A Futile Gesture

From The Endless Wastes of Eternity

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carnivalsofsilverfish:

Gender/Racebent First Doctor!  Who is clearly having none of your bullshit.  Her hair is (naturally) based on Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, and her features are based on various Japanese actresses. UuU
The piece for January in a Doctor Who calendar I’m preparing for Redbubble and Boston Comic Con!

carnivalsofsilverfish:

Gender/Racebent First Doctor!  Who is clearly having none of your bullshit.  Her hair is (naturally) based on Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, and her features are based on various Japanese actresses. UuU

The piece for January in a Doctor Who calendar I’m preparing for Redbubble and Boston Comic Con!

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swanjolras:

like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place

that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.

but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.

i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.

it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.

and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”

no, it’s not

it’s childish.

it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.

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doctor-whoop:

Can we please talk about this:

Steven Moffat has called into question calling Peter Capaldi’s incarnation the “Twelfth Doctor”.

Speaking in SFX magazine he says: “I’m just going to throw this continuity…

I haven’t seen the SFX article (does anyone here get the magazine? It’s not online, or at least not yet), so it’s not exactly clear how the subject was brought up. I think what he’s trying to do is throw a bunch of words at anyone who’s questioning the way he introduced the War Doctor into the sequence, or how he counts TenToo as a separate regeneration. So if anyone objects or questions, he now says, “No, you’re wrong! Numbers don’t matter!”

Sigh.

Yeah, I think you’re spot on with this idea. It’s a way of deflecting from the cock-up in numbering caused by his own stories.

I mean, this isn’t even an issue, is it? In-universe, the Doctor has (Until Moffat himself makes references to Eleven being Eleven) always been just the Doctor. I’ve never heard anyone in the show or books or what have you refer to specific Doctors by a numeral. The fans do, of course, because the character has been played by different people and we have to differentiate somehow because the Doctor is a fictional character and so of course we don’t refer to him by his name alone. He’s not real. He can’t be offended but what we call him. Its not disrespectful.

And how is it any different from referring to say, the different James Bonds by the actors names?

I still think part of it is Moffat playing at being a gatekeeper fan, showing off the “correct” way of thinking about and liking the show, and I can’t say I like that.

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mysteryclone:

The idea that a character or a song can save your life is so strange at first.

But having someone to turn to. To get you through your dark times. That’s so so important, because when you don’t have anything to support you all that’s left to do is crumble in on yourself.

So thanks to all the characters and songs and people who keep us from crumbling when we can’t hold ourselves up.

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oyesiam1:

At ComicCon Orphan Black panel: 

A young woman thanks the show for giving her the courage to come out of the closet and for writing Cosima as a character who was not defined by her sexuality.

She said that her parents were not okay with her being gay but watching «Orphan Black» with her mother helped them rebuild their relationship.

While Tatiana Maslany is fighting back her tears and is rendered speechless, Jordan Gavaris jumps in with this awesome response.

x

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