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winchesstars  asked:

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1. My favorite male character: Ten and Rory

2. My favorite female character: Rose

3. My OTP: Ten/Rose

4. My NOTP: Eleven/River

5. My BROTP: Ten/Donna

6. My other ships: Whouffle, Mickey/Martha, and I kinda lowkey ship Eleven/Rory

7. My least favorite character: River

8. My favorite season/movie: Season 2

9. My favorite episode/book: I don’t have just one favorite episode but one of my top favorites is Tooth and Claw.

10. Character I’d like to have sex with: Ten or Amy

anonymous asked:

i've seen a LOT of Rory Williams hate over here on tumblr and i wanted to know your opinion on his character/why all the hate?

Well. With the caveat that I haven’t really engaged with NuWho fandom since about 2013.

I like Rory. He’s not a typical companion in either gender or personality–he’s very Hufflepuff, honestly, and not much of a risktaker. Which is fun to see in comparison to the very, very risk-taking Eleven, but is jarring if your previous companion experiences were Amy, Donna, Martha, and Rose. What he is is loyal, and dependable, and reliable. A very nice NCO, honestly, and probably made an excellent centurion.

Why the hate? idk man. I don’t follow Nuvians really. I haven’t seen any hate towards Rory in literal years.


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All the (canonical) Doctor's companions and how they arrived and left

Surnames in parentheses were not shown in canon.

First Doctor

  • Ian Chesterton Barbara Wright: Found the TARDIS in Totter’s Lane, entered it and got swept up in events. Returned home via a Dalek time machine.
  • Susan: Evidently the Doctor’s granddaughter. Left behind on a future Earth after a Dalek invasion to marry a local soldier.
  • Vicki (Pallister): Rescued from the planet Dido, left to marry Troilus and became the Cressida of legend.
  • Steven Taylor: Stowed away on the TARDIS when he found it on a planet he was marooned on, left to help govern a society of savages.
  • Katerina: Joined the crew after meeting them in Troy, sacrificed herself to save the Doctor and his other companions.
  • Sara Kingdom*: Encountered the Doctor on a mission to stop the same enemy, aged to death by a Time Destructor. 
  • Dodo Chaplet: Stumbled into the TARDIS, left to recover after a traumatic psychological attack.

First and Second Doctors

  • Ben Jackson: Curiously entered the TARDIS in London, decided to leave when the TARDIS returns to his home time period.
  • Polly (Wright): Curiously entered the TARDIS in London, decided to leave when the TARDIS returns to her home time period.

Second Doctor

  • Jamie McCrimmon: Followed the Doctor to escape Redcoats in 17th-century Scotland, returned there by the Time Lords with his memory erased.
  • Victoria Waterfield: Orphaned by the Daleks and ‘adopted’ by the Doctor and Jamie, decided to live with a childless couple who adopted her.
  • Zoe Heriot: Stowed away in the TARDIS, returned to her home by the Time Lords with her memory erased.

Second and Third Doctors (and others)

  • Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart*: Met the Doctor as part of his job co-ordinating UNIT forces, never formally departed as his association spanned several Doctors. 

Third Doctor

  • Liz Shaw: Assigned to assist the Doctor in his role as UNIT scientific adviser, departure unknown (in non-canon, returned to Cambridge)
  • Jo Grant: Assigned to replace Liz as the Doctor’s assistant, left to marry a visionary scientist.

Third and Fourth Doctors

  • Sarah Jane Smith: Stowed away in the TARDIS investigating UNIT and the Doctor, left behind (in Aberdeen) by the Doctor when he was summoned to Gallifrey

Fourth Doctor

  • Harry Sullivan: Assigned as a doctor to the Doctor, found himself in the TARDIS by accident. Rejoined UNIT to continue his work with them.
  • Leela: Demanded the Doctor take her with him from her savage homeworld. Left to marry Time Lord Andred on Gallifrey.
  • K9 Mark I: Given to the Doctor by his creator, Professor Marius. Left behind on Gallifrey with Leela.
  • K9 Mark II: Created by, or at least copied by, the Doctor to replace Mark I, left in L-space with Romana.
  • Romana: Assigned by the Time Lords to help the Doctor defeat the Black Guardian. Remained with him after she regenerated. Stayed in L-space to assist the newly freed Tharil slaves.

Fourth and Fifth Doctors

  • Adric: Stowed away in the TARDIS, killed when trapped on a freighter which crashed into prehistoric Earth.
  • Tegan Jovanka: Accidentally found the TARDIS, mistaking it for a real police box, left due to the violence of the Dalek Civil War.
  • Nyssa: Taken by the Watcher (some form of mid-regeneration form of the Doctor) to Logopolis, stayed to help a colony of diseased people find a cure after being infected.
  • Vislor Turlough: Ingratiated himself with the Doctor as part of a plot to kill him. Returned home after learning his dead brother was actually alive.
  • Kamelion: Freed from the Master’s control and asked to accompany the Doctor. Killed by the Doctor (on his request) to prevent him falling back into the Master’s hands.

Fifth and Sixth Doctors

  • Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown: Co-incidentally taken to the same planet as the Doctor by the Master. Killed by King Yrcanos when her mind was taken over by an evil genius, but pulled from the timestream at the last moment and lived on to marry Yrcanos.

Sixth and Seventh Doctors

  • Melanie “Mel” Bush: Meeting unknown due to confused time streams (she literally just appeared), left to adventure with conman Sabalom Glitz

Seventh Doctor

  • Dorothy “Ace” (McShane): Helped the Doctor defeat the criminal Kane, invited to replace Mel and essentially switched places with her. Leaving details unknown but before the Seventh Doctor regenerated.

Eighth Doctor

  • Grace Holloway*: Accidentally killed the Seventh Doctor while trying to save him from gunshot wounds, helped the Eighth defeat the Master. Left behind afterwards. Never actually travelled in the TARDIS.
  • Charley, C'rizz, Lucie, Tamsin, Molly: All apparently travelled with him at some stage. Details not explored in canon.

Ninth Doctor

  • Adam Mitchell*: Invited by Rose to join, against the Doctor’s better judgement. Kicked out of the TARDIS when he attempted to use future technology to make himself rich.

Ninth and Tenth Doctor

  • Rose Tyler: Invited to travel after helping the Doctor defeat the Nestene. Sucked into a parallel universe through the Void. Returned briefly but eventually went back again to live with her new family there.
  • Mickey Smith*: Invited by Rose, her on-again-off-again boyfriend, into the TARDIS. Stayed behind to replace his parallel universe counterpart to fight the Cybermen. Returned eventually to fight aliens in the main universe.

Tenth Doctor

  • Martha Jones: Invited to travel 'just once’ as a thankyou for helping the Doctor and remained. Left because she was in love with the Doctor, but returned briefly after she called him in to deal with the Sontarans. 
  • Donna Noble: Asked to travel by the Doctor after they fought the Racnoss; refused, but changed her mind when she met him again. Became part Time Lord after a “metacrisis” and had to have her memory erased lest her brain overload and kill her.

Eleventh Doctor

  • Amelia 'Amy’ Pond: Invited to travel by the Doctor as a child but due to TARDIS navigation problems, had to wait more than a decade. Sent back in time by a Weeping Angel and lived the rest of her life in the past.
  • Rory Williams: Asked to travel by an uncomfortable Doctor after Amy tried to seduce him. Sent back in time by a Weeping Angel and lived the rest of his life in the past.
  • River Song/Melody Pond*: Daughter of Amy and Rory. Conditioned to kill the Doctor, fell in love with him and married him, travelling with him intermittently but not always chronologically from his perspective. Died helping the Tenth Doctor defeat the Vashta Nerada and uploaded into the Library.

Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors

  • Clara Oswald: Encountered the Doctor as one of a number of copies of herself scattered through his time stream. As of the mid-point of Series 8, still with him.

*Not always counted as Companions as they only travelled very briefly with the Doctor or highly intermittently.


Stowaways: 4
Accidental passengers:
Deliberate invitees: 
Imposed from outside: 3
Deaths: 5
Voluntary departures: 18
Abandoned or evicted:
Lost or forcibly removed: 6

genderqueer rory williams though

  • genderqueer rory williams feeling like he “counts as a girl” like amy “counts as a boy”
  • genderqueer rory williams wearing skirts for amy and saying he’s scottish
  • genderqueer rory williams not being able to decide whether he’s agender or a demiboy
  • genderqueer rory williams using every pronoun in the book
  • genderqueer rory williams buying cheap mascara and being teased by amy for getting the wrong brand, then the two go makeup shopping
  • genderqueer rory williams not caring that he’s in a “girl’s” profession
  • genderqueer rory williams shaving his legs and making amy feel how smooth they are
  • genderqueer rory williams asking amy to paint his nails
  • genderqueer rory williams making sure the trans kids in the hospital get their hormones
  • genderqueer rory williams tearing apart any of his coworkers who misgender the patients 

genderqueer rory williams

Luke and Mara: Together or Not At All

One of the things that disappointed me about post-marriage Luke and Mara in the expanded universe books was finding out how much time they spent physically apart. I’ve seen various takes on why this might be, and from a logical standpoint, I’ve been able to accept that as head canon in a logical way: their engagement comes fast, so there’s no time for adjustment in their current lives so it takes a while for them to get to the point where they can get it together so that their lives match in the same physical space; that Mara is really good at why she does with Karrde’s organization, so why should she give that up, and so forth.

This all logically makes sense for the characters…but…emotionally, it rings wrong to me. For Mara’s part, she’s wanted Luke, consciously and unconsciously, for ten years;  for Luke, after a spate of disastrous relationships, he finally realizes that Mara’s been “it” for him this whole time and that he’s wasted a decade not realizing that—wouldn’t they want to make the effort to be together as much as possible? After all, they’re not all that young and green anymore. They’re in their late-30s by this time, two lifetimes of experience and loss and trauma under their belts. Why couldn’t they navigate their responsibilities while also being physically together? Why couldn’t Mara have worked it out so that her trips away for work were shorter or worked out of a base near to her husband? Why couldn’t Luke be like, Mara, go on me with this Jedi mission since you’re a knight now, too? I don’t think this would have taken away any of their agency or independence. I think, rather, it would have been more interesting to see them navigate the galaxy together, figuring out out how this relationship and marriage thing worked while they were almost always in one another’s company.

I dunno—what are your thoughts, hive mind?