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Doctor Who Facts! (also known as WHOFAX) is a popular comedy project I write and illustrate over on Twitter and Tumblr. It's a feed of satirical comedy "facts" about Doctor Who, my longtime favorite scifi TV franchise, and its cast, crew, history, culture, fandom and more. Nothing and no one in the Whoniverse is safe from being lied about by WHOFAX!

It started back in 2010 as a little Twitter joke I shared with a few friends in fandom, and I focused mainly on cracking them up. Pretty soon, it began to get noticed and followed by others. It gathered momentum and eventually became well-known among online fans, with mentions in forums, fan media, and even the official Doctor Who Magazine. It's gotten kudos from fans, journalists, and even Doctor Who cast and crew members who've been wonderfully good sports about it.

Nowadays it's got over 21,000 readers, hundreds of retweets, reblogs, and shares, it's gone from being solely text-based to illustrated, and it all just gets more fun to do the longer I do it.

Podcasters! Fanzine writers! I'd love to chat with you about this project sometime, please feel free to get in touch!

Here's a look at the most recent @WHOFAX tweets. For a differently-explorable look at the WHOFAX archives, check out the WHOFAX Tumblr where everything is tagged and categorized.


"Doom Coalition" is @bigfinish's third choice of title for their "Dark Eyes" followup; "Pouty Lips" and "Runny Nose" didn't test as well. 4 weeks ago

Richard Hurndall was the only one who'd ever calculated Pi correctly, but he never told a soul. We're all still getting it wrong. #DoctorWho 1 month ago

The TARDIS library is a well-organised and utterly peaceful place, even considering the occasional banana peels scattered among the stacks. 1 month ago

The marketing expert who named Petrichor perfume was fired after executives realised they'd been calling their own product "wet dust smell." 2 months ago

.@RichardsonBF has no plans to depict Lalla Ward's Romana regenerating into @julietlandau's, as "her cheekbones alone would take up a disc." 3 months ago

Fans are divided following Peter Davison's comment that the Doctor should never be played by a Ghostbuster. #DoctorWho 3 months ago

As 2015 approaches #DoctorWho fandom is coming to realise that the 2005 series premièred nearly a decade ago and, by the way, you are old. 4 months ago

Young fans of Russell T Davies' "@Cucumber, Banana, Tofu" will enjoy @BarneyHarwood's interviews, games, & more on spinoff "Totally Salad." 4 months ago

Mary Whitehouse's first complaint letter about #DoctorWho asked the BBC to "let that nice Master chap win one, the poor dear tries so hard." 4 months ago

Big Finish's "John Nathan-Turner Memoirs: Unbound" depicts JNT working at jobs he'd have gotten had the BBC let him leave #DoctorWho in '83. 5 months ago

Most #DoctorWho comics illustrators have developed deep, unhealthy levels of personal hatred toward the inventor of the pinstripe. 5 months ago

#DoctorWho comic strips in @DWMTweets are printed fractally; focusing on a single spot with a microscope will still reveal the entire story. 5 months ago

Fans are divided on Big Finish's requirement that the final line spoken in every #DoctorWho play be "now that's what I call a Big Finish!" 5 months ago

When cast pose for #DoctorWho New Series Adventures cover photos, the only direction photographers are allowed to give is "dull surprise." 5 months ago

The BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures featured the Doctor's girlfriend, daughter, Time War destroying Gallifrey, and other stuff too nuts for TV. 5 months ago

BBC Books' #DoctorWho Past Doctor Adventures featured extensive spinoffs centred on characters who'd once walked past the Doctor on-screen. 5 months ago

The term "#DoctorWho Missing Adventures" refers to when the Doctor lands in a chaotic war zone, peeks outside, shakes his head, and leaves. 5 months ago

Original Virgin NA copies are "Old New Adventures." Reprints: "New Old New Adventures." New releases in NA continuity: "New New Adventures." 5 months ago

Target #DoctorWho novelisations were based on interviews with Samuel, age nine, who mostly sort-of remembered what had happened on telly. 5 months ago

The original line of #DoctorWho annuals were illustrated by covering William Hartnell's face with ink, then slapping him with a drawing pad. 5 months ago

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