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Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Happy April Fonts!

Hello all!

Just a brief note to let you know that in case you didn’t get it (and of course you did, because you’re smart enough to read Kasterborous) that the earlier story EXCLUSIVE: A Second New Companion! was in fact a ruse.

It is of course April Fool’s Day so we thought it only right to continue our past tradition of playing an annual prank on our readers with this small story whose blatant use of a certain theme throughout should have alerted you to what was going on.

First off, a big thank you to my sister Justine Cawley for appearing as the actress “Justine Alexander”!

She was of course said to be playing Arial Verdana, a new Roman time traveller.

Now if that sentence alone didn’t give it away, then you probably don’t know much about the various web friendly fonts that can be used safely by web designers. Arial, Verdana and Times New Roman are all mentioned in the above line.

Elsewhere in the article, we also introduced you to Century Gothic, Amaze, Latin, New York, Chicago, Geneva, Comic (sans), Script(s), Fantasy and Impact.

We hope you enjoyed that little bit of mischief, inspired by The Guardian’s 1977 hoax.


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

3 Responses to Happy April Fonts!

  1. avatar JonnyG says:

    These days it seems like every new Doctor Who news story is an April Fool’s gag. Over the past few years we’ve had:

    - Peter Cushing records early prototype Big Finish audio drama in 1966

    - Steven Moffat again promises “one TARDIS crew member will definitely die”, 2 years running

    - Stories called Death of the Doctor, Let’s Kill Hitler and The One Where Rory Really Does Die This Time, Honestly

    - Shada to be released on DVD with new footage completed by Aardman Animations, using plasticine

    -50th Anniversary to feature Miranda Hart as The Rani, Anthony Ainley as “Dr. Sam Etr”, Little Mix as Themselves

    - Nicholas Briggs re-voices cockney Sontarans for Invasion of Time Special Edition DVD to make them more contemporary South London

    - Doctor Who filming in the Antarctic, for Xmas episode set in snowbound present-day Cardiff.

    - Paradigm Chumblies

    It’s so difficult to work out what’s true and what isn’t these days. Happy April 1st!

  2. avatar penfolduk01 says:

    Whilst this particular article was a joke, it would be nice to see a companion who is not from early 21st century earth. I remember what an impact Leila had when she was introduced.

    Whilst in one way it would be nice to see River Song, I get the feeling that the character is best left as an occasional guest star. Leaving her relationship with The Doctor mainly to the imaginations of the fans. A bit like the Time War.

    So maybe a Roman wouldn’t be such a bad idea afterall. :-)

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      Leela had quite an impact too. Can’t say i remember Leila though? :)

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