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Perpetual Motion

A guy who occasionally likes ponies but always loves pirates.


Late one night, Sunset Shimmer discovers a lonely old man sat on a park bench. He's worn, and grey. Muttering on about other worlds and places she's never heard of. She doesn't know what to make of him. All she knows is that he seems very focused on the old blue box sat across the path.

A short tribute to the fantastic Sir John Hurt. And a goodbye to the War Doctor.

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"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame."

God bless you, John Hurt. And God bless the War Doctor. You will be missed.:raritycry:

John Hurt was, in all respects, a true actor; able to portray a wide variety of roles. His depiction of John Merrick from The Elephant Man defined how that character should be played and his performance in The Day of the Doctor was incredibly wonderful. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if his interpretation of the 9th Doctor (AKA the War Doctor) was a source of inspiration to Matt Smith in his last episode of Dr. Who. Ironically, the first time I came to know this wonderful actor was in the animated films, Lord of the Rings where he voiced Aragorn, and Watership Down where he played Hazel. The quality of his voice drew me into these films and was one of the highlights of both. It wasn't until a few years later that I saw the face behind the voice and came to appreciate him more fully within his profession. He will be missed, but he has left behind a body of work from which we can all draw that most vital essence of life... inspiration. Well played, Mr. Hurt... Well played.

This was good I could see it maybe becoming a sunset becomes a companion or the Dr herself kinda like with what was her name Dona well kinda like like him in one episode I like who but not to the point that if a mis a episode I feel cheated still good story and ya would of loved if the war doctor had more screen time

Just another hero; just another ordinary person inspired to do the right thing by the right meeting at the right time. Just another child of Time who, by a chance meeting with a silly old man in his magical blue box, found themselves with a Destiny.

Because, in even his darkest moments, The Doctor never stopped trying to make things better.

Goodbye, Sir John and thanks for all the memories.

Nice tribute between two of my favourite characters

Vale Bellator
Ad aeternam
Di meliora
Ad aeternam
Vale Bellator



"Vale Decem"



Murray Gold

Memorable moment

Behind the scenes video


"Vale Decem" was the song which incidentally scored the final moments of the Tenth Doctor's life in The End of Time, part two. It was written by Murray Gold and principally sung by Mark Chambers, with choral by the Crouch End Festival Chorus and orchestration by Ben Foster and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. In addition to its use in the episode, it was made available for public performance on at least two other occasions. It was performed live at the 2010 Doctor Who at the Proms and released to home audio on Doctor Who - Series 4 - The Specials.

On the soundtrack, the piece is broken into two sections. One, called "Vale Decem" — which, in the episode, is the bit until the Tenth Doctor's last words, "I don't want to go" — and the other, "Vale", which is the primarily orchestral and non-verbal choral "response" played during the regeneration itself. The latter incorporates the melody of "The Doctor's Theme". However, the division is largely artificial, as the two share essentially the same melody. Indeed, the distinction was not made during the live Proms performance, where both parts were played under the title, "Vale Decem".

Within the narrative of The End of Time this track is foreshadowed by "We Shall Fare Well", Gold's "faux Christmas carol" sung by the boys' choir at the top of part one. That piece gives much the same sentiment of this song, but in English.


The song was written and performed in Latin. The lyrics are given below, along with an English language translation.

Vale DecemFarewell Ten

Vale decem
Ad aeternam
Di meliora
Ad aeternam
Vale decem
Di meliora
Vale Bellator
Alis grave
Ad perpetuam
Vale Bellator
Gratis tibi ago
Ad aeternam
Numquam singularis
Dum spiro fido
Vale vale vale vale vale vale vale vale vale

Vale Sir John Hurt, your song migth end but yours stories ever ends

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