Vworp, Vworp, Motherfuckers!: I just blew my mind with a new theory
I’ve spent a lot of time mentally debating whether Time Lords give birth or use looms. It’s a debate which basically goes, “Giving birth is cuter!” and, “But giving birth is also messy and icky and I can’t see Time Lords liking that.” Then today I was…
But… wasn’t the Doctor hinted in classic who to be half human? Or did I dream that? Then I doubt they lay eggs.
(also Time Lords are not a species goddamnit get your facts straight I haven’t even been watching the show for a year and I know that)
But that doesn’t stop them laying eggs, it just means the Doctor was born live.
(Well yeah, while Time Lord is technically a rank but can be used to refer to the species, I was using it to refer to Time Lords, rather then general Gallifreyans in this case. As I mentioned, I mentally debate whether Time Lords give birth or use looms. I find it very unlikely that people in Low Town use looms and, while it’s possible Outsiders don’t have children at all, they certainly wouldn’t use looms if they did.
Actually, I was discussing last night that perhaps Pythia’s curse of sterility was just a myth, because loomed babies seemed so much cleaner and scientific and Rassilon/The High Council wanted a reason to convince people to start using looms, rather than giving birth. (Since,while Lungbarrow is considered non-canon by practically everyone, it is one of those things that has a lot of great ideas easy to base your own theories/headcanons off.) If this is the case, the Council would be benefited if the plebeian classes stuck to giving birth, it shows that giving birth is inferior, just like they are.)
Gosh that’s a terribly polite response. :P
Does anyone hold the ‘half-human’ line in much regard? I know it got explained away in a comic somewhere (and it was a pretty good explanation), also that RTD put in a line in ‘Journey’s End’ where the Doctor says “I was half-human for a day in 1999” or something. I tend to ignore that just because I like the notion that Ian and Barbara were the first humans the Doctor really connected with, and they made him fall in love with the human race all by themselves.
I like your thoughts on the Pythia’s curse, although: Do you think they’d simply lead all the Time Lords to believe they were sterile; or would they actually pull off some fancy shenanigans to demonstrate the sterility? Would they go as far to actually make the Time Lords sterile?
(Again, I tend to ignore the Looms because Susan, but this makes sense.)
As for The Doctor himself and his half-human heritage, you can find info about it on Eight’s page on the Tardis Wikia, but for those who don’t want to go searching, here’s the text:
At one point, the Doctor remarked that he was half-human on his mother’s side. (TV: Doctor Who) He later called his half-human lineage “debatable”. (PROSE: Autumn Mist) A later adventure revealed that the eighth incarnation had tricked the Master into believing he was half-human through the use of a Chameleon Arch. (COMIC: The Forgotten) Other adventures suggest that the Doctor was indeed half human, and that his mother was named Penelope Gate, a Victorian human from 1883. (PROSE: The Room With No Doors, The Gallifrey Chronicles, The Infinity Doctors, TV: Doctor Who)