Friday, November 30, 2012

A Companion's Guide: River Song

Name: River Song
Portrayed by: Alex Kingston
Number of episode as a companion: 5
Catchphrase(s): Spoilers!, Hello Sweetie
Home Planet: Earth
Doctor(s): 11th Doctor

First Impressions
River Song might be the singular most interesting character on Doctor Who besides the Doctor himself. Almost always two steps ahead of everyone, including the Doctor, she shows up in the nick of time with some answers, a deliciously red lipsticked smile and usually a heap more problems. Before River Song, the companions have always been smart and resourceful but she brings these qualities to an entire new level.

In the 4th season when Professor River Song first appears, I thought she was cool enough and the way her story concluded broke my heart but I didn't really get her appeal. Enter River Song in Season 5 with her sizzling chemistry with the new Doctor and enough secrets to write an entire tome and I'm sitting up in my chair. She instantly became my favorite character of the new set of companions and as her story began to unfold, I went from fascinated to enraptured.

Going Backwards
What is so fascinating about River Song is the first time we meet her is also the last day she's alive. In "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead", River Song is this wonderful woman who speaks to the 10th Doctor like she knows him even though he's never met her a day in his life. Donna even comments that it's as if they are married. Now, the Doctor is sort of used to this since his life is never really linear and things might have happened to people that he hasn't lived yet but will. But when he decides to sacrifice himself to save all those people inside the library, he is not prepared to get knocked out by River Song so she can replace him.

When the Doctor comes to, he is locked to a pillar and River Song is sitting at the computer terminal which the both know will kill her. The Doctor begs her to let him switch places but she refuses saying it will create a time paradox because then he would never meet her in her past. She goes as far as to tell him it's worth it to have him in her life and she wouldn't trade their time together for the world but when he asks again who she is, all she'll say is "spoilers". Her death is more poignant after you know her later but even right then as I watching, tears leapt to my eyes. You could see how profoundly it affects the Doctor that a complete stranger is willing to save his life and it makes her death so much more beautiful that she does it against her wishes. Knowing that we'll see River Song again makes these episodes all the more haunting because no matter how much you like her and how much she grows on you, we know she's going to die right there, like that and we get the sense that the future Doctor does too. So far, we haven't seen the present Doctor hand River Song his sonic screwdriver but if we ever do then we know she is going off to die. If I ever have to watch that, and knowing this show, I'm sure I will, it's going to kill me.

River the Thief
The next time we see River Song, we have a brand new Doctor (the 11th) and some new companions as well. River shows up dressed in a long slinky black dress, some super high heels and some seriously matte lips in "The Time of Angels". She knows that the Doctor likes to go "look at his accomplishments" in museums and leaves a message with her coordinates and a time. He can't resist a mysterious message for him and shows up just in time to catch River Song as she exits a ship and comes onto to the Tardis. She tells the Doctor to follow that ship and sets them off on a grand adventure with The Weeping Angels. But while River Song is on the Tardis, she tells the Doctor he's driving it wrong and seems able to navigate it better than him. He comments that this can't be the case since it doesn't do it's classic noise but she tells him he's just been leaving the breaks on all this time.

What is interesting about River Song in this episode is how well she knows the Doctor and how clueless the Doctor is about her. This is the same man who always knows what he is doing or is quick enough to improvise when he doesn't and he's reduced to a fool by River Song's quick wit, knowledge of him and that catchphrase you love to love "Hello Sweetie". Even more interesting is the fact that she appears human yet she can drive the Tardis the way no human or Doctor has before.

We find out in this episode that River Song is has stolen onto the first ship to confirm that a Weeping Angel is on board and that she is considered a high profile criminal, currently serving time for murdering "a great man" and tells both Amy and the Doctor that she'll see them when the Pandorica opens. Again, she knows more than the Doctor and tells him when they will meet again. But even more, we always get the sense that River isn't telling the whole truth, that her secrets are greater than we can imagine and the fact that she is serving time for murder really ups the ante. She has never done something bad as far as we've seen her and she has risked her neck several times to save people so what could have driven her to kill someone else?

River Song tells the truth when she tells the Doctor the next time they meet. She gets herself a nice little army ready while waiting for him to follow her clues to 102 AD posing as Cleopatra. There she helps the Doctor find the legendary Pandorica. When they are under attack, the Doctor tells River to bring the Tardis to him but it is controlled by outside forces and lands in Amy's house present day. She finds a bunch of clues that lead her to believe the Pandorica is a trap, warns the Doctor and then gets trapped in the Tardis.

It is so fitting for River Song to once again be a step ahead of the Doctor and I found it to be particularly funny that she decided to pose as Cleopatra. I thought it was an interesting development in their relationship that the Doctor handed over the keys to the Tardis and trusted her to get it to him.

The Tardis traps River in a time loop to save her life and the first thing she does when the Doctor saves her is to shoot off the fez he's been wearing all episode. This speaks volumes about her character. No thank you, no needless words, just straight to the point River Song. For me, these are the last two episodes when River Song knows more than the Doctor. From here on out, she has her secrets but she doesn't really know him as well and can't always anticipate his movements. This makes sense considering the longer he knows her, the shorter she's known him. The timeline for their romance is all out of sync with one always knowing the other a little bit more.

Having Faith
When River Song, Amy and Rory all get Tardis blue colored envelopes in "The Impossible Astronaut", they know exactly who they are going to meet. River is excited to see her Doctor again. All this time she has had a little blue notebook with her adventures in it so they can sync up their lives with the Doctor keeping one as well. They sit down at a table and talk about their adventures and this Doctor has done most of them already. They laugh over the things they experienced together and the Doctor treats them all to a little picnic. Then an astronaut shows up from inside the lake, the Doctor says to stay there and not interfere. There his three closest companions watch him get shot at point blank range and see him try to regenerate only to be shot again.

Amy tries to go to him but it's River who hold her back. I was surprised since River is alays the one changing the rules. She never obeys what the Doctor asks and never does what is expected of her but she holds Amy back even though she is just as horrified as Amy is about the Doctor dying. She has faith that the Doctor knew what he was doing which allowed her to hold back.

The Guns of This Operation
Also in this episode, we see one of the key differences between River Song and her Doctor. She is never happier than when she is standing back to back with him pointing her gun at the baddies while he uses his sonic screwdriver. River Song is a lot more hardened than the Doctor, willing to use lethal force if she seems it necessary. While the Doctor will kill it is almost never with a gun but River Song thrives with a weapon in her hand.

In this episode they get surrounded by The Silence and it is River who unleashes a barrage of bullets that kills most of The Silence and allows them to get out safely. She does this with a smile on her face and with the deadly accuracy of a trained assassin. This lends some credence to the fact that she is in jail for killing a man.

Everything Is Revealed
River Song's bag of secrets is mostly emptied in "A Good Man Goes To War". The whole point of this episode is to get Amy and the baby back from a force of aliens intent on stealing child. Though they succeed in getting Amy, the child is taken and Amy and Rory are devastated. River Song appears at the end of the fight, the only of the Doctor's allies who refused to join him. She does the only thing she can to show Amy and Rory that everything is going to be okay, revealing that her name doesn't translate in all languages. In the Gamma Forest, there is no word for "pond" only River and Melody is a Song. She knows that their baby is okay because she is their child all grown up.

Because she was conceived on the Tardis, she has Time Lord in her allowing her to time travel, regenerate and explains why she understands how to control the Tardis. Her ability to regenerate allowed Song to look different than her parents and even be a little older than them. If truth be told, I was suspicious from the beginning and as soon as the baby was stolen, I turned to my husband and wondered allowed if River could be their kid in some timey-wimey way. That's not to say that when the truth was revealed and she said the words that I wasn't elated because I certainly was but I think it speaks a lot to the writing and Kingston's performance that I was able to follow the clues that were being laid out.

The Best Man She's Ever Known
Now that we've learned River's past, we get to know why she's been serving her time in a prison cell and why she continues to turn down the Doctor when he asks her to come travel with him. In the episode "Let's Kill Hitler", Amy and Rory get the Doctor's attention by drawing in a corn field and their wacky childhood friend Mels stoles away on the Tardis with them by holding the Doctor at gunpoint. We learn that Mels has been with Amy her whole life and heard tales of the Raggedy Doctor and even helped set Rory and Amy up. We also learn that Mels is the woman they named their child Melody Pond after. When they get to the past, Mels tries to kill the Doctor but ends up getting shot herself and regenerates into the River Song we know and love. She still tries to assassinate the Doctor after being stolen from Amy and raised by a group of people who want the Doctor dead. She succeeds, kissing the Doctor with poison.

Watching this angry, violent version of River Song is something completely new. We've always seen the one that's still very unpredictable but she's also wise and calm and in control. This form of River Song is just angry. Angry at her parents for letting her live that life, angry at the Doctor and angry at the world. Even though she does some awful things I still could sympathize with her because of the life she's lived. I love how she could be so moved by the person she'd become that she is willing to sacrifice her remaining regenerations to bring the Doctor back to life. It's hauntingly beautiful that it is by her hand that she kills the Doctor and it is also by giving up one of the most useful traits in the world that she can bring him back. It is because of this faith in her future and her willingness to believe that she will one day love that man even though she's been trained to kill him, that I realized how truly invested I was in River Song. Her figure has always been tragic, from the moment we met her and becomes sadder every detail we get from then on.

The Wedding of River Song
From the moment River Song gives up her regeneration to save the Doctor and they place her in a hospital with her Tardis look-alike journal, she beings her long journey through archeology school to get back to the Doctor. Upon looking at eye witness accounts in the future, she finds out the date the Doctor dies and is kidnapped back by The Silence (the group that took her in the first place) and forced into the astronaut suit that we now know kills the Doctor back in "The Impossible Astronaut". The suit is too powerful to stop and the Doctor tells River she will serve time in jail for killing him and he forgives her. But River won't accept this, draining the suits energy and stopping time, sending the world into an alternate time line. Things get wibbly wobbly in London and the Doctor finds his way back to River and demands she touch him to restore the right time line but River refuses. After the Doctor explains that the universe will be destroyed and asks River to marry him, she finally agrees. Before they kiss, he whispers something in her ear and kisses her, restoring the time line.

In this episode, River Song is again forced to keep secrets for the Doctor. She appears on Amy and Rory's front lawn in her suit from "Flesh and Blood" and is surprised to find both of them upset. They still believe the Doctor is dead until River explains that it was a decoy and the Doctor is still alive and fine somewhere out there.

A Lonely Life
For me one of the most interesting things about River Song is her acceptance of this abnormal life with her Doctor. The Doctor was never going to have a normal romance and it was always going to take an extraordinary woman to truly be with him and that is exactly the type of character River Song was created to be. Because she could regenerate, she was able to understand about the Doctor's life and how time works. Even though her childhood with a mother and father was stolen, she able to go back into her parents' life and grow up with them, even playing hand in helping her parents come together. She is different enough from the Doctor to accomplish things that he can't but can always understand him.

Hers is always going to be a tragic story because she and the Doctor can never have a normal life. She says in the series something along the lines of "I dread the day that I look into that man's eyes and he has no idea who I am". Since their story is always going backwards from each other, they both face this moment and we get to see it happen on both occasions. Though River had the ability to hop through time for a while, she has always lived a lonely life. But it because of her independent life that she has been able to accomplish so much and become the character she is in Doctor Who. Fierce, independent and always right around the corner with a "hello Sweetie" for our Raggedy Doctor, River Song is easily my favorite character of the 11th Doctor's era.

Want the full River Song experience? Check out these episodes:
  • Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
  • The Time of Angels
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • The Big Bang
  • The Impossible Astronaut
  • A Good Man Goes To War
  • Let's Kill Hitler
  • Closing Time
  • The Wedding of River Song
What did you think about the tongue and cheek Professor River Song?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Companion's Guide: The 11th Doctor

Name: The (11th) Doctor, The Oncoming Storm, Sweetie
Portrayed by: Matt Smith
Number of episode as the Doctor: 33
Catchphrase(s): "Geronimo!", "Bow ties are cool!", "Come along, Pond."
Appearance: Tweed jacket, either red or blue matching bow tie and suspenders, skinny pants and sometimes funky head wear.

On the tail of losing my favorite Doctor, I thought I was really going to dislike this 11th incarnation. I'd seen pictures of him in his skinny pants and tweed jacket with matching bow tie and suspenders and I was just unimpressed. I mean, come on. He's following David Tennant and that is just not an easy task. So I was prepared to stick up my nose in the air and hate him.

In then he marched into Amelia Pond's house and wanted to be fed in his raggedy outfit. He wouldn't be happy with anything he thought he might like until fish fingers and custard. That scene was so cute and clever that I couldn't help but feel my heart soften a little towards this odd reincarnation of the Doctor.

What I feel the 11th Doctor does is bring a younger vibe to the show and this isn't a bad thing. The actor who plays him is young but there is something about Matt Smith that makes him feel like an old soul. I think this is best portrayed in his wardrobe. I mean, we've got a perfect blend of the older generations with his bow tie, suspenders, tweed jacket and button down shirt with older styled shoe. But the way the shirt and jacket is tailored so close to the body makes it new and the skinny pants and mused up longer hair are definitely bringing the 21st century into his look. He's very hipster--combining older vintage pieces with a few modern touches to make something all his own.

The other interesting thing this Doctor brings to the table is his relationship with his companion. I feel like the 10th Doctor was on track with this kind of relationship with Donna but the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond really hit the nail on the head. We've seen the Doctor as a father figure, a brotherly figure and even a potential love interest but we've never seen him as someone's equal, someone's best friend. This is the exact relationship he is able to muster with Amy. He trusts her and loves her in a way that is completely platonic. It is partially because of Amy's fiery temper and unwillingness to take his crap but instead of this causing them to bicker (with loads of wit and charm) like the 10th Doctor and Donna, it allows them to break this barrier that the Doctor has always put up and truly trust each other. When Amy believes she is pregnant, she tells the Doctor before even Rory because he is her best friend. Their bond remains unshakable for the entirety of the partnership and I'm not sure what they are going to do with Matt Smith and another companion. These two had is prefect from the wonderful imaginary friend angle to the person Amy still puts out a plate for at Christmas.

While this incarnation often relies on humor, he is revealed to have a much angrier side very early on. In "The Beast Below", when the Doctor finds out that Amy chose not to tell him about what was going on in the ship, he blows up at her, going into a rage so quick it'll make your head spin. He even threatens to send her home right away. We haven't seen that kind of anger from the Doctor to a companion since the 9th Doctor and Rose in "Father's Day". This vengeance always bubbles just underneath the surface but I'm happy to say that from then on it is only aimed at people who do him or his companions wrong. Most of the time, this incarnation marvels in new discoveries, loves to explore and gives some of the funniest lines I've heard from the Doctor yet. Matt Smith is brilliant at being absolutely childlike in his joy (which made him so good with the young Amelia Pond) and completely terrifyingly angry in the blink of an eye.

Another fascinating component about this Doctor is his ability to let himself fall in love with River Song. When she first shows up, he's kind of horrified with the way she flirts with him but as a few episodes roll on he begins flirting back and seems to generally like her. We get this funny little moment where River Song kisses the Doctor and he has no idea what to do with himself and we find at that it is their first kiss ever though River had no idea. By mid-Season 6, he is openly admiring her and very much intrigued by her tricky ways which is something the Doctor has never really showed us in the reboot.

Overall, this incarnation of the Doctor just feels like a lot of fun. It's the combination of youthful energy and that old soul that pops up every now and then that makes the show different in a good way. The 0th Doctor seemed like a very serious figure even though he was funny and the 11th seems much more funny. I really can't say it much better than to just say that the 11th Doctor feels like my best friend because he is Amy's best friend. He loads of fun when I need him to be and serious enough to save what he loves too.

What do you think about the 11th incarnation?

*Note: Sorry this one is a lot differently formatted than the last few. I'm sick right now and couldn't bring myself to do a full analysis.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Great Christmas Gift Idea

So recently, my husband decided he wanted to make a gift for one of our friends. He wanted to do something with My Little Pony for her because she loves it and we decided a shadowbox would be really cool. So he created one and it came out beautiful. Check it out:

Here's the link
This one is 12"x16" and it turned out so beautiful. Well, a lot of people saw it and said they'd buy one so he decided to do several other designs sticking with the sleepy pony theme. While Fluttershy here isn't for sale, these currently are:

This is a 12"x12" in a white frame and made completely out of cardstock. He's selling it on Etsy here.

She is also 12"x12", comes in a white frame and is made out of cardstock. She's for sale here.

Like the others, she's 12"x12", comes in a black frame and is made out of cardstock. She's for sale here.

Rainbow Dash is 12"x12", comes in a white frame and is made out of cardstock. She's for sale here.

Not only are these very classy pieces and an awesome way to show your fandom but they are so attractive in person. The way certain pieces pop and their simplistic design make them so beautiful. These would make great fan gifts but are also really cute for nurseries too.

But here's the best part: he can make them for book covers too. How awesome would a little 8"x10" Twilight or The Hunger Games book cover shadowbox look on your book case? Or how about some of the Divergent symbols or a few Mortal Instrument markings in a 12"x12" frame in your library? The way my husband makes them is by doing a mock up on the computer so before you pay, you'll get to see exactly what they look like and approve the design so you know what your money is buying. Here's a mock-up of a Twilight cover he could do:
Here is the link
Keep in mind that this would look even cooler as a shadowbox. And how smexy would it be on your bookshelf?

If you are looking for a really unique gift for a book lover or a MLP fan or a Harry Potter fan, these are absolutely perfect holiday gifts. Not only that but if you mention that you are coming to his Etsy page from my blog, he'll give you a 10% discount and if you order soon, you'll definitely get it before Christmas.

Got an idea for one but don't want to message him? Leave it in the comments below.

Books Like Doctor Who Giveaway

You can check out my full post here to find out why these books are like Doctor Who. I wanted to give everyone a chance to win these babies so as long as The Book Depository ships to you, you are welcome to enter this giveaway. The lucky winner can choose one of these books:

As per usual, you must be 13 years or older to enter and you may only enter once. This contest ends December 12th. Good luck!

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YA Books Like Doctor Who

I figured I'd combine my two favorite things in this article and talk about (mostly) YA books that are like Doctor Who. Some of these I add I have read and some I've picked up hoping they are like Doctor Who and will find out with you. So check out my list of books that evoke some of my favorite aspects of Doctor Who.
If you like the romance time travel aspect:

1) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This is the perfect blend of romance and time travel. I've read it and not only is it amazing, it's one that will stay with you forever. It isn't exactly YA though.

2) Tempest by Julie Cross
The entire reason the main character time travels is to go back and save the girl he loves. If you like time traveling men, check this one out!

If you like the pure time travel aspect:

1) Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
I haven't read this one but it sounds like an awesome read with a time traveling heroine.

2) Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
This is another one I haven't read but comes highly recommended by KM over at One Page at a Time YA Reviews who has excellent taste in novels and is all about time travel.

If you like the sci-fi element:

1) Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This is an awesome book about space and romance. It is beautifully written and completely engaging. If you are looking to capture the wonder of a space adventure in Doctor Who, this is definitely one to read.

2) Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
I haven't read this one but it sounds like a great space adventure!

3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This is another one I haven't read yet but it combines aliens and cyborgs which will defintely capture a Doctor Who episode!

If you like books about aliens:

1) I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
This book is all about a male alien trying to find a normal life on earth which is so very the Doctor (though the Doctor is only fascinated in normal and not so much longing for it). It defintiely captures the idea of aliens trying to befriend humans.

2) Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
I haven't read this one but it comes highly recommended by basically everyone. It's got a good looking alien falling for a human girl.

So there are my suggestions to snag a little Doctor Who into your reading. If you can think of any others, please feel free to mention them below. I'm always happy to learn more about these genres and figure out how they could relate to the Who universe. Also, be on the look out for an international giveaway later today for one of these novels!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Whovember: Top 5... Happiest Moments

Every Tuesday, I'm going to be making a Top 5 list of something Doctor Who related for the event Whovember: A Companion's Guide. Check out my topic and list of 5 and make sure to join in with your own thoughts and opinions!
Top 5 Happiest Doctor Who Moments

What better way to end these Top 5 lists than with my happiest Who moments to date? This list was surprisingly hard to make. I realize that most happy moments in Doctor Who are always tinged in sadness which always makes them memorable. It does make the good moments feel that much better.

5) "Everbody lives, Rose!" in "The Doctor Dances" from season 1- This starts my list because everytime I think of joy in Doctor Who, this scene always comes rushing back. Everyone called the 9th Doctor the grumpy Docotr but I actually think he might have been the one with the most joy about living. When he realizes that the nanogene have figured out the connection between mother and son and that they are going to fix everyone, he is so overcome that he jumps up and down and grabs the little boy. Lifting him up in the air, the 9th Doctor shouts "Everbody lives, Rose! Just this once, everybody lives!" The Doctor knows how rare these circumstances are and he celebrates. There is this wonderful bit of dialogue when Rose and the Doctor get back on Tardis and she says he is smiling like he's Father Christmas and he says "Who said I'm not, red-bicycle-when-you-were-twelve?" shocking her. I love watching them celebrate and we finally get to see the Doctor dance with Rose!

4) Vincent Van Gogh visits at modern museum in "Vincent and the Doctor" in season 5- I've talked about this scene several times and with many people because it is so perfect. Van Gogh was never appreciated in his time as an artist which is very well shown in this episode. Amy and the Doctor are worried for Van Gogh so they bring him to a modern museum which is home to a Van Gogh exhibit. Van Gogh walks through the exhibit looking at pictures of his face and his own artwork as people gather around to talk about how amazing it is and it brings tears to his eyes. He learns that not only is he not forgotten but that he is now a revered artist. It doesn't change the fact that Van Gogh still kills himself but it confirms that his work is worth while and that one day in the future it will mean something. Watching the raw emotion from the painter we've gotten to know so well in this episdoe is absolutely breathtaking and definitely earns its place on this list.

3) Donna and the Doctor reunite in "Partners in Crime" from season 4- Holy moly, when I think of some of the funniest stuff I've seen on t.v. this scene is one of the first one that comes to mind. The Doctor and Donna have been exploring strange happenings separately and finally see each other while trying to spy on the bad guy. The start to communicate through the windows to find out what each one is doing and speak for about three minutes until the camera pans out and shows that the bad guy has been watching this entire conversation too. The best part is even though they don't say a word, you can totally tell what they are mouthing because both actors are so expressive. Some of the faces both actors make are hilarious. This scene just makes me giddy which is why it's got a solid place on my list!

2) Rose gets her happy ending in "Journey's End" in season 4- Rose's happy ending is so amazing and so sad at the same time. What I love is that the human Doctor will be able to give her what the Time Lord can't... they'll be able to grow old together. He has all the memories of the Doctor and has mostly the same brain (with a little bit of Donna's sass thrown in) but it also means that the Time Lord Doctor had to let go of Rose. I also wonder if the human Doctor doesn't have the screwdriver or the Tardis if he really even is the Doctor anymore. But regardless, we finally get to see the Doctor answer Rose from back in season 2 when she told him she loved him and we get to see them kiss. I am so happy that Rose is going to get to be with her Doctor for the rest of her life and it makes me both happy for her and sad for the Time Lord Doctor at the same time. Seeing my favorite character strive to get back to the Doctor and rewarded with the best possible ending for her really does make me beyond happy. Plus, I love that both Piper and Tennant now have a chance to come back in the show for a few episodes with this ending!

1) Amy remembers the Doctor in "The Big Bang" in season 5- The moment I always think of when I need a little lift during my day is at the end of season 5. The Doctor has been erased from all of time and Amy's life has gone on as normal. She has a mother and a father and is getting married to the man she loves. As she is sitting at her wedding, she sees a glimpse of River Song and then Rory gives her a wedding present someone left which is Song's Tardis blue diary with blank pages. She starts to cry but doesn't know why thinking about the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue". This completely describes the Tardis and that story the doctor told her about right before he disappears. She jumps up on the table and stops the reception, yelling for her "raggedy man to get out there". Suddenly, we hear the Tardis's trademake noise and it appears in the middle of the reception. Out walks the doctor dressed in a little something he had laying around (a very nice tuxedo with a top hat) and they are able to dance the night away. Seeing the return of the Tardis after we just saw the Doctor completely erased from time is the most triumphant moment in all of television. It speaks volumes for how much Amy loves him that she can remember him into existance and makes their friendship so very special. I can't think about this moment without a huge smile on my face which is why it is ny number 1 moment.

Honorable Mention:

1) Idris tells the Doctore hello in season 6- This moment should totally get to be on my list too which is why I'm adding it down here. It's tinged in sadness because Idris (the human embodiment of the Tardis) is dying and she only has seconds left. She spent several hours with the Doctor and forgotten to say what she's always wanted to. Those words that the Doctor's magical blue box always longed to say? "Hello. Hello Doctor. It's so very, very nice to meet you." Of all the things the Tardis would say when it got a voice, it is those simple words that have the biggest impact. I pretty much hear her voice anytime the Doctor walks into the Tardis now and it makes me so happy!

I hope you enjoyed my list of happy moments on Who! Do you have moments of your own? Did you make a list of your own? Please let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Whovian Tale In Photos- 11th Doctor and Companions

A Whovian Tale In Photos is a play off another weekly post I do here on called A Fairy Tale In Photos. Each week, I pick a different theme and go on Deviantart to find you all the best photos and tell a story with them. For Whovember, I moved this feature to Mondays and will be having special Whovian themed posts.

Which is your favorite?
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