With the reverence of someone approaching a shrine, he steps close enough to affix the note to the door. He doesn’t go inside — he doesn’t want to see it, her trainers under the bed, makeup table cluttered with tubes and bottles, the scent of her everywhere — but he rubs his finger across the place where the note sticks, making sure it’s secure.
He walks away and doesn’t look back. (x)
Jenna Coleman took the Buzzfeed “Which Doctor Who Companion Are You” Quiz!
Can you guess what companion she got?
David Tennant as Rex Alexander in the unaired pilot of Rex is Not Your Lawyer (x)
I forget where, but he actually recanted that, saying it was just something to fool the Master. So I think it’s hooey. :D
ooh interesting, thanks! :))
Do you ship RumBelle?
Sort of…like, I have no problem with them generally, and want to see them happy together, but I don’t have intense shippy feelings for them if you know what i mean lol.
Also Rumple pissed me the fuck off with his lies to Belle at the end of last series. I feel like people (myself included) forgive Rumple a lot (possibly too much, don’t shoot me) for his lies and transgressions but at that point I was like, come the fuck on, you’ve just gone on about being honest and marrying Belle etc etc and then you go and keep something huge from her straight away, just after she thinks you’ve changed sighhhhhh
So I want her to have a go at him about that and for him to include her in stuff going on in his head and then hopefully they can embark on a healthier and more balanced married relationship :)))
(1) Lydia anon here. I simply meant that I sometimes look back at my 15yo self like "what were you thinking? Wow, you're lucky you survived to adulthood, wtf?" Pretty much all teenagers are self-centered and impulsive and oblivious. It mostly comes down to biology and the fact that the brain is still developing the prefrontal cortex. The teenage brain doesn't process risk vs. reward the same way an adult brain does. I feel that a lot of people judge Lydia's actions too harshly, when she's just
(2) exhibiting fairly standard juvenile behavior. Almost everybody does grow out of that part. I don’t know a single adult who doesn’t have a story of Things They Did As An Adolescent That They would Never Do Now. The worst of Lydia’s behavior could have been curbed had her parents bothered, but they didn’t. Her parents failed her in so many ways, but the majority of the “blame” for getting mixed up with a predatory older man seems to be directed towards her, which is decidedly unfair.
Yeah, I really think, if anyone’s to blame, it’s her parents and Wickham. I wonder, had this happened today, that a 37 year old man (or however old he is) eloped with a 15 year old, would these people be as quick to judge the girl? I’m pretty sure they would’ve wanted the man imprisoned.
Well, Lydia knew the rules, but she decided to ignore them. Back then, you were never supposed to elope with someone. Ever.
But you’re right, it was her parents fault for allowing her to run wild like that with no sort of discipline to invoke self-restraint.
Elizabeth and Jane were just sisters and should not have had the burden of trying to train their own sisters. Especially so close to their own age.
Wickham knew the rules and decided to ignore them. He was the adult.
When a grown man chooses an inexperienced teenage girl, charms and manipulates her into thinking he loves her and wants to marry her just so he can get into her pants — even though he’s very aware he’s destroying both her and her family’s reputation in doing so — and whisks her away to use her, he’s the one to blame.
Lydia actually believed he loved her and wanted to marry her — still believed it when Darcy bribed Wickham into marrying her. Even sensible teenage girls fall for that. Hell, even grown women do. They did then and they do now.
What I wonder is, in case anyone reading this knows, do the people who attack Lydia and think she can suit herself also think the same about Georgiana? She eloped with Wickham as well, after all. Or do they sympathize with her because she’s timid and better fits the role of a victim?
Do you believe that the Doctor's mother is human?
It’s not my personal headcanon, no. I know a lot of people who do consider what 8 said to be true, I just don’t buy it fits in very well myself. Like, I picture the Doctor to have run away in the TARDIS not just because he couldn’t tolerate how things were run back on Gallifrey, but also because he couldn’t identify with the people closest to him (i.e. his family.) His wanderlust set him apart, sure, but I also think that there was something inside of him that yearned for companionship, and maybe compassion, that he couldn’t find amongst his own people. I picture his parents to be quite distant, detached and stoic. And that informs the way I write about the Doctor’s relationship to his child(ren) in fics - both when he recalls his children on Gallifrey, who I imagine him to have not been very close to, not a ‘daddy’ but a Father, if you see what i mean - as well as any children I write him as having with Rose, who he now acknowledges he needs to treat better, more affectionately, etc.
Not that him having a human mum necessarily means she would have been huggy and loving. There are ofc plenty of human parents who are absolutely awful to their children, not just distant, not just neglectful, but downright abusive. But I think that if the Doctor had had a human mum, and that she had been unemotional with regards to him, then he wouldn’t crave human contact so much, purely from the early experience of not knowing any different wrt to how humans/Time Lords interact.
Of course, this is all made up in my head because there’s no canon basis for it lol, but that’s how I think of it, anyway.
p.s. I’ve seen in some fics that the Doctor makes a comparison between himself and his father, in that they both fell in love with human women. I don’t really picture the Doctor as the image of his father, though. I know we’ve never met him, so there’s every chance he’s just like him, but…idk, from how the Doctor speaks about himself vs other Time Lords, I consider the Doctor’s renegade attributes to be very defining of him as a different sort of Time Lord to those he was brought up by/around.
Sorry to drag this out, but from what I've seen of the OUAT fandom it's neither as bad or as good as it's been made out to be. Maybe that's because I have a conservative mom who likes the show along with her friends but I follow more open minded people online, but I've had a much different experience with the fandom. Conservatives (like my mom) refuse to acknowledge that Mulan was talking about Aurora in that scene (which she was lbr). Then you have the people that refuse to acknowledge (tbc)
that Mulan was ever interested in Philip, or if they do they say it doesn’t count because she chose Aurora in the end so she’s a lesbian. Then you have a very small percentage of the fandom that recognizes that Mulan is at least bi, but haven’t seen to much from them. And then there’s the actual majority of the fandom, who don’t give two cents about Mulan/Aurora/Philip because they’re focusing on Captain Swan and Rumbelle. That’s what I’ve experienced anyway.
Don’t worry re: dragging it out! It’s interesting to hear about all this seeing as I’m so removed from it. Thanks for the information :)
Sorry for butting in but I’ve seen this topic so much on my dash today I’ve got to add some stuff.
I consider myself as part of the Once fandom, I’m a great CS shipper and I confess that one of the main reasons I watch the show now are those two. But I am really hoping to see more of Mulan as part of Robin’s Merry Men, seeing her deal with the fact that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, trying to get over the loss of the two people she loved/loves. Aurora hasn’t given birth yet so it might get interesting with that, too. Mulan and Aurora will certainly meet again and I really want to see that moment. Point is though, neither of those characters are part of the main cast and the problem with a show that has so many characters is that some get forgotten for a while, especially if they’re not the main focus of the show. I’ve read in an interview that Adam and Eddy hope to have Jamie back for some episodes, though so who knows. Maybe I’m too optimistic but hey, if there’s one thing the show does it’s tell you to hope.
No worries! Yeah, the large cast must be difficult to navigate in terms of storylines, especially sorting out when different actors are available to film etc. Hopefully you’re right and we’ll see more of Mulan, Aurora & co next series :)
Clara nannies for Tony Tyler, heir of Vitex, and unknowingly meets the Doctor’s daughter who whisks her away on an adventure when she encounters dangerous aliens on her way home after a long day of nannying. She keeps her miraculous life hidden from the Tyler’s, not realizing they have exciting secrets of their own.