the first Doctor Who manip I ever made!
Fallen from God, fallen from Grace, for so it is written on the doorway of paradise that those who falter and those who fall must pay the price.
guys I can’t help it I love marius
ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.
Also, don’t be a jerk.
AMEN SISTAH. PREACh
Aissatou’s story also shows how badly the one-year deadline wastes the immigration system’s already strained resources. When people with legitimate claims for asylum are forced to seek waivers to the deadline bar, it pushes their cases into the already overburdened immigration courts and diverts limited time and resources that would be better spent assessing the merits of asylum applications. The resources that Aissatou and Patrick exerted to meet the high standard of evidence required to obtain a waiver to the deadline bar—expert witnesses, medical exams, and extensive documentation—shows how the one-year deadline restricts protections only to those who can afford high quality legal counsel or are fortunate to connect with one of a limited number of legal aid organizations (like NIJC) who can provide pro bono representation.
“Rose is actually happy in the parallel universe with her half-human Doctor.” / Russel T. Davies
witnesses of the end of the world
#it’s the difference in their Doctors; it’s the difference in their arcs #everyone says that Clara looks like a mirror image of Rose #and perhaps in a lot of ways she is - but it’s a horror story #the Doctor leaves her alone in these nightmares time and time again #she sees the end of the world and she is horrified at his - lack #his cheery apathy #towards the deaths of the ghosts that live around him #For Rose and Nine though #the end of the world is melancholic - yes #but it’s also full of life and joy #the knowledge that mankind will go on; has stretched across the stars #and ultimately they watch the world end together #they make it a beginning #a personal intimate moment #strangely beautiful #about the endlessness of the universe and how very very small yet so so important humans are to its stars #it’s the start of healing and love #Clara and the Doctor have nothing like that #because while Nine was damaged - Nine was present #fully #and Eleven is just slipping away behind his impossible girls and his love stories hidden in a ghost mansion #he’s about the puzzles and the hidden things#never the emotions #never the people #Clara is already beginning to suffer for it #she realizes that though she said it - ‘I don’t want to be compared to a ghost’ - there’s not much else people can be to this Doctor #just fun spicy diversions he pops off to see in his little blue box (neverfeedthesarcophagi)
ALL OF THAT.
And that is such a huge part of my problem with where they’ve taken Eleven’s characterisation, because I am just not capable of believing that Moffat is going somewhere with it, you know? Like I just can’t make myself believe that he’s actually trying to say something about the Doctor having gone too far or become too damaged; I think Moffat is just incapable of writing the Doctor in a way that enables him to actually emotionally connect with anyone. It’s not like anyone is really calling him on it. Clara has told him she won’t compete with a ghost but has he really paid attention to that? I don’t think he has at all. Everyone remains a shiny puzzle to him, a toy. Say what you will about the things Nine and Ten put their companions through, but Rose and Martha and Donna were never toys or puzzles or playthings.
And also I don’t think a Doctor who can’t emotionally connect with anyone is true to the spirit of the show. For fifty years this show has been about how much the Doctor has loved humanity (/other humanoid species) and how he has expressed that love by genuinely connecting to individual human beings (/members of other humanoid species), and now that’s just… not what it’s about.
Then again, I think if there’s anything Moffat’s recent comments about the 50th Anniversary have shown us, it’s that he neither understands nor respects the history and story he’s been entrusted with, so. There’s that.
oh wow. oh wow. can i give u award. because you just voiced to me the one thing that’s been nagging me throughout the whole show. the doctor’s been all about special effects. lofty ideals~. and grandeur as of late. i can’t remember the last time he’s humbled himself to the wonderful ordinariness of humanity. to the remarkableness of clara outside of her dead dopplegangers. because it’s not the mystery that should make her awesome. it’s the simple things.like how rose’s upbringing said nothing to how brave and caring she can be. or how much courage and self-respect it can take for someone like martha to leave. or how a simple temp can just in all probability be the most important woman in the universe. to me what makes clara great is her open-mindedness. how deep her knowledge is of herself. how she kept a leaf to remind her of what matters no matter how scared or lost she might get. and it’s such a shame that eleven can’t put that over her intrigue. because really. the only mystery that he should concern himself with is the same one he’s been asking and loving all this time. humanity: and all the wonderful incongruencies and contradictions that come with it. how people can really be ‘so much bigger on the inside’. and i think he’s forgotten a bit of that. because no matter how quirky or broken or ancient and childish you can be. the doctor is never truly the doctor without knowing that that should come first above everything. (via prustens)