First of all, his arc. Starting out not really sure how to communicate. Bumbling a bit. Needing some help. Feeling a lot but not being able to show it so that other people would see. Learning how to show his care and compassion more. Reaching out to people who seem upset and learning the right questions to ask. All of that is so relatable for me.
Next, the way he decs his TARDIS. The old bookshelves with the armchair next to metallic, modern Console and dimmer, softer, more yellowy lights than in past TARDISes.
His clothes. First with the red and black and white thing going on. That is my thing. I once had a pair of shoes in those colors–only shoes I ever cared to keep clean. And then the hoodie under other, non-hooded jacket? That’s exactly what I wear??
His music. He’s got a bust of Beethoven next to an electric guitar. Nothing describes my music taste better. Give me that Fur Elise and then some David Bowie.
He also goes to a university and becomes a professor and talks about space and poetry?? And his office is exactly what I pictured my dream house would have? Just…everything. I’m in love and I’ll be heartbroken at the end of this series, but for now…I’m just really happy that Twelve exists and thank every writer and, of course, Peter for creating a character that resonates so much with me and has helped me learn about myself in the process. Twelve has really become my Doctor.
I shall be watching this evening in Glasgow after my course at the University.
Well, we’ve reached the finale episode. I’m sure I’ll be emotional even though we have the Christmas Special to come. 😭
But I refuse to be completely down. We have been SO lucky to have Peter. His contribution to the show has been so wonderful.
His generosity and kindness whilst in the role have been magnificent. 😎
He will always be the Doctor. He will always be MY Doctor. 🕶
Peter Capaldi is just superb in this new series! I always thought him to be the best Doctor of NuWho, he had me from his first “sush” and this series only makes it absolutely clear. And it only makes it harder to see him going. Since he had spread the news about his departure, I keep thinking that it is too soon, not only because of his great performances, but also because of how a great ambassador for the show he is.
But a man knows when it’s time for a change and I know that he hasn’t take this decision lightly.
The most impressive thing is the amazing number of people that have finally discovered the great Doctor he is. So, at the end of each new episode there is this frisson out there, people that didn’t like him before are now dreading his departure. And it is an amazing thing this.
There is now an on-line petition to send to BBC asking him to stay. And even if I respect his decision, I thought it would be nice for him to know how much he is loved. I would’ve signed it, if not by the fact that they said in the petition’s text that he has been badly served by the scripts till, which I can’t agree.
I would be immensely happy if he changes his mind and stay. Since I think this is not and option anymore, I can only hope that we can still see him doing amazing things and continue to gift us with his immense talent and generosity (not forgetting the melting hearts smile and the amazing hair).
A couple years ago I passed out on Matt Smith and went into cardiac arrhythmias from chronic illnesses during a photo-op and he helped hold me up for the photo, carried me to a chair(and I’m no skinny woman, I’m hefty), and stayed with me until I got better despite the waiting fans. It was one of the kindest things that anyone who doesn’t know me has ever done for me.
I always wanted to redo my first Doctor Who fanart, which I did when I knew very little about the series as whole and hadn’t done much if any drawing based on live-action serial. All I knew was that these two were destined to be with each other, and the sight of them together made me incredibly happy.
Just another quickie, following the original (lol). I think the feeling is still there, that urgency of ‘must doodle my lovebirds!!!’