Let It Go – The Doctor Who Version by Arthur Darvill: http://youtu.be/TNDyBBAjRHg
I’m sick today and babysitting my niece. Que telly time. Usually, I’m a good aunt, parks and craft time and playing getting trussed up in jail. Which is loads of fun and loads of energy. I don’t have loads of energy today.
Also, I’m tired of Milan, Treasure Planet, and Rise of the Guardians.
So, I put on Doctor Who.
Que questions and comments. My favorite by far was when Micky gets his hands caught by the plastic trashcan. She goes, “Don’t swallow him!” It took everything I have not to laugh out loud when it did and she turned to me with her shocked face.
Most fun sick day ever.
Probably most of you have already seen this popping up around the internets or on your Facebook wall, like I did. But I still have to share, because it is glorious.
OK. I know I’ve done a lot of – OH MY GOD I FOUND THIS ON PINTEREST. But, honestly, the most I have time for anymore is flipping through pages of Pinterest. I’ll even admit I have a secret Wedding board. UGH! I’m one of those girls. But, I assure you it is necessary for sanity.
I left my home, my friends, and my routine for hope. For love. And while I’m believing good things will happen and have my sisters and a roof over my head, my routine is all shot to hell and back again. For someone with an anxiety disorder, that is extremely disruptive and I fight bouts of depression throughout the days. Pinterest can pull me back from dark thoughts because it brings me belief that I can eventually be in a better place to make the things I want to make, it gives me laughter when I find something silly, and it’s a small slice of my routine I am able to keep.
All that to say. I found some cool Doctor Who things on Pinterest. Like these TARDIS flip flops. GAH! I want! My own TARDIS is stuffed out in my sister’s garage, I had to cut it in half just to get it here, and all my pictures and reminders of how to smile again are locked up in a plastic prison. To make up for that, I think my sisters are going to need to through me a Doctor Who birthday party and make one of these TARDIS pinatas, because, well, because they owe me.
TARDEx for all your shipping needs you didn’t know you had yesterday. Seriously, this should exist! ;)
Hot Topic must have a license to sell, because they have a lot of Doctor Who stuff. Like this Sleeper Set for women. It actually does look comfortable.
My niece has an ice tray with star shapes, don’t I deserve this TARDIS and Dalek mold to make my own geeky ice?
I like how these people added touches of Doctor Who to their wedding. It’s a little subtle with the Rose and blue references (especially as the blue isn’t TARDIS blue), but it’s a cute idea. The huge entrance TARDIS is a nice touch.
Peter Capaldi has been cast as the 12th Doctor, as you probably all have heard. I’ve seen him in other Moffet productions, Doctor Who as Caecilius and on Torchwood as John Frobisher, and on World War Z. None of his roles really stand out in my head, even after reviewing them on IMDB, this is probably because he becomes his role rather than just being himself in the role. Hopefully, this portends good things. But Matt Smith will always be MY Doctor. So, I would probably be as ambivalent about any new actor in the role.
My friend Stephanie B. posted this awesome picture she took on a trip to the at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. I <3 this so much. Thanks for sharing Stephanie!! Check out her tumblr here: http://www.retromondays.tumblr.com/.
Read a post on the Geek Force Network for one woman’s top 12 picks for the 12th Doctor. I’m voting on number 3. Chiwetel Ejiofor for the win!
I like to go onto Etsy and search for Doctor Who or TARDIS and just see the awesome things people are making and producing. Like this Delete decal staring a Cyberman for your geeky keyboard. I also found a charming Fez and Bow-Tie charm necklace that is just adorable and this TARDIS vintage pendant that is really cool. But the most adorable find on Etsy, that is also kind of the creepiest, is this Are You My Mummy bib. Awww. ::Shudder::
I like searching Etsy because there are always new finds and interesting projects being made. But sometimes I don’t immediately find the best stuff searching on Etsy. Instead I head over to Pinterest where I find this amazing TARDIS flask. Yes, it leads back to Etsy. But it had gotten lost among the other not so great stuff. [via]
I follow Nerdist Channel on Youtube and Chris Hardwick really does some cool stuff. Like bowling with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Or sending off some of his peeps to the U.K. to meet up with Arthur Darvill to tour some of his favorite London taxidermy shops. I am TOTALLY jealous. The popcorn skulls was my favorite.
This TARDIS tutu is rather simplistic, but I do love the idea. I’m not sure it is worth $150 as it looks like a cami (with TARDIS printing on it) has been sown onto tulle, but it is pretty. Aaaand further research shows that the $150 is only for the skirt. Hmmm. Well, perhaps tulle is expensive? Hmmm, well it does look labor intensive? I guess. Anyway, interesting idea. [via]
I know I have posted other mash-ups with Sully and Mike and the TARDIS door, but I just love this concept art. I just rewatched Monsters Inc. because Chris had never seen it and I wanted to rewatch it before I saw Monsters U, but then I never saw Monsters U. Which is still a bummer. Perhaps I’ll try to see it this weekend. [via]
I really enjoy beloved characters meeting each other, like this Doctor Who and Garfield cross over. The only time I want to see a Dalek and wouldn’t take a bat to it is if it were here to exterminate Mondays. You can buy it as a t-shirt or hoodie on Redbubble.
So there is this concrete bench down by the lake near where I live that gets painted every year. A committee comes up with a theme, divides the wall into sections and participants are given a section to paint as they will. It’s a cool concept and a great time with food vendors and music every year. Unfortunately this year I was on vacation while the festival took place, but my mom went and she got a picture of a very geeky section of the wall.
Here are some links to some awesome Doctor Who Stuff I found on the internets:
A Doctor Who Quilt. Now that is cool and clearly deserves the prize it won.
Even if there are some I wouldn’t personally wear, because they wouldn’t fit my body type, I love every single TARDIS dress I come across. I just love how wonderfully inventive these women are!
Doctor Who pinup with a red head. I can never resist the red heads.
An awesome Doctor Who cake that is blue, has Galifreyan symbols, and a blinking TARDIS on top!
I love moving art, and when the subject is Little Red Riding Hood, I’m absolutely thrilled. Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite stories, along with the Three Little Pigs. . . perhaps I have a thing for the big Bad Wolf. ;) (That’s a Doctor Who reference, fyi.) [via Lily Wight]
I read an interesting post the other day after stumbling onto it via tumblr, a professor answers a question about FanFiction by assuring everyone that it is literature and has been around for a long time.
Shakespeare doesn’t have a single original plot—although much of it would be more rightly termed RPF—and then John Fletcher and Mary Cowden Clarke and Gloria Naylor and Jane Smiley and Stephen Sondheim wrote Shakespeare fanfic. Guys like Pope and Dryden took old narratives and rewrote them to make fun of people they didn’t like, because the eighteenth century was basically high school.
Speaking of Shakespeare, check out this post on Flavor Wire which claims they can tell a lot about you by which play of his you like the best. Personally, I don’t think I’m an *unabashed* romantic (I’m very much abashed by it), but I’ve definitely worn glitter. Thanks to Sara H. for the tip!
People are constantly mistaking me for someone else. I have people wave to me, whom I do not know, all the time. And it’s not because they are trying to hit on me. It’s because they think I’m someone else. One day last summer a guy on the train kept eyeing me and smiling smugly and texting his friend. I sighed.
When he got up to leave from the train he goes, “Hey, Darcy.”
Subtext: Bitch I see you there, don’t pretend you can’t see me.
I looked at him over the tops of my glasses. “My name is not Darcy.”
Subtext: Douchebag, don’t call me Bitch, you don’t know me. (I do have an aunt named Darcy, so I was confused for a split second, but I don’t really look like her. And I see no possibly way he knows her as she lives in upstate New York.)
He got of the train in a huff all embarrassed. I guess he was trying to prove something, all he proved was that he is a jerk. Everyone on the train watched the exchange and caught the subtext. He wasn’t that subtle, and I neither was I. The doors closed and everyone around tittered at his brashness turned embarrassment.
But this kind of thing happens a lot. Not so much now that I dye my hair red (and it’s one of the reasons that I do), but apparently I have a couple of dopplelgangers out there. And I’m not the only one. A photographer in Quebec hunts down and takes pictures of unrelated look a likes. It’s eerie. You should check them out.