Man, even the umbrella is done with Tom Hiddleston.
Im re blogging every post about this today
#no one throws shade like a goth
I like how Danny’s just like “You and your beret disappoint me, Tucker”
and then she proceeded to be the best player in the game
do you remember that?
i remember that
*ahem- 50 year old…
But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.
That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.
Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.
Or, it’s actually not OOC for the Doctor to talk like that….
"Martha must have done you good."
"She did, yeah.
She saved the entire fucking worldShe fancied me.”
Partners in crime s4e1, written by Russell T Davies.
my eternal gratitude goes to the commenter above
Except no. That’s after she was already talked about once. Let’s go back to the FIRST time he mentions her, shall we?
DONNA: Still on your own?
DOCTOR: Yup. Well, no. I had this friend. Martha she was called. Martha Jones. She was brilliant. And I destroyed half her life. But she’s fine, she’s good. She’s gone.
Also, if anything, the Doctor mentioning Martha fancying him towards the end is totally a defence mechanism. What happened with Martha was serious, as stated, he believes he ‘destroyed half her life’. Acknowledging Martha did him good and leaving it at that would probably lead to more discussions about Martha, maybe leading onto the year that never was… Saying she fancied him and Donna replying the way she did was the perfect way to defuse the situation, make it less serious. He didn’t say she fancied him because that’s all he remembers about her, he knowingly did that because it’s the easiest thing to say without actually bringing up the fact that her family suffered for a year, that she suffered for a year, that he didn’t even realise she loved him until she left… His relationship with Martha is a lot more complicated than just saying ‘she saved the entire fucking world’ because that statement would come with questions that the doctor wasn’t ready to answer (and one consistent thing is him not liking to talk about stuff).you can literally used the same argument with eleven’s line. many people sacrifice themselves for the doctor (or because they trust him, etc). he’s rather say this than remembering it
No, because this is literally all he says about it. If that’s all it means, why the hell mention it at all? Without even being personal enough to give her a name? Again, that would be like referring to Martha as ‘the human being’. He calls her brilliant, and fully admits his responsibility for her pain and struggles (a responsibility that is more or less circumstantial, since it’s really the Master’s fault everything went to hell, but whatever.)
With Eleven’s line, that’s not the case. That’s stupid, thoughtless, and unnecessary. It’s a one off that fails in it’s intent completely because it completely negates any emotional investment in it and completely undermines her as an individual, not mention completely contradicting the Doctor’s own initial response to her, both her deep understanding of him and his loss and her sacrifice for his success.
here’s where we remember Moffat built up Eleven’s character to be childish and almost selfish in a way because he was sick of dealing with the pain, so instead of realizing what people gave for his life, he chose to make a simple statement referring to her. It’s his passive way of saying, “Yes, I remember that day, and yes, I remember her,” but it’s ALSO his way of saying, “I want to forget that day, I want to forget what she did, and I wish it was as simple as what I’me saying.” because the Eleventh doctor is afraid of bad endings, consequences, wrong choices, and most of all, he’s afraid of old memories. He chooses to say the things that won’t break him inside, because as long as he only says she ‘fancied’ him, that’s all it would be to everyone but him, and they wouldn’t have to deal with the fact she gave her all for him, so he wouldn’t either. He’s the Doctor that forgets, that’s him. He chose to forget what she did in the desperate state of his mind because in truth he doesn’t think he’s worth it, never did think he was worth it. So, is it justice to her? No, not to the universe. But is it justice to her? To him, yes, because then she could live on in her smile and flirtatiousness in his mind, rather than that horrible memory over shadowing the beauty of her presence.
Someone has fucking said it. Thank you.
The writers aren’t being dickwads, and the Doctor does/says things for good reasons. He’s a complex as fuck character, and I wish people would see that. He’s not a knight in shining armor, he’s REAL. He acts like REAL people would. And that’s all you should be asking for in a character, because perfection is boring.
He carries a ridiculous amount of guilt on his shoulders at all times. The things he does is all a reaction to that- all self-defense mechanisms.
Clever-boy, I’d follow you twice if I could.
So… Benedict Cumberbach asked me (yeah really) to tell all of my followers thank you for the gift, (which was a Porto wine bottle) and he also said ‘Tell them to download The Fifth Estate on iTunes’.
The man knows how to promote stuff.
So you know what to do. Oh and if you are a follower I did tell him hello from all of you and you can reblog or like this post for a chance to win the above signed label :)
Just some notes: giveaway closes on 28/02/14, this is supposed to be for followers, but you don’t have to follow to be a fan of Benedict so there is no need to be following me to have a chance to win, I’ll notify the winner via ask box, if I don’t get a reply within a reasonable amount of time, I’ll chose someone else, I’ll mail it anywhere…
This was supposed to end today, but there are so many notes I think it’s only fair to add some goodies. So:
1st: the label
2nd: Cabin Pressure Series 3 CDs
3rd: STID blu-ray (UK)
4th: The Times Magazine - Moran interview
5th: Shortlist Magazine - Khan cover
I’ll give you until 8/03/14 to reblog/like.
All the Bonds.
This is fantastic
Realizing the Bonds are like American version of Doctor Who…just more killing and a lot more sex
James Bond is fucking British, dude
Did someone really just think that James Bond is American?
Did someone really think James Bond kills more people than the doctor?