Posted in 2016, All Ages, TV Shows

Chris Chibnall`s works on Doctor Who

Chris Chibnall will be the new head writer of Doctor Who. He has written a few episodes of Doctor Who.  This article will be examining his episodes.

“42”: Season 3, Episode 7

A pet peeve about the Doctor Who fanbase is that they have forgotten about 42, despite how imporant it is to the season arc. A spaceship’s engine breaks down, an infected man wants everyone to burn with him and he  happens to be the captain’s wife. It’s an intense and brutal episode to watch.

 

“The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood” Season 5, Episode 8-9

Another forgotten episode of Doctor Who, despite the importantance to the season arc. First up, we got the return of the classic monsters, the Silurians. Then we have some insanely great guest characters in Ambrose, Elliot, Nasreen and the Silurian twin sisters.

 

“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Season 7, Episode 2

Let’s just call this one “The Doctor loses his heart, featuring Brian Williams, a hunter and the queen of Egypt” and move on.

 

“The Power of Three” Season 7, Episode 4

Cubes invade the Earth, Brian Williams returns, The Doctor stays, and a confusing ending (which is always good).

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Posted in 2016, All Ages, TV Shows

Doctor Who news

Steven Moffat will no longer be the head writer of Doctor Who after the Christmas Special in 2016. The replacement? Recurring writer Chris Chibnall.

What Steven Moffat did for Doctor Who:S

Steven Moffat’s episodes

  • “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances”
  • “The Girl in the Fireplace”
  • “Blink”
  • “Silence in the Library/The Forest of the Dead”
  • “The Eleventh Hour”
  • “The Beast Below”
  • “The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone”
  • “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang”
  • “A Christmas Carol”
  • “The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon”
  • “A Good Man Goes to War/Let’s Kill Hitler”
  • “The Wedding of River Song”
  • “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe”
  • “Asylum of the Daleks”
  • “The Angels Take Manhattan”
  • “The Snowmen”
  • “The Bells of Saint John”
  • “The Name of the Doctor/The Day of the Doctor/The Time of the Doctor”
  • “Deep Breath”
  • “Into the Dalek” (Co-wrote)
  • “Listen”
  • “Time Heist” (Co-wrote)
  • “The Caretaker” (Co-wrote)
  • “Dark Water/Death in Heaven”
  • “Last Christmas”
  • “The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familar”
  • “The Girl who Died” (Co-wrote)
  • “Heaven Sent/Heaven Bent”
  • “The Husbands of River Song”

What Steven Moffat created

  • The Weeping Angels
  • Matt Smith’s Doctor
  • The Gas Mask kid
  • The Silence
  • River Song
  • Peter Capaldi’s doctor
  • The Crack in Time
  • The Vasnra Nerada
  • The Return of the Time Lords
  • Amy & Rory
  • Clara

Cases that the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who was better than the Russell T. Davies era:

  • My favorite series of Doctor Who was series 5, Moffat’s first season
  • Amy & Rory are great characters
  • The complex character of River Song
  • The episode “Listen”
  • Russell T. Davies had Rose…

Cases that Russell T. Davies era was better than Steven Moffat Era

  • Captain Jack Harkness
  • He brought back Sarah Jane
  • We got Martha and Donna
  • He wrote “Midnight”, the greatest modern Doctor Who episode ever

The top 5 Steven Moffat episodes of all time:

5. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

4. Time Heist

3. The Beast Below

2. Last Christmas

  1. Listen
Posted in 2016, All Ages, Books, Mental Disabilities, Review

“Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erksine

 

 

Mockingbird is brilliant. Caitlin is a brilliant character and she narrates the story in a way that somewhat make it non-emotional whatsoever and it is just absolutely brilliant. Between her honestly telling her classmate that her face is really badly bruised and somewhat ugly, to her showing up to her councilor with bloody hands and saying she was trying to cut down an oak tree with a quarter. Mockingbird is a brilliant dark comedy with heavy issues and the lack of description, this novel stretches your imagination to maybe make some assumptions. The novel also makes comparisons to the ever-famous To Kill a Mockingbird in the novel itself. Mockingbird shows that it takes big things to make changes, but changes can be made to people. (See Doctor Who explaining ripples and tidal waves, except he’s using time. People are the same. “It’s okay to make ripples but not tidal waves.” Well, Doctor, you’re actually wrong. Tidal waves cause change. Change is good.)

Caitlin’s father starts out as a boring character, but he grows into one of the great characters of the novel.

Then we look at Mrs. Brook, who I don’t think many readers would like at the start, but will grow on the reader. I am not the same. I enjoyed her wisdom as a councilor all book long. She isn’t the best character of the novel, but she is a great character.

Then you get to Michael, one of, if not the best character younger than ten in a novel ever. He lost his mother in the same school shooting, and Caitlin befriends him and they becoming a dynamic duo for most of the book.

Now, we get to my favorite character of the novel, Josh. Someone related to Josh was one of the school shooters, so almost everyone in the school dislikes him, so he just reacts. He is a bully because of everyone else, but he never verbalizes it until very close to the end and in the end, he becomes a very nice guy, but he is one of the best characters in a children’s novel ever.

Mockingbird is brilliant. I don’t care who you are, I urge you to read Mockingbird.

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Films, Review

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride was film of revenge, true love, bitterness, and humor. The film had a brilliant plot, brilliant characters, and very annoying villains (I’m at you, Vizzini and Prince Humperdink). I love The Princess Bride.

Different things I really need to talk about, because they’re so fantastic.

Indigo Montoya: Indigo may be one of my favorite characters of all time. His father was murdered 20 years ago and he’s spent the whole time hunting for him and to kill him with the sword he murderer wanted a bargain on and killed because he won’t take said deal. Indigo has two massive scars on the two sides of his face, and it’s so creepy. The Man in Black v. Indigo Montoya sword fight was a great scene, and a brutal scene.

Quotes from Indigo Montoya

“Your brains, Fezzik’s strength, my steel.”

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

“Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

“I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”

“I… am not right handed. … Also, I am not left handed.”

“You seem decent… I hate to kill you.”

“He’s dead. He can’t talk.”

“His true love is marrying another tonight, so who else has the cause for ultimate suffering?”

“My father was slaughtered by a six-fingered man. He was a great swordmaker, my father. When the six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, my father took the job. He slaved a year before it was done… The six-fingered man returned and demanded it, but at one tenth his promised price. My father refused. Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man left me alive, but he gave me these…  I was eleven years old. And when I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

“Don’t bother me with trifles. After 20 years, at last my father’s soul will be at peace. There will be blood tonight!”

“That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when Count Rugen killed my father. The Man in Black makes it now… His true love is marry Prince Humperdinck tonight, so who else has cause for ultimate suffering?”

 

Vizzini was a real brain, but he was a villain, and a very boring villain. His “Inconceivable!” was really annoying! The battle of the wits against the Man in Black was another great scene.

“But it’s so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy’s? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me….Well, I- I could have sworn I saw something. No matter. First, let’s drink. Me from my glass, and you from yours….You only think I guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha… (Drops dead)”

“I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains… Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.” (And yet failed the poison test…)

“You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.”

 

” Do you know what that sound is, Highness? Those are the shrieking eels! If you don’t believe me, just wait. They always grow louder when they’re about to feed on human flesh! If you swim back now I promise no harm will come to you… I doubt you’ll get such an offer from the eels.”

“I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition… Oh, the sot has spoken. What happens to her is not truly your concern. I will kill her. And remember this, never forget this: when I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn’t buy brandy! And YOU: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?”

 

Buttercup was a girl who marries the farmboy, who she loses, and turns bitter for the next five years and ends being the bride to the prince, who she does not love at all…

” I will never love again.”

“If you’ll release me, whatever you ask for ransom, you’ll get it I promise you.”

“You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.”

“You can die for all I care too!”

“You’re the Dread Pirate Roberts, admit it! … You can die slowly, cut into a thousand pieces… You killed my love.”

 

The Man in Black was awesome. He was involved in all the fun scenes, all the painstaking scenes, and he just has a great storyline.

“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

“No man of consequence.”

“All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right… and who is dead… They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.”

“You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”

” It won’t be the last. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose…  I wasn’t finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right…  Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever… It’s possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It’s conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I’m only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. But, then again… perhaps I have the strength after all. DROP. YOUR. SWORD.”

“If you’re in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.”

“You seem a decent fellow… I hate to die.”

” You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?”

“That was a warning, Highness. Next time my hand flies on its own. Where I come from, there are penalties when a woman lies.”

” Look, I don’t mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.”

“My brains, his steel, and your strength against sixty men, and you think a little head-jiggle is supposed to make me happy?”

 

Westley was a confusing character. He came, he died, he returned, he dies, he is resurrected.

“As you wish.”

“This is true love – you think this happens every day?”

“No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt – no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too.”

“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

“Well, I’m not saying I’d like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.”

“We are men of action, lies do not become us.”

“Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. He took me to his cabin and he told me his secret. ‘I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts’ he said. ‘My name is Ryan; I inherited the ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from is not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired 15 years and living like a king in Patagonia.”

 

Prince Humperdinck one of the worst characters… maybe ever?

“That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me.”

“I know, the people are quite taken with her. It’s odd, but when I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it’s going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night. Once Guilder is blamed, the nation will truly be outraged – they’ll demand we go to war.”

“You truly love each other and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the story books say. And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will.”

“Please consider me as an alternative to suicide.”

 

Fezzik… useless, but funny.

“Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?”

“Oh good, my way. Thank you Vizzini… what’s my way?”

“You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.”

 

Fan Theories:

Ending theory:

https://www.facebook.com/larry.young.sf/posts/10152608450618087

Battle of Wits theories:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/26ncwc/princess_bride_vizzini_actually_does_something/

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1ttf0h/the_princess_bride_whats_really_going_on_during/

Indigo Montoya Theory:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1fshig/little_theory_about_inigo_montoya_in_princess/

The Bad Guy wins Theory (which is in most films):

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/26w79m/princess_bride_prince_humperdink_won/

Whatever happens to Westley?:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/23enol/what_happens_to_westley_at_the_end_of_the/

Similarities to the pilot of BBC’s Sherlock:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/3p2udu/sherlock_the_similarities_between_the_cabbies/

Similarities to Pirates of the Caribbean:

http://www.norvillerogers.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-is-the-princess-bride-retold/

 

 

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Fan Theories, Films, Kids

Could Frozen & Mulan have the same theme?

Two great Disney animated films in Mulan Frozen have some certain similarities.

First off: Let’s look at the plot of the film.

Frozen

A young girl has powers and accidentally almost kills her sister, runs away because she thinks it’s best for her homeland and eventually accepts her powers and finally becomes accepted in her homeland.

Mulan

A girl, who is different to the other girls whose father is going to train for the upcoming war, but is old/injured, so she runs away to save her father from almost certain death and accepts her true self as a warrior and returns home and is accepted by her family.

 

Despite the being made 15 years apart, Frozen Mulan have are very similar to each other.

 

Posted in 2015, Books, christian, Teens

Cloak of the Light (War of the Realm Book 1)

Cloak of the Light is a somewhat tragic novel about Drew Carter. The novel begins with his father’s funeral. Then a car crash, then a horrible accident that takes his sight. But miraculously, he regains his sight and then some, but he sees people. Very dangerous people. His friend, Ben disappears, leaving Drew to find him. He constantly runs into a girl named Sydney who is a devout Christian who he falls for, but it’s not mutual. Angels & Demons fight for the Earth, and many different things go on.

 

I very much enjoyed reading Cloak of the Light the first time, it warrants a re-read.