the doctor is not amused

Rose leant against the doorframe, watching the Doctor as he fixed his hair into a less spiky style than usual, taking in what had started out as a tame (and rather attractive, if she may say so) stubble from his latest field trip and had surprisingly been allowed to grow into a proper, full beard. The red shirt he was wearing was different from his usual choice of colours, too, but for some reason still seemed oddly familiar.

“Not that I really mind, but is there any particular reason for the sudden change in styling…?”

The Doctor’s eyes met hers in the mirror, while his fingers continued expertly tousling strands of hair into a certain look.

“Well, Tony told his mates he’s going to introduce his cool sort-of-brother-in-law to class for a cool presentation, didn’t he?”

The blonde couldn’t help smiling at the obvious care he showed for her little brother, feeling warmed by how much making Tony happy seemed to mean to him.

“Aren’t you putting a little too much thought into that comment, Doctor? It’s just a school presentation… Besides, I should think having a proper, renowned scientist showing off a flashy experiment should be plenty cool, yeah?”

The part Time Lord shrugged a nonchalant shoulder in reply, but Rose could see the hint of a blush colouring the tips of his ears.

As she continued watching him fix his hair, taking a more appreciative look at his appearance (and the tight jeans he was wearing), she suddenly realised why the new look seemed familiar.

“Wait - have you been checking out the fashion section in Mum’s magazines?”

A beat of silence.

Then:

“…no?”

The high tone his voice had taken, paired with the sheepish look on his face (and the definitely pink-tipped ears now), were enough to spur her into a fit of giggles.

Once she’d calmed down enough, she soothed the Doctor’s flustered indignation at her reaction with a soft kiss, letting him know that she appreciated his caring.

Even if it was rather amusing.


Dedicated to @littlewhomouse (she’ll know why ;) ) and @tardisfangurl, whose initial suggestion of putting bearded!DT into a checked flannel shirt (which then turned into Hipster!Tentoo trying to be *cool*) sparked the random silliness x)

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Tape measuring David Tennant on the set of Doctor Who

  • 6th Doctor: We know each other very well, don't we?
  • River: One day, yes. We will know each other, until death.
  • 6th Doctor: The grave’s a fine and private place. But none, I think, do there embrace.
Top 10 K-Dramas: 2016

The edit above is not in the order of my top 10 but the list below is. This was my first time making an edit so I was just trying to make it all fit, lol. Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on these dramas, I’d love to hear that ya’ll think!


1. Descendants of the Sun (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won)

  • This was the first drama I followed along with while it was airing and it cemented my stay in kdrama-land so I’ll forever be grateful for that. I loved everything about this drama from the cast to the plot, I thought it was unique and funny and so very enjoyable to watch. A soldier and doctor falling in love in the middle of a crisis with brilliantly amusing scenes and secondary characters? It’s a win for sure. I think it found the perfect balance between drama, action, romance, and comedy. Also, the OSTs in the drama were amazing; Talk Love by K.Will will forever be one of my favorites. 

2. Goblin (Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun)

  • So I’m cheating a little with this one because it didn’t finish airing in 2016, but this is currently my favorite drama so I felt obligated to put this on my list. This was my first real venture into a fantasy kdrama and I love everything about it. The aesthetics and cinematography is unreal, the cast is fantastic, the beginnings of romance is natural, but the bromance and friendships are probably my favorite things about this drama. It’s honestly just so witty and fun and the performance by each actor is amazing. It never fails to make me smile or laugh. Since it’s by the same writer as DOTS, it has the perfect combination of fantasy, romance, drama, and comedy. Also, the OSTS are wickedly good in this as well.

3. The K2 (Ji Chang Wook, Im YoonA, Song Yoon Ah)

  • Despite the drama surrounding the characters and it’s obvious problems story-wise, I loved The K2. One of my favorite genres is action-romance and this drama was packed with both. JCW is brilliant as always in acting but his action scenes were amazing. I thought the plot was pretty unique and the lead three gave great performances (I know people thought YoonA’s character was useless, but I didn’t; the story literally wouldn’t exist without her, lol). I have to praise Song Yoon Ah for her performance especially because this was the first time I empathized with the villain; I certainly didn’t agree with everything she did, but they gave a depth to her character that I really appreciated. There are some things I’ll never understand regarding the drama, but I don’t want to spoil anything for others so I won’t mention it here.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

  • Again, this drama has yet to end, but I honestly think that this is one of the most brilliant dramas of 2016. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-age drama that balances romance, comedy, and friendship and that honestly delivers each week. It tackles first love and all the innocence and insecurities that comes with liking someone unattainable, it explores friendship between women and the unbreakable bond you can make with life-long friends in college, it shows characters with unhealthy issues taking the right steps to get help, and it shows how guys should treat girls and how naturally you can fall in love with your best friend. Most of all though, it tells us that it’s okay to fall out of love with your talents and what you have been doing your entire life; it’s okay to take a break, try new things, and find yourself. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing, and brilliant performances.

5. Reply 1988 (Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi)

  • I’m late to the game but there are not enough words to describe what a good drama this is. I love that it focused so much on family bonds rather than romantic love. More than the individual families, the entire block was one big family that supported and took care of each other. I laughed, I cried, and I was happy when they were happy. The line between friendship and family is easily blurred in this drama because I swear the kids were more like family than they were friends. The parents’ friendship also made me happy because for once there was no evil parent or scheming; they all loved their kids and were such good friends with each other. There were so many lessons to learn from in this drama, it’s A+. Also, the goat noises made my life. 

6. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)

  • I had/have a love-hate relationship with this drama. This was my first saeguk drama and I did really like a lot of things about it. The cinematography was beautiful, it really was so well done. I liked most of the characters, especially early in the show when it was more funny and cute. And the actors, even the idol-actors, did well in my opinion. What I hated was how they tried to jam-pack the Chinese version into the last 4 episodes, the insanely terrible editing that just made it seem like the characterization for leads did not align at all with what we knew about them, and the ending. I truly detested the ending; it was sloppy and unnecessary. If they didn’t cut that one scene from that ending, I would have been satisfied but they chose to do a disservice to the characters and for that reason alone, I’ll probably never re-watch this drama. 

7. Age of Youth (Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-soo )

  • I loved everything about this drama. The friendship between the Belle Epoque girls made me smile; they grew from being so awkward with each other to being such good friends. They teased, fought, and took care of each other like any good roommates would do while living their own lives. The drama did brilliantly in highlighting each girl’s unique struggles and allowing them to grow because of them. There is nothing I didn’t like about this drama; it was funny, interesting, and just really good. The Belle Epoque girls are special. 

8. The Legend of the Blue Sea (Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun)

  • I like drama a lot but mostly because of JJH’s character and performance. I’ve never failed to smile, laugh, or feel second-hand embarrassment for her character and that just really made the drama fun. I’m not really a big LMH fan, I think he’s an decent actor, but I think this is probably my favorite role of his. He’s actually doing really well and I really enjoy his character. One of my main issues is the plot and direction of the drama; I think it’s been a little sloppy and some things just don’t make sense and are poorly explained. Also it’s taking forever to get through some of the sub-plots and it honestly just feels like a waste of time. To be quite honest and in my opinion, if the leads weren’t as big stars as they are, this drama would not be doing as well as it is now.

9. Doctor Crush (Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang)

  • The beginning of this drama was brilliant; PSH’s character was the epitome of a bad-girl who was also kind to her friends. I loved the plot; a girl with an attitude problem with no care in the world changing her ways and becoming a brilliant physician to not only prove people wrong but also to get revenge on the people that wronged/hurt her? Yeah, sign me up for a drama like that. The secondary characters were great, there really were some comedic scenes with them. I liked the medical part of the drama and PSH’s friendship with her childhood best friend and the other doctors. What I hated what that she never really got her revenge; they went with the most predictable way of the guy getting out of it for a medical drama and I hated that. He wasn’t even sincerely apologetic for what he had done. And honestly, I also hated that she never really called out step-mother for being such a terrible person. I had higher expectations for this drama. 

10. Cinderella and the Four Knights (Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun)

  • This was definitely more of a feel good drama for me. I love the “cinderella” trope so this was just really cute. Park So Dam was just adorable and she made the story fun. There was nothing overly special about this drama; it was fun and light, there were some pretty-boys, and a sweet best friend. All the makings of a classic feel-good drama. My favorite thing would probably have to be the OSTs in this drama; they were all just so good and I still re-play some of them. 

Person A comes down with a high fever and has been ordered to rest until they get better. Person A thinks that they’re going to be okay and the whole thing is not as serious as everyone thinks it is. Person B is the overprotective and worried mother hen who’s also frustrated beyond belief because Person A refuses to stay in bed and follow the doctor’s orders. 

Person A finds it secretly endearing and amusing at how Person B frets but also hates making Person B worry. So from time to time, Person A will cooperate which brings that beautiful smile and a sigh of relief from Person B.

But imagine Steve getting injured or ill so he’s taken to the hospital and his doctor is Tony. Steve is instantly smitten, much to the amusement of Bucky and Sam, and Tony is seemingly oblivious as he continues to charm Steve with those brown doe eyes and that sass that he can’t seem to contain. Steve is allowed to go home but doesn’t get the courage to ask Tony for his phone number so now he starts finding ways to visit the hospital without seeming to desperate or like a creep.

At one point, he even pleads with Bucky to pretend that he’s come down with a bad cold and Bucky, despite all the years they’ve known each other, can’t resist those damn puppy dog eyes. 

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Imagine having an extremely sarcastic, but flirty, conversation with House.

“You know, they don’t call me Bones because I’m a doctor.”

You raised an eyebrow at House, trying to hide your amusement, “No one calls you Bones, House.”

“No one here calls me Bones,” House corrected and you rolled your eyes.

“No one calls you Bones anywhere,” you reiterated.

“You don’t know that.”

“I’m pretty sure I do.”

“Whatever. Let me try something else.” House made a big deal of consulting a notebook before asking in an exaggerated voice, “Is your name Flecainide? Because I think you just made my heart skip a beat.”

You shook your head, allowing a chuckle to escape your lips, “Maybe you should go see a doctor about that.”

House frowned in mock confusion, “Well, are you a doctor? Because you just cured my erectile dysfunction.”

You groaned, “Okay, that’s just nasty.”

“Fine. Tell you what, playing ‘Doctor’ is for kids. Let’s play Gynecologist.”

“Not gonna happen.”

House pursed his lips, scowling childishly. “This conversation is over.”

“Any particular reason?”

“I’ve run out of witty retorts. Come back in an hour.”

Gif Credit: House

Insults

Spock and McCoy are infamous for their verbal sparing. They are constantly exchanging insults, quips, little bits of snark that would make any other crew member cry. Whenever they were in the same room they always seem to make a point to insult the other.

Whether it is the doctor calling Spock a “green-blooded hobgoblin” or shouting that Spock is “out of his goddamn Vulcan mind” or picking at an emotional display. Or Spock saying “Doctor, you are being illogical” or raising on eyebrow or even when he claims that amusement/anger is a human emotion, Doctor McCoy, Vulcan’s do not feel".

As the years start to go by the crew begins to notice things. They start to notice how Spock’s lip will quirk when Leonard dies something amusing, like when he chases Jim around the Enterprise with a hypo. They also notice that he is now called Leonard, he isn’t just Doctor anymore, sometimes Spock slips and calls him Bones. Leonard will purposefully stand beside Spock, their shoulders brushing. Or if Spock is sitting down Bones will walk over and put a hand on his shoulder, lightly brushing his thumb against Spock’s neck.

The crew will notice these things and then do their best to ignore them. They brush off the touches as something for the two to argue about later. Or as a way to apologize for a particularly hurtful quip from earlier. They don’t seem to notice how much closer the two have become during the 5 year mission.

Jim is the first one to get suspicious, and he shares it with Nyota who tells Scotty who tell anyone who listens. The crew starts to pay attention, they start to realize that the insults are said with affection that wasn’t there in the beginning. They put meaning into the touches, into the words.

When Jim figures it out he jumps up in the middle of Alpha shift shouting “You two are having sex, aren’t you?!?”. Spock would calmly turn around in his chair, lacing his fingers, “I suppose Leonard was correct in assuming that it would take you a substantial amount of time to figure it out”. Jim would just stand there, in the middle of the bridge, with his mouth open just staring at Spock. Unable to comprehend how me missed it, how he missed his two best friends falling in love.

Gravity-defying Hair

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Characters: Ten, Donna, implied Ten x Rose
Summary: The Doctor reveals the secret of his amazing hair to Donna. Humor and a little bit o’ angst. Unbeta’d.


“I don’t understand.” Donna said as they stepped out the TARDIS doors.

“Don’t understand what?” the Doctor asked, an amused look on his face. He pulled the door closed.

“Your hair. How does it do that?”

“Do what?”

“It defies gravity.”

The corner of his mouth twitched and he fought a smile. “Donna, I can assure you, my hair is subject to the gravitational forces of whatever planet we’ve landed on, just like everything else. Now, off to prove that Starbucks is as pervasive throughout the universe as gift shops.”

“Still defying gravity!” Donna yelled as they sped down an alley, praying the blasters would miss.

“Donna, this is hardly the time–” He ducked as a blaster beam whizzed by his ear and tugged on Donna’s hand to pull her around a corner.

“Whenever the rest of us curl our hair it falls flat every time! It’s not fair!”

Alien mafia busted, they shared a celebratory laugh just inside the doors of the TARDIS.

And then she said, “I’m telling you, your hair is still sticking up. What product do you use? Some sort of martian hair gel? A wax made from the exotic fruit on the planet Tropica?”

“You really want to know about this, don’t you?”

“Come on.” She nudged his shoulder with her own. “Can’t keep all the styling secrets of the universe to yourself.”

He groaned in concession, knowing she wouldn’t leave him alone until he answered her. “Oh, come on, then.” He put his hands in his pockets and strode towards the corridor.

“Really? You’re really going to show me?” Donna clapped her hands together lightly and bounced excitedly before she hurried off to follow him.

He grabbed a door knob and paused. “Don’t make fun of me, please.” He opened the door and motioned for her to walk in, and she obliged. “My hair studio.”

She wheeled around. “You call it–”

“Donna–”

“You call it–” She barked out a laugh.

“Donna, please–”

“Your hair studio!”

He rolled his eyes and waited for her to finish. All of his companions in this body had poked fun at him, but he appreciated it more than he let on. He knew he occasionally needed to be knocked down a few pegs.

After a moment he stepped into the small room. “Over there on the shelf, you’ll see I just use simple hair gel. Well, the good, quality stuff, but the secret is actually in the spray canister.”

Donna picked it up off the shelf. “Anti-Gravity Hair Spray,” she read off the label. “Provides the lift your tresses need, evaporates as your product sets.” Her face lit up. “I knew it! Oh, that’s cheating! Where did you even find this?”

“Well…” he paused. “Rose found it for me at a market.” He looked at the floor.

Donna’s face softened as she listened to her best friend talk about the love of his life.

“Sort of as a little gag gift. We had a bit of fun with it one morning, but it wasn’t really practical for everyday use. I kept it a bit longer while she was around because she liked to–” He blushed and stopped when he realized his mouth was running away from him.

“She liked your hair, did she?” Donna smirked. “Yeah, you’ve kept it a bit shorter in the back these days. Wasn’t like that when I first met you.”

“That was right after…” He shook his head. “Anyway, found it works fine now.” He rubbed his hand on the back of his neck.

Without any warning, Donna flipped her head over and sprayed her hair liberally. When she flipped her hair over, it floated into the air around her head. “Ha! Look at my hair! Doctor, look at my hair! This is wild! Talk about volume. Mine’s cranked right up to eleven!”

His face broke into a wild grin. Always count on Donna to cheer him up. He pulled a camera out of his jacket pocket. “Picture?”

She nodded and they posed, and his camera printed the tiny photo. He placed it on the edge of the mirror.

Donna grabbed his hand and pulled him towards the console room. “Let’s go show Gramps!”

Can we talk about how the Doctor was brandishing a ray gun at the Daleks like “Which one of you is going to be brave enough to try telling me that Clara Oswald is dead?? Huh?? Because if she is dead, then who’s going to be the one to tell me?? Huh?? Who’s going to be brave enough to tell me that Clara Oswald is dead??? Who’s going to be the one to say Clara Oswald is dead??”

And the supreme Dalek just went “Clara Oswald.. is not alive”

If that isn’t an example of Dalek Sass Mastery then I don’t know what is