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Snuggling Up With The Doctor

I’m cold today. Seriously, it’s one of those days that my fingers literally hurt.

Actually, it’s more of a numbness that you don’t really realize is there until you pick up your mug-o-joe and recognize the tingly pins and needles feel of the blood returning to your hands.  Ugh!

It’s the kind of day that I’d rather be on my couch, snuggled under blankets and enjoying some fine British entertainment. What kind of British entertainment? Well, while I do indeed have a soft spot for Sherlock and Downton Abbey, my first choice will always be the good Doctor. Of course!

(You knew that was coming. I mean, you saw the title, right?)

Since circumstances are currently preventing me from the aforementioned couch snuggle-time, I must content myself with dreaming! And trolling Etsy. Etsy’s great for dreaming and trolling. And for dreaming of trolls.

First on my list of snuggle necessities is a good blanket. Check out this one from MockingbirdMP.

tardis blanket

It’s bigger on the inside! Get it? Narf!

I’m not about to drag my comforter downstairs for couch time, and most times, I’m just looking for more of a lap warmer. A stadium blanket sounds just about right to me! And I love the embroidery, don’t you? Very cool.

My first thought was to head straight for a blanket that is full-on TARDIS. But, you see those everywhere, you know? There was just something about this one that I love. It’s simple, and I like that!

So, if you’re going for more of a lap blanket (which I clearly was), you’ll probably need something for your feet. Slippers!

I really tried to find some slippers on Etsy that I liked. It was a no-go. Um, get on that, crafty people of the Interwebz.

But, slippers are still needed! Enter my favorite geekery purveyor: ThinkGeek! Guys, I love ThinkGeek and could easily spend WAY too much money on their website.

Back to slippers! Check out their TARDIS ones here. It’s a pretty classic design, and for those of you with larger feet, no worries, they’re BIGGER ON THE INSIDE!

(Oh, hush. I had to put that in there, and you know it!)

Okay, so the body and feet are taken care of. What next? Straight to the top with a fun hat!

I know they’ve (science-y people) have generally debunked the idea that tons of heat is lost through the top of one’s head. Sure, you lose heat, but not the huge amount I was lead to believe by my well-intentioned mother. At any rate, hats make me feel warmer! I really like this one from Akiseo.

Again with the TARDIS, right? Yep!

Next on my list is something for the hands! Kinda.

Check out this sweet mug from TheMugglyDuckling! (What a great shop name, btw!) Minimalist and fantastic.

ten pillow

Allons-y!

Lastly, if you find yourself alone, this Doctor pillow is the perfect cuddle buddy! It’s modeled after everybody’s favorite Doctor, the Tenth played by David Tennant. (What? He’s not your favorite?! Well, I suppose you’re entitled to your own opinion…even if that opinion happens to be wrong, of course.) I spotted Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in telahmarie’s shop, and it looks like custom orders are available, too, so, you could cuddle up with any of the Doctors, I suppose.

Ten’s still the best, though.

There you have it: the perfect list of must-haves for a snuggle session with the Doctor! And right before the 5oth Anniversary Special, too! You’re welcome.

What did I miss? Hit me up with some links in the comments.

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The Week in Geek: Sept. 28, 2012

You may have added pumpkin spice to everything you’re eating and drinking, but I’ve got some geeky spice to add to your weekend! (Not my strongest opener,  I’ll grant you. I just got back from the dentist. I’m traumatized; cut me some slack!)

Avengers part 1 by La-Chapeliere-Folle

What if Tim Burton had been given the reigns of The Avengers instead of Joss Whedon? Deviantartist La-Chapeliere-Folle has a pretty good idea. Image courtesy of La-Chapeliere-Folle on DeviantArt.

Edgar Wright screened test footage for his finally confirmed Ant-Man. Thanks to talented Deviantartist Samurai Jack, who storyboarded his recollection of the footage, I can pretend I hopped a plane to San Diego, spent seven hours standing in line for a panel, and then spent two more in a massive room that slowly became filled with fanboy/girl farts. (via Topless Robot)

A Reddit user with the handle “european_douchebag” took a surreptitious photo of a Sikh woman with facial hair and posted it to be mocked. Her dignified, lovely, and forgiving response would have been enough. But then, the internet imploded and the original poster actually wrote a sincere apology. Internet, just when I think I know you, you surprise me. (Thanks to Colleen Carow for the Facebook tip!)

TJ has found a way to make his boredom disappear in a Flash (game)! (Come on, stop groaning! That was moderately clever! No? Alright, then.)

Hope Larson explains why she said, “Yes!” to adapting A Wrinkle in Time. I think the reasoning should be, “They asked me to adapt A Wrinkle in Time. What other answer is there?” (via Huffington Post)

Avengers part 2 by La-Chapeliere-Folle

Loving the Hulk interpretation here. Which is your favorite? Image courtesy of La-Chapeliere-Folle on DeviantArt.

Nerd Approved thinks that this Thor and Loki snuggle blanket is bizarre. I have two alternate synonyms to suggest: “Sold out online” and “Perfect for my living room.” (via The Mary Sue)

You’ll be able to download your tweets before 2013. That’s great because I was getting worried that all my shameless self-promotion on Twitter was just going to be lost forever. (via Geekosystem)

Gabrielle showed us where you can buy fabulous comic-covered kicks; but let’s assume you don’t have cash to burn on these nerdgasmic shoes. The Offbeat Bride has tips on how to make them yourself. (via Offbeat Bride)

Hey, what exactly do you get a search engine for its 14th birthday?

The companion of the Clown Prince of Crime, Harley Quinn, is 20 this year. What better way to remember many women’s (and men’s) favorite felon-ess than with a stunning sculpt…that (ugh) features her Arkham Asylum Juggalette of Death outfit. (via Kotaku)

Rapunzel by La-Chapeliere-Folle

A waifish, innocent blonde pulled into a mysterious world? I’m surprised Tim Burton hasn’t made an interpretation of Rapunzel already! Image courtesy of La-Chapeliere-Folle on DeviantArt.

They’re creepy, kooky, spooky, and all related. Rob runs down his favorite Halloweenie families.

Why were the Nazis obsessed with this Buddhist statue carved from a meteorite? If you have to ask, you’ve clearly never seen an Indiana Jones movie. (via io9)

Mark Millar, the creator of Kick Ass, has signed on to consult Fox on the future of the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. As much as I loved X-Men: First Class, I’m hoping this means 100 percent more Nic Cage insanity in future installments. (via CBR)

These adorable images prove Dr. Seuss and Star Wars go together like Boba Fett and a sarlacc. (via Neatorama)

Like sands in the hourglass so goes the flow of power in Game of Thrones. Not really, but John’s back with part two of his hella insightful analysis of the series.

A long time ago in a yarn shop far, far away, a motivated crafter bought patterns for these squee-worthy Star Wars ships amigurumi. Then she gave me one just because I’m awesome, and it’s that kind of story. (via Laughing Squid)

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Stepping All Over Comics

What woman doesn’t love shoes? I know that’s terribly stereotypical of me, and I really don’t care, because I LOVE SHOES. You call yourself a woman and don’t love shoes? Stay out of my fictional gym locker room, you alien life form!

I jest. (Mostly.)

Seriously, though. Shoes are awesome! Your hip bones don’t have to protrude from your waifish body for you to look snazzy in a cute pair of flats, and a good pair of heels can make you feel like a million bucks.

Esty seller FaithisFabulous has given me and other geekery-minded women (Or men, I suppose…I’m not here to judge! But, just to let you know, I’ll probably judge.) a new reason to lust.

BEHOLD!

Poison Ivy! And not the itchy kind! (I’m so allergic to poison ivy…eee!) Image courtesy of FaithisFabulous.

 

Villain not to your taste? How about Wonder WomanBatman or ZOMBIES (I LOVE The Walking Dead!)? The seller will make just about anything, according to the page. Oh the possibilities!

Of course, FaithisFabulous is not the only crafty crafter making comic shoes. A simple search on Etsy brought up lots of other sellers that ranged in price and assumed quality. Some are really cute! Others, not so much.

Oh, and there’s even shoes included for male-type creatures, too. So, there. I’m not TOTALLY sexist.

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