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Whouffaldi that speaks to my heart #12

In celebration of the fact that this is the 12th post in this series, and i havent run out of things to say yet, I thought we’d do a bit of ‘compare and contrast.' 

Here are two season promo pictures featuring Clara & 12, from seasons 8 and 9 respectively. Let’s do a little deconstruction of what we see in each, and then compare the two pictures. Remember, these pictures are not images captured from a scenes in the show, they have been deliberately constructed to give a particular effect. 

In the top picture, Clara is dressed in the outfit she wears during 'Into the Dalek.’ She and the Doctor are physically posistioned close together, but she looks uncertain and uneasy. This reflects the season 8 arc which was all about the rocky road to finding common ground after his regeneration. His posture is commanding,  you might even say aggressive, although that’s open to interpretation.  She is lower than he is, representing a power differential, which we also see played out in the early part of the season. Danny is there, but he’s really on the outside (and thats where he stays, at arms length) and so is Missy. 

The cogs are also also interesting. They represent time, of course, but they are not touching, not quite in sych, a lot like Clara & 12 themselves are, as they mis-judge one another during this season.

So, a close, but uneasy relationship, that doesn’t quite get into sync. 

What about the second picture? Clara and her Doctor are doing what they do best, running, together. They are completely in tune with each other in this shot, in several ways. They are dressed in matching outfits, for one. Holding hands, running perfectly in stride with one another: here are two people closely in synch with one another.  

If you transpose/invert the image, the 'V’  that forms their joined hands is reminiscent of a heart.  💙

Fire and explosions! They are running away, but do they look worried? This is a perilous situation, yet he is softer, still serious, but less overtly demanding, and more at ease. And her look is one of relaxed, well, adoration is the word that springs to my mind. There are others, (deep love is another). There’s no one else on the edges of this picture, because no one else really matters are this point, it’s all about the Doctor and Clara. And I will point out, if i may, that the tiny bits of debris at the edges, look an awful lot like confetti. 💐

So, taken as a whole, there’s a very big difference in these two images. From uncertainty to adoration. From a man unsure of who he is, (Am I a good man?) to one who is comfortable in his own skin, (I’m the Doctor and I save people). From unbalanced stances, to an equal partnership. 

From a relationship that is out of sync to one that is perfectly in tune. From being a cog in the system, to running from danger without looking back. 

That’s what I see when I look at these two pictures, and that’s why whouffaldi is still speaking to my heart. It was deliberately constructed, it’s all there in canon. 

Images from Google, no copyright infringement intended. It’s a homage… 

OK sweetsamofmine got an anonymous ask to the following effect: ’rank in order of importance: sam’s hair, his dimples, his moles, forehead crinkle, cute lil nose, unreal cheekbones’ and she invited me to play so YUS here it is. What a treat.

6. Sam’s moles. Most important: next-to-nose mole; joint second most important: chin and next-to-mouth mole; third bonus surprise: BACK MOLES. These are actually pretty sweet (everything about Sam is pretty sweet) especially the face moles (they just make him him) but they’re not something I obsess about to the level of anything else on this list.

5. Sam’s cheekbones. It physically pains me to place these at number 5 in any list but it is a list of Glories of Sam so very competitive. However. Look at these beauties. Chiselled and majestic. Like he’s carven out of SHINING MARBLE. I put in a baby pic from S3 (I think) just to show that even when he was a little fluffy cupcake he had these hidden away but they’ve certainly risen to greater prominence over later seasons (and I expect with skinny Jared will be even more delectable in S10).

4. Sam’s dimples. I don’t know why the left dimple (Sam’s left) has dominated these pics, maybe something to do with his ever-so-slightly wonky little smile. Anyway. The dimples are very important. They have a kind of opposite trajectory to the cheekbones (Sam’s face is either soft and pudgy for mega dimple or skinny and lean for mega cheekbone) but as we saw in exhibit 3, the Purge (9.13), Sam can still whap out the dimples on occasion (in this instance, to remind Dean that he too has had bendy lovers). I would say dimple heaven can be found in seasons 4 and 5 and probably pinnacle of all dimples here presented in exhibit 1, pink-cheeked dimpled sexy Sammy in Sex and Violence (4.14). LUCKY DR CARA.

3. Sam’s nose. These pictures are those with which I am least satisfied I cannot seem to capture the true glory of Sam’s lovely nose! What’s good about it: it’s a little bit tilted and it’s a little bit pointy and he scrunches it in the most adorable way (that’s what the middle pic is supposed to convey). It looks gorgeous in profile and when he’s little bab Sammy like in the first pic (which is from Wendigo) you just want to tweak it OH SAM YOUR LITTLE NOSE.

2. Sam’s forehead crinkle. The forehead crinkle works in tandem with another key feature Sam’s eyebrows and together they make beautiful face music to which I could listen (by which I mean, watch) for ever.

1. Sam’s hair. Obviously. This is probably in the top 5 things about the whole of Supernatural let alone just about Sam. I could have presented approx 50 pictures spanning the whole series but in the limited space available I have focused on Sam’s hair at its most glorious; when I began watching Supernatural I would have told you this was circa season 4/5 but LO it turns out season 8 hair is far and away the best. The middle picture tho is from season 9 (Rock and a Hard Place, 9.08) and is included for all the beautiful golden highlights also its flowing tactility as it falls onto Sam’s bare arm OMG arrrgh yes thank you please. RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH IT oh if only we could.

anonymous asked:

hey I am looking for the episode where Dean wears a cherry red- plaid shirt with thin black lines? (aka a shirt that looks fine as hell on him) I saw a screencap a while back and cannot find that ep for the life of me. thanks, and I am @superjensennatural but my main blog is personal so it won't show up in ask. I really appreciate it!

superjensennatural Hi! It won’t let me send pictures unless I answer it here so I reeeally hope you see this ;) 

I think you might be talking about this shirt:

And it’s in Season 8 Episode 13 “Everybody Hates Hitler”

or maybe you’re talking about this shirt:

And this picture is from Season 9 Episode 2 “Devil May Care”

(Comment on this post if you know a name of an episode where Dean wear’s a red plaid shirt with black lines!) 

Hope this helped ;D