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I try to follow Elmore Leonard’s No. 8 Rule of Writing - avoid detailed descriptions of characters - so I’ve put items in Barnaby’s room so you can discover who he is, or who you think he is, without huge talk bubbles wasting precious panel space. But I violate Elmore’s Rule No. 5 - you are allowed no more than two or three exclamation points for every 100,000 words of prose - on a daily basis! Right here!! Sorry, Elmore.

Blink is a spooky and sad episode of Doctor Who written by Stephen Moffat from Season Two with David Tennant (sniff) and Freema Agyeman chock full of so many quotable quotes I’d need a “big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey . . . stuff” to list them all. I do have a tee-shirt which reads “Well... four things and a lizard.” I can only see the actress Carey Mulligan, who is now in loads of movies, as Sophie Sparrow!
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In my opinion Blink was the best episode ever. I've watched it dozens of times and Sally is played WONDERFULLY. She had to be a great actress to carry SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOW like that and she was superb. Her sweetie did a pretty darned good job too. "What's he talking about there? Nobody's been able to figure it out." "Oh, it's you, he's talking about you!" Darn, I want to watch it again now.
Dieseldriver 4/9/13
I love that episode! So well written and acted. Definitely one of my favorite episodes ever.
 Emma  4/11/13
You know, now I have a need to watch Blink again. Definitely one of the best. I also liked Gridlock and 42 of that season.
Lex-Kat 6/27/15
 
I was SO hoping Sally Sparrow was going to become a companion, or at least show up in another episode. She was one of the best characters in the show ever.
Max_Writer 10/21/12
She was GREAT! I still think she'll come back someday...I personally think she should've been the next companion instead of Amy!
 Emma  10/31/12
 
I LOVE DR.WHO!!!! ^.^ Not a major fan of Moffet but i'll live lol. I love the 10th Doctor! He was the best!
Melissa 9/15/12
The 10th doctor is the BEST! And I agree...I liked Russell T Davies a little more than Moffat....
 Emma  10/31/12
 
Uhm... Carey Mulligan's character's name is SALLY Sparrow, not Sophie. You should listen to Chameleon Circuit - four guys from YouTube got together and wrote songs about Doctor Who.
Kumi 7/14/12
They're stuff is amazing, truly!
CJ 8/18/12
I just looked that up. It's the most amazing thing ever. Thank you :)
7/17/12
I already know Chameleon Circuit, I've listened to their songs for ages! Oh, whoops, thanks for pointing out that mistake -- everyone makes errors sometimes...
 Emma  7/22/12
 
Barnaby has a Doctor Who scarf? Amazingness at every turn. Blink was the episode that stopped my best friend from watching Doctor Who. It's funny cause thats the only one she had ever seen.
CJ 7/13/12
I love Blink! It's a shame it scared your friend, though...
 Emma  7/17/12
Yeah, and now she's on Season 1! She hates Chris Eccleson though ( which i completely am ok with...)
CJ 8/18/12
 
DOCTOR WHO!!!!
Rose k. 7/3/12
AND an opinion I can completely agree with regarding Steven Moffat!

He USED to be one of the all-time finest Doctor Who writers (including all 26 seasons of the original run), but now... when he's good, he's still amazing, but when he's bad (which is FAR more often)... he's crap.

That whole River Song thing? Ugh.
Totz the Plaid 7/5/12
By the way, on the off-chance anyone didn't know, the classic and new series are all canon (as much as I wish stuff like that whole River Song story arc wasn't... [I mean, there are still great stories connected to it, like all the stuff with the Silence in "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon" is fantastic, as is 95% of the second Weeping Angels story, etc. but that stuff feels tainted now...]).
Totz the Plaid 7/5/12
Yes, I know what you mean...
 Emma  7/22/12
I loved the first River Song episodes: Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.
Lex-Kat 6/27/15
Gah? I love River Song/ Melody Pond. Truly. It's so much sadder knowing she has to go.
CJ 7/13/12
I like the character, but the plotlines Moffat set her up with don't make too much sense in my opinion...
 Emma  7/22/12
Yes, I agree! The plotlines have gone off the handle...
 Emma  7/22/12
YES!!!
 Emma  7/22/12
 
This comic is amazing! I just found it and can't believe how a girl my age can do this. Great work and keep it up!
Ginny Weasley fan 6/7/12
Ah I'm sorry but I don't really understand...Ginny Weasley fan, you've been reading Chapel for ages!
 Emma  6/7/12
Must be a different one...
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
I'm so sorry! I told my friend about Chapel Chronicles and she said it sounded amazing and I let her comment on my computer. We were both really distracted at that time, so.... Sorry if I confused you!!!!
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
I mean distracted in the sense that she meant NEAR my age...
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
 
IT'S MY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EVERYBODY! CELEBRATE!!
because after I get home today I'm gonna start rereading harry potter. AGAIN!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
That's awesome! Good luck to you on your Harry Potter books!
Miss L.S.P 6/7/12
Yes, let's hope she gets through them!
 Emma  6/7/12
ALREADY DONE SORCERER'S STONE OH YEAHHH
BECAUSE HARRY POTTER PWNS ALLLLLLLLLLLL
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
THAT was fast! O_o

Btw, Harry Potter can never best Harry Dresden. Never. (go read "The Dresden Files" book serirs when you're done)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/7/12
NO.
HARRY
FREAKIN'
POTTER
PWNS
ALLLLLLL.
(AVPS reference FTWWWWW)
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
Harry Dresden does not need a wand to cast magic. and if you read the books he's in (granted it is MUCH more adult than Potter's books are) you would agree with me. all the ones that are out are in paper back and in book stores now, so finding them shouldn't be too hard.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/7/12
I know that HP PWNS ALL, but you really should read the Mysterious Benedict Society! The chapter were so good that I had a hard time NOT peeking at the very last part of each chapter!
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
I LOVE MBS!!!! I actually wrote to Trenton Lee Stewart a couple of years ago and aked him to sign my copy of The Prisoner's Dilemma. HE DID!!! :DDD And I also got back this pre-typed letter answering fan questions, but that was still awesome because he signed that too XDDDD
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/8/12
Wow, that's amazing!
 Emma  7/22/12
Mysterious Benedict Society is so great, I adored that series! It's so clever and well-written, too...
 Emma  7/22/12
No offense you two but your argument is getting quite funny... ; )
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
I read/watched a little of the Dresden Files, and I wasn't too crazy about it...but to each his own, I suppose. :)
 Emma  7/22/12
YUP
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
And also out of interest - has anyone here read Watership Down?
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
oh the nostalga of getting out of school for the summer....

good memories then.

anyway, reading is good H.P.P.A. but don't veg out too much this summer, ok? ;-)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/7/12
What's HPPA?
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
you my good dear. I just used your first letters of your handle for short hand instead of typeing the whole thing out. ><
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/7/12
oh my god i feel so dumb now XD
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
No, no, you're fine!
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
Really don't... My nickname is pretty long too. And it was abbreviated as well by Dr. Taxil...
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
Happy last day of school to you! I get out tomorrow! What are your summer plans?
 Emma  6/7/12
I'm vacationing in Rehoboth Beach next week! Sometime I'm going to Florida as I do every year...I'm doing a music camp, and other assorted stuff! YAY!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/7/12
Wow, that sounds so cool! My only summer plans are getting a dog and spending a few days in Sea Ranch with my best friend.
 Emma  6/7/12
Woah woah woah...GETTING A DOG?? that's pretty big!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/8/12
My gosh you guys are SO LUCKY
Ginny Weasley fan 6/7/12
Do you not get out of school for a while?
 Emma  6/7/12
No....... TWO MORE WEEKS.......
Ginny Weasley fan 6/12/12
YOU GET OUT OF SCHOOL ON JUNE 7!?!??!?!???!
Ginny Weasley fan 6/11/12
 
The lights are in the shape of the crack in time and space.
6/3/12
Also from doctor who, right?
Miss L.S.P 6/3/12
Yes
6/4/12
This is an awesomely obscure Easter egg.
Chad L 6/5/12
I didn't actually mean it intentionally! It is a very cool connection, though!
 Emma  6/7/12
You make awesome stuff by accident Miss Emma, that shows the possable talent inside you.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/7/12
Wow, thank you Taxil! That's very sweet.
 Emma  6/7/12
Yes, it is from Doctor Who!
 Emma  6/7/12
Yes, it is! I hadn't realized that, though.
 Emma  6/7/12
Coolio!
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
Wow, that actually wasn't intentional, but I'm very impressed you made that connection -- one that I hadn't even realized myself!
 Emma  6/7/12
 
Oh and is that possibly the scarf the you knitted around Barnaby's neck?
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
From Dr. Who?
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
Drawn in a cartoon?
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
How do you mean?
 Emma  6/7/12
Yes, it is! It's the scarf worn by the Fourth Doctor.
 Emma  6/7/12
Yes, it is! It's a Doctor Who scarf. I'm not finished knitting mine, though.
 Emma  6/7/12
Ah, I recognized it from that newsletter you sent out, you said that you might incorporate it into a future Chapel strip!
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
 
This could be very bad for all involved.
I love Barnaby's expression in the 3rd panel. Made me laugh SO HARD!
Ginny Weasley fan 6/2/12
Oh. Let's see:
Dr. Who picture thingy
Poster that has (something) vampires on it
Cowboy hat
Possibly the Harry Potter books on the top shelf
....And that's all I can see.
Ginny Weasley fan 6/2/12
How do you know that those are Harry Potter books?
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
I think they're Dr. Who books...
I can only wish they were HP ;D
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/3/12
Actually looking at it closely makes me think that you're right. I think it says "WHO" (^^)
Miss L.S.P 6/3/12
The vampire poster is from the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer! And the "Harry Potter books" are actually Doctor Who DVDs. There are still a couple other Easter Eggs, though.
 Emma  6/7/12
I'm glad you like his expression! I thought it turned out quite well!
 Emma  6/7/12
 
Are you going to do a livestream today, Emma?
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
No not today, I'll announce it when I start doing them -- most likely next week once school's over for me.
 Emma  6/2/12
Oh. Okay!
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
 
I love his face in the last panel :3
And I take it he's obsessed with Dr. Who?
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/2/12
Yes!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
Aw, Chapel and Barnaby do make a rather adorable pair. :D
Emily14 6/2/12
Thank you! I think so too!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
wow, I totally love Barnaby's room. and I love how Chapel is just lying there... :D
awesome!
Ava 6/1/12
I totally agree!
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
I'm really happy with how the design turned out!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
the weeping angels are indeed creepy lol awesome
Yarin 6/1/12
I'm glad you like it! And yeah, they're super creepy.
 Emma  6/7/12
 
I love Barnaby's room! And they are such cute siblings.
Sasha 6/1/12
I'm glad you like it! Yes, they have a very cute dynamic, don't they?
 Emma  6/7/12
 
I love the last two panel! Chapel and Barnaby look so cute together on his bed!
and yes, the bed and the bedroom is actually very nice.
Oh, and I LOVE those expressions in the last panel
LOL
Miss L.S.P 6/1/12
ugh. panels. not panel, panels.
Miss L.S.P 6/1/12
Oh & BTW is that a garden gnome in their house plant?!?
And that picture says Dr. who..
and even though you don't really see it... is that a Buffy the Vampire slayer poster behind their "word bubble(s)"?
Miss L.S.P 6/1/12
Yup, Barnaby has a little gnome in his plant! And you have a VERY keen eye with the Buffy poster! The picture actually says "Doctor Who Convention," with a younger Barnaby in the photo too. Still, you didn't catch all of the easter eggs!
 Emma  6/1/12
Oh, and the Dr. Who book!
Miss L.S.P 6/1/12
On the bed I mean
Miss L.S.P 6/3/12
It's okay, I understood what you meant!
 Emma  6/1/12
Your work is really improving. I really look forward to Fridays now. Keep up the great work. I totally agree about the Weeping Angels!
Devlyn 6/1/12
I'm so glad you're looking forward to Friday Chapels! That's such a sweet thing to say, thank you SO much! I hope you keep reading and commenting!
 Emma  6/1/12
Our opinions about those panels are the same! I think they look adorable together, and I had fun drawing their expressions!
 Emma  6/1/12
Barnaby is still quite appealing!
Miss L.S.P 6/1/12
I know, specially in the 3rd panel!
:)
coco 6/2/12
I know, right? He looks so nice in his coat and scarf. (^^)
Miss L.S.P 6/2/12
It's certainly a good outfit for him, I think I'll have him wear that for a little while.
 Emma  6/7/12
Yay!
Miss L.S.P 6/8/12
YAYYYY!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 6/8/12
 
welp! there goes their surprise advantage over their folks!

i do like how barnaby is being drawn now. I'm seeing big improvements in your quality Miss Emma. Keep it up!

btw, do any of you watch tv like Chapel does? (while laying down in bed anyway)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/1/12
They didn't intend to have a surprise advantage, after all the hullabaloo they simply forgot that their parents had no idea what was going on.

Thank you for the compliment, you're too kind! And no, I never watch TV in bed!
 Emma  6/1/12
if Chapel wasn't so distracted by the good Doctor, she could have found one of the largest cardboard boxes in the house (I am sure there are plenty with her folks ordering all sorts of stuff though the mail). have Barnaby hide in the box, then tape it up and quickly decorate it like a present. after that, Chapel would drag her parents over to it, and annouce their early birthday present (or what ever hoilday that was near) then let them open the box.

SURPRISE! >)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/2/12
 
I love Blink!! And your right the angels are creepy.
Baby Chef 6/1/12
I agree! but i also think the pandora story line was good too. I also find the silence is even more creepy than the weeping angels.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/1/12
I haven't seen those! I stopped watching Doctor Who months ago, actually...
 Emma  6/1/12
WAT
Actually, don't bother watching Series 6, the silence are creepy, but the rest of the series is pretty terrible.
Twinkletoes 6/1/12
Yes, that's exactly why I haven't watched it in a while...I stuck with it when it started, but as Barnaby says in the strip, the writing really lowered in quality in my opinion...I don't know! I don't have anything against people who enjoy it though!
 Emma  6/1/12
...... i'm a bit disapointed in that you all haven't been keeping up with the good doctor, poor writing or not. at least try to watch the 2011 christmas episode "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe".

come to think about it, even the worst writen episode is better by far than 90% of the shows being running right now on our side of the atlantic. ><
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/2/12
Now that i think about it, "closing time" was also a good episode as well.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/2/12
I'm partly responsible for not watching Season 5 of Doctor Who as I didn't enjoy it and DW was something Emma and I did together as a special mom-and-daughter event every Saturday. Sadly, we've not found something to replace it.
Marie, aka Emma's mom 6/3/12
aww, well maybe we could offer some suggestions...
Miss L.S.P 6/3/12
Mrs. Marie, season 6 is up and i will suggest giving it a try. no matter how bad it may seem, a true fan will never let go of a show even after a few poor epiasodes. I sat down and watched the whole of star trek TNG, you two should be able to handle some Doctor Who.

The only other show i know of right now worth watching would be "Game of thrones". But that is on the HBO channel and it has some serious points in it that adult level content. Other than that, it is a VERY good show. one of the best i have seen in in a long time.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 6/4/12
I couldn't survive the loss of David Tennant.
Marie 6/14/12
I think season 5 may not have been as good as most of the David Tennant seasons, but I think that it was mostly the writing. I've found season 6 to be my favorite season of doctor who so far. I don't think I've liked anyone new in the doctor who shows for at least their first 3-5 episodes, but as time went on I warmed up to each of the character changes.
blaidd gwael 7/1/12
They are! In my opinion, though, Moffat messed them up after "Blink"...
 Emma  6/1/12
 
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