Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who? What? When? Where? ...but Mostly Who

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I was gone for a while there. My only excuse (besides work) is that we started watching Doctor Who (I've never watched before), and it's nigh impossible to blog while watching Doctor Who. At least, it was while David Tennant was around.

You see, we watched a few episodes at the beginning of the new series (starring Christopher Eccleston). Michael had loved Tom Baker growing up, but I just didn't get it. I was all like, "What? Why? What??" the whole time. After three episodes, I was ready to give up. But I knew a few people who loved it, and also said that David Tennant was awesome.

So we skipped ahead to the end of season 1, and when David Tennant showed up on the screen, I said, "Now that's MY Doctor." Long story short, we then watched seasons 2-4 straight through. I grieved for a day when season 4 was over. I won't say why ("Spoilers!") but I was seriously upset.


Labor Day weekend is always Dragon*Con here, and since we're so close, we always try to go to the parade. We had a couple jerks who decided to stand up in front of us (they'd been sitting on the curb) AND put on giant hats right before the parade, so I don't have any really good pictures. Instead, here are some entertaining ones. =)

In honor of my newest obsession, excellent Blink cosplay, a couple 10th Doctors, and...
...well, let's say that's Rose taken over by Cassandra, shall we?

The Harry Potter section was on the weak side, but Luna made up for it with sheer enthusiasm.

This guy's always around.

Darth Vader begs for snacks.

Sure, there were Green Lanterns, Orange Lanterns, blah blah blah. But this Pink Lantern is using the power of love to conjure a martini!

If you're ever screamed, "NOOOOO!" at the end of Buffy, Angel or Firefly because of a cliffhanger, you've probably shaken your fist at this guy.

Fantastic Halo costumes...some great Reach armor...and a SQUEE-worthy Grunt!

Sci-Fi janitors...only awesome if you've seen Dragon*Con TV...which I was shocked to discover is very funny.

Michael went briefly on Monday to check out the art market and merchandise market, and he got this shot of a yute being subdued by a Sand Person.
Excellent enforcement against shenanigans.

Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the Clone Wars animated series, conned Michael into buying me a Star Wars shirt...his words.
Hilarious. And I love the shirt!

And just so there's some stitchy content here, this is the latest progress picture of Random Thoughts. The color's a bit off; I had to brighten it because we had several days of cloudy, chilly weather and there was just no light ever!

I was AWOL for a while; I watched a LOT of Doctor Who.


Delusional Knitter said...

David Tennant is my fav Dr. Though I do like Matt Smith. I was so upset at the end of David's reign. Very cool parade there!

Aimee said...

I tried to convince Jason to start back at the beginning of the "new" series of Dr. Who (I've only seen all of Matt Smith's and a couple David Tennant episodes), but he didn't go for it.

So, we started season one of Mad Men last weekend instead. OMG GOOD. I knew it would be, but it's nice to KNOW, you know? ;)

Joyus said...

Ah yes, David Tennant. I think you'll find he's the Doctor of choice for an awful lot of women - he's certainly my Doctor LOL.

Geeky fact - do you know that he became a dad earlier this year and his fiancee is the daughter of Peter Davidson who was the fifth Doctor? That means his little girl has a Time Lord for a daddy and a grandad!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Great progress on Random Thoughts!

I've not watched any of the Dr. Who's but have heard tons of talk about it. Makes me think I'm missing out on something...

Calophi said...

Man, that con looks like it was tons of fun! Glad you had a good time. And thanks for the pictures. Pink Lantern is my favorite. :)

Calophi said...

And OMG is that a Goblin King I see in the background of the Luna picture? <3 <3

geeky Heather said...

And I'm pretty sure the mother of David's daughter was in the episode "The Doctor's Daughter"...which is kinda crazy...I'll just leave it there so no spoilers!!

That IS a Goblin King...I wish he'd turned his head my way!

Aimee...you MUST watch the David Tennant episodes!!!!

Jean in Georgia said...

Jelly Baby?

Melanie said...

Haha! Love the costume pics. I love people's, uhh, dedication to things. Fun fun!

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