You know, the more I think about it the more I’m not sure it’s a coincidence that Bad Wolf looked not so much like Rose as she looked like a cross between Rose and River
Ooooh. (Am I okay to combine Clara and Oswin into one, though?)
1. Little Mels was very close with Amy and Rory’s parents too. They would include her in everything, take her on holiday with them, make sure she was happy and healthy, everything. Essentially, Mels was raised by her grandparents.
2. River has not met Rose, but wants to.
3. Amy and Rory eventually did find little Melody in New York, because of course they did, and they kept her for many years before they had to hand her off to her older self to go to Leadworth. They consoled themselves with the fact that they had seen her grow up in many ways, just in the wrong order, but it still hurt.
1. Clara’s mother died in the Auton attack in 2005…that’s why she died so young. The Doctor doesn’t know this, incidentally.
2. Clara once wrote Amy Williams a fan letter. She recieved a lovely note back, which she kept safe in her 1001 Things book.
3. Oswin lost her parents in the Vashta Nerada attack on the Library.
1. Martha suffered from PTSD after the events of Journey’s End. She had nearly destroyed the planet, after all. It was Mickey who helped her through it the most; that’s how they fell in love.
2. Tom and Martha parted, but they did so on good terms, and are still friends.
3. Martha doesn’t have any interest in having children, although she’s good with them. She just has too much else going on in her life to be a mother, she thinks, and it wouldn’t be fair.
underappreciated characters meme > A character you were indifferent to until you started defending them
River Song - also known as: Melody Pond, Mels Zucker, Professor Song, and Mrs the Doctor
Sometimes, good stories are in loops.
Pond Boys and Girls with a tint of old NY fashion.
I can easily picture them as a Mafia gang, with Rory holding a cigar and a cat on his laps.
Here’s what makes them different: Amy is broken, angry, and scared of responsibility. Clara is responsible and often afraid, but typically adventurous and light-hearted. River is sensual, capable, independent, and self-sacrificing. Their lives do not all revolve around the Doctor. Amy’s life is a struggle between home and adventure, and that is SYMBOLIZED in Rory and the Doctor. Clara lives a perfectly normal, happy home life and jaunts off with the Doctor on Wednesdays. River has a whole life outside of the Doctor, with friends and a profession she loves. Her life kind of revolves around the Doctor, but she was programmed to kill him and then she married him, so it makes sense.
I can say that Rose, Martha, and Donna were all sassy, had low self esteem, and didn’t follow orders. How does that sound? You cannot boil complex characters down to their most basic traits and then say they’re all the same. Rose was very flirty. Donna was very fiery. All of their lives revolved around the Doctor. Rose in particular spent years doing nothing but searching for the Doctor.
This is not a Moffat problem. This isn’t a problem at all. This is an issue entirely made up by fans who want something to complain about.
I mean, can you imagine Amy looking after teenage children for a living? (You might have a bit more leeway after Series Six, but I’m still not sure it’d be something she’d ever want to do.) Or Clara being a model? We’ve seen both River and Clara stand over their mother’s grave but it was only Clara crying, River didn’t shed a single tear. Would Amy have ever declared she did something ‘disgracefully’? Would Clara ever call someone ‘stupid face’ as a term of endearment? And so on…
Yes, Mr. Sargent. But, are you quite sure about the dress?
Red suits her.
I did! I promise I did!
As today marks the 5th anniversary of the first appearance of River Song here are are some of my drawings of her ( I LOVE HER)