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Twenty Years of This Incarnation! (A #beautiesonfire Collab!)

Here it is, the fourth active week of the Beauties On Fire collab. Twenty or so bloggers will be posting their takes on a “Movie/Book Theme” this weekend! Some will be doing makeup and others will be doing fashion. All of them promise to be a lot of fun! Head on over to Elizabeth’s blog right here, and you’ll see the rest of the links at the bottom of the page – but you best read hers first!

You might have noticed I didn’t make it for the theme last week, which was “Disney Princesses”. I’d actually wanted to do something from one of those amazingly dark movies Disney did back in the late 70s – early 80s, but before I could do anything a toothache struck. And not just a toothache, but one that honestly felt as though someone was slamming the butt of an axe into the left side of my face… and this was AFTER taking four Advil and applying Severe Formula Oragel! Not the best way to spend a weekend, lemme tell you.

All that aside (thank God), I wasn’t sure what to do with this theme. I have too many books and movies I love! I finally had a thought pop into my head, though: Doctor Who. And not just the character, but one specific incarnation of the Doctor: the Eighth Doctor.

Though I remember my parents having Doctor Who on the television when I was a kid (Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor), I never really saw it until a few years ago. Then my introduction happened to be thanks to the actor who played The Doctor in a very-little-known television movie: Doctor Who, from 1996. It was an attempt to resurrect the series, which had been cancelled by BBC in 1989, and bring it to American audiences. From watching it, I personally think they made the Companion, Dr. Grace Holloway, too freakin’ dingy and campy. They didn’t take into account the intelligence of their audience! But out of all this came Paul McGann’s portrayal of The Doctor, and he’s been called the man with the shortest and the longest career in the role, thanks to a ton of audio plays by the company Big Finish that have introduced many more adventures for this Doctor.

So anyway, fangurl activated. Not only do I have Paul McGann in the Horatio Hornblower series from A&E, in Withnail & I, and in quite a few other shows I love, but also as Doctor Who… which means there’s got to be things! Yes, like nail polish!


See? I told you. The beautiful blue with the micro glitter is “Bigger On The Inside”, a reference to the TARDIS, by Nail Pattern Boldness, who also has a great line of television and movie inspired polishes. The topper for my middle and ring fingers is one dedicated to the Eighth Doctor, called “Who Am I?”, from his confusion after regenerating in a hospital morgue and being struck by temporary amnesia. This one is no longer available, but was created by The Lady Varnishes, another super indie polish maker you should check out.

And just perfect for this year – the twentieth anniversary of the Eighth Doctor’s first appearance. (And just because of the great shots of Paul McGann, here’s a fan trailer for it, too… Yesss, I am a goob!)

Still hungry for more ideas from books and movies? Follow this link to the post on Everything & Nothin’ and see what Elisabeth does when (two)faced with Tarzan and Jane! Then check out all the link-ups below – so many gorgeous women, so many amazing ideas!

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Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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