No such thing as original thought. We are shadows of stars that burned before our time.
THIS is why I hate it when people constantly say moffat writes female charcters badly , cause I love them all , not only because they have badass moments , but because they’re female and interesting - , there’s nancy - a teenage single mother who spends her time getting food for poor kids , and who lost her kid , and suffered from judgement of society , madame depompadour was awesome - in real life and in the ep , and don’t get me started on Sally - one of the few people who managed to not get taken by those weeping fuckers , she was smart and clever and always knew what to do , Amy had the most brilliant character development - from adventuring and flirty to wise and loveable mother and wife , River managed to fight years of brainwashing , killed her kidnappers , protected the Doctor because she wanted to , and died saving the life of over 2000 people , madge protected her children over all costs , helped random strangers because she was kind , jenny was abandoned by her family because she was together with vastra , but still become the awesome girl we know , and Clara , who stayed with the family to help out with the kids , who jumped into the timestream to help out the doctor a thousand times , a normal girl - sometimes easily scared but always brave , I LOVE YOU ALL (via marriagehoney)
So, we’re like a wildlife documentary, yeah? ‘Cause if they see a wounded little cub or something, they can’t just save it, they’ve got to keep filming and let it die. That’s got to be hard. I don’t think I could do that. Don’t you find that hard - being all, like, detached and cold?
Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Companions
“You will have realized, of course, that you’re not the only human who has traveled with me in the TARDIS. The Time Lords have often wondered why I bothered. After all, we are capable of living for thousands of years; you can barely reach a hundred. And they came up with a theory. They thought you were all memento mori. Reminders of death. Quite common things really. On Medieval Earth, courtiers would often keep skulls on their mantelpiece. No matter how powerful you were, death was inevitable. You still had to remember your mortality. Time Lords need to remember all the more. I denied that was the reason of course, and as you said, friendship, companionship. But over the years, over my many lifetimes, as my friends all left me one by one, I began to wonder that they really might have had a point after all.” -Eighth Doctor, Scherzo