Spontaneous combustion...is that like love at first sight?
What stopped this disc from getting a 10, seeing as the omission you spoke of would be on disc 2?
15 hours, 54 minutes ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack Review (Disc 1)
While he's no longer my favourite, on a Saturday in early 2005, aged 12, I sat down to watch a mysterious show called Doctor Who starring on odd Northern bloke by the name of Christopher Eccleston. And the rest, as they say, is history.
16 hours, 42 minutes ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Happy belated birthday to an amazing show!
18 hours, 21 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@floppy_who This is why as lauded as it is, I can't watch Saving Mr. Banks, it's almost outright falsification of what actually happened.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@MerieliaZ @TheOncomingHurricane @Desgar Oh right.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@ElyotWren @TheOncomingHurricane @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Malohkeh @NightRises No, didn't think it would. It's even worse that he has probably the most accepting character in the Whoniverse do it.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn Argh, no, you said tautology! Now Luke Rattigan's voice is echoing in my head!
@NSSG&SMAF 'How about you argue my point like an adult?'
My apologies, but I did already deal with this line of argument. I'll try again. I do not give a damn whether he liked the change or not. I do give a damn if he makes transphobic points to justify it. He may not have realised they were transphobic.
@NSSG&SMAF 'Funny the other week if you didn't like this change you were called sexist, and now it's transphobic' Has bugger all to do with that. Butt out.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@ElyotWren @TheOncomingHurricane @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Malohkeh @NightRises Being gorgeous in drag doesn't necessarily count for much. Some drag queens have said and done problematic things, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. This is the line:
'A friend of mine. Let's call him Vincent. That was his name after all. Regular guy. Girlfriend. Likes his sport, likes a beer. Starts acting a little... strange. A little distracted. Suddenly he disappears for a couple months. He comes back and we've got to start calling him Vanessa. Since then I've always been a little nervous when a friend behaves out of character.'
@ElyotWren @TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh @NightRises Yeah, I think so. If it were any other writer I'd consider it a possibility but when he'd already undermined the idea of gender idenity it just comes off as rather nasty satire.
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh @NightRises I wouldn't blame him so much as RTD (exec producer). Chris Chibnall (Head writer of Series 1 and 2 of Torchwood) and Helen Raynor (script editor) for not removing it before shooting script stage. I don't know about Barrowman as a trans advocate though, and it's known the gay culture both he and RTD are a part of does have a problem with transphobia.
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @ElyotWren I remember now, damn you, Gareth Roberts XD
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @ElyotWren ...What are the other instances?
@ElyotWren @TheOncomingHurricane I think Jack implies he's already been pregnant when he's still Jack once...work that one out o_o
@oozewho Do you mean Seb?
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Malohkeh Implies a bad end...not that I care XD
@JacobHaggerty @TheOncomingHurricane I said the statements were transphobic. There is a difference. When I was a lot younger, I said something racist out of ignorance. When I was alerted to the implications of what I said, I was ashamed, but I knew better and haven't done anything like it since. The difference between making transphobic statements out of ignorance and being transphobic lies in how you react to being told.
@JacobHaggerty @TheOncomingHurricane *where it was a misogynistic statement
@JacobHaggerty @TheOncomingHurricane You've completely misunderstood, the commenter was referencing when the Master in The Last of the Time Lords said 'always the women', where it misogynist. I was congratulating them on managing to use it in a way that was feminist, my apologies for the confusion.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Angie Whodini has Ravio's bracelet To be fair it's not a word that comes up often.
@LGwalchmai95 Is it bad that I still cannot decide whether I like Missy or not? No, of course not!
@Malohkeh @91 Queen of Evil I have a mighty need to see Jenny fight Missy because of reasons.
@NightRises @TheOncomingHurricane Apology accepted. If it helps, I didn't until 3 and half months ago either :)
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @NightRises *with the earlier work
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @NightRises I would have too, if, it wasn't for Greeks Bearing Gifts. Even if we take it that way, the Doctor still misgenders the horse, which is...no. It comes across as trying to mock the idea of gender identity as a thing when taken in context we the earlier work.
@NightRises @TheOncomingHurricane Well, as I said, it doesn't make it easier to be on the receiving end. As for Whithouse, future article on the subject (not just about him) coming, but it draws on A Town Called Mercy and the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts
@Malohkeh Maybe she should imitate Kristen Bell's recent spoof. 'Well isn't that some supercalifragilisticexpialibullsh-'*camera cuts away from Missy*
@NightRises I never said he was transphobic (I'll reserve that one for Toby Whithouse). I don't think he said what he did with any malice, but it doesn't make it easier for those on the receiving end and if he's just uneducated, he needs to be
@Angie Whodini has Ravio's bracelet It's transgender, but you speak English better than some native speakers I've known :)
@NightRises @TheOncomingHurricane 'None of your comments were about him not accepting the change? Are you sure you realised what you just typed? All of your comments were about him not accepting the change as well as his opinion of the character'
Misgendering someone in the way he did is transphobic. Sorry, that's a fact. Missy identifies as female, so that does not make her 'still essentially a man' no matter how much you dislike the change. Apart from that I was pointing out the flaws in his arguments.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@NightRises @TheOncomingHurricane I frankly could not care less whether John accepts the change or not. None of my comments were about that. I will however call out transphobia when I see it. It's not name calling, and it has nothing to do with his opinion of the character. That ought to have been obvious.
'I suppose what is annoying about this change is the fact people are actually referring to the Master as a she. Why? This is what I don’t like about this change because the Master is now permanently branded a woman'
Because Missy identifies as female, maybe? She's not permanently branded a woman, she's a woman now. If she regenerates into a man, she'll be a man then. What's hard to understand about that?
'and because of this has shifted characteristics to be more like a woman and not a man trapped in a woman’s body (which is kind of what happened, though we still don’t know the exact reasons behind this change).
As someone who's personally acquainted with the whole 'trapped in the wrong body' thing (albeit in the opposite direction), as you so delicately put it, this doesn't make sense. Every cell in the body rewrites itself when regenerating, including those in the brain. The idea that gender identity would be a constant in this process when it's not even constant in some humans is borderline laughable. This whole paragraph comes off as pretty transphobic.
It has affected the Master and the Doctor’s relationship and made it almost unbearable to watch because what was once a love/hate brotherly relationship is now a flirt off. Both of the characters have now kissed each other and I am left wondering why. It goes against their previous chemistry together and it appears to me that just because one of them is now female that means it’s okay to add in sexual tension. The Master is still a man essentially. He was born a man and has simply undergone regeneration, only this time came out with a different body entirely. In my eyes this has gone against what has already been set in stone and Moffat has somewhat abused continuity in order to try something new and outrageous.
'The Master is still a man essentially' Oh look, more transphobia. Also, as for the sexual tension, watch the Simm Master's episodes again and put your eyes back in this time (it was intentional as well, as RTD stated in the commentaries).
@NightRises Yes, because a race of alien beings would conform to human gender norms...
2 days, 19 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Iris Wildthyme Amen to that.
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @voterassilon Is it bad I laughed loudly at that?
@91 Queen of Evil 'I am male, and all of my favorite characters are always! the women.' If that was intentional, you turned a misogynistic statement feminist. Bravo.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @voterassilon The writers essentially didn't realise what they had with her.
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @voterassilon Yep, Susan.
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @voterassilon Didn't she basically accept execution?
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off That's another argument I would agree with. I think Moffat's quote is extremely powerful:
"It’s hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes ARE important. Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now but heroes tell us who we WANT to be. And a lot of our heroes depress me. But when they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-Wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor."
@91 Queen of Evil @The Finn @TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh I'd rather the show was axed...
2 days, 21 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@voterassilon Susan is a notably strong recurring female character? o_o
@ilyootha imagine how would, for example, a child feel if their Mum and Dad suddenly randomly turned into Mum and Mum?...'
In an entirely different society, I don't see it even being an issue. They'd probably just turn back to their cornflakes. Surely the fact they become ostensibly completely different people would be more of concern to the kids ('who the hell are these people and why do they say they're my parents?') otherwise? XD
@91 Queen of Evil @TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh I hope any writer considering doing that outside of fanfic is immediately hit by a very heavy weight.
@Malohkeh @TheSoundofDrums I think he does as well, even though I don't ship them. Also, a symonym for stimulate is 'arouse'. You can't get a lot more blatant than that (though RTD certainly tried).
@Malohkeh @91 Queen of Evil Missy as a maternal type...I can only see her relationship to any offspring ending up like the Other Mother from Coraline...
@Only as old Whovian as you feel - Hello Rusty @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off It's not an example, it's a thought experiment.
@NotsoSmartguy @The Finn @Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane Well, if we take How to be a Time Lord as canon, he overwrote about half of the academy textbook with stuff he considered more important XD