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Because the thing is, it’s like my friend Vicky. She lived with this bloke—student housing, five of them all packed in. And this bloke was called Sean. And she loved him. She did. She completely adored him. Spent all day long talking about him, but he never looked at her twice. I mean he liked her. That was it. And she wasted years pining after him. Years of her life. ‘Cause while he was around she never looked at anyone else.

This is actually sage advice that every.single.person on earth should listen to.

I feel like a lot of people dislike Martha because she reminds them of a time when they were ‘that person’. And no one likes being that person. Plus she dealt with it with more grace, dignity, and understanding than most people could ever manage. I adore her. And I love that she ended up paired with Mickey, who went through the same thing with Rose. They both knew what it was like to be second place to the Doctor and Rose. And in the end they were a pair of heroes all on their own.

It is a running theme that people are changed by the Doctor. That they are made better just by knowing and spending time with him. This is because they are inspired by the ultimate good in him, and he brings out the good in them by nurturing and believing in them. Martha didn’t have this so much. She was often overlooked and ignored in favour of a ghost (‘Rose would know’). In Blink, she had to get a job to support him- while living in a time she did not belong for an unknown amount of time. She didn’t complain. In Human Nature she had to look after the Doctor when he didn’t even know who he was or what she was doing for him. She was completely alone, in a time period when she was going to be severely discriminated for her race. And for being a woman. She kept her head down and she did what was needed of her. The Doctor never really acknowledged any of what she did for him. Not his fault either, he was grieving his loss. But Martha never resented him for this.

The point is, his other companions were made into heroes because of his attention. Martha became a hero all on her own. She discovered it absolutely for herself. In fact she was already strong, already a hero from the second he met her, and she knew it. The difference was he never really did.

(Source: somereallygreathair)

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