"What Russell did that was so brilliant was make the companion our way into the story. And the companion was Rose." -Neil Gaiman, The Doctors Revisited - The Ninth Doctor
I cannot believe the 50th had ten/clara but not eleven/rose
"I don’t know how anyone could hate her. I mean, not every character connects with every person, and that’s fine. But the hate, I don’t get. She saw the universe- really saw it, to its core, warts and all, horror and death and infinite beauty- and she fell in love with it just as it was. How can you hate that? How can you hate someone for wanting to discover a better version of themselves? I mean, if you hate her because she’s a chav and blonde and lived on an estate and can’t recite Milton, fuck you, I can’t help you. If you hate her because she left Mickey and fell irrevocably in love with somebody else and doesn’t that just make her a filthy selfish cow, then I think you fundamentally misunderstand what it is that makes people stargaze like fools in the first place. I have hope for those folks: maybe they’ll yet meet the person or the dream that makes them want to go careening into the blue yonder without luggage or cares, and then maybe they’ll forgive Rose Tyler. And if they hate her because she’s not smart enough or brave enough or good enough, they weren’t paying any fucking attention."