Doctor Who Problems


The problems of being a Whovian that plague your daily existence, plus musings on Doctor Who theories, GIFS, and anything else DW related. :] Please, feel free to submit a Doctor Who Problem, ask a question, or discuss fan theories through the ask box!
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  • Wanna dress like Clara Oswald?

    doctorwhoproblems:

    Of course you do, those little patterned dresses are freakin’ adorable.

    I wrote a style guide that’s perfect for cosplay or just everyday fashion inspiration, complete with links to affordable Oswald-style clothing! 

    Check out what you need to emulate Clara’s cutest looks, from Peter Pan collars to adventure-friendly ankle booties.

    Clara Oswald style and cosplay guide here!

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    Anonymous said: did you really write that clara style thing? i like it!

    I did! I do a lot of fashion bloggin’, so I love when I can merge interests like this.

    And thank you! I’m planning on writing similar guides for all stylish New Who ladies, and possibly some Classic gals if people would like that, too.

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    Wanna dress like Clara Oswald?

    Of course you do, those little patterned dresses are freakin’ adorable.

    I wrote a style guide that’s perfect for cosplay or just everyday fashion inspiration, complete with links to affordable Oswald-style clothing! 

    Check out what you need to emulate Clara’s cutest looks, from Peter Pan collars to adventure-friendly ankle booties.

    Clara Oswald style and cosplay guide here!

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    Meta Updates!

    So, a while back I filmed a Clara Oswald makeup tutorial, that I was really pretty proud of, too. Unfortunately, I had a hard drive disruption and ended up getting a new computer shortly after…so while the unedited video file may still be lurking in the depths of my backup folder full of whatever items I could salvage, for now, it’s missing and probably for good.

    But, I do plan on refilming it and making it even better, so look for that in the future! Definitely in time for the Series 8 premiere :)

    And in other Clara style news, for any aspiring Clara cosplayers or fans of the character’s fashion, I might have a little surprise to be posted soon…

    superwholock-forever said: If you were able to be a companion to a Doctor which Doctor would you chose? Why? Also I just have to say you're like really cool. One more thing if you could write an episode for Doctor Who (any Doctor) what you make it about?

    Ohhhhh hmmm…well, I’d personally love to travel with Four, Eight or Eleven, because they’re my favorites. Traveling with Six would probably be a lot of fun too, cause it would probably turn into a contest of who can outwit the other in the most obnoxious yet loving way possible very, very quickly.

    And as for an episode of Doctor Who that I’d write, I’ve actually posted about this before! Definitely, definitely, definitely a historical episode centered on Ernest Shackleton.

    romana-of-gallifrey said: Okay, I NEED to know where that gif of Four and Romana I kissing was from! It is my OTP (Well Romana II is but ya know) Thanks! Love the blog!

    Oh, you mean this gif? :P

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    And there’s this one too (where the clip opens with them just keeping their faces together behind the alcohol bottle):

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    Both are from this little video collection of Tom Baker bloopers and gags, which is really worth a watch, especially cause you also get the greatest (off the record) Classic Who moment ever:

    Fourth Doctor: Drifting towards oblivion…how long, K-9?

    K-9: Insufficient data.

    Fourth Doctor: Yeah, you never fucking know the answer when it’s important.

    EDIT: Ugh, this particular clip leaves out the second best part. After Tom asks K-9 what his Christmas wish is, K-9 asks “And what is it you desire, Master?”

    and Tom Baker opens his mouth and starts to say something, then stops, and just slowly turns and looks at Mary Tamm for a few seconds, who realizes what he’s implying, gets all flustered, and just starts laughing all embarrassed along with the rest of the crew. Iconic.

    Anonymous said: What is RTD (sorry for my ignorance!)

    Russell T. Davies! Former head writer of Doctor Who, responsible for the arcs and characters of Series 1-4.

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    Anonymous said: I had actualy heard it was Moffat who had contacted the writer of the Doctor's Daughter and told him to keep her alive, and that the original script had Jenny dying. Although no one seemed to capitalized on it, what do you thing some form of a return from her would do for the show?

    Really? Wow, that surprises me, but it’s neat if that’s really what happened.

    I think if Moffat brought Jenny back to the show, it would gain him a lot of points with people who are still 100% diehard RTD fans. It would show that he’s not afraid to embrace characters and plot points from before Eleven’s era, since he’s gone a little overboard at times with changing major established canon in order to reshape it and make it his own.

    (Remember the backlash after he made the Daleks completely forget who the Doctor is in Series 7? Personally, I don’t necessarily think a lot of that backlash was warranted, because the nature of this series relies on change and “canon” has been written and rewritten over dozens of times from writer to writer, but nevertheless, the backlash occurred.)

    So yeah, I think that would just give him a lot of props if he brought Jenny back, and it would also show that he’s willing to write Doctor Who: not just Moffat’s Doctor Who. And if Jenny returned, it would also almost certainly bring back viewers who might have given up on the show recently but look back fondly on Tennant’s episodes. And maybe those old fans would stick around for the rest of the series and become regular viewers.

    Anonymous said: Was there an episode you really didn't like for some reason?

    superwholocktate:

    doctorwhoproblems:

    Oh yeah, there a bunch of episodes that are unanimously agreed upon as being fairly terrible.

    The first to come to mind are any one-off episodes that feature little kids…those are really hit or miss.

    For every Girl in the Fireplace or Empty Child, there’s a Night Terrors or Fear Her (shudder)

    I’m sorry but what are wrong with any of these episodes…? 

    The first two (Girl in the Fireplace and Empty Child) were being singled out as good episodes centered around little kids, if that wasn’t clear.

    (…The other two are just terrible episodes, especially Fear Her, and I don’t know why that really needs justifying :P)

    (And yes, to everyone else’s reblogs, Love and Monsters is almost certainly the worst episode of all time, but I also feel a little bad ragging on it too hard cause the monster was designed by a 9 year-old kid as the result of a Blue Peter contest…but again, it seems terrible episodes almost always come back to little kids. Oops.)