i haven’t posted on here in ages because i’ve been busy and i still haven’t had a chance to watch the latest two episodes, so i’ve been avoiding spoilers—i’m gonna try catch up tomorrow, hopefully—but it’s my sister’s birthday today and we’re playing doctor who monopoly as a family and i keep spouting out boring trivia about the different episodes that stand in for properties when people land on them, then apologising because even i don’t care about anything i have to say, but it’s good fun, and it made me realise it’s been ages since i’ve seen doctor who stuff on my dash, so hi.

i just wanted to make sure everyone knows you can play as a stick of celery. i went for the second doctor’s recorder (and the other options are the seventh doctor’s umbrella, the eleventh doctor’s bowtie, the fourth doctor’s scarf, and the ninth/tenth doctor’s sonic screwdriver), but i just want everyone to know the fifth doctor’s stick of celery is one of the playing pieces, and i’ve never been happier with a decision about a piece of tie-in merchandise in my life. i mean, it doesn’t look like any stick of celery i’ve ever encountered, but that’s besides the point. i’m always pleased to see celery for no discernible reason.

Doctor: Do you ever look in the mirror and think, “I’ve seen that face before?”
Barney: Yes.
Doctor: Really? When?
Barney: Well, every time I look in the mirror.
Doctor: Oh, yes, yes, yes. Fair enough. Good point. My face is fresh on, though…

throughwho:

There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.

animate-mush:

throughwho:

seeing as vastra seems to know all about regenerations, can we assume she met the doctor met before his eleventh incarnation? i like to think it was the ninth doctor, but i just like the idea of him spending the time between regenerating and meeting rose constantly trying to avoid connections, to isolate himself, but accidentally finding them anyway. having to talk someone down from taking revenge on the humans who killed her people, accidentally or otherwise, right after ending the time war fits into the running theme of guilt he carries. 

and if you want to get kinda pretentious about it, because of the fact the ninth doctor apparently hasn’t seen his own face before looking in the mirror in rose—even though he’s apparently one hundred years older than the war doctor was in the day of the doctor—i really like the idea of a string of stories that fit in that time all about the ninth doctor seeing mirrors of himself in everyone he encounters. always running into people faced with tough decisions like he had to make during the time war, and being able to stop them making the choice he always regretted (and came to change when given the chance), because choosing to see himself in those around him and making them better was preferable to having to face his own reflection.

although he’s pretty damn jolly when he actually sees that reflection, and it’s not like rose is listening so it’s a completely private moment, so maybe that one-hundred year gap was actually all sunshine and rainbows and just TOO MUCH FUN to stop and find a dang mirror, but lets ignore that, let’s make everything sad.

I thought about that, and on reflection I don’t think it’s really possible for the Doctor to have met Vastra before “The Hungry Earth”/”Cold Blood.”  The Silurian thing is just …too big a thing.

On the other hand, Vastra is more used to dealing closely with people not her own species, and so has a better handle on the alien angle.  And human-style physical indicators of age or youth would naturally have less of an impact on her.

what do you mean by “the silurian thing”? because vastra definitely surfaced in london (in the late 1800s), whereas that took place beneath wales in 2020, so she’s presumably not from the same tribe as them? am i not remembering something from the hungry earth/cold blood that says he couldn’t possibly have encountered any other silurians before that? i know he references the silurians specifically, but we know he’s encountered them since then in the classic series alone, so it’s not that far-fetched that he could have failed to mention encountering vastra as well, is it?

I’m personally a fan of Eight as the first Doctor she met (possibly with a weird out of order thing where she later met Five) but Nine works really well too. And it’s kind of obvious that Nine had a bunch of adventures before Rose started travelling

see, the eighth doctor is the doctor i’m the least familiar with, but i’m totally willing to go along with that! i think it’s lots of fun trying to work out when the doctor met people, because it’s becoming more and more common for us to run into people with a past with the doctor we never really see.

and it’s definitely obvious the ninth doctor travelled before meeting rose, but the length of time is a little longer than i’d always assumed, but i’ll roll with it. i’m assuming it was intentional on moffat’s part, like the gaps in the eleventh doctor’s timeline, allowing room for other adventures to be slotted in down the line without having to use televised companions, but who knows.

seeing as vastra seems to know all about regenerations, can we assume she met the doctor met before his eleventh incarnation? i like to think it was the ninth doctor, but i just like the idea of him spending the time between regenerating and meeting rose constantly trying to avoid connections, to isolate himself, but accidentally finding them anyway. having to talk someone down from taking revenge on the humans who killed her people, accidentally or otherwise, right after ending the time war fits into the running theme of guilt he carries. 

and if you want to get kinda pretentious about it, because of the fact the ninth doctor apparently hasn’t seen his own face before looking in the mirror in rose—even though he’s apparently one hundred years older than the war doctor was in the day of the doctor—i really like the idea of a string of stories that fit in that time all about the ninth doctor seeing mirrors of himself in everyone he encounters. always running into people faced with tough decisions like he had to make during the time war, and being able to stop them making the choice he always regretted (and came to change when given the chance), because choosing to see himself in those around him and making them better was preferable to having to face his own reflection.

although he’s pretty damn jolly when he actually sees that reflection, and it’s not like rose is listening so it’s a completely private moment, so maybe that one-hundred year gap was actually all sunshine and rainbows and just TOO MUCH FUN to stop and find a dang mirror, but lets ignore that, let’s make everything sad.

Doctor: Do you ever look in the mirror and think, “I’ve seen that face before?”
Barney: Yes.
Doctor: Really? When?
Barney: Well, every time I look in the mirror.
Doctor: Oh, yes, yes, yes. Fair enough. Good point. My face is fresh on, though…

tempus-aeterna:

My favourite thing is that Sarah Jane calls her son Luke, which is the name of Saint Luke, also known as: The Beloved Physician.

So The Doctor did, canonically, have a companion’s child named after him.

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