When you’re so obsessed with something like a book or TV show and you love and ship the characters and you love the cast and you know so much about them. Then that feeling when you realise you’re slipping away from the fandom, when you loose interest even though you don’t want to, that feeling after a few months or years looking back in the fandom and missing it because the cast/characters were like your friends and the fandom was amazing and everything about it was great and just wow, you miss it so much.
“Well, gentlemen. Where to start? I was born on the planet Gallifrey, in the constellation of Kasterborous. I’m a Time Lord, but my Prydonian privileges were revoked when I stole a time capsule and ran away. Currently pilot a Type 40 Tardis. I’ve been married four times, all deceased. My children and grandchildren are missing, and I assume, dead. I have a non-Gallifreyan daughter created via genetic transfer. How much more do you need? I’m the Doctor.”
BTS Reaction to Their Bestfriend Accidently Confessing to Them; Jungkook Version
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“Y/N! C'mon, hurry up! You move like an old lady!” Jungkook whined as you slowly got out of your car, checking and making sure that you had everything that you needed.
“Jungkook, the fair isn’t going anywhere.” you teased like a mother would to her child. Jungkook held open your door impatiently, hopping slightly from excitement. When your butt was finally out of the car, Jungkook slammed the door shut, grabbed your hand, and dragged you off to the entrance of the fair with a large smile on his face.
“I know, but I wanna go and spend as much time with you as possible!” he said, happily skipping into the fairgrounds with you trying to keep up from behind.
You chuckled and shook your head, gazing at his backside with a certain longing in your eyes. You and Jungkook had met that same year at university, in your intro to psychology class. You sat in the back of the lecture hall, since you arrived late and didn’t want to be scolded by your professor for tardiness on the first day. Jungkook sat four seats down to your left, obviously, he hadn’t woken up to his alarm either.
Your relationship went from shy smiles, to throwing notes over the empty seats, to him sitting next to you with your knees brushing and up to your best friend status that you proudly held today. However, you couldn’t deny the attraction you had for your adorable, yet cocky best friend and oh how you wish you could just tell him how you felt. For now, though, you were happy being one of his closest friends; supporting him through his studies and his dream of becoming a singer.
You took in the smells of the fair; powdered sugar, fry oil, and something buttery and fattening that made your mouth water. Jungkook’s eyes shined with excitement as he led you to a funnel cake booth, buying you both one to share as you wandered into the petting zoo area, sneaking the baby animals bits of your fried, sugary goodness.
“Hey look, I found your dapple gangers.” you teased when you ran over to the hordes of bunnies. Jungkook just stuck his tongue out at you, but cooed none the less when one of the rabbits crawled into his lap. As you were petting the bunnies, Jungkook gently grabbed your hand, locking your fingers together with his. You looked up at him and saw that he had a slight blush on his cheeks and another bunny perched on his shoulder, making you giggle at his cuteness.
“You alright Kookie? You’re looking flushed.” you asked, running your free hand over his forehead and pushing some of his hair back. Jungkook just smiled and squeezed your combined hands.
“Never better Y/N. Let’s go on some rides, yeah?” he suggested, gently placing down the balls of fluff and leading you out of the petting zoo; walking with you to the rides. He never let go of your hand, and you inwardly smiled to yourself. Sure, Jungkook was always close to you like this, but the small victories always counted.
He took you on some fast-paced rides first: the little fast kiddie coasters, spinning teacups, bumper cars (which you totally beat him in, even though Jungkook wouldn’t admit it aloud) and one of those drop-down rides that always made your stomach do flips. After begging him to allow you to sit and rest, he placed you on a bench by the game booths and you watched him play from afar. He won game after game, and slowly the bench you sat at was covered with fluffy stuffed animals and a new fish friend that you both named Marius.
“Jungkook, there is one thing I’d like to do before we leave.” you told him as you shared a serving of blue cotton candy. Jungkook’s lips were tinted lightly with the dyed sugar, and you were sure that your lips mirrored his. In a large bag over his back held all the toys he won, and you insisted that you’d carry Marius safely in your hands.
“Yeah? Anything you want Y/N, we can do!” he said happily.
“Can we go on the Ferris wheel? The sun is setting, and I bet the view is amazing from up there.” you said dreamily. The corners of Jungkook’s lips pulled up in a smirk and he nodded.
“Of course, anything for my best friend.” he said, nudging your side playfully. You could feel your heart slow and the smile on your lips fall an inch.
“Yeah, best friend.” you mumbled quietly to yourself as you followed Jungkook to the Ferris wheel. You both secured your winnings in one of those large storage containers and hopped on the ride. Jungkook sat next to you and he poked your cheek when the ride started to move. You went around once, twice, and then the cart stopped at the top on the third spin.
“Wow, it’s beautiful.” Jungkook mumbled, staring at the pinkish orange hue of the dusk sky. You nodded.
‘It is, but it’s not as beautiful as you.’ you thought.
“You think I’m beautiful, Y/N?” Jungkook asked. You turned to look at him with confusion in your eyes. Did he just read your mind? The stupid smirk on his face made your cheeks feel hot with blush.
“Did I just say that out loud?” you asked sheepishly, looking down at your shoes.
“You did, you did. Is there something you’d like to tell me Y/N? Do you like me?” Jungkook teased.
“Not funny Kookie, don’t tease.” you said softly, taking a deep breath before looking up at him again. His lips were still blue, the mischievous glint in his eyes made him look younger, and you couldn’t help but fall even more in love with the cute, yet handsome man sitting next to you.
“I do…like you. And I hope that this won’t ruin our friendship. Because before anything you were my friend first and I hope that we-”
Jungkook cut you off with his lips gently pressing against yours. You could taste the remnants of sugar on his lips and you melted at the feel of how soft they were. You brought your hands up around his neck, pulling him in closer as his hands moved to cup your face, his thumbs stroking the soft apples of your cheeks. The kiss was slow, both of your lips just brushing together in between soft breaths, testing the boundaries and just feeling, tasting, and loving. Jungkook pulled away first, resting his forehead against your own as you both caught your breath, both your cheeks flushed in red.
“I’ve wanted to do that for a while now. Does that answer your question Y/N?” he asked softly, a small smiling tugging on the corners of his lips. You nodded and laughed airily.
“Kookie, you look so cute when you blush.” you admitted, and Jungkook grinned, leaning in to peck your lips gently as the Ferris wheel started to descend.
“And your blush is absolutely stunning…my jagiya.”
World Enough and Time sounds absolutely spectacular!
- The TARDIS becomes a four-person crew: the Doctor, Bill, Nardole… and Missy.
- The set-up is that the Doctor and the Master, in their childhood, decided that they’d go and see all the stars in the universe together. The Master, of course, ended up infatuated with dominating the cosmos instead. So this episode is the Doctor finally getting to take his oldest friend out to see the stars.
- Things go wrong as they end up trapped on a massive spaceship that’s caught in the event horizon of a black hole.
- There’s a time dilation effect on the ship - time runs differently on one end of the ship to the other.
- Two days have passed at the front of the spaceship, thousands of years at the back.
- “[The Doctor] witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect” and “friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life”.
It was just another normal day traveling in the Tardis, The Doctor was messing with something, convinced it was broken, while you sat near him handing him various parts that did no good.
He was sitting staring at the compartment he just had his hand shoved in, he couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the Tardis, it had been stalling out, not letting you go anywhere.
“I can’t find any damage, I don’t understand what’s wrong” he said defeated
Looking down at him and then around the Tardis you hummed “Maybe nothing is wrong” you suggested lightly.
“Nothing? What do you mean?” he said looking up at you
“Maybe shes just….tired?” you said leaning your head against the wall and staring at the ceiling of the Tardis
“Tired? Pssh, the Tardis doesn’t get tired, why would she be tired?” He said standing up and crossing his arms
“We did just get back from halfway across the universe after she almost got blown up. Plus everything needs to rest sometime” you said closing your eyes
The Doctor stared at you for a moment. You always seemed to have a suggestion or helpful point of view. Still staring at you, you opened your eyes and looked over at him.
Smiling lightly you rose your eyebrow “Why are you looking at me like that?”
He smiled before quickly looking back at his screen “I find your unusual point of view of things refreshing, I never would of thought the Tardis to be tired” he said quietly, you noticed a light pink tint cover his cheeks. Stepping away from the screen he clapped his hands and then rubbed them together “Right! What should we do to pass the time eh?”
“And now we have some breaking news,” the newsreader said on the TV – yes, the Lindo Wing was so fancy it even came with its own TV set. “It has just been announced that The Duchess of Clarence has gone into labour. The announcement, tweeted by the official twitter account for Kensington Palace, says that she was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, a private hospital in Paddington, at six o’clock this evening in the early stages of labour. Prince Harry is with her at the hospital, and we can go live to our junior royal correspondent, Hannah Jones. Hannah.”
They talk, all the time, sometimes even about important
things, but they don’t talk about that.
Him. How he can to be; what
happened to Donna, to the rest of their friends after getting dropped off. The full Time Lord.
Occasionally, one will bring it up. The conversations are usually short though,
neither wanting to dwell on the could-have-beens.
Hey, would you happen to know, or know somewhere I can find, how to describe futuristic tech to a party from a traditional fantasy setting? In particular, guns and space/time-ships and computer interfaces. There's a good deal of temporal shenanigans that'll be at play in the broader overarching campaign, and while I've got a decent handle on most of the gear and tech they'll encounter, there's some that I'm more unsure about...
It does seem rather difficult. You basically need to see things from the characters’ point of view. I once had literally Doctor Who visit my party and give them a macguffin for an event in the future. I had to describe the Tardis as a “squat, four-sided blue obelisk with a glowing blue light atop it.”
Simplify and be abstract if you need to. Describe guns as confusing iron wands that shoot thunder and fire (or a Scorching Ray for a laser gun). Describe computer screens as glowing scrying mirrors with a text prompt of some sort. Describe keypads as a plate covered in strange glyphs. Buttons and levers are pretty ubiquitous so you don’t need to be creative with those. If anything, increases in technology are more user-friendly and will likely be intuitive if the players can make appropriate Insight or Investigation checks. Speaking of which, use Insight to intuit something’s purpose and how to use it, and use Investigation to figure out how something works. Once players realize things like “wires carry power (electricity)” they can start figuring things out themselves from a general standpoint.
There’s a subtle moment with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in “Robot” that is quietly heartbreaking. While talking with Sarah about the thefts and getting her into ThinkTank, halfway through the conversation until the end of it, Alastair just goes over to the Tardis and wistfully stares at the door.
It’s like he thinks that if he waits and stares at it long enough, his Doctor, the one he’s spent five years with, will come out and be perfectly fine.
Despite his nonchalance at seeing the Doctor regenerate, “Here we go again” and “Oh, Benton, that’s the Doctor. Saw it happen this time,” he’s not fine with it. Alastair couldn’t even speak as Three died. He just knelt there beside his head, staring.
His “I miss having him about the place” isn’t just about Four taking a post-regeneration nap at the moment. It’s about Three having been gone for three weeks, and now gone forever. Even if Four stays, Three won’t be around any more.
When Four tries to run off with the Tardis, Alastair lets out a resigned, “Too late, we’ll never see him again.” Then when Sarah is trying to convince Four to stay, she prompts Alastair into involving him in the theft case. A prompt that he nearly misses, and says a simple “Oh, right, yes that” response to.
Alastair tries to put on a brave unaffected face to the regeneration, but it really is affecting him deeply. Yes, the Doctor is alive, but he knows from the experience of knowing Two and Three that he’s not the same man in terms of personality. His Doctor is dead, he watched him die, and while he works well enough with this new one, he quietly misses/mourns the one he knew.
I love little subtle moments of emotion like this.
“if strickland catches you, that’ll be four tardies in a row!” jennifer says to marty when he gets into school, which probably means that tuesday through friday he’d been late checking up in the morning on a missing doc and einstein
All in all, I enjoyed this a lot more a second time around:
The two tear emoji suddenly becoming a skull is actually a really effective scare, even the second time around I find it disturbing
Really digging Murray’s synth-y score here
Bill is superb in this episode (though there’s a plothole surrounding her I’ll get to later) but four moments are amazing in particular; she suggests she could steal the TARDIS (in episode TWO), ‘bloke utopia’, the Doctor having really high blood pressure; and finally, getting distracted by a bust of Nefertiti (hopeless gay sunshine child, honestly).
Twelve also gets some absolutely wonderful moments, mainly in response to Bill but his sad expression when discussing the Algae Emperor and pretty much all his emoji badge scenes are personal highlights
Supporting cast is really wasted, which is a shame as these are really good guest actors
This arc seems really intriguing so far, I like how we learn a tiny bit more with each episode, it’s really effective at building intrigue and whetting the appetite
I’ve just noticed the Bowie reference. It may be a really dark joke as well, given the title of Ashes to Ashes is a quote from a phrase used in the English Burial Service (and considering what happens to the setup team, it’s quite apt)
Capaldi and Mackie are an incredibly talented TARDIS team and we are so very lucky to have them, and the emoji badges are such a great device to get the best out of them early on in their run. Additionally, Capaldi’s attack eyebrow emoji badge is absolutely hilarious.
It’s slightly unfortunate that this episode relies on several commonplace Moffat era themes and iconography, which has been done better elsewhere (the refugee humans in The Beast Below to name one example). This isn’t really its fault though.
Initially, I didn’t like the idea that the robots were capitalists/into taking rent, largely because someone (possibly Jack Graham) wrote that it’s troubling that current sci-fi writers can’t seem to see a future without capitalism and from that perspective it remains a disappointment. In this though, I’ve been persuaded by some very clever people over at @doctorwhodowntimeblog that there’s actually a compelling argument that this episode shows capitalism as one of the reasons why utopias can fall apart (colonialism being another), and in that, the restraint in not making the robots communists and leaving that bit of cynicism undercutting the happy ending works. Criticising it for this would be akin to criticising Hell Bent for not being a Gallifrey story (a very silly thing to do). Besides, the rent gag is funny.
Plothole one: how does sci-fi savvy Bill not recognise what the sleep pods are…Cottrell-Boyce goes a little generic companion here.
Plothole two: if there were multiple ships (see The Ark in Space/The Beast Below), how is this going to be ‘the end of the human race’? It seems like that line was added to raise the stakes unnecessarily when ‘the end of them’ would have done fine (and considering the resolution to the episode it helps even less).
Speaking of, the episode fits together better than I originally thought, thematically and plot wise, but the complete switch in tension from potential human genocide to ‘the robots are slaves’ is either insufficiently set up, clunkily executed or both. The reset button is fine in comparison (though the mind wipe is a little iffy after the end of The Pilot)
Plothole three: why do the Vardies get mad at the emojibots being destroyed given those aren’t actually the sentient part? Unless they’ve developed a certain sentimental attachment themselves there’s no explanation for this.
I’m loving mischievous TARDIS, I think she wanted Bill because she wanted to travel with the Doctor again (she must have been really bored tbh)
Politically, I really really don’t like the idea of the Doctor as a policeman. Furthermore, it’s actually wrong. I recognise that not everyone will share my views of the police, but this is a perfect time to imply that he’s better than them. Police support is always qualified and they will usually only help you if your rights are infringed upon by a private citizen, and if that private citizen is powerful they may well help to cover it up. The nature of the system is such that someone can be a good cop or a good person, but they can’t remain both. Sooner or later either one will be compromised (Andy in Torchwood illustrates this pretty well). Additionally, they exist to defend the system and therefore aren’t going to be on the front lines with you in a revolution, they’re going to defend it. The Doctor, on the other hand exists outside of the system, and his help is almost always unqualified and is usually supportive of revolution against oppressive systems. In fact, the Doctor overthrows the system here, which a policeman could never do. This may mean the episode actually supports this reading, which I didn’t realise when I started out writing this.