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Eight: I’m the Doctor, by the way.
Charley: Oh, I’m Charlotte, Charlotte Pollard. Charley to my friends.
Eight: It’s Charley, then.

As I promised, I started listening to the adventures of the Eighth Doctor with Charlotte Pollard. Two stories with Paul McGann on screen were really not enough, so it was about time I got to know him as well as the other Doctors. I heard India Fisher in the Destiny of the Doctor series as Charley, and I liked her, so it was obvious I would start with their first story together, Storm Warning.

 And what a promising beginning it was. Eight is the Doctor, and I don’t think I can judge him yet, but McGann’s Doctor is a charming one. He handles humans well, he understands aliens, he feels like a connection between the two. He’s a bit careless about revealing himself as an alien and a time traveller, but no harm done.

 Charley is just perfect for the job of the companion. She certainly has a thing for adventures and seeing the world, so the Doctor is her man. She’s gutsy, she’s brave, she’s compassionate, she’s full of energy and seems like an excellent companion. I can see where all the Eight and Charley fans are coming from.

 The story was also interesting and funny, yet somewhat tragic. I feel like Eight’s future stories are going to be heavier, but for now this really was fun, maybe except the end. But you know, the end was also entertaining for the listener, it’s just that a tragedy ended it. I’m also curious about how the web of time will deal with Charley, the Doctor seemed a bit stressed about the fact that she was supposed to die. Or was she?

 Based on what I heard about their upcoming stories, such as Zagreus and Scherzo, I know their story must take a darker turn sometime. That’s the impression I got even when listening to Enemy Aliens, like these two always have death in their wake. Oh well, we’ll see, at the moment I can only say that I enjoyed this story, I like Eight, I’m interested in Charley and her story, and that Ramsay is an… unusual pet.

4/5

Posted 3 hours ago

burntlikethesun:

Rose isn’t the Bad Wolf, the TARDIS is.’

Posted 4 hours ago

TOP 5 FEMALE CHARACTERS MEME

  1. Send me a number and I'll write out my top 5 fictional women.
  2. 1 - Protagonists
  3. 2 - Villains
  4. 3 - Superheroes
  5. 4 - Magical Girls
  6. 5 - Queens/Empresses/Royalty
  7. 6 - Who are adorable dorks
  8. 7 - That I'd invite to a sleepover/dinner party
  9. 8 - That I'd want to go on an adventure with
  10. 9 - That I'd want to be friends with
  11. 10 - That I'd want to kiss
  12. 11 - That I will love till the end of time
  13. 12 - Who I think deserved better endings
  14. 13 - I wish had better development/writing
  15. 14 - I wish had better a love interest(s)
  16. 15 - I want to rescue from their horrible narratives
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lokgifsandmusings:

Last one, I swear. This is literally how the scene went down in my head.

Posted 23 hours ago

Erimem: Tell me about you and the Doctor, Peri. Have you been married long?
Peri: *laughs* What? We’re not married.
Erimem: Are you his concubine then? Or a slave?
Peri: I-I’m no slave, and I’m certainly nobody’s concubine. The Doctor and I are friends, that’s all.
Erimem: Really? That is extraordinary!

 After listening to Peri and the Piscon Paradox, I decided I would really like more of Five and Peri. Also, The Eye of the Scorpion was the only audio left which had been recommended to me, back when I started this whole thing. So it was a logical next step. However, when I realized how much I came to love Peri (and Five and Erimem and everything) I decided that I’ll listen to the rest of the Five-Peri-Erimem and Five-Peri stories later. I know there are many (still not enough for me), especially compared to how many televised stories they have, but I want to use my time. (I’m already planning to listen to The Widow’s Assassin when it comes out, and that will break my heart with enough Peri and Six feels.) So, until then I’ll be listening to the Eight-Charley audios, because I liked Charley in Enemy Aliens and obviously there isn’t enough Paul McGann in my life.

 BUT, back to this story. They only had two stories on television, so I couldn’t really imagine Five and Peri working as a team for several stories. But, as I said in Peri and the Piscon Paradox they were great together (even though Peter Davison wasn’t part of that), and I hoped they would work in the main range too. And oh, they did. Five was being Five, Davison bringing his Doctor to life with the same charm we saw from him on television. Peri was awesome, surprise, surprise, being a damsel in distress (or you know, as I call it: Peri in peril) yet remaining an independent woman who can handle herself. I mean, yes, Peri is what we would call a damsel in distress, but it’s not a negative thing. I didn’t think it was even during Classic Who, but especially not in these audios. She gets in trouble a lot, so what, she makes it delightful with her sassy remarks. Oh help me I’m falling in love with Peri Brown.

 The story itself was exciting, with compelling one-off characters and a typical Doctor Who feeling. Okay, I do love ancient Egypt, so maybe that’s why I genuinely enjoyed every minute of this. That, and the characters. Everyone in this story felt like a proper, layered character. Of course, as Erimem had even more of a great character, not a big surprise that she joined the TARDIS team at the end. I can’t wait to hear more stories with her. She is not only a lovely character on her own, with her wisdom and sense of adventure, but also has a promising relationship with both the Doctor and Peri. Erimem and Peri are so gonna be my BrOTP.

 Overall? I liked it so much that I sort of want to throw out my own plans and go on with the adventues of these three. But no, I’m gonna give Eight and Charley some attention and some love, and then return to this team.

4/5
(You could ask: why, if it was so perfect? And the answer would be: 5 out of 5 means something extraordinary, something so brilliant I cry my eyes out. 4 out of 5 means it was a really decent, enjoyable story with great characters, but just missing that plus.)

Posted 1 day ago

thebreathofforever:

covers by Tom Webster

in addition, the release of these stories has been bumped up to May 2015[x]

Posted 1 day ago
fromafar2013:

lolatprolife:

squashed-spider:

lolatprolife:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

Don’t want your rapists baby when you’re an unemployed suicidal teenager?
Then have an invasive, risky procedure that will prevent you from ever having children ever again when you later decide you want to!
Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!
Can’t currently afford a pregnancy that costs thousands of dollars because you happen to be unable to find a steady job? You’re now NEVER allowed children EVER again because you have a temporary situation that makes it impossible to currently carry a pregnancy to term! Oh, and you have to shell out about $10,000 or so too, because you can OBVIOUSLY afford that in one go when you can barely scrape together $350 for an abortion!
Are you twelve and being raped repeatedly and just can’t be pregnant off your older relative and abuser? Hope you never heal and decide you want children later in life, you should just have your uterus cut out instead!
Like do you honestly have no concept of how fucking ridiculous you sound right now?
-Lemon

I think it’s noteworthy that antichoicers would never, ever suggest that amab people who want to prevent abortion should get vasectomies, even though they’re far less invasive, it’s easier to find a doctor who will do it, and can be reversible. Because everything is always the afab person’s fault and fuck them for enjoying sex, right? - Rachel

Actually vasectomies are considered to be sterilization or permanent birth control and not reversible.

Nope.
And even if you were correct, it’s still a much less invasive and risky procedure than a fucking hysterectomy. - Rachel

“Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!”
This is what I ran into.  I’ve got endometriosis, the worst the gynecologist who diagnosed me had ever seen in his 30 years of practice.  It made my menstrual cycles so erratic and unbearable that it was affecting my ability to go to class, work a steady job, just basically function fully in society.  Birth control pills helped regulate my cycle so I could at least plan ahead and control it a bit, but the only permanent solution was a hysterectomy.  At the age of 25, I tried to get him to do that for me.  He refused.  Did everything in his power to talk me out of it.  Said maybe if I had my parents’ permission (I was 25! Using my own insurance, etc), what if I wanted kids some day… blah, blah, blah.  
He ended up agreeing to do two (two!) laparoscopic surgeries that were more expensive, less effective, and would need to be done again eventually, just to preserve my ability to have children some day.  This coming from the same guy who warned me that if I was pregnant, I’d have greater odds of dying from complications than carrying to term because my condition was that bad. 
He said that when I get married (I was dating a girl at the time!) if my husband said it was okay, he’d do the hysterectomy.
My imaginary future’s husband’s claim to my uterus and my ability to produce his imaginary progeny in spite of the danger it posed to my life was more important than my current very real suffering and ability to live a normal life.
And here’s the kicker.  I’m 30 now, I obviously don’t see this guy anymore, but I also haven’t been able to find another gynecologist in my area who takes my insurance who sees me as a person, and not just as a potential baby incubator.
I had a cousin who had the same problem.  She ended up having an ‘oops miracle’ baby, nearly dying in the process (she has a myriad of chronic conditions now form the pregnancy and birth) and then the doctor gave her the hysterectomy she’d needed, again, only with her husband’s permission.

fromafar2013:

lolatprolife:

squashed-spider:

lolatprolife:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

Don’t want your rapists baby when you’re an unemployed suicidal teenager?

Then have an invasive, risky procedure that will prevent you from ever having children ever again when you later decide you want to!

Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!

Can’t currently afford a pregnancy that costs thousands of dollars because you happen to be unable to find a steady job? You’re now NEVER allowed children EVER again because you have a temporary situation that makes it impossible to currently carry a pregnancy to term! Oh, and you have to shell out about $10,000 or so too, because you can OBVIOUSLY afford that in one go when you can barely scrape together $350 for an abortion!

Are you twelve and being raped repeatedly and just can’t be pregnant off your older relative and abuser? Hope you never heal and decide you want children later in life, you should just have your uterus cut out instead!

Like do you honestly have no concept of how fucking ridiculous you sound right now?

-Lemon

I think it’s noteworthy that antichoicers would never, ever suggest that amab people who want to prevent abortion should get vasectomies, even though they’re far less invasive, it’s easier to find a doctor who will do it, and can be reversible. Because everything is always the afab person’s fault and fuck them for enjoying sex, right? - Rachel

Actually vasectomies are considered to be sterilization or permanent birth control and not reversible.

Nope.

And even if you were correct, it’s still a much less invasive and risky procedure than a fucking hysterectomy. - Rachel

Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!”

This is what I ran into.  I’ve got endometriosis, the worst the gynecologist who diagnosed me had ever seen in his 30 years of practice.  It made my menstrual cycles so erratic and unbearable that it was affecting my ability to go to class, work a steady job, just basically function fully in society.  Birth control pills helped regulate my cycle so I could at least plan ahead and control it a bit, but the only permanent solution was a hysterectomy.  At the age of 25, I tried to get him to do that for me.  He refused.  Did everything in his power to talk me out of it.  Said maybe if I had my parents’ permission (I was 25! Using my own insurance, etc), what if I wanted kids some day… blah, blah, blah.  

He ended up agreeing to do two (two!) laparoscopic surgeries that were more expensive, less effective, and would need to be done again eventually, just to preserve my ability to have children some day.  This coming from the same guy who warned me that if I was pregnant, I’d have greater odds of dying from complications than carrying to term because my condition was that bad.

He said that when I get married (I was dating a girl at the time!) if my husband said it was okay, he’d do the hysterectomy.

My imaginary future’s husband’s claim to my uterus and my ability to produce his imaginary progeny in spite of the danger it posed to my life was more important than my current very real suffering and ability to live a normal life.

And here’s the kicker.  I’m 30 now, I obviously don’t see this guy anymore, but I also haven’t been able to find another gynecologist in my area who takes my insurance who sees me as a person, and not just as a potential baby incubator.

I had a cousin who had the same problem.  She ended up having an ‘oops miracle’ baby, nearly dying in the process (she has a myriad of chronic conditions now form the pregnancy and birth) and then the doctor gave her the hysterectomy she’d needed, again, only with her husband’s permission.

Posted 1 day ago
medertaab:


The Legend of Korra’s Final Book Countdown

“People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.”

medertaab:

The Legend of Korra’s Final Book Countdown

People usually assume that I’m daddy’s helpless little girl, but I can handle myself.

Posted 1 day ago
Eight: “I am the Doctor. I am the Doctor!”
Crane: “And what is the Doctor, can you tell me that? A bicardio biped of Gallifrey, a spatiotemporal rolling stone, who’s had more faces than a dog has had flees. A wide-eyed idealist, who renounced his Time Lord heritage centuries ago out of some misplaced revolutionary further. And has never since had the maturity!”
Eight: “Wait! How do you know that, Gideon? I’ve never told that to anybody.”
Crane: “Charley, Sam, Ace, Evelyn, Nyssa, Romana, Sarah Jane, Jamie, Polly, Ian, Barbara and Susan, dear, dear Susan.”
Eight: “How?! How do you know all this?”
Crane: “I know everything that is to know about these matters. Haven’t you worked it out yet? You asked the Doctor, my poor, mad, confused friend. Well, I am.”
 Minuet in Hell (in which I love it when they mention previous companions)