But look what you did!
# it hurts me # because usually by this point in a companions arc # aka at the end of their season # they believe in themselves # theyve traveled with the doctor and theyve done and seen such amazing things # and in doing so they realize their own potential # their own skills # but donna # despite everything shes done # saved a family in pompeii # freed the ood # solved murders with agatha goddamn christie # saved the doctor from himself #despite ALL OF THAT # she still thinks shes nothing special # because her entire life thats what shes been told # she has never been able to see just what a remarkable person she truly is # and the doctor is so surprised here # because he can see it # clear as day # hes seen it for a long time # and what kills me about donnas ending # isnt just that she loses her memories # she loses him too # her best friend in the universe # the one who listened #even when she wasnt shouting (via yaccbs)
Joan Watson in “We Are Everyone”
#JOAN WATSON IN YOUR SHOW; BUSTING ALL YOUR LAZY WRITING TROPES #JOAN WATSON HAS RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE OF THE ONE PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON BY THE SHOW #JOAN WATSON IS FRIENDS WITH LADIES #HANDSOME MEN SHOW UP TO JOAN WATSON’S DOOR AND NOTHING BAD HAPPENS HE JUST IS CONCERNED ABOUT HER AND THEN LEAVES!!! #(that one is important; I was clenching through that whole scene waiting for handsome dude to be a bad guy and hit her #or somehow incapacitate her but no! he is just friendly and worried for her!!! he doesn’t blink when she mentions her roommate!!! and then #he wishes her goodnight and leaves because she is clearly dealing with stuff!!!! ELEMENTARY YOU BABE) #JOAN WATSON WILL READ YOUR EPIC HISTORY OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK SHE WILL READ IT SO HARD #JOAN WATSON DOESN’T NEED YOUR WHITE MALE GENIUS TO TEACH HER SLEIGHT OF HAND SHE TAUGHT HERSELF #JOAN WATSON SAVES THE DAY AND STILL HAS ENOUGH AWESOME LEFT OVER TO REMIND OUR HERO THAT HE IS NOT AN ISLAND #JOAN WATSON YOU BAMF (X)
Favourite BTVS Speeches:
↳ Rupert Giles, Innocence.
#remember that time a teen girl had sex on a show and it crashed and burned but her father figure was like ‘i think you made a good call’#like legitimately ‘based on the evidence- hitting that was 100% understandable and i support you’#oh - oh you were expecting an ‘i told you so’ or some kind of slut-shaming#LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO RUPERT F*CKING GILES
Emma Thompson being attacked by a fox [x]
#can i mention how cool it is to have a variation of sherlock holmes where he says stuff like this #because it’s important #and this episode is my favourite so far because it’s surprisingly accurate #and it was just great to hear him say this #because sherlock holmes is of course intelligent and a modern sherlock would know this #and even though this holmes does have that social crass and indelicacy he’s softer in some ways to the others #which is what makes him different and a new take and interesting to watch #he’s a rare fictional example of a character who is pragmatic and driven and a bit socially blunt but also has a firm moral intelligence too #just because a character can be blunt and rude and not understand that they’ve just insulted someone doesn’t have to mean #that they don’t understand right from wrong (via teacupsandcyanide)
#i think the most heartbreaking part #is that he knew #the moment he saw the paintings #he recognized her style #he knew her work #and he began to fall apart immediately #but held it together #just in case #but there she was #and what’s amazing about this #is that #irene is the woman who made him fall #and watson was the woman who caught him (via language-escapes)
#what i love most is that they worked for it #like obviously we knew going in#that they are holmes and watson #they are meant to be partners #they are each other’s person #but the show didn’t just coast on that #it legitimately spent 16 episodes showing us #how they come to know each other and love each other and respect each other #so that when he finally makes this offer for real #when he articulates it #and she accepts#we believe it fully and completely and utterly #and we FEEL it