shivver13 (shivver13) wrote,

Five brilliant years

There's this feature on Facebook called "On This Day" (actually, they renamed it to "Memories" recently) which shows you your posts from years past for the current month and day. I love this feature, because it's fun trying to figure out what the hell I was talking about seven years ago.

This was today's post:

September 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM: "We've been catching up with the rest of the modern world and finally watching the recent Dr. Who. Christopher Eccleston made a fantastic Doctor! We won't be able to watch the David Tennant seasons until November, and I've been pumping (my husband) for as much info as I can about the old series, to put more of the show in context. Fandom, here I come!"

It's been five brilliant years.

I fell really hard into Doctor Who. I've had fandoms before, but nothing like this - never so all-consuming. During that first year, I spent all my time (including a large portion of work hours, but don't tell anyone) researching on Tardis Data Core, collecting and watching episodes, collecting and listening to audios, and - for the first time ever in my life - writing, something that I don't think I could live without now. This has led to meeting some brilliant friends (that's you guys, if I'm not clear), attending Gallifrey One every year, and traveling to Canada and Europe to explore like I've always wanted.

Doctor Who changed my life. It's difficult to remember what I used to do before I started watching the show. Lots of video games, mostly, and I still do play video games, but there's so much more out there and this introvert who prefers staying closed up in her room tries her best to go find it. That's what I've taken away from the show. Thank you, Doctor, and I'm looking forward to catching up with you and your adventures again in October.
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