Doctor Who meme | undernoticed quotes | (1/?) | The God Complex
“I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe”
#rory williams#is so important#he was one of the only companions to — from the very start — see to the heart of all these adventures#because they’re wonderful and terrifying and ridiculous and gratifying and brilliant#and when you’ve seen the universe your own personal world can’t NOT look a bit small#but Rory knew right from the beginning that none of that mattered —#Rory always knew that it was who you were traveling with that mattered (via queenriver)
“I don’t care that you got old. I care that we didn’t grow old together.”
#I’M CRYING ANYWAY BECAUSE #THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT #IN THE DOCTOR’S WIFE AMY’S STILL INBETWEEN HER S5 SELF AND HER S7 SELF #WHEN SHE SEES OLD RORY SHE PANICKS SHE’S TERRIFIED#THE MERE THOUGHT THAT SHE KEPT RORY WAITING ALL ON HIS OWN AGAIN #EVEN THOUGH IT WASN’T REALLY HER FAULT #AND WHEN SHE SAW HIS SKELETON SHE HAD A FULL ON BREAKDOWN #SCREAMING ”NO” #SOBBING #BARELY EVEN MANAGING TO SAY HIS NAME #AND WHEN HE POPS OUT BEHIND HER ALL CONFUSED TO SEE HER CRYING IN THE EMTPY CORRIDOR #SHE YELLS AND RUNS STRAIGHT AT HIM AND HUGS HIM SO TIGHT AND HITS HIM AND SHE’S SO SO RELIEVED BEYOND RELIEF #BUT IN S7 SHE’S OLDER #SHE’S CALMER #THOUGH STILL CLEARLY PROFOUNDLY SHAKEN BY WHAT SHE SEES #BUT SHE KNOWS RORY’S RIGHT THERE #AND SHE’S NEVER GONNA LET ANYONE TAKE HIM AWAY FROM HER #NEVER AGAIN #NOT AFTER SHE HAD TO GIVE HIM UP #SHE’S AMELIA WILLIAMS #AND WOW I COULD KEEP ON GOING FOREVER OKAY #MY BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL OTP
Rory and Amy - Reversed gender characteristics
It really creates a interesting dynamic, Amy has issues settling, she changes jobs, while Rory has a typical feminine job. Amy loves Rory, but was always less intrigued with the idea of getting married and settling down, while Rory never questioned it. Rory is more caring towards others, a characteristic usually assigned to female characters, while Amy have a habit of being somewhat rude, and may be perceived as cold. Rory is better at expressing his feelings and showing emotions than Amy, who have a habit hiding her emotions behind sarcasm and rude name calling. Amy also have somewhat of a habit of being more physically violent than Rory, and more comfortable with the idea of guns. It doesn’t mean Amy doesn’t have feminine aspects - she did work as a model, and Rory enjoys his cars, but I think mainly they fight society’s idea on gender roles.
Y’know, Clara Oswald’s appeared in nine episodes now, but Rory’s ninth episode was The Impossible Astronaut, and at that point we knew much, much less about him than we know about Clara now. We’d only seen him at work once, we hadn’t even met his dad yet, and he barely passed a reverse Bechdel test: virtually all his conversations were about Amy.
And I love Rory. I love him to pieces. But guess how many people I saw calling him ‘boring’ or ‘bland’ or ‘barely even a character’ back then? If you guessed zero, you’re absolutely right.
A cornucopia of Companions.
(background is one of the free ones from the BBC site)
The Doctor: Personal question?
Rory: Seriously? You?
The Doctor: Do you ever remember it? Two thousand years waiting for Amy? The Last Centurion.
The Doctor: Are you lying?
Rory: Of course I’m lying.
The Doctor: Of course you are. Not the sort of thing anyone forgets.
Rory: But I don’t remember it all the time. It’s like this door in my head. I can keep it shut.
little amy & rory moments for grace
Latest Painting - “The Boy Who Waited” (Rory Williams / Doctor Who - Gouache / Watercolor pencil on Bristol board)
"The Doctor said the universe was huge and ridiculous and sometimes there were miracles. I could do with a ridiculous miracle about now."
Finished! The original will go up on the eBays around noon-ish today (running out right now to get a frame), prints will be available shortly after that. I’ll post links and whatnot right here.
Thank you for your kind words and things, as always!