So today marks one year since one beautiful woman’s passing. Cancer is most definitely a bitch, because it took away someone I’ve come to idolise. I may be relatively late to the fandom, but that doesn’t mean I love Elisabeth Sladen any less.
I first met the character of Sarah Jane Smith in School Reunion, with Rose and Ten. I loved her immediately. She was fierce, strong, and not afraid to challenge Rose if need be. She’d seen her fair share of aliens and the like in her travels with the Doctor, so it was nice to find a companion who wasn’t (for lack of a better word) completely clueless about the alien species before boarding the TARDIS. Seeing her again in The Stolen Earth, my heart skipped a beat. I was so excited to see her stunning face, I burst into tears then and there. I just have so many Sarah Jane feels.
I don’t consider myself her number one fan. I think she’s brilliant, and I wasn’t aware of her passing til like a week after I started watching Doctor Who (so, October). My heart breaks everytime I see her on screen in School Reunion, The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End. Even more so in The End of Time. I just…can’t.
I guess what I’m trying to say is although it’s been one year since you passed, you will continue to inspire people around the world. Thank you for being…you. I even changed my URL for you. Now I’m crying. Okay.
And once more, with so much feeling…
Goodbye, my Sarah Jane!