Day man (ah-ah-ah)
Fighter of the night man
Champion of the sun
You're a master of karate
"But we saved the world, right? So… on balance…"
Clara took on his role. Not the Eleventh Doctor’s, but clearly the Twelfth’s, with none of the lightness of the former and all of the abrasiveness of the latter.
The scene in the flat turns the Doctor/companion dynamic on its head. It’s the Doctor who warns Clara to behave in a way which isn’t alarming and it’s Clara who fails only seconds later. She’s losing her hold on that bit of empathy which she needs to understand what she can say around people who are not used to this kind of life.
Later her first instincts is to lie to people to give them hope, fully knowing that at least some of them would probably die. There’s no gentle approach to make people do what she wants, it is “I am the one chance you’ve got of staying alive” and “you wanna walk, walk”. We’ve seen her in command before, but this is a new, darker tone.
Clara has seen two peole die in front of her and she drops them from her thoughts moments later. She adopted the Doctor’s approach to death instinctively, when she finds herself in his role. And so the woman who changed the world with just the power of her tears does no longer have the time to stop and grieve.
Danny saw the Doctor as an officer and saw himself in Clara, cast her in the role of a soldier. But if she ever was that, she’s grown out of that role. Even in the moment where she should have been in her element, keeping Rigsy from needlessly sacrificing his life, her words do not speak of compassion. They are merciless with regards to just how futile this is. They end on a call to arms. And she will defeat the enemy.
She truly wasn’t exceptional at being the Doctor just because she was good. It wasn’t only the cleverness and how she saved Rigsy’s life and drew on his talents. She was exceptional because she was just as flawed as the Doctor. Every step of the way. Lies, arrogance, and “people with guns to their head cannot mourn” are embraced without a look back.
Does Clara realise it in that moment? Or has she yet to notice that she is losing her grasp on what it means to be good, in the way that Clara Oswald is good?
it must be really sad for chris evans when he finds a nice shirt that fits him really well but then he accidentally flexes his mammoth fucking biceps and hopelessly rips the sleeves into a thousand pieces, which i assume happens at least three times a week
still don’t understand why you’re in charge
basically it’s the eyebrows
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congratulations, rachel!! (and thank you!!)
UR A GOD
- Dipper’s given name starts with M to match with Mabel’s, because their parents really like those matching names where all the kids have similar names
- the parents arent completely against Dipper being trans, but they dont call him by his preferred name (Tyrone) or pronouns because they are a bit uncomfortable with it
- he eventually reached the compromise of them calling him Dipper
- he told Stan about it as soon as they got to town and he was completely cool with it, which made Dipper happy
- if/when Dipper was bullied at home for it, Mabel would always stick up for him
- Dipper hates the whole slumber party thing bc he was forced into doing a lot of stuff like that as a child and it sometimes triggers his dysphoria
MABEL HELPS REMIND HIM TO BIND SAFELY IN CASES LIKE “SOCK OPERA” WHERE HE WORKS HIMSELF FOR OVER 8 HOURS
DESCRIBE A CHARACTER (REALLY BADLY) IN MY ASK AND I WILL GUESS WHO IT IS
Ah, yes, because no one ever goes on and on about the sexy factor of any Classic Doctors (they do, by the way). And Classic Who was ALWAYS, ALWAYS, so deep. It was never silly, or odd, or had whole seasons that are still referred to as “panto.”