Jul 10
DAY 01- FAVOURITE DOCTOR: FIVE
Yep, I’m doing that 30 day challenge thing I found yesterday. With art.
I think I may have mentioned somewhere before that I like Peter Davison’s Doctor. Maybe even reblogged a picture of him at some point.
The Fifth Doctor, for me, is a beautifully made, realistically flawed character. He’s adorable and bouncy and fun, he snarks about democracy and doesn’t understand magic tricks and gets super excited when he gets to play sports and likes sunsets and flowers and good food and exploring. He cares about his friends even though he gets into arguments with them, and he’s a bit weird and awkward around them sometimes and he’s really shit at articulating his emotions. I don’t think he likes physical contact with other people very much, and he’s a bit awkward about it, but he’s willing and able to hug Nyssa and Tegan when he can see they need it. He’s able to let other people take the lead, and he can recognise when someone else is better at something than he is. He gets honestly upset and hurt when someone he cares about blows him off and criticizes him and actually needs to go on a walk in order to calm down. He manages to be extraordinarily sarcastic and quite reserved while still being very honest and sweet at the same time.
He’s deeply affected when someone close to him who he was responsible for dies, but he doesn’t talk about it or make that the only thing about his character. He makes mistakes and judges people wrong, and abandons Tegan by accident when he thinks she wants to leave, he procrastinates fixing the TARDIS, he trusts Turlough implicitly and sees the best in him, and even after he’s been betrayed he realises that it wasn’t really Turlough’s fault and decides to help him instead of punishing him and absolutely starts trusting him again even though that might not have been the best idea. He likes down time and relaxation and having a nice day, not just adventures. He gets so utterly and thoroughly broken by what happens to him and the people he cares about that by the end he just can’t do it anymore and he admits to being depressed after Tegan leaves. And even after all of that, when he’s so numb and broken and hurt by everything, he sees Peri who is young and happy and so excited about the idea of going on an adventure with him that he’s willing to try to piece himself together for her sake and takes her along with him. Then when it all goes terribly wrong, he pushes through being critically ill in order to save her, and he doesn’t even try to save himself, even though he thinks he’s actually going to die and not regenerate his still does it.
I guess what I’m saying is that he’s a person, and he’s a good person without being a perfect one. He’s still an alien, and he’s still the Doctor. I like how much character development he has. He’s someone I wish I actually knew, and who I wish was actually real, but who I still feel very happy to “know” in the way that I do. 
Plus, Peter Davison was really pretty in the 80s. Actually, he’s still awfully good looking now, even though he’s older than my parents. That’s irrelevant, though. Actually, the whole thing is irrelevant, because I’d still love Five just as much even if he wasn’t nice to look at. I still love him in the audios, which I realise I didn’t mention up there in the super rambley paragraph, but they’re absolutely a real part of Doctor Who to me.

DAY 01- FAVOURITE DOCTOR: FIVE

Yep, I’m doing that 30 day challenge thing I found yesterday. With art.

think I may have mentioned somewhere before that I like Peter Davison’s Doctor. Maybe even reblogged a picture of him at some point.

The Fifth Doctor, for me, is a beautifully made, realistically flawed character. He’s adorable and bouncy and fun, he snarks about democracy and doesn’t understand magic tricks and gets super excited when he gets to play sports and likes sunsets and flowers and good food and exploring. He cares about his friends even though he gets into arguments with them, and he’s a bit weird and awkward around them sometimes and he’s really shit at articulating his emotions. I don’t think he likes physical contact with other people very much, and he’s a bit awkward about it, but he’s willing and able to hug Nyssa and Tegan when he can see they need it. He’s able to let other people take the lead, and he can recognise when someone else is better at something than he is. He gets honestly upset and hurt when someone he cares about blows him off and criticizes him and actually needs to go on a walk in order to calm down. He manages to be extraordinarily sarcastic and quite reserved while still being very honest and sweet at the same time.

He’s deeply affected when someone close to him who he was responsible for dies, but he doesn’t talk about it or make that the only thing about his character. He makes mistakes and judges people wrong, and abandons Tegan by accident when he thinks she wants to leave, he procrastinates fixing the TARDIS, he trusts Turlough implicitly and sees the best in him, and even after he’s been betrayed he realises that it wasn’t really Turlough’s fault and decides to help him instead of punishing him and absolutely starts trusting him again even though that might not have been the best idea. He likes down time and relaxation and having a nice day, not just adventures. He gets so utterly and thoroughly broken by what happens to him and the people he cares about that by the end he just can’t do it anymore and he admits to being depressed after Tegan leaves. And even after all of that, when he’s so numb and broken and hurt by everything, he sees Peri who is young and happy and so excited about the idea of going on an adventure with him that he’s willing to try to piece himself together for her sake and takes her along with him. Then when it all goes terribly wrong, he pushes through being critically ill in order to save her, and he doesn’t even try to save himself, even though he thinks he’s actually going to die and not regenerate his still does it.

I guess what I’m saying is that he’s a person, and he’s a good person without being a perfect one. He’s still an alien, and he’s still the Doctor. I like how much character development he has. He’s someone I wish I actually knew, and who I wish was actually real, but who I still feel very happy to “know” in the way that I do. 

Plus, Peter Davison was really pretty in the 80s. Actually, he’s still awfully good looking now, even though he’s older than my parents. That’s irrelevant, though. Actually, the whole thing is irrelevant, because I’d still love Five just as much even if he wasn’t nice to look at. I still love him in the audios, which I realise I didn’t mention up there in the super rambley paragraph, but they’re absolutely a real part of Doctor Who to me.


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