Liked it. Bill was magnificent.
Though I had to turn the volume up to maximum to catch what they were saying, and didn't always succeed.
Y'know, I would hate to be a companion. But having the Doctor as my own personal tutor? That would be awesome squared. I meant to say that in relation to "The Pilot", but I'm saying it now.
( spoilers will fall through thin ice )
Yes, I am behind! I am catching up.
I rather liked this one. Oh boy, this is reminding me why I like Twelve. Very frustrating: there were points at which I couldn't catch more than one word in three of what Bill was saying. Am I going deaf, or did other people have that problem too?
Oooh, I found a transcript! Here! (goes and reads)
Care Australia really needs to update their mailing list.
Doctor Who plotbunny: the Doctor gets hit with an amnesia/regression drug/device/weapon and starts behaving like his previous incarnations (going backwards one by one), to the concern and bewilderment of his companion(s)-du-jour who doesn't know about regeneration.
This plotbunny is free to a good home. (smirk)
( spoilers will be memory-erased )
I need a Capaldi icon. Pretty please make me one?
And now I understand why.
Oh my oh my oh my oh my.
( spoilers will be trapped for eternity )
Please DO NOT discuss the next episode "Hell Bent" here - I haven't seen it yet.
Mind you, it didn't make sense. The more I think about it, the less sense it makes. It makes even less sense than the Christmas Special, which wasn't supposed to make sense.
( spoilers will turn to dust )
( spoilers will be exterminated )
Edited to add: I thought this went without saying, but apparently it doesn't: I have not seen "The Witch's Familiar" yet, and I want NO SPOILERS for it!!!!
Which is kind of sad. I mean, I don't like disliking companions. But I haven't even gone looking for Clara-fic. Haven't wanted to. It's all "meh".
I'm not sure I can ask for recs, because I doubt anyone has written a story which will change my mind about Clara, because people who like Clara won't think anyone needs persuading, and people who dislike Clara won't write stories that put Clara in a good light.
Why do I dislike Clara? I can't get past her lying to the people closest to her (Danny and the Doctor). I read some good meta which kind of explained why Clara lied - that she was under stress, that she felt that she couldn't choose, so she fell back on lying in order not to have to choose between the Doctor and Danny. So, yes, there are reasons. But they are stupid and foolish reasons; if she had been honest, she could have worked something out between the three of them, while instead, she did the dumbest and most hurtful thing possible: she lied. I have no sympathy for her reasons. Instead, I am angry and disappointed. I want to shake her and say "How dare you! How dare you betray those you love by lying to them? How dare you claim to love them at all? For shame!"
Hmmm. I didn't realize I was so angry about it. It obviously hit a nerve.
Not sure what to do about it, either. Suggestions?