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gallifreyburning:

a-who-in-whoville:

thetardisismyhome:

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tardisingallifrey:

The misterious woman of The End of Time.

The original idea was that this woman would be the Doctor’s mother. He does look quite affected by her presence.

But it was never really confirmed if she actually was the Doctor’s mother.

I vote yes, this is Mummy. How do you vote? Mummy or far too interested Time Lady bystander?

I think it’s his mother.

And I was just struck by how horrible this would have been. He already thought he sent her to her death when he pushed the button to destroy Gallifrey and the Daleks the first time. He’s been mourning the loss of his people and his family for years, and now here he is again, having to do it all over again. Last time he probably didn’t have to look his mum in the face while condemning them all to death, so this time it’s probably that much more horrible. It rips my heart out to think about this. Could you imagine what it would be like to do the right thing when the right thing means you kill your mother, twice?

I am crying all over again… :*(

You are so right TTIMH… It explains so much. The goodbye tour, the pain of the Master finally dying (when I say finally, I mean…well…finally to Ten. He’ll be back, of course, at some point), the explosiveness of his regeneration, and perhaps the reason why Eleven is SOOOOO different than Ten (in my humble opinion). 

I have to say, I really like the idea that it’s Susan. (Your granddaughter appearing older than you: things that can happen when your species regenerates.) We know that Susan held a special place in the Doctor’s hearts. When he stole the TARDIS and left Gallifrey, there was only one Time Lord he cared enough for, whose companionship he valued so deeply, that he invited her to come gallivant across time and space with him. He came to Earth for her sake; he started traveling with humans because of her. (And someone else pointed out the rich Wilf/Donna and Doctor/Susan parallels that come out of that, too, which I adore.)

The Doctor left her on a future Earth with a human man she’d fallen in love with, but we don’t know exactly what happened to her during the Time War, and whether she was recalled to Gallifrey. The possibility certainly exists.

But that’s just my personal preference, in reading the scene; RTD did what he usually does, i.e. leave things just open enough to interpretation to create discussion and emotional depth in the scene. 

Side note, but I also always figured the explosive regeneration was due to the fact that Ten died because of radiation poisoning. That the radiation combined with the regeneration energy in a particularly volatile way. 

ETA: So I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit, and I have so many questions, I just need to put them out there. So hey. Here, have more random thoughts.

When the Time Lock opened back up, it must’ve been a chaotic experience for the Doctor (and the Master), telepathically, all those Time Lord consciousnesses suddenly popping right back into their heads. (In “Dalek,” the Doctor tells Rose he can feel other Time Lords in his head, so we know that’s canon.)

But obviously this woman — whether she was the Doctor’s mom, or Susan his granddaughter, or Romana, or whoever — she was shielding her consciousness from him, keeping her identity secret, until this very moment. In my headcanon, she waits until she simply can’t anymore, because the Doctor’s at the end of his rope; he needs absolution, or maybe permission, to do what has to be done. To seal the Time Lock once more, condemn his people a second time. Because he can’t bear that burden alone, not again. So she gives him that absolution, by revealing herself.

I also wonder about what happened afterward, after the Master charges in and seals himself off with the other Time Lords. Because I imagine the Master knows who this woman is, too. And he knows what she means to the Doctor. And he’s placed himself, barmy and cannibalistically hungry and lightning-palmed, inside a Time Lock with her, and a horde of other Time Lords he has plenty of reason to be furious with.

(And the psychotic, lightning-spewing Master sealed in this time lock, rampaging the streets of the Citadel during the last days of the Time War, is the dark, gritty DW slasher film I’d sell my soul to see, tbh.)

(via donnanobel)

biffan:

bloodyneptune:

“Matt Smith in a recent interview has said the following hint about the final end of Ponds: “There’s something coming up in the final days of the Ponds that was in The Eleventh Hour,” he said. “There’s a shot in that. [Moffat’s] been thinking about it that long. He always knew how she was going to… I’m saying too much already.”

i feel like screaming in terror now

(via aussieanglophile)

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macpye:

We’re not calling any witnesses.

Ian Hallard FTW.

WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE THIS LOOKS LIKE…

Same chin, same nose, same hair line, oh my god you guys this is….

SEBASTIAN FUCKING MORAN

JESUS FUCK HOLY FUCK FUCKING FUCK

INA YOU GLORIOUS GIRL HOW DID YOU SPOT THAT OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

WHAAATTTTT

GODTISS’ HUSBAND IS SEBASTIAN MORAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.

Stop messing with my head!

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

WHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHAT

Jim, they have spotted me. - SM

Who have? - JM

The Fangirls - SM

….Run, dear god run. - JM

HOLY JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

OOHHH MY GOOOOOOD

This is TOO MUCH.

Godtiss WOULD make his husband the evil partner of Moriarty.

OH 

MY

(via deerstalking)

complications-of-a-mastermind:

one day, some band will call themselves Reichencrack and their hardcore fans will look up their tag on tumblr and come across our posts and be like “who are all these crazy people”

^ I look forward to the day.

Okay, this may come as a bit of a shock to you, but hear me out.

Molly is obviously a fairy (like Tinkerbell) and when Sherlock went to her for help it was to get some Pixie Dust. Sherlock uses this dust to arrest his fall. 

Moriarty’s statement “Falling is just like flying…” was the hint Moffat was telling us about. Sherlock doesn’t fall. He flies.

Obviously Sherlock’s “Like a fairy!” comment in Hounds was blatant foreshadowing.

And the play on Fairy Tales and stories only reinforces this. Molly, as I’ve already mentioned, is Tinkerbell. Sherlock is Peter Pan and John, clearly, is his Wendy. Sherlock’s homeless network are his lost boys.  And (I hope you’ve caught on by now) Moriarty is Captain Hook. It’s just another children’s tale.

If you remember, in the climax of Peter Pan, when Peter and Hook are fighting, the former fakes a fall off the ship (but naturally doesn’t fall because he merely flies to safety once out of sight). Sherlock does the same thing when he jumps off St. Barts.

The key to all this lies in the pixie dust (yes, the pixie dust is the elusive thing everyone wants from Sherlock) and the key to Sherlock’s fall is Molly. The evidence is right under our noses and I can’t believe you guys haven’t see it before now.

sherlovewatson:

Oh.my.god.

PERFECTION

(via sherlockian-spockian-who)

There be spoilers ahead.

Basically this is a collection of moments which people believe to be THE out of character moment for Sherlock. (I don’t claim these to be mine, some are shamelessly stolen from the intelligent minds that make up the Sherlock fandom, while a few did sprout from my brain like Athena from Zeus).

I propose to rule of the impossible so whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.

(In no particular order)

1) Sherlock not checking to make sure JM was really dead - he had already observed it; this is Sherlock we’re talking about he doesn’t need to double check

2) Crying  - SH has cried before (in The Great Game and HoB)

3) Calling, not texting Watson - how else was he to get John in the specific place and leave his note and cry over the phone to fool John

4) Making tea for Moriarty - SH has made coffee before… Not really out of character.

5) Talk to Molly (“You do count”)

6) Was tricked by Moriarty’s code/didn’t translate the binary before he met with Moriarty on the roof of St Barts. Or at least he acted as if he hadn’t. I think he figured this out; the crossing out of this point is based on the assumption Sherlock already figured this out and was just playing Moriarty.

7) Didn’t notice his cab driver was his arch nemesis - Maybe he did and was, once again, just playing Moriarty.

8) Begs (for privacy) - Sherlock (in SiB) says please to John when trying to find his cigarettes; he’s begged before.

9) Dropping his phone - Phones are easily tracked, SH can’t really go about carrying around his phone if he’s trying to be dead.

10) Taking a cab without John

11) Sherlock yelling at Kitty’s house at Rich Brooks “STOP IT STOP IT NOW!”

12) He calls for Anderson - Well Anderson is the head of forensics and he has got a job to do, Sherlock isn’t going to prevent Anderson doing his job especially when he needs that job done.

13) Sherlock loosing his cool after Jim shoots himself. - does he panic? I’m inclined to think that he doesn’t

14) Sherlock playing with a bouncy ball - See pulse-stopping ball-in-armpit trick; the crossing out of this point is based in the assumption Sherlock had a use for the ball (namely in faking his death) and wasn’t merely playing with it. I feel him bouncing it is more a clue and less him being out of character.

15) Not dashing off to Mrs. Hudson - I feel like he knew and set this up to get John out of the way (John is removed from the scene in the book, too). The crossing out of this point is based on the assumption that Sherlock arranged for the call. 

16) The “I have something to return to you.” text - What did he have to return? There was no key

17) "It is a game, Lestrade, and not one I’m willing to play." - Since when does Sherlock refuse to play the game? He risked his life to play the cabbie’s game in ASiP.

18) Shaking the assassian’s hand - Rather odd

19) Hyperventilating after Moriarty killed himself  - Sherlock always keeps his cool. But not here, it would seem.

Did I miss something that you feel was Sherlock out of character? Should something be crossed off? Do tell!

Let the deductions of deadness begin.

Arguments that he isn’t dead:
1) He’s Jim Freaking Moriarty. How can he die?

2) Yes we saw him shoot himself in the head but we also saw Sherlock “die” and that clearly didn’t happen.

3) The newspaper shouting Suicide of Fraud Detective failed to mention anything about Richard Brooks being found dead.

4) There would have been a heck of a lot more blood/brain.

Arguments that he is:

1) He shot himself in the head! 

2) It’s possible he was taken away after shooting himself in the head, hence no body/headline.

3) He dies in the book. (‘Tis canon) 

4) It would appear Andrew Scott isn’t coming back in the next season. If anything, this seems to be the greatest reason Moriarty’s dead. (Quote from him: “I have had an absolute blast. He is an extraordinary character to play. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to do it.”)

5) There wasn’t that much blood/brain because the sensors wouldn’t allow it, says Moffat. (Thanks to dodecaheadron for this point.)

So is he dead or alive? Personally, I feel that the evidence points to him being dead (namely because of points 3 and 4). What do you think?