(This post is dedicated to Calah – I finally got to it, I did!)
(P.S. vote for Calah [Barefoot and Pregnant] at the Crescat Cannonball Awards)
Those of you who know me, primarily in real life or on twitter, know that I am unduly obsessed with Doctor Who. Like, completely obsessed. Like, I picked out TARDIS blue bridesmaid dresses forever ago and I’m not even remotely a “My dream wedding was planned at the age of 5!” kind of gal. At one point my car was making the Tardis noise and I was loath to take it into the shop because for a split second after turning it off I could close my eyes and pretend I was
making sweet love to time traveling with the Doctor. Sometimes the only thing that keeps me from running away (in my red converse) and joining a convent after particularly awful days at work is the knowledge that I have to bear one son I can name Christopher Tennant Smith.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Me + Tardis + the Doctor (- every other companion and River effing Song) = <3.
I found Doctor Who after season 1 of the BBC’s Robin Hood (child 2 is Jonas Armstrong Sexy McSexy Pants II, in case you’re curious)
Meet Mr. Vatican Spy. Who should definitely be post-Matt Smith which would make it NOT cheating on The Doctor.
There. . .was a point to this blog, but now I’m just thinking about Jonas Armstrong in the Tardis.
As I was saying.
I couldn’t have converted without Doctor Who. Okay, so that’s a little facetious. BUT JUST A LITTLE. Doctor Who was the main reason I had absolutely -zero- problem with the concept of the Papacy.
Why, asketh thou unenlightened readers who have never watched the show?
I was all, “What the crap, I have to be Catholic! They have Time Lord Leaders!”
The Doctor is one Time Lord, who has the ability to regenerate an (albeit limited) number of times. Meaning, he takes on another form but he remains the same person (humanoid, for the picky sci-fi people out there).
So, when Peter died, his physical form may have passed away, but his anointing and office was regenerated into. . .whoever the next Pope was, and when THAT Pope died he regenerated the same office on to the next Pope, and so on. Which means, B16 is pretty much the Doctor. Different people, different personalities, but the same office.
All I’m saying is, if you -really- want to have an awesome Catachesis class, watch the Eccleston-Tennant regeneration story arch and then explain the Papal seat.
. . .
I’ve lost you all, haven’t I.
I DON’T CARE.
I’M GOING TO WATCH THE SHAKESPEARE EPISODE NOW MWAHAHAHAHA.