she's my favorite companion

Cora Harper

Let me yell for a second about my favorite biotic cinnamon roll, ok.

It would have been easy, *so easy*, to make her into the petty bitchy rival, or the ice queen who’s just there because she has to be. But she isn’t. Yeah, she’s hurt about Alec’s death–of course she is, he was her mentor as well as her leader–and torn up that he picked Ryder as Pathfinder over her. Honestly, who wouldn’t be? But never, not *once* does she take it out on Ryder. Not once. In fact, in her own way, she steps right up to support them when they need her, though they barely know each other. And not because she has to, or because it’s her duty as the Pathfinder’s second. Because that’s genuinely the kind of person she is. Beneath the asari commando is a genuinely kind, warm person who wants to help people, even though she was rejected and treated as dangerous because of her biotic ability. 

And I’ll personally punch any motherfucker who says otherwise.

This photo.  I’m dead.  I *just* joined Tumblr, so I hope I’m doing this right - I just wanted to share this story with everyone.

MegaCon Tampa 2016 was my (and my kids’) first con and it was the most amazing experience.  I was so nervous about the photos because I paid a LOT of money for the photo/autograph package and my kids tend to make silly faces in pictures and not smile.  My 3yo (mini doctor) does not like strangers (and I wasn’t sure whether, at his age, he would make the connection that this tall bearded man is the actor who plays “the spiky hair Doctor” on TV and therefore we love him.)  Afraid he would just see DT as “random bearded stranger”, I was envisioning an awkward disaster, but reminded myself that whatever happened would be a fun memory regardless.

I was elated to find out that our photos and autographs would be 1st thing in the morning since we had purchased the “Ultimate Fan Experience” package.  I knew at least the kids would be at their best and probably not cranky yet.  We arrived early and stood in line with some of the most amazing people.  My mini doctor was finally allowed to play with his sonic screwdriver, and everyone was very patient with his incessant “sonic-ing” at their costumes, jewelry, merchandise, and various body parts.

We walked into the photo “booth” with about 2 people in front of us, as David & Billie’s faces both lit up when they saw the kids in costume.  I think Billie even pointed at mini Rose.  I told the person in charge that it would be just the kids in the photo, and she motioned me to stand by the cameraman during the photo.  I am SO GLAD I was not in the photo because I got to see the entire scene unfold.

**YES I RAMBLE!  HERE’S THE GOOD PART IF YOU SKIPPED AHEAD**

David bent down, opened his arms enthusiastically to my son, and said, “Come here!”  Then something magical happened - my son went right to him without hesitating and David picked him right up and turned toward the camera.  It was adorable and precious and so many other adjectives but mostly just random letters produced by flailing at the keyboard because adjectives don’t do it justice.  Both kids and myself were beaming as we stepped out of the booth to retrieve our photo - but the photo checker motioned us BACK INTO the booth (I’m guessing one of the kids blinked during the photo).  I was devastated - there was NO WAY the whole scene would go as well the second time.  We squeezed back into the area, and David again opened his arms to my little guy.  He practically ran into David’s arms, like he was greeting his daddy coming home after a long day at work.  It was incredible.  In fact, my mini doctor was so enamored with David, he forgot all about his precious sonic screwdriver until David reminded him, “Point the sonic!  Right there!  Right at the camera!”  It was just amazing seeing David so attentive to my son.  Several of the people behind us in line also got to witness the magic and have told me that the scene was one of the highlights of THEIR MegaCon as well!  And most of my fangirling has been over David, but the fact that my mini Rose is also smiling in this pic is a HUGE testament to Billie’s sweetness and friendliness. We had literally practiced making a nice smile for the photo and all I got was a blank stare.  Rose is by far my daughter’s favorite companion and I know she was completely thrilled at meeting Billie and how Billie squealed over her costume (On a side note, Eleven WAS her favorite Doctor - but I think she is a TEN convert now after meeting David!)

We moved on to the autograph line and waited while David and Billie finished the rest of the photos.  My 7yo (mini Rose) wanted to say something to David - I wasn’t sure we would have time to say much at all but when we got to David I said, “She wanted to tell you something” and he patiently leaned over the table to hear her and said, “What did you want to tell me?”  She told him she loved his performance in Much Ado, and I mentioned that she was a big fan of Shakespeare after watching him in Much Ado and Hamlet.  He said “Oh, I love hearing that!” 

She also got to ask him a question in the DT/BP panel at the end of the day, but I will save that for another post!

CONFESSION:  

While I overall love the game, I was very disappointed by the contextual dialogue when you have Cassandra in your party. She is my favorite companion, yet, when I bring her, she is basically giving a tutorial for people for whom this is their first Dragon Age game, or never read the codexes at least. Tutorials should be optional in a way that doesn’t involve leaving my waifu at home!

anonymous asked:

Rose Tyler is my least favorite companion. She became too reliant on 10. Liked her with 9 though. #unpopularopinions

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

I love Rose, but the way the fandom puts her up on a pedestal is beyond irritating. And yeah, I definitely prefer her with Nine, even if I’ve never been able to put my finger on why that is, and I don’t know if relying on Ten is it. Again, it’s probably just the ‘Ten and Rose were the best ever omg’ fandom attitude that’s annoying. I do actually find them really cute when I’m watching their stuff. 

I don’t really have ‘least favourite companions’ though, because that’s a more negative way of thinking than I tend to employ. (That being said, I pretty much give zero fucks about Adric and Dodo, so I guess they’re technically my least favourite companions.) 

enigmaticinvisiblezebra replied to your post:I feel as if we never got to know Amy enough. Like…

that is exactly why i love her, because she’s like me. people aren’t perfect, and it sucks that so many tv shows give us pseudo relatable flaws that often are turned to not be flaws anymore. but she was so impulsive and reserved, it was a huge contradiction that was real and almost raw? idk but there was a beauty about it, and about her. she will forever be my favorite companion.

Oh, very much all of that. Amy is flawed as a result of emotional trauma. And her life gets better, and she gets to be happy and more condifent, and I adore the journey she goes on. But she’s still Amy. It’s still there, her pain. She is moving on and living beyond it, it doesn’t define her, but that doesn’t mean she just gets over it. She gets to be raw and impulsive and real without ever being forced to change that about herself, while still growing.

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I cried when she left to go to Kanto. I really hope Lillie returns in the future. She is, without a doubt, my favorite Pokemon companion of all time.

Disgusted noise - A Cassandra Pentaghast Story Tale

prismacolor markers on layout bond paper! she is my favorite companion of Dragon Age Inquisition.. look at her! she’s flawless *w*

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scoutonwho replied to your post: Rose Tyler is my least favorite companion. She…

I love this. I’ve lived my first two years in Who fandom as a complete Rose stan, but then I looked at the other Rose stans and that just ruined it for me, along with my growing more and more suspicious of Ten. They are still mostly cute and I still love Rose, but I have to stay out of that tag.

Yeah, it’s funny, I loved her when I first started watching it (2010, just after Series 5 finished airing, for the record), but then I got into a weird phase of absolutely hating her partly due to a friendship I made with someone on FFN, a Romana stan that I am grateful to in regards of getting me into Classic Who via Romana, but yeah, she definitely warped my impressionable teenage brain at the time with her bizarrely extreme anti-Rose stance. 

Eventually, a bit like with my weird initial hatred of Buffy Summers, I realised my hatred for Rose made absolutely no sense, even if yes she was definitely idolised way too much by the fandom at the expense of everyone else around her. 

Rose Tyler is great. But she’s not the be-all end-all of companions, and she’s not the Doctor’s soulmate, and not just because the idea of the Doctor having a soulmate is just… super wrong, for someone who meets and loves so many people in so many different ways. 

(Though, let’s be honest, if the Doctor does have a soulmate, we all know that it’s the Master, and that it’s the least healthy/most completely fucked up soulmate relationship of all time.) 

Can we all take a moment to appreciate that Lillie gave you her most prized possession when she left for Kanto!! I really hope we get to see her again someday. She quickly became my favorite companion in the Pokemon Series!!! ❤️

CONFESSION: 

So, Wynne. Originally I thought she was an annoying old woman who didn’t approve of who my Warden romanced. But then, I was doing a Male City Elf, who actually talked to her. I found out she’s actually, possessed I want to say, by a spirit, when she was saving an apprentice. I did the Wynne’s Regret quest where she obtained Vessel of the Spirit, and I was flabbergasted. When I heard banter between her and Oghren, and she revealed herself as an alcohol connoisseuse, I was in awe. As well as her creeping out Alistair with her talk of sleeping with men around his age. She reminds me of a loving grandmother to a bunch of rowdy grandchildren. She has become one of my favorite companions because of this.

I LOVE THE WHOUFFALDI TAG

I Love the Whouffaldi Tag

Not because I ship Whouffaldi, but because of how positive and happy they are and always finding the good in anything.

If I look at the Doctor Who tag, I just see a bunch of people complaining about Doctor Who and Complaining about Moffat and complaining about Capaldi etc.

But the Whouffaldi fandom is so damn happy!

Not just because of the recent kissing on the cheek released or the “I want you to step inside the TARDIS-” Stuff. But because they see the relationship that alot of people are being too blind to see.

My cousin does not like Clara. Of course I dont have a problem with that (Even though Clara is one of my favorite companions) but she doesnt see the friendship between Clara and The Doctor and how strong it is. She doesnt see the little things The Doctor has done throughout the entire series that showed how much he cared for her. And of course Whouffaldi sees all of that.

And even though Whouffaldi ships TwelveXClara, they dont completely hate Danny either. Most actually do believe that Clara loved Danny. But they arent making him seem like some horrible guy standing in between Clara and The Doctor.

So, Thank you Whouffaldi.

Thank You for seeing how this season was such an amazing season. And I wish you all the best of Luck on The Last Christmas. No matter what happens to Clara, just know that each and every one of you are amazing!

Here are just a few people I can think of on the top of my head:

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