You Might Be a Whovian If…

  • Every time you see a porta-potty, you think of the TARDIS.
  • Every time you hear “Don’t blink,” you think of Weeping Angels.
  • You think the opposite of YOLO is Rory Williams.
  • You’ve said “wibbley wobbley” since you were 8.
  • You’ve ever said “timey wimey.”
  • Hearing the word “regenerate” makes you both excited and depressed.
  • You think bow-ties are cool, but didn’t think so prior to 2005.
  • You are under 50 and would wear a fez in public.
  • The word “silence” always makes you think “..will fall” or “in the Library.”
  • You see in this picture a Dalek instead of a shower.
  • You traveled more than 60 miles to a movie theater in November 2013.
  • Stone angels freak you out.
  • The sentence “I’m married to my best friend’s daughter who I met when she died before I ever met my best friend, who I met before my wife was born” actually makes sense to you.
  • Using a screwdriver for medical scanning doesn’t phase you.
  • You would run from anyone offering to take you to Utopia.
  • You think James Bond is a Time Lord.

So if one of these things applies to you, you might be a Whovian. If two apply, you’re probably a Whovian. If any more than that apply, I believe you’re one of us.

You Might Be a Whovian If…

Who Thought It: Is the Doctor Still a Dark Hero?

I originally wrote this for Doctor Who TV, and it has yet to be published (update: was published on 12/7/13 here), but I decided to post it here as well.

One of the most common criticisms I’ve heard about the (IMHO) utterly fantastic Day of the Doctor was that, in undoing the Doctor’s destruction of Gallifrey, the Doctor has ceased to be a complex dark hero. He is now, according to some, simply a hero, the kind of fairytales.

Is this charge true? Has Moffat singlehandedly undermined or destroyed the darkness of our beloved Doctor in a mere 90 minutes? If you didn’t catch on from my wording, I am skeptical. Here are three major reasons why I feel the Doctor is still dark enough to be a deep, complex hero.

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Who Thought It: Is the Doctor Still a Dark Hero?