Sunday, February 13, 2011

Boxsets

The nice thing about being hard at work is that, at the end of the day, you feel entirely justified in sitting down and relaxing in front of the TV. I have a pile of DVDs I still have to watch, and I’m looking forward to them, but over the past few weeks I’ve been focusing on TV boxsets. And boy oh boy, have I been impressed.

The first boxset I watched was season 5 of Doctor Who. I’d seen MOST of the episodes when they were aired, but I’d missed a few, so this was my chance to finally find out just what was going on. I seriously didn’t think anyone could replace David Tennant- his Doctor was a wonderful creation, with an ego of Skulduggery-like proportions, which is ALWAYS a good thing (in my humble opinion). But Matt Smith arrived and instantly owned the screen. His Doctor is, quite frankly, hilarious. As of yet, he doesn’t have the dangerous/scary edge that Tennant’s Doctor had, but I’m sure he’s going to get there eventually.

Karen Gillan as Amy is simply my favourite assistant. She’s cute, she’s a redhead, she pouts a lot, and she’s funny. And that ACCENT... What more could you want?

A very good start for Smith and Gillan, I think, and while there were some dodgy episodes, most were truly great. I’m so glad I watched this, and I’m so glad that so many of YOU, my Minions, watch this too.

The second boxset I watched only had three episodes in it, unfortunately, but it was so much better than it had any right to be. Sherlock, the new Sherlock Holmes show on the BBC, is just WONDERFUL. Again, we have a main character whose ego and arrogance could rival Skulduggery’s, and while Martin Freeman isn’t exactly as attractive as Karen Gillan, he makes a pretty good sidekick nonetheless.

And, just when I thought I couldn’t be any more surprised with it, I get to the third episode and Moriarty appears, played by an Irish actor called Andrew Scott. Andrew starred in the first film I wrote, Dead Bodies, and he was wonderful in that and as Moriarty he was truly... unsettling.

Sherlock definitely gets a thumbs up from the Golden God.

And the third boxset I watched, the one I just finished last night, was seasons one and two of Misfits. Misfits is a Channel 4/E4 show aimed at an older audience than either Doctor Who or Sherlock, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting much. It’s about a group of young offenders who get struck by really strange lightning while doing community service, and they gain superpowers.

I loved it. Loved it loved it loved it.

It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s hilarious, it’s addictive. They do good things, they do bad things. They try to cover up the bad things, and they try to avoid doing the good things. Only one of them actually wants to be a superhero- the others find the idea just a little too silly and impractical. I’ve never been more surprised by a show, and I highly recommend this to, um, any of you who are old enough to watch it. And it’s got Ruth Negga in it! Ruth’s a beautiful Irish actress who I got to know a few years ago, and she’s WONDERFUL in this. The nice thing about UK productions is spotting the Irish actors I’m friends with.

(I went to see True Grit yesterday and Domhnall Gleeson was in it, who was also in my second film, Boy Eats Girl. I almost stood up in the cinema and shouted “I know him!”

But I didn’t.)

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Ayesha said...

yay 1st!! derek might actually read this yaaay

Ayesha said...

where is everyone today is no one on???

Maria said...
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Maria said...

Sorry, my computer was logged onto the wrong email.


Now I'm back. YAY!!!!!! 4TH COMMENT!

There we go.

Darkane Claw said...

FTL SORRY!!!!!!!!!!! It's just not logging out. Ok. Now I'm me again.
I keep telling her to log out when she's finished but she won't so those two comments above where mine but just from the wrong email.

Ayesha said...

oh....hi darkane its ok! where is everyone i expected more ppl to be on

Dragona Pine said...

Hi. Sorry I'm late guys. Town took a little longer than I thought. I have BLACK OPS XD. And also my mum got a new CD so I have to sit here and listen to love songs all afternoon.

*rolls eyes*

Dragona Pine said...

AND I have to do hw... I can't wait to go on Black Ops :)

Dragona Pine said...

Is anyone on?

Dragona Pine said...

Am I a loner?

Ayesha said...

lol dragona that must hurt your ears lol

Dragona Pine said...

Well actually it isn't a love song at the minute, it's Walking on Sunshine, woooaaahhhh lol.

Dragona Pine said...

And I can't believe I got Black Ops for £38... it's so CHEAP! And it was new... not preowned.

Ayesha said...

i cant keep replying cuz im doing ironing sorry =(

Dragona Pine said...

Well I'm doing hw so... oh dear!

*covers ears as power of love comes on the cd player*

This song was on Back To The Future.

Ayesha said...

wow that is cheap.

Dragona Pine said...

I know... it's amazingly cheap... Game is awesome :) Can't wait to kill some zombies :)

Ayesha said...

i used to buy a lot of games but now i never have time we got to pick our options in scool for yr 10.

Dragona Pine said...

Same. We have to do that in March. I'll find the time somehow :)

Ayesha said...

lol dragona i like killing zomibies on box head...such a cool game.

Dragona Pine said...

Lol, zombies are funny. My friend showed a picture of one on his PS3 that was a Glitch and it's head was stretched like a piece of string.

Ayesha said...

im already doing options now though im doing art fashion and media studies we HAVE to carry media sttudie through to yr 10 but apart fm that we can change the other option.

Dragona Pine said...

I'll be taking Geology and that's all I've sorted out at the minute.

Ayesha said...

sorry ma internet dongle came out

Dragona Pine said...

Oh, it's ok.

Dragona Pine said...

Soon I have to go for a while, I'm making a model of the Globe Theatre for my English hw but it won't take long.

Dragona Pine said...

YES! I've done my Powerpoint so I'm going to get Black Ops installing on my PS3... brb.

Ayesha said...

ok.. i have to in a bit aswell im gonna go to my friend house but i dunno wen.

Ayesha said...

ok

Dragona Pine said...

I'm back. It won't be a while until I have to go, my sister's friend is here so it won't be until after my mum and sister take her back.

Dragona Pine said...

Yey 59 minuites before Black Ops downloads :)

tanya7212 said...

Get in there, Im here!! and not many ppl have COMMENTED!!!!!!!!!!
WOOOOOPWOOOOOOOOOOOOOP
6th book cover SO EXCITED. it should have valkyrie and skulduggery in profile doncha think?

Ayesha said...

yh im going in a bit too dunno wen though.

tanya7212 said...

well doncha??????

Dragona Pine said...

Ok.

tanya7212 said...

im in the 30 comments range WOHOOOOOOOO, well doncha think that'll be a good book cover.
PROFILE I TELL U
i wanna know how tall valkyrie and skulduggery are...

Jaguar said...

hi

Jaguar said...

is anybody there?

Ayesha said...

omg whos heard jessie js new song ft b.o.b- price tag its sooooooo gud!!!!!!!

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Jaguar, are you new?

Jaguar said...

yup

Ayesha said...

hi jaguar!!

Jaguar said...

sooo, anyway

Jaguar said...

oh hi ayesha

Ayesha said...

cool name jaguar

Jaguar said...

lol i'm talking to people i dont know. that's actually largely entertaining.
poo mus back. gotta go!

Jaguar said...

mums back, sorry. not mus back. what? i h8t typos.

Jaguar said...

see ya!

Ayesha said...

ok jaguar byeeeee!

Dragona Pine said...

Well hi Jaguar, welcome to randomness. We are all insane here. I am Dragona, the blog ninja. If you want to know something abut me, I'm 14 years old, 6ft 4, phsycic and I have a photographic memory. Nice to meet you :)

tanya7212 said...

anyone think that my book cover idea is good?

Dragona Pine said...

I WAS TOO SLOW DAMN IT!

tanya7212 said...

anyone at allllllll

tanya7212 said...

ANYONE!
wut r u talking about DragonaPine????????

Jaguar said...

dragona, you spelt psychic wrong...

tanya7212 said...

ANYONE
ANYONE
THINK THAT THE6TH BOOK SHOULD HAVE SKULDUGGERY AND VALKYRIE STANDING IN PROFILE.............................................??????????????????????????????????????

Dragona Pine said...

It's a good idea Tanya, but don't you think we should have something more detailed then just profiles?

tanya7212 said...

I
GIVE
UP










































sad times.

Jaguar said...

wonka is evil. u wanna unite in the rather annoying battle against her?

Jaguar said...

cos i know her...

















EVIL

Ayesha said...

i like the covers how they are they are funky and cool

Dragona Pine said...

Brb.

tanya7212 said...

ayeshe do u think my idea is goood???

Ayesha said...

i dunno depends on what the book is about the cover should be relevant to the story

Dragona Pine said...

Back.

tanya7212 said...

well ik that the 6th book is about lord vile so..
besides lord vile should be on the back, were he belongs.

Dragona Pine said...

They should have Skulduggery and Valkrie FIGHTING Lord Vile on the front.

tanya7212 said...

lord vile aint worthy enough to b on the front

Ayesha said...

omg good idea dragona that is actually a REEALLY good idea.

Dragona Pine said...

Like having SP and Val on one side, the a dark figure with armour at the bottom-right of the book with SP throwing a fireball at Vile.

Dragona Pine said...

Come on Black Ops... download! 55%

tanya7212 said...

okok
hey diod ya hear tha derek???????????????????

Ayesha said...

i just cant wait till the book cums out soo excited!

Dragona Pine said...

And you could have Vile wrapping shadows around SP and Val.

tanya7212 said...

DEREK DID U HEAR DAT?????????

Dragona Pine said...

Do any of you like my idea?

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

I'm in the top 100!

tanya7212 said...

yesyes i do.

Ayesha said...

i like ur idea as well dragona

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Octa.

Ayesha said...

hi octaboona

Dragona Pine said...

Thanks Tanya and Ayesha, I just concocted it in my head about a second ago...

Jaguar said...

who wants to beat up wonka like dragona does the next time she's on here?

Dragona Pine said...

66% 20 mins left!

tanya7212 said...

lol
dragona pine.

tanya7212 said...

ur welcome

Jaguar said...

is anybody listening to me?

Ayesha said...

um.. whos wonka and why would we want to beat her up??

Jaguar said...

yes? no?

tanya7212 said...

yeah who is she?

Dragona Pine said...

Hey I don't want to beat up Wonka, I USED to, but now she's nice. If you're having a fight, I'm on her side. And you don't want me as an enemy.

tanya7212 said...

BRB

Jaguar said...

no, we pretend to. like this
*smashes egg on wonkas head*

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

Well I've never actually met Wonka so I don't hate her.

Jaguar said...

lol
i'm her sister and at the moment 'm annoyed with her.
Yes, it is I, FIREDUST EMBER!
except i'm jaguar now lol

Jaguar said...

^_^

Ayesha said...

no i dont want to beat someone up who has done nothing to me and who i dont know.

Dragona Pine said...

I KNOW what you do Jaguar... I've been on the blog for ages.

*points gun at Jaguar's head*

NOBODY MOVE! You are under arrest for attempted assault of a blog member.


*handcuffs Jaguar*

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

*points in amezement*

FIREDUST EMBER!

It can't be!

Who are you again? :D

Jaguar said...

back then i was lying about all that wonka stuff cuz i'm actually in a good mood.
you see, nobody actually knows what I'm thinking coz i make up all sorts of lies to put everybody off the scent.

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

amazement not amezement

Dragona Pine said...

Lol Octa.

Jaguar said...

lol
octa is funny

Jaguar said...

breaks handcuffs
i wasn't actually assaulting her cos shes not here. also i was LYING IF YOU READ MY PEVIOUS COMMENTS!!
jeez...

Jaguar said...

ps i have a healing power so you ant actually kill me

Kallista Pendragon said...

Firedust Ember. Cool name.

*Watches as she get's arrested*

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

Anyway I have a huge pile of work to do.

Be on later.

Bye!!!

Jaguar said...

lol loopholes rock

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

But since Kallista is here then it can wait :D

Hey Kallista!

*glomps*

Ayesha said...

umm..jaguar you do no that you cant break handcuffs! lol

Jaguar said...

oh hi kallista.
for the last time, i'm not firedust ember anymore.
I
AM
THE AWESOME
JAGUAR.
kk?

Dragona Pine said...

Jaguar, HOW could I have known you were lying because my comment was BEFORE yours! Your logic is somewhat crappy. I said ATTEMPTED FYI, it was a conspiricty to assault her.

Jaguar said...

yes but my bones are made of an indestructible metal, so i can. and i have muscles!
course, everybody does

Dragona Pine said...

Hi Kallista!


*hugs her*

Jaguar said...

dammit. Dragona, why do you have to do that stuff?

Dragona Pine said...

Indestructable to all but me I'm afraid Jaguar.

Ayesha said...

hi kallista

Kallista Pendragon said...

Did you like the movie True Grit MAster Derek? I have not seen it. But if you liked it, I will go and see it for myself.
I wish I could watch the Sherlock series. I may have to save up a little money and buy the set the was I did the last three SP books.

Dragona Pine said...

What did I do JAguar?

Jaguar said...

i know my logic is crappy.
so *mwa ha ha ha ha*
WHOM ARE YOU TO EMCROACH 'PON MINE OWN INFINITE FACULTY??!!
lol i hope you haven't studied shakespeare yet.

Dragona Pine said...

Unfortunatly Jaguar, I have just finished studying shakespeare.

Kallista Pendragon said...

I know that is not your name anymore. I did not say it was or wasn't. I merely said it was a cool name. It would make a cool name for an oc.

Ayesha said...

i shakespeare in yr8 lol

Jaguar said...

emcroach?
no eNcroach.
it is the most indestructible metal EVER so stuff you.
even my psychic powered boyfriend couldn't break it if he wanted to. and his psychic powers are MIGHTIER THAN YOURS!!



lol win jaguar

Dragona Pine said...

5 mins before Black Ops downlaods!

Ayesha said...

soz i meat i did..

Jaguar said...

CRUD! and i wanted to confuse you guys...
*sulks* I hate being smaller AND younger than everyone else!

Kallista Pendragon said...

HAve to go now. Will be gone for a few hour.

Thanks for posting again, MAster Derek! :D

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

Doctor Who is awesome!!!! :D

Octaboona Ambrosius- Paragon Of The Purple Horde said...

Bye all!

Really must do some work.

Jaguar said...

i like kallista.
more than i like some...
hey! I can speak way beyongd my years now because you guys'll understand! yay!

Jaguar said...

and i hate typos.

Dragona Pine said...

I don't care how indestructable it is, I can still break it, shatter it if I wish, disintergrate completely WIPE it from existance. You see, I have the perfect weapon, a magic yorkshire pudding. It is indestructable and can do anything it wants. And who are you to judge my phsycic powers? You don't know me, so there's no way of telling. Your logic is crappy again.

Ayesha said...

lol jaguar

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Octa and Kallista.

Jaguar said...

YOU SPELT PSYCHIC WRONG AGAIN!
pudding shmudding. and anyway, if you've had it for so long then it must be extremely cold and stodgy now. so ha.

Jaguar said...

WIN.




hopefully.

Jaguar said...

stodgy pudding...
dragona pine...
STODGY PINE!
win again

Dragona Pine said...

I don 't how to bloody spell Psychic. I am the only one capable of destroying you, and I said it was indestructable did I not? So it can't be stodgy.

Jaguar said...

lol
ur called stodgy pine now.

Jaguar said...

actually, i have a super strong nemesis who can crush magic yorkshire puddings like they are moon sand.
i should know, I've seen her do it!

Ayesha said...

ur not very nice to call ppl names you no, and dragona is NOT called stodgy pine ITS dragona pine

Jaguar said...

so THERE!
stodgy pine, stodgy pine, he can't even cease to whine.

Dragona Pine said...

*rolls eyes*

It's INDESTURCTABLE dumbass! It can't be destroyed by anyone no matter what.

Jaguar said...

im in a bad mood.
i'm not acutually wanting to annoy u guys, i'm just hormonal.

Dragona Pine said...

Call me stodgy pine one more time and I'll wipe you from existance.

Jaguar said...

oy! i am not a dumbass, i'm cleverer that most kids my age!



...which is a bit young for an immortal superhero with a short temper

Ayesha said...

but you ARE annoying us REALLY annoying!

Ayesha said...

so..how old are you then?

Dragona Pine said...

Please don't annoy me Jaguar.

Jaguar said...

okay, you are not stodgy.
if you wipe me from existence, London will be without one of its three superheroes.

and Psychic and Phoenix will be thirsting for your blood.
I've got an idea. How about we be friends and stop arguing?

Ayesha said...

lol jaguar great idea

Jaguar said...

oh. I can't tell you how old i am. *whispers* I have a secret identity to uphold, you see and my enemies can't know it.

Jaguar said...

okay then. all friends?

Dragona Pine said...

I don't live in London :P

Jaguar said...

you know, i've just noticed ayesha's pic. i like it!

Dragona Pine said...

Ok, friends Jaguar.,

Jaguar said...

i know, u live in... yorkshire, by any chance?

Ayesha said...

wanna make the world dance, forget about about the price tag!! love this,song jessie j price tag such a gud song

Jaguar said...

yay! friendies!
so what do we do now?

Jaguar said...

...

Jaguar said...

hmmmm...

Jaguar said...

no, i'm stumped for ideas. you guys?

Dragona Pine said...

Yes, I live in Yorkshire :)

Ayesha said...

you do? thanxx its a bugatti veyron fastest car i the world that goes up to 258mph best car in the world!

Jaguar said...

ps I don't actually live in london, i'm just called Jaguar after a superhero i made up who lives in London.

Jaguar said...

lol decieving.

Ayesha said...

oh.. so where do you live jaguar?

Jaguar said...

i'm gonna change my profile pic, kk? brb

tanya7212 said...

Ayo Ayo ppl me back
Did ya misss me?

Ayesha said...

has black ops downloaded yet dragona??

Ayesha said...

hi tanya

tanya7212 said...

hihi,
what is everyone talking bout now?

Dragona Pine said...

Brb for a while.

Ayesha said...

umm..at the moment....nothing lol

Ayesha said...

ok dragona

tanya7212 said...

ooook

Jaguar said...

am back! like my new profile pic?

Jaguar said...

it hasnt changed. dammit!

Jaguar said...

brb

Ayesha said...

bored

Ayesha said...

lol jaguar

tanya7212 said...

its the same

Jaguar said...

i know

Jaguar said...

nothing works for me!
oh well, i'll just wait for it to adjust

Jaguar said...

brb!

Jaguar said...

it hopefully works!!

Jaguar said...

YAY!!

Ayesha said...

lol jaguar

Jaguar said...

follow this link plz:
http://whatthehellidontknow.blogspot.com/

Jaguar said...

is mah blog innit

Ayesha said...

ok

Jaguar said...

yay! hang on, ayesha's changed her picture!

Jaguar said...

:)

Ayesha said...

yh i know im changing it back just wanted to see wht it would look like

Jaguar said...

u likey my blog?

Jaguar said...

...

Ayesha said...

there back to normal yh i like it its cool

Ayesha said...

ARGHHHH ma comp keeps freezing!!

Calem said...

Wow a new post!! Yay! I watched True Grit too, LOVED IT!! My mom was there too. You know that part in the movie where a bullet goes throw the ceiling that that one girl is standing on? My mom SCREAMED! So FUNNY! Can you post some sneak peaks of the books? I have little to no patience and it's been half a year since I read some new Skulduggery Pleasant stuff. Please post a sneak peak!! OR at least what it's name is going to be!

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