I think I know what I want to draw next…

Smaller on the outside

Smaller on the outside

A big gigantic drawing of the inside of the TARDIS.  How awesome would that be?  ((Photo courtesy of Foomandoonian))

Am I too old to want one?

Pssh.  As if.

Pssh. As if.

I know this one guy…  he’s got one…

and he's more than 900 years old

and he's more than 900 years old\

Actually, it’s a TARDIS tent.  For children 5 years and over.12

But, still, how awesome is THAT?!

  1. Size 180 x 90 x 90cm []
  2. 71 x 35½ x 35½” []

TARDIS’s are more practical than you might think…

You could use a prop TARDIS for a tool shed, chicken coop, garden shed, file cabinet, etc.1

But, as I was watching that video of Sillysparrowness build her TARDIS, I couldn’t help thinking…  This is a time and relative dimensions in space device – why does it need to be enclosed?  As long as you are going to use it as a prop, rather than as a storage device of some sort, you would really only need the front, the left or right panel, and the top.  Admittedly, then you could only take front or 3/4 perspective view shots.  If it were modular, the left and right sides could be swapped back and forth so you could take a left or right-sided 3/4 view picture.

If constructed in such a fashion it wouldn’t take up much room if you were to put it facing into a corner.2

  1. A place to change clothes very quickly before you go off to save the world? []
  2. NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER! []

New “Wheresthetardis” Infomercial – PLUS a special bonus gift if you act now! (justpayshippingandhandling)

If you act now, this special bonus gift could be yours!

At the end of the TARDIS infomercial they have a bunch of text quickly scroll past.  I paused the video and copied it all down, just so you won’t have to.  It’s after the two videos.  :)

Allons-y!!!

Here’s the bit that scrolls past really fast (complete with typos and duplication entries):

SIMPLE IS A RELATIVE TERM…
AS NECESSARY COMPONENTS MAY
NOT BE AVAILABLE
TARDIS CORAL
TARDIS KEY
CHAMELEON CIRCUIT
PARADOX MACHINE PARTS
ARCHANGEL PHONE CHARGERS
AUTONS
WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY THINGS
CARBON TUBING
CONSOLE WIRING
BAD WOLF
PSYCHIC PAPER
SONIC SCREWDRIVER
K9 TREATS
APPLES
3-D GLASSES
TIME RIFT FUEL
JELLY BABIES
VORTEX M ANIPULATOR
SENTIENT HEART
CLOISERT BELL
CLOAKING DEVICE
SWIMMING POOL
CHAMELELEON CIRCUIT
OUTER PLASMIC SHELL
PERCEPTION FILTER
REAL WORLD INTERFACE
TARDIS FORCE FIELD
BLUE STABILIZERS
DEMATERIALIZATION CIRCUIT
DIMENSIONAL STABILIZER
FAST RETURN SWITCH
FRICTION CONTRAFIBULATOR
GRAVITIC ANOMALISER
INTERACTIVE GYRO CONDUCTOR
SCOPE
HANDBRAKE
HELMIC REGULATOR
RANDOMISER
TIME PATH INDICATOR
TIME ROTOR
TIME VECORT GENERATOR
VORTEX LOOP
ZEITON CRYSTALS
ZIGZAG PLOTTER
DEFENCE INFDEFINITE TIMELOOP
OPTION
HEART OF THE TARDIS
HOSTILE ACTION DISPLACEMENT
SYSTEM (HADS)
SCANNER
TRANSLATION CIRCUIT
CHAMELEON ARCH
AIR CORRIDOR
BRIODE NEBULISER
DISTRESS SIGNAL RECEIVER
FAULT LOCATOR
FLUID LINK
FLOOD MACHINE
IMAGE TRANSLATOR
LIGHT SPEED OVERDRIVE
SAFETY INTERLOCKS
TELEPATHIC CIRCUITS
TREMULATOR
WARP SILO

TARDIS Police Box Signs

Police Box Sign by Steelgohst on deviantART

Police Box Sign by Steelgohst on deviantART

Just for you Tony Buser!

  1. Whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK on the “Index” on that website.  You have been warned. []
  2. Yes, I did spell his ‘nym correctly []

Skeinforge UI suggestions

I rather enjoy building the easy-to-use user interfaces for another website of mine.  I’m always tweaking it and trying to make it better.  Small change, test, ask for input, LRR.1

My last post gave me a great idea.  A large physical console with actual knobs, switches, and dials that all operate Skeinforge.  If I had one of these, I would want it to look like the center console of a TARDIS.  Some of the best Doctor Who moments are when he’s zipping around the console, tapping, flipping, twisting, turning and generally being wacky.

Imagine being able to do that sort of thing and then have a plastic object (of a seemingly correspondingly random quality) pop out of the center?

  1. Lather, rinse, repeat. []