Not going to comment on most of the 50th stuff, as I have yet to see it, but I just thought I’d comment on Queen Elizabeth’s quote:

I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman

I’m of the mind that she may have been rolling her eyes inwardly. A woman as strong as she couldn’t possibly have thought herself weak. Horrible father or not (or perhaps because of), I think she may have thought that there was nothing wrong with being a woman.

Of course, even though I am a historian, Queen Elizabeth is not my forte, so I could be wrong. But based on what I know of her, I think it could be quite possible that that quote was tongue-in-cheek pandering to men who would take offense - and possibly not be her allies - if she didn’t acknowledge her “inferiority.”

In any case, I do agree wholeheartedly that Moffat misinterpreted what that line meant.

I don’t know why people get so personally offended by Moffat Criticism/Hate.

criticalwhovian:

tillthenexttimedoctor:

I do think that it is pefectly okay for you to express criticism. I’m not attempting to gain any points for decent behaviour here, but I have in the past defended the right to critique the show (and pointed to the danger of dismissing all criticisms) and I have precious little patience for “don’t like, don’t watch”-type of arguments.

But at the same time, I don’t think this post is helping things. It’s difficult to demand anything (and certainly not anything of the “get the fuck over it” variety), when you’re intruding on a space which is meant to be positive, or if you are of the “I can do whatever I want in tag”-fraction, then at least a space where people expect positivity. If anyone actually managed to mind their own business the way you want them to, well congratulations, you just took away that possibility from themI guess it’s too much to ask that you realise how incredibly misguided that is.

I’ll cede to your point, here. Because, you clearly see it as something negative in a “positive” space” and I see it as a general, neutral point that hurts no one.

The rest is a little long, so it’s all under a cut.

So sorry mobile users!

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I’ve only just discovered your blog (I can’t for the life of me figure out how I missed it, as often as I’ve been in the #moffat hate tag). I really love how reasonable and logical you are about things.

And I totally agree. I’ve seen a few unsavory Moffat hate posts in the tag, but they were never in #Steven Moffat (though I don’t go there often - Moffat love makes me queasy because I don’t understand the complete adulation in most posts I’ve read).

And I’ve encountered more pro-Moffat posts in the #moffat hate tag than should be there (as in, none). And only one person has responded to my comment that this post is not appropriate for the tag with a polite, “I apologize. I’ll adjust the tags.” 

The others either ignored it or responded with, essentially, “I do what I want.”

doctorandroseinatardis:

Sorry but not so sorry.

Only reblogging because I find the gif set hilarious. I have no comment on if Moffat actually screwed up how a Time Lord ages (though I wouldn’t be surprised and though I thought I read somewhere that Time Lords age in their first body, but after they regenerate into their second, they don’t? Not sure where or if it was credible, though).

doctorandroseinatardis:

Sorry but not so sorry.

Only reblogging because I find the gif set hilarious. I have no comment on if Moffat actually screwed up how a Time Lord ages (though I wouldn’t be surprised and though I thought I read somewhere that Time Lords age in their first body, but after they regenerate into their second, they don’t? Not sure where or if it was credible, though).

Someone has to say it.

criticalwhovian:

A lot of the Moffat crit/hate that I read suggests that Moffat is a good writer with “good ideas” who is hampered by his sexism (ableism/ homophobia/ etc). I would like to throw that shit out the window right fucking now!

Moffat is not a good writer! Having good ideas no more makes someone a…

allegoricalrose:


Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2
This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here
Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.
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allegoricalrose:


Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2
This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here
Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.
Zoom Info
allegoricalrose:


Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2
This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here
Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.
Zoom Info
allegoricalrose:


Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2
This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here
Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.
Zoom Info
allegoricalrose:


Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2
This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here
Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.
Zoom Info

allegoricalrose:

Tenth Doctor / Rose touch trajectory through Series 2

This is what happens when a behavioural scientist gets tired of hearing ‘clingy girlfriend’ comments…

For notes and a longer description, see here

Bonus fact: the biggest difference in touch frequencies was in the Rise of the Cybermen / Age of Steel two-parter, where the Doctor initiated touching five times to her one.

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

…. these are both myself AND my cats. Spot on!

Anonymous asked:

CAn you please stop forcing Rose on all the doctors like 12, because it's really horrible of you and she's already had two doctors and you're being unfair to the other companions like Clara who's actually seen all the doctors kthnxbye

the-wolf-in-the-police-box:

gallifreyslostson:

The logic behind this anon is “Don’t put your favorite companion with all the Doctors. Only Moffat can do that with his special snowflake companion.”

Those were my exact thoughts. Exactly.