Venufing, the Vibrant Haze Pokemon!
I adore Pokemon Fusions gosh
This is among the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
my CHELL DOLL!!! ! !
YOU MEAN ACTION FIGURE
Pyramid head is not a guy in a helmet. That is his head. It does not come off and there is no misunderstood animu bishie underneath and sure as hell no “Homecoming” characters underneath.
Love him the way he is!
I don’t know… it looks like there’s bubblegum under there to me! Or yogurt. Strawberry yogurt. Frozen strawberry yogurt.
I wants some.
You know you’re watching low-budget horror when…
(Seriously, people — I’m always available for editing!)
For realz, Target?
NOTE: Here be spoilers, so — if you haven’t seen “The Name of the Doctor” — stop reading now! Unless you don’t care about that sort of thing. If that’s the case, feel free to continue. :P
So. I thought the episode was okay — but mainly because I didn’t absolutely hate the episode (in large part because of Vestra & company; I know some folks dislike them but I think the episode would have been really tedious without them) and because the ending left me curious to see what happens next. But unfortunately — like so much of nuWho as of late — the episode kinda played out like above average fanfiction for me. It was enjoyable enough at a glance, and there were some interesting bits, but it wasn’t very polished and was nowhere near as good as I’d prefer my canon stories to be. And, despite my somewhat uncharacteristic lack of hatred for the episode (I couldn’t effing stand last week’s Cyberman story), there was really a lot more about the episode that annoyed me than that I enjoyed.
Among those things:
Clara. “I’m the impossible girl. I was born to save the Doctor.” UGH. I know they had to continue the thread they started with her, but I am really terribly sick of these super-duper all-important companions.
River. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Alex Kingston — but what I like most about River Song is that she’s energy. The woman DOES stuff, and she looks mad sexy doing it. Here? She stood around and talked, like Hartnell in “The Three Doctors” when he was inching towards his deathbed. (Are you feeling okay, my darling Alex?) Also, I don’t like the tonal shift in how they treated her death. I had problems with the treatment of her passing in the original episode — because, while she died, it was written as if she was SAVED. Not copied to a hard drive, but legitimately rescued with much fanfare and happy sunny skies. This, admittedly, is the interpretation I would have preferred — but that’s not the interpretation Moffat went with the first time around. So now, instead of maybe giving it a pass because of the established treatment of River’s death in the previous episodes, I’m annoyed by the inconsistency.
The Whispermen. Ooh, scary things with no eyes and sharp teeth and suits. The basic template is overused in horror television anyway (I flashed all the way back to Buffy’s Gentlemen), and nuWho has had several monsters along these lines. This time, however, Moffat didn’t even bother with giving them a legitimate modus operandi or backstory.
The rules. Why the hell should a time traveler visiting his/her own grave cause a problem? Why would that constitute crossing one’s timeline “in the biggest way possible?” This from a dude who has actually met past incarnations of himself! And when they actually visited his grave, what happened? Sure, Simian and the Yawnmen showed up, but what were the actual repercussions for the Doctor’s presence at his own grave? Nada. Winged demon Langoliers tried to devour everything because Rose stopped Pete from dying, and — the way the Doctor made it sound, anyway — this was So. Much. Worse.
(I’m also kinda annoyed that Miss Inquisitive Clara didn’t even question it — I’m sure Moffat could have come up with an acceptable two-sentence explanation for why a time traveler’s grave should be off limits to said time traveler. Or maybe Moffat couldn’t, because it’s completely stupid, and that’s why he left it out.)
The Doctor’s grave. Did it really need to be “discovered?” It was a big freaking monument on a cemetery planet with a giant leaky dying TARDIS presumably leaving a trail of tasty Time Vortex breadcrumbs for the followin’. Nobody was trying to hide that tomb.
Finally (for this post; I could probably sadly keep going), the classic series references and clips. I know, right? This was supposed to be the thing I loved most about the episode! And I did squee a bit upon seeing Hartnell at the very beginning. But here’s the thing — and this has bothered me about the classic series references throughout the series — it was all so painfully superficial. They showed clips of past Doctors, but it was empty fanservice. It didn’t add to the story or help to establish anything; it was just kinda there.
It’d be like me, in casual conversation, throwing in a line about that pair of sneakers that you really, really loved when you were eight years old. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I knew you when you were eight; it doesn’t mean that I know a thing about your upbringing and development; all it means is that I saw a picture of you from when you were eight years old and in that photo you had those sneakers on your feet. And, okay — at first — you might think it’s really cool that I knew that about you. But if I keep on mentioning it, and I never add anything more substantive, it’ll become more and more clear to you that there’s no weight to the observation: maybe you even begin to suspect that I know nothing important about you and your love affair with yesteryear’s footwear and only discovered that photo of you in your sneakers yesterday. And, insofar as you really did love those sneakers — as I really do love classic Who — you might start to find my references more annoying and even insulting than delightful and inspirative.
Anxious (in the several senses of the word) to see what the deal is with John Hurt’s Doctor, though.
Okay, who draws Kilo weeping over Stitch’s dead body? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?
(Source: veggiechic01, via dreamsinlongisland)
So it’s still not superarticulated, but I think it’s pretty cool that they flocked the toy without sacrificing any of the articulation that the unflocked version has. I wonder how it’ll hold up around that swivel-hinged elbow, though.
Well fuck you, Sofia Vergara.
Is this supposed to make me hungry?
Clearly WWE figures are more popular than I’d thought.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST IT’S A BOX OF CLOWN DOLL HEADS
Who doesn’t love clown heads???
THEY ALL FLOAT DOWN HERE
Botcon Exclusive IDW My Little Pony Issue #5 Transformers Varient Cover
I wants it
I kinda want to review this, but I can’t bring myself to spend the $2. Also - it’s 191 pages! And from what I read while flipping through, it’s not written for laughs. So weird.