So I have this habit of cycling through sci fi franchises. The good ones I watch obsessively and welcome to the fold of my fandoms. It is these shows which I continue to rave about, craft about, and obsess about. Among these franchises are SG1 and SGA (oh, how I love SGA), BSG, Harry Potter (of course) and Sanctuary (still ongoing but despite the protests of my inner biologist, I love that show to death. Mostly because of Amanda Tapping).
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve welcomed a new franchise into the fold. Doctor Who. Oh, Doctor Who. I protested for so long even though my college friends were nuts about it. I saw part of 9/Rose episode on TV once and part of a Tom Baker ep at college and I didn’t care for it. It was odd, the special effects were terrible, the writing was disappointing.
And then, a couple of weeks ago, I watched Blink.
And there I fell, head over heels for the doctor and the TARDIS and the many companions (I even liked Donna in the end). I’m currently on episode 10 of season five (I went back to the beginning and pretty much marathoned what was on Netflix, which is 1-5). I’m completely obsessed. I’m planning Tardis socks, setting an alarm for the Christmas special, and crocheting this:
Pattern: Weeping Angel Statue
Yarn: Left overs from some sharks
Mods: Worked the base attached to the body instead of separately.
Not that I particularly have the space for things without a use, but this worked up so quickly and was a nice break between shark mittens. And once I craft about a fandom, you know my love is official. (See Chuck Palaniuk, Futurama, Battlestar Galactica, SG1)