I probably shouldn’t be indulging myself this often (since I’ve already spent quite a bit of money earlier this week buying books for myself) and I ought to make myself feel a wee bit more guilty for not doing well in math (and for my piano exam), but then again the past week was literature week in school and i’ve been working pretty damn hard on it for the past month so I had to reward myself with an afternoon of shenanigans with the friends.
Not to mention that as I’m writing this, comic con’s happening on the other side of the world, where benedict cumberbatch, matt smith, evangeline lilly and countless other people I’d love to be able to meet/talk to are currently so I just needed something to make up for it.
Anyway, the best friend and I just ended up going on a hunt for comics yesterday – my priority was, of course, the new Doctor Who comics that have been released by Titan about three days ago. The first comics store we hit’s my favourite toy/comics store (the one at dhoby ghaut) since it has TONS of Doctor Who merch and comics and other really cool collectibles and stuff, and if I’m not wrong they’ve restocked volumes 1-3 of Prisoners of Time but I didn’t have enough money for it yesterday so I didn’t end up buying it. (and besides if I bought it at my favourite bookstore instead I’d get a discount..) Either way, I did end up finding and buying the new DW comics there:
The nice guys at the store did ask me if I wanted to keep a pull list for the comics but I didn’t have enough money for a deposit (keeping in mind that I had to have dinner) so…nope I didn’t end up keeping a pull list for these babies either. Which means I’ll have to – faithfully – trudge down to the comics store every month right after the comics are released to make sure that no one else gets them before I do.
On a side note, I think one of those guys at the store’s new because I’ve never seen him there before, and I do suppose he’s a whovian because he asked me who my favourite Doctor was (“ELEVEN!!”) and, well…he did nod in approval. I’ve finally found an Eleven fan in real life (my whovian best friend in class’s more of a Tennant and RTD fan so we’ve agreed to disagree – well neither of us are really staunch in our alliances to our favourite Doctors/eras anyway.)
The best friend then took me to this other comics store she found at a nearby mall, which is much more dingy (and they stock only comics so I suppose it’s more authentic than the one I usually frequent) but they’ve got such a huge collection of comics it makes up for the dinginess. Also, I found single issues of Prisoners of Time but there were only 6 out of 12 issues so I decided against buying it…Now that I think of it I should have just bought those and then hunted down the remaining issues at the other stores.
After our trips to the comic bookstores in the area, we ended up setting up camp at Starbucks because it was much too hot outside to go through our loot and get caffeinated. It just so happened that Starbucks was having their one for one offer on tiramisu frappes yesterday so we got those (even though it took us ages to finish the venti-sized drinks…it was practically like drinking liquified sugar.)
Having read both comics at our little Starbucks stopover, here’s my micro-review:
Firstly, I do really like that they’ve dedicated a tiny section before the start of the comics to explain which part in the Doctor’s timeline these stories take place because as we all know, DW is very timey-wimey. Not to mention that this allows non DW fans to get into the comics too, so I might just let my younger brother read them as well (as long as he doesn’t wreck them) so that he can start getting into DW. (Because he doesn’t particularly like the TV series.) Being a visual person myself, I’ve got to comment on the art first: I do prefer Elena Casagrande’s art style for “The Tenth Doctor” than Simon Fraser’s for “The Eleventh Doctor”, perhaps because it looks a little bit more realistic, and I’m a sucker for that stuff. Story wise, both story arcs are very characteristic of the Doctors and even the way the stories are told are very similar to the different approaches RTD and Moffat have when writing Doctor Who – say, “The Tenth Doctor” focuses very much more on the people/characters whereas “The Eleventh Doctor” focuses more on the wacky adventures – but of course there’s still elements of the other in the stories. So if you’re an Eleven fan, you’d probably like “The Eleventh Doctor” more and if you’re a Ten fan,, you’d probably like “The Tenth Doctor” more. Personally, I find the former more fast paced and thus easier to read, so I’ll probably let my brother read that first (and besides he’s only watched Matt as the Doctor because his run was on TV for a while earlier this year.)
So, that’s that. And afterwards we had to cram our dinner in before we headed back to school for Literature Night (which includes performances that some of the Literature students and the school’s Players put up every year) so we dropped by Astons since it was one of the most affordable places we could find in that area.
Welp the best friend’s burger did look (and according to her, taste) really good. My food…not so. Except the fries, maybe. The chicken wasn’t as flavourful as I expected, which was a downer because it tasted pretty good the last time I had it at Astons. Still, dinner with the best friend was a joy though because we just got up to a bunch of shenanigans, decided that we shall pitch The Silence against the Weeping Angels someday like in Doomsday where the Cybermen were pitted against the Daleks, but instead nothing will get done because neither the Silence nor the Weeping Angels speak so they’ll just keep staring at each other. And we also agreed that there should be a DW and Adventure Time crossover in which the Doctor takes the Ice King as his companion and the both of them will just mope around, sort of like this:
Ice King: Princess…
Ice King: Princess…
while Donna and LSP sass it out and the Daleks and Lemongrab just yell repeatedly at each other. (Can you imagine the Daleks and Lemongrab yelling “EXTERMINATE” and “UNACCEPTABLEEEE” repeatedly at each other though. It’ll possibly be the most hilariously traumatic or traumatically hilarious scene ever – well the trauma mainly comes from the voices of Lemongrab and the Daleks because otherwise it’ll just be awfully stupid and funny.) But yes, this is why we should totally write for Doctor Who……../evil grins/
Then we got back to school after dinner, hung out with my other friends and we met a beautiful little kitty
We haven’t seen this one around in school before (there are tons of cats lurking around our school compound and they’re fed by the students/staff) and it’s rather scrawny but we didn’t have food to feed the cat at the time so we just petted and talked to her…or at least two of us did anyway, while my other friend took pictures of the cat’s butt. Which leads me to wonder if there’s any concept of sexual assault amongst animals, especially since some of them just mate for the sake of procreating. It’s really weird but idk, can someone please enlighten me on this because I really wanna know.
Literature Night yesterday was uh…interesting. It was mostly filled with either self-demeaning jokes or really crass humour which some people obviously didn’t like. For example, my friend who was sitting right beside me kept shaking her head and denouncing one of the plays as “low” because of all the awful sexual jokes. Well I personally didn’t think it was all THAT bad since I’ve watched enough Comedy Central (especially @midnight) to not take as much offense to horrible dick jokes, I was just surprised that the school actually allowed them to put up the play though, since just last year they reprimanded students for cross dressing for what was a rather casual event. /sigh/ Anyway, I’m pretty glad Lit Week’s over because that means less stuff for me to do as the literature rep for the class. Now all my duties return to being just collecting assignments from the class and I’m perfectly contented with that, yes.