and the dreamer of improbable dreams

Hogwarts Houses as Doctor Who Quotes

for @tardispie24601

Gryffindor: “I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”

Slytherin: “Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.”

Ravenclaw: “There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go and poke it with a stick.”

Hufflepuff: “I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.”

A Catastrophe

(Alternate title- Purr-plexed. Alternate title 2- Meow What? Alternate title 3- Pawzzling. Alter-someone stop me)

Summary: Fluffy (literally) Sanders Sides fic where the Sides suddenly have a kitten and nothing makes sense anymore. but who cares, have you seen that kitten? cute. so so cute.

At this point, they’d all heard Patten scream enough that they didn’t tend to hustle to his side anymore. Spiders, hot coffee spill, jelly staining his polo, existential crisis, someone using foul language, an especially cute birb video- they just didn’t drop what they were doing and show up.

So when Logan heard Patten shriek, he finished his chapter, placed his bookmark, set the book down, and then made his way to the mind palace commons. He gathered a roll of paper towels on the way- useful for both killing spiders and mopping up stains.

When he arrived, he stopped dead.


He opened his mouth. Then he closed it. Then he opened it again, and paused.

He… he was at a loss. Well. That was new. He’d never experienced this severity of perplexity before. The situation wasn’t merely improbable, it was impossible. He would’ve briefly wondered if he was dreaming- but he didn’t really do that, Roma was the dreamer. But then how…?

“That is sooooooo cute!!! What’s their name?” Patten was cooing, crouched over where Virgil and the…. other thing… was.

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Doctor Who sentence starters

Both New Who and Classic Who are represented.

  • “Oh, I thought you were my mirror image………until I realised I wasn’t the one holding a gun”
  • “If we fight like animals, we die like animals.”
  • “I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there.”
  • “Could you hurry up and close the door? Your ship’s about to blow up; there’s gonna be a draft.”
  • “You need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up “genocide”. You’ll find a little picture of me there, and the caption’ll read “Over my dead body.”
  • “You’re bluffing. There isn’t a sincere bone in your body… there isn’t a bone in your body!”
  • “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”
  • “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
  • “Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”
  • “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”
  • “This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me!”
  • “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
  • “Always take a bannana to a party.”
  • “Geronimo!”
  • “Allon-sy!”
  • “Fantastic!”
  • “You wanted advice you said. I never give it. Never. But I might just say this to you. Always search for truth. My truth is in the stars and yours is here.”
  • “I don’t believe that man was made to be controlled by machines. Machines can make laws, but they can not preserve justice. Only human beings can do that.”
  • “You destroyed a whole planet just to save your own skin. You’re insane!”
  • “One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”
  • “Life depends on change, and renewal.”
  • “Yes. When I say run, run like a rabbit. Run!”
  • “Our lives are different to anybody else’s. That’s the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we’re doing.”
  • “You haven’t been trying to play this, have you? ”
  • “Are you trying to tell me that you were going to make cocoa in my lab?!”
  • “That wasn’t a question. That was a statement.”
  • “Would you like a Jelly Baby?”
  • “You’re standing on my scarf.”
  • “Shut up K9”
  • “Do you think I might attract attention?”
  • “If I tell you want you want to know, I betray millions of people in the future. I can’t do that.”
  • “Yes… perhaps it is time we were leaving. Don’t want to be blamed for starting a fire, do we?”
  • “That’s monstrous! Vaporisation without representation is against the constitution!”
  • “When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, watching a sunset, eating a well-prepared meal? … For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about!”
  • “An apple a day keeps the… Ah, never mind.”
  • “That’s the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you’re going to get.”
  • “It’s times like this I wish I still had my scarf.”
  • “You were expecting someone else?”
  • “ Change? What change? There is no change… no time, no rhyme, no place for space, nothing! Nothing but the grinding engines of the universe, the crushing boredom of eternity!”
  • “Guns can seriously damage your health, you know!”
  • “You don’t understand regeneration, Mel. It’s a lottery, and I’ve drawn the short plank.”
  • “Yes, that’s right, you’re going. You’ve been gone for ages. You’re already gone. You’re still here. You’ve just arrived. I haven’t even met you yet. It all depends on who you are and how you look at it. Strange business, time.”
  • “Your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception, matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself.”
  • “You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.”
  • “You dreamt you could hold back death. Isn’t that true?”
  • “Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.”
  • “Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I’m saving the world?”
  • “Good. Put her on a slow heat and let her simmer!”
  • “ You let one go, but that’s nothing new. Every now and then, a little victim’s spared. Because she smiled, because he’s got freckles, because they begged. And that’s how you live with yourself. That’s how you slaughter millions. Because once in a while, on a whim, if the wind’s in the right direction, you happen to be kind.
  • "The angels have the phonebox.”
  • “ I’ve seen fake gods and bad gods and demigods and would-be gods; out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing… just one thing… I believe in her.”
  • “All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start? ”
  • “Don’t be lasagna”

“You’re a storyteller. Dream up something wild and improbable,“ she pleaded. "Something beautiful and full of monsters.”

“Beautiful and full of monsters?“

“All the best stories are.” 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ★★★☆☆ You can read my full review on Goodreads here. 

Eleventh Doctor Starter Sentences

Send one for my muse’s reaction

  • “I think I have earned the right to open my front doors any way I want.”
  • “Nobody talk to me; Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”
  • “I said you were the most beautiful thing I had ever known.”
  • “He’s the one who broke the promise.”
  • “Because every time you see them happy, you remember how sad they’re going to be… and it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later? The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.”
  • “Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then, do the smart thing: Let somebody else try first.”
  • “Fezzes are cool.”
  • “Investigation? Who says I’m investigating? Do you think I’m going to start investigating just because some bird smiles at me?! Who do you think I am?!”
  • “No, I have a thing. It’s like a plan, but with more greatness.”
  • “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things.”
  • “Because it’s a surprisingly accurate description!”
  • “NEVER use force, you’ll just embarrass yourself. Unless you’re cross, in which case… always use force!”
  • “It is not a snog box!”
  • “Either you turn off your clever machine or I’ll blow you and you new paradigm into eternity.”
  • “Didn’t anyone ever tell you? There’s one thing you never put in a trap. If you’re smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there’s one thing you never, ever put in a trap.”
  • “Brave words, Dick van Dyke.”
  • “Geronimo!”
  • “An ancient creature, drenched in the blood of the innocent… drifting in space through an endless shifting maze… for such a creature, death would be a gift.”
  • “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
  • “Carrots?! Are you insane?!”
  • “Yowzah!”
  • “Pantophobia. Not fear of pants, though, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s the fear of everything. Including pants, I suppose, in that case.”
  • “Yes, I am dying. You’ve been trying to kill me for centuries, and here I am, dying of old age. If you want something done, do it yourself.”
  • “Stetsons are cool.”
  • “Oh, why do you always have handcuffs?”
  • “Still not ginger!”
  • “How does anything get there? I’ve given up asking.”
  • “I’ve never met anybody who wasn’t important before.”
  • “Bow ties are cool.”
  • “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”
  • “Can you hear them? All these people who’ve lived in terror of you and your judgement. All these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves, to you. Can you hear them singing?”
  • “Well, it’s a big club, we should get T-shirts.”
  • “Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.”
  • “My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but, at last, I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going: Home, the long way ‘round.”
  • “Safe? No! Of course you’re not safe! There’s about a billion other things out there just waiting to burn your whole world, but if you want to pretend you’re safe just so you can sleep at night, then, OK, you’re safe. But you’re not really.”