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We’re All In This Together: The Doctor Who Companion is Here For You

We’re going through unprecedented times. Our lives are very strange and surreal right now. The whole world is united by its suffering at the hands of the Coronavirus. But not everything is as bad as it seems, and I’d like to encourage as many people as possible – be they Doctor Who fans or not – to use this article to talk. Because we are all in this together.

I see a lot of negativity online. So do you. You see scaremongering and attention-grabbing headlines. Society seems to be split between those who think This Is It, and those content to carry on as usual, indulging in sunbathing and mass gatherings, ignoring all medical advice. I went to the supermarket the other day and saw someone wearing an actual gas mask, despite COVID-19 not actually being airborne.

However, I’m optimistic. This isn’t the end of the world; it’s a blip. It’s not an upheaval of civilisation: life will return to normal. At the end of this situation, you’ll be able to see friends, hug family members, celebrate birthdays, stroll along the beach, shop until your legs ache, and visit far-off climes, if that’s what you want to do.

That’s not to undermine the seriousness of the pandemic. We’ve lost a lot of people, and each of those lost lives cause ripples in the great ocean of time.

However, what I’ve not seen online is somewhere for people to go to just chat. This is your chance.

Use the comments section to talk about how you’re feeling. Talk about what’s going on in your life. Talk about what you look forward to doing again. Talk about something different and help each other forget about this bump in the road. Talk about whatever you like. But please be supportive and understanding. Listen to the advice of the Doctor: be kind.

I’ll pin this page to the homepage so you can find it throughout the lockdown. Hopefully, it won’t be there long.

I’ll also update this page with things to do when you’re bored, so keep a lookout!

It’s over to you, DWC readers…

Things to do while at home:

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

We’re All In This Together: The Doctor Who Companion is Here For You

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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