Hi, my name's Caitlin. I'm 21, Australian, and a multi-fandoming multi-shipper. Among other things, I love Doctor Who, Torchwood, Agents of Shield, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Supernatural, Merlin, Harry Potter, Top Gear, Hannibal, Sherlock and AFL. I write a lot of meta on all of these which can be found under fanworks. I also love German, my friends (on and off tumblr), mindless liveblogging, online dress-up games, Australiana and in-depth analysis of the Hogwarts houses. Clara Oswald is the prettiest.

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Come and meet the girl who can

Roughly how Twelve's adventures start with Clara

  • Doctor: Clara its adventure time c'mon!
  • Clara: Not right now I'm busy with Clara things
  • Doctor: Clara- I need you for adventure NOW!
  • Clara: Fiiiine.



Originally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The school separated from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order escape diseases that killed a large portion of the indigenous population. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly along the Australian coast. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students don’t have to go on a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to the lack of a present student population). Due to the campus’s exposure to ocean-life, the College of Sorcery and Witchcraft boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic creature studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic. 



Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College


You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.


QUIET, silly schoolteach!
Is new aesthetic. Gloomlight, nonsilly clothe, accent of Scotland, is MOST SERIOUS AESTHETIC. Except when swordfight with a spoon, or run around Victorian London in nightgown, or make silliness with a face. Is still MORE AESTHETIC than you, FACE TOO WIDE!


After I got a chance to watch ‘Listen’ last night, and again after I watched it this afternoon on the train up to York, I was searching my brain for an episode that made me think so much beyond the actual plot lines within NuWho, and frankly I drew a blank.

I think the most impressive thing…


Doctor, my Doctor


Doctor, my Doctor


Clara in series 8 is undeniably different to how she was in series 7. She’s had her graduation into adulthood, and she’s settling into that life. It’s true in both her lives; in the “real world” she’s a teacher, in charge of and influencing lots of young minds, and in the Doctor world she is his moral compass as he discovers his new identity. With this change comes confidence, the ability to deal with a lot more situations, and a lack of the masks we saw in series 7.

But it’s not all good things. She’s lost a lot of her best qualities. She’s less questioning, less open, less willing to adjust her worldview. She is teaching now, not learning, so she has to come from a place of confidence in her opinions and morals. And while confidence is a good thing, the fact that she is no longer questioning or looking past the obvious means it often wanders close to arrogance. 

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flawed!Clara is my favourite Clara