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First, read this link.

Seriously? Can anyone verify whether they actually said those things?

Okay, the alcohol comment reminds me of Donna's admitting to a hangover on Christmas Day the year before "The Runaway Bride", which is why she missed the events of "The Christmas Invasion". But really? Can you really see someone with Donna's parenting instincts (and if MC has her memories than he also has the knowledge and instincts as well) letting someone else handle their kids the way mentioned in the article? I can't. And I don't see someone with the Doctor's memories being that distant given the memories of all those losses.

It makes me wonder. Could this and the Emerald City comment from BP the start of a gradual attempt to wean the fans from the canon ideas painted by RTD? What do y'all think?


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Mar. 10th, 2018 09:27 am (UTC)
The Radio Times article is: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-03-08/david-tennant-and-billie-piper-have-a-hilariously-dark-theory-about-the-doctor-and-roses-relationship/

Anyway, this does sound like a massive step away from the normal fan-indulging talk. Thank goodness. It's probably to stop all that talk about petitioning for an AU spin off.

Oops! I forgot to add that's typical MC's Donna side is totally ignored, as per usual. The Rose shippers really don't that like concept. Donna would be appalled their kids were palmed off onto Jackie.

At least the article has the line: "the Time Lord was free to travel the stars without her" This made me smile. ;)

Edited at 2018-03-10 12:36 pm (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2018 12:39 pm (UTC)
Frankly, how reliable is Radio Times? I know some who question the validity of their surveys. Although the line "free to travel the stars without her" is kinda funny.

But it all forgets about Donna, and that isn't right. I have to wonder if DT has all along had doubts and finally hit a point where he wanted to shut down talk of a spin-off. (Never mind that professionally it probably doesn't make sense for him to do it.) Or if one of his kids had questions that made him decide it's time to wean the fans off the idea. Perhaps if CT is asked about how she feels about MC's Donna side being ignored and her answer makes the Internet rounds? Talking about stuff like that would fit into the atmosphere of "Me, Too" and such, right? (Even if the media ignores the stories of normal women winning lawsuits over sexual harassment. A big one happened recently and the MSM is seemingly ignoring it.)

If the tone of the article is any indication, he needs to be clearer. There is nothing funny about palming your kids off to their grandparent because you're too self-absorbed to raise them. I'd think Jackie would be angry with them since this story didn't have them holding important jobs to explain it.
Mar. 12th, 2018 12:46 pm (UTC)
I watched the video. They did say those things. But it was in total jest, and actually quite funny. A humorous "worst case scenario" kind of things. NOTHING serious should be taken form this. It was a case of them having a laugh at a ridiculous concept. Chill a bit. It was a joke!

Speaking as a confirmed Donna fan, I do feel that, as sensitive and rabid as Rose shippers get, Donna shippers sometimes are easily offended and see slights where there are none. We can all have our own head canons (and I am as guilty as most) but the reality of the show is that Ten and Donna were best friends (both DT and CT have said this). We can explore our own preferences in fan fiction and that is wonderful.

And Radio Times as been very good to DT over the years, so cut them some slack!
Mar. 12th, 2018 01:36 pm (UTC)
A strange joke, IMHO. As a teacher and someone who has strong feelings about people taking responsibility for their children (I even co-wrote a teleplay based on what I felt was a major fail in this area in another fandom, which says how strongly I felt about the event in question), this hit some nerves completely independent of any of my Donna and MC sensitivities. It often feels like I'm working on encouraging and teaching kids to be less like Rose.

*sighs* I'm a sensitive person to begin with. It's taken serious meditation to calm a lot of the emotional responses, and that practice has enabled me to calm myself down from a frustrating situation in under an hour most of the time now. And I guess the fact that the canon doesn't make sense given how the actors appeared to play things is a complication in my mind.

Also, hearing that from you helped me remember something else, something that the rabid fans on any side can forget: it is just a show. Remembering that makes it easier to be fine with not watching. Thanks for reading my thoughts, BTW.
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