You are a broom. Question. You take a broom, you replace the handle, and then later you replace the brush, and you do that over and over again. Is it still the same broom? Answer? No, of course it isn’t. But you can still sweep the floor. Which is not strictly relevant, skip that last part. You have replaced every piece of yourself, mechanical and organic, time and time again. There’s not a trace of the original you left. You probably can’t even remember where you got that face from.

rorey-pond asked:

001, 002 and 003: Pride and Prejudice, Doctor/Donna and the Twelfth Doctor °3°

Hello rorey-pond!

Oh wow! So many lovely things to answer. Let’s get started:

Pride & Prejudice

  • Favorite character:
    Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy. Once it was explained that his behaviour was based on shyness, I was hooked.
  • Least Favorite character:
    Caroline Bingley. What a b!tch!
  • 5 Favorite ships (canon or non-canon):
    5?! Erm… Elizabeth/Darcy, Lydia/Denny, Mary/Collins, Jane/Bingley, and Elizabeth/Wickham.
  • Character I find most attractive:
    Mr Darcy
  • Character I would marry:
    Mr Darcy. D’uh!
  • Character I would be best friends with:
    Oooh, this is a tricky one. Probably Mary, going on past experience.
  • A random thought:
    As I’ve grown older, I’ve found myself thinking that Mrs Bennett is a much misunderstood character.
  • An unpopular opinion:
    I’m not even sure if I have an unpopular opinion about P&P, unless it is my random thought [see above].
  • My canon OTP:
  • Non-canon OTP:
  • Most badass character:
    Mr Darcy
  • Pairing I am not a fan of:
    Charlotte/Collins, as I felt she was selling herself short; but then what was a girl supposed to do back then?
  • Character I feel the writers screwed up (in one way or another):
    Anne de Bourgh, because I never felt that she was given enough of a voice.  
  • Favourite friendship:
    Elizabeth and Charlotte.


  • when or if I started shipping it.
    Oh I ship them alright! In hindsight, I started to ship them during the Runaway Bride, definitely during Fires of Pompeii, but I only acknowledged it at the end of Midnight.
  • my thoughts:
    The onscreen chemistry between David Tennant and Catherine Tate has a lot to answer for! ;)
  • What makes me happy about them:
    Their relationship has a strong realistic, loving and caring vibe.
  • What makes me sad about them:
    That Donna was sacrificed to preserve the good ship lollipop Doctor/Rose; that Donna was written out without any remorse from RTD, and she was declared so disposable in subsequent anniversary squealings interviews. The only mention she got was via Wilf in RTD’s top 10 favourite things about Doctor Who. For someone who was so important she saved the whole universe (if not the whole of creation, if we take Rose’s definition into account), with songs sung in her honour, she was strangely and eerily forgettable. Most of all, too many people mock the possibility of Doctor/Donna when they’ll happily accept Hardy/Miller existing. It’s practically the same thing!! *deep sigh*
  • Things done in fanfic that annoys me:
    When they start off with a lovely friendship between the Doctor and Donna, and suddenly it sideswipes into a homage to Rose. Ew!
  • Things I look for in fanfic:
    Paragraph and line breaks, that it actually features Doctor/Donna, reasonable spelling/grammar, a plausible storyline, and that they actually bother to get the British cultural references right. That last one often makes me want to write a list for American writers - little things like the lack of marching bands in our schools; that university lecturers don’t have teaching assistants like schools do but use PhD students instead; that travelling each day between Cardiff and London is not normal for a commute; you don’t drive into London, you use public transport if you can help it - to use as a crib sheet. I don’t ever do it, btw, because many writers seem resistant to the idea.   
  • My kinks:
    I do like a touch of dark!Donna who punishes the Doctor after her mindwipe, and the idea of them having a threesome with the Duplicate Doctor. 
  • Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
    That’s the trouble, I’m not really completely comfortable about the Doctor ending up with anyone else. As for Donna, I can’t see her being happy with Shaun, so I don’t mind her ending up with Hardy, Peter, or Aiden.
  • My happily ever after for them:
    Travelling together around the universe in a different/alternative dimension for ever: the DoctorDonna.

Twelfth Doctor

  • How I feel about this character:
    It’s the Doctor in a new incarnation, and it’s Peter Capaldi! How could I fail to love him? He is gruff at times, but I generally love that about him. The only thing I’m not chuffed about is how he talks to Clara at times.
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character:
    I don’t as a rule; but I am partial to Twelve/Donna.
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character:
    I suppose it’s Twelve/Clara, but I feel slightly wrong for writing that since she belongs with Danny. 
  • My unpopular opinion about this character:
    I don’t ship him with River, not in the slightest.
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
    That he would stop accusing Clara of being bossy when she obviously isn’t. Well, not to the extent that they imply. 
  • My OTP:
  • My OT3:
    Oh erm… I haven’t formed an OT3 with him yet. Come back to me much later when I’ve had the chance to think this over. 

Phew! This took me a while, but I did it. Thank you so much for asking me. :)