Tuesday, 28 April 2015

X is for seXy Xenophilius

A to Z Challenge - X

X is for "I think you call me sexy"
Yes, I had to cheat for this one.  If you know of a quote from Doctor Who that starts with the letter X, I'd love to know!  But I think this is a worthwhile cheat - it's such an awesome line.  It's another line from The Doctor's Wife - seriously, if I could put the entire script for that episode into cross stitch I would, it's so cleverly written by the great Neil Gaiman.  This line is said by Idris, the human incarnation of the TARDIS.  Idris was fantastically crazy, loopy, biting (literally), engaging and, yes, sexy.  Her chemistry with Matt Smith was spot on and it was great watching the Doctor and his TARDIS interact on a verbal level.  The Doctor does have a special relationship with his TARDIS, talking to her frequently, yelling at her, even stroking her, as described in the series 2 episode School Reunion:

Sarah Jane Smith: Does he still stroke bits of the TARDIS?
Rose: Yes, he does! I'm like "do you two want to be alone?" 

X is for Xenophilius Lovegood
I love JK Rowling - she has a character for every letter - no cheating required!  Xenophilius is Luna's father, and inventor/creator/producer/editor/writer/publisher of The Quibbler, the tabloid newspaper in the world of Harry Potter.  To be honest, I don't have a strong opinion of Xenophilius - he appeared so infrequently in both the books and the films that I always just thought of him as "Luna's Dad".  He is beautifully crazy and loopy and the perfect father for Luna. 

Only Y and Z to go :-)

Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my W post - if you're interested in Dr Who (which obviously you are!) the T post would be just up your street - Gallus Glasgow T: the Tardis. My favourite Dr Who quote is "You want weapons? We're in a library. Books ... the best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!" ~ Dr Who in Silence in the Library.

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    1. That was my L quote! Will have to go back and red your T post :)

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  2. A lot of my friends are Dr. Who fans. I'm not one of them, even though they expect me to be. ~~~ I love your cross stitch work. If I ever decide to take up another hobby, I may try cross stitch.

    Precious Monsters

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    1. I find it a very relaxing hobby - lets me completely tune out to the world around me which is a great de-stresser :)

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  3. I loved that episode! Great job!

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    1. Me too! Second favourite episode ever.

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  4. I'd forgotten all about Xenophilius - I think I also just called him Luna's Dad. I chose to use X-stitch as my X today - it's not technically cheating, is it?

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    1. Nope, not cheating :) It wasn't until I was putting something on Instagram last night that I thought "oh, X could have been X-stitch!"

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  5. And you have him wearing yellow too!

    Rereading the Harry Potter books now. Such great books.

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. My second favourite book series of all time (Terry Pratchett's Discworld takes the crown, although I do waver on this point occasionally!). The yellow is his wedding outfit from the Deathly Hallows part one film :)

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  6. I remember the name from the Harry Potter books. I love your theme and that you have crossstitch for each of the characters.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  7. Love all your cross stitch people. Good job on keeping up with the challenge!

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