the ninth doctor

Nine does quite a lot of stuff that fandom excuses him for – his treatment of Mickey, his constantly calling people stupid, his decision to be ‘a coward’ actually dooming many more people – and I think it’s partly because a) he was a lot of people’s first Doctor and thus remembered in a glow of nostalgia, and b) we see a lot of his more obnoxious actions from the perspective of his companion, our audience surrogate. Basically I think the trouble is, people almost always look at Nine through…

(wait for it)

Rose-tinted glasses.



“You never interfere in the affairs of other peoples or planets,

unless there’s children crying?”

(via amypuddles)