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Mmm... See, Cassandra was in Rose first. The change shouldn't be a welcome one. And as TheOncomingHurricane said, she isn't happy about the body, or rather, she shows specific happiness about the... parts.
11 hours, 36 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I hope this is not taken offesibly, btw. My mo in any conversation where the other party is likely to know more than me is to not take anything for granted and ask.
11 hours, 41 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I did not. I did not ask as a joke, maybe he wasn't anymore, what do I know?
11 hours, 43 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I agree with this. It's not that the Master always wanted to be female it's just that when he became one she was okay with it. Didn't particularly react to it as far as I can remember. I hope we get that regeneration scene, it could be very interesting.
11 hours, 55 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
15 hours, 31 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I highly doubt you would react with that sort of aloofness if you wrote an article and people spat on your face about the ridiculous opinion you have and omg what a disastrous article you have absolutely no writing talent. In my opinion disrespectfulness should absolutely be frowned upon, regardless of wether it did or didn't happen in this case. Unchecked opinions are not the reason I regularly come here and I think people here work hard for discussions to be civil and respectful.
15 hours, 33 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
You missed this bit, I think.
"A trans woman who has gone through the effort of transitioning is extremely unlikely to react positively to being in a man’s body, indeed, for a lot of us it’s our worst fear."
15 hours, 49 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
To clarify, I don't think it's fair to judge an author on his writing, mainly because as a writer myself my characters rarely express my opinions. But in sensitive topics like this I don't think your comparison stands for the reasons stated above. Peace.
16 hours, 38 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
The difference I think is that in this case that the way the character is supposed to talk while in the Jack case it comes out less about what the character thinks (many say it sounds OOC) and more about the author.
16 hours, 44 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
To be fair to TW the pronoun problem is hard to grasp if one is not used to it. I still find it hard with Missy especially when refering to her previous selves.
16 hours, 55 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I don't understand, why would you set out to be offended by this article?
17 hours, 9 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
It certainly doesn't help, no.
17 hours, 10 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
Oh ok. Great then :).
17 hours, 40 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I wondered about this, too.
17 hours, 45 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
Very interesting read. I am generally very open minded, but not having met anyone who was transgendered (that I'm aware of) in my life I have to admit I have little to no idea what the appropiate attitudes and such are when facing someone who is. So this was very educational, too. I'm glad Moffat has been good with the subject seeing as he still is the showrunner and can continue to do good with the character of Missy and others. I do get very annoyed when people, for example say something like it is a life choice, as I know it's proven to be genetic. Or people express concern about how a child of a gay couple might turn out. So I'm glad my favourite show can help with the awareness and acceptance of different people.
I'm curious how you percieved the reaction of the Doctor to Missy. I didn't notice him reacting any different but then again I'm very bad at percieving problems with those kinds of things.
17 hours, 50 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
Let the nuuUuuUuumbers speak to me!
1 day, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
Where the f*** did Broadchurch is NothingLike Doctor Who come from??? That was so unexpected my god I lol'ed so hard....
3 days, 4 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Edoe Don't be sorry! Especially after such a great comment!
6 days, 13 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@TheSoundofDrums Wow! intersting. Why? :)
6 days, 14 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@The Lazy Cat of CATS Plot twist!
@The Lazy Cat of CATS How do you live in two paces at once?
@Supermoff, member of CATS @The Lazy Cat of CATS And the Fat Lady kills him out of jealousy and he regenerates!
@ilyootha got into yet another fandom Series 7 was my favourite one until series 8 came along...
@Bow Ties Are Cool I reeeeeeally don't like the Forest one (don't even remember the name), so much so that it was a chore to rewatch it with my sister. It was just really really bland... But besides that I agree!
@Clara Laurinda I voted for series 8 because I thought that as a series it felt the most coherent, it executed it's themes brilliantly (if not the arc so much, but only series 5 did it near perfectly), gave us bold choices with the Doctor that worked (and although he didn't have so much screen time, I find that the Clara plot was so interesting and developed (that's mo, anyway) that I could take it (and he still had brilliant scenes)) and overall left me very satisfied with the quality of the episodes separately. I have so many episodes that I regard as excellent. I am very satisfied with this series, really. Hope it helps and doesn't confuse you further (also, I may have exaggerated with the parenthesis there a tiny bit...)
Deep Breath's one for me.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
@MrRazza has drezzzed for the occasion This was amazing.
1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
@The Cosmic Dodo This is off the top of my head, but the prison cell bickering immediately comes to mind as one of the best comedy scenes of the season. My favourite is probably the restaurant scene in Deep Breath. honourable mentions go to the Santa-tific explanation (pole and magic carrots) in Last Christmas and the "I hate him" scene in Time Heist for Capaldi greatness.
I have a feeling 80% of the vote will be for either Moffat or Mathieson.
I see him like a sort of Moffat-to-be. Such high hopes.
@MrRazza has drezzzed for the occasion Lol at the last one. Really the fact that they used such a terrible plot device twice this season... *siiigh*
@Supermoff Damn, you're making me doubt my decision. You're right, this was a terrific year for Moffat. The only episode I didn't adore was Death in Heaven. But then I loved both of Mathieson episodes and his sheer imagination. I'm really glad I didn't think too much about this poll, otherwise I would never have voted.
@TardisBoy! Wow you just expressed my thoughts exactly. Though it was easier for me to reach the final conclusion.
Mathieson. This was the first that was easy for me and I think it's the first time in some time it's not Moffat who gets my vote (thought he was close, I think Mathieson deserved it more)
I went with Deep Breath because the dinosaur and the half-face man were simply too good to me. Flatline is the other I would've voted for, but many episodes had good visual effects.
1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects
...and featured in Death in Paradise (2014) and Twenty Twelve.
You're kidding with these right?
2 weeks ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
Imagine if Jack met 12. I don't know why this never crossed my mind before.
2 weeks ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
So many... so many good ones. Such creative monsters this season. Went with... the Teller. It edged as first because of the design and execution. It's one of the more real monsters I've ever seen in DW.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
Honestly the last two were used really creatively, so it was mostly 50-50 for me. Went for the Daleks.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
@Adric the Genius I think I may have watched that scene at least 7 times when I watched Caves of Androzani. I just kept going back and back and laughing or just being engrossed by how marvellous it is. And Davison if the "not a very persuasive argument" moment completely sells the scene to me.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
And 25% are non-humans, too.
Hmm.. I don't particularly think anyone stood out in the acting here. I wonder who I'll vote..
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Festive Face-Off 2014 Winner
Exactly like mine!
I don't think she has to be a constant changing machine... I mean, this is Doctor Who, of course.... But I don't think a season of just travelling would be boring in any way. Not that it's Moffat's style anyway.
On the other hand, once a character has been established, they don't need to be the focus to develop, youcan start incorporating developments into the little things, the audience can join the dots just with that.
My theory is she won't get much development and a thing will happen (currently it's companion-shaped thing).
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
I don't get how you're reasoning is that because things were one way they will stay the same. Actually, I think the opposite is more reasonable. The universe leans towards balance. See below for the longer comment.
I would love Capaldi to get more focus so I was just telling you what I hope. Look, in series 7 everybody complained Clara was like cardboard and in series 8, among other things, it seemed Moffat listened and gave us a companion with lots of development (and, even if it took focus away from the Doctor, I love that much development story-wise). Maybe he'll listen now and focus on the Doctor. The difference now with before series 7 is that Clara is a well-developed character now, and she has a history and we know her. Before series 7 she just needed the development, it was necessary. Now she doesn't. On the other hand, little was done with the Doctor this series (actually he had a nice journey, but it was far from the scale of Clara's. I mean, the whole Am I A Good Man? was pretty interesting.) so there's room there for things to happen. I am of the group (if it exists) that thinks there will be a new companion somewhere next series. But if we don't get one, I think objectively there's a much higher chance of the Doctor getting the attention than Clara.
@allons_ywibblywobbly I'll give you another one. Since Clara is staying, it means the series has a chance to focus on Capaldi or share focus as it won't have to worry about developing a new companion.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
Oho! Oho! What an interesting title! Definitely worth knowing before Christmas.
1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed