This is one corner in one country in one continent, on one planet, that’s a corner of a galaxy, that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying, and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And this is so much, so much to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast.
it’s late, and i’m going through the tons of photos i have taken of my daughter because her birthday is next month, and im getting all emotional lol
this is charlotte as doctor who
My baby girl :)
I’m dead. Too cute for words.
Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand Grief, and It’s Killing Doctor Who
There’s a popular joke I’ve seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this:
Well worth the read.
Incredibly good (spoilers for 50th Anniversary special).
Happy 50th to the Doctor and his TARDIS.
Here’s a collection of my artwork that I felt would be appropriate for The Day of the Doctor! The paintings starting from the top are All of Time and Space, The Roar of Our Stars, The Turn of the Universe, The Parting of the Ways, and The Lonely God. (The bottom four are licensed through Big Chief Studios / BBC!)
Thank you to everyone who has supported my art throughout the years! I really appreciate it and couldn’t have gotten this series done without ya’ll.
What episode was airing closest to the date you were born? For me, I was born during the Invasion of…
I was born during the hiatus between The Daemons and Day of the Daleks
I was born between the 3rd and 4th ep of The Ribos Operation. I just watched this a few weeks ago…
The last part of “Spearhead From Space” aired the day after I was born.
I was born two days before the last episode of Terror of the Zygons aired. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_the_Zygons)
I was born the same day the final episode of “Arc of Infinity” aired in the UK.
I refuse to dig through Australian listings to find out what was airing at home, though — for one thing, it could be different across regions. Some parts of rural Australia are still waiting for the Fifth Doctor!
(Possibly a slight exaggeration.)
I was born two days after the first episode of The Masque of Mandragora. I had Sarah Jane’s haircut when I was little too.
Apparently the last episode of Horror of Fang Rock aired five days before I was born.
(And what’s this “games only older Doctor Who fans can play” stuff? I still haven’t watched the old stuff but I was, you know, born.)
I was born nearly equidistantly between the last serial of 22 and the first of Season (not really series, was it?) 23 during a hiatus. Sixth Doctor.
Also they mean older as in, older for tumblr. Any one born post dec 1989 would have the last episode of old who unless they were born closer to 2005 than 1990.
Dr. Who cosplays that will make you do a double take.
Donna Noble: Kelldar
Amelia Pond: Samantha Petrone
Rose Tyler: Megan Lara
11th Doctor: Matteleven
10th Doctor: MindFall
absolutely honored to be included with these other amazing costumers!
You guys all look perfect!
8 examples of why Steven Moffat is NOT a feminist
Gif 1: Fetishizing motherhood and reinforcing patriarchal binaries and hierarchies—So much wrong with this one. The Doctor argues that mothers are “more than female”—i.e., better than—those who are not. It plays into pernicious patriarchal myths that women aren’t really women until they’ve given birth, until they’ve had children. Not every woman wants children. Not every woman can have them (for a variety of reasons—including (duh) the fact that some women don’t have uteruses—they’ve had them removed, or they just have penises instead). It doesn’t make them in any way inferior to those who do.
Additionally, he asserts that women are better than men, which simply reverses the patriarchal binary and thus evinces a fundamental misunderstanding of what feminism is. Feminism holds that everyone is equal, members of every gender, not that one gender is better than all of the rest. That’s a patriarchal notion. Hierarchies are patriarchal—privileging certain groups of people over others. Communities where everyone is equal, valued, and respected are feminist.
[addition from winged: It also does some really problematic things with the stereotype men being the technological emotionless conquerors and women being the innately nature-connected (trees!) emotional mothers. Moffat loves binaries that include emotional women. Good segue:]Gif 2: Reinforcing patriarchal stereotypes of women as irrational, overly emotional beings, while men are, of course, the sane, rational ones, which is generally used to justify the notion that women should be denied positions of power. “It all makes sense to her”—i.e., women apparently have some strange sort of emotion-driven non-logic that is fundamentally different from that of men, and that compels them to want to seduce/marry men and then, like the flighty, irrational creatures they are, want to kill them on a whim. This moment is deeply and unforgivably misogynistic.
Gifs 3 and 4: Romanticizing stalking—Both these women, Kathy Nightingale and Madge Arwell, eventually married the men who were stalking them, which sends the message that stalking is normal, romantic, and acceptable. Also, what if Madge had said no to marrying a complete stranger who finds it acceptable to stalk young women who are walking home alone through fairly isolated woods? Would Reg really have kept stalking her—a complete stranger—until he coerced her into agreeing to marry him?
Gifs 5 and 6: Victim-blaming and contributing to rape culture—In Time, Rory drops a thermocoupling after looking up Amy’s skirt, and Amy, Rory, and the Doctor all place the blame on Amy for wearing a skirt rather than Rory, who apparently has zero self-control (also problematic), or the Doctor, who seems not to have entirely thought through the potential ramifications of having a glass floor. And in gif #4, from Space, the Doctor’s ultimate solution to the problem is to order Amy to change into more conservative trousers—i.e., policing a female body—rather than urging Rory to exhibit some self-control. Or altering the desktop theme so that the floor is no longer transparent. The fact that Amy immediately accepts the blame without attempting to argue for a moment is particularly sickening. Essentially, then, this entire skit contributes to rape culture.
Gifs 7 and 8: Demonizing women, which has been par for the course in patriarchy since biblical Eve was first vilified for biting the apple. The implication that River’s attractiveness is why she is “hell” is therefore fairly problematic, since it is rather explicitly harking back to those patriarchal myths, as is the Doctor’s tacit endorsement of the medieval monk’s fear of women. Why did he not correct or contest the monk’s rather terrified reaction at learning that the Doctor was conversing with—the horror!—a woman? A simple, “No. No. Don’t be silly. Women aren’t evil at all.” from the Doctor would have been enough. Also, back to gif 7, how exactly is River’s attractiveness at all related to her decision to save the Doctor’s life? Are they implying that it is because she is sexy that she is so dangerous, which is incredibly misogynistic? The Doctor and Churchill are objectifying and belittling her by speaking of her in such a way. River, like every other woman/being in the universe, deserves more respect. To be treated like a human being, not a piece of meat. If Rory had been the one inside that suit, would they be speaking of him so dismissively?
It’s fairly obvious that Moffat likes to think of himself as a feminist. But anyone who is capable of writing the above moments (and each and every one is from episodes he wrote himself) clearly does not have a good grasp of what feminism is. Perhaps he should have done his research.
The only part I disagree with is that “hell” is meant to describe River’s looks. I think “high heels” is supposed to describe her attractiveness (it’s also not super accurate) and “hell” is supposed to describe her personality, which is no less problematic. “Hell in high heels” is used explicitly to talk about women who won’t let you get away with shit.
Okay so imagine you ask somebody to tell you a riddle.
They turn to you and they say “the south pole.”
You say “what?”
They just repeat “the south pole!”
So you press them for some sort of explanation. They urge you to figure it out on your own, they say it’ll be better that way. They give you an hour to figure it out.
So you set to trying to figure it out, but every five minutes, they say something like “you still haven’t gotten it? It’s going to be great when you do!” or “but what do I mean by that?” or “don’t forget: the south pole!”
And then, the hour’s up, and you still have no idea what they mean.
"Okay, are you ready for this?" They ask you. You say yes, and they say:
"Where can I build a house with four walls, all facing north?"
And of course, you reply “the south pole.”
Now, I imagine you’re pretty unsatisfied. You feel like, if you had been given the riddle to begin with, you would have had a lot of fun trying to figure it out
But instead, you were given the answer at the beginning, and it just feels like your friend just spent a full hour enjoying watching you squirm while you tried to figure out what the riddle was
And that’s the problem I have with how Steven Moffat constructs his seasons of Doctor Who
Oh my god.
It is perfect.