… addicted one day, bored to death the next. Sometimes, I love a show for a month, go through a few seasons, enjoy it in the moment, then move on. Sometimes, I have a steady interest that fluctuates during the year, going from insatiable fangirling one week to a cool curiosity the next. But there is one show that has forever changed everything. One show that I am always thinking about. Always loving. Always cherishing. And that show is Doctor Who.
Reblogging ourselves in the interest of you.
Create a fond memory, win a limited edition TARDIS hoodie in the process!
Ok. It’s time for another holiday giveaway courtesy of Doctor Who Tumblr and BBCAmericaShop!
- What is your fondest holiday memory?
- What is the best holiday gift you’ve received?
- What is the best holiday gift you’ve ever given?
Matt was excited about giving his dad a watch.
Karen was excited about giving her friend nostril hair trimmers.
We want to know what are you going to do to create a ‘fondest holiday memory’ for a friend or family or neighbor this year?
Will you spend time with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? Cook Christmas breakfast for a parent? Give your little brother or sister a big box of Hanukkah gelt chocolates? Buy someone a combination wristwatch + nostril hair trimmers?
Whatever it is, share it and it just might win you something awesome!
- Create a post telling us how you’re going to create a fondest holiday memory for someone you love.
- Use text, use photos, use video — whatever works best (as usual, have fun with your post!)
- Tag it doctor+who+tumblr+fondest+holiday+memory
We will pick one winner at random to win a limited edition official Doctor Who TARDIS hoodie!
This is what it looks like:
This is what it would look like on you if it were a t-shirt with the logo on the front and you were Matt Smith:
And this is what we would look like if we were in the same room as you and the above were true:
And we’re sorry. We’re so so sorry, non-America, but again — this giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia.)
If you win and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
The sweepstakes ends at 8pm EST Monday, December 12th!
So go do something nice for someone you love this holiday season.
(And when you’re done entering this contest, BBCAmericaShop is running a holiday sweepstakes to win two $500 gift cards(!) through The Facebook. You should go enter!)
- then I will take over the world
I found a pleasant young man dressed up as the 4th Doctor. My friend Bre & I had to chase to him down haha. We caught up with him and politely asked for a photo, I felt bad because he was on the phone, but he was a nice Whovian. He gladly posed for the photo. He even had jelly babies. He even offered to pose with me for a picture. He also told me his fiance was with him earlier and she was dressed as Sarah Jane. This pretty much made my Halloween. Gentlemen [who don’t like Doctor Who], I would like you to note that this guy had a fiance…and he was obviously a Whovian. Coincidence? I think not haha.
Record your wittiest, most festive answers to the any of the questions in this video and submit it as a response video on YouTube!
Want a chance to share your love of all things Doctor Who with TV viewers across America? Some celebrity Whovians are asking holiday-related Doctor Who questions and they want to know your answers.
Submit your best response here and your video just might appear on the upcoming “Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials” program on BBC America or online.
• Would you rather go sleigh riding with a Dalek or make snow angels with an Ood?
• Would you rather ride with Santa in his sleigh or The Doctor in his TARDIS?
• Would you rather find yourself under mistletoe with a Weeping Angel or The Silence?
• Would you rather spend Christmas traveling with the Doctor or relaxing at home with Amy and Rory?
• Would you rather eat fish fingers and custard or a traditional Christmas dinner?
• Would you rather see Santa Claus come down your chimney or the Doctor land in your yard?
• Would you rather find a Sonic Screwdriver in your stocking or a TARDIS under your Christmas tree?
We want to see you in this episode.
Please submit videos.
I’m pretty excited about this one. Hurricane Who, a Doctor Who convention in Orlando, FL, just announced that Arthur Darvill (AKA, the amazing and wonderful Rory Williams), will be a guest at the con this November! Yayayayay! I really want to go to this! *superexcitedhappyfandance*
As all true Nerdists know, celebrities are not better than real people. Their achievements in the fields of popularity, smiling, and bending over (depends on the celebrity) may be impressive, but they often have poor memory retention for important facts and rely on the likes of you or I to do the hard thinking for them. Any roundup of celebrity fandom for the mighty Doctor Who has to take into account two factors.
1: They can’t have just become fans since the series relaunched. Or if they have, it has to have opened a door through which they then go off and investigate the old stuff. This might seem harsh, but they’re celebrities, skimming over the top of stuff is what they do.
2: Getting access isn’t the same as being devoted. Just cos you’ve been on the show doesn’t mean you’re more of a fan than anyone else. (See point one re: skimming.)
So, here’s a select five who have provided services to the cause of Whovianity that are above and beyond the call of duty.
Click through for the list.
So I leave my room for a minute and I came back to find that my night table was open and my sonic screwdriver was missing. I go in the living room to find Arianna (my niece) playing with it. Cutest Whovian ever.
Outstanding! Remember that we need your help with the New to Who guide, for all those wondering about Sonic Screwdrivers and such written by all the Whovians, big and small.
I need help. I want a tattoo in Circular Gallifreyan. However, 1. I don’t know what it should say (though I’m leaning toward something like “Human”) and 2. I don’t know where to find anything canonical. Can anyone help me with this?
him: what is that thing?
me: that’s the TARDIS.
him: what’s it for?
me: it let’s the doctor travel through time and space.
him: that sounds… retardis.
three episodes later and now he wants to watch it with me. you can’t resist the power of the doctor.
i’m actually trying to make him so nerdy that no one else will ever want to date him.
Have you ever converted a friend to being a Whovian? What’s your story?
reblogged as part of our continuing series on Protips! Doctor Who for Newvians