(Still don’t believe they’re looking, but whatever.)
Doctor Who more like Doctor Whore
Guys. I have never found a jawline more attractive than I do in that gif of the kiss between Ten and Reinette. Holy sweet banana-flavored cake pops, Batman, I am feeling feelings. FEELINGS.
You know, this gif set makes such an interesting comparison. Look at them all. Look at how Rose, Donna, and Amy get the full attention of the viewer when they see the interior of the TARDIS for the first time. This scene is all about them, about the wonder, fear, apprehension, and excitement; about growing up and remembering how to be a kid again all at once, and about what happens when you accept or reject that. You can see all those things on their faces, because this moment is about each of them coming to terms with something incredible and outside their sphere of understanding.
But then look at Martha. AND LOOK AT TEN BEHIND HER. This moment isn’t about her at all. This moment is about the Doctor and how desperate he is to have someone in his life again, to amaze someone and have that person marvel over him and all he can show her. Her ENTIRE SERIES was imbalanced, more about the Doctor (almost ENTIRELY about the Doctor) and very little about her. Very little of her growth as a character was by choice. Very little of her character growth had anything to do with the fantastic worlds and places the Doctor showed her. Most of her story involved picking up the pieces of a shattered Doctor and trying to fit them together in every broken world he brought her to.
Martha catches so much flak for walking out on the Doctor, for choosing to leave just because he didn’t love her the way she loved him. But she made an empowered decision just like the others. Rose and Donna chose to stay forever, until forever betrayed them. I don’t know what Amy chose, yet, because I haven’t caught up with that part of the series—but I gather it has something to do with choosing the love for her husband over her love for the Doctor. But in the end, didn’t they all make the choice they made for their own good? Well, so did Martha. She chose to walk away from a somewhat selfish and self-serving version of the Doctor, from a relationship that was never really about her and all about him. And her leaving did him a world of good. It gave him the kick in the head he needed to bounce back from his losses and realize that what he REALLY needed was not someone else to impress, but someone with whom he could be an equal, a friend.
Maybe that’s the problem so many people have with Martha and with series 3 in general. In every other series, we get to experience the Doctor’s adventures through the wondering eyes of his Companion. But we didn’t get that in Martha’s run, because everything there was focusing in on the Doctor.
NOEL AND CAMILLE TOTALLY SHIP THEM.
(I haven’t been on Tumblr in actual years, but I had to log in so I can have this to look at forever. HIS FACE.)
#1 New York Times Bestseller John Green vs. fearless squirrel
HAHAHAHA LAUGHING SO HARD!
Allright kiddies, you know how you love digital art but just wish there was a way to get that “drawn with a pencil” look? WELL NOW THERE IS! INTRODUCING TO YOU TODAY IS CERULEANBOXERS WITH HER ATTEMPT AT MAKING A PENCIL TOOL IN SAI.
Above, you can see what she did to achieve the pencil look you can see in her doodle page here
Anyway this is just a glorified “HEY TUMBLR SAI USERS, PUT YOUR BLANK TOOL TO THESE SETTINGS”
I just know I’ve seen a few people who are like “dang how do I make my digital art look like it was done with a pencil?” and I was bored so I decided to experiment until I figured it out!