Friday, March 30, 2012

Learning from The Doctor: Spoliers with No Spoilers

Spoiler about me, and I promise this post will have something to do with writing:

I have an obsessive personality. Studies have shown... Ok, no studies have been done on me.

Maybe there should be... *runs and hides under the bed*

I get super into things like books, TV shows, food, treats, and the list continues far to long to measure. Well, it could be the size of a good street block or two, but who's really got their measuring tape out tracking the length of my obsessions, anyway?

If you are then that's just creepy-beyond-I'm-going-to-call-the-cops-on-you creep-tastic.

Well, my most recent obsession is DOCTOR WHO. This BBC show is great, brilliant, magnificent. And who can resist the English accent? Or David Tennant or Matt Smith, right? Not me!

I started watching the first season a mere three weeks ago and am now on the sixth one. *feels sheepish* Call me crazy. Well, I am a little crazy but in an I'm-creative-and-I-love-it kind of way.

Now this is the Doctor Who that aired in 2005. Not the old school ones in black and white or anything. I can blame this entire obsession on my boss, though. She occasionally talks about Doctor Who which brought upon me this possessed infatuation. I found myself bored one Sunday night, logged onto my Netflix account, typed in Doctor Who, and I've been watching the show ever since. And somehow I'm still productive... Don't ask me how. haha

I bring this up because we could learn a lot about creativity from The Doctor. Watching this show has shown me that from the quirkiest, dumbest, most fantastical, and amazing things, a story can be spun. As in the first episode, of which is way beyond stupid, it uses mannequins as the antagonists. Yes, they come alive and start attacking London. (FYI: you sort of have to get through the first season to really get into the meat of the show)

Then there are the Weeping Angels that transport people to another time if you look at them and then turn your back. *Whatever You Do, Don't Blink* 

And there are little guys called the Adipose that are formed from human fat. They are super cute. I'd like to have one as a pet--twisted, huh? Well, I've got plenty of fat around my tummy to make one. haha

Anyway, keep your mind open. There are ideas all around, even ideas that The Doctor couldn't weave like you could--CAN!

Do you get obsessive over books, movies, TV shows, food, etc...??? Or are you a Doctor Who fan? If so, what's your favorite episode?

13 comments:

  1. I love Dr. Who. The BBC has got some great shows. Have you watched the BBC's Sherlock Holmes and Merlin? Those are fun too.

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    1. Michael, you silly man. Don't give me anymore ideas of BBC shows to watch. I have to focus on writing now. haha I know this is a super girly show but Downton Abby is GREAT! Glad you like Doctor Who. Super great show. I've got three episodes left of season 6. Then the agonizing wait for more is upon me. Luckily, like I said, writing will keep me busy. :D

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  2. I've heard so many good things about Dr. Who, but I've never got around to watching. I don't watch much TV that isn't toddler related. I do get obsessive over books. I remember one series I started and lost five pounds the first week I was reading it because I stopped eating. Who needed food when there were books to read! Good times.

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    1. I've got my few tv shows I never miss... But books are great. Now, girl, don't you stop eating. Eating is good and rather necessary. :D The last two days I haven't been super hungry. Or rather just couldn't be bothered with eating. Strange because I love food.

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  3. You and this Dr. Who! LOL. I haven't seen it! Are you going to get me hooked??? ;)

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    1. Morgan, once you watch Doctor Who, you will be hooked. But, you have to get through the first season to get to the super great stuff. However, the first season is crucial to watch. It only gets better. Yippee!

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  4. I have two friends overseas who insist that I must start watching this show... and I KNOW I need to! But I just don't have time to get hooked on something right now! We have far too much going on around here, and I have this obsessive thing where I have to finish anything I start, and I have one and a half seasons of the Gilmore Girls to finish! (I've been working through this since November... my odds of starting Dr. Who anytime soon are NOT good.)

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    1. No probs... I'll still keep you as a friend. haha But one day when you have time, seriously watch this show! Fantastic stuff.

      I remember watching the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls the day it first aired. Loved it from the beginning. Good stuff.

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  5. I've never gotten into Dr. Who but I know LOTS of people who do.

    Glad I finally found my card again with your blog address on it. When I tried after the dinner it wouldn't come up. Ugh.

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    1. Glad to have you here, Miss Donna. Love that you know my boss. Small world.

      Advice: You must watch Doctor Who. It's brilliant!

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  6. I keep saying I'm going to watch Doctor Who, but I haven't yet. Your post is another kick-in-the-pants to do it already!

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  7. The study just came in, Julia, and I just read it. It concludes that you do indeed have an obsessive personality. :-) But that's not all bad.

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    1. Har Har Har! You think you're funny...

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