You’re Full of Secrets
Hey Happy Doctor River Day! <3I have so many feels for these two, please someone give me all their stories or kill me now.
Ever since I first saw “The Pandorica Opens” I’ve been planning an informal au where The Doctor is Augustus Caesar (none of that Julius nonsense) and River Song is the actual Cleopatra. I’ve got this big file with historical information about them both and it’s confusing.
Perfect for the Whovian in your life… even if that’s you! Prints of my piece for the Doctor Who tribute show at Meltdown Comics (click for full preview). Signed and numbered prints, come in a
Hey. HEY! REMEMBER THIS PRINT, RIVER FANS? It is now for sale and you can get copies. BRB, must go spend $35 so I can sob every time I see this on my walls.
I bought it a couple months ago. It’s beautiful!!
10. What is the best thing about the River/Doctor relationship?
The forgiveness. She kills him. He forgives her. He hurts her. She forgives him. It’s never done intentionally (except when the Doctor’s early on and being a scaredycat buttwipe) and they’re both able to put the hurt aside because their time together is so limited, so wibbly wobbly, that they just appreciate the moments they have together and make them the best they can.
Also, they make each other better. The Doctor saves her from herself, in a way—from the life she led before him, even if it wasn’t her fault. River is someone who can stand in the shadows with the Doctor and hold his hand not be afraid, because she’s lived in the shadows all her life. But they can also pull each other out, back into the light. They give each other hope. They strive to be better, do better, for the other.
My other answer is that the best part of River/Doctor is River Song. Just. River Song. River Song makes everything better.
15. What is your favorite River/Doctor fic trope?
IDEC HOW YOU DO IT
JUST MAKE THEM CUDDLE
I LIVE FOR CUDDLING
CUDDLING IN PRISONS. CUDDLING IN BEDS. CUDDLING WITH FLIRTING. SLEEPY CUDDLING. POST-NIGHTMARE CUDDLING. HAPPY TICKLING CUDDLING. PRE/POST SEX CUDDLING. ALL THE CUDDLING
There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists. [x]
"She’s Mrs Doctor from the future, isn’t she? Is she going to be your wife one day?”
Alex Kingston’s Cleopatra is not without coquettish instincts but a steely determinism underlies her playfulness. But she is much more than a symbol of style, success and excess. Kingston brings to the role the toughness and mental acuity she displayed in Dr Who with her turn as Dr River Song; if only Cleopatra had learned the trick of spiraling backwards in time, she would have been undefeatable.