InterWho - Whovian Amanda Creasy

Hello Sweeties!

Welcome to our next InterWho (Whovian Interview)..
I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Creasy, so grab a cup of tea and enjoy the read ... 

BBB: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about yourself…
AC: Hello Traci, and hi everyone!  I’m Mandy- I’m 36 and have been married to my fantastic hubby Scott for 11 years.  I work as a Data Processor for an online high school, and have worked for the company for about 9 years. 

I’ve lived in Pennsylvania my whole life, although I’ve moved about a few times in the state.  I grew up in a very rural area in NW Pennsylvania, then moved to Central PA, and I’ve lived in NE Pennsylvania since 2007.  

BBB: When did you first become a Whovian?
AC:  I’m a fairly recent Whovian.  I took a shine to the show “Big Bang Theory” and Sheldon and Leonard kept mentioning Doctor Who.  When we got Netflix last year, I decided to give the show a chance because I wasn’t sure what else to watch.

 As someone who was never exposed to any type of sci-fi show, I wasn’t sure what to think of it, but within a week, I was hooked!  I loved that the show didn’t define itself by being totally serious or completely silly.  It’s still my favorite part of Who- it’s whatever it wants to be whenever it wants to be it. 

BBB: What is your favorite Classic Who and/or New Who episode and why?
AC:   I was just recently gifted the 4th Doctor’s episodes on DVD, but I haven’t started watching them just yet, so I’ll have to go solely on New Who. 
 I don’t know that I have one episode that stands out as an absolute favorite- I have a few from each series that are near and dear, but to choose only one?  What’s the old adage about picking your favorite child?  ;)

 I suppose I’m feeling warm and fuzzy tonight, so I’d go with “The Lodger”, which features Matt’s Doctor.  He and James Corden play off each other so well and I find it incredibly charming.  I love all of the Doctors, but Matt’s Doctor had these quirks that I find absolutely endearing and I think they’re at showcased beautifully in this episode.  He’s lovely and charming and alien…and I wish he’d make me an omelet because the one on the show looked pretty amazing.  

BBB: If you could meet just one Doctor Who cast or crew member, who would it be?
AC: That depends- is this a quick meet and greet, run in and out?  If so, I’d choose David Tennant, because I’d love the chance to meet him and I’ve seen Esty’s pictures and am incredibly jealous!  ;)

However, if this is a chance to really meet someone- to sit down and talk with them over a cup of tea or coffee, an hour or so…I’d pick Chris Eccleston.  I’d love to have the time to sit down and talk with the man, to learn a little more about him.  He’s so private, and I completely respect that, but at the same time, it makes me want to know him all the more.  To have an opportunity to learn a bit more about someone I genuinely admire and respect would be phenomenal. 

BBB: Who is your favorite Doctor and why?
AC: I haven’t met a Doctor I didn’t love.  Each has his own unique personality quirks and traits. That being said, Nine is my Doctor.  He’s dark and moody, bogged down by grief and guilt…yet he still remains silly and quick to smile.  I only wish we had Chris as the Doctor for more than one series.

BBB: Who is your favorite companion and why?
AC: I know some of you aren’t going to like me for this, and that’s okay, but Rose will probably always be my favorite companion.  I liked that she was an ordinary girl with courage to stand up for what she thought was right- even if it went against what the Doctor thought.

I know many people did not like their romantic story line, but the thought that she created the dimension cannon specifically to get back to the Doctor…if that isn’t loyalty, I’m not sure what is.  (Okay, okay, she was worried about the stars going out too, but hey, let’s just be romantic for a minute and say it was because she missed him and couldn’t live without him.)

BBB: If you could travel with The Doctor in his TARDIS to any time and/or place, where would you like to go?
AC: If it was allowed, I’d just like to go somewhere that I could help; make a difference.  I think that might be a common trait of people who watch the show- we see the world going by and we want to help, but we’re not sure how.  Everything the Doctor does seems rather grandiose, doesn’t it?  You can always see the big picture, whereas, if you do something to help in real life, you’re never really sure it made a difference.  So, I’d like to go somewhere/some place/some time and do something that helps someone- even if it’s just one person.

BBB: Are you in any other fandoms besides Doctor Who? Such as Torchwood or Sherlock?
AC: Oh gravy.  So, being nerdy is pretty cool right now, but I don’t think we want to travel down the roads of my fandoms…they are neither trendy nor cool.  But, since you asked, I’m a fan of Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, The Waltons, Doctor Quinn, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Antiques Roadshow.  I’ve written fanfiction for Big Bang, Bonanza, and Doctor Who.
So…yeah.  I’m uh…I’m pretty hip and cool.  *crickets*

                   Amanda's Desk at work              

Amanda's DW display at home

BBB: Tell us about your business or hobbies even if it is not related to Doctor Who..
AC: My husband and I love the outdoors.  We camp several times a year and we’ve got three different tents to take depending on the size of the site and what kind of facility we will be staying at.  We’ve been to 103 of the 120 state parks in Pennsylvania and hope to visit all of them some day.  (My favorites are RB Winter SP and Clear Creek SP, if you were curious!)

Hubs is an avid fisherman, so most weekends if the weather is nice, you will find us out in our little 14 ft fishing boat.

I think the nicest thing about being outdoors is noticing things that you’d just walk by any other time. There is no better sound on earth (in my opinion) than katydids in late summer.

Other interests?  Antiquing, pretty much anything vintage from the 40’s/50’s, trains/rail lines from the past, stories that have been handed down, local history, family history, cross stitch, reading, writing, and cooking.

BBB: Tell us your favorite product from Blue Box Balm..
AC: I think most of you who know me already know the answer to this one- it’s the Ninth Doctor’s balm, Fantastic!  Chocolate and banana- it’s the perfect combination!  I have at least 4 sticks at the moment and I use it at least once a day.

Amanda's Blue Box Balm Collection at work

BBB: Can our readers follow you on social sites? 
AC: I’m on Facebook a lot, and I do have a Twitter account, but I’m not going to pretend like I’m super adept at using it!  If you want to follow me, you can do so @acreasy1

BBB: Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up this interview (such as conventions you gone to, cast you have met, a collection you have, etc)?
AC: I’ve never been to a con and I’m not sure if I’d ever have the nerve to go.  I love small groups of people but I’m easily overwhelmed with big groups…  So, as much as I’d love to meet all the lovely people from the world of Doctor Who, it sadly seems like it probably won’t happen.

I would love to travel to the UK at some point in my life and visit England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  Not only do I want to check out the Doctor Who museum in Wales, but I have a ton of family history in Ireland that I’d love to look into.  I have a friend in England that I’d love to meet, too.

Big THANK YOU to Amanda for participating in our whovian interviews!

If you have any questions for Amanda please comment below..


  1. I'd totally go to a Con with you Mandy :) I get the overwhelming factor but I love to make things an adventure - we'd have fun!

    1. Aww, thanks, Becka! An adventure DOES sound like fun... ;) Mandy

  2. Fantastic! Every paragraph I kept wanting to hit a like button, lol! Thank you for posting, I SO enjoyed this! :)

    1. Thank you, Doorsie! Thank you so much for reading it- you guys are just the sweetest, friendliest group! I love you all! <3 :D Mandy