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Day 09 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad

This makes me both angry and sad.

It makes me sad, because Donna was going to travel with the Doctor forever, knocking about the universe with her best mate, and now she can't even remember him or her brain explodes. She was once the most important person in the universe, and now she's back to being the shallow, oblivious Donna from The Runaway Bride. Her whole family has to tiptoe around her for the rest of her life, and she walks around with holes in her memory. All those experiences were stolen from her.

It makes me angry, because Russell T Davies essentially ruined the character*. He sent Donna on an amazing journey, where she learned and grew and became awesome, and reset her to her old self. Why did all her memories have to be taken? Why not just block off the memories pertaining to the metacrisis, since those were the ones causing the problems? The whole thing was cruel and unnecessary, and it makes her journey mean nothing. I think I would have preferred that Donna died, because her death could have had meaning. I know he was going for tragic, here, but this wasn't tragic. This was just a waste.

I can't even watch Journey's End, because it makes me so angry, and I sometimes have a hard time watching the rest of Series 4, because I know what's coming.

Day 01 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 02 – Your Favorite Classic Series Episode

Day 03 – Your Favorite New Series Episode
Day 04 – Your Favorite Doctor
Day 05 – Your Favorite Companion
Day 06 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 07 – Your Favorite Piece of Music
Day 08 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Happy
Day 09 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad
Day 10 – A Who-Related Photo That You Took
Day 11 – Your Favorite Season (Classic or New)
Day 12 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 13 – Your Favorite Villain
Day 14 – The Villain Who Scared You the Most
Day 15 – Favorite Who-Related Tumblr
Day 16 – Your Favorite Who-Related FanFic
Day 17 – A Piece of Who-Related FanArt
Day 18 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 20 – The Character Who Is Most Like You
Day 21 – Your Doctor Who OTP
Day 22 – A Who-Related Fan-Site
Day 23 – A Who-Related YouTube Video
Day 24 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy
Day 25 – Favorite Who Actor
Day 26 – Favorite Who Actress
Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made
Day 28 – An Episode Idea You Created Yourself
Day 29 – Who You Think Should Be the Next Doctor
Day 30 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy.

*He didn't exactly do wonders for the Doctor here, either. There's something a bit squicky about the Doctor forcing his way into another person's mind, while she begs him not to. That he's doing it to save Donna's life doesn't make it any better.

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