Requested by Anon.
The delivery of that line was so vague, to me. I couldn’t tell if he was being sarcastic or not.
He was serious, I think. He’d been a bit horrified by how “he” (that is, Clara) had come off—like when he’d asked, “Is that what I sound like?” And just before this scene, he’d chastised Grumpy Dude for brushing off the deaths of the others and pointing out that they were worthwhile and should be mourned, which is something new for him. Just as Clara took on his role, he ended up taking on her role by the end; he cared because she was too busy saving the world to notice when Rigsy was proud of his artwork in the tunnel.
Just had a comment go up on the blog suggesting that at one point the plan was to use Victorian Clara as the companion. I suspect this was never actually the case, but it occurs to me how fabulous it would be to have a companion who is from the past or future again, but to maintain the post-RTD focus on her home life, so Doctor Who keeps wandering by a soap opera set on a 29th century space station or an I Clavdivs knockoff.
JAMES POTTER WAS A MUTHA FUCKIN CHASERRR.
just because you are a badass warrior woman who can cut a man in half doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some goddamned delicate pretty needlework.
BUT THE ACTING HERE. BECAUSE HE’S DIGORY. AND HE BUILT THAT WARDROBE. WITH THE WOOD FROM THE TREE HE PLANTED. AND SO HE KNOWS IT’S NARNIA. HE’S WAITED HIS WHOLE LIFE, AND HE’S PROBABLY GIVEN UP AND SHOVED THAT HOPE AWAY IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND AND SUDDENLY THESE FOUR CHILDREN SHOW UP AND THEY FIND IT.
Fun fact: CS Lewis based the professor on JRR Tolkien. Tolkien in turn based Treebeard on CS Lewis.
RIP Gough Whitlam.
He brought in the beginning of land rights, the Racial Discrimination Act, ended the White Australia policy, promoted multiculturalism, introduced free tertiary education, brought in Medicare (Medibank), fought for equal pay for women, fought for greater environmental protection, created Legal Aid and so much more. He was a man who believed in a Australia that had compassion and a vision.