Bring back what once was mine.
What once was mine.
Can we stop pretending that “the Doctor takes ordinary people and shows them they’re extraordinary”? Not only is that rarely true, and only marginally more so in New Who versus Classic, it gives the Doctor undue credit. The Doctor doesn’t ever really do shit. It wasn’t the Doctor who ‘made’ Donna realize she was extraordinary. It wasn’t the Doctor who ‘made’ Clara realize she could be extraordinary.
The Doctor puts people in a position where they can show themselves that they’re extraordinary. He puts them in an impossible position that requires a certain amount of cleverness, bravery, strength, compassion, and when they handle it with grace, they realize that they’re better than they ever thought they were before. Donna doesn’t realize she’s important because the Doctor says she is. She realizes it because she sees the impact her actions have on the universe. She does something and it saves lives.
Same with Clara. Clara came out of her shell a little bit because she needed to. She was put in a position where she needed to be strong for others, where she needed to command, where she needed to be quick-witted and brave and hide her fear, and she did. She stepped up to the plate and she became acutely aware of her own ability to handle impossible situations.
People like Clara and Donna aren’t gifts waiting for the Doctor to unwrap them. They’re lions waiting for a chance to escape their cage.
"You are always here to me and I always listen. And I can always see you." -happy birthday, river!
Ellen what the fuck happened in 1998
ellen degeneres came out in 1997
In which Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness have an intense discussion on the ethics of faking a man’s death using an anonymous body, while completely failing to notice the lonesome pair of human feet in the garbage right behind them.