alexeia_drae: (drrivertardis)
Marriage. The old ball and chain. In America, before a couples gets married it is customary to have a bachelor's party for the groom and a bachelorette one for the bride. This is one last night of drunken debauchery where it is OK to flirt or go to a nudey before being tied to one person for life. And by the time you have a kid, then it's really over. Bye bye to life! You're life is over when you get married and you have a kid. 28 years old. Why didn't I put this off longer?

Wait a minute! I don't feel as though my life is over! Far from it! I feel like I am experiencing it all over again with my son. Everything in this world is new to him, and watching him experience something for the first time makes it novel to me as well. I'm making good strides in my career. And I certainly don't feel like my marriage is a prison sentence. Far from it.

So, may be I'm not traveling across time and space with my husband. We went to Italy though. And plenty of other married couples share exciting careers where they travel the world. Some are scientists, others are writers, others are missionaries. Women in these relationships are making active choices to further their career goals or desires. Marriage doesn't have to be a jail sentence.

And I think that is something that Moffat gets. While other writers and producers might stay away from married couples for fear of boring the audience, Moffat knows that he can create compelling episodes featuring a loving, married couple. Just look at The Girl Who Waited.

Spoilers! )

Doctor Who!

Oct. 1st, 2011 08:45 pm
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Spoilers! )
alexeia_drae: (spoilers)
Spoilers. )
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Well, after seeing A Good Man Goes to War, I can tentatively ship River and the Doctor. Spoilers for A Good Man Goes to War below. )

Also, started watching Beelzebub with my hubby. We saw part of it in the viewing rooms at A-Kon and thought it was hilarious. We are now four episodes into it. Basically it's an anime where a juvenile delinquent finds himself raising a baby, but not just any baby, it's a demon baby! Let's just say, when we've had a bad day with B. it'll be nice to watch Beelzebub and say, "Well, at least he doesn't do that!"

Basically it's cute, funny, and very, very wrong. If you're looking for something feministic, this is one to miss. But for two tired parents who need a break, it's perfect. It's also available on Hulu, though I can't find any info on whether or not it's been licensed by any companies (though if it was being shown at the con the someone must have been interested in licensing it!) The opening is here.
alexeia_drae: (Default)
Well, after seeing A Good Man Goes to War, I can tentatively ship River and the Doctor. Spoilers for A Good Man Goes to War below. )

Also, started watching Beelzebub with my hubby. We saw part of it in the viewing rooms at A-Kon and thought it was hilarious. We are now four episodes into it. Basically it's an anime where a juvenile delinquent finds himself raising a baby, but not just any baby, it's a demon baby! Let's just say, when we've had a bad day with B. it'll be nice to watch Beelzebub and say, "Well, at least he doesn't do that!"

Basically it's cute, funny, and very, very wrong. If you're looking for something feministic, this is one to miss. But for two tired parents who need a break, it's perfect. It's also available on Hulu, though I can't find any info on whether or not it's been licensed by any companies (though if it was being shown at the con the someone must have been interested in licensing it!) The opening is here.
alexeia_drae: (tara)
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Spoilers! )
alexeia_drae: (tara)
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Spoilers! )
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It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: River Song from Doctor Who. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: River Song from Doctor Who. )

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