tardis in the real world

anonymous asked:

I'm watching Doctor Who "dinosaurs in space" rn and all I can think of is that Lestrade is now an archaeologist. Also, earlier while watching another episode, it occured to me that Moffat likes the "it's all in their head plot twist". It's not impossible (or totally probable) that he used it once again in TFP.

Okay. So. I’m kind of freaking out right now, because your ask has just triggered my memory and I think I’ve stumbled across something incredibly important!

Now, if you haven’t seen Doctor Who, bear with me because I seriously think that this is a massive clue as to what’s been going on in season four.

We already know that Moffat’s written Sherlock into Doctor Who before.

I’ve considered a dream-sequence type thing as well. Not because of “Dinosaurs in Space”, though, but because of the episode “Amy’s Choice”.

Just to get this out of the way, I’m not sure whether TST/TLD are entirely constructed or not. It’s quite possible that they are partially real, partially fake. I highly suspect that TD-12 is the culprit in this case.

To anyone who hasn’t watched Doctor Who, but is following along with the conspiracy, I highly recommend watching “Amy’s Choice” stand alone because it’s got some crazy Sherlock parallels and will also give you a bit of an idea of Moffat’s particular brand of rug pull.

The basic premise of the episode is that it focuses around reality being contingent upon a single choice.

In this case, the Doctor’s companion, Amy, has to choose between either staying with her spouse Rory, or “the madman” aka., the Doctor. Remind you of someone?

The antagonist / bad guy of the day “The Dream Lord” traps the Doctor and Amy within a shared dream where they wake up in another reality in which Amy chose her husband Rory over the Doctor. They are both happily married, Amy is pregnant, and neither the Doctor nor Amy realise that they are dreaming at first.

Oh yeah. And The Dream Lord? He’s played by Toby Jones. How about those parallels?

Over the course of the episode the Dream Lord makes the Doctor and Amy wake up over and over again in both the reality in which Amy chose Rory, and the reality in which Amy chose the Doctor.

In the reality in which Amy chose Rory they are being chased down by aliens, and in the reality in which Amy chose the Doctor they are in the TARDIS about to be frozen to death by a nearby astrological phenomenon. A bit of a catch 22, then.

But the catch is that if you die in the dream, you wake up in reality.

Amy has to then choose which reality she thinks is real or a dream, in order to kill herself and finally wake up. 

I think this merging of dream and reality has been occurring on and off for Sherlock since his hospitalisation in His Last Vow.

Remember all the weird discrepancies and surrealist elements within season four? We get the same thing happening in “Amy’s Choice”, when the Doctor is trying to figure out whether they’re dreaming or not:

“The Doctor: Examine everything. Look for all the details that don’t ring true.
Rory Williams: OK we’re in a spaceship that’s bigger on the inside than the outside.
Amy Pond: With a bow tie-wearing alien.
Rory Williams: Maybe “what rings true” isn’t so simple.
The Doctor: Valid point.”

Meaning the glowing skull / lamp hell / OOC character behaviour / reused lines of dialogue all point towards constructed memories.

Moving along, where things get really incriminating is when you consider that the big reveal at the end of the episode: The Dream Lord is actually the physical manifestation of the Doctor’s darkest fears and insecurities.

“The Doctor: Drop it! Drop all that. I know who you are.
Dream Lord: Of course you don’t.
The Doctor: Of course I do. I’ve no idea how you can be here, but there’s only one person in the Universe that hates me as much as you do.”

“Sherlock Holmes: The point I’m trying to make is that I am… the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant, and all-round obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet. I am dismissive of the virtuous, unaware of the beautiful, and uncomprehending in the face of the happy. So if I didn’t understand I was being asked to be best man, it is because I never expected to be anybody’s best friend…”

Just like the Doctor, Sherlock’s biggest weakness, central to the type of character he is, is loneliness.

The Doctor is so afraid of being alone that he conjures up a monster that traps he and Amy in a reality contingent upon her leaving him.

So to sum up the parallels, we’ve got …
- The Doctor // Sherlock
- Amy’s choice // John’s choice (post HLV)
- Amy’s Pregnancy // Mary’s Pregnancy — The Schrodinger’s Baby dilemma
- The Dream Lord // Culverton Smith // (John) // Sherlock
- Additionally Billy Kincaid (mentioned in TSoT) mirroring Culverton Smith as well 
- Possibly The Dream Lord // Eurus // Sherlock

Relevant quotes/references:

Amy // John

Amy is referred to in Doctor Who as “the Girl Who Waited”. She meets the Doctor when she’s young, and he promises to come back and save her, but due to the TARDIS malfunctioning accidentally disappears and only comes back years into the future when she’s already grown up. (Paralleling Reichenbach.)

This theme of the Doctor leaving Amy behind because it’s in his nature/that’s just the sort of man he is really links into John and Sherlock’s dynamic. John thinks that Sherlock is always abandoning him both literally (TRF) and emotionally (THoB, ASiB, etc.,) because he’s a “sociopathic genius”, it’s just who he is, when really, unlike the Doctor, Sherlock is only being forced away from John due to Moriarty.

“Dream Lord: Poor Amy. He always leaves you, doesn’t he? Alone in the dark. Never apologises.
Amy: He doesn’t have to.
Dream Lord: That’s good. Because he never will. And now he’s left you with me. Spooky old not-to-be-trusted me. Anything could happen.
Amy: Who are you and what do you want? The Doctor knows you, but he’s not telling me who you are. And he always does. Takes him a while sometimes but he tells me. So you’re something different.
Dream Lord: Oh, is that who you think you are? The one he trusts?
Amy: Actually, yes.

“Amy: I love Rory and I never told him. And now he’s gone.

“John: Just text her, phone her, do something while there’s still a chance, because that chance doesn’t last forever. Trust me, Sherlock, it’s gone before you know it. Before you know it!

In Doctor Who, in order to make the right choice Amy must choose Rory over the Doctor, the man she loves over the man she is infatuated with.

In this case, Sherlock, although he parallels the Doctor, also parallels Rory.

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Sherlock // the Doctor

What does the Doctor say the first time he, Amy, and Rory are together again?

“The Doctor: Now. We all know there’s an elephant in the room.”

And what is he referring to? Amy think’s it’s her pregnancy, but the Doctor makes a joke and says that he’s talking about Rory’s terrible choice of hairstyle. Of course, that’s not what he’s actually talking about. The real elephant in the room is the fact that Amy is standing between the two men she loves and has to choose between.

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Weather Metaphors: “The Oncoming Storm” vs. “The East Wind”

Within Doctor Who we have the extended metaphor of the Doctor being referred to as “the Oncoming Storm” which can be seen as paralleling the “East Wind” in Sherlock, which is very likely referring to himself, namely his emotions.

“The Doctor: Someone—something—is overriding my controls!
Dream Lord (Toby Jones): Well that took a while. Honestly, I’d heard such good things. Last of the Time Lords. The Oncoming Storm. Him in the bowtie.”

The East Wind is coming, Sherlock. It’s coming to get you.“ 

And in mythology … “Eurus is God of the East Wind. He was thought to bring warmth and rain, and his symbol was an inverted vase, spilling water. His Roman counterpart was Vulturnus.” [x]

From The Blind Banker:

“Sherlock: Someone else has been here. Somebody else broke into the flat and knocked over the vase, just like I did.
John: You think maybe you could let me in this time? Can you not keep doing this, please?
Sherlock: I’m not the first.”

Plus Sherlock drinking from the vase in TLD:

Conclusions

”Amy’s Choice” provides a conceptual basis for what is likely going on in Season Four. 

Where Toby Jones represents the darkness within The Doctor as The Dream Lord, it is possible that Culverton Smith at times represents the darkness within Sherlock. At the very least this also links into how other characters such as Faith/”E”/Eurus/Mary can sometimes be seen as representations of characters’ psyches.

Amy’s baby, aka., Mary’s baby, is likely existent in one reality and non-existent in another. Season four shows us a reality where Rosamund does exist so we know certain scenes are not real, just like how Amy’s pregnancy is not real.

Amy’s choice between the Doctor and Rory parallels John’s choice between Sherlock and Mary. In S4 Sherlock’s worst fears to do with loneliness are being projected into reality, just like the Doctor’s, likely because of TD-12, which parallels The Dream Lord’s “psychic pollen”.

Within “Amy’s Choice” Amy and the Doctor are presented with three separate realities. There’s the real world, the fake real world on the TARDIS where Amy chose the Doctor, and the fake world in the village where Amy chose Rory. Due to this I think it’s quite likely that there are multiple layers of unreality we are seeing in season four, just like when Sherlock wakes up into fake reality in TAB and goes to dig up Emelia Ricoletti’s body.

This makes even more sense considering the fact that TAB can be seen as a key for understanding season four. Dreams within dreams within dreams.


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Whouffaldi Headcanons

The Doctor throwing a little surprise birthday party for Clara in the TARDIS but not on her birth date in real world time, but the actual days that she’s been alive because (of course) he kept track. 

The Doctor getting her a gift that she’s been talking about forever (bonus if the gift is something that doesn’t exist on earth at that time and he goes across time and space to find it for her) 

The Doctor planning out the entire day for her and takes her on this great adventure. But it’s all a surprise to Clara, and every time they arrive somewhere, clara has the biggest smile spread across her face, turns to him and says “how’d you know?!” And he just smiles and gives her this shrug 

He takes her to see Marcus Aurelius and plays happy birthday with him oh his electric and Marcus on bass 

He ends the trip by taking her to see Jane Austen who has coincidentally also had a party going on at the time. The doctor introduces them and they immediately hit it off. After a few drinks late into the night, Clara ends up making out with Jane in the corner. Thankfully the doctor came and grabbed Clara before they started drawing attention from anybody else 

The doctor having to carry Clara back to the TARDIS because Clara is drunk The doctor returning Clara back to her flat and puts her in bed as he goes and sleeps on the couch so he could keep an eye on her, just in case. 

Clara waking up in the middle of the night and sees the doctor on the couch and ends up waking him with a hug 

The doctor remembering he had one more present for her and gets out his guitar and plays a song he wrote for her 

She falls back asleep cuddling against him on the couch and the last words she mutters before she dozes off are “when’s your birthday Doctor?” 

(Part 3/?)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you happened to know of a master Billie/David post, not fanfic but kind of a manifesto? I'm asking because I've been out of dw fandom for a few years now & I'm having trouble finding David/Billie things that aren't fanfic.

Welcome back! I assume you mean David and Billie as in the actors (and not like Doctor/Rose), right?

 I’m not sure about a ‘manifesto’ but I have some tags on my blog you might be interested in:

My overall David x Billie tag
TIMELINE 
RPF on a timeline

IMO the most exciting ‘news’ of the past year on this front are these recovered photos. You can also track the general david x billie tag. thebadddestwolf‘s david x billie tag is also something magical you’ll want to mine :-)  Hope that helps!

anonymous asked:

bless you and your blog. I need david/billie and ten/rose in my life at all times and you're one of the few blogs I can turn to. do you have any fics/videos to cheer a sad shipper up??

Haha, thanks! David/Billie is an inherently angsty ship but let’s be honest, that’s what we’re in it for… :-) Below is my tagging schema (one day I’ll make a navigation page!) for my own blog, and I highly recommend checking out thebadddestwolf‘s David x Billie tag for much, much more!

Because if you can’t be organised about David and Billie, what CAN you be organised about?!

Let’s talk about Clara Oswald.

Spoilers for season 9 episodes 1-4, especially ‘Before the Flood’

I’ve heard a lot of criticism of Clara. Most of it revolves around the idea that she doesn’t have much of a personality of her own and is more of a plot device - I’ve always liked her, but at the same time in seasons 7 and 8 this justification made sense to me and I could see why people thought it. However, now, in season 9, I think Clara’s story - especially that of her relationship with the Doctor - is going where no companion’s has before - and it’s fascinating to me.

I’ve been really, really enjoying this season so far, and it’s nothing to do with the stories (although the stories are good) and everything to do with the way these two interact. Right from ‘Deep Breath’ I’ve thought that Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi had wonderful chemistry as actors, and in this season, the writers seem to be really working with that in a way they didn’t before.

I think of all the companions, Clara is the only one who’s had a negative character development since travelling with the Doctor - negative meaning that she’s not as good a person as she used to be. Rose, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Amy, Rory, and countless more minor characters have been improved by spending time with the Doctor - that’s the point of the show; that’s what he does. He saves people, sometimes from death, but sometimes just from themselves. But in contrast… Clara has become dangerously codependent, and it’s been becoming more and more obvious, but I didn’t completely notice it until these past two episodes. In fact, they both have - it’s certainly not onesided on Clara’s part; it’s been made very clear that they’ll do anything for each other at the expense of all others) She’s a lot less caring, and I guess a lot less human, since she’s been with Twelve - just look at the two of them with their ‘compassion cards’ last week, and the way she has ‘lines’ she spouts off to people to make them feel better without ever thinking about them or having any kind of personal investment. To put it simply, she’s becoming ever more like the Doctor himself. Their dynamic is fascinating to watch but it’s definitely not healthy for either of them, and this was 1000% reinforced for me by that phone call between them in the first half of ‘Before the Flood’, which legitimately had me shouting at the TV  with how terrible Clara was being. The moment where she said the Doctor could “die with the next person he travels with - but not with me” is the moment that really got me That’s incredibly selfish and doesn’t seem like anything she would have said a season or two ago.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it was Danny’s death that really pushed her over the edge in this regard. I think the signs were there before then, and if I go back and rewatch season 8 with all of this in mind I think I’ll find evidence for it, especially in her interactions with Danny - I think he saw this potential in her and that’s why he was so concerned about her going off with the Doctor. But while he was around, Clara had something equally as important as the Doctor tying her to a normal life, and she could keep a balance, never completely becoming one or the other. With Danny gone for good, the Doctor is pretty much the only thing in her life she cares about, the only thing she HAS to care about, and the only influence on her life, and that’s why we’re seeing such a stark contrast between season 8 and season 9 Clara. Everyone deals with grief differently, and the way she dealt with it was by throwing herself into her travels with the Doctor. And that’s had an impact on her that neither she nor the viewers ever imagined.

In the season 8/9 hiatus, I predicted we’d see evil Clara in this season, and honestly these first four episodes have only given me further conviction of that - from her coming dangerously close to working with Missy in episodes one and two, and then her treatment of everyone who’s not the Doctor in these most recent episodes. She’s definitely losing touch with the real world (she hints at her Tardis adventures while she’s teaching, which I’m sure isn’t allowed) and I haven’t seen evidence of her caring about a single thing beside the Doctor this whole season - in Before the Flood, she was more worried about her phone, ie. her connection with him, than about either of the actual people she was with. The Doctor saves people, but it’s not about saving people for her any more; or even about the crazy adventures - it’s only about him. And she’ll protect him whatever it takes.

Once I found out it was Clara’s final season, I pretty much immediately predicted her death, for a few reasons. First, gut instinct, but that doesn’t mean a lot. Secondly, all of the Clara clones that appeared after she jumped into the Doctor’s timestream in the season 7 finale died - they met him, they saved him, and then they died because they’d fulfilled their purpose. If this happens again; if Clara somehow reaches a point where she’s done all she can for the Doctor, then the same will be true, and as a parallel it would make sense for her to die. Thirdly, although companions have died on Doctor Who before, it hasn’t been seen since the reboot - and as the longest serving companion, and going along with the fact that Clara’s story is in such contrast to that of those before her, her death would have a huge impact on the Doctor and the audience, and fit with her downward trajectory.

So in conclusion, I really believe Clara’s going to do something bad; something completely irredeemable. And with this being her last season and everything, I wouldn’t be surprised if that led to some really, really terrible consequences for her in a few episodes’ time.

Something else - this most recent two-part episode, was, it turned out, all about couples. Cass and her translator ended up together. The other guy was in love with the Doctor-fan girl who died (I’m terrible with names, I’m sorry.) And that just leaves… the Doctor and Clara. And coupled with her “if you love me in any way” line… it’s very interesting to speculate on the exact nature of their relationship. I myself can’t figure it out, and I don’t think either of them can, either.