You don’t have to know how to gif, no.
What I loved best about Amy is that we got to see her entire life play out. We see her as a little girl when she meets the Doctor. Then she grows up and gets married, and then we see her have a kid, and then we see her die. Rather than a snippet of her time with the Doctor, we got this epic journey.
But I feel I made the right decision to leave when I did. It was really difficult, because I was having so much fun and I could have carried on for many more years. But I had to put my own personal desires to one side and choose what was best for the character.”
Oh, Amy. I hear the song of your sadness. You’ve lost someone, I think.
Ok so Amy Pond
- Had psychiatric treatment when she was only a child. Note that she went to PSYCHIATRISTS not therapists, meaning she was thought to be clinically sick and most probably was given pills as treatment.
- Put her faith as a child to a man who promised to be back for her and made her wait for all her childhood and early adulthood.
- Very likely had suicide tendencies.
- A huge part of season five was about her loneliness and growing up without parents. So important were her parents in fact, that the Doctor erased himself from existance to bring them back. Yet apart from the two minute screentime in The Big Bang, HER PARENTS WERE NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN. She’s literally the only companion whom we haven’t seen interracting with her mum and dad. We don’t even know if they were still alive, let alone what kind of relationship they had with their daughter and what was their reaction when they found out she wouldn’t be coming back. (here’s the fun part: we saw Rory’s dad having an important story arc in TWO episodes)
- Has two different realities in her head. Was never mentioned apart from a DVD extra that lasts three minutes and only like 30% of the DW viewers are likely to pay attention to. (I’m being very generous with the 30%)
- Has been abducted while pregnant to be used as a weapon against the Doctor.
- Felt her baby turn into jelly in her own hands.
- Got physically abused by her abductors to the point that she became barren.
- Never got to raise her baby.
- Has generally been held captive five times two of which she was bounded by both her arms and legs unable to move. The othet time she was forced to give birth in captivity after having just witnessed the Doctor killing her flesh double and not knowing she’d been pregnant to begin with.
- Was killed by a robot version of her fiancee.
- Was shoved against the wall and yelled at by the Doctor.
- Saw the people she loves getting killed and tortured. One of those deaths led her to suicide (Rory) and the other made her catatonic (The Doctor. “you keep talking but it doesn’t matter, he’s dead.”
- Stood idly by and let two men decide amongst them who she should and shouldn’t hug and how long she should hug them for. (TWICE)
- Her grave stone did. not. even. have. her. middle. name. It was just ‘Amy Williams’ under ‘Rory Arthur Williams’
I’ll probably come back to edit this tooDoes this mean that Amy didn’t have her moments to shine? No of course not! She saved the day a lot of times, she got to be happy and explore the Universe and go on trips and in the end, she made a very difficult choice that must have costed a lot but at least she ended up happy judging from her afterword. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE ME LOVE HER. But don’t you for a second dare tell me that because she got to do and experience those things it makes all the shit she went through insignificant. Because not only did Amy Pond go through all this quite traumatic stuff, we never actually got to see much of the impact it must have left on her.
So next time you call me and everybody else who believes Amy deserved better (quite a lot of people mind you) ‘butthurt’ and ‘bitter’ just please take a step back and concider all this for a second. Also don’t be rude.