the name of the doctor

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My dearest Clara… 

The Doctor entrusted me with your contact details, in the event of an emergency, and I fear one has now arisen. Assuming this letter will have reached you, as planned, on April 10th 2013, please find and light the enclosed candle. It will release a soporific which will induce a trance state, enabling direct communication across theyears. However, as I realise you have no reason to trust this letter, I have taken the liberty of embedding the same soporific into the fabric of the paper you are now holding. Speak soon!

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Favourite Clara Episodes (in gifs)

The Name of the Doctor [4/13]

“Well, how about that? I’m soufflé girl after all. If this works, get out of here as fast as you can. And spare me a thought now and then. In fact, you know what? Run. Run, you clever boy, and remember me.”

in the forbidden forest
  • Draco: Harry, listen to me! At least hear me! There has to be another way! Fight back, ask for help! Defeat him, yes! But for God's sake, be sensible-!
  • Draco raises his hand to slap Harry. He turns and grips his wrist.
  • Draco: How are you even doing that? I'm not really here.
  • Harry: You're always here, to me. And I always listen and I can always see you.
  • Draco: Then why didn't you speak to me?
  • Harry: I thought it would hurt too much.
  • Draco: I believe I could've coped.
  • Harry: No, I thought it would hurt me. And I was right. [He grips Draco's face and kisses him.] Since nobody else here can see you, God knows how that looked.
  • Death Eaters have puzzled looks.
  • Harry: There is a time to live and a time to sleep. You are an echo, Draco. Like my parents, like all of us in the end. My fault, I know. But you should've faded by now...
  • Draco: ‪It's hard to leave when you haven't said goodbye.
  • Harry: ‪Then tell me, because I don't know - how do I say it‬?
  • Draco: ‪There's only one way I'd accept. If you ever loved me... Say it like you're going to come back‬.
  • Harry: Well, then. See you around, Malfoy.
  • Draco: Till the next time, Potter...
Just let me appreciate Moffat’s book ends for a little longer

Still can’t get over how well Clara Oswald’s book ends were set up in Hell Bent. It could be tied back to all these:

  • 11th/Clara era’s:Run you clever boy and remember me.” (Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowman, The Bells of Saint John, The Name of the Doctor, Hell Bent)
  • 11th/Clara/12th era’s: “Be a Doctor.” (The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Whole Series 8, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent, Hell Bent)
  • 12th/Clara era’s: “Just see me” / ”If I met her again, I would absolutely know.” (Deep Breath, Hell Bent)
  • 12th/Clara era’s: “Do you happen to know how to fly this thing? / Clara gets her own TARDIS and flies it like she is born to it. (The Time of the Doctor, Hell Bent)
  • 12th/Clara era’s: “I’m not your boyfriend.” / “I have a duty of care.” (Deep Breath, Hell Bent)
  • Clara Oswald: Short cut! / “Gallifrey, the long way round.” (The Snowman, Hell Bent)
  • Clara Oswald: “I don’t believe in ghosts.” / “Time isn’t healing. I am still frozen.” (The Bells of Saint John, Hell Bent)
  • Clara’s portraits (The Bells of Saint John, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent, Hell Bent)
  • Songs: Carmen, Clara’s theme. (Asylum of the Daleks, Hell Bent)
  • The Doctor is finding Clara: (The Snowman, The Bells of Saint John, Hell Bent)
  • The Doctor/Clara, the ultimate mirror-self: Stealing a TARDIS and running away.
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↳ Vastra and Jenny: … “Amore, / acceso di virtù, sempre altro accese…” (Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia-Purgatorio, XXII, vv. 10-11)

When Deep Breath was first released I remember reading a lot of hate comments against the way in which Vastra treats Jenny. I had taken screenshots of those hate-comments but then decided that noone could answer them, and show she doesn’t hate/dominate/enslave/ridicule/or use Jenny as an object, better than Vastra herself.
Many have forgotten “The Name of the Doctor” and the way Vastra cries for her loss twice. Or even “Deep Breath” ending when all seems to be lost and her first thought goes to the wellbeing of Jenny. So, I dedicate this post to all those who think they hate Vastra for the way she treats her wife, maybe you haven’t really understood this character or you don’t remember her many different sides.

Moffat loves poetry.

“A horse and a man, above, below,
One has a plan, but both must go.
Mile after mile, above, Beneath,
One has a smile, and one has teeth.
Though the man above might say “hello,”
Expect no love from the Beast Below”

“Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun,
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise,
When a good man goes to war”

“Tick, tock, goes the clock, and what things shall we see?
Tick, tock, until the day, that thou shall marry me.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, and all the years they fly.
Tick, tock, and all too soon, you and I must die.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, we laughed at fate and mourned her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doc…
Tick, tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doctor”

“The trap is set. The Doctor’s friends
Will travel where the Doctor ends
His friends are lost forever more
Unless he goes to Trenzalore
This man must fall as all men must
The fate of all is always dust
The man who lies will lie no more
When he lies at Trenzalore
The girl who died, he tried to save
She’ll die again inside his grave”

“And now its time for one last bow
Like all your other selves
Eleven’s hour is over now
The clock is striking Twelve’s”