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12 Days of Fandom Ornaments: #10

My Christmas tree is a mix of ornaments from my childhood and ones from later on in my life. Many of them are related to my favorite fandoms, naturally. I thought I would showcase one every other day in December in a 12 Days of Fandom Ornaments series.

Day 10: 50 Years of Doctors

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The Doctor Who 50th anniversary ornament featuring doctors One through Eleven.

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Thing Thursday: Doctor Who Stamps

Here’s what I did with my Doctor Who stamps. Originally, I had the sonic screwdriver inside the frame with it… but then I realized that didn’t give me quick access to it if I need to use it. So now it lives on top.

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Top Ten: Fandom Creations at Brickfair (part 1)

I have more than enough to do two lists… possibly even three :-) Here are some of the fandom-related LEGO creations that caught my eye this year at my local LEGO convention, Brickfair VA. Clickity-click the photos for larger versions.

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Thing Thursday: Raised by Nerds

Because I am not a millionaire by any means, there are few artists out there in the ‘verse whose albums I will buy sight unseen (hearing unheard? That doesn’t make sense…). But the Blibbering Humdingers are one group form whom I will always immediately press that “Buy Now” button.

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Their newest album, Raised by Nerds, is a multifandom delight. As always, the quality is top-notch and the humor is in full force. There are some great new-to-me songs, some songs I’ve heard them perform at concerts over the past year or two that hadn’t been previously released, and even some clever covers of other WRockers’ songs. In all, it’s a great collection of songs for anyone with an appreciation for fandom. The only downside of the album I’ve found so far are the painful grammatical errors in several of the song titles *shakes fists at apostrophes that just shouldn’t be apostrophing there.* Oh, actually, I’m still a little sad Battlestar Galactica was left out of “O Captain! My Captain!” but that’s a minor complaint, because the song is still pretty damn epic at over 6 minutes long.

Again, I’m still new to the album, but my current favorites are definitely “Engines Make Me Hot” (I still love Lauren’s version, but more Kaylee everywhere is NEVER a bad thing), 99 Death Eaters in the original German (so freakin’ clever, man), “Key to Your Hearts” (awwwww; who doesn’t want a TARDIS, seriously?), “Hot Girl in the Comic Shop” (I’m not hot, but sometimes even I get looks at the comic book store… though I’m much more the kind of person who would be having that Hulk vs. Spiderman debate internally and not notice being noticed; so I can relate on both sides LOL), and “Dark Mark in the Sky” (so clever and catchy… and I don’t even like westerns…).

I really appreciate the Humdingers representing my generation through music because it gives me a chance to actually get all the references, even fun older ones. And, not to get all deep or anything, but it’s fun thinking about the significance of the title song (and album name). My parents are certainly not at the level of nerddom that I feel I have achieved, but they did make sure I’d listened to Lord of the Rings on audio before I turned 5 and had seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail at least a dozen times before my 12th birthday. I was allowed to watch very few shows as a child, but was always encouraged to watch every episode of Star Trek (they probably wouldn’t have minded me watching Doctor Who with them either, but I saw a baddie in an episode at an early age and was scared of that show until 2005). But I definitely fangirl harder than my parents do/did. Which makes me wonder about the next generation. Does the pendulum swing back a little or does the fandom appreciation grow even more extreme? I hope for the latter. And, given the examples I’ve seen in my friends’ kids, I hope that’s the case for many of them. I see nothing wrong with raising one’s children with a strong appreciation for the good stuff :-) Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have kids, though. I can’t even imagine having to sit down and have a frank and honest “special” conversation about Highlander 2.

License Plate: TARDIS-A

Remember when I used to post photos of geeky license plates? Well, I still have a bunch. So here’s one more for Wildcard Wednesday. It looks more like a car to me than a TARDIS, but those chameleon circuits are tricky, so who am I to judge?

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Love it!

Quote Friday: Doctor Who

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“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”
~The Doctor, Doctor Who
(Season 5, Episode 12)

12 Days of Fandom Ornaments: #10

My Christmas tree is a mix of ornaments from my childhood and ones from later on in my life. Many of them are related to my favorite fandoms, naturally. I thought I would showcase one every other day in December in a 12 Days of Fandom Ornaments series.

Day 10: A Doctor With Attitude

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This was made for me in a swap-bot swap. I believe it’s taken from one of the recent comics. It was created in shrinky-dink style, so it have lovely detail and color. It also looks great when it has light behind it, as it’s somewhat translucent.

12 Days of Fandom Ornaments: #5

My Christmas tree is a mix of ornaments from my childhood and ones from later on in my life. Many of them are related to my favorite fandoms, naturally. I thought I would showcase one every other day in December in a 12 Days of Fandom Ornaments series.

Day 5: Doctor Blue

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Made for me via a swap, this image of my favorite doctor looks great on my tree with glowing lights behind him. Don’t blink!

Top Ten: A Fandom Present Wishlist

With the holidays approaching, I thought it was time for another themed list. Here are my fandom-related requests, most of which are not available in stores, so it’s definitely up to Santa to make some of these happen for me.

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License Plate: LIL K9

One more found during the 50th Anniversary event last year.

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Awww, K-9.

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