whY DONT MOFFAT CRIT BLOGS LIKE EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SHOW HAS BEEN GETTING MORE PROGRESSIVE WE HAD TWO NAMED POC LAST EPISODE AND TWO FEMALE CHARACTERS (aside from Clara) ONE OF WHICH WAS BOTH ALSO EPISODE BEFORE THAT WE HAD AN AMAZING PORTRAYAL OF A SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIP. MOFFAT IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM AND MORE PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT.
I think the main issue that comes from these people is that characters like Journey, Liz X, Karabraxos, Ms. Delphox, Ada and Winifred Gillyflower, Angie, Artie, the Van Baalen Brothers, Kate Stewart, Osgood and a few others is the excuse that they’re merely one-shot, and the two leads are “ugh, white again?” or some misguided and vague bias that all of the women in a Moffat script (or even under Moffat’s reign as showrunner) have only one or two moulds. Which is incredibly insulting to the character arcs of the three biggest characters, along with the beautifully done relationship between Vastra and Jenny.
And speaking of, some idiots define Vastra and Jenny’s relationship as being abusive, or critique it being “marriage = bickering”, because couples don’t bicker and disagree with one another?
Both RTD and Moffat have their flaws as showrunners (most do), but I struggle to see how either are LESS progressive than how television was in the 1960s and 1970s.
Destory the idea that anyone who enjoys Steven Moffat work is an apologist incapable of recognising his faults as a writer.
Destory the idea that Steven Moffat fans defending a writer they admire is an action they take through hate and a refusal to listen, as oppose to a means of creating a positive space to absorb the media they love.
Destory the idea that Moffat fans are doing this for anyone other than themselves.
hey truscum whats it like taking gender too seriously
haha yeah, we should really learn to be less serious about gender. all of the transphobic hate crimes and murders, all the trans people we’ve lost to suicide over their crippling dysphoria, the financial debt of transition resulting in homelessness or worse, we really ought to stop taking it so seriously lol
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By taking away the certainty of who was human and who was Zygon, the Doctor essentially created a set of circumstances corresponding to a veil of ignorance. No one knew what their own interest in the matter were and they had to examine the situation and find the best possible solution, just based on the facts and on a consideration for everyone involved (because they could be anyone involved).
The results are clearly uncertain and I would argue irrelevant for the emotional resonance of the story - its primary purpose is to establish a foundation for the Doctor’s decisions in TDotD. It’s a crucial building block in not only providing the means for saving Gallifrey, but also for facilitating the transformation of the Time War and its end from a backstory to a story-of-the-week. By seeing and understanding the Doctor’s actions here, we see and understand the Doctor’s actions there. It’s ingenuity doesn’t lie in this side story itself, although I’d argue that using the veil of ignorance in this manner is rather smart, but in what it represents. Or as the War Doctor put it, "she didn’t just show me any old future, she showed me exactly the future I needed to see".
But for the sake of concluding this issue, let’s follow the thought experiment for a second. The Zygon’s planet was destroyed in the time war and they are without a home - and are looking for a new one in Earth. The humans, on the other hand, have a right to life and freedom. If you don’t know whether you are human or Zygon, it is very, very unlikely that the solution you’d end up with would be a present day Earth controlled by the Zygons. The chance that you will end up subjugated or killed is just too high.
A much more likely scenario would be a compromise in which the Zygons live peacefully among humans (that might seems a bit of a stretch, even if individual humans have managed to in the past, but desperate times call for desperate measures) or an agreement that the Zygons do not go through with their plan to invade earth (there’s a whole galaxy to invade out there, it wouldn’t be a major loss for them, in the hypothetical scenario).
The specifics are not truly relevant, of course. But it’s an interesting game to play, because it puts you in exactly the same place as Kate. What would yo do? What would lose, what would you win, what would be acceptable to you? That’s the true beauty of a solution like this and so it’s only fitting that we never get to hear the end of the story.
Bill Burr: You People Are All The Same
Worst part is, when this came up on the view, one of the speakers actually found it pretty disgusting, and said “look why are we saying its simply fabulous? if a guy chopped off a woman’s breast, we wouldn’t be cheering”
The audience booed her and the other women got really pissy and were like “no its just different shut up”.
Though I have to wonder if they would be cheering and celebrating if some crazy bitch did this to one of their sons. I doubt Sharon Osbourne would be like “Oh sure I won’t have any grandchildren from my son but I still think IT’S FABULOUS! You go girl!”
The yogscast minecraft universe is nothing but a mostly-improv, low-budget minecraft machinima which can be viewed from multiple viewpoints and occasionally has crossovers within itself. this is probably the most unique form of media there is at this time on this world.