Doctor Who Day: K-9 Ornament, TARDIS String Lights, and Wine Glasses

I just put together a couple of things that were floating around in the back of my head. I had a vague understanding of who Orson Scott Card was and I had not read him and I forgot why. The why is because I had read a long time ago articles about his homophobia and rantings on the subject (which are obviously based on the way he was raised and some deep seated fear of himself, as most hateful outlooks about other people usually are). It is a sad thing because I do like his Mither Mages series,  but will not be posting any more reviews of his books.

When do we separate the art from the artist, and when do we just not give an artist with a hateful view another platform for their voice?

I’ve decided it is definitely time for another Doctor Who Day and supporting geekiness that totes deserves the support.

Doctor Who Day

Think Geek has some great Doctor Who stuff on sale like this K-9 ornament that is just in time for the holidays and super cute if I may add.

Doctor Who K-9 Ornament

And these TARDIS string lights which I am thinking about getting for my office. I already have a TARDIS cork board and plushie (which I still need to bring in) and these lights would round out my office nicely.

Doctor Who TARDIS String Lights

This super cool  Starry Night/TARDIS necklace on Etsy would make a great gift for the lover of Doctor Who in your life, and it is under $10!

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Or how about these Doctor Who blue wine glasses on Etsy? ‘Cause I think I need them, like yesterday. Unfortunately, I don’t think they come with the wine.

18.5oz Blue Wine Glass | Doctor Who | Tardis, Dalek, 10th/11th Doctor

I love all these Doctor Who items for a wedding. I got a TARDIS on my Bride’s Cake and it was the bomb. [via Pinterest]

Remember my cake? I do. It was delicious. [Photo is from Eternal Photography.]

And check out these really cool Doctor Who tattoos featured on Buzzfeed. I love watercolor tattoos. [via Pinterest]

Wedding Pictures and the TARDIS on a Cake

Last weekend Chris and I got married! (Yes, I decided to take the Texas State Bar and get Married in the same year because I’m an overachiever, and a little crazy.) Our wedding day was a whirl wind, full of sunshine, rain, and Kevin Allison. Some of you may recognize the name of the man who runs the podcast Risk! as well as live shows of the same and a storytelling company in New York City. Kevin Allison was our officiant! He did an awesome job and if you haven’t listened to his podcast yet, you must! It is amazing, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d share.

I’m also extremely thankful for my photographer, who capture some brilliant moments as the day is a complete blur in my memory. Kathleen Gray is a family friend who started Eternal Fotography last year. She and her family are moving to the North Dallas area later this year. Kathleen also shoots such sessions as newborn portraits, Mother’s and Father’s Day portraits, and headshots. Kathleen was a great calming portion of a chaotic day and I want to give her a shout out and send some traffic to her blog. Below is my favorite picture from the day and you can click on it to see more pictures from our wedding including my bridal cake with a TARDIS topping and the wedding attendants posing with paper mustaches and top hats or you can click on Chris and Jami’s Beautiful Backyard Wedding.

If you head over to Eternal Fotography to look at the pictures please leave a comment. Ten comments earns me a little prize (an 8X10 printed photo). Furthermore, I would love to give back to Kathleen and Eternal Fotography for their wonderful addition to our special day.

c Eternal Fotogrphay, photo used with permission

c Eternal Fotogrphay, photo used with permission

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

Doctor Who Day

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: Star Wars, Skeletons, and Fire Dragons

Star Wars characters eating sushi. You can find a link at the bottom of his page that will take you to a video showing how he made the illustration.

A knitted skeleton! How awesome is that. OMG! More pictures here. Thanks dragonbug for the tip. 🙂

Speaking of dragons, check out this grooms cake. Totally awesome. I want one, for an anyday cake.

And more cakes! Like this Batman cake. I am Batman. I eat cake. Nom, nom, nom. ::giggles:: (Sorry, my mind goes weird places.)

And because weddings, check out this unrealistic happily ever after about Disney and de babies. Funny story, my sister who had a baby in February sent me a picture of my nephew recently and I saw, “Aw, look at the baby.” She says, “He’s growing up so fast, we feel  he isn’t a baby anymore.” I said, “A three month old kid is a baby, period.”

And because I have a bit of a Disney obsession when finding mash-ups on the internets, check out this gorgeous rendering of Lady Crawly as a Disney character. [via Pinterest]

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Nodds and Nends: Miniature Bag End, Firefly RPG, and a Ron Swanson Cake

The very best thing I have found on the internets recently is this miniature Bag End. I mean, it is just too awesome for words!

And if you are hungry, maybe skip this next paragraph, because cakes! Geeky cakes! First up, an Avengers cake via Pinterest. Also from Pinterest is this really awesome Ron Swanson cake. Awesome, because cake. But also awesome because Ron Swanson is an amazing character, and I love him. Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite comedy shows. And finally a Firefly cake from Pinterest. I’ll admit the people don’t look at all like the characters, but the ship looks like Serenity. . . ish.

Speaking of Firefly, an announcement has circled the internets that an official tabletop RPG is in the making.

Random concept art I’ve found includes a digital painting of Mary Poppins, street art of a colorful woman made of flowers and rainbows, and an illustration of Aurora as a zombie in Un-Sleeping Beauty (thanks for the tip Picture Me Reading!).

A wonderful comic of why females are frustrated when they have to “prove” they are geeky. Can’t we all just say nice shirt and only ogle the boobies from the corner of our eyes, like on 40 year old Virgin? Unless it’s the show Lost Girl. Anna Silk’s breasts are awesome and I can’t look away.

Peeps, you’ve probably all heard about this already, but I felt I needed to say a bit about the Kickstarter campaign of Veronica Mars. A movie is going to happen, because fans banded together, and the crew took a cut, and all the Veronic Mars nerds united to say, Hey we want this story told. And this is awesome. Because the best part of life (is not Folger’s in your cup, sorry) but telling stories that have to be told. Check out the Kickstarter campaign. Even though fully funded, you can get in on some extra goodies and help get this movie made. For $35 you get a t-shirt, behind the scenes scoop, and a digital version of the movie within a few days of the movies release. Sounds like a deal to me, especially at the high cost of movie tickets. I understand that some people are concerned about Kickstarter payees not being investors in the sense that they get a return on their money, but in the internet age I do think things will tend toward paying for what you want as you want it instead of a ton of cable shows you hate. And if  you want to get a digital version of a movie and a free t-shirt for $35, why is that a bad thing? And I also get, hey we raised all this money for a weird cause, why not raise money for a good cause. But people use their disposable income for entertainment, who is to say they don’t also give to charity? Personally, I think it is cool.

Finally, 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes. Somehow it all makes sense now.

Timey Wimey, It’s Bigger on the Inside, and a Squeezable TARDIS

I’m always delighted when I come across a nerdy cake, like this Doctor Who inspired creation. Plus anything chocolaty grabs my attentions! [via The Mary Sue]

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!

Big TARDIS Little TARDIS Cubical Nerd Nervana

Big TARDIS Little TARDIS Cubical Nerd Nervana 

My squeezable TARDIS

My squeezable TARDIS

Nodds & Nends: Jurassic Park Styled heels, YA Books For Boys, and Be All The Avengers

Are YA books really female centric, or do they have something for boys too? This author/blogger makes the case that there are plenty of YA books that teach boys excellent lessons for becoming good men. She also has some excellent words on raising boys to be good men. Personally, I’m just avoiding that whole worry by not having children of my own, and messing up everyone else’s kids. And by messing them up I mean encouraging them to be uberdorks.

These DIY dinosaur heels are awesome. Although I can’t weld, so I actually wont be doing this for myself. The whole deconstructing the shoe is a little painful to watch as a shoe lover, but thankfully he puts the heels back together and adding the dinosaur means I’ll forgive him for his destruction. I just wonder if there is a better way. Maybe deconstructing the dinosaur? Maybe some how molding them together like this. [via The Mary Sue]

Did you have a hard time with a Halloween costume this year? Maybe it is because you can’t decide which Avenger you want to be? Why not be all of them? This guy was. He even added an eye patch for Nick Fury.

This Harry Potter Griffindor cake looks wonderful. And as I just ate a Boston Creme donut, I’m not even envious of the people who get to eat it.

By Two Kings Confections via Wikimedia Commons

Nodds & Nends: Harry Potter, Rings, and Cake

Sometimes I love Pinterest. For example, when someone pulls together all the geeky rings out there on the internets. And sometimes I hate Pinterest. For example, when someone pulls together all the geeky rings out there on the internets and fails to cite their source. But enjoy the rings. Because they are cool.

This Star Wars cake is awesome. I’ve been watching a lot of Cake Boss and now I really want to try to work with fondant. And this Star Wars cake may just be the inspiration that I need. But first I’m gonna try my hand at chocolate covered apples and yogurt. There is only so much time, unfortunately!

I love all of this chalk/street art from Street Art Utopia. It is unbearably cute and awesome at the same time. The perspective in these illustrations is just superb! [via]

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Please check out Abigail Larson’s Harry Potter gallery on deviantArt. It is just awesomely creepy and wonderful!

Nodds & Nends: Cosplay, Snow White, Knitting, and a Rant

Don’t forget about the Blog Tour hosted by Itching for Books that I’m a part of for the next couple of weeks. Ingrid Paulson’s novel, Valkyrie Rising, is an excellent YA read. Check out the Blog Tour for more reviews, interviews, and giveaways.

Check out this awesome Snow White paper cut out of her putting the dwarfs to bed? Or waking up? Something. Anyway. It is cool.

Here is another Snow White print. The only thing I can think is that I’m pretty sure I would not want this guy with his hand up my skirt. And by that I mean I absolutely wouldn’t.

The amazing detail on this Alice in Wonderland Cake is just so delightful. This is why I love the internets. Thank you internets.

Perhaps my favorite find is this picture of several cosplayers in wonderful costumes enacting a (made-up) scene from The Little Mermaid. Lisa Fabio made the costumes for both herself as Ursula and Ariel’s.

And I stumbled across an article asking knitters to create 5X5 squares and send them to two authors (in February, so you have some time) who will then put all these squares together for baby blankets. They have swag for the person who sends in the most squares and a giveaway for getting the word out. So, get the word out and Knit for Charity.

By Loggie-log (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

And now I’m going to rant for a moment. So you don’t need to stick around all the important things have been posted. OK? You’ve been warned.

Some time ago the structure of my postings changed and I’ve been slowly working my way through a back log of old posts to come  under stricter guidelines regarding other people’s pictures. I’m not perfect at it, and I’m still learning, so I’ve given myself some room to be imperfect in this and to correct the mistakes I find. I’m mostly doing this because I want to avoid future legal repercussions.  But then I realized how many times I have to answer comments about how someone is amazed I’ve made something, even though I’ve posted a link to the original posting, put information on the picture to state who did the photo or amazing thing, and yet people assume I’ve done it. It’s like they didn’t even read the posting! I’m so super careful that I give credit where credit is due, I site to my sources, etc, and it seems to not matter! Uninformed questions that would literally be answered by reading the post and clicking on the links are frustrating to deal with on many levels. And I know this is the price to pay for blogging, but seriously I expect better of you internets. I expect better.

End rant.

TARDIS Takes Over the World

Yesterday was my improv class at Second City, which has been completely amazing so far. Basically all we do is play a bunch of games and it has made me realize that my siblings and I basically grew up together as an improv troupe. But there was a definitely highlight yesterday when we improvised a scene of ad execs deciding how to market a microwave using the technique of “Yes, and.” Why was this so exciting? Because we were marketing a TARDIS MICROWAVE!!!! And I wasn’t even the person who came up with the idea. But there were definitely four Doctor Who nerds in my small group and the other two went with the flow. It was awesome.

For once the internets has failed me, and no one else has come up with a microwave TARDIS.

But the internets did show me that some awesome people made up a TARDIS birthday cubicle. How awesome is that?!

I wonder if they also made a TARDIS cake like this one.  Like I said, the TARDIS is taking over the world. And it is glorious.