I am rewatching with a friend. It’s her first time. It is making me very happy.
I am totally jealous – I wish I had someone who would watch it with me. Alas, everyone is put off by the puppets, but I’m like SERIOUSLY THOUGH, THE PUPPETS AREN’T A BIG DEAL, THE SHOW IS FUCKING AMAZING.
Even though there are clearly examples of Classic Doctors using guns, I know of at least one instance where Four states his aversion to them. If I were better versed on all 8 classic doctors I’d go back and find out the context for those examples…
Yeah, I know that pre-Eight Doctors used guns quite often (because in my opinion, he wasn’t above using them, but preferred not to). But pre-Eight Doctors used the guns more willingly because their aversion didn’t stem from the Time War and committing genocide.
So, post-Eight Doctors would have a serious aversion to the guns/heavy weapons because of PTSD/fear of turning into the Destroyer of Worlds instead of an aversion just because they don’t prefer them.
Am I making sense? haha
My point is that just because Classic Who Doctors used guns, doesn’t mean it’s okay for Eleven to use guns because (at least in my opinion) I feel like Nine/Ten canonically established a strong dislike for guns on the basis of Time War flashbacks. Pre-Eight Doctors didn't like using guns, but didn’t like guns just for the sake of them being guns, but were more willing than Nine/Ten to use them. Eleven is sort of in that liminal space…
That’s just my take on it, at least, and my take is pretty worthless in any case :)
Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light
I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget to pull me back to the ground again
IF THAT ISN’T JACK ZIMMERMAN’S EXACT THOUGHT PROCESS ABOUT HIS TINY BOYFRIEND