Amy, you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient and the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had. Never... had. In your dreams they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came.
i literally choked on my popcorn in the movie theatre
The moment that viewers in 94 countries screamed Peter Capaldi’s name in unison/
Pawnee is the opposite of hip. People in this town are just now getting into Nirvana. I don’t have the heart to tell them what’s gonna happen to Kurt Cobain in 1994.
Those Times When Karen Gillan Was The More Idiotic One [1/?]
First of all, this is as close as we’re getting to a normal companion, because as it turns out, totally normal people are boring as fuck. Rose and Donna were extraordinary women in ordinary lives who just needed to be shown the way to badassery, Martha was amazing in every way, and obviously Moffat’s companions have pretty messed up lives. I’d argue that Amy is actually very ordinary, once you take away the Doctor and his influence on her story.
Second, CLARA’S EXISTENCE IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE DOCTOR. Clara made ONE decision to save the Doctor’s life, she didn’t know it would cause echoes, she didn’t choose to show up in a million different places, she just knew that her friend was dying and that she was able to save him, and she did, because she’s brave and compassionate. She was a totally normal girl who wanted to go back to her home after every adventure, she got a totally normal job as a teacher, will (presumably) have a totally normal love interest in series 8, and had totally normal feels like fear, something that’s been weirdly lacking in New Who companions.
And third, it isn’t healthy, and Moffat shows us that. In “The Girl in the Fireplace”, we see Reinette waste away and die waiting for the Doctor, because hero worship is a mistake and he can’t always be there in time. We see that the Doctor kills River (sort of) before we ever know who she is, and we know that he’s disgusted that she would let time and space die just to save him. Their relationship is messy and complicated and while they do love each other, that’s not enough, they’d risk too much for each other, it’s not that healthy. And Amy? Amy dies because the Doctor can’t let her go, because of the influence he had on her life. Rory dies multiple times because Amy can’t let the Doctor go. Because of Amy’s obsession with the Doctor, she loses her baby and becomes infertile. The Doctor kills Amy and Rory Pond, and there can be no doubt of that.
It’s okay to show shitty things on screen as long as they’re being shown as shitty, and the unhealthy but loving relationships between the Doctor and his companions is an example of that. It creates a tension that love triangles or “will they won’t they”s don’t. Suggesting otherwise, suggesting that Moffat is glorifying these relationships or that he’s glorifying the idea of being obsessed with the Doctor, is absurd and shows a tremendous amount of “you missed the point”.