Can you people just stop with the Moffat hate already?
That man is a genius, whether you like it or not.
Doctor Who cannot be more popular than it is now, and it’s mostly because of him and his brilliance.
Please, just go and watch series 5, 6 and 7, and the episodes before which he wrote. Go watch some of his interviews. I really hope you change your way of thinking. If yes, then great! If not, then okay. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. But please:
stop. with. the hate.
I’m gonna ask for a source on “Doctor Who cannot be more popular than it is now.” The audience figures I’ve seen for the last few years are steady or dropping (though admittedly, it’s hard to tell because more people are watching the show on-line and time-delaying it than in the past). And all the polls I’ve seen show many more people picking Ten as their favorite Doctor rather than Eleven - like, several times as many people.
I have watched all of Series 5, 6 and 7, and that is what made me hate Moffat. You really think people criticize him without watching?
lol omg where have all these people been for the past 7 years? Because it certainly wasn’t in fandom raising a huge ruckus about the Doctor being an OMG MURDERER.
I think this might’ve been a…
Right? I mean, I can see several legitimately consistent perspectives:
1. The Doctor is inherently made of rainbow unicorn farts and therefore any canon that portrays him as otherwise (which includes ending the Time War because this perspective categorizes that as evil and terrible and genocide and omg) is BAD and WRONG and therefore basically like the entire new series and a significant portion of the old series and a LOT of the EU stuff is BAD and WRONG and clearly this is a major ongoing problem that I would expect this fan to have been making loud noises about for a lot longer than the past 3 weeks. Or like, not watching the show at all.
2.. The Doctor is bad news, baby! He’s morally grey! Frequently an asshole! Prone to ruthlessness! Quite possibly capable of truly evil deeds given the right amount of evil!pollen or whatever. And this fan I would expect to be taking the position that ending the Time War was a morally questionable act and thus completely IN CHARACTER therefore the retcon is BAD.
3. The clearly CORRECT perspective that while the Doctor is not made of puppies and hot cocoa, he is fundamentally Chaotic Good but that also ending the Time War was *not* an evil act of genocide but the less-bad of two horrific choices and the retcon SUCKS.
But this thing where people who have been happily watching along for the past umpteen years but are now claiming that ending the Time War was always totally teh evilz and THE DOCTOR WOULD NEVER? Yeah, I don’t get you people.
Yeah, all the outrage I can recall seeing about the Time War before the 50th centered on the fact that they didn’t like RTD including it because it eliminated Gallifrey from the canon and they love Brax or Narvin or whatever and so losing Gallifrey is such a big loss to the mythos blah blah. But that’s different from “the Doctor would never have done that” which is truly a perspective I cannot recall ever encountering until the 23rd, when suddenly it was the one true perspective.
“Despite spectacular success in research, our global scientific community has been nothing short of a spectacular failure when it comes to educating the public. Haitians burned twelve “witches” in 2010. In the United States, recent polls show that 39 percent consider astrology scientific and 40 percent believe that our human species is less than ten thousand years old. […] The core of a scientific lifestyle is to change your mind when faced with information that disagrees with your views, avoiding intellectual inertia, yet many of us praise leaders who stubbornly stick to their views as “strong.” Richard Feynman hailed “distrust of experts” as a cornerstone of science, yet herd mentality and blind faith in authority figures is widespread. Logic forms the basis of scientific reasoning, yet wishful thinking, irrational fears, and other cognitive biases often dominate decisions.”—Max Tegmark, physicist, MIT. Researcher, scientific director of Foundational Questions Institute (via lostinthought92)
I want hair as black as my soul but I also want hair like Amy Pond’s hair but I also want hair the color of sunlight but I also want to be brunette but I also want streaks of blue through my normal shade of brown but I also want ringlets but I also want straight hair but I also want waves but I also want tightly coiled frizzy hair but I also want it down to my waist but I also want a pixie cut do you see my dilemma.
“You know what’s really important with The Night of the Doctor? It’s not that it was Paul McGann – brilliant as he was – it’s that you had a bloody surprise! You know back in the day we used to do those! …And i’d like to do that again.”
“I think this will usher in not so much a Paul McGann mini-series but usher in more minisodes, and I think we should take them more seriously than we used to. Night was the first one we’ve actually said, ‘Let’s make a high production value belter and let’s give them a surprise!’”
*sigh* He really doesn’t understand us at all. Its not miniepisodes we want more of…it’s Eight. How have we not made that clear?
He never learns. The worst thing is that he will continue to make shitty decisions for the rest of his run and there’s nothing we can do about it.
girl scouts are letting in trans* girls and letting girls replace God with whatever they want in the pledge, also they use cookie income to support abortion and LGBT agendas
boy scouts are just now allowing gays in, officially in january, but gay leaders are still banned and they’re talking about segregation on camping trips, with gays and straights in different tents. also they still ban atheists,
I started rewatching the ‘nuWho’ Dr. Who episodes, starting with Christopher Eccleston in season one…
…and the difference in the quality of writing is insane. I was genuinely shocked by just how much better it was. The difference is tangible. Like really really noticeable. Even those who actually like the new stuff admitted, “Wow. That was so much more entertaining.”
I am definitley pro-choice. I am writing a paper on why abortion should be legal, and one of my supporting reasons is that abortion is not murder (which I totally agree with) but I am having trouble with actual reasons as to why it isn't murder? Like, I need actual facts, not just that it's "just a fetus" if that makes sense? Can you give me actual reasons, or link me to some good sources? Thank you:)
Murder is killing done with malicious intent - people don’t have abortions intending to do harm.
Of course, definitions don’t exactly hold up in a debate (or a paper), so that might not help much.
I would suggest picking a different supporting reason - what others do you have?
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
Contrary to the religious claims, teaching your kid that evolution is a scientific fact is not indoctrination, no more than teaching that 2+2=4. Explain the big bang, how stars and planets formed, and compare those to stories from world religions. Do not shy away from calling these stories myths, especially if they are, as in creationism. Teaching your child the scientific truth to the origins of life is not indoctrination, it’s education.
I want a Twelfth Doctor that is fully concious of the fact that he is being written by Moffat.
And it pisses him off.
"Oh, a woman. Let me guess, you fancy me? Am I sexy? Do you want to grind against me and call me a clever boy? You come near me and I will delete you from time. How? Who the fuck knows? It won’t be explained. You won’t be explained. You’ll just be gone. Gone to a sexy dimension.’
I want a female companion who is fully conscious of the fact that she is being written by Moffat.
"Oh, I suppose this is the part where I swoon now. Where I fall in love with you regardless of my previously-indicated preference towards women, or any other love interest I may have, because you’re so sexy and mysterious and distinguished and all of my character traits are just props in a male fantasy about manic pixie dream girls. I suppose this is the part where I get put into peril and scream and you have to save me, and then something horrifying and unexplained happens to me that makes me interesting and special, because an ordinary, boring shopgirl could never, ever be worth you taking on a wild adventure."