You’ll find out a little bit more, but I only want you to find out bits that sound exciting. I mean, we’re never going to flashback to the Time War on television. It could never live up to what you’ve imagined. It’s so much more alive by being imprecise. I don’t know, someone might make a film one day… but actually, if you’re doing a film, you’d have a new Time War. You’ve just got to keep moving forwards. It’s a nice mythology. It’s got that Harry Potter-ness about it. What happened to Lily and James Potter? I hope to God she doesn’t bring them back to life in the last book! I don’t think she will—she loves a good death, and you’ve got to make it permanent—cos it would just betray everything.

Russell T. Davies on whether we’d ever find out exactly what happened in the Time War | DWM Issue 374 (via rointheta)

The Sum of its Parts.5

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Pairing: Alec Hardy x Hannah Baxter

Rating: Mature

Summary: Inspired by (500) Days of Summer, this fic goes back and forth between 2009, the year Hannah and Hardy met, 2011, the last year of their liaison before he disappeared from her life, and 2013, after the events of Broadchurch, when Hardy decides to find her again, hoping for a second chance. 

Note: The story contains references to all seasons of sdoacg and Broadchurch.

Many thanks to my fantastic beta Aubrey (Sorrywhatever) for her help.

Catch up here or on Ao3

:: Broadchurch, August 2013 ::

It has been ages since Alec has slept past 8 am— without being in a hospital and sedated, that is. He would have slept all day too, better dream than contemplate the emptiness of his day. Thankfully, his phone rings, it’s Radcliffe.

“Tell me you have some good news.”

“I’ve got a phone number for you,” Radcliffe answers coldly.

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mizgnomer:

David Tennant fanboying about the American Doctor Who comic series (from an MTV news segment filmed during 2009’s Comic Con)

I love the way that the thing that thrills him the most is the bit on the back of the book where he’s in a line-up with all of the other Doctors.

asthewheelwills:

crazyworldgirl:

pansexualpagan:

silentdimension:

The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.

And that’s what I call character development.

But why did they have to turn Martha into the scared one to do it though. They could’ve just been like ‘fuck yeah let’s do this together’

Sorry… I don’t normally do this, but this scene actually matters a lot to me. It’s my second favourite of the goodbyes in that episode (the first being Rose).

This moment isn’t about fear.  While the evil alien was still shooting at them, Martha never showed any fear (neither did Mickey, for that matter).  She was thrilled, laughing, and having a fantastic time.

The moment that is giffed on the right above is after the Sontaran has been dispatched and Martha and Mickey are seeing the Doctor and recognizing that he’s saying goodbye.  It’s not about fear, not of dying, but fear and upset on behalf of the Doctor, and Mickey isn’t protecting her, he’s comforting her.

This gifset, to me, isn’t about Mickey becoming brave, even though he did. It’s about Mickey becoming an adult.  On the left, he is a submissive member of the relationship, seeking comfort when he’s afraid.  In the second, he’s an equal member of the relationship, offering comfort when he and his partner are upset.  Because that’s what adults should do.

In addition, Martha turns to Mickey not simply, to my mind, to seek comfort, but also because she knows that he will need comfort as well.  Because the Doctor means a lot to both of them.