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19th May 2013
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hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ :
"Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable. Indomitable."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "My dear Steven, history sometimes gives us a terrible shock, and that is because we don't quite fully understand. Why should we? After all, we're too small to realise its final pattern. Therefore don't try and judge it from where you stand. I was right to do as I did. Yes, that I firmly believe.
Steven... Even after all this time, he cannot understand. I dare not change the course of history. Well, at least I taught him to take some precautions; he did remember to look at the scanner before he opened the doors. And now, they're all gone. All gone. None of them could understand. Not even my little Susan. Or Vicki. And as for Barbara and Chatterton — Chesterton — they were all too impatient to get back to their own time. And now, Steven. Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet. But I can't... I can't..."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "Doctor, are you there? It's so very dark in here."
"I've been looking for a word. A big, complicated word, but sad. I found it now."
"Alive... I'm alive."
"Alive isn't sad?"
"It's sad when it's over."
"I'll always be here."
"But this is when we talked. And now even that has to come to an end. There's something I didn't get to say to you."
"No, I just wanted to say... Hello. Hello Doctor. It's so very nice to meet you."
"Please, I don't want to you go."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "Oh, I know exactly what you are, and I see this reformation for what it really is. You committed an atrocity and chose this as your punishment. Don’t get me wrong: good choice. Civilized hours, lots of adulation, nice weather, but, BUT justice doesn’t work like that! You don’t get to decide when and how your debt is paid!"
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "In my culture, we believe that when you die, your spirit has to climb a mountain carrying the souls of everyone you wronged in your lifetime. Imagine the weight I will have to lift. The monsters I created, the people they killed…. Can you see now why I fear death? You want to hand me over, there’s no shame in that. But you won’t. We all carry our prisons with us. Mine is my past. Yours is your morality."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "Grandfather"
"Do you remember that time, long, long time ago, we were escape from a bunch of murderous caveman. You, me, Ian, Barbara. And that wounded man was holding us up, remember that? And... f-for one moment... just... I entertained the possibility... I picked up a rock, and I..."
"But you didn't do it, did you? You didn't killed that man."
"Only because Chesterton stopped me. Direct action, that was what that was. Maybe I should be more like that now. Maybe I have gone soft..."
"I know how much Lucie meant to you."
"How much she means to me. Time is relative. Isn't it? I am a Time Lord, what's time mean to me? Is not fixed. Our people made all those rules and regulations for what?"
"To prevent chaos."
"But how much chaos would it bring to go back and save Lucie Miller? At the point of impact, to stash her into the TARDIS. What do that do except... save... One of the noblest inhabitants of the universe."
"You know you must not do that. You know it in your hearts."
"Do I? I don't think I do anymore. I don't think I know anything anymore."
"What are you going to do?"
"You better come with me."
"To stop me. Curb me, look after me. Don't you wanna make sure your bad old Grandfather doesn't take the laws of time into his own hands?"
"I'm not sure I like what's happening to you Grandfather."
"It's probably best if you leave me alone....*sigh* I suppose the universe was bound to do this to me eventually wasn't it? The universe that contains such unrefined evil as the daleks, or wantonly morality as The Monk. It was bound to push me over the edge."
"Where will you go?"
"To the edge. Or maybe beyond."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "There Doctor, as I promised, your TARDIS"
"Oh, thank you"
"Don't thank him..."
"Oh Doctor, I realize you must be..."
"Don't even speak to me."
"Grandfather, he did just save our lives."
"Susan, you are looking at the man who is truly responsible for the dalek conquest of Earth. Am I right Monk?"
"ah... well, I, I wouldn't quite put it like that..."
"Don't even bother to deny it. Who else could have helped the daleks rescue the time controller? Eh? Ah, but tell me it isn't true."
"No. It is true, I'm sorry"
"Ah, that... that does it make it alright does it? Is this what your ridiculous nom-de-guerre is all about Monk? You do bad things and then you confess, and repent, and beat yourself up about it, and suddenly everything is okay is it? Is that it?"
Come on! Come on! What else have you got confess to? What else do you want to 'forgive' you for, come on Monk, repent your sins."
"I... released the virus. The plague on Earth."
"And... I prevented you from getting here in time Doctor. I detected your TARDIS approaching responding to the signal Lucie sent you, and I projected a false time spore into the vortex, so that your TARDIS would..."
"Anything else? Any holocaust you like to own up to while you are at it? Any genocides? COME ON! WE'RE WAITING! Why didn't you do the universe a favour and jump into that time warp yourself? Eh? Because then, just about then, I might be prepared to even entertain the remotest possibility of forgiv...*sigh* I can't even bring myself to say that. Get out of my sight!"
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "Lucie, there’s a lot of darkness out there. Some of it where Orbis used to be. But you know something? We wouldn’t notice any of it if it weren’t for all those little pin pricks of light, planets and stars. And that’s where I go whenever I feel sad: the next bit of light in the darkness, keep on moving. Never look back."
9th May 2013
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "To me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, greater painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world's greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived."
hopstick, posting in emoleericks @ : "I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me. I've walked in a universe where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad mad. I've watched the universe freeze and creations burn. I've seen things you wouldn't believe. I've lost things you'll never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told. Knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that would make parasite gods blaze. So come on then! Take it! Take it all baby! Have it! You have it all!"