My friend wrote this article on Reddit and it is now going viral everywhere. She really did nail it. Reblog the shit out of this and spread it like wildfire!
This is so perfect.
- Passed the Bechdel test with flying colours.
- Challenged gender roles: Journey is a soldier, fierce, ruthless, career orientated, ready to get the job done; Danny Pink, although framed as a ‘ladies’ man’ is painfully shy when interacting with Clara, cries over a remembered death, finds the expected traditional make gender role of ‘ladykiller’ uncomfortable and difficult to deal with.
- Let’s be honest Danny Pink is the most interesting, relatable, likeable, and realistic male character since Moffat took the helm of Doctor Who.
- Clara Oswald is a bloody good teacher.
- Clara Oswald is a career woman.
- Clara Oswald reads The Guardian.
- Gretchen Alison Carlisle.
- Journey was possibly lesbian or bi or pan. Simple easy normalising representation. The type I enjoy.
- The Doctor does not like guns. He does not like soldiers. He does not like the military…
- But he’s also portrayed as a hypocrite, and his words and sentiments are questioned by Clara.
- Complex exploration of the Doctor’s moral core while keeping him both empathetic, unpredictable, and shockingly (at times) alien.
- The most amazing slow motion sequences and CGI.
- A return to the story arc of this series.
- Complex exploration of hatred, vengeance, mercy, empathy, and hope.
- The interior of a Dalek. Need I say more?
- We are inspired to show compassion for the monster/villain of the entire show and to hope that somewhere inside it is the capacity for growth and change. If that’s not the message of Doctor Who, then I don’t know what is.)
VICTORY IS YOURS…AND YET IT DOES NOT PLEASE YOU.
So, I’ve gotten a few asks with the answers and just to keep you in suspense, I’m not posting a tally. But after the Read More, you can find the next round of questions!
If you’ve missed the first ones, no worries! They can be found here, and you can reply with those answers as well until I post all the answers (still somewhere in the next week). So, go and also action for part 2!
Just in case you missed it! Part 3 will be posted early next week, and I’ll tally everything up on the 8th of September. There might be a prize so go on, fill up my askbox!
Did you really believe that?
#I love it because martha is all ‘you’re such a fucking idiot’ #and she laughs at the master #she laughs at the fucking psycho who has been destroying earth and who kept her family prisoners #she laughs at someone who could kill her any second #she makes him look like a moron #she takes the power away from him and she turns the tables (via iceinherheart-kissonherlips)
YES THIS IS WHY THIS IS MY FAVORITE MARTHA MOMENT
Also, two thoughts (neither of them new, but I never connected them before) just clicked in my head:
The first thing: Martha is in the Doctor’s role in this episode. Not just that she’s the one saving the day, but TO THE MASTER AS WELL. He puts all his energy into capturing her, defeating her, humiliating her, because he doesn’t want to admit he was ever afraid of her. The Doctor’s spent a year being boring and of no interest to him no matter how hard he prods. It’s incredibly telling that by the end of the year, he’s tormenting the Doctor to try and get at Martha through the people she loves, instead tormenting Martha to get at the Doctor. Martha is the Master’s true archenemy in LotTL, at least for the first three-quarters of it.
The second thing: Mind of Evil. The one thing the Master fears most in the universe is the Doctor laughing in his face.
And when Martha takes on the Doctor’s role, what does she do? THIS GIFSET, YOU GUYS.
my favorite part about this is that it’s so easy to get sucked into the plot of the gun in four parts like that’s just how you tell stories: a big complicated problem requires a big complicated solution all action movies are built on the premise that there can be no satisfying conclusion without some kind of journey without some kind of rigorous physical and mental tasks that come thiiiiis close to being fatal every time because action movies need a winner and it’s no ‘fun’ if that winner does so quietly so this whole episode we’re watching and absolutely buying the idea of the gun because that’s how climaxes are reached and then martha jones comes along and completely obliterates all of that martha jones is better than an action hero martha jones is a doctor (via itcameuponamidnightqueer)
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THIS WHOLE FINALE WAS SO GOOD OKAY <3
Do I have any friends in milan or maybe zurich or florence or venice or close to milan who are willing to let me stay with them? If its somewhere close to Milan ill only stay until the 3rd or 4th of September because my flight leaves at 10:20am from Milano malpensa airport.
I loved this scene. Dude just shot Steve THREE times and it means absolute shit to Steve in terms of his feelings for Bucky. He hears Bucky scream and looks down, finds him trapped.
Steve is bleeding like fuck, exhausted, in pain, and the goddamn helicarrier is plummeting out of the sky, ON FIRE, and probably about to fucking explode.
But Steve didn’t plan on getting off anyway. He told Maria to fire.
He’s completed his mission. Saved millions. He’s done.
At this point, Steve is ready to die. But not before saving his friend.
#i hadn’t actually thought of this#that he is actually committing suicide#that he asked maria to be done#and then he commanded her to let him go#and then he tried to spend his last moments with his best friend#fuck#fucking fuck#that’s heartstoppingly sad#god fucking dammit#k#sometimes i hate you for bringing me into this fucking#ship of feels#not that any part of the#marvel verse#isn’t#angsty as fuck#but jfc#cap#darling#/weeps
Yep. Steve’s been out of the ice for two years. In two years, he’s seen an alien invasion, tried to go back to being a soldier but failed, and then watched the organization he died to stop come back from the dead, with his best friend as their pet killer.
Right now, Steve’s a soldier who’s just fucking exhausted. He’s had it. He’s done. And he’s with Bucky, which is all that matters. So he’ll go down there one last time, and he’ll free Bucky from that beam, and they’ll die together — two relics from a time when the world wasn’t quite so insane.
So I was explaining my gender-fluidity to my grandmother
- Me: So sometimes I'm a boy, but sometimes I'm a girl.
- Grandma: I have enough idiot granddaughters already
- Grandma: But I also have enough idiot grandsons, so having an idiot who isn't really either one is kind of refreshing.
- *then later*
- My mom: Alex, can you come pick up these LEGOs?
- Me: Yeah... *doesn't move at all*
- Grandma: Katie, go pick up the LEGOs
- Me: Yeah, alright *goes to pick up LEGOs*
- Grandma: See, you addressed the boy, but I addressed the girl. Boys are lazy, girls get crap done.