I wasn’t following you back then, but I was wondering what you thought of this Steven Moffat quote from Radio Times. I’m a bit offended by it though perhaps I’m too touchy. In regards to Matt Smith and David Tennant he said.
"They got on like a couple of old women. They just say in the corner and gossiped the entire time," revealed the Doctor Who showrunner.
Here is a link to the full article: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-10-23/steven-moffat-matt-smith-had-a-plan-for-him-and-david-tennant-to-both-continue-in-doctor-who (This isn’t even taking into account how Moffat said DT was “like the sad old fan he is”, which of course is bothersome on another level.)
I… I just…
You just can’t win if you’re a woman in Moffat-land.
"There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married - we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands."
"Your wife turns into a boat, and shortly after that, you never sleep again and you clean shit off someone. It doesn’t seem like a very appealing prospect. Obviously, the moment I saw my child, that was different, but up until that point, I was thinking, ‘how long before she gets back to normal size? Will this damage anything?’"
"I think the function of a companion is pretty simple. I don’t think that’s very difficult. It’s just a question of who credibly is going to agree to go in the TARDIS? Who’s going to do it? Is it going to be a mother of 15 children? No. Is it going to be someone in their 60s? No. Is there going to be a particular age range? I mean … who’s going to have a crush on the Doctor? You know, come on! It’s more than a format. It’s evolved from good, dramatic reasons."
And now he’s got smack to say about little old ladies too.
He’s covered the entire life cycle of a
cis female. And every single last part is objectification and jokes, with no agency. And no respect.
Blah I need a drink.
Uhm… Did he say “Bang Rose Tyler”…
I’ve realised Steven Moffat’s gift to the world with two quote:
"he’s hot when he’s clever"
"brainy is the new sexy"
He’s defined people as being attractive based on there mind rather than there body.
It’s more that he’s defined MEN as being attractive based on their mind rather than their bodies. The Doctor’s “he’s hot when he’s clever” is spoken about himself. Irene Adler’s quote “brainy’s the new sexy” was in response to John asking her if she likes policemen. PoliceMEN.
Re Moffat’s comments about women, they focus on female attractiveness much more so than intellect. We have, just to name a few notable quotes:
“I don’t get it, one minute she wants to marry you, the next minute she wants to kill you!”
“She’s been brainwashed, it probably makes sense to her. Plus, she’s a woman. Oh, shut up!”
This is not an exhaustive list but is a sample across a broad array of his female protagonists. None of Moffat’s treatment—of his female characters, or his actress(es) is equal to how he treats men in terms of valuing their brains. Instead, he values their bodies and talks about their bodies. Their brains OTOH are a common source of ridicule. In particular, the last quote actively undermines a woman’s intellect. He may define his male protagonists as intellectual based on their brains not bodies (which makes sense, considering how much of a self-insert these protagonists are for his fanboys), but he does not show females the same treatment.
He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing… the fury of the Time Lord… and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind… He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains forged in the heart of a dwarf star. He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy, to be imprisoned there… forever. He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her… but there she is. Can you see? He trapped her inside a mirror, every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection and see something move behind you just for a second, that’s her. That’s always her. As for me, I was suspended in time and the Doctor put me to work standing over the fields of England as their protector. We wanted to live forever. So the Doctor made sure we did.
Summary: After Mars, the Doctor misses something important. Instead, he reorganises his priorities. First: Get back Rose Tyler. Second: Find way to keep Rose Tyler. Forever.
Notes: Dark!Doctor. Though, right now he’s mostly rather stubborn and missing the point Doctor. Poor Rose.
Two days have passed. Forty-eight hours of a quiet, echoing TARDIS, of sitting in the console room, watching the monitor, or leaning against the outside of the ship. Two thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight minutes since Rose had walked out the doors and into Sarah Jane’s arms and house. It’s been two days and it feels like he’s been lifetime without Rose.
Still, the Doctor waits, watching the monitor even now, desperate to just see her.
Two days. Rose has been gone two days and he can’t believe she hasn’t come to see him. She must know he’s still here, he’s seen the curtains flick enough to suspect she’s looked out more than once. But she never stays near the windows and she certainly hasn’t been outside. Well, not out the front, at least, near his TARDIS or him. He never thought she would ever leave him for this long. He expected to see her the morning after she left; walking into his ship, into his arms, and telling him they’re okay.
When she didn’t, he thought she must have needed the day. It was a lot for her to deal with in one go. But, it soon became obvious she wasn’t planning to return that day. After much arguing and yelling, at the TARDIS, himself, the universe, everything but Rose, he decided that he would give her one more day. Twenty-four hours, no more.
Those twenty four hours have been and gone. He sighs. Rose still hasn’t come home and everything, everything, is so very wrong.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Angst, Action, Romance
Summary: Many months after losing her, the Doctor sees visions of Rose. Every time he runs after her, it saves his life. With someone trying to kill him, Rose’s image haunting him, and unable to run from his regrets, the Doctor must confront all three.
Beta: kilodalton (Many thanks to her and her wonderful patience! Truly, thank you!)
A/N: Takes places in series 3, after 42.
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Me writing anything: This plot needs more character death
Is your name Steven Moffat??
I said character death not gaping plot holes and poorly written characters with little decent development