twisted timelines

Rose x Ten, post GitF-au/fixit; angst, fluff, romance, more angst, and possibly some smut later, but this part (and all parts on ff.net) is sfw (minor exception for brief language).

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Minuet, Part II

Part I | Part II | Part III

Twisting in his grasp, Rose cranes her neck to look at him, finally, and there he is, all furrowed brow and tight mouth and eyes glittering with anger, and god, if she wasn’t so irritated with him right now, she just might kiss him.

“That’s what you were going to do, isn’t it?” she asks instead.

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Eyes widening, the Doctor only has a moment to let his mouth drop open in surprise before another gentleman steps in—time to change dance partners. Rose slips into position with the newcomer without so much as a blink or even a glance in the Doctor’s direction, never faltering in her rhythm; a quick peek at the Doctor moments later tells her that he has allowed himself to be swept up in the tide of dancers, sidling up to his new partner across the room.

Rose turns away, swirling in her partner’s arms, but she can feel the eyes of the Doctor boring into her. She shivers despite the summer heat.

“That’s beside the point,” he whispers when they meet again, touching palm-to-palm first with one hand, then the other. “I’m a Time Lord.”

“Really? First I’ve heard of it,” Rose replies drily.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, Rose. A very long time. I understand the risks.”

Rose rolls her eyes. “And stupid apes don’t.”

At least the Doctor has the decency to flinch at those words. “That isn’t what I meant.”

“Of course it is,” Rose sighs, and they both step back, granting a berth for other dancers to flit gracefully between them. “After all,” Rose continues when they reconnect, hands clasped, “I’m hardly one of the most accomplished women who ever lived, am I?”

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ANOTHER ML FANFIC IDEA

I know that with all the spoilers my theory has basically already been jossed but I don’t care.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the glorious MIRACULOUSONA AU!

  • So, we know that Chloé is a huge Ladybug fan and actively cosplays and roleplays as her, but let’s take this a step further by making her create her own Miraculous persona: Queen Bee.
  • (Let’s be real, with her obsession for protagonism she totally would.)
  • So she’d get a costume made like she did for the LB’s get up because Daddy’s girl deserves only the very best.
  • She comes up with the design and everything and gives herself a fictional OP power set.
  • That also explains why the suit has no visible honeycomb. Chloé doesn’t know about the real miraculous so her miraculousona doesn’t have one, instead she rocks a fashionable purse “because it’s prettier”.
  • (You can tell that the apparent absence of the comb in the preview kinda bothered me. But that’s another story.)
  • So, now that she’s suited up she gets Sabrina to roleplay with her. Only this time she’s not playing Chat. She’s playing LADYBUG.
  • (Chat is played by a mannequin borrowed from the fashion floor, dressed in Sabrina’s cat-suit and tied up to a pillar a-la-damsel in distress. ‘He’ gets forgotten half-way through the roleplay and just miserably hangs in the background)
  • So Sabrina dons Chloé’s LB cosplay (“I’m just lending it for the occasion! Don’t ruin it!”) and the roleplay starts.
  • Of course it’s the most embarassing self-insert mary-sueish tale ever told. Queen Bee sweeps in and save ‘Ladybug’ in grand style, getting all the glory.
  • Sabribug is a total fan girl who falls madly in loveadores Queen Bee and immediately declares her BF4Evereverever and one and only partner
  • (More sad hanging in the background for ChatMannequin)
  • ENTERS SUPERMUSTACHE
  • Like, the butler. But Chloé fucks up half-way through and really ends up Akumatizing him
  • BUT SHE SIMPLY DOESNT REALIZE IT
  • She simply thinks he’s taking the RP more seriously. Finally. See, Sabrina? Take notes.
  • SHE STILL CRITICIZES HIS OUTFIT
  • Sabrina tries to timidly suggest that maybe something might be wrong but Chloé shuts her off.
  • “Don’t be silly. And take his example, you are a terrible Ladybug”
  • Meanwhile, SuperMustache terrorizes the Grand Paris, so the heroes show up to deal with the situation.
  • … just to stop dead in their tracks when they see them stage their pseudo-romantic sap
  • LB is baffled, outraged and mildly horrified
  • Chat is fighting hard to hold back a laughter
  • LB jumps down fuming and intending to drag the girls away while they deal with the akuma. Chloé’s obsession can be dealt with later, the akuma takes precedence.
  • (Oh, but when this is over she is going to have words with Chloé. STOP LAUGHING CHAT)
  • EXCEPT WHEN CHLOÉ SEES LADYBUG SHE THINKS IT’S SABRINA (she had her wear the wig and everything)
  • So after offhandedly complimenting her for getting into character and “getting rid of those horrible glasses”, she starts ordering her around
  • Ladybug is seeing red. Chloé doesn’t understand  where Sabrina is getting that attitude, Sabrina just got back into the room to find it filled with real superheroes and is having a silent freakout on the door. Meanwhile, Chat wishes he had popcorn.
  • Cue him noticing the Chatequin
  • “HEY!”
  • Chloé turns, sees Chat. Sees Sabrina on the door gripping her hands together and torturing her lips. Then turns to Ladybug who was 2 seconds away from dragging her kicking and screaming outta the room
  • “Oh…”
  • SuperMoustache enters by blowing up the door
'Fast & Furious' Cheat Sheet: Untangling the Franchise's Twisted Timeline Prior to 'F8' (Spoilers!)
‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ (2006): (Left to right) Bow Wow, Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Brian Tee. (Photo: Everett)

Most franchises have a chronology that unfolds in a straight line. The Fast and the Furious series, on the other hand, took a major detour along the way. If you’re planning to start your binge engines and re-watch the seven previous Fast films — or fill a gap in your F&F experience — before movie no. 8, The Fate of the Furiousarrives on April 14, you might want to consult our primer as a reminder how to shuffle the movies around to watch events unfold in chronological order, which is NOT as simple as following its production order. (Warning: Spoilers for all previous ‘Fast & Furious’ films follow.)

[Ed. Note: This story was originally published in 2015; it has been updated to reflect Furious 7.]

The Fast and The Furious (2001)
-Los Angeles undercover cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) infiltrates a crew of street racers led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) suspected in a series of local truck heists.

-O’Conner falls for Toretto’s sister Mia (Jordana Brewster).

-Dom is committed to steady girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).

-After suspecting rival racer Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) is ripping off the trucks, Brian discovers that Dom is definitely the guilty party. Rather then arrest the guy who’s become his friend, he hands over the keys to his own car, and they go their separate ways: Brian to Miami and Dom to Baja.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
-The short film, Turbo-Charged Prelude, depicts Brian’s journey to Florida’s sun-dappled party town, where he hooks up with street-race organizer Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), races under the codename Bullet — and becomes one of America’s Most Wanted due to the whole “letting Dom go” thing.

-Caught by the U.S. Customs Service, Brian is forced to go back undercover — in partnership with his childhood buddy Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) — to help deep-cover Customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) bring down drug kingpin Carter Verone (Cole Hauser).

-Brian and Roman successfully capture Carter, get their records expunged, and line their own pockets with spare drug money. O’Conner suggests he’s ready to put down roots in Miami, with Pearce serving as the Riggs to his Murtaugh.

Fast & Furious (2009)
-The short Los Bandoleros flash-forwards five years and finds Dom in the Dominican Republic, planning a heist with a new crew, including Han (Sung Kang), Leo (Tego Calderon), and Rico (Don Omar). Letty turns up, having followed his trail from Mexico, and signs up for the fuel-stealing operation that’s seen at the beginning of Fast & Furious. They also tie the knot in an off-screen ceremony, though we won’t know about that for three more movies.

-Han arrives in D.R. direct from L.A., where he made his first appearance in director Justin Lin‘s breakout 2002 crime movie, Better Luck Tomorrow. That earlier film isn’t directly connected to the Fast & Furious franchise, but both Lin and Kang have acknowledged over the years that it’s the same Han.

-Increased police vigilance during their fuel-tank raid forces Dom to ditch his girlfriend-wife and go on the lam once more. Three months later, Dom is in Panama City, where Mia calls him with the news Letty’s been murdered. He returns stateside to observe her funeral from a distance. Meanwhile, Brian — who has signed up with the FBI rather than continue to play Lethal Weapon with Roman — is on the trail of yet another drug runner…one who holds the key to figuring out who killed Letty.

-Brian and Dom reunite to attack the drug lord head-on, and this time Dom surrenders to the authorities rather than flee. Sentenced to 25 years-to-life, Dom is en route to the big house when Brian and Mia zoom by and initiate a prison-bus break.

Fast Five (2011)
-Once again fugitives from justice, Dom, Brian, and Mia head off to Rio de Janeiro where they reconnect with original Fast & Furious crew member, Vince (Matt Schulze). Their subsequent participation in a great train robbery puts Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Brazilian cop Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) on the trio’s trail.

-Meanwhile, using information they’ve gathered from a computer chip outlining the criminal empire of Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), Dom and Brian plot a heist to score one last big payday. That heist requires the participation of all their buddies, including Han, Tej, Roman, Leo, Rico, and Gisele (Gal Gadot), who converge on Rio to execute an Ocean’s Eleven-style scheme.

-Flush with cash, Brian and his now-pregnant girlfriend Mia head off to a tropical paradise where Dom drops by for a visit with his new lover, Elena. (Han and Gisele, meanwhile, take their partnership to the next level in Europe.) But back in the U.S., Customs agent Fuentes turns up at Hobbs’ office with evidence Letty isn’t as dead as everyone assumed.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
-Hobbs pulls Dom and the gang out of their post-Rio retirement to employ their special set of skills to stop the reign of terror propagated by a rogue British Special Forces officer, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), whose ranks of vehicular soldiers include an amnesia-stricken Letty.

-The group stops Shaw, but Gisele is killed. Dom, now reunited with Letty, and Brian and Mia (with their infant son Jack) return to America and settle down in their old L.A. neighborhood for the first time since the original Fast and the Furious. Recognizing that three’s a crowd, Elena blesses the Dom/Letty reunion and decamps for parts unknown.

-Meanwhile, a grieving Han heads to Tokyo, where he’s in mid-chase when his ride is viciously T-boned by an oncoming car driven by…Shaw’s brother (Jason Statham), a sudden callback to…

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
-Sean (Lucas Black), a rebellious Arizona teenager and gearhead, is sent to Tokyo to live with his military father after getting involved in one joyride too many. He soon falls into the city’s “drift racing” scene, learning the ropes of drifting from Dom’s old pal, Han.

-Midway through the movie, Han is killed in the aforementioned car chase that we see at the end of Fast & Furious 6. The identity of the other driver wasn’t revealed in this film, but there’s no doubt that Han is pushing up daisies after his car explodes.

-As the film ends, Sean is preparing to prove his drifting skills against a new challenger: Dom. The two pay homage to their fallen mutual friend and gun their engines…racing off, we learn in retrospect, to Furious 7, nine years after this film’s release.

Furious 7 (2015)
-Sure enough, Dom is in Tokyo to transport Han’s remains back to Los Angeles for burial, while it’s revealed that Owen Shaw isn’t dead, but lies comatose in a prison hospital. Meanwhile, Owen’s brother Deckard (Statham) sets his sights on Dom’s team in a grand revenge plan that sidelines Hobbs and blows up the Toretto household.

-Eager for his own revenge, Dom strikes a bargain with covert ops bigwig Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) to steal the God’s Eye — a computer program that gives its user virtually unlimited spying power — in exchange for a shot at Deckard Shaw. The trail to the God’s Eye goes through hacker extraordinaire Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), who becomes the team’s latest accomplice…and the object of Tej and Roman’s competing affections.

-Following a knock-down, drag-out fight on the streets of L.A., Deckard is sent to a top-secret underground prison. Letty shakes the final strands of amnesiac cobwebbing from her brain and is flooded with memories from their wedding night, when she and Dom exchanged a necklace rather than rings. They embark on their years-delayed honeymoon, while Brian and Mia head off into well-deserved retirement to raise their baby boy.

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Golden Future

Summary:  The Doctor is rather fascinated by an anachronistic blonde with impossible timelines that he stumbles across on a asteroid bazaar.

Pairing: Eight/Rose

Rating: all ages // Word Count: 1414

Note:  For Nancy ( @chocolatequeennk ) on the occasion of the anniversary of her birth ♥♥ Happy Birthday my dear! This isn’t quite canon-compliant but it’s close-ish :)

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The Doctor watched the incongruous blonde in blue leather wander from table to table on this backwater asteroid bazaar. She seemed familiar but he was positive he would remember meeting her if he had. Even with his occasional memory gaps and lapses, he knew he would recall meeting someone with timelines like hers.

Time danced around her, golden strands glimmering and glittering as they twisted and turned. There was an infinitude of them, like she had once had the entirety of time at her fingertips and in her grasp, as impossible as that was for someone who appeared to be human from his short observation.

He was rather mesmerized, to be quite honest.

The Doctor pushed off the building he was leaning against, brushed off his velvet frock coat and headed towards her, curiosity getting the better of him. He trailed behind her for a few minutes, watching as she chatted with the vendors in broken Yilutian. The Doctor was impressed she knew as much as she did as it was a difficult language for a humanoid to pronounce at the best of times.

He was following her to the next stall when she stopped suddenly and whirled around to face him. She crossed leather-coated arms over her chest and raised an eyebrow as she flicked her eyes over him, obviously assessing his threat level.

“If you’re going to follow me around, you might as well introduce yourself,” she said. English was her language of choice this time, with a London accent if he wasn’t mistaken.

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  • Minecraft: heres this game where you can put cubes on top of each other
  • Yogscast: great lets make a 5 year long multi-universe saga with it. featuring several plot twists, complex timelines and nukes magic, clones, evil organisations, dwarfs, spacemen, space exploration,
  • Minecraft: but none of those things are even in the game, they're just cubes,
  • Yogscast: great lets make a 5 year long multi-universe saga with it. featuring several plot twists, complex timelines and nukes magic, clones, evil organisations, dwarfs, spacemen, space exploration,

Dreads are now 12 months old!

Posting this waaay to late but (half of) my dreads turned a year recently! And I think it has started to grow at last. I also re-did some shorties to thin out my bangs and they turned out way better this time; you can see their ends on top.

Check out my timeline.

anonymous asked:

I have this really weird headcannon that in the Emerald Dream, there's a place where you can still find G'hanir (I think the Tears of Elune were used to grow it). And, if you go up far enough into G'hanir's branches, you start to find other worlds. Just like how to Twisting Nether connects all timelines and dimensions, I believe G'hanir and the Dream do the same. Then, a talented Druid could climb the branches and access these other worlds. Thanks!

Ooh thats a really interesting headcanon! Thank you for sharing it with us. :) 

AN: Hi! I know that many of you are probably waiting for the next Avengers imagine (seeing as that is the bulk or my requests), however, I really did want to do a second one. I knew going into this Charles one that it wasn’t going to earn as many notes as my first one, and that is okay. I wanted to extend the story and explore the reader’s abilities a bit more. I hope you like it! *I do not own the gif, found on google. Please ignore any spelling errors! Xoxoxoxoxoxo :3

Pairing: Charles (Young) X Reader

Part One: ( XXXXX )

Warnings: Some violence, a lil swearing

((You probably should be familiar with X-Men: First Class ( and a little of the first X-Men movie) to understand this part, it also contains spoilers to the movies))

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“Out of Place, Out of Time” (Part Two)

“Charles.” You groaned, though he ignored you and kept walking, grabbing his timer off of the coffee table. You had caught him just as he was about to head out the door, right in the room in which you two had first met. Well, at least where you first met his younger self. "Charles!

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Temporal Feedback

This was written for @timepetalsprompts weekly drabble theme ‘echoes’. Some day I may actually write one of these that is exactly 100 words, but it is not today. I tried really hard, but the muse wouldn’t listen.

Ten x Rose, ~600 words

He held her tightly as he continued to fortify her mind from all of the could-have-beens. In his mind’s eye, he saw the raging timelines trying to settle themselves, and he made sure to keep them from twisting with the timelines in Rose’s mind.

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Take me back! Take me back!

Screaming, crying, begging. White wall, torn bond, cold beach, “Rose Tyler…”

Rose…

Rose…

“Rose!”

Rose cried out sharply, her mind aching and her eyes burning as she tried to sit up but found the way blocked by a tangle of blankets. She gasped for breath as the room spun, and she scrambled to find a way out of the mess of blankets.

“Rose, stop. Relax, just relax.”

She turned towards the source of the voice, and she saw brown hair and browner eyes looking at her worriedly. One hand was on her shoulder and his other was deftly untangling her from the sheets of their bed.

Their bed. She was home, in the TARDIS, with her Doctor, who was sending pulses of love and reassurance and calm through their bond.

She whimpered and threw her arms around his neck, clutching him tightly to her.

“Shhh, it’s all right,” he whispered, cradling her to his chest. He tucked her head beneath his chin, and she could feel the rapid pounding of his hearts beneath her cheek. She nuzzled closer as a shiver rippled down her spine. “You’re all right, love. Everything’s okay. I’ve got you.”

“You were gone,” she gasped, burrowing closer to him physically and mentally. “I lost you.”

The Doctor wrapped his mind around hers and swaddled her in comfort.

“I’m here,” he murmured. “It was just a dream.”

Rose let herself be soothed by his touch and through their bond as she relaxed further into his embrace.

“It felt so real,” she murmured, remembering the ache as their bond tore. The Doctor sent back a strong wave of comfort as she tried to free herself from the memory.

“I know,” he said, stroking his fingers through her hair. “I’m so sorry. It’s a bit of temporal feedback, I’m afraid.”

“Temporal feedback?”

“Echoes of timelines that could have been,” the Doctor explained, slowly guiding them into a prone position. He automatically wrapped his arm around her as she rested her head in the crook of his shoulder. “There were so many ways that the day could have ended. Time was in flux, with us right at the center. I should’ve realized this would happen. I’m so sorry.”

Rose sighed and wrapped herself around him more completely. He pressed his lips to her forehead and said, “They should go away within the next couple of days.”

Rose shuddered at the prospect of seeing any more of these aborted timelines.

The Doctor felt her unease and murmured, “I’ll buffer them. Don’t you worry. Just sleep, love.”

Rose felt his mind wrap itself around hers, and she gasped at the intensity. He was everywhere, filling every nook and cranny with his beautiful presence. There was nothing but the two of them, and Rose felt her muscles fully relax as the last of her worries were soothed away. She was suddenly so exhausted, and when he whispered to her once more to go to sleep, how could she refuse?

The Doctor watched her breathing get deeper and deeper until she was finally asleep. He held her tightly as he continued to fortify her mind from all of the could-have-beens. In his mind’s eye, he saw the raging timelines trying to settle themselves, and he made sure to keep them from twisting with the timelines in Rose’s mind. She didn’t need to see those.

He pressed his lips to Rose’s hair absently as he saw glimpses of what had almost been his future, and it looked bleak indeed. He couldn’t imagine losing Rose, and living without her. He burrowed deeper into her mind, comforting himself in her telepathic embrace, and he thanked any higher power there may be for letting him keep his beautiful life.

Title: endlessly

Pairing: RoyalChaos

Rating: T

Summary: Anthony’s not exactly sure when he realized it, but the door was always open to him. He only has the one to himself, but there are a million, billion others he has the ability to walk through. Linearity doesn’t exist, but at the same time there are a million, billion lines all travelling parallel and perpendicular to each other. No one else knows, and he thinks he might be the sole person in the whole world, maybe even the universe, to know. What he doesn’t know is why he’s so special.

Notes: time traveler!chilled, offscreen physical abuse, onscreen verbal abuse, implied sexual abuse, offscreen deaths, i swear it isn’t as grim as this makes it seem okay it’s actually pretty happy

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Rather than release a straightforward Flash movie as previously planned, Warner announces that the project is focusing on the events of Flashpoint, which will see Barry awakening in a twisted timeline. Depending on how faithful the movie is to the original storyline, similar changes might be forthcoming.

Flashpoint Could be a Massive Game-Changer, by Adam Holmes.

“And even after all that, after all your tears and my kisses, after all your swings and my misses, after all this ache you want to walk away • • • then maybe this wasn’t fate. Or want. Or destiny. Perhaps just a twist in our timelines - a caution gone unheeded. An accident. I accidentally fell in love with you. And for that, I’m truly, truly not sorry.” | 恋に落ちるいけない

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nurse me please!! :)

I went Eight/Rose with this one and it’s…a bit more than a drabble. Oops?

“You know, most people don’t get quite so injured while wandering around a peaceful market,” the oddly dressed man said quietly as he wrapped a bandage around her upper arm.

Rose ignored the question that was implied in his deceptively mild tone. “Been called jeopardy friendly before,” she offered with a tense smile, choosing not to tell him that she’d been injured before her dimension cannon dumped her on the outskirts of this market five minutes before she ran into him.

“Must have been a smart person to call you such,” he shot back with a much more relaxed grin.

Rose snorted. “He certainly thought so. Was right most of the time but I wasn’t going to tell him that.”

He tied off the bandage and handed her torn jacket back to her. “Shame about the jacket,” he commented. “If you’re so jeopardy friendly, might I suggest something a little sturdier?”

Rose shrugged her hoodie on and looked down to at the couple of places that bandages peeked out from beneath the ripped fabric. “I’ll find a new one, we’re in a market after all.”

“That we are.” The man rose to his feet and offered a Rose a hand up that she took gladly. “Would you like some company?”

“Why not? What are you here shopping for? You’re obviously not a native,” she said, giving his velvet coat a pointed look.

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Bound By Chains - Chapter 15

Pairing: Eric/OC
Fandom: Divergent
Rating: M

She’s bound to a monster. And he has personality issues.

A/N: Monster chapter! There will be no update next Sunday so hopefully this will tide you over until the next. Again the usual thanks to everyone and all the support! @dauntlessmetalmom @equalstrashflavoredtrash @badassbaker @red-diary @pathybo @murmelche @insertamazingwords @jaijacked @halefiresurvivor @suchlonelymuchsoul @elaacreditava God, I feel I have missed someone, please message for tags!

Snippet: “I told you before. I can give you most, but not all.”

“What do you want with me? Why am I here, Eric?”

“Don’t ask stupid questions.” Sarah’s breath hitches in her throat and he huffs. “I want you here. Is that what you want me to say?”


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The more Nyssa stories I listen to, the more intrigued I get at how symbiotic her friendship with the Fifth Doctor is. They’re so similar in character — quiet, calm, determined, always looking at the technical, logical side of things. Both very kind and gentle, but also willing to pick up a gun and fight their way out if they have to. 

But what really strikes me is just how deeply linked they are to each other. The way they do science together, survive crisis situations together, finish each other’s sentences. The Doctor gently guides Nyssa through her first romantic relationship, with a bloke in Stockbridge; Nyssa, in turn, guides him through his regeneration trauma at the end of “The Caves Of Androzani”, via psychic link. They’re emotionally connected to the point where Tegan compares them to an old married couple. Hell, there’s a twisted alternate timeline in “The Eternal Summer” where they actually end up as a married couple, and the how and why of that is never explained in any way. 

Of course, occasionally they bicker and have their differences — in “Spare Parts”, in “The Deep”, in “Primeval”, and so on — but for the most part, they just have such a solid and sweet friendship. I really adore it. 

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My Top 10 Directors and their 5 Films

#9: Christopher Nolan aka the Psychologist

1. The Dark Knight: Batman and the Joker are both my favorite superhero and villain, respectively, so when Nolan approached the latter in a more grounded way, I was all for a sociopathic portrayal of the comic book legend. However, I didn’t expect Ledger to surpass my expectations by capturing the clown prince of clown in a way that not only focuses on the duality of Batman, but also the complete and utter insanity of the character. Nolan made a Batman film that changed the way we look at comic book movies forever. The biggest casualty of his movie is its disappointing follow-up, The Dark Knight Rises. 


2. The Prestige: I don’t believe in magic, and I’m sure Nolan doesn’t either, but it’s a magical experience when one watches this film. It captures magic in the only practical way—through the beauty of science. With the inclusion of Bowie as Tesla, this movie, like all of Nolan’s films, are magnificently casted. The film has all the bells and whistles of a Nolan film with a twist ending and multiple timelines happening simultaneously. 


3. Memento: Memory is something I find absolutely fascinating. When we’re born, we’re a blank slate that is later filled with the people and places around us. As we get older, our memory worsens—some unfortunately suffer from the Alzheimer’s Disease. But we recognize our memories are an essential part of who we are. Nolan loves psychology, and this being his second outing, it’s easily one of his best. Working backwards is the films greatest strength. 


4. Interstellar: I never thought I’d say this about a Christopher Nolan film but this film is grossly underrated. In a year filled with the typical sequels, prequels, and mindless cgi blockbusters, Interstellar defies the commonplace mostly filled with the mindlessness of current science fiction films. Not as brilliant as 2001, this film, like Sunshine, suffers from a floppy third act that leaves many scratching their heads. 


5. Inception: Another fascinating topic, dreams. Few movies venture into this territory and Nolan dives head first. Not as complex as what many compared to The Matrix, Inception has another brilliant cast with several thematics that involve entering the deeps levels of our subconscious.  

Meeting Out of Order
Unrated 

Clara and The Doctor. Jane Austen. Timey-wimey things.

Set somewhere between Last Christmas and Magician’s Apprentice.

On AO3 HERE

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“Okay, I’ll do the talking this time, right?” Clara straightened her skirts and looked pointedly at The Doctor as she rapped on the door with the silver knocker.

Still fiddling with the beeping gadget in his hand, he made a half-hearted sound of agreement.

“Doctor,” she said firmly.

He looked up. “Yes, alright, fine. But I don’t see how I was supposed to know they were in mourning. They should put up a sign.”

Clara heaved a fond but exasperated sigh. “The door knocker was covered in a black cloth. It was a custom around this time.”

“So, they might have eccentric decorating tastes.”

“And the whole family was dressed in black,” she added.

“So am I,” he pointed out.

She had to concede that one. He looked quite dashing in it, actually. Not that she ought to notice that. They practically lived together for days at a time, now, but he still kept so much distance between them. She knew they cared for one another but he didn’t seem very keen on any physical expression of that, beyond hugging. They did still do the hugging. Not as often as she’d have liked, but it was something to get her through the lonely nights. She knew the timing was not ideal for what she really wanted (what she had always wanted, now that she was being a bit more honest with herself). Perhaps it never would be.

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