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27 May 2008 @ 09:59 pm
Reverse the polarity!  
Name. Jess.
Age. Twenty-one.

Are you a new, old, or both series fans? New series, with a little bit of old.

Which is your favourite Doctor? Nine. (Though I also adore Five.)

Why? Well, they say you never forget your first, right? True statement. Nine left an impression. It speaks volumes about David Tennant/Ten that I love the Tenth incarnation so much and was able to do so just moments after watching Nine's last episode.

Let's go backward, shall we? Why do fans (rightfully) love Ten? Some of the most endearing things about Ten come from Nine: Nine is dorky and easily amused; he takes time to (humorously) note his own brilliance; he deeply loves the people he takes care of, particularly his companions; he can be bouncy and ridiculous; he's got many layers. Of course, there are traits unique to Nine. The Time War has deeply wounded him, and though Ten carries those scars, the wounds are fresh with Nine, and it's evident in all that he does. While Ten loves humans and admires them, Nine takes shelter within humanity, thriving on the life abundant - yet degrading them at every turn.

I love the instability in Nine; it makes him more fallible, but also more interesting. Take the events of "Doomsday," for example. The Tenth Doctor, though devoted to his companions, burned a sun (probably one in a star system with no life in it) to tell Rose good bye. Broken -hearted, definitely, but within his wits. Nine would have torn holes in the world. He couldn't have handled it the way Ten did.

Which is your least favourite Doctor? Six.

Why? I'll use Wikipedia's summary for Six to explain. It pretty much highlights all the reasons I have: "The Sixth Doctor was an unpredictable and somewhat petulant egoist, whose garish, multicoloured attire reflected his volatile personality. He was both portentous and eloquent — even for any Doctor, of whom he saw himself as the finest incarnation yet — and his unpredictability was made even wilder by his mood swings, manic behaviour, bombastic outbursts and glib, unflappable wit."

Rude and condescending does not work for me. At all.

Who is your favourite companion? Rose Tyler. (But also? I love Donna Noble. Like - a lot.)

Why? For those whose first Doctor Who episode was "Rose" it was easy to fall into synch with Rose Tyler. Unlike the old series, season one of the new series had two centers: The Doctor and Rose Tyler (as Bad Wolf). We enter the season from Rose's point of view and discover the Doctor from her point of view.

When the series starts, Rose and her life are at war with one another, and it seems she's starting to realize it. She works on in a shop, does the same thing each day. But the Doctor arrives and the shop gets blown up, and she shows from the start that being told to keep quiet and keep her nose out of things isn't in her nature. She investigates.

Like the best of the Doctor's companions, she handles the bit where he's an alien pretty well. She's less concerned about it than she is Mickey.

And from that episode on, she strives to put things into perspective for the Doctor, but she learns from him too. She makes mistakes. Blunders up. But she figures things out, she's fiercely loyal to the Doctor. She puts the pieces together herself at the end of season one and goes back to the Doctor because she knows that she can - that she's supposed to - that she needs to.

In the second season, she's the Doctor's best friend. She and Ten fall into synch with each other.

What I love best about Rose (aside, of course, from Bad Wolf - there are no words for that love) is that she handles Nine. He's screwed up and dark and always so close to just going over the edge, but she's there with him and for him.

Who is your least favourite companion? Mel Bush.

Why? Melanie was little more than dull - and that little more? That was just annoying. She contributed nothing to the plot and, in some ways, hurt the series.

Describe your general personality as best as possible. I like to enjoy things. Most obviously, this means I love simple things like all night romps with friends; an incredible movie or novel; reading; a comfortable bed after a long day; the perfect temperatures in the spring - not too warm; but not too hot; stepping into the hot sun when my mom cranks the AC too high; holding hands with my friends. It also means that I enjoy being something of a fangirl, most often manifesting in my love for TV series, the Harry Potter series, and Orson Scott Card books.

I wish I could say that this means I'm easy-going. Well, I could - but it'd probably be a lie. I can take some things in stride and just let some things go, but not too often. I am an emotional person - which can be good or bad, depending on the situation. I can be stubborn and temperamental. I can also be just a touch sarcastic. For fun.

I am loyal and realistic. I love people. I'm passionate. If I believe something is right, I will stick to it until someone proves me wrong - if they can.

Strengths. Compassion and passion; creative and thoughtful; logical and witty; stubborn and intelligent.

Weaknessess. Stubborn and sensitive; emotional and worrisome; sometimes too dependent and sometimes too independent.

How do you behave in the company of friends/family? I think that this question should be two questions, because I behave differently with my friends than I do with my family. I'm more "myself" with my friends than with my family. With my family, I'm the daughter and the sister, not so much the person. Much of my personalty comes from my parents, so those aspects are definitely present in my interaction with them.

With my friends, I'm usually good-tempered (unless something sets off the temper, but that's true of my friends as well, so we deal). I'm sarcastic and silly. I'm honest.

How do you behave in the company of strangers? I'm a little more reserved. Used to be, I was a lot more reserved in the company of strangers, but I've gotten better. I get a little nervous and handle situations differently, but overall I'm pretty much the same.

Hobbies. Read and writing; fandom and fangirling.

Like. Science ficiton and historical fiction; novels and television; old friends and new friends; Italian food and fast food; reading and writing; sorbet and skittles.

Loathe. Action/adventure fiction and thriller fiction; boring textbooks and mindless homework; too much family and too little family; Mexican food and German food; excercising (even though I need it) and working for too little money; too much dark chocolate and too much milk chocoate; clowns and ventriloquist dolls; prejudice and hypocrisy.

Do you have a large group of friends, a small, close group, or do you prefer to go it alone? Small, close group. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Do you want to change the world, or just do the best at what you do? I want to do the best I can with what I do. That is my aspiration: to excel where my gifts allow. I want to change and influence lives, but I don't need the whole world.
 
 
 
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Green_Wing: dean - things that make you go hmmmmm?green_wing on September 4th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
It's true, you do seem a lot like Ten more than anyone else I can think of (but I'm limited in how many companions I've actually seen)

Vote for me?
dance_stamina: merrydance_stamina on November 5th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Rose is the most obvious to me.
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