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22 July 2011 @ 11:21 am
Open Letter to the Doctor Who fandom:

Dear Doctor Who fandom:

I’m done with you.  I’ve been a fan of the show for over 30 years and I’ve never seen the amount of hate speech about one actor over the course of 24 hours than you have posted about Christopher Eccleston.  You should be ashamed of yourselves.  All your talk about ‘we should love all Doctors’ seems only to extend to every actor but Chris.

For 5 years he said nothing.  NOTHING but ‘no comment’ and you bashed him for being silent.  You called him names like homophobe, grumpy arsehole, troublemaker, opportunist, fandom hater, unprofessional, miserable twat or a hypocrite.  Then he FINALLLY explains why he left and instead of being happy and moving on, you call him a homophobe, grumpy arsehole, troublemaker, pain in the ass, unprofessional, opportunist, fandom hater, miserable twat and a hypocrite.

He can’t win in your eyes.  He’s damned if he’s silent and damned if he talks.  What do you all want from him?

I believe you love to hate him.  You’ve made him your personal fandom villain. 

What I’m surprised at most is your absolute inability to read comments in context.  I loved how one poster called him out on his comments about ‘the work is art’ and then made fun of his GI Joe appearance.  (This is a very common comment.  It’s easy to connect the two because of the comprehension problems)  What Chris DID say basically called DW the art.  He made fun of his GI Joe appearance calling it shit.  He never said that about DW and equated it with an art form.  Fandom should be flattered.  But instead…you LOVE to hate him.

I hope he never comes back to DW because you don’t deserve him.  I hope the BBC continually insults your intelligence and grabs all your money with merchandising.  I hope producers, directors and actors continue to bully the crew so youget your 40 minute fix for 14 weeks a year.  I’m sure all of this will make you happy.  Now leave Chris alone.  STOP HATING and go back to fawning all over your new people.  You seem much happier in your ignorance.

Can I please go back to googling “Christopher Eccleston” without seeing this crap?

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28 December 2009 @ 01:29 am
 Happy Birthday Lilli!!!!!
I hope your day is full of goodies, fun and laughs!  You deserve it!  You are Nine/Rose fandom's best friend and best writer!  Nine/Rose thank you, fandom thanks you and I thank you!
(manip by [info]redcirce)

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14 January 2009 @ 04:36 pm

Sad news from outside the Hollywood realm because this guy just didn't roll like that.  You probably won't even hear about it on the news, which is sad.  He was the ultimate trifecta...actor, writer and director.....Patrick McGoohan.  

He was a hero of mine, not only based on his body of work but because of his beliefs, perfectionism, genius and work ethic.  He wrote, starred, produced and directed many of the episodes of his tour de force, The Prisoner.  A thinking man's (woman's) drama which questioned the reality of freedom and choice.  A show that is still fresh today with its use of wireless phones, government cover-ups and the convoluted meanings behind good and evil. He influenced the way I think and question the world around me to this day. 

McGoohan was an underestimated actor and influenced much of the sci-fi we see today.  He was a visionary who refused to use a gun in his show "Danger Man/Secret Agent", relying on his brain power as a British operative rather than fire power.  He even turned down the role of James Bond because he felt James Bond was 'morally bankrupt'.  His last great role was as King Edward Longshanks in "Braveheart".

I've always said it was a strange thing that my two favorite actors would share similar numbers.   McGoohan for his role as "6" and Eccleston for his role as "9". 

A sad day not only because we lost a visionary but it will go unnoticed.    Cheers, Mr. McGoohan.....Be seeing you.....

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25 December 2008 @ 09:06 am
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! While we're all waiting for the Christmas special to air, here's a little Xmas game to keep you from killing all your relatives.....:)

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20 November 2008 @ 10:25 pm
Just saw Chris Eccleston on the Sarah Silverman show. He's as gorgeous as ever even as he spoofed British sci-fi and obsessed DVD fanatics. Does he really sleep alone....lol :'(

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04 November 2008 @ 11:26 pm
Having a glass of bubbly and toasting our new president from our home town in Chicago!  History is a beautiful thing.....
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28 July 2008 @ 10:34 am
 Happy Belated Birthday to angdelia

Alittle bit of Eccles makes everything better!  Hope you had a great day!
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21 July 2008 @ 09:15 am
Many thanks to my flist for the many birthday wishes. Needless to say, I've finally recovered from the 4 days of celebrations.

I've now seen 'The Dark Knight' 3 times. To say that it was an excellent film is really an understatement. To say it was a great superhero movie would be selling it short. The film reaches beyond genres and weaves an intricate story around the struggle between good and evil. A character driven story with a tour de force performance by the late Heath Ledger which asks questions instead of making statements. What is needed to defeat evil without becoming evil in the process?

The crux of the movie can be found in this quote: "You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain."

This is a film that does not leave you and hence you end up seeing it multiple times just to unravel all the layers. Christian Bale's Batman is character driven and moves beyond comic book portrayals. Bale is so good that he allows Ledger to own the screen without losing sight of his own character. Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are not simply window dressing, they move the plot along at breakneck speed adding balance to the struggle between Batman and the Joker.

And my city never looked better on film. Kudos to Chris Nolan for choosing Chicago to become Gotham City.
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14 July 2008 @ 08:40 pm
It works like the Rice Bowl vocabulary game for free rice to third world countries. Here's one for our furry friends and a bit of dog and cat trivia to boot.

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ Cats

http://www.freekibble.com/ Dogs
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