The lonely assassins, they used to be called. No one quite knows where
they came from, but they’re as old as the universe, or very nearly, and
they have survived this long because they have the most perfect defence
system ever evolved. They
are quantum-locked. They don’t exist when they’re being observed. The
moment they are seen by any other living creature, they freeze into
rock. No choice. It’s a fact of their biology. In the sight of any
living thing, they literally turn to stone. And you can’t kill a
stone. Of course, a stone can’t kill you either. But then you turn your
head away, then you blink, and oh yes it can.
I was struck this morning by how Dean seemed surprised to be healed in 12x23. Surely he must know that Cas will heal him; he knows Cas always does. But Dean doesn’t ask for help and afterwards he gets that little smile of relief and surprise and gratitude that’s so lovely but also incredibly heartbreaking. With so much to repair between them, of course Dean would neither expect nor demand aid. But what Dean doesn’t get, what he’ll never understand because it’s too hard for him to think that way, is that Cas will always save him. Always.
Weeping Angels and everything that sucks about Steven Moffat Part 1
The Weeping Angels are fan favorite monsters, and this makes sense if you look at their first episode: Blink. But as time went on, as Moffat took over the show, the Weeping Angels got…sucky. And sucky in a way that I think really demonstrates some of the biggest flaws in Moffat as a writer.
February 1st is Hourly Comic Book Day, and this year I decided to take part with something a little silly, and hopefully a little poignant, to mark the week Peter Capaldi announced he was leaving Doctor Who.
Here’s all 24 of the strips that I created and tweeted on the hour throughout the day!