Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, but heroes tell us who we want to be. And a lot of our heroes depress me. But, you know, when they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-Wing fighter, they gave him call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a super power or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.
Steven Moffat (x)


stardust-musings replied to your post “So, basically, Peter Capaldi vetoed Doctor/Clara romance?”

sounds like it - and honestly that makes me feel all better about the direction they’re going than Moffat’s “he ain’t no boyfriend material now!” ramblings

Oh yes, by all means, this is great news. No more Moffat forcing “flirting” down our throats (though this still doesn’t mean Clara stops having a crush on the Doctor). Also, I bet Moffat can fuck this up with the whole “Clara could control the previous Doctor because he had a crush on her and she can’t control this one” shit. But all in all, this is great news.

The best thing about this is the proof that Capaldi can veto things he hates.

Matt didn’t really have this power (nor lifelong passion for the show) so he wasn’t much of an authority. Capaldi knows DW and knows which shit should be stopped before it’s too late. So while I don’t think he’ll be suddenly 100% in charge or anything, it is comforting to know that he has authority and means to make his opinion heard.

I was starting to get annoyed at this, as it will inevitably lead to people giving credit for every good thing to Capaldi, and to blame every bad thing on Moffat. (As if that doesn’t happen enough already.)

But honestly, if Doctor Who fans  have convinced themselves to hate Steven Moffat but decide to use this theory to give themselves permission to like Season 8… that helps the show.

So yeah! Good thing ole Peter Capaldi is there to keep that toerag Moffat in line@ Yeehaw!

But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn’t about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn’t about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine.
Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others - even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.
Jim Butcher. Google him and I’ll love you forever. (via gaius-septimus)