he looks like one of the italian people pushing one of those boats
You don’t even understand, there are actual tears.
When the Ninth Doctor first asked Rose to travel through time with him and refused, the Doctor accepted that and moved on. He traveled through space and time, saving the universe, all lonely for years thinking “I wish Rose could have been here.” Eventually, he goes back to a few seconds after he left Rose and says “By the way, did I mention it also travels in time?”
Rose never knew how long the Doctor waited for her.
I think this makes sense. In the episode Rose you see all those photos of Nine at the assassination of Kennedy and at the Titanic (on his own). But also in that episode he’s checking his reflection in the mirror like he’s seeing it for the first time, so he can’t have been long regenerated. So maybe he does all that stuff in the time before he comes back and says “Did I mention, it also travels in time?”
which makes that line even more powerful because this time he would really want her to say yes, because he knows what it’s like without her.
What’s interesting are the events the Doctor (theoretically) chose to visit during that time between when Rose (theoretically) first said no, and when he returned to extend the invitation a second time. Nine was photographed/drawn near the Titanic, Krakatoa, and the Kennedy assassination. All horrible catastrophes with tragic loss of life, all catastrophes that caused profound change in human history, catastrophes that (if Pompeii and Bowie Base One are anything to go by), would likely qualify as fixed points in time.
This leads me to believe that the Doctor was nearly in the throes a Time Lord Victorious breakdown as a result of the Time War and Rose’s rejection. He was dancing around the edges of these fixed points, likely looking for a way to save lives and prove to himself that he wasn’t a vile person. To prove to himself he could make a difference.
To prove to himself that he’s worthy of having someone brave and clever like Rose as a companion.
And Nine (obviously) doesn’t save Kennedy’s life or stop the eruption of Krakatoa, but in the episode “Rose” we find out he DOES save one family originally scheduled to travel on the Titanic by convincing them to delay their trip. A small measure of redemption.
Enough so that the Doctor summons the courage to return to that dark London sidewalk and casually lean out the door of his TARDIS like no time had passed at all, like he hadn’t been scrabbling in the wake of Rose’s rejection. And then he said the words he’d practiced alone in his console room dozens of times, with the exact amount of calculated swagger he’d rehearsed: “By the way, did I mention it also travels in time?”
→ Alternate Universe: apples & pears— requested by crackinthetardis
in which a patriotic yet heartless duke (David Tennant) & the defiant yet compassionate handmaid (Billie Piper) of his betrothed become hopelessly entangled in a dangerous love affair.“W-what are you doing?”“I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too”
i bet you’re gonna have a really great year
01. Favorite regeneration of the Doctor
Merry Unbirthday, to you all!
Happy Unbirthday dear Tumblr nation
Stop deducing and make out already.
╚ 1x7 - The Long Game
You can’t spell the word innuendo without the letters N.I.N.E
That tag wins all the awards, in the history of ever.
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED.
I LOVE HER SHE IS SO UNIMPRESSED BY THE DOCTOR AND HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND HOW
AND TO THINK PEOPLE SKIP NINE.
NINE IS FUCKING FABULOUS
“I’ve got to say as well that as a percentage it’s tiny. Cause most of the people are very supportive. Sometimes I felt that the Eighth Doctor was slightly tolerated rather than, um, because he wasn’t around for long enough say to, be a part of the whole thing.
But then, I’m in the family. [The Eighth Doctor] is in the family.”
oh my heart when he said that, i feel so sad now :(
Well, we sure as hell love The Eighth Doctor, so #^&% ‘em. In a 50 year franchise fans will have the ones they love and the ones they hate. That’s the beauty of the sheer size & diversity of the Who Family and the Who Fandom. There’s room for all of it, if everybody plays nice.
I think I’m actually going to cry now.
His face in the last one. Just…ouch.