My Imperfect Diary: Day 52; or, why I have a crush on Bill Potts
Today, I sat down to watch the latest episode of Doctor Who with my siblings, as any reasonable person would do on Easter Sunday, and I was b l o w n. a w a y.
What did we do to earn the gem that is Bill Potts? A thick-brow’d, loud, happy, openly gay, working class, black girl with natural hair from London?!
There is so much I can write about her, just from one episode. She’s experienced a lot of hardship and heartbreak, but it doesn’t define her character; she lives in foster care; she got a job at the uni she dreamed of; she’s brave and keen to learn (c’mon, she sneaks into lectures and agrees to meet the Doctor even though she knows she’s in trouble); she’s brilliant (getting a first? Consistently?? That’s so impressive) and she’s got just a hint of Eleven about her:
Add to all this the fact that she is beautiful and has excellent fashion sense? I. Am. Slain.
Bill Potts being pretty and ruining my life 10x01 The Pilotrowofstars.tumblr.com
(Those earrings she’s wearing in the second gif? I have those too!)
I was angry at BBC for announcing that Mackie would be leaving the show after only one season, but now I’m genuinely upset. We deserve to have characters like Potts – and not just once in a blue moon either.
That being said, I can’t wait for next week’s episode.