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WANT! Doctor Who Stamps

In England the Royal Mail has released a 50th anniversary set of Doctor Who stamps. Here they are:

 

First Doctor: William Hartnell

Second Doctor: Patrick Troughton

Third Doctor: John Pertwee

Fourth Doctor: Tom Baker

Fifth Doctor: Peter Davison

Sixth Doctor: Colin Baker (this is my favorite of the batch)

Seventh Doctor: Sylvester McCoy

Eighth Doctor: Paul McGann

Ninth Doctor: Chris Eccleston

Tenth Doctor: David Tennant

Eleventh Doctor: Matt Smith

Does it always have to be so dramatic?

This is the synopsis of an upcoming Doctor Who episode called “A Good Man Goes to War.”

Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her as the drama continues. But as he and Rory race across galaxies, calling in long-held debts and solemnly given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap. In her cell in Stormcage, River Song sadly acknowledges that the time has come at last – today will mark the Battle of Demons Run and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Both sides will make their sacrifices and River Song must finally reveal her most closely guarded secret to the Doctor.

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love Doctor Who but, quite frankly, I’m becoming a bit weary of the new series. I used to think it was just my intense dislike of Amy Pond (which hasn’t improved with the few episodes I’ve seen of her second season) but now I think I’m just getting really tired of the end of the world happening every freaking season.

The Girl in the FireplaceThis started back with Tennant’s last season. The entire planet Earth was moved to a different region of space. Then, Matt Smith’s first season ended with all of reality being completely rebooted. Now, there’s this Silence thing going on and we’re about to see the ‘Doctor’s darkest hour.’  How are they going to end this season? They’ve already rebooted the freaking universe. How do you top that?

It would be nice if the show runners could just back off a bit and let the Doctor have more adventures that don’t have the fate of the universe, the time lord race, the Dalek race, the human race or all of reality hanging in the balance. A few more “Girl in the Fireplace” or “The Unquiet Dead” episodes would be nice. And could we have a season-long story arc that doesn’t lead to utter destruction?

Oh, and while we’re at it, could we have a new companion that isn’t the most important person in the universe? God, that’s getting old, especially when the most important person in the universe is a narcissistic bitch in a micro-skirt.

At least I’m not apathetic about the apathy

It’s kind of a dark time for me right now – which is kind of ironic. For the first time in five years I’m out of debt to anyone who can sue me and overall things are going well. I have a job, I recently got a (small) raise, the car is still running and we even had enough from our tax return to get the hi-def television we’ve wanted for ten years now.

But I’ve been overwhelmed by apathy for a few months now. I have trouble motivating myself to get work done at home as well as at my job. I’m only doing what I have to do and letting the rest slide. I feel like that little prick on the next-to-last season of Scrubs whom Doctor Cox fired because he was so damn lazy. I’d go look up the character’s name, but I just don’t feel like it.

I can’t really tell if the apathy is stemming from burn-out or from a deeper depression. I’ve always struggled with depression, but usually I had a reason for being depressed. Right now, things are looking brighter than they have in a long while but it’s just not sinking into my brain.

Maybe that’s what’s causing the apathy. The nightmare is mainly over and I don’t have nearly as much to keep me worrying and my brain is saying, “All right, it’s safe to shut down for a while. What? You don’t have vacation time until June? Well, sucks to be you, but I’m switching off. See you in the Spring.”

The only thing that gets me out of this funk is thinking about and planning my gardens, and I won’t be able to even start implementing those plans for at least a month. Cleanup could possibly start in a couple of weeks, but we still have at least two feet of snow out there and the temperatures are staying right at freezing. And it just will not stop snowing.

I just checked. It’s going to be in the low 40’s this weekend. Maybe the end (of winter) is near.

And maybe I’ll get lucky and this will all just be seasonal depression. I certainly hope so. I haven’t written anything substantial since I failed to win NaNoWriMo last November.

Yeah, this was a downer post for which I apologize. So