“She’s not scared to say no to the Doctor or challenge him. I think that’s something that he finds quite brilliant about her, because she will say no.”
Sarah Jane and The Doctor
In memoriam: Elisabeth Sladen ( February 1, 1946 - April 19, 2011)
i just want to love and enjoy doctor who again. i want the thrill and excitement and anticipation of a new episode and getting excited to go on a journey with the companions and see a distant planet and learn that ordinary is extraordinary
what i dont want is to learn that if a man comes and talks to me when i am between the ages of 8 and 11, i should pine after him to the detriment of my own personal life and relationships and when he comes a knocking in his blue box because our time lines are ~interconnected~ i have to mack on him because yay my life is now complete and my kickass self can emerge with the assistance of a time lord
that storyline is relatable to none and no one wants to feel like we have to wait to wait for the doctor to be kickass. you’re supposed to show me that i am already special, i’m already awesome. you’re not supposed to make me awesome, you’re supposed to give me the opportunity to show myself what i already am.
i miss being rose tyler—flawed shop girl and compassionate and brave beyond measure. i miss being martha jones—neglected and ignored but determined to be fucking kick ass and a world savior and a med student. i miss being donna noble—self esteem issues through the roof but finding a voice that’s worth listening to. i miss being mickey smith—insecure and terrified but finding strength in unusual circumstances and developing past those insecurities. i miss wilfred mott—aging and feeling too old for this world but finding youth in adventure and a purpose in life.
i miss my doctor who and i want it fucking back
He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And…he’s wonderful.
In the end, you just get tired - tired of the struggle, tired of losing everyone that matters to you, tired of watching everything turn to dust. If you live long enough, the only certainty left is that you’ll end up alone.