Doctor Who Season 8 Premiere on Tumblr | Above gifset source (x)
Doctor Who has one of the biggest and most highly engaged fandoms on Tumblr, and this weekend they were out in full force again for the 8th season premiere of the show since its reboot; this season featuring a new Doctor, redecorated TARDIS, and the redone show opening seen above, currently the most popular Doctor Who related post on Tumblr.
From Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th, 59.5k posts were made about Doctor Who by a community of 796.4k Tumblr users, earning 3.6 million notes. That’s an average of 61 notes per post, putting a single weekend of Doctor Who on par with a month’s worth of posts from the science community.
Gifsets are popular in Tumblr fandom for their ability to replay small moments that lend greater significance to characters and moments in a series that are easy to miss during a show’s initial run. The official Doctor Who Tumblr understands this about their audience and uses a lot of gifsets in their posts.
Very cleverly done.
But guess what? I WILL be coming back.
Actor, comedian, and rapper Donald Glover (Community) has been cast as the voice of Mile Morales, the Spider-Man of Marvel’s “Ultimate” universe. He will be featured in an upcoming episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man.
This is a pretty interesting casting decision considering Donald Glover had originally inspired writer Brian Michael Bendis to create Miles Morales back in 2011. Plus, Donald Glover is just awesome and should be a great fit for the character. This isn’t Glover’s first attempt at voice acting either, having voiced the character Marshall Lee on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
“We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect.”
—Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via quotethat)
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