elisi: (Clara)
Cautiously opens the door to the meta café a tiny bit...

I have been saying for years now that Moffat has been re-booting the show… Here is how he did it.

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elisi: (Amy + Doctor)
I know I've pimped this vid before, but oh, it's just so lovely...

Safe to Shore (Amy & Eleven) )
elisi: (Eleven on a swing by othellia)
Description: This is a tribute to elevens era and the nonsense and silliness, hope you enjoy

FUNNY NOSTALGIA UNDER HERE THAT MIGHT BREAK YOUR HEART )
elisi: (Clara)
Good morning! Would you believe it, but I have FINALLY finished my Clara meta. I think I began talking about it at Christmas? I hereby declare the Meta Café open once more!

So far all my Clara meta has been mostly speculative, because we didn’t know who/what she was. This is the opposite. Trying to look at what we know, and how she works. What is her function within the ‘verse?

I’ve said that everything she is (or rather, everything in this meta) is summed up in my icon. So for the purposes of this post I made a bigger version with labels, so you can see what I mean. (Below the cut.) I shall go through all the different aspects one at a time. (Which is difficult because they’re all linked. But that’s Moffat Who for you. Everything is connected. Circles, circles everywhere.) Anyway - subheadings. Hope I've made it easy enough to follow. :)

As always, half of this is [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk's. Thank you for... just being you! ♥

And there are SPOILERS for the whole of Eleven's era!

As prep, I'd suggest watching [livejournal.com profile] purplefringe's Never Look Away and [livejournal.com profile] niyalune's The State of Dreaming.

Clara Meta: Schrödinger’s Companion )
elisi: (Pimpin' by hauntes)
Vids by [livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream:

Silhouettes
Summary: "There's nothing that I'd take back, but it's hard to say there's nothing I regret". Doctor and Amy relationship study video. (Spoilers for everything.)
A/N: So that was quite unexpected. Till last week I've never even wanted to watch Doctor Who. I guess I didn't have a chance, did I?
Hope this is pretty much self explanatory. I plan on making some more DW videos, so many ideas! Beautiful show and imagery. (Me: Goodness, I can't wait! This one almost made me cry!)

Volcano Heart
Summary: "Let's play a game. Let's play murder". Sherlock character study. (Spoilers for everything.)

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10 Things Angel Did Better Than Any Other Show by What Culture.

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ETA: Oh god. Just found this on youtube, and it might be my favourite Sherlock vid to date. I clicked on it, because seriously, what a perfect song. Even so, I was taken aback. Embedded under cut. (Spoilers for everything.)


"When the sky turns gray
And everything is screaming
I will reach inside
Just to find my heart is beating"

"So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
And I'm bleeding out
I'm bleeding out for you"

SPOILERS FOR SERIES 3!!

Hello everyone.
Sherlock came back in January and so am I. The character development of this series really inspired me, and I've been willing to use a song by Imagine Dragons for a long time. I wanted to use mostly footage from series 3, and focus on the actions taken by Sherlock in order to protect John (and of course Mary). Yes, this show, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson own my soul. And it's good for creativity, I suppose (well, at least I'm trying).

Thanks for watching!


Bleeding Out )
elisi: (Tea (11) by cheesygirl)
The Doctor, The Eye Doctor and Me is written by Aboud Dandachi, a Syrian activist and refugee from the city of Homs, The book is a unique interpretation of Doctor Who as it marked its fiftieth anniversary, and a first-hand account of the most devastating period in Syria's modern history.

From the book:

The Doctor. The name he chose for himself, a promise he made.

'What was the promise?' Clara asks, trying to remind the Doctor of the values he set for himself those many years ago.

The Doctor’s promise: 'Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.'

Which is a hell of a lot better than the mantra of the Eye Doctor’s supporters: 'Assad or we burn the country.'
elisi: (Amy + Doctor)
Smith and Gillan - The first camera test. (They are TINY WEE BABIES OMG!)

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Matt Smith sends message to young fan. (Matt Smith has sent a personal video message to a four-year-old fan recently diagnosed with a serious illness. Go watch.)
elisi: (Forest)




The Vidder's (sheryloh on youtube) notes:
"I've come to burn your kingdom down."

I've been itching to vid this song ever since I heard it in one of Lexi's (LexLuvsMovies) videos, and this one is entirely based around the quote "I am the Doctor, and I am afraid.". Of course, the Doctor fears a lot of things: death, losing his friends, himself... all that great angsty stuff. It was good to vid, and idk, the second half of the song was always going to be a challenge for me seeing as it's dubstep, but I'm happy with the result nonetheless. Hope everyone enjoys!

I just... Eleven. The sheer depth and breath and scope of his arc and performance. He is the Doctor. (Spoilers up to and including Time of the Doctor.)
elisi: (Eleven (b&w))
Another minisode thing (via Owls). Set between Asylum of the Daleks & Dinosaurs on a Spaceship:



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And I just found this, which is now one of my favourite things:

Ten Rules For The Gallifreyan Language.

SO CLEVER! Seriously, make sure you read it!

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And this vid, by Pteryx (via a_phoenixdragon) is too wonderful for words. Spoilers for ALL of Eleven's era. (Under cut because I wanted to embed it large)

striking twelve )
elisi: (Eleven on a swing by othellia)
First a tiny minisode from Doctor Who Ultimate Guide (one of the 50th anniversary programmes). I never saw the programme, so didn't even know about this until very recently. It was like... A surprise snippet of Eleven I'd never seen. ♥ (NO SPOILERS)



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18 of Matt Smith's Best Doctor Who Lines
(This makes me both laugh and cry.)

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Vid: The Eleventh Doctor - Silhouettes by [livejournal.com profile] llenka

I can't even. The best Eleven-tribute I've seen so far. Just watch. (Spoilers for everything.)
elisi: (My Doctor)
I have no words.



elisi: (Amy/11 hug by kathyh)
Welcome to the Meta Café! It's good to be back. :)

Read more... )
elisi: (Doctor (cute) by lasertownqueen)
A long time ago (Feb 2010), a kind soul typed up an interview with Moffat from DWM. During the interview he spoke at some length about how Eleven's costume had come together, which I shall copy & paste for you:

But he just stood there in the other costumes chewing his lip and looking miserable. When he wore the bow tie and the braces and the tweedy jacket he was honestly jumping around the room with his pen going 'Fzzzt!' being Doctor Who. )

And guess what - SOMEONE POSTED THE PHOTOS! Just LOOK at him!. His sad little face... and then - MAGIC. Eleven! ♥ ♥ ♥

(Transcript of interviews here: Moff On Matt Part One and Moff On Matt Part Two.)
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
The meta café is back! (And no one's around. Ah well, that's life. *g*) Before we start, a little background for this particular meta:

A while ago I re-watched one of my favourite RTD-era vids of all time: [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl’s Marble House. It is utterly stunning visually and the editing is incredible (the first minute is... unlike anything else), but it is also extremely hardhitting, brutal and very manipulative. I even wrote meta on it once. Now I hadn’t watched it for ages - not since before S6 - and, as I watched, the most extraordinary thing happened: I didn’t understand it. I mean, at all. It was like it was asking what direction is yellow. Or what shape is ‘up’. It completely didn’t compute. Which puzzled me immensely (because it is an AWESOME vid and I pretty much know it by heart...). So I started thinking and analysing and this meta is the result. Well - this is how it started. Since then I’ve had a lot of other thoughts and it’s all been siphoned into this. But in essence: The Moff rebooted the show so thoroughly that it is a completely different thing. And he didn’t do it just by taking every single issue that RTD left him with, addressing it, and fixing it - any showrunner taking over would have to do this, because Ten, bless his cotton Timelord socks, had more issues than I can count - but by changing the basic vocabulary of the show [back to what it used to be]. S6 was at the heart of this, and the changes this season brought cannot be overestimated. Follow me under the cut, and I’ll explain what I mean.

SPOILERS for all of New Who, including the most recent Christmas Special.

(Btw, this is NOT a ‘RTD is awful, Moffat is God’, essay. I find what RTD did v. interesting, and will look at it in detail.)

Anyway, for those who don’t fancy reading the whole thing - and as a nifty little intro - I summed up the whole thing in two images. *g* (The quote is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is used to describe Angel, her broody vampire boyfriend.)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING, including the most recent Christmas Special )
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
The meta café is back! (And no one's around. Ah well, that's life. *g*) Before we start, a little background for this particular meta:

A while ago I re-watched one of my favourite RTD-era vids of all time: [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl’s Marble House. It is utterly stunning visually and the editing is incredible (the first minute is... unlike anything else), but it is also extremely hardhitting, brutal and very manipulative. I even wrote meta on it once. Now I hadn’t watched it for ages - not since before S6 - and, as I watched, the most extraordinary thing happened: I didn’t understand it. I mean, at all. It was like it was asking what direction is yellow. Or what shape is ‘up’. It completely didn’t compute. Which puzzled me immensely (because it is an AWESOME vid and I pretty much know it by heart...). So I started thinking and analysing and this meta is the result. Well - this is how it started. Since then I’ve had a lot of other thoughts and it’s all been siphoned into this. But in essence: The Moff rebooted the show so thoroughly that it is a completely different thing. And he didn’t do it just by taking every single issue that RTD left him with, addressing it, and fixing it - any showrunner taking over would have to do this, because Ten, bless his cotton Timelord socks, had more issues than I can count - but by changing the basic vocabulary of the show [back to what it used to be]. S6 was at the heart of this, and the changes this season brought cannot be overestimated. Follow me under the cut, and I’ll explain what I mean.

SPOILERS for all of New Who, including the most recent Christmas Special.

(Btw, this is NOT a ‘RTD is awful, Moffat is God’, essay. I find what RTD did v. interesting, and will look at it in detail.)

Anyway, for those who don’t fancy reading the whole thing - and as a nifty little intro - I summed up the whole thing in two images. *g* (The quote is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is used to describe Angel, her broody vampire boyfriend.)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING, including the most recent Christmas Special )
elisi: (Doctor & Kazran by mars_mellow)
A quick run-through of how A Christmas Carol foreshadows S6. (Spoilers for S6 and the DVD extras.)

(I’ve been meaning to write this for AGES - esp since a lot of it was thought out before S6 aired, and oh, it feels good to be vindicated. *preens* Oh and about half of this is [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk's. Because we share a brain, as I'm sure you all know.)

Anyway, I’ll try to be brief... Spoilers for all of S6 )
elisi: (Doctor & Kazran by mars_mellow)
A quick run-through of how A Christmas Carol foreshadows S6. (Spoilers for S6 and the DVD extras.)

(I’ve been meaning to write this for AGES - esp since a lot of it was thought out before S6 aired, and oh, it feels good to be vindicated. *preens* Oh and about half of this is [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk's. Because we share a brain, as I'm sure you all know.)

Anyway, I’ll try to be brief... Spoilers for all of S6 )
elisi: (Chess)
Welcome to the meta café! Help yourselves to tea and scones! (No really. This is epic and vast. It’s taken me days to write. You’re going to be here a while. It's just over 8500 words long. And image heavy.)

Before we begin, I shall just point out a Moffat joke. Because I think there are a lot of jokes we’ll only really get now. From Time of Angels:

DOCTOR: The writing, the graffiti - Old High Gallifreyan. The lost language of the Time Lords. There were days, there were many days, these words could burn stars and raise up empires, and topple Gods.
AMY: What does it say?
DOCTOR: Hello, Sweetie.

In conclusion: FUCK YEAH, RIVER SONG!

Also, Moffat - you are a genius. Now I’ll admit that when I first watched this episode, my feelings were pretty perfectly captured by this gif (I have never actually SEEN MLP, but that did sum up my reaction. There were also RL issues wrapped up in this, but mostly I think the crack was just obscuring my vision. Mmm crack.) However, I am now in this frame of mind. It is, without a doubt, my favourite episode ever. Because it is the most beautiful. And this post is, basically, an attempt at conveying all the things I see. (I love it so much it’s almost embarrassing. Good thing I’ve got no shame left when it comes to TV shows...)

I shall start us off with the whole story summed up in only two images. Yes two. And you can marvel at how clever Moffat’s metaphors are. (I’ll get to how clever his plotting is later on.) Also I make no real distinction between River-the-character and River-as-metaphor. Because that would be impossible.

SPOILERS for EVERYTHING! )
elisi: (Chess)
Welcome to the meta café! Help yourselves to tea and scones! (No really. This is epic and vast. It’s taken me days to write. You’re going to be here a while. It's just over 8500 words long. And image heavy.)

Before we begin, I shall just point out a Moffat joke. Because I think there are a lot of jokes we’ll only really get now. From Time of Angels:

DOCTOR: The writing, the graffiti - Old High Gallifreyan. The lost language of the Time Lords. There were days, there were many days, these words could burn stars and raise up empires, and topple Gods.
AMY: What does it say?
DOCTOR: Hello, Sweetie.

In conclusion: FUCK YEAH, RIVER SONG!

Also, Moffat - you are a genius. Now I’ll admit that when I first watched this episode, my feelings were pretty perfectly captured by this gif (I have never actually SEEN MLP, but that did sum up my reaction. There were also RL issues wrapped up in this, but mostly I think the crack was just obscuring my vision. Mmm crack.) However, I am now in this frame of mind. It is, without a doubt, my favourite episode ever. Because it is the most beautiful. And this post is, basically, an attempt at conveying all the things I see. (I love it so much it’s almost embarrassing. Good thing I’ve got no shame left when it comes to TV shows...)

I shall start us off with the whole story summed up in only two images. Yes two. And you can marvel at how clever Moffat’s metaphors are. (I’ll get to how clever his plotting is later on.) Also I make no real distinction between River-the-character and River-as-metaphor. Because that would be impossible.

SPOILERS for EVERYTHING! )
elisi: (Eleven (b&w))
Was going to pimp these last week, I think, but time... /o\ Anyway, these are both awesome vids, and as different as can be. In both cases, spoilers up to (and including) The Girl Who Waited:

Eleven Is Cool by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior.

Description: Eleven is cool. ;) An Eleven appreciation vid. ♥

(The hats, the twirls, the dancing, the bowtie... there is no bad!)

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Hardly a Hero by [livejournal.com profile] thewaterseeker.

Summary: And I'm hardly the hero/This is the only thing I know to do/To make it through

(Full lyrics here. Even more beautifully - and painfully - apt after The God Complex. Srsly, this is my Doctor.)

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