whovian1 (whovian1) wrote in ten_support,

Doctor Who Community Research: Emotional Attachment to the Doctor

Hello, my name is Esteban Nicolas Rivera, Graduate Teaching Assistant of the English Department of the University of Cincinnati. I am conducting a research study on community sustainability when faced with loss in Doctor Who. If one wishes to participant in study, download the attached informed consent sheet and state at beginning of your comment that you wish to be a participant https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4MAUWGTva4lUDV5WUk0VVJKUGM/edit?usp=sharing. If you want to comment but not be considered a part of this study, then please state at the beginning of your response. If one has any questions concerning rights to privacy/confidentiality or general questions about the study, one can reach me via email (riveraea@mail.uc.edu) or by phone (513)556-5924. http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/english/profiles/nicholas_rivera.html

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Rejoined the Who-dom in '05, but I found the romance of Nine and Rose to be a bit rushed. It wasn't until Ten calmly stepped onto the scene with a, "So where was I? Oh right. Barcelona!" that I thought Nu-Who was going somewhere. For those who haven't seen the Ten years, there is something to be said about the development of the Doctor's character. Maybe it's because he was there for four years, but Ten's final line captured that perfect moment between Doctor and Fan. He didn't want to go and I didn't want him to. I was crushed in the face of a new Doctor whom was as alien to me as he was to the Who Universe. Who was he? What was he? How can he fill in for Ten? Is he meant to replace Ten?

For those who've experienced losing "your" Doctor, how did you cope and just how do you remain on his side when he is dead and we have a new Doctor in his place? Open to fans of any Doctor 1-11.

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