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“Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s really thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter. But we come back to what I was saying ages ago about turning characters. If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation - like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock - make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred - not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do — so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.”
- Russell T. Davies on companions
I think those two quotes showcase the attitudes of the two writers to Doctor Who. Moffat thinks it’s all about the Doctor and everything revolves around him, whereas Davies thinks that the people who travel with him have their own lives and matter in their own right. And the way he wrote always made clear there was a world outside the Tardis doors that wasn’t just waiting to be saved or looked at. Torchwood, the Shadow Proclamation, Sarah Jane Smith - all those institutions and people were examples of how the Doctor was just one decent (and flawed) hero in a universe full of heroes. That’s missing in Moffat’s Who.
In re-watching the Nine and Ten era Doctor Who series, one thing that has really stood out to me is the emphasis on questioning inherent power structures. Nine actively and literally tells people to question things (see the Satellite 5 episodes) - question your…
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“Now rumour came to the camp in Hithlum of the march of Fingolfin and those that followed him, who had crossed the Grinding Ice; and all the world lay then in wonder at the coming of the Moon. But as the host of Fingolfin marched into Mithrim the Sun rose flaming in the West; and Fingolfin unfurled his blue and silver banners, and blew his horns, and flowers sprang beneath his marching feet, and the ages of the stars were ended.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, “Of the Return of the Noldor”
- cosmicbreaker asked:Hi, Wil! I'm not trying to be antagonizing. You seem to be rather progressive, and really vocal on a lot of social issues. I'm bringing this up because I feel like you'd take it seriously. Using 'spirit animal' is kinda uncool. Different forms of it belong to specific cultures that are already having a hard time with erasure/delegitimization, partially through appropriation. I've heard suggestions of using 'patronus', or 'daemon' (from His Dark Materials trilogy) as alternatives. Cheers!
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