@3 years ago with 2,728 notes
River chose this life. The entire thing. She gave her diary to Amy and Rory at their wedding, guaranteeing Amy would bring back the Doctor, which in turn guaranteed that she would be conceived on the TARDIS that night, which made her a bit Time Lordy and thus of interest to Madame Kovarian, etc, etc. She could have just as easily held onto her diary a little longer and ensured she would be conceived under normal circumstances, and be a normal, completely human girl who grew up with her parents. River could have rewritten her own timeline…but she didn’t.
Your River Song logic blows my mind with it’s potential rightness.
Except… then she wouldn’t have been born River. Essentially, if she even got to make the choice being discussed here, she was choosing between existing and not existing - with a side-order of nothing existing. The River who would’ve existed - had he or she even been River, wouldn’t have been the same River.
So at the very least, River Song’s decision as it pertains to herself was one for self-preservation. I prefer to think that she wanted to help the Doctor, Amy and Rory, and that it was how things were supposed to work out was a bonus. Or, well, best not to prod this particular piece of the puzzle, or you’ll work out that if the Doctor existing was a pre-requisite for River existing, there’s no way that she could have been there to give her diary to Amy in a universe where there was no Doctor in the first place.
There are particular holes in the final act of the last series that I’m choosing to walk around or cover over, rather than try and fill them with theories. Holes in narrative are holes in reality, and can’t be filled like holes in one’s garden. All the logic in the world will just fall through, innit?
Or, y’know, not. This stuff is a mind-bender, eh?
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@3 years ago with 15,009 notes
This seems a lot weirder than it actually is, I reckon. The Amy/Doctor kiss was entirely her leaping on him, with youthful, quixotic exuberance, whereas the River/Doctor thing is an actual honest to god heroic romance.
Saturday’s revelations make it seem weird, but if these moments were happening in a linear timeline, it’d be pretty standard soap-opera fare, wouldn’t it?
Wow. It’s hard to talk about this without spoiling it for anyone who hasn’t watched it. Not entirely sure I managed it.
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