For creative writing we are to write a short story or a poem. I’m not very good at writing poetry as I am in writing stories – long or short. I wrote a poem on Doctor Who, but am going to try my hand at writing a different poem for class. I will share with you the Doctor Who poem that I wrote.
The last time lord saves Earth’s human race.
Travels to many planets in a ship that looks like a blue police box.
Time and relative dimension in space.
Better known as the Tardis.
His travel companions are almost always female.
Together they fight enemies that are odd, unique, and often scary.
Time is wibbly wobbly and nothing is impossible.
Take his hand and run fast.
Allons-y to the future or the past.
Fear the stone angels.
Don’t blink or you’ll die.
Cybermen will delete you.
While Daleks shout exterminate.
Don’t mind his attire.
Everything to him is cool.
He likes fezes and bowties.
A sonic screwdriver is not just a normal tool.
Runaway with the mad man in the box.
Be careful everyone dies.
Though the two heart Gallifreyan can regenerate.
He’s better than a cat with his eleven lives.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I can either be found reading or reading or browsing the book shelves for something good to read. A few days before my daughter’s birthday I decided to go to Toys R Us to buy her a few things. It just so happens that Barnes and Noble is right next door. I don’t come up here often as the traffic is horrible due to major road construction and it’s quite a drive. Since I was by myself I decided to go into B&N and browse.
Since no one is ever with me when I’m book browsing I will tell you this, I take forever! I like to look. I like to look at the History sections, the Science Fiction section, the Fiction section, the bargain sections, the New Released sections, the magazine sections. While I’m browsing my brain goes ADD on me, I’ll find a book and…oh I wonder if so and so has a new book out. I’ll walk over there and see if anything new of that author is on the shelf. Then a few moments later…oh wait I wonder if they have any of those books I saw last time. I walk back over to the Science Fiction area.
I did however pick up three books; one of the Doctor Who books: Hunter’s Moon, Innocent Darkness: The Aether Chronicles Book 1 by Suzanne Lazear, and Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I also bought the latest BBC Doctor Who magazine.
Right now I’m currently reading Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I just saw it on the end cap, either with the new releases or near them…I can’t remember at this moment. It was the cover that caught my eye…that’s usually which book I’ll pick up first, whichever will catch my eye. Then I’ll flip to the back cover to see what the teaser says, if there is one, or look for it on the inside jacket cover. Then sometimes I like to flip through a few pages and read a few paragraphs to see if it’s catchy. When I flipped the book open my finger caught a page and I saw that there was a map of a make believe world, their world for their story. I thought, neat! I liked everything I saw and read.
It’s a Fantasy Fiction. I’m currently in the middle of chapter eight. There are three countries to the author’s world and each chapter switches to each country. It is not at all confusing as it sounds. There is a character from each country that runs into one from another country and so the story blends together perfectly through each chapter, so you’re not at all lost.
If a book bores me, I usually find out within the first chapter…this book is really interesting so far…
What has happened so far… The first two countries are poor and the third country is still prosperous. The other two countries are relying on a prophecy, or magic to come back, as magic has long since died out or has been forbidden. A murder has happened and a princess was involved and now her life is in danger. I don’t want to give too much away. The only thing I hate is not having the time to pick it up more and find out what happens next!
I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday…old habits are hard to break; it’s next door to Toys R Us, the place I was actually destined to stop. I walked around the shelves, stopping by the Science Fiction, as always, and found a few Doctor Who books, as well as a few Supernatural books (also a TV show; both are my favorites). I picked out a Doctor Who book and started to look for Torchwood, they had several books the last time I was here, but I wasn’t able to get one at that time. I looked all around and even asked, but no luck, they were only on e-readers. No worries, I’ll just check Amazon and see what I can find.
I continued walking around and ended up in the main center aisle where all the eye catchers are. Up front are the huge displays with the New Releases, then the tables with Best Sellers, and then the small tables with the holiday selections. I wasn’t interested in holiday selections, so I walked right passed it. Something familiar caught my eye. I turned, and there was a small display of the Elf on the Shelf. I let out a small laugh. There are two ornaments out for this little guy and two different books. I didn’t find the Elf on the Shelf itself, though I wouldn’t have bought it anyway, or would I?
I’ve been reading about this little guy here and there and I know the Elf on the Shelf is supposed to keep an eye out around the house and report all naughtiness back to Santa, that’s the whole purpose. But, the funny stories parents share about the things they do with their Elf on the Shelf, had me laughing. Some share pictures, which were too funny. Some of them were like pulling pranks on their own kids. It’s almost better than watching the Jimmy Kimmel YouTube challenges. I thought to myself, how much fun this would be if I had more than one child. Actually, with my one child and the shenanigans she gets into, it would probably be a lot of fun…probably too much fun! My grandpa was well known for his practical jokes; maybe I too should get an Elf on the Shelf and have a few laughs myself. Many of my friends and some family members are getting one or already have one.
How long has Elf on the Shelf been out? Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?
I’m a HUGE fan of action and adventure. I guess that’s why I love Doctor Who so much. Every episode is adventurous and exciting and leaves you wanting more. I started with Doctor 9 and before I knew it I was hooked. I began to understand the terminology, phraseology, even cried when Doctor 9 left, then really cried when Doctor 10 left. It’s all about being a fan. And a fan I am!
I’m also a fan of Stephen Lang. I’ve seen quite a bit of his work and I admire his talents and his skill of acting. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with a show that he was in last summer called Terra Nova. It only lasted one season, but I found it very interesting and entertaining. It had action and adventure and it also had dinosaurs. It also had family based drama.
It was something my eight year old nephew looked forward to watching when he came over to my house to stay the night. We had a ritual, I would put my little girl to bed, pop some popcorn, lay out two paper towels on the floor, and fill a bowl of popcorn for him. I would place his bowl on his paper towel and my bowl on my paper towel. Drinks would stay in the kitchen. The two of us would be glued to the TV until commercial break. When the commercials came on, we both looked at each other, smile and say “Wow! That was really cool!”
The first episode begins in the 22nd century. The environment is over polluted and the air is too harsh to breath; people have to where re-breathers if they chose to go outside. Jim Shannon (played by Jason O’Mara) comes home to his wife and three kids. A few moments later the police knock on their door to search the house. They received word that the Shannon’s have broken the law. In this century the law states that there are to be two kids per household. The police find a third child hiding in a vent. Jim attacks the police officer and is sent to prison.
Scientist has found a way to go back in time, except it’s only a one way passage and its 85 million years. Eighty five million years ago dinosaurs roamed the planet. A few expeditions have gone through and set up housing, preparing for more people to come through. They’ve also set up high fences, surrounding the area to keep dinosaurs from coming into the housing areas. Along the fence lines are gunnery stations, set up with stun guns, rather than live ammo; to stun any and all dinosaurs that come near the fence. They decide to name this place Terra Nova.
Jim Shannon’s wife, Dr. Elisabeth Shannon, (played by Shelley Conn) is picked to be a part of a medical team that goes to Terra Nova. Only one bad thing, she’s only allowed to take her two eldest children with her. She helps her husband escape out of prison and he sneaks himself and their youngest daughter into Terra Nova.
Well, I won’t tell you what happens next, but I will tell you that Terra Nova just came out on DVD; I got mine. I believe it’s a show for all ages. It’s sad that it was short lived all due to the cost of money to keep the show running. But it does make you think, if our planet continues the way it’s going, will Scientist find a way for us to start over? Will they send us into the past and have us create our own Terra Nova?