A trip with your Ravenclaw guide through the universe. With stops for superheroes, history, Doctor Who, Disney, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter (and Pottermore), Homestuck, Pemberly Digital Productions, Sherlock, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, Supernatural, animation, art, anime, the actual universe, and whatever else might catch my fancy.
Also considering visiting: The ass-kicking Dr. Tran to my Narrator. She's a REAL AMERICAN.
Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.
Favorite thing about this scene: the Doctor acknowledging his part in sending a companion mixed signals instead of blaming their response to his signals on irrational human-ness (and femaleness). Now go back and say this to Martha, Doctor, preferably with an actual “I’m sorry.”
Least favorite thing about this scene: fandom missing the point and continuing to insist that Clara’s a horrible shallow person who just wanted Eleven to be her boyfriend and dislikes Twelve because of that