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Writer’s Block Fixers: Write about a blue-coloured object

I’ve been battling mind crushing Writer’s Block for the better part of the past year. So, in order to hopefully work my way PAST it, I decided to use this website for inspiration.

#31: Write about a Blue-coloured Object

There’s a couple blue objects I’m particularly fond of: the TARDIS and my copy of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

The TARDIS

The TARDIS, for those of you out there who are not Whovian or really have never had any exposure to Doctor Who, is a Time/Space Ship. TARDIS stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space. It looks like a London Police Box from the ’50s or ’60s. It is a pretty, deep, dark-ish blue. Sort of like Midnight Blue and Royal Blue mixed together. It is the most beautiful shade of blue, in my opinion. The TARDIS is also the most fantastic machine ever! Imagine traveling to any place in the universe to any point in time! All the things you could do! All the places you could see! As a (wannabe) anthropologist, it would be a marvelous opportunity to study humans through the ages! in all different places, too! I could meet Queen Nefertiti (“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” 7.02) or Cleopatra, or Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Mead… ANYONE!  I could meet so many awesome people as children (or adults…).

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

For all those of you out there who have never heard of John Green, or about his latest (and arguably, his best) YA Novel, The Fault in Our Stars, read on. TFiOS is the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year old girl dealing with a rather rare type of cancer as well as Not Having a Life syndrome, Not Being a Regular Teenager syndrome, as well as Feeling Alienated From People Her Age syndrome. Her mom forces her to go to a Cancer Support Group for Under Eighteens, where she meets Augustus Waters. Needless to say, he is a HOT person, who happens to have a thing for symbols, and insists of holding an unlit cigarette between his teeth because it is unlit, therefore not able to kill you. Needless to say, it is pretty much the best YA book I’ve read in a while.

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On The Possibility of Moving, and it’s Effect on Increasing World-Suck

Over the summer, my parents started looking at houses where we might move, sometime in the near future. They’ve been looking all over the place, hoping to find a place that’s within their budget, as well as big enough for us, and close enough to my sister’s current school. It’s taken them a while, but it seems we finally found one.

Thing is, it’s in a different town.

In and of itself, this really isn’t a big deal.

Except for the fact that I’m going to have to transfer schools in what is considered the most awkward stage of life.

Especially for us Wallflowers.

And it really wouldn’t be terribly bad if we had a set date for moving, and stuff like that, but we don’t. This means I’m going to spend the next few(/several) months possibly being a nervous wreck, not wanting to suddenly leave my current school, and my friends, and Fest. God knows that’s going to be hard. It took me about five months (FIVE MONTHS!!!!) to go twenty feet down the hall, and eat lunch with Elizabeth and Maddy! And Elizabeth had to drag me (quite literally!) down the hall to what became my favorite spot in the whole school building.

Every friend I’ve made since fifth grade, I met out of pure luck.

I met Ellen and Celine through my cousin,who had been going to school with them since forever. When I moved away, we became closer than we were in school. We’d spend inordinate amounts of time chatting through GMail. We had “Weird Dreams” chain-mails, and Middle School Girl Stuff Chain Mails. I discovered Seally was a die-hard Bones fan, as well as a B&B shipper. Ellen introduced me to HarryPotter fanfiction, and Dramione and Artemis Fowl and she was the only other person who would discuss Percy Jackson with me. (I still am a big Percabeth shipper!). In seventh grade, at my sister’s current school, I met my friend Holly. To date, I don’t think I’ve met a sweeter person, or made friends with someone who doesn’t like many of the same things I do (aka: books), although we did share a love for Tina Fey, Amy Poehler,SNL and Parks and Rec.

I met Elizabeth on the first day of school last year, after having been mistakenly placed into a Ceramics class I wasn’t really interested in at the beginning . We started talking about whatever it s two strangers talk about whilst surrounded by upperclassmen who know each other. Eventually, we started talking about Harry Potter. In a school of a gazillion people (actually, 1700…) I had found somebody who loved Harry (my future husband at the time) as much, if not more than I did. I had only ever listened to very little Wizard Rock before I met her, or heard about Leaky Con.

She introduced me to two amazing people: Maddy and the Doctor.

Maddy is easily one of the most creative people I’ve met. She’s a great potter (do not confuse with Potter), and photographer/photo-shopper, and TARDIS-maker, and computer/ tech- savvy In a way most kids my age that I know are not.

What if this time around I don’t get lucky? What if my Charlie never meets a Sam or Patrick?

What if I’m doomed to spend French class muttering to myself about its similarity to Spanish like I did all last year with Danny? What if I move before Fest comes around? That is very likely, it seems… 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

Nothing is set in stone. And it kills me not to know. Maybe The Doctor should take care of that. Or perhaps my local Ministry of Magic could provide me with a Time-Turner. But until the TARDIS-stealing Time Lord and his Tine Lord-stealing TARDIS crash on my door step, or an owl delivers said Time Turner, I will be kept in the dark, regarding ZE FUTURRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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Period Dramas that kind of make me wish I owned a TARDIS… (kind of!)

I love Period Dramas about as much as I love Bones and Sherlock and Doctor Who.

Period  Dramas that kind of make me wish I owned a TARDIS…(kind of!)

Downton Abbey

There are so many reasons why DA has become my Favourite Period Drama Above All! The brilliance of the story! The intricacy of the plots! The costumes! The talent displayed by the entire cast! The poise, the elegance! the fairy-tale-ness of it all! Maggie Smith’s wit! It’s all so wonderful!

I still remember accidentally stumbling on to what would soon become my must-watch-channel shortly after the premier of the Second Series on PBS’ Masterpiece Classic. Oh, I was instantly pulled in by the beauty of the set, by the costumes, by the drama between Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) and Mr. Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), heir presumptive to the Title and Estate. Oh, the banter was almost Bones-like music to my then Bones-hiatused ears! And then I realized that adorable/scheming little lady was Maggie Smith herself! My beloved Proffessor McGonagall was killing me with her witiscms and old-fashionedness.

If I had a TARDIS I would most definetly make sure to spend some time in Pre World War II England, frolicking about Downton’s picturesque gardens, etc. However, I’m afraid that the close-mindedness faced by the youngest Crawley sister, Lady Sybil faced as not only a feminist  but a political /civil rights activist would be a bit of a turn-off. It’s no wonder she couldn’t go back to just being a Lady, after the Great War.

My OTPs: MaryxMatthew, AnnaxBates¹, and CoraxRobert

The Young Victoria

This  film focuses mainly on the years before Victoria became Queen, as well as the earliest years of her reign. As it happens, this is also one of Julian Fellowes’ Masterpieces! (All hail Period Drama Julian Fellowes!!!)

Being a Fellowes Script, there is bound to be a lot of Drama. And so there is. There’s fights between Victoria (Emily Blunt) and her Mother, The Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson), and the despicable Sir John Conroy (Mark Strong) who try to take Victoria’s power away from her. Then there’s also The Thing between Prince Albert (Rupert Friend) and Victoria… at first he was a tool trained by King Leopold I of Belgium to forge an alliance between the two countries, but then they actually fall for each other, and are all cute-sy.

I honestly do think that after spending some time in Victorian England fawning over the pretty dresses and suits, and architecture, etc, I might grow restless and wonder what people did before Televisions and J.K. Rowling.

My(RL) OTPs : VictoriaxAlbert²

Sweeney Todd

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you: after watching this with my uncles and my mom, my sister and I were unnable to sleep for about a month. We were also unnable to fully enjoy hamburgers and stuff for fear that we might be actually consuming human flesh. Thanks, Tim Burton!

I don’t remember a whole lot of the film, because I haven’t watched it in like, six years(?). What I do remember is watching Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp being their awesome/scary/talented  selves whilst wondering what crack-head would ever come up with such a story.

Having said all this, you might be wondering why I’ve even bothered putting this on the list, and here’s why: HELENA BONHAM CARTER. JOHNNY DEPP. ALAN RICKMAN. CREEPY MUSIC.

Titanic

I might not have been  old enough to have seen Titanic when it first came out in theatres all the way in 1997, but I’ve watched it so many times I die a little bit whenever I hear Celine Dion’s song, or see Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett togezzer.

Rose and Jack’s story is the ‘modern-day’ Romeo and Juliet. I mean, think about it!

The only reason I’d want to TARDIS my self out of there is pretty obvious, isn’t it?

Also, did you know… The First Episode of Downton Abbey takes place a couple of days after the sinking of the Titanic? HA!

So there you go!

¹Free Bates!!!

²Even after he died, she still set out his clothes in the morning. Also, she never remarried!

PS: I think it’s the British Accents. I honestly do!

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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith talks to Entertainment Weekly… YAAYYY!!!

I heard the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featured on its cover someone (and something) I, personally, am incredibly fond of: Doctor Who and his TARDIS. THE DOCTOR AND HIS TARDIS! Inside (according to EW’s site…because I am currently unable to HOLD THE ACTUAL THING!) Matt, Stephen and the rest of the Who cast and crew spill on what’s to come this season (starting Aug. 25th!) incluiding the Most Awaited NYC/Weeping Angels episode (:O), The Ponds Leaving (:(), and The New Companion, of whom virtually nothing is known, although it has been widely speculated (and discussed during lunch with Maddy and Elizabeth…) that she happens to be the Doctor’s Daughter.

Anyways, in the ‘web exclusive’ interview  Matt talks about shooting in New York and Jenna Lousie Coleman (the New Moon Panic¹), and also Andrew Garfield. I’m actually not making this up. He does mention Mr. Spiderman Man.

Go Check it out! ♦

¹Moon Panic is an anagram of the word Companion. It was also the code name Karen Gillan had to use in her audition. HAH.

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