heyheyitsianj:

These are the moments that I live for as a Doctor Who fan. Any time I see another doctor who​ fan, go to a convention or anytime someone understands my Keep Calm and Don’ Blink shirt I have a double heart attack.  I just love being around other Whovians so we can fangirl and just enjoy our favorite show together!

What does being a Whovian mean to you? 

randomhannahfangirl:

For me, to be a whovian is to believe that the impossible is possible.

Doctor who is the very first fandom that I joined (although I was like 9 so I didn’t understand the idea of fandoms back then) and even through puberty I never stopped watching and loving every second.

Being a whovian may separate me from most of my peers but also helps me find the rest of my peers who do and be able to connect with them through various other fandoms (but mostly Doctor Who).

It helps open up my imagination and let my mind wonder to the past, the present and the future. Being a whovian is my life and I’m so proud to be one.

(I’m also well prepared if that strange man with a big blue box happens to come along and say “Run!”, so you know, whatever’s best).

What does being a Whovian mean to you?

What being a whovian means

binarynpc:

Since the doctor who tumblr started this whole #newtowho thing I though; why dont I just use my mind and it’s limited english vocabulary and try to express it in words.

Being a whovian doesnt just mean being part of a fandom.
As cheesy and corny as it may sounds, it means being part of one very big family scattered across the whole planet but still being one. Being fan of one thing which manages to unite thousands and millions.
Sharing laughs and tears and storys and arts and ideas. Just the simple concept of a simple idea. Inspiring each other and helping each other to keep going and to keep on doing what you do. Nobody judges you.

We all had our doctor. Our one and only first one. But even if some started with the very first and some with our lovely eleven. We all travelled. And that’s the thing.

Traveling but still finding a place where you belong to.

Where it just feels right being.

You may call it “home”.

What does being a Whovian mean to you? 


"Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who." —Peter Capaldi

We’ve seen Whovians express themselves through art, design, cosplay, and song; talk about their favorite Doctors, companions, and monsters; list the merits of the minisodes and argue the accuracy of the audios. We’ve melted into puddles of cosmic joy as we watched Whovians befriend each other both online and off, and we’ve enjoyed every second of admiring this fantastic fandom for all that it makes, does, and is.

For today’s #NewToWho week post, let’s all talk about what being a Whovian means to us. Whatever ideas and images the word “Whovian” brings to mind, whether it’s your connection to the community, the appreciation for each other’s creativity, the obsession with continuity, anything at all, we want to hear it. Make a post in whatever format you’d like (photo, text post, audio, video, anything!) tag it with #NewToWho and we’ll be reblogging posts all day in celebration of the best fandom in all of space and time. 

"Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who." —Peter Capaldi

We’ve seen Whovians express themselves through art, design, cosplay, and song; talk about their favorite Doctors, companions, and monsters; list the merits of the minisodes and argue the accuracy of the audios. We’ve melted into puddles of cosmic joy as we watched Whovians befriend each other both online and off, and we’ve enjoyed every second of admiring this fantastic fandom for all that it makes, does, and is.

For today’s #NewToWho week post, let’s all talk about what being a Whovian means to us. Whatever ideas and images the word “Whovian” brings to mind, whether it’s your connection to the community, the appreciation for each other’s creativity, the obsession with continuity, anything at all, we want to hear it. Make a post in whatever format you’d like (photo, text post, audio, video, anything!) tag it with #NewToWho and we’ll be reblogging posts all day in celebration of the best fandom in all of space and time. 

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wolfdragonzjedimaster:

I started watching Dr. Who because my chemistry teacher taught quantum mechanics using the weeping angels as an example.  I figured that since it was a cool lesson, it would be worth watching on TV.  

Who first got you into Doctor Who?

riveraria:

My dad grew up on Dr. Who. He fell in love with the fourth doctor. That man in the long long scarf! I remember growing up in watching all the classic episodes. Well, maybe not ALL of them. It was just the ones they showed in reruns! My brother and I love Doctor and all of us love watching it. My children are third generation Whovians. I am so thankful for The Doctor!

Who first got you into Doctor Who?

#NewtoWho

fasterthanrapidash:

I have only been a Whovian for about a year. Matt was my first ‘Real Time’ regeneration and I stayed up till 4am to see Peter announced as the new Doctor. I watched all the ‘NuWho’ in 2 weeks, before watching all the older Who’s in about a month. My bestfriend and I had a Pizza party at 5am during the 50th special which was my first ‘Real Time’ episode.

I was always skeptical about watching Doctor Who, I knew bits and pieces about it, as anyone does. Ask anyone in the world what a Tardis or Dalek is and they will probably know. But it didn’t peak my interest, the concept didn’t scream out my name. So I never gave it a chance. My best friend was one of the biggest fans I knew. I remember about 4 years ago her coming to school with red and puffy eyes, and when I asked her what was wrong she told me it was because ‘David Tennant had regenerated into Matt Smith last night’. I had no idea what she was going on about, but I just hugged her and smiled because I was a friend, secretly wondering why she was crying over a show (When I watched David regenerate into Matt I used an entire box of tissues and properly cried.) After years of nagging me, and making Doctor Who references I never understood, I agreed to watch 1 episode, ‘Rose’.

She had always said to me ‘Matt will be your Doctor I guarantee it, his personality as The Doctor is just so you’, I am studying to be an actor and she said he is brilliant. But she wouldn’t let me watch a Matt episode as my one, it had to be Rose because ‘I want you to wonder what Matt is like so you have to keep watching.’ I did keep watching, I couldn’t stop watching, 3 days after I watched ‘Rose’ I was still thinking about how amazing Christopher Ecceleston was, so I watched more, then David came and I couldn’t stop, I knew Matt was coming and I was excited. When Matt became the Doctor I knew he was mine, my friend was right, he was just me. When he said ‘Nobody human has anything to say to me today’ I got chills, I had never gotten chills from a TV show before. I spent my days and nights thinking about Doctor Who, having Doctor Who sleepovers with my friend. I even got tally marks tattoed on my arm to represent the Silents. I also met Arthur Darvill on my 19th birthday and nearly died. I can honestly say this show has touched my heart, all the companions, all the Doctor’s from Hartnell to soon to be Capaldi have made me laugh and cry (especially Matt when he regenerated i was inconsolable and I now have a T-Shirt with his last line on it). It is truly an amazing show and everything I own has some small DW reference on it.

My friend always brags to me that I owe her for showing me the best thing in my life. 

Who first got you into Doctor Who?

Doctor Who is a show that brings a lot of people together: that’s what fandom is all about and what makes it so great. Sometimes just introducing someone to a show we like can greatly impact and shape our relationships to each other in really positive ways. Sharing a love for the things that are important to us strengthens our bonds with each other, and brings us closer together. 

For today’s #NewToWho post, let’s talk about who got us into Doctor Who and how they convinced us to start watching. Did a close friend tell you about it who you now watch the show with all the time? Maybe a parent or teacher who grew up on Classic Who made you want to see what the man with the blue box was all about? How has sharing Doctor Who with this person changed or shaped your relationship to them? 
Whatever your story is, we’d like you to tell us about it by making a tumblr post sharing it and using the #NewToWho tag. We’ll be reblogging some of your posts all day in recognition of the people who convinced you to join the best fandom this side of the Kasterborous constellation. 

Doctor Who is a show that brings a lot of people together: that’s what fandom is all about and what makes it so great. Sometimes just introducing someone to a show we like can greatly impact and shape our relationships to each other in really positive ways. Sharing a love for the things that are important to us strengthens our bonds with each other, and brings us closer together. 

For today’s #NewToWho post, let’s talk about who got us into Doctor Who and how they convinced us to start watching. Did a close friend tell you about it who you now watch the show with all the time? Maybe a parent or teacher who grew up on Classic Who made you want to see what the man with the blue box was all about? How has sharing Doctor Who with this person changed or shaped your relationship to them? 

Whatever your story is, we’d like you to tell us about it by making a tumblr post sharing it and using the #NewToWho tag. We’ll be reblogging some of your posts all day in recognition of the people who convinced you to join the best fandom this side of the Kasterborous constellation. 

the-mothers-yellow-umbrella:

As season eight of Doctor Who gets ready to premiere and bring a whole new wave of Whovians, I look back in fond memory of when I first started watching the show. 

In June of 2013, one of my older brothers was getting married. Because of that, one of my other brothers was in town. Well one day we were rather bored and so we sat down on the couch, opened up netflix, and decided to watch some Doctor Who. Although he had seen many of the episodes before, there was a whole new world opening in front of me.

And so we watched and watched. I laughed along with Nine and went running through adventures with Rose. I screamed in fear of the Daleks and screamed harder at the cybermen. And I loved this world I had found.

So to all those New to Who, I welcome you. I remember being in your shoes and marveling at the wonder. Nine will forever and always be my doctor, and I hope you can find a friend in Twelve.

Tell us about your #NewToWho experience!

My NewToWho experience

chocolatyeoreos:

So I started watching doctor who when it first came back in 2005. This is mainly because my dad had been obsessed with the doctor when he was young and Tom Baker playing the mad man with a box, and we are British, so obviously we HAD to watch it. I was eight and we watched rose when it first came on. And I was hooked. At school everyone loved the show and it was just amazing talking about it with all my friends. It was also the ting my family did every Saturday, watch doctor who. It was amazing.

Then when David Tennant left, I stopped watching. I could make up excuses as to why but the reason is because I missed my doctor and I hated matt for taking him away. I only started watching again last year. And I have fallen in love all over again. Doctor who is the best that happened to me and I love it dearly.

Tell us about your #NewToWho experience!

My Adventure Begins

theimpossiblesuperwholockian:

When i first saw Doctor Who, I was around 10 years old, and the doctor at the time was David Tennant. I was curious as to what the show was, because I saw my dad watching it. It looked interesting enough, and I thought the Doctor was quite ridiculous, fantastic, and a bit crazy at the same time. I instantly loved the show, and begged dad to record some more episodes for me while I was at school. Summer rolled around and all I would do is sit in front of the TV and watch the show, episode after episode, season after season, it’s the first show I started marathon-ing. (After that came Supernatural, then Sherlock, hence why I’m currently a Superwholockian)

Now I’m 17 years old, and Doctor Who and the fan base, the whovian community, it all really has been a life changer for me, and a fantastic resource of inspiration and support, I’ve met so many people that have become not only my friends, but my family as well. They’ve been there to help me through my depression, and some of the Doctor’s quotes have really been inspirational and I think this show was the game changer for me. Had I never run across this show, I sincerely think that I wouldn’t be here with all these amazing people. We really are the best fans in the world, and I hope we all continue to be amazing together.

I think if there was any advice I could give to incoming New Whovians, it would be brace yourselves. Because you’re going to love every single moment of this fantastic journey we’re on, and you’re gonna cry, we all do. But it’s so worth it in the end, because stories are sad sometimes, but the sad doesn’t cancel out the good, and vice versa.

Geronimo. :)

Tell us about your #NewToWho experience!

The premiere of series 8 is going to bring a lot of new Whovians and we can barely contain our excitement. Their introduction to the show is going to be the Twelfth Doctor with Clara as his companion, which is pretty crazy to think about considering where some of us started watching. We all got into Doctor Who in different ways, and all ways are good, so it might be nice for us to remember the one that started it all!
For today’s #NewToWho post we’d like to reach back into the depths of our memories and talk about where it all began. 
What year was it? What day of the week, what time of day? Okay, maybe not that specific, but tell us what series (or season!) was airing when you started watching! What grade were you in, what state of mind? Was there a complex and possibly hilarious series of events that led to your induction into Whovian-ism? We want to know!

And since this week is all about helping new Whovians, let’s also think about some of the things we learned when we first started watching that we’d want to tell a new fan. Post your throwback tales and advice in the #NewToWho tag and we’ll reminisce alongside you all day by reblogging some of your stories. 

The premiere of series 8 is going to bring a lot of new Whovians and we can barely contain our excitement. Their introduction to the show is going to be the Twelfth Doctor with Clara as his companion, which is pretty crazy to think about considering where some of us started watching. We all got into Doctor Who in different ways, and all ways are good, so it might be nice for us to remember the one that started it all!

For today’s #NewToWho post we’d like to reach back into the depths of our memories and talk about where it all began. 

What year was it? What day of the week, what time of day? Okay, maybe not that specific, but tell us what series (or season!) was airing when you started watching! What grade were you in, what state of mind? Was there a complex and possibly hilarious series of events that led to your induction into Whovian-ism? We want to know!

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And since this week is all about helping new Whovians, let’s also think about some of the things we learned when we first started watching that we’d want to tell a new fan. Post your throwback tales and advice in the #NewToWho tag and we’ll reminisce alongside you all day by reblogging some of your stories. 

doctorwho:

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?
Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;
See?
The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.
Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.


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In case you missed it earlier, we’re celebrating #NewToWho week and started it off with a guide to Whovianism.

doctorwho:

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?

Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;


See?

The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.

Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

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In case you missed it earlier, we’re celebrating #NewToWho week and started it off with a guide to Whovianism.

  • Crush:
    Hey you know that show you're always raving on about... Er, Doctor Who?
  • Me:
    Yes?
  • Crush:
    I watched the first episode with Christopher Eccleston last night. And I think I'm hooked.
  • Me:
  • Crush:
  • Me:
  • Crush:
  • Me:
    Just stand there 'cause I'm gonna hug you, is that alright?

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?
Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;
See?
The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.
Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

[[MORE]]“But who are you? What do you do here?” We’re the BBC America Adipose that run the Doctor Who Official Tumblr. Adipose 6 is currently writing this post while Adipose 101 and Adipose 52 watch. We spend a lot of time going through various tags and reblogging your awesome gifsets, art, and edits. Our favorite tags are #Doctor Who, #dwedit, #Classic Who, and #Doctor Who Official (if you want to show us things!) But more than that, we’re also here to provide you with new information, pictures, and updates about all things Who, including Series 8 and the upcoming Doctor Who World Tour. We also have a secret blog, dwtumblrhere, which we use to respond to your messages and like your posts!

Series 8 is coming up in August, so there’s no better time than now to jump right in and start watching so you’re caught up in time for the arrival of the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.
TL;DR: Doctor Who is a great show. We think you’ll like it.
Bonus resources:
There’s not just the TV show— there are spinoff shows, books, comics, audio dramas, parodies, and associated properties (like An Adventure in Space and Time, the dramatized story of how Doctor Who came to be). You’ll never run out of things to do in the world of Doctor Who, and that’s part of what makes it so wonderful. The other parts, of course, are the cast, crew, and wonderful Whovian fans that never stop surprising us with their creativity and enthusiasm.
“But which Doctor is which? How do I know what to call them?” We found this great infographic that may clear some things up.
“Where can I watch this fabulous show, oh all-knowing official tumblr?” We made a page for just that right here.
Need help putting together a cosplay? We can help you with that.
Don’t know where to start watching? Our friends at EW have some good suggestions!
Are you throwing a screening party and need noms? Try our fun DW recipes.
What other fun things are there for me? Well, there’s a Reddit board, a Youtube channel, a twitter or two, a handy website, and a facebook page!
Need help with what’s what in the Whoniverse? We have a great guide for you right here.
Need more advice? Try our #NewToWho tag or send us an ask.

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?

Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;


See?

The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.

Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

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