That brief period where everyone was turning characters into Pixar people via toonme appears to be over now. But I found some Doctor Who ones I’d whipped up during said period! And I decided to edit them a little because toonme is, uh, very possibly not designed for anyone but light-skinned blue-eyed people? Tweaked some colours and ended up with-
Ten years ago in the Doctor Whoniverse Amy and Rory got married!
Obviously the world is very different now to what it was in 2010. But the Ponds and their relationship have brought me a lot of good over the years.
Here’s to the next 10!
In celebration of today’s occasion here’s five of my favourite dads who are not real, in no particular order:
If you’ve only ever seen the Spider-Man movies you may not know that Harry Osborn is a Dad, but he very much is. He has two sons, Normie and Stanley. Normie is named after Norman (Harry doesn’t seem to have ever gotten a chance to rethink that, oh well) and Stanley is… possibly named after Stan Lee? Who knows. Stanley is also never drawn as mixed race even though his mother is black, sigh.
Yeah you can probably tell I don’t really do comics anymore but I love Harry in almost all his forms and he deserves more recognition of the fact that he managed to be a pretty good dad when his own childhood was abusive as hell.
Rory is more on this list for what was, sigh, his eventually almost completely untapped Dad Potential. We knew he’d be a good dad. Amy knew he’d be a good dad. Then he BECOMES a dad and nothing. He gets one scene with a baby and barely gets more than a couple scenes with his magic time-travel now-adult daughter. It’s so terribly unfair, why? God season six of Doctor Who was a MESS.
Thankfully the showrunners did at least release one canon story of Rory being a dad, this from the Doctor Who Lockdown project. Arthur Darvill came back and everything. That’s something. But gah.
I shall ignore the BBC’s Les Mis adaptation, as you should, and focus instead on the JVJ/Cosette relationship as portrayed in the book and musical. It is probably not exactly HEALTHY but it is good. It is also of course very, very Miserable.
“And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God…”
EVERY DAY I FEEL SORRY FOR SIMON PETRIKOV! He had SO MUCH bad stuff happen to him, not least the actual apocalypse, and yet he was still a good adoptive father to Marceline for as long as he was able. Please watch Adventure Time if you want to see one of the most tragic character arcs to ever exist in cartoon form.
(There are many people who think that Simon’s condition is a metaphor for Alzhemier’s or dementia and I’m among them. Sadly the real thing can’t be taken away the way it was in the show. :( )
Ah, Yondu. Forever my problematic fave. He is not remotely deserving of a World’s Best Dad mug but hey, he knew that, and he did his best to apologize to Peter before the end, and basically just oh my god his death scene I can’t even now I just dissolve into a puddle of tears.
(There is so much meta about Yondu and his arc all over this blog, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.)
Bonus round! All the Star Wars dads. I can’t really choose between them because since Star Wars is basically a story about fatherhood they all have their roles to play. So a little shout-out to Anakin (the other problematic fave), Han Solo, Bail Organa, Qui-Gon Jinn (read Jedi Apprentice ok?), Jango Fett, Galen Erso, Lando Calrissian, Owen Lars, and so many more I forgot.
Happy Father’s Day!
The Lone Centurion gets a Big Finish series — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!
Rory Williams, as played by Arthur Darvill, is getting his own series, focusing on the period during the Doctor Who Series 5 finale when he was guarding the Pandorica. Legend tells of the Lone Centurion — a mysterious figure dressed as a Roman soldier who stood guard over the Pandorica, warning off those who would attempt […]The Lone Centurion gets a Big Finish series — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!
Oh HECK YES!
The Arthur-and-Karen starring Doctor Who short which came out today! Oh my GOD this is the damn story I’ve been waiting for ever since PS came out all those years ago. It raises so many questions. (What can the Ponds do with the only smartphone in the world?!) I am just so, so glad the Who writers remember that Amy and Rory had a second child.
Today’s Doctor Who short story was this gorgeous little thing. It’s narrated by Caitlin Blackwood, aka young Amelia!
I love this so much. It is absolutely damn perfect. Thank you, everyone involved, for not forgetting Amy!
You know the one.
Honestly, whatever you think of the episode… WHAT A SCENE. Over five decades of Doctor Who history (Whostory?) packed into a few seconds. With the theme tune! I loved it to pieces.
So being me I’ve gone through it frame by frame to pick out everything that appeared. (This gets pretty long, as you may have expected, sorry)(more…)
Oh man if that happened, it would make my year. Neither Karen or Arthur are filming anything right this minute as far as I know, so bring ’em in. And River too, so I can get the closure I never got with that whole storyline.
…heck, why stop there? Bring back Bill! Bring back Donna! Bring back Martha and Mickey! Have them all meet Thirteen and then Jack! Come on Chibnall. Do it for me.
A very happy day to Amy&Rory, Quinn&Gary, Enjolras&Grantaire, Peter&Harry, Bubblegum&Marceline, Star-Lord&Gamora, Gail&Erica, Faramir&Eowyn, Finn&Poe, and Disneyverse Esmeralda&Phoebus.
Most of whom never celebrated or had any concept of a Valentine’s Day.