Anonymous asked: What was your favorite episode with the Eleventh doctor?
Anonymous asked: Do you think the 12th doctor should get a new sonic screwdiver or keep the current one?
Hmmm…I like the idea of every Doctor having their own unique sonic, just as another unique detail to go with each outfit/personality, but keeping the same sonic over several regenerations adds a really nice sense of unity to the show.
So I guess I’m okay with him keeping the green one, but I wouldn’t mind it if Twelve ends up with a new screwdriver, so long as it’s not the result of some really contrived plot point.
Also: the next sonic screwdriver should have a hot pink light. Just sayin’.
Anonymous asked: do you live in the uk?
Nope, I’m in the US! I live in Boston/NYC, my time is pretty evenly split between those two cities currently, planning on moving to Brooklyn though within the year :)
Anonymous asked: I really enjoy reading your posts. Do you write anything else?
Ahhh thank you! Messages like this make my day, truly.
Yeah, I write a lot of different things on different places!
Here’s a link to all of my writing that’s currently on Tumblr: mostly published fashion blog posts and published short fiction/poetry, as well as a few celebrity interviews, including the one I did for Lucky magazine with Karen Gillan!
I’m particularly proud of this trio of flash fiction from a couple of years ago, if you’re looking for some creative writing right away :)
I’ve written a lot of other short stories and poems that I haven’t posted though! There are also a few travel essays I wrote that are floating around the internet, including one from high school that won first place at a Stony Brook University Japan Center contest, along with a special award and recognition from the Consulate General of Japan in New York, heh.
Anonymous asked: What is your opinion on the Fifth Doctor?
I like him just fine! To me, he’s the Classic Doctor who is most like the new guys, mostly due to his age and the youthful-yet-stressed-beyond-his-years attitude that he had. Also, he had about 4 billion companions at once, which reminds me of how Ten was often surrounded by people in the TARDIS.
thebigcats asked: So, what do you think of the new doctor? I mean, he didn't give a great impression when he asked Clara how to fly the tardis, and umm... isn't he a little older than the other doctors? Tell me what you think. :D
Oh, I love him already!
Post-regenerative memory this isn’t a new phenomenon. The Eighth Doctor couldn’t even remember who he was at all for the first day or so after regenerating, and the Sixth Doctor infamously couldn’t recall his own companion Peri and tried to strangle her to death, believing she was some kind of alien spy! So especially after undergoing a regeneration as dramatic as Eleven’s, with a whole new cycle of incarnations being transferred, a “regeneration crisis” where the Doctor can’t remember how to pilot the TARDIS makes plenty of sense.
I’m happy he’s older, and I think it’s sad when people want to dismiss Capaldi’s potential and entire run before it begins just on the basis of his age. Fittingly, he’s the same age as First Doctor actor William Hartnell (again with the One and Twelve parallels…) and is already an accomplished actor who has proven his abilities in many prior projects. He’s also a lifelong fan of the show, just like David Tennant, so you know he’s going into this with even extra dedication.
I’ve written before about how the Eleventh Doctor literally rapidly aged from a cheeky boy to an old man, and it makes sense within the narrative of the show to have the Doctor take on the appearance of an older man. I’m personally really excited to have a visually more fatherly figure with the Doctor, and I can’t wait to see how Capaldi will play the part.
wh0v14nsun1t3 replied to your post: Favorite Disney Princess?
Not to be rude, but Elsa isn’t a princess, she’s a queen
No, sorry, that’s wrong! She is considered a part of the “official” Disney Princess lineup as far as the brand is concerned. Mulan is a “princess” as well for this reason. And going off your logic, most of the other Disney “princesses” are now queens because they marry princes at the end of their films.
Anonymous asked: Favorite Disney Princess?
Hahaha this is random, but so welcome!
Oooo, well, Belle has been my number one since forever (except when I was REALLY young and utterly obsessed with Cinderella) cause of the whole brunette-bookworm-who-doesn’t-put-up-with-crap-from-any-guy thing. Also, her dress is the best.
But then I saw Frozen (…three times) with my younger sister, and we cried all over the place and related so hard to the characters and their relationship. Like, I can’t even tell you how many times we nudged each other at certain lines and moments cause they were almost identical quotes from our interactions, both good and bad. AND Elsa’s dress might be even better than Belle’s. Gahh.
So for that, I’ve probably gotta go with my lady Elsa, or at least call it a tie. If there was some Elsa-Belle hybrid princess, that would be me all the way. Bellsa. There we go.
So, on the topic of this new Series 8 casting, is anyone else loving the throwback to the First Doctor?
It’s looking like we’re going to have two companions who are teachers at Coal Hill School…just like Barbara and Ian, companions of the First Doctor.
I’ve spoken before about how the Twelfth Doctor is the first in a new cycle of regenerations: basically, the “second First Doctor.” I wonder now how far the show is going to go with that…do you think we can expect a return of the Doctor’s “daughter,” Jenny, much in the same way that this granddaughter Susan originally traveled with him as well?