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The story behind one of my Tattoos


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Ok I know some of you have seen this as one of my Icons. I'm sure you may wonder what it says. That's Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs for "Ninth Doctor." It's real and on my right shoulder blade. I got it in June after "Parting of the Ways" aired over here. I have one other Tattoo, also in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, on my left upper chest. It translates to "Anubis." I've had that one since June 2000. Odd little fact: Anubis is linked to Time and his sacred number is 9. Kinda freaky that. As for why I went with "Ninth Doctor" rather than the Seal of Rassilon, and for why I put it where it is, therein lies a tale....
See I was rather upset at the turn of events in "Parting of the Ways," and felt the need to do something. I already had the Anubis tattoo on my left chest so putting anything there was out. I also wanted a location that wouldn't warp over time/weight etc. (and an easily concealable site so my folks wouldn't freak...it was bad enough the first time!) So I figured on my back or shoulder, for those reasons and also, it's my way of saying, "Doctor, I've got your back! Please watch mine." And also "This shoulder is yours, if you need it, Doctor." Then it was a choice of what do I get. I nearly went with the seal. I have some now destroyed/abandoned fanfics I'd built with that idea in mind. But something just didn't feel right. That and it wasn't specific enough to Nine.
Then I had this dream. I was with Nine and we had landed in Ancient Egypt. I was getting into appropriate garb and I needed help with fastening one of those complicated beaded collars. So I asked the Doctor to help me fasten it. Now, in this dream, I had the Seal of Rassilon in the middle of my back, and, with the dress I was wearing, it was visible until the collar was placed. The Doctor noticed it right away but wouldn't say anything. My empathy was working better than usual in the dream and I could tell he was freaking out, but trying to hide it. So we got me done up and set off to meet the Pharoh. Then I noticed he didn't have his jacket on. I asked him about it and he just said that he'd left it back in the TARDIS becuse it was so hot. I made some comment about how I was curious about seeing him in Egyptian garb and for some reason this bothered the Doctor too. Then I woke up before I could ask him about it.
Then there was the translating work. I wanted to see what "Ninth Doctor" looked like written out and translated into Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. It was just too perfect. See the pictograms? You get what looks suspiciously like a man with two hearts and the number 9. I saw that, and I just knew I had to go with that.
Am I hopelessly obsessed? Yup. Shameless fan girl? You betcha! Would I go off with the Ninth Doctor if he showed up and offered me a ride? Do you even need to ask?... Hey, I can dream can't I? LOL


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Nov. 20th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
All right, your dreams are just way too detailed; mine are always jumbled up and leave me wondering just what the hell that was all about...
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All right, your dreams are just way too detailed; mine are always jumbled up and leave me wondering just what the hell that was all about... <i><Like when Chris Eccleston was using my kitchen chair to prop his foot on while he retied his shoelace and corrected mine and my kid's English...Excuse me?)</i>

Very cool story; I admire your devotion to the Doctor.
Nov. 20th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
So much for my HTML skills...
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not much better. (this is the second time I hadda post this).
Learnt this first, then this then this. This took bloody forever. And I still mess up on occasion.
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
You know what's really sad... I'm a web site developer... Blah hahaha!

It's bad some days, I forget the simplest things, and screw up even more. But, something insanely difficult I can breeze through. I think I'm one of those idiot savants.
Nov. 20th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
You ever have that problem where there's something you can do on autopilot, but when you stop to think about it you mess it up?
Nov. 20th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Every day. Speaking is one I have the most trouble with. Talking about computers and their inner workings is one of those things I turn into a babbling idiot with; but sit me down in front of a bobby pin and piece of lent and I'll build the super computer in minutes flat.
Nov. 20th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
There's only been 2 dreams that I've had with Chris Eccleston in them as himself, well sort of.
See one involved me being on the set rehearsing a scene in a Doctor Who movie. Rather risque sceene I might add though nothing had gone on as yet. I'm getting a bit intimidated (don't ask), and the rest of the crew goes off to lunch. Then "Chris" says, "I want to show you something." Now, I was still nervous but I trusted him, so I said "OK." Then he tells me, "Take my hand." I did and I remember that it was much colder than it should have been. Then he said, "Now put your hands on my chest, both of them." When I did I could feel 2 hearts beating, and I realised I was with the Doctor. "So it's really you?!?" I asked. "Yup," he replied. Then I asked, "What's going on, Doctor?" "sh. Big secret, but I thought you should know that before we finish filming this bit," the Doctor replied. and that was the end of that dream.
The other dream was after I'd seen 28 Days Later. I wound up in it at the blockade with a party of all women. There were just the 4 of us, all adults, and Selena was one of the girls. I dunno what happened to Jim but I was in charge. So we wind up at the blockade and I'm no naive leader. I ask the good Major for a word in private and basically tell him, look I can do this math 4 women and 9 men. And he starts that speech like in the movie about looking for a future. I ask if it's a future or a diversion and he wants to know why I ask. I point out that I'm sterile and if I have to *ahem* amuse the troops then he is first. As we arrive in his quarters I notice something. His hair is alot darker than it should be, too dark for "Major Henry West" but not too dark for the Doctor.... and things got interesting from there let me tell you.
Nov. 21st, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
I must clarify... do you mean "go off with the Doctor," or "get off with the Doctor?"

hehe! *zoom*

Nov. 21st, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Yes to both
Nov. 21st, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
See the pictograms? You get what looks suspiciously like a man with two hearts and the number 9. I saw that, and I just knew I had to go with that.

^ Didn't even notice till you pointed it out. Now I eternally envy you for finding the most facinating connection ever.

Wow. You rock.
Nov. 21st, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks : )
Nov. 26th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
That is amazing! That you admire Nine so much (Really don't blame you there! :) ) and that the tattoo has so much meaning behind it! It's really fascinating!
Nov. 26th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
I just wish there was a translation for "Fantastic" in Ancient Egyptian.
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