Aslan's Compass

amythegloriouspond:

The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship, everything has its time. And everything ends.(requested by anonymous)

deep breath thoughts

Okay, starting at the beginning and working to the end (at least as much as possible with any time-travel themed show). The new title sequence is beautiful, though I wish we’d had more time with the 7b version, as that was gorgeous.  So it’s like swapping out brownies for cake, but I like brownies better than cake.

As for the Doctor’s initial daft-ness, it’s in the long and honorable tradition of post-regeneration trauma, played mostly for humor. I mean, when you mistake Clara for Handles, it’s obvious one is not fully sane.  With regards to setting, I thought the dinosaur was less than convincing in the first shot, but not as bad as, say, Invasion of the Dinosaurs.  And I didn’t mind returning to Victorian London, either; I prefer a sci-fi historical to a sci-fi modern.

Now:  the Paternoster Gang. Strax is a subordinate anyway; I find him amusing, but not terribly interesting one way or another.  While I appreciate Vastra’s intellect and her interactions with the Doctor, I am less than comfortable with her relationship with Jenny.  As a Christian, I believe homosexuality is wrong in any time or circumstance.  I know some people are going to attack me for this statement, but I would ask that such comments are sent to my ask/fanmail and NOT attached to this review. Therefore, I was also displeased with the kiss during the robot attack. 

The dual plot line was also interesting.  In previous cases, the Doctor has regenerated alone three times ; regenerations with companions tended to involve a brief period of incapacitation followed by (fairly) normal activity. There hasn’t been anything like ‘random wandering through London’ before, unless you count Eight’s Frankenstein imitation.  On the plus side, the tramp was amusing, and the fact that he was played by Elisabeth Sladen’s husband only makes Capaldi’s rantings about a scarf even more amusing. Now, Clara’s side of events was …well, let’s just say that her initial reaction reminded me of Rose in Christmas Invasion.  I’m not fond of Rose’s response in Christmas Invasion, but Clara’s retort to Vastra helped make up for it.   I also deduced the villain’s identity about twenty minutes or so into the episode but it didn’t change much.

The phone call at the end was a real tearker.  I had forgotten about the filming report until Clara’s phone rang. It would have been sadder if I hadn’t known, but even so…ouch, it hurt. I just wasn’t ready for that.

petemaximoff:

jemma simmons is worthy of lifting the mjölnir.

riveralwaysknew:

i feel like river in the library

abandoned 

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

jemmmasimmmons:

JEMMA SIMMONS AND STEVE ROGERS INTERACTING

coulson calls in cap finally and tells him he’s alive and introduces him to the team and in some down time steve wanders into the lab for a physical and jemma does her little oh hello wave and instantly asks for a blood sample

and he says didn’t coulson ask for a full physical?

and jem’s like yes but i want extra blood to study and skye says i need to work on asking before i take people’s bodily fluids

and she’s got huge eyes and she’s candid enough that he’s just like okay sure

she sets him up and he asks what she’s working on to try and take his mind off the needles

and she immediately gets onto a long-winded and yet incredibly enthusiastic diatribe about something biological he can hardly understand, but she seems so happy and and intelligent that he can’t help but listen attentively and try and ask some questions

he hardly notices there’s someone else in the room until fitz slams a cabinet door closed

jemma, with barely a pause in her explanation, says oh don’t mind him, he’s just jealous that he doesn’t get to take the sample”

fitz instantly groans “it’s not FAIR”

"i thought you didn’t like blood and guts!"

"i like captain america’s blood and guts” FROWNY FACE

and jemma’s just like ignore him, he’d faint anyway

and fitz is like NO I WOULDN’T

and steve is so affable he’s just like it’s alright, i’m not a fan of it either

and jemma insists it’ll be as painless as possible and continues chatting

and eventually she says you knew peggy carter

and steve tenses up, afraid she’s going to ask a question, any question

but she just says she’s my hero

and steve breathes out for a long moment and says she’s my hero too

and later coulson hears jemma call him steve and he is so scandalized like young lady have some respect he is a national treasure and steve is like jemma’s like he said i could!!! and steve is like it’s okay we’re friends now and coulson goes to cry in the shower like tobias funke

anyway they eventually develop the kind of brother/sister dorky poking fun at each other relationship that they each deserve and it’s fucking beautiful and sometimes he carries her on his shoulders idk and maybe if she hears his mission went badly or he’s having a bad day she’ll text him stories about fitz and skye and trip to cheer him up and maybe one day he draws a portrait of her and fitz and gives it to her and maybe she cries a little hmm idk

deduction019:

justaperfectevening:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

daniel-stuart:

This is the greatest thing in all of classic Doctor Who

The Doctor has never noped harder


This is literally the best thing ever omg.

deduction019:

justaperfectevening:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

daniel-stuart:

This is the greatest thing in all of classic Doctor Who

The Doctor has never noped harder

This is literally the best thing ever omg.

Family reunions be like

silverhavok:

obscure relative:

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brood-of-froods:

i like to think that hogwarts has a really strong wi-fi signal, but like the stair cases, it keeps moving around. just muggleborns, chillin on their laptops all suddenly stand up together, dash madly to a different corner of the school, and sit down wordlessly like some kind of mind hive flock of pigeons while the purebloods are just so confused