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The Doctor Wishes The Author Happy Birthday!

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Now, you may not have picked up on this (because I’m so subtle about it), but I love Doctor Who just a teensy little bit.

Me, wearing an ugly sweater with a dog on it, showing off fresh knuckle tattoos that spell out "Time Lady"

So much so that, in addiction to mutilating myself in tribute, I also legally changed one of my middle names to Gallifrey, the Doctor’s home planet.

Friday was my birthday, and my friend Petra (who comments on this blog, you’ve probably seen her around) and her son, Connor (who know of my love for The Doctor) had a connection who could make my entire birthday:

When I first saw this in my Twitter DMs, I was like, “Oh, cool, Petra sent me a video of Peter Capaldi.”

Then he said my NAME.

The screaming, the shouting, the running around. Everything was high pitched. It was beautiful.

So, first of all, I’m going to say that Peter Capaldi? Is a freaking stand-up guy. He didn’t have to do this. He was at work, he had other things on his mind. But he did it anyway, for a fan. That’s how much he cares about Whovians. He had the opportunity to make a stranger who loves his show happy. What a great dude.

Second, how awesome are Petra and Connor and their super secret connection? The super secret connection, by the way, was a guy who was nervous to approach Capaldi in the first place, so big hugs and thank yous to that guy, too.

This was one of the most thoughtful birthday surprises ever, and I’ve only watched it about a billion times. The best part? He says I went to the Academy. So, basically, I’m an official Time Lady. I’m insisting this is canon. Fight me.

You can all refer to me as The Author now.

30 Comments

  1. This is amazing, and Happy (Belated) Birthday, and OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING.

    July 18, 2016
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  2. Jemmy
    Jemmy

    That is so fantastic 🙂 I’m not much of a Who fan but he is my favourite. Happy birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  3. Jayce
    Jayce

    I’ve never actually seen Doctor Who (don’t shoot me!!) but that is one of the coolest things ever! Happy birthday.

    July 18, 2016
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  4. candy apple
    candy apple

    I would like to offer The Author congratulations and also a happy birthday. 😀

    July 18, 2016
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  5. terri Czarski
    terri Czarski

    That is SO VERY AWESOME! Happiest of birthdays to you, albeit belatedly.

    July 18, 2016
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  6. Rebecca
    Rebecca

    OH MY GAWD. That is the awesomest of awesomesauce things.

    July 18, 2016
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  7. Squeaklet
    Squeaklet

    HOLY FUCKING SHITBALLS!!!
    (Also, happy birthday! XXX)
    P.S. Doesn’t “Many Happy Returns” also have a deeper meaning when you’re a Time Lady? Regeneration being a thing y’all do and all…? 🙂

    July 18, 2016
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  8. Heather (@TorrinPaige)
    Heather (@TorrinPaige)

    How do you know you’re a most excellent person? When your friends turn out to be most excellent as well. Petra and Connor are awesome! So, of course, is Capaldi. Happy Birthday, Jenny! What a sweet gift.

    July 18, 2016
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  9. Bunny
    Bunny

    Awesome! Happy Birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  10. So happy for you! And happy birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  11. Cressida
    Cressida

    WOW. That is an awesome thing among many awesome things for The Author. Happy belated birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  12. Brian
    Brian

    HOLY FUCK SHIT! That’s awesome! I’d be running around Kermit-flailing til I died of exhaustion and regenerated. I’m glad you have slightly more restraint. And remember, don’t be lasagna!

    July 18, 2016
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  13. It’s things like these that keep my faith in humankind alive.

    Happy Birthday, Jenny! <3

    July 18, 2016
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  14. Victoriana
    Victoriana

    Aw that’s so sweet. Peter Capaldi is freaking awesome. Now I know he’s a great guy as well as an outstanding actor. Happy birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  15. Lieke
    Lieke

    This calls for an OMG: OMG! This is awesome! Such a nice thing for Peter Capaldi to do and such a fantastic gift for you. Happy birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  16. Wonderbink
    Wonderbink

    That is made of so much awesome. Happy belated birthday, by the way.

    July 18, 2016
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  17. zeee
    zeee

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    THAT’S SO AMAZING!!!! happy late birthday, Author!!

    July 18, 2016
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  18. Anon123
    Anon123

    Holy crud-balls, that is freaking amazing, I’m so happy for you!!!!!!!

    July 18, 2016
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  19. Sarah
    Sarah

    That’s amazing. Happy birthday!

    July 18, 2016
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  20. Andrea
    Andrea

    This is so frickin cool!!!!

    July 18, 2016
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  21. Mandi Rei Serra
    Mandi Rei Serra

    That is pure awesome sauce. (Happy belated Birthday, by the way! May this year be better than the one before)

    July 19, 2016
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  22. Alisha
    Alisha

    HOLY CRAP!!!!

    July 19, 2016
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  23. Claire
    Claire

    I never commented here but have read all of your articles on the very day they are published for something like a year or so.
    So first: happy birthday !
    And second: You had 2 kids, which means that for 18 months you had 2 hearts inside of you, soooo… you WERE a biologically accurate time lady!

    July 19, 2016
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  24. Aveste
    Aveste

    Awwww, this is fantastic. And adorable. Thank you for sharing this and your joy, Jenny, and above all a very happy belated birthday! :)))

    July 19, 2016
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  25. Loopy
    Loopy

    This is who I picture as Ian :)))) happy birthday

    July 19, 2016
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  26. fluff
    fluff

    Since I missed the boat on your birthday, I hope all of your unbirthdays are happy too, Author!!

    July 20, 2016
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  27. Sara
    Sara

    Love this! And can we talk about how handsome he is?!

    July 20, 2016
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  28. Bryn
    Bryn

    I am screaming with joy for you!

    July 24, 2016
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  29. Aradia Zavion
    Aradia Zavion

    Holy shit, this was you?!! My friend works at the venue they were filming at, (he’s not a Who fan but knows I am) and told me about Peter Capaldi recording an in-character birthday message for someone, mentioned the “Time Lady” tattoo and middle name change, but I only just saw this post and realised it was you he was talking about! Am so thrilled for you!!!

    August 1, 2016
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