I was never very fond of this outfit. I don’t think it’s flattering, but it is fitting

Her clothes aren’t the crisp white they were when we last saw her in The Library. The Library contained copies of every book ever written. Every book except River’s diary, until “Forest of the Dead.” River’s story was a one-of-a-kind. It completed The Library’s collection and by the time of “The Name of the Doctor,” River has been in The Library a long time. Her outfit has aged, just like the pages of a book. They’re much cherished (and painful) hues of yellow and gold, like old parchment, complete with dog eared pages (look at her collar) and deep fold lines…

..“like a book on a shelf”…

(based on the excellent response by @mewiet to a post regarding River’s wardrobe)

Mewiet gave me an idea…
River didn’t know why she agreed to this. The pram had to be at least 200 years old but his face lit up as he placed 6 month old Amelia into it and began to push her out of the TARDIS. River followed behind quickly placing a blanket over her infant daughter. They strolled leisurely through the quiet village. The 1800’s wasn’t really River’s style but to make her husband happy she’d do anything. Amelia began to fuss and Amelia took the pram and rocked it gently, sighing as it creaked with old age. Amelia quickly quietened, seeming to like the creaking sounds and the feel of the old pram. “I hate you sometimes” River murmurs as she watches her daughter pull her foot into her mouth. “No you don’t…you’re just jealous that I know her better.” He presses a kiss to her cheek “She’ll be an archeologist like her mother one day…she has a love of old things” River raises an eyebrow at him and looks back down at her baby daughter. “I’m still her favourite” River mumbles as she leans into his hold, as they walk. “Wouldn’t ever doubt that wife” They continue their walk down the cobblestone path with the creaking pram, a content daughter and them both holding each other.
[Sorry for my bad writing skills]

mewiet  asked:

So I know you kind of mentioned this a little when we've talked about other things, but I was wondering if you might be willing to make a (maybe in depth-ish?) post about your thoughts on Mary? Or if you already have, direct me towards it because I've probably missed it. I know you're a big fan of the original as well as the Mofftiss "Sherlock," so I'm really curious about your perception of how she was adapted.

The reason I barely even reblog Mary posts is because people keep accusing us of being misogynistic if we even suggest that we don’t think she’s a lovely person. I’ve seen friends and people I follow battle extremely aggressive and rude anons, so I mostly try to avoid the subject and continue shipping my OTP in peace. But of course I’ll write about this for you :), and let me know if there’s something else you want me to address.

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mewiet replied to your post “Hang on, they’re taking ‘they’re wrong, I checked with the scientists’…”

Oh FFS, I doubt I even want to know.

I’m referring to Moffat’s tongue in cheek comments on the criticism of In the Forest of the Night being scientifically inaccurate. They’re trying to say that Moffat’s turned it from a educational show it was conceived as to one that doesn’t care about science. It was conceived as a show to explore scientific ideas and famous moments of history, but its course had already changed significantly due to budgetary and other reasons before an Unearthly Child even aired. Even when DW had an actual scientist on staff in Kit Pedler it could rarely be called scientifically accurate (even in his own episodes).

It’s not like there wasn’t bad science in the RTD era either. Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks is a complete horror show, and it’s worse because the science was the point there. It’s not in Forest. It’s immersed in the poetry of it. For the record, I could see what it was trying to do, I just don’t think it landed.

anonymous asked:

ok so if river can escape prison so easily... why does she keep going back there? why doesn't she just leave forever? if she wanted the silence to think the doctor was still dead, then escaping doesn't stop that. if a murderer escapes prison, that doesn't mean their victim is suddenly alive again so that wouldn't raise the silence's suspicions. the silence know the crime wasn't willingly committed? so what reason has she for staying

Good question. There really is no obvious answer for that. She does say in Day of the Moon, right after the moment I giffed:

The Doctor: “You could come with us.”
River: “I escape often enough, thank you. And I have a promise to live up to. You’ll understand soon enough.”

But to my understanding, they never really clarified what this “promise” entailed. We do know that she knows that she’ll likely be in prison till after visiting Lake Silencio for a second time, but outside of that she doesn’t seem to have any major foreknowledge on that part.

I mean, there are plenty of way to explain why this might have been necessary, but personally I’d be moving dangerously in headcanon territory here and I hate guessing with a passion.

I’m tagging mewiet in this, because I think she wrote a wonderful analysis of this issue a while back and I can’t find it - maybe she’ll be nice enough to link me to it or give me her thoughts on the matter again (please?).

mewiet  asked:

(Just read your tags.) Do you think Santa's going to turn out to be a villain? I've been very curious given Twelve's anti-Robin Hood stance that he'd be anti-Santa too, yet Eleven in "The Christmas Carol" indicated Santa was real (and went by Jeff). After ACC, I headcanoned that The Doctor and Santa were old chums and The Doctor once filled in for him, hence Nine's line to Rose about her bicycle. I'm hoping Santa/Jeff isn't retconned to not real this year.

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