"All forms of life interest me."

charamei:

Aaaaaahhhh no okay sorry I need to reblog it again because I am having Thoughts and Feelings

I mean Time Lords as a whole are awful at the concept of disguise I mean their major spy organisation has a distinctive black-and-white uniform which they never take off for crying out loud

But what we have when conversations like this happen is an unfortunate convergence of two Gallifreyan cultural things coming into play at the same time

#1 is Things Should Be Labelled As What They Are (aka Everyone Is In Uniform At All Times)*

*Romana somehow avoided this. Go you, Romana! You are the only one!

and #2 is Gallifreyans Are Prosopagnosic And Recognise One Another By Telepathy

And like yes if your entire species is faceblind and its primary sense is telepathy (and on the whole its members have a much lower sense of individuality than humans do because of the hivemind) of course the emphasis on clothing is going to be different

Humans use clothing to protect and cover up, yeah, but we also use it to show off and to express ourselves and neither of those things is nearly as important to a hiveminded species with vision as a secondary sense as it is to us

Gallifreyans use clothing as a label because Things Should Be Labelled As What They Are

Is it orange with a single V-stripe and double sleeves and a reasonably heavy weight of fabric well then clearly you are a Prydonian Time Lord

And yes the renegades do this too the lack of a uniform is the Renegade Uniform I would refer you to the fact that the Master is always in black and the Doctor picks a single theme per regeneration and sticks with it unless major trauma happens (looking at you, Eight)

Things Should Be Labelled As What They Are and so when the Doctor picks a new wardrobe at the start of a regeneration all they are really doing is re-applying the Renegade label hello yes I am a renegade this is my new renegade uniform

(It must have taken poor Twelve quite some time to come up with the cunning plan of wearing a different uniform I mean that is some hardcore breakage of Gallifreyan brainwashing there)

So for Gallifreyan Norm #1 we have ‘Nobody ever wears clothing that doesn’t indicate their function in society therefore nobody will ever suspect I am a renegade if I am wearing a Shobogan’s uniform, not even Clara’

And then for #2 there’s this unfortunate thing that Gallifreyans don’t see faces and like yes I’m sure the Doctor is aware that humans do recognise one another by sight (they go through this every time they regenerate after all) and they know their face hasn’t changed since Clara last saw them

But

What does ‘sight’ mean

Well clearly since everyone is always wearing a uniform it means face + uniform

This face + that coat = Sixth Doctor whereas this face + guard uniform = Commander Maxil

Oh sure my face is the same but Clara won’t recognise me as me because I am not wearing my renegade uniform she’ll just think I’m a Shobogan with a very similar face that’s how humans work right?

No Doctor

No it isn’t

But nice try

I’m mildly prosopagnosic so I totally get this.  I forget which Second Doctor novel had the Doctor looking for his companions, wondering why they made it hard by wearing different things all the time.

There’s also the fact that they don’t even recognise THEMSELVES.  Six didn’t know who he was in his second form when he was watching an image of the Second Doctor being tortured in Dastari’s machine…but he EXTRAPOLATED he was looking at his old self!

And you know, off and on, humans SOMEWHERE and SOMETIME on the Earth will totally judge you by your looks.  In the Victorian times, posing as a janitor would make total sense if you wanted to be invisible.  It must be frustrating to be the Doctor sometimes!  Like a parent trying to keep up with all the fads when you have teenagers running about!

Note that No one, note even the other Time Lords, NOT EVEN BORUSA makes a comment about what the Doctor is wearing.  EVER.  That leads us to wonder…is even noticing someone is ‘out of true’ on their clothing a mark of the highest rudeness?  The Master and the Doctor make quips on occasion about their faces…but their dress sense…eh…no.  It doesn’t seem to be DONE.

(Source: girlinadalek, via leda74)

The Doctor’s Recorder Question

…anyone know the name of the tunes he played on his recorder?  Or any other times when he was ‘being musical?”  I remember he was humming “the Poacher” in THE KROTONS.

Render Unto Caesar
Another commission for St. Paul’s.  A dove represents love and purity, and in the other hand rests the coin with the ruler’s name.

Render Unto Caesar

Another commission for St. Paul’s.  A dove represents love and purity, and in the other hand rests the coin with the ruler’s name.

Courtney

I’m really liking Courtney in Doctor Who.  She reminds me of FAR too many kids I worked with—someone who has to push the buttons because she is missing something important in her life.  She is aggravating and annoying and infuriating, but her in-your-face honesty is something else.  I’m wondering now if she’s going to keep popping up to pester the Doctor now…in some ways, they deserve each other.

hellmandraws:

"You’re my dearest friend. Still the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The places you’ve taken me, the wonders you’ve shared… I know that whatever happened to me along the way… even death… it was worth it!"

This is still one of my most favorite pics of Evelyn and Six.

hellmandraws:

"You’re my dearest friend. Still the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The places you’ve taken me, the wonders you’ve shared… I know that whatever happened to me along the way… even death… it was worth it!"

This is still one of my most favorite pics of Evelyn and Six.

(via leda74)

Missy…

I’m starting to wonder if Missy is one of those pesky Celestials.

I doubt I would be lucky/unlucky that it would be The Queen of Time (because I really like the idea of more exploration done on the only female Celestial)…

…but I seriously think she’s scary.

Duet: Rush to Fall

rochelle-templer:

Just a little fic for Gravelgirty who had requested that someone write a story with Two and Jamie ice skating. Oh and sorry ahead of time for the little dose of angst that came with it. :)

Duet: Rush to Fall

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So Jamie!!!!!!!!

rochelle-templer:

For  summerfinding"You’ve come here to kill me, of course?" "But not without considerable regret."

You know, a part of me thinks that this is one of the worst things for the Doctor to ever face: a dear friend of his turning to evil. Imagine if this happened to one of his companions. I could see it truly breaking his hearts.

And the thing of it is, the Doctor simply can’t let go of that old friendship, no matter how far the Master goes….or how far the Doctor has to go to stop him….

Pertwee’s Doctor never shook off the affection he still felt for the Master.  It made you mourn what the two had lost, and what they both were trying to get back, even though it was impossible with the terms they each kept.  In some ways this is an older, more tired and sadder Doctor than Troughton’s—he’s stuck on Earth and the only one of his people who WANTS to relate to him is someone he knows he can’t trust.  That’s pretty tragic. 

(Source: fuckyeahmaster)