In honor of the Eighth month, my tribute to the beautiful Eighth Doctor--whom I love so very, very much. Despite the traumatic circumstances of his regeneration (he woke up freezing in a morgue, for goodness' sake!), he is bright, enthusiastic, honest, and one of the sweetest and most passionate Doctors ever. Though, at times, the pendulum too easily swings to a darker, colder nature full of snark and weary of battle. Over time he is broken by pain and loss, driven to the edge of insanity and heartbreak, until at last the Time War destroys him. Every Doctor since has had to cope with the memory of what Eight endured...and usually ends up following a similar pattern.
I've tried to capture that transition, from his beautiful, golden beginning, to his broken, hardened, world-weary end. Paul Mcgann is extremely difficult to paint, but I love him beyond words!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, THE EIGHTH DOCTOR HAS JUST MADE HIS FIRST TV APPEARANCE IN 17 YEARS!! [link] ARISE, FANDOM! GO FORTH AND EIGHTH DOCTOR!
AND LISTEN TO THE BIG FINISH AUDIOS! In honor of their long-overdue and richly-deserved official recognition, Eight's audio series is now on massive sale until the 50th! GO HERE NOW AND BUY STUFF! Seriously, give Eight half a chance and he'll run off with your heart! ...and drink all your tea.
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Many massive thanks to Sara Wald, =wist-aria and ~MoonchildVenix for giving me the opportunity to finish this!
More Eight (and Charley):
Hee, yes, that is exactly what that quote was referencing! XD
And Eight is so adorable, isn't he? I highly, highly recommend the Big Finish audio dramas that follow his life story after the movie up until his end in "Night of the Doctor." They are amazing, wonderful, heartbreaking, and give you a much better understanding of what Eight went through in becoming The Doctor we see today.
I adore this piece...it is ridiculous how much I adore Eight (and have since the movie) and how much this piece moves me...