Of Singing Songs and Late Shows


Whovians, you need to see this! I just found a video — a quite recent one given how difficult it was to find a video that can be viewed from the UK — and it features Miss Karen Gillan in Craig Ferguson’s The Late Late Show. And what’s more interesting than two of my favourite Scottish people talking about Scotland-y things and Doctor Who? Singing, that’s what!

Karen Gillan sings a song… in Gaelic. How awesome-tastic is that?!

Below is a YouTube video, but it can only be viewed in America seen as it’s on the CBS Channel. If you can’t see it, here’s a link to the video in the bing website. Hope it works! This is just too cool to miss.

Over and out.

WATCH: Doctor Who Minisode and Christmas Trailer


Brand New Doctor Who Christmas Special Minisode Reveals a Very Different Doctor.

Well, what are you waiting for? No explanation necessary. If you’re a Doctor Who fan (or perhaps just have a passing interest in the show), then all you have to do is click that link! You’ll see this squee-worthy mini episode — a prequel of sorts — featuring the post-Pond Doctor and his three friends trying to adorably to cheer him up. Gosh, I miss Who humour!

Also, there’s a YouTube video in the comments somewhere of the episode trailer and let me just say: whoa. It’s going to be an epic episode and what’s more, it seems that the new companion Clara is from the past. That’s certainly new! …Well, new to this revamped series, at least. My knowledge of Old Who isn’t that good >_< Anyway, I’m simply excited to see what this ‘old’ companion can bring to the table.

Oh, and if by chance you can’t find the trailer video, HAVE NO FEAR. It’s posted below! *cheeky grin*

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On Doctor Who and Period Dramas


 

Only I would purchase a TV and radio program listings magazine when I don’t even own a TV or a radioTut tut, the things I do for my fandoms… specifically, the Doctor Who fandom which, I might add, airs the very first episode of the seventh series on Saturday, September 1st — how fantastic and awesome and wonderful is that?!

*FOUR MORE DAYS AND COUNTING*

Is it just me, or is the angle that our dear Ms. Pond is positioned a tad awkward? It must be painful to have her head like that, not to mention her legs and feet. At first glance the poster looks vivid and dark and you’re just to completely psyched for September to hurry up and BE NOW already, but at second glance… ouch for Amelia Pond.

On another note, after flicking through the magazine I caught a glimpse of Mr Cumberbatch in his period drama Parade’s End. Now, it’s understood that I’m a huge fan of BBC’s Sherlock, but the furthest I can go when it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch’s other works is in the upcoming film The Hobbit, and even then it’s somehow connected to Sherlock because Martin Freeman is THE HOBBIT.

“So what about Parade’s End?” I wonder. I’m not averse to period dramas (I like the costumes). And from the reviews I’ve flicked through, I know that the show will deliver when it comes to plot and performance. Yet, I am still undecided because I don’t feel like the show is for me… It’s too “grown up”, I should say, for the lack of a better way to describe things.

Nevertheless, I can watch it some other time. Not right now.

Oh well. More Doctor Who for me, then!!

 

Music, and the Emotions It Evokes


They say music is what feelings sound like, and I honestly think it’s true. I’ve been listening to Yiruma lately and please allow me to sigh in the beauty of his music, particularly Poem, which broke my heart and healed it again in the span of three minutes.

Want to hear more heartbreaking music? Listen to this:

It’s short. It’s poignant. It’s… undeniably passionate, and it makes me love Sherlock even more. And while we’re on the topic of BBC shows, here’s some lovely music that I rediscovered recently. It’s slightly out of season because I think it’s a Christmas song, but still. I listen to it as often as I can. I mean, can you hear his voice?!

 

I can just cry for Ten. Isn’t it powerful and bold and so very, very tragic? (Note to self: swallow a dictionary and/or a thesaurus before trying to describe music.)

Okay, moving on from my fandoms, here is the song I seem to be singing and dancing to lately:

I know I’ve recommended it before, but the song has stuck to me. I like it, what can I say? It’s inspirational and loud and I can listen to it while I do the dishes. Yup.

And finally, it’s not quite music… but it’s heaven on earth:

So while I’m in this music-loving mood, has anyone got any to recommend? I am seriously considering extending my tastes beyond the indie fandom songs, the ones without lyrics and the what-the-hell-is-Marty-doing kind of music. I would like to branch out to the music my peers seem to like, but I’m afraid to wander too deep into the mainstream pop music and accidentally find myself singing to Bieber’s Boyfriend”… *shiver* I’ve managed this long not listening to it, ha!

Over and out.

The Wonders of Escapism


es·cap·ism/iˈskāpizəm/

Noun:
The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, esp. by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

I don’t know about anyone else but when I was a kid, school was completely separate from my personal interests: in school I learned my ABCs and arithmetic, while at home I watched television and read all the books I wanted. Growing up, those interests became a big part of my life and, as most of you know, the teenage years is the time when you question who you are as a person.

Essentially, you’re finding an identity that is wholly yours. I haven’t found mine yet (I think), but safe to say I understand where my interests lie. And it’s quite astounding, to think about it, that I can mesh my interests in Doctor Who or Harry Potter with my lessons. Because of this, I can’t view these interests as only entertainment anymore… I’ve read journals and articles about the technicalities of the show, the intricacies of character developments and their effects on its audience.

Quite frankly, it’s terrifying.

I liked having school-life and personal-life separate. It provided some sort of structure for me. But then, I came across the term ‘escapism’ and it shattered my understanding of things. I went, so this is why I like so-and-so a lot… it’s because it’s completely different from real-life. I understood that in some level, but the term made it even more real for me.

And it frightens me to know this facet of my personality, that I’d much rather prefer to dwell in an imaginary universe instead of real life. (What is real life, anyhow?)

I don’t know. Maybe I’ve spent too much time thinking about this. Maybe I’m just high from the chocolate crisps I’ve been munching on. I really don’t know. Still, I enjoy these imaginary worlds. Real life problems are so boring, aren’t they?

Over and out.

The Doctor, The Olympic Torch and the Fangirl


I’m sorry for posting about Doctor Who again but… THIS. It’s not David Tennant, but oh well. It’s enough for me.

Just this. Cue the fangirl screams.

I mean, I’ve gone all crazy about the Olympics recently and, as you know, I’ve been crazy about Doctor Who for years. So yeah. THIS. THIS. THIS.

I swear, this will be the last post about DW for a while… ^^

Good as Gold, a Doctor Who Mini-Episode


Did you know that Doctor Who created mini-episodes? I certainly didn’t, though in my defense, I’ve only been in the country for less than a year. From what I can gather through my infinite resources (the Internet), come lucky kids get to work with the DW franchise and have their script made into a proper mini-episode.

Isn’t that just awesome? I wish I could do that! I’m not exactly a child anymore, but I’m one at heart!!

*sigh* Here’s to unfulfilled dreams. *cheers*

On a lighter note (but still on DW), my Media class has been assigned to research a certain genre of your own choosing and then presenting a film proposal about it. Well, I chose musicals and guess what?

I’M BASING IT ON DOCTOR WHO!!

Specifically, it’s about a Whovian who creates trock music. The soundtrack? Chameleon Circuit, of course. The main character is all tortured soul and angst, while his ‘savior’ comes in the form of this girl — I know, it’s a cliché boy-meets-girl narrative. But, it’s a trock musical. What more can you want?

Over and out.

Wrocking and Trocking


No, these are not the names of dwarfs, believe me.

Before I can go crazy and gush about how awesome WROCK and TROCK are, let me first explain what they are about.

Wrock, short for Wizard Rock, is an indie music movement in which people write and perform songs inspired by the Harry Potter book series. It is a growing fandom within a fandom, with hundreds of bands around the world, many of whom tour and produce CDs. Wizard rock began as a Myspace phenomenon, but it is receiving recognition as a legitimate genre that spans all styles of music.

Trock, short for Time Lord Rock,

is a wave of music started by YouTube partner Nerimon and his band Chameleon Circuit. Styles of music can vary from hard-rock to acoustic, but the underlying theme is the adventures of Doctor Who, or, most recently, the Tenth Doctor, as portrated by David Tennant.
Trock is a musical wave similar to Wizard Rock and mirrors the idea that fans of the series can create musical fusion in their bedrooms with just a guitar or keyboard, and then post it on YouTube.

Source: urbandictionary.com

Too long, didn’t read? Bottom line: while they are not officially a genre of music yet, they are definitely a part of the fandoms just like conventions and fan art and fan fiction. This is fan music.

I discovered wrock before trock and fell in love with The Ministry of Magic. They’re music remind me of some kind of techno/pop/dance fusion except, of course, the songs are about Harry Potter… though, there are some songs that are so vague they can be “normal” songs. Ha, but the Pottergeek in me just can’t help but see it as a Harry Potter fan song. I mean, I already do see Harry Potter references in “normal” songs given the fangirl that I am, so yeah.

It’s a lost cause.

Trock, on the other hand, took some time to take a hold on me. Personally, I blame the fact that I listened to the wrong bands. Now? I’m currently listening to Chameleon Circuit, specifically “Kiss The Girl” — really, how can you not like the line “monkeys, monkeys, monkeys…” It’s so random if Continue reading

Doctor Who Season 7: Teaser Trailer


Sorry, but this is another fangirl post.

I found out through Tumblr that Doctor Who has a teaser trailer for   this upcoming season. Apparently, it was released to the general public via the Official Doctor Who Convention and I am so hyped up you won’t even believe it. I mean, at just my first run viewing of the thing I saw Arthur Weasley and DI Lestrade (!!), both from the Harry Potter and Sherlock fandoms, respectively.

Cue my fangirl screams of “squeeeeeee…!” *I want this because of reasons*

Pardon my teen girl colloquialism but like, I am so freakin’ excited it’s unreal.

my emotions right now summed up in this .gif