I admitted in a previous post that I was a terrible Whovian because I had refused to watch the Eleventh Doctor. I can now proudly say that I have (finally) caught up on the New Who episodes, much to the Collectiva Diva’s delight. I’m also proud to say that I accomplished one New Year’s Resolution this year: watch the Matt Smith episodes of Doctor Who.

So what was it that won me over to the Eleventh Doctor? Was it his bow tie? His bumbling awkwardness? The fez?

No, it was a young girl named Amelia Pond.

Time for another Who-fession: I like the Ponds more than I like the Doctor. 

Donna Noble in 'The Fires of Pompeii".
Donna Noble in ‘The Fires of Pompeii”.

1) She is besties with Ten AND doesn’t want him romantically.

As we’ve already discussed, there’s nothing less appealing in a companion than an unrequited crush on the Doctor. Donna let’s us know from the very beginning that she isn’t interested in “mating” with her alien boy. The relationship they have is completely platonic and the Doctor is better for it. When he loses his best friend at the end of series 4, that’s when the Doctor becomes the creepy Timelord Victorious, and we all know what that leads to.

2) She’s the most awesome temp in Chiswick.

Shorthand, filing, and at least 100 words per minute. Donna’s secretarial skills not only get her a high profile secretary gig in London, but help the Doctor discern why the planets have disappeared in S04E12&13 and she figures out a pretty complicated numbering system of an alien race S04E06. Even though it hurts when the Doctor tells her she isn’t “special” when he first meets Donna, we know, by the end of their time together, he definitely feels differently.

Earlier today, the Collectress and I had a conversation that went something like this:

The Collectress: I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not normal. When I fantasize about meeting a celebrity, I dream about us drinking a pint and sassing people.

Me: Or driving around, hunting things?

The Collectress: Pretty much.

Me: Or going on grand adventures across space and time? 

What’s normal, anyway? 

Fuck em.

I mean…come on. That shit sounds brilliant. I almost wrote “fantashtic”.

The Collectress: I’d love to sass people on adventures throughout space and time.

Me: I don’t know what to write about for today…how about sassing people through space and time? Sounds perfect.

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This got me thinking about meeting my favorite actors and what I might do. But then, I decided I’d much prefer to hang out in an alternate reality with my favorite fictional characters.

Screw real life!

First of all, who would you want to meet? Currently, I am obsessed with Dean and Castiel. I don’t mean Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins, no. I mean DEAN AND CASTIEL. I want them to be my gay best friends.

 

Art by bebravekatniss.tumblr.com
Art by bebravekatniss.tumblr.com

I declare today Rose Tyler day. Why? Because I can. My Collective colleague is a die-hard ElevenxRiver shipper, but I have been, and always will be TenxRose. But that’s not the point of this post, nope. Today I shall be discussing how truly bad-ass Rose Tyler is by examining some of her most awesome moments throughout her time with the Doctor.

So here they are, according to my most expert opinion: Rose Tyler’s Top 5 Most Bad-Ass Moments