… Why does 8 fill me with so much sadness? He is such a happy, gentle, excitable Doctor. Why does he make me want to cry? I mean look at him in his new shoes, he’s so happy!
Do you know why I am so sad?
I do. It hit me in the face when I saw this picture, and I don’t know why, but it hit me like a yaoi paddle at a seedy anime convention.
This Doctor, this happy, innocent Doctor… This Doctor will have to face the time war. I am not sure if he regenerates into 9 During or after the time war, but i know 8 will have witnessed some if not all of it, and that breaks my heart. He’s so sweet, with such a soft smile, that will be turned into hard anger and pain and loss… And this is the last time we ever see him before his heart gets broken beyond repair. Before every single regeneration after is so sad. So lost. So alone. And this Doctor will have to face that.
Yes I know there are 8 books and audio shows, but this is the last time we see him. This is the last time we see him without war written all over his face. He’s just a time lord, off to see the universe and have an adventure.
I look at him and all I can feel is the sadness he is facing. And it breaks my heart.