"‘It’s all over now,’ said Snufkin. ‘Don’t cry any more Sniff.’"- Snufkin, from the book Comet in Moominland (via allthingsmoomin)
I literally do not understand meeting someone and immediately asking them out on a date. Is that a thing that actually happens in real life, or is it just lazy writing by someone who can’t figure out how to build a real human connection between two people?
It’s something that happens in real life.
But I believe it also fits Clara’s character pretty well. Three years of being told how damn special, how wonderful and amazing and smart she is by the Doctor, she seems to jump into the conclusion that she’s on the top of every situation. She can ask anyone out or say whatever, cause she’s the special, impossible girl and has seen and experienced so much - occassionly her illusion of herself is shattered like in the scene where she was quite bluntly told ‘yeah my brother died a few hours ago so stfu’.
I’m terribly upset for not being able to go and see ‘Deep Breath’ in the cinema :-(. I mean, it’s nothing different, we’ve never had much Doctor Who in Finland as it was, but now I’m living in the UK and can’t believe I’ll still be unable to participate (Cornwall, a trip to the nearest participating cinema would cost a fortune).
It’s a shame since the nearby cinema did the 50th anniversary screening, I was really counting on them doing this as well. Oh well, I know there’s many others in the same boat with me.
I can’t wait, though. Hopefully I’ll get to see it immediately on telly and preferably on a somewhat big screen :3.
You’re right; the show did tell you why not:
DOCTOR: The timelines are too scrambled.
You can’t do any time travel anywhere in that time period because of the mess that’s been made of Time. He doesn’t say NEW YORK is too scrambled; he said TIMELINES are scrambled.
We already knew traveling back there was dangerous before this massive paradox damaging Time; River talked about it more than once and then we saw the worse damage the Doctor caused by bringing the Tardis there, igniting Time damage. Followed by their talking about the irreparable destruction of the Angels’ battery factory and then rewriting Time to save Rory from being part of it causing the final demolition.
Time on Earth from 1938 to 2012 has become a lake of thin ice with New York having the most vulnerable since it’s the origination point. Step back into it and you send cracks throughout the lake to the weakest point and New York falls.
Or think of Earth as one big detonation button with the explosives under New York. Any time travel that hasn’t already happened (such as the three separate trips to 1938 that have already happened) and, as they said:
DOCTOR: Would rip New York apart.
AMY: No, that’s not true. I don’t believe you.
RIVER: Mother, it’s true.
A vortex manipulator can’t even go back now. All those pockets with a thin path between them have become one huge mess with no path through it. Which is why Amy has to say goodbye; if the Doctor and River could use a vortex manipulator, they wouldn’t say goodbye since it wouldn’t be the last time they’d see Amy and Rory.
Plus Amy and Rory now have a good deal of time energy from traveling in the Tardis; that alone is a disturbance but a mild one. Put the Doctor and/or River who are like supernovas of artron energy, even without a time device, and you ignite that time period.
It’s how Karen and Arthur wanted it — no chance of Amy and Rory being rescued, so that’s how it’s written.
So you’re right; the plot very carefully explained throughout the show on how Time was damaged so that all of Earth in those years is a power keg leading back to its origin in New York.If river can’t go back with the vortex manipulator how did she get the story to Amy so it could be published?
As she says in the episode, she sends the story to her mother. She doesn’t give it to her personally. So River goes back to a time before the difficult era and has the manuscript delivered to Amy at the right time; like Back to the Future.