such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Yesterday the new Doctor Who companion was announced and everything looks delightful.

two minute clip under the cut + images )

dw squee!

Sep. 2nd, 2015 11:46 am
such_heights: the twelfth doctor post-regeneration (who: twelve [brand new])
The BBC have made an awesome casting announcement for this year's Christmas Special.

spoilers! )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: clara [tardis])
Between
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
music: Vienna Teng
content notes: canon character death
summary: And the third one between replaces what once was love. Clara, the Doctor, and Danny in series eight.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: For [personal profile] purplefringe on the occasion of her birthday on Wednesday. Also on tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: amy [light])
[personal profile] aria wanted to know about my favourite companions, and [personal profile] juniperphoenix wanted me to talk about Rory Williams. I shall combine the two and talk about my three New Who faves: Martha, Rory, Amy.

they're always brave )
such_heights: (who: missy)
Blank Space
by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who (all)
music: Blank Space - Taylor Swift
ship: Doctor/Master
content notes: canon-typical creepy/violent relationship dynamic
summary: So it's gonna be forever or and it's gonna go down in flames
download: 64MB zipped .mp4
notes: Spoilers for whole canon. Part of the 1989 Vid Album. Also on tumblr and the AO3.

eta: streaming being tricky - tumblr link should work for a streaming option.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: martha, donna and rose (who: companions)
So there's an interesting post on tumblr from [tumblr.com profile] taiey pointing out just how many of Clara's episodes feature her home/work life as well as her adventures with the Doctor - she tallies it as 75% up to last week's episode. That seems pretty high! And then I was curious what it looked like for other companions, as well as the time periods spent travelling full time in the TARDIS versus coming along for visits etc.

Note - I don't think that this is a way of working out how feminist or well-rounded a companion's arc is, but given that I have genuinely seen people say that Clara's life revolves around the Doctor (she is the only regular New Who companion to travel in the TARDIS part time throughout her run! why would you say that?! jeez, fandom) it seemed interesting to bear in mind.

in chronological order )

I feel like a lot of the lazier Doctor Who reviews out there like to ignore the actual information we have on screen in favour of comments like 'all Martha ever did was pine after the Doctor' or 'Clara has no personality and we don't know anything about her life'. I'm really bored of that crap. You can take issue with their storylines without ragging on the women themselves, it's not hard.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: jenny & clara)
Batch of 44 icons - spoilers for the whole episode.



your grasp on biology troubles me )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: clara ftw!)


Doctor Who Screencaps: 8x01 Deep Breath
1,945 720 x 404 caps.

download .zip from mediafire
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: snitch)
Taking a look back at all the prompts you gave me back in December - still lots of good ones I'd like to answer! And while I make no promises, do feel free to leave any other suggestions if you have them.

[personal profile] amaresu asked for most influential stories in your life, which is a lovely question.

I think that the worlds of Star Trek, Harry Potter and Doctor Who form a trio of stories that have mattered the most to me over the years. I was raised on Star Trek from birth, I read Philosopher's Stone at 7 and had to wait until I was 18 for Deathly Hallows to be released, and Doctor Who's return in 2005 instantly rekindled my love of sci fi and is a love that has lasted nearly a decade now.

Although they're three very different kinds of franchises with different philosophies and goals, I think there are a few common themes connecting them which say a lot about the things I tend to look for in fiction. Found family, heroism, good vs. evil, exploring strange new worlds, finding yourself, trying to work out what it means to be a good person. They're ultimately optimistic about the human condition, regularly with a sense of silliness and whimsy, and all provide instant happy places for me. <3
such_heights: amy, eleven, rory and river having a picnic (who: ponds)
[personal profile] kass asked me to talk about why I love the Ponds, and with the last Pond standing about to bow out of the show tonight, it seemed like a good time. (Yes, of course the Eleventh Doctor's a Pond.)

My love of Amy, Rory, River and Eleven is well documented all over my internet haunts. It is a love that has been pure and true and ever-growing for four years now. And I adore Clara, and I'm super excited for Twelve and s8 looks fab, but it's hard to imagine a time when Amy's not my favourite companion and when Eleven's not my Doctor.

In the end, the Ponds era was a story about all of my favourite things. It was a story about hope, about love, about remaking the world if you only believe hard enough. It was about choosing what to do with the hand that life gives you, about getting what you want even when it might look strange to other people. It was about learning to be kind, about deciding to be brave, about having faith in yourself. It was about growing up, and what that does and doesn't mean. It was about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism (youtube link).

It was about four people, each of them connected to each other in all kinds of ways - friends, lovers, family - whose combined power could bring the whole universe back to life.

They've been a joy and a comfort over the past few years' ups and downs, the way that all my favourite stories are. I miss Amy and Rory an awful lot. I'm afraid we might have seen the last of River. And saying goodbye to Eleven tonight is going to be pretty painful.

But I've made such good friends, done such cool things, and made things I'm really proud of thanks to this fandom, and so even though I'm about to go put the TV on and get ready to cry on Christmas (THANKS, SHOW, JEEZ), I wouldn't change a thing.

♥ Ponds ♥
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: clara ftw!)
There's a holiday love meme going around; I have a thread here.

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My work is running a conference at the moment, so I am delegate-wrangling on a Saturday. This seems cruel and unusual.

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Posting topics! [personal profile] laurashapiro asked about what I'm looking forward to in the next season of Doctor Who. If you actually know anything about s8, please don't tell me!

spoilers through Day of the Doctor )
such_heights: eleven outside the TARDIS looking up at the snow (who: eleven [snow])
Had an absolute blast seeing this in the cinema with a bunch of other fans. Lots of spoilers below from the beginning.

spoilers! )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: amy [squee])
It all started out as a mild curiosity in the junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a great spirit of adventure.

I'm spending the day going to the BBC con during the day, and then watching the 50th anniversary episode in the cinema, in 3D no less! Very exciting.

I still vividly remember my first encounter with the show, sitting down to watch 'Rose' in 2005. It single handedly rekindled my love of scifi, a love I'd hidden for fear of being considered uncool at school. It became event TV almost immediately, and it wasn't long before I was devouring audios and the classic series too. There's still so much more I haven't watched or read or heard. It's a great feeling.

It's a show that's given me so many characters to fall in love with, and inspired a lot of the creative output I'm most proud of. It's been a huge comfort on bad days and added so much to my pile of good things. It's also how I know a lot of you.

Here's to the next fifty years. ♥
such_heights: the tardis giong through the time vortex (who: tardis storm)
So, as you may have already spotted if you follow any number of Doctor Who fans anywhere on the internet, a mini episode was released today in the lead up to the 50th anniversary. It's AWESOME, and there are spoilers everywhere, which sucks.

This is the youtube link - The Night of the Doctor.

Very spoilery flail under the cut!

also an embed )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: river [sunglasses])
So the Doctor Who S7 DVD boxset came out today, with two delightful minisodes.

Clara and the TARDIS, in which Clara and the TARDIS bicker and also there are some shots of previous companions. <3

Rain Gods, in which Eleven and River banter in a rainy quarry. Oh, show.
such_heights: a black and white wedding photo of amy and rory (who: amy/rory [wedding])
Here's my [community profile] eleventyfest entry, made for [personal profile] kass, with love. Many thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for beta magic and [personal profile] happydork for audiencing!

The Magic Position
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
ship: Amy/Rory
music: Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
content notes: some rapid cuts
summary: Who is the one who leads me on through? It's you.
download: 183MB zipped .mov file | subtitle .srt | 33MB zipped .avi

on tumblr | on AO3

embed & lyrics )
such_heights: the tardis giong through the time vortex (who: tardis storm)
Well, with the exception of a couple of last minute treats that might show up, posting is done over at [community profile] eleventyfest! I'm super delighted at the range in subject matter and media - over 40 fanworks with over 20 characters in vid, podfic, art, icon and fic format. Yay!

Everything stays anonymous for another week - you can browse at the comm via the tag or see many of the gifts as the AO3 collection.

I feel that is unmodly to pick favourites especially when I haven't had a chance to look at most of it yet, but everything I've seen so far has been totally wonderful.

I only got the chance to make one thing for the exchange, but I think it's pretty obvious, so guess away in comments! Your prize will be a glow of satisfaction at seeing through my not very successfully anonymity. *g*

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