Rose/Ten, WW2 AU :) thanks!!
He thinks she’s a fever dream, at first.
His vision has gone blurry, and all he sees is shifting whites, pinks, yellows—he realizes that he’s ill, realizes that he’s not thinking clearly, but when it occurs to him that she’s here to spirit him off to heaven, he accepts this logic as irrefutable and so tries to push her away. He’s already dead, he thinks - what good is heaven going to do?
He tells her this and her hands leave him. He hears her sigh, and there’s nothing for a minute, and then he feels her place a cool, tender kiss on his forehead.
You’re coming out of this in one piece, she tells him, whether you like it or not. You thinkin’ you’re dead isn’t going to get you out of your bandage change. Now hold still. Blimey, you’d think a “doctor” would know better. Doctor of what, anyway? Cheesemakin’?
He laughs, and it hurts—really hurts. No such thing, he says, and he hears her snort.
No such thing in heaven, neither, so you might’s’well stay here.
He discovers that he can’t argue with that logic, either.
A New Adventure, pt. 5
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JUST WAIT FOR THE REAL THING, THE REAL SPACE AU. I’VE BEEN SITTING ON IT FOREVER AND IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY BECAUSE IT DOESN’T EXIST YET. T___T
I swore I was going to put it down on paper this year. I’ve got work to do. :P
Nine/Rose, NASA. :D :D :D
HAHA IT’S NOT LIKE I’VE BEEN WAITING TO WRITE MY TEN/ROSE SPACE AU FOR MORE THAN A YEAR KILL ME NOW THIS IS GOING TO TEMPT ME ISN’T IT
i hope i can stop when i hit three sentences …ah, fuck it
He’s pretty impressed with himself for getting this job: Mission Control, the armed door says, and it’s the type of room that has a viewing hallway behind it, full of huge windows where people will come to watch him work his magic.
He’s discovered that people here at NASA skip his surname and go straight to calling him “Doctor.” He could really, really get used to that.
He’s read binders upon binders of contingency plans for this mission. has mapped out in his head the way that the team will respond if the parachute doesn’t deploy correctly, or if the casing fails under the heatstrain, or if the damn thing hits a seagull on the way down. He is ready, whatever comes.
He has not, however, established a contingency plan for proximity to the Propulsion Engineer.
In truth he hadn’t thought about the other team members at all, really, and the PROP—as she’s called—ignores him entirely at first, headphones on and eyes focused intensely on her screen. He considers saying hello, but shrugs to himself and decides against it. He’ll not distract her.
But she must have been listening to something, because she nods, hums in the affirmative, and then slides her headphones down around her neck as she pushes back from her console.
TYLER, her shirt says.
She turns to look at him and she’s got a bright, joyful face, a broad and easy smile and now she’s standing, as he is (when did they decide to stand? Do people still do that, he wonders?) and she sticks out her hand to him and he shakes it and feels glad, glad he took this job.
"I’m Rose," she says. "Rose Tyler."
"Doctor," he says. She laughs, a little,
"Just The Doctor?"
"Just Doctor." He’s willing to admit that he may be lapsing into single syllables—if not already, then very soon.
"Well, Doctor," she begins, and his name fits her mouth, and he’s never even thought of his name fitting anything before, not in his whole life. "Ready to run?"
She grins, a tongue-touched thing, and then he’s grinning too, grinning and agreeing before he even thinks about it.
(He’s pretty sure he doesn’t need to.)
1) Give me a pairing.
2) Give me an AU setting.
3) I will write you a three-sentence fic.
I can’t even fully explain what the quote “I don’t want to go” means to me. I run out of words because it’s one of the most intense things I’ve ever felt. Those words, to me, came from a man who had been through hell and heartbreak time and again. Who struggled with his past and his identity and his hope. Who lost those he loved and found himself alone, again. And he didn’t want to go. He still, even then, broke through the hopelessness, despair, and anger that fell over him in his later years, in Waters of Mars. He knew there was more to see and he knew that the parts of him that were just him, so undefinable but so precious, were going to leave him, become his past. And he didn’t want it to happen.
I identified with Ten so much. His brain and his passion and his enthusiasm and his heartbreak, I felt them and knew them deeply from my own life. I watched his run in a really hard time in my life and I held onto him when I was falling apart. I am him. He’s a part of me.
For me, “I don’t want to go” is about a glimmer of hope. It’s about refusing to want to go even when it seems impossible to get through. It’s about not killing myself, plain and simple. It’s my mantra when I’m suicidal, they’re the words I had inked into my skin a year ago so that I could trace them, feel them with me always. They’re mine, my words, a part of me. They’re IMPORTANT.
I know how important that line has been to so many people. It’s a big part of the fandom, of the Whovian experience, the emotional connection and vulnerability it brings out in people. It signifies transition, regardless of how you feel about said transition. It holds a lot of weight.
I didn’t like seeing that taken lightly. There was no need for that comment. There was no need to turn Ten’s deathbed realization into another catchphrase, an offhand comment in a sentence that wasn’t even constructed well, an obvious attempt to get one more reference in, one more sucker punch. It felt unnecessary, and I’m deeply sad that something I care about so much was used in that way.
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Another reason Dr. Stone as a character matters? We need to see more women scientists on-screen. There are still few women scientists, when compared to the number of men, and female scientists are paid far less than their male colleagues. Young girls aren’t encouraged to participate in STEM fields. They need to see female role models. When Kowalski asks Dr. Stone, “What kind of a name is Ryan?,” she tells him that her father always wanted a boy. It’s a brief gender commentary on how society gives preferential treatment to boys. Dr. Stone works in an extremely male-dominated field. Her father bestowed a masculine name upon her all because he wanted a child of a different gender. This interestingly parallels director Alfonso Cuaron’s own struggle to feature a female protagonist as the studio wanted him to change the lead’s gender. Thankfully, he refused.
Oxytocin (and other intoxicants)
The glow from her phone was the only illumination, turning the interior of the car a shadowy blue, and Rose sat for a moment in the dark, checking one last time for any messages from work. Over the soft clicks of her scrolling, she could hear the muted conversations of a couple of blokes exiting the pub.
It was nearly closing time. But there was no news on the stray radio transmission they’d picked up earlier that day, so Rose shut off her phone and dropped it in her bag. She’d have time for one drink at least.
» Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed
Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
He goes in
I really want this whole thing in transcript or quoted, it’s perfect.
when you realise you’ve eaten more than the rest of your friends at a party