It should be noted that there are two sorts of Gallifreyan, circular and linear. Most of the online constructions are circular (because circular is cool), but I did find one version of Old High Gallifreyan. OHG actually appears to be relatively common in the Whoniverse and is arguably more oft…
SO MUCH GALLIFREYAN
I learned how to write my name in Sherman’s Circular Gallifreyan last night, and it’s really pretty, so I think I will continue with that despite there being twelve other ways to Gallifreyanize things including a conlang project
It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say they don’t like Eccelston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
I cry in almost all of Nine’s episodes. But not happy or sad tears. Just fucking intense emotion tears. He was fantastic.
I have a lot of favourite Doctors but Nine will and always be my Doctor. Not just my first Doctor but MY Doctor. And this is without doubt one of my favourite episodes.
“Everybody lives, Rose. Just this once, EVERYBODY LIVES!”
Oh God, I’m starting to cry gah.
Nine was sooooo intense. Intensely angry, intensely happy. He was the perfect Doctor to draw people back into the series because he there was just so much energy in everything he did and he made us want to run across all of space and time with him. Ten was all charm and easy smiles and then very cold and abrupt when he was angry. But he was a grown up with a huge conscience and sense of guilt. I love each of them to bits. Eleven is a pouting, whinging manboy in the shoes of giants by comparison. He is aging backwards, a tantrum throwing little shit who gets cranky when he can’t have what he wants.
“What’s Wrong With Stephen Moffat?”
Rebloggable by request
When asked about Rose, he literally says the words “You have to hand it to the Doctor for dumping a slightly needy girlfriend by palming her off on a copy of himself. He tried leaving her in a parallel universe, and that didn’t work.”
So at first when I saw this I was outraged, but then I realized Moffat was just making a lot of “hand” puns so it’s okay.
No just kidding, still outraged.
A Valediction Forbidding Moffat
In response and elaboration to this post which critiqued Moffat and his handling of Doctor Who - for all of you who disagree with it, and continue to idolise Moffat, here is a much more general overview of why you really shouldn’t, with illustrative evidence from Doctor Who and Sherlock.
all of this
Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable.
Plot twist: The next companion chooses to leave the Doctor because they have had a lot of fun but want to settle down now and not be in mortal danger all the time. Plot twist: The next companion is not in love with or in any way physically attracted to the Doctor.
You know when you see a photograph of someone you know but it’s from years before you met them, and it’s like they’re not quite…finished.
OKAY I NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE BUT GOD IT HURTS. THE FIRST GIF IS OF TEN AND RIVER. THIS IS THE PART WHERE HE IS TRYING TO GET HER TO TELL HIM WHO SHE IS. TO HIM. AND RIVER OF COURSE WON’T TELL HIM. BUT SHE STILL WANTS HIM TO TRUST HER AND SUBCONSCIOUSLY SHE REACHES OUT TO HIM, TO STRAIGHTEN HIS BOW TIE, LIKE SHE NORMALLY WOULD. EXCEPT IT’S NOT THERE. BECAUSE THIS IS TEN. AND TEN DOESN’T WEAR BOW TIES. AND I THINK THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN SHE REALIZES THAT THIS MAN, EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE DOCTOR, IS NOT HER DOCTOR. HER DOCTOR WEARS BOW TIES AND THINKS THEM COOL. HER DOCTOR FLIRTS AND FLAILS AROUND HER. THIS MAN IS FREAKED OUT BY THE MEAR PRESENCE OF HER. WHO SHE IS. WHO SHE COULD BE. AND I THINK THAT TERRIFIES HER.
I was watching some old Who and this line from ‘Dalek’ made me giggle, so I drew this really quickly as I watched. :P
Can you imagine absorbing the entire internet? With all the weird shit that’s on here? No wonder the poor Dalek went mad!
I do miss Eccleston though, he was pretty amazing in this episode.
On Saturday, Doctor Who returns, kicking off the second part of the seventh series with a James-Bond inspired episode that sees the Doctor and Clara whizzing round London on a motorbike. Which is exciting if you like interesting drama with witty banter and thoughtful concepts. But less exciting if you like interesting dramas that include women on their writing teams.
Because season seven of Doctor Who will feature no female scribes at all. Not in the bombastic dinosaurs and cowboys episodes that aired last year, and not in any of the new episodes we’re about to receive. In fact, Doctor Who hasn’t aired an episode written by a woman since 2008, 60 episodes ago. There hasn’t been a single female-penned episode in the Moffat era, and in all the time since the show was rebooted in 2005 only one, Helen Raynor, has ever written for the show.
Dramatist and author Stella Duffy – who has noted the absence of women writers, and indeed directors, from Doctor Who on her blog – thinks that there needs to be a conscious effort to recruit writers from outside the usual small pool of male writers. “Try harder. Stop assuming that men can do the job well enough. If women are saying they feel left out (and they do), if women are saying they feel marginalised (and they do), if women are saying they do not see their voices on screen … Listen to them and do something about it,” Duffy says.
“We can knock and knock, but if they won’t let us in, we’ll never get to see how big the Tardis really might be inside. Right now, the Tardis only holds men, so maybe it’s not that big, after all.”