twelve days of twelve
▷ day four: favorite episode
“But it might take me a little while, so do you want me to tell
story? The Brothers Grimm, lovely fellas. They’re on my
darts team. According to them, there’s this emperor and
he asks this shepherd’s
boy, “How many seconds in eternity?” And the shepherd’s boy says, there’s this
mountain of pure diamond. It takes an hour to climb it,
and an hour to go around it! Every hundred years, a little bird comes and sharpens
its beak on the
diamond mountain. And when the entire mountain is chiselled away,
the first second of
eternity will have passed! You must think that’s a hell of a long time. Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.”
Every room resets. Remember I told you that? Every room reverts to its original condition. Logically, the teleporter should do the same. Teleporter. Fancy word. Just like 3D printers, really, except they break down living matter and information, and transmit it. All you have to do is add energy. The room has reset, returned to its original condition when I arrived. That means there’s a copy of me still in the hard drive. Me, exactly as I was, when I first got here, seven thousand years ago. All I have to find is some energy. And all you need for energy is something to burn.
How long can I keep doing this, Clara? Burning the old me, to make a new one?
Heaven Sent, my favourite Capaldi Era episode as requested by @lullapiee.