1. talkgingertome:

I just finished Mindbomb last night and I can’t get the next episode to work on my computer so I’m sulking with mediocre Gallifrey photoshops. 
Also, I haven’t hated anyone as much as Darkel since Umbridge. 

    talkgingertome:

    I just finished Mindbomb last night and I can’t get the next episode to work on my computer so I’m sulking with mediocre Gallifrey photoshops. 

    Also, I haven’t hated anyone as much as Darkel since Umbridge. 

  2. So Jennie was talking about her Brax/Darkel headcanons last night, and I wanted to add mine to that post.  Except it got ridiculously long somehow, because I have finally managed to stitch all of our bits and pieces of shared fanon up with all my own headcanons into one narrative.  And it goes a little something like this:

    Sometime post-S2, and possibly post-S3, Brax goes to younger!Brax and tells him all about the things Darkel has done/will do, and how it will hurt Gallifrey and Romana, and to keep Darkel off of that path at all costs.  Younger!Brax—from here on out just ‘Brax’—who is only about a century older than Darkel and at this moment is not very far out of the Academy—goes to visit bb!Darkel in the hospital like in that one fic of Elli’s, to make her feel better about life after her traumatic Initiation.  He subtly keeps track of her as she’s growing up and as he’s settling into his role as ambassador.  When she graduates, he sees to it she’s assigned to work for him—cue that one moment with him calling her Darkela the first time she walks in his door and her quietly loving it to bits because she hasn’t been called that in so long.  Brax keeps Darkel working in his office for a few decades, long enough for them to develop a rapport and a mutual sense of respect, then sees to it she’s re-assigned to the Office of the Public Defense, to begin working her way up in the justice system.

    Brax doesn’t tell Darkel that he’s had her transferred until it’s already a fait accomplit.  In fact, he still isn’t the one who tells her—her things are just unceremoniously moved one day to her new office on the other side of the Citadel, and Brax is out of the office when she shows up that morning to find her desk empty and a note informing her of the change.  So she goes, and does a good day’s work in her new position, but at the end of that day she storms back and barrels into Brax’s office without knocking and demands to know why he would send her away without even the decency of telling her first.  And Brax stands from his desk, and in an infuriatingly calm voice, he says that he no longer wanted her to be working in a position that gave him any kind of direct power over her, because that would have made it terribly inappropriate for him to ask her to marry him.

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  3. Holy crap look at this fierce bitch tho.
Also one of her very first lines in canon is about the deposition of a President.
I DO NOT THINK I AM PREPARED FOR ALL THESE DARKELFEELS GAH.

    Holy crap look at this fierce bitch tho.

    Also one of her very first lines in canon is about the deposition of a President.

    I DO NOT THINK I AM PREPARED FOR ALL THESE DARKELFEELS GAH.

  4. doctorwhogifs:

The Inquisitor (also known as Darkelatraquistahastrad [Darkel] in the Gallifrey audio series)

#I should not love you and hate you so fucking much #simultaneously #You crazy bitch. #I love you

    doctorwhogifs:

    The Inquisitor (also known as Darkelatraquistahastrad [Darkel] in the Gallifrey audio series)

    #I should not love you and hate you so fucking much #simultaneously #You crazy bitch. #I love you

  5. eloralouistra:

timelordsandkittens:

fatalcookies:

janeturenne:

eloralouistra:

timelordsandkittens:

eatyourcheeks:

haha curious small cats

  #Romana and Leela #snuggling #I can’t decide whether the creeper in the background is Brax or Narvin #no no DARKEL #’I see your frolicsome kitten antics Madam President’ #’your adorableness will not avail you’ #’*I* shall be President and then all the snuggles will be mine!’ #’soon’ #’SOON’ #Gallikittens  

That is such a perfect Darkel expression it’s scary.

#Depose Romana if you must Darkel #you’ll still never get as many snuggles as she does
I honestly believe that 95% of the trouble in the Gallifrey audios could have been avoided if only Darkel had been given enough hugs in her childhood.

    #Darkel is definitely one of the ones who went mad after the Schism #she couldn’t stop screaming and hyperventilating #she missed the entire first month of classes at the Academy #and her mother came to see her at the hospital #and instead of hugging her daughter #proceeded to tell her how much she was embarrassing the family #what a disappointment she was already proving to be #the pure SHOCK of it was enough to get Darkel out of her bed #back in school #studying hard #determined to be the best in her class #but she never was #there was ONE student who was always better #until about a month before graduation #they were out doing field research together #on some remote planet #and Darkel’s rival was attacked by a herd of something large and carnivorous #and she ran #there was nothing else she could have done really #if she hadn’t she’d have been killed too #but she always wondered whether she WANTED him to die #whether she’d LET it happen #and was so sick with guilt that over the centuries she convinced herself of her own ruthlessness #had told herself that she was terrible so many times that it became true #and the ambition became the only thing left #to prove her mother wrong #prove she WAS the best #would always have been #shit Darkel DARKEL I didn’t want to feel sorry for you WHERE DID YOU COME FROM BACKSTORY #goddammit
I might have accidentally totally bought into this the second I read it.

…Well, damn.

Darkel. Darkel I’m sorry and I love you.

 #sometimes I really think Darkel wasn’t evil #something just went wrong for her #it’s CANON though #she was a GOOD person in Trial and The Inquiry #I’ve always wondered what happened to change her so much #it was definitely this #and sometimes I wonder whether she could ever be a good person again #or if by now she’s too twisted for that #but I’ve sort of had an idea for a while about something that happened to Darkel in the Time War #probably at some point near the end and after the Doctor had left #(SEE: my Time War headcanon that I go on about all the time) #but today I thought about it properly and worked out how it would go #and Romana would have found a way to stop something really bad that was going to kill loads of people #maybe even a way to finish the War #except she has to sacrifice her own life to do it #and she’s got away from Leela and Narvin and Brax because they’d never let her and it’s only Darkel there #and then Darkel pushes her out of the way and does whatever Romana was going to do #look I haven’t thought up the details for now she can just press a cliched button #which idk gets her infected with anti-regeneration radiation #and Romana’s with her as she dies and she has no idea what to say or do because her worst enemy has just sacrificed herself to save her #and then Darkel looks at her and smiles her horrible Darkel smile #because SHE is the one who saved Gallifrey and she knows Romana’s too moralistic and sentimental to take the credit herself #she knows that Romana’s going to have to go and tell everyone it was Darkel who saved them #Darkel who saved Romana #Darkel who’s the hero #and this is the only victory she can have over Romana now #so she dies smiling #and is remembered and glorified forever for her noble sacrifice to her planet #and all because of Romana
HOW DID THIS BECOME THE DAY WHEN I STARTED LOVING DARKEL *sobs*

    eloralouistra:

    timelordsandkittens:

    fatalcookies:

    janeturenne:

    eloralouistra:

    timelordsandkittens:

    eatyourcheeks:

    haha curious small cats

    #Romana and Leela #snuggling #I can’t decide whether the creeper in the background is Brax or Narvin #no no DARKEL #’I see your frolicsome kitten antics Madam President’ #’your adorableness will not avail you’ #’*I* shall be President and then all the snuggles will be mine!’ #’soon’ #’SOON’ #Gallikittens

    That is such a perfect Darkel expression it’s scary.

    #Depose Romana if you must Darkel #you’ll still never get as many snuggles as she does

    I honestly believe that 95% of the trouble in the Gallifrey audios could have been avoided if only Darkel had been given enough hugs in her childhood.

    #Darkel is definitely one of the ones who went mad after the Schism #she couldn’t stop screaming and hyperventilating #she missed the entire first month of classes at the Academy #and her mother came to see her at the hospital #and instead of hugging her daughter #proceeded to tell her how much she was embarrassing the family #what a disappointment she was already proving to be #the pure SHOCK of it was enough to get Darkel out of her bed #back in school #studying hard #determined to be the best in her class #but she never was #there was ONE student who was always better #until about a month before graduation #they were out doing field research together #on some remote planet #and Darkel’s rival was attacked by a herd of something large and carnivorous #and she ran #there was nothing else she could have done really #if she hadn’t she’d have been killed too #but she always wondered whether she WANTED him to die #whether she’d LET it happen #and was so sick with guilt that over the centuries she convinced herself of her own ruthlessness #had told herself that she was terrible so many times that it became true #and the ambition became the only thing left #to prove her mother wrong #prove she WAS the best #would always have been #shit Darkel DARKEL I didn’t want to feel sorry for you WHERE DID YOU COME FROM BACKSTORY #goddammit

    I might have accidentally totally bought into this the second I read it.

    …Well, damn.

    Darkel. Darkel I’m sorry and I love you.

     #sometimes I really think Darkel wasn’t evil #something just went wrong for her #it’s CANON though #she was a GOOD person in Trial and The Inquiry #I’ve always wondered what happened to change her so much #it was definitely this #and sometimes I wonder whether she could ever be a good person again #or if by now she’s too twisted for that #but I’ve sort of had an idea for a while about something that happened to Darkel in the Time War #probably at some point near the end and after the Doctor had left #(SEE: my Time War headcanon that I go on about all the time) #but today I thought about it properly and worked out how it would go #and Romana would have found a way to stop something really bad that was going to kill loads of people #maybe even a way to finish the War #except she has to sacrifice her own life to do it #and she’s got away from Leela and Narvin and Brax because they’d never let her and it’s only Darkel there #and then Darkel pushes her out of the way and does whatever Romana was going to do #look I haven’t thought up the details for now she can just press a cliched button #which idk gets her infected with anti-regeneration radiation #and Romana’s with her as she dies and she has no idea what to say or do because her worst enemy has just sacrificed herself to save her #and then Darkel looks at her and smiles her horrible Darkel smile #because SHE is the one who saved Gallifrey and she knows Romana’s too moralistic and sentimental to take the credit herself #she knows that Romana’s going to have to go and tell everyone it was Darkel who saved them #Darkel who saved Romana #Darkel who’s the hero #and this is the only victory she can have over Romana now #so she dies smiling #and is remembered and glorified forever for her noble sacrifice to her planet #and all because of Romana

    HOW DID THIS BECOME THE DAY WHEN I STARTED LOVING DARKEL *sobs*

  6. I finally have a Darkel ship

    Darkel/Dondaquest

    Because they were made for each other.

  7. timelordsandkittens:

    DARKEL STOP IT

    I DON’T LIKE YOU

    Gallifrey Seasons 2-3, summed up in seven words.

  8. GALLIFREY SPAM TIEMS Y’ALL.

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Jane:ficwriter, obsessive fangirl and, most recently, novice RP-er. Doctor Who devotee, gaga for Gallifrey, arse-over-tits for Ashes to Ashes, irrepressible shipper of practically everybody with practically everybody else. I have an unnatural attachment to brilliant, aristocratic Ice Queen HBICs and short, sarcastic government types (preferably balding) with unswaying loyalty to the states they serve. I regret nothing.

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