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Threadhopping with this character - yes/no/maybe so?: Use your discretion. If the thread looks private or is labelled as such, then that'll be a no. If you're unsure, please don't be afraid to ask!

Backtagging with this character - yes/no/maybe so?: Oh god yes! Yes, yes, yes! I don't care how late tags are.

Hugging this character?: Yes, please! He loves hugs--and just might beat you to the punch.

Giving this character a kiss?: You can, but this is a Ten who hasn't kissed his companion or come into that, er, habit, so he'll probably be shocked for a bit.

Punching this character: If he deserves a good slap or punch, go right ahead. He is a cheeky bastard, after all. Anything really severe, or if your character is incredibly strong and their punch can really hurt? Then please message me and we'll talk about it.

Is there anything ought not be mentioned near this character?: Hmm...don't think so. He's very well-versed in dodging subjects if he doesn't want to talk about them.

Is there anything you need us to know about interacting with this character? Special physical features, fighting abilities, STUFF: Let's see, what wasn't mentioned in the application... Well, along with his heightened senses and the whole able to feel time thing, some people can feel just wrong to him--and usually that's due to the nature of their existence. A former companion and friend, Captain Jack Harkness, is an example. Even though this version of the Doctor hasn't met him again, he still has left Jack behind on Satellite 5 and could feel that change even in the other room before he hightailed it into the TARDIS with Rose. Jack's very nature as a Fact in the universe repulses the Doctor because of that wrongness. (But he'll get over it eventually.)

Anything else, please mention here: Um, like I mentioned in my application, I do incorporate things from the Big Finish audios, Short Trips books, as well as other Doctor Who books put out that I've been able to get my hands on--or read up on. Chances are, I'm more likely to make up adventures that he had, though occasionally I will reference stuff from the show/books/audios like events and characters. So if he says he did such and such on planet X and you've never heard about that before, chances are that's just me making up a plausible adventure for him! And some I've turned into alternate versions for his AU. Some events won't happen, so others will. Time always fills in the gaps.

As a note, please don't fourth-wall me. In return, I don't have him reference things that other characters may be from. Like he'd stop any Star Trek references since there is a Kirk at R/s, even if it's a different deviance.

Also, because I might as well include this here, a few things about Time Lords: They were sort of a pompous and pretentious race--being the ones with the highest technological advancements in time travel and just about everything else really doesn't help destroy that image--and were viewed as stagnant and corrupt in their thinking, something that continually frustrated the Doctor for centuries. They bound themselves to a strict non-interference policy, preferring to let the natural course of time continue to flow, and that even extended to when an outside force arrived to threaten that course. They would simply sit back and watch--and let others do their dirty work. (Think of them as a high profile dignitaries. The dignitaries can't go out and do things on their own--plausible deniability, etc, etc--so they hire a cleaner or fixer to handle the situation. In a lot of cases, that fixer was the Doctor.)

Now. This next bit is related to the Gallifrey audios, and I think it makes complete sense with the Doctor's later reaction to Jack and his past involvement with vampires. (Yes, vampires of the non-sparkley variety thankyouverymuch in DW, I kid you not. They didn't appear in the Gallifrey series of audios, though, just to be clear. They were in a couple of the early serials, and there was an audio involving them, but during the Dark Times before Rassilon and the Founders harnessed the various powers of time technology and created the Time Lords as they'd later become.)

Being a race of pompous individuals, it only stands to reason that the Time Lords would look down on races with lesser advancements in technology and culture. Which they did. For countless millennia, they only opened the Academy to most of the people who lived on Gallifrey, with the exception of those they deemed Outsiders. And with the ascension of Romana to the presidency, she changed that policy and allowed anyone who wanted to come to the Academy a free pass there. Of course, this sent most of the other Time Lords into a tizzy. Some embraced the change while others thought this would be the inciting incident of Gallifrey's downfall. (And while we know things ended with Gallifrey's complete destruction by the time we get to the New Series, we still don't know what truly kick started everything off for the last Time War. Though, there are a few plausible events, like the incident with Archetryx and Etra Prime, and surely their invasion of Gallifrey was one of them as well...)

As far as the vampires go, that revulsion goes back to the early days of Time Lord society. They fought against the vampires for years and since both races are rather hard to kill (regeneration cycles for the Time Lords, near invulnerability for the vampires), the fighting went on for a long time. Until the Time Lords thought to use the one ability that can kill the vampires, namely the stake through the heart method. (Why they didn't think to use this sooner, I don't know. Silly Time Lords.) Most of the Great Vampires are dead now, but races like plasmavores still exist (one he met drank his blood through a straw jabbed in his neck and drained enough from him to make him seem dead.)

Really, that's a roundabout way of saying the Time Lords were a xenophobic lot, but at least they were across the board and even treated some of their own people like dirt. Take a look at the Doctor's own history and see how a renegade Time Lord like him was treated. The errand boy thing alone should be a good enough clue. But basically the majority of the Time Lords thought they were better than everyone else.

Though, I should make it clear that the Doctor wouldn't fancy himself as such by any means. Oh god, not at all. He's a lover of life in general, but even he can't completely ignore the Time Lord instincts of his when it comes to strange humanoid beings or things like Daleks and other strange creatures who may defy certain aspects of time. So if he seems a bit awkward to any and all vampires who will come to town/are in residency, or around those who don't feel quite right to him, that's why. It's not you, it's him.
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