But here’s the thing. Never mind us blundering fools, check out the fans. Two hundred and ten of them, with the top-secret episode within their grasp – and because we asked nicely, they didn’t breathe a word. Not one. Even Doctor Who websites have been closing their comments sections, just in case anyone blurts. I’m gobsmacked. I’m impressed. Actually, I’m humbled. And we are all very grateful.
#my favourite part about this #is that this means an iteration of clara lived in gallifrey as a native gallifreyan #and we know she remembers all the lives she lived; all the doctors she interacted with #which means! actual living memories of gallifrey! existing in the mind of someone not notoriously close lipped like the doctor! #gallifrey mythos! gallifreyan everyday life! gallifrey baller buckled velvet dress swag fashion! #!!! #doctor who #so in love with the integration of the old footage ah (okayophelia)
Wait a second…
Remember in “The God Complex ” when the Doctor looked in the room that held his greatest fear?
He looked in the room and said
witnesses of the end of the world
#it’s the difference in their Doctors; it’s the difference in their arcs #everyone says that Clara looks like a mirror image of Rose #and perhaps in a lot of ways she is - but it’s a horror story #the Doctor leaves her alone in these nightmares time and time again #she sees the end of the world and she is horrified at his - lack #his cheery apathy #towards the deaths of the ghosts that live around him #For Rose and Nine though #the end of the world is melancholic - yes #but it’s also full of life and joy #the knowledge that mankind will go on; has stretched across the stars #and ultimately they watch the world end together #they make it a beginning #a personal intimate moment #strangely beautiful #about the endlessness of the universe and how very very small yet so so important humans are to its stars #it’s the start of healing and love #Clara and the Doctor have nothing like that #because while Nine was damaged - Nine was present #fully #and Eleven is just slipping away behind his impossible girls and his love stories hidden in a ghost mansion #he’s about the puzzles and the hidden things#never the emotions #never the people #Clara is already beginning to suffer for it #she realizes that though she said it - ‘I don’t want to be compared to a ghost’ - there’s not much else people can be to this Doctor #just fun spicy diversions he pops off to see in his little blue box (neverfeedthesarcophagi)
Oh my God. I finally understand why Circular Gallifreyan looks the way it does
They’re time lords. They are literally writing with time.
#HE’S TRYING SO HARD #HE JUST REALLY REALLY REALLY WANTS HER TO LIKE HIM #HE WAS BORN JUST LOVING AND ADORING AND WANTING TO BE NEAR HER#AND SHE WILL BARELY EVEN LOOK AT HIM #AND MAYBE SHE SMILES #AND HE’S SO EXCITED BECAUSE THAT’S HIS THING #HE CAN BE FUNNY AND SILLY AND RIDICULOUS IF IT WILL MAKE HER SMILE #HE CAN BE THAT KIND OF MAN (via worstwolf)