Is Rose now the only female New Who companion that hasn't slapped anyone? Martha slapped John Smith (well deserved though). And Donna slapped Ten the very first time. Has Amy slapped Eleven? I don't really remember Amy's run very well. (Rory has punched him though.) I'm not really counting River as a full-time companion but she's also slapped him. And now Clara has joined the slap happy family it seems. (Jackie's slap is about the only one I'm okay with. Martha's and Jenny's are okay-ish.)
She might be! I can’t remember Rose slapping anyone and Amy I think hit Rory a couple times..? Maybe not slapping idk but they certainly made enough of a joke of “ha ha Amy hits Rory which is hilaaaaaaarious”. (Most of Amy’s shoves were playful/affectionate enough that they didn’t bug me, but stuff like having Rory flinch or having Rory joke about “someone hit me, must be Amy” is gross.)
IA I wish the show would move away from women slapping men as comedy and empowerment. It’s gross for a hodgepodge of reasons.
every time I read something online about the War Doctor or how "Gallifrey APPEARED to be destroyed" or "he thought he killed the Time Lords" I die a little bit inside.
especially when it’s like “wow i’m rewatching s1 and somehow it’s ~so much more meaningful~ now that I know all this angst is pointless since none of it ever happened and the doctor can fix anything!!! THE WRITERS ARE SO GENIUS”
grown man (in his 30’s at least), shaking his head disgustedly, at the presence of a single, tiny Marvel pin being for sale in a pin store at Disneyland (it featured four very small images of Marvel characters in a square - Captain America and the Hulk for sure). His voice was hurt and offended.
(something I observed in person on August 28, 2014).
“To make that work the battle and the stakes have to be epic. Worlds have to be torn apart. Literally, you can only separate [Rose] from the Doctor by closing off an entire universe. Everything’s stepped up to a mythological level—even the Doctor refers to the Void as ‘Hell’. Silver and gold are fighting over London. Steel and bronze. Ground and sky. Red lasers versus blue lasers. Opposites. It’s all opposites, and parallels, at war with each other. Only something that massive can send the Doctor and Rose to Bad Wolf Bay…”—Russell T. Davies on how Doomsday really is about Rose’s departure | DWM Issue 372 (via burningupasun)
when i was 14, i proposed to this girl in my class and she said yes but our parents said we were too young to get married so we tried to do it in secret and one of my friends found this shady guy to marry us but then the girl broke up with me when she transferred schools and we never got the marriage annulled but i don’t even know if it was official in the first place so long story short, i think i might be married.
So, I was at lunch with a friend and his sister after seeing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, catching up on stuff and talk turned to the new series of Doctor Who - our expectations, Peter Capaldi, Jenna possibly leaving, the Matt Smith era - and his sister suddenly raises an interesting point.
"Isn’t the Matt Smith era kind of similar to Twilight?"
This caused both my friend and I to pause, and look at each other with a similar expression of puzzlement.
"Yeah - I mean the storyline is very similar," she continued "The main female character has to choose between two men from different races, makes her choice and has baby. Baby grows up abnormally fast, and ends up marrying the other man."
Despite how this theory glosses over some of the plot, it still kind of stunned me as I realisation slowly dawned on me.