Deadrabbit92 and I generally have a mutual liking for all the things, but when it comes to Doctor Who, she is more stubborn than Namor each time I plead with her to watch it. As she began rolling out these Ship of the Weeks, I found more than one of my treasured OTPs taken and so I vowed one day to find one that I could do. It was during one such brainstorming session that I absentmindedly started to rewatch Doctor Who and felt my feels rage in a tumultuous storm that I’ve come to realize is my love for Ten and Rose Tyler.
At least half of the Whovians I know hate Rose. She is whiny and young and such a silly girl for falling in love with the Doctor. The other half ship them so hard, it’s near blasphemy to utter words such as “I like Martha better” or “RIVER FOREVER!” I admit I had my misgivings as I got to know the 19 year old British blonde, but then it hit me: she behaved exactly like a 19 year old would.
Think back for a moment to when you were 19. There may not have been much going on and for a charismatic stranger to show up and promise you the universe…I think it’s safe to say the majority of us would have left our deadbeat boyfriend Mickey and shitty retail job in a fucking heartbeat. It’s not all sunshine and roses (no pun intended) as they encounter living plastic, Cybermen, Daleks, and of course, the drop dead gorgeous Captain Jack Harkness. Their adventures aren’t without heartbreak whether it be from watching her father die in the past or hearing the Beast say she will die.
My soft spot, nay, obsession for the Ten/Rose pairing came from one particular episode: New Earth. I think it’s my most watched episode simply because it’s fun as Rose’s body is taken over by a narcissistic psychopath and let’s just say she gets a little saucy with the Doctor. This feeling is only further strengthened by the absolutely heart wrenching ending to season 2 as the Doctor and Rose are separated forever. As I moaned “Why, God, WHY?!” into my pillow that first viewing, clutching the same pillow I would boogerize during “The Angels Take Manhattan”, I knew it was just the first of many viewings as I searched for clues for a reappearance, one which came with bittersweet endings.
Some people agree with my choice, yet there are others who ship Eleven and Rose and that baffles me as I don’t even think of them as the same person, let alone the same Doctor. It’s a strange, strange world we live in and then I realize it’s 2am and I’m typing about fictional love pairings in a sci-fi show.
In a moment of passion and almost in the eye of death, Ten lays out just how vast and important his belief in Rose is, so why not have that immortalized with this bracelet?
Bracelets not quite your thing? Never fear, this shirt is available in both men’s and women’s cuts!
Perhaps something a bit cuter? How’s about this ADORABLE display box that will cost you a pretty penny, but look how cute Ten is!
If you’re like me, you need something to constantly remind you of the love and sadness that comes with investing energy into this short lived pairing, in which case I offer up these bits of art to help you on your way (or to help you sigh in obsession as you make them your wallpapers/desktops).
Okay, let’s be real here. You didn’t want Ten and Rose to part and neither did I. In fact, I fought it so hard, I searched for fanfictions that not only detailed their love affair as it explored the, err, next level, but also was written well and perhaps even blended future seasons so Rose got to experience them instead of settling with the Doctor clone when she coul dbe traveling with the real thing.
As always, I’m here to learn and listen, so share with me who you liked, if you think the Doctor should always remain alone, or if he needs to just get it on with Jack Harkness.