The box trolls: the review nobody asked flr

9/10: not perfect, but would happily pay to watch again

They say that if you hate something, it’s wise to start with what you liked. I shall do the reverse.

The art style bothered me. Not the animation you understand, the art style. The faces of a lot of the characters were too liney for me. Human characters I mean, the trolls were fine.

The character Winnie is selectively stupid. She is a wonderful smart character for most of the film, but in just a couple of scenes she is unable to put two and two together

The ball was painful

Now for the good parts:

Writing: top notch and the characters talk like real people talk

Voice acting: all the actors bringing in a top notch performance

Story: fairly standard, but with a nice twist to it. The villain kinda wins sort of, and he achieved all his success with had work

Subplot: it’s the Mitchell and Webb “are we the bad guys” sketch, and just as awesome

Animation: wow. It’s claymation but I thought it was cg

Soundtrack: I will listen to its soundtrack a lot, and probably play it frequently on student radio

Characters: likable either as characters or in terms of screen presence

Misc: the trolls are lovely and their language is great. The “I’m a troll. Obviously” bit is the most fun to watch in the film

My dr who headcanon. Or why I think the doctor hates mr pink so much

I saw the image set comparing mr pink the maths teacher with brigadier Stewart the maths teacher, and the different doctor reactions.

This headcanon will use a few assumptions that it seems like few people will also make. These assumptions are as follows

I don’t blame Moffat solely for the decline in writing quality in the series. I think that as the show has been slowly rebranded into a space themed action adventure with heavy romance plots (see rose, Martha, donna’s opening, amy with Rory and capaldi needing to outright tell Clara he’s not her boyfriend), a growing teaboo fanbase, and outright fandom baiting,
The show is struggling with places to go. It’s clasping at straws to stay true to the original image but it’s losing that grip.

Second assumption. I don’t jump to hatred as a reason for anything if ignorance, lapses in judgement or stupidity explain it better. Hence I don’t put the hatred down to racism as some people do.

3rd assumption. Despite really liking capaldi’s doctor, I’m not a fan of this season, and there are good odds I’ll stop watching the show within a couple of years anyway. So this defence of the doctor is not me trying to find reasons to like the show, because right now I’m not sure I do.

Final assumption. A group of daleks is a horde

With that out the way, I give you my headcanon.

The reason capaldi hates soldiers so much is because of the time war.

Two of the last things doctor 11 did were relive the time war, and be given new lives by the time lords. Doctor 12’s very existence is a constant reminder of the time war, and the lives lost, the home frozen, the children who died.

Who else had a story dominated by the aftermath of the war? Doctor 9.

There are 3 episodes where the doctor meets a soldier for the first time in his run. Dalek, the empty child, bad wolf.

In bad wolf he lets the soldiers help because that’s the only way to stop the Dalek horde. In the empty child, the only soldier he meets is jack, and it takes a very long time for the doctor to respect him at all. In Dalek, he hates the soldiers keeping a Dalek and not knowing how to deal with it.

A doctor fresh from the time war hates the military.

This will be all wrong if the next season has the doctor still hate the military, or if doctor 13 hates them still. But a) that’s a while away, and b) I probably won’t be watching by then

The Latin name for walrus translates as tooth walking sea horse

koidrake:

Day 12 - Fav Ice Type

koidrake:

Day 12 - Fav Ice Type

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leupagus:

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hobbitingaround:

I’m not the first to make this joke and by god I won’t be the last

OH MY GOD

AMAZING

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Random sound bites I’m using for a recording. Because if there is one thing this world needs, it’s another remix of a 4 year is song with accordion, ocarina, keytar and random bits and bobs around the house.

Still need to record vocals, but if continued efforts fail, I may try and find somebody who can sing to do that but for me. Sucky thing is, I can hit the notes pitch perfect (there’s only 5 of them) but I have poor voice quality with tune so it doesn’t work very well

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I googled ‘swimming pigeon’ once and I still haven’t recovered from this picture

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little-yogi:

It’s a cute little thing though.

Sometimes it is hard to remember that owls are incredibly dangerous predators seen by cultures throughout  the world as ill omens. Especially when they look like toasted marshmallows.

My boss once described them as flying pillows filled with seething hatred.

Further confirming that owls are the avian equivalent of cats.

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How can I not reblog something that contains the word “lemonling.”

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I post random stuff, stuff I feel like. Mostly animals and pokemon. But, I rather like commenting on people arguing points badly. It doesn't matter what point they are trying to make, whether I agree with it or not, I will take issue with how they argue.

I also post reviews of stuff nobody asked me to review along with the commentary for it as I go.

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