This was born as a Doctor Who blog. But it's really just very random.
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davidtennantcom:

PHOTOS: David Tennant By Ellis Parrinder 

Three previously unseen photos of David Tennant released by Ellis Parrinder from a photoshoot in 2009

Casanova (BBC), 2005

I was the first of the Potter actors to learn to drive. I passed my test at the second time of trying. On the set, there’d always be a lot of talk about cars among the cast, although Daniel Radcliffe never joined in. He’s never been into cars at all. My first ambition was to become an ice-cream man, which is why I bought the Bedford van. Not long after I first got it, I pulled into a pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a 99 or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I’ve learnt my lesson since then. I keep my van well stocked. It’s got a proper machine that dispenses Mr Whippy ice cream and I buy my lollies wholesale – 50 for a tenner – so I never run short. I’m not allowed to sell my merchandise. I’d need a licence for that. I tend to avoid July and August, but the rest of the year I’ll drive around the local villages and if I see some kids looking like they’re in need of ice creams, I’ll pull over and dish them out for free. They’ll say, “Ain’t you Ron Weasley?” And I’ll say, “It’s strange, I get asked that a lot.” The van often comes in useful. I drove it up to the set on the last day of filming on Harry Potter. The cast and crew were having a barbecue and I supplied the lollies and ice creams.’

—Rupert Grint.  (via sararye)

So my mum and I booked a flight to London today

cosmicsyzygy:

shadowsofwho:

I’m immensely excited about this because

  • this is my first ever holiday trip with my mum that I’m actually old enough to remember
  • this is my first holidays abroad in, like, a pretty long time
  • this is my first trip to the UK, where nearly all of the actors, authors, shows, books
  • we’re gonna spend a night at an airport no wait this isn’t actually exciting it’s just funny
  • I’m gonna buy all the DW merchandise
  • we’re gonna be their from between 6th August and 14th August, so I may have the chance to go the World tour thingy and see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and also meet many many fellow Whovians
  • just because
  • I’m so gonna search for film locations and police boxes

So, all in all, I’m just very happy and excited and kind of busy planning. So. Much. Planning. To do.

If you have any suggestions as to places to visit, things to try, food to eat or whatever (especially Whovian stuff) that would be hugely appreciated because if I make a list on my own I’ll probably leave out like half of the very important amazing stuff

Erm, yeah, very excited. This has been a weirdly structured text post.

Woo! You’re going to have such an awesome time! :D I highly suggest visiting both Forbidden Planet and The Who Shop. Also, visit the TARDIS outside the Earl’s Court Tube Station for pictures (and if you’ll be arriving there via train, be sure to go out the correct exit or you’ll have to walk all the way around :P).

For eats, I would suggest the Fitzroy Tavern because it has a lot of history (both literary and Doctor Who). For filming locations, there are plenty just around the Thames alone, from Daleks on Westminster Bridge to Cybermen hanging around on the walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral down to the Millennium Bridge. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is also nearby, which is always a good idea for a show.

So yeah, definitely worth having a wander around on foot in that entire area! If you have any questions or want any more suggestions, just ask! :)

Thank you so much for these wonderful suggestions! Especially good to know where I can get all my TARDIS pictures :D

Do you (or anyone else for that matter) by any chance know how to get around London cheapest? There’s this website that wants me to get an oyster card, but I’m not sure whether the site really just wants my best…

So my mum and I booked a flight to London today

animeandfilmotaku:

shadowsofwho:

I’m immensely excited about this because

  • this is my first ever holiday trip with my mum that I’m actually old enough to remember
  • this is my first holidays abroad in, like, a pretty long time
  • this is my first trip to the UK, where nearly all of the actors, authors, shows, books
  • we’re gonna…

Oh hi there! I would be in London on 7-9 august. For whovian stuff-go to Cardiff (it is 2 hrs by train) anyway museums are great here :)))) you can message me n maybe we can meet up!

Will you be at the world tour thingy?
I really want to go to Cardiff, my mum really doesn’t want to go to Cardiff… (which is kind of understandable since she’s not into Doctor Who) I’ll just have to insist, I guess :D
I would love to meet up with fellow Whovians, but I don’t have much planned yet and can’t say whether and when I’ll have time to do so…

the Bechdel test, the Ellen Willis test, ALL THE TESTS: or, a handy guide to feminist critiques of narrative

jennirl:

(reference for when i am trying to explain these to people and they are looking at me like “huh”):

  • the Bechdel test: does the story have a) more than one women, b) who talk to each other, c) about something other than a man.
  • the Ellen Willis test: if you flip the genders, does the story still make sense?
  • the Sexy Lamp test (courtesy of Kelly Sue DeConnick): can you replace your female character with a sexy lamp and still have the story work? if yes, YOU ARE A HACK.
  • the Mako Mori test: there is a) at least one female character, b) who gets her own narrative arc, c) that is not about supporting a man’s story.
  • the Tauriel test (which i made up in response to The Hobbit 2 [which passes] and Skyfall [which fails]): a) there is a woman, b) WHO IS GOOD AT HER JOB.

and in justification of my recent TV obsessions, i would like to note that Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy, and Nikita (ALL HAIL MAGGIE Q) pass all of these tests with flying colors.

UPDATE: i just discovered the Finkbeiner test and it is FANTASTIC.

mizgnomer:

The Tenth Doctor’s Suit Button Analysis - now in Tumblr-image form!

Because the manner in which the suit is buttoned is important.  No, really.  It is!

In all honesty though, I’m rather impressed that DT took it upon himself to change it up.  Keeping up with these tiniest of details is just another sign of how dedicated he was to Doctor Who.

The list owes much to Unfolded73’s Button Analysis on LiveJournal. As far as I’m aware she was the first to do the analysis back in March 2009 and share it with the world.

For the pedant in us all.

An Unexpected Companion - Child Verse

thatfantasyworldofmine:

shadowsofwho:

Susan took the black pencil from him, frowning. “Space is complicated and Mama’s going to wake up soon. You have to help with the drawing,” she explained. “We need planets and stuff. You can do Gallifrey or the moon and I’ll do the other one.”

She didn’t wait for an answer, but picked out two orange pencils, a grey, and a yellow one from the pile. “Which one looks most like Gallifrey?”

A lump rose in the Doctor’s throat, and for a moment, there was pang of pain. Of course Susan would know about Gallifrey, she was his daughter. Other him’s daughter.

The Doctor swallowed and smiled tightly, reaching out and taking the yellow and one orange pencil. 

"It was… a combination of these two, with some red. I’ll do Gallifrey, you do the moon," he decided, starting to sketch a sphere near the top of the paper. "Don’t forget the craters."

They were working quietly for a while; Papa working in the upper left corner, Susan in the lower right, closer to the Earth. She was giving her best, adding craters and darker coloured patches and trying to get the perfect colour using a grey and a yellowish pencil.

"I’m sorry," she broke the silence, eyes on the stars she was arranging around the moon. "I didn’t want to make you sad."

An Unexpected Companion - Child Verse

thatfantasyworldofmine:

shadowsofwho:

Susan was too concentrated on her task to notice anything her father was doing. She had started with the TARDIS, taking the bluest pencil she could find. The box filled nearly all of the first piece of paper; Papa stood in i’ts door, his hand reaching to his right and out of the frame and into the next one, where it was linked with Mama’s. Susan, in her blue dress, was standing on Mama’s other side, smiling up to her parent’s who were smiling too. Behind them where the wolves and the monkey toy, and then trees, and then the sky. Susan knew that all of this would be a lot better drawn by most adults or more talented children then her, but she worked very carefully, avoided colouring over the lines and was satisfied with her picture. Surely Mama would love it!

"Papa," she asked, looking up from her picture after what felt like a very long time. "Can you help me with space? I want to get it right."

She had put the third paper on top of the other, trying to make the sky blue go over into space blue, but she thought she needed to get an expert.

The medbay was silent as both Susan and the Doctor worked. The Doctor took his time, dividing it between taking care of Rose, and watching Susan draw her pictures. The cut on Rose’s head had stopped bleeding, and didn’t need any stitches as the medication would soon seal it up. So the Doctor cleared up his area, washed his hands, and settled down beside the bed with Rose’s hand in his to watch Susan work.

The expression of intense concentration was enough to make him chuckle. Susan was frowning at the picture, or would be if her tongue could stay inside her mouth. Instead every so often, she would lick her lips or poke it out in concentration and it would stay there. 

It was a full forty minutes later, and the Doctor could feel himself nearly nodding off when Susan’s voice startled him. When had been the last time he had slept? Properly slept, not dozed as he did when Susan and Rose last slept. It took him a second to remember; at least a few weeks. The Doctor shook his head and got up to look at Susan’s drawing, keeping Rose’s soft, warm hand in his. He would have to do something about that soon.

"Susan, these are brilliant!" he congratulated her, beaming at the pictures. "Look, you and the TARDIS match," he pointed out, the blue of her dress nearly the exact same as his ship. "Well, you’ve gotta make space dark," he began, looking around in the mess of pencils for a black one. "Then you can add in stars, constellations, planets - anything you want."

Susan took the black pencil from him, frowning. “Space is complicated and Mama’s going to wake up soon. You have to help with the drawing,” she explained. “We need planets and stuff. You can do Gallifrey or the moon and I’ll do the other one.”

She didn’t wait for an answer, but picked out two orange pencils, a grey, and a yellow one from the pile. “Which one looks most like Gallifrey?”

big-finish-sketches:

I’d like to nominate “Alien Bodies” for greatest Doctor Who novel I’ve ever read

rackkshort:

Because everybody needs John Barrowman at his most camp on their dash.

DW +  Favorite Scenes

Doctor Who meme: nine scenes: How is Harvey Wallbanger one word? (8/9)

altairis