I have one of those colds where I feel fine except for being a bit stuffed up/verrrry minor sore throat…AND WANTING TO SLEEP ALL THE TIME.
I don’t have time for this this week!
Matt Smith attends the 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards
I normally don’t find Mattie super attractive.
But dayum, boy!
For I Bring Life Project: Week 2.
She stretches her hand out to him without a word. As his hand reach out for hers he furtively anticipates with excitement. He can almost see tiny bright lightenings on the minute space between their skin where he makes initial contact. Electricity emitting from her skin tickles his fingertip. She’s just amazing, he thinks, how can she do that? Happens every time! He wants more of it, so he grabs hold of her hand.
Then as though she has atmosphere of her own, the electron maelstrom explodes into pink and yellow fireworks around where they are connected. Microscopic ambers fall all over his body, leaving his skin feeling pleasantly tingling. He knows it will burn him if he lets this cumulate, but he can’t fight this downfall. Colorful air glittering with her scent engulfs his whole being as he helplessly submits to her warmth. Only thing he can do now is reciprocating with a big smile and a firm hold. It’s so addicting really, he thinks, this feeling.
I was rewatching new earth and I noticed this adorable little moment with his coat
oh, if my voice could reach back through the past
So I’m headed to a soccer game and can’t get into a conversation, but here’s my feels in more detail:
I had loooow expectations.
And I really didn’t like the River bit, at all.
But I liked Clara, that it’s still “just” Clara, making a human decision to save the Doctor and that she, a human, her humanity is what’s kept the Doctor afloat. It’s a bit pompous to put her in the past, but unlike some criticisms, I don’t feel like she negates every other companion or person who’s saved the Doctor. There are some times the Doctor travels alone, and she’s filling in the blanks. It’s pompous but I don’t think it’s show-ruiningly pompous, or show-negating pompous. Many iterations of the Doctor rewrites his history to some extent. Perhaps not 9 and 10 as much, but certainly in Classic Who, the history was being reimagined at every turn.
So I don’t know. There’s plenty I wasn’t super excited about, but it didn’t appear as some horrible line in the sand that will remove me from all Whovianness.
In the end, what saves it for me is this:
Clara, a regular human companion, saved the Doctor in her love for him (no matter how hasty) and her sense of a greater good.
<b>It means humanity has saved the Doctor in its capacity for love and sacrifice, the best of humanity, what keeps the Doctor in love with humans, it’s what’s saved him all along.</b>
I don’t like that Moffat tried to frame that as “being born to save the Doctor,” but I find that beautiful.
Also, adding the Gentlemen, I mean the Whisper Men, I think it’s really interesting that this head writer of a TV show is apparently terrified of silence.
I don’t know, I didn’t hate it.