I dunno if you keep up with the news, I’d rather not, because it just depresses me, but I inevitably hear some shit. And I doubt you’ll be surprised who I thought of when I heard the “I recuse myself” line… … …
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In addition to some snazzy visual updates, here’s what’s happening starting this week:
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The BBC has announced three new cast members of the new series of Doctor Who. The Thirteenth Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker will be joined by
Bradley Walsh (Graham), Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Mandip Gill (Yasmin).
Details from the press release follow.
When Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor on the global hit show next year, she will be joined by an all new regular cast. BBC announces today that Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will line-up as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.
Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.
In more exclusive news, it is confirmed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty minute episodes in Autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature length hour for the opening launch.
Chris Chibnall says:
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.“
Jodie Whittaker says:
"I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”
Bradley Walsh says:
“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Mandip Gill says:
“I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”
Tosin Cole says:
“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says:
“I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama says:
“The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He’s already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis.”
Doctor Who is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and a BBC America co-production. BBC Worldwide are the international distributors for Doctor Who.
73rd Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy
June 6th marks the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy. Many people gather each year in Normandy to mark the anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landing. (Getty)
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We’re finally four episodes down,
with only the final three remaining and there’s heavy foreshadowing for both
targbowl and targcest. *Spoilers plenty*
It seems pretty obvious that they’re headed the targcest
way for it’s after a conversation about Missandei and Grey worm that Jon and D
enter the cave that contains the dragon glass alone, without anyone else. They
look way too much into each other’s eyes and all the fire that’s glowing in
their faces, like burning passions and really we know where this is heading.
But unlike the jonsa hand-grab, when Jon holds D’s wrist, the camera doesn’t
pan on it, nor does D look at it. Again, in contrast with Jonsa, Jon initiates the physical touch while in his scenes with Sansa, except for the forehead kiss,
Jon almost never initiates physical contact. (like he is scared of
touching her??) Yet when he issues a threat to LF and promises to protect her
from Ramsey, it’s always “TOUCH”.
D and Jon come out of the cave
after almost looking like they are going to walk off together, hand in hand
into the sunset. I’d like to point out here, that when D asks Jon if he is going
to let his pride get in the way of saving thousands of lives I almost asked
myself, but if she really wants to be queen of the seven kingdoms, and
considers the north as one of them, shouldn’t she prove herself worthy by
saving thousands first and then asking Jon to bend the knee. Isn’t she letting
her pride come in the way of ruling over people’s hearts too?
Anyway they come out together and
bad news hits D and here came my first favourite moment in the show,
SHE BLAMES TYRION AND QUESTIONS HIS LOYALTY IN FRONT OF EVERYONE.
Of course I felt bad for Tyrion.
The hurt is reflected on his face. Here’s a man who planned the destruction of
his own birthplace, his own family because he was loyal to his queen and his
loyalty gets questioned in front of people who won’t even bend the knee. I get
it. She’s angry that his plan did not go down as well. But shouldn’t a leader take
responsibility for all the good and bad that happens? Plus, one plan fails and
she’s already questioning Tyrion’s loyalty?? I found that a little extreme. Next
came another moment that I loved.
JON TELLS D HOW HE FEELS ABOUT BURNING THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYTHING IN
FRONT OF EVERYONE
They’re contrasting Dany’s urges
and Jon’s urges for the viewer’s benefit, maybe even for Tyrion and Varys’s. At
least that’s how I read it.
JON AND THEON
It was a small scene, YES. But it
did it’s job. Jon would’ve killed Theon if not for his part in Sansa’s escape.
No- you betrayed Robb, you betrayed House stark, nothing. It’s implied
obviously but we know that the only thing that stop’s Jon from driving longclaw into Theon’s gut is his role in Sansa’s escape. I wonder if that is the
exact reason why Theon brings up Sansa when he first sees Jon. Maybe he knows,
that Sansa is his life boat when it comes to Jon.
Jon as usual, lets his instincts
get the better of him. Goes straight for Theon’s collar. Again, we get a glimpse
of how Jon forgets himself whenever Sansa’s name is mentioned. He side eyes Ser
Davos observing this exchange and remembers quite what he’s doing. He lets go
of Theon and we get a close up of Ser Davos viewing this whole exchange (with
suspicion?? Curiosity??) Before we can ascertain if we imagined this, Davos
asks Theon about Euron and that thought is lost.
CHAOS….. IS A LADDER
Bran effectively manages to get
LF’s balls up his throat with this single line. I whistled and screamed! I am
BRAN REALISES ARYA IS HERE
So the winterfell plot is
increasingly becoming my favourite storyline. (Dragonstone is becoming boring
with the “we already know who’s the rightful heir and who’s going to bang who”
plot. Citadel-“Please show us something other than BARF” plot ) So After that
highly emotional scene with Meera where we do get to understand that Bran is
the stark who has changed the most and probably will never be the same again, we see
him look outside towards the window because he knows who’s coming home dearies.
YES, it’s Arya fucking Stark!!
ARYA AND SANSA
What a moment that was? Sansa,
beautiful Sansa, knows exactly where to find her little sister.
Should I call you Lady Stark now?
Yes. You Should
I wish Jon comes back soon. (AWWW
Sansa, so do we! SO DO WE!!!) He was so happy to see me. I think if he were to
see you his heart would stop.
See what Sansa did here people?
She realises and recognises the fact that Jon and Arya shared a closer
relationship that she ever did with him. She’s telling Arya how much Jon loves
her and it’s graceful, unselfish and totally kind of her to do that. Again, we
as an audience are probably being told that Jon and Arya shared a closer
relationship as siblings than Jonsa. And once again we have Sansa wishing Jon
were here. (My Jonsa heart is very happy)
THREE STARKS IN WINTERFELL
Arya wheeling Bran in and Sansa
walking by their side entering the gates of Winterfell, a proud Brienne looking
at them SIGH, I could watch that scene everyday and yet never tire of it. It
was beautiful, emotional and Brienne and Pod’s exchange was just perfect!!
DADA DADA DA ….. DADA DADA DA….. DADA DADA DA
So this “I’m Arya Stark of
winterfell” music is stuck to my head forever and won’t come off. Hats off to
Maise Williams for so beautifully executing that duel scene with Brienne. It
was priceless. And in the end when Brienne asks her, “Who taught you that
trick?” (or something like that) and she says “NO ONE!” YES, I whistled and I wolfed and I’d do it
again. I don’t know why LF looks so happy in the scene because looks like at
this point everyone else other than him must know that Arya is going to chop
off his B@lls! Some wise guy he is!!
DANY RIDES DROGON INTO BATTLE
Love her or hate her, but it’s
impossible to not love this scene. Dany riding Drogon into battle with a look
of pure intent to roast and that kickass music playing in the background is so
spell-binding, that you can’t help but say “DRACARYS” with her at the exact
same time that she says it. It gives you goosebumps. You know very well the
minute she flies in that the Lannister army is fucked, so do they, actually. And
the show runners have made a brilliant point of showing it by focusing on that
Lannister soldier cowering and shivering with fear the exact second before Dany
goes into full on destruction mode. She burns everything and everyone. You can
feel it in your bones, that in spite of this looking like an impressive sight, you are not
meant to root for it to happen.
Burnt soldiers are shown, their bodies turned to dust, the
dothraki massacre the ones who saved themselves from being burnt. It’s not a
fair fight. It was never meant to be. We as the audience, reflect the
sentiments playing so clearly on Tyrion’s face when he sees the barbecue party.
You feel bad for him. You begin to wonder who the real enemy is. And then when
Jamie rides with a lance in his hand, you echo Tyrion’s thoughts “NO, you
But you know what, this was such
a call back to the battle of the bastards. Jamie lance in hand riding
fearlessly towards Dany and Drogon , Jon Long Claw in hand facing the entire
cavalry. We knew it was a suicide mission then and now, yet we were rooting for both of them
to survive in spite of the odds. And miraculously they did.
It left me with numerous
thoughts, that battle did. Is Dany’s quest for the IT really different from Cersei’s? Is Dany even a good ruler? She burnt tonnes and tonnes of good food which she could have very well used wisely. Is Jamie going to be captured? What’s going to
happen to Dickon Tarly, who seemed so reluctant to kill? Anyway, this was a
thoroughly entertaining episode and I really hope the next one will not disappoint
Letterkenny Season 3 trailer (Alliteration part 2 :3)
Alright. After Autumn.
Ask anyone around the area about accuracy, Arctic activities are abundant, astonishing, astounding and A one on all accounts.
Before beach bodies, bros better bundle up in boots, blankets and balaclavas because a bloody bitter breeze a blow brisk, blustery and bleak.
Correctly common to cocoon in a cap, coat and comforter because the cutting cold can consume your character, occasionally create a corpse and continually compress your cock.
Don't you dare dawdle, dilly-dally your dick around after dark in December, she's definitely damn drafty if you're down a duvet.
Each and every Earthling is environmentally enslaved.
It's fucking freezing. It's fricken frigid. You're fit for flu in February without fleece, flannel, full-fledged furnace or fire.
It's a goddamn glacier, go grab gloves or garb and gear up for gusts.
Hypothermia if you don't heat your home to half hellish it's harsh, hibernate in a hoodie, hot chocolate, Harry and the Hendersons.
Inhabit indoors, isolated and insulated, incubate the igloo, illness is an issue, influenza implied, infections imminent, immunity is impossible.
*music plays as dramatic Canadian winter scenery is shown*
Ah, just josh and jargon, it ain't jail, jackets in January is no jigsaw.
Killjoys keep comfy in their kingdom, crushing kilos of Kleenex, keen for cozy kayaking with their kids when the key is killing kegs with your kin.
Losers live life locked in their layers lingering lazy and lifeless, lost like legit loners while the leaders in larger learning let loose.
Earmuffs, mittens and mucus medicine. A mighty maniacal Mother Nature makes milder, mellower and meltier moves motivate your mates like the moose Mark Messier, maybe mix a martini for your maiden if you've met your match.
Naturally nippy but that's nothing new up North, normal naturistic narrative not national news.
Overcoats and overshoes obvious-lay
Parkas and pullovers particular-lay
A quantity of quality quilts is quaint with quasi quintessential to avoid quivering and cross quarrelling of quarantine to one's quarters fried quail.
Well not raw, rookie, in a rosemary rug roast with radish wrapped in rich rare bacon after removing Rudolf's red nose.
Solar sounds. Sled is a synonym for snowmobile. Snowmobile is a synonym for sled so; a sled is a snowmobile, a snowmobile is a sled. Super?
Trust a traditional turtleneck to maintain a toasty temperature over time.
Whiteouts and wind chills, walk it off whiners, withdraw whimpering and wake up wankers, wrathful, wicked weather wear woollens and a waterproof wardrobe, warm your wet work wear by the wood stove, winter is wonderful, wild and wide.
Can I get an Exo gif reaction of you breaking something that was really valuable to them?
Xiumin: When you told him the bad news, He’d burst out laughing, losing his mind a little. “I don’t even know what to say. It’s not like I can get mad at you”
Suho: “it was an accident!” He’d mock you,not believing it one bit. Instead of getting mad he would get petty,
He would later order food, continuing to be petty “I’m sorry but this was only for people who don’t break Suho’s things”
lowkey you’re glad he reacted like this instead of getting mad or sad
Lay: “you broke my….” he’d try to laugh it off even though he was completely in shock that you even managed to break something as big as a keyboard.
Chen: He’d calmly listen to your story, nodding sarcastically “ahhh.. as expected my Y/N is the best”
He’d continue teasing you for the rest of the day, and you won’t be allowed to mess up anymore
“what are you writing”
“just making sure I start keeping track of all the times you owe me”
Baekhyun: He would pout all day, making sure you knew that he was sad that you broke his favorite game control. “look at those kids over there… I bet they have a fully functional game control”
Chanyeol: “ahhh… so that’s what happened….” He’d be disappointed when you told him you broke one of his favorite guitars by dropping it, but he wouldn’t get mad at you, just a little sad. “it’s ok… I’ll just buy a new one later”
D.O: He’d be really annoyed at first that you broke one of his trophies he got for acting, walking away so he wouldn’t start scolding you.
later on he’d feel bad, because he knew it wasn’t your fault. “don’t be sad I’m not mad anymore… look I have another one. we’re fine”
Kai: You were worrying all day, trying to figure out how you were going to tell him that you broke his phone, when you do finally tell him he’d laugh at you
“is that it? is that why you were so quiet all day?”
Sehun: He’d get slightly angry, but wouldn’t show it because he didn’t want you sad either. “Thank you… I actually really hated that souvenir I got in paris”
You’re not off the hook though! later on whenever Sehun does something bad and you yell at him he’ll be able to retaliate!
“YA! but what about that time you broke my things?”
I think my favourite part about the casting announcements other than the obvious is that Chris Chibnall has even provided with the classic mystery female for everyone to go “IS IT THE MASTER?? THE RANI?? ROMANA?? SUSAN??”
except that this time instead of a mystery white lady it’s a gay black actress and I for one fully support this upgrade