So I finally did it! I got the updated version of the video on YouTube! I’ve changed quite a few things, and I’m finally satisfied with how it turned out, so I think you guys will like the changes. I’ll also be taking the old version down. I really, really hope you think it’s an improvement. Feel free to let me know what you think! :)
Using Taylor Swift’s simple lyrics in B.o.B.’s song Both of Us, I put together a video as a tribute to the Tenth Doctor and his companions. All of them had such strength, each of a unique kind. And someday, they would be strong enough to lift each other. Click to watch. :)
P.S. Shortly after publishing my Doctor Who music video set to Christina Perri’s hit “Human”, I watched The Beast Below. Yes, I have finally met the Eleventh Doctor. Saying goodbye to the Tenth is a story for another day, but I’d like to point out something very key that the Doctor says to Amy in his second episode. After she makes a mistake that angers the Doctor greatly, he reminds her that she is only human.
Naturally, I couldn’t resist using this scene to reinvent my video. While I was at it, I found a few other things I felt could be changed in making the video better. I’m so much more satisfied with it now, and I hope to get it posted soon. I’ll be taking the original down, so you might want to watch it one last time before I post the new one. :)
It’s been a while, friends. Life’s been hectic, what can I say? But here I am, and I’m back with more Doctor Who art. May I present a tribute to an all-time favorite TV show friendship…the Doctor and Donna. I could go on and on all day about this scene (from the episode in Season 4, “Midnight”).
Here he’s become a victim of an alien presence for the first time in who knows how long, and there’s Donna. Waiting for him. There for him. They don’t speak, and that’s what makes it an amazing scene, because you can just see how much they love each other.
And now for the Doctor and Martha. This was one of the final moments between them before they part once again in The Doctor’s Daughter. I felt that they were going through similar things right then, having found new hope in these wonderful and terrible adventures, and then losing someone they came to care for, and just feeling so keenly the unchanging pain of traveling time and space.
That’s all for now…all that’s finished, that is. There will be more to come, I promise! XD
Hello, fellow bloggers, Whovians, Swifties, etc. Hope you’re doing well. I’ve got some Doctor Who fan art for you all. I’m pretty sure if you haven’t watched the show, I’ve already spoiled everything for you, or either that Pinterest has, so there’s no point in giving a spoiler warning. :P
I don’t know why, but my inspiration for Martha Jones edits/videos seems to be running high. I’m sure it’s because she’s a favorite character, but so is Rose. Donna as well, although I haven’t gotten to know her enough yet to have a lot of inspiration. I’m plotting, though. ;)
So I present a couple of tributes to Martha. The first sort of embodies her decision to stay at home instead of continuing to travel with the Doctor. Starting with before she left in Season 3, and when she came back in Season 4.
In The Doctor’s Daughter, which is the sixth episode of the fourth season, there’s a scene that no one really talks about. Martha is trying to find her way back to the Doctor – needless to say they get separated – and she’s making the journey with a human/fish alien that she aided right after the separation. I won’t go into the details, but the friendly creature dies saving Martha’s life in the rough terrain, and I’ve got to say that it’s some of Freema Agyeman’s best acting as she weeps over the death of yet another innocent creature. And I think that she must’ve been thinking something like what Christina Perri admits in “Human.”
On a (slightly) lighter note, here’s to the legend that traveled the world in the year that never happened:
And now I’ve gotta mention Rose. ;)
Hate to do this to you, but you can’t blog about Doctor Who without bringing on lots of feels. So I’ll just get right to the point:
“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.
So. About Martha Jones. I know I’ve talked some about her before, but I feel like (since I finished the third season of Doctor Who) I’m able to put my finger on what I think about her as a companion. I’m pleased to say my point still stands. Martha is a definite favorite, and I don’t think there’s any need for all this back and forth hate about whether she was good or not. Yes, her friendship with the Doctor was imperfect. But it was real. And that makes it beautiful.
I put together an edit that sort of sums up my thoughts:
That being said, it’s time to present you with some feels. Because no matter what way – romantic or otherwise – the Doctor and Martha loved each other.
While we’re on the subject of Doctor Who, here’s a tribute to Rose Tyler. It’s sad, I know, but I couldn’t help it. XD
Anyway, I hope you like (despite how much this all hurts). ;)
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.
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.
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
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.
Anyway, 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.