Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Hair Tutorial - just for fun!

Okay, ever since I saw "Journey To the Center of the TARDIS" I've been trying for ages to do the hairstyle Clara has on my own locks. It took my an entire morning a fiddling and knotting up my hair in fantastic shapes that I had to hope weren't permanent, BUT I FINALLY DID IT!! I tried doing it again today and succeeded quite well!
Still it wasn't quite right. So I experimented with my sisters hair and it came out just right! I wanted to do a hair tutorial and decided demonstrating on someone ELSE'S hair would be the best. Here you go!
Okay, so first you're going to put your hair in a lose pony. Then, at the scrunchy, push your fingers up THROUGH the pony tale, creating a hole. Keeping your fingers up through your hair, take your pony and pull it through downward through the gap. (visit this site if you need more instruction)

 Now you are going to spit your flipped pony into two sections. Take the left section and twist it to the bottom. Don't make it too tight.
Once your done twisting your hair take the left side and bring it up to the right, straight around the top of your Pony tale.
Bobby pin section securely. Depending on how thick your hair is, the number of bobby pins needed will vary. Leave the end of the hair lose and loop it around into a tight O. Pin the loop.

Now take the right side of your hair and twist it. Bring it up to the left and loop it around into two or more tight O's. Pin as needed. Depending on how long your hair is you may be only able to do one. Don't panic! that still looks absolutely fantastic!
LOOK AT THE SIMILARITY!! In a couple weeks I'm going to have this hairstyle NAILED! The only difference is, mine has more loops. But whatever, it looks awesome anyway.  
That was fun :) I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week, and just in case I don't see you soon, HAPPY 4TH!!!!
~God Bless!
PS: a special thanks to my sister Christina who let me go wild on her hair

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm the impossible girl. And this is why

Today I'm going to do a Doctor Who review on Season 7 part 2. I've been wanting to do this for a while and I hope you all enjoy it. Sorry it isn't very long :(

Season 7.5 opens up with The Bells of Saint John, and we see the Doctor and his new companion, Clara Oswald taking on the universe together. But there is something different about this girl. She's died twice in two seperate places and times. She's completely impossible.

Ok, I'm going to get right down to the review starting with Clara herself.
I have to admit that at first I didn't think much of Clara. I liked her enough, but something about her irritated me.  I think part of my problem was that I was so Pond-attached I just wasn't ready for a new companion. I missed Amy and  Rory and Clara simply didn't do it for me. Then I watched The Name of the Doctor and Clara Oswald finally stole my heart. So I watched the season over telling myself that Clara would NOT be a Pond, and tried to watch it just for her. I found her much more charming after that. She is funny and spunky, she got some stubbornness and fiest about her and just enough character to save her from being too pretty. She looks like a normal girl, someone you would meet on the road. 
Clara's presence on the TARDIS is thoroughly enjoyable and fun. She and the Doctor are quite cute together and their chemistry is amazing. I love how protective the Doctor is of Clara and how this relationship is more of a BestFriend/Father-Daughter kind, something we haven't had since the classic series. It is really nice seeing the Doctor care so much and take so much responsibility in seeing that Clara is safe. He just wants her to be happy. He wants to maker her smile, he wants to take her hand and show her the stars. She is just what we all needed after the heartbreak of The Angels Take Manhattan and she is what the Doctor needed too. I have heard that Moffat is hinting at a love story.
Moffat please don't do this. Don't mess this up. What about Rose? What about RIVER? the Doctor is in love with and married to her. GRRR!
As for the Doctor, I am very glad he is happy again and has found a way to cope with the loss of his mother and father in law. . I don't think he'll ever really heal from the trauma of New York, and even now he isn't quite what he was, but Clara's time on the TARDIS has helped him to let go a bit and move on. Its good to see him smiling again, though I do like it when he wears Amy's glasses. It adds a bittersweet undercurrent to the show.
We all know Clara is impossible. We knew it from the minute she appeared in The Snowmen. "Hey isn't that the dead girl from Asylum of the Daleks? What the heck is she doing here?" But as the episodes progress you tend not to think about her mystery. You just enjoy seeing her around. The Doctor likes her company and tries not to think about where she comes from because it bothers him. She's the women twice dead, a riddle wrapped in a mystery. *Cough*Rory*Cough* This was such a terrific carriwitchet and I was really worried Moffat would ruin a perfectly good plot. Boy was I wrong.
The Doctor's Name was pure genius. Not only do we go to Trensala and the Doctor's tomb, but we also get to see River Song again. In fact, before continuing I need to do a quick scan of the River/Doctor element of this episode.
LibraryRiver meets Clara right at the beginning and is able to set up a mental link so Clara can speak with as well as see her. But because the link is with Clara only the Doctor isn't able to see River, he doesn't even know she's there. Which is why the scene where he sees her is so very sad, it tore my heart into teeny tiny pieces. She tries to slap him, something he deserved as he was about to do something quite stupid. But the Doctor reaches out and stops her hand. 
 That whole scene was breathtaking, especially when the Doctor tells River 'she is always there to him. and he can always see her...' And then River asks him to say goodbye and he doesn't know how.... OMGOSH MY WHOVIAN HEART!! :'(
And then River fades and Moffat destroys his helpless fans for the hundredth time  and..... MOFFAT!! I really hope this isn't the end of River. I want to see her again, I adore her. MOFFAT!!
(I actually did a video to this scene. Go check it out on MY VIDEO'S Page :D)

I was a little disapointed with the whole "Name of the Doctor" part of this episode, and I hope Moffat builds on it a little more in the 50th. It seems unfinished, like it needed a part two. There was a good deal of build up and tension along with some terrifying villains and frightening prophecies but when the question was actually answered.... nothing happened. I get that River answered for him, but if his name is SO DANGEROUS, why didn't anything happen? that's just a nit-pic though, I liked everything else. The Whisperers were especially creepy and the tomb of the Doctor was sad and well done. I just hope we get more of the Trensala plot in the 50th.  And I absolutely love how Clara became the impossible girl!! Stepping into the Doctor's timeline and being split along it in a million pieces was pure genius and made complete sense. It was also very brave and stunning of Clara and it is the reason why I love her so much now. I have to say, that last scene when the Doctor goes in and saves her had me in buckets of tears.
How many times have you saved me Clara? Just this once,
 just for the hell of it, let me save you!
"My Clara..."
That scene was so incredibly sweet! The way he called her "My Clara" was so beautiful. It was like a big brother hugging his little sister. Totes Adorbs :') Then, just as we thought we were safe, Moffat gave us one of his killer Plot-Twist endings. Cliff-hanger!
Apparently John Hurt is the "New Ninth" the Doctor of the Timewar. He isn't technically "the Doctor" since he broke the promise but he is the Ninth regeneration of the man KNOWN as the Doctor. he's like an alternate ninth. BUT STILL! Do you know what this means?? Matt smith is on his 12th regeneration. We've got one Doctor left, then we're done. WHO DOES THAT?
That's a stupid waste of regeneration energy!
Oh and I also saw how you put Hurt in Eccleston's jacket for the 50th. Well played Moffat. Well played. But don't worry Eccleston. You will always be the Ninth to me. ALWAYS. *MOFFAT!!*
So, did I like Season 7.5. Yes. I think it was very well done and I would want to own it someday. I really love Clara and The Doctor together and think its sad that Clara gets 6 episodes with 11 and then he has to change. What's that about?? Which brings me to my last thought of this season. How do I feel about Matt Smith's regenerating
Now I'm done. Any of you seen 7.5? What did you think of it?
God Bless!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Look, look!

Oh, Oh, and....
Just thought I'd share that with all you *grin*
God Bless!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ten things I've done While in Idaho

First off, I feel really bad because I haven't been commenting on anyones blogs. I can't access the internet for very long and then my connection is shaky. Plus I've been really busy - as you will soon see, what with cousins and games and picnics - You forgive, eh?

Let me tell you what I've been up to

1) I saw the Shakespeare play Othello.

Okay, so it was a highschool production. It was still amazing. Following my usual pattern of strangeness I immediately fell in love with the villain, Iago. This villain was bad. I mean really bad. He manipulated people, he lied and double crossed, he murdered, he played honest and then stabbed you in the back - he was a BAD MAN. Ah, but I loved him. He was soooooooooo cool!! He walked on stage and stole every scene. Not only was he a great actor, he had great presence and poise and said his lines very well (Plus, he was cute and that added a point *grin*) He had this mischievous smile that charmed you into liking him. Like Loki, he smiled and you fell. The rest of the cast was good too, especially Othello himself, but Iago was the best. So was his costume. he had sword!

2) Ice skated

My cousins have an amazing ice rink which my sisters boldly attacked. we do pretty well, I must say. By day three we were learning to jump. our cousins were impressed, they said we were crazy, no one tried jumping on the third day, let alone did it well. What can I say? We're DeLallos.

3) Watched the Incredible Hulk. The 1980's one.

I know, I know! *facepalm* In my defense!!! It wasn't of my own will. Dad sat down, turned it on and said "Hey girls, come over and watch The Incredible Hulk from the 1980's with the terrible effects and funny camera angels. You'll love it." *SHRIEK!*
Well it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dr. David B. Banner himself is pretty good
and the stories aren't bad. But you know.....
 Big green - what?? I don't mind watching it but the Hulk in the Avengers is so much better. Cooler than that. I also like Doctor Banner in The Avengers better.Way Better. But this one is pretty good. He looks a little bit like Hugh Jackman so that helps. 
He is cool he just isn't this guy;
 And I have a soft spot for this guy. *grin*
all in all, its OK, but I wouldn't own. The whole time I was watching it I felt like my brains were sort of gone. I kept looking at my dad and asking myself "Why was I doing this?"

4) I spent the night with my cousins
We had cake and coffee and watched Up. Then we talked till midnight about all the books we've ever read. We were getting pretty loud in there.
5) Walked through a lot of rain storms.
Actually the majority of our vacation has been overcast, rainy, windy and cold. Not ideal weather. Most of the time you look outside and this is what you see
We had the worst storm when we spent the night with our cousins. The wind actually tore the window off its hinges. that was exciting. all this water came in - Parent trap style. Despite the rain we actually went out a couple times and had a picnice. one of the days we got lucky. We had sun.
6) Saw my first ever hockey game.
Hockey is brilliant!! omgosh it is so intense and thrilling and all out exciting :) You should have heard us cheering and yelling and clapping like a bunch of fan girls. It was magnificent! AND THEN WE WON!!! You can't get more cool than that :-)
7) Rode four-wheelers.
That was so much fun! It was kind of like a motorcycle I think. Aunt Marge even let me drive it a bit. *Shhh don't tell anyone* We rode all the way down the street with hair flying - I felt like Clara Oswald! I actually got some picture but most of them are on my dad's cell phone. I got a couple on the camera - here they are;  
(this isn't me btw. Its my sister, Annie)
8) cooked s'mores over a proper bonfire. Rocks and all.
that was a fun night! We baked s'mores in the bonfire and passed around bars of chocolate, and though most of the marshmallows were burnt they were still scrumptious. We were up rather late. But hey, its vacation.
9) I saw the third largest grizzly bear in the world.
This bear was hit by a truck on the highway and because it was hit in Lincoln MT it was given to them. The third largest bear EVER and its here in Lincoln. You can't really see its size here, but it was about 11 ft. tall, standing and its claws were four inches long. He was a cool bear! Unfortunately we couldn't go up and touch him but to just look was good enough. Take my word, he was big.
10) Met some friends I've only known on the internet
And you know who you are *wink* we all got together at the library and just had a blast. We talked and laughed and exchanged nerdy fangirliness (mostly over Doctor Who) while putting together a buz lightyear puzzle which was missing the left eye. We just had a good time :)
I'll be back in Tahoe on Thursday *Smiles*
God Bless!

Pile of good things

Pile of good things