martha is my favorite


Concept sketches for a animatic kindish something? (Im just gonna do a quick storyboard something with a song under it.) but for the story I also needed to design Dolley, Martha, Monroe and Adams. Im prob gonna change Martha’s design but im set on Dolleys design!
This is what happens when you are like: i know a good story but are too lazy to write it. And also want to have a excuse to draw Dolley.

This photo accurately describes Matt Smith

  • Doctor: Come on! We can have a good flirt later!
  • William Shakespeare: Is that a promise, Doctor?
  • Doctor: Oh, fifty-seven academics just punched the air. Come on.

.. am I the only one who noticed just how much Jack seems to boost Martha’s confidence in matters concerning the Doctor??

Like, when Ten says that bit about unrequited love, and Martha looks so unhappy, and Jack just literally goes “You too, huh?” and she instantly perks up (well, not really - but at least she doesn’t feel as bad anymore). Or when Martha said she was going to vote for the Master and the Doctor just gives her a /look/ like he wants to say, ‘well that doesn’t say much’ (which, wtf??? but his constant underappreciation of her is a whole other can of worms) - and then Jack chimes in that he, too, was planning on doing that, and the Doctor suddenly believes them / believes something is going on.

Or of course, my personal favorite, the scene in Reset where Martha tells Jack about how an ‘impeccable source’ recommended her to UNIT (‘highly’ recommended her actually, so I guess that’s something), and he basically replies something along the lines of 'he probs thought he owed you a favor’ and her face instantly falls, like she’s only now thinking of that possibility and being crushed with disappointment, but Jack just adds, smiling, “Guess we all do.”, swiftly and smoothly reminding her that she /did/ save the Earth, and she grins again, confidence reinstored.

Irdk, I just really love the Jack-Martha friendship - they should have gotten so much more screentime!!!

When you and your best friend accidentally twin

Keep The Channel Open

As told by Agnes de Mille (about Martha Graham):

“The greatest thing [Graham] ever said to me was in 1943 after the opening of Oklahoma!, when I suddenly had unexpected, flamboyant success for a work I thought was only fairly good, after years of neglect for work I thought was fine. I was bewildered and worried that my entire scale of values was untrustworthy. I talked to Martha. I remember the conversation well. It was in a Schrafft’s restaurant over a soda. I confessed that I had a burning desire to be excellent, but no faith that I could be. Martha said to me, very quietly: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”


Behind the scenes of The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords (Part Two)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s coverage of the filming for DWM issue #385

It’s Thursday 8 March.  DWM is standing in a slate quarry, near Merthyr Tydfil, in the Welsh valleys.  It takes a special kind of stupid not to be wearing a coat.  In DWM’s defense, we didn’t realize quite how high up and exposed Vaynor Quarry would be. […]

In the quarry, John and David are fighting over a watch (with which the Master can self-destruct his entire fleet of ships, and destroy the world, and what’s the betting it can display multiple time zones and is waterproof up to 200 metres?), above a steep drop.  It’s a long way down, and there’s sod all at the bottom bar slate.  “I know everyone will start shouting if I go too near the edge,” says David, “but I’m just compelled.”

“I’ll do it!” threatens the Master.

“Weapon after weapon after weapon,” chides the Doctor, “and all you do is talk and talk and –”

He is interrupted by the faint, dainty melodies of an ice cream van chiming away in the distance.  “I don’t believe it,” laughs John, as the take is abandoned.  “We’re in the middle of nowhere, and the Benny Hill theme is running in the background!”

“I’m surprised,” adds David, “they have ice cream at this time of year.”

“Well, it is Wales.”

Back in Vaynor Quarry, John Simm has filmed his final scene for today.  “When’s the funeral?” he asks.

“Tonight,” David answers.  “We’re waiting for you to leave, then we’re burning your effigy.”

“The death of Vader!” chuckles John.  “Doesn’t the Doctor push me out to sea?”

“No, that was in the old script.”

“Can we have Light My Fire playing then?” asks John.  “Try now we can only lose / And our love become a funeral pyre…”

That night, things hot up.  Oh yes!  A pyre is set alight by the special effects boys, and David is handed a burning torch.  “I’m worried about the sparks,” he says, before the take.  “If someone sees my coat go up, just shout.”

The parts are available here: [ 1 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
Other behind-the-scenes photosets are available here

The one weird grandparent who has to squish your cheeks

so NITW hits a really weird, specific point of nostalgia for me and which is, of all things, martha stewart magazine halloween annuals (which are still one of my favorite things ever) and i’m…. i think at some point i’ll scan some old ones i have and make a moodboard or something, so many talented fuckin’ people were involved in those and i’m sure i could find a bunch of cool stuff


Preludes, Op. 28, Chopin. Played by the lovely, beautiful, talented Martha Argerich. One of my absolute favorite recordings in the world.