YouTube Sunday!!!

Hi my lovely hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I’m back with another YouTube Sunday, and it is a good one. Hope you enjoy. So sit back and relax.

I love Alex Kinston, I love River Song, here is a lovely interview: http://youtu.be/xTnyGG8NL2Q

I am the Doctor is one of my favourite tracks to listen to on the Doctor Who cd’s. And I love this version made by an orchestra: http://youtu.be/kMBY4AscBLo

I’m a huge fan of Richelle Mead, and her vampire books. I have all of them in my collection. And now she participated in the 50th anniversary special e-books. Watch this interview: http://youtu.be/Tb_Wy72adz8

The next video had me fooled for a couple of minutes and I was screaming behind my laptop for it. But relax, it’s a fanmade vid. If you don’t have 3D glasses like I do, look at the comments to adjust the video so you can watch it properly. The 50th anniversary special Doctor Who trailer: http://youtu.be/YD997i_89RM

Matt Smith being adorable and for someone’s wish spending time at a family for Christmas. Especially the weeping angel bit: http://youtu.be/i9GAmtQ1zF4

David Tennent being really cheeky, don’t mind if you do: http://youtu.be/w1Gj4uuLsRE

John Barrowman being really cheeky about Benedict: http://youtu.be/2EyoovbXuu4

David Tennant trying his American accent, this is creepy, also, David, your Scottish is showing, please stick to UK/Scottish accents please: http://youtu.be/Q4cqRsvu9t0

I don’t know how many of you speak Finnish, I don’t. But that still doesn’t mean this Star Trek cast interview isn’t fun to watch: http://youtu.be/mrymEMiQd-Q

I posted this before, but still. It’s Benedict in Star Trek: http://youtu.be/Cg965WA2bgU

One of my lovely colleagues told me about this video and I almost wet myself laughing. I know it’s mime, but please, watch it! This guy is brilliant!: http://youtu.be/k9TRFSEMDNA

If you watched the previous video, then you have to watch this one. It’s the same guy, but with a special added guest surprise: http://youtu.be/m8AggJ3_Xf0

Did you guys know about 300 getting a second movie? I for sure didn’t. But I’m not complaining. Here’s the trailer for all of you who haven’t seen it yet:  http://youtu.be/wnN8pmjxhsA

I hate magicians as much as mime players, but imagine Sheldon Cooper doing magic tricks and this is what you get: http://youtu.be/R_tsziWstbA

You either love or hate funny cat videos; again, this brought a huge smile on my face, especially the part where he talks about spiders to one of his cats: http://youtu.be/XdkNtxqXncA

3 half naked gay guys dancing in heels? What’s not to love, this is my new favourite go to vid when my job is being shitty: http://youtu.be/Dj6kcpys_Tg and the gagreel is even better: http://youtu.be/IRr00F7gYow

We do have sort of talking trashcans in our Dutch amusement park the Efteling. For us Dutchies, ‘holle bolle Gijs’ but this trash can is the best: http://youtu.be/JzPld1qpvl8

Combine bagpipes with AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and you get something like this: http://youtu.be/K-Op1Mng4oY

Amazing cover of the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, performed by Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix: http://youtu.be/aE2GCa-_nyU

Gishwhes 2013 is finally here, subscribe to www.gishwhes.com to enter: http://youtu.be/_6yNBtBBAPM

Andrew Scott, or also known as Moriarty, did a lovely little red carpet interview. And my fellow DCC friend Anieck just met him yesterday in London (me is very jealous fangirl right now) http://youtu.be/U8k2-YN2czY

Benedict talking Sherlock: http://youtu.be/eLrOPAOgRUg  and http://youtu.be/qR5Dyt2CwNY

Benedict trying his deductive skills: http://youtu.be/1zV4FHP4smY

Short film Inseperable starring Benedict: http://youtu.be/w9s4wH-xpsY

If you find yourself in London, visit speedy’s cafe: http://youtu.be/nAne7smyi-4

It’s our favourite not gay elf Legolas, or Orlando Bloom and a lovely vid at his last day of shooting on the Hobbit. For tumblr fans, you know the song: http://youtu.be/5NGguk8VXYc

Don’t know if I shared this one yet, but still. The Desolation of Smaug trailer: http://youtu.be/O-CIoVLX7YM

Tyler Hoechlin doesn’t understand Tumblr (please keep away from it Tyler!) and thanks his fans (can I just squee that Teen Wolf has started again!): http://youtu.be/oxjn8qwQIeA

See your favourite Star Wars characters dance to good old fashioned rock music: http://youtu.be/hRLjxjS72Gg and http://youtu.be/5wvCTXwk_6k

Supernatural season 7 gagreel, please yes: http://youtu.be/-R1C3Ew-SlU

That was it for this lazy YouTube Sunday, if you want to watch all video’s here is the link for the entire playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkqAzbSKwpFCzfskTZle0BS6OynEx_Otj

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Update

 

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course,

As you all have noticed I have been a bit absent with my recent posts. I promised some blogs to you guys, but I haven’t been feeling up to it to write them.

A lot has changed in my life, the last couple of months I would say and I have a hard time adjusting with it. Positive as well as the negative things. I usually hit such a spot once a year, but for some reason this time it hits me harder and I have a hard time coping with it.

I won’t go into detail but people close to me know what I’m talking about.

I don’t want to sound all complaining and whining but sometimes you just need to let the world know you are not doing ok.

I don’t know. I know this is a geek blog and I sometimes post personal stuff. I have like half a dozen personal posts half in progress but I can’t seem to find the energy to write them and get them posted.

I know I seem to the outside world that I’m a strong, independent woman, who can take care of herself.

But guess what; even strong independent women need a shoulder to cry on sometimes.

So this is me, reaching out to followers and friends, telling them I need that shoulder, or just a kind word or I don’t know. Maybe it will help me to climb out of that slump I’m currently in and give me the energy to get through this.

For me this is learning to say it’s ok, you are not ok and to ask for help.

I know I’ll get over this, but for now it’s a bit hard to see that spot of light in the future.

Next blog will be more cheerful and in full geek mode again.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Doctor Who – “The Announcement”… or “How NOT To Procrastinate”… or “How To Enjoy Your Fandom Whilst Embracing Your Inner Time Lord”

Hi to the all the Hot Cute Girly… and Boy Geeks out there,

Well, I had every intention of writing a review for the latest episode of Season 7B, “The Name Of The Doctor”.  I had watched the episode several times.  I had written notes.  Mendy and I even had a scene-by-scene discussion over Skype as to what made this episode so awesome – especially for somebody like me who has been watching the series since he was a kid and had several “fangasms” about how the history of the series was honoured and the part that Clara has had to play alongside the Doctor’s adventures since the very beginning, along with THAT moment at the end of the episode where you see “Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor”.

I had every intention of putting that review out there… and I procrastinated.  I read the other reviews and thought, “How the hell am I going to say anything different than these guys?”

And then a certain pair of gentlemen by the names of Matthew Robert Smith and Steven Moffat made an announcement on the 1st of June 2013 that kinda made any review, feedback or soundbites kinda redundant.  Yep, Mr Smith will be handing over the TARDIS key to his successor at the end of the Christmas episode, presumably in a blaze of CGI fire and morphing effects as in the style of his two predecessors.

Now, it’s understandable that fans of the series, particularly those who have joined post-2005, are, at present, a little shocked about the timing of the announcement, after all we have the 50th anniversary episode to look forward to, but could this be a case of, as Shirley Bassey sang, “That it’s all just a little bit of history repeating” ?

Fans of the series back in 1983 were living in the Greatest Hits compilation that was Season Twenty featuring the return of Omega, The Mara, The Master, The Guardians and a certain Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and were building towards the Gallifreyan Wonderland that was “The Five Doctors”.  However, the lead actor of the time, Peter Davison, decided to leave the role at the end of the Twenty-First season with the announcement being made during the break between the season itself and the special.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

I have been watching the series, as far as I can remember, since Jon Pertwee’s last season in the role when I was just short of two years old.  (I definitely remember the “Eight Legs” and “The Great One” in “Planet Of The Spiders”).  My first proper experience of watching a regeneration along with the rest of the country was Part Four of “Logopolis” when the seemingly indestructible fourth Doctor regenerated after seven years on our screens.  Now, bear in mind that I was eight years old when this episode was shown.  That’s seven years where half a year’s worth of Saturday nights were devoted to watching a tall, curly haired alien who wore a scarf that seemed to last forever.  Understandably, I was more than a little sad that Tom Baker was leaving the role, but I was excited that one of my then, and still, favourite actors in Peter Davison was taking over the role.

Now, why am I talking about a slice of my childhood?  Well, as Patrick Troughton said in his first story, “Power Of The Daleks”, “Life depends on change, and renewal” as so does a programme like “Doctor Who” where you have numerous production and scripting teams alongside the many Doctor and companion teams.  Even the latest new season has had a regeneration of sorts.  I don’t mean the change in design of the TARDIS set from the magical Ed Thomas version to the current Michael Pickwoad version or Matt’s change of costume from his geeky, tweedy Doctor to his more Victorian inspired incarnation, but it felt like Season 7 was a case of A Tale Of Two Seasons.

There was the change of Team TARDIS with the departure of the family atmosphere that Amy and Rory Williams-Pond brought to the programme and the arrival of the mysterious “Impossible Girl” Clara Oswald and, along with it, a change of emphasis in Matt’s portrayal from free-wheeling adventurer to a darker, more care-worn incarnation of the Eleventh Doctor.  Yes… bow ties were still cool, but whereas with Amy and Rory you believed it, with Clara I felt that the Doctor’s trappings of “coolness” was more of a suit of armour protecting the wounded man within and hiding a darker, less compromising nature.  This darker, more pained nature has permeated “Season 7B” from the way he mourns “Victorian Clara” and seemingly dispenses with Dr Simeon and The Intelligence in “The Snowmen”, through his description of the old man who has travelled far, experienced much and lost so much in “The Rings Of Akhaten”, to the final scene of “The Name Of The Doctor” where he is repulsed by the man who “broke the promise”.  Although this is an anniversary season, “Season 7B” has been more funereal in tone, reminiscent to the darker Season Eighteen prior to Tom Baker’s departure or “The Waters Of Mars” prior to David Tennant’s departure, as though it has been getting us ready for a forthcoming change of leading man.  (Plus, let’s not forget that Dorium warned the Doctor that his trip to Trenzalore would result in “The Fall Of The Eleventh”.  The clues were there, we just hoped that they wouldn’t come true this early).

Let’s not forget, however, that Matt has given us four years of a well crafted, fully rounded portrayal in his time as the Doctor.  We have had the highs of fish fingers and custard, “Who Da Man????”, anti-gravity motorbikes and scoring goals for a The King’s Arms soccer team.  We have had the lows of defeat of his defeat at Demon’s Run which led to the loss of Melody Pond and the victory of the Daleks in World War 2 London.  We have had the joys of the love and marriage of his two companions in Amy and Rory, the discovery of a new friend in Clara, the continuation of the U.N.I.T. legacy in Kate Stewart, and the joyous reunion with two former companions in Sarah Jane and Jo; and we have had the pain of the Doctor’s loss of his beloved Pond family, the regular partings from his wife, the lesson that time cannot be rewritten in the case of souls such as Vincent Van Gogh and a single parting “Hello” from the soul of his TARDIS.  Matt’s era has pushed and pulled on our heartstrings with sadness and joy coming hand-in-hand.

Let’s not be too sad though, we have a birthday party to prepare for that will feature not just one Doctor, but three (including that fella who broke the promise), and a whole host of friends and foes, along with a Christmas special which will, I hope, tie up the remainder of Doctor Eleven’s loose ends… but most of all, let’s look forward to seeing two more episodes of watching  the clever boy and his impossible girl run, before we have one final “Geronimo” as he hands over to Number Twelve.

Thank you Matt.  You’ve been a really “cool” Doctor.

(Now, better check the odds on who’s going to be the next Doctor and put a pound bet on with the bookie.) 🙂

YouTube Sunday!!! And Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who.

Hi my lovely hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Wow, are you fellow whovians as shocked as I am? If you haven’t heard yet, you must have been living under a rock or something. Yesterday evening the news came out that Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who

Yep you heard it. Matt Smith, the current 11th Doctor (not taking in consideration what part John Hurt may play in the 50th episode) will be leaving Doctor Who during the Christmas episode at the end of this year.

I think I was one of the first of my friends who found out yesterday evening. The news was leaking a bit early. They planned on releasing the news around midnight, but it was online around 10 pm last night. And the internet exploded. Facebook, twitter, and I can only imagine how tumblr must have looked. I didn’t have access to TV or a computer last night and depended on others feeding me snippets of news. Oh how I love my fellow fandom friends, keeping me updated.

So what are your feelings about this whole ordeal? I love Matt as the Doctor, he did some brilliant episodes, played the role exceptionally well, but he isn’t my Doctor. That is and forever will be David Tennant.  Maybe that was the reason I wasn’t freaking out as much I thought I would. I mean, I had my proper Doctor moment last night, when I read my twitter feed. I think I exclaimed ‘what’? About six times. And my friend was a bit worried about me, to say the least.

I talked about Matt Smith with my good friend Theta a couple of days ago. We wondered how long he would be playing the role. The news was that Matt signed for season 8, and now he’s leaving. I will miss him as the Doctor, but I’m also anxious to see who will be next in line. I trust the good people of Doctor Who to pick a brilliant actor for this role. And like everyone I have my preferences.

Can we have David Tennant back? He is back for the 50th, so he can continue as the Doctor… I know, this is never ever gonna happen, but a girl can hope.

The second name I would like to drop is Ben Whishaw. He is a young actor, upcoming star, just won a Bafta and would be perfect for the new Doctor.

And people, please don’t mention Benedict as the new Doctor. He already declines the role ones, he is far too busy with other stuff and I don’t think he would be a good Doctor. Not that he’s not qualified to play the role. But it just feels wrong.

Check out this link, where Blogtor Who has a list of his own: http://blogtorwho.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/12-actors-for-12th-doctor.html

I will keep you guys updated with news, if you want instant news you should follow my twitter account, otherwise, just subscribe here.

For now, we continue with a couple of vids.

Don’t know if you have seen it already, but this is an awesome vid. Some cheerleaders decided to make a video clip from the song, Call me maybe, and some US military guys, decided to remake theirs. Watch: http://youtu.be/d446beUSUYo

Some pranking behind the scenes of shooting Harry Potter: http://youtu.be/dU5ejL8KWo0

Who hasn’t seen the Fresh Prince of Bell Air, when they grew up? Or at some point during their life. Turns out, Will Smith and his son where guests on the Graham Norton show, and boy do they have a surprise! Watch the whole vid and prepare for rolling of the couch from laughter. http://youtu.be/ZwS14TiO7Pk

One of my fellow Dutch Supernatural friends is currently living in London and as part of her graduation project she made this awesome vid about cycling in London, we Dutchies just love to cycle. Watch it and share it please!: http://youtu.be/J4JBanHlu1g

And I end this small YouTube vid list with the news item of Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who as seen on BBC news yesterday evening. For the peeps, who just like me, didn’t have any access to a TV at that time.

Lots of love, from your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.