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...
I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.
-The Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who: Deep Breath