Sick sucks. I’ve spent the last few days waiting for a cold to run its course. The fever is finally gone–I’m not nearly as sick as I was three days ago–but I’ve got the left-overs to deal with still. So, the last few days I’ve spent in bed with a craft book and a new series to watch on Amazon Prime.
The series is Extant, which has one season for a total of 13 episodes. I looked, but there’s no news yet on whether there will be a second season. To be honest, even if there is a second season, I’ll probably wait until it’s over and watch it on Amazon if I watch it at all. It was fun, but not something I get excited over, like The Walking Dead or Doctor Who. Halle Berry was, of course, phenomenal, and the ending tore me to bits, but that’s about it.
The craft book, which I’m still reading, is The Plot Whisperer by Martha Anderson. I’ve read the book before, but I didn’t take notes or use a high lighter, so I decided I would read it again. It’s all a part of my plan to outline my WIP over the next couple of weeks. I have K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success queued up on my Kindle for reference as well. The great thing about that book is, it comes with parts high lighted already. With those books, and the various other craft books I’ve read and have on hand, I should be able to get my story outlined with little trouble.
I had a great response to my IWSG post last Wednesday, and I want to thank everyone who took a moment to offer some ideas on how to move past these walls. I can’t say enough how much I love this community! You guys are awesome!
And since I HAD to bring The Doctor into this, how about a little discussion about the new one? Warning! There will be:
To be honest, it took me a couple of episodes before I decided I like the new Doctor. I finally started liking him once I realized he’s The Grumpy Doctor. And I don’t mean an “old man” kind of grumpy, I mean woke-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-TARDIS-in-a-never-ending-Monday-morning-time-loop kind of grumpy. I like it. I like this Doctor. I like the way Peter Capaldi plays him. It works.
Now, allow me a moment to scream about something:
WHAT THE HELL WITH CLARA’S FINGER SNAP?!?!
Most of the time, when something happens on Doctor Who that is very obviously Moffat attempting to be clever, I’ll just roll my eyes. I’m not even going to get into the whole “companion as a sexual object” discussion, because I think I might explode (watch this because it’s all my feels on the subject). But this little stunt… No. Just no. NononononononononoNO! The TARDIS doesn’t like Clara! The Doctor even brought that point up in Saturday’s episode! So why the HELL is Clara able to snap her fingers and the freaking TARDIS doors obey her? I actually paused the show to rant about it as soon as it happened. I’ve never been anti-Clara. I didn’t like her, but I didn’t dislike her either… Until that finger snap. Now, I can’t wait for a new companion. And I know it’s not Clara’s fault. It’s Moffat’s, but still. Just… No!
There are rumors going around that Clara’s on her way out as a companion (this is the only article I could find on the subject), and the latest episode may have been the door to that actually happening. Clara got pissed at the doctor for forcing her to make a decision instead of telling her what to do. I could go on about what I think of that, but I’m still exhausted from the snap fiasco. All I know is that now, when 2049 comes along, I’m going to be staring up at the moon waiting for it to hatch. Also, this is a direct result of watching Doctor Who:
It’s already started! #CrackInTheMoon #DoctorWho #WRL #DailyDiary
Anyway, I’m looking forward to next week’s episode and the episodes to come. It will be interesting to see how they take Clara out of the show and who the new Companion will be. For now, I’m going to go eat because I haven’t had breakfast yet.
Until next time!
Are you a fan of Doctor Who? Which Companion is your favorite?
(Mine’s Donna. )