This Is Total BS

BBCAmerica’s Anglophenia has this nifty “Which Companion Are You?” quiz up right now.  The whole time I was taking it, I kept muttering to myself “Anyone but Rose.  Anyone but Rose.”

Of course I got Rose.

The stupid thing cheats, I’m sure.

I wonder if it gives everyone Rose?  Go take it and report back.

I should have been Rory, damnit.  Or River.  But mostly Rory.

Sidenote:  I just realized this is my 300th post.  YAY ME!

…and the Fangirls Rejoiced

WARNING:  There are a few gifs and spoilers for Dinosaurs on a Spaceship ahead.  It also has nothing to do with books, except for some minor Harry Potter stuff at the end, but even that is HP movie related.  If gifs or Doctor Who aren’t your thing, you can maybe skip this post.


As I mentioned in the last post, I was sick this week.  Not deathbed sick, but sick enough so that Megiggles and I didn’t have ANY CHANCE to discuss last week’s episode of Doctor Who until last night.

Megiggles:  side note, I died when Arthur and Matt Smith kissed.  DIED.  Matt seemed to approach it very enthusiastically.
Megiggles:   yesssssssss  IT’S CANON  C.A.N.O.N.
Megiggles:  see, look at the enthusiasm there!  I TOLD YOU CANON!
sjazzles:  I would totally read/watch that.
Megiggles:  Aziz’s face here
Yes, we speak to each other in gifs.  We really don’t know how we ever manage to get anything done.
Also, Megiggles made  this for me:
(I’m really sorry that this post looks like a giant wall o’text with gifs inbetween.  WordPress is being funky with my formatting again.  : ( )

Happy New Who Day!

So, I may look like this right now:

Shut up, it’s Saturday morning NO I HAVEN’T BRUSHED MY HAIR YET.

But inside I’m like this:

New episodes of Doctor Who are as exciting as Christmas in this house.  My two oldest boys (almost 13 and 6) have been talking about it for WEEKS, bugging the crap out of me “WHEN IS NEW DOCTOR WHO, MOMMY?  MOMMY!  MOMMY!  WHEN IS NEW DOCTOR WHO?!”  So when we found out the date, I had to write it on the calendar, and they’ve been counting down the days since then.

The five year old is less than thrilled.  Even with the promise of staying up past his bedtime to watch with us, he was ready to cry before bed last night.

“What’s wrong, baby?” I asked.

“Mommy, I don’t like that my ONLY TWO OPTIONS are to watch Doctor Who with you or to go to bed.  That is NOT NICE!  You KNOW I only like the 9th Doctor and ROSE!”

“Well, I’m sorry, but there is no more 9th – but we can watch him on netflix tomorrow if you want.”

“You know that ISN’T THE SAME.”

I’m still dealing with it.  He’s been sulking all day so far and I have no idea what I’m going to do to keep him from crying tonight.  Hopefully husband can find something to distract him with to keep him out of our hair, because in case I haven’t mentioned it?  NEW DOCTOR WHO TODAY!

Meg and I spent last night hashing out ideas for tee shirts, and WE HAVE ONE DONE!  You can find a design with our FAVOURITE River Song quote from last series in our shop here.  We’re hoping to come up with other awesome things before too much longer, but both of us really love this one (and my 12 year old is bugging the crap out of me to buy him one for his 13th birthday WHICH IS COMING UP).  We hope you do too.

Also, for those of you that are new here, you can see one Meg’s very first owl cartoons (which does a very good job of explaining what my kids are like when it comes to the Doctor) by clicking here.


Five Things We Love (and Agree On)

I know, I know – sometimes it seems like Meg and I might be the same person.  We get that a lot.  Really, though, there are plenty of things we don’t have in common.  She loves Jane Austen and I…most definitely do not.  Actually, I think that’s probably the biggest thing we disagree on.  So, in no particular order, here are five things that we both love.

1.  Monty Python  Meg is a big fan of referencing Dennis the Peasant at every opportunity.  If there is even a hint of repression, she digs out screencaps and starts quoting.  I’m the same way, but I’m more inclined to start babbling about coconuts, swallows and silly walks.

This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.

2.  Harry Potter  This one is kind of a no-brainer.  I obviously talk about Harry Potter all the time, even when the connections to the actual conversation are tenuous at best.  I’ve already told you all how we use Snape as our favourite expletive, and we have had many fun chats bashing the movies and going off on tangents about minor characters.  Good times.

3.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  One of the few books/series we both have on our favourites list.  I firmly believe that everyone over the age of 13 needs to read and love the work of Douglas Adams.  I don’t care if you don’t like science fiction, what do you have against funny?!

4.  Doctor Who  Of course.  We’re obsessed.  While we don’t necessarily agree on all of the companions, we both adore the Doctor.  We need a TARDIS, like, yesterday and you’ll find little references frequently peppered throughout our posts.

5.  Neil Gaiman  This actually ties in with #4 since he wrote one of our favourite episodes!  I found Sandman in high school and have never looked back, devouring everything I can find that he’s written.  Meg’s favourites are Coraline and Neverwhere (which I also love).  I’ve forced so many copies of American Gods and Good Omens on people that I should qualify for a bulk discount.

….and now that these things are all lined up in a row, we realize that the thing we have most in common is our Anglophilia.  We totally need cool accents.  [sad face]

For Your Thoughts, I Will Pay Six Grubfars

So, I know I don’t really post about tv…ever, but I saw this last night and now I’m ridiculously excited.

(If you’re too lazy to click the link, I’ll post the video at the end)

We are huge fans of the Teen Titans in this house.  HUGE!  I made a Red-X costume for my oldest for Hallowe’en a few years ago, and he wore it again last year, with a few alterations.

"Kid, you take life way too seriously."


We are beyond thrilled that the Titans are coming back to television, even if it is only in the form of shorts on DC Nation.  Who cares?  More Titans!  Look how cute chibi Raven and chibi Starfire are!  (exclaim!)



Now, if I could only convince Cartoon Network to bring back Megas XLR and Samurai Jack.