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Fan Film Friday covers How to Stop a Timelord

Before the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, the Day of the Doctor, SilverWolfPet imagined what would happen if the 10th Doctor and 11th Doctor were one another’s companions in an adventure across time and space, in How to Stop a Timelord!

Allons-y/Let’s go and review this “cool” fan film, which won “Best Fan Film” at Phoenix Comicon Film Festival in 2012!

Watch SilverWolfPet’s How to Stop a Timelord here!

 

 

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NerdyBound: Doctor Who Style

I’ve always been obsessed with fashion, but unfortunately growing up a nerd meant that those worlds never really collided. There has been a nerd movement though and the times they have changed. Girls are encouraged to let their geek flags fly high and with that comes a demand for our favorite nerdy obsessions to come tailor made for us. This has brought upon one of my favorite new trends, everyday cosplay. It’s like someone heard my cries that I want to play dress up every day of my life and hand delivered this lovely escape of the mundane even if just for a little while.

Throughout this series, I hope I can give you new ideas for your everyday cosplays, and if you’re new to this I hope to inspire you to try it out or to incorporate pieces into your personal style. There are so many designers and retailers out there that cater to our everyday cosplay side, and I know my friends and I get really excited when we find new nerdy fashion online, so I just want to showcase all of that in one place. One of my inspirations is my favorite everyday cosplay blog, DisneyBound. It makes me want to move states just to be closer to Disneyland so I can DisneyBound all the time. This blog definitely inspires my Disney style in a way that I can incorporate it into my day to day life and all I could think of is I need to make this exist for all of my fandoms. I want to make a blog that not only showcases nerdy fashion, but fashion that’s achievable to everyone. I need the pieces to be budget friendly and being a curvalicious girl, I need plus size options. So I came up with NerdyBound! I’m excited to interpret my favorite fandoms through fashion with you.

I want to begin with one of my all-time favorite shows and a force to be reckoned with in the everyday cosplay game, Doctor Who. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to Doctor Who and it’s a beautiful thing. I remember being in love with this show after I caught a marathon on the SyFy channel (back when it used to be SciFi) and feeling like the weird girl, because no one had heard of this show and when I tried to explain it to people they all just commenced to slowly back away from me. Now it’s everywhere and everyone understands how powerful and emotional and amazing this show is and it just makes me a happy girl. This set was styled around the Her Universe Doctor Who line. I’m obsessed with Her Universe! They offer the cutest nerdy fashion around, their styles are current with the new movies coming out, and my favorite, their sizes range from XS-4XL.

I have to start with the Tardis, without the Tardis this show wouldn’t even exist. I wanted to do a look that you could wear from a convention straight into a date or just to hang out with your friends. Something that says intergalactic casual, but chic.

 

Shop the Look: Tardis Dress $45, Stars Above Metallic Headband $25, to represent the Tardis flying through the stars, Double Ring Time Lord symbol in Gallifreyan $11.95 to represent the language of the Tardis, Vivienne Westwood GALAXY SLOUCHY PURSE $600, I know, I know, this bag is crazy expensive, but it’s also crazy awesome and worth it. I did find some budget friendly alternatives, thanks to Etsy. My favorite being these wristlets from Charming Prints Shop, they have beautiful galaxy prints that you can custom order onto purses or totes. $19, Converse All Star Red Glitter $26 (available at several retailers) in honor of my favorite time lord that stole her away.

Now for our favorite time lord: The Doctor.

Shop the Look: 9th Doctor Dress $40, Galaxy Turban Headband $8, FANTASTIC 9th Doctor – Handmade Plastic Brooch Pin $10, in case you haven’t noticed, I adore Etsy. It’s the perfect place to find one of a kind items, like this pin with 9’s favorite word FANTASTIC!, 9th Doctor Inspired Silver Charm and Crystal Bracelet $9.99 I love this charm bracelet, it reminds me of all of 9’s classic episodes, including my favorite The Empty Child: “Are You My Mummy?”, Small Lavender Purple Spike Ring $10, this Etsy shop makes such pretty and unique jewelry, I highly recommend looking at their other products. This ring has 9’s colors, it has a galaxy feel to it and the spike gives it that edge that reminds me a lot of when 9 is angry. Fitted Motorcycle Jacket $28 sizes S-XXL, the lapel on this jacket makes for a perfect modern version of 9’s jacket. Dune for the Day Wedge in Midnight Black $45

Shop the Look: 10th Doctor David Tennant Dress $35, ASOS Scallop Collar White Shirt $45 sizes 2-24, ASOS is another amazing retailer that offers their styles in plus sizes, their clothes are always ahead of the trends and stylish, Timey Wimey TARDIS Bow $10, this bow is my favorite, not only is it beautiful, but it lights up! It’s from Magical Ribbons all bows are handmade with the best quality materials. Magical Ribbons began on tumblr and they offer really pretty Disney inspired bows, Doctor Who 10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Necklace in UK Union Jack Gift Box $30, Vivienne Westwood GALAXY CHAIN PURSE $300, another version of the crazy expensive purse, but I just love this collection so much. Here’s the link to the budget friendly alternative from Charming Prints Shop, they have beautiful galaxy prints that you can custom order onto purses or totes. $19, Maxstar 777 Back Zipper TC Wedge Heel Shoes $44, Tennant changes his outfit and converse shoes throughout the series, the red converse are more iconic, but I wanted to stay true to the dress which features his brown pinstriped suit which he pairs with white converse.

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Shop the Look: Eleventh Doctor Dress $28, Fezstravanganza Mini Fez $20, Forever 21 Faux Crystal Midi Ring Set $6.90, Doctor Who “The Girl Who Waited” Bracelet $15, Forever 21 Cutout Geo Bangle Set $6.90, I really wanted to find a Doctor Who themed stackable bracelet set, but instead I found this beautiful mixed metal set that would go perfectly with “The Girl Who Waited” bracelet, Doctor Who Wristlet Pond Goodbye $25, Galaxy Digital Sublimation Print Anarchic Combat Boot $81

I did two looks for 11 mainly because I happened upon this awesome shirt:

Men’s Doctor Who Shirt Tie and Braces T-Shirt from BBC Worldwide $58 sizes S-XXL, it annoys me that the colors are wrong, but it has a pretty cool feature that reveals a two beating hearts image using a smart phone or tablet and that meant that I needed to own this, ASOS Shorts with Belted Waist Detail $36 sizes 1-14, Here’s the plus size option: Knotted Wait Shorts, Mock Suspender Tights $10.86 sizes Medium – XXXL, I’m in love with the faux garters trend in tights, they can make the most casual/lazy outfit instantly edgy and sexy, Van Gogh Inspired Elastic Headband $10, if you didn’t cry during the Van Gogh episode, you have no soul, Mod Cloth Boho Spaced Haute Ring $20, Mod Cloth Quirky, Scholastic Undeniable Star Quality Bracelet $20, I love you (Circular Gallifreyan) Doctor Who Adjustable Bracelet $15.95, Doctor Who Hello Sweetie- Purse Skirt for Thirty-One Skirt Purse $20, in honor of The Doctor’s wife River Song an adorable Hello Sweetie/Hello Kitty purse, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Doppler’ Water Resistant Rain Boot $84.95

Her Universe is amazing and offers villain cosplay as well. They offer this Dalek dress in other colors and in a bodycon style as well. I thought it’d be fun to style the Dalek cosplay as a special occasion high end look. I tried to find structured pieces with a lot of clean geometric lines, so the essence of a Dalek who’s all business and very serious would be conveyed.

 

Shop the Look: Red Dalek Aline Dress $45, Kitsch Chevron Bun Pin $24, Balmain Embellished Blazer $2,850 I had a vision in my mind of a perfectly tailored blazer with gold studded accents and I could not for the life of me find a budget friendly option. I think this look is easily achievable with a simple DIY project; I’m planning on buying a simple black blazer and adding my own stud detail to it. I’ll post photos on the blog of the outcome, Gold Dalek Brooch $24, Doctor Who Gallifrey Symbols Brass Cuff Bracelet $30, Black Gold Spike Flat Shoes $28

I think I might have to do a villains post, because there’s so many more Doctor who villains I’d like to do Nerdy Bound’s for. There are definitely many more options within the world of Doctor Who, like the companions and friends of the Doctor, but we’ll save those for later. Doctor Who even has an entire bath products line; you could nerdy bound your entire bathroom shower caddy and all. They even have pajamas so you’re set for every time of the day. The possibilities are endless. Feel free to send in requests for Nerdy Bounds. I hope you’re inspired to have fun with your style.

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Review – Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #8

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #8
STORY BY: Robbie Morrison
ART BY: Daniel Indro
COLORS BY: Slamet Mujiono
COVER A BY: Verity Glass
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 32
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 

Before I get into the meat of the review of the actual storyline of DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #8, Part 3, The Weeping Angels of Mons, I need to get something off my chest: Some truly horrible people designed the faces of the attacking Weeping Angels. I mean truly horrible. I haven’t been this creeped out by a page in a book since I was 7 years old flipping through a wildlife magazine featuring the close ups of bugs’ faces.

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Now that we have all wet our collective pants, let’s get on with the adventure of The Doctor, Gabby, and what’s left of Britain’s fighting finest!

Part 3 starts out strong, showing us that time, despite all its wibbly-wobblyness, marches on. It then jumps straight back into the peril and horror that is a typical day with The Doctor. Gabby shows us how far chutzpah and a poker face will get you with a Weeping Angel, and Jamie, one of the last of his unit, does Queen and country proud with his brazenness!

One thing that I will always love about the Doctor Who series is, no matter what the medium, it always highlights the proud British way “Keep calm and carry on” is more than just a tin sign you can buy off ebay. It’s a way of life, and it’s very obviously at the heart and soul of how the British Empire won the very war The Doctor and Gabby find themselves in the middle of.

My only criticism of this issue is yet another inclusion of The Doctor berating humans, his own companion, for being tempted by adventure, the very thing The Doctor offers to those he sees the spark of fire in. The Doctor’s own guilty arrogance takes center stage for a whole page while Gabby is bearing her soul to him. But just like the respectful nod to human’s overwhelming desire to soldier on and survive, it is customary for The Doctor to point out man’s weaknesses as well. And before I get too philosophical and over-analytical, let’s move on to the artwork!

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10doctor8I’ve been appreciating Daniel Indro’s art and Slamet Mujiono’s coloring for three months now, and, really, if you haven’t appreciated their talents thus far, then you’ll definitely be sold by the last page of this issue. What’s great about their artwork is that although it’s minimal, it focuses on the action, but still blows me away with its attention to motion and detail. I can hear The Doctor’s signature trench flapping in his wake, the ping of the bullets, and the godawful grating and scraping of those Weeping Angels coming at me!

As always the continuing adventures of the Titan Vinyl Doctor, and The Doctor and Rose-the-Cat are included in this issue.

by Rachel Smith

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #8 drops Wednesday, of course, March 4th, for $3.99.

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Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #7 Review

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #7

WRITER: Robbie Morrison
ARTIST: Daniel Indro
COLORIST: Slamet Mujiono
32pp | FC | $3.99

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Picking up seamlessly where part one left us cringing in fear, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor issue #7 shows us exactly what happens when the dreaded Weeping Angels manage to get their stone cold hands on you!

Beautiful artwork, suspenseful storytelling, and classic Tenth Doctor banter await you in part two of “The Weeping Angels of Mons.” But more excitingly we get a wicked glimpse of what lengths one driven by sheer terror will go to to avoid blinking around those heartless assassins. No spoilers, but it’s pretty graphic by Doctor Who standards.

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Enjoy the efforts of our latest companion Gabby as she tries desperately to keep the good Doctor from getting executed for treason to the Crown, all while out-running the fearsome Weeping Angels herself.

I quite enjoyed the side stories of our supporting characters this issue, and I feel Morrison’s storytelling is only made more superb by Indro’s attention to detail. Morrison sets up the terror, and Indro knocks it right into us!

 

 

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As an added bonus, we are given a choice of two covers, a fun little five-paneller featuring Titan vinyl figures, and part two of “A Rose by Any Other Name” by Rachel Smith.

Issue #7 is on sale now for $3.99

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