I Heart The Doctor

I never thought of myself as a fangirl.

Band geek? Of course. (In case you were wondering, I played the flute and NO, I did not go to band camp.)

School nerd? Absolutely. (Totally not a humblebrag: I graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA.)

But a fangirl? Not really.

And then in the summer of 2011 I watched my first episode of the 2005 reboot of Doctor Who. I was instantly hooked. I wanted to watch and rewatch episodes as often as I could. I’m such a sucker for British accents. And when you add the ability to go anywhere in the universe at any point in time, I can’t help but think hells yes. Everyone has their obsessions and Doctor Who became mine.

How do I know that it’s an obsession as opposed to just liking something a whole lot?

  1. I’ve spent countless hours scouring YouTube for Doctor Who videos and reading Doctor Who blogs.
  2. I dressed up as the T.A.R.D.I.S. for Halloween.
  3. I would be totally stoked if my husband built me one.
  4. If I wasn’t already married I would want to use these as my save the dates.
  5. I will share almost anything Doctor Who related I find in my Google Reader on Google Plus (contrary to popular belief, it’s not a ghost town), Twitter, and Facebook.
  6. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things Geektastic. The board is probably 85% filled with Doctor Who stuff.
  7. I would wear this skirt but not to a costume party. I’d wear it to the grocery store, credit union, or to my annual  ob/gyn exam. I consider it everyday wear.
  8. I find myself quoting or referencing Doctor Who on my personal blog at least once a week.
  9. I’ve tried fish fingers and custard. Not something I would eat on a regular basis but not that bad.
  10. I get über excited when a new episode airs. The anticipation of it all and the joy when the day finally arrives, it’s kind of like Christmas for me.
  11. I developed a harmless crush on the 10th Doctor. He rocks a pin-striped suit and trainers like nobody’s business. He has great hair. His pronunciation of the words what and allons-y are unbelievably adorable. And I may or may not have had several slightly inappropriate dreams about him.

These days, I don’t mind if others call me a fangirl.

And I love it when someone calls me a Whovian.

Guys and gals, tell me, what’s your obsession?

photo credit: Larry Wentzel via photopin cc

About Arbine

When she isn't stuffing her face with sweets or watching Doctor Who Arbine can be found blogging at My Shiny Life. She pretends to be clever on G+, Twitter, and Facebook. Oh and she pins like it's her job.


  1. Helen says:

    I agree with 1-11, except that the 11th is my favorite because he was my first. I’m dying for that skirt!

    • Arbine says:

      Eleven was actually my first Doctor and I think he’s super adorable too. But there’s just something about Ten that makes my heart go pitter-patter.

      As for the skirt, I think I’m just gonna have to spend the money and actually buy it. :)

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  2. Jess says:

    Have you seen the fish fingers cookies? Then you can have fish fingers and custard, well, without the fish. ;)


    Have not made them… yet.

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  3. Anne says:

    Oh yeah, the tenth doctor.
    I’ve been watching since the Tom Baker years when is was a kid. They played episodes on PBS when I was a kid.
    I wouldn’t say I was a fan girl, but I do have a cover for my kindle made with TARDIS-print fabric.
    And a board on Pinterest with a lot of Doctor Who pins.
    But I can take it or leave it. ;)

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  4. Imperfect Jessica says:

    I love me all things doctor who. I love Ten, but I’m starting to watch the old ones and I’m loving #4

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  5. Hello, fellow Whovian! I have been a Doctor Who fan since the 80′s. My whole family used to watch it on PBS. That incarnation had a freaky fro. Oh, and ever wonder where Harry Potter got his impossibly long scarf? Doctor Who, of course!

    I totally want to build my own TARDIS now that I’ve seen that video and I’m almost certain we will be doing family costumes for Halloween a ‘la The Doctor. Although, what would my 7 year old dress as? LOL

    I do have other obsessions, The Doctor is only one of them. My main obsession, since I was 11 years old, is Rick Springfield. Don’t laugh, he’s fabulous. I also have a thing for Andy Garcia and Shemar Moore. :D

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    • Arbine says:

      For your 7-year-old, maybe a Weeping Angel or a young Amy Pond with the suitcase? Rick Springfield is a totally fine obsession. I used to have a MAJOR crush on Jon Bon Jovi when I was younger. And actually, he’s still pretty cute.

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  6. Oh my gosh. Don’t even get me started on my Doctor Who obsession. I’m proud to be a Whovian! :D

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  7. Maggie S. says:

    We haven’t watched it, yet. After seeing so many pins I don’t get, I’ve put it in my Netflix queue.

    My LOTR geeks are digging their heels in.

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    • Arbine says:

      I say just give it a try. Personally, I think the first couple of episodes aren’t the greatest, but don’t let that deter you. Give it at least 5 episodes or so to really decide if you really like it or not.

      I love LOTR too. My favorite character is Éowyn. :)

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  8. Jin says:

    God I love who! And Sherlock, Sherlock is genius

    • Arbine says:

      OMG, I am obsessed with Sherlock too! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are so great together. And the writing is freakin’ brilliant.

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  9. buffi says:

    My teenager got me hooked on the Doctor. I have a crush on 10 as well. David Tennant is just beyond adorable. This year my kids dressed up as 9, 10 & 11 for Halloween. They were beyond awesome.If I hadn’t had a class that night, I would have totally gone as the TARDIS.

    I lived in England for several years. Unfortunately, it was during the years that Doctor Who wasn’t on. At least new episodes. Pity.

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  10. I have to admit I’ve never been bitten by the Dr. Who bug. I had a close friend in the 90s who was all into it and that was my first introduction to it. But I am a full fledged band geek! I played flute too – yo! solidarity – and I went to band camp. Luckily, I was never subjected to the band camp initiation swirly, so it could be worse!

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  11. IzzyMom says:

    The 10th Doctor will forever be my favorite! But I miss Russell T. Davies, as well. I think his writing, at least in part, made David Tennant’s run the most awesome.

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