Wednesday, 8 April 2015

G is for Geronimo and Ginny

A to Z Challenge - G

G is for "Geronimo"
"Geronimo" is the much repeated, much over-used catch-phrase of Matt Smith.

I wasn't a fan of Matt Smith's Doctor.  He was too goofy, too for-the-children.  To be fair, no one was going to measure up for me after David Tennant, but Smith really fell flat.  I know a lot of people who love him, a lot of people who think of him as THE Doctor, so I won't say anything too harsh, just that he wasn't for me.  Plus I didn't like Amy, so that didn't help.  I did enjoy a lot of Matt Smith's more serious moments - episodes like "A Good Man Goes To War" and "The Wedding of River Song" were times when Smith came alive for me and when I thought "yes, you are the Doctor".  My only regret when he left was that Clara stayed.  Oh well, can't win them all!

G is for Ginny Weasley
I think poor old Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny in the films, has had rather a hard time of it.  There have been so many negative, nasty, comments about the actress over the years.  Let's remember folks: she was 9 years old when she was given the role.  9!  No, she's not a Maggie Smith or a Judi Dench, or even an Emma Watson.  Then again, Emma Watson in the first film wasn't anything to rave about.  These were kids with little to no acting experience.  In a children's film.  Have you watched American/British/Australian kid shows?  The acting in them is dreadful and appalling - and that's just the adults in those shows.  So lay off Bonnie people!

Done.  That's a rant I've been wanting to have for awhile.  Thanks for listening, and sorry!

(*spoilers for the 7th novel ahead)*)
I didn't mind the character of Ginny.  After the second novel, she faded into the background until the 5th when she joined Dumbledore's Army and became one of the 6 to fight at the Ministry of Magic.  There are a wide range of opinions about whether or not she was 'right' for Harry.  It wasn't a relationship I was vested in, but it wasn't a relationship I was against.  I think she was a steadying influence on Harry, which is what he needed.  And I loved the colours she wore in the last film (which is why they are in stitches now!)


  1. Aww, I loved Matt Smith's Doctor and the Ponds are some of my favorites! But that's the beauty of Doctor Who, there are Doctors and Companions for everyone! Great job on both!

    1. I was really hestitant to comment on Matt Smith and Amy, because I know so many people who love them and I didn't want to offend anyone! I agree though - with 13 Doctors and numerous companions, you're going to find one you love (and ones you don't love!)

  2. So glad I found your blog through A to Z. Your stitches are so so awesome. I love your style!

  3. Your stitching is so pretty Roslyn.


  4. I didn't realize Bonnie Wright has had such a tough time. I enjoyed the young actors/actresses in the Harry Potter films. It was such a big break for those kids. I wish them all well. Very beautiful cross stitch :)
    Hi, visiting from the A-Z and new follower here. I look forward to reading more...
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    1. Thanks Sharon :) Glad you found me!

      A lot of the fan forums and blogs and comments online tear Bonnie to shreads. I'm not sure if she's received any of this personally, but there is very little love online for her. I really liked her so wanted to defend her.