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dryadalis asked:

What's your favorite thing to do when you wake up?

I’m gonna have to go with that pile of dishes from dinner last night, because who needs sleep when there’s cleaning to be done?  :D Amirite?

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ellimbor asked:

For The Doctor, between 9 and 11, he never knew he had saved Gallifrey. So he is still ashamed of killing all the time lords, so that moment with Tennant and Donna was real and so was the 50th.

Dude, it doesn’t matter how many times people message me this argument it doesn’t work that way.  It doesn’t matter that the Doctor supposedly doesn’t remember.  I remember.  Everyone who has seen the special remembers and this colors every moment of the show previous.  Every time the Doctor brings up how his home was lost, how he fought on the front lines I remember the special.

I remember that I, and everyone who watches this show, was essentially lied to via retcon.  Saving the Time Lords was a magical third option that reduces the emotional and moral consequences of the Time War to nil.  It’s an example of Steven Moffat trying to have his cake and eat it too—but you can’t have darkness without risk.  You can’t keep bringing characters back to life and still expecting their deaths to have emotional impact.  People don’t get invested in stories that don’t conform to their own internal rules (and so help me if I hear ‘the Doctor lies’ as an excuse for this bullshit one more time I will scream). 

You can’t have a character who is too ‘alien’ to understand human social norms and yet fluent enough in those same norms to use them to insult his companion.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. 

There are  internal problems with the 50th too—like where the fuck is Rassilon in all of this?  Why are there so many children in a race that’s as hugely long-lived as the Time Lords?  If an inferior species can produce a  machine that spits out fully-trained and battle-ready soldiers like on Messaline why weren’t the Time Lords using something similar? 

Beyond that, though—everything that happened was a choice.  This is a fictional universe, and so every event, every plot point, every word of dialogue is a choice.  Moffat et. al. didn’t have to address the Time War.  Eleven seemed to be pretty well past it from everything in the show.  But Steven Moffat didn’t think the Doctor would do something like that, would make a choice that wasn’t even a good choice just the best out of a batch of awful, difficult, painful decisions for the good of the universe.  It’s the sort of choice that a hero would make (and oh my god I am so done with the Doctor as a smart but awful person that is not my Doctor please stop).  

TLDR:  The 50th is a hot mess and Steven Moffat wants to have his cake and eat it too but apparently it’s a cake of ~darkness and misogyny and yes the cake is actually a lie.

rointheta:

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karmaplus:

I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her…

I think it’s more showing that the doctor no longer understands social conventions.
He doesn’t think these things matter he looks past people flaws. When he sees a human or an alien or a cyborg or whatever he looks into there heart(s) and he sees them.
Not there face/size/gender/anything
He sees them.

If he looks past face/size/gender/anything and instead looks into their hearts and sees themwhy does he feel the need to bully Clara about her face/size/gender/anything?

Understanding social conventions has nothing to do with what the Doctor is doing.  He has to have some understanding of human social norms because as stated above he’s utilizing human social norms when he insults Clara.  He insinuates that she’s not attractive using language that a human being would use:  short and roundish—but with a great personality?  Digs about her hips that are so frequent that she anticipates them?  Dismissing her anticipation by stating that she’s ‘built like a man’ as a positive trait?  That’s human stuff—specifically targeted towards perceptions of femininity.  You can’t say that he doesn’t understand this shit if he is in fact fluent enough to use it to insult Clara.

If the Doctor actually looked into their hearts, as you believe, he would insult them based on character, for things like cowardice, or greed, or blind ambition, or callousness instead of focusing on physical attributes. 

TLDR:  The Doctor can be an alien without being a dick.  Please retire the ‘icy genius’ trope it got old super fast in Sherlock and even faster in Doctor Who.  Don’t be a bodyshaming asshole. 

  • me:

    i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.

  • ...

  • me:

    and you know what else? [2000 word rant]

deputychairman:

daiquiriquinto:

If I had a cat.

Emma Thompson is my role model

(Source: ingridsbergman, via the-valiant-child)

eglads:

never stop drawing rude foxes, nope never, why draw anything else

on shirts and stickers and totes and things on [redbubble] and [society6]

  • My husband and I occasionally go to Burger King early in the morning because they serve lunch all day and we're super tired of eating breakfast foods right before we sleep.

  • Cashier:

    *sets cups on the counter and tells my husband the total*

  • Me:

    *am pretty bored* *sniffs cup*

  • Me:

    This cup smells like my grandma's house.

  • Husband:

    *confused* What?

  • Cashier:

    *takes off headset*

  • Cashier:

    *covers face with hands*

  • Cashier:

    *whispers* It is too early for this shit.

  • Later, as we're leaving:

  • Cashier:

    *sniffs cup*

ryenross:

me: hey i’m kinda good at this writing thing
*reads other people’s writing*
me: i am a literary potato

(via whoinwhoville)

futurekardashian:

Have you seen the photos from the Doctor Who launch event in Cardiff? I didn’t think Steven Moffat deserved to stand on the red carpet, so I fixed it.

(via rishidiams)