We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?
There are certain dark corners of the Classic Doctor Who fandom that I’m pretty sure take more pleasure in trashing “newvians” than in the actual show itself. It’s their nerd bloodsport and it’s really unappealing.
3rd Doctor’s Companions // Modes of persuasion
Lo·gos: n. an appeal to logic; to persuade an audience by reason.
Pa·thos: n. an appeal to emotion; to convince an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
E·thos: n. an appeal to ethics; to convince someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
Jacqueline Rayner, (author of The Stone Rose), DWM 471
… she also goes over the best Doctor Who moments in her family’s opinion of 2013: the discovery of lost episodes, seeing Paul McGann in Night of the Doctor, and An Adventure in Space and Time.
Meaning that she managed to write an entire article about the best of 2013 Doctor Who without mentioning a single canon episode or the 50th anniversary, and fangirls over s8 because Capaldi is hot as opposed to the scripts—that is actually all sorts of awesome. Moffat must be steaaming XD I fully approve of this.
chris eccleston & billie piper behind the scenes of doctor who (s1)
matt smith dedicatedly whittling away at the affection i have for him
ughhhhh I actually think this is another good reason why eleven is the fucking worst.
ok fine the doctor knows more stuff than [companion] and that’s generally pretty understandable, but so does goddamn wikipedia and i’m not watching a show about that. what makes any character actually intelligent is how they use what they do know. You’ve got Rose thinking ‘holy shit that’s a lot of tv aerials’, Martha thinking ‘lightning strike + metal pipes = bacon’, or Donna running off to investigate empty folders of sick days. You’ve got countless people of the week making connections and saving planets: Cathica heating up the jagrafess, Mrs Moore electromagnet bombing the cyberman, Harriet Jones running a secret computer communications network from her flipping living room.
Nine and Ten were geniuses and proud of it, but they were equally as thrilled when their friends (or like, random people they met that day) are intelligent. They didn’t pretend someone else was clever to make them feel better or shut them up, they celebrated the intelligent of everyone they were with.
Whereas Eleven rarely gives anyone else room to be clever, apart from, apparently, when he’s pretending.
#although wikipedia lies to me less than the doctor does these days#also this is the logic people use to say the Doctor could never love [human who is usually rose]#because she’s not ~smart~ enough#fuck off yes she is#there’s not a bloody exam to pass (via shinyopals)
Link to the full article:
It’s from March last year, btw.
yeah wow gettin real tired of your shit doctor who
1. What did RTD think of the 50th, really?
2. What does Moffat think the overarching themes of the Eleven-era are?
Sincerely, I am dying to know both. I think I probbbbbably know the answer to #1 but literally anything other than “lol nothing” would…
Well, honestly, I think that’s probably very true. I mean, ahead of time, no one sits down and is like “I’m going to explore themes of…” But in hindsight I think it’s possible to notice “gosh, I sure do seem to write a lot of stories where…” Eleven’s era is over now so I’d be curious as to whether or not he sees some sort of through-line for the characters, or an issue that pops up multiple times. I’m spoiled for that with rtd because he basically wrote a whole book about it, and I’m dead curious about what Moffat would say about his era. Because when I read The Writers Tale, I just nodded along and was like yep yep yep I totally noticed that, or oooh wow I completely see that now, it’s so obvious, how did I miss that! But every time someone talks about themes or concerns in Moffat’s writing (beyond just the tropes that he reuses constantly) I’m just like, whaaaa’? Where are you getting this?! I’m really curious about where the disconnect is for me.
I haven’t read the whole thing, yet, but really the fascinating thing about The Writer’s Tale isn’t that it’s a whole book about RTD writing DW - it’s that most of the content isn’t specifically written for a big behind-the-scenes book but just raw uncut e-mails collected during several years worth of work! It just really gives an interesting insight about how he was developing his ideas and all that.
So basically what we’d need from Moffat is something similar - his e-mail history with Gatiss or whatever. I honestly don’t have much interest in one of his after the fact interviews that contradict everything he said earlier or even what happened in his own scripts. I’d really need a piece of his thoughts while he was actually working on his scripts and story arcs. Maybe then I’d be able to understand where he’s coming from but right now I’m at a loss.
London Fashion Week, are you watching? [x]
*shakes fist at sky* DAMN YOU CAPALDI.
Things to add to the Series 8 wish list: a Dracula/Phantom of the Opera/Gothic horror themed episode where Twelve just gets to play with a giant cloak the entire time.
^ I WANT THIS
yesssssssssssssssss war games and utopia / ( o C o ) / lol though “the Ace Trilogy, The Happiness Patrol, Delta and the Bannerman, Paradise Towers” so basically seven’s entire run then :p
lmao true enough! Time and the Rani was a bit meh though. I also don’t care much for Silver Nemesis. But the rest is either good stories or at the very least wacky fun. So I really can’t dislike much of is era. Especially not with Ace on board! I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH OKAY!!!? <333 (likewise Delta and the Bannermen gets a million plus points for Ray so I might be biased here lol)
one person visiting from the past
WINDOWS VISTA MAY BE AN OLD SYSTEM BUT ARE YOU NOT NOTICING THE TIME TRAVELER WHO IS 1,992 VERSIONS AHEAD OF THE CURRENT OS WTF?
son i have news for you