Don’t mind me, I’m just quietly sobbing and having an explosion of feelings thanks to suddenly shipping a pilot and his aeroplane .
If it were then I wouldn’t be getting such strange looks for sobbing quietly into my laptop over two and half minutes of footage.
People just don’t understand.
We’re all Whovians. We all love the same show. We all love the same Doctor. And yes, they are all the same man.
I was listening to this in the car today, and I realized something. This is the song for John after the Reichenbach Falls.
And I will die alone and be left there.
Well I guess I’ll just go home,
Oh God knows where.
Because death is just so full and man so small.
Well I’m scared of what’s behind and what’s before.
And of course as soon as I realized this I almost started crying thinking about John losing the one person he needs most. The person who turned his life around and showed him how to live again, just disappearing over a waterfall. I really don’t know how I’m going to handle The Reichenbach Fall, because I just know that Martin’s performance is going to break my heart into a thousand pieces.
It seems like every time I go to check my tracked tags, I find some horrible rant about how awful Doctor Who has become. Whether it’s talking about what a “slut” Amy is (ughhh do NOT even get me started on that) or how Moffat is the “WORST THING EVER” to happen to the show, there seems to be more and more unreasonable negativity recently. I totally understand people having strong opinions about the show, but these categorical statements about how the show is ruined now because of one thing or another are really starting to bother me.
You don’t like Eleven as much as Ten? Fine. But don’t tell me that Matt Smith can’t act or that he is the “real” Doctor. There is no real Doctor. Just because you love Ten doesn’t invalidate the amazing nine actors who came before him or the fantastic performance Matt Smith is giving now. Doctors come, and Doctors go, and that is part of the magic of the show. It’s about being able to see how wonderful actors interpret this wonderful character in their own way.
You don’t like Steven Moffat’s writing? Fine. But don’t say that the show is “ruined” or “over” now just because you don’t like the head writer. Because you know what? I really don’t like Russell T. Davies. I didn’t like his writing. I didn’t like the fact that he wasn’t capable of any sort of subtlety and was obsessed with Rose. But he didn’t ruin the show, and neither did Moffat. He’s taking it in a slightly different direction, which is not just his right but his JOB as the head writer. INTERPRETATIONS, PEOPLE. LEARN WHAT THEY ARE.
I’m not trying to say that people should lock-step agree with each other on everything, because half the fun of Doctor Who is arguing about your opinions. But when it comes to insulting the characters, actors, and writers, I start to lose patience. If only everyone could respect that other people have different, perfectly valid opinions…
In short, I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.