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petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying
"Doctor before you leave…just tell me one thing."
"My books, the Sherlock Holmes books…do they die out?"
"No, Arthur. People love them. They carry on for hundreds of years."
"Damnit. God damnit. Fuck."
nice characters are good and important and strong
nice characters are not in any way inherently less interesting or complex or cool or badass than asshole characters
nice characters who go through hell and still remain good and kind and compassionate are so so strong
nice characters are not weak or boring or less badass, nice characters are awesome.
#nice characters who recognize they could turn dark and bitter and absolutely refuse to#nice characters who look at the challenge before them and grin as they meet it#nice characters who make their hardships bearable by making them bearable for others#Darryl and Sandry and (I dunno Lupin?) make my day
It has a moth and everything!!
Kids who choose to sit quietly in the back corner of the room by themselves usually have a reason for that and that’s usually because they like to work by themselves and i have never met anyone whose reason is “because I want the teachers to ask me awkward questions and try to get me involved in class”
Okay, this is part of a teacher’s job, and no one wants to put you on the spot - teachers want you to understand and recall what they’re teaching you, and there are a few reasons to call on you. One is to make sure you’ve understood what’s going on so later on you’ll be okay. Best to address comprehension errors early! Another is to get everyone interested in the material. Class is fun for no one when everyone is silent as the grave, and sitting in the back being all judgeyface and silent like a particular petulant Vampire Lestat wins you points with neither teacher nor classmate and brings down the class energy, which let me tell you we need to get through the day. I promise class will be more fun if you participate! A third reason is for fairness. It isn’t fair for only the ones who sit up front and fling their hands up to get a chance to give their opinion. You all deserve a chance to give your opinion. And it’s part of a teacher’s job to coax, persuade, manipulate, and drag you kicking and screaming towards having a damn opinion and understanding the material.
Seriously though, it is awkward for everyone if a teacher has to call on someone who doesn’t know the answer and or doesn’t want to participate. If you’re having a bad day, tell your instructor before class that you need to not be called on for emotional/mental/physical reasons, and offer proof you did the work. They would probably take you at your word but it’s always best to be extra emphatic about that. Notes on your text or well-done homework are like doctors notes for participation. Most teachers are gonna be really happy to let you be that day if you ask beforehand and pay attention during. So chill the fuck out and help everybody have a better day in class by not thinking the world revolves around you. I promise, we do not have enough time to be calling on you all the time just to be mean. Not saying it doesn’t happen, but seriously.