Doctor Who Companions, Campfires, and Cooking

Just a quick reminder that I appreciate open and honest discussion from a place of respect. I have no problem delete comments I find particularly offensive to the general population or resort to name calling. Let’s keep this little corner of the blogosphere a safe and happy place to come to every day, the rest of the world may crap on us (and generally it does), but here is my haven and I mean to keep it that way, for myself and for you guys. :)

Read The Mary Sue’s interesting piece on how the Doctor changes with each companion and what that means for the story. I know a lot of people have trouble when a new actor takes over the part of The Doctor or a new companion is introduced, but that is the show- and life really, constantly changing. I find embracing the change with Doctor-like glee and wonderment particularly more effective way of dealing with the constant change in the Doctor Who line up. But I’m a Sagittarius, so I get bored easily.

Quick question, why are the weeping angels attacking the pretty people in Vampire Diaries? Leave the pretty people alone!

Somewhere in Brooklyn is a mural with the promo scene from this season of Doctor Who. My mother has said that if she comes across the wall she’ll take an updated picture and I can run it on the blog. I hope she finds it, because that would be awesome. :D

A teaser trailer for this week’s episode. The Doctor and Sherlock’s LeStrade sit in front of a campfire. Still, it made me smile. Great way to start the day, with The Doctor. :) [via io9]

I don’t know how I haven’t heard about, or seen these TARDIS string lights. The packaging looks familiar, but I don’t think I’ve seen them strung around a room before. Now I want a Doctor Who themed party with these lights, where we eat a dessert version of Fish Stick Cookies with Custard that I made while wearing this awesome 11th Doctor-Styled apron, after which we play Yahtzee Doctor Who style.

This needs to happen, and then I can die happy.

 

Nodds & Nends

X-men as jaded teenagers by one of my favorite artists, Aaron of Dresden Codak. [via The Mary Sue]

Lego USB ports since I seem to be on a Lego kick lately. :D You can buy them here (honestly I can’t understand the site, but supposedly that is where they are available for purchase) here for $10. [via]


Check out this Train Cake, isn’t it awesome? Basically no one ever shows up for my birthday or it is thrown in with Christmas celebrations, so I was lucky to just get a cake. Never had a train cake though. ::sadface:: Once I had an UnBirthday (ala Alice in Wonderland) which was a tea party, and it was awesome. ::happyface::

Build Lego Sets on Chrome

So not kidding. Chrome has a new app in cohoots with Lego (and the god of wasting time) where you can build Lego funness on the internets and then publish them. They are opening land in Australia and New Zeland currently, but hope to have the rest of the world unlocked soo for your building pleasure. It is called Build. And yes, I signed up already. Though I’ve yet to build anything.  There are restrictions. The app wants to keep it clean and free of controversy. (Not sure how that will go.) And you have to get approval before you can publish anything. [Thanks for the tip Read in a Single Sitting!] 

What the video below. Cause it is cool.

Doctor Who Chess Set

I’m not a big fan of chess, I prefer card games, because I can win at card games. And don’t ever ask me to play Monopoly, I have never in my entire history of existence won Monopoly. But ask me to play Dutch Blitz (and now my Mennonite is showing), and I will beat your pants off. I told this to some college roommates and one of them was like I’ve been playing since I was twelve, so. . . I told her, I’ve been playing since I was seven. And then I beat her, severely.

They never asked me to play again. Even though I always help the person on my right get their cards out too. (Ok, yes, so technically that is to my advantage, still.)

Anyway,  this chess set is uber cool. [via]

Nodds & Nends

A little girl felt sorry for all the kids who didn’t get birthday parties because their families were too poor, so she created Birthday Fairies. Totally awesome.

Enter to win an ARC of Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller at Read in a Single Sitting.

Looking for a great theme for your next birthday? Why not do an Angry Birds themed one? Make these awesome masks (and then send me one ;))!

Read about Wonder Woman’s secret exposition on American culture. What does she tell us about our lives?

Book reading has actually increased over the years, in spite of American idealism of the 50s. [via RIASS]

Did you know there are people who don’t like puppies, chocolate, or bacon? (Personally I can leave or take bacon, its ok). That means that there are some people who wont like the creative things you put out into the universe either. Beth Revis talks about How to Respond to Negative Reviews of your written work. [via @readinasitting]

Make some awesome tissue box monsters and spruce up your living room with fun odds and ends!

Tasty Tetris

Stephanie at Read in a Single Sitting sent me this delicious link to some tasty treats dressed up as Tetris blocks. Aren’t they grand? You can view more photos and treats over at Mental Floss! Thanks Stephanie! (Click on the pictures to find the original source).

Tetris Brownies

Tetris Pancakes

Tetris Cookies

If you get tired of playing with your food, you can always hack into a building and play Tetris on a building. [via]