My feeling about the event of the year is 904% of satisfaction: I really have nothing whatsoever to complain about. I feel like each and every existing and non-existing desire of my Whovian heart has been fulfilled to the most ridiculous extent. In fact, you could show me any random bit of The Day of the Doctor and I'd be able to explain to you how much and why I'm in love with it. But of course, none of that will happen. No, no: my list of 50 things I love about the 50th is not at all random. It was calculated by a very complicated formula which would take hundreds of years to explain - it goes something like "$∨fa∞ + ⌘n⏎⇒Λgi x2 = rlΩΦgen♫ius℠ - ✗− ⅗¥≥ + 2: en⅕€¥ergy℠™⏎ + bra⌃⌥ins se⅙⌘ = ⏏xin✪ess✚∨÷°¶℗ + tumblr". Let's see how it worked...
* Thank you for that lovely quote, Mr. Tennant.
50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THE 50TH
1 When the War Doctor mentions the Bad Wolf Girl, 10's hair finally goes all sticky.
2 „I don't want to go“.
4 „You know the sound the TARDIS makes? That wheezing, groaning? That sound brings hope where ever it goes. To anyone who hears it, Doctor. Anyone. However lost. Even you.“
Everyone has said, I'll say it again: thank you for speaking our minds, Rose.
5 Just like I said - a couple made in heaven.
6 „And you're basically just a rabbit, aren't you?“
7 I went to the cinema with some of the awesomest people on earth - thank you, guys! (I know none of you actually ever read my blog so this is rather unnecessary but still). Forgive me if I look like a dizzy, ridiculously happy christmas elf - I certainly felt like one.
8 Whovians are the nicest people on earth - the atmosphere in the theater was fantastic. Everybody was wearing fez'es and bow-ties and Chucks and working them Sonic Screwdrivers.
10 The surprise when I realized that I actually loved Jenna Coleman in that role for the second time ever. I felt like I was seeing Oswin Oswald from Dinosaurs on a Spaceship again.
12 „They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do - assemble a cabinet at them?!“
13 This title card. Because you can never have enough of Matt Smith swinging from his TARDIS.
14 Oh how nicely it all ties in.
15 The perfect amount of little tid-bits of information about the special before the Day. My favourite is The Night of the Doctor.
16 The Best. 3D. I've Ever. Seen.
People just don't talk about this enough.
17 Driving into the TARDIS and a shot that already driven me crazy when I had seen it out of context before the actual special. Gahhh that perfect everything.
18 „Timey what?“
I thoroughly enjoyed the new perspective on some of the trademarks of New Who provided by the War Doctor.
19 Classic Who references! That I got, of course. Who was that irritating chick in second row that kept asking whether this was William Hartnell, by the way? It's Tom Baker, duh.
No, honestly; I really want to watch Classic Who now. Which is great because I thought I'd be having too much free time in the next 10 years.
21 BBCs splendid short film The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot that makes me want to see Classic Who even more. Actually this was almost as good as the Special itself. Quelle domage!
22 The look on his face. He's just so happy and relieved. I don't want you to go, Matt.
23 The introduction before the special itself was so cool, I was afraid the special wouldn't be able to top it. Of course, it did. But still.
25 Like every Doctor so far, John Hurt made me loose my doubts about his portrayal 15 minutes into the episode.
26 The mystery about everything, despite the many bits and pieces that were released, and the way the whole special maintained that mysterious atmosphere until the very end.
28 „Just this once, everybody lives“.
Thank you, Eccleston.
29 The concept of the trio just works so well in Doctor Who. (Almost) made me forget about the fact that Amy and Rory weren't there.
31 The cleverness of that ending. My head is still spinning when I think about how cleverly everything is wrapped up and at the same time, new things are being set up.
33 Gallifrey Falls No More. I love everything about this painting. It's pretty, it's 3D and it's the answer to the question about the future of Doctor Who.
35 The original intro. Gotta love the original intro. I actually listened to all intros on the Day, walking around town and people were just staring at me because of the big Joker smile on my face.
36 Peter Capaldi.
37 This has been mentioned in the big fat Buzz Feed post but that doesn't lessen its brilliance.
38 The doodle game. I played it on the night before the Day instead of re-watching The Name of the Doctor.
39 10's tie: blue roses.
40 Nicknames! Sandshoes, Dickie Bow and Grandpa.
41 The fact that they were at least in one frame together. (The more I'm writing and thinking, the more I realize how I miss 10 and his pairing with Rose).
42 „Great men are forged in fire, but lesser men have the privilege to light it“.
43 The youngest Doctor ever sounds ridiculous using slang.
44 Gallifrey came back before Sherlock. Of course I only like the irony of it.
45 My two favorite TARDISes! (Because the redecorated quote is close to being overexposed).
46 Oh. My. God.
47 „What are the round things?“
There's not an answer to everything (yet).
49 The horse.
50 There is a possibility of this happening.
So for now, let's forget about
Rumours of only 13 regenerations for I have no doubt
The Doctor will continue, he'll stay shifty -
HERE'S TO ANOTHER 50!
and also, can we pretend the Graham Norton show never happened?