i knew you were trouble

“I knew you were trouble when you walked in.” The Doctor walks up to Martha Jones in the middle of a crowd and takes off his tie for no apparent reason, then has no memory of it when she meets him in the hospital. Right before the whole building is transported by aliens to the moon.

“So shame on me now – flew me to places I’d never been.” When that’s all over, Martha boards the TARDIS and is flown to all these magnificent places, back in time, into the future, to different planets.

“Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground.” It has been observed by many that you cannot have aliens without the Doctor coming to save the day. In the same way, you cannot have the Doctor come around without aliens seeking him out. So it cost Martha to love the Doctor.

The difference between the Doctor and the bad boy in Taylor’s song, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” is that the Doctor did care, and he also did the same for Martha – loved her, risked his life for her, watched out for her. So, discard the parts of the song that imply otherwise, and you have the perfect opportunity for a really great Doctor Who video.

So I that’s just what I decided to try to make. You can watch it by clicking here.

 

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i wish you were here

Hello, peeps! I’m back with some more Doctor Who. What I’m about to present to you is a graphic I worked long and hard on, and that’s not usual. Usually, I whip up things and get them posted and make myself satisfied with the result all within an hour. But this time, I was making something that had to be just right. Many thanks to my sister, who gave good input and didn’t let me settle for second best.

The story behind this has to do with a very controversial song. Well, controversial for me. I don’t listen to Avril Lavigne. She’s got a good voice, and I might actually like her style if it weren’t for the language in quite a lot of her songs. I confess I haven’t heard a lot of them, but I do read the reviews on Plugged In Online, so I know what I’m dealing with. But one in particular caught my ear when I heard it in a music video on YouTube – totally unaware of the s-word that’s in the beginning.

My initial reaction to this was that I definitely wouldn’t be buying it – especially because the d-word is a very central part of the chorus. I haven’t changed my mind about it, but I can’t shake the fact that otherwise, it’s an amazing song. And aside from that, it’s also absolutely perfect for the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler. I couldn’t make a music video in good conscience, because I don’t really want to promote the language. So the next best thing was to put my Photoshop skills to good use, and not only that – challenge them!

So, what I’ve labeled my new masterpiece was born. WARNING: Major feels may ensue. ;)

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speaking of doctor who…

So, I finished squaring away my computer storage today. A big relief, especially because for about half an hour I thought I’d deleted my whole iPhoto library. Yeah, it’s all fine now, but what an adrenaline rush! Phew. I’m glad that’s behind me. XD

I’ve been watching some more Doctor Who. The Doctor remains awesome, Rose remains my favorite companion, and somehow I’ve survived Doomsday. Not without tears, of course, but I am still here to tell the tale. Starting the third season has again brought on that round of questions, leading me to wonder if I should really be watching this show. That probably sounds like a drastic change for me to be saying that, but it’s really not. I’ve had issues with some of the things in Doctor Who ever since I watched the first episode.

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Some of you devoted Ninth Doctor fans out their will really not like what I’m about to say. While I liked the Ninth Doctor, and I think the first season is obviously key, I confess I didn’t watch most of it. As I said before, I already know so much that happens in the “New Who”, so I knew what I was missing. I couldn’t get around some of the stuff they put in the first season, especially involving a certain Captain Jack.

I know that this is a pretty popular character, hence the new show called Torchwood, but the whole bisexuality thing didn’t sit well with me. I’m aware that this is a really sensitive subject nowadays, but I’m not going to tiptoe around the fact that I just can’t appreciate Jack Harkness, for that reason.

So, it was rather disappointing when one of the first episodes of the third season (Gridlock) openly introduces a gay couple, neither protagonist or antagonist. Nothing inappropriate is shown, they’re not central characters, which can be appreciated. But it still bothered me, when I’d just gone through a whole season without that, and it just doesn’t seem necessary. And I get that they’re going for being politically correct, hence the Doctor’s nebulous beliefs about the supernatural and God.

So…that said, what am I going to do now? Stop watching altogether? Try to not be bothered by this type of thing? Because I’m sure that wasn’t the last time they’ll push the envelope. My answer is: neither. I’ll pray about it. I’ll think about it. But as of right now, I’m going to keep watching, and just be more prepared.

Because overall, this is a show that – the majority of the time – supports good morals and important life lessons, along with an array of emotions that create something strong, dynamic, and thought-provoking. It’s simultaneously deep, witty, and exiting. The writers and actors come together to form something that knows just how to make you laugh and cry in the same episode – a friendly and riveting reminder that even when it hurts, life is always worth the adventure.

Now, about starting the third season. I can’t mention this without giving a round of applause to “Smith and Jones”. WARNING: There might be spoilers for this episode.

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I’ll start by saying, this is one of the best episodes I’ve seen so far (which is saying a lot, coming from me) and I’m about to tell you why. Apart from a very creepy antagonist who takes the form of a human sucking people’s blood, there’s really not anything graphic in it (the blood-sucking isn’t very, well, bloody). It’s extremely funny, witty, and very intense. I love the Doctor in this episode. He’s come back more colorful and potent than ever, and who doesn’t love it when he wrecks his hair and runs around a hospital (which is on the moon) barefoot before sacrificing himself to save all the patients? I know, I’m sounding like a lunatic again. :P

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That’s partially why the following episodes, The Shakespeare Code – with all its witchcraft and suggestive comments – and Gridlock – with its immorality – felt rather like a slap in the face. But for the record, I will say that there were a couple things about these episodes I did appreciate. When Martha and the Doctor share a room in The Shakespeare Code, and there’s only one bed, nothing inappropriate happens. We’re not even left to wonder. It appears that the Doctor doesn’t even sleep, although Martha seems more than a bit disappointed and frustrated with his apparent oblivion to her fondness for him.

Also, in Gridlock, the Doctor takes full responsibility for getting Martha into the mess they find themselves in. Ever since Doomsday, he seems more aware than ever how easily people can be lost, and he’s more determined than ever not to let that happen to Martha (or Donna, in The Runaway Bride).

I bet you’re waiting for me to elaborate on my opinion of Martha. I think she’s become a source of contention in the Doctor Who fandom. So many people hated Martha because of Rose, that now I think there are more haters of the Martha-haters than there are Martha-haters. Did that make sense? Probably not.

https://telestrekoza.com/link-gallery/albums/British_shows/Doctor_Who/Cast/Season_3/Doctor_Who_S3_022.jpgAnyway, that being said, I don’t think there needs to be this war over whether Martha was a good companion. I can’t say that it was all right that Martha hit on the Doctor in the way that she did when it was pretty obvious how he was hurting. But in the same way, Martha couldn’t exactly help falling for him, could she? And he could’ve been more sensitive to that, but…how? I’m not sure that it could’ve been any better between them, although it’s not all bad. I feel like, because of losing Rose, the Doctor really doesn’t take Martha for granted.

And despite the tension, Martha still offers a new perspective on adventures in time and space aboard the TARDIS, and she’s definitely smart, not to mention it’s nice to have a dark skinned companion. Honestly, I really like Martha. I’m already dreading watching her go, although I look forward to seeing Donna again (yes, I read ahead).

Martha is not a replacement for Rose. She’s completely different. No, that doesn’t make her a bad companion. She’s a good match for the Doctor. And no, that doesn’t mean romantically, because I think Rose will always be the Tenth Doctor’s true love. Last but not least, this doesn’t make Rose a bad companion either. I don’t think it’s even fair to make Rose and Martha into a competition. They were both great companions that helped the Doctor in really different ways, and they were also human. Both of them. And if there’s one thing that Doctor Who has taught me, it’s that being human – flawed, broken, affected by emotions – is a beautiful thing.

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