a normal day in amy's life

I don’t think whovians from the eleven and twelve doctors realize how hard it was for the first fans of Rose when she left.

I know a lot of people don’t like her now, mostly because they loved Amy or Clara first (or even Martha or Donna), but Rose was perfect for us. 

Originally posted by jasonbulls

She was perfect with Nine, and she was perfect with Ten (which was quite unexpected you know because how can a character be perfect in a ship when the other character literally changes his face ?). She was “normal”. She didn’t have any big dream, didn’t know what to do with her life, had a real mom and fell in love with a guy from space. She was us.

And then, she left.

Originally posted by fidelisfortis

Honestly I cried for days and couldn’t stand Martha at first (totally not Martha’s fault). I couldn’t imagine my perfect perfect ship was broken before it actually happened.

And then she CAME BACK.

One episode after another, we had signs that she were on her way. We had signs that she was going to find her doctor again. We got hope.

And she appeared. For the last time. And then she left again with a simili doctor.

And we never got to hear about her after that. Like she never happened. We never got to hear about Martha and Donna and Mickey and Jack after that… (except for the anniversary of course… in which Rose wasn’t even Rose… I still cried when I saw her)

Originally posted by lauristons

And the doctor got a “wife” in 5 seconds while we didn’t even get a complete “I love you” after 2 seasons.

We were quite a lot to stop after that. Stop watching the show I mean. Because Eleven was a stranger. He wasn’t like Nine, he wasn’t like Ten, he was his own doctor with his own companions. Doesn’t really matter (for the show) because new fans came.

I watched Eleven. Mostly because I loved this show once so I couldn’t stop like that. I couldn’t watch Twelve. The only companion I really loved from Eleven’s era was Rory (and it was kinda hard because he kept dying). I couldn’t watch more about people I didn’t care about.

So I guess each fan has his own doctor, his own companions… but please, stop complaining about “Rose shippers”, “Rose fans”, “Tennant fans” etc… If you didn’t watch the show during this period, you don’t get to complain about us. Because you just don’t understand us. You don’t understand what was doctor who for us. The same way we stopped understanding it (for the ones who stopped of course) so we don’t get to complain about what it is now.

do what you will and i’ll smile when you speak

So the awesome Federica (@benwwyatt) came up with the idea that, although we’re all expecting a big, carefully planned out proposal, what if Jake just can’t wait any more, and spontaneously proposes in pretty much the perfect way post-prison?

I immediately fell in with the idea, so this is what I wrote.

Eternal thanks to @the-pontiac-bandit for the help.

Ao3

Amy

Amy can’t pinpoint exactly when she decided she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Jake. And it’s not that she can’t remember a time before this feeling, because she can remember, all too well, back when Jake was the annoying guy who sat across from her and wouldn’t stop tapping his foot, and when he was just her best friend, and when she liked him and didn’t know what to do about it.

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Married... With Egos

So… here it is. The mess I poured all my blood, sweat and tears into as a celebration of @markiplier‘s 18 million subscriber milestone.

It’s a doozy. I spent literal hours agonizing over this, between the writing, editing, tweaking and locating all the appropriate sound effects…. But you know what? I’m proud of the finished product. It’s silly, cheesy and crazy and gosh darn it, I hope you guys like it. I hope Mark would like it. I took a lot of inspiration from him. >w>’

Mark, thank you so much for everything you do. Thank you for being such a good person, a generous person, a kind person. Thank you for donating to charity and caring for us, your community. Thank you for putting up with us all these years. Thank you for being you. I’ve never been more happy to see you, well, so happy! Please continue to enjoy yourself, your life and your success. Thank you.

Oh, also @alcordraws with the usual inspiration on the kiddos, eyyyy. <3

PLEASE NOTE ALL THE EGOS ARE CHILDREN/TEENS IN THIS AND PAPAPLIER IS AN EGO ALSO, NOT MARK. THIS IS MEANT TO BE A PARODY SITCOM LIKE MARKIPLIER TV’s.

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now that i’ve had some time to get some rest and calm myself down, i just wanted to collect my thoughts. 

bex is not the creator. i love love love bex and im really proud of the way she handled herself, but as she said herself, the canonical ages are hazy. she doesn’t know any more about them than what we’ve been told, so she went the safe route - and how she personally feels about them - and reiterated what was said in that video that we’ve all seen. That does not mean that the ages aren’t still up for interpretation. As far as I’m concerned, until the ages are stated in the show, they aren’t canon. Because that’s how canon works. 

i’m still unabashedly a sheith shipper. because the ages are hazy, i am allowed to come to my own conclusion about what they are. Aside from the fact that if you 18 or older you are above the age of consent in my state, I don’t view Shiro as 25. In my opinion he is around 22 and Keith is around 19. This is not a “problematic” age gap and is something that I often see when I’m at school.

and, just a note to leave off on: your experiences are not universal. neither are mine. i understand that an age gap of even three years might make some people uncomfortable. but please, do me a favor and understand that this logic goes both ways. there are people who see this type of age gap every day in their lives and don’t see it as anything but normal. everyone deserves respect. so lets begin by understanding that different people experience life in different ways.

7. Could you be happy here with me?

A/N: all aboard the angst mobile. I really liked writing this one and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much I as loved writing it. And awayyy we gooo.

read my shit here. 
The list of prompts
1. Oh my god you’re in love with her
2. You’re too good for this world
3. It’s about time!
4. I just had to see you
5. Please let me help
6. H-How long have you been standing there?

three weeks until worlds

The retreat was a bust.

Beca wasn’t talking to Chloe. Chloe wasn’t talking to Beca.

SS Bhloe was sinking.

Not that it had set sail yet, because Beca was a chicken shit, but it seems everyone knew about it but the two captains themselves.

“I don’t get why you can’t talk to her Becs. It’s just Chloe. You love her, remember?”

“And she doesn’t know that and at this point I’d like to keep it that way, thank you. I’m not talking to her. I have nothing to say.”

“That’s a lie and you and I both know it.” Stacie wasn’t letting her win this one. “You two can’t even go two days without talking let alone a week. I know you. You need to talk to her and stop sulking around this stupid house waiting for her to come running back to apologize.”

“I have nothing to apologize for! I took an internship! I’m moving on! I’m graduating! She needs to just move on and get over it. And I’m most certainly not apologizing when she’s the one who freaked out on me in the first place.” Beca was fuming and her nostrils were flaring. Stacie took this as a sign to stand down and try again later.

“Whatever dude. Just think about it. You’re both miserable as hell and it’s getting unbearable to even be around you let alone all of us living under the same roof.” 

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allnewtpir  asked:

You know, I just figured out that the diner seen in "The Impossible Astronaut" could've been Clara's TARDIS, which leads to this prompt: Clara goes to take River/Amy/Rory's order, recognizes River, then sees an 11 who doesn't know her yet.

“Hey,” Clara says, not really paying attention to the gaggle of customers filling the booth in front of her. It’s been a long day, and although she knows that biologically she can’t get tired, some instincts linger on and her mind is crying out for rest, if not sleep. “What can I get you?”

“Well, aren’t you adorable?” an all too familiar voice asks, and Clara’s head snaps up to take in the sight of River Song, who is smirking at Clara with the kind of look that would’ve been flattering, if the situation weren’t so laughably bizarre. The Doctor’s wife is here. The Doctor’s wife and - Clara casts a quick glance over her companions - oh god, the one with the legs that went on for days. This is unfair. This is markedly unfair, because much as she would like to flirt, this could get tremendously awkward, and not least because the chap sat beside Amy was scowling at Clara ever so slightly in a way that she recognised as “protective.” Which meant she was probably checking Amy out. Oops.

Blushing, she looks down and straightens her dress in an attempt to regain her composure. “Thanks,” she says with feigned nonchalance. “Can I get you anything?” 

“Where’s that accent from?” the young man asks, his expression softening. “England, right?”

“Blackpool.”

“Nice,” he grins. “Used to go there as a kid.”

“Rory, we aren’t here to chat. We’re here to wait for…” Amy trails off. “What, exactly?”

“It’s a surprise!” a voice behind her enthuses.

Clara turns on her heel then, taking in the sight of the Doctor she had first known - the one who had shown up on her doorstep one day and whisked her away from her normal life. The one she had first fallen in love with. He’s framed in the doorway from outside, leaning against it like some kind of movie star in the kind of films her grandma used to so enjoy watching.

Yet while the Doctor is currently grinning at her with all the attention and interest she came to recognise in his gaze, it’s all the attention and interest he directed towards those they met on their travels. He doesn’t know her yet. Somewhere between that and the recollection of her Doctor’s blank look in this very same diner, it’s too much, and Clara all but runs towards the back room, fighting back tears.

“What is it?” Ashildr asks, lurking in the console room in a way that might’ve been a cause for concern if Clara were more with it. “Clara?”

“Take over,” she manages, and then heads towards her room to fall apart in peace.

We tend to see a lot of the same books around the YA community so we thought about doing a list of some of our favorite underrated books. These are the ones that we’d love to see more edits, gifsets, fanmix, discussions being brought here on tumblr and other social medias. Take a look at the summaries and find which one fits more what you like to read about, they may surprise you with an amazing story!


Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

“Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.

He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.

He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable.

Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present.

Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying.”


Colorblind by Siera Maley

“Harper has a secret…and it’s not that she likes girls. She has a rare and special gift: she can see how old other people will be when they pass away. Nothing she does changes this number, and that becomes especially clear when her mother dies in a car crash. With only one other person in the world who knows about and shares her gift, Harper is determined to keep her distance from everyone. Then she falls for Chloe… whose number is 16.

That means that Chloe doesn’t have twelve months to live. She doesn’t even have six.
She is going to be dead by the end of the summer, unless Harper can find a way to stop it.”


Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert

“Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn’t fall apart the way he feared.

But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden’s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son’s hands; Braden is the key witness in the upcoming trial.

Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four-mile-per-hour pitch al- ready has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden’s saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch.

Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.


Dirty London by Kelley York

“All London Noble wanted out of her senior year of high school was anonymity. The complete opposite of Jasmine, her emotionally unstable baby sister, London has worked hard to stay out of the spotlight.

Then she discovers that Wade, one of the most popular guys in school, is gay like her and their new-found closeness based around their shared secret has half the student body convinced they’re hooking up…and a lot of girls aren’t happy about it. Now she’s been dubbed “Dirty London.” Rumors are flying about her inability to keep her clothes on, and London is pretty sure she’s developing a crush on the one girl who sees through it all.

If she could admit why stealing boyfriends is the last thing on her mind—not to mention find out what’s going on with Jasmine and her rapidly disappearing psych medications—her life would be a much brighter place. But if her and Wade’s truth gets out, and if she doesn’t find a way to help her sister, London faces losing a lot more than her obscurity.” 


Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

“Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam’s weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd … until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.”

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I’m writing a fic and this terrible thought just came to me so I had to share it…

imagine Jake waking up every morning in prison around the time Amy got up to get to work, just thinking about how if he were home he’d be getting ready with her and instead she’s living life like normal while he stares at the wall for days on end.

MY ACTUAL FAVORITE FICTIONAL COUPLE EVER??? THEY’RE GOING TO GET MARRIED!!!! THEYRE GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TOGETHER AND HAVE BABIES

AND THE WHOLE THING WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA BC IT WAS IN THE EVIDENCE LOCKUP SO THEY’LL SHOW IT TO THEIR KIDS ONE DAY

AND JAKE REALIZED HE WANTED TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE WITH AMY WHEN THEY WERE SITTING IN BED DOING NOTHING

NOT EVEN TOUCHING

AND SHE WAS HER NORMAL DORKY SELF

AND HE JUST REALIZED THAT THIS WOMAN IS IT FOR HIM

I’VE LITERALLY ASCENDED

Wait, what if the Doctor came back for Amy and Rory (I don’t know, he could land in 1940), but saw that they’re happy to living a normal life, and decided that his return will only destroy their lives?


so he just spent the whole day watching them and decided not to disturb their idyll, he climbed into the TARDIS and flew away, thinking that to leave Ponds alone is the right decision.

Pink Like Cherry Blossoms RP

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The world was strange, especially being around humans. Her father told her that humans weren’t all bad, but they wouldn’t be so accepting at first. Her mother said that demons wouldn’t be accepting either. So where did she belong? A human father, and a demon wolf mother and she was half of each. Something that wasn’t accepted. Otherwise, life was seemingly normal out in the woods not too far from the remnants of Mount Hakurei. Humans found their home, and killed her parents, leaving her an orphan. Wandering for many days, an old lady found her. At first, the half-breed was scared, thinking she would be next. But she took her to her village and took care of her. Kaede…a human…an older woman was kind towards her. The girl was in her care for a month and she became strong once again.

“Amy..there will be friends coming sometime today. Would ye like to stick around to meet them?” She asked, preparing stew. The girl’s fluffy brown wolf ears twitched as she adjusted her new kimono behind the curtain.

“…Friends..of yours..?” She asked. Her voice was soft and kind. The girl was not much taller than Kaede, noticing that the kimono was a little long. She tied it up, it ending right at her knees. It was light pink with pretty cherry blossoms on it. Her long brown hair reached the middle of her back, a pink flower adorning her hair. Her eyes were golden yellow, with bangs hiding her right eye. Amy came out from behind the curtain, looking at the woman.

“Yes child. Good friends. Friends that will understand ye.” She smiled warmly at the kimono. Amy’s wolf tail started to wag, almost like a dog. The girl was oddly excited. More humans to accept her? That’s something she could only dream of.

“I-I’m gonna go for a walk around the village.. I’ll be back!” She waved then headed out the door. Amy walked around, saying hello to neighbors and other villagers.

so I met up with some friends at the edge of the night

For @hansolosbutt - remember we were talking about Jake having panic attacks? Yeeeeeh I finally wrote the fic. I have a midterm tomorrow and this is an excellent way of spending my time! hastily written and unproofread and idk how i feel about it but ANYWAY

It’s never happened before.

Of all the explanations Amy can come up with – of all the reasons for her own immobility, for her own shock and hesitation – the fact that she has never actually seen him like this before is what she thinks is the reason for her irrational surge of fear.

It’s not like Amy’s never seen someone have a panic attack before.

Amy knows panic attacks. She is intimately familiar with panic attacks. She has had them before, herself, coached herself through them and been coached through them by others, felt the iron clamp over her chest and heard the disjointed muddle of her own thoughts, known the dizziness and the all-consuming paralyzing anxiety, freezing her limbs into place.

For God’s sake, Jake has calmed her down from a panic attack before.

But she’s her. Amy is Amy, too high-strung for her own good, battling with anxiety ever since her teenage years, bordering on neurotically organized and tightly wound. Panicking is familiar to her. Panicking is, if she’s honest, normal, for her.

They’re at a crime scene with the Sarge, investigating a homicide case like they’ve done thousands of times before. The dead man’s laying on the ground where he was left four hours before, the bullet through his head leaking a small stain of blood onto the carpet under his face. The spatter of blood around the crown of his face looks like a constellation, stains dark and browning against the threadbare fuzz that Amy is sure must have, once upon a time, been white. And Amy looks around to ask her partner (her partner, who she’s seen face down mean twice his size brandishing guns and laugh off bags of dismembered fingers like it’s no big deal) if he has any ideas about the suspect, when she feels her eyebrows lower automatically on her brow and a thrill of surprise rush through her midriff.

It takes her a minute to realize.

The thing is, when Amy has panic attacks, she starts hyperventilating. Her breath starts coming in short gasps and her whole body starts trembling and she looks and sounds a mess, gulping in air to compensate for the sudden lack in her bloodstream.

When Jake has panic attacks, it seems, he stops breathing altogether.

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The Superlative Chemistry 8

A week had passed since the party and Amy could notice a difference in how the rest of the school viewed her. Before had you asked someone who Amy Farrah Fowler was they might shrug their shoulders. Some might even tell you there was no one at that school named that. Now you might get that she was the girl who punched Matt Johnson in the face. The girl who dates that really smart kid. The girl who threw that epic party with Missy Cooper. Though how they gotten that idea was anyone’s guess.

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anonymous asked:

Sonamy, 6 :)

6. things you said under the stars and in the grass. 

Pairing: SonAmy Boom. 

~x~

It was just another night. Just like the night before, and the night before that.

Resting on a lushful carpet of green, she stared up at the moon, and no matter how far she reached, expanding her senses to the point of strain, she knew in her heart that he wasn’t there.

But she couldn’t help but pretend he was.

There were three good reasons why Amy snuck out from the comforts of her home to trek into the cold, dark woods. The first being that when the clouds weren’t veiling the sky, the sight of stars blinking and the moon shimmering through every tree branch was breathtaking, with only part of it hidden. The second reason was that this getaway was a special place where she could avoid everything in her life that brought her down. Amy longed to be free from negativity, she often wished she was one of the stars in the sky, watching the world spin naturally without a care in the world.

Which brought her onto her final reason for being here; she came to this particular spot hoping that he would be there, waiting.

But that was wishful thinking.

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Comparing New Who companions and destroying the belief that Moffat companions have no lives outside The Doctor

I constantly see fans say that Moffat era companions have no lives outside The Doctor and I have to say this. I am annoyed by this notion. They do have lives outside The Doctor.

  • Amy and Rory  have always had a life outside of the Doctor - Amy and Rory grew up together, and without knowing it they grew up along with their daughter - and had perfectly ordinary lives

    The Doctor met Amy as a little girl, and made his impact - but she still kept her accent - she was always Amy, and even though getting left behind by the Doctor affected her, she still managed to find love on her her own.
    When she travels with him we see her constantly defying the Doctor, she has ideas on her own, and she is never fully dependent on him.
    We see her regaining her parents, and we see her getting a family in form of Rory and River.
    Amy’s story is about growing up, and detaching herself from the Doctor - in TPOT we see this struggle - we also so her hanging out with friends, and being normal and domestic with Rory.
    The last thing we see Amy do is choosing a normal life with Rory - she actively leaves the Doctor to have a life on her own.

  • River is an archaeologist and a professor. Melody Pond was forced to become River Song. Her childhood and family was stolen from her and conditioned to kill The Doctor. She paid the price for this and lived her days in prison.  

    The first time we meet River she is leading an expedition - she is a professor, and even though The Doctor was the reason for choosing archaeology she continue with archaeology long after she finds the Doctor again
    She goes on adventures on her own, she visits her parents - and occasionally she runs into the Doctor - but she manages herself perfectly fine on her own. She refuse to travel with the doctor regularly on two occasions. She also mention having dating other people.
    The line “Time can be rewritten” is repeated on show several times - it shows that the characters are perfectly capable of changing the future by making other choices - River is never tied to the doctor due to their reversed timelines - being together with him was always her choice.
    When she says her final goodbye to the doctor, she admits being able to cope with loosing him - meanwhile he admits having grown too attached to her.

  • Clara Oswald. Okay first we will talk about Oswin. She joined the starliner Alaska’s crew as Junior Entertainment Manager to see the universe. But crashed in the Asylum Of The Daleks which of course as we know it she was turned into a Dalek. The Doctor couldn’t save her in time. Now for Victorian Clara. Barmaid and Governess. Now modern Clara. Clara is a nanny and a teacher. 

    Clara doesn’t travel with the Doctor all the time either - in NIS it seems like they only travel together on wednesdays. Clara commits her time taking care of the Maitland kids - as her mother died, and she felt a sense of obligation to her. We actually got an entire episode with Clara protecting the kids- We also get a good understanding of how close she was to her mom - we see that it was her mom who inspired her to travel, and it was her moms memory that motivated her to save the Doctor.

    In addition we see Clara fight Cybermen on her own, she stops herself from getting to attached to the doctor emotionally (“The trick is don’t fall in love - I do that trick every day”) - and sometime between TNOTD and TDOTD she got a job as a teacher. Now most of the fans think that Clara has no character outside of the “impossible girl” that is not true. Clara is more than that.  Clara Oswald is a perfectly ordinary sweet natured girl, who’s compassionate and caring, who has shown herself to be quite independent on several occasions, who takes care of children simply because she knows perfectly well what they are going through, and saved the Doctor on so many occasions just out of the goodness of her heart

    but the fandom seems to think her impossible girl story arc cancels all this out

As for RTD companions? Yes they do have lives outside The Doctor

  • Martha Jones is a doctor and a medical officer for U.N.I.T(I will not mention the freelancing crap for Mickey because leaving her fiance and dropping her duties at U.N.I.T was extremely out of character for Martha Jones)
  • Captain Jack Harkness. Worked for Torchwood ever since The Doctor and Rose left him on that satellite. Since he cannot die he spent decades working for Torchwood. Until one day he was put in charge of Torchwood and decided to make it better in The Doctor’s name and continuing to fight the good fight for the human race.
  • Mickey Smith. Mickey is technically smart, took care of his gran all his life, was Rose’s boyfriend(until she left him for a total stranger in his eyes dangerous and left him without so much as an explanation and fully expected him to stay loyal to her like a lapdog) and he decided that he must stay in the parallel world to take care of his gran and fight in the resistance against the Cybermen. 
  • Donna Noble. Best temp in Chiswick. Hard working girl and the most developed character in all of Doctor Who. You might be asking yourself why am I saying Donna is the most developed character of Doctor Who and why do I not consider her not having a life outside The Doctor? 

    She showed up as a petulant, self-absorbed office worker who had no real ambition and no thought that she could, or even should, be greater than she was. She was just kind of treading water with her life, knew it, and didn’t really think there was a way out. She’d basically given up. She wasn’t everyone’s favorite companion, and her first appearance, “The Runaway Bride”, was fairly meh.
    But by the end of her one and only season, she became my favorite companion of all time and she’d become a determined, well-rounded character who was smart, resourceful and all around great, and not afraid to show it. She’d really come out of her shell, and had done so without bothering to fall in love with the Doctor. She’d had a tremendous amount of growth, and that’s really saying something, given that she had several episodes where she had to share the spotlight with either Rose or Martha, or both, plus Jack and Sarah Jane.
    So in the end, her character’s memories were erased (in a scene no small number of people have compared to rape), and she was reset to being the messed-up person she was at the start, only with a winning lottery ticket, because as we all know, the path to personal development is paved with one-hundred pound notes. When we saw her in the last two Tennant episodes, she basically seemed largely unchanged from how she’d been the first time we saw her, and that was a great tragedy. She deserved better as a character and we in the audience also deserved way better. 

    This is basically everybody. Especially everybody from a certain age and up. Donna is US, that’s why some people don’t like her, because they can’t face the reality of their lives being shown to them. But stick with her and you find that she becomes what we all WANT to be: Better. A better everyman with a voice of our own, a voice that matters, first an foremost to ourselves. Nobody gets looked down upon when Donna Noble’s in the room and her greatest weapon is her voice and her willingness to try and change things with nothing but that.

    …That’s why it hurts so much. She’s a representation of us and that sendoff… just says “all your effort is for naught”. The reasoning behind it doesn’t really help, we don’t care it was for her own good. There’s a point where you wonder, she’d be happier dying with her memories and her new-found dignity than going back to her old life. The futility of her development just hurts.

If there is anyone in all of New Who who does not have a life outside The Doctor, it’s Rose Tyler. That’s right the very first companion of New Who and the one that most of you love and the one I absolutely despise has no life outside The Doctor. Now why do I think this? Now before The Doctor she DID have a life outside The Doctor but her job at the shop ended when the Autons attacked. But ever since The Doctor? Nothing she has had no life outside The Doctor. Oh sure she may go visit Jackie from time to time but other than that? She has nothing. She is clingy and obsessive over The Doctor. In Doomsday she was practically insulting herself, putting down her old life and acted like she didn’t matter till she met The Doctor(and people call Moffat sexist) and she practically told Jackie that the 19 years of life she gave her didn’t matter and all she needed was The Doctor. Hell when The Doctor says two universes would collapse if he tried to go to her parallel universe. All she says is so. That’s right Rose would not care about killing her family and trillions and trillions of people, destroying all the planets everywhere and taking away all the days that never came. All she cares about is her man! In fact in season 4 she practically causes the death of Donna in Turn Left, whines that Martha is there and she isn’t claiming “I was there first!”(like the obsessive  jealous girlfriend she is) but this is not what bothers me about her in series 4. It’s this. She builds a fucking dimension cannon to do EXACTLY WHAT THE DOCTOR TOLD HER NOT TO.  I am 100% convinced that if Davros & The Daleks weren’t involved with series 4, then it would be Rose’s fault that the universes are collapsing and the stars are going out because Rose couldn’t stay put, she couldn’t be content and Rose is so codependent and so sociopathic that she’d be willing to sacrifice trillions and billions of lives just so she could be with her precious Doctor. But anyway, she builds the cannon and jumps back to her original universe. She puts trillions of people in danger, AGAIN, because she can’t live without her man. And then she gets a stupidly undeserved happy ending. 

wholockiannutcase submitted:

I tried to put this in the askbox but there wasn’t enough space…I’d like to add my two cents regarding thoughts on Amy’s mystical pregnancy…Out of frustration I told my mother about it. Not only was she blatantly alarmed, but she reminded me of something: maternity leave. What if Amy wasn’t in a stasis chamber and she was physically and mentally in the T.A.R.D.I.S. or anywhere else she traveled throughout her pregnancy? Obviously that would be dangerous for her and the baby, but hopefully the Doctor would have realized this and took her home as soon as possible, and Rory would have probably stayed with her because he loves her that much. That would have meant poor old Doctor would have been by himself or found someone else if he was still going to travel…I can’t help but wonder why this didn’t happen. Judging Moffat, it probably would have been “boring” or something like that. In conclusion, maybe one of the reasons Moffat went with the stasis chamber idea was so he could keep the companions in the adventure without having people criticize him and say “That’s too dangerous”.

So, Moffat was willing to accept criticism for using the tired mystical pregnancy trope, for having Amy kidnapped and her baby taken from her, and for making Amy infertile through some unknown medical procedure, but not for potentially putting a pregnant Amy in “unsafe” situations?

I just don’t buy it. I think Moffat did what he did because threatening a man’s female friend/wife is a commonly accepted way to raise the stakes and increase drama and tension in a show. I think he did what he did because the mystical pregnancy trope is popular in science fiction. And I think he did what he did because he wanted to introduce River Song in a dramatic way, then get her childhood and adolescence out of the way offscreen so she could return as a mature, sexual adult and flirt with the Doctor.

But I also want to question the premise of your argument: that a pregnant Amy couldn’t be on the show because she’d have to be sidelined for her own safety and the safety of her pregnancy, and that as a result the narrative would become boring. This is exactly why I think we need more narratives showing pregnancy as a normal experience as opposed to the dangerous, disgusting, traumatic experience that most Mystical Pregnancy tropes make it seem. It’s also why we need more narratives that respect pregnant individuals’ autonomy and agency.

Imagine a series 6 where Amy suspects she’s pregnant and, with her knowledge and consent, the Doctor runs a pregnancy test. The Doctor would probably go all mother-hen and want to bring her home, but Amy knows a pregnancy is nothing to be afraid of and that it’ll be quite a while before she’ll want to take a break from having adventures. (The Doctor’s still nervous but Rory, who is actually a medical professional, assures him that as long as Amy doesn’t develop any complications, she’ll probably outrun them for several more months.)

Imagine spending the rest of the series with Amy and her boys having adventures as normal, except Rory and Amy keep picking up baby things and preparing a room in the TARDIS and the Doctor is occasionally sent on an errand to pick up that weird fruit from that market on Barcelona (the planet, not the city) that Amy is constantly craving.

Imagine, after one adventure too many, Amy pulls the Doctor aside and tells him that she’s getting a bit too big to keep running around, and the Doctor respects her decision and decides they’ll just float around time and space for a bit in the TARDIS.

This is probably where you think the narrative will get boring, but with the right writer, it could be anything but.

Imagine the Doctor taking Amy’s concerns about potential radiation from the TARDIS seriously. He'll take her to an alien hospital to see a doctor who survived the Time War and is familiar with Time Lord biology and knows the effect of traveling through the Time Vortex, and together they’ll discover that Amy’s baby is part Time Lord. That doctor could turn out to be a villain and try to kidnap Amy and her baby, but Amy will say “Fuck your mystical pregnancy bullshit” and save herself. 

Imagine an episode where we explore what it means to the Doctor to find out that there will be one more Time Lord. The TARDIS will go all mother-hen on them and refuse to land, keeping them trapped in space where she can ensure nothing ever hurts them. Trapped together for awhile, the Doctor begins telling Amy and Rory about Time Lord history and culture, and asks to teach this all to baby Melody to ensure that the memory of Gallifrey and the Time Lords doesn’t die with him. And because every episode needs a monster of the week, maybe they accidentally stumble upon a Time Lord artifact (maybe something owned by the Master?) that tries to take over the TARDIS, and Amy and Rory have to use their newfound knowledge to save the day.

Imagine an episode where Amy gives birth in a place she’s comfortable, surrounded by people who love and care for her. She’s at a hospital near her home with her family (WHO WE COULD FINALLY PROPERLY MEET), but of course an alien threatens the hospital, because when is their life ever normal? The Doctor and Rory try to handle it on their own, but Amy won’t be sidelined, and even though she’s in labor it’s her quick thinking that saves the hospital. She gives birth to Melody Pond-Williams, and the whole audience gets to drown in a puddle of feels.

And then who knows how Series 7 goes. Maybe Rory and Amy get Rory’s dad to babysit Melody so they can go on occasional adventures with the Doctor. Maybe we get an episode where the Doctor is babysitting and takes baby Melody to meet Stormageddon, and he and Craig and the babies get to go on adventures. Maybe we begin to get glimpses of adult-Melody, who took on the name River Song to hide her identity from the Doctor as she went traveling through time and space on her own. Who knows, but it could still be exciting, adventurous, and engaging.

You can have pregnant individuals in action and adventure narratives. You can threaten a pregnant individual while respecting their agency and autonomy and refusing to damsel them. You can have a story about pregnancy that is dramatic and full of tension without making pregnancy itself seem like a horrible experience.

Things in Doctor Who/Sherlock that are ignored or purposely overlooked too often

Sally Donovan being a professional and a sweetheart to Lestrade (The Sign of Three)

Amy refuting the idea of being in love with the Doctor (Flesh and Stone)

The Doctor telling a young River Song that her older self is able to walk in and out of prison whenever the hell she wants (Last Night)

Any mention of Amy Pond’s occupation (Multiple episodes)

Amy Pond being asked to be the maid of honour for her friend’s wedding (The Power of Three)

The Doctor noting that Amy and Rory have brilliant lives outside of their travels with him (The Power of Three/Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)

Pond Life (Pond Life)

River Song dancing back to her prison room after a romantic date with the Doctor (A Good Man Goes to War)

The fact that the prison wardens are completely accustomed to River breaking out of prison whenever she wants (Multiple episodes)

The Doctor telling River to free her wrist from a Weeping Angel without breaking it (The Angels Take Manhattan) 

John wanting to marry Mary (The Empty Hearse)

Sherlock being fully supportive of John’s relationship with Mary (Literally any episode of Series 3)

John forgiving Mary (His Last Vow)

Sherlock forgiving Mary (His Last Vow)

John and Mary on the verge of starting a family together (His Last Vow/The Sign of Three)

Many important scenes from Classic Who 

Any mention of the 2.47 billion children that the Doctor was about to massacre (The Day of the Doctor)

The War Doctor saying that neither he nor the 10th Doctor will have any kind of recollection of saving Gallifrey (The Day of the Doctor)

The end credits of Rose and multiple Classic Who episodes (“It’s not Doctor Who, it’s the Doctor”)

The intellect and personalities of multiple female Classic Who companions.

Clara’s normal backstory (Multiple episodes)

Clara is a nanny (Multiple episodes)

Clara is a teacher (The Day of the Doctor)

Clara’s personality and evidence of her life outside the Doctor (So many f***ing episodes)

Clara jumping into the Doctor’s timestream and proving that she’s been a totally normal girl all along (The Name of the Doctor)

The Doctor being told that Clara is a totally normal girl (Hide/Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)

The Doctor being called out on his actions by River, Clara and Amy (MULTIPLE episodes)

The Doctor facing the consequences of his actions (Multiple episodes/THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR)

River’s degree and multiple qualifications (Closing Time/Mentioned in other episodes)

The Silent telling Canton that the only way they can be defeated is to kill them all on sight (Day of the Moon)

Sherlock telling Mary that she deserves John (The Sign of Three)

The existence of an interspecies, ass-kicking, lesbian, katana-wielding, crime-fighting, happily married couple (Multiple episodes)