that step back says 1000 words
so let me get this straight
misha wrote jared as this unapproachable intimidating up himself bastard
and jensen as a bicycle riding, tai-chi doing, hoodie-and-sweats wearing, sensitive teddy bear in a robe and a face mask?
Petition to let Misha write everything in S10
The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.
And that’s what I call character development.
But why did they have to turn Martha into the scared one to do it though. They could’ve just been like ‘fuck yeah let’s do this together’
Sorry… I don’t normally do this, but this scene actually matters a lot to me. It’s my second favourite of the goodbyes in that episode (the first being Rose).
This moment isn’t about fear. While the evil alien was still shooting at them, Martha never showed any fear (neither did Mickey, for that matter). She was thrilled, laughing, and having a fantastic time.
The moment that is giffed on the right above is after the Sontaran has been dispatched and Martha and Mickey are seeing the Doctor and recognizing that he’s saying goodbye. It’s not about fear, not of dying, but fear and upset on behalf of the Doctor, and Mickey isn’t protecting her, he’s comforting her.
This gifset, to me, isn’t about Mickey becoming brave, even though he did. It’s about Mickey becoming an adult. On the left, he is a submissive member of the relationship, seeking comfort when he’s afraid. In the second, he’s an equal member of the relationship, offering comfort when he and his partner are upset. Because that’s what adults should do.
In addition, Martha turns to Mickey not simply, to my mind, to seek comfort, but also because she knows that he will need comfort as well. Because the Doctor means a lot to both of them.
New computer, made a painting
Teaching is just a tiny part of what Sarah Postern does.
I am looking at this post and thinking of a what-if that actually Donna Noble becomes a teacher and is hired by the same school as Clara. Clara spends an entire adventure at Space Disney chatting away to the Doctor about her new friend from work who has this funny knack for being clever and blunt and amazing. She never bothers to use Donna’s name - it’s just “my friend this” and “my friend that” - which is perfectly fine because the Doctor isn’t really listening most of the time.
The Doctor parks the TARDIS around the corner from Clara’s school, immediately sensing that Something Isn’t Right. He walks with Clara back to her classroom — maybe the children have all been replaced by plastic replicants? — when Clara runs into Donna in the hall.
The Doctor is speechless. He knows he shouldn’t be here, can’t bring himself to move a muscle, and imagines with horror what the next two seconds are going to be like as Donna’s brain goes waywire. He’ll have finally done it. He’ll have killed her.
Donna catches his eye, and he sees it — that tiny flash of recognition, her mind trying in vain to place her. They end up staring at each other for what seems like an eternity, until Clara clears her throat. “Everything all right with you two?”
"It’s nothing," the Doctor lies.
Donna hasn’t taken her eyes off him. “I just thought I knew you -“
”- from -“
Then she snaps out of it, like nothing ever happened. “Oi, must’ve had too many pints again last night.”
The Doctor wasn’t aware he was holding his breath. “Must’ve.”