So I have a new computer. I'm still getting used to it. It is an Asus X200ca. Touch screen and all that jazz. It is neat and works for what I need it to do. The touch screen is sensitive and I think I need to change that, if I can. I dowloaded LibreOffice and I love it so much more than Microsoft Office. It is really user friendly. The mouse pad is really sensitive as well and I keep getting suck in full screen and have to F11 myself back. That is driving me nuts. It doesn't have a CD drive, but that is okay because I barely used the one I had in my old computer. I don't really play PC games other than Elder Scrolls IV and that I play through Steam. The only thing that is going to drive me absolutely crazy is the smudge marks on the touch screen. It bothers me with my iPod, my Kindle and now this. I'm going to have to keep the cloth I used to clean my glasses near by so I can clean it if I need to. I still have to transfer my files from my old computer to my new one. Thankfully, my friend has an external hard drive that she is letting me use so that I do not have to buy a new one. That is a plus. I don't have too much stuff to transfer, mostly music files, so that shouldn't take too long. My old girl is on her last legs. She is 4 1/2 years old. That is very old for a laptop. As soon as I get everything transferred, Husband said we can sell her for parts at Best Buy and get store credit or something like that. I would erase the HD and give her to a friend, but all three USB ports do not work, her battery is fried and won't work unless she is plugged in, she crashes at random points in time, and she takes 20 minutes to boot. So, I think it best to put her out of her misery and let her go to the Big Power Grid in the sky. I'm very proud of myself setting it up myself. I'm not the computer person in the family, that is Husband's job, so me doing this myself is a big deal.
On to other things.
So the Dr. Who Christmas special. The feels, man, the feels. I didn't know that I was going to get so attached to Matt Smith's Doctor. Seriously. It took forever for me to get over the loss of Ten and move on to Eleven, who is not actually Eleven, but Thirteen because of regeneration things with John Hurt and Ten's wanting to keep his face during "Stolen Earth". Anyhow, I did not want to like Matt Smith's Doctor. I was still grieving overt the loss of the previous and I was not ready to move on. When I finally did, I didn't want to like him. By the time Rory became a full time companion, I was hook. He wasn't my favorite, but I still loved what he brought to the roll. When Matt Smith announced his departure, I was a little sad. He was a great Doctor and I didn't think much of it. It wasn't until Peter Capaldi was announced as his replacement that I realized that I had become attached to this Doctor. I didn't want him to leave. I wanted him to stay. He was a great Doctor and I loved him. By the time the 50th came around, I realized that this was going to be one of the last times we see him in the roll of the Doctor. I knew that the Christmas Special was going to hit me hard and I was not going to be okay with his goodbye. I'm still not completely sure about the episode and the siege of Trenzelore, but the Silence with a freaking Dalek thing coming through their heads and the Weeping Angels in the snow what beyond creepy. Crazy creepy. I still don't like Clara. But I appreciate the way they sent him off. Matt Smith's Doctor came in with a bang, quite literally since his TARDIS crashed in Amy's back yard. He was uncoordinated and spastic, the same he has been throughout his tenure. That was the only way for him to go. I was getting a bit worried when we came back and saw that he was old and announced that he was dying because there were no more regenerations left. That was saddening. I thought there for a brief moment that was going to be how he went. But, nope, the Time Lords gave him the power to regenerate more. He got up and was dancing around and went out with a bang. I was already in tears by this time. When Clara found him on the TARDIS and he came up to her, young again, and he gave his speech, I was bawling. When Amy appeared and he dropped his bowtie on the floor, I was an inconsolable mess. He still had not changed into the next Doctor. Okaaaaay....what more do you want from me Moffat? What more do you have in store? Just as I was bracing myself for more heartache, BAM! Fasted regeneration ever, I didn't have time to process the goodbye before I was cracking up about kidney color.
All in all, could it have been written better? Yes. Yes, it could have. But it was the proper way to say goodbye to Matt Smith and his Doctor. I look forward to seeing what Peter Capaldi has for us and I'm hoping that Clara is just...better.....I don't like her. There is just something off about her. Maybe I'm still in mourning over Amy, Rory, and River.
Here are a few of my favorite things from this episode:
*Being naked at Christmas dinner
*the Doctor playing with the kids
*Creepy Silence Daleks
*Destroying the Daleks "Love from Gallifrey, boys!"
*Loving the new kidneys but hating the color
*How can the Doctor not know how to fly the TARDIS
"We all change. When you think about it, we're all different people all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me."