Hello everybody! I'm Tawny, and this is going to be a multi-fandom blog, from
cartoons like Lok to TV shows like BSG and GoT and Sherlock and classic novels like Anne of Green Gables and more, such as history!!! There's gonna be something here for everyone! ;)
Fandoms: Ice Age, Doctor Who, Rise of the Guardians, TASM, Legend of Korra/Avatar the Last Airbender, Young Justice, How to Train Your Dragon, OUATIW, Casson Family series, Sherlock etc.
Also, whilst this is my personal/fandom blog, it functions as a writing blog of sorts since I reblog so many writing tips and helps.
I am also a Christian, so expect to see bible verse and discussions on the Christian life/life lived through a Christian lenses (which most of my meta comes from - especially for Ice Age)
I'd also like to say that I post a LOT of Ice Age posts on this blog (ranging from meta to fic to speculation to general discussion), and get a lot of Ice Age anons nowadays, so please be aware of that before you click the follow button!
Addendum: I also write A LOT (tis my favourite thing) so don't be afraid to send me a request :) However, please be patient with me since I often get many!
Ships: Manny/Diego (bromance/BrOTP), Doctor/River (Eleven/River) (OTP), Amy/Rory (OTP) Manny/Ellie (OTP) Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker (OTP) Wally West/Artemis Crock (OTP) Korra/Tarrlok (OTP) Bolin/Korra (OTP) Katara/Aang (OTP) Queen Tara/Ronin (OTP) and others.
Don't be afraid to send me an ask if you want me to write a pairing!
Roberto Bolano (via music-and-moonlight)
Deep Breath: “It’s a huge introductory show. What if your best friend was somebody else? It’s really about Clara trying to cope with that - and whether or not she even likes who he is, mixed in with a truly terrifying monster.”
2. “We’ve done a really good Dalek one by saying they’re nasty. It’s actually quite a gritty Dalek adventure. We go without question into the most dangerous place in the universe - the last place the Doctor should be, and you will know that by the end of the pre-titles.”
3. It’s the Doctor meets Robin Hood. And it’s about being a hero. The Doctor’s going through a period of his life where he’s worrying about whether he counts as a good man. It’s very, very funny. Everything you want in a good Robin Hood is going to be there.”
4. “A complete departure for me in terms of writing Doctor Who. A tiny guest cast, no CGI. It’s the story of a date and the Doctor having what appears to be a mild nervous breakdown. There’s a little germ of Coupling in it. It’s actually quite a scary one. I sometimes wonder: “What does the Doctor do when there’s nothing going on? Does he go and find something to poke a stick at?” Of course he must. Essentially it’s downtime for the Doctor. But don’t worry, it involves a monster.”
5. “It’s like a heist movie done with Doctor Who. It’s got a cracking monster in it, one of Neill Gorton’s finest creations. And Keeley Hawes.”
6. “An absolute hoot of an episode with some surprisingly serious bits in it. If you did know somebody like the Doctor and you did think it was okay to slip away with him, what effect would that have on your life? What would that do to the people around you? I sit and watch this one to cheer myself up. I suppose it’s not unlike The Lodger in certain respects.”
7. “Proper drama. With monsters and all the Doctor Who stuff that you could want. It’s probably quite a big statement of where we are now with the show. This might be where you can argue that the new approach is, for the first time, seen uncluttered by any of the old approach. It’s very strong. And there’s a callback to a past episode. Sort of. You’ll see.”
8. “Brilliant script. Brilliant idea for a monster. It looks stunning in a very glamorous way. And it has Foxes singing. There’s a callback to something from Matt’s first series. Sometimes I play a long game. And sometimes I just think “We never actually tied that off…shall we just go and sort that now?” Usually because I think it would be incredibly funny. I like the idea that the Doctor takes that long. “Yes, I’ll be there in a moment…” Several years later…”
9. “It’s a horror story. It starts off with a very …. idea and becomes really quite frightening by the end. A scary one. A proper scary one with one of our best ever sight gags in it. It runs throughout the episode and the climax of this particular gag, I think, is just glorious. I remember reading it out at the readthrough and everyone was just clapping and cheering at Jamie Mathieson’s idea.”
10. It’s a beautiful script; it’s really lyrical and poetic, and boldly so. A fairytale, but not in the sense that I’ve tended to write a fairytale. Heartfelt, eloquent, quite, quite different. The main visual idea is so clever. I think it’s going to be a stunner.
11-12.”The finale. Quite a strong emotional story to this. It’s about Clara and the Doctor and the fact that the way they interact might not be healthy for everyone around them. That sounds very bleak but don’t worry, there’s lots of nonsense in it too. It’s high octane action adventure, with Cybermen. And some proper UNIT stuff.”
This appears to be from a current issue of SFX by the way, in case anyone’s wondering, because I sure as hell was.
This all sounds amazing. And it’s the greatest kind of spoiler too - drawing on themes and atmosphere rather than giving away a lot of the plot.
The accusation that Eleven only invited Clara because she was a mystery is not true. He invited Clara Oswin Oswald, an ordinary Victorian barmaid who dreamed of being bigger and better than what society thought she should be and defiantly made steps to achieve that, to be his companion way before he ever knew anything about her being a mystery. He planned to give her the TARDIS key long before they even stepped foot in the TARDIS:
I know this will appear profoundly odd to you, but Amy is actually the one companion who makes me feel like it could be me there. The Doctor took her with him because he realised, or had a suspicion, about what happened to her and her family - but there’s no need to see this in a literal manner of “you have to have a crack in your wall to make the Doctor travel with you”. A lot of Amy’s character and story works in metaphors and for me that’s one of those things.
Because, really, he saw someone who was strangely out of place. A big house, a small girl. Damaged even, a life being devoured, pieces being taken she didn’t know she was missing. Grieving losses she couldn’t remember. She can be brave, she can fall on her feet, but she’s still misunderstood, still afraid of being abandoned, still scared too trust. She’s the most intrinsically flawed of all the companions, because she can’t not be.
He didn’t “take the best”. He took the most lost.
And maybe that’s a little messed up, but that is way closer to me than all other companions combined.
I’m really sorry if it makes you feel sad that you can’t find yourself in this, but you really need to understand that what you should feel like is incredibly grateful that another companion can do that for you. And grant me Amy Pond.
(And grant others Clara Oswald, who actually is an ordinary girl and whose echo the Doctor offered to take travelling long before he realised her connection to the girl in the Dalek Asylum.)
C.O.O.: Why are you showing me all this?
The Doctor: You followed me, remember? I didn’t invite you.
C.O.O.: You’re nearly a foot taller than I am. You could’ve reached the ladder without this. You took it for me. Why?
The Doctor: I never know why. I only know who.
No, Clara and her echoes are not the same, but they her echoes are ingredients of her personality, sometimes more highlighted in an echo than it is in the real Clara and that’s okay because these echoes are also shaped by the times, planets, and experiences they grew up or lived in so one personality trait might be more fitting in one time or place than another. Clara would be different too, if each experience in her life had happened differently. Her echoes show this; they show the “what ifs” Clara had grown up here instead of there. Nature and nurture both play a part in the development of the echoes as they do in everyone.
Anyway, that all said, Eleven picked the essence of Clara Oswald and wanted her to be his companion. It was much later that he found out Clara Oswin Oswald and Oswin Oswald were “the same” and went off trying to find out if there was another version. If someone had thought to close the door and Clara Oswin Oswald had never been pulled to her death, Eleven would have been happily exploring the universe with Clara’s Victorian echo, oblivious to the fact that any mystery surrounded her.
He accepted Clara, found out her mystery, and then became wrongly fixated on it which is pointed out as a bad thing time and again in the narrative, especially by Emma.