I’ve been waiting for the day since about 2006. In celebration:
… on a sick day you’re so bored and miserable that you watch all the Cult of Skaro episodes and write mini-biographies of the members.
Then you write a rant on reddit about how badly character continuity for the members was handled in Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks.
I went looking for this rant today and couldn’t find it in this site. That’s because it was on reddit! Silly girl!
This site is for posting hand-captured Doctor Who screencaps – there is more about the why in the Welcome page and more about the how in the Process page. The blog on the front page, however is for posting fun stuff I come across while generally being a fan and acting like one.
I’ve been disaffected lately because most of the news and hype surrounding the current series has been manufactured by professionals involved in the production, sales, and marketing of the show and just passed around by outlets and fans whole cloth. It’s off-putting. Some of the most charming things about the Doctor Who fandom are that it’s organic, unpredictable, and boundlessly enthusiastic. These qualities preserved the series for the long years it was off the air and made possible the miracle of the last seven years. The last thing this fandom should ever do is become a series of cogs in a machine.
I don’t like what I’m seeing, and the proliferation is making harder and harder to find “the good stuff” – the fan stuff that is about love and awe and joy in the delightful world of the Doctor. Stuff like the fan-built Dalek above.
There, I’ve said it. For months not saying it has kept me from saying anything at all.
Now that it’s off my chest, I’ll resume looking for the good stuff. Please keep posting it. You’re wonderful people and I love when you show it.
I’ve been on hiatus unexpectedly but will return to regular posting soon.
Meanwhile, you can make a Weeping Angel to top your Christmas tree.
Speaking of Glasgow (actually we’re not, but that’s where Peter Capaldi is from), I was there recently and visited a pair of police boxes while in town.
Here’s the one on Wilson Street:
Here’s the one on Buchanan Street, which during the day is an ice cream shop called Tardis Ices:
Today it’s all about the weekend announcement that Peter Capaldi will be stepping into the role of the Doctor come Christmastime. The videos, of course, are off the chain. Watch out, there’s a lot of f-words.