she did open the heart of the tardis

Meta Monday: Rose Tyler Defence

Today’s Meta Monday post is brought to you by the person who left a full-fledged rant against Rose Tyler in a comment on one of my fics. For the record, if you spend 500 words putting down one half of my OTP, you cannot say you respect that I ship Ten/Rose. Also, RUDE.

So, I’m going to break down the comment point by point. This was left on my ficlet about Martha, and about halfway through, it switches to ranting about how Martha was treated by the Doctor. For the sake of length, I’ll cover that part next week. Bullet points in quotes are taken directly from the review.

1) Rose was selfish.

At times, yes. Because Rose was human and humans have flaws. She was a well-written character who didn’t always do the right thing for the right reason.

Can we talk for a minute about why Rose is selfish? She’d recently ended a relationship with someone who took advantage of her. Jimmy Stone took off and left her £800 in debt. When you’re used like that, you learn to look out for yourself first, because no one else will. It’s a habit that takes time to break. 

Now, this accusation often includes, “Rose was selfish to leave her family to travel,” and I will argue against that with my dying breath. It is not selfish for a young woman to decide to leave her family and create her own life. That is natural. I know Jackie and Mickey struggled with it, but that’s their thing to deal with. Honestly, them expecting Rose to never change and always be the same Rose they remembered is more selfish than Rose choosing to create her own life.

Don’t we tell girls all the time that they should plan their lives based on what would make them happy, not on what people expect them to do? Isn’t that part of what feminism is? So why do we insist it’s selfish when a young woman is actually bold enough to flout expectations and forge her own path?

2) “She ditched Mickey immediately when she heard the Doctor telling her that Tardis is a time travel machine.”

Why is it so horrible that Rose jumped at an amazing opportunity for a better life? She was obviously bored and dissatisfied before meeting the Doctor. (Look at her face when she’s working at Henrik’s. That is not the face of someone content with their life.) 

And let’s get rid of the notion that Mickey was a perfect boyfriend. Do you remember the part in “Rose” where she asks if she can borrow his laptop? And he says yes, but then in a panic tells her not to look at his email? That’s supposed to be a hint that he was cheating on her–another sign that her life was not ideal, meaning she was at a perfect spot for a change.

I understand that it hurts to be the person left behind. I’ll even agree that Rose should have said a bit more of a goodbye to Mickey than she did. (Though since the Doctor had already left once, I don’t blame her if she thought there was a clock ticking.) However, I refuse to blame Rose for wanting a different life. That’s grossly unfair. 

Think about this: Donna pitched the keys to the car she shared with her mother in a bin, then took off without saying a word about travelling. And yet, I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about the way she left her family. Why is what Rose did so much worse?

3) “She also not only made Jackie grieve over her, therefore making her get Mickey go to police 5 times the whole year.”

Oh boy. One of my favourites. 

THE MISSING YEAR IS NOT ROSE’S FAULT.

We don’t know how long Rose had been with the Doctor when they landed at the beginning of “Aliens of London.” If we go strictly by time we’ve seen, it’s less than a week. If we believe there are adventures that happen offscreen, then maybe 2-3 weeks. 

Not only that, but she had been assured that to her mum, only 12 hours would have passed. She walked into that flat thinking she’d been gone overnight, thinking her phone call from Platform One would have been plenty to ease any worries. 

It is not Rose Tyler’s fault that the TARDIS, purposely or not, skipped a full year.

That means none of the things that happened to people on Earth during that time are her fault. It’s not her fault that her mum thought she was dead. It’s not her fault that Mickey was dragged in for questioning. Jackie and Mickey resenting Rose for the missing year does not make it actually Rose’s fault. 

4) “She flirted with Adam and Jack and broke up with Mickey, making him feel like crap.”

Right. Mickey who told Rose–in the middle of trying to chat her up–that he was seeing Trisha Delaney? Which he told her purposely to make her angry? Mickey is not superior here, so don’t even try to make it out like Rose is the horrible tramp and Mickey is the long-suffering boyfriend. 

And if she’d broken up with Mickey, what does it matter that she flirted with Adam and Jack? This kind of slut-shaming needs to end. Flirting is not a sin.

5) “She ripped Tardis console to become Bad Wolf, despite the fact that Tardis was an sentient being.” 

I see this thrown out as a horrible thing all the time. Do you know who did not get angry at Rose for opening the TARDIS? The Doctor. Not once in his explanation to Jack during “Utopia” does he say anything bad about Rose opening the TARDIS. Not once does his voice betray anything but awe at what she became. 

No one knows and loves the TARDIS more than the Doctor. If he wasn’t upset with Rose for opening her heart, maybe it wasn’t a bad thing for her to do. 

Also, if you’re thinking Bad Wolf was a selfish choice, then you’re purposely reading your opinion that Rose was selfish into the text. Rose knew looking into the heart of the TARDIS could kill her–she’d seen what had happened to Margaret the Slitheen. But she chose to do it anyway, because it was the only way to save the Doctor. 

Rose becoming Bad Wolf is not about her pouting because he sent her away. That is the wrongest interpretation of that scene I have ever seen, and it makes me angry every time. In the diner, when she’s trying to explain to Jackie and Mickey why she’s so upset, she starts with, “Two hundred thousand years in the future, he’s dying, and there’s nothing I can do.” And when Bad Wolf explains her choice and her purpose to the Doctor? “I want you safe. My Doctor. Protected from the false god.” 

Not to mention her glorious speech in the diner, which is entirely about understanding that life is better when you live it for other people. Bad Wolf is Rose Tyler at her least selfish and she is absolutely brilliant. 

6) “Martha actually worked hard to become a doctor, while Rose could not even get herself a job after getting her job blown off.” 

Wow. There’s so much classist garbage in here, I don’t even know where to start.

  1. Yes, Martha worked hard. That doesn’t mean Rose didn’t. Stop putting down one companion to praise another. 
  2. You don’t have to have an upper class job like doctor to be a hard worker. Poor people work their tails off, doing things no one else wants to do. Even Martha complained that she had to work in a shop. (Blink)
  3. Rose left with the Doctor twenty-four hours after Henrik’s blew up. 
    1. No, she didn’t go out job hunting the day after almost dying. 
    2. Lucky she didn’t, because if she hadn’t spent the day looking up the Doctor, she might not have been there when he faced the Nestene Consciousness. And the Doctor himself admitted that he would have died if it wasn’t for her.

What you’re really saying is that instead of going off to have a fabulous life, Rose should have stayed on the Estate. I’m being kind and not adding, “where she belonged” to the end of that statement, but really–that’s what you’re implying. That as a young woman from the Estate, Rose didn’t deserve the kind of life she found with the Doctor.

Why not? 

Rose Tyler was clever. Practically the first thing the Doctor says to her is a compliment because she’d come up with a logical explanation for the Autons. It was wrong, but he was impressed by her logic. 

Rose Tyler was brave. She saved the Doctor that first day, she ran into the TARDIS even though he told her it would be dangerous, she ran after the ghost in “The Unquiet Dead…” Do I need to go on? Rose Tyler shot out the window of the rocket she was on so she could kill Satan. How’s that?

Rose Tyler was compassionate. She objected strenuously to the Doctor asking Gwyneth to channel to Gelth. She saw a little boy calling for his Mummy and tried to help him. She refused to let the Doctor kill a Dalek. She was outraged by the slavery of the Ood.

Rose Tyler stood up for what she believed in, no matter what the cost. She never hesitated to tell the Doctor if she thought what he was doing was wrong, even though she knew he could always take her home if he got annoyed with her. When he was passed out from regeneration sickness, she stood up to the Sycorax in his place. She got in Mr. Connolly’s face in Idiot’s Lantern when he was being a sexist jerk, talking down to his wife. 

Rose Tyler was clever, brave, and compassionate. When she was gone, the Doctor missed her ability to spot things he missed. “Rose would know,” was not just a sentimental comment–the solution to their adventures often started with Rose spotting something out of place and pointing it out to the Doctor. (The Unquiet Dead, The Long Game, Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, School Reunion, Idiot’s Lantern and Fear Her, just off the top of my head.)

So no, random reviewer, Rose is not flawless. But she’s also not the selfish girl you insist she is.

goingtothetardis  asked:

NINE X ROSE :D

  • Drinks all of the coffee

I think they both drink lots of coffee when they are off traveling.  He drinks it for the slight buzz and maybe when he feels the need to sleep and doesn’t want to.  Sleep means nightmares and he is more about moving, keep going, don’t think just go and show Rose he’s more than his nightmares.  With Rose it’s more her trying to keep up with him.

Eventually she has to sleep and he slowly shifts her to decaff as he figures out what’s she’s doing.  She’s doing it for him, to prove she’s tough enough to keep up with him and he knows she cares.  She doesn’t want him to be alone – even when she’s sleeping.  They are quite a pair and eventually, he does sleep but somehow he ends up asleep with her in the library and the nightmares are held at bay.

  • Brings up adopting a pet

Totally Rose.  After Daleks and an almost regeneration and the need to talk about him sending her away, Jack’s immortality and him almost dying.  All it takes is one orphaned Barcelona puppy (the planet not the city).  She finds it lost, covered in mud with a broken leg and brings it back to the TARDIS.  The “don’t make my ship domestic” speech is on the tip of his tongue but then she juts out her lip and gives him the look. 

One trip to the med bay later and Terror, the doctor’s name, is there to stay.  The Doctor isn’t as mad about it as he pretends and Rose often catches him lecturing said pup about TARDIS repairs.

  • Kills the bugs

The Doctor for sure.  Rose does all right no alien planets and she’s learned to keep an open mind.  But when the TARDIS is infested with giant skunk roaches, she draws the line.  Grabbing Terror protectively, she tells the Doctor to de-infest the TARDIS or she and Terror are on holiday some where else.  He grumbles and finds away that has less to do with killing and more about freezing the little buggers.  He then dumps them in a place his time sense has gone wonky about:  Torchwood.  With glee he leaves thawing stink roaches in their offices at Canaray Wharf.  Suddenly, his time sense calms down.  He takes Rose and Terror out for chips in celebration

  • Cooks the meals

Oh they take turns but really prefer to eat out.  Rose likes to bake though.  At first the Doctor was unsure after a few smoking and somewhat unrecognizable things that even Terror wouldn’t touch.  But then came banana muffins so delicious they inspired him to ponder a way to save his bloodthirsty people.  He didn’t but they were really really good.

He in turn made the best soups.  Rose’s mouth watered at the thought of his gumbo with just the right amount of spice.  She teased him they could retire and open a cafe for hungry travelers.  Then again, Rose was sure his Gumbo would probably inspire some alien to invade just to steal the recipe which the Doctor refused to share even with Rose.  They kept traveling and the Doctor never did share his recipe.

  • Starts getting into holidays way before they should

Rose.  The Doctor is all in a huff when the TARDIS joins her and pink paper hearts appear on the console.  He tolerates it.  Then there is the great easter egg hunt which Terror who is now big enough that he makes quite the galoomp sound on the grating seems to enjoy enthusiastically.   In fact he enjoys brigning said festive eggs to the Doctor, even if he drops them on the Doctor’s head during repairs.

Christmas is finally when he gives in.  How could he resist Rose with a big red bow in her hair and nothing else, lying on their bed, colored fairy lights reflecting against her skin like a nebula.

  • Initiates the couple selfies

The Doctor hates selfies.  Rose forces him to for her Mum.  He grumbles but agrees because if they send Jackie pictures, he doesn’t have to take Rose home as often.  But soon, he comes up with compositions and dives into the creativity of the whole thing.  It becomes a competition to see who can get the best selfie and he even drags Terror into the mix until before he knows it, they have an album of them from all adventuring in all of time and space.  Except for a few he keeps in his bigger on the inside pockets.  He denies that little tidbit.

  • Forgets the birthdays and anniversaries

The Doctor is always lecturing about human calendar vs time keeping in mulitple cultures and how it’s all irrevelant on the TARDIS.  And since Rose hasn’t really aged much and Terror lives much longer than a typical Earth dog, birthdays seem to pass them by more and more.  One thing that’s never forgotten is anniversaries.  Whether it’s Run or it also travels in time or I am the Bad Wolf, he always makes sure to do something special.  Even Terror gets special treats for the anniversary when he jointed TEAM TARDIS.

  • Always ends up with too much junk food after grocery shopping

Rose.  She can’t help it.  Alien junk food is the best and it’s not always bad nutrition even if the aliens think it is.  The Doctor sighs and cleans out the cupboards when it gets too much or he’s worried it might hurt her.  Terror likes his mum’s junk food addiction just fine.  It isn’t until the Doctor realizes there might be another reason Rose is craving Fifty First Century Sea Weed taffy that things take a turn for the not so bad.  Rose cries.  He cries and soon there will be another addition to the TARDIS

  • Nicknames the other

He is always the Doctor to Rose until a little temporal anomaly in the form of he knocked me up comes into the picture.  Then suddenly it’s all about your daddy.  Funny how easy that came to her.  He’s not one for pet names.  She is his Rose.  He doesn’t need anything else even if he thinks of her as beloved and sometimes love slips out or my little time mum.  All he knows is how greatful he is for all the domestics even if toast is burnt, the dogs is barking, the baby is crying and the TARDIS burns his fingers.  It’s the one life he thought he could never have and he’ll relish it ever second…even when he has to walk the dog in the snow ;)

Thanks for asking this was fun!  Ship Meme

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Doctor Who - Whouffaldi - A Phone Call Away
An after-Hell Bent Whouffaldi fic for our favorite couple

Four month after Hell Bent. Clara can’t forget the Doctor, neither can the Doctor forget those fussy memories of the woman in his head. Then his phone starts to ring.

I had this idea while having a sleepless night after Hell Bent. I am actually very sad and can only slowly accept that the Doctor got a memory wipe. But we all know he hasn’t forgotten completely. This is my attempt to deal with the series finale and Clara’s departure.

It had been four month since she had left the Doctor. Four month since she had stolen a Tardis and had decided to go back to Gallifrey — the long way round.

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It occurs to me that one of the major differences between ‘Classic Who’ and 'New Who’ – though, in my opinion, it’s all classic – is the companions. Not in their caliber, but rather in how they got on board the Tardis in the first place. 'New Who’ has been consistent in that they’ve all, from Rose to Clara, been invited aboard in one way or another. Some – Rose and Clara – invited twice.

In 'Classic Who’ that wasn’t the case. From the original kidnapping of Ian and Barbara – yes, folks, a kidnapping – to the variations of stowaway or Tegan getting lost in the bowels of the Tardis, the only classic companions I can recall being invited were Peri and Ace – if anybody can add another to that list, please do. I’m working from memory here. Admittedly, Peri’s invitation was a bit backhanded and resigned, but Ace? Now that was a true, open-hearted invite.

And Ace’s joy? Unparalleled until Clara’s when she got her second invitation.

As for the Doctor, well… he may be a man of fewer words these days, but no less eloquent.

***UPDATE***

Got some GREAT responses on this one - and some serious jogging of my aged memory. The list of 'Classic Who’ Tardis invites now includes:

Vicki - 1st Doctor

Victoria - 2nd Doctor

Grace - 8th Doctor - on a technicality, she did refuse.

Peri - 5th Doctor

Ace - 7th Doctor

Anymore out there?

anonymous asked:

I have a question, when donna began to burn-out from the time lords mind, why did he erase her memory instead of using the machine in the tardis that turns time lords into humans? she'd only have to forget from the time she was shot up until that time instead of everything to do with the doctor. and as long as her watch doesn't get opened, she won't burn-out.

I’ve never actually thought about it… Well, let’ see.. Donna wasn’t completely a Time Lord, she was human with a Time Lord consciousness, she has one heart and can’t regenerate. And that machine changes Time Lord’s DNA, but she still has human’s DNA (that’s why her brain could’t hold a such a consciousness ), so it seems like the only option to save her was to erase her memory of him… 

The Main Idea of Doctor Who: Series 1

An entire season will have many themes, even many major themes, but most of them are specific to their respective episodes. Other themes develop over the entire arc and form the point of the metanarrative.

Folly of the Masses

Various societal structures are lampooned and critiqued in Series 1. These items define our culture and can even define our lives.

  • Politics
    • British citizens trust their elected officials who ought not in an emergency have the sort of power they do
    • The United Nations trusts the aforementioned unqualified government officials with nuclear weapons
    • Cardiff sells its soul to Margaret in allowing her to tear down Cardiff Castle to put in a very ill-advised nuclear reactor
  • Military
    • The British army trusts anyone who sounds authoritative, from the Slitheen to the Doctor
    • Van Statten’s guards arrogantly assume they can pacify a Dalek
    • The British army keeps the one person who can fix the Empty Child Plague away from the ambulance
  • Business
    • Van Statten uses his abilities and influence for his own good, for his own collection, and never for helping humanity
    • Adam almost ruins history by stealing future information
    • “Banks” sell out humanity for a profit
  • Modeling/Hollywood
    • Cassandra has destroyed her body in pursuit of her idea of beauty
  • Mass Media News Networks
    • The news networks mostly report on things that are not news
  • Reality Television
    • The shows destroy people and make the contestants destroy others

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In each case, the episodes that discuss the topics do not dismiss them as if they are inherently evil or unnecessary. Instead, the show warns how excesses in these things can produce strife in society. In particular, the show describes how these things can damage human beings. Most of the above are prone to making humans use cutthroat tactics to advance in their fields, which makes promotion more important than human life and wellbeing. In the politics motif that is shown through Margaret benefiting with huge successes by using the most extreme measures to remove her opposition. The military are shown using a shoot first, ask questions later policy with the pig-alien. Van Statten sacks disappointing employees, and he does so in such a way to remove them from further career opportunities. Van Statten also throws away lives while trying to get the Dalek under control. Cassandra too sought to make a profit from the destruction of the satellite and the deaths of her guests.

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Of equal concern to all of this, however, is not only what this does to fellow human beings, but what it does to the offending party as well. Cutthroat tactics not only harm other people, it corrupts a person; that is, it makes the heart wither. This results in Rodricks, Van Stattens, and Cassandras who make huge profits and become larger and larger fans of themselves while loathing others more and more. Their self-absorption grows in a vicious cycle. The likes of these are also known by another characteristic: treating themselves. Rodrick insists upon the money he “earned.” Van Statten has an ever-growing collection of amazing artifacts that no one else is allowed to see. Cassandra has a body coming ever closer to her idea of perfection. Their self-absorption reveals itself in their consumption and in their overly-developed sense of self-preservation. They all have ways of keeping themselves from harm (although each one fails when the time comes to use it). The show’s concern is that these mainstays of society can be damaging to the human spirit, but it is also concerned about the other end of things, their successes. The show is concerned that even when business, government, or the military do things right, even perfectly right, it is not effective enough; that is, they are ultimately impotent at altering the human condition in any meaningful way. The show certainly is not professing primitive anarchy, as if these things should be done away with altogether. It is saying, however, that ultimately, changing the human condition must come from another angle. The top-down approach does not work, and it usually produces even more casualties.

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Related to all of this is the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. The name overflows with superlatives, but we never see this empire in the show, neither its greatness nor its bounty. Instead, through corruption or lack of vision, it keeps running off the rails, and in its place we find a ruined planet with an enslaved and dying humanity. This mythical empire is a symbol of everything above: when humans gather together in an impressive-sounding organization, the results are never as impressive as advertised.

Impressive Ordinariness

In contrast to the masses, Doctor Who presents heroes of more common stock:

  • Rose overcomes the Nestene Consciousness with her bronze-medal-level gymnastic skills
  • Jabe helps the Doctor overcome the overheating satellite despite her treeness
  • Gwyneth, a serving girl, saves the world from an invading army
  • Mickey saves the world from nuclear obliteration with his home computer
  • He does so under the orders of back-bencher Harriet Jones
  • Cathica, a common journalist, saves (for a while) humanity from the Jagrafess
  • Pete saves the world by sacrificing his life
  • Nancy saves the world through an embrace
  • Lynda, Davitch, Programmer, and everyone else that fights and dies in The Parting of the Ways

These are unconventional heroes, and they overcome in unconventional ways. They are also all very brave, for they all risk everything in their acts of heroism, and many of them lose all that they risk. Whereas all of the industries and organizations discussed in the previous section ultimately fail in some way or another, these individuals succeeded in setting everything to exactly what they should be. Not only do individuals succeed where organizations fail, but ordinary people succeed where the pop idols of society fail.

The show is not advocating hyper-individualism, however, as if other people do not matter at all, and that is where Bad Wolf comes in. Bad Wolf is humanity. The Bad Wolf entity represents the collective efforts of individuals living the Doctor’s way of life. That she represents the Doctor’s way of life is demonstrated in her being the audience’s view into the Doctor’s life for the whole season. She also represents the Doctor’s way of life because she represents the anti-Dalek view on life: a life of hate and anger, a life that sees compassion as weakness, a life that shapes the world as it likes through coercive force, and a life that destroys all obstacles. That she represents the collective of humanity is shown in Rose being the Doctor’s companion: Rose was being trained (simply by being with the Doctor) to be the greatest exemplar of his ideals and practices in a human. Her Bad Wolf persona was born out of her conviction of how humans ought to live (as the chiasm of that episode emphasizes). Furthermore, we should note that the heart of the TARDIS did not, perhaps could not, open until both Mickey and Jackie were agreed with Rose, for once Jackie brings her rescue truck to the party, all humans not named Rodrick in the show who have a speaking part are aligned with the Doctor to stop the Daleks. Rose is humanity. In this sense, what Bad Wolf does should be seen as something similar to what Martha will later do to overthrow the Master. Martha walks the earth to plant in everyone’s mind the idea of the Doctor so that by that thought, the evil force will be thwarted. By humanity’s collective, Doctor-guided efforts, evil was undone. Bad Wolf is the same. She is written as all-powerful to emphasize the strength of the collective effort. She is written as divine to emphasize the importance of this collective effort. This, by the way, is why Bad Wolf is not a deus ex machina. It would be easy to see her that way: all was lost, and then Bad Wolf just shows up and saves the Doctor, but there is far more to her than that. She had been prepared throughout the entire season, and not by the “Bad Wolf” signposts, but by working alongside the Doctor.

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It might seem that a better representation of the collective effort of humanity would be the literal collective effort of all humans (again, not named Rodrick) that fight under Jack for the Doctor. In fact, both forces represent the collective effort. The makeshift army that was overrun so easily and Bad Wolf that overcame just as easily are both representative of the collective effort, for they are one and the same. The effort works despite and even while experiencing individual defeats. This happens literally in the show: Bad Wolf is born at the exact same time that the army of commoners dies, one after another. This is how movements work, especially movement against tyrants or oppression. Individuals suffer many tears, and sometimes they suffer blood, but the movement itself succeeds, and, again, it succeeds not only despite the great cost, but because of it and through it. The real life parallel to this is what Gandhi and Dr. King pulled off against their respective oppressors. It works. It does not seem like it should, but it works. This is likely why we did not see Bad Wolf resurrect anyone else other than Jack. Resurrecting the one was fine because it shows that she was a goddess of life as opposed to the Dalek Emperor as god of death (also because Jack was needed for Torchwood). Showing the restoration of the now molten earth and the resurrection of the rest of humanity would have made light of the sacrifice they made. That is not to say that Bad Wolf did not resurrect them. Maybe she did; maybe she did not. It was not important to the story. What was important was showing the twin themes of suffering and overcoming, and neither theme could be allowed to overpower the other.

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Humble Ingenuity

What, then, ought individuals to do? How ought we organize our lives so that they are in keeping with the Doctor’s ideal of a better life? Should they be lives marked by protests, marches, sit-ins, and boycotts? There is a time and a place for these things, but the Doctor’s life is not characterized by them. It works much more quietly than that. What is the Doctor’s life? How does he change the world? What type of person does he attract to himself? His companions are those characterized by humble ingenuity: they have good minds, but they are teachable. They never assume to know everything about anything, and they find ways to use what they do know for the good of others rather than themselves. This is usually done in small ways, simply acting with whatever tools they are already familiar with: using a laptop or using their limited access as a small politician or a small journalist. Finally, while the people they serve may well be strangers, they also serve their friends and their families. Doctor Who envisions meaningful change occurring that way: we alter the faults in our lives out of concern for our loved ones near us. When we live a selfless life for them, it shifts our own character. That is how the world changes.

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For all of these reasons, this is why the main theme of Series 1 is the Doctor’s relationship with Rose. Simultaneously, the Doctor is not Rose’s boyfriend, “he’s better than that: he’s much more important,” but he also woos her into seeing him as the perfect dance partner. The small-mindedness of Jackie and Mickey’s jealousy and possessiveness or of Adam and Jack’s self-preservation and self-serving actions will not do anymore. They used to be attractive to Rose—the literal becomes the metaphorical—but the Doctor becomes everything to Rose. If the Doctor represents the better life and Rose represents humanity, then Doctor Who is an invitation to its viewers to strive for such ideals as these, for as the Doctor woos Rose, he also woos his audience. His invitation stands:

[I]f you want to remember me, then you can do one thing. That’s all, one thing: Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life.

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((Open to any 10 or 11s))

Rose Tyler sighed from boredom, leaning back in her chair. There wasn’t much to do in the parallel universe. Not only was she bored, she was engulfed in disappointment from earlier that day. While at her usual job at Torchwood, her and her team decided to test out the new vortex manipulator they were trying to create. Rose was the one testing it. She couldn’t help but be hopeful that it would work. Strapping it onto her wrist, she planned to go a few minutes into the future, just as a test. It had almost worked, but it had malfunctioned and she had ended up only traveling about two feet to the left. Little did she know, in the split second that she was in the time vortex, traveling from one spot to another, something odd happened. The time vortex remembered her from all those years ago. Badwolf. A small part of Rose still had some of the time vortex energy in her. This caused even more energy to surge through her.

As she sat in her chair, sipping her tea, her whole body began to feel odd. Strangely tingly. She glanced down at her stomach. It was glowing the bright orange energy of the time vortex. Panicking, she sat up immediately sat up. The amount of the orange energy was increasing, almost completely surrounding her. Her vision was engulfed with orange. Shutting her eyes, she awaited whatever was to come. She expected this orange energy to be some sort of poison.  When she did open her eyes though, she saw what she least expected. The energy inside her, it had pulled her across time and space, across dimensions, to the place she wanted to be the most. The TARDIS. Her heart fluttered with joy, “…Doctor?” She called out in hope that the two hearted alien would be there