“Harry glanced down, and felt another dull blow to his stomach: Colin Creevey, though underage, must have sneaked back just as Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle had done. He was tiny in death.”—Dear Colin, who thought of Harry as a hero and never wavered in his loyalty, despite the fact that sometimes hating Harry was the popular thing to do. Dear Colin, who didn’t buy into the rumours that Harry was Slytherin’s heir, who tried to change the “Potter Stinks” badges to say “Support Potter”, who joined the DA in his 4th year and then answered the coin’s call in his 6th and came back to Hogwarts for the Final Battle. Dear Colin, who snuck back into the castle during said battle after being dismissed for being underage. Dear Colin, who ultimately died. For believing in the cause and for believing in Harry Potter. I think he deserves much more appreciaton from the fandom, because how many of us would risk it all like Dear Colin? (via simplypotterheads)
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 11- Scene/Moment that makes you cry
I, like so many Doctor Who fans, was destroyed emotionally by this moment. As Doomsday came to its close and it became apparent that Rose and the Doctor would be separated (despite all of the foreshadowing) I sobbed uncontrollably. I began my journey with Doctor Who with the 11th Doctor and I did not think that anything could be more heart wrenching than Amy’s goodbye. And so my love of the relationship between Rose and the Doctor was very surprising to me. However, I grew to love their love, because even though they never said it to each other, their actions spoke volumes. In this moment, the fact that Rose and the Doctor are physically separated is temporarily masked by the beginning of emotional intimacy. When Rose finally uttered what her heart had long since knew, there was a chance for emotional closure in the absence of physical intimacy. When this chance was ripped away prematurely I felt the pain that both characters beautifully portrayed on the screen…. and I have to admit, scrolling through the Doomsday tag searching for an appropriate gif to accompany this challenge, and the time spent dwelling on the loss that these characters experienced has me in tears yet again.
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 9- Least Favourite Episode
This was one of the few Doctor Who episodes that made cringe. First of all, I watch Doctor Who largely because I enjoy the Doctor and the adventures that he gets up to. There was not nearly enough of the Doctor in this episode and i found myself willing it to end. If I didn’t have such a compulsive need to finish whatever I start (books, movies, tv shows etc.) I would have skipped it completely because the story was simply annoying. I will never re-watch this episode… ever.
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 8- Favourite Series/Season
My favourite season of Doctor Who would have to be season 6. I found that while many of the episodes could stand alone as incredible stories, others contributed to an incredible plot arc that I was drawn to. The mystery of River was resolved, the Amy and Rory relationship was explored, many different facets of the Doctor were demonstrated, and the kiss between River and the Doctor… I mean… come on who didn’t get shivers?
This was a toughy. There are so many episodes that either gave me the warm fuzzies, shocked me to no end, got me right the feels, or enthralled me to such an extent that I forgot about real world duties. Ultimately, I decided upon A Good Man Goes to War. When I recall how I felt when I watched this episode for the first time I immediately think about River Song’s identity and what a shock it was. However, that was only one of many moments that make this episode my favourite. The acting was incredible, and the story encapsulating. The Doctor’s passionate protection of Amy, Amy’s faith in Rory, and the juxtaposition of the pain of a family torn apart with the realization that they are in fact together makes this episode a cinematic masterpiece.
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 6- Least Favourite Character
Sylvia freaking Noble is my least favourite character. The way she treats her daughter is repulsive. Even when she appears to have accepted Donna (finally) her demeanour makes me want to punch a baby. She is an awful character who verbally and emotionally abuses her family. I didn’t have to think twice about this choice.
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 5- Favourite Guest Star
Bernard Cribbins is hands down my favourite guest star. Wilfred is one of my favourite characters on the show and Bernard’s performances are why this character resonates with me. He is a incredible actor and I cried many tears because of him.
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge: Day 4- Favourite Character (other than the Doctor)
Captain Jack Harkness is my favourite character apart from the Doctor. I found this category extremely difficult because 1) there are so many characters on Doctor Who that I was sure I would forget someone, and 2) I have a hard time ranking characters I love. However, I can safely say that Jack is number one. I smiled uncontrollably every time he made an appearance on the show. His sassy personality and impossibly adorable smile won me over immediately. His continuous faith in the Doctor and loyalty to his friends made him an admirable and inspiring character that I would love to see more of.
30 Days of Doctor Who: Favourite Villain/Monster/Alien/Baddie of the Week
The Weeping Angels are so amazingly terrifying. I made the mistake of watching ‘The Time of Angels’ and ‘Flesh and Stone’ back to back late one night. Needless to say it took a long time for me to get to sleep and I was exhausted the next day. However, despite how terrifying they are there is also something equally compelling about their power… I also suck at staring contests so I would definitely be dead, no question.
Amy Pond is hands down my favourite companion. Although there have been so many entertaining and inspiring companions, Amy takes the cake. She loves fully, and owns he flaws.Her take no shit attitude, coupled with the beautiful friendship she developed with the Doctor made getting to know her character a pleasure.
30 Days of Doctor Who: Day 1- Favourite Incarnation of the Doctor
For me, 11 will always be my favourite incarnation of the Doctor. It was through Matt Smith that I grew to love the Doctor and the world of Doctor Who. 11 is both endearing and heartbreaking, he is charming and fiery. In one moment he is can be almost childlike, while in the other, the reality of his pain and the honesty of his emotions overwhelm. Above all, he is my Doctor.
“Rumours suggests that the the BBC will name the Twelfth Doctor tomorrow night. It’s thought that a national Sunday paper has discovered the identity of the actor who will be stepping into the role so have been forced to make their announcement much earlier than planned. It’s also suggested that there has been a photoshoot with the new Twelfth Doctor already.”—