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The Doctor and Rose Tyler
Kate. 19. Eternal Doctor/Rose shipper, fic writer, and Moffat criticizer. Completely head over heels for Billie Piper. Come talk :)


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I also think the role of the assistant has changed since Steven Moffat started overseeing Doctor Who. Rose, Martha and Donna were chosen to travel with the Doctor because they showed in one way or another that they were smart and up to the challenge. Amy and Clara both come to the Doctor first and foremost as mysteries. Amy is the little girl who grew up with a rift in time in her bedroom wall, who doesn’t know why she doesn’t have parents. She spends many episodes being mystically both pregnant and not pregnant but doesn’t know a thing about it and all our information about it comes through the Doctor. What the fuck is that?
Some version of Clara dies on screen twice before she is taken on as the assistant, and it seems like the Doctor takes up with her to find out why. In both cases, the woman is not of interest for her character or her abilities, but for some fundamental mystery in her being. The mystery isn’t even a secret she’s keeping, something over which she has control- it’s something she does not know about, that the Doctor must puzzle out in his own mind. It’s not about her- it’s about what’s wrong with her. When Steven Moffat took over Doctor Who, women became a problem.
  #anti moffat  
VANNA. THose tags on the gatiss post. you have killed me.


vannadear:

I HAVE KILLED MYSELF WITH IT AS WELL.
(and for anyone who was wondering) this what she’s talking about:

Trivia:

Mark Gatiss wrote a part for his friend David Tennant in the episode “The Unquiet Dead”, but Russell T. Davies, who was working with David on Casanova and who already had David in mind for the Tenth Doctor, talked Mark into making the mortician character an older man so the part would no longer be appropriate for David — mainly because RTD didn’t want to use David in a small part if he was later going to be the Doctor.

  #Oh my gosh    #I am trying so very hard not to burst out laughing right now    #Because there are a ton of people around    #And they don't need to know I'm strange    #But this is sooo hilarious hahahahahaha  

forsciencejohn:

newdisaster:

Okay seriously did they do up Billie’s make up and hair and wardrobe with “let’s make everyone instantly aroused upon seeing her” in mind or what because holy goddamn shit.

Chris isn’t helping

i like her sassy little nod at the end because she’s not actually asking it’s more like “look at this sexy badass in leather what the fuck do think i’m gonna pick”

  #Ok but is this not the expectation upon seeing billie period?    #Billie sunshine piper    #rose tyler  

somethingofthewolf:

You don’t scare me! I know how sad you are. You’ll be back in a minute. Or you’ll hang around outside the TARDIS waiting for me. And I’ll make you wait a long time!

#here’s the thing #rose has been left before #she’s been picked up and taken away from her life by a fantasy and then dropped cold on the ground #jimmy stone wasn’t her forever he wasn’t even her ‘for now’ #she had a dad that wasn’t there #she’s nineteen years old and she keeps getting left behind #but she won’t beg him to stay#she doesn’t cry #like jackie says staying behind is hard #and it makes you hard#so she yells at him and finds his weak spot #i know how sad you are #i’ll make you wait a long time #it’s the cry of a teenage girl who doesn’t want to be left again who doesn’t want to be forgotten #who doesn’t want to be a fucking footnote in somebody else’s life again #this character is so human this girl is so real I can feel her heart beating (via robotmango)

  #rose tyler    #You are so important to me  

blueboxtraveller:

Rose in ‘Turn Left’

For perfectlyrose

  #ughhh    #Finally talked to her    #like she wanted me to    #But nevermind    #It's about him again    #But I can't get upset    #She'll get mad    #And I'll be sitting here thinking I'm probably wrong anyway    #I just gotta shut up and get out of the house  

episode613wasalie:

The Doctor: I’ve done plenty of that—travelling on my own. I love it! Do what you want, go anywhere.

Sky Silvestry: I’m still getting used to it. I found myself single rather recently, not by choice.

The Doctor: What happened?

Sky: Oh the usual. She needed her…

rointheta:

pinkandyellowgirl:

#So the way he hangs up on the word ”FAMILY” #I think it’s because he’s realizing how much Rose and Jackie and even Mickey were HIS family #it wasn’t just Rose’s family #but they were the Doctor’s family too #in so many senses of the word (via gallifreyburning)

He even mouths ‘They were my—’ after that ‘Well’.

  #ugh    #this scene is such a killer    #I caught that he almost calls them his during my last rewatch    #and everything got even more painful    #this freaking show    #ten and rose  
As the Type 40 bad girl made clear in The Doctor’s Wife, she doesn’t like him bringing home strays. The TARDIS, as we know, likes to fire her pet Time Lord at interesting moments in history and watch the fireworks. Anyone less mad than the Doctor might have noticed by now the TARDIS navigation always works perfectly when the crisis demands, but never when he fancies lunch, or tea and biscuits at the Eye of Orion.

Now those pesky humans who keep following him home are usually content to stumble about, saying, ‘It’s bigger on the inside,’ and remain sufficiently in awe of the Police Box magic never to question it. But clever, sceptical, hard-to-impress Clara might just cause trouble. It’s almost like it’s all building to something… Oh! What’s this I’m writing today?

-Steven Moffat, explaining why the TARDIS doesn’t like Clara

The most frustrating thing about Moffat is that he can sometimes say the most profound, insightful things about Doctor Who, and then turn around and say something that makes it look like he’s never watched the show before. Clara is not the first companion to question the “Police Box magic” and the previous companions did not stumble around in blind awe of the TARDIS.

Rose, in her very first episode, started questioning how the TARDIS worked and why it was disguised as a Police Box. The Doctor dismissed her questions because he was still in his “Humans are Stupid Apes” phase, but she was questioning it nonetheless.

Donna was confused and terrified when she first went in the TARDIS because she thought she’d been kidnapped, but when the Doctor invited her aboard the TARDIS a second time she dismissed his attempts to give her the inspiring “The TARDIS is bigger on the inside” speech. She never remained in awe of the TARDIS and in one episode was shown actively learning how to pilot it.

Martha, the first time she travelled in the TARDIS, asked the Doctor how the TARDIS worked and how it was able to travel through time. She also insulted the Doctor’s ability to pilot the TARDIS.

Amy was skeptical of the TARDIS the first time she saw it when she was seven, and even when she finally got to go inside the TARDIS she was actively questioning the magic Police Box she’d long since stopped believing in.

Rory was not perplexed or impressed by the TARDIS at all and had already guessed that it was able to be bigger on the inside than the outside because the inside existed in a different dimension. 

For goodness sake, Leela questioned the Fourth Doctor about how the TARDIS could be bigger on the inside than the outside, making him explain how the TARDIS was dimensionally transcendental in 1977!

Furthermore, the TARDIS never said she didn’t like the Doctor bringing home companions in “The Doctor’s Wife.” Her exact quote is: “I exist across all space and time and you [the Doctor] talk and run around and bring home strays!” “Strays” is not implied to be negative in this quote; in fact, just a few moments later the TARDIS refers to Rory as “the pretty one.” 

Clara is not particularly special or unique in this regard, no matter how hard Moffat tries to convince us she is. She’s not the first to refuse to travel with the Doctor until she’s ready, or to set her own terms for traveling with him. She’s not the first to question the Doctor for the way he tries to convince people to join him as his companion. And she’s not the first to question the TARDIS. You want to have a plot where the TARDIS doesn’t particularly like a companion? Fine, but don’t shit on all the companions that came before Clara to try to build her up as the only one smart enough and skeptical enough to question the “Police Box magic.”

(via whovianfeminism)

  #anti moffat  

tickle-me-dalek:

Doctor & Rose + First Touch

  #this makes me impossibly happy and sad    #but the tentoo one asfkajgvaoivhaiobh    #ten and rose    #tentoo and rose    #nine and rose  

tickle-me-dalek:

I’m left travelling on my own, cos there’s no one else…
There’s me.

  #parallels    #I love them    #ten and rose    #nine and rose    #tentoo and rose