Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.
GIF CHALLENGE ► Day 4 ► [Make a 6 square set depicting 6 traits of your favorite character]
okay but can we all just stop and comprehend this for a second
how much blood does the doctor have on his hands? how many people have left him along the way, how many people has he loved and lost? everybody knows that everybody dies, but nobody knows it like the doctor. river song. rose tyler. donna noble, martha jones. the first time he meets river she sacrifices herself to save him. he loses rose tyler to another dimension. and yet…and yet…he’s moved on. somehow. he’s kept going, despite what has happened to him and the people he’s cared about.
but he loses amy pond to the weeping angels, and he gives up on humanity.
does anybody understand what a powerful statement that is? he loses amy pond and he doesn’t want to save the world anymore. not even want: he doesn’t care to. he literally abandons earth because he can’t be with her and the reminder is too painful for him. the testament, i think, to the doctor’s feelings for her - and just how deep they run, in whatever form - is the fact that she chose to leave and she ended up living a happy life, and he is this destroyed anyway. he needed, in that moment in the graveyard, to mean more to amy than rory did, and he didn’t. it wasn’t him she couldn’t live without, in the end. i think what was so horrible about that goodbye was that, for the first time, the doctor needed her more than she needed him. he has always been able to rely on amy needing him. but she stopped. she let him go.
but he never did the same to her, and that’s why he gives up, that’s why he retires. because all he wants to do is hold on, and he can’t bear to live in a world - to save a world - where she no longer exists.
Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, “Ooh, this could be a little more sonic”?