that’s it then, I suppose. Quite an evening, yes?
the matter, amatus?
Varlen: No. (sighs)
Yes.It’s just… do you ever wonder if you made the right decision?
every day. Not to worry; you do get used to it.
Varlen: I just… I
know we all did our best. But what if the things you and Riven saw at Redcliff come true? What if we made the wrong choice here, and—
Dorian: — listen to me. You will drive yourself mad wallowing on what ifs. What’s done is done,
amatus. Certainly, you can stand here and depress yourself with morbid
speculation of impending doom, but believe me, it will not help. You should try trusting yourself. Your sister. Us. Trust that we will act with good intentions, no matter what the outcome here.
Varlen: That’s… rather philosophical, you know. Coming from you.
Dorian: Oh? And
what, pray tell, makes you think I am incapable of philosophical introspection?
I am very deep, you know. Almost to a fault, if I had any to speak of.
Varlen: Oh yes, of course. So… I don’t suppose you’re out
here with my best intentions in mind?
softly) Why, onlyalways. Although, I would be
lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to steal you away afterwards for more… selfish reasons.
bonus for that Chiharata selfie request. I was supposed to put the two in a photoset together but they don’t really go well in a photoset so here it is. Pretty sure Chihaya’s the selfie with friends type.
“I’m supposed to meet some humans at the gala tonight. Hopefully some that are my age. Well, I’ve been working on my introductions. Do you know how hard it is to sound sophisticated? I’m not sure it’s in my blood.”
Tumblr Fact or Fiction - Doctor Who - The shoes photo from The Idiot’s Lantern isn’t David & Billie (or is it?)
The Photo in question:
Source of the myth: I’ve posted the photo as part of a behind-the-scenes photoset, and many other people have posted the photo (and artistic variations thereof) as well, yet almost every time I see comments/tags from others who suggest that it’s not actually David Tennant and Billie Piper in the photo. Most of the time people suggest that these are cosplayers, not the real deal.
Breaking down the myth: The main argument I see (aside from the fact that you cannot see their faces) is that Billie’s dress isn’t blue in the episode, it’s pink, thus this has to be cosplay – however on set Billie often wore a blue cover over her dress to keep the pink skirt pristine for filming, as seen below:
Mystery Revealed: The fact is, back when Season Two aired, the official Doctor Who site would release a series of behind-the-scenes photos for each new episode, and the shoes photo was one of the official photos released as part of the promo materials for The Idiot’s Lantern. The caption for the photo on the old official site reads “Fancy footwork from David and Billie” – so the photo is, in fact, David and Billie.
You can view the photo on an archived version of one of the old official BBC Doctor Who sites here. A screen cap from the site is also available below:
So there you have it - it is indeed David and Billie.
Disclaimer: I make no claim of being the keeper of all Doctor Who knowledge, and I’m certainly not perfect, but I am happy to share the sources that I’m aware of and provide a place to gather evidence as to the veracity (or lack thereof) of these claims. I’m always open to other evidence that can shed light on the matter.
Well I suppose us mere mortals will never understand what it’s like to look good on every single picture, no matter how horrible the lightning and the angle is, but let me introduce you to a screenshot I took a while back when I was giffing the Avengers, maybe there is a little spark of hope, somewhere out there in the darkness ;)