Thursday, 9 April 2015

H is for Hello Hermione

(I'm so witty with the blog titles)
A to Z Challenge - H

H is for "Hello Sweetie"
The catch-phrase (I guess...) for River Song.  At least, this is what she says every time she meets the Doctor.  That and "Spoilers".  Which this is going to contain (**spoilers**).

River met David Tennant's Doctor in the Library.  She'd known the Doctor for years, he'd never met her before in his life; and then she died... sort of.  Then Matt Smith's Doctor met her - second time the Doctor had met her, she'd still known him for years, but wasn't dead yet.  Eventually we got to the point where River met the Doctor for the first time, and he'd known her for years - he'd even seen her born. River and the Doctor got married (except he was a robot being controlled by the Doctor), the Doctor travelled with her parents before they were pregnant with her, River tried to kill him, then came back from her sort-of grave to save him... And people think Once Upon A Time is confusing!

Alex Kingston who plays River is brilliant.  She has such quality and charisma and class and makes the character unforgeable.   I hope we get to meet her again in the future (it's a show about time travel - anything is possible!)

H is for Hermione Granger
This is becoming a blog about powerful women.

My all-time favourite character from the books.  This is the character I relate most strongly too, the character I back in every situation.  The character I understand on so many levels!  Hermione is a strong-willed, smart, self-sufficient, sensitive, caring, bossy, know-it-all, book-loving nerd.  Which just about sums me up too.  She comes across as bossy and arrogant and hard-to-get-along with in the first novel before she and Harry and Ron become friends, but it comes from a place of insecurity and shyness, and a longing to be accepted.  She stands up for what she believes in (remember S.P.E.W?), and doesn't back down from an argument (even when she should), even if it is going to cost her a friend or two (it's okay - she gets them back in the end).  Plus she has wild and woolly hair, and teeth that stick out a bit (she does if you read the books - the film version was too good looking - JK Rowling even said so).

Don't forget - the patterns for all these characters and plenty of others are available in my Etsy store! :)

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love both of these! I've heard rumors that River may be back - I would love to see her with 12!

  2. I have to admit, I still have trouble understanding the whole River/Doctor relationship upon occasion but, for as much as I love David's Doctor, I do think she had more chemistry with Matt's.

    1. She did have amazing chemistry with Matt, but I would have liked to see more of her with David. :)