not sure why people don’t automatically say “shapeshifting” when asked what they want their superpower to be. you could become anyone you want. even fictional characters. anyone. cosplay would always be spot-on. dysphoria wouldn’t exist. perfection
rob a bank and disguise yourself as a stray pen lying on a shelf when the cops come
A pen with a shit ton of money lying next to it.
Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
To say, “This is my uncle,” in Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the…
The only known video footage of Anne Frank
I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this.
If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.
Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.
This is really cool but then again how many Beliebers are gonna not know who this is and how many TFIOS stanns are gonna reblog with some quote about her and like ugggh I’m feeling old and curmudgeony
Why on earth everyone on Tumblr hates Steven Moffat, almost as though everyone is being controlled by an alien intelligence, is beyond me. Everyone keeps acting like the Russell T. Davies era was absolutely perfect and the Moffat era is horrible, even as they say how much they love individual Moffat episodes. I have taken it upon myself to point out a few things about both eras which will even the score a bit. (Let me preface this by stating that I loved the Davies era too, and David Tennant is still in my top 3 favorite Doctors, so I’m not trying to hate on Davies at all.)
1) Moffat has created more iconic villains than Davies.
My definition of iconic is either ”likely to be used by a future production team.” or “memorable enough to be famous from their single appearance.” Thus, the Daleks are iconic, as are the Cybermen. Moffat created the Weeping Angels and the Silence, both of whom will be used again (if they weren’t the next production team would be idiots), while Davies created the Judoon, which have reappeared in the Moffat area (specifically, in the Pandorica episode.) Davies created some iconic creatures too: the Sycorax (unlikely to come back again) and the Judoon (more likely.) I love the Sycorax design and wish that they would come back, but unless someone writes a story like Mark Gatiss did with the Ice Warriors, its pretty unlikely. And everyone loves the Judoon, those big rhino police created to test David Tennant’s accent (really). They’re more likely to come back. The other villains solely created by Davies, the Adipose and the Slitheen, are the ones we’re all trying to forget. So Moffat is better at creating iconic villains (“Are you my Mummy?” will be a part of Doctor Who forever), while Davies is very good at refining existing villains. Which is just fine.
2. Davies’ heroines had similar backstories as well.
Everyone seems to really hate it that the Eleventh Doctor picked up both Amy Pond and Clara Oswald because there was something about them that intrigued/baffled him. What they don’t realize is that Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, and Donna Noble all left with the Doctor because they had horrible home lives and wanted to escape, and the Doctor subsequently fixed their lives when they left him. No one would say that Rose, Martha, and Donna are too similar, so why are Amy and Clara too similar?
3. Moffat’s gay characters are likeable.
Who doesn’t love Captain Jack Harkness and Madam Vastra? It’s easy to think that Captain Jack was created by Davies, since Davies helmed Torchwood and wrote the big episodes that Jack had with the Tenth Doctor, but remember that Moffat actually created Jack (his first appearance was with the Empty Child). Moffat writes characters who happen to be gay (like Canton Everett Delaware III, if I’ve got it right) but whose sexual orientation is not the whole reason for their existence. During the Davies era, the number of gay characters the Doctor ran into could almost get to self parody levels, and they were really only there for “shock value”.
4. There were some awful episodes under Davies, too.
Confession time: I didn’t hate The Rings of Akhaten. Sure, it wasn’t as good as some of the other ones, but it introduced Clara well, gave us some wonderful new aliens to use again someday, and some pretty impressive special effects. It was certainly better than Midnight, probably the single worst thing to come out of the Davies era. You know the one, where the alien repeated everything that the Doctor said for 45 minutes. I’m also not a fan of the Lady Cassandra (we usually skip the Platform One episode, which is probably why I don’t even remember the title), or of the Slitheen (it’s sad that Christopher Eccleston was up against some of the worst villains when he had so few episodes.) Moffat has made some mistakes, certainly (I’m not a fan of the new Daleks), but he and Davies are both human. They’re bound to make mistakes.
In conclusion, don’t expect anyone to be infallible. Everyone is going to screw up, and what is perceived as awful today may become tomorrow’s classic. Moffat is a great writer, and we are lucky to have him working on Doctor Who. May his reign be long and glorious.
Oh god. This could warrant a really big response, and again I have no time for this.
I’ll just go throught it really fast.
”Why on earth everyone on Tumblr hates Steven Moffat, almost as though everyone is being controlled by an alien intelligence” ….yeah right, exchange of ideas and critical thinking is like we are ‘taken by aliens’ you got us, oh you who doesn’t question anything you watch, that’s what sensible normal human do don’t they?
”Everyone keeps acting like the Russell T. Davies era was absolutely perfect and the Moffat era is horrible” Again, show me, show me one person who think Davies is perfect. WHat is this dichotomy we don’t like Moffat thus we think RTD is perfect? Oh I can’t wait for us to have a third showrunner for NuWho only for that to stop. I haven’t seen it, I haven’t seen any people whorship RTD, and never to the point Moffat is worshiped. Moffat has still two appreciations blogs in reaction to the moffat critics because the moffat fans feel so persecuted and defensive. The Moffat critics who actually do metas backed-up by facts do not think RTD was perfect.
”My definition of iconic is either ”likely to be used by a future production team.”” Many things here, One: yes there’s this phenomenon that fans started to like intensily more the villains of Moffat under RTD era. but I would wait if I were you before calling them ‘iconic’ since the villains you listed that Moffat created were reused only by him. Look at the episodes they are in, all of them written by Moffat. When they’ll be used by someone else than him you can call them ‘iconic’. And I wouldn’t bet on the fact that they’ll be reused by other production team, because Moffat might be good with first ideas, but he has the tendency to beat a dead horse, i.e reuse a good idea too much. His weeping angels have been so reused and inconsistent that they aren’t scary anymore. All the good they once had has been sucked out of them. Same with any other villains under Moffat, the Silence? The priest who teamed up with the Doctor with no explanation? They are still scary? And tell me did the Daleks scare you even once under Moffat? They all became a joke. Nothing is scary anymore.
”No one would say that Rose, Martha, and Donna are too similar, so why are Amy and Clara too similar?” yeah you know that’s not just because of that we say they are the same? Really really not? Try instead because they have all similar personalities, all fancy the Doctor, all have something about them that is hidden to them by the Doctor, all trust the Doctor too much after he lies constantly to them, all don’t play important role in their own story arc, and can all be described as ‘feisty’ ‘sexy’ ‘flirty’?
Oh number 3 oh my god. That’s where I wondered if you were a troll.
” Who doesn’t love Captain Jack Harkness and Madam Vastra? It’s easy to think that Captain Jack was created by Davies, since Davies helmed Torchwood and wrote the big episodes that Jack had with the Tenth Doctor, but remember that Moffat actually created Jack (his first appearance was with the Empty Child).” No he wasn’t created by Moffat. Moffat only wrote his first episode. RTD gave him guidelines to follow for the character, RTD had Jack in mind for years, he wanted to start a TV with that character but it didn’t work (and that TVshow ended up being the spin-off Torchwood). And Madame Vastra and Jenny are not the best representation, they are good characters mostly because they are based on cool ideas, but their relationship is played as a joke or fetishized more often than not and Jenny got forcibly kissed by the Doctor before we saw her kiss her wife onscreen. There’s many good metas on them, search them.
”Moffat writes characters who happen to be gay (like Canton Everett Delaware III, if I’ve got it right) but whose sexual orientation is not the whole reason for their existence. During the Davies era, the number of gay characters the Doctor ran into could almost get to self parody levels, and they were really only there for “shock value”. Omg omg, I can’t stop laughting what the actual fuck? I think you got the two showrunners mixed up, like really. wow. I’d suggest you to go back and look at all the episodes and scenes with gay characters in RTD Who and Moffat Who and notice how their sexuality comes up. RTD has gay characters that just appears to be gay (like Sky from Midnight for example). Moffat has gay characters only for the ‘shock value’ and ‘jokes’ (he said so himself in interview, go look at his interviews!). Canton Everett Delaware’s sexuality was played as shock value, it was the set-up for a joke for god’s sake! Moffat put it here only for the joke and the shock.
”the number of gay characters the Doctor ran into could almost get to self parody levels” are you for real? There was ‘too much gays’ in RTD who? Only a straight person could say that. ‘Not too much representation! it’s more than 1%, it doesn’t look real!’
Slow clap again for Moffat fans to give credit to gay representation to the straight man over the gay man.
”There were some awful episodes under Davies, too.”
So what? No one’s denying it. But what does it have to do with Moffat being a shitty writer? Stop with the ‘but oranges!’ when we talk about apples.
”Confession time: I didn’t hate The Rings of Akhaten.” uuuh, okay? Rings of Arkaten is usally well-liked? In which part of the Doctor WHo fandom are you?
”It was certainly better than Midnight, probably the single worst thing to come out of the Davies era.” okay okay wait wait hold the breaks. Are you from an alternate universe of whovians? Or are you a troll? Or you just have really strange taste? That’s not a good idea to put your particular tastes in an argument, because it doesn’t hold it’s too subjective.
Okay what was your point for number four? There was none.
”In conclusion, don’t expect anyone to be infallible. Everyone is going to screw up, and what is perceived as awful today may become tomorrow’s classic. Moffat is a great writer, and we are lucky to have him working on Doctor Who.” In conclusion, people can critics things they don’t like and say why, when a writer doesn’t writer well and has problematic writing we can say it. I suggest you look more closely at what Moffat critics have to say about him. RTD did human mistakes, for Moffat it got past that. Moffat is not a great writier and his writing is getting worse and worse and nothing in Doctor Who is good anymore.
And dear lord I hope nothing in Moffat era will become a classic.