Since Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have a decent age difference between them, it’s quite likely that Capaldi’s Doctor and Clara will develop a father/daughter relationship. If and when this happens, my friend came up with five words that Capaldi’s Doctor could say during a particularly dangerous adventure that would be absolutely heartbreaking.
“John Hurt’s Doctor doesn’t use the title, therefore he’s in his 12th body but [Matt Smith is] the Eleventh Doctor. However, there is no such character and never has been as the Eleventh Doctor. He’s just the Doctor, that’s what he calls himself. The numbering doesn’t matter. So I’ve given you the option of not counting [Hurt] numerically as the War Doctor. He’s used up another regeneration, so I expect he’ll be in trouble shortly.”—
“Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but nothing is infinite, not even loss. You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.”—Finn Butler (via aurelle)
Am I the only one who interpreted Eight’s regeneration into War as a “free” regeneration (brought on by the elixir) that doesn’t count towards the limit? It also has the added benefit of not changing the numbering for Nine, Ten, and Eleven (and Twelve).
Edit: This would also explain why the War Doctor aged so significantly when the rest don’t.
Tom Baker, the only classic Doctor to appear in The Day of the Doctor (the 50th anniversary special) had previously declined to return for The Five Doctors (the 20th anniversary special) because it was so soon after he left the show.
He later regretted that decision. I bet someone specifically requested that this be rectified. (The 50th is the first canon anniversary special since the 20th.)
This is a piece I wrote a while ago about my experience working as the consultant for the historical languages on Vikings, translating dialogue into Old English and Old Norse. Most of my lines are for Athelstan, played by George Blagden.
Im case you need some incentive to read it, it has some truly EPIC swearing in Old Norse!
“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we… see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory…”—Howard Zinn via Chris Corrigan’s blog. (via coyopa) [Reblogging this because I need to remind myself at times like this.] (via polyhymnia)
“I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy. You know what? The very people who complain ought to ask their grandparents if they worked at the W.P.A.”—Ohio Republican Governor John R. Kasich critiquing his party’s view on poverty programs. (via kileyrae)
no mom you don’t get over social anxiety by talking to a stranger a few times and seeing that it’s “not that bad” stop forcing me to talk to store clerks when i need help it makes me feel sick and it doesnt make anything better you fucking asshole
and parents wonder why their kids dont want to talk to them about stuff like this