Thursday, November 1, 2012

the brit appreciation post.

reasons why i am in love with the great britain:

  • they shaped my childhood
i grew up with books. when my family came back from scotland my brother and sister accumulated a collection of books from british writers, namely enid blyton and roald dahl. i love their books to this day. i mean, enid blyton's the famous five made me dream of days of cycling around in the british countryside, eating scones and freshly made butter and cheese. i dreamt of adventures with julian, dick, anne and george (because she hates being called georgina) and their dog timothy. solving crimes and getting into trouble and having fun, who doesn't want that? 


and roald dahl is a genius! to this day i still smile at recollections of his book the big friendly giant, or the BFG. the illustration for the book was by quentin blake, which i remember to this day. it's this very same one, here:

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ohhhh, i remember those ears. and the bfg drank frobscottle which is like a carbonated drink, except the bubbles go downwards instead of up, and they fart! (lol, but they call it whizzpopping). bfg's job is to deliver good dreams to little kids all over the world, and there are 9 evil giants who always bully him, with names like gizzardgulper, childchewer and fleshlumpeater. ah, the good ol' days. 

  • they gave me harry potter
harry potter, the greatest book series of all times. i think i spent a huge chunk of my life discussing, watching, reading and quoting harry potter. the books taught me about friendship, love, bravery, and more. the characters are colourful and engaging and funny and ah, i miss harry potter. i was so sad when the series ended. i cried when dobby died. at least he died a free elf.

i can't talk much about harry potter, because everyone knows how awesome and beautiful and significant it is in their lives. EVERYONE. KNOWS. THIS. 
  • they gave me more adventures, of the adult kind
no, i'm not being dirty, you fool. i meant sherlock holmes. they gave me sherlock holmes. the books and the series and the movies, although i confess i am head over heels in love with the bbc series the most. even as i was watching the series i had this feeling that sherlock holmes would change my life. (i don't know why i felt this way, but there was this feeling of significance. perhaps it was because i was bawling so much at the end of reichenbach falls) 

it's a brilliant series, and it's led me to the love of my life (at the moment, but shh on that): benedict cumberbatch. the most beautiful and enigmatic man on earth. you don't really want to know how obsessed i am with benny at the moment, but here's a hint. when i see a picture of him smiling, i automatically smile as well. how fucked up is that?

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and now...the latest reason for me to love britain:

  • doctor who
really, i should kick myself in the face for falling into the doctor who trap head first. but i had to. I HAS TO. it called to me, the fans, the amount of love people have for the show, all of it beckoned me to just watch a few episodes, that's all. watch a few episodes and then you can delete it from your hard disk and your memory forever.

of course, the first clue that things would go awry was when i downloaded the whole first season of doctor who. and then, even before watching said first season, i went ahead and downloaded the second season as well. yes, a few episodes huh? gah. 

now, a few days later and i've watched both season 1 and 2 and i bawl my eyes out when i watch doomsday, the last episode for season 2. well, it was a little less of bawling than when i watched the ending of third star, but still, tears of pain. down my cheeks. it was raining on my cheeks. 

and to top it all off, i am now also in love with the doctors. i say the doctors because season 1 was the ninth doctor played by christopher eccleston, and season 2 was the tenth doctor played by david tennant. both play the role of the doctor fantastically. i absolutely love eccleston's darker and mysterious doctor, and i am equally charmed (what's with these funky words? lolz) by tennant's happy and quirky adorableness. i also like that tennant played barty crouch jr in harry potter. and randomly, that the writers of sherlock, mark gatiss and steven moffatt are also writers for doctor who. see? they're all connected! 

and the relationship between the doctor and rose?


these are the kinds of relationships that i will strive for in the future. sherlock literally jumped off a building to save his best friend john. rose risked her life to save the doctor, so he wouldn't have to go through life alone. i am literally feeling right now. 

doesn't matter if it's the ninth doctor,

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or the tenth.

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it's so beautiful. and now i'm downloading the third season of doctor who and i am so sad for the doctor but excited...SASDSDSFFFA THE DOWNLOAD JUST COMPLETED! i can has watch 3rd season noew...oh my god! i am exploding from so much feels.

btw...can i say that eccleston and tennant are also hot as heck? yes they are older but nope, they've still got it! i think eccleston's got this happy, dark humoured, mysterious face, and tennant's got this adorable happy lol-led out face. sho awesome. 


it is with great joy that i discovered captain jack harkness from doctor who. he was in a few of the episodes in season 1, and then a spin-off series was created just for him called torchwood. he's also gorgeous. i am in love with these gorgeous men and i don't know how to feel anymore.

BAMF john and sexy schlock
the rockin' ninth doctor clad with his leather jacket

the awesome nerdiness of the tenth doctor. look at him, squee.

and finally, captain jack harkness. hello good lookin'.
therefore, a salute to you, british people, for making my life a happy one. and there's no tragedy in that.

ok now let me kill myself for semi-quoting such a sad line. ta. 

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