Weeping Angels

Weeping Angels

Weeping Angels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The next Villain(s) on the list are some you might not have heard of. They are the Weeping Angels of Doctor Who.

Without getting too much into the specifics of the Doctor Who series(you can do that investigating yourself if you are unfamiliar,) the Weeping Angels are an ancient race of aliens. They attack people by sending them back in time.

The Angels are only able to move when they are not being looked at. If they are seen, they turn to stone. They look just like any other statue of an angel. When they move around other Angels, they frequently cover their eyes so that they do not see other Angels and they are able to move freely. If they happen to be seen by someone else while this is happening, they appear to be weeping, hence their name.

They are very strong and fast. They can move great distances in literally the blink of an eye. When they are attacking and close to someone, they appear more bestial with fangs and claws. They are very adept at working together, and make frightening predators.

What really makes them both frightening and compelling is that they are only able to move when they are being looked at. If you happen to see one, you know that any blink or look away will end in your destruction. You won’t die, but you will be sent back to a time before you were born and no longer be able to live the life you were a part of.

I find this interaction intriguing. Their way of movement is just captivating. It’s devilishly simple, but hard to do. Just. Don’t. Blink. We all know how hard it is to try to not blink. That one simple thing is all that it will take to save you. You will blink, though. Everyone does.

That’s why they’re so scary. There’s an inevitability to the interactions with them. There are ways that people have escaped, and most people will never come in contact with them at all. Once you’re entangled with them, you have few options. It creates a level of discomfort that is something special. You’re constantly uneasy.

Just. Don’t. Blink.

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Where’s The Madman With A Blue Box When You Need Him?

If you get the title reference, I’ll give you a cookie.

I’ll be baking the cookies sometime after I figure out how to bake and distribute baked goods through the internet.

I have been watching a lot of  “Doctor Who” recently, and it brings some interesting concepts to light when it comes to time travel. If you aren’t familiar, the basic concept of “Doctor Who” is that this immortal time traveler picks up human companions and travels all of time and space with them in a spaceship called the TARDIS that looks like a 60’s British police box.

TARDIS Mk VII

TARDIS Mk VII (Photo credit: >Rooners)

Even though it would be super awesome to travel all of time and space, what has been kind of nagging at me is the implications of being able to adjust my own personal use of time on a day-to-day basis. I think it would be incredible to just be able to alter my own timeline experience. I’m not so concerned about changing major historical events or saving people that need saving, I think just being able to weave yourself in and out of time(not your own timeline, don’t want to create a paradox here) would be an exciting experience. The ability to participate in multiple things or events, effectively giving you the ability to be in multiple places at the same time, or have an infinite amount of time for the things you want to do is just super intriguing.

Everyone wishes there were more time available for them to use for things, but in reality if we had more time we would just fill it with more inane crap. There’s no actual need for most of the people in the country to fill their day with as much nonsensical crap as they do. Having the ability to move within that available time though would make for a completely different experience from anyone else.

Obviously this isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, but a man can dream right?

I just find myself wishing I had more time available to me on so many occasions. All those instances relate to my own personal life experience, so being able to just move around myself is all that I would really want to do. Maybe that’s a little selfish, not using the power of time travel to right wrongs and influence the world, but I’m not sure that I could handle that level of responsibility anyway.

Besides, who wants to get tangle p in all that wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff anyway?

What would you do with the ability to time travel? Right the wrongs of the world? or just get a little more sleep?