elisi: (Yes (River) by eatingthepeach)
Fox on the Run by [profile] jetpack_mokey

Summary: Who are you and when are you who you are?

Am too busy flailing to say much. Just go watch ALLLLLL the Doctor/River. ♥
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.

Read more... )

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25 December 2015 08:26 pm
elisi: (Doctor/River (in your arms))
Doctor Who was DELIGHTFUL.

My thoughts go as follows: 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 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 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...

Yeah. That. :)

(Having a lovely Christmas, will try to write a proper entry at some point.)
elisi: (Chess)
So, I guess most people have lurkers. And sometimes they de-lurk, and it's great. However, I think my most recent de-lurked lurker is in a category entirely of their own: They wrote me an essay.

Well - they wrote an essay, I should say. I was just fortunate enough to be the person they first showed it to. Although it is - at various points - addressed to me. I was going to edit those parts out, but I like them and they add a nice personal touch, so I've left them in. :)

ANYWAY - then they allowed me to post it here for all of you to see, so that's what I'm doing.

Their name is BasiliskRules and can be found under that name on DeviantArt and FF.Net.

Here, however, is their essay. Enjoy. And please leave feedback!

Understanding/Analysing the ultimate fate of River Song by BasiliskRules )
elisi: (River Song)
Via [livejournal.com profile] flowsoffire:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIVER SONG!

(Spoilers for everything River, of course. Also just a gorgeous, gorgeous post...)

Once more, I marvel at how complete a picture we have of River's life. We see her from cradle to death - and beyond. Of course there are untold stories we haven't seen, but still... We have a richness.
elisi: (River Song)
Found this on youtube:



And it reminded me of Impish Girl's thoughts on River/Twelve (remember, she is 12 years old):

"Don't get me wrong - Peter Capaldi is awesome. But he is too old and wrinkly to kiss someone as pretty as Alex Kingston."

That's made me chuckle ever since last night.

She also thinks that the old Cybermen were a lot scarier than the new ones, and is not happy that the latest ones take their look from the old show, because now they're creepy again.

Finally, we watched Captain America some weeks ago. My 7 year old already knows her tropes )

Their current favourite thing is Adventure Time. In their world there is nothing better than asking/being asked what time it is, and the answer being a resounding 'ADVENTURE TIME'! (This illustration gives a good idea of what it's like.)

ETA: Forgot about Toasty Kirsty! This is their nickname for Kirsty Allsop (example of her show here). Her co-presenter they've decided to name 'Fairly hairless Phil'. Just wanted to pass it along, as Toasty Kirsty is just a lovely moniker. :)
elisi: (River (high heels) by promethia_tenk)
From the BBC's Doctor Who site:

River Song made her first appearance five years ago today, leading an expedition to The Library where she found the Vashta Nerada, Donna Noble… and the Doctor. Although he didn’t have a clue who this charismatic archaeologist was, she certainly knew him, recalling days he had yet to live with an affection that indicated they would become more than just traveling companions.

Go here for more (their favourite quotes, a new gallery, a quiz etc.): Happy Anniversary River Song!

I shall celebrate with macros from Texts From the TARDIS. And I'm keeping them more-or-less worksafe! This one might be my favourite, but there's plenty more below the cut...

domdisneyprincess

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Doctor's Wife... )

Plus a vid to tie in with the theme:



OH MY PONDS THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYONE LIKE YOU!


To finish (for now) my favourite River vid. (Well one of them. V. different from the macros, needless to say...) It's S4/5, but one that has held up beautifully:

Run With Me by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43

Summary: There there, baby, it's just textbook stuff. River/Awesome, River/Doctor.
elisi: (Moffat for Dummies)
First of all, you should all go read this:

Doctor Who: The Name Of The Doctor Review – 8 Ways Steven Moffat Defined The Heroine’s Journey

Because I won't be talking much about Clara, and that review does a beautiful job of explaining a lot of the ways I see her.

Read more... )

Vid recs!

11 May 2013 11:53 am
elisi: (River)
Show is killing me with Too Much Meta. Have about a million different thoughts.

So, instead, go watch some awesome River vids by [livejournal.com profile] radiolaires:

Sugar (Summary: Of River, behind bars, in every way. Beautiful & heartbreaking.)

Is it okay if I don't? (Music: You Shouldn't Do That - Hawkwind. The vid is a response to that. Which means nearly two minutes of River being flat-out awesome.)
elisi: (Live well by immobulus_icons)
Amy: You can’t just drop me off at my house and say goodbye like we shared a cab.
The Doctor: What’s the alternative? Me standing over your grave?
- The God Complex


The end is the beginning... )
elisi: (Live well by immobulus_icons)
Amy: You can’t just drop me off at my house and say goodbye like we shared a cab.
The Doctor: What’s the alternative? Me standing over your grave?
- The God Complex


The end is the beginning... )

Addendum.

3 May 2012 03:19 pm
elisi: (Time Love by kathyh)
Addendum to my previous post (Speak Softly And Be River Song: Meta on River in the Library through the lens of TWoRS)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING up to, and including, 'Last Night' )

More important than my rambling is this vid, however. I can't even BEGIN... Although it (just like #1Crush) pairs up the scenes in my icon. This show. This ship.

And this vid just takes everything and tells their story perfectly, weaving together all the different parts, past and future stitched together, because they're back-to-front and they write each other with every meeting. I just. *hands*

Under cut because I wanted to embed it Large )

Addendum.

3 May 2012 03:19 pm
elisi: (Time Love by kathyh)
Addendum to my previous post (Speak Softly And Be River Song: Meta on River in the Library through the lens of TWoRS)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING up to, and including, 'Last Night' )

More important than my rambling is this vid, however. I can't even BEGIN... Although it (just like #1Crush) pairs up the scenes in my icon. This show. This ship.

And this vid just takes everything and tells their story perfectly, weaving together all the different parts, past and future stitched together, because they're back-to-front and they write each other with every meeting. I just. *hands*

Under cut because I wanted to embed it Large )
elisi: (Time Love by kathyh)
So, I watched the Library episodes for the first time in... years. I'd loaned them out, and then I wanted to see River’s story play out, and then I was just worried that I’d be a complete mess. Not that I don’t know great parts of the dialogue off by heart, but - it’s different watching it. (As it happens I wasn’t a mess, but that's a topic for a different day.)

The other thing was continuity - I knew the *story* continuity was fine, but that a lot of people have been very unhappy with the second half of S6, due to River’s characterisation, so I was curious how well that would hold up. As in, how well would calm, stoic, older Library!River fit with young, impulsive, dangerously determined younger River?

And you know what? They fit perfectly. As a matter of fact I see so much of younger!River in older!River that it’s quite ridiculous. River is River is River, just like the Doctor is the Doctor is the Doctor... And older!River isn’t all that stoic. Oh no.

Spoilers for all of S4, 5 and 6 )
elisi: (Time Love by kathyh)
So, I watched the Library episodes for the first time in... years. I'd loaned them out, and then I wanted to see River’s story play out, and then I was just worried that I’d be a complete mess. Not that I don’t know great parts of the dialogue off by heart, but - it’s different watching it. (As it happens I wasn’t a mess, but that's a topic for a different day.)

The other thing was continuity - I knew the *story* continuity was fine, but that a lot of people have been very unhappy with the second half of S6, due to River’s characterisation, so I was curious how well that would hold up. As in, how well would calm, stoic, older Library!River fit with young, impulsive, dangerously determined younger River?

And you know what? They fit perfectly. As a matter of fact I see so much of younger!River in older!River that it’s quite ridiculous. River is River is River, just like the Doctor is the Doctor is the Doctor... And older!River isn’t all that stoic. Oh no.

Spoilers for all of S4, 5 and 6 )
elisi: (River (smug))


Source.

(OK, I know it's impossible. But... It would be so awesome!)

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