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Old May 1 2013, 03:24 PM   #249
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Re: 7X10 Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS(Grading/Discussion)(SPOIL

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He's also, you know, married and stuff.
See above. The wedding was symbolic at most...
As opposed to what? The Doctor can't get married now unless he hunts down some legal documents from Gallifrey and finds a Time Lord judge to put a stamp of approval on it?

Whatever. My point is that the Doctor is in a fucking intimate relationship. Sure he flirts and whatnot, just like River does with anything that has a pulse, but he's not the type of person to go and actually cheat. Physically or emotionally. And yes, it's a very unconventional marriage, but what do you expect from the Doctor? Nevermind that he gets incredibly uncomfortable and quickly-changes-the-subjecty whenever flirting gets too intense.

It's like you guys have this really weird idea of who and what the Doctor is as a person, then get pissed off because you start making random shit up to go with it. It's mind boggling. The Doctor is married and the Doctor is an inherently good and moral person. He's not some scumbag sex fiend trying to fuck everyone he meets.
And you've missed my point entirely. As well, it would seem, of the overall implications of their relationship by the way they actually behave towards each other. A single scene in an alternate universe does not define them. A River near the end of her timeline may well be heartbroken if she ever saw The Doctor in love with someone else, but they simply aren't compatible for any sort of long term committed relationship and have accepted that, in spite of what they feel for each other (and some might argue exactly what and how much they each feel for the other, considering their very different experiences) and chosen specifically not to try to force it by staying together. This happens to real people all the time, just without the time travel aspect to consider.

Believe what you will, but this all seems rather obvious to me.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.
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