Actual presents? Surprisingly few beyond cash and gift cards, with the only big present being a copy of the limited edition of the Big Finish Doctor Who
audio story The Light at the End
. I also got, albeit not quite as a Christmas gift, an Ender's Game
However, with the monies and gift cards, I have gone on a spending spree. I have bought four Big Finish audios, and intend to order a fifth, as well as a 50th anniversary soundtrack compilation of Doctor Who
, DVDs of The Hobbit
extended edition and An Adventure in Space and Time
, and I intend to get the boxset of Doctor Who
series 7 soon.
Even so, it's not been without frustrations. One big one today was with The Hobbit
. The extended edition packaging is s***, frankly. I found it extremely hard to get two of the discs out. I had to be very careful, given the design of the disc-holders, not to break two of the discs (they were special feature discs and not quite as important as the film, true, but I paid for a boxset, not just for the film). I very nearly broke the discs in question trying to get them out (though they're fine now), and I have to wonder who the 'genius' who designed the disc case was.
Thankfully, it was cheap. RRP was already about $30, and JB Hi-Fi is having a 20% off sale. And I can keep the discs in my DVD folder to avoid such problems in future. I had a notion that it'd be necessary...
"What have you been doing since you stole that antique TARDIS of yours, since you first landed on Skaro? Shouting 'Look at me!!! I'm not fighting a war!', while you battle the Daleks all the way through space and time."