lmao i pulled that term out of thin air because i haven’t learnt about this kind of technical stuff in a while and needed something to describe what i meant
it’s hard to explain (not just because i’m exhausted and it’s 1:30am) but what i mean is that RTD’s dialogue- he writes it how people actually talk, and he’s written in his book about how he imagines what the character would say in the situation if they were real, and just writes that down. there’s fillers, colloquialisms, stumbling over words, the dialogue flowing naturally back and forth. characters have their own idiolects, for instance jackie tyler usually uses ‘sweetheart’ as a discourse marker when talking to rose, ten will say his infamous ‘well….’ etc. there’s a consistency which isn’t there in moffat who (like they introduced clara saying ‘oh my stars’ in TROA because her mother also used that expression… and it’s never been said ever again)
i prefer this naturalistic way of writing, to moffat’s preference on very deliberate… sort of… back-and-forth banter. like the doctor and river communicating in either one liners or trailer speak metaphors, which couldn’t really be conceived of on the spot. it just seems… rehearsed and that disengages me with the reality of the show. as a gifset maker, i’ve found moffat’s dialogue fits a lot easier into gifs when someone is making like… 9 Rory quotes or whatever, because lines are written to stand alone as snappy quotable quotes
his characters have a lot of fun punchlines and zingers, which i’m just not a fan of. i guess it’s like how some people say they don’t like ‘whedon speak’; some people just aren’t attuned to the voices of particular writers, and that’s fine! just like how i’ve seen people say they hate how rtd’s characters talk about what they’re having for dinner- i like that! i like that element of realism that isn’t really in moffat’s who, sort of… every day small talk which isn’t funny or plot relevant. it has no purpose, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t say it irl, and that’s what makes characters real to me
additionally rtd wrote in his book about how conversation is less two people talking, but rather ‘two monologues clashing’ because human beings don’t listen to each other, but rather think about what they themselves want to say. he also speaks about it a bit with charlie brooker about what makes good/bad dialogue
probably none of that made any sense to anyone but me, o well, i hope you can fathom something from it haha
VNV Nation – The Farthest Star
This is the best Star Trek song ever that isn’t actually a Star Trek song.
"We possess the power,
if this should start to fall apart,
to mend divides, to change the world,
to reach the farthest star.”
I don’t get why she gets angry like that! The Doctor under SM’s pen did worse things more deserving slapping than this. It feels like boosting Clara’s personality too much.
I think what they are doing is pretty much what I predicted way back when they were talking about a darker Doctor: Moffat aiming for a ~darker Doctor~ didn’t change much of the Doctor’s behaviour but instead results in characters actually pointing out when he’s behaving like a douche and in this case Clara literally slapping some sense into him.
this looks like mickey walked in on a drunk night partying hard in the tardis
Probably not too far from the truth
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
This is so relevant to my feelings lately, guys.
and it’s over already!
lol this one was a bit meh, oh well. felt like a “Dalek” wannabe in places.
Clara was great though! and generally there were a few moments with Twelve and Clara I enjoyed a lot.
Danny’s introduction was a bit weird, imho. I suppose they want to build up some conflict between him and the Doctor’s ~morals~ and it already feels so forced omg Idc about any of this nonsense - can we just go back and pick up cute soldier girl?? ughh
DW S8 Ep 2 starts now! :D