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Logic is flexible, poetry is immutable.
1 September 2017 04:50 am (UTC)
so instinctive she didn’t even have to think.
– Only temporarily deferred, alas, but good for right now.
the Dalek’s shots ringing out over their heads
– This would theoretically be a clue, if anyone were thinking rationally, and/or if Classic Who Daleks didn’t have a tendency to miss, particularly when a cliff-hanger is looming. (There’s a bit in the novelization of Remembrance of the Daleks when, from the mindset of the Dalek before the cliffhanger when it’s totally failing to stop Ace from assembling the rocket launcher, it talks deliberately choosing the “scare and disorient the humans” approach. So maybe it is actually a thing, in which case this wouldn’t be a clue after all.
The Master’s son. She should have known.
– Yep. Really, once Caan appeared, this was inevitable.
and then punched him with a vindictiveness that was downright unsettling.
– Enjoyed that one with impunity.
It’s tricking you. So it evolved. Learned how to lie. It's not your friend.
– Which, probably something like 99.9% of the time would be the correct interpretation, too…
His hand on the dome was so wrong, on so many levels, that she couldn’t even begin to work through the layers of disgust and revulsion.
– Totally valid response, again, almost every single time. Just not this one.
he cares about monsters, but kills us?
– Listen, toerag, none of you are actually dead…
and slowly and deliberately walked back to the Captain, crouching down beside him.
– Oh, this is going to be good…
I am half-human on my mother’s side
– Which, yes, Doctor-from-the-Cartmel-master-plan reference, check. (”Tell me, Doctor, I've always wondered. You're a Time Lord, you're a high-born Gallifreyan. Why is it you spend so much time on Earth?“)
It’s lucky for you that my uncle was a wide-eyed idealist who told me it was my duty as a Time Lord to look after lesser species, even when they don’t deserve it.
– Precisely how Ten would have put it, too, poor dear. Also, weird to have the Doctor as an unnamed reference. How much more scared might the Captain be right now if the Seeker had said “my uncle, the Doctor” (“A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.”)
she appreciated his point.
– Yes, he has very nice manners, as I might have mentioned before…
“You can’t leave us like this-“
The Seeker’s response was so dismissive it felt like a slap.
“We are Time Lords. Think, for once in your stupid life.”
– Yep. :)
But she brought the gun. Just in case.
– Perfectly valid.
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