Do you ever just like flex your foot wrong and it cramps and you’re just like this is it, this is how it ends
Can you imagine someone casting their first successful corporeal Patronus, but it comes out enormous and unidentifiable and it just keeps emerging out of their wand… everyone turns to watch, confused and concerned, and the caster just stares blankly at the Patronus until some nerd recognizes the shape and shouts, “Good lord, it’s a Blue Whale!”
"It is enormous that he lies to someone".
Aka the doctor DOESN’T lie.
Did moffat even watch the show?!?!
This is a key point that Moffat-ites miss.
Moffat didn’t CREATE Doctor Who. He was GIVEN it. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but if someone hands you a copy of, for example, Frankenstein, you’re not going to re-write the last four chapters just so everyone can have a happy ending and pass it off as canon. That makes you a hack and a plagarist.
Sometimes I wonder what RTD thinks of Moffat’s run, if he is even allowed to criticize it. And then Moffat apologist says that ‘Moffat can do what he wants’ and ‘the Doctor changes in regenerations’ ‘the show changes’ , yes, but there’s limits to it. There need to be an overall coherent theme. Completely contradicting your predecessor doesn’t make you ‘a great innovator’ just really bad.
A couple friendly reminders
RTD didn’t create Doctor Who, he was given it. Maybe his Doctors didn’t lie, but the ones before them sure as **** did. Anyone who’s ever seen 7 can certainly attest to that. Each Doctor has different morals and each Doctor had different lines they would never step across. Just because one doesn’t lie, doesn’t mean the others didn’t either.
As for the changes Moffat has brought to the show, can you imagine how pissed some of the old writers and fans might have felt when they turned on the TV and discovered that Gallifrey was gone and the Doctor was some dark angsty figure who could barely pull his head out of his *** long enough to save his companions? I know of quite a lot of old series fans who absolutely hate the new one because of the changes that have been made. I’m not saying that it wasn’t an interesting plot, but it’s gone on long enough and I don’t know how many more seasons of moping I could take because it was getting really ******* repetitive and starting to lose any emotional weight it might have held.
I’m not saying Moffat is some writing god who has never written anything ****** or problematic in his life, but for godsake, neither is RTD.
So, friendly reminder to all RTD era fans who keep ******** on Moffat: You are not the first fans, RTD was not the first writer, and seasons one through four are not how the show has always been. There are 42 years of people who came before you, and there are probably going to be decades of fans to come after you. It’s time to pull your heads out of your ***** and accept that.
Moffat wasn’t rewriting the show, he was returning it TO ITS ******* STATUS QUO.
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.
WHOEVER BUYS THIS FOR ME WINS MY ETERNAL LOVE
I OWN THIS
EVERY MORNING HE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HOW THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND YOU HAVE TO GET UP
AND WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON TO HUSH HIM HE SAYS “DEFTLY DONE, MADAM,” OR “IF IT’S NOT TOO FORWARD OF ME, THAT DID TICKLE, MADAM”
IT WAKES YOU UP WITH THE SOUND OF CHIRPING BIRDS BEFORE STEPHEN FRY’S VOICE
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE
THIS IS LIKE JARVIS.
A REAL JARVIS EXCEPT HE’S A CLOCK.
NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
STEPHEN FRY PLAYED JEEVES ON ‘JEEVES AND WOOSTER’. THIS IS A SHOW YOU NEED TO WATCH. FRY PLAYED JEEVES OPPOSITE HUGH LAURIE’S WOOSTER. JEEVES WAS WOOSTER’S VALET.
NOW HE’S YOURS. IN CLOCK FORM.
I. NEED. THIS.
That awkward moment when you look at the clock and see it says 1:56 AM, drive for 30 minutes, get home and see that it’s 3:26 AM. Panic because you can’t recall an hour of time, convince yourself that you must have been abducted by aliens…and then remember that today is daylight savings time.
I’ve no patience for
1. People who don’t read
2. People who neither source their quotes nor offer context
3. People who hide being the ‘Anonymous’ messaging ability
look at this precious thing
look at it
and then you look to the apparent dead body in the back
When good bunnies go bad.
THAT ONE IS EATING HIM
“hooray! we slew the giant!”
It’s celebrating the slaying of the giant
I can’t believe no one posted this yet
Really just done with all the Moffat hate. Just unfollowed someone because too much of it was showing up on my dash from his/her blog.
I very much feel like a lot of people resent Moffat simply because he isn’t RTD, despite the fact that the two are friends. I’m sure there are some dissenters who dislike him on a preferential level and can acknowledge that, and that’s fine, you like what you like, but I am 120% done with the accusations of sexism and sloppy writing and the vehement hatred that flows to this man.
I’m sorry, but Steven Moffat is far and away a better writer than RTD is. The RTD era of Doctor Who frequently bored me to tears, even though Eccleston and Tennant were absolutely brilliant doctors. Moffat can pack more into a single action-packed episode than RTD dragged out over painfully slow two-parters. The emotion, to me, is more real during this era than it was during RTD’s era (sorry again, but I didn’t cry during the infamous Ten/Rose goodbye scene. I cried harder than I’ve ever cried over any piece of entertainment media when the Ponds left).
RTD’s females weren’t any stronger than Moffat’s females. Though your mileage may vary, I find Moffat’s females far more relatable than Rose or Cassandra or Martha or even Donna (not that I dislike them - okay, I dislike Rose, but I don’t hate on her because so many people identify with her and love her). I identify far more with Amy, River, Clara, Jenny, and Madame Vastra. They’re strong, powerful women who relate to the world and to the wild adventures in ways I understand. And don’t get me started on the incredible female characters in the Sherlock series.
While I could sit here all night and tear to shreds every accusation people have brought against Moffat, I have other things to do with my time. I follow some incredible blogs dedicated to just that and they’re worth looking up. If you try to argue with me on just this post, I’m not going to respond because I simply don’t have time for that. This is a rant, not an invitation to debate (and from what I’ve seen, the vast majority of Moffat haters can’t even debate properly; most of them [not all] simply spew hatred). I respect your preference if you enjoyed the RTD era more. But don’t you dare accuse Moffat of sexism or poor writing or call him a horrible human being or any number of the awful names I’ve seen him called just because you can’t handle the direction the show has taken.