A Sonnet the Doctor Who Way

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If you were to woo a Whovian, how would you do it? Cos mind you, the usual stuff just isn’t going to cut it. Here is a helping hand, a sonnet that would melt any Whovian’s heart like it was made of wax. Trust me, I am a Whovian.

I Shall

I shall be by your side, for better or worse, just like the TARDIS,

I shall exterminate your sadness and loneliness like the Daleks,

I shall upgrade your happiness and smile like the Cybermen.

I shall guard you like the ultimate Centurion, which would make Rory proud,

I shall swallow the time vortex if it means that I can be by your side again,

I shall love you even if we end up in parallel universes, never to meet again,

I shall find you, no matter where you go, I will always find you.

 

I shall stare unblinking at the Weeping Angels so that you may rest your weary eyes,

I shall stand in the way of their touch so that you may remain safe.

I shall be the Impossible Girl, always saving you from yourself,

I shall scatter myself throughout time and space so as to rescue you, every time.

I shall await you at the Bad Wolf Bay, and burn up the sun just to say goodbye,

I shall not wander off, or ask stupid questions, and above all,

I shall trust you.

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The End of Innocence

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By the end of Doctor Who Season 7, you may no longer be smiling. Agreed, none of the end of seasons bring a smile, they are more of a gut wrenching experience, but this time it is a little more than that. This time you know that things are not the same, you have known it since the Christmas Special episode when your once cheery and eccentric 11th Doctor suddenly seemed to have aged a century in a short while, and chooses to brood away in his TARDIS upon a cloud.

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Its like the life and joy had been snuck out of him since he lost the Ponds, and there was nothing, not even the Impossible Girl who could bring that light back. Its like Amy and Rory took away a part of the Doctor with them when the Angels got them. Gone are the fez and the suspenders, only to be replaced by the Abraham Lincoln-like hat. Some may disagree with me, and say that Clara did make him better, maybe she did, but still a tinge of the darkness and the sorrow always remained in his eyes.

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Its like the show has matured since the loss of Amy and Rory, and the darker tones are embedded in the essence of the Doctor; it is a whole new dimension for the fans, like watching your favourite character grow up. And now the 11th Doctor is going to leave us. Let’s see who comes along to fit in his boat-sized shoes (I say boat-sized not because he wears big shoes, but because the expectations from the 12th Doctor are going to be tremendous as Matt Smith has left behind big shoes to fit in, quite literally).

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Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Horns’

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Yes, you read that right, Daniel Radcliffe of the Harry Potter fame is going to appear in a whole new avatar in the movie ‘Horns’ directed by Alexandre Aja, which is also a novel by the same name by Joe Hills.

Here are some of the pictures that I found from the movie, take a look at how spectacular and different Daniel looks. The once cute and adorable looking young boy aboard the Hogwarts Express has truly arrived!

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The movie is set to release in mid-October. Man, living life on the slow track is so not fun! Wish I could hop onto a TARDIS and move on to the later bit of this year as all the amazing things are scheduled for then. Yes, I am referring to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, and also the possibility of Sherlock season 3 premiering in November. Although, I am not getting my hopes high on Sherlock, it could just be one of Moffat’s cruel jokes!

Mickey Smith: The Man Least Spoken About

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Mickey Smith, the working class boyfriend of Rose Tyler in the TV show Doctor Who, is one of the least talked about character in the show. He is grossly underestimated, and also not looked upon with the gratitude that he so rightfully deserves. You will find numerous pictures and GIFs of the Doctor, his companions and even the monsters that the Doctor fights, but just like Inspector Lestrade from Sherlock, you will barely find anything that appreciates Mickey.

Agreed, that in season 1 of the show mickey was portrayed as a daft and panicky boy, forever awaiting the hint of the sound that marks the arrival of the TARDIS, and honestly, even I wasn’t such a big fan of his. However, in the second season, Mickey is suddenly transformed into an action hero who struts around with a big gun, fighting the Cybermen and trying to save both the universes.

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The character development of Mickey Smith is quite remarkable and the fact that when he landed in the parallel universe with Rose and the Doctor, he chooses to stay behind with his blind grandmother instead of tailing Rose wherever she choose to go with the Doctor. That is the first time I felt an inkling of admiration for Mickey Smith.

Mickey isn’t glamorous, cocky and brilliant like the Doctor, and maybe that is why besides the Doctor he is out shadowed and thus ignored to a large extent by fans of the show. However, Mickey Smith, you are amazing, and worthy of an applause. *clap clap clap*

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A Decade of the Brits Rocking my World

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I clearly remember the day when I first came to know of Harry Potter. It was around the time I was first introduced to Shakespeare. I was all of 13 years of age, awkward with minimal social skills. I had already read Jane Eyre by then, and was in awe with every great piece of literature I came across. Okay, back to Harry Potter. I clearly remember the day, almost like it is seared into my memory. I was ogling at the movie poster of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and I felt this bubble rising in my chest. I was too young to know what that feeling was, but now I know it was the feeling of my life changing forever.

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Between that day and the present time, I have endlessly be in pursuit of everything British, because come on, who can dispute that they have the best of everything; the best theater, the best literature, and the best of history. Hell they ruled most of the world less than a century ago! If I hadn’t discovered harry Potter and Shakespeare, I don’t think I would have been a writer today. The greatest writers and Wordsmiths on this planet, AKA Shakespeare and JK Rowling taught me the power of words, how they can create complete new worlds, make and break a person. That is the ultimate power of it all. And it was then that I decided that I wanted that power, not to destroy anyone, but to express, to put imagination to paper.

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After that I discovered Sherlock; that was more recent, as if I had time to obsess over anything else when the Harry Potter series had been going on. That show is better than any piece of television ever created in the history of mankind. Only 6 episodes so far, spread over two seasons, but what class! TV shows that have over 20 episodes in each season cannot even think of competing with the brilliance that is Sherlock. It’s a masterpiece that must have made Shakespeare weep with joy in his grave.

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Only recently did I discover Doctor Who; yes, I know its late, since the show has been around for quite some time, but has it changed my life or what! Its like I wasn’t living until now, not until I saw this show. People who aren’t watching Doctor Who cannot even imagine the extent of the awesomeness that they are missing out on. Its not just the time travelling with the stunning Doctor and the amazing companions, or the cursed fairytale that cannot have a happy ending, it is so much more than that. Its about responsibilities, about doing the right thing, or perish trying. It is about living to the best possible extent, not an ordinary one and about taking a stand for what you believe in. I could go on and on, there is so much to the show that it would take many more posts to cover it all.

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It’s the Brits, always the Brits with their amazing legacy that have given me more than I could have even thought to take back from this lifetime. One moment I am in Rome watching the fall of the great Julius Ceaser, and the other I am aboard the Hogwarts Express gobbling up a Chocolate Frog. One moment I am marveling at the powers of elimination that Sherlock possesses, and the next I am travelling across time and space in the TARDIS. Thank you so very much for all the amazing memories that you have bestowed upon me, for all the gifts of literature and the TV shows that have been my guiding light all my life.

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Nutella is the Ultimate Alien Technology

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Hold on, don’t be so quick to pass judgement or discard my hypothesis as the ramblings of a delusional person. I have some theories that will prove beyond doubt that Nutella is no ordinary chocolate that you simply spread onto your morning toast or have chunks full of when humanity deceives you, no, it serves a greater purpose.

  • Anti-Dementors Effect: What is the one thing that makes us feel better after we have had an encounter with a Dementors? Yes, its nothing other than good old chocolate. And what is the best form of chocolate known to mankind? Nutella. Hence, it is safe to say that Nutella is no ordinary human creation, it is something that has been given to us by our friends from the neighbouring planet.
  • The Mind Palace: What is the one place that Sherlock loves to disappear to? His mind palace of course. Yeah, he says it is to think better and escape ordinary people and their jibber jabber, but it is actually because the walls of his mind palace are made of hardened Nutella! Yes, I am quite sure of it, because why else would he want to go there so often? He is Sherlock after all, he doesn’t need to be in a different place to think, he is a genius! No imbecile like Anderson could really impact his thinking, as he can think on the go, but he prefers to do so in his mind palace, because it is made of Nutella.
  • Fuel for the TARDIS: If you are a Whovian, then no doubt the one mode of transportation that you would love to try out is the TARDIS. Who are you kidding, you would happily give your right arm in exchange for one ride! So the question is what fuels the magnificent TARDIS? Yeah, the Doctor says that it is the Artron Energy from the vortex, but think about it, do you think something as amazing and 21st century defying would not require the help of the best form of chocolate in the world, AKA Nutella?

Go on, you can contradict me all you like, but somewhere I have gotten a tiny corner in your brain thinking, is Nutella merely a chocolate, or some form of alien technology that we are being fed to enhance ourselves? Because heaven knows we do need enhancing!