"ARE WE REALLY HITTING ON EACH OTHER RIGHT NOW OR ARE WE KIDDING?!!" The Musical.
This happened to me in the middle of a rehearsal for a high school play. I had the biggest crush on a guy I was supposed to be ad libbing with in the beginning of a scene, and he asked for my number. I literally had to ask him SIX TIMES if he was serious or just acting. WHILE DOING A SCENE. BUT THEN I DIDN’T HAVE A FUCKING PEN AND HE NEVER BROUGHT IT UP AGAIN.
I think by the end of Ten’s run he got somewhat unlikable and sometimes unpleasant. Don’t misunderstand I love Ten but I that doesn’t mean I like him all the time. It’s probably why I have a hard time finishing Series 4.
By the end of series 4, it’s really sad what he’s become. My heart kind of breaks for him, because he keeps losing people left and right, and finally he decides that that’s just not fucking fair. He’s a motherfucking Time Lord. He doesn’t have to put up with this bullshit because he can manipulate time.
Of course, as it turns out, this is exactly why he shouldn’t travel alone, because he needs a companion to keep in touch with his humanity, to stay grounded.
But the end of season four is miraculous. The last few specials are the best ones, I think.
Reblog if you want Suzanne Collins to make a series about how Panem came to be and the very first Hunger Games.
Why did the US government shut down? How did Panem come to existence? Who was the first President? What happened to the other continents? I am planning to see how many notes this gets, and once it gets a fair amount, I plan to send a letter to Suzanne Collins and ask her to make a new series about this topic.
The problem with the 50th ret-conning isn’t that the Doctor’s emotional integrity re: his post-Time War angst disappears. Obviously, he really believes he sacrificed Gallifrey, believes all those people burned, etc. He’ll still feel really, really bad about it.
The problems are that:
A) OUR response as the audience to the first seven seasons of NuWho has been compromised because WE know that it’s all a lie. The emotional resonance of those scenes is irrevocably altered because instead of feeling the weight of that choice and empathizing with and/or shuddering at the Doctor’s actions, we become sympathetic — the poor dear just doesn’t know the truth. Don’t worry, though, he’ll find out in time that it was all a lie, the wee lamb.
B) It has fundamentally changed the nature of the Doctor’s character. Before he was actually capable of causing that much destruction. Now he is not. That detracts hugely from the character because it erases one of his flaws — that in the right (wrong) circumstances, the Doctor could be terrible, fearsome; he has the capacity for that inside him. That he chooses to be otherwise, as much as he is able, is what makes him heroic.
Think about the conversation in Boom Town between the Doctor and Margaret the Slitheen. He has her number, absolutely understands her motivation, calls her on all her bullshit, and what does she say? ”Only a killer would know that.” The truth of that moment was brilliant, powerful, and a little disturbing — we are meant to fear him a little because of it. Now we know we don’t need to, we never need to, because the Doctor?