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Hey guys! I have been so inactive here that I forgot my password and just sort of gave up on this blog.  I dug out my old password today so that I can still use this account to comment on stuff, but this blog is done. Worry not! I have a new blog called Mary Digresses, as well as a tumblr I share with my two sisters, a Bioware fantumblr I share with Jennifer, a commentary/review tumblr I share with Catherine, and a tumblr chronicling the making of my stop motion animation film, so there are still plenty of places on the internet to check me out.

See you all elsewhere on the interwebs.

I just went back to check when I last wrote here, and was simply alarmed to find how long it had been. Alarmed! I've been busy, so I knew it had been awhile, but I was avoiding checking how long since I have so much to write about that I had no idea where to start and the only way to deal with this is to procrastinate, obviously. I've been reading other people's posts, at least.

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Well, I have more to talk about, but maybe I'll save that for another post.  Until next time!


"Goodbye, my Sarah Jane."

 Lately, I've been talking a lot about Doctor Who, usually all cheerful and excited because it is so damn awesome. Today, however, Whovians everywhere are mourning the tragic loss of Elisabeth Sladen, best known as the Doctor's fan-favourite companion, Sarah Jane Smith.  Sarah Jane was first a companion in the classic series, starting with the Third Doctor but spending most of her time with the Fourth, spending three seasons as a series regular.  Elisabeth Sladen returned in the role of Sarah Jane for the episode "School Reunion" i the second season of the new series.  She then starred in the Doctor Who spinoff children's show, "The Sarah Jane Adventures," which is delightful and heartwarming and just plain fun.  The fifth season stopped filming halfway through, presumably due to Elisabeth Sladen's health.  She had been battling cancer and passed away this morning.  She was 63 years old.  I have shed more than a few tears at this news.  I am shocked, deeply saddened, and my heart goes out to her friends and family.

 (picture courtesy of The Mozart of Lunacy)

(yes, she has sonic lipstick, because she is just that awesome)



 Last one for tonight, I promise.  I just found something amusing that I agree with 100% on my FB homepage that I wanted to share with y'all (surnames and pictures covered for the safety of those involved):

The Epic Dream Saga (c) Parts II & III

 Or, technically, parts one and a half, two, and three.  Also, I'm mostly only using that icon simply because I haven't yet.

I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO POST ABOUT THIS. Actually, I can, becuase I've been insanely busy. BUT STILL.  I totally wrote about Part 3 immediately after I had it so I would remember, so I have no excuse with that one. But I'm getting ahead of myself - back track, back track!
So, remember that dream I had where I was a lesbian ex-thief traveling with the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, and had discovered my missing lover, Ruth, and child, Oliver, had been sent to the past, only to the learn at Ruth's death bed that even she didn't know where Oliver was and it ended with my son still totally missing? Well, there have been developments in dream land, my friends!
One dream, all I remember is running. That's it. I don't remember what to and/or from, or anything. Just running. So that's the one and a half part.
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In other news, Patrick and I have teamed up for Script Frenzy this year.  We're writing a Doctor Who fancomic about two housemates in university (yes, they are based on us...sort of) running a halfway house for Doctor Who villain.  Yeah.  That is a thing that is happening.


 I haven't really talked about it here, but my grandma has been having heart troubles for awhile. Last year, she was informed that she needed surgery or she would only have a couple of years left.  Luckily, there is a new procedure that is far less dangerous than the open heart surgery she would have had to go through otherwise.  It has a 5% fatality rate, which freaked me out a bit, but really isn't so bad. You just never know with these things, so I was naturally worried. To stop beating around the bush, my dad and uncle went to Vancouver where my grandma had the surgery today, and I am thrilled to report that it went extremely well.  So long as everything checks out this weekend, she should be able to come home on Monday.  I didn't really realize the extent of my worry until today - like how I'm only a little nervous before a performance until right before it happens, and then I get really nervous, except worse because, um, heart surgery - so this is a pretty big relief.  Grandma Isabel is my only liviing grandparent, and has always been in an exaggerated state of spritely youthfulness in my mind, perpetually 75, despite the fact that she is in her eighties now. She's a huge part of my life, and I'd like her to stick around for several more years yet. Hopefully, today's success will contribute to that.



So, through Twitter, I just got linked to this short test that will assess your personality by having you answer questions in a way that seems unrelated to anything and it was frighteningly accurate (I found it in a post entitled: "Creepiest Personality Test Ever?"). You can take the test here: http://www.hypnoid.com/psytest2.html (ETA: Sorry, for some reason I can't get hyperlinks to work. If you want to take the test, at the very least to see what I'm talking about, you'll have to copy and paste it into the address bar.) (ETA 2: Things are working again, so here's a direct link!)
These were my results:

"Always happy in a crowd, you love to converse, to relate, and above all to have fun. You tend to think in a more holistic manner than many others. Like a crow you are attracted to shiny objects, new ideas, playful exciting colors and the thrill of a new personal relationship. You love to talk or gossip. You are highly invested in the reality of day-to-day life. Practicality is far more important than issues of honor or allegiance. You are a creature of the here and now. You are a natural multi-tasker, often switching mid-thought from one duty to another. You have a flair for presenting your personality in your work, and are known as a great storyteller and natural actor. You are very skilled at taking in a barrage of information and distilling what is most important from it. Naturally charming, you are quick to win new friends. Over stimulation is a danger."
A lot of this rings eerily true (though, "Always happy in a crowd" definitely needs to be amended to "Always happy in a crowd of people you know, or at least some of whom you know").  If you take the test, see the kinds of "questions" they ask and "answers" you can choose from, you will understand why I am currently yelling "HOW THE FUCK DID YOU DO THAT?!" at my computer.

 Side note: The Eleventh Doctor did not win the March Madness Fandom Cage Match thing, but campaigning for both sides was so fun and wonderful and civilized that I now want to watch the show the actual winner, Troy, is from (Community).  Apparently, Troy is the first black character to make it to the finals, let alone win, so that's pretty cool. I guess I can be ok with him beating the Doctor, then. ;)


 So I don't know if all y'all know about the March Madness cage match thing (Fandom Steel Cage Match March Madness Championship), but it is basically a big throwdown between fandoms because we geeky types need something to entertain us while everyone else is getting into the whole March Madness sports thing. Whatever.  It starts with you voting for your favourite character within each show (divided into categories, like sci-fi, drama, etc.), and then the winning character from each show goes against another character from the same category and you vote for your favourites there.  Finally, you have the finalists from each category, and then the final two.  It is pretty much the most stressful thing ever, like choosing between children, especially when you adore as many shows and characters as I do.  Sherlock totally made it to the final four, which is impressive considering it only has three episodes.  He was creamed by this Troy dude from this show Comunity and now Troy is up against the ELEVENTH DOCTOR FROM DOCTOR WHO AND IS WINNING. NOOOOO!  This is the final, people.  Whoever wins this wins it all.  So, I am asking y'all to trust me about Eleven's awesomosity and to go here and vote for Eleven.  And tell all your friends to, for the sake of geeks everywhere. Because bow ties are cool.

Tell your friends.

In the meantime, Dragon Age II came out on Tuesday and is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Also, this is exactly why Wil Wheaton is awesome.

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To be continued...maybe...

 My internet is being wonky (and by “my internet” I mean “the school’s internet”), so this is being written in a Word document. Specifically the Word document that has my notes on my Merlin crackfic. It involves bleeding flowers. Not flowers that bleed, but people that bleed flowers. It’s going to be awesome.

It is worth noting that Monday, Nolan’s and my third Valentine’s Day together, was the first we’ve spent apart. I will see him this weekend before I skip off to Montreal, so that’s good at least. We at Casa de Emarick made pizza as to not spend the evening alone, which was quite nice. Emily even made the dough from scratch. I have class Monday nights, so usually I don’t get to eat at home. It was lovely.

The other night, I had a dream. As you are likely all more or less aware, I have been working on catching up on Doctor Who. In order to understand my dream, I shall explain the concept of the show. Actually, you don’t really need to know, but it will make a little more sense plus I talk about the show a lot anyways now so you might as well know. You can skip to the next LJ cut if you already know about DW, or simply don’t care. You know how I can ramble.

The premise of Doctor WhoCollapse )

The Epic Dream (C)2011Collapse )

But...yeah. Whenever anything remotely dramatic is happening now, I shout about my missing child to put things into perspective. I should probably explain to random people passing that he’s just a dream!child.

"He hesitated for one eternal moment..."

 Fill out this for the demo. I dare you.  Multiple times.  With different names. It's hilarious.

As you can tell from the quote in the post title, it is really well written.






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