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Topic: Time Lord Cabbage Patch Birth Certificate and Adoption Papers  (Read 930 times)
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« on: August 31, 2013 12:27:22 PM »

My children's baby brother turned 1 and his mother is a Whovian (which works out because we're a family of Whovians. Smiley.  I already knew I wanted to give him a Cabbage Patch.  They are soft and he and my youngest already played with her's.  But the vintage doll I won at auction for him, while it LOOKED like him, did not come with a birth certificate or adoption papers.  THIS HAD to be rectified.  I emailed the company, and they don't sell replacements.  This was going to have to be a fabrication project.  There is NOTHING on the internet (that came close to satisfying me).  I searched for hours for what it should say, what it should look like, etc.  THEN I got up the gump to text his Mommy and ask her what the doll's name should be.  After some debate it was decided that the doll's name should be Jon Smith.  It was like opening a Mary Poppins bottomless can of worms.  I got sucked in and before I knew it I was building a Time Lord's birth certificate and adoption papers.  Being a TIME LORD's papers they had to be MUCH cooler than *just* Cabbage Patch papers.  Oh no, THAT just wouldn't do.  I searched through fonts for JUST the right Doctor Who fonts, a font that was the closest I could get to Robert Xavier's signature, through pages and pages and pages of Doctor Who images searching for just the right images, and the hardest of all.... a border.  Seriously, that border was a lucky find.  THEN......  I had to learn how to write Circular Gallifreyan. 
Yes.  On the back of the certificates and papers are the translation in the written language of The Doctor's home planet. 
They are both patterned after the original vintage papers that came with all of our Cabbage Patches, all those years ago, altered to be fitting of a Time Lord.  The birth certificate reads This is to certify that Jon Smith was born on Gallifrey on August 13, 2012 (Baby Brother's birthday), and on the back that is EXACTLY what it says in Gallifreyan.  The adoption papers have the signature of Sydney Newman, the Head of Drama at the BBC at the time of Doctor Who's primer and the man ultimately responsible for it's existence.  The adoption pledge reads I promise to love my time lord with all my heart.  I promise to be a good and kind companion.  I will always remember how special my time lord is to me. and THAT is what is printed on the back of the adoption papers in Circular Gallifreyan.  Smiley  I wrote in Gallifreyan using Paint and GIMP.  I can't begin to say how many layers there were.  It was a lot of work, but totally worth it.  These papers took me a soul sucking, served meals at the computer, 4 days to complete. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013 12:58:17 PM »

Excellent! No, you couldn't have had normal papers for John Smith no matter how much work these took (amazing how much time things can take even on a computer!) These are brilliant.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013 01:07:00 AM »

This is awesome Cheesy
Hopefully he'll appreciate the love and effort when he's older.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013 01:44:58 AM »

This is so cool.
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