58% Ravenclaw, 37% Hufflepuff, 49% Slytherin and 52% Gryffindor!
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
The cardinal traits of Ravenclaw are intellect, wit and openness to experience. They are the most introverted house of the four. Ravenclaws are more likely to prefer small gatherings of like-minded individuals and require recooperation after stressful social interaction. These individuals are intuitive creatures, the quintessential researchers. They lack the stubborn, strict, and rule-abiding qualities that would inhibit intellectual growth—one can’t be too set in their ways if they are to be open to exploring new ideas and paths of thought. In contrast to Slytherin and Gryffindor, Ravenclaws in general are much more emotionally stable. Their reactions seem dampened compared to the sometimes dramatic responses of the other houses—they’re much less likely to get offended, they’re more open to criticism, not particularly argumentative and interested in hearing different points of view. They can at times seem to be less interested in people and more interested in their own inner world, and appear to be disconnected from the rest of humanity.
Ambition is secondary to them. Although they may strive to excel in school, knowledge and self-enrichment is the primary goal as opposed to simply wanting good marks. If they do happen to strive for excellence, it is because it fits with their other goals, not out of a desire to be superior or the best. Due to their intuitiveness and willingness to listen, Ravenclaws can be empathetic and make good advisors. They should generally leave leadership roles to people who are more extraverted and who would enjoy them more, however.
Doctor Who Meme: Because I Can And Because I Felt Like It
Best Doctor: Good lord, you can’t judge them like that. My favourite, of course, is Ten because he is 1) David Tennant and 2) The Geek Doctor. But they’re all different versions of the same man, so I will not pass value judgment. I love Nine’s big ears and Northern accent as much as I adore Eleven’s weirdness.
Best Companion: DONNA NOBLE. I refuse to hear of Donna hate. I love her! A very close second is RORANICUS PONDICUS. Rory, you are the best boyfriend in the universe. THE BEST. (I love Rose too, but I’m not sure how much of my affection for her stems from the fact that Ten is madly in love with her.)
Best Non-Companion Companion: RIVER SONG. River, I want to grow up to be you.
Best Davies Episode: Doomsday. (Just RIP OUT MY HEART, why don’t you, RTD? “I’m burning up a sun just to say goodbye.” Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out.) Midnight is my other favourite.
Best Moffat Episode: Blink. The Weeping Angels are the scariest Doctor Who aliens in existence. Daleks? Cybermen? What? They ain’t got nothin’ on the Weeping Angels. Followed very closely by The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
Best Other Writer Episode: Human Nature/Family of Blood. This is my favourite two-parter of the entire rebooted series. Followed pretty closely by Vincent and the Doctor. And The Doctor’s Wife. (But my magical uncle Neil Gaiman can pretty much do no wrong, I think.)
Worst Davies Episode: Aliens of London/World War Three. Farting aliens. I mean, really. Farting aliens.
Worst Moffat Episode: While I love all the episodes Moffat’s written for RTD, I’m generally not a fan of the ones he pens for Series 5 and 6. I’m not sure why—I think it’s because he often forsakes emotional development in favour of mindfuck plot twists. Moffat! Would it hurt you to make us care, even a little, about your characters? (P.S. STOP KILLING RORY.)
Worst Other Writer Episode: Fear Her. Oh god, the cheese. The cheese! I feel my stomach cramping in protest. (The only redeeming factor of this episode is the sheer amount of adorable Ten/Rose interactions we get. Otherwise, this one is simply painful.)
Worst Special Effect: I will say the majority of Series 1 had some awesomely 90s special effects, despite being made in 2005.
Two-Parter Most Ruined by Part Two: The Sound of the Drums/The Last of the Time Lords. There were parts of The Last of the Time Lords I thought were great, but this was essentially the equivalent of Superman flying backwards around the world to go back in time and save Lois Lane.
Best Acting: David Tennant as John Smith in Human Nature/Family of Blood. Oh, my heart broke for him. And when he returns to being the Doctor, how he seems a completely different (and alien) man. It’s very subtle, but completely transforming.
Worst Acting: The girl who plays Chloe Webber in Fear Her. But then again, everything about that episode sucked. Not even Nina Sosanya could save it.
Most Annoying Repeated Explanation of Natural Phenomena: To be honest, I don’t pay much attention to the explanations. It’s all rubbish anyhow.
Times Bringing Back The Daleks After The Episode Dalek Was A Good Idea: I love the Daleks! I think they’re adorable. For space racists, that is.
Times I Enjoyed Seeing The Daleks Anyway: Every. Single. Time.
Best Design Change: …does The Master count? Because John Simm is pretty delicious.
Worst Design Change: Oh dear, The Daleks in Victory of the Daleks. They’re like the candy-color iPods. A bad design idea from Apple. This is a bad design idea from Doctor Who. They’re even less intimidating now. (“Go, go, Dalek Rangers!”)