wonder russell

“Katie could barely believe her eyes. 

After being in cryostasis for so long, she finally made it. Leaving so much behind on Earth–her family, her friends, her dog, Russel–she wondered what their lives were like now. It had been almost 50 years there since she left. 

So much sacrifice on both ends. Katie swore she would make this count. Trappist-1 was her new home, now.” 

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If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation – like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock – make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred – not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do – so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful. 

Russell T. Davies

Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter…If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation - like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock - make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred - not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do - so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecillius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.
—  Russell T Davies describing writing his companions in The Writer’s Tale
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The fall of the Dire Wraiths. (and the Marvel Superheroes circa 1985 Ditko style!)

ROM Spaceknight #65
April 1985
Steve Ditko, P. Craig Russell,
and Bill Mantlo

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How to Roman, a quick step-by-step guide by magister I.C.

  • Step 5: Declaim. Just… declaim.

Bonus gif

People Make the World Go Round - 45 version
The Stylistics
People Make the World Go Round - 45 version

The Stylistics - People Make the World Go Round (1972)

I imagine this song has been posted on tumblr multiple times but I’ve had this song on repeat lately -  I’m mostly a history teacher but I also attempt to teach Economics to 12th graders.  As we finish up the year I’ve been talking about stagflation in the 1970s, and this song just captures the mood of the time so well.  With wonderful, resigned vocals by Russell Thompkins Jr., and an incredible arrangement by Thom Bell, this really is a masterpiece.

Trash men didn’t get my trash today