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A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

T is for “Time and relative dimension in space”


“Time and relative dimension in space” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.


This isn’t the TARDIS you’re looking for

A Tardis or TARDIS or TT Capsule is the primary space-time vehicle used by Time Lords from the planet Gallifrey.

Allegedly, Susan, the original companion and the granddaughter of the Doctor, conceived the acronym.

However, some beings such as the Sisterhood of Karn knew the acronym without prompting from the Doctor or his companions.


I’m in your neighborhood mindin’ my biz

The twelfth Doctor once claimed to Osgood that he made up the term TARDIS from the initials, “Totally and Radically Driving in Space.”

Osgood mentioned that she had heard several variations of what TARDIS stood for.

The Tardis moves through space and time by disappearing there and reappearing here, materializing almost instantaneously from one moment and place to another.

The Doctor did demonstrate that his Tardis cloud fly through space like any other spacecraft, but it was not the recommended form of travel using a Tardis.


She’s a beauty

His Tardis is a phone box – the chameleon circuit broken and his arrival in 1963 never forgotten.

The Tardis is a complex machine, grown rather than constructed unlike conventional spaceships.

The Tardis has such a personality – embracing some companions better than others. She takes the Doctor where he “needs” to go rather than where he wants to go. The Doctor is a mad man with a box – it’s always him and that blue box in the end.


A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

S is for “i’m so so Sorry


“i’m so so Sorry” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

Ten was very apologetic, especially when something seemingly impossible to stop occurred.

He apologized because he believed that he could do nothing.


You’re so sorry, Doctor

Sometimes that was just the case, and other times he would rally and find a way to save the day.

Usually the Doctor apologizing meant something bad had happened or was about to happen – something unavoidable, something unthinkable.

The Doctor also apologized when those unmentionable acts were his own – unable to keep promises, doing harm to those people who could not be saved, and unable to do anything to help.

Ten even used the word “sorry” as an exclamation of sorts throughout his journey (or rather his song).

There’s actual a meme out there with an image of Ten with the words, “I’m not always sorry, but when I am, I’m so so sorry.” I couldn’t help but snort at that one!

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

R is for “Run


“Run” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This is the first word that the Doctor utters in the first series of the “new” Who.

Running – so much running – is central to the Doctor. He runs from trouble; he runs towards danger; he runs from his companions; he runs towards his enemies.


Running… it’s the best!

The Doctor is always running. He runs to save the world, and he runs to see the universe.

All of time and space, the Doctor simply runs.

Being a companion of the Doctor requires some serious cardio workout in preparation for the role – I’m just sayin’!

The Doctor is like a shark – if he stops moving, then he will simply end. I don’t think the Doctor will ever stop running, but if he ever did that would be the end of Doctor Who.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

Q is for “silence will fall when the Question is asked”


“silence will fall when the Question is asked” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

The question – the mystery behind the question spanned across several series. Fans thought they had answers when only more questions arose.

The question – “the first question, the oldest question in the universe, hidden in plain sight” – Doctor Who?

I loved the question storyline – it is one of my favorite arcs alongside bad wolf, the face of boe’s message, and the impossible girl. It spans across not only series, but the changing over of companions and a regeneration.

I knew that we wouldn’t learn the answer to the question, not the “true” name of the Doctor. But the answer never really mattered to me – he’s the Doctor. It’s not the name that he was given, but it is the name that he chose.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

P is for “come along Pond


“come along Pond” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This line is another catchphrase for the eleventh Doctor. It reoccurs in several variations throughout the run of Eleven.

The phrase refers to Amy Pond, but he also references Rory as a “Pond” rather than a Williams.


Let’s blow this popsicle stand, Pond!

Some Doctor Who catchphrases become bigger than they actually are – I mean, this phrase alone was only uttered eight times throughout the run of the “Ponds.”

Many reoccurring phrases in the “new” Who become so much more – and several of them are included in this alphabet.

This phrase embodies the “Ponds” – Amy was the first face that the eleventh Doctor saw and in a way, hers was the last face he saw before he fully regenerated.

Amy followed the Doctor even when real life started happening for her and her husband Rory – they traveled until the end, until they could no longer.

Amy and Rory are definitely some of my favorite companions of the Doctor – a wife and husband duo who waited and fought for each other. The Doctor was her imaginary friend, her “raggedy man,” but Amy was Rory’s queen.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

O is for “the Only water in the forest is the river”


“the Only water in the forest is the river” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This quote is from the episode “A Good Man Goes to War” from the sixth series. They’re subtle words, but they turn out to be what reveals the true identity of River Song.


I’m in your robes, not being headless

The events of the episode really show how far the Doctor would go when someone he deeply cares about suffers so greatly that their lives are forever changed.

The severity of his anger and the raising of an army to his cause truly shows just how frightening the Doctor can be.

The Doctor travels to Demon’s Run to rescue Amy Pond and her baby from the clutches of Madame Kovarian, the malevolent eye-patch lady. Three allies that the Doctor gathers together to fight later become known as the Paternoster Gang: Madame Vastar, her lover Jenny Flint, and Strax.



But what truly reveals the identity of River Song is a small unassuming gift from an inhabitant of the Gamma Forests and a cleric from the Church.

Amy and Rory find out what happened to their daughter by learning that there is no word for “Pond” in the Gamma Forests.

Spoilers – River Song is Melody Pond! This episode really was a turning point for me when it comes to my feelings about River Song.


Surprise! It’s a girl

After learning this and watching the series again, I really started to love the character and her backstory.

For the longest time, I was not in the River Song fan club, but looking at her character and her development after learning the truth – she is so sweet! She’s a Pond, and I love the Ponds!

She’s Melody Pond. She’s a human with Time Lord DNA conceived in the Time Vortex abroad the Tardis. Yes, the Doctor finds the Ponds’ daughter, but certainly not in the manner that Amy and Rory envision. Because time can be rewritten, but certainly not this – never this.

This episode was truly gut-wrenching for both Amy and Rory – finding each other, finding their child, and losing that child. It was an emotional roller coaster that we don’t even see the resulting aftermath until its conclusion in “Let’s Kill Hitler.”


Say, what now?!?

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

N is for “new new new new new new new new new New york”


“new new new new new new new new new New york” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This is an actual destination of the Doctor. It is the fifteenth New York on New Earth, a planet colonized by the New Earth Empire. It even has apple-grass!


How many is that?

The Doctor took Rose to New New York for their first trip together after his regeneration.

They were summoned to the New New York Hospital by the Face of Boe, who is dying of old age.

He has a dying message that he will only give to a wanderer without a home, which describes the Doctor.

We not only see the familiar Face of Boe; we see Lady Cassandra once again. Both of these characters were last seen in “The End of the World” with Nine.


The message… brb

However, the Face of Boe is no longer dying by the end of the story.

The Doctor asks the Face about his message, but he is told that the message can wait for their third and final meeting.

Then like a boss, the Face teleports away.

We travel to New New York again with Martha Jones, but I’m going to hold off talking about the awesomeness that is Martha Jones in that particular episode until another letter.

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