Why Doctor Who?

Overall I am pretty buttoned up, especially with people I don’t know. I don’t share but with the closest of friends, really. But I feel compelled to tell you why Doctor Who and why I am so over-bearing with all the Nuvians (aka Doctor Who fans who’ve only watched the newer 2005-Current, episodes).

I didn’t have an easy childhood, both my parents were dead by the time I was 12 years old. Growing up was very difficult, moving from home to home, being disappointed by blood family in ways I can’t describe, losing my best friend (my mom) was the worst thing ever, nonetheless so that by 1987 I was living alone, nursing a broken heart after causing the break-up of a long relationship. I was very depressed, to say the least, but even more so I had become an extremely negative person. One friend had likened me to a black-hole, i.e. sucking in all happiness so everyone around would be as miserable as I was.

One night while channel flipping I landed on my local PBS (The Public Broadcasting Service) station and there was some odd program ending that looked somewhat “SciFi-ish.” The TV announcer said another episode was coming on next so I decided to stay tuned and check it out despite the irony that that upcoming episode was entitled “The Happiness Patrol“. I just hoped it wasn’t too cheerful because I was quite settled into my misery.

That was 25 years, 5 Doctors, 1 helluva long hiatus, 799 episodes, 300 books and a little over 500 action figures ago!

Why? It’s simple really; all my life I needed hope, I needed to know it was possible that maybe people were reliable, that even if they left, they were still good and kind. Amy Pond said it best in describing what I was hoping for; “What if you were really old and really kind and alone, your whole race dead with no future. What could you do then? If you were that old and that kind, and the very last of your race, you couldn’t just stand there and watch children cry.”

The Doctor became a beacon of hope for me that people could be better, people who were in your life a limited amount of time still meant something good. I started thinking a different way. People leaving isn’t always make them or me bad. Some will come, share, enrich my life, stay for a while until change whisks them off to be there for someone else. Every Doctor incarnation since then (and those from before I got to know retroactively) healed a piece of me that was broken. I got to have role models who taught me that I could be a good companion, I could give and go when the time came as well.

This may sound crazy or whatever but Doctor Who consists of many ideas that came from 50 years worth of writers, and as a person who started writing at the tender age of 7, I am 100% sure that there is nothing crazy about the FACT that words can inspire, enlighten, educate and even heal.
Doctor Who, for me, is about HOPE, LOVE and gives me personally a sort of confirmation that GOOD is out there and it is our responsibility to make sure everyone knows “Good is defended!“

Every Doctor has taught me something. From Hartnell to Smith. I have seen the first Doctor dance and laugh like a child, and the 11th carry the weight of life seeing everything through empathic, kind, ancient eyes. The Doctor has taught me to trust, to try when I didn’t want to, to forgive and forget even the most horrible offenses against me.. I don’t stop learning from him. Ever. Now he’s teaching to grow old, which I can’t explain to you how hard that is, especially for me.

So yeah, I encourage, no wait I really really truly ENCOURAGE you all, from 10 years to 100 years old to watch the whole story. From the junkyard, to Trenzalore. Through bad props and no CGI to 3D episodes in crowded theatres. Because it IS a WHOLE story and every minute will change you, even if you don’t see it right away.

So next time I go “erg” or I “ugh” when one of you says, New Who or Classic or the first episode being “Rose”, forgive this old overly passionate Whovian. The Doctor (great chaps, all of him!) saved me so I am always wanting to do him justice, always wanting to share ALL of him.

Now go watch this for me, if you don’t LOVE it, I don’t know… I can’t fathom that you won’t love it.

Hmmm… Nuff said?

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Who That Makes Ya Go Hmmmmm!

My Silence Conspiracy Theory Suspicion

Anyone notice how much the Capaldi Doctor looks a bit like one of the Silence??

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Clearly something is amiss.. Look at his ‘intro’ closer. He even moves like a Silence! Anyway, I wrote a poem/did some artwork concerning my theory suspicions…..

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EOT (for now)

 

2013 can go now……

So it hasn’t been a stellar 2013. I spent most of the unemployed, and just when I thought I got my dream job the job where I can use my experience in technical support, Internet and telephone all the above plus more basically, I get it only to lose it within two months. It  really sucks because I really felt like it was the perfect job for me but I guess working the past seven years as IT for a smaller company well, I guess I wasn’t ready for big corporate call center environment. It was really overwhelming as there were books, databases software just volumes of information to learn ( and I mean to like grade A proficiency in a very short span of time )…

Like LORDE sings, “It’s not easy getting old“.. lol Not that she has any clue what being 52, losing eyesight to cataracts, and no insurance is like, but still every age has its pains, I suppose. :/

I am glad the Christmas is coming up even though I’m single and don’t have any kids I got my roommates daughter that I’ve known since she was 4 years old and now she’s 12. I got her a purple guitar, an mp3 player for the music I’ve got her listening to Evanescence, LORDE, Lily Allen (some) and of course she likes listening to Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez but not Justin (Boring) or Miley (Tart) (score!!) Guess I can’t totally dominate the kid’s culture, she’s already a geeky alt-music fangirl because of me….heh.

Here is her latest picture at a regular Tuesday night Doctor Who Munch :

Photo: Dalton from the Doctor Who viewing Tuesday night. :)
Anyway, more later…… Sorry it was so long since my last post, I was really busy working my ass off for the job that I ended up losing anyway… bleah.

Me and the 7th Doctor

Me and the 7th Doctor

Went to a Doctor convention in August and meet my favourite doctor, Sylvester McCoy, who thou may also know from the Hobbit.

Bye Bye Doctor Who. Hello Doctor Her?

So it’s finally official. Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who and his last official episode will be the Christmas 2013 one.

For those of you who don’t know what type of Whovian I am, I would like to think I am old school. Like refusing to call this series 7 rather than 34.

A couple other things I have always stood by is that the actor who plays the Doctor must be from the UK (to me that means: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh) and must  be a bloke. I know many who are calling for an older Doctor, a black Doctor and that’s always been all fine and dandy to me, as long as he’s a HE. I think however, something has happened that has changed me on some of this…. I’ll get to that in a moment though.

I have an idea in my mind of how I would like to see the next, the 12th Doctor. It’s odd since he’s young still, maybe even more so than Matt in the looks department. But again this is more about the style/look than any actual actor.

So without further adieu, my nomination for (Male!) Doctor Who #12

Jamie Campbell-Bower

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Jamie Campbell-Bower just seems to have the mad Einstein look going on in one picture, the history thing in another and as you can see he can open his mouth as wide (if not wider) in wild excitement as Matt Smith! *grin* – I like his look/style very much. I can see him now….Wut? STILL not ginger.. and Blonde! Good lord!

So……..

Although I never imagined I would say this…. IF (mind you I said *IF*) there was to be a Female Doctor…… I find I may quite enjoy this brilliantly talented woman in the role::

Jaime Murray

I have begun to really adore Jaime Murray, especially her portrayal of HG Wells in Warehouse 13! I think this could be rather amusing especially if she found after her regeneration that she couldn’t remember a bloody thing at all, name, species, companion, why she’s got such an awfully coloured bow-tie on???? Who wears an eggplant bow tie and matching trench coat in this day and age anyway???

Might be amusing! Do you have a candidate in mind?

ATTN All Whovians: It is NOT the same car!

I have heard much speculation as to the car that almost ran down Clara’s future father as being the same one that hit Rose’s Father in Father’s Day. This is false, See attached pic.

So how about that Super Bowl???

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Something Cool.

I love the website called DeviantArt  especially when they have challenges like we over here have our Weekly Photo Challenges. I love photography and Photo Manipulation as well. Recently DA gave people an opportunity to make something called a ‘influence map’. I chose to do a Media Influence Map. (rather than say a life influence where I would most likely list religious figures, family members, etc..)

So without further adieu, here is mine.

A Map of Media (TV, Movies, Celebrities( that have influenced me.

Christmas Post #5: Mr Bean’s Nativity Adventure

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