durnesque-esque:

ramblingsofanintrovert:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life” Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS 
For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down. 
The curse? That she would never be believed. 
So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears. 
And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra” 

durnesque-esque:

ramblingsofanintrovert:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS 

For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down. 

The curse? That she would never be believed. 

So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears. 

And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra” 

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 introverted-turtles (xrequested: ten x donna + sass

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Q
I like Jenna Coleman, and I want to give Clara a chance, but I'm so weirded out by the Doctor treating her opinions and feelings like garbage I kind of want her to go away in the hopes that the next companion gets a little more respect? Maybe I'm just crazy.
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burntlikethesun:

you aren’t crazy, i completely agree! she deserves so much better and has been treated awfully by various characters


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I’ve never had a safe place to land but now I feel like I do, so I want you to stay safe.”

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brilliantfantasticgeronimo:

Donna Noble Appreciation Week  - day one: the moment you fell in love with Donna (+again).

It has been so long since I first watched Donna’s episodes for the first time that I don’t really remember such a moment anymore. So I started a rewatch of her episodes and looked for the moments that first made me go “ilu”.

Both from The Runaway Bride, the first is when Donna’s telling Ten how she met Lance:

"And he nagged, and he nagged me. And he just wore me down. And then finally, I just gave in." [flashback intercut] Will you marry me? (…) Go on, just think about it. We’d make a great couple. And I’d get rid of the dog, and we could do up that back bedroom.”

The whole montage was really hilarious (like a really, really subdued Lorna Morello), but it’s also great in how much it tells us about Donna’s character- and most of all, It feels so real and adds so much to the whole “everywoman” thing that builds the core of her character.

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The other moment was the moment she finds herself jilted and betrayed by Lance: I like it in itself because it shows how vulnerable her character is, and how Catherine Tate hits it out of the park in a single line and breaks all our hearts- and I also love this bit, for the same reasons as the first moment above:

"Well, I couldn’t risk you running off. I had to say yes. And then I was stuck with a woman who thinks the height of excitement is a new flavour Pringle. Oh, I had to sit there and listen to all that yap yap yap. Oh, Brad and Angelina. Is Posh pregnant? X Factor, Atkins Diet, Feng Shui, split ends, text me, text me, text me. Dear God, the never ending fountain of fat, stupid trivia. I deserve a medal."

I just…ugh, I know many portions of fandom complain about contemporary pop references in Doctor Who (specially in RTD’s era) but I appreciate this paragraph of dialogue so much. It paints such a clear picture of real, living-flesh contemporary middle-aged(?) woman in my head. And it’s such a perfect list of things to be into that are deemed “superficial” and “mundane” and “shallow” and “ultimately unimportant”…all preciously significant words when Donna’s character arc comes into play a season later.

I also find the whole betrayal very interesting when considering some things RTD wrote in his book: before Catherine Tate had been signed up for season 4, and the next companion was going to be "Penny Carter". Penny’s very first introduction scene would’ve had her being jilted by her boyfriend. Benjamin then brings up the topic of likeability, to which RTD replies: 

”(…) Doctor Who is designed to incorporate likeable characters, because so much else is going on. You’re creating monsters, plots, worlds, environments, so even fairly complicated characters like Rose are sketches,in a sense, to be filled in by good acting. A likeable character is shorthand, to get you into the story, fast. An unlikeable companion, for example, is going to rail against the conventions of the show, so holds you up. Even Donna had to mellow over the course of The Runaway Bride. For Penny, being jilted is instantly, automatically likeable, but we’re talking about scenes of only a few minutes in duration, because really she’s there to be chased by monsters. The jilting is shorthand. If she were awful, if she’d just jilted someone and was laughing about it (well, she’s already a bit unbelievable, in this crude example), then she’d be much more complicated, and you’d spend a lot more time trying to get to know her and engage with her, but that isn’t actually the point of 4.1. There are stronger voices saying, ‘Get on with it! Where are the monsters?’

To see Donna, wonderful, beautifully ordinary, “desperate-for-a-husband”, be betrayed like that, is imo definitely a masterful way of ensuring instant likeability.

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charlesxavir:

tom hiddleston, michael fassbender, and benedict cumberbatch greet a gathering of small marine life

charlesxavir:

tom hiddleston, michael fassbender, and benedict cumberbatch greet a gathering of small marine life

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theladyasha:

Ygritte Week - Day 3

Favourite relationship: Ygritte & Jon

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