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4/13/2015

'Lost River' Review





For quite awhile I was eagerly awaiting a day when I would drag all my friends to the movies to see the movie  Lost River which was directed by Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling and features the acting talent of none other than the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.  The Cannes film festival unfortunately changed all that. The film was mercilessly attacked by critics. So much hate was directed at it that theaters all across America decided not to release it. Today I finally got the opportunity to watch on pay per view.
  Lost River is not a simple movie. Perhaps this is why so many simple minded critics did not find it to their liking. This movie is about the struggle to survive and to develop a new identity. It's about the predator and the prey and trying to find out which one you are. It's about control and weakness and how hard it can be living in a world that would like very much to see you tear yourself apart for its viewing pleasure.
   Now that I've touched on some of the themes I should probably address the actual plot of the movie. According to IMDb in Lost River  "a single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town." This led me to believe for quite some time that I was going to be watching something with strong elements of a traditional fantasy film.  To clarify this film is about a woman (Christina Hendricks)  and her two sons who are struggling to keep their house. The woman is offered a job working at a nightclub for fetishists. She accepts the offer and begins doing performances where she appears to mutilate herself onstage. Her oldest son Bones (Iain De Caestecker) breaks into abandoned homes to take copper wiring. This lands him in trouble with Bully (played by Matt Smith) who has claimed the city as his own and protects his claim with extreme violence.  The city itself is called Lost River because of the nearby river which was created by  literally sinking a town.
 I'll admit that as a huge Matt Smith fan I'm already predisposed to having a positive view of anything he's in but I assure you that even though Smith's character is vital to the plot the movie has a lot more to offer than just him. The cinematography is beautiful. Every shot feels like a work of art. The character Rat (Saoirse Ronan)  remarks at one point that the whole town feels like its underwater. As a viewer I can attest that is true. Theirs a heavy, dark and sort of breathless atmosphere.
The character of Bully is a very relatable young man. He wants to help his mother by providing for his family. At the same time he feels resentful of her for not being able to hold everything together. He's desperate to find some way to fix things and prove that he's a man. His friend and love interest Rat is a bit of a wiser counterpart to him. She knows about the town's past from her grandmother and she can think on her feet. Rat's called rat because of her pet rat Nick, Without giving too much away let me just say that there is a very darkly sexual scene between Matt Smith's character and Nick.
   The mother in this movie is a complicated character as well. She wants to what's right for her children and she's willing to sacrifice a lot to make that happen. At the same time she wants to preserve the past. She fights to fights to keep her family in a dilapidated home surrounded by what can only be called ruins. Even as the world around her crumbles apart she refuses to admit that there's really nothing she can do. This is where Dave the banker (Ben Mendelsohn) comes in. Dave offers her work at a nightclub for fetishists which he started. He tells her its' good money so she takes the offer. Let me just say that this does not turn out great. There's a dancing scene later in the film which is very reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs.
  Bully (Matt Smith) is one fucked up motherfucker. He's equal parts Alex from A Clockwork Orange, Tyler Durden from Fight Club and every schoolyard bully from an eighties movie. Whether he's shouting about his muscles or breaking someone's neck he's fun to watch every second. Bully is a villain's villain. He serves as a metaphor for corruption and cruelty which can come when even small amounts of power are left unchecked. Bully is a king. His thrown is a cheap blue chair mounted to his car.
   Speaking of the similarities between Matt Smith's character and Alex from A Clockwork Orange, the two films have something else in common. They both have really haunting and beautiful soundtracks. Lost River is filled with ominous and powerful instrumentals and Rat (Saoirse Ronan) has a fantastic singing voice. The music only adds to the overall enjoyableness of the film.
       I would like to summarize by saying Lost River is a complex and enjoyable film which is often dark and creepy. It has a lot to say about society and what people will do to get by. It's an awesome movie and the critics can suck Matt Smith's dick. I hope to see Ryan Gosling continue directing in the future. 
           For anyone who may be interested, here are Matt Smith's muscles.

4/09/2015

13 Steps to Building a Better Blog






   Greetings my fellow internet person. It's good to figuratively see you again. As you may well know, I am a relatively successful blogger. Today I would just like to talk for a little bit about how one such as yourself could create a cool blog or in fact build a better blog. Let me take you through thirteen possible ideas for improving your blog. The Doctors (William Hartnell through Peter Capaldi) will be helping. I understand that if you have no interest in Doctor Who or blogging this post is unlikely to appeal to you. Here's a link to another post.
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1. Have a clear idea in mind.





   When I started Sick Sentience (which was called When You Give a Slug a Lobotomy) I really knew only one thing. That is that I wanted to have a blog. I didn't really have a clear picture in m head as to how I wanted this blog to be. All I wanted was to write and be read. This was not smart thinking on my part. Yes it should all come down to passion but we need a roadmap if we're going to get anywhere.



  Throughout the early days of this blog there was a massive shift in quality between posts and the focus was completely unclear. We had stuff about cowboys and poetry alongside the general nerdy stuff we are known for. I don't mean to say that this writing was  bad but it definitely wasn't relevant. If you want people to read your blog you have to provide some kind of consistency. Like An Unearthly Child set the stage for all that would follow you must create somethingn which is unique and then more or less stick to the formula. You may deviate occasionally. What's important is that your audience has a clear idea about what they are getting from you.













2. Mix things up a bit.





     When after three years William Hartnell left the role of the Doctor it was Patrick Troughton who was called upon to replace him. You may be wondering how this is relevant to blogging. The answer is simple. As a blogger you have only one fundamental. You must keep your readers interested. While it is certainly important to have some vision for how your blog will always be it is arguably equally important to mix things up every now and then. This could mean doing interviews or posting web comics. This could even mean a new posting schedule. Whatever it is, it should be done in such a way to keep the interest of longtime readers and make your blog more accessible to new ones.











3. Get help.





The internet is a big place. It's hard to get much done without help. While I'm not saying it's impossible to find a large audience without reaching out I can quite confidently say it is improbable. A great tool for any blogger is the internet's ability to connect people. You can use this to your advantage by asking friends to share your blog through social media or even hiring a company to help market your writing. Much like the third Doctor working with UNIT you can greatly benefit from these relationships. After all you don't have a working TARDIS.













4. Be different.





 Tom Baker is to this day consistently at or near the top of lists ranking the Doctors. This is largely because of two facts. These are his long tenure as the Doctor and his Doctor's sheer eccentric charm. A few of the most notable things about this Doctor were his wide eyes, thick curly hair and long and colorful scarf. He marked a major change from the previous three Doctor who (though they were each unique) seemed to be cut out of the same old man cloth.  It's because Tom Baker's weirdness that he is remembered. If you want to gain any kind of following you must be remembered.  To do this you need to find your own unique and use it. When you really stand out in a positive way people will start to take note. Now go grab a jelly baby and get writing.










  5. Be passionate.









 In the multi Doctor short "Time Crash" David Tennant's "tenth" Doctor remarks that Peter Davison's fifth Doctor was the first young Doctor. On the face of it this a simple fact. Davison was the youngest actor to play the Doctor until Matt Smith's casting. But the fifth Doctor didn't just appear young physically. He had a largely youthful and heroic attitude which was very different from those who went before him. This Doctor was about adventure and a love of little beautiful moments. If you're going to stick with your blog and make it better you need to be passionate and dedicated to what you're doing. You can help to grow your readership by posting high quality pieces frequently and if at all possible on a schedule.  If worst come to worst to worst you can just eat your celery and die while the camera focuses in on boobs.






6. Don't...................






    I'm not going to get into the sixth Doctor having a heart of gold or how he's been great in Big Finish of how awesome "Vengeance on Varos" is. It's a well established fact that Colin Baker is the least popular Doctor. The following is a list of things not to do.


1. Don't write posts full of random popular search terms.

2 Don't write a whole post just to tell a stupid joke that isn't very funny.

3 Don't publish stuff that's completely unrelated to  your niche.

4 Don't forget to post for long periods of time.

5 Don't post  many posts that are just about your blog.

6 Don't engage in arguments in your comments section.

7 Don't publish posts that have no meat to them.


7. Keep them interested.






Once you've gotten your readers attention the real challenge is keeping it. Sylvester McCoy took over when Doctor Who was less popular than it had ever been before. His Doctor tried to escape the unpleasant shadow of the Colin Baker years by reintroducing and expanding on the dark mystery of the Doctor. While you don't necessarily need to blow up any planets in order to keep your readers you do need to stay interesting. To do this you've got to provide high quality content which appeals to the people already reading your blog. To do this you should look at your most popular posts and try to produce more of the same ilk while at the same time seeking to retain originality and the element of surprise.










8. Make a strong impression.









    Paul McGann's originally a ninety six minute movie to show what he could do as the Doctor. In the end he would get another seven minutes on screen and countless audio stories to expand his take on the character. Still the public remembers him most for his first appearance. When you're running a blog what you need to remember is that you are not writing a book. Every post you write may be the first post someone reads. You've got to hook them and get them wanting more. You can't rely elements like nostalgia. You have to be fresh and in their face.









 9. Look through old posts.






 The war Doctor was retroactively introduced as the ninth incarnation of the character. His role was ultimately of vital importance. What you can take from this is that sometimes when moving forward it can be helpful to look back. You can edit old post to make them better and share posts which have gained a new relevance due to recent events.







10.  Reaffirm your identity.





  I've mentioned above that you need to stick to a core niche and structure for your blog. When you deviate you should immediately either remove the new material or publish a post which is more what your audience has come to expect. You need to constantly work to create a recognizable "brand."







11. Leave them wanting more.




  The key is to get them hooked, present what you want to tell them and then to rap things up without wasting too many words. This will leave them wanting more and make it more likely for them to return. This works particularly well when you are writing a series of posts.








   12. Be cool.





When I say "cool" I mean it in the social sense. Many large blogs have thriving communities which have grown up around them. In order to help encourage and accelerate this growth you can try to start conversations with your readers and ask that they comment their opinions. It might help to  think of yourself as a very groovy host. Bowties always help.






13. Fix typos.



Nobogy wunts to reed something that disnt make any cents. You should to try to present ideas as clearly as possible. This means spelling things correctly and the correct use of capitalization and punctuation. Everybody makes mistakes. I do so way more than I like to admit. The key is to try to produce typo free posts and then to correct any typos which have made it past publication.


  If you follow all this advice you  may very well have a much more successful blog than I do. I'm a lazy sixteen year old geek.



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4/05/2015

Extraordinary Gentlemen and Invisible Rapists


  Our lives are collections of memories which shape our perception of reality and create who we are. Much of our understanding of self comes from our understanding of the world. We have ideas about what kind of people are good people and what kind of people are bad people. We have  preferred foods and sexual partners. These preferences sometimes go by the name of bias. To quote the late great  Terry Pratchett "TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED." This is a quote from his fantasy book The Hogfather. In this book he argues that human ideas about reality may not necessarily be true but are still valid and important. Fiction is key to living with reality.

  I've been thinking about this a lot lately because I've recently been reading the first graphic novel in Alan Moore's series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I have for years been a fan of the film adaption (which stars Sean Connery).  Let me be clear. The book is definitely in this case far better than movie. It's not just that certain details were omitted in the film. The movie and book are fundamentally different. The primary change I wish to focus on today is the fact that the invisible man in the original comic is not so much the likable criminal that I saw in the movie but more of a shallow, rapist type. Yep I said rapist. Within two pages of his introduction it had already been established that he had raped at least five young women under the guise of "The Holy Spirit."


    My point here is that we take in these perceptions of how things are and we internalize them into our worldview. When things suddenly change it creates confusion and it can come as a bit of a shock. Whether its Bill Cosby or the Invisible Man these things have a very similar effect. Growing up is seeing things that were hidden behind invisible doors. There is more to our world than meets the eye and as the reality in which we live is revealed the reality in which we think we live changes.





3/08/2015

'Tusk' Review





Have you ever thought to yourself "Why aren't there any good movies about people being surgically transformed into walruses set in Canada?" If you have then 'Tusk' just might be the movie for you. Kevin Smith's film 'Tusk' is a film with a deliberately campy feel. At the same time it is legitimately scary and dark and has a lot to say about relationships whether they're between a stranded man clinging to life and a Walrus or two lovers who are growing apart.




The gist of the plot is simple. Wallace (Justin Long) is a young and rather douchey podcast host  who lives in America and travels to Canada to interview a guy who accidentally injured himself playing wit a sword in an online video. Once in Canada Wallace discovers that the guy he has come to interview has committed suicide. Rather than give up and accept having nothing to talk about in his next podcast Wallace finds a man named Howard Howe who is looking for a boarder in his large home and claims to have many stories to tell. He visits Mr. Howe (Michael Parks) who drugs him and begins transforming him into a rather grotesque looking Walrus.



 A few reviews I've looked at focus on the radical shift in tone and feel that comes  roughly halfway through the movie when Johnny Depp's character is introduced. This is at first a return to a more pure campy feeling as the main story slowly becomes darker. Depp's character Guy Lapointe is a former detective who has devoted his life to hunting Mr. Howe who is a notorious serial killer. Depp's character is incredibly eccentric and at first hard to take serious. Having read some particularly negative reviews I was ready for him to ruin the movie for me. This was not the case. Guy becomes more complex when he reveals he had come into contact with Mr. Howe without realizing it and now lives with extreme guilt for the lives that have been lost.



  Speaking of characters who are more than they seem. Mr. Howe has lived  a long and 'interesting' life. He was orphaned as a child and used by various authority figures and other children sexually and for personal gain. This is implied to have left permanent emotional scars. Later he becomes stranded on a small island with only a walk named Mr. Tusk for company. They became close friends. Unfortunately as food became scarce and hunger took over he was forced  to kill and eat eat Mr. Tusk. Shortly afterward a ship arrived and rescued Mr. Howe. This is what ultimately drives him into insanity which brings him to change unsuspecting people into his departed giving him a chance to live again.

 At the heart of this movie is the relationship between Wallace and his girlfriend  Allison (Genesis Rodriguez). Wallace cheats on her pretty much every chance he gets and she in turn is romantically involved with Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) the co-host of his podcast . Allison feels that Wallace has become distant from not only her but also the person he once was, Wallace no longer cries as he doesn't not feel this is manly. He has become cold, totally selfish and uncaring. What he goes through makes him no longer a man but somehow I believe a better person. Maybe those two can work it out. That is if Allison has some kind of Walrus fetish.



'Tusk' is a one of a kind movie.  . It's different in a really brave and interesting way. It's the sort of thing that probably wouldn't exist without marijuana. I encourage all horror fanatics and enthusiasts of the weird to see 'Tusk.' After all man is a walrus at heart. Let's all put two flippers together for Kevin Smith's 'Tusk'.



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3/06/2015

Hannibal Season 3 News












   Zachary Quinto who is best known for playing the least popular canon version of the character Spock is set to appear on the third season of Hannibal. Quinto is no stranger to the horror genre, having appeared on two seasons of American Horror Story. Quinto's character Dr. Thredson remains a fan favorite.


  Given Quinto's history in horror and his impressive skill as an actor it is easy to imagine many ways in which he could be a great asset to 'Hannibal' in the future.Unfortunately it appears his time on the show may be very short. At this time we only know that he will appear for at least one episode as a patient of Dr. Maurier. I for one hope to see him play a major and recurring role. New characters have been known to meet rather sticky ends in the past.If that is to be the case hopefully Quinto's Vulcan flesh it to the liking of Dr. Lecter.


 On another casting note it has been released that Michael Pitt will not be returning to the role of Mason Verger. Pitt is to be replaced by Joe Anderson who you might know from the film Across the Universe. The part has previously been taken on by Gary Oldman in the Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal. While Oldman and Pitt both performed admirably as Verger I think it will be good to have a new face or lack thereof in the role. Hannibal will return to our screens on Thursday June 4th.






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3/05/2015

Of Cats and Killers






  For awhile I have run a Tumblr which focuses on a very particular niche, I take pictures of cats I find online and edit them so that they contain quotes from convicted serial killers. I try to make the quotes applicable to the pictures if at all possible.







 Ted Bundy was a necrophiliac serial killer who targeted young women who lured to their deaths with his extreme charisma and good looks. He is known to have been active from 1974 to 1978 but his tenure as a killer could have been significantly. At least thirty deaths are attributed to him. He is one of the best known serial killers of all time.

















David Berkowitz also known as the Son of Sam was a delusion murderer who claimed to have received orders from a demon which appeared in the unlikely form of his neighbors dog. Berkowitz is currently imprisoned for six consecutive life terms and is born again christian. He likes to be callled the Son of Hope.



Richard Ramirez was a well known serial killer, rapist, and burglar. He broke into people's houses and shot them. Because of this he earned the nickname "Night Stalker". He committed his crimes in the greater Los Angeles area.





Jeffery Dahmer was notorious for killing, dismembering, and raping men and boys. (Not in that particular order, but the raping usually came post mortem) He  killed a total of 17 people over the course of 13 years before ultimately being caught. He was later beaten to death by another prisoner.




Albert Fish was a rapist and killer who had an obsession with the practice of cannibalism. He primarily targeted children, but also murdered multiple black and disabled people. He was called among other things the Werewolf of Wysteria and the Boogeyman.












John Christie killed women in the 1940's and 50's. When the bodies of three of his victims were found hidden in his kitchen and his wife's body was removed floorboards of his front room he was arrested. He was hung on July 15th 1953.





 On April 3rd of 2014 Tommy Lynn Sells was given a state order lethal and soon thereafter slipped into oblivion.  He was convicted of twenty two murders but the police he  was responsible for many more.Aside from murder Sells also had a long history of drug use and lesser violence. 





Carl Panzram was a nasty piece of work. He killed at least twenty one people and claimed to have forcefully raped a thousand men. He was hung on September 5th, 1930.




    







       Get ready for something adorable.
















Irmgard Swinka is the only female killer to make it to my Tumblr so far. She poisoned five women.




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2/28/2015

Violating a Social Norm by Michaela Jenae Frew

My experience violating a social norm
For an assignment in my sociology class, we were asked to violate a folkway social norm. In every society, there is an unspoken set of rules for our behavior. These are norms. A folkway norm is one that someone would notice if it was violated, but there wouldn’t be major repercussions. For this project I walked around a store asking strangers to tie my shoe. Kids usually learn how to tie their shoes around first or second grade. High school age kids typically know how to tie their shoes and would not ask strangers to tie them. I chose to break this norm because I wanted to do something fun and out of my comfort zone. My brother actually helped me come up with the idea. I was bouncing around ideas with my mom and my brother said something about his shoes being untied.

I carried out this experiment by untying one shoe then asking strangers to tie them. I had to bite my cheek sometimes to keep from laughing because I felt very ridiculous. I made sure no one saw me untie my shoe and that the people I had already asked didn’t see me ask someone else or see me with my shoe untied again. I encountered a roadblock when I went to untie my shoe again after I had walked away from a younger boy who had just tied it and realized that it was tangled into a knot. I had to sit down and figure out how to untangle it before I moved on to the next person. I asked ten people to tie my shoe: five women, three men, one teenage girl and one younger boy.

The results surprised me. I expected most of the people to laugh at me and refuse, but only three people gave me responses like that. One person, a woman who looked to be in her twenties, looked at me and said “You’re serious?” and when I responded with “Yes, I’m sorry I just can’t do it” she said quite rudely, “go play with someone else, or let my six year old son do it because he doesn’t know how to either.” The teenage girl looked about my age, and  when I asked her she stared at me for a few seconds and said “Man, that’s wreck!” By which I’m guessing she meant that me being unable to tie my shoe is unfortunate or something like that. She then started laughing very loudly and turned to an older couple, whom I am assuming were her parents because of the way they talked to each other, and said to the man, “how about you do it. That sounds like a job for you.” I awkwardly stood there while the man and teenager walked away for a few seconds then I went away too. My sister was around the corner and heard her and the man tell the mom and the mom was scolding her giving her a lecture because she wouldn’t help me. When my sister told me this I felt bad and didn’t want to get the girl in trouble so I told them it was a project I was doing for my sociology class. The girl looked surprised and looked as if she felt bad for being rude. Most of the other people agreed, but with strange looks and comments like “Really?” and “Okay then.” One woman refused because she said she had bad knees and she couldn’t get down there. She said that if she could she would.

The impact this experiment had on me is that people are nicer than I thought they would be. There were a few people who were rude and refused, but for the most part, I was wrong. I also learned that I am not as brave as I thought I would be. I had to work up the nerve every time I asked someone, and it usually took a few minutes to build up the courage. There were some people that I was too nervous to ask. There was a group of middle school age kids that intimidated me because they were loud and there were four or five of them. It was a lot easier to talk to the adults than the younger people.

2/13/2015

Sexism in Comics



 

 

Sexism is defined by Merriam Webster as
1 : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women 2 : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex. I would like to focus on the second half of this definition. Sexism is just one variation of the larger problem which is prejudice and ignorance. Ignorance and prejudice make roots in the minds of individuals most easily when society treats them as truths. Culural prejudices can be seen in art music and entertainment. Comics being a very popular form of creative expression are no stranger to sexist, racist and overall ignorant ideas.




According to DC Comics in 2014 their creative staff was made up ninety one point two percent male and nine point eight percent female creators. Marvel had 10.8 percent female creators. While these are all time highs for females in the field their is still a long way to go. Modern comics tend to appeal to a larger male than female audience. This is largely because of the way in which female comic character are portrayed. If comics are to evolve in such a way that they accurately represents all groups regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender.


 Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is considered ground breaking by many comics fans and contemporary literature critics alike. It is notable because it featured homosexual relationships in a positive light and depicted the struggle of a transgender woman. It also got many women interested in comics and helped to launch the Vertigo imprint of DC and with it a new age of comics.


 With more female creators and comics like Sandman progress will surely march on. Unfortunately today societal prejudice is still reflected in the medium. Ultimately this will become a thing. Comics are a strong tool to express ideas and accelerate social change.



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2/11/2015

Lizzie's Cosplay Interview





I recently contacted a young Danish cosplayer named Lisette. She is primarily Doctor Who cosplayer and she's incredibly talented. I emailed her some questions and she got back to me the other day. If you have interest in cosplay and or Doctor who I urge you to read on.









1 What is it about Doctor Who that appeals to you?
I love the morals in it. It teaches the way of life; how we shall treat each other and what goodness mankind can have. It’s not only about a man traveling in a box, but it’s about love and loss and sacrifice. I love the personality of the Doctor and I like that even though he is a rolemodel and a hero, he is not always nice. He is just an alien. It’s exciting to, through the companions eyes, to discover other adventures and to explore the Doctor. I have never been a big fan of Sci Fi but there is just something about Doctor Who that really caught my attention.

2 Why is it that you decided to become involved with cosplay? i have always loved dressing out and did it every chance I had. I didn’t knew about cosplay before I had entered a costume completion on facebook for fun with my Rose Cosplay (which were the reason for how I got my first ever cosplay) and I have loved it ever since. Never understood how big it was until I attended my first convention and saw just how popular cosplaying was and through the compliments I got for my cosplays, my interest grew bigger.





3 You most frequently do variants on the character of Rose Tyler. Do you relate strongly to Rose?
Both yes and no. she is way more secure and cocky that I could ever be but I do somehow relate to her through the series and she just grew on me. I think it’s the difference between her and me that does that I love cosplaying her so much. It’s always fun to be able to be a complete different person than who you normally are.

4 Do you have a personal favorite Doctor Who story? Oooh that is a tough one. I think it has to be Water on Mars because I just love the darkness and the change in the Doctor through that episode. It is so much more different than a typical Doctor Who story and even though I love Rose, I find the stories where the Doctor is on his own (like Midnight and the Specials) more interesting.

5 How long does it typically take for you to complete a cosplay? it varies. Most of my cosplays are bought so it all depends if I need to find it before a con or if I have the time. If I have the time I can be very patient until I find the right alt or better, the SA piece. If I don’t have long I am going for what I can find on the time and hope it will be okay for it but I always prepare at least 2 months before a con. So all in all it takes me between a week and a year to complete a cosplay. I still have many half finished cosplays which I am just waiting to complete.

6 If you were to join the Doctor in his travels where would you want to visit first? Hmmm good question. I think I am more interested in the future than the past. Not my own but just to see how the world evolves and I would of course love to visit other planets. But there has never been a certain moment on my mind when people have asked me the question. I would love to go anywhere as long as it would an adventure.

7 Are there any cosplayers you look to for inspiration?
I look up to all the cosplay friends I have. They are amazing and have always been there to help me including my boyfriend. I never looked for inspiration in particular at anyone. I like to run my own show and put my own touch to my cosplays but I am always open for ideas and help. One of my favorite cosplayers though has to be Starbit Cosplay as she is so talented and is a born chameleon. Haven’t seen a character she couldn’t look like and I can’t help being a bit proud that we are both Scandinavians.

8 If you had to choose a franchise other than Doctor Who to cosplay what would that be?
I think it would be Harry Potter and Marvel but it’s difficult to say as Doctor Who is mainly my life. I have always been a Harry Potter fan so I can’t help starting on that one and I have always wanted to cosplay Black Widow from the Avengers. One thing I also wanna try and cosplay is horror characters as I am a huge horror fan. I am planning on doing a Saw cosplay for Halloween.  



9 Of all the cosplays you have done so far which have you found most difficult to complete?
 
The ones I have found most difficult must have been those I chose to get SA pieces for. Finding SA clothes can be quite difficult especially for Rose and some pieces are rarer than others. I waited a year to finally get my hands on the School Reunion Jacket which is my all time favorite. Another cosplay which is still not complete is the Girl in the Fireplace because I am very picky with selecting jeans and I haven’t found the right ones yet.

10 What characters are you currently working on? I am not working on anything at the moment but I am keeping my eyes out for pieces to my Fem!Master cosplay and I am hoping on starting on my Poison Ivy cosplay soon which is going to be the first cosplay I am going to make myself.







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