the eleventh era


I don’t believe it’s the kind of show that says there are bitter, twisted and nasty endings because it’s not. It’s not gritty, it’s aspirational. It’s says, ‘it can work. And wisdom and kindness will triumph. And love will always come through in the end’. There aren’t enough people and enough shows saying that and I’m dammed if Doctor Who is going to join in with the general chorus of despair.


“When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment, accepts it. Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all".


Requested by @brbraisingcain

war veteran!reader specific. Starts out very serious and ends on a somewhat silly note because we’ve been too angsty here lately. This is a little sloppy because I wrote it in about ten minutes, but I was in the mood for speed-writing so this is what you get.

If the Doctor had ever asked you, you would have proudly told him that, yes, you had served. You were a soldier. You were one of those people who he sneered at because they held guns and took orders. You would have shoved your service record in his smug face when he acted like not using a gun or disliking salutes made him so morally superior. But he didn’t ask, so you didn’t say anything. You just waited for him to notice, and you knew the look on his face when he found out was going to be worth however long your silence lasted.

That said, the fact that the Doctor didn’t know about your military background was the only thing keeping you from slapping him. Both of him.

Well, there were three of him, at the moment. A future him and a past him. The future him, Eleven, was actually being less irksome than the present him, but they were both being rather difficult. And that was all because of the past him.

His past self, the Warrior, was achingly familiar to you. You liked him, too, as much as you liked every other version of him. And, as brusque as he acted, you had caught him shyly staring at you when he seemed to think you weren’t looking. They called him the Warrior, but all you saw was a man who just wanted the fighting to end.

And the Doctors were acting like it was all his fault. Their behavior wasn’t as surprising as it would have been if you didn’t already have the gist of their dynamic as different versions of the same man, but, oh, the anger you felt blindsided you. You hadn’t expected to feel like this, like there was fire in your chest, just because one Doctor sneered so derisively at another. But the anger was there, and you had to focus mainly on breathing evenly and not slapping either of the Doctors.

That got a little more difficult when you were all confined within a small space.

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I completely reject the idea that the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors didn’t have great stories, because some of the absolute best episodes in the shows’s history aired during their tenures. 

Positive, Promise

Okay, so I just sort of wrote this all out but Imma post it not because I haven’t posted an actual story in ages and I feel a bit bad posting random things and no filled requests. Plus I’ve got a lot to do for such a short time the next couple days (most of which is just going to school normally) and I don’t want you guys to wait. So, long story short, if it sucks, sorry.


71: “You’re the best!”

72: “They’re going to love you, don’t worry!”

154: “There’s only one bed…”

With Eleven. This features the Paternoster Gang because why not? They’re great.

Word count: 2209 (dear lord)

Originally posted by irissteth

“So where are we going again?” You asked as you strolled into the console room, playing with the ends of your hair in one hand as you leaned on the console beside the Doctor. He looked up at you with a smile.

“Visiting a friend of mine” He told you, not seeming fazed in the slightest that it was probably the third time he told you this.

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Running through time and space. More like falling, actually. We’re falling through space, you and I. So allons-y, geronimo, let’s go!

(I have finally finished the thing! Enjoy)

Moffat Era Rewatch: The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

“What if we had ideas that could think for themselves? What if one day our dreams no longer needed us? When these things occur and are held to be true, the time will be upon us. The Time of Angels.”

Warning: Spoilers Sweetie

  • Here’s Mike Skinner, making one of the most unexpected and random celebrity cameos in Doctor Who history. Mind you, it’s one that is probably not going to age well. He’s not as famous now as he was in 2010.  
  • Nice shoes. I wonder who they belong to? 
  • “12,000 Years Later.” This entire opening sequence is just Moffat at his very best. Credit should also go to Adam Smith, who directed this two-parter and ‘The Eleventh Hour’, but oddly hasn’t worked on the show since.  
  • Can you imaging the Doctor running around the Natural History Museum shouting “Wrong! Wrong!” at everything? 
  • There she is people, the one and only Professor Doctor River Song. 
  • Again with the thieving, the Doctor is really not a good role model for kids.  
  • Now that is how you make an exit.
  • The Doctor is clearly loving every second of this. No one gets his blood pumping quite like River.  
  • River is better at flying the TARDIS than the Doctor, which makes a lot of people mad, because god forbid someone is better than the Doctor at something, but come on, he is a terrible pilot who won’t even so much as look at the manual. He only ever get anywhere because the TARDIS needs him to. 
  • “Its not supposed to make that noise, you leave the breaks on.” This joke is worth if for Matt’s impression of the TARDIS. 
  • “…that woman is not dragging me into anything.” You keep telling yourself that, Doctor. 
  • “Spoilers!” 
  • This was beach scene was the very first thing they shot and Matt’s hair is almost out of control.  
  • Iain Glen as Father Octavian, one of my favourite DW guest stars. 
  • “Is River Song your wife?” Amy asking the really important questions.
  • And here’s Matt being Matt and breaking the sets. 
  • I wish I would read at the same speed as the Doctor. 
  • Creepy Angel being creepy. 
  • “I’ve got pictures of all your faces” Not all as it turns out. 
  • Love Amy winking in turn. 
  • While the Time Lord and the professor are outside, Amy figures out how to stop the Angel and save herself.  
  • Matt showing off his footie skills. 
  • River got her bedside manner from her dad. 
  • “You’re so his wife” 
  • If Bob is a sacred name is there a Saint Bob in the future? 
  • I have no issue with this episode changing how the Angels kill people. With all the energy from the ship there was no need to send people back in time for food. 
  • Penny in the air…
  • “Oh.”
  • …and the penny drops.  
  • RIP Sacred Bob.
  • “And when you’ve flown away in your little blue box, I’ll explain that to their families.” Octavian has you all figured out, Doctor.
  • “Amy Pond, you are magnificent.” Yes she is. 
  • “Didn’t anyone ever tell you there’s one thing you never put in a trap, if you’re smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there’s one thing you never, ever put in a trap…Me.” One of the Doctor’s best “don’t fuck with me” speeches. 
  •  Damn, this is intense. 
  • “This is a Galaxy class ship” No, this is a Galaxy class ship: 
  • Oxygen factory. Love it.  
  • “I made him say comfy chair” Hehe.
  • This is where Moffat really starts to do things differently from his predecessor. In the previous season the story arc was always a vague something happening in the background, so much so that the main character were often unaware of it until the season finale. Now we have the Doctor not only being aware of the threat by episode five, but he’s even explained what it is, although we are still in the dark as to what exactly caused it. 
  • The Doctor lost his jacket, which was more important than we realised. 
  • “I hate you” “No, you don’t” *Shipper glee* 
  • “I’ll do a thing.” “What thing?” “I don’t know, it’s a thing in progress. Respect the thing.” The Doctor admitting that he makes it up as he goes.  
  • The Doctor has his jacket back. Continuity hiccup or something more?
  • Look at this fucker’s face. Finding out she’s a convict only made her hotter. 
  • They tell her not to open her eyes for more than a second and she has them open for nearly 18. Yes, I counted. 
  • “What other two?” dum Dum DUM!!!! 
  • “Time can be unwritten” 
  •  RIP Father Octavian. 
  • Okay, so now we’ve reached the first of this episode’s two big missteps. Having Amy walk through the Angels with her eyes closed pretending she can see was just silly and make the Angels look a bit thick. Oh, and we never should have seen the Angels move. 
  • “River Song I could bloody kiss you.”
  • Bye bye, Angel Bob. 
  • “You. Me. Handcuffs. Must it always end this way?” *Shipper sobbing*
  • This is a very nice shot:
  • And here is the episode’s other big misstep. Amy throwing herself at the Doctor was not a good idea. Even Moffat admits it was a mistake he would undo if he could. 

Next Time: The Vampires of Venice