] lizbee.

ETA: And another one: Just a Moment. (Time-wise set before the other two, so read it first.)

Spoilers below )

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