flyinghippogurl:

sarah531:

Doctor Who name meanings

THE SONG THAT BREAKS THE SILENCE

To my delight, that still just about holds up, and I would like to adopt it as a official Fandom Title for River.


There are a lot, a LOT, of points to be made about sexist elements of Doctor Who/Steven Moffat’s writing.

"Amy, River and Clara are all the same person", on the other hand, is really, really not even close to being one of them.

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Things I can’t imagine

theenigmaofriversong:

sarah531:

-Clara telling anyone, even as a joke, to ‘let the others die first’

-Amy looking after two teenagers (at least not without leading them straight into mischief and probably danger)

-River calling the TARDIS a ‘cow’ and mocking it

-Amy telling the Doctor ‘you embarrass me’

-River describing herself as having ‘a bubbly personality’

-Clara hitting the Doctor with a baseball bat and then trapping his necktie in a door

-River looking at a little girl crying and saying ‘So?’

-Amy announcing she did something ‘disgracefully’

-River asking Queen Neferiti for a high-five

-Clara being a kissogram

-Amy, having being told by the Doctor to remain where she is and not to argue, responding with a scared ‘I’m not’ and proceeding to obey him

-Clara continuing to kiss, and trying to undress, the Doctor or indeed any person after they’ve said no

-River barely being able to connect a computer to the Internet

Amy saying ‘the best thing is, he really needs you’ in reference to the Doctor.

River saying ‘blimey, I hated history.’

Clara teasing the Doctor about the mysterious woman who might be his wife in the future.

Clara picking locks and saying ‘how’s a girl suppose to resist?’

Clara punching the Doctor out and handcuffing him to a computer monitor.

River being mildly embarrassed to be seen in a kissogram outfit by the Doctor or even the flight crew of a cruise ship.

Amy telling the Doctor anything even remotely like what River told him in aGMGtW.

River saying ‘good guys don’t have zombie creatures. Rule one, basic storytelling.’

Clara using stupid as a form of endearment.

Amy refusing to travel with the Doctor straight off.

River trying to bake her mum’s souffle.

Amy trying to bake her mum’s souffle.

Clara lying to the Doctor about having broken her wrist.

Clara trying to ‘hide the damage’.

Amy slapping the Doctor.

River convincing the Doctor to not destroy Gallifrey (unless she had prior knowledge that he in fact didn’t).

Clara ignoring the Doctor and telling her mother to go where she would never see her again.

River giggling the same way Clara does when she’s excited.

Clara telling the Doctor to leave her to the mercy of a monster.


Things I can’t imagine

-Clara telling anyone, even as a joke, to ‘let the others die first’

-Amy looking after two teenagers (at least not without leading them straight into mischief and probably danger)

-River calling the TARDIS a ‘cow’ and mocking it

-Amy telling the Doctor ‘you embarrass me’

-River describing herself as having ‘a bubbly personality’

-Clara hitting the Doctor with a baseball bat and then trapping his necktie in a door

-River looking at a little girl crying and saying ‘So?’

-Amy announcing she did something ‘disgracefully’

-River asking Queen Neferiti for a high-five

-Clara being a kissogram

-Amy, having being told by the Doctor to remain where she is and not to argue, responding with a scared ‘I’m not’ and proceeding to obey him

-Clara continuing to kiss, and trying to undress, the Doctor or indeed any person after they’ve said no

-River barely being able to connect a computer to the Internet


adelelorienne:

Pond Family Portrait
A commissioned piece that took far too long to finish, but the concept was so fun that I couldn’t resist! A scrapbook-style page of photos featuring Amy Pond and her rather unique family. With the Doctor and River making everything a challenge, of course. XD
Meadowhaven.net
Doctor Who copyright BBC.

adelelorienne:

Pond Family Portrait

A commissioned piece that took far too long to finish, but the concept was so fun that I couldn’t resist! A scrapbook-style page of photos featuring Amy Pond and her rather unique family. With the Doctor and River making everything a challenge, of course. XD

Meadowhaven.net

Doctor Who copyright BBC.


Google autocomplete experiment: Doctor Who.

Type a character name and ‘is’ into Google - observe the top five (although some characters will have less) autocomplete results - examine the differences between the women and the men, and between white characters and characters of colour.

Here’s Doctor Who!

All the main female characters have ‘annoying’ in their results somewhere. (The sheer amount of times the word ‘annoying’ comes up for female characters, while it almost never comes up for male ones, was one of the things I found most interesting about the initial experiment.)

Typing in ‘mickey smith is’ only gets results for the real-life photographer who shares his name, which is a bit disappointing. I was in two minds about whether to include Danny Pink or not, since we haven’t actually met him yet, but since his casting met with a flurry of speculation - and since he looks likely to be the first black main character the show has seen for over five years (!)- I decided to include him.

Typing ‘the twelfth doctor is’ brings up nothing, or it did for me. If you get different results to any of this, please tell me! But for the moment, I think it’s a pretty good indication to how fandom swings on its female characters right now. Martha’s top result is a nice surprise, though.

All results correct as of 17:00 BST, 9th June 2014. They almost certainly will change as time and the TV show goes on: I’m curious to see what changes!

Have at it! What do you think?



River Dance by lissabt

River Dance by lissabt


agelessdaughter:

As Amy and Rory looked at their daughter in her cot, Amy pulled something from her pocket to dab Melody’s chin and realised it was the prayer leaf; she told the baby, "You keep hold of this now. It will always keep us together."

-fr. The Doctor Who Companion: A Good Man Goes To War original script 


Edited line from TNOTD draft (x)


“Entering the lower level of the TARDIS tomb, when Clara asked the Doctor if he loved River Song, he replied, “She was clever and brave and kind and funny. And had more love in one heart than I could ever have in two.”” — Draft script of The Name of the Doctor, DWM guide to the 2013 series (via agelessdaughter)