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Of course! Below is a random list of tidbits I gleaned from Billie’s two Q&As, her photo op, and her autograph signing — just off the top of my head. I didn’t attend any non-Billie parts of the con, which I’m sure is shocking to no one.
- She said Doomsday was extremely emotional to film because it truly felt like the end, and because she felt like she was speaking the words not only as Rose to the Doctor but to David as a friend.
- Her features were much more striking/severe/gorgeous in person than in photos.
- Her favorite of Rose’s outfits was the dress in The Idiot’s Lantern because she got to lose the jeans and tees and “feel girly.”
- Tooth and Claw was one of the few episode names she knew, and she said that was a laugh to film because they got to watch a guy in a bright green lycra suit run around in place of the CGI werewolf.
- She and Matt Smith had drinks the other night and got very drunk.
- She was stressed when speaking about Penny Dreadful because it’s a “spoiler minefield,” but said she loved working with all of the esteemed actors in the cast and thinks the show has staying power for years to come.
- She chose David over Chris as the better kisser because, ”I think I’ve kissed David more and so I think we are more well practiced, well versed and, therefore, our technique is somewhat better.” Mmhmm.
- She’s very excited for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and loves Jenna as Clara.
- She took Winston into a TARDIS once and told him it flies and he got really scared and started crying.
- She is finding theater work the most rewarding at the moment and would happily act at the National for the rest of her life if they’d let her.
- Someone asked about the duality of Hannah vs. Belle (in SDOACG) and Billie said she thought Hannah chose the Belle side of her personality over love/happiness because her profession defined her so much, and that she related to that aspect of the character. (Whoring aside ofc.)
- She popped in a stick of gum halfway through each Q&A and proceeded to fiddle with the wrapper for the rest of the session.
- She said she liked the subtlety of her Doomsday send off and ruminated on how that subtlety would have been lost had Moffat written Rose’s goodbye.
- She also talked about how she finds Moffat’s Who really confusing and said David had to help her figure out the 50th script. She sidestepped a question asking if she was disappointed to come back as The Moment and not Rose, but said David, Matt, John Hurt, etc helped her with that role in the 50th.
- SO MUCH HAIR FLIPPING AND TWIRLING.
- If she could write an episode of Doctor who it would only be about the Doctor and “companion” (I felt it was pretty clear she meant Rose) just having a chat, finally answering the big “are they or aren’t they?” question. She later was asked about a Rose/Tentoo spin off and was like, yes that’s the sort of episode I’d want to write!
- She said she hates being asked favorites because she’s indecisive and doesn’t like to have to choose between friends (aka Matt/David), but that didn’t stop people from asking those questions. She did get very animated about her favorite London restaurants though — two were a pair of posh sister restaurants and one was The Chicken Shop in Kentish Town.
- She reaaaaalllllyyyyyy wants to do a play in New York.
- The Goonies and The Lost Boys are her favorite fandoms.
- She talked about how David genuinely loves and cares about the character of The Doctor and she admires that so much.
- She’d like to play a mum in the future and move away from sexy roles and do more jeans and t-shirt stuff, though she then made a comment about how that’s not happening any time soon. (Which I took to mean as a hint at upcoming Penny Dreadful sexytimes.)
- She brought her mum (Mandy!) to the con/DC.
- She was drinking a soy latte, which I know thanks to some investigative reporting done by tkross.
- She gave Winston a Doctor Who book that shows photos of Rose running away from some monsters and he was like “mummy that must have been awful!” so she doesn’t think he can make that distinction between his mum and her roles yet. She joked that she should probably take the book away for that reason.
- John Barrowman would try to distract people during their closeups with “trouser-dropping antics.”
- Every once in a while she would use a British term and then ask the crowd if they knew what it meant, getting a resounding “yes!” in response each time.
- Someone asked to film her giving a hard time to their friend who couldn’t make it to the con and she gave them a hysterical guilt trip ending with “you better check yourself.”
- She never had a nightmare about any Who villains but she has had nightmares about the Doctor, namely David yelling “this is the end!”
- She was far far FAR more lovely, charming, funny, kind, and gracious than I ever imagined.
This Saturday, we witness the end of Steven Moffat’s third season as Doctor Who showrunner. And what an ambitious run thus far: a single story, starting with the crack and leading up to the Doctor’s greatest mystery. You have to admire the boldness and cleverness of Moffat’s plan. There’s just one huge problem with all of it.
Really good article. And also really good comments:
”There’s the problem, mentioned before, of Moffat’s tendency to tell rather than show. We have characters constantly banging on about how important River is, how deep her relationship with the Doctor is, but then we’re never actually shown any of it. We’re told about this vast myth surrounding the Pandorica, but then it’s just a box that the Doctor gets out of in ten seconds flat. We’re told that the battle of Demon’s Run is to be the Doctor’s “darkest day”, and then it’s neither much of a battle or especially dark, in comparison to so many other days.
We’re constantly told about all these stories going on between what we see, and they always sound far more exciting and interesting than anything we’re ever shown, and when we are shown something, it’s not half of what it’s been built up to be. I can’t fault Moffat for ambition, and he’s certainly trying ever so hard to create something huge and mythic, but he’s never yet managed to stick the landing. And now, coming up to the 50th, we’ve got two huge new things we’re being told over and over are so hugely and crucially important (the Doctor’s name and the mystery of Clara), and I’m really, really worried he’s just going to do it again”
”Just so happens I rewatched Human Nature/The Family of Blood today, and Martha was a revelation. Yes, she was madly in love the with the Doctor, and the whole story pretty much revolved around him, but Martha felt like her own person. And it wasn’t because she was “sassy” or “spunky” or any of the other words we urgently feel the need to grasp for when female characters show confidence. Instead she was clever - not in a “Doctor telling us she’s brilliant” way, but in that when she was presented with problems she came up with clever solutions sort of way. And she got scared and desperate and hurt and overcame it anyway. Basically, in the strictest story-telling sense of the word, she was a hero. I kinda miss that.”
Rose standing up to the Sycorax even though she is so scared VS Rose that stares down a Dalek and laughs in its face (idea by tinyconfusion)
So, most of you know that your facebook can be viewed/monitored by employers. But I know a girl who got fired a few weeks ago because her boss used her email from her application TO FIND HER TUMBLR - where she had said some not nice things about her boss, job and coworkers.
And after some discussion, a worker who over heard the conversation for a Staffing Company confessed that they use your email to find you on several social networking sites (Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook being the first ones they check) and that they recommend it to employers as well.
You can prevent this on Tumblr by deselecting the “let people look me up by this address” box. It also helps to never tag your name, or have your full name on your blog if it’s also searchable by search engines.
It was just brought to my attention to post this because if your out on your blog, but not IRL, your employer could potentially out you to your coworkers, friends or family. Plus I also think it’s a huge violation of privacy, since some of these blogs are outlets from your everyday life. So protect yourself fellow bloggers :)
I want to add to this that this is also true even if you don’t use your email address. A girl from my school—which, btw, does not hesitate to put you on academic probation with expulsion for the second offense of the vague charge of “unprofessionalism” of all things—was a member of the same rather… um… biting healthcare blog that I was a member of. She’d submitted a funny post there obviously critical of her school, so I went to her page… and there was her selfie. I saw her at school the next day, told her I’d stumbled across her Tumblr and warned her to at least take the selfie down… but if I’d been a teacher (like I will be next year…) and not a student? That alone could have sent her straight to the honor committee. Be careful, folks—you never know who’s out there.
You never know if someone needs this. Reblog this, even if its not your ‘blog type’. Just do it.
Yes, please reblog
Do it. Now.
i sat here and thought about reblogging this or not but then i realized how many people feel suicidal, and i have too its not dan and phil but i could honestly care less, bc i rather have someone not die then make sure i strictly stay to my ‘blog type’