No-one can know the Doctor’s name, except each successive showrunner. We’re taken into a special room far beneath the BBC and given the ancient and special runes that spell his true and awful name. We’re commanded never to reveal what we have learned, because then the show would have to be renamed ‘Mildred’. Oh, bugger.
Steven Moffat in Doctor Who Magazine #475 (via peterichardferris)

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

farflunghopesanddreams:

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

farflunghopesanddreams:

It’s quite disgusting how much Moffat hate I’m seeing before series eight has actually been released. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but when your opinion turns into mindless hate, how different are you from what you’re attacking?

I have never been the biggest Moffat fan and that is for…

http://acciothenoseofvoldemort.tumblr.com/post/76540618570/the-ultimate-moffat-critique-masterpost

Here’s a masterpost full of Moffat crit. It’s not mindless hate. We have been insulted and underrepresented by moffat for years. As a bisexual, I know I will never get visual representation because he has stated back when he was on twitter that he thinks we’re all off having too much fun (a harmful stereotype) and therefore visual representation isn’t needed. This is just one instance where he shoves away the opportunity to be progressive and instead sticks with mostly cishet white people and one instance of him not being a good writer.

I didn’t say all criticism is mindless hate - I was specifying ridiculous conclusions made by recent readers of leaked scripts. Even I have made posts reasoning why I don’t like Moffat’s style. Do I think he is a good writer? He can be. Does he deserve endless attacks online? No, he doesn’t. He definitely doesn’t. 

As for the topic of “representation” this is Doctor Who we’re talking about, not government policies. I neither mentioned nor discussed what people have been saying about sexuality or race. And if I did, I would say this: characters should be based on characterisation, who they are, not on skin colour/sexuality. Doctor Who supports every race, sexuality, every walk of life. Do we need to see every race, sexuality, individual walk of life for this to be true? No, because it would be impossible. What it does try and do is show a large representation of the population. Did RTD (who I adore) show every sexuality, race, walk of life? No, he didn’t. 

The morals of the show teach people to accept everyone, if it does nothing else. Doctor Who won’t change the world - it’s one tv show among thousands. And I mean all of this with the greatest respect. 

I’m glad you cleared that up, but he is not being attacked. People are not sending messages to him. They’re not telling him to kill himself or anything. He probably doens’t care what a bunch social justice blogs have to say about him. I highly doubt he cares and he doesn’t even see this kind of stuff. On this site and others we’re just sharing our thoughts. If there are people sending him death threats and the like (and I mean actually sending them directly to him) then there is a problem. But right now I don’t see one. I could be wrong. 

What really bothers me though is your response to representation. That is a very cliche ally response. It is important we show all forms of people. Just look at what Laverne Cox’s appearance in OITNB has done for people. Trans people are beginning to feel more comfortable in their own skin because of her. 

I was confused for a large portion of my life because there is very little bisexual representation on television and in other forms of media and whenever I did hear about it, it was all negative. Now that I have figured out who I am, I feel better, but I would have never felt this way if shows started being more diverse. If sexuality and the like doesn’t really matter, then why are there so many cishet white people on tv? Why don’t we change it up? 

Doctor Who is no exception. The show is about change and progression, or at least a large chunk of it is. There is something wrong when a writer refuses to give even one character the diversity that so many people need. If it isn’t so important, what’s the point of Jenny and Vastra? Why do they need to be married if it doesn’t matter? 

My point is that children watch this show and it would amazing if they could grow up seeing someone, maybe even just a companion, who isn’t just another cishet white cutout. 

If the show is about people accepting everyone, then we should acutally show accepting everyone. Not just accepting cishet white people. They are already accepted in this world. We need to show acceptance for the people who aren’t.

Once again, you’re misinterpreting what I’m saying. I’m not saying representation isn’t important, I’m saying a show doesn’t need to have every type of individual for it to support said representation. You’re not going to please everyone. That much is clear from all of the hate posts. 

As for my ‘cliched’ response, it’s an honest response and one I will stick to. I have friends of different race, many different friends of all types of sexuality, including a-sexual and guess what? They watch Doctor Who because it has a good meaning, and for a little while, escapes from reality. They love Moffat, even more than me. So, really, it’s all a matter of perspective. 

As for being accepted, I think it’s pretty clear that Doctor Who accepts all kinds of people. As I’ve said before. And I will never, ever, support people who post dismissive, nasty posts about anyone without good cause. Moffat deleted his twitter due to hate, I think that says the most out of everything. 

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

farflunghopesanddreams:

It’s quite disgusting how much Moffat hate I’m seeing before series eight has actually been released. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but when your opinion turns into mindless hate, how different are you from what you’re attacking?

I have never been the biggest Moffat fan and that is for…

http://acciothenoseofvoldemort.tumblr.com/post/76540618570/the-ultimate-moffat-critique-masterpost

Here’s a masterpost full of Moffat crit. It’s not mindless hate. We have been insulted and underrepresented by moffat for years. As a bisexual, I know I will never get visual representation because he has stated back when he was on twitter that he thinks we’re all off having too much fun (a harmful stereotype) and therefore visual representation isn’t needed. This is just one instance where he shoves away the opportunity to be progressive and instead sticks with mostly cishet white people and one instance of him not being a good writer.

I didn’t say all criticism is mindless hate - I was specifying ridiculous conclusions made by recent readers of leaked scripts. Even I have made posts reasoning why I don’t like Moffat’s style. Do I think he is a good writer? He can be. Does he deserve endless attacks online? No, he doesn’t. He definitely doesn’t. 

As for the topic of “representation” this is Doctor Who we’re talking about, not government policies. I neither mentioned nor discussed what people have been saying about sexuality or race. And if I did, I would say this: characters should be based on characterisation, who they are, not on skin colour/sexuality. Doctor Who supports every race, sexuality, every walk of life. Do we need to see every race, sexuality, individual walk of life for this to be true? No, because it would be impossible. What it does try and do is show a large representation of the population. Did RTD (who I adore) show every sexuality, race, walk of life? No, he didn’t. 

The morals of the show teach people to accept everyone, if it does nothing else. Doctor Who won’t change the world - it’s one tv show among thousands. And I mean all of this with the greatest respect. 

It’s quite disgusting how much Moffat hate I’m seeing before series eight has actually been released. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but when your opinion turns into mindless hate, how different are you from what you’re attacking? 

I have never been the biggest Moffat fan and that is for entirely different reasons than why most of Tumblr’s “don’t you think he looks tired” crowd dislike him. But no writer deserves that kind of treatment - it’s pure nastiness. That’s all it is. It’s reflecting more on the people saying it than on Moffat himself. And as for those saying “I’ve read the scripts” and even those posts going out of their way to prove their interpretation is right (especially saying “if you’ve read a lot of books” because scripts aren’t books), it really is pathetic. I’ve read most of the scripts, and for someone who has always had a problem with Moffat’s stylistic qualities, I was quite impressed. Deep Breath is a character piece, completely different to what Moff usually does, and you’re saying he hasn’t changed anything? 

Most of all, imagine if it was you as the showrunner of Doctor Who and you came across hopeless amounts of hate online, on a show you spent most of your time working on. It would be destroying. Just, think before you type and think what you’re saying and who could be reading - and whose life you are personally attacking. 

Can’t believe this was a a year ago. 

i-just-tardis-blue-myself:

I think Peter sank the ship

“It’s quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole mo–ments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant.” 

I, personally, never thought the explicit sexual tension would continue after Matt left anyway - no matter who replaced him. The show needs a different dynamic. Twelve is much more honest and to the point, and because of this, when he gives a genuine, honest compliment it means so much more. 

Clara’s relationship with the Doctor has changed, just as it should. It’s much more mature, and you feel that he needs her for more than just showing off now. She’s not his moral compass, but more his emotional guide. Clara tells him when he’s went too far, she’s not afraid to point out his mistakes, just as he’s not afraid to do the same to her. 

I love the new relationship, and even though it isn’t romantic, it doesn’t devalue it in anyway. Clara is the person who knows him the best in all the universe, and he isn’t going to forget that quickly. 

New teaser anyone? 

New teaser anyone? 

brightstarclara:

No personal space required. 

  “Did you love her then?”

  Such innocent questions, tainted with the adult world. The Doctor held onto Sky tightly, offering her a soft smile. “I always loved her. Even when I didn’t know her.” 

  Sky’s little face frowned. “How can you love someone without knowing them?”

  The Doctor chuckled and shook his head. “You’ve never had the pleasure of properly knowing your mother, have you Sky? And you still love her.”

  “Oh. I didn’t think of that before.” She smiled then, and took his hand, pulling him down onto the grass. They sat side by side, just as he and Clara had sat there, all those years previously. He couldn’t help but fall silent for a few moments, reminiscing over the first day they spent together. Literally a life time ago. Now he was looking up at the cold sun in the sky, with the stars completely gone, on the other side of a daydream.