thanks for reblogging my art~
This is gorgeously evocative of Tony hard at work. And SERIOUSLY how do artists keep making Tony’s arc reactor look brighter than my screen can actually get?
Companion: I am so rubbish.
RTD-written Doctor: No, you’re not! You’re brilliant! Remember that wonderful thing you did! Remember that special skill you have that nobody else has? Don’t put yourself down! Where would I be without you, eh?
Moffat-written Doctor: You are bossy, also a control freak, a narcissist, a game player, needy, and also your skirt is just a little too tight.
Companion: Excuse me???
There are two fundamental problems with this post. For one, it seems to imply that the Doctor under RTD has never put down any of his companions, and that just isn’t true. I could pull out several instances where Nine or Ten demeans the ones around him, and several times Eleven is admiring and respectful of his companions (and even Twelve compliments Clara in that episode). I won’t, because I believe this constant comparison game is silly to the point of being childish, but it is there. Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve all have moments where they boost up their companions, and moments where they are insulting to the point of dragging them down.
For another, Steven Moffat’s companions don’t have self esteem problems. I can’t picture any of them saying that they are rubbish and needing the Doctor to reassure them that they aren’t. River is usually more skilled and knowledgable than the Doctor, Clara is remarkably self assured, and Amy never seeks the reassurance of others. That’s not to say there perfectly secure in every way: Amy has abandonment issues and Clara’s need to be in control resembles an anxiety disorder. But their personalities don’t put them in a position where needing to be reassured by the Doctor of their worth makes any sense.
Now, maybe you prefer story arcs where the Doctor takes characters with low self esteem and they over come that to stories where they have enormous amounts of self esteem and so have to grow in other ways. That’s fine! Every one has preferences, and far be it from me to say that yours are wrong. But that doesn’t mean it’s fair to misrepresent characters and knock different kinds of arcs simply because you don’t like them.
#to be fair here#it’s ‘you are a control freak and an egomaniac… don’t ever change!’#the twelfth doctor sees through Clara#to all the less-than-perfect characteristics she’d love to forget about it#and he doesn’t reassures her that she’s important and wonderful#(that would not work for Clara anyways - she knows she’s striving to be just that)#he needles her a bit about it#but really he accepts her#’I don’t want you to change’#’I’m happy to play your game’#accepts her for all those things she’d rather not be#instead of praising her best#and yes he’s really abrasive about it#a bit of a dick really#but it’s still tremenduously important#because that’s so meaningful for a girl who’s used to wearing a mask#who’s projecting an image of someone much braver and kinder and more flawless than she is#and because that resonates with me#I might actually have self-esteem issues#but I’d rather have someone look at and accept my worst#than praise my best#thank you very much
Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.
Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.
When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.
Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them
But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right.
“Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith is an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture.” — Steven Moffat
I think we all know who that makes Capaldi.
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
Anonymous said: Shouldn't Steve be sterile too, really? Otherwise, what's the reason for why there's not an army of US government created Captain America kids running around? You'd think that'd be the next logical step when they realized they couldn't recreate the serum...
Well, since the serum is an enhancement, it’s unlikely to be passed through genetics (the doctors probably tested this, somehow, haha). Steve’s kids are more likely to inherit his asthma and weak stature.
OH MY GOD THO
A SINISTER GOVT EXPERIMENT TO CREATE AN ARMY OF TINY CAPTAIN AMERICAS
STEVE FINDS OUT ABOUT IT AT SOME POINT
AND IT’S BASICALLY ELEVEN TOW-HEADED, ASTHMATIC, ALLERGIC, IMMUNO-COMPROMISED LITTLE BEANPOLES WITH BAD ATTITUDES
SOCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE
LIKE IN A WAREHOUSE OR WHATEVER
WITH A COUPLE OF OVERWHELMED INTERNS BABYSITTING THEM
BECAUSE THE RESEARCHERS HAD ALL THEIR FUNDING TAKEN AWAY WHEN CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SECRET UBERMENCH CLONES TURNED OUT TO BE A BUNCH OF WEAKLINGS
AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THIS GAGGLE OF KIDS (WHO ARE SHRILL AND UNMANAGEABLE AND WHEEZE A LOT)
EXCEPT MAKE SURE THEY GET ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE AND REGULAR MEALS
AND REGRET THEIR IN RETROSPECT VERY OBVIOUS ERRORS
AND HOPE STEVE DOESN’T FIND OUT
WHICH OF COURSE HE DOES
BACK AT THE TOWER
EVERYONE’S INHALERS KEEP GETTING MIXED UP
THERE ARE COLORED PENCILS EVERYWHERE
A FISTFIGHT ABOUT THE NATURE OF JUSTICE ENSUES BETWEEN THE 9 YEAR OLD ONE AND ONE OF THE 11 YEAR OLDS
Bucky is sitting on the couch laughing so hard he’s crying. “Remember that time in second grade when you got sent home from school because you punched one of the fifth graders and your mom—” he has to stop, because he’s wheezing like the kids, like Steve used to “—your mom said, ‘Stevie, when you grow up, I hope you have a bunch of kids just like you.’” He falls over on the couch, holding his belly.
On the one hand, it’s great to see Bucky finally laugh like his old self. On the other hand… “I’m pretty sure this ISN’T WHAT SHE MEANT.” He has to raise his voice over the sudden shouting over who stole whose Bucky Bear. “Now will you get up and help me finish making lunch?”
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf
holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS
"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing