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So lets discuss how everyone fades from existence. My main question is this - if River is disappearing back to the Library data core, why doesn’t she disappear the way she appeared? Or simply blink out the way Jenny, Vastra, Strax and Clara did from the conference call? Arguably the scene with Jenny and Strax disappearing isn’t really needed. It was beautiful, and I loved it, but simply showing the star systems disappearing would have had the same affect.
Jenny disappears - we do not see how. She disappears because the Doctor saved her, and he is being rewritten, and thus, so is she. Strax’s we see - and I know the sonic gun makes it look like Vastra made that happen, but her face after he goes shows she was simply trying to immobilize him. Strax’s history is rewritten - because the Doctor never saved him, so he never owed him a favour and went with him during AGMGTW and met Vastra and Jenny. This is Strax, fading from this current timeline because his history being rewritten.
And River disappears in the same way. The exact same way. If she were simply going back to the Library, I think it would have looked differently. But if her own history were rewritten - say at the Library where Clara was - this is how she would fade out.
and yes maybe I am reaching but shh it’s my head canon I do what I want
Well… Well yes, I’d like to believe in that
I MET MARTIN FREEMAN TODAY YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.
I said to him I can’t wait for The Hobbit and he said I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. HE ACTUALLY HOPED JOY ON ME.
This was at a Christmas Market in the town by my uni by the way. Martin Freeman was at a Christmas market in early November.
I don’t think my martin freeman situation is going away anytime soon. good god.