The new Doctor.

So this week's treat was to see the new Doctor in the season premiere of Doctor Who. I unfortunately couldn't go to any screening because I worked this weekend but I eventually got time to see Peter Capaldi in his new role as the Doctor. I think it's always a bit strange to see a new Doctor. You know that they are the same person but the new looks and characteristics makes me think of them as separate persons. For example, I find it very strange to think the the Doctor who fell in love with Rose is the same person who was married to River Song. With that said I think the scene when Clara speaks to both the Eleventh Doctor and the Twelth Doctor was really good since it made the transgression between the Doctors smoother and you could somewhat grasp that they were the same person.
 
Anyways, what did I think of Peter Capaldi then? I always find it a bit difficult to like new Doctors, I even disliked the Tenth Doctor in the beginning (and that says a lot), but I think Peter Capaldi did a good performance. I felt that he was actually the Doctor and although I thought that he was a bit old when I first learned that he would be the new Doctor I think it makes a good contrast to the Eleventh Doctor. He's definately a lot "darker" than his previous incarnations and even though I think it's good to have a Doctor with high moral and a big conscience the darker side makes it a bit more interesting. But we have to see whether it'll continue, after all, he's pretty fresh and as we've seen with the previous Doctors, they do tend to change a bit over the course of the seasons.
 
I'm really excited for this season and I'm really sad (OK, not really) that I'm not going to be able to see the entire season because as I've previously mentioned, I'm leaving for New Zealand in 20 days and I doubt that I'll be able to watch the series over there since I have no idea what kind of television or internet access I'll have. But one thing that comes from not being able to see most of the season is that I can binge watch it when I come back :D
 
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of Doctor Who
 
Love,
Erunyauvë

Vacation :D

I've been working the entire summer but I'm actually going on a short vacation tomorrow for one week. So don't expect any blog posts until next week or so, because I don't have any internet where I'm going...

Love,
Erunyauvë

Currently reading | July

I have been working almost every single day this month and I haven't been able to read as much as I would've wanted. But with that said there has been one book that I've been reading almost the entire month (yes, it's going slow) and I'm still reading, and that is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I have never, shockingly enough, read anything by Neil Gaiman before but I was recommended this book for a while ago and although I was a bit sceptical in the beginning it has turned out quite well. This book is about a man called Shadow who has been in jail for the last three years or so. When he is about to be released he learns that his wife Laura has died in a car crash. On his way home he meets a man called Wednesday. This man is really weird and different and asks Shadow to work for him. Eventually Shadow accepts the offer and learns that not only can the dead pay you a visit but that all the gods mankind has ever worshiped is alive and walking this Earth.
 
American Gods isn't similar to anything I've previously read and although I've only read 300-ish pages I think it's interesting and new. And since I love mythology it's so fascinating to "meet" all the different kinds of gods. The way Gaiman portaits the gods is also really intersting.
 
Talking about books. Last month's book was The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman. At the time I wrote that blog post I had only read 200 pages of the book and thought that it was amazing. I don't do that anymore. The last 300 pages was really boring. The portait of the boys wasn't as vivid as they could've been and I simply think that the reltionships in this book was flat and boring. I mean, The Left Hand of God was an OK book, but I've read better and sadly enough I don't think that I'll purchase the following two books in the series.
 
 
Love,
Erunyauvë
 
 

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