(“It is made for the brutal pucker of dreaming.” Yes.”)
witnesses of the end of the world
#it’s the difference in their Doctors; it’s the difference in their arcs #everyone says that Clara looks like a mirror image of Rose #and perhaps in a lot of ways she is - but it’s a horror story #the Doctor leaves her alone in these nightmares time and time again #she sees the end of the world and she is horrified at his - lack #his cheery apathy #towards the deaths of the ghosts that live around him #For Rose and Nine though #the end of the world is melancholic - yes #but it’s also full of life and joy #the knowledge that mankind will go on; has stretched across the stars #and ultimately they watch the world end together #they make it a beginning #a personal intimate moment #strangely beautiful #about the endlessness of the universe and how very very small yet so so important humans are to its stars #it’s the start of healing and love #Clara and the Doctor have nothing like that #because while Nine was damaged - Nine was present #fully #and Eleven is just slipping away behind his impossible girls and his love stories hidden in a ghost mansion #he’s about the puzzles and the hidden things#never the emotions #never the people #Clara is already beginning to suffer for it #she realizes that though she said it - ‘I don’t want to be compared to a ghost’ - there’s not much else people can be to this Doctor #just fun spicy diversions he pops off to see in his little blue box (neverfeedthesarcophagi)
ALL OF THAT.
And that is such a huge part of my problem with where they’ve taken Eleven’s characterisation, because I am just not capable of believing that Moffat is going somewhere with it, you know? Like I just can’t make myself believe that he’s actually trying to say something about the Doctor having gone too far or become too damaged; I think Moffat is just incapable of writing the Doctor in a way that enables him to actually emotionally connect with anyone. It’s not like anyone is really calling him on it. Clara has told him she won’t compete with a ghost but has he really paid attention to that? I don’t think he has at all. Everyone remains a shiny puzzle to him, a toy. Say what you will about the things Nine and Ten put their companions through, but Rose and Martha and Donna were never toys or puzzles or playthings.
And also I don’t think a Doctor who can’t emotionally connect with anyone is true to the spirit of the show. For fifty years this show has been about how much the Doctor has loved humanity (/other humanoid species) and how he has expressed that love by genuinely connecting to individual human beings (/members of other humanoid species), and now that’s just… not what it’s about.
Then again, I think if there’s anything Moffat’s recent comments about the 50th Anniversary have shown us, it’s that he neither understands nor respects the history and story he’s been entrusted with, so. There’s that.
oh wow. oh wow. can i give u award. because you just voiced to me the one thing that’s been nagging me throughout the whole show. the doctor’s been all about special effects. lofty ideals~. and grandeur as of late. i can’t remember the last time he’s humbled himself to the wonderful ordinariness of humanity. to the remarkableness of clara outside of her dead dopplegangers. because it’s not the mystery that should make her awesome. it’s the simple things.like how rose’s upbringing said nothing to how brave and caring she can be. or how much courage and self-respect it can take for someone like martha to leave. or how a simple temp can just in all probability be the most important woman in the universe. to me what makes clara great is her open-mindedness. how deep her knowledge is of herself. how she kept a leaf to remind her of what matters no matter how scared or lost she might get. and it’s such a shame that eleven can’t put that over her intrigue. because really. the only mystery that he should concern himself with is the same one he’s been asking and loving all this time. humanity: and all the wonderful incongruencies and contradictions that come with it. how people can really be ‘so much bigger on the inside’. and i think he’s forgotten a bit of that. because no matter how quirky or broken or ancient and childish you can be. the doctor is never truly the doctor without knowing that that should come first above everything. (via prustens)
If you have been on Tumblr on the past couple of days, it’s likely that you’ve seen this post. I happened to stumble upon it randomly on my dashboard and usually, I scroll past really long texts but this one caught me by surprise because I recognized every single person in this photo. This was posted by someone I know very well who currently goes by the name Lexus Willow, but I know her as ‘Lex’. Lex and I were really close about four (maybe five? idk) years ago. We were best friends so obviously, I know each and every one of the people in that photo by name.
While true, her home life wasn’t ever ideal (her mom made us stop listening to ‘I Kiss A Girl’ at her 16th birthday party because they didn’t support that in their house) but honestly, her life isn’t as bad as she’s making it out to be. While her parents weren’t supportive of her being gay, the reason they are so harsh on her is because of her own dumb life choices. She has done tons of incredibly shitty things to her family that left be absolutely dumbstruck. She goes off with girl after girl, saying they’re the one, write them pretty songs but use them and uses her family as a springboard when she has nowhere else to go.
She admitted to cheating on her ex-fiancee with dozens of girls, but plays if off to everyone as she was the victim and everything was this girls fault. She uses the people around her, including her family. In fact, this one girl was at her graduation party, interacting with her mother and they knew who she was.
Lex’s life is far from perfect. She’s had a pretty rough past with being adopted and sure, her parents aren’t always 100% supportive of her lifestyle choices, but this isn’t a strict matter of her being queer. It’s her as a person. I normally wouldn’t really care that she’s getting attention for this but the fact that people are sending her MONEY to meet up with a girl she’s never met before (she does this a lot, btw) and say they want to write to Ellen is absolutely preposterous. Until Lex gets her life straightened out, this is not what she needs. She needs her family and you are all enabling her to continue on with her bad habits.
If you see posts about her, especially about donating money or writing to Ellen, PLEASE RESIST. There are so many more people who deserve this more than her and her family are NOT bad people. They aren’t evil. They truly want what’s best for their daughter, biological or not, and this is going to rip their family apart. I hope I don’t come across as a bitter person, but it honestly disgusts me that people are feeding into this when it’s not true.
If Lex sees this, I’m really sorry. I care about you deeply but this is going too far and you KNOW IT. You are stealing people’s money for your selfish needs and lying to them and it has to end. There are people out there who really are in horrible situations with no support whatsoever and they aren’t being heard but for some reason, people are eating this up, even though you’re the one who ripped your face off of that picture and have admitted to that. Please, please stop. I’m sure you could easily figure out who this is, maybe not, but I really think people deserve to know this. Your family loves you and this will tear them apart.
Just be careful with this money business everyone.
in middle school my friend used to give me these huge lemons to eat because they were delicious and one time i was eating one and some idiot told me he’d give me ten bucks to take a huge bite and another kid added five so i got 15 american dollar for doing what i was already doing truly this is the land of opportunity
I wish that there was a socially acceptable way to say, “I’m having a bad mental health day and need you to pay attention to me,” without alienating everyone.
or: “I’m having a bad mental health day and need to be on my own for a while so please don’t be mad if I cancel our plans on short notice.”
We basically need mental health safe words.
the kid on the right is blind.
(p.s. watch the whole short film here because its fucking adorable)
Everyone! Go watch this short film! =D
Oh god that was precious.
jesus lord that was adorable
That might have been the sweetest short film ever, ohmygod
reblogging this again because all of my followers deserve to see this adorable film
holy fucking shit omfg literally the cutest thing ever I’m actually dying I ship this so hard this is just so perf and adorable and omg awwwhhsjhdkajsdmxjhdif
ABGHJRDFGSF THIS FILM IS SO CUTE BHJAGSH