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Whovian Wednesday: THE ROBOTS ARE STILL ALIVE

TONIGHT’S CLOSED CAPTIONING BROUGHT TO YOU BY GLaDOS, WHOM YOU SHOULD FEAR ALWAYS, WHETHER OR NOT THE CAKE IS A LIE: “Does everybody know what time it is??” [crowd shouts] “WHO TIME!” “Thaaat’s right! And here’s your host, Cory, our WHO man, Booweeeerrss!!!” [cheers & applause erupt in our studio audience.] “The Caretaker” airs on…
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Whovian Wednesday : Game Week

Welcome to another Whovian Wednesday!! Let’s get right in to the good stuff — here’s Mr Bowers!!


So I just realized I had my episodes for the season off by one so last week..!
“Listen” aired and “Time Heist” airs on BBC America 9/20 at 9/8c

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So as we are reaching the end of another excellent Geek Month, we come to one of the best weeks for Whovians: Games!!! Yes, the beloved Timelord is well know as a competitor, having shown proficiency and excellence in such sports as Fencing, Football (Soccer), and Cricket. Even in incarnations that seem to be more advanced in age, the Doctor shows a lot of athleticism fighting monsters, and running up and down corridors throughout time and space. However, for most people, sport and gaming tend to be separated by contests involving physical prowess and those that favor intelligence. Well, for anyone who has seen even one episode, you cannot fail to grasp that the Doctor tends to outwit his adversaries when defeating them.

 

ww2As far back as the First Doctor, he has been playing games, or is being challenged to contests of logic — the first example of this is the Trilogic contest between the Doctor and the Celestial Toymaker. In many of the Second Doctor’s encounters with the Cybermen, tests of logic are used to defeat them, but of all these many games, the Doctor has a preference for Chess. Although examples of games between companions and other characters happen much earlier, the Doctor is first seen playing chess in the TARDIS with K-9 and Leela in “The Sun Makers.” But he would go on to play matches of extreme importance, competing for information, the fate of the Earth, and even his own existence would sometimes lay in the balance.

 

ww1There are many reasons to enjoy these episodes that show the Doctor playing chess, because they reveal the qualities that so many of us enjoy in regards to “Doctor Who.” With cunning, intelligence, and some clever risk taking, the Doctor is able to prevail against those that would seek to cause harm anywhere in the Universe. His companions may not always understand his choices, may believe that he manipulates those around him like pawns and knights, and may even be put in harms way (but usually find their own way in,) but the Doctor is always there to right the wrongs and win the day. So enjoy any of the following episodes, bust out your favorite game, and we will see y’all next week!

 

Episodes that are Gaming related:

  1. The Celestial Toymaker (only Ep. 4 exists in the archives)
  2. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  3. The Curse of Fenric
  4. The Long Game
  5. Nightmare in Silver

 


That’s another brilliant post for Whovian Wednesday!! Be sure to check out last years if you haven’t already!

See you guys tomorrow for a SUPER SPECIAL TREAT from Jeremy Kerns of Timid Studios, creator of the ever-amusing webcomic, The Garage!!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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A Not-so-Whovian Wednesday

Hey guys, it’s been pretty crazy lately. Let me tell you, though: it has not been boring. xD Last Friday was the annual Vendor Fair up where I work, so the weeks before that i was pretty busy making items — primarily soaps — to sell. If it makes you guys feel better, I sold all but 5. 😀 Woo!!

I took photos & will upload later, but my Doctor Who themed soaps sold SO FAST! All the TARDIS one’s & Calek ones were the faves, with the Star Wars one’s taking a close second. Speaking of Star Wars…

Now we’re playing catch-up with bills, & I’m starting the preparations for making Christmas gifts for the fam & friends, along with our awesome decorations for this year (our theme is space…mostly). I’ll start posting tutorials for the various stuff I’m making — plenty of ornaments, that’s for sure. I made a SPECTACULAR ornament for my & Boo’s frst christmas together last year, but Tesla-puppy ate it a few months ago. 🙁 I was soooo heartbroken. I’ll make other, cooler ones this year, though! (Okay…Maybe not as cool, but still cool.)

 

One of the things I’ve been working on is snowflakes. No, not just boring ol’ regular “unique” snowflakes, either! These are super-amazing-absolutely-freaking-geek-a-licious-snowflakes of dooooom..!! Seriously.

If you know me, you know how much I love Star Wars, so of COURSE I’m making Star Wars themed snowflakes! The one’s I’ve been working on I got over from Matters of Grey, but you can do a quick Google search for “Star Wars snowflakes” and TONS pop up. I’m looking at you, Yoda… after I tackle these first 19. xD

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snow-stormtrooper-180x180 Of course, being the chaotic-neutral that I am, I LOVED the Imperial snowflake most, but I gotta say, that Stormtrooper one looks pretty good after I cut it all out. Mind you, now, if you plan on attempting these guys, make sure you’ve got an exacto knife or something along those lines, and an abundant supply of patience. ;P Because, trust me, these will try every last drop of it. I tried multiple folding techniques, from folding half-to-half and then accordion style… they all make for a pretty thick snowflake to cut out, so scissors were pretty much a no-go, other than when getting big, empty chunks out.

In other news… 50th ANNIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO ON SATURDAY!! My DVR is set for record, but I won’t get to seeeee ittttt….!!! [laments] Alas, we’ll be out of town, in the middle of nowhere, hunting wild boar and possibly a turkey or two. :'( I’m so sad, but I promised Boo I’d go… [sigh] Well, it’s okay. Maybe I’ll see it in theatres nearby on Monday. 😉 If you go, tell me all about it!!!

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I’m out for now, folks!! Looking forward to many fun DIYs!!

Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross