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Ask me anything   Submit   20something librarian who works for a bank (go figure) in midwestern america. mostly doctor who (classic/new/big finish), but you'll also find welcome to night vale, ashes to ashes, firefly, my mad fat diary, wonderfalls, my so-called life, corgis/kittens/other cute things, puns, politics (of the progressive variety), and whatever else appeals to me at the moment. but mostly doctor who and cute animals.

currently reading: tamora pierce's emelan books


madmanswords:

*Listening to Music*
*Skips every other track because it’s actually Doctor Who*

assuming you’re using iTunes:

Open “Get Info” for the track(s), click the “Options” tab, then check “Skip when shuffling” (“Remember playback position” is helpful too for Big Finish)

— 7 hours ago with 11 notes

thequeerclone:

the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people

(via stephadoo)

— 11 hours ago with 123828 notes

Do we see the Doctor through the Dalek’s eyestalk in any Classic Who episodes other than The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Power of the Daleks, and Remembrance of the Daleks?

— 1 day ago with 3 notes
#classic who  #CAN YOU TELL I'M PLANNING A GIFSET  #it's been ages and ages since i watched a Classic Who dalek story through  #i can only remember those three  #as having it 

circular-time:

aceinnatailsuit:

perpugilliam:

I’ve just learned that Michael Grade hates Doctor Who so much that when he came back to the BBC in 2004 as Chairman, he had Director General Mark Thompson actually ask Jane Tranter (at the time Controller of Drama Commissioning and one of the people responsible for making New Who happen) if they could stop production.

If you didn’t think every Who fan ever should hate this man before, you had better now

I had to source check this, and it turns out that Jane Tranter defied Grade and deliberately lied about audience research to stop him from pulling the plug again.

So Doctor Who fans ought to celebrate Jane Tranter as one of the people who stuck her neck out to save Doctor Who:

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Finding that article (while looking for info on Tranter) is actually what led me to hunt down the DWM :D It’s a really fascinating article/interview.

It’s unfortunate - Jane Tranter’s contributions to the resurrection of Who are seriously undervalued by fandom, if not often overlooked altogether (same with Lorraine Heggessey and, to a lesser extent, Julie Gardner).

— 2 days ago with 62 notes
#i'm actually working on a post about it 

I’ve just learned that Michael Grade hates Doctor Who so much that when he came back to the BBC in 2004 as Chairman, he had Director General Mark Thompson actually ask Jane Tranter (at the time Controller of Drama Commissioning and one of the people responsible for making New Who happen) if they could stop production.

— 2 days ago with 62 notes
#michael grade  #source: dwm 463  #dude just let it go 
Journey Blue:take me with you
Doctor:no sorry we already have a person with a colour themed named scheduled to be a main character but hey better luck next season
— 2 days ago with 431 notes
#don't even get me started on that  #doctor who spoilers 

DAMN IT I *ALWAYS* FORGET THAT I HAVE A DALEK FONT WHEN I’M MAKING GIFSETS WITH DALEKS IN THEM

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#and then i remember THREE HOURS AFTER I POST IT