Posts filed under ‘Doctor Who’
You can buy an awesome TARDIS Scarf for $30. This looks like the one I’ve been knitting at for over a year. Now that I have one from my best friend, maybe I should do something with the one I just finished. . . hmmm. [via The Mary Sue]
Or you can sew yourself a Doctor rag doll. Which is cute, but does need some adjustments to make it look better. Check it out on Three Dresses.
Perhaps all this crafting geekery has inspired you to create a TARDIS cardigan like this one? Awesome. The pattern was made up as the knitter went along, so I’ve no pattern to post for you all. Boo.
Check out these cool TARDIS coasters which I saw while watching Bonnie on Vaginal Fantasy and went online and stalked around until I found them. I love that show, it’s on YouTube and led by Felicia Day. These coasters can be found on ThinkGeek. Honestly Bonnie is the coolest, you should check her out on Pinterest and Twitter. (This is where being a fangirl and being a stalker seem like the same thing, but they aren’t. Because. Well, because.) She always has a lot of cool geeky things which seem to revolve around Doctor Who and Benedict Cumberbatch. I like seeing all her cool stuff sitting on her couch while she participates in Vaginal Fantasy.
A mash-up of Doctor Who and Disney, with Belle entering the TARDIS for adventure times. I wish I was Belle, and I wish I was entering the TARDIS. I’m jealous of a Disney character in a mash-up. That is all.
Somehow I just found out that there are actual “episodes” of Doctor Whooves on YouTube. I didn’t watch all of this, I’ll be honest. The writing is a little boring. One thing we’ve learned in improv is to not narrate what we are doing. That is boring. Relationships are what are exciting. This episode spends over 2 minutes talking about what the characters look like and are doing …..
There are a lot of theories about Oswin swimming around the internets. I’ve posted a blog that talks about the top ten theories. It seems the most popular is that Oswin is regeneration of River Song and this gif points out why someone thinks this is the best theory.
Both my friend JM on Facebook and Alisa Selene from Picture Me Reading excitedly sent me a picture of this girl wearing a TARDIS dress that opens up to show the inside of the TARDIS on the inside of a panel of her dress. I squealed both times, because I love seeing new Doctor Who internet awesomeness and because it’s clear my friends know me. Plus I do love this dress, it is well constructed, clever, and an excellent design for the shape of the woman who wears it.
Speaking of people getting me, Stephanie from Read in a Single Sitting sent me an email the other week with a link in it which shows that New Zealand is creating a valid legal tender inspired by the TARDIS and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. How awesome is that? Of course there are collectible coins for sale. You can preorder them here.
Looking for some Doctor Who inspired home decor? Check out this Time Wimey clock in a lovely shade of TARDIS Blue. It doesn’t match any of my decoration color schemes so much (I know, a shocker right?), but it might match yours. It is available for $92 on Etsy. [Via]
My mother was at the Toy Fair in NYC last week, and she got me a squeezable TARDIS. Because she is awesome like that. Thanks Mom!
My best friend visited over the new year and one evening we had enough time between my work schedule, her workshop schedule, and going to the spa, to sit down for a nice dinner and watch a movie. We chose Looper because it was available on Redbox, we both wanted to see it, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the movie. With a holiday coupon that entitled me to a free movie (my Redbox Boyfriend always remembers my birthday and our anniversary. Sometimes I wonder if I have a bunch of fake boyfriends, so I don’t have to deal with a real one… but more on that later) it was a win/win situation.
Joe Simmons, played by Levitt, is a Looper. In the future time travel has been outlawed which means only outlaws use it, and that means mobsters send people back to the past to be shot and disposed of. This is called closing a Loop and Loopers do the closing, i.e. the killing. This includes each looper closing the loop on their own lives with the knowledge that they have thirty years to live and spend the money they’ve accumulated being killers. But something happens to mess up Joe’s head and instead of closing his loop, his future self, played by Bruce Willis, gets the advantage and runs away. His future self is trying to fix the past to prevent a future mistake. Now comes all things wibbley wobbley, timey wimey.
Time travel requires a suspension of disbelief. Perhaps this is why I enjoy Doctor Who so much, the timeliness of the timelines doesn’t matter so much to me and I just willingly believe the purported things that happen because of time travel. Sara does not. Hence a couple of times we stopped the movie and argued what something met, then started the video again, and were lost and even once started the whole thing over. Also, perhaps this is why she doesn’t like Doctor Who, which would be a sacrilege, but I don’t require my friends to have all the same interests that I have. How boring.
While Future Joe is trying to correct a mistake by being a really horrible person, Present Day Joe is trying to prevent Future Joe from completing his mission. At first it is because he wants to get his old life back, but as he grows throughout the story line, eventually Present Day Joe is doing it because it is the right thing. This movie is very . . . . graphic is not the right word because a lot of the gory stuff happens off screen, but the imagery that is burned into your brain from imaging what happened is not pretty. Actually one part of the story line really upset me and I don’t think it was necessary. It should not be OK that violence to children and women is used as a cliche B Plot.
However, I did like the movie in spite of this and the wonky time travel stuff. I liked it because the moral of the story here is not that time travel messes everything and everyone up and we shouldn’t do it- because that message has been said a time or two or twenty. But the moral of the story is that everyone has the chance to change. Change themselves, change their present, change their future, change their story. That is the time travel message I like to see and read about. I don’t mind if things go wonky, as long as the overall message is one of hope. Life can be changed, we can make a difference, and sometimes you get a happy ending with a shotgun.
Below is a version of How It Should Have Ended. If you haven’t watched the movie, then do not watch this. If you have watched the movie you have to watch this, because it is awesome!
Somehow I stumbled on this great article which goes into the top 10 ten theories of Oswin, her origins, and the role she will be playing on Doctor Who. There is an impressive amount of thought behind each theory and I probably need to read it again.
I also discovered this lovely TARDIS tote bag on Pinterest. I like the color blocking and the mixture of patterns. It also looks very durable, and $80 isn’t too bad for a custom made durable tote bag. Add this TARDIS ring and you will look real nifty as you carry the tote bag around. It’s only about $20 with shipping and handling. Or you could skip both of these and and make a DIY TARDIS dress with these instructions.
Below is a photo of when the TARDIS visited Wrenbury. Title: The Tardis Lands at the Corner by The Grange. It is an entry in the 2007 Wrenbury Scarecrow Trail. Some people have all the luck.
These two TARDIS engagement boxes are quite the work of art. The second one had me at Woo ooo ooo. (Sorry, I had to.) These are custom made and you could get one for your very own engagement moment.
Official Doctor Who stamps are going to be made in March. Honestly, I kind of want them. I used to collect stamps as a kid, and while I no longer have my stamp book full of really cool stamps from my grandparents’ friends’ travels, the 8 year old nerd in me needs these.
Matt Smith on a rock. Or rather his hair and bow tie photoshopped onto one. All the same, it’s quite funny.
Check out this Back to the Future and Doctor Who cartoon mash-up. The animation is great, I wish this was a real thing. LOL
These Doctor Who Owls are quite cute and available for purchase at Etsy. At $80 they are a tad expensive, but super cute, and looking at them on the Internet is free…. well, I guess the Internet connection isn’t free. But you know what I mean.
How awesome is this Doctor Who cake? It looks a little Halloween in coloring, but is still quite fun. Because Bow-ties are cool after all.
Rory broke the Weeping Angels, because he’s bad ass like that.
Augmented reality in a TARDIS. [via RIASS]
Read the Mary Sue’s interview with Matt Smith here. I think it perfectly encapsulates why he is my favorite Doctor.
A raptastic video of Doctor Who vs. Doc Brown. You heard me right. Thanks to wrylab for the tip.
This heart breaking video is The Story of Amy in a few clips and some grand music. I miss Doctor Who. Le sigh.