To the lost blog post

I had an entire post planned out.  I was excited to get on Blogger and write about it.  And I totally, completely, utterly, forgot what it was.  I have no idea now.  It might have had to do with Doctor Who, or maybe the Olympics.  Or some deep thoughts about the universe and myself.  I really have no idea.  So I decided that for the sake of trying to remember, I'd dedicate a blog post to the lost blog post.

To the lost blog post:  I miss you.  I can't remember you, but I miss you dearly.  I wish you were here, and I was writing you instead of this eulogy/ode thing.  You were a good idea, and I hope I'll remember you someday.  Until that day, farewell.


Come on USA!

Originally, I'd planned on rooting mostly for Great Britain and India, and the other countries I really love, but, alas, patriotic feelings won out in the end.  We've done brilliantly in swimming.  I'm pretty sure that's where most of our golds have come from, even.  And we did brilliantly in gymnastics qualifiers, we were top qualifier.  But now I'm watching finals, and we are sucking dirt.  I just made up that phrase.  But suffice it to say, that we are really doing terrible.  And it sucks!!!  Hardest of all is seeing like John Orozco, probably my favorite male gymnast this year, trying not to cry on camera after blowing it on both the pommel horse and vault.  It's just sad.  But come on USA!!!  You can do amazing.  We need to beat China!!!  We're actually tied on the total medal count, but China's got us beat in gold medals.  And just the existence of this competitive spirit I have against China increases my belief that the Olympics really doesn't foster international friendship; just international competition and rivalry.  I mean, really, who would think, "hm, we need an event to bring all of the countries together in harmony.  I know, let's create a huge competition, and make the hugest possible deal out of it ever!  That won't increase already existing rivalries, and just foster anger and resentment towards other countries."

Just go USA.  You've got it.


How it's gonna go down...

I'm rewatching seasons 5 and 6, with my entire family, my dad included.  This means that I will get a refresher on season 6, at which time, I will write my final two chunks to finish off the first six seasons.  I can't guarantee a time for it, or even a ballpark.  So sorry.  But then, I will hopefully be able to watch season 7 as it comes on.  We still need to get the channel, but my hopes are high.  Then as those come on, I'll be able to post about them, minus spoilers, so those of you who don't get it can read about the episodes you can't watch without fear of ruining the episodes.  Yay!  Just so's you know.


Yes, I probably am going to post every time I get another hundred views.  Because it's such a milestone, you know?  I've progressed so much.  And I'm so very, very close to 1,000 which is my ultimate amazing awesome goal, for right now.  Let's see if we can get it to 1,000 before school starts, on August 20!  And 1,500 by the time the year's over.  Yay goals!  It'd be cool to reach 2,000 by my next birthday...

Olympics Opening Ceremony

Hello again!  Long time, no blogging.  But I'm back!

So most of you are probably aware that the Olympics started last night, with the famous Opening Ceremonies, in London.  I have not actually watched them yet, so I can't give any details, nor do I want you to give me any details.  However, I am well aware that David Tennant was not allowed to light the final torch...thing (what's the technical term for the final thing they light on the opening night?), and this makes me sad.  Because he totally did, in the past, which...is technically still the past, but it was recent past, and it was last night.  I mean, come on, Doctor Who is virtually their National TV show (I shudder to think of what America's is).  They should honor that by reliving the moment where the torch was carried by the Doctor.  Just sayin'.  It's also lame, because they had planned on doing a Doctor Who montage to the theme music, but it had to be cancelled because the athletes took too long running in.  Darn athletes.  However, there were TARDIS noises during Pearl Jam's performance (I'm pretty sure it was Pearl Jam, anyway) which is pretty cool.  And there's also some picture floating around with David Tennant dressed as the Doctor in the audience.  So some disappointment, but there was also some pretty cool Doctor Who stuff.  And I think the rest of it was good, I just haven't watched it yet.

I've even heard that James Bond was in it...


I've crossed 800 views!!!

Okay, so this is super cool, since I started blogging at the end of April with around 130 views.  It's been about three months, and I have over 800!  So, what have I learned?  Well, actually posting regularly does, in fact, increase your viewing numbers.  But also that it's relatively easy to post regularly.  Just talk about your life, and for some reason, people like reading about it.  Also, posting about a highly popular TV show for a good 5 seasons of it does help.

But thanks to everyone who's read my blog, this has been super fun.  Next mile marker is at 1,000 views!!!  Let's see how fast we can get there!


Chunk 1-- Season 5: E8-E13; Christmas Special

Lots to cover!  But before we begin, fair warning: I will be jumping ahead some, especially towards the end, so if you have not seen all of the above mentioned episodes, I'd recommend waiting to read this post and watch them because they're awesome!

So we begin with The Hungry Earth, an episode where the earth is "eating" people in a small town, where drilling is taking place.  My mom pointed out, and rightly so, that virtually all of the episodes in season 5 and 6 take place on earth, at some point in time.  There's a lot of them, anyway.  Anyways, the cause of the "eating" is people who are living underground, people who lived on earth before the humans, but who retreated underground because of the Ice Age or something.  And they're upset that this drill is drilling into their home.  The Doctor tries to negotiate peace, but one lady is an idiot, and kills one of their people, and they end up having to put everyone into a virtual cryo-sleep.  This episode continues into Cold Blood.  Rory ends up dying at the end of the episode, but before Amy can resuscitate him, he gets sucked into one of the cracks, and is erased from the world.  He never existed, but somehow the Doctor remembers him, because he held onto the memory, while Amy (who we've already sort of seen is slightly weak-minded) didn't.

Next we have Vincent and the Doctor, a pretty cool episode where the Doctor and Amy (without Rory) meet Vincent van Gogh, which they pronounce funny.  I dunno which one is right.  But van Gogh is considered insane, because he claims to see this monster no one else can see.  I don't remember why they can't see him, but the Doctor fashions a machine to see the monster, and they end up finding out he's the last of his kind (a recurring thing in Doctor Who) but I don't think it survived.  They end up helping van Gogh, and when they go back to the future and look at a gallery with his work in it, they see a picture of sunflowers, with the words "For Amy" inscribed on it.  Which is just super special.  It makes me happy.  They showed him his potential by taking him to the gallery and having Bill Nighy tell him how awesome he is.

Next...The Lodger.  I happen to love this episode, particularly the Chameleon Circuit song attached ("Kiss the Girl").  This episode, the TARDIS is acting funny, with Amy still inside it, so the Doctor goes and stays with this guy named Craig, who's in love with his BFF Sophie.  There's this weird guy living upstairs who lures people into his apartment and kills them, or something, because they  never come back out again.  This mysterious lodger upstairs is actually the resident of a spaceship, who needs a pilot to take the ship back out to space.  There's a perception filter making it look like part of the apartment building.  Craig saves the day by focusing on why he wants to stay, which is Sophie.  Craig and Sophie get together in the end, and the Doctor leaves with Amy.  This episode is hilarious, and just makes me want to stay with the Doctor for a couple of days.  He makes good omelets.

Finally...the finale!  First, The Pandorica Opens, followed by The Big Bang.  I love the song by Chameleon Circuit attached to these two episodes as well.  I really just love Chameleon Circuit...Anywho, we must move forward, because tons happens in these episodes.  So.  The Doctor and Amy go to the Roman times, in England, I'm not sure why really, and there they meet River, who's masquerading as Cleopatra.  She tells them that they need to get to Stonehenge, because there all of the Doctor's enemies are gathering.  Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen, you know the drill.  We also see...Rory!  Who's a Roman.  And awesome.  So they get inside Stonehenge, after scaring off the army forming in the sky, to find what they're all after.  The Pandorica.  It is rumored to have inside it the greatest weapon in the universe, or something like that.  The Doctor is trying to figure it all out, with the help of the Romans, especially Rory, who Amy doesn't remember.  When the Daleks show up, and the Doctor discovers that he is the one who's supposed to be inside the Pandorica.  Rory and Amy get out of there, and are above ground.  The Doctor is locked in the Pandorica.  And Rory has a gun inside his hand.  The reason for this is that this world, this reality, is formed by Amy.  Her memories.  The Pandorica is like the story of Pandora's Box, when she was a child, and Rory comes back because she remembers him.  Every memory she lost to the crack is returning, at the end of time (the second end of time anyway), but it's being used against her.  So Rory ends up killing Amy, even though he doesn't want to, and she remembers him just before she dies.

Ugh.  Almost there.  One more!  And the Christmas Special...oh well.  To sum up this one, let's just use the song.  I've included the link to the video, you can watch it, and lyrics can be found here as well.  It's just so complicated, and this song just perfectly explains it all.

Except for one part, the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for his girl ever.  Amy ended up in the Pandorica, and Rory asked the Doctor if she would be safe.  He hesitated, so Rory, to keep her safe in the Pandorica, waited outside.  For 2000 years.  He waited outside the Pandorica, through thick and thin, and followed it everywhere it went.  He would not be shaken.  And during the London Blitz, the building she was in lit on fire, so he dragged it out of the flames.  He is the Last Centurion, so named because he did all of this while in a Roman's outfit.  2000 years.  Amy is the luckiest freaking girl on the planet.

For the Christmas special, it's basically a very touching retelling of the Christmas Carol, which mostly features the Doctor, and Amy and Rory to a very limited extent.  But it was beautifully done.  Broke the cycle of just okay Christmas specials.

Wow, that was long.  Only two more chunks...ew.

Chunks at a time

I dislike the word chunks, mostly because it reminds me of feces, but it's the best word to use.  So, since I am astronomically behind on my posts, I've decided to just do a few recaps of several episodes at once.  I'll specify in the beginning of the post which episodes I'll be working through, so you don't encounter spoilers you don't wish to see.  My first "chunk" will be the rest of season 5.  The second will be the first 7 episodes of season 6, and the third and final one will be the last 6 episodes of season 6, as well as the Christmas special.  This way I can even jump ahead some episodes, and be able to reference things a little before they happen, especially because so stinking much happens in season 6.  So I'll get right to it!


I have a proposal

I propose we rename the phrase YOLO to KHNH.  Pronounced "Knnh."  Which stands for Kal Ho Naa Ho, which in turn is Hindi for "Tomorrow may never come."  I propose we change it to something that means virtually the same thing, because I figure if I hate the message it sends, it may as well sound cool and be cool, and be associated with Shahrukh Khan.  Wouldn't you agree?  If it's going to suck, it might as well suck less.  I"m going to try to get that to stick.  From now on, we should all say "Knn."  "Wanna go bungie jumping?"  "Sure.  Knn."  People will look at you funny, yes, but only at first.  Once it catches on, you'll be the cool person who was saying it before it was cool.  Hipster points!  

KHNH also happens to be the name of an awesome movie I didn't get to finish watching tonight because it was a library disc, and badly scratched.  It was a three-hour movie and we made it probably two and a half hours in before it really just wouldn't go any further.  So that sucked.  At least I'd seen it before and knew how it ended...But it's not on YouTube, or any of the other Bollywood-streaming websites I know of...so that sucked.  Oh well.  

I can't wait for the Olympics.  23 days!


Why the Spike?

Today's first topic of discussion is a wonderment as to why there was a sudden spike in my pageviews, followed by a deep depression.  Seriously I had 27 pageviews just a couple of days ago, followed by 22 the next, followed by 11, then 6, then 3...it's sort of depressing actually (haha, get it, the depression in views is depressing...see what I did there?).  But more importantly is why it happened like that.  Of course it could be argued that it was entirely random, but I don't like that answer, so I'm going to foolishly assume there is some sort of reason behind it.  That was the day of the infamous OoVoo final showdown.  So that might be it.  People were having the same problems, and somehow just all happened to be looking it up when my posts came up...no.

It was probably random.

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