And the answer came back in a single sentence:
Because of you, Saturday, November 23, 2013, The Day of The Doctor, was the biggest television event they’d ever seen on Tumblr.
5.0 million posts
4.9 million reblogs
3.1 million likes
1.0 million contributors
It was bigger than the VMAs, the Super Bowl, and the Grammys…
We’ve always said that the Doctor Who fandom on Tumblr was bigger on the inside. Now we all have a better idea of just how big that inside is.
And what’s amazing is we’re still growing.
This week’s heartbreakers.
Dear Sherlock fandom,
I did it. I found the ultimate tumblr bookstore.
Hey! That’s a good question and we were waiting for somebody to ask it so thank you.
What do we do? We celebrate The Day of The Doctor.
More than anyone else Whovians understand that time and space are infinite.
So if you’re a Whovian who’s also fan of 1D, good on you! See you at the global party that will be the simulcast of the Doctor Who 50th.
For everyone else: um, guise? We’re going to have two of the biggest fandoms in the world tumbling and tweeting and instagramming on the same day…
Let’s try and explode the internet!
First Thing: You need to sign this petition here but only after….
The Second Thing which is more like a First Thing: You need to read this article on Radio Times:
It has featured in a handful of Doctor Who adventures including the moment the Doctor saved New Yorkers from being turned into pigs in Daleks in Manhattan. But now fans want the Empire State Building to honour the show’s fiftieth birthday by turning “Tardis blue”.
Called “Petition to light up the Empire State Building TARDIS blue on November 23rd to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!,” the website says it “wants to bring NYC to The Doctor to celebrate,” his anniversary.
"This is the first time a SciFi show has lasted 50 years. It’s a landmark occasion," it reads. "The Doctor has visited NYC many times over the years.
“We are attempting to partner with the Empire State Building (www.esbnyc.com) to make this happen. Help show just how popular this show is by signing the petition and sharing the link. Spread the word via facebook, Twitter, or any way you can! Allons-y!”
Their petition has so far collected more than 6,000 signatures from across the world. Their target is 10,000 names.
The Third Thing: you need to give this post a signal boost. (please)
Words can not express how excited I am.
Congrats to the Potterverse.
accidentally joining fandoms
We saw a bunch of posts by folks who felt compelled to join the fandom because of everything that went down today. To them we say: welcome. We promise to be there to help you up when you reach the top of the escalator.
Ok, we’re taking a break for now. Our
spam posts will slow down for the rest of the day although we’ll still be in our dashboards (as we always are) queuing up reblogs for the rest of the evening.
Tomorrow will probably be a big press day, with lots more video and interviews and coverage to share. In the meantime, check out what the rest of the fandom has to say on the doctor who tag on Tumblr.
This is one of those crazy weekends where you really get a sense of how incredible this fandom is. There has been over 590,000 notes on the Doctor Who Tumblr alone since the morning following the announcement. And as big as that sounds, this blog is a mere a speck compared to the size of the Whovian fandom on Tumblr.
But this is what the new (spoiler free) Twelfth Doctor was talking about tonight when he said that the reason why the Doctor has existed for 50 years is because of the fans.
The love Whovians have for this show could fill all of time and space. We understand that. And we hope that we do you proud.
I HAVE FOUND EVERY COLOR CRAYOLA HAS MADE INTO CRAYONS AND RENAMED THEM BASED ON SOME POPULAR TUMBLR FANDOMS.
Some of the shades in between got named weird because I ran out of ideas. I worked on this for a week, guys.
Based on this post.
Oh my god, this is legitimately one of the best things I’ve ever seen here on tumblr.
And the fact that I got all of these references.
Ingredients: Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Homestuck, Marvel; may contain less than 2% of The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, and other assorted natural fandoms.
i literally went through the whole thing, counting the ones i didnt get. Only missed 10
I needed this. Thanks.
A few shots from the Doctor Who Fan Meetup Cosplay Class Photo