I started this blog and its accompanying facebook page on March 4, 2013. At that point I had only been watching Doctor Who for about a month, but I needed something to both occupy my time until grad school started and keep my mind off my depression and not so great home life. Never did I envision that this blog would grow so much or that it would amass over 5,000 views. Nor did I imagine just how much fun I would have writing blog posts and interacting/debating with my fellow whovians or that I would be able to go to various conventions and meet some of the actors who have played a fundamental role in a show that has come to mean so much to me.
This blog has been a life saver. I can’t explain how important it is for me to have a safe place to turn to when life becomes stressful and overwhelming or when isolation threatens to crush me. Plus, I enjoy taking the time to focus on a show that I have grown to adore. I love having the opportunity to express why certain episodes have struck a nerve or to discuss the larger theological or societal ideas in Doctor Who while knowing that there are other people who enjoy thinking deeply about the show as well. It makes me feel a little less crazy and alone.
This year has been one of transition and there have been moments where I worried that my depression would get the better of me, but in the midst of all the chaos there was this blog and this community of fellow whovians to keep me grounded and sane. And the great thing about Doctor Who and the fanbase that has arisen from the show, is that there is an abundance of resources and networks available. While the show is currently on hiatus, one can re-watch episodes from the classic era and the nuwho era, there are novels, audiobooks, comicbooks, and fan made art and videos that help keep the whovian community active.
I want to thank each of you for following my blog or my facebook page and for being open and willing to engage in conversations about theology, doctor who, and anything else. I hope that you have enjoyed my posts thus far and that something I have written may have stuck with you, or made you think in a different way, or simply alleviated a few minutes of boredom. Thank you for a great year and I look forward to another year filled with adventures: “All of time and space. everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?”