Intellect and Romance over Brute Force and Cynicism
Jess | 22 | US of A
Sherlock, Doctor Who, Cabin Pressure, Avengers, Star Trek, etc. Mass Comm major with a television emphasis and Digital Cinema Arts minor. Greatest career role models are Joss Whedon, Steven Moffat, Felicia Day, and Loo Brealey.
I would like to introduce you to Ivy Wells. If I were Doctor Who’s next showrunner, she would be Twelve’s companion after Clara.
She is a librarian, and an avid reader. She fancies herself one of the few people on the planet with real intelligence, and she doesn’t really care about anyone who isn’t intelligent according to her standards. She’s quiet, and has all the adventure (and friendship) she needs in her own head. She long refuses to be impressed by anything. She resists helping the Doctor in various conflicts purely on principle (much like the first doctor of old, she just doesn’t believe it’s any of her business).
Deep down, though, she doesn’t actually think she’s as great as all that. She eventually admits that she’s “sour milk” - mild and harmless as milk, but leaving a bad taste to boot. She changes of course - grows and adapts to the world around her, and comes back from her travels with a willfulness for positive contribution she’d never had before. But it takes quite a journey to get her there.
Not every female character has to be a role model. Crap personality and crippling character flaws aren’t only for males.
The acoustic version of “Exterminate, Regenerate” is my favorite song about Doctor Who, my second favorite Youtube song (after “A Song About Love”), and some days (i.e., today) it is indeed on my list of favorite songs period. So yeh.