I’ve always tried to subside my fangirl/nerdy side in favour of my passion for photography, art and design (as it’s actually what I study at uni). But given a very recent ( 10 mins ago lol) and mind-blowing discovery I’m about to make a few things public for all of you wonderful people to know.
My tumblr name and the blog’s title both refer to my two main current passions, i.e. Sherlock and Doctor Who respectively. Girl with key is queen is my adaptation of a quote all of Sherlockians out there will recognise: Moriarty’s line in the Reichenbach Fall. Sonic Box is winking to DW and his Sonic Screwdriver. In the past year and a half Doctor Who has really become an amazing source of fun and very tasty food for thought. I got so obsessed that at one point, after a nice and funny chat with my best friend, I decided to defy all rules of common sense (= my fangirling knows no limit) and turn my obsession into an essay, actually the essay that will mark the end of my years as an undergraduate student.
So here we go now, I’ve found a tutor at uni who embraced enthusiastically my cause and is willing to assist me in this amazing adventure (though he’s not exactly a specialist of DW, before me he had never heard of it). I’m still doing research and I haven’t 100% my ideas clear as to what is going to be the key point of my essay precisely. There are tons of themes that can be noticed when analysing DW’s contents. Given that my studies revolve around art, the actual core concept of my essay will be related to the Aesthetics of New Media, especially considering Lev Manovich’s book The Language of New Media (warning: this link is a massive pdf of the book itself).
The first part of my dissertation is going to investigate the origins of the series, its first sources of inspiration, any information that will clarify its genesis (such as novels and references in our culture). I’m currently watching the classic series to this purpose. A short while ago, thanks to the DW tumblr I found out some incredible essays on DW, (available on Amazon) I can’t get wait to lay my hands on. If you’ve read this far I thank you all already. This project is very important to me, and I know that here on tumblr there are lots of Whovians, amazing and clever geeky people. I’m actually sending a call for any of you who’s willing to share thoughts on the series, things you found interesting and tickled your imagination, articles or anything related to the making of the series, interviews with the screenplay writers, the minds behind the show (both the classic and the present series). Or books on DW you might happen to stumble upon. (Ask and Mail super welcome!).
I’m horribly unlucky as to live in the forgot and shabby side of Narnia, so I can’t view all the videos on DW released by the BBC on their website (you know the restricted area or whatever it’s called-shit). So if you have alternative links, the better. Even if your not interested in this, but may know someone on tumblr who could, I’d really appreciate the reblogging! I don’t know if I mad myself very clear here so if you’re staring at this post thinking “what the hell is she on about?” go on and Ask me. I already thank all of you for your help :) Have a brilliant weekend! X