The Week of the Doctor

So starts the lead-in to the 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” on Saturday. We don’t have cable service, so we are stuck waiting until Monday for the theatrical showing. Already, the web is bombarding us with all kinds of Doctor Who things. However, I really don’t want to be spoiled on the special, so I am resisting watching the trailers and the clips, and avoiding articles that mention them. It is very difficult to not be spoiled, though. I already know more about it than I’d like. Come Friday, I plan to go into radio silence – no Facebook, no visiting any websites that might mention Doctor Who or any entertainment news – until after we see it on Monday. That includes not coming to WordPress, since my home page here has blogs I follow, which all deal in some way with the show. Well, maybe I’ll remember to create a bookmark directly to the dashboard.

I’ve been wondering what to do with this blog, the pages that aren’t part of the journal itself. I set up the “reference for newbies” part of it, but never started work on the main info pages, which I still want to do. I would like to have info pages for people who want a fuller history of the Doctor Who universe but don’t want to pick through places like Tardis Data Core, which has tons of information but is impossible for a newbie to read to figure out what’s important. I just need to take some time to work on it.

One other thing that I’ve been working on a bit is compiling quotes that I like. To demonstrate exactly how much of a geek I am, I’m trying to find a quote that would be great in a tattoo. I’ve always wanted a tattoo (a tramp stamp to be exact – something that will never be visible to anyone other than me and my husband), but I could never figure out what I wanted. Then, my husband suggested a design in High Gallifreyan, that circular design writing you see in the show, and that was perfect: it’s a Doctor Who reference, but is a pretty design if you don’t know anything about the show, and it appeals to my very lawful and symmetrical nature. I want to use Loren Sherman’s Gallifreyan system to create the tattoo from a cool quote, so I’m finding ones that I like that will look good.

So, I think I’ll make a page or a section of quotes. I haven’t yet decided how to organize it yet, but I think subject would be best (rather than speaking character or episode). That way, you can look up “quotes about the Doctor’s visualization of time” or whatever. Don’t hold your breath, though. My basic nature is “lazy,” so who knows when it will materialize.