Doctor Who Day: Tutus, Monsters, and Crossovers

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.

Photo by Tara Noftsier at http://dragonbug.com/

Photo by Tara Noftsier at http://dragonbug.com/

Doctor Who Day: Pin-up, Family Portrait, and a Quilt

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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.

A family portrait of Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax. I hearts it. [via]

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!

Custom Doctor Who themed canvas shoes. [via]

Nodds & Nends: Day of the Dead, Fan Fiction, and a Story from Me

The Little Prince is getting remade into an animated movie with some interesting big wig names being thrown around as the Voice Actors. [via Stephanie]

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]

Or perhaps it’s a fascination with death and skulls because I’m in love with this Dia de los Muertos art work. [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.

Doctor Who Day: Trivial Pursuit, The Alphabet of Death, and a Tattoo

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I really want to play this version of trivial pursuit, but don’t know anyone with my level of knowledge which is about middlin. Some people know a LOT more (or remember more) and others less. I’m actually really good at Friends trivia for some reason. I don’t know why but sometimes things stick in my head that I don’t want to. Like Danny Devito as a stripper for Phoebe’s baby shower. MIND BLEACH!!!! [via]

While this tattoo is cool and I like the coloring and design of the TARDIS, Doctor Who quotes, and Gallifreyan designs, it’s slightly larger than I would like on my arm. However, people always comment on how large my tattoo is, so it’s all very personal. Still cool design. [via]

I’m not sure if this is Doctor Who cosplay or just gas mask play. No judgement here. Maybe I listen to too much Sex Nerd Sandra, but I imagine there are some for whom this is a turn on.

Onto some more family friendly Doctor Who internet finds now. Like this cool TARDIS tree house! Awesome. I want to go to there and have a picnic and eat cookies and read books. [via] Families that cosplay together, stay together. Especially if they are this freakin adorable. Perhaps this couple will teach the Doctor Who Alphabet of Death to their young son, which is morbid yes, but also SOOO COOOL!

Other random internet finds include these TARDIS/Keep Calm suspenders. I really like suspenders. Which is perhaps weird, because my grandfather is the only person I’ve ever known who actually wears them. It has to do with zippers being from the devil. (I’m not kidding. Zippers where mechanical, and so many old order faiths only used buttons and suspenders to keep pants up and on.) [via]

My work is going through this get healthy initiative, so they took out one soda machine and replaced it with another soda machine that had more water options. But also Mountain Dew? Yah. They also replaced our unhealthy snack machine with healthy snacks, for which I’m actually grateful. But I would be more grateful, if they had replaced the soda machine with this TARDIS one. I would go and stand in front of it and stare at the Doctors all day. I would. [via]

A TARDIS VW Bug. FTW! [via]

I was contacted by Sebastian who let me know about his Caribbean Doctor Who remix he did for a Music Tech Final. You can play the song if you head over to his link. I’m not a purist, so I enjoy hearing all kinds of remixes.

Twins on harps, playing Doctor Who theme song across time and space. Thanks Wrylab for the tip!

Doctor Who Day: Baby Cosplay, Fancy Dresses, and Daleks

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I luvs the baby cosplay, including this TARDIS onesie and this baby TARDIS sitting there looking for all the world like she’d rather be doing anything else. Ah, Pinterest, how I love thee for introducing me to such things.

Mostly to pop up on the internets this week are a bunch of Fahn-cy TARDIS dresses. I love how creative people are. I think it is amazing. One of my favorites is the Steampunk one. The gadgets are really cool and I like that they fit the theme of her dress and the sonic screwdriver. I also really like the highly posh velvet one. All velvet, all TARDIS FTW! I first saw the TARDIS console dress that looks like a jelly fish on The Mary Sue, but then Alisa sent me a link to a tumblr which has more pictures! I really like the collar! Thanks Alisa!

Not a Burger Stand in Burbank, CA has a sign outside their establishment which lets customers know that if they order like a particular popular character they will get 10% off their meal. Recently imitating a Dalek would get you that discount. I like that the chalk board not only says what the discount is, but has a lovely illustration of the character (Dalek in this case) too.

Not a Burger Stand

How to Tie a Bow-tie, Because Bow-ties are Cool

Bill Nye the Science Guy trades quips with Chris Hardwick while teaching the latter to tie a bow-tie. I really am quite in love with Bill Nye after watching the video. 1) Because bow-ties are awesome and 2) Because he totally makes up words, something I do ALL THE TIME! Subscribe to the Nerdist channel, they have other cool things.