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wellbehavedwomendomakehistory:

abohemianmind:

datingtipsfromthedoctor:

Why is it that devotion is seen as a weakness in female characters and a strength in male characters?

Look at the example of Rory Williams versus River Song or Rose Tyler. Everyone loves Rory’s love and devotion towards Amy, and it’s seen as very romantic. He would tear apart the universe for…

While I personally find River a weak character overall, I wholeheartedly agree with this. There’s some sort of strange mentality going around that a woman can’t feel love and be badass at the same time.

If you’d believe it, I recently read an essay that said Buffy Summers was weak because she dared to break down crying when Angel left her, or she wanted to have a relationship with a man. God forbid she have something in her life other than her friends and killing vampires/saving the world.

I strongly agree with you both- and it’s sad that it’s usually women shaming these characters. However, being a bad@ss isn’t necessary and frankly I dislike that most people only respect female characters when they consider them that, which means basically using weapons, being rude and sassy, doing cool, impressive stuff, etc. And for OP: women don’t need to be the generic “strong independent capable” Mary Sue type, which Rose (regular, uneducated, sweet Rose) isn’t, thankfully. She is flawed and well rounded.

I happen to think Rose is very badass. And Donna. And Jackie. Badass isn’t just reserved for women who kick physically kick as. Not in my book (though Rose is quite capable of doing so, if need be).

X-Men Fic

Thinning the Mind

Chapter 1

Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr

Raven and Erik walk in Charles’ shoes. Charles and Co. are missing, presumed dead. Angel, Janos, and Azazel are real people with real emotions. Emma is up to something (as per usual).

Please leave any comments you feel like adding on my AO3 account. Thank you and enjoy!

youplaythewhat:

Missy (Gatekeeper Of The Netherworld) is Death, the Doctor’s other “constant companion” as described by Clive in “Rose” and it’s her job to claim and care for the the souls of those who have died in the Doctor’s name, as described by Davros in “Journey’s End”

calling it now

….just…. no. Death wouldn’t be calling the Doctor her boyfriend. Also, I refuse to believe that the afterworld is populated with psychotic killer robots.

so i realised something

bobbymcfish:

abohemianmind:

bobbymcfish:

abohemianmind:

bobbymcfish:

dont-u-think-he-looks-tired:

when Nine was dying his last words where: “Rose Tyler you were fantastic. and you know what so was i.”

Ten last action was visiting all of his friends and people he loved before saying “I don’t want to go.

and Yet i find it ironic that 11 would call 10 “VAIN” when his dying words/actions were…

So 10 regenerated but kept the same face and said “I didn’t to change, why would I? I mean look at me.” and thats not vain?

but the 11th doctor says that everyone changes but as long as you remember all the people you used to be, and won’t forget when the doctor was him and is generally accepting knowing that he will still be the same doctor regardless.

So 10 regenerated but kept the same face and said “I didn’t to change, why would I? I mean look at me.” and thats not vain?

You clearly don’t understand the 10th Doctor. Like, at all. The Doctor didn’t say that because he meant it. He was soothing over Rose’s and Donna’s (and even Jack’s, despite him having seen other versions of the Doctor besides 9 and 10) fear. It was something to assure his girls that he was still the same man and a joke to relieve tension. Something 10 was all about during his run. It’s sort of like laughing so you don’t cry. Misdirection. 

And I haven’t watched 11’s regeneration episode but yeah, it’s fucking vain to talk about how wonderful you are while dying, imagining an old companion who has been gone for God knows how long, and ignoring your current companion to hallucinate about said old one. Vain and douche-y.

Something 10 was all about during his run. It’s sort of like laughing so you don’t cry. Misdirection.” 

Just like he was in the silence of the library? or Midnight? or last of the timelords? the 10th doctor was quite simple with showing his emotions

Also at least watch the regeneration, pretty much what he said was “I lived a good life” on his death bed, if you did that would you expect anyone to say you are vain?

Also deep breath for his goodbye to clara.

Do not assume that because I have a different view on the 10th doctor and do not agree with your opinion that I do not “understand him at all”

You can have a different view of the Doctor. That’s fine. But the fact of the matter is, if you truly believe what he said in Journey’s End was him being vain, then you don’t understand 10. At all.

And no, I really don’t need to watch 11’s regeneration scene. I can’t stand 11. Just even thinking about watching any more of his episodes makes my skin crawl and my brain want to ooze out of my head from boredom.

Well at the end of the day what is canon is the doctor himself saying he had vanity issues back then.

That is what happened and is canon in the story

now either he was just saying that as a simple joke which could be the idea since he didn’t really have time to say the full story, but I find the doctor in general is somewhat of a vain individual always has been through all his personalities, they are all still parts of the same person its not like one person calling someone else vain its the same person calling himself vain and we are all our own worst judge.

as for actually seeing the episode thats so can form an opinion on it instead of just going off what other people say.

The fact of the matter is, it’s basically Moffat once again insulting - and misunderstanding - any creation not his own. And no, I don’t really need to watch the episode.

I’ve read the plot synopsis which was bad enough and no, it was not from a Moffat Hater. And as an avid reader and professional writer and editor, I am quite capable of judging through the written word how badly something is written.

Doctor Who Idea

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

No but what if instead of the next doctor who companion being a pretty, 20-something female, it’s just an adolescent. What if it’s a 12 year old kid who’s way to smart for their own good. What if whenever the doctor is about to make some dramatic conclusion about the solution to the episode’s…

I’m sorry, but I have to say two things.

One, the TARDIS and its accompanying lifestyle is no place for a child.

And two, it would be pretty unbelievable, even for a sci fi show, that a 21st century or even 51st century 12 year old would know more than the 2,000 plus year old Doctor from a society that existed - and has had time travel and space ships - long before planet Earth had ever become more than floating space rock.

Ok, and a third. Your idea, lovely as it is to start coming up with new companions, is pretty much a Mary Sue. Which is what River was - always showing up and telling the main character how wrong he was etc.

In any case, I’m pretty sure they already did the precocious genius thing with 5 and Adric.

And the fact of the matter is, I don’t think it would be very interesting, having a genius human as a companion. Not many people would be able to relate to him because most of the world is not made up of geniuses. Therefore, I personally think it would be boring. Not the least of because if there were two geniuses in the TARDIS that there would be no need to explain why something was the way it was - because both geniuses would already know, therefore no exposition that would enlighten the audience would be necessary. Therefore, if exposition did happen, it would be out of place and not flow with the story at all.

I wasn’t thinking the kid would be a genius in knowing everything about space, I think he’d understand patterns and plots enough to come up with solutions. I’m not saying he’s super human, I’m saying he’d be more grounded than the doctor and still be intelligent enough to figure out problems. As for reliability, I think a lot watchers would have experienced ageism and being invalidated for their age, even if they aren’t geniuses.
As for the age problem, there’d probably be some backstory or explanation for it, although to be honest I wasn’t taking it so seriously that I was writing the plot.
The doctor would still have to explain things like space travel to the kid because the kid would be intelligent, not all knowing or full of information about how time lord devises work. I don’t think he’d just be there to correct the doctor, I think there’d be an interesting give and take of information, perspectives, etc. I’m not saying this plot would be incredibly fascinating, I just liked the idea. Plus, recently, I think a companion that wasn’t there to flirt with the doctor or just do what he says or trust him implicitly would be nice.

Ah. Well, when you had your 12 year old correcting the Doctor, or being all, “oh, you *just* got there?” it made it seem that way.

And I would love a companion who wasn’t the typical 20-something pretty girl flirt, too, but I truly think the TARDIS life is too dangerous for a child, so I wouldn’t want a child companion to be on the show.

My favorite companion idea was either a conspiracy theorist or a comic book nerd, obsessed with aliens and space and superheros. Both of those would be fun, different and hilarious. Perhaps someone who wears glasses, too. Since I wear them.

But alas, we will keep getting the run of the mill normal companions, I fear.

Tbh I’ve just been waiting for Jenny to come back

The Doctor’s daughter, Jenny?

Yup, I feel like they forgot about her and there’s a lot of cool stuff they could do with it (like the doctor going by another alias and her already regenerating so they take ages to recognize eachother)

Honestly, I think Moffat got bored of her. RTD was going to kill her off but Moffat said no because he wanted an open avenue to bring her back but he doesn’t seem to like anything from RTD’s era. I wouldn’t hold my breath. I actually like Jenny too. Because she’s basically a clone of the Doctor, so there could be a story of where the Doctor’s memories re-surge in her and they have to convince her she’s really not because of this whole other life she’s led. That would be fun.

Doctor Who Idea

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

No but what if instead of the next doctor who companion being a pretty, 20-something female, it’s just an adolescent. What if it’s a 12 year old kid who’s way to smart for their own good. What if whenever the doctor is about to make some dramatic conclusion about the solution to the episode’s…

I’m sorry, but I have to say two things.

One, the TARDIS and its accompanying lifestyle is no place for a child.

And two, it would be pretty unbelievable, even for a sci fi show, that a 21st century or even 51st century 12 year old would know more than the 2,000 plus year old Doctor from a society that existed - and has had time travel and space ships - long before planet Earth had ever become more than floating space rock.

Ok, and a third. Your idea, lovely as it is to start coming up with new companions, is pretty much a Mary Sue. Which is what River was - always showing up and telling the main character how wrong he was etc.

In any case, I’m pretty sure they already did the precocious genius thing with 5 and Adric.

And the fact of the matter is, I don’t think it would be very interesting, having a genius human as a companion. Not many people would be able to relate to him because most of the world is not made up of geniuses. Therefore, I personally think it would be boring. Not the least of because if there were two geniuses in the TARDIS that there would be no need to explain why something was the way it was - because both geniuses would already know, therefore no exposition that would enlighten the audience would be necessary. Therefore, if exposition did happen, it would be out of place and not flow with the story at all.

I wasn’t thinking the kid would be a genius in knowing everything about space, I think he’d understand patterns and plots enough to come up with solutions. I’m not saying he’s super human, I’m saying he’d be more grounded than the doctor and still be intelligent enough to figure out problems. As for reliability, I think a lot watchers would have experienced ageism and being invalidated for their age, even if they aren’t geniuses.
As for the age problem, there’d probably be some backstory or explanation for it, although to be honest I wasn’t taking it so seriously that I was writing the plot.
The doctor would still have to explain things like space travel to the kid because the kid would be intelligent, not all knowing or full of information about how time lord devises work. I don’t think he’d just be there to correct the doctor, I think there’d be an interesting give and take of information, perspectives, etc. I’m not saying this plot would be incredibly fascinating, I just liked the idea. Plus, recently, I think a companion that wasn’t there to flirt with the doctor or just do what he says or trust him implicitly would be nice.

Ah. Well, when you had your 12 year old correcting the Doctor, or being all, “oh, you *just* got there?” it made it seem that way.

And I would love a companion who wasn’t the typical 20-something pretty girl flirt, too, but I truly think the TARDIS life is too dangerous for a child, so I wouldn’t want a child companion to be on the show.

My favorite companion idea was either a conspiracy theorist or a comic book nerd, obsessed with aliens and space and superheros. Both of those would be fun, different and hilarious. Perhaps someone who wears glasses, too. Since I wear them.

But alas, we will keep getting the run of the mill normal companions, I fear.

Tbh I’ve just been waiting for Jenny to come back

The Doctor’s daughter, Jenny?

Doctor Who Idea

readingontheroof:

abohemianmind:

readingontheroof:

No but what if instead of the next doctor who companion being a pretty, 20-something female, it’s just an adolescent. What if it’s a 12 year old kid who’s way to smart for their own good. What if whenever the doctor is about to make some dramatic conclusion about the solution to the episode’s…

I’m sorry, but I have to say two things.

One, the TARDIS and its accompanying lifestyle is no place for a child.

And two, it would be pretty unbelievable, even for a sci fi show, that a 21st century or even 51st century 12 year old would know more than the 2,000 plus year old Doctor from a society that existed - and has had time travel and space ships - long before planet Earth had ever become more than floating space rock.

Ok, and a third. Your idea, lovely as it is to start coming up with new companions, is pretty much a Mary Sue. Which is what River was - always showing up and telling the main character how wrong he was etc.

In any case, I’m pretty sure they already did the precocious genius thing with 5 and Adric.

And the fact of the matter is, I don’t think it would be very interesting, having a genius human as a companion. Not many people would be able to relate to him because most of the world is not made up of geniuses. Therefore, I personally think it would be boring. Not the least of because if there were two geniuses in the TARDIS that there would be no need to explain why something was the way it was - because both geniuses would already know, therefore no exposition that would enlighten the audience would be necessary. Therefore, if exposition did happen, it would be out of place and not flow with the story at all.

I wasn’t thinking the kid would be a genius in knowing everything about space, I think he’d understand patterns and plots enough to come up with solutions. I’m not saying he’s super human, I’m saying he’d be more grounded than the doctor and still be intelligent enough to figure out problems. As for reliability, I think a lot watchers would have experienced ageism and being invalidated for their age, even if they aren’t geniuses.
As for the age problem, there’d probably be some backstory or explanation for it, although to be honest I wasn’t taking it so seriously that I was writing the plot.
The doctor would still have to explain things like space travel to the kid because the kid would be intelligent, not all knowing or full of information about how time lord devises work. I don’t think he’d just be there to correct the doctor, I think there’d be an interesting give and take of information, perspectives, etc. I’m not saying this plot would be incredibly fascinating, I just liked the idea. Plus, recently, I think a companion that wasn’t there to flirt with the doctor or just do what he says or trust him implicitly would be nice.

Ah. Well, when you had your 12 year old correcting the Doctor, or being all, “oh, you *just* got there?” it made it seem that way.

And I would love a companion who wasn’t the typical 20-something pretty girl flirt, too, but I truly think the TARDIS life is too dangerous for a child, so I wouldn’t want a child companion to be on the show.

My favorite companion idea was either a conspiracy theorist or a comic book nerd, obsessed with aliens and space and superheros. Both of those would be fun, different and hilarious. Perhaps someone who wears glasses, too. Since I wear them.

But alas, we will keep getting the run of the mill normal companions, I fear.