Series 10 has REALLY missed a trick by not having weekly minisodes of the Doctor and Missy sat together in the Vault, eating their Mexican takeaway, watching Terminator (and the other films on “the list”), and… various other things.
Listen, i LOVE John Simm as the Master, he was my first Master, the first version that made me fall in love with the character back in 2013 when I first watched Doctor Who and I’m so thrilled to see him in series ten against the Twelfth Doctor, I can’t barely contain my excitement and i’ve been screaming for two days since the Sun spoiled it, i’m not kidding. I know most of you are fangirling so hard, I understand.
Stop saying the “real” Master is back, stop making excuses for not counting Michelle Gomez as a “real” regeneration of the Master and all that shit, just… stop
The Master has been back since 2014, if you haven’t noticed, and no… she isn’t the Rani pretending to be the Master, or a different character. And please stop pretending you’re not being sexist by saying “She’s an amazing character on her own, I just don’t see her as the Master”. She’s The Master. She’s always been, she was conceived by Steven Moffat as the Master back in 2013. She was always gonna be the Master and she was always gonna be a FEMALE Master. it’s time you accepted it. She isn’t inferior to John Simm just because of her gender, and i hope those people who keep bashing Michelle Gomez will finally realise it watching series ten.
My Top 10 K-Dramas of 2013 - What's Yours? [Spoiler Alert]
2013 is about to end and K-dramaland has been kind in bringing us so many goodies this year. Below are my Top 10 favs on the year (my favs so it might not be yours so please don’t judge) :
The Book of the House of Gu
While the ending was a bit meh because WHY THE HELL did Lee Seung Gi have to be such a chaebol like person in modern Korea and all when it could have ended less cheesily but other than that I really enjoyed the drama. Suzy and Lee Seung Gi had great chemistry and the other characters were really well executed to, like Choi Jin Hyuk the forest god daddy and Yoo Yoon Seok as the possessed hyung. And god how much I love these two actors now.
This drama is amazing. It is still going on now (because it is those 50 ep super long dramas) but I am pretty sure I will cling on all 50 episodes. All the actors are superb and while I got a feeling Ha Ji Won and Joo Jin Mo are supposed to be the otp (because of the Ep 1 K-drama styled stare), I cannot help but love the chemistry and scenes between her and Ji Chang Wook (I love him but I am not being bias here). The puppy emperor is too adorable and right now there is more of a legit reason for the two to be together as they are both ally-less and alone in this freaky baddies infested court of intrigues. Like nearly everyone in this drama is up to something O.O I forsee myself going down with another ship after Reply 1994.
One of the best medical K-dramas in a good long time and Joo Won was played the role of an awkward genius young doctor with savant syndrome perfectly. The background to his character made the drama all the more interesting and perhaps brought the idea of helping people in a medical drama without being that cheesy (because his character has more reason to stop people from dying and to believe in it stubbornly). Moon Chae Won was also great and jksjkdnslkakncklas it’s just a drama that I would highly recommend. It just makes me feel fluffy inside :)
I Can Hear Your Voice
I had my doubts when I first started because it had the oh we met when we were young thing going on but I think the age difference yet opposite to what you expect in the maturity of the characters really got my attention in the get go. Lee Jong Suk portrayed his mind-reader role really well and I like how the story made his use of it for justice less forced on like what you would expect from a show with a super power possessing lead. Lee Bo Young nailed the playful immature and at times condescending public defender who grew to care for others like she used to while keeping the sassy attitude. Also kudos to Kim Sohyun who played Lee Bo Young’s counter part really well, allowing the growth in the character to be all the more realistic. I also admire the work done for Lee Da Hee’s storyline as most second female leads get demoted to the love ruining villainess and cunning master of manipulation without much explanation or some really unrealistic back story. But this role had development and a reasonable story too so YAY! Also, this drama had one of the better K-drama endings in the year to boot :D
Nine: Nine Times Time Travel
So I heard an American Version is being made and I am not surprised. This drama was that good. Unlike the overused back in time model used by many dramas already, this drama actually had a murder mystery for us to follow, with the hero’s love life being tossed back and forth in the most gut wrenching ways possible with every change he makes to the reality keeping us on our toes. This was a great breakout role for Lee Jin Wook who portrayed our cold city man time traveller extremely well while bringing out his emotions at each discovery and change with ease. Jo Yoon Hee was also a pleasant surprise (for me because I never watched anything with her in it before) and her role as the cute but tough journalist was a breathe of fresh air from the pretty poor girl or stunning idol heroines as of late.
Queen of Ambition
Seriously, this drama is so melo, it made me have my doubts in humanity. If North Korea hates Kim Tae Hee for Stairway to Heaven, someone needs to smuggle this drama there and they will discover that things only get worst with Soo Ae. You think she will kill an old man? NO. She tells him his missing son is dead. You think she will blackmail someone with proof of dirty secrets? NO. She does that with so much skill she can out pwn a manipulative CEO with blank sheets of A4 paper. She is that good. And there is Kwon Sang Woo, whose amazing acting brought the hero, the man blinded by love now out for revenge, so believable to the point when he was really out to get her, you are scared of him too. Basically you have two amazing actors on a show down of wits and life ruining. Splendid stuff to wet your pants from fear but also cry your eyes out for our poor second male lead of TVXQ‘s Yunho and second female lead Go Jun Hee who involuntarily gets stuck in the mix.
One of my favourite dramas of the year no doubt. While it was not super dramatic like Queen of Ambition or good at mystery as Nine (why you drag this hubby mystery for so long…), this was one of the best slice of life coming of age K-dramas ever. The emphasis on friendship and growing up together as a family was done fantastically, giving time for all characters to flesh them out into people that seem so real that we cannot help but love (maybe not to Yoo Yoon Seok’s love line though, oh well he left the show with all the woman who watched the drama dying to marry him) Go Ara was also really good, kicking all the critics away with a slipper (say that in Masandialect XD) as the epic Na Jung who grew from wild girl to mature woman. Jung Woo also broke out as the reliable and manly Oppa for all Korean women (who will trash your house).
Korea and its school problems have been touched on in many dramas but School 2013 has to be the most direct one of all. Apparently, there is even more work done in Korean schools now against bullying because of the success of the drama. And of course other than great acting from Choi Daniel and Jang Na Ra, School 2013 won’t be so great without the famous bromance between Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woobin, which led to a real life bromance off screen (and speculations that the two are a gay couple)
Oh betrayal. After watching Queen of Ambition and Secret, it really makes me wonder if that many people go to jail for their loved ones in Korea. Isn’t it guaranteed they will betray you and leave you to rot in there? Isn’t that the point? Oh well, I won’t complain since this drama is so good and this is needed to get it going! Ji Sung was AMAZING (wow you and your wifey are a on roll this year ;) ) and Hwang Jung Eum did such a good job. And Lee Da HeeAGAIN (you killing these second female lead roles girl) wowed me. Now thank you, Bae Soo Bin for doing so well in reminding me yet again that power ruins people in K-dramaland.
The Sun of My Master
The smartest drama of the year - seriously a female lead who sees ghost and a male lead who by touching her stops that from happening; THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR ENDLESS SKINSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!!! Now add in Kong Hyo Jin as the ghost seeing girl and So Ji Sub as the guy she must touch - BAM! Fans = dead. Ok, just to ensure we kill a few more fangirls, let’s also add in Seo In Guk and give him a super hot role and let Infinite's L be mini So Ji Sub! Other than an wonderful storyline, that’s enough reason to watch it, but seriously, watch it for the story XD
What’s your Top 10 K-Dramas of the Year? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and may the drama sharing begin (and the road to more excuse for holiday procrastination!)
These are my favorite dramas of the 2013 season. Granted I did not watch a WHOLE lot of 2013 dramas but these are the ones that caught my eye and well gave me all the feels I could ever want. You may not agree with me 100% or maybe not even 1% but as always this is MY personal opinion and if you do not agree feel free to leave your own TOP 9 dramas of 2013 in my ask box or as a response to this post. Now these dramas are not in any particular order because I have a hard time making preferences about what is better than something else. So I hope you enjoy this post and if you havent seen any of these dramas I recommend reading my review and or watching them for yourselves!
Heartless City: A drama that had me from episode one. Drugs, violence, hot men, beautiful women, crime, and all the things that make up a mystery type drama was all in play in this and I loved every moment. Every curve ball they threw, every moment that made me scream in anger or scream in surprise by who was an undercover or who was stabbing who in the back. The badassness that is this drama makes it so damn amazing that I just simply cant put into words how much enjoyed this drama. It was shot beautifully, though the censorship in this could of been turned down a couple notches, the actors and actresses in this were spot on and the story behind it all was so freaking good. It was a drama that had me rolling on the floor like an idiot because of what was going on in it. It was fast pace, interesting and well it made me have all the feels in the world. I loved it from start to finish and it just was one hell of a ride watching it.
Flower Boy Next Door : This drama was a real big surprise to me, if Im going to be completely honest. It had all the things that I find rather annoying about romantic comedies, the things that make me squeal with horror, but made it work. It was cheesy and goofy and I loved every moment of it, which is rather odd considering my personal taste in dramas. I fell in love with the characters from our main couple to the sometimes rather creepy second lead, to our supporting males and even the rather mean second female. They all seemed to work well together and the characters where just people that you could really connect to in some way or another. The acting was great, and even though some people dont like Park Shin Hye, I enjoyed her a lot in this drama, because she reminded me of myself. Though I wish I was surrounded by good looking men, but sadly Im not. It wasnt a boring story and it didnt drag on for too long like some dramas, it was just perfect in the way it was delivered from start to finish, and in my opinion are rather great drama that you could introduce your friends to Asian dramas with.
Itazura Na Kiss Love In Tokyo: Now if you know me and how much I adore Itazura Na Kiss the anime and how much I fell in love with It Started with a Kiss and how much I hated Playful Kiss, then you know I was rather hesitant on watching this new remake. Guys I was so scared because this series is something rather close to my heart, being it was one of my first anime and how attached I was to the characters in the Taiwanese version. But putting all that aside, I dived in and man Im glad I did. Though it wasnt perfect , it did have the essence that I was looking for when it comes to a live action of this story. It had the characters I loved and they were portrayed well. The story ran smoothly and I didnt find myself comparing it to the other dramas as much as I thought I would. It made me cry and it made me laugh and I felt that it did an amazing job for the short amount of time that it had to tell the story of the coupe that I really love. I was super impressed and I loved it to pieces. Im even more excited to see the next season and hoping that it will be just as great as this was.
Shark: Oh come on, let me tell you how much I screamed and yelled and cried over this drama, well I may not have to if you watched it yourself. This was one of the dramas I watched in 2013 that was airing while I was watching it. I was hooked from episode one, it starting in the present and moving back to the past back in forth really made for a good intro to the story, and if you know me I love a back-story with kids, its one of my favorite things. The story was interesting and they mystery part keeps you going. The use of dramatic irony was also a good feature because it made it interesting to watch as our leading female tried to figure out who our main lead really was, and we already knew. I love when things like that happen. Though there were some big surprises in this drama and it just never got boring to me. Plus the love of my life (Lee Soo Hyuk) was in it and I could help but scream in fan girl delight whenever his face appeared on screen. I loved it, plain and simple from the melodramatic parts to the action and mystery that surrounded the whole thing. It was well shot, acted, and written and had one of the best songs off a 2013 drama.
That Winter The Wind Blows: I was so excited and yet hesitant to watch this drama because it was based on a movie which I really enjoyed. But once I started watching it, I was hooked. Me and melodramas are just meant to be together and it had all the things of a melodramatic story that I could ever want. I was crying tears that could flood a river, and smiling from ear to ear with all its cute moments as well. The acting in it was outstanding for the most part and the story was genuinely interesting. The characters developed well, and even though you may of hated some character for the things they were doing, deep down I still liked them all. And even though the ending kind of left me on a flat note, I could forgive it , because the journey to the end was so amazing. It truly was one of the best dramas of the year from the writing, to the cinematography, to the OST it truly hit all the crucial material that makes up a well rounded and successful drama in my opinion and is one I would watch over and over again, though it might lead me to depression.
Master’s Sun: Now this is a drama that fan boys and girls alike squealed over and over during is airing time, and Im not going to lie, I was one of them. The cast in this drama was what got to me at first, I was super excited to see them all working together because there are some pretty amazing people in this! Then the story, it wasnt something I had actually seen before in a drama and though it wasnt “scary” like some people thought it might of been, I still enjoyed it a lot. Ghosts, I love them and seeing them in a drama and the way they were used really made it that more enjoyable. Then throw in a main couple that makes your heart melt and then second leading male that makes you want to die because you want to root for him but you want to root for our main male, then throw in the “bitch” that is too lovable to hate and you have the main characters that you just love to watch. Though it was a romantic comedy, and those arent usually my style, I found myself loving every moment and laughing harder than I had in a while. And even though there was laughter there were still tender and heartbreaking moments that made you cry your eyes out and I really loved the mix of it all. Truly a really great show.
The Queen’s Classroom: A drama that doesnt have to have a love line to make it worth watching was this one. A story of kids and their teacher, sounds boring enough if you think about it like that, but the story itself really was a great one. I had never seen the original version but this version made me want to watch it. I found myself so attached to these kids and wondering why our “evil witch” of a teacher was doing the things she was doing, and though I knew deep down, I still found myself wide eyed by how FAR she would take it. The cast, excluding the adults, these children were amazing and I even saw some kids that I remember from previous shows that had grown up and it made me feel so nostalgic about it. Just a story of kids growing up, and not our high school kids, but elementary kids..it was pretty much amazing. Even my grandma watched it with me. I cant really put into words why I loved this story, but there was just something about it that made me have feels and made it one of my favorites of 2013.
Tonbi: Now I dont know many people who watched this drama in 2013 and I would consider it to be an underdog myself, because well it dosent have the romance most people are looking for, but to me..it has something much much better. Heart. It has the heart and relationship between family that really gets you right in the heart and makes you feel all kinds of emotions. I cried because I was happy, I cried because I was sad and I cried even when I didnt know why I was crying. This show had emotion and it didnt have the sad breakup or any of the stuff that we see in a lot of drama. It had emotion between a father and his son, and their story. Their story about living life and how the son came to be the man he is today because of the trails his father went through to raise him. It was just a really touching story that made me emotionally drained in a good way. I loved it and though its short and underrated and not a whole lot of people saw it, it was one of my favorite dramas of 2013.
Good Doctor: The tears or the tears that were shed while watching this drama. Now I know people were super excited about this drama because of WHO was in it, and dont get me wrong I was jumping up and down because of it too, but there were people who didnt want it to be a MEDICAL drama. Now for me, I LOVE medical dramas, they really interested me, and the fact that this was one made me super excited to watch. From episodes one, not even 15 minutes into it, I was crying like baby, and thats when I knew this was going to be one hell of a show. The story and the characters, though sometimes annoying and just plain old rude, they were what made the show what it was. Our leading male pulled off a an amazing performance that I will never forget and all the little side stories that were thrown into the mix, were all worth watching and well made you have all the feels that you could ever want. It was a tear fest from start to finish and I loved everything about it. It was drama that I couldnt wait for the next episode and I just counted down the days. It was perfect and it is a drama worth watching and may I say paying the outlandish price for on DVD.
Well that's my sweet little list of 9 dramas that really just stuck with me this year. There were more dramas that almost made it, but I had to cut down the list. Dramas like Gu Family Book, Secret Love, Reply 1994, Suspicious Housekeep, Kazoku Game, Two Weeks, Nine Times Time Travel, they were all really good too so check them out as well. But those above are my TOP of the TOP!
Could you give me an updated list of Superman and Wonder Woman stories(alternative and main continuity).
Here you go.
SUPERMAN / WONDER WOMAN RELATIONSHIP CHECKLIST 1.3 ————————————————– Action Comics 598, 600, 754, 761, 781. All-new Collector’s Edition: Superman vs Wonder Woman C-54 (1978) The Adventures of Superman (1988) 435,440,522,628,642,643. The Adventures of Superman Annual 06 Superman 80-page Giant 2 (1999). Superman Batman 9-13,18 Superman’s Girlfriend - Lois Lane 93, 136. Superman v2 05, 07, 17, 118, 156, 165, 173, 661. Superman v1 241 (1971) Superman v1 Annual 11 (1984) Superman - Distant Fires (1998) Superman - Red Son (2003) 1-3. Wonder Woman v1 131 (one panel), 300 (1983) Wonder Woman v2 8, 15, 16, 50, 61, 88, 112, 125, 126, 140, 141, 142, 162, 170-176, 195, 212, 219, 220, 226. Wonder Woman v2 Annual 2 (1989) Wonder Woman - Spirit of Truth (2001). World’s Finest v1 (1971) 204 All-Star Batman and Robin 5 DC Comics Presents 9, 32 (1981), 76. DC - The New Frontier (2004) 1-6. JLA - A League of One (2002). JLA - Midsummer’s Nightmare (1996) 1-3. JLA - Our Worlds at War JLA - Act of God (2001) 1-3. JLA - Created Equal (2000) 1-2. JLA - Riddle of the Beast (2003). Justice League of America v1 1 (1960), 69 (1969), 143 (1977), 170 (1979) Justice League of America v1 Annual 6 (two panels - 1992) JLA v3 83, 96, 101-106. JLA v4 0, 25, 26, 31. Legends of the DCU (2000) 30-32 Trinity (2003) 1-3 JLA - Secret Files and Origins 01. JLA - Seven Caskets. JLA/JSA: Secret Files & Origins 1 (2003) JSA - Thy Kingdom Come 1-3 TPB (2009) (Includes: Kingdom Come Special - The Kingdom (2008)) The Kingdom (1999) 1-2 Kingdom Come (1996) 1-4 The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2002) 1-3 Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer - Red Son (2008) Teen Titans v3 Annual (2006) 01 JSA 06, 11, 17, 22
New52 Era ———- Action Comics (2014) 31, 34 (one panel). Justice League - Gods and Monsters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Earth2 1 Forever Evil 3, 7 (one panel) Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year One 4, 6, 9, 25, 29. Injustice: Gods Among US - Year Two 4. Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Three 15, 24. Superman (2011) 14 (one panel), 15, 19, 20 Superman - Doomed 1 (2014). Superman/Wonder Woman (2013-2016) 1-9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 28. Superman/Wonder Woman Annual 2 (2016) Superman/Wonder Woman Futures End (2014) Justice League (2011) 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Justice League International Annual 1 (2012) Justice League of America (one panel - 2013) Young Romance 1 (2013) DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe (2013) 03
Add to this Superman/
Wonder Woman #29 in the Superman Final Days arc, and Superman/ Wonder Woman
#30 & #31 which can be found in Superman Savage Dawn or Superman/
Wonder Woman Savage End trades. Superman Final Days.
The Dark Knight The Master Race by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
which feature the SMWW
family (2016/17) # 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Injustice Year Four under the pen of Brian Buccellato in particular does feature them. He does a far better dynamic than Tom Taylor.
Batman/Superman the New
52 by Greg Pak issues #3,4,11,Annual #1,
Justice League nu 52 Trinity
War Trade, Justice League The Amazo Virus
“Don’t lie to me. There’s no way you could’ve felt like living. Tae Gong Sil. You can’t ever feel like you can live without me. Without me… You’re supposed to feel like dying.” — Joo Joong Won
GU FAMILY BOOK
“The first exception is the most critical mistake. Once you make the first exception, the second and the third times become easier.” — Jo Gwan Woong
“The thing called curiosity is a scary thing.” — Jo Min Hyuk
YAWANG/QUEEN OF AMBITION
“To be hated by others, I had to hate them first. To not be stepped on, I had to step on them first”.-Joo da hae
“if you’re going to be dirty,make sure you are dirty all the way!”
THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS
“One day, I thought, ‘Why am I living?’ No matter how much I thought about it, there was no reason for me to live. ‘Why am I trying so hard to stay alive? Even if it ends, there wouldn’t be anyone to mourn me. Even if my life ends today, there’s nothing to lose.’” – Oh Soo
FLOWER BOY NEXT DOOR
“How timid and frail is unrequited love? A place you entered of your own accord, but you’re trapped inside, unable to find an exit. He doesn’t know a thing, and could one day leave my line of sight, and the love ends passively. A love that does not bloom flowers, and thus cannot dream of bearing fruit. A love like a seed that is forgotten. That is unrequited love.” — Dok mi
7TH LEVEL CIVIL SERVANT
“all women exist so they could be praised”
I MISS YOU/MISSING YOU
"I’m not crying because I’m sad it’s because of the wind”
“Your dream is something you want to achieve, even if you are not good at it.” — Park Shi On
FUTURE CHOICE/MARRY HIM IF YOU DARE
“I honestly don’t have any confidence. everyone else is going forward, but I don’t have the confidence to follow behind them. new things,different things, I’am not brave,I get scared first.”— NA MI RAE THE HEIRS
“if a weak stands by the weak,then they will just be weak”
— KIM TAN
“Sometimes there are moments when I really feel like there is a God. Even if there isn’t, there are times I feel like there has to at least be a something like Fate to explain certain situations. This exquisite coincidence, this unbelievable timing, this ingenious reversal—it’s possible that my fate is playing a game with me.”-na jung
P.S: this is my first time doing a special year end quotes :D i hope you like it ♥♥♥
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen
Muhammed Muheisen was born in Jerusalem in 1981 and graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. He is the Associated Press chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Muheisen joined the Associated Press in 2001, covering major events in the Middle East, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the funeral of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. He spent four years in Pakistan as AP’s chief photographer for that country. Muheisen documented the Yemeni revolution and the Syrian civil war as well as events in Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Germany, Macedonia, Croatia, France, the Netherlands, New York, Serbia, Greece, and South Africa, including the funeral procession of Nelson Mandela. Most recently he has been documenting the refugee crisis across Europe.
His work has received numerous international awards, including: Two-time Breaking News Pulitzer Prize winner, in 2005 and 2013, for covering the war in Iraq and the civil war in Syria; Picture of the Year for 2007; Time Magazine’s Best Wire Photographer of 2013; and the 2014 Oliver S. Gramling Award for journalism.
Muheisen also won multiple prizes in: the APME News Photos Award, the John L. Dougherty Award, Asia Media Awards, National Headliner Awards, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Festival Du Scoop, China International Press Photo Contest, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Xposure International Photography Festival Award and the MCF Engaged Journalist Award. He participated in the 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class, and served as a jury member in the 2016 Picture of the Year International, the 2015 World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class and the 2013 Visa d’or award in that year’s Visa pour l’Image exhibition.
Muheisen is a member of the advisory committee for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, which is run by the International Women’s Media Foundation, and he’s on the nominating committee selecting the participants for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class. In addition, he’s the founder of the Everyday Refugees project on Twitter.
Among other exhibitions, in 2013 a collection from a decade of Muheisen’s work about life in war was exhibited in the French photo festival Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France. In 2014 his work about refugees was exhibited at the Festival des Libertés in Brussels, and work of his covering displaced people was shown in the outdoor photographic exhibition the Fence in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Boston and Houston. Most recently a selection of his work was exhibited at the 2016 Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE. (AP)
Al secco paintings of Lohja church depicting Good Friday events. Paintings are from early 16th century and rather similar than those at Espoo Cathedral. Hence they are probably the work of same master or workshop.
“Yes, you are gonna walk back on stage in a beautiful long black dress again. And yes, you are gonna take a beautiful picture again. As soon as I got home, it was fantastic because it all came back. It all came right back. I wrote and I’d had a record that was getting ready to come out and the record came out and I went on tour. And I started up my life again.”