31 December 2009
27 December 2009
And here’s the part where I defend Martha, haha…
I disagree. I don’t think that her pining was annoying at all. First of all, can you blame her? It’s like the man of her dreams walked into her life while he was breaking and she wanted to fix him, while at the same time getting to know him and learning to love him. I think Martha is, by far, the strongest companion (emotionally and physically). Martha could handle things without the Doctor (Family of Blood episodes + you know, SAVING THE WORLD). She handled her emotions and never really let them get in the way and act selfishly or stupidly. She didn’t flaunt, either. She didn’t ask for thank you’s or anything from the Doctor; she accepted what she had to do, did it well and was rightfully proud of herself.
She was very SMART. The smartest of the lot. Something the other two lacked a bit coming from the backgrounds as a shop worker (no schooling post secondary) and a temp (not to say they weren’t intelligent, but all that schooling and training and everything, she is stacked with knowledge). She IS a doctor. That is something cool for the Doctor to have on board the TARDIS. She listened to him and did as he said. Always.
He couldn’t have gone from Rose to Donna. It would have been an extreme change and would have probably aggravated and hurt him more. He needed someone who would be kind and help him when he was down. And also, I honestly believe that anyone with a heart could have helped the Doctor gain footing after the time war. Anyone who could open his eyes to more humanity and life and happiness and everything he lost and couldn’t see. Martha could have done it just as well, had she come first. Or even Donna.
And finally, though I could go on for days, the Doctor picked her. People always complain and bitch and moan about her, but he loved her. Not romantically, of course, but he loved her. He wanted her there. He kept taking her on trips and seeing how wonderful and helpful and fun to be around she was. He gave her a key to the TARDIS, too. He choose her and he didn’t make her leave. She was the strongest and was able to leave. Sure, people think that was a stupid move, but I think it was the boldest in New Who. She saw the end of humanity and knew it was her goal in life to save it (again.) She found her purpose and knew she couldn’t do it being a sidekick for the rest of her life. I think the Doctor respects her SO much for that.
People dislike Martha because they started with Rose and hated seeing her go. They were bitter and probably would have hated anyone who came in. In addition, they would have been happy with anyone who came around after her.
(For the record, I LOVE Rose, but find her very damsel-indistressy and Donna whined and bitched SO much, but I learned to love her, too. Martha > Rose > Donna.)
So there. MARTHA LOVERS OF THE WORLD: UNITE.
Also, I have decided to respond to you guys' comments to further defend Martha. So EDIT.
Laura: I am happy to see that you agree. But here is some Martha defense xD : She is CERTAINLY not perfect. She has this broken family, no time for anything but work, no one really close to her besides her sister, she's struggling emotionally throughout the whole season, et cetera. I don't understand how her mere existence puts the other companions down? She is a doctor, she's not mocking the other two and waving her diploma in their faces; she has a natural instinct to help people. I never once felt that she was written in to be better than anyone else. I loved that the Doctor had someone who could match him with intelligence in certain areas (or, come close in any way). I think that it gets old when the creators throw in characters that humans can relate to, simply for the fact that they can relate. I don't need that when watching Doctor Who. You should be able to relate to anyone in the show in some way (or, maybe not everyone, but parts of people). The Doctor has the same emotions we do; we may not relate to ALL of his experience, but we can relate to many and we can relate to his emotions. /end. xD Ooh! and I should add to this whole blog that I prefer Rose/Nine and Martha/Ten. Rose had more chemistry with Nine than Ten. Martha, to me, was a perfect match for Ten.
Julia: I just wanted to reply to your suspicion that Martha only saved the world to win the Doctor and I don't think that's true at all. I think by that point, she'd resigned herself to the fact that she couldn't get him in that way. She has a good, honest, true heart and did not do it for her own selfish reasons, but to save people. And the Doctor meets everyone "by chance," except for Donna and Wilf who he KEEPS meeting. He only met Rose "by chance" in a store, did he not? He meets people entirely by chance.
lanna-lovely: I think Martha certainly grew from her experience. Maybe not outwardly, but certainly emotionally and inwardly. I think it is impossible to travel with him and not grow and change. I also love that Martha could move on a grow once she left the Doctor. She went to work more to do things similar to what the Doctor does, but on Earth. She never STOPS helping the Doctor. But she moves on, gets engaged and is clearly in love with him. It's just cool. She really grew.
Holly: MARTHA'S whining? What about Rose's endless "I want to stay with you!" and Donna's "take me home!" Martha NEVER whined. Especially not to the Doctor. She loved him and I don't understand how ANYONE can blame her for that. Who wouldn't? I sure would. She doesn't mope about it. She is strong about it and doesn't let her emotions stand in the way of her judgment. And it's safe to say that I entirely disagree with you on her acting :P
natnel56: Of course it was because she followed Rose. Haha. I said that. People hated Martha because she followed Rose and people like Donna because they hated Martha so much, they'd be happy with anyone. It's really unfair. Rose fangirls talk about Martha's whining...they whine ten times more about Rose than Martha ever does about the Doctor xD
justjustine: I agree. I just NEED to defend my Martha
Jackie (K): Agreed. He choose them all. None of them are bad or stupid or boring. They are all fantastic and brilliant. I just feel the need to constantly defend Martha because people don't seem to remember that when it comes to her. Ugh. And text me ANYTIME for Who talk :D
Ravenclaw2313: You'll warm up to Donna even more, I promise :) and what you said about her is all right.
19 December 2009
13 December 2009
- Either fly to LA or drive with Marion and Shawna, who may be passing through Seattle before heading south.
- Get to LA on the 8th. VidCon till the 11th.
- Spend three-ish days in Disneyland; possibly stay with a friend?
- Leave for Florida on the 14th.
- Infinitus/Harry Potter freaking theme park.
- Leave for home on the 19th.
06 December 2009
I am currently studying Martin Luther King Jr speeches and I really, really enjoy it. What a brilliant man. I wanted to share a few of my favourite quotations from some of his speeches:
"Death is the irreducible common denominator of all men."
"Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."
"Every time I take a flight, I am mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible, the known pilors and the unknown ground crew."
Those are three of my favourites, from his speeches Eulogy for Martyred Children, I Have a Dream and Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, respectively. He is so eloquent. That's one thing I dislike about myself; I am horrible at putting words together eloquently when I speak, and often when I write, as well. Also, while discussing English, I should probably mention that I got googlewave last week and while I don't really get it, it is a wonderful tool of distraction when two of your friends in class also have it and your high school has recently granted you (very limited) internet access. Yeah, we spend all of class IMing each other from different sides of the class. Ha.
Other interesting things that have happened to me include seeing into Santa, not once, but TWICE eating in Panera. I am currently directing a one act called Let Us Go Out into the Starry Night by John Patrick Shanley which is absurd and beautiful. It's about a woman looking for serious conversation and her meeting with a young man plagued by ghosts and monsters. Oh! Did I ever mention Teatro ZinZanni on here? Because it was a wonderful, awesome evening. I HIGHLY recommend seeing the show and eating there. I've made a ton of videos. I've cried over the Deathly Hallows trailer, the release date for the final Hunger Games novel was announced (24 August 2010) and I have become addicted to formspring. Seriously addicted. Go ask me questions.
Dollhouse on Friday was SO GOOD. Enver Gjokaj is an absolute genius. When he was Topher, I lost my cool and was freaking out. It was sosososo good and I am still so upset about it's cancellation. :( Summer Glau was fantastic and if Bennett weren't so crazy, I'd totally ship her/Topher because they were so freakin' cute. Also, I saw A Christmas Carol and it was good, but REALLY creepy. Really, reaaaaally creepy.
It snowed for about 20 minutes last night and that made me ecstatic. That's one thing that may be new to you blog readers, but I have an OBSESSION with snow. I get bubbly and cheerful and gloriously joyful. I adore the snow and how it covers everything up and makes everything seem so untouchable. Beautiful. I long for more snow to sit and watch in the twilight with my Christmas lights on. Sigh.
Okay, so I am going to go read and sleep. I had more I want to write, so maybe I'll blog again soon. Have a good week, everyone.
Fashion section: I have nothing to say, really. I need ideas for this section, aha. But basically I can't stop wearing my new red hat. You can see it in my latest videos. Haha. It's from ForLove 21, which is the Forever 21 accessory store. Also, I painted my nails red and it's the first time I have never successfully done by myself very well and they look fantastic. So YAY! Plus, the video I posted last Tuesday was sort of about fashion-y stuff, so there you go.
Book recommendation: I am about to read Mythologies by Roland Barthes after searching for it forever. It was recommended by Rosianna and I am quite excited.
Oh! I plan to make at least two videos a week on my personal channel and while I have some recorded and have some ideas, but you should leave some that do not have copyrighted music or really specific things (ex: "tell me where you buy your socks!") or anything like that. Okay, thank you :) xx