Friday, December 10, 2010

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, December 10, 2010 23 comments
My hubby and I have been geeking out big time on the latest season of Dr. Who, which at last became available on Netflix in November.

How badly are we geeking out? Check out the themed snowflakes hubby created (from scratch, I might add, using an exacto knife and a hole punch). He is the awesomest!


































Can you recognize the iconic Dr. Who images in each?

Posts of Note
Talli Roland, who's e-book version of her first novel The Hating Game released December 1, has two amazing posts with how-tos on marketing your work:

The Web Splash: How I Organised It explains how to harness social media in a launch.
The Behemoth explains how to work with amazon.com.

Think I'll keep it short and sweet today. We're in full-on holiday hustle at my place.

Any other Whovians out there?
Have you ever made fan art? Ever tried cut paper creations?
Does marketing your work excite or scare you? Why?

23 comments:

  1. Haha, I love it! I can recognise: tardis, cybermen, daleks and the ood. Do you prefer David Tennant or Matt Smith? I've never made fan art, but maybe I will one day.

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  2. Lorna: You got it! Awesome! Matt Smith appealed to me sooner than Tennant transitioning from Eccleston did. I think it's his optimism that's so appealing. Tennant went out very dark and cynical. I totally HATED the Russell Davies finale that ended Tennant's time as the 10th doctor. Stupidest script ever. Tennant deserved better.

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  3. I love Dr. Who! I was completely obsessed with it for a while, but I haven't watched the Matt Smith season. To tell the truth, my heart is still broken over Christoper Eccleston. Siiiiigh. I loved Tennant, but Eccleston and Piper had CHARISMA. If we keep talking about Dr. Who I will get all weepy and nostalgic. I'm with you on the finale, I thought it would go out bigger than that. But Tennant's face when he knocked on the door...priceless.

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  4. those are some seriously fancy snowflakes! Nice work!

    hmmm... so far the scariest part has been trying to land an agent... mbrr~ ;p

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  5. Those are amazing snowflakes! (Having never watched Dr. Who, I have no idea what they are.)

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  6. Those are really cool--your hubby is talented! I hear about Dr. Who all the time but have never actually watched it. Is it really that good? Maybe it would be a good choice for my husband and me--we don't have the same tastes in TV shows, but it would be nice to have something to watch together.

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  7. JEM: Run, don't walk, to watch the Matt Smith season. You will fall in love with the show all over again. Steven Moffatt takes over as head writer (remember the episode Blink with the Weeping Angels? That's his work) and the new scripts are full of awesomeness.

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  8. Leigh: I wish he had more time to make stuff like this--he is super arty and creative for a philosopher. :-) And I hear you about the agent hunt. Quite scary at times.

    GE: If you like SciFi even a little, you'll enjoy this show--it's from BBC. Doesn't take itself too seriously, just good time & space travel fun.

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  9. Elle: Do either of you like SciFi and England have a somewhat zany sense of humor? You'll enjoy this show--at least the most recent incarnation. This show has existed since the early 1960s and used to be painfully cheesy. As production costs have gone down, they're able to make a pretty spiffy-looking program. Look for the series one starring Chris Eccleston and Billie Piper to start.

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  10. Wow! Those are some awesome snowflakes. Your husband is great with an exacto knife!

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  11. Hmmm, Tardis, Cybermen, Daleks and Ood.

    I guess I'm probably too much of a geek for my own good!

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  12. Those are detailed snowflakes! I'm don't (yet) watch Dr.Who but may do a marathon one weekend!

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  13. Awesome snowflakes, but I don't recognize Dr. Who features since I don't watch it.

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  14. Those are incredible snowflakes! How long did it take him to make those? I'm duly impressed!

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  15. Those snowflakes are awesome. I've got several friends who watch Dr.Who and I really need to try it out- I've heard great things.

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  16. I don't know much about Dr. Who but these snowflakes are really beautiful! No fan art for me. As for marketing my writing, it excites me. But it's also really time consuming and a lot of frickin' work...

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  17. Al: Awesome, you got them all! :-)

    Lynn: It would take more than a weekend most likely. The newest incarnation is in its 5th season. It's a really fun show--SciFi with humor.

    Mediea: One could probably make flakes with any theme, you just need to start with the paper folded correctly.

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  18. Vicki: I think he spent about twenty mintutes on each from sketch to final. The TARDIS (first flake) took two tries to get the design right.

    Abby: It's a fun show--SciFi that doesn't take itself too seriously. And it's a show from England, which is a big plus in my book. :-)

    Melissa: The opportunity to market appeals to me--as you say, exciting. But yeah, it does look like a lot of work. I'm so thankful to folks like Talli showing us how.

    Susan: I'm now tempted to invent some designs too, they look so cool!

    Jamie: Hope they inspire you to try something creative yourself.

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  19. I can't believe your husband made those out of paper! That's incredible.

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  20. Those are AMAZING! I am in awe. Impressive. I bet they'd sell well. :O)

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  21. Laura: the flakes are based on a traditional German craft "scherenschnitte" which has been around for a few centuries. Google the term and you'll find lots of cool paper creations.

    Madeleine: Hmm. Hubby did these just for fun, but I'll bet if he made a book of patterns for beloved media, he could easily sell it.

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