Sunday, 28 September 2014

Assassin Kittens Unity

Think you're excited for the very soon release of Assassins Creed Unity? Me to. But not as excited as I am about this adorable and awesome video! Kittens and Assassins Creed, what more could you ask for?

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Doctor Who- The Caretaker Review

Hello again readers, 

Right zooming into the crux or root of what this episode is actually about. Clara trying to juggle her opposing lives that are starting to collide with each other in dramatic and hilarious fashion.
One such highlight was when Clara encountered fish people, bundled herself into a taxi with Danny waiting her hair soaked and a piece of seaweed hanging from the ends. Shifting between different situations where the Clara comes to a point where she has a moment for weakness where she believes she cannot sustain her tuburlent life. 
I like seeing a focus on Clara's character and how she becomes increasingly distressed when she feels she cannot control her life. I think I can relate to that a little bit; I like to be organised and feel like I have some control over my life which is one of the many qualities that the companion can bring- relatability and familiarity.
Delightedly, stories that involve the doctor trying to fit into human socialities absolutely hilarious and bonkers at how well he thinks he's doing (his written sign for humans to keep out.) a fitting example.
As Danny and Clara's relationship reaches an important point when he discovers who the doctor really is which was a fantastic point in the characters stories because Danny's reaction felt fresh and quite natural.
The robot Skovox Blitzer was an impressive invention even when my focus wasn't really on how menacable it was I felt its role in the story was balanced nicely and I did genuinely feel its destructive power when it locked onto its target it fired straight away not even considering that there would be another option.
The doctor thinking that Clara's boyfriend was one of the teachers who looked like his previous self was funny in his expression and his reluctance to believe that she would like someone who doesn't resemble or represent him in any way shape or form.
Regarding Courtney Woods character was a light relief and her introduction with the doctor was surprisingly entertaining and an unlikely comical moment. 
Also, I was relieved that her character wasn't two dimensional and not stereotypical that I think some child characters are made to be. i.e Angie
What I noticed in this episode was how much of the relationship has changed into a protective fatherly one instead of the flirty romance one that it first started out as.
I could see the doctor was jealous when Danny was in the TARDIS but not the way we would think but more of a 'Clara should only want to listen to me and talk to me, not this other man'.
Something did puzzle me though as to why would the doctor allow Courtney a trip in the TARDIS after the last time he almost got both of the children killed or to put it accurately turned into cybermen. Would Clara really allow one of her pupils a trip in space and time knowing how dangerous it is? I'm assuming there is a point to this to show the doctor's softer/mellower side maybe, I'm not sure.
Anyway, so much delight, laughter and moving moments from a great writer- Gareth Roberts. One of my favourites of the series. Thank you for reading!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Doctor Who Time Heist Review

Hello again,

The adventure begins with the doctor observing the intricacies of how humans wash their clothes and him completely oblivious to why Clara looks all dressed up for her second date with those ferocious eyebrows. 
The reason for the episode to begin in Clara's flat was I think to gradually show the doctor how he's impacting upon Clara's life by luring her into another adventure. I know Steven Moffet said that this series was going to focus on the more dangerous aspects of travelling with the doctor which I think is a good way to go because people who do travel with the doctor always believe that he is going to save them when realistically he won't always. 
In direction terms, the shifting of settings and the slow motion sequences was really very cool and reminded me of the really sophisticated thriller films that I love.
The quick shot of Clara and Danny was rather sweet and funny when they both shouted 'NO'! when a pupil walked into the classroom but to be fair it's their own fault if they decide to do the kissing in a school in which they work. 
Psi and Saibra's character could have had a bit more depth to them and history because without it it was hard to feel any emotional connection to them when I thought they had died.
Their powers were cool though and very sci-fi which was a lot of fun. The Teller who detects guilt was such an awesome creation and the sight of the man who's brain turned to soup was really disgusting.
I could really see Clara's frustration when the doctor didn't seem to take any notice of the fact that Saibra had died and he just seemed to shrug it off. These were snippets of Clara's journey coming to an end because I feel like her character doesn't want to have to keep slipping from one world to the next without going insane. It's understandable.
Similiarly, I believe that if you're going to travel with the doctor you should commit to it or not travel with him at all because when those two worlds collide it would be hard for anyone to have to try to juggle them at the same time.
This is because if you go for an adventure and then end up being away from your life on Earth then you're going to age quicker and miss out on events whether you manage to travel back to the right time or not.
I think this is why Clara is starting to feel like she can't handle both anymore because she's changed and so has the doctor.
Opposite thought I had was how much I loved Clara's outfit in this episode; it was sharp and machor she looked magnificent and weirdly it made her fit in quite well in the bank.
The story felt very doctory for him to risk other lives to save another species which I enjoyed because it showed that the doctor does care he just doesn't always show it and is also really complicated.
Slick, reassuring, pacey and smart. See you next week and thanks very much for reading. Hope  you enjoy the next episode!

Pics From The Web Mega Post!!!

I haven't posted for a very long time and I've missed a lot of high profile stories recently so I'll be playing catchup over the next week or so. For now I'll leave you with a huge "pics from the web" post.