[image: whovian confessions image of Amy Pond, with caption that says “a friend of mine once asked me if I could tell her anything about Amy’s life which doesn’t include the Doctor, Rory or the fact that she’s a kissogram. I could not answer”].
BUT MOFFAT IS SUCH A GoOD WRITER GUISE.
I mean, how many companions can really pass this test?
Name one thing about Rose’s that doesn’t involve the Doctor, her mom, her dad, Mickey, or her job when she met the Doctor. I’m drawing a blank.
When she was sixteen she dropped school and moved out because she was in love with Jimmy Stone, which resulted in her never getting her A-levels. He later broke her heart and she returned to live with Jackie.
Is that enough?
RTD may have his flaws when it comes to writing (nobody’s perfect anyway) but at least he made the effort to give us glimpses of the life the companions had before meeting the Doctor. Moffat doesn’t care because that’s obviously not that important.
Rose got the bronze in an under-sevens gymnastics tournament; Rose’s best mate was named Shareen, and they used to skip school sometimes to go to the shops and look at boys; Rose loves chips and likes pizza and tolerates football; Rose has never learned French, though Jackie thinks she should’ve.
These are all things we learn within the first six episode of series one. And that’s not counting the remarkable depth and breadth provided when one fully incorporates her parents, which were restricted despite not being on Amy’s list. And you can say BUT THAT’S NOT FAIR, AMY DIDN’T HAVE PARENTS, but lol now she does and they’ve never explored how that changed her, and LOL PETE’S DEATH HAD A MASSIVE, VISCERAL EFFECT ON ROSE AND THE PLOT OF THE SHOW AND WAS MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IT WAS EXPLORED AND IT’S A PART OF HER.
Rose’s life on the Powell Estate is more vividly rendered and thoroughly examined in just the Aliens of London/World War 3 two-parter than Leadworth has been in the two seasons we’ve known the Ponds. It’s not just Rose we learn about; we learn about her family in her absence, we see Mickey and Jackie interact and learn and grow together, painting a picture of their past and building a future, because they have a relationship COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF ROSE. We learn that Rose is the kind of person who knows exactly where things are in her boyfriend’s kitchen, even when he doesn’t, even when she hasn’t stepped foot in his flat in a (technical temporal) year. We get cut aways to the British *and American* newscasts of plot events, for chrissake.
I mean, I’d make similar lists for Martha and Donna, or heck, even for any of the one-off guest companions from SINGLE EPISODES in Rusty’s era who’ve had more thoroughly-painted backstories than Amy Pond, but I’d give myself carpal tunnel and sacrifice several hours typing it all out.
The two showrunners are incomparable.
I was about to say the whole bronze under sevens thing but professor spork did a much better job. None of Moffat’s companions even compare. He just doesn’t flesh them out at all.
I think I’m going to ask this post to marry me I love it so much
I’m not even a Doctor Who fan and I love this analysis.
Reblogging this again. I like Amy as a character, for the potential of what she could be. But Moffat…well, he doesn’t make it easy to love her because though she is a strong, somewhat likable character, she is quite one dimensional. Her character revolves around Rory and the Doctor. I can’t name one thing she does exclusively for her. Unlike Martha, Rose, and Donna.
What do you mean?
Everyone has secrets and they all replied too quickly.
so sick of hipster stuff on my dash, i don’t cARE ABOUT PICTURES OF CHILDREN STARING AT NOTHING LIKE WHAT IS THE POINT OF A PHOTO OF A KID STARING AT NOTHING omfG
Oh look, you took a black and white photo of a little boy in the park you must be so broody and mysterious.
What’s the point of the random kid staring at the sky?
I reblogged this, but I can’t remember why
LOL R U GUYS SERIOUS THEres a oh no wait i just scrolled back up it really is just a kid staring at nothing now im confused.
I mean I wonder what he could be looking at? a bird? a plane? SUPERMAN? It must be great though because he looks awfully interested in whatever is in the distance because obviously there’s nothing in front of him.
I know it’s Doctor Who, but I can’t remember why.
No seriously what the hell is this kid looking at
Usually it’s the Supernatural fandom that adds random .gifs
happy Tennant Tuesday!
#he looks so young #and the way that blazer is settled in the first gif #makes it looks a little big #and he looks like some sort of grad student #that got on jeopardy #and has had a terrific run #gunning for ken jenning’s record #and the media keeps interviewing him #and the whole thing makes him really nervous #but it’s also sort of thrilling #and there’s a production intern that he sort of fancies a little bit #week after week of catching her eye over the craft services table #and the way he starts setting aside a jelly donut for her #right in the top corner of the box #and the way she buys him soy creamer #even though that’s not her job #it’s not anything she can expense #it’s just she heard him mention it #and the night he’s going for the record #and it’s down to final jeopardy #and he’s got no choice to try and get the lead back #except to wager all of his money #and the question is about her favorite movie #the one she mentioned off handedly and he rushed back to the hotel to watch #and he gets it right and there’s a balloon drop and confetti and the audience is going crazy #alex trebek trying to get him to come to center stage for an interview #but instead he’s darting away right through the backstage area #until he finds her and sweeps her up in a hug and he’s breathing so heavily #laughing and panting and he kisses her right there for the first time #and if you did not mentally cast billie piper as the production intern you missed the entire point of these tags (via: allrightfine)
i wanna play twister with someone really hot
oops i fell & touched your whole body
Or Misha Collins?
guys can i fucking lose my shit now?
“Yes, again. Been trying to get into the Ministry of Magic. Can’t seem to find the right toilet.”
That time when Ten had me screaming at the screen in sexual frustration.
ALRIGHT CALM DOWN THERE METATRON
I love how in the supernatural fandom Satan isn’t even the worst thing we can call someone
they put “honors student” in his description jfc
Let us sing the songs of our people.