So we all remember that scene in The Name of the Doctor where Clara interrupts One and tells him which TARDIS to run off with, and how the fandom had a little giggle over how the actress playing Susan was a fair bit taller in relation to the Doctor than she had been in the original series.
But: Suppose that “Tall Susan” was actually a different incarnation from “Classic Susan”?
It actually helps back up a fair bit of what’s going on in the first episode. At some point during their howevermany years of traveling, something bad happens to Susan, traumatic enough to make her regenerate into a new body. Susan regenerating while under the Doctor’s care, before he himself had ever done so, must have weighed heavy as hell on his mind. (Especially if we draw on episodes that suggest regeneration is at least a tiny bit like death. What grandparent wouldn’t freak out over “outliving” their grandchild?)
So, perhaps not long after that, they arrive in a relatively safe place during a relatively safe time, and instead of immediately heading off to more exciting destinations the Doctor parks the TARDIS in a well-hidden place and allows Susan to enroll in a school. That’s not the sort of institution you can just show up to - I don’t know much about British schools in the 1960s, but I imagine there must have been at least a little paperwork involved.
It’s doubtful the Doctor meant it to be a permanent situation, but for someone who hates sticking around (and at that point isn’t entirely enamored with humans to begin with) just that little bit of settling down must have been a huge deal.
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Childhood, high school, college, and present!
this might or might not just have been an excuse to draw Carlos with Dylan’s hair
The Eternal Flame in Erie County, NY is a natural methane spring right outside Buffalo that stays lit in perpetuity behind a small waterfall.
BUT DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS
HARRY POTTER HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THAT AMAZING WOMAN THAT THE MOMENT SHE WAS DISRESPECTED HE WAS FILLED WITH SUCH A POTENT RAGE HE WAS ABLE TO CAST AN UNFORGIVABLE CURSE
Okay so I never (like… never) put captions on posts. I’m breaking my own rule for this one.
This scene makes me so fucking emotional and it just reinforces the fact that Minerva McGonagall is such an important (yet drastically forgotten and overlooked) character and person in Harry’s life.
The only other person Harry on whom Harry tried to use the Cruciatus curse was Bellatrix, right after she killed Sirius.
The indignation and hatred Harry felt toward Amycus Carrow spitting in Professor McGonagall’s face equalled that of Bellatrix killing his godfather.
I could go on about how much of a mother figure McG was to Harry for ages (like hELLO SHE WAITED ALL DAY SITTING ON A WALL IN HER ANIMAGUS IN LITTLE WHINGING TO SEE WHERE DUMBLEDORE WAS LEAVING BABY HARRY AND THEN TOTALLY TOLD HIM OFF BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE DURSLEYS WOULD TREAT HIM LIKE SHIT).
But the fact that this scene was left out of the final film - that Harry fucking torturing a Death Eater was deemed not important enough - makes me so angry because this scene shows so much of his character and his deep love and admiration for such an important person… And we all know that Dame Maggie Smith would have killed this on screen.
Nine trying to send a distress signal to any potential other survivor of the Time War. That’s not a good idea.