*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.
lmao i remember complaing about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011
additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME
her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’
The Eighth Doctor rummaging through his pockets in search of sunglasses for Charley. Oh Eight, I love you forever.
A clip from the amazing and addictive Big Finish audio dramas, which have kept me sane through work and the wait for the 50th. Paul Mcgann is beyond brilliant. EIGHT NEEDS MORE LOVE, PEOPLE! Give him a chance and he’ll run off with your heart. And drink all your tea.
#Doctor’s pockets are bigger on the inside#I’m fairly sure I heard a slinky in there#MY BABY I WILL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE AND WHEN
#i love how ten or eleven would have babbled on in increasingly whimsical explanations before finally admitting they didn’t have a clue #if they ever admitted it at all they would admit it in a way that made it abundantly clear #they were still brilliant and wonderful and knew far more about the universe than anyone else could possibly #and nine is just like #nope #ain’t got shit #isn’t it gr999999 #and rose is just all up in there trying to get as much information about the situation as possible #i think the thing i love about them most is that they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to each other? #there’s a very natural and careless easy grace between them #love #it’s called love (via okayophelia)
I love how the Ood is like ‘Dammit translator ball!’ and just hits it
This is why I really, really love the Ood.
Favorite Doctor Who scene.
The most misunderstood creatures in the fandom…
I love what Who did with the Angels and the Ood.
They’ve taken something that people would automatically want to trust, an angel, and made them creepy as fuck.
And they’ve taken a thing that people would automatically respond to the visual of with revulsion and fear, and made them the sweetest, most peaceful creatures in the universe.
If that’s not the best “looks can be deceiving” ever done I don’t know what is.
I guess you could say they’re misunderstOOD.
nudists don’t have pockets
Meet Jack Harkness
#Honestly out of all the NewWho Doctors #I think Nine does ~comfort the best #which is hilarious because he’s so harsh #but he’s also the one that’s fresh from the Time War and understands how raw circumstances can be #So he’s the one who’s so willing to say ”look at me I’m stupid” #or ”streetcorner 2 in the morning getting a taxi home - I’ve never had a life like that” #it’s more effective because because unlike Ten and Eleven #Nine does self-deprecating comfort that translates so much better (and he does it so much more often too) #Because instead of just saying ”aww it’s okay you’re not stupid” #he says ”it’s okay i’m stupid too - being stupid sometimes isn’t bad. everyone is stupid sometimes. #but making stupid decisions also means you have the potential to make clever decisions. I believe that you can do this. You can fix it.” #and that to be honest is the most brilliant feeling in the world: #knowing that despite your ~shortcomings someone still believes in you and is willing to fight for you #Nine you are so wonderful and not enough people recognize that (via: winterinthetardis)
i am legitimately sorry
i cAn’t BREaTHE
TEN NO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU USE A SONIC
You okay Moff?
He suddenly realised Capaldi is an Oscar winning writer.
PETER CAPALDI PLAYS TWELVE AND ALSO TAKES OVER AS SHOWRUNNERCapaldi as Doctor. Capaldi as showrunner. Capaldi as companion. The entire show becomes just Capaldi, and the rest of the BBC are too scared to intervene. It wins 7 Baftas.
I love how Sarah Jane is actually included in this one, how she’s older than the rest of the kids, and how she’s holding a puppy K-9.
Cuteness overload, Whovian style!
love that donna’s hugging jack who’s hugging the doctor so cute ^^
i’m 90% sure someone has done this before
… i’m 20% sure i’ve done this before
The Doctor Games [x]
can we please talk about this
# 1998 is a hard year for jackie # even working two jobs money is tight # (especially with rose’s gymnastic lessons # but rose loves them and jackie will sell her own kidneys to ensure she can keep attending) # and christmas is just around the corner # she looks over her books and feels ill: # she simply can’t afford to get rose any proper gift this year # and it breaks her heart # because rose is so excited # she loves christmas # keeps saying how she hopes it’ll snow this year # proper like # and christmas eve jackie is up late # worrying and hating how disappointed rose is gonna be come morning # when she wakes up to see the floor is almost empty beneath the tree # and that’s when there’s a knock at the door # she opens it # (with a baseball bat at the ready - it’s late on the estate after all) # and there’s no one there # just a red child-sized bike # with a note attached # 'she's gonna be fantastic' it reads in messy loopy handwriting # 'merry christmas' # and normally she’d be worried about weirdos and stalkers but tonight # tonight it’s christmas eve and jackie tyler knows when not to look a gift horse in the mouth # so she hauls it inside quiet as she can # and the next morning when she’s awoken by the sound of rose crashing her new bike # into the hallway mirror # shrieking in delight the entire time # she takes a moment to say a silent thank you (via)
and now I’m crying
you know this is my most popular gifset by far but I don’t know if people noticed in my original tags on it I wrote “and it was never mentioned again”. This is really typical of his writing. He randomly introduces this small thing that affects all of canon but then never mentions it again. The TARDIS has always made that noise why are we suddenly being told that it’s just the Doctor leaving the breaks on for 900+ years? And, if we are supposed to believe this, why is it never ever mentioned again. The TARDIS continues to make the noise we’ve all come to love and recognize and this line is forgotten. But I think it’s really representative of Moffat’s writing to do something like this and I find it to be very irritating. Of course I would rather this line be forgotten rather than the TARDIS noise suddenly stop existing, but why include something like this in the first place. Especially when it has an impact on the whole show and not just his own stories (as he tends to do /cough john hurt cough/)
This “joke” is actually extremely disrespectful to the people who worked hard to make the original TARDIS sound, way back in 1963. They wanted a sort of almost ripping noise, which is the sound of the TARDIS “ripping” through time and space. They spent a great deal of time and work to create this unique sound, so to say that the TARDIS isn’t supposed to make the noise is extremely disrespectful of the work they put into this iconic sound. Not to mention that every Time Lord seen flying a TARDIS also makes this sound, so canonically, it’s not true. When Romana flies the TARDIS, WITH THE MANUAL, it makes the sound. When the Master flies his TARDIS, it makes the sound. When a Time Lord flies a TARDIS, it makes the sound. Flying the TARDIS means making the sound.
I remember all the Doctor Who fanfics I used to read where Rose often got badly stereotyped as a damsel in distress whom the Doctor had to swoop in and save and smooch but the way I remember Doctor Who 90% of their relationship was the Doctor just setting Rose loose on people who had done something to offend them and sitting back giggling in the corner as she shouted