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Posted Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:48 PM

Thank you, Flipote. Here is my haiku-recap for Cold Blood. Super spoilery. Seriously, do not read the last one if you don't want to know how the episode ends.

A hope of peace in time
Neither side is ready yet
To live together

Dawn of a new age
Heralded by solar flares.
Oops. Forget those, Doc?

Existence erased
Invalidates sacrifice
Alas, poor Rory

Edited by Asteria, Jul 6, 2010 @ 8:55 PM.


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Posted Jun 16, 2010 @ 9:50 PM

Speculation regarding the duckless pond:
Are we to assume
The ducks were swallowed up by
A quack in spacetime?

(Note: I read the phrase "quack in spacetime" elsewhere on this forum; sorry I can't find it again and credit the poster, but it was begging to be haiku'd.)

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Posted Jun 18, 2010 @ 6:02 AM

Paraphrasing Tegan
Some Time Lord you are!
A broken clock is better,
It's right twice a day!

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Posted Jun 20, 2010 @ 2:00 PM

Cold Blood
Who are you to judge
"The best of humanity",
Man from Gallifrey?

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Posted Jun 21, 2010 @ 7:53 AM

The Pandorica Opens
Familiar faces,
Old friends and old enemies
At the opening

Unlikely allies
Set and bait the perfect trap
Built from memory

How can something end
If, through external action,
It never began?

Planet of the Ood
Doctor Donna friend
The circle must be broken
So that we can sing

Edited by Asteria, Jul 18, 2010 @ 11:01 AM.


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Posted Jun 26, 2010 @ 8:29 PM

Full Circle
Shelter from the storm
Our inhospitable home
We are what we fear

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Posted Jun 30, 2010 @ 9:49 PM

Random haikus!

from The Big Bang
"I wear a fez now."
No you don't. Yoink, toss, zap. "Aww."
You're silly enough.

Castrovalva
Captive and captor
Folds origami city
Hinderance and help

Adric
Potential denied
The heroic sacrifice
Redeems memory

Zoe
The young girl genius
Much more acceptable than
Her male counterpart

Edited by Asteria, Jul 25, 2010 @ 8:15 AM.


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Posted Jul 2, 2010 @ 6:49 PM

more from The Big Bang
Old, new, borrowed, blue
Doctor ex Pandorica
Time to say goodbye

Edited by Asteria, Jul 25, 2010 @ 8:16 AM.


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Posted Jul 5, 2010 @ 12:14 AM

Vincent and the Doctor
Together, three souls
Take respite from secret griefs
And gaze at the stars.

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Posted Jul 8, 2010 @ 6:11 PM

The Doctor
Even though you change
A lot, you never really
Change that much, do you?

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Posted Jul 23, 2010 @ 4:42 PM

The Lodger
Pizza booze telly.
Work weekend work weekend work.
What's keeping you here?

The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
To remember them
Is to bring them back to life.
Fairy tale, indeed.

William Shakespeare's recap of Season 5 quotes from: 1. Coriolanus, 2. Macbeth, 3. King Lear, 4. The Winter's Tale, 5. King Henry VIII, 6. The Tempest, 7. A Midsummer Night's Dream, 8. King Henry VI, Part iii, 9. Hamlet, 10. The Merchant of Venice, 11. The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 12. Troilus and Cressida, and 13. Sonnets

Edited by Flipote, Jul 25, 2010 @ 2:19 PM.


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Posted Jul 24, 2010 @ 11:36 PM

Doctor Who Season 5 Recap
by William Shakespeare

1. You would be another Penelope: yet, they say, all the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths.

2. Great tyranny! lay thou thy basis sure,
For goodness dare not cheque thee.

3. Who is it that can tell me who I am?

4. 'Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach;
Strike all that look upon with marvel.

5. Spirits of peace, where are ye? are ye all gone,
And leave me here in wretchedness behind ye?

6. Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie,
being but half a fish and half a monster?

7. Are you sure
That we are awake? It seems to me
That yet we sleep, we dream.

8. May that ground gape and swallow me alive,
Where I shall kneel to him that slew my father!

9. For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot.

10. In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:
It wearies me; you say it wearies you;
But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,
What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,
I am to learn;
And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,
That I have much ado to know myself.

11. What light is light, if Silvia be not seen?
What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by?

12. What's past and what's to come is strew'd with husks
And formless ruin of oblivion.

13. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.

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Posted Jul 28, 2010 @ 11:44 PM

Trying my hand at this haiku thing:

Big Bang

Plain nurse from Leadworth
Has now become a legend
Lone Centurion

Amelia
Wonder who he is,
The funny magical man
That knows about stars.

The Pandorica Opens

Dalek

CONFINE THE DOCTOR
IN THE PANDORICA, AND
DALEKS WILL RULE ALL.

Edited by TheSporkWielder, Jul 28, 2010 @ 11:44 PM.


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Posted Aug 2, 2010 @ 9:00 PM

Mawdryn Undead
In desperation
Does morality outweigh
Immediate gain?

How far will you go
For friendship? For life? For home?
Can you sacrifice?

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Posted Sep 25, 2010 @ 5:39 AM

Frontios/The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood
Far or near future
Earth swallows dead and living
Insects or lizards

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Posted Dec 26, 2010 @ 1:08 PM

The Christmas Carol (1):
Well done, everyone!
We're halfway out of the dark--
For this year, at least.

The Christmas Carol (2):
As for the bow tie,
I wear it and I don't care.
That's what makes it cool.

Edited by Flipote, Jan 2, 2011 @ 10:03 PM.


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Posted Apr 23, 2011 @ 5:43 PM

It took me a couple of days to compose this:

A wise man said "Death
Is the next great adventure."
Godspeed, Sarah Jane.

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Posted Apr 23, 2011 @ 11:53 PM

That was beautiful, Asteria. Thank you for posting it.

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Posted Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:24 AM

Although this season so far has not inspired me to write much poetry--haiku or otherwise--William Shakespeare has not been remiss in his recapping duties.

Doctor Who Season 6
Mid-season Recap

by William Shakespeare

6-0: Hark, canst thou hear me? I will play the swan,
And die in music.

6-1: Fates, we will know your pleasures:
That we shall die, we know; 'tis but the time
And drawing days out, that men stand upon.

6-2: Give me your favour: my dull brain was wrought
With things forgotten.

6-3: Heigh, my hearts! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts!
yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to the
master's whistle. Blow, till thou burst thy wind,
if room enough!

6-4: I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief.

6-5: One of these men is Genius to the other;
And so of these. Which is the natural man,
And which the spirit? who deciphers them?
--I, sir, am Dromio; command him away.
--I, sir, am Dromio; pray, let me stay.

6-6: Nothing that is so is so.

6-7: She shall be loved and fear'd: her own shall bless her;
Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn,
And hang their heads with sorrow.

Alternate for 6-7: Cucullus non facit monachum.

Othello, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest, Sonnets, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night/ Measure for Measure

Edited by Flipote, Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:23 PM.


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Posted Jun 12, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

The only water
In the Gamma Forest is
The River of Song

(Dear Stephen, did you
Plan from the Library who
River really is?

If so, I applaud
Your cunning; if not, perhaps
Lay off the Retcon.)

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Posted Jul 9, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

Death says: "Humankind
I quit. You are on your own."
It's Miracle Day.

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Posted Jul 30, 2011 @ 3:36 PM

More Miracle Day haikus

Spoilered because these are actual plot points.

We are Miracle,
We are always and never.
We are ready now.

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Saint Murderer speaks:
Voices of the living dead
Calling for honor.

How much is an act?
Can the dead man be redeemed?
Does he speak truly?

-----

The Φ and Δ
Speak only through their chosen
Not any other

Give away the game?
Be silent or be silenced
It's the same to us.

Edited by Asteria, Jul 30, 2011 @ 3:37 PM.


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Posted Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:07 PM

Captain Jack Harkness
Why must all your ex-boyfriends
Be so damn evil?


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Posted Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:49 PM

Let's Kill Hitler: Short
On killing Hitler, far too
Long on River Song.

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Posted Sep 10, 2011 @ 3:23 PM

And when finally
The Miracle is ended,
You are not alone.


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Posted Oct 1, 2011 @ 11:30 PM

Doctor Who Season 6
Second Half Recap

by William Shakespeare

6-8: I dreamt my lady came and found me dead--
Strange dream, that gives a dead man leave to think!--
And breathed such life with kisses in my lips,
That I revived, and was an emperor.

6-9: The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,
That it's had it head bit off by it young.

6-10: O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last,
And careful hours with time's deformed hand
Have written strange defeatures in my face.

6-11: My stars shine darkly over me: the malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone: it were a bad recompense for your love, to lay any of them on you.

6-12: Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend
Under thy own life's key.

6-13: I'll speak a prophecy ere I go:
When priests are more in word than matter;
When brewers mar their malt with water;
When nobles are their tailors' tutors;
No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors;
When every case in law is right;
No squire in debt, nor no poor knight;
When slanders do not live in tongues;
Nor cutpurses come not to throngs;
When usurers tell their gold i' the field;
And bawds and whores do churches build;
Then shall the realm of Albion
Come to great confusion:
Then comes the time, who lives to see't,
That going shall be used with feet.
This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his time.

(Alternate for 6-13: Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.)

Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Edited by Flipote, Oct 1, 2011 @ 11:37 PM.