So, I've recently been doing some research on the old Hartnell TARDIS for a small project, and as I looked around the 'net, I got slightly depressed. I kept finding CGI renderings of the Hartnell console room, and to be frank, most of them were pretty bloody good. Great level of detail, the consoles looked good, the lighting was good.

And it came to mind that I'd been left well behind. Read more... )
I'm not talking about any particular dalek story here. The latest one has mainly been a catalyst for making me want to put these thoughts out there again. Naturally Steven reads my LJ, and values my opinion, so I'll be expecting a reply from him any day now.

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Dear Mr. Moffat, I'm not going to beat around the bush here - I love the Daleks. They are my favourite villains. So I would like to request fewer Dalek stories in Doctor Who, please. Read more... )
You don't need to watch this. And you really shouldn't watch it all the way to the end. Embedded youtube video below the cut )

Write to me if you'd like to know how I would like to photograph you. Don't tell me how you'd like to be photographed, it's my job to come up with something for you.

All your comments will be screened, so people will only see my replies to you. I will unscreen your original request only if you ask me to after I have replied.

Disclaimer time - I may need you to point me towards a recent photo of yourself since my memory for people's faces/bodies is often crap. Be warned, you may find the way I'd like to photograph you ridiculous, insulting, boring, obvious, exploitative, confronting, confusing, completely off the mark of how you see yourself, or completely uncreative. Worse still, I may not be able to think of anything for you. If I can't think of anything for you though, it probably means I just need to chat with you more, to spark some ideas.

Either that you or have no discernable personality.

Yes, I am mean. Tough it out, you bastards!
You know how some mothers whinge about how hard it is, and how much they do, and how some folks look down on women who are 'only' mothers, and not in the workforce? What the fuck are they complaining about? It is so delightfully easy being a stay at home parent.

I was awake at 7, had some breakfast, and listened to an episode of Doctor who. So a nice gentle start.

Lex woke at 8:30, and since then I have been with him every minute, enjoying the beauty of the parent/child bond, including literally five hours of trying to get him to sleep, something I totally failed at, and he mostly screamed through.

I haven't gotten a single thing done, and I only managed time to eat and drink because Lex can feed himself.

See? It's easy bitches!

*faints*
"There's no doubt that Harry Potter has been good for my career, but I need a change, and I want to head in a dramatic new direction to show my range. I've even had a costume custom made to show my commitment and sent the photo to Steven Moffat telling him my idea. I suspect I'll be hearing from him any day now."

Picture and Doctor Who joke below cut. )
dalekboy: (Default)
( May. 25th, 2009 08:59 am)
The special Doctor Who mini-episode from John Barrowman's show, Tonight's the Night.



dalekboy: (Default)
( May. 25th, 2009 08:59 am)
The special Doctor Who mini-episode from John Barrowman's show, Tonight's the Night.



Bull terriers have an interesting quirk - they can bite down so hard that nothing will make them let go until they want to. Some people mistake this for them 'locking' their jaws, when in fact it's just sheer bloody-mindedness on the part of the animal. No matter how much damage is done to them, they won't let go until they are done, unconscious, or dead.


I once saw our 13 year old, half-blind bull terrier, Pancho, get into a fight with three other younger, bigger dogs that weren't on leads and ran as a pack. Dad tried to intervene, he always did if Pancho was involved in a fight, but after having the owner of the three dogs make no effort to stop them, and make a smiling comment along the lines of 'Sorry mate! Dogs, eh? Whatcha gunna do?' Dad decided to let Pancho do his thing. Dad wasn't trying to protect our dog. Pancho tore them to shreds, much to the dismay of the owner.

Sharon is a bit like a bull terrier At the moment she's pissed off at someone who is wrong on the internet, and is formulating her reply. I was going to reply to them myself, but [livejournal.com profile] shazgirl is going to do a much more thorough job than I, who would have been relying on memory and, too be blunt, can't be bothered arguing the point that much. They are making sweeping statements about events they weren't around to witness.

Normally Sharon wouldn't bother to reply either, but this one has annoyed her. She knows the statement made is wrong, and now she's doing the research to prove just how totally wrong it is. Today is the second day of her research. I would have gone into this with a figurative punch on the nose, Sharon will be going in with a chainsaw in each hand.

Love you, sweetheart! And I've never wanted you more!
dalekboy: (Default)
( Jan. 14th, 2009 04:23 pm)
I mentioned Mr. Bill in a recent comment to someone, which then prompted me to go looking for him on Youtube. The trials of this small plasticine man aren't to everyoone's tastes, but twenty years later, I still love him.

Embedded Mr. Bill vid below cut )
dalekboy: (Van de Graaff Dan)
( Jan. 12th, 2009 12:10 am)
Just rewatched Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I still prefer the original. I find the new one a bit variable, and have a hard time understanding the words in most of the songs.

But it's worth owning because I could watch Deep Roy sing and dance for hours!
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( Dec. 19th, 2008 08:04 pm)

Oh, it looks like number 31 have a tree this year... Read more... )
dalekboy: (Brainscan)
( Dec. 16th, 2008 10:39 pm)
* Between Lex and selling stuff, I've had bugger all time to post. So here are a bunch of things I wanted to do proper posts about. Nothing of vital importance in here, move along... )
dalekboy: (Santa Dan)
( Dec. 9th, 2008 11:17 pm)
Last year I couldn't find a Chrissy tree I liked, so I improvised.

This year, I wasn't able to find anyplace selling real trees, and most fake trees just don't appeal. Then today, just when I was ready to go ahead and start arranging my skeletons, I found the perfect tree. It's plastic but that's okay...

Because it's black!
dalekboy: (Default)
( Nov. 10th, 2008 08:57 am)
Another silly Bond theme that sounds more like a proper Bond title song than "Another Way to Die." I know making a good song is hard, but at least getting the right sound to a Bond song shouldn't be.

YouTube thingy below the cut... )I love the line about 'I know they do big bags of solace, but I don't want'em."

There's so many people online who have done their own QoS title song and many of them, with better singers, would be better songs than the one chosen. Of course all this bitching and moaning is for naught, as is most of the bitching and moaning on LJ.

But I'm still sure when EON read my posts, they'll see their error and get a new song and stick in ;P
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