We all carry our prisons with us. —Doctor Who
We’re probably crashing… but fear not, because here’s your chance to safely land the TARDIS ahead of Doctor Who: The World Tour, which kicks off in Cardiff on Thursday 7 August.
Simply download our TARDIS template, print it out and then carefully cut out and fold together to make your own tiny time-space machine. (if you can’t get it to load, try right clicking + save as.)
Then photograph it in the best locations you can find and post them on Twitter, Tumblr or Instragram with the hashtag #DWWorldTour. We’ll showcase our favourites on official Doctor Who social media pages and websites – so make yours stand out!
So, just one question… do you happen to know how to fly this thing?
A true whovian...
- New to Who Fan: What if the Doctor was real?
- True Whovian: What do you mean "if"?
- New to Who Fan: Like what if the TARDIS just showed up and the Doctor popped his head out and was like "travel with me"?
- True Whovian: It will happen and I will go. Now shut up and catch up before this weekend.
I’m never been one that’s adapted well to change. My mom still likes to tell the story about how the one weekend my grandparents kept me as a baby resulted in me being off my schedule, and how she paid the price dearly for the next two weeks to get me back to normal. This trend continued into my adult life because I stayed in jobs I hated, in toxic relationships (both romantic and otherwise), and situations of general discontent because I didn’t know what the unknown held. And frankly, despite my protestations to the otherwise, I was deathly, wholly afraid of the unknown.
This year, however, has been the most shapely and interesting of my adult life. In the past six months, the following has happened:
- I turned 30, which is a life altering event unto itself. It’s a new decade. It’s the adulthood decade.
- I got married. Getting married is the most bizarre experience I’ve ever had. Wonderful, but bizarre.
- I changed careers. Notice I said careers there, not jobs. I’m learning a whole new work world and culture. I’m actually finding that I fit in quite well, and that I do have talents outside of what I originally thought.
- My husband and I bought a car on our own. For two people whose parents have had a hand or known about most of our adult decisions, this was a big one.
- The hubs and I also started the process of buying a house. If you ever feel like you’ve got your shit together, go talk to a loan officer about a home loan. You hand over so much personal information in the shortest amount of time. You can’t help but wonder if someone’s just really going to steal your identity.
- I discovered Doctor Who. In relation to everything else on this list, this seems, arbitrary, but it isn’t, far from arbitrary.
The Doctor taught me stop being afraid and start being curious, and that above all things, that I matter and quite a lot. The Doctor reminds me that I am, in fact, brilliant. For a while, I thought that to live like the Doctor means to travel to far off distant places or save the world, but I recently realized, living like the Doctor means living fearlessly, in the moment, and being in the place that you are. It means enjoying the wild fascination that is the vast universe, and knowing that no one, be it the last Time Lord or a thirty year old married woman has it all figured out. The Doctor taught me to adapt, and I’ve ever grateful for the lesson. And this year I’ve needed it.