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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

clarabosswald:

clarabosswald:

due to popular demand, an updated list of bbc1 livestreams for all of us unfortunate non-british/non-american whovians
notes:

  • feel free to add your own if you have ones
  • also feel free to message me in case one of the livestreams is broken/ not available anymore and i’ll remove it from the list
  • note that some websites have a few stream options - if one isn’t working, try another one
  • just as general advice, make sure you antivirus and/or adblocker are running, because livestream websites are usually infested with ads (for sure) and/or viruses (not for sure, but better be safe than sorry)

happy watching!

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hey would you guys help me spread this around
all the notes this post has are from the last series
now i’ve updated it and i’m sure there are lots of people who need this post but have no idea it exists

It’s a bizarre thing that I always find myself accused of killing off characters, and I think, ‘What on Earth are you talking about? I don’t kill nearly enough people in my fiction!’. I’m aware that I have a sentimental tendency to whack people back on their feet again – you can have several deaths in one lifetime, apparently – and I’m aware that that’s a weakness, so I thought in our new, scary universe we’d make sure we off some people, and that would make it more exciting and more visceral. The word I keep using is ‘visceral’. For our new Doctor, there are dark times ahead.

thatsabsurrrrd:

In the leadup to the beginning of Series 8 this Sunday, I’m counting down the days with a look back at the New Who story so far…

Series 7

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1st September 2012 - 18th May 2013

"There’s an awful lot of that, but there’s an infinity of the other"

Everything happens so much in Series 7. Between its first Christmas Special and the 50th Anniversary, the series plays out over two years with a weird structure of mini-series and Specials, and there’s two years worth of Doctor Who crammed into those seventeen stories. Every single episode is essential and unique. The stories of the five lead characters allow for a complex and intricate exploration of their common themes that earns every big emotional twist. The writers provide sparkling dialogue, and the actors all rise to the challenge, led by outgoing Doctor Matt Smith. Every episode has a well-crafted and unique identity, and does what it does well.

This series can be watched on multiple levels, with endless feints and tricks. It’s different depending on how many times you’ve watched it, what character you focus on, and what themes you’re looking at. There’s lots of genre mashups that concentrate on what that genre can bring to Doctor Who, and where the common ground and tensions are. It seamlessly mixes Who mythology and human reality, opening with shots of Skaro and a Rudimental song, and closing on John Hurt’s Doctor and the philosophy of souffles. Series 7 sees the welcome return of negative space to Who: with so much going on, the viewer is invited to draw their own conclusions and make the mythology their own. Each episode gives fandom something to think about, ponder, and come up with new stories about.

In the 50th Anniversary year, this series feels the weight of the past of the show, and the characters’ pasts. The writers of this series all have long involvements with Doctor Who and an exceptional command of the canon, which is reflected in the constant meaningful references to Who lore. Nothing is forgotten about or turned away from. Unlike the previous two series, there are constant background references to the Time War, showing that without a real redemption the Doctor’s guilt will eventually overwhelm him. The Doctor’s empathy tends to be with the villains and monsters, leading up to the time when he has to save himself in the 50th Anniversary Special. The series shows various characters’ attempts at coming to terms with grief or trauma, expressing a yearning for escape from a destructive story.

The biggest theme of the 50th Anniversary series, however, is looking forward to the next fifty years and the the great potential of future stories. Series 7 characters create themselves as legends, write their own stories, speak things that have been left unspoken for too long and leave behind things that have held them back. It’s scary to move forward, to escape your prison, to take the place you were meant to take in the world, but it’s possible. Even in its darkest moments, Series 7 sells the magic of Doctor Who. The weight of the series’ history has never felt so heavy, but the future’s horizon has never seemed so wide. With fifty years of television and counting, anything is possible.

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… GO!

It’s Doctor Who Day

clarasgrace:

76/? pictures of Jenna Coleman

clarasgrace:

76/? pictures of Jenna Coleman

  • I probably will forget to tag spoilers for already aired episodes because I get too excited. Stay off tumblr or unfollow until you’ve watched, or just watch the episodes ASAP :P
  • I will most likely tag everything for unaired episodes
  • I won’t be watching the episodes straight away because they air at like 4.30am and I like sleep too much! So don’t expect immediate reactions or thoughts!

Other than that, DOCTOR WHO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON I am so excited

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

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Is this how time normally passes? Really slowly, in the right order?
—The Doctor Who fandom (via doctorwho)

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bright-coat-and-bravado:

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

I like the doctor, the widow, and the wardrobe i don’t care 

it’s unmemorable and had no business using the word “androzani” anywhere in its script, it wastes its best guest actor, and the kid actors are passable at best.

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I like the doctor, the widow, and the wardrobe i don’t care