Since the start of December, I’ve been doing a rewatch of post-2005 Doctor Who. Today, I watched the finale of Series 2, the one where Rose is finally written out of the show (…but only temporarily, as it turned out).
When this season first aired, I was 13 years old and a huge Doctor Who fan. I read lots of fanfic, and even wrote some (having never been a really big fanfic person …
We’re having an unscheduled internet outage today. Every time I see posts about “internet of things” crap, I think about how common these are, and am relieved that all the basic infrastructure of my home is strictly offline 😆
Sometimes I go through phases where I’m really excited to cook different things and seek out new recipes to try, and other times I’m just like, “Ughhhh, I have to work out what’s for dinner AGAIN?! How does this happen EVERY DAY?!?!?” Definitely been going through one of the latter kinds of phases lately… 😔
Yesterday when we were taking Gizmo on his weekly beach walk, we encountered this ADORABLE puppy! It may have been overwhelmed by the amount of activity on the beach, or else just overdue for his nap, but he first collapsed between Viv’s feet for a nap, and then on Emma’s foot 🤣 Gizmo was VERY unhappy about this interloper, and whimpered jealously about his humans fussing over dogs that aren’t him…
I meant to point this out the other day, but I’ve finished series 1 in my Doctor Who rewatch, so my series 1 wiki page is now complete with my thoughts on every episode! 😇 I also went back and added star ratings for each episode now I’ve watched the whole thing. Next up: The Christmas Invasion…
Viv and I saw the second “Avatar” movie today (The Way of Water). We liked it, it was good, very beautiful visually, well-made… but 3h12 is too long for a movie. Thankfully it also has a lot of excessively long action sequences, so I had time to sneak out for a toilet break without missing a single plot development 😜
IDK. I also felt like the plot was less ambitious than the first one (I mean, in the first one they send an entire mining company packing! in this one, one family just goes into hiding then at the end they destroy a boat!!), and I also felt the lack of a real Grace-like character (even though Sigourney Weaver did return to play a different character in this). In fact, there were a lot of characters and as a result I felt like none of them got much by way of development… but I was interested in the world-building, again, I felt for the whale-analogues, and as mentioned the world was very pretty to look at.
One minor thing that confused me – after Kiri had her seizure, these two scientist characters turned up out of nowhere to declare she had epilepsy, then disappeared again? They were two of the scientists originally working in the forest, right? So… did they, like, follow the family to Beachtown just out of shot? (Considering we got footage of the family en route, and the scientists were not with them then.) Then where did they go after that scene ended?? They didn’t seem to still be in town when the climactic confrontation loomed. Am I crazy or does it genuinely not make sense what happened there?