Martha Jones, life ruiner: a photoset
Wow sorry Martha was TOO BUSY SAVING THE WORLD TO BE A JEALOUS LITTLE SHIT
This right here is a good example of why so many Rose fans and Ten/Rose fans are so frustrating. They honestly think that Doctor Who is the ‘Ten and Rose show’, and that Rose is entitled to be in this conversation and it’s so ~unfair~ that she doesn’t get what she wants and it’s all Martha’s fault somehow. That Harriet somehow should have known Rose was there (when as far as she knows Rose died at Canary Wharf), and brought her into the conversation instead of Martha even though the computer Rose was on didn’t even have a webcam. That Martha is a bad and dislikeable person for contributing to the ‘save the world from the Daleks’ conversation because Rose (who was ‘there first’) is looking for the Doctor and that’s what’s important. That Martha is a bad and dislikable person for having given her phone to the Doctor in the first place so that she could contact him, and daring to use it, because it’s something Rose could have used. Never mind that the one person in this conversation who really was ‘there first’, out of all of them, was actually Sarah Jane. Never mind that Rose literally isn’t supposed to be in this universe as far as everyone in this conversation is concerned (either dead, or knows she’s trapped in Pete’s World) and thus it’s no surprise that nobody mentions her. Never mind that Martha had absolutely nothing to do with why Rose and the Doctor were separated in the first place, she’ll get blamed for the fact that Rose (and the shippers) aren’t getting the romantic reunion and the ‘OMG Rose it’s SO GOOD TO SEE YOU’ that they want right now.
It’s also a good example of how the Rose fans literally blame Rose’s failings on Martha. ‘But I was here first’ is the response of a sulky, jealous child who sees another child given the toy they wanted, and it’s not the first time Rose has sulked when she realizes that she isn’t the only woman to ever travel with the Doctor and that she’s got competition. Yet it’s Martha who is called ‘jealous’, ‘whiny’ and ‘needy’ by the fandom simply because she’s not uber-thrilled at Rose being brought up time and time again. When Martha first saw Rose, she was genuinely happy for the Doctor and Rose (and check out the smug smile from Rose when she realizes that!) and was really mature and classy about the whole thing, yet people blame Martha for Rose’s immature and unclassy reaction upon first seeing her (as seen in this image set), call her a life ruiner and act as though Rose not getting what she wants is a valid reason to dislike Martha. It isn’t.
This is one of my favourite Rose scenes, because - to my surprise as much as anyone’s - I totally felt for her in this scene. I’m a pretty jealous and a extremely anxious person, and I knew how it felt to really desperately want to talk to someone and not be able to due to bad luck or technological limitations. And as much as I badly wanted Rose and Martha to be friends, I figured they wouldn’t be right away, because Rose is just too jealous and too selfish. (I like that she’s written that way, though, don’t get me wrong.) I was utterly delighted when the next episode they did become friends, even hugged! - as rushed as it was, it made me think that maybe Rose had reconsidered her behaviour and purposely set out to be nice to Martha, feeling guilty about what she’d said in a high-stress moment when Martha had done absolutely nothing wrong.
Basically, writing this scene off as ‘martha is a life ruiner’ is doing both Martha and Rose a massive disservice.
If you ever feel down and/or lack of self confidence : remember that you are unique in the universe.
Scenes like this is why I love Doctor Who.
this is one of my absolute favourite scenes yet
getting rid of that existence isn’t a sacrifice, it is a waste.
A Sarah Jane and Luke comic in DWM a few years ago
Ahahaha I remember that one.
The potential divorce of Amy and Rory hits me like a truck, to the point where I don’t even like watching this scene. But oh god, I was screencapping it and…Amy’s eyes. She’s putting on a catty attitude and pretending like she barely cares she’s breaking up with her husband, but she looks so old and tired and her eyes look so dead.
A fan encounter with the Doctor Who cast during filming for “The Curse of the Black Spot,” as tweeted by nicktrahair
When rewatching Asylum of the Daleks I couldn’t help but notice Amy’s PA looks, dresses and sounds a lot like Rory. Who wants to bet she hired him on purpose, trying to subtly drive her husband further away?
Edited line from TNOTD draft (x)