Human Nature/The Family of Blood (they count as one in my mind)
Watching John Smith fall in love is an amazing thing. And whether or not his Time Lord consciousness is hidden, you can see that this Doctor has always had this capacity to love - even if he doesn’t show it. In my mind, I see him outwardly loving Joan Redfern the way he inwardly loves Rose. And when he questions:
my heart reaches out to him. I know what kind of man doesn’t think of that - one that has just had his two hearts ripped out after leaving the love of his life behind. A man who is so utterly devastated, he couldn’t possibly predict he would lose himself again.
And the villains - oh how I love the Family of Blood.
Everything about them - and that head tilt - and Son-of-Mine’s impossible half smile.
I also love Joan Redfern’s comment, “ Answer me this - just one question, that’s all. If the Doctor had never visited us, if he’d never chosen this place… on a whim… would anybody here have died?”
It brings up an extremely valid point. One many of us Whovians don’t like to think about. Yes, the Doctor may save us from destruction, but in a way, he brings destruction wherever he goes.
Last but not least, Timothy Latimer. And two of my top Doctor Who quotes:
“He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun…….He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe…..and… he’s wonderful.”
“He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing… the fury of the Time Lord… and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind… He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains forged in the heart of a dwarf star. He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy To be imprisoned there… forever. He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her… but there she is. Can you see? He trapped her inside a mirror. Every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection and see something move behind you just for a second, that’s her. That’s *always* her. As for me, I was suspended in time and the Doctor put me to work standing over the fields of England as their protector. We wanted to live forever. So the Doctor made sure we did.”
YES. I feel the exact same way about my friend group. They’re such “townies,” they never want to do anything different. I honestly don’t think they’ll ever leave our hometown. I just don’t understand people with that mentality.
Ugh. It was seriously the most exciting thing I’ve probably ever asked any of them to do and I had to fight with people to agree to come and in the end didn’t even end up going because everyone bailed and it was a far drive I didn’t want to do myself. I couldn’t believe that they weren’t jumping at the opportunity. If it was reversed you wouldn’t have to ask me twice.
My friend is having a movie premiere for his new movie. Cocktail/mingle hour, after party, the whole deal. Not one person wants to or is excited about coming with me. I need new friends. Preferably ones with the same interests as me.
“If I just leave it up here, and I never say it, and no one else ever hears it, or sees it, or feels it; it’s sorta never born, it doesn’t resonate, how do you even know it’s there or that it’s happening?”— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via fuckyeahitrecorders)
“One day, I would be twenty, or thirty, or forty, even fifty and sixty and seventy and eighty and maybe even one hundred years old. And all those years were mine, they belonged to nobody but me. So even if I was unhappy now, it could all change tomorrow. Maybe I didn’t even need to jump off the cliff to experience that kind of freedom. Maybe the fact that I knew such freedom existed in the world meant that I could someday find it.”—A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs