I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET MY ENTIRE LIFE
Doctor, this is why I love you. Right here.
Vincent van Gogh was a man who is somewhat famous for his mental instability. He later ended his own life. For the Doctor to go and show him that his art mattered, and that his existence mattered…is amazing. And I wish someone could have shown this amazing artist how much he contributed to the world.
I wish the Doctor could show everyone how they mattered, because everybody does matter. In our own small way, we change the world simply by existing.
I will always, always, ALWAYS reblog this when it’s on my dash.
I DONT EVEN WATCH DW BUT THIS IS PRECIOUS
50 years worth of DW adventures to choose from and this episode easily counts as one of my top 5 favorites. When people tell me they don’t care to watch DW, this is one of the scenes that comes to mind. It baffles me because I think “If they only knew what they were missing out on, if they could only understand this is the kind of thing they’re passing up.” The same way that Jo Rowling made me feel magical and loved as a kid is the same way that DW makes me feel important and extraordinary as an adult, even if I’m not.
What I love the most about this episode is that Vincent still died. He still was overcome by what ailed him mentally I think I would have been very pissed had Amy and the Doctor returned and there had been a million new paintings or whatever. They didn’t change history - they just changed one man. Just a slight bit to make him know that, even if he in the end couldn’t do it anymore, someday, somewhere HE WOULD MATTER, and that to me made all the difference in the world.
Best episode ever.
Dont forget this little bitch face here
So I was doing some LOtR research because of course and a lot of people put Legolas’ last name down as Greenleaf. I got curious, and so i looked it up, and the word “Legolas” literally means Greenleaf.
Legolas is “Greenleaf Greenleaf.”
Legolas is Moon Moon
GODDAMNIT GREENLEAF GREENLEAF
Little bit. Yeah.
“Is her duty to the mission or to her own personal relationship. How can she watch someone put their life on the line when her heart needs him to be safe?”
“Does he follow his head embracing logic and the power of reason or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him? ”
It saddens me that many people still believe that head and heart are mutually exclusive. I see it more as a yin-and-yang situation- one’s logical decisions must be informed by the heart, and one’s heart needs to be tempered by the head. But this isn’t a binary situation. There is a third option, one that blends the first two: the gut, which is the interactive and dynamic balance of heart and mind. Someday, perhaps this culture will discard the binary black-and-white heart/head trap, and embrace the more fluidly analogous blend of concepts like gut. Trusting the gut is the doorway to true insight.
This is one reason why I really love this version of Spock, because I can identify with the struggles of heart vs logic in my own life far too easily. The mind and the heart wrestle with each other endlessly, and in the meantime, you have others being affected directly by the outcome of this. Sometimes you wish it could be a binary situation, but your heart cares too much to allow that to happen. There is a definite beauty to being able to find a balance within yourself from this. I believe that if you can manage the mind and heart into truly balancing each other properly, it enables you a multitude of doorways. The gut is that little voice in between.
I imagine something a bit like this:
(gifs from lucystillintheskywithdiamonds)
Does he follow his head, embracing logic and the path of reason? Or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him?
not so funny anymore when you’re the one getting slapped
Kirk: are you guys actually fighting? What is that even like?!
“They’re really trying to understand each other, deepen their connection and grow their relationship.(..) You see the ways in which they misunderstand and miscommunicate, and you see the ways in which they understand and then come back together. ”
- Zachary Quinto (x)