Friday, October 26, 2012
River Song's Journal
Seriously, no human being has the right to be that cute.
Anyways, one of his on again off again companions is miss Queen of the Badasses, River Song. She is awesome. and she also does quite a bit of time travelling on her own. And she and the Doctor are travelling in opposite directions on eachother's timeline. Very confusing. They never know where the other one is, and what the other one has done.
As a result, River carries around a rather unique journal that she keeps track with, so that when she meets up with the Doctor, they can compare notes, figure out where they're at and know what they can talk about without causing spoilers. Time travel and foreknowledge and all that jazz.
Based on my previous posts, I'm assuming you see where I'm going with this. I found a really good tutorial online for how to make this journal.
Right here: http://storybooksong.tumblr.com/post/11131545977
And I WANTED it.
It just so happened that weekend before last Caleb and Zach went out of town for a Grand Prix tournament for Magic. Marissa and I got ditched. Aaron and Amanda went too, so that meant I got to be the babysitter. Luckily, we did get Caleb's parents to agree to take the girls one night so that I could have one night where I could do whatever I wanted. And I suggested to Marissa that we do this. she is also a big Doctor Who fan, we became fans together, watching it on Netflix. She liked this plan.
So, Corey had been spending a few days at our house because of a long weekend off of school. He has just started Doctor Who, so he didn't know River yet, but he likes the show. Friday afternoon I took Shannon and Eloise to Caldwell, and hit the craft store, leaving Corey happily playing Skyrim. I ended up spending about $30 for the supplies to make two journals. Marissa had offered to take me out to dinner that night, so I just paid for the supplies. the journals were about $7 each, and then at the Hobby Lobby I found a big bag of scrap leather for $7. IN TARDIS BLUE. I about had a heart attack when I found affordable leather in the right color. I was planning to paint over it anyways, but it was so much better to have the right color to begin with. I didn't learn how much better until later. I bought paint and glue as well.
Anyways, that night we went to Chili's for dinner, Corey came too, and then we went to Hastings and rented Fright Night, because David Tennant is in it, and we hadn't seen it. At home we watched a few episodes of Doctor Who first- Corey was right at the end of the first season, so he didn't really know David Tennant yet, so we just picked up where he was. Plus the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston is very good, and David Tennant's first episode is my favorite. I didn't mind. I made margaritas and then we put in Fright Night and made these:
Anyways, there they are. and I love it. I don't know what I'm going to write in mine, I'm terrible with journals. But I'm gonna come up with something.