Monday, August 5, 2013

The Clock Strikes Midnight

If you haven't heard who the new Doctor is yet...where on earth have you been?

This Buzzfeed article should sum it, and the internet, all up.

I'm a little upset at Steven Moffat's reaction at Helen Mirren's quote. I'm all for the Doctor remaining male, (despite being a woman myself) but there's a classier and much more diplomatic way to deal with it like "it just didn't feel like the right time," etc. that doesn't involve sounding like a sexist ass. Cause, last I checked, the Queen is not a fictional character that can regenerate her look instead of dying.

Anyway, I'm more than excited to see what Peter Capaldi has in store for us as the Doctor. I'm also interested to see whether they're gonna tackle the whole he was in an episode with Ten/in Torchwood paradox.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

David Tennant's Face of the Day

I can't wait for the 50th Anniversary. I've been less than enthused by the latest seasons of Doctor Who, storyline-wise, so I'm hoping some familiar faces will help reignite the flame of nerdlove in me. Not that I don't love Eleven, he's quirky and fun, the recent arcs just haven't been as exciting and emotionally engrossing to me as the old ones.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Potential Blog Additions

Hello my lovelies. Another day, another useless post that involves mild updates on my current life status (read: more excuses as to why I haven't been posting) and some thoughts I had about the blog/things to add to it.

First of all, officially graduate/earn a M.S. in Science for Publishing next Monday! Which is both extremely exciting and unbelievably frightening. Somehow, though that's less than a week away, there's just so much left  to do (not including catching up on way too many shows than I should be watching at once to begin with).

I'm also thinking of adding a 'The Doctor Reads' kind of page for this blog where I can talk about books I'm reading, planning on reading, post book reviews/thoughts, etc. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? It's either that or create a whole new blog, which seems silly to me considering my inability to stay consistent.

Finally, my lovely friends and I are creating an awesome YA/Dragon Myth/Urban Fantasy/Social Media platformed story, so as soon as we have a brief synopsis, actual profiles, and other components ready, I'll let you guys know. Also, if we have a Storify page, you know that's going to be linked here too. Unlike Bea in Brief (who was my child, and whom I love very dearly), this is not a requirement of any sort and was thought of/agreed upon/discussed/brainstormed/what have you collectively with people who are as equal excited about it as I am, and actually enjoy the same type of genres/nerdy things. No offense to my Bea partners...

Anyway, back to trudging through this frightening week before having to face the real world.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

David Tennant's Face of the Day

So many things to do, so little time. I'm sorry for neglecting you and depriving you of the brilliance that is David Tennant's face. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

From Farm to Pasture: A Moomoir in Progress

Bea, the Bold Bovine. The diva/hero(ine)/protagonist of the story.
So for a class assignment (last class ever, unless I decided to get another Master's or a PhD.) we were split in groups and told to create a story over different social media platforms/try to garner fans (i.e. people who actively participate/interact, whether it's adding to the story or just talking with the author/creator). Thus spawned the (in progress) adventures of Bea, the Bold Bovine!

If you're on instagram, twitter, or tumblr you should totally follow (and interact with!) @BeaInBrief (that's linked directly to the twitter).

It's also compiled on Storify: Follow Bea's Story!

You don't want to miss it, most of my hashtags involve terrible cow-puns...well, 'moo' puns, and we all know that puns are the pinnacle of comedy. There will be action, drama, suspense, laughter, tears, hyperbole, and the unavoidable not-so-subtle references to various fandoms (I mean, come on, look at who's at the helm of this thing, aren't I nothing but an amalgamation of everything I love?).

I encourage love and feedback and just want everyone to have a good time so join in the fun, and maybe you can bring in some of your own inanimate friends to be Bea's moral support/cheerleaders and penpals on this clearly harrowing, life-changing journey!

Friday, March 15, 2013

After Ever After Video

Oh, the fact that every one of these scenarios is highly likely just makes this video all the more funny. Enjoy it folks, I know I did.

Friday, February 22, 2013

CYOA in the Digital Age or Help a Student Out

 Hello my lovelies!

I'm doing research for my final capstone project (i.e. the project that will determine whether I graduate with a Master's triumphantly in May or am cast out from civilized society for being a failure) and would highly appreciate if you could take some time and answer a short survey for me. It's about Choose Your Own Adventure stories and serialized publishing and all that fun stuff us digital kids constantly talk about *shifty eyes*

Your responses will be anonymous, used purely for research and allowing-me-to-graduate purposes :-). If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me ( Or, you know, leave a comment here. Also, if you know anyone who's interested in serialized fiction or interactive fiction or reading or choosing their own adventure, please send this along to them! I will forever be in your debt and will celebrate You day for the rest of my life.

Survey | CYOA in the Digital Age

Saturday, February 16, 2013

David Tennant's Face of the Day


Hope everyone has had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Here's some sadness to make up for any joy you may have had. :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tenth Doctor: The Musical

I was directed to this wonderful, almost tear-inducing video by my favourite Viking Junior (the younger sister of my wonderful Viking roommate) and would recommend it to all Tennant fans, if you have 7 minutes or so of free time. Honestly, I would not be opposed to remaking all of Ten's seasons as a musical. I do miss me some Rose and Donna (and Micky).

In other news, you'd think that being in my last semester of Grad school, with only Capstone and half a class left I'd be half done with my work and relaxing. Yet somehow, with one class a week for the first half of the semester, I still find myself scrambling to get things done on time. Senioritis? Aren't I too old for that? Who knows, all I know is that if I don't have a business plan/power point presentation for a financially viable publishing company written out by the beginning of May, I'm screwed.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

David Tennant's Face of the Day

Because it's been way too long since his face his graced this blog.

Also, if you guys don't already watch Psych, please do. It's a funny, nerdy, and smart detective series with absolutely amazing guest stars (Mohinder from Heroes, Kennan, Urkel, Daniel-Son, Freddie Prinze Jr., the list just goes on and on). As the seasons progress (there are 6 so far, 16 episodes each, with the 7th starting soon) they get better and better. 

Basically, it's highly recommended.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Thoughts: Soulless

If you're looking for a light, fun, steampunky paranormal romance/adventure set in 19th century London where Werewolves, Vampires and even Ghosts are a normal part of high society and the main character is wonderfully spunky, this is the book for you.

To be honest, I found myself a little irritated by the notions of proper etiquette and her being a 'spinster' and un-marriageable because of her Italian heritage and strong personality (damn my modern mindset!), but there was an authenticity to the time period with that mindset that made up for it.

Keep in mind, this is very much an adult book in terms of the romance content, though it's thankfully not something that is focused on too much and therefore doesn't detract from the story itself (*cough*Laurell K. Hamilton*cough*).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book Thoughts: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Source: Goodreads

Maybe it was the lack of love triangle, the multi-faceted nature of Chimeras, the beautiful descriptions of Prague and Marrakesh, or the way that Karou's history was revealed almost in reverse, making me think (if very superficially) of Memento; I'm not sure exactly what it was about this book, but I was completely engrossed.

Taylor does a wonderful job of drawing you in with little bits and pieces, hints of what is to come intermingled with hints of what had already came to be, so that at the end you come to understand Karou, and the fantasy world she half-resides in, almost completely.

The love story is beautiful and heartbreaking, the settings and physical descriptions vivid. The story takes a little time to really start, making it feel slow at the beginning, but once it does pick up, it's more than worth the slight sluggishness.

The only thing that was really missing to me was a concrete origin story, for lack of a better phrase, of the Angels and the Chimera and their world.

But that's what the sequel is for, and, unlike some recent YA books that should have quit while they were ahead (I'm very sadly looking at you Cassie Clare), I'm really looking forward to what else can come of this trilogy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

To me, nothing really says "Christmas" like a roaring fireplace, some hot tea, and Home Alone, so it was a wonderful pleasure that I got to introduce my l3 year-old brother to that timeless classic last night. Tonight, Home Alone 2!

Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and if I disappear for another ten years, a Happy New Year!

I'll just leave you with these series of gifs:


P.S. Sorry for the messed up formatting, Blogger just hates me.

Friday, October 19, 2012

David Tennant's Face of the Day

This picture, that face, is how I feel right now.

In the process of writing out my Capstone proposal for my next, and final, semester of Graduate School. It's frightening, especially knowing that if they reject my idea, I have no backup that seems feasible at the moment (read: No back up. Period). And they have a tendency to reject ideas.

I mean, how hard could it be to come up with a creative, novel, competitive, well thought-out digital/print or print-only publishing endeavor in an age where the publishing industry is changing rapidly and consistently while systematically coming up with how funding will be acquired, how your product will be marketed, and basic costs and revenues?

Wish me luck.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Comic-Con 2012

Well, have you?

So I went to comic-con this weekend, and it was absolutely amazing. I got to see two great panels, one on transmedia which featured the producers/actors from this webseries called Dirty Work (I've seen/experienced the first episode, and it was a lot of fun, you should check out if you want to see some weird but entertaining and interactive things) and another one on Buffy. Jane Espenson and a few other writers of the Buffy comics talked about the upcoming seasons (in comic form, naturally) the creative process and continuation/timelessness of the series.

Did I mention that Alan Tudyk is doing the voice of one of the characters on FourthWall Studios' (the studios behind this transmedia wonderfulness) animated series called "Airship Dracula." That's right folks, Alan Tudyk voices the captain in an interactive series that reimagines Dracula's journey to London as being traveled on an airship. Steampunk Draclua, is there really more that needs to be said?
NICHOLAS BRENDON! #dies #myemotions

And then...Nicholas Brendon showed up, and I immediately started crying. For some reason, that's the reaction I have to people who were an integral part of my childhood (see: Backstreet Boys concert when they played 'I'll be the One"). His presence exceeded my expectations. He is the embodiment of Xander, minus the excessive awkwardness, and he was funny and smart and charming, though much older than my mind's image of him.