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Dear Lord ...

... I love River Song. I love her like burning, I love her forever. There is so much I could say about her if I were halfway intelligent today (not intelligent enough yet, sadly.) And of course I ship her and the Doctor, particularly Eleventy.

I look at that last sentence and shake my head at myself. In fact, I look at the last paragraph and shake my head at myself. Look at the language I'm using - the language of internet fans who are 20 to 30 years my junior. The language of people who are turning English into a spiky, abbreviated and admittedly dynamic offshoot of itself, rather than the English of which I am a supposedly professional user.

Where is my ability with words? Where is my facility with communication? Where the fuck is my goddamned gravitas?

And to top it off, as I mentioned in the previous extremely problematic paragraph, I don't even have the ability to concentrate, the discipline to organize thoughts, to create an explanation of how much I love River Song, how much I respect and am in awe of her story and her place in the Doctor's life. I lack the ability to say how great an individual character she is, free and clear of the Doctor.

So "love her like burning" will have to do for now.

I am sitting in eager anticipation of S08. Capaldi will be masterful. And I'm glad that there are spoilery whispers about the woman I would sometimes like to be when I grow up (only sometimes, because dear lord, the price of becoming her is really too high for humans, isn't it?).

But The River I knew and loved in S04, S05 and especially S06 - yes, S06 is my favorite season For Reasons - she is who I will miss. Here, Have a picture. I don't know who made it, but I'll gladly credit if someone can tell me.

ETA: Thanks to the wonderful [personal profile] merryghoul over on LJ, I can now tell you that
the piece is called "That Very Last Moment," and it's by inklou on DeviantArt. And this is why I love fandom.

ETA2: Thanks to my own trigger finger, I deleted an anonymous comment that mentioned something else about "That Very Last Moment" instead of actually reading it (For some reason what I thought I hit to unscreen the comment for reply actually deleted it. As I said, damn my trigger finger, and apologies for not answering whoever it was!)




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This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/308318.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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flowsoffire
Jul. 19th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
So, so sharing your love and enthusiasm… there is no coherence where such passion is concerned ;) (s6 is my favourite, too! ♥)

I can't picture River returning as of right now, and I don't want to picture it, because I couldn't bear to get my hopes up if it didn't happen… but any more of her would be blissful… especially since I am sure she and Capaldi together would throw sparks. (But River/Eleven remains The Thing. Forever.)

kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
(s6 is my favourite, too! ♥)

Oh, hurrah! Another S6 lover! As a season, it says so much about family and about what family means, and about memory, and does it so brightly and with such passion ... and you're so right; coherence is not always a thing when it comes to River.

You're also right, I think, in how River and Twelve would react. I'll try not to get my hopes up. And River/Eleven will always, always be, as you say, The Thing. Forever.
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merryghoul
Jul. 19th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm the Saturday editor for who_daily; I found your post through our watcher journal.

LJ likes to think my account is a spam account, so it blocks nearly any and every attempt I can to link anything in my comments, even comm names. But I was able to find the name and the artist of that painting for you. The piece is called "That Very Last Moment," and it's by inklou on DeviantArt.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 20th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm going to post this here in hopes that it'll show up in some shape or form:

http://inklou.deviantart.com/art/That-Very-Last-Moment-212498668


Diona the Lurker
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a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 19th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh, that is GORGEOUS!!

She is the best. She is so completely badass and all around wonderful and I never have any words, either - so I will assign no blame for that. It's the PLETHORA of words that can be used that is the problem here.

As for 'Eleventy'...you can likely blame that little word-smash on me. I am a terrible influence. You should stop reading my posts, lol!!

As consolation, I provide you with this lovely bit:

Next Stop Everywhere by Saimain


*HUGS*
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
As for 'Eleventy'...you can likely blame that little word-smash on me.

My dear, I love that phraseology! I'll credit, therefore, and not blame. And I will thank you ever so much for that remarkably gorgeous and freaky HAWT picture. Because, well, freaky HAWT!!!
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elisi
Jul. 19th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER! RIVER!

(This was how Promethia and I met...)
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, see, you've gone and written the perfect essay before I could even put pen to paper.

And watching you and Promethia connect is surely some sort of Vast Turning Point in fannish history. Heh.
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eve11
Jul. 19th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ha, I love River (and Eleven) like burning as well. And gravitas? With those two I'm like "OMG MUST HAVE BABYFIC". *headdesk* :D

That is a fantastic piece of artwork!

Edited at 2014-07-19 10:28 pm (UTC)
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
Babyfic? Like (ahem) this, wot I wrote a couple of years ago?

Because I am completely into it, too ... Also, this might interest you. (And again, if anyone knows who did this masterful manip, I'll gladly credit!)


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Edited at 2014-07-20 09:16 pm (UTC)
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ljgeoff
Jul. 20th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
There is this thing about River that I've always wondered -- we see her regenerating in 1969 New York (?) and the next we see her is in Leadworth, about 2005 or so, when Amy and Rory are about 18. At this point, Mels is about 36 years old.

Some of that time was spent growing up with Rory and Amy, and I suppose that some helpful time traveler could've set down the newly regenerated NY kid down in Leadworth at the right time....

But it's kindof cool too, to think of her as growing up again. "Ten years old going on twenty," takes on a whole new meaning.
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered whether she regenerated more than once between 1969 and, say, 1987-89 (even though she said during "Let's Kill Hitler" that the last time she regenerated was when she was in New York), and I'm inclined to think she did; living in New York, learning how to survive, figuring out where she wanted to go, and regenerating one last time to get herself to the age she wanted to be when she first "met" Amy and Rory. In point of fact, the possibilities for fanon are rich and almost endless on this point.
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sallymn
Jul. 20th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
Oh yes, totally love River so much...
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
She is so magnificently bad-ass, and yet you want to hug her, and to tell her everything's going to be all right. Sigh.
eaweek
Jul. 20th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
I adore River: I liked her two episodes with Ten, adored her with Eleven, and I'm sure if Kingston is able to make time for the show during Capaldi's era, River and Twelve will burn up the screen as well.

I've written two extensive fanfics with her and Eleven (and one with Ten) that have pretty much said everything I thought I could say about the character, but still I could say so much more.

Yes, this is a character that reduces you to babbling incoherence, so squee on! : )
kaffyr
Jul. 20th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
wo extensive fanfics with her and Eleven (and one with Ten)

At your journal? *hurries off to look*

And I'm definitely hoping that she shows up at least once, to take on Capaldi's Twelve.
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supergee
Jul. 21st, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
I ain't got no fuckin gravitas neither. Don't sweat it.
kaffyr
Jul. 22nd, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Heh. Well, as long as I'm in good company.
dqbunny
Jul. 26th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
Eeee! One of us! (Hi, a week late, sorry!)

How much of the fic have you read? Have you ventured on Tumblr? Oh, I have loads of recs if you need them (including my own work!)
kaffyr
Jul. 27th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
(Hi, a week late, sorry!)

Not a problem at all - I love the fact that Teh Intarwebz makes it possible to have long drawn out conversations; a little like those famous writers who would have years-long conversations via snail mail, only we get to do it at least a little faster, without having to be in the same place at the same time.

No, I've never ventured onto Tumblr. I do not speak Tumblr, by which I mean that I do not understand how one initiates or maintains conversations on a platform that appears to simply encourage re-blogging rather than talking. I really hope that doesn't sound too patronizing or dismissive.

And I want to read ALL THE STORIES (very much including yours!!!!)
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