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The most wonderful time of the year

bokeh-352485_1280I’m currently deep inside the glorious bubble that is Eurovision, but will be returning to my writing once it’s over. I hope. I can’t go around being this lazy forever…

That one het couple

Well, no – of course there are lots of het couples that I absolutely adore. But I usually don’t feel the same way about het couples that I do about gay couples – there’s just not the same amount of fangirling and general craziness.

But rules must always have exceptions, yes?

chuckblair

I have too many feels just looking at this picture. Too many feels ;_; And if it wasn’t for the fact that the rest of that show turned bad after the second season I would watch it over and over and over again.

International Women’s Day: Best Female Character?

Saw this poll and had a hard time choosing between so many great characters (not that any of my faves are on there, but I didn’t really expect them to be either). Characters are and always have been very important to me – creating huge verses with lots and lots of people is a weakness of mine, and I love thinking about the psychology of a character and his/her relationships with other people.

“Strong female characters” is a tiresome stereotype that I have a great dislike for – that’s the kind of women Steven Moffat creates, all sass and legs and random martial arts skills. A female character, or any character for that matter, isn’t automatically good or interesting just because she has a lot of lines and does cool things. On the contrary – the best Doctor Who companion ever, Donna, did a lot of cool stuff in her episodes but what made her great was how real and genuine she came across. She had a messy life, no real job, a mother who was always nagging her, and she could be rude and loud at times – while also being a truly warm and empathetic person. She’s a character a lot of people can probably relate to and I really wish there could have been more episodes with her and the Doctor.

Some other great female characters I love are Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind), Annie Wilkes (Misery), Jane Eyre, and of course Elsa (Frozen). Scarlett because she is amazing and dresses like a Southern goddess, Annie Wilkes because of her realness, Jane Eyre because she is strong in the good sense of the word, and Elsa – I can’t even describe my feelings for this character. ‘Love’ is too weak a word for it.

Do you have any favourite female characters?

Editing

  
This weekend I’m busy editing Entertaining the Sombrevilles, the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. Having so much fun with this story!

I also got around to watching the recent TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And then there were none. An excellent mini-series altogether and the casting is insanely good – I mean, Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner, Toby Stephens, Miranda Richardson and Sam Neill in the same production? I would have watched no matter what the story was. My friend had told me earlier that Douglas Booth’s character had a lot in common with the main character of Entertaining the Sombrevilles and she was more than right, oh my God. He’s such a great actor and I can’t wait to watch the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie, which has both Booth and Matt Smith in it. ^______^ 

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! ❤

Top 3s meme

I found a meme and thought it seemed fun and fangirly, so here we go! Source: http://actualpirateking.tumblr.com/post/107158477228/ask-my-top-3s

Ask My Top 3s

  • 1: Top 3 heroes/protagonists

Bilbo (The Hobbit), The Doctor (Dr Who), Sherlock (Sherlock)

  • 2: Top 3 villains/antagonists

Jareth (Labyrinth), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Scar (The Lion King)

  • 3: Top 3 supporting characters

Donna Noble (Dr Who), Rose Tyler (Dr Who), John Watson (Sherlock)

  • 4: Top 3 background characters or side characters

Captain Jack Harkness (Dr Who), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)

  • 5: Top 3 romantic relationships between characters

Seregil/Alec (Nightrunner), Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl), Tim/Dawn (The Office)

  • 6: Top 3 friendships between characters

The Doctor & Donna Noble (Dr Who), Sherlock & John (Sherlock), Sirius & Remus (HP)

  • 7: Top 3 fictional families

The Nobles (Doctor Who), The Malfoys (HP), The Macahans (How the West Was Won)

  • 8: Top 3 fictional parents

Lucius & Narcissa Malfoy (HP), Lord & Lady Grantham (Downton Abbey), Lily & Rufus (Gossip Girl)

  • 9: Top 3 fictional siblings

Anna & Elsa (Frozen), Riff Raff & Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Fred & George (HP)

  • 10: Top 3 child characters

Wednesday Addams (Addams Family), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Matilda (Matilda)

  • 11: Top 3 elderly characters

Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Albus Dumbledore (HP)

  • 12: Top 3 fictional animals/pets

K9 (Dr Who), Hedwig (HP), Luna (Sailor Moon)

  • 13: Top 3 fictional locations

Fantasia (The Never-ending Story), Moomin Valley, Narnia

  • 14: Top 3 fictional gadgets/devices

The TARDIS (Dr Who), the Time-Turner (HP), the Invisibility Cloak (HP)

  • 15: Top 3 character backstories

Sasuke (Naruto), Gaara (Naruto), Haku (Naruto)

  • 16: Top 3 characters who die

Sirius Black (HP), Albus Dumbledore (HP), Haku & Zabuza (Naruto)

  • 17: Top 3 non-human characters

The Daleks (Dr Who), Gollum (LOTR), Aslan (Narnia)

  • 18: Top 3 fictional worlds/universes

Doctor Who, Naruto, LOTR

  • 19: Top 3 animated series

Naruto, Sailor Moon, Gummi Bears

  • 20: Top 3 live-action series

Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lost

  • 21: Top 3 animated movies

Spirited Away, The Little Mermaid, Gake no ue no Ponyo

  • 22: Top 3 live-action movies

Gone With The Wind, Battle Royale, Black Swan

  • 23: Top 3 books

The Never-ending story by Michael Ende, Wool by Hugh Howey, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

  • 24: Top 3 comics/webcomics

Thorgal by Rosinski & Van Hamme, God Child by Kaori Yuki, Maran by Lina Neidestam

  • 25: Top 3 series/movies/books from my childhood

Jurassic Park, Duck Tales, the Narnia books

  • 26: Top 3 obscure series/movies/books I recommend

Movies: J’ai tué ma mère, Formula 17, series: 1 Litre of Tears

  • 27: Top 3 musicals or plays

Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret

  • 28: Top 3 songs from musicals

Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar), You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray), The Time Warp (Rocky Horror Show)

  • 29: Top 3 funny moments in fiction

I can’t think of any specific ones but I’m sure they all involve the Doctor somehow 😉

  • 30: Top 3 tearjerking moments in fiction

When Sirius died, when Dumbledore died (HP), when Sam helped Frodo up the mountain :’(

  • 31: Top 3 heartwarming moments in fiction

When the Doctor celebrated Christmas together with Rose’s family (Dr Who), the ending of “Vincent and the Doctor” (Dr Who), Sherlock being John’s best man (Sherlock)

  • 32: Top 3 scary moments in fiction

There are far too many 😦

  • 33: Top 3 awesome moments in fiction

The lighting of the beacons (LOTR), the battle of the Pelennor Fields (LOTR), the ending of Jurassic World