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''Deus Ex Machina: plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object''. By virtue of the fact that the sonic screwdriver is _already long established in the show_, it cannot be a deus ex machina.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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''Maybe this is what Moffat has got planned and he’s subtly trying to prepare us?'' No. Goodness, people have really misunderstood what he was asking. He wasn't suggesting that the Doctor was human or related to humans at all. He was asking in which episode the Doctor was first defined as an alien, because the original production crew were wishy-washy on the Doctor's backstory.

 Argh, argh.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on An Earthly Gallifrey

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Joss Whedon hasn't made a decent show since Buffy.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?

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He's not suggesting the Doctor IS human. He's asking when he definitively states that he's NOT, for a bit of fun. Sheesh.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?

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But some eccentric people are referred to as aliens, or refer to themselves as aliens. :P I call myself an alien all the time.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?

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What will happen is that ''the search for Gallifrey'' will play out in the background of the regular adventures. That is exactly what it was designed for, and what Moffat said will happen.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…

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One, that's not his only quote on the subject, but I don't want to go googling for the specific one I'm referring to in case I run into screeching anti-Moffat blogs;

Two, that's still a far cry from ''He will absolutely find Gallifrey in the near future. This is a confirmed FACT.''

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…

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''Regardless of if you agree or disagree with the debate, Gallifrey at some point in the not too distant future will return. For the first time since the show’s revival it’s no longer a likely possibility – but a confirmed certainty.'' No, it is not. Sorry, but Moffat said himself that the Doctor was unlikely to ever actually find the planet. Having the POSSIBILITY of finding it is a motivation, it gives him a reason to do what he does.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…

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... Are you sure you're using the term ''objective'' correctly here, because as far as I know, there is no ''objective'' way to measure levels of attractiveness. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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The voting sample was only 90,000 people. Out of 20+ million fans, worldwide. So... no, sorry, it says nothing about who's in the majority.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment

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I love it when people accuse ''the fangirls'' of being shallow and then prattle on about how ''weird'' looking the actors are, as if that isn't shallow itself.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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''I'm just parroting opinions'' that's probably correct.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor

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Simply repeating the assumption that ''boys like sci fi and girls like romance!!!11'' isn't actually proof that your argument is correct. You need, like, solid evidence.

I've analyzed the show inside and out predominantly with women. Maybe you're not seeing girls on forums because the rampant sexism in fandom puts them off.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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Can people quit assuming that girls don't like sci fi and only watch for the characters? Seriously, it's an absolutely ludicrous assumption, and you have no proof to back up the claim that the gender demographics of the show have changed.

1 month ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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Someone who actually gets it. Thank goodness.

1 month, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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They're not bringing back Gallifrey any time soon. Moffat and Co have made this abundantly clear. The promise of Gallifrey being somewhere out in the Universe simply provides the Doctor with a motivation.

1 month, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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Nobody seems to know how to use the Bechdel test properly or what it's for.


Also, how the hell does Donna get 100%? Are you seriously kidding me?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth

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Oh go away, that is completely untrue.

Why is it always men who accuse Moffat of being ''unable'' to write ''female personalities''? What do you know about being female?

2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor

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@VortexDan he's talking metaphorically. from an audience standpoint. he doesn't mean characters within the show won't flirt with each other.

2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor

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@VortexDan Dear God, I hope you're being facetious.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Mysteries: What Happened to the Kovarian Chapter?

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The question is, though, would she WANT to come back after the appalling way the fandom treated her?


''I’ve always been confused why Helen Raynor’s talent and devotion to Doctor Who in the past seems to be remarkably underestimated by fans everywhere''

She's a woman, and sci-fi fandom has a particularly vicious misogynistic faction. There's your answer.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Bring Back… Helen Raynor

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Actually it makes perfect sense and it has precedent.


Moffat isn't the lazy one here. Pay more attention.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Hurt to Eccleston Regeneration Was So Short

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Yes it is. And it makes perfect sense within the narrative. I have no idea what people are whining about.

3 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb

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Nothing you listed as a plot hole was an actual plot hole, and the rest of it reads like rather petulant whining. The fact that there wasn't an extended parade of classic series Daleks doesn't say anything about the actual quality of the episode, for example -  it's pure fan entitlement to level that as a fault against it. 









3 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks

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I never found the timelines particularly difficult to follow, tbh.

4 months ago on Silence Will Fall – The Complete Timeline

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Stunt doubles don't have to look exact. Also, it's a space suit; it comes with a helmet.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Night Out

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I can't help but pull out this quote whenever this question comes up, because I wish it had as much traction as the fake quotes people use to ''prove'' Moffat is sexist:

"Because I’ve never been a 17 year old girl, it’s rather interesting to think like one, or rather to force yourself to consider the world from that perspective. And it actually started to make me angry. I’d never really thought about it before, but you know, when I’d consider the world from the viewpoint of this dynamic, highly intelligent, highly talented 17 year old girl, and think what’s going to happen to her, think about how much harder it’s going to be for her than it would be if she’d been a boy, it made me SO angry." ~ Steven Moffat on writing Lynda Day in Press Gang.

That, to me, is a feminist writer. Undeniably.

5 months ago on Is Steven Moffat a Feminist Writer?

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No, honey. Argueing that the term is sexist, and redefining the term itself, are two different things.


Please learn what that difference is.


Your argument is ludicrous anyway, because ''Mary Sue'' is a /made up definition/.


Unsubscribing from this conversation, as I'm getting nothing of value from it. Bye! :)

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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Simply repeating ''it has nothing to do with gender politics'' doesn't make the term ''Mary Sue'' any less sexist, sorry.


As the article points out, it is a double standard. Male characters are never questioned if they have amazing powers, but women are expected to /earn them/ lest they be labelled a "Mary Sue".

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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Are you going to actually acknowledge and challenge what I posted, or is your only argument ''Durr, it's from Tumblr''?

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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(Imagines Clara doing Matrix-like stunts before blowing a kiss to the camera)

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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River isn't loud or obnoxious either. In fact, in ToA/FaS she quietly gets on with fixing the portal while the /Doctor/ is the one throwing a big tantrum.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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"The idea that woman has to “earn” any power, praise, love, or plot prominence is central to Mary Sue.  Men do not have to do this, they are naturally assumed to be powerful, central and loveable. That’s why it’s the first thing thrown at a female character- what has she done to be given the same consideration as a male character? Why is she suddenly usurping a male role? “Mary Sue” is the easiest way to dismiss a character. It sounds bad to say “I don’t like this female character. I don’t like that this woman is powerful. I don’t like it when the plot focuses on her. I don’t like that a character I like has affections for her.”  But “Mary Sue” is a way to say these things without really saying them. It gives you legitimacy." From ''Mary Sue, What Are You?'' by adventuresofcomicbookgirl on Tumblr.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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The term Mary Sue is sexist, but this forum won't let me post a link explaining as to why.

Neither River nor Clara are perfect.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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Yep.

And TBH I don't think I'd be quite the same person if it wasn't for Moffat's lady characters. I grew up watching Press Gang and Lynda Day is / was important to me.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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Sontarans were /always/ intended to be a sort of parody, piss-take monster. Seriously.



They're giant space potatoes, for goodness' sake.

5 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Strax

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If you use the term ''Mary Sue'' you automatically lose credibility here, sorry.


The Doctor is quite possibly the most Mary Sue-est character ever, but nobody whines about that.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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@Jamesss It's a public forum.

5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms

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Wrong: RTD invented the idea of a character called Captain Jack. Moffat filled in everything else, including his sexuality.

5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality

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a while ago? I don't have a specific date.

5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality

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"You CAN'T stop kids finding out about sex. You CAN at least make sure some of what they hear is sane and reasonable.

And as for alternative sexuality in Dr Who - oh for goodness sake!

There are kids watching out there, who already know they're gay. (I knew which sex I fancied from a very early age.) Doesn't it do them good to have a hero like a Captain Jack, who laughs in the face of straight and gay alike?

Captain Jack: he'll save your planet and shag anyone who lives there (but check your purse before he leaves.)"

~Moffat. Always loved this quote.

5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality

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So, now you know how queer people feel, when we're subjected to television stories where 99.9999999999% of the characters are heterosexual.

BTW, how do you feel about the suggestion that the Doctor wears River's dresses, and built himself an android boyfriend? :]

5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality

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The Zygon plot was necessary on a metaphorical level.

Ten was necessary to demonstrate the Doctor's perspective of the Time War, afterwards.

Having Nine would have been redundant.

5 months, 1 week ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?

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If Eight had been the War Doctor, than a significant part of the story - the Doctor's name, and what being ''the Doctor'' *means* - would not have worked. I'm really confused about how DotD is ''run of the mill'', too - to me, it was one of the most inventive and clever episodes we've ever had.

5 months, 1 week ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?

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I wish people would stop getting offended on behalf of the actors they don't even know.

Whether Eight, the character,  being included in the Time War makes sense is different to whether Paul Mcgann, the actor, could pull off playing someone damaged.

5 months, 1 week ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?

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I can't wait to see how the fandom twists this into ''Matt Smith hates Peter Capaldi''.

5 months, 1 week ago on Matt Smith Doesn’t Want to see River with Capaldi

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''The Night of the Doctor was fan-pleasing to the extreme, and I don’t think it’s controversial to say that was down to Paul McGann’s appearance more than the revelation of the War Doctor’s origin''

It was also well-written.


9 as the War Doctor would not make logical sense as the writer himself pointed out.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on What if… the Ninth Doctor was the War Doctor?

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Oh dear. You appear to have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.

1 year, 2 months ago on The Uncomfortable Class Connotations of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’s’ Cultural Appropriation – Flavorwire

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