Saturday, 11 April 2015

J is for Jim-Jams and Jordan

I'm in Malaysia at the moment (yay!) but am not sure what internet access I'll have so my posts for the next 7 days have all been scheduled.  If I don't reply to your comments or comment on your blog, it's not because I don't love you- I just don't have internet!  I'll get back to you when I return :)

A to Z Challenge

J is for "Not bad for a man in his Jim-Jams"
This quote is from the first Christmas Special of New Who, The Christmas Invasion.  This episode was David Tenant's first foray as the Doctor, and he spent most of it asleep!  Christopher Eccleston was the first Doctor I knew and David Tenant the first regeneration.  I took a bit to warm up to David, but this moment certainly helped (this, and the scene in the following episode New New York when Cassandra takes over his body!).  The Doctor defeats the invading Sycorax army and saves the world, then remarks "Not bad for a man in his jim-jams.  How very Arthur Dent of me." For those who don't know, jim-jams is slang for pyjamas, and Arthur Dent from Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy saves the world... while wearing his pyjamas.  It's funny.  You're meant to laugh ;)

I used another (shortened) quote from this episode for my It Is Defended cross stitch pattern:
"and when you go back to the stars and tell others of this planet, tell them this:
It Is Defended:"
J is for Lee Jordan
(***contains spoilers if you haven't read/watched Deathly Hallows***)
The Weasley Twins' best friend and co-consipirator, poor old Lee was rather short changed in the films, appearing only in The Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets as the Quidditch commentator.  In the books he appears far more regularly, usually in any scene involving the Weasley Twins.  He helped the twins develop and trial a lot of the items for their future store, played practical jokes on people, and even had a pet spider.  In the seventh book, he started up a pirate radio station to enable the Order of the Phoenix members to communicate with each other and the outside world, to counteract that which was being reported in the Daily Prophet.  His grief at Fred's death was real.  I know if the film you can't have everyone as developed as in the books.  Lee was one such character that I really missed (along with Oliver Wood, but more on him later) as his presence made the Weasley Twins more than just comic relief - he gave them lives away from Harry and his friends, gave them a back-story and a more human quality.  Which is why he was one of the first characters (after the film's version of Dumbledore's Army) I put into cross stitch. 

Which character from the HP books did you miss in the films, whether because they were left out or their presence was reduced?

Happy stitching!


  1. Nice stitching Roslyn. Hope your having fun.


  2. Beautiful job! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  3. Oh wow! I love your cross stitch designs. I've only recently taken it up again after learning when I was seven and then promptly not touching it again for over twenty years. Yours look like so much fun, I'm going to have to have a go at some. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan