Yes. We have not nearly talked about this scene enough.
Because when Clara is threatened with torture, you already know she will be brave. You know she will be strong and hide her fear and just get through it until the Doctor comes back.
And then you realise that you were absolutely wrong. Clara does not hide her fear at all, for it is not something that needs hiding. An emotion as strong as fearing for your life is a powerful weapon. And by admitting just how scared she is, Clara immediately wins the game. The more scared she is, the less likely it is that she will talk.
This is so clever and yet so typical Moffat and I just love it. His heroes do not prevail despite having emotions - they haven’t gone through some gruelling military training that makes them tough in a crisis.
No, his heroes are strong because of their emotions. Be scared, be sad, cry, laugh, love, and do not be ashamed to show it. Real strength lies in owning who you are.
Moffat said it himself: “History tells us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, and heroes tell us who we want to be.”
A world of Moffat’s heroes is certainly something worth striving for.
Some people theorize that one extra factor that made the Titanic sink was added weight from loads and loads of time-travelers attempting to prevent it from sinking.
when i find myself in times of trouble
the 12th doctor comes to me
speaking words of wisdom
so sorry for my delayed response to this email, i have been very swamped being a confused and frightened idiot who can’t do basic life tasks like respond to her emails
why does everyone always associate satan with heavy metal
for all we know satan could like smooth jazz
Spot on, Buffy fandom.
The Tenth Doctor from Day of the Doctor
from the DWM Special Edition issue - The Year of the Doctor
Happy Tennant Tuesday!!
peopl who say classical music is boring don’t know how boring pop music is from a sheet music point of view
this is so important to me
things that say a lot about a person
- their favourite character
- the lyrics they write on their hands
- the colours they wear
- which murder weapon they prefer
- how they make their tea