Before we get started, let me say that I have truly enjoyed this season of Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi did a great job, and I’m actually enjoying Jenna Coleman’s character a lot more. I feel like the two have a much better chemistry than Jenna had with Matt Smith, which isn’t intended to be a dig at Matt Smith. But enough fan boy blathering, time to get down to it.
I’m not much of an art lover—though I do love Van Gogh—my tastes are fairly modern and fairly cheap.
Like comic books.
Comic book art is amazing, but that’s not to say that fancy, classic art is bad. However, mixing the former with the later can only raise my view of it.
This, of course, brings me to the incredible work of Sacha Goldberger, whose newest collection, entitled “Super Flemish, ” was recently featured on CNN. Here’s a brief bit of the intro to the collection from Sacha’s website:
The Cybermen might be one of my favorite monsters/villains from Doctor Who. That’s partly because they have such a retro look at the core of their design, and they have been perfectly updated for the new series. Remember when they tried to update the Daleks? The iDaleks? That was not cool.
If you’re a fan boy/girl of the good Doctor then checkout ChurchMag’s TARDIS-themed devotional, Finding Faith Inside the Big Blue Box.
Anyway, here we are on Cyber Monday, the big online-software-electronic-digital buying day of the Christmas season. In case you’re new here, Cyber Monday is the day that most tech and electronic companies—but not Apple!—offer massive discounts and deals on their products. Super cool, right? Except…
I have loved science fiction for as long as I can remember. It’s always been my genre of choice. Whether it was the Back to the Future trilogy, Quantum Leap, of the My Teacher is an Alien books by Bruce Coville—I have been deep into the world of mystery and wonder of science fiction for a long time.
But in all of my reading and watching, I was never taken as deep into another world as I was when I found Doctor Who.
Unlike so many shows, Doctor Who takes the audience far beyond what might be considered familiar, safe, even comfortable. It’s one of the few shows that seems eager to thrust its strange and unfamiliar territory. It’s challenging, frustrating, and completely addicting.
The love of free stuff is, I think, one of the greatest common denominators amongst humanity. Seriously, who does’t love the idea of free stuff? Combine that with the idea of winning a contest, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for awesome, right?
Well, then, pass me your plate because The Moody Collective Podcast is serving up some heaping helpings of awesome right now!
In case you didn’t know, I live in the midwestern United States, where we’re expecting another depressingly frigid and snowy winter. Our Halloween jack o’lanterns had barely begun to rot before the frost began to fall. It’s the first week of November, and we’re fighting off SAD, a region-wide pumpkin spice addiction, and the overwhelming urge to start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving.
Now, my colleague James Cooper would have no problem at all with Christmas music out of season. James applies 2 Timothy 4:2 to his Christmas playlists and rocks it all year long.
I don’t. I hold off until after Thanksgiving and go hard into starting Black Friday and blast it well into the night on Christmas Day.