My name's Kel, I'm a Christian, a Junior at University, and a Texan.
This is just a personal blog, posting what I feel like and re-blogging what I like. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock, The Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Fullmetal Alchemist, Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls, Top Gear, philosophy, British culture, and good literature.
I Neeeeeeeeeeeeeed Ten to Staaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Now…. What the bloody hell just happened?
- Doctor Who
- Doctor Who
I haven’t even watched the 50th trailer yet, but I keep seeing gifs and my reaction so far has simply been thus:
No no no no no no no nononno nono noooooo no…..NO.
Is that bad?
So tonight at a Halloween party I didn’t have much of a costume, but I got this Tenth Doctor costume-t (the kind with a printed design on the front that looks like a tie, blue suit, and edges of a coat) and a sonic, so I just did my hair up as best I could and went. My school dosen’t have the best halloween parties, they’re pertty dull, but it’s fun to see the costumes. ANYway a few people recognized me, including this one guy I didn’t know, who just said “Allons-y!” as I passed, so of course I stopped to talk with him. He asked if I knew if there would be a live-screening of the 50th on campus/around town and I told him where one was being held, and we got to talking about the merits of Ten and Eleven and all that stuff, and he agreed that the writing has gotten annoying at times and I said I didn’t like River and he said he was okay with River but he liked Amy and it was all going fine…
and then he said, “But I think we’re all agreed that no one liked Rose”.
And outside I was all like “What, really? I like Rose.”
And he was all “Really?” And I quickly changed the subject to Donna Noble, who we both liked, to avoid further conflict but on the inside I was somewhere between this
My faith in humanity is somewhat lessened of late.
realtalk I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone call donna noble “clingy” or “needy” for not having a career or direction in her life and subsequently deciding that what she wants to do is spend her life with the doctor, travelling “forever”
but i’m sure that has nothing to do with her not wanting to bone him vs rose being in love with him, right fandom
because donna isnt an annoying whiny infatuated bitch…….. Donna is about more than wanting to be with the doctor, rose just feels like the stereotypical female companion who follows around the hot dude cause hes hot and romance….
also donna has a fantastic personality and genuinely someone i would want to be friends with forealz.
a) thank you for so handily demonstrating my point
b) now fuck outta here with this sexist bullshit
Here’s the thing that gets me about this argument. If you look at the characters of Donna and Rose, there are three things that become rather apparent (well, to me at least):
1) The ‘on-earth’ situation for Rose and Donna is quite similar.
Both are stuck in jobs with little to no opportunity for advancement, both are being held back by un-supportive family or friends (I’m sorry, but Jackie and Mickey, while they are wonderful characters are not telling Rose she should pursue bigger things than being unfulfilled working a job she clearly hates in a shop. In ‘Rose’ Jackie even says that Henrick’s is giving her “airs and graces”. This is not the model of a supportive mother, sorry.)
They both want something more, but just don’t quite have the means to get it.
2) They actually have fairly similar attitudes.
Both are snarky and sarcastic at times, and both have a depth of compassion that comes out as they meet people across the universe. Rose’s empathy and compassion is probably a little more noticeable, but remember Fires of Pompeii; Donna definitely has that too.
3) They both thrive in the Doctor’s lifestyle.
This has little to do with the Doctor at all except for the fact that he took them along. They both really excel at the adventuring. (Though on this one I’ll grant you the argument that every long-term companion does, because otherwise they’d die or ask to go home immediately)
In the end, there are two big differences between the two of them. One, Donna is older, so she’s at a different stage in her life, and two, Donna’s not in love with the Doctor.
So if you’re hating on Rose because she’s ‘whiny’ (incidentally, can someone show me where she’s whiny? Because I do not recall that.) just remember that she and Donna are actually quite similar.
Bless you for this!
Though I will say this post brought up a new, exceedingly sad thought to my mind: What would it have been like if Donna was trapped in an alternate reality and Rose had her memories hidden away?
*breaks down sobbing and cannot continue*
Or like he ONLY ever wears that blue suit.
Anonymous asked: You don't think they were sleeping together?
Yay Yay Yay! I’m not the only one.
I honestly don’t think the Doctor ever slept with any of his companions. (Maybe River, but I don’t like talking about River). It’s just not in his character, really. (BTW TenToo is a whole different story, not because he’s “more human” but because he allows himself more freedom because he knows he will be able to promise more of himself and won’t have the pain of such an ending)
I also think that with Rose the show makes far too big a deal of the fact that the Doctor never said “I love you” up until TenToo to allow them to have been sleeping together all along - I mean seriously, just try to imagine Rose and the Doctor in bed when he DOESN’T say that to her over and over again every night.
I AM GOING TO DIE AND IT IS GOING TO BE CHERISTOPHER ECCELSTONS FAULT
I was listening for Tennat’s voice. But then I heard it. Absolutely Fantastic. Those two words will be the death of me.
its ok I didn’t need my heart.