Monday, July 29, 2013

Doctor Who Tag - Day Four

Favorite episodes and scenes/moments

My favorite episodes (from least recent to most recent):

1)  The End of the World
Series 1 Episode 2


I enjoyed "The End of the World" from beginning to end!  It was impressively creative, as Doctor Who usually is, and full of atmosphere.  I don't really know why, but something about this episode struck me as rather beautiful.  It resonated with me after watching it.  It dealt with a couple of themes like the cycle of birth and death, with Cassandra's unwillingness to let go of life, and with Rose Tyler watching the earth die.

Thought-provoking quotes from this episode:
Rose:  "The end of the earth.  It's gone...we were too busy saving ourselves, no one saw  it go.  All those years, all that history and no one was even looking."
The Doctor:  "You think it'll last forever, the people and cars and concrete.  But it won't.  One day it's all gone, even the sky.  My planet's gone.  It's dead.  It burned like the earth.  It's rocks and dust before its time."
Rose:  "What happened?"
The Doctor:  "There was a war, and we lost."
The Doctor:  "Everything has its time and everything dies."

2)  Doomsday
Series 2 Episode 13

"Doomsday" was a heart-wrenching episode to watch, but it was beautifully done.  It was one of the most memorable Doctor Who episodes for me and will always hold a place in my heart.  It was heart-breaking that he never finished his sentence:  "Rose Tyler, I - "

3)  The Runaway Bride
2006 Christmas Special

"The Runaway Bride" introduced the 10th Doctor's new companion, Donna Noble.  And it was brilliant.  Donna and the Doctor's bantering back and forth was hilarious and I loved the friendship that began to grow between them.  Donna immediately became a favorite companion of mine.

4)  Human Nature
Series 3 Episode 8

John Smith's 'Journal of Impossible Things'.  One of my
favorite scenes in Doctor Who.
I loved this episode.  It did such a wonderful job of creating atmosphere and mystery.  "Human Nature" made me feel like I had actually gone back in time to 1913, in England.  The concept of the Doctor experiencing being an ordinary man, without remembering who he was before, was intriguing and revealed that despite the fact the Doctor is not human, he resembles the common man who must rise up and fulfill his destiny, even when he doesn't want it.  There were several themes in "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", like sacrifice for a greater cause - in "The Family of Blood" John Smith had to sacrifice his life and himself for the Doctor to return.  He had to sacrifice himself so that others could be saved.  The young boys would have to make sacrifices in WWI, which was beginning to rear its head at that time.

5)  The Family of Blood
Series 3 Episode 9

The scarecrows brought a dark and frightening aspect to
"Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood".  They gave
me the creeps.  They are now among my favorite villains.
"The Family of Blood" was the second episode of the two-part story ("Human Nature" being the first), and proved to be an exciting climax.  The ending was incredibly sad - it broke my heart that the Doctor could never walk the long path, be happy and content, and experience life as humans do.

I've heard that some people didn't like the romance between John Smith and Joan Redfern, but I liked it, and it didn't bother me at all.

John Smith and Joan Redfern go on a walk.

6)  Blink
Series 3 Episode 10
"Don't blink.  Blink and you're dead.  They are fast.  Faster than you can believe.  Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink.  Good luck."
"Blink" brought to life my second-favorite Doctor Who villains, the Weeping Angels.  The Weeping Angels are villains that can send you back in time with a single touch, and curse you to live out the rest of your days in the past until your death.  This episode was bursting with suspense and atmosphere from start to finish.  It was engaging and never left me bored for one instant.  I was left in awe after watching it.  Yet another reason to love this episode was Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow.

7)  The Eleventh Hour
Series 5 Episode 1
"You're Scottish, fry something." - Eleven

"The Eleven Hour" was a perfect introduction to Matt Smith's Doctor.  It was exciting and fast-paced, and didn't fail to impress me.  I think each Doctor's debut episode should assure the viewers that the new Doctor will be just as great as the last, and that they are in good hands.  I believe "The Eleventh Hour" accomplished both.  I fell in love with the 11th Doctor right away for his humor and bright personality.  Geronimo!

8)  Vincent and the Doctor
Series 5 Episode 10

"Vincent and the Doctor" was very moving and one of two Doctor Who episodes that made me cry.  The ending scene is one of my most favorite moments in Doctor Who, ever.  I could go on and on about how meaningful and heart-felt this episode was, but I won't.  I'll simply leave it at this:  it was a work of art.

9)  The Pandorica Opens
Series 5 Episode 12

"The Pandorica Opens" was amazing - full to the brim with adventure, mystery, excitement, and a whirlwind of emotion.  I don't know what else to say about it, except that in my opinion, it's one of Doctor Who's best episodes.

10)  The Big Bang
Series 5 Episode 13

This was an overwhelming series finale, but in a good way.  It was extremely tense, and it built up to an exciting climax, with unexpected plot twists along the way.  I loved every minute of it.  And, as usual, it was very emotional.  Episodes with the Ponds tend to leave an emotional impact on me...

11)  Let's Kill Hitler
Series 6 Episode 8

This episode was filled with a lot of memorable moments.  It remains one of my favorite episodes with River Song (well, let's be honest here...I like all episodes with River Song...).  And since I am a fan of River Song (which you may have guessed by now...), I obviously enjoyed "Let's Kill Hitler" quite a lot.  This episode had a lot of funny scenes, like when the Doctor told Rory to put Hitler in the cupboard:

12)  The Girl Who Waited
Series 6 Episode 10

One of my top favorite episodes.  If I were to narrow down my list of favorite Doctor Who episodes, "The Girl Who Waited" would be somewhere among the top five, along with "Vincent and the Doctor".

13)  The Wedding of River Song
Series 6 Episode 13

This was my favorite episode with River Song.  So many great scenes, so many great moments.

14)  Angels Take Manhattan
Series 7 Episode 5

This was an emotionally stressful episode, but I loved it to bits.  I felt it was a well-done farewell to the characters of Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and their friendship with the Doctor.  But sometimes I wish their adventures together could have lasted longer, because I miss them, a lot.  I still miss them a lot, so it's hard for me to warm up to Eleven's new companion, Clara Oswald.

Moments (also listed from least recent to most recent):

1)  School Reunion
Sarah Jane Smith
Series 2 Episode 4

I didn't think much of "School Reunion".  The bad guys were computer animated, and poorly animated at that.  Well, I can't really blame the show - after all, Doctor Who has never been known for having a very large budget or having convincing special effects.  That's why it requires suspension of disbelief, imagination, and pretending - it's all pretend.  That's why at times I feel like a little kid again while watching it.  That may be one of the reasons I love it so much.  But one of the things I admire most about Doctor Who is that they make do with what they have, and come up with creative costumes and make-up.  I had hoped they wouldn't resort to computer animation, but even so I wasn't surprised they used it in some episodes, "School Reunion" being one of them.  So needless to say, I wasn't really a fan of this episode.  I didn't hate it; I enjoyed it, but it didn't really stand out for me.  The only part that stood out and made this episode special, was Elisabeth Sladen's return as Sarah Jane Smith, with the Doctor's robot dog, K-9 as well!  Sarah Jane is the best companion ever and I was delighted to see her return.  David Tennant was a big fan of her, so when he saw her for the first time you could really see his childlike excitement at seeing Sarah Jane.

I liked Sarah Jane with the tenth Doctor, but nothing beats her friendship with the fourth Doctor.  Sarah Jane and the fourth Doctor made a great pair.

Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane and Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor.
  2)  Journey's End
Series 4 Episode 13

I'll simply leave these two really good scenes from "Journey's End" here:

3)  Amy's Choice
Amy realizes how much she needs Rory
Series 5 Episode 7

This was an important moment to me.  As a shipper of Amy and Rory (even though I don't have to ship them; they're already married for most of the time, after all), I was pretty happy when Amy realized just how much Rory meant to her.  Really, though, she knew how much he meant to her all along, but in this moment she was fully conscious of it.

4)  Vincent and the Doctor
The museum scene
Series 5 Episode 10

My favorite moment of "Vincent and the Doctor" was the ending, or the museum scene, when Amy and the Doctor take Vincent van Gogh to the art museum.  I don't cry very easily, but I was crying during this scene.  I could feel all of the emotion mounting up until Vincent entered the section of the museum where his art was displayed, and I had to let it all go and cry, because the meaning of it all was so strong.  A mad man with a blue box showed another mad man, in some ways quite similar to himself, how much he was worth to the world, and how his art had gone on to be valued by other generations, and how he had left his mark, and had reached countless people through his art.  In my view this particular moment was one of the best moments ever in television.

5)  The Big Bang
Amy remembers the Doctor
Series 5 Episode 13
Amy:  "Raggedy man, I remember you, and you are late for my wedding!!  I found you; I found you in words like you knew I would; that's why you told me the story, the brand new, ancient blue box.  Oh clever, very clever."
Rory:  "Amy, what is it?"
Amy:  "Something old, something new.  Something borrowed - and something blue."

All I can say is, this scene was beyond epic.  One of my most favorite moments in Doctor Who ever!

6)  The Almost People
The twist ending
Series 6 Episode 6

If you have seen this episode, you know what I am referring to when I say "the twist ending".  I was left speechless.  I wasn't much of a fan of "The Almost People", but the ending made me realize that it was in fact a vital episode.  I still think the ending was superior to the rest of the episode, though.

7)  Asylum of the Daleks
Run you clever boy, and remember
Series 7 Episode 1

"Eggs...ter...min...ate.  Exterminate..."

I have always found the transition between the word "eggs" to "exterminate" to be a clever idea.  The first time I saw the scene above, I got chills.  Clara showed that human feelings make one stronger, not weaker.  She kept in touch with her humanity even when she was forced to become a Dalek, which is usually devoid of love and empathy.  Below is the second scene from "Asylum of the Daleks", which had an impact on me.  I loved how all of the Daleks asked, "Doctor who?", in unison at the end.  It was truly an epic moment.

8)  Angels Take Manhattan
The last page
Series 7 Episode 5

"There's a little girl waiting in a garden.  She's going to wait a long while, so she's going to need a lot of hope.  Go to her.  Tell her a story.  Tell her that if she's patient, the days are coming that she'll never forget.  Tell her she'll go to see and fight pirates.  She'll fall in love with a man who'll wait two thousand years to keep her safe.  Tell her she'll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived.  And save a whale in outer space.  Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond.  And this is how it ends."

I don't know why the ending of Amy Pond's story didn't bother me, because it wasn't exactly a happy ending.  It was a bitter-sweet ending, even a tragic ending, from the perspective of the Doctor.  But oddly, I felt very satisfied with Amy's ending.  I felt that the ending of her story completed her journey.

9)  The Snowmen
There is a TARDIS on a cloud, I like to go there in my sleep, aren't any floors for me to sweep, not in my TARDIS on a cloud...
2012 Christmas Special

I vastly enjoyed "The Snowmen".  It might even be my favorite Doctor Who Christmas special, although I have yet to see "A Christmas Carol".  I loved Vastra and Strax, and the Victorian setting, and the Doctor's top hat...basically everything about this Christmas special was great.  But my favorite moment by far, was when Clara climbed up the ladder and found the TARDIS on a cloud.  It was a magical scene (not to mention Clara's theme was playing in the background, which was a nice accompaniment).  I wish I could climb up a ladder and walk on a cloud.

10)  The Rings of Akhaten
The Doctor's speech
Series 7 Episode 7

This was a really impressive scene.  I was impressed with Matt Smith as an actor.  He channeled a lot of emotion in this speech, so I could really feel what he was feeling, and I really believed that he had gone through all of this.  I could see the pain in his eyes and I could feel it in his voice.  The Doctor's Speech was an excellent scene and I will never forget it.  I also really liked the song playing the background, "Wake Up."  This speech reminded me of the weight the Doctor has carried on his shoulders.  It is the curse of the time lords.  Below is a fan video showing the speech with clips of the earlier Doctors of the Doctor Who revival in black and white, accompanied by the song, "Wake Up".

Those are my favorite episodes, scenes, and moments of Doctor Who.  They are all from the revival of Doctor Who, because I have not watched enough of the classic era to create a list of favorite episodes and scenes/moments.  I love Classic Who (as I call it) just as much, but I'm still catching up, and I am finding that to be difficult as Classic Who episodes seem harder to come by.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Doctor Who Tag - Day Three

Favorite theme songs

Doctor Who is filled with amazing music.  Below I have listed my favorite theme songs, number one being my most favorite.

3)  Doomsday
While I was watching Doomsday (the final episode of series two), I wondered why I was beginning to feel emotional, and then I noticed the music in the background.  I realized it was helping to set the mood and build up all the emotion.  The Doomsday theme is beautiful, but sad as well...maybe that was what made it so beautiful.

2)  I Am the Doctor
I feel light-hearted whenever I hear this theme song.  It just fills me with a happy joyous feeling, and I love how up-beat and adventurous-sounding it is.  It fits Matt Smith's Doctor perfectly.

1)  Amy Pond's theme
Every time I listen to Amy's theme a bunch of scenes come to mind all at once, and as a result I feel a lot of emotion.  Especially since the Ponds are gone now.  I miss the Ponds.  You could say I suffer from Post-Pond Depression.  Anyhow, Amy's theme is eerie, beautiful, enchanting, and emotional all at once.

And those are my favorite Doctor Who theme songs!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Doctor Who Tag - Day Two

Favorite quotes

These are some of my top favorite quotes from Doctor Who.  Prepare to be bombarded by quotes!

Sally Sparrow:  "I love old things.  They make me feel sad."
Kathy Nightingale:  "What's good about sad?"
Sally Sparrow:  "It's happy for deep people."

"Don't blink.  Blink and you're dead.  They are fast.  Faster than you can believe.  Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink." - 10th Doctor

Future Amy:  "And there he is, the voice of God.  Survive.  Because no one's going to come for you.  Number one lesson.  You taught me that."
11th Doctor:  "Is that really all I taught you?"
Future Amy:  "Don't you lecture me.  Blue Box Man, flying through time and space on whimsy.  All I've got, all I've had for thirty-six years is cold hard reality.  So no, I don't have a sonic screwdriver because I'm not off on a romp.  Call it what it is.  A probe.  And call my life what it is.  Hell."

11th Doctor:  "You graffitied the oldest cliff face in the universe!"
River Song:  "You wouldn't answer your phone."

"Bow ties are cool." - 11th Doctor

"It's like when you're a kid.  The first time that they tell you the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it because everything looks like it's standing still.  I can feel it.  The turn of the earth.  The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour.  The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour.  And I can feel it.  We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world.  And, if we let go...that's who I am.  Now forget me, Rose Tyler.  Go home." - 9th Doctor

"Whack her!" - Amy (The first time I saw this scene I laughed so hard my sides hurt)

"You don't need me!  Why would you need me?!  I'm old, I'm fat, I'm blue!" - From the episode A Good Man Goes to War.  For some reason, this scene cracks me up every time.

Romana:  "Newton?  Who's Newton?"
4th Doctor:  Old Isaac?  Friend of mine on earth.  Discovered gravity.  Well, I say he discovered gravity; I had to give him a bit of a prod."
Romana:  "What did you do?"
4th Doctor:  "Climbed up a tree."
Romana:  "And?"
4th Doctor:  "Dropped an apple on his head."
Romana:  "Ah.  And so he discovered gravity."
4th Doctor:  "No, no, he told me to clear off out of his tree.  I explained it to him afterwards at dinner."

Future Amy:  "All those boys chasing me, but it was only ever Rory.  Why was that?
Amy:  "You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick?  Then there's other people, when you meet them you think, 'Not bad.  They're okay.'  And then you get to know them, and...and their face just sort of becomes them.  Like their personality's written all over it.  And they just turn into something so beautiful."
Both say in unison:  "Rory's the most beautiful man I've ever met."

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly...timey wimey...stuff." - 10th Doctor

"My Dear Doctor, the path has never seemed more slow, and yet I fear I am nearing its end.  Reason tells me that you and I are unlikely to meet again, but I think I shall not listen to reason.  I have seen the world inside your head and know that all things are possible.  Hurry then my love; my days grow shorter now and I am so very weak.  Godspeed my lonely angel." - Reinette Poisson

"Would you like a Jelly Baby?" - 4th Doctor

"I speak horse.  He's called Susan.  And he wants you to respect his life choices." - 11th Doctor

Donna Noble:  "I'm in my wedding dress!"
10th Doctor:  "Yes, you look lovely.  Come on!"

Oswin:  "Do you know how you make someone into a Dalek?  Subtract love, add anger.  Doesn't she seem a bit too angry to you?"
Amy Pond:  "Well somebody's never been to Scotland."

"One day, I shall come back.  Yes, I shall come back.  Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties.  Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.  Goodbye Susan.  Goodbye my dear." - 1st Doctor

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Doctor Who Tag - Day One

When and why did you start watching Doctor Who, and what made you become a fan of it?

I have always known about Doctor Who because my dad grew up watching it.  When I was sixteen I decided to give it a try, and I watched the first four episodes of the second series with David Tennant, starting with The Christmas Invasion.  After watching those episodes, I didn't come back and watch more till I was seventeen.  I have been a fan of the show ever since.  I went into more detail about how I met Doctor Who here.

I'd say what made me a fan was the humor and the imagination and creativity that thrives in Doctor Who.  It's one of the few science fiction shows that captures my interest and intrigues me.  The well developed characters, inventive villains, brilliant plot lines, and unique concepts all meld together and make it a fascinating T.V. show.  For me, however, the characters, deep emotions, and complex  themes are the core of Doctor Who and run deep throughout it.  It's also an important show because of how culturally significant it has become, and because it brings people together, not to mention it has been on-going since 1963.  It's more than just a show.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Doctor Who Tag

As you can probably deduce from a post from not too long ago, I've been watching quite a lot of Doctor Who lately.  Then, a few days ago, an idea dawned on me.  Why not create a Doctor Who challenge for fun?

I came up with a series of questions, each one of which will be answered in a post one day at a time (the days don't have to all be strung together, for example one day you could answer the first question then wait a few days later to answer the second, but only one question can be answered in one day, so that the challenge can last longer).  Note:  I have since changed my mind about this rule.  Basically, do the challenge any way you'd like.  There aren't really any rules.  Also, there is no starting point I've decided upon, so begin the challenge whatever day you choose.

I also decided to make it a tag.  I've never created a tag before, so I haven't much practice at it, but as I understand it, tags involve tagging people (hence the name).  So, I am going to tag other bloggers I follow who I know (at least I'm pretty sure) watch Doctor Who.  If you are not on this list, and are a Doctor Who fan who would like to participate in the challenge, let me know in a comment.  If you are on this list and don't have time to do the challenge or are not interested in participating (for one thing, I think all or most of the bloggers I follow have been bloggers for a lot longer than I, so for all I know, you may well have already done a similar Doctor Who challenge like this before) let me know in a comment on this post.

I'm not sure if anyone else is going to do this challenge - if that ends up being the case, that's perfectly fine; I'll simply make it a personal series of posts and leave out the tag part.  I have only done one tag before, so I don't know whether or not this breaks a rule, but I am going to answer my own questions.  I have come up with twenty questions, one for each day, which makes this a 20-day challenge.

Below is a list of the people I'm tagging:

Magdalen Aithne Arkwright at Ginger and Rubies
Elizabeth at The Endless Road
Sarah at How to Watch a Movie
James The Movie Reviewer at J and J Productions
Hayden at The Story Girl

All of the questions are listed below:

Day 1 - When and why did you start watching Doctor Who, and what made you become a fan of it?
Day 2 - Favorite quotes
Day 3 - Favorite theme songs
Day 4 - Favorite episodes and favorite scenes/moments
Day 5 - Least favorite episodes
Day 6 - Favorite Doctors (or do you disagree with the idea of having a favorite Doctor, and like all of them equally?)
Day 7 - Favorite companions
Day 8 - Least favorite companions
Day 9 - The characters you relate to most
Day 10 - Favorite villains and the villains that frightened you the most
Day 11 - Least favorite villains
Day 12 - Funniest moments
Day 13 - Moments that made you cry
Day 14 - Saddest episode
Day 15 - Favorite friendship
Day 16 - Favorite couple 
Day 17 - Favorite actor
Day 18  - Favorite actress
Day 19 - Favorite writer
Day 20 - What actor you would like to play the 12th Doctor

That's all for now! :)

Some cool Doctor Who-related videos...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Growing Up Backwards

Something I've noticed is that when people are little, they want to grow up, and when people are grown up, they want to be little again.  When we're tweens we want to break free of our childhood and when we are teenagers we want to re-connect with it.  Perhaps it's because we figure out how stressful it is to be a teenager and we realize how much freedom we lost when we lost childhood.  When we're in middle school we want to act cool, and we detach ourselves from sentimental belongings, but when we're in high school we just want to hug our stuffed bunny, and our want for growing up simmers down to indifference.  At least, all of this has been something I've observed in many people.  As for myself, I never wanted to let go of the stuffed bunny - I wanted to play all day with no worries for as long as possible.  I hated the idea of growing up when I was little.  I remember crying on my fifth birthday because I was heartbroken I was never going to be four years old again.

Every girl I knew that was my age when I was little wanted to be a teenager.  They would watch Lizzie McGuire or Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and other shows or movies based on teenage characters.  I remember watching The Princess Diaries with Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews at one of my best friends' houses when I was little.

Well, I remember liking Julie Andrews in
this movie, but that was about it.
I didn't know about Anne Hathaway then.
The truth was, I hated those teenage-y and over-the-top girly tv shows and movies.  Hated them.  I despised them, and I found little enjoyment in watching what little I did watch of them.  But then, something a bit confusing happened to me as a teenager.  Suddenly, I felt nostalgia for all of these teenage-y shows and movies that every girl I knew loved when they were little.  I started to like them.  Well, except for Lizzie McGuire.  I still find that unbearable.  But take Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, for instance.  Ella Enchanted is exactly the sort of movie I used to regard as an enemy.  But now, I love it.  It's such a light-hearted (yet impressively emotional and even a bit dark at times) movie and one just can't help but feel a certain fondness for it.  I mean, come on.  They sing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" at the end.  Who could dislike that?  Frankly, Ella Enchanted is an adorable movie.

Hey look!  It's Fantine when she was young!

I suppose this was when men were kind, love was blind, and the world was a song, wasn't it Fantine?  I guess he did go breaking your heart in the end.  I wonder if Prince Charmont is Cosette's father...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Before Jessie Was Famous

Back when I was first becoming a fan of Jessie J, I felt like I really got to know her through watching her videos from 2009.  I became a fan of hers in 2010.  In February of 2011, "Who You Are", her first album, was released, and gradually, she became more and more known.  In 2012, I felt that she had officially become well-known, after I began to hear more and more people listening to her music (mostly only her most popular songs, such as "Do It Like a Dude" and "Price Tag".

"Price Tag" by Jessie J:

I just recently found out that Jessie J fans have a name.  She has been quoted as saying "You have to love your fans.  That's why I call them my Heartbeats, because without them I wouldn't be here."  I suppose this make me a Heartbeat. :)

It didn't take long for me to become a Heartbeat.  I loved her early videos because they were personal and let her outgoing, positive, and cheerful personality shine out.  Through her videos she made a personal connection with her fans, and it showed how down-to-earth and real she was; she's never fake, from her raw talent, to the way she interacts with other people.  She's a person with a lot of heart and an understanding of others.  She has become one of my inspirations.

Jessie in one of her videos from 2009 singing "Big White Room" (I shared my thoughts on this song here).  Big White Room is one of my favorite songs by Jessie.

Jessie singing "Stand Up" (also one of my favorite songs):

Here's a video of Jessie even further back before she became famous, when she was fifteen years old.  She was an incredibly talented singer even at fifteen.

Jessie J is a very caring and compassionate person, which I thought was especially clear when she shaved her hair for charity.  Below is a video in which she explains why she decided to shave her hair.

On her Twitter account, Jessie said:  "It's hair, it will grow back.  Even if it takes 2 years, if it saves lives it's worth it.  Even if it's 1 life that's something."

And to conclude yet another post about my favorite Pop singer, I'll leave two awesome clips from The Voice that show how great Jessie's vocal skills are. :)  I like Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, and (well, not his music, but I like him...sorry too, but Jessie J is the only reason I watch The Voice.