On Screen Moments That Made Me Cry


Willow and Oz say goodbye (Buffy The Vampire Slayer): I’ve just started re-watching Buffy, and Willow & Oz are my favourite couple in the show. Even their break up is done out of respect for each other. It’s beautiful.


Marley and Me: the ending. I’ve only put myself through watching this film once because it is so emotional it’s unreal. I never thought I could love a dog so much.

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Rose and The Doctor say goodbye (Doctor Who): We all know this one – ‘Doomsday’ is such a powerful episode (they both are). Although Rose was never my favourite, I definitely felt for her when this happened.


Seven Pounds: This is a roller-coaster of emotions. When you watch the first scene, it’s confusing. But by the time you get to the end and everything makes sense – oh god is it emotional. This is the kind of film you need to watch alone, it’s beautiful and painful at the same time.


Dobby dies (Harry Potter): Probably one of the saddest moments in the Harry Potter series. We all came to love the crazy little house elf, and he protects Harry to the end.


Disclaimer: I do not own these images- they are all sourced from Google. 

This post was originally posted on my other blog. 


Five TV/Movie Moments That Make Me Tingle

That sounds a lot worse than it was supposed to…

But you know what I mean – those moments in a movie or a show that make your whole body shiver – as if you’re never going to be that happy again?!

So, I thought I should share my top five (although there are many more) with you:

1. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 3 title sequence


Particularly the part where Oz plays the guitar in time with the music.

2. Angel Season 1 


When Angel dances on screen for the first time.

3. Underworld: Evolution


When they finally get together, and for that one day – they are happy.

4. Juno

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When the adoptive mom finally gets the baby she’s always wanted.

5. Doctor Who


River – just River. She’s a very tingly character. But especially when she’s kissing the Doctor.

Doctor Who: The Best Bits

I try not to blog about Doctor Who too often because I don’t want to seem like a crazy fan-girl (which I am) but I have finally caved.


Here are my ‘favourites’ of Doctor Who:

Favourite Doctor:


Eleven (sorry Ten it’s really close!) Eleven is just so silly and beautiful. But he’s harsh too. I love that he is attached to Amy and Rory, I must say the story lines got a lot better when Matt Smith joined the fold.

Favourite Companion:


River Song – I just want to be her! She is funny, sassy, sexy and just a little bit crazy.

Favourite Episode:


The Wedding of River Song (surprise surprise). It’s so much and so little at the same time.

Favourite Accessory:

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It’s a tie between The Fez and River Song’s Red Heels. Got to love red – it goes with everything!

Favourite Quotes: 

“The Doctor Lies.”

“Hello, Sweetie.”

“Doesn’t she seem a bit angry to you?” “Clearly someone’s never been to Scotland.”

“I just want a mate.” “You just want to mate?” “No – a mate. A mate!”

And now for The Moments:

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Most Romantic Moment:

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When Rose has the Time Vortex in her head. Makes me cry every time!

Funniest Moment:


Donna Noble! I love her, absolutely love her. I hope she can come back one day. She was such a brilliant character and exactly what the doctor needed.

Saddest Moment:


Doomsday – when the Doctor says goodbye to Rose. I was balling my eyes out the first time I saw it!


I asked my fans to tell me about their favourite Doctor Who moments…



Favourite Doctor: David Tennant! The only Doctor I ever felt emotionally connected to as he made the character more relatable.

Favourite Episode: Doomsday – such a heartbreaking episode! And not being able to tell Rose how he truly felt  gets me every time.

Favourite Companion: Rose (really is there any other choice!) she made the doctor so loveable and have him a cause! I will forever love then Tennant/Piper combo! They just had such chemistry together!



Favourite Doctor:My favourite doctor is ten, because of his complicated identity. I love his passion, his anger, his narcissism and the fact that he is a danger to himself. He doesn’t know where and when to stop and consequently he cannot be alone. I love him because he is flawed, light and dark at the same time. However, Nine is a close second because he made everything worth living. He is probably the only doctor that has taught me something, and that’s beautiful.

Favourite Episode: My favourite ep is the Journey’end because it shows Ten’s braveness in giving up what he loves most. It what makes him a hero.

Favourite Companion: My favourite companion is Donna because she is a powerful, well rounded, flawed woman. She is a role model.



Favourite Doctor: David Tennant, he just brought so much fun into it and I am slightly in love with him (but am not one of those that loves him so much that I don’t believe the show can amount to anything without him, those people annoy me).

Favourite episode:  There are a lot of great ones! This is tricky. One of my favs right from first series is the “are you my mummy?” One, I love the concept and love that “just this once, everyone lives!”

Favourite companion:  probably Rose, I learnt about the Whoverse through her education etc and she had strong story lines, and was relate-able.

What are your favourite Doctor Who moments? Comment below or Tweet me @melissaholden94 


100 Happy Days!

I have just finished a project called 100 Happy Days, click here for more details.  So I thought I would share with you what made me happy every day for the past 100 days:

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Thank you to everyone that helped me be happy over the past 100 days, there’s been rough patches and there’s been hardships. But remember, something makes you smile every day and even if it’s something little  – it’s worth sharing.


I Own Too Many DVDs

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I own way too many DVDs – I think it’s becoming a problem…

I’ve already loved watching movies, even from a young age (although back then it was mostly Disney and The Land Before Time). However, recently I’ve been getting more and more into TV shows.

I blame my housemate/friend Lara – she is obsessed with TV shows. She owns most of Doctor Who, all of Fringe, nearly all of Supernatural, Angel, Buffy, Lost, etc. One problem we have though is the language.

Let me explain: Lara is Italian – which means her DVD covers are in Italian. Imagine me trying to figure out which episode of Lost I’m on when it’s in a completely different language. Italian = Confused Melissa.

I am trying to learn some Italian – I even made flashcards (and bought a “Italian for Beginners” book), but I’m awful at it and Lara just spends most of her time laughing at my accent…

I won’t be getting rid of my DVDs any time soon, because they help me creatively – getting involved in a story or a plot; learning different ways to express emotions: what’s not to love.

I’ll probably end up buying more DVDs from CEX on payday *bad times*

Keeping you posted,

– 19-Year-Old Author, Mel.