don’T try TO TELL ME THat this is not High school AU Ten & Rose
NO NO NOPE NOPE
#you know #i always felt like the doctor kinda looks at them with a sense of longing in this scene #because here they are #amelia pond #the girl who waited for him #and rory williams #the boy who waited for her #and they’re just clinging to one another in this beautiful moment #as husband and wife #beginning what will become a lifelong marriage #tried and tested and enduring #and here the doctor is #on the side #happy for his friends #but perhaps a bit sad too #because he thinks he’ll never have this #little does he know that in amelia’s back garden there is a woman waiting for him #the very woman that is in fact the daughter of his best friends#a woman who will come into existance this very night in his tardis under remarkable circumstances#making her part-time lord like him #a woman who will one day become his wife #and perhaps about 200 years later #on a 400 ft tree growing out of a cliff top on the north side of a mountain in the middle of the sea #as he and his new wife stare in awe at more stars in one sky than any other moment in the history of the universe#clinging to one another #they’ll have their magical moment
Oh there appears so be condensation in my eyes.
[image: whovian confessions image of Amy Pond, with caption that says “a friend of mine once asked me if I could tell her anything about Amy’s life which doesn’t include the Doctor, Rory or the fact that she’s a kissogram. I could not answer”].
Reblogging this again. I like Amy as a character, for the potential of what she could be. But Moffat…well, he doesn’t make it easy to love her because though she is a strong, somewhat likable character, she is quite one dimensional. Her character revolves around Rory and the Doctor. I can’t name one thing she does exclusively for her. Unlike Martha, Rose, and Donna.
Okay, I’m fairly sure I did this once before over two years ago (!!!) but I can easily list thirty things about Amy that have nothing to do with the Doctor, Rory or her being a kissogram:
1. She likes art. Her room’s filled with drawings, she draws herself (as seen in The Wedding Of River Song), she squeals like a fangirl on meeting Vincent van Gogh and when the Doctor sees her that one last time in Time of the Doctor, he sees her drawings as well.
2. At school, she was in the most trouble of anyone apart from boys, and so decided she counted as a boy. (Let’s Kill Hitler)
3. She played hockey in Year 10 (The Girl Who Waited). She hit a girl called Kate Hayler in the shins.
4. She is very good at noticing little details (she even gets the zooming-into-the-eye Sherlock-style camera move in The Beast Below and Let’s Kill Hitler! She also exhibits these talents in The Time of Angels and The Big Bang.)
5. She starts off her story as a very immature person, almost still mentally the nine-year-old girl the Doctor first met. She gets bored, she whines, she speaks to children like she too is a child. (Maybe this is a result of the Doctor leaving her like he did, but I think it’s also the result of some deep-seated abandonment issues which she would have had to deal with at some point in her life whether she’d met the Doctor or not. Which leads us to:)
6. She is very obviously afraid of abandonment. “I’ll be right back,” the Doctor says in The Eleventh Hour, and she responds with “People always say that.” Referring to her parents? Referring to the aunt who left her alone at night for several hours? Probably both. (This is, what, twenty minutes after meeting her? And we already know something massive.) I went into this in Epic Detail once, basically it’s one of my favourite things about Amy.
7. Her favourite subject in school was History (The Pandorica Opens)
8. She’s not a very jealous person (see here)
9. Her parents are Tabetha and Augustus Pond. Tabetha used to carve smiley faces into apples to get Amy to eat them.
10. She’s generally a pretty abrasive person, and uses insults as terms of affection
11. She’s very good looking and she knows it. She’s very comfortable in her body and was so good at being a model that she got her own billboard and little girls asking for her autograph in shops.
12. Actually, she’s a very confident person in general. She happily declares that she’s easily worth two men. (She’s right.)
13. She tells people to shut up, a lot. Everyone from Jeff to the Dream Lord to her own dad. (Abrasive, remember?)
14. She’s pretty reckless and disobeys orders a lot (she sneaks into the Vampire school, she walks into Prisoner Zero’s room despite being told not to, she opens her eyes to see the crack in time even though it could kill her…)
15. She’s a very self-centered person (although not necessarily selfish.) She saves the day in The Beast Below and Victory of the Daleks purely by realising how the current crisis relates to her.
16. She likes to wear miniskirts. (Well, that one’s obvious, but Karen Gillan’s mentioned more than once that she wanted Amy to wear miniskirts.) Actually, let’s face it, she likes fashion. Rose was happy to wear simple jeans-and-t-shirt combos, Martha dressed professionally and had particular outfits she kept coming back to, but Amy usually dresses in layers with accessories and nail varnish and particular colour combinations. (And impeccable hair) Probably why she ended up working in the fashion industry. Because…she likes fashion. She likes looking good.
17. She fangirls hard for historical figures and settings (see: Victory of the Daleks, Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship). In comparison, she’s not really that impressed by the space museum the Doctor takes her to in Time of Angels. But, as we know, History was her favourite subject…
18. She’s proud of being Scottish (see: The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks)
19. She is, I think, the only recent Who companion who we honestly can infer believes in something higher than herself- when we meet her, she’s praying. Sure, she’s praying to Santa, and she’s nine, but she believes there’s something up there, something that provides for her and can help her. Later on, in Amy’s Choice, when deciding to risk her life for the chance to bring Rory back, she tells the Doctor “Either way, it’s my only chance to see [Rory] again.” Not only does she believe in an afterlife, then, but she believes it’s a place where you’re reunited with your loved ones. It’s a tiny detail about her but one I love. (Also, it’s kind of interesting how all that stuff…that faith that there was someone up there watching over you…got transferred to the Doctor in Amy’s later life.)
20. She’s a writer (travel magazines first, then children’s books.) Even before she became a writer, she’s associated with stories and fairytales. Remember “I found you in words”? She’s a storyteller. And she grows up to be a really good one.
21. She’s comfortable with guns (see: just about any episode where there are guns) and comfortable with violence, too. On encountering the Doctor as an adult, the first thing she does is knock him out. Then she traps his tie in a car door. Later on she kills a vampire, yells at Rory to hit an old woman with a stick, threatens the Silurians with a ray gun, and so on. And of course:
22. She kills a woman for stealing her child- kills her in cold blood while she’s begging. Interestingly, after this she seems a lot less comfortable with guns and killing. She tries to get the Doctor to spare Kahler-Jex, and I can’t imagine it wasn’t herself she was thinking of when she gave that “When did killing someone become an option?” speech.
23. Boys chased her a lot at school (The Girl Who Waited)
24. She puts on a brave face to hide when she’s scared. This is something we know right from the beginning- “She left you all alone? / I’m not scared.” In Cold Blood, she screams frantically for Rory as the Silurians are about to shoot, but as soon as the danger’s passed she makes a joke about “keeping you on your toes”. While going through her divorce, something we know caused her terrible pain, she just smirks and tells her PA “I don’t have a husband”.
25. Ah yes, she was apparently high-up enough in her profession to have a PA (and to get to name/be the face of a perfume).
26. This one is reaching, but: she doesn’t seem to have a good relationship with her aunt. Aunt Sharon left her alone for a long time at night (even the Doctor is surprised by this) and Amy’s lack of reaction implies she’d done it before. Plus Sharon’s facepalm at the wedding when Amy starts talking about the Doctor speaks volumes if you ask me.
27. Actually, Amy’s mother seems much the same. When Amy stands up at the wedding, her mother moans in exasperation, “Oh no, not this again!” and “The psycharists we sent her to!” No worry about her daughter possibly having a mental breakdown during her own wedding. The only one who seems actually concerned is Rory!
28. She has a friend called Laura and was maid of honour at her wedding.
29. She once announced that her new headteacher wasn’t real because she looked like a cartoon. (This is hard to hear, but it’s part of Augustus’s father-of-the-bride speech.) Well, we knew she was an imaginative child.
30. She’s not a strong person, not really, and I love that. When her or her loved ones - especially her loved ones - are in danger she goes absolutely to pieces. Rory dies (1st time)? She goes completely cold and cruel (“What is the point of you?”) and then single-mindedly risks her life to get him back. Rory dies (2nd time)? She goes hysterical, sobbing, crying, and she can’t remember Rory back into her memories. She tells the Doctor “I can’t do it” and she’s right, she can’t. (As someone who also Can’t Do It a lot, I’m grateful for that.) Rory’s drowned and is near death and she has to revive him? Again she goes hysterical, sobbing and crying and she can’t do it. Rory said she wouldn’t give up, but she does! When the Doctor is shot, when her baby’s taken from her arms, it’s more of the same. She’s not strong, like most companions are. Nor am I. I love her to bits.
I love Amy so much! She is so layered and beautiful <3
Here’s a sneak peek at the issue #1 covers for the brand-new DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR and THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR comic series from Titan comics.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1
The Tenth Doctor is back in an all-new ongoing series! New companion, new horizons, unforgettable new foes. Allons-y!
Eisner Award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor. And don’t miss the second arc, by fellow series architect Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, Nikolai Dante, The Authority).
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1
The Eleventh Doctor returns in an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisiting leap into the unknown. Geronimo!
Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity for the Eleventh Doctor, with artist Simon Fraser(Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who).
Check out the issue #1 covers for both series by Alice X. Zhang!
I felt the need to post this for three reasons:
- 1. people in general asking how I did it
- 2. people questioning if I took a gifset and ran it through photoshop filters
- 3. because I want people to know that its digital art- painted in photoshop- not traditional. In my original post I used the words “hand painted” because I was groggy and exhausted and I wanted to imply each frame is a from-scratch illustration but I think some people took it to mean there are 16 physical hang-on-the-wall paintings of this which there certainly is not. I tried to change the wording but the post kinda went viral before I had a chance to catch myself. Sorry about that. I may be less awesome than you thought. Oh and on a side note this method of animating is called rotoscoping (same method was used in the movie Anastasia).
A new character to be introduced in the new season of Doctor Who, meet Danny Pink played by Samuel Anderson.
Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in the new season, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches when the series returns to BBC AMERICA later this year.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!”
"And who is the Doctor?" - "The only story you’ll ever tell if you survive him."
#this is why i love eleven’s era so goddamn much #it’s such a deliberate take on stories and fairytales and mythology #constructing fantastic stories around people/events and then tearing them down brick by brick #my god i could wax poetic just about eleven’s arc #breaking him down from a god/goblin/trickster/warrior image to someone who was merely a stepping stone in the thing that CAUSED his arc #it wasn’t even ABOUT him in the end #he really was just a story #because stories are always bigger than reality #elaborate and fantastical and built up by so many people #while the truth at the center is usually so much smaller and more personal #i love it #i love how meta and self-aware it is (via officialstephencolbert)