Fan-created “Twelfth Doctor” opening credits
Based on this
MAKE THE DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR FIND THE THING
WE FOUND THE THING THANKS TO EVERYONES CAPS LOCK
CAN THIS BE THE ACTUAL THEME
LIKE IT STARTS OFF WITH THE NORMAL ALL THE COLORS BUT THEN THEN MUSIC TAKES A DARK TURN AND THEN ALL THE CLOCKWORK IMAGERY STARTS
This is stunning :-o
A friendly reminder that Dean will fight and kill any supernatural being that crosses his path, but when he’s being beaten mercilessly by…
or his angel
he won’t fight back.
This gets worse each time I reblog it.
Because he thinks he deserves it.
I don’t even watch SPN and this still hurts.
*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’
MOFFAT. *side eyes*
I really liked Jabe, she was only a small character but vital, and I was saddened by her sacrifice.
In the episode, Peter is removed from the white collar unit as a punishment for his involvement in Neal’s escape from custody, and he is placed in the drudgery of ‘The Cave,’ also known as evidence processing. This is not exactly an uncommon trope in crime procedurals, but at its core is the belief that consignment to “menial” labor in evidence processing is a punishment despite the fact that countless non-white collar FBI employees make their living in this environment.
Of course, “Diminishing Returns” doesn’t allow us to meet any of them. Instead, Peter is overseen by a antagonistic supervisor who buries him in cell phones to itemize, labor that is seen as a barrier to “real police work” rather than a necessary administrative task required in order for the FBI to operate smoothly. It’s one thing to make the argument that warehouse drudgery is boring, or that it can occasionally function as a prison (as the episode alludes to with Neal and Peter’s lunches in what Neal compares to “the yard” based on his time in the big house), but usually there’s some semblance of the community shared between employees. Here, though, it’s being used as something for Peter to escape, something for the episode to devalue to prop up the importance and excitement of the show’s usual crime-solving by comparison—the time clock is treated like a torture device, as though Peter has never worked a regular day in his life.
When White Collar‘s writers chose to set the first two episodes of the season in Cape Verde, they chose a specific location with a distinct local culture. Of course, because shooting in Cape Verde (located off the western coast of Africa) would be inefficient for a show that films in the U.S., USA chose to shoot the scenes in Puerto Rico, where they’ve also shot location work for Covert Affairs and Royal Pains in recent years. However, this meant that a country where the official language is Portuguese and where the Creole population is the dominant ethnicity (with their own language based on the Portuguese) is being replaced by a country where Spanish is the primary language and the local pool of extras is largely Spanish in origin.
I KNEW there was something up with this! It wouldn’t have been so glaringly wrong if the fact that Cape Verde was colonized by the Portuguese and not the Spanish hadn’t been A PLOT POINT. COME ON YOU GUYS.
Oh my gosh. I am now on tumblr in glorious gif form.
Yes, that is my face. And here is my blog.
(I’m totally allowed to promote on this. It’s my face.)
To add on a bit of my personal perspective, I loved Ten and Nine because they were in love with humanity. They believe in them, in their ability to be kind, to have empathy, to make a change, to be so much more. Eleven? Eleven looked down on humanity from his very first episodes.
Ten and Nine were in love with the universe, its coincidences, or seeming coincidences, its laws, its cultures, its diversity, its power. Eleven thought it didn’t care.
Yeah, its unfortunate. I absolutely adore Matt Smith’s performance, and the basic personality of Eleven- this perfect mish-mash of childish glee and the weight of an old man- is absolutely perfect. But then he (or rather the writers) do something like this and it super awkward.
How slow acting is this disease? Stiles was 8 when Claudia died, maybe 9 depending on dates/birthdays. Does he remember a time when she always knew who he was? Does he remember her singing to him, reading to him, hugging him? Does he remember her holding him when HE had nightmares? Tucking him in? Telling him she’d always love him?
Or does he only remember her forgetting him?
Does he only remember the first time she couldn’t pronounce his name? The first time she said, “that’s my father’s name! Honey, he has my father’s name?”
Does he only remember her screaming in the middle of the night? Hearing his dad’s murmurs, through the walls, and trying to muffle his sobs, feeling guilty when his dad came to check on him later, but also comforted, relieved, when his dad pulled him close and said, “I’ve got you, it’s okay,” and those big hands rubbed his back and he honestly thought everything would be okay, if they could just stay like that, the two of them, cuddled together in the dark, his mom’s soft snores floating through the open doorway?
Does he remember her whole and healthy, or only the slow descent into dementia, forgetfulness, paranoia? The day he had to teach her how to tie her shoes? Or when he cut her food for her? Or when he sat in the hospital, and his dad wasn’t there yet, and his mother looked at him out of sunken eyes, and asked him, “are you lost?” right before her body forgot how to breathe?
Does part of him almost want the disease himself, because it means eventually he’ll finally forget the day she died?
I haven’t been keeping up with the show but goddamn
In Case You Missed It, Teen Wolf Is About the Matriarchal Ideal and It’s My New Favorite Thing
Teen Wolf is often under fire around Tumblr for being as casually misogynistic as they come. The central women are all love interests or mothers. The female villains die horribly, where the male villains get backstories and development. Sometimes women seem to be gratuitously murdered just because. These accusations all may be true, but I think to call the show as a whole misogynistic is to miss one of the central themes of the show: matriarchy.
Teen Wolf, as far as I can tell, is about matriarchies. Specifically, it’s about matriarchy as an ideal and about the problems that arise when men grab for power that belongs by right to women. Which is to say, all the problems in the show.
This is awesome. I remember one of the first things I liked about Teen Wolf was that the credits showed the boys shirtless and the girls clothed. I don’t know if this is related to that, but I approve of gender-role-switching ALL the things!
Because of him (Matt Smith) Doctor Who became a phenomenon and is now known in the United States and around the world. It was not because of another actor, it was Matt who took the show to another level.
you can understand it as you want, I understand like “Chris and David did nothing, and Matt is important just because I wrote the best Doctor ever.”
So I guess I just imagined me and all my American friends watching Doctor Who in 2007. Thanks for clearing that up.
man, fuck moffat