"Bigger on the Inside" Gencon 2014
The Geek Preacher gets to his Doctor Who Illustration about 7 minutes in.
Little Groot dancing
YES, WE ARE GROOT!
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. Ps 30:11 NLT
The Doctor Who YouTube team might not have had a TARDIS, but they did have a nifty little drone camera, which came in very handy when Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman went for a photo shoot at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro!
Not sure how I feel about large statues of Jesus, since we really don’t know what he looked like, but at least it’s not “Touchdown Jesus” which was destroyed by a lightening strike (Hmm?). Art Deco is a bit more classy.
ARE WE GROOT? YES WE ARE!
i don’t understand why i get so much joy from an animated dancing tree but i can’t help myself
NERDS, GEEKS, DORKS REJOICE!
Go, see Guardians of the Galaxy and you can be Groot too.
Who was the woman in the shop that gave Clara the Doctor’s phone number? Find out here: How the Bells Rang
Part of a larger work THE CUMBRIAN RETREAT OF THE DOCTOR
How did the Doctor end up in Cumbria in 1207? What did he do while he was there? How long was he there? How did Clara get his number?
THE CUMBRIAN RETREAT OF THE DOCTOR (an excerpt)
“I sense…restlessness,” declared the Abbot, feeling somewhat overwhelm by it.
“…Yeh, just a tiny bit.”
“I hear you’ve been upsetting the other monks.”
“…Just trying to help.”
“But you’re supposed to be learning to be still,” gently replied the concerned Abbot.
“I may go mad; I have to have something to do. Anything, please!” the Doctor pleaded.
“Hmm,” the Abbot suddenly had a wondrous idea. “How do you feel about…manuscripts?”
“Hand copying texts? I can do that…no problem-o,” replied an enthusiastic Doctor.
Touching the bouncing Doctor’s shoulder and looking straight into his eyes the Abbot, summoning all the calmness he could muster, with gravity stated, “I need you to understand that this is a sacred endeavour. Transcription is an act of meditation and prayer; not just a simple replication of letters. You must come to intimately know and experience the texts you copy…words going from the page infusing your innermost being.”
The Doctor had become very still, as he both heard and felt the Abbot’s words. “Yes,” he reiterated, “meticulously record the information but not without thought…it’s an ancient science, channeling the power of words.”
The Abbot nodded his head then continued, “Words created the universe… they are attached to the soul…We are pages…the way we live writes words creating a story that one day everyone will read when the books are opened.” [Gen 1:1-5; John 1:1-4; Ps 139:16; Dan 7:9-10; Rev 20:12]
Sensing that he understood the Abbot took him to the cloister. On the inside of the north wall were cubicle-like recesses containing tilted desks for the monks to sit at and copy texts, along with the necessary ink wells and quills. The manuscript chosen for the Doctor to transcribe was….
Doctor Who: And the geeks shall inherit the earth… and the space-time continuum
The return of Doctor Who in 2005 herald the the arrival of the geek from out of the shadows and into the public eye.
Think back just 10 short years ago and the thought of being a geek who was out and proud was as alien and out of the world as the shows and films we watched.
However, thanks in no small part to shows like Doctor Who and Big Bang Theory, the geek in us all is finally being celebrated.
When it comes to Doctor Who, though, I believe it’s because the show is written and looked after by fans of the original run.
It takes a nerd to bring the outsiders in, so to speak.
Okay, that the overall premise of the show helps keeps it fresh and vibrant.
At the end of the day it’s all about an alien with two hearts, who can change his face and travel through all of time and space with the best companions around.
For me, that very idea ticks every box.
Not only that but the Tardis even has a library.
Geeks have become fashionable because some famous actors are also members of our sonic screwdriver-carrying club.
Current showrunner Steven Moffat and his predecessor Russell T Davies are lifelong fans of the Timelord, as was John Barrowman and David Tennant whose eras were back in the 70s and 80s.
New man at helm, Peter Capaldi, was once a member of the Doctor Who Fan Club back in 1972, and even wanted to be its chairman.
Over the last few years, the media and general public have started to come around to the fact that geeks are now the ones in charge and making a difference in the world.
Whereas in the 80s it was the big guns, big pecs, and big action, now it’s the dork with a big heart and even bigger brain who’s the hero.
Isn’t it just brilliant that even in these times of turmoil, we’re starting to admire men, women and fictional characters who think their way out of a problem rather than someone who just blows it up without a second thought as to the consequences.
When it comes to the Doctor, very rarely will you see him with a gun - I’m talking about a man who once tried to save the world with a Jammie Dodger!
What is more human than that?
Superheroes that solve life’s conundrums with their minds rather than their fists.
And I couldn’t have put it better myself.
So, to my fellow nerds, geeks, or whatever else people call us, here’s my advice to you: Embrace everything that makes you quirky and unique.
In the words of the Doctor, just believe.