Requested by anthropophobist.
The differences between Moffat and Davies
It’s a shame. There’s always one person that just HAS to bring up Moffat and Davies, isn’t there? Have you ever considered the fact it’s to do with… oh I dunno… 1000 years difference? You think Ten has the same outlook as One?
Here’s the thing… since Ten’s line what has the Doctor gone through? He’s gone through losing River Song and spending pretty much his entire time with her not knowing who she was. All that time lost with her because he didn’t know. All that time with Clara spent thinking she was someone else, something terrible or a trap or a trick when she was really just an ordinary girl.
When not knowing takes away limited time with loved ones - when not knowing drives you to the point you mistreat someone you care about - you’d start to hate not knowing too.
"Professor Yana was willing to die for the rest of humanity to be able to get to Utopia, John Smith died to allow the Doctor to defeat the Family and save the village. But in the end, once they become aware again of their true nature, they both reject humanity and mortality. The Master immediately sees his human self as a prison he’s finally free from; the Doctor fights nail and teeth to remain human, but once he becomes a Time Lord again, he doesn’t want to turn back either, even for the woman John Smith loved. As Joan says, in the end he was the braver of the two. If it’s human nature to cling to life, it certainly does seem to be in the nature of the Time Lords just as much, if not more so.
S2 introduced the ‘curse of the Time Lords’, being forced to watch those he loves age and die, and in The Lazarus Experiment Ten expressed an overwhelming tiredness of struggling and always losing everyone that matters. The ending of The Family of Blood complicates both these statements and puts the weariness of ‘watching everything turn to dust’ into perspective, because in the end for him life still is a choice, the choice Jack so desperately wants. And so is being a Time Lord. The Doctor’s tragedy isn’t that he can’t have an ordinary life, it’s the paradox that he can’t have it because it isn’t in his nature to want it enough to accept the consequences. (…)” [x]
I like to think that this is when Ron decided not to ever worry about exams again.
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
YOU CANT JUST GO TO THE MOON
YOU NEED A ROCKETSHIP
DO YOU HAVE A ROCKETSHIP, POTTER?