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pinchtheprincess:

circlemaze:

Was it necessary to slam teenage girls, though?

Yes, because it was because of them the show turned into a fanservice extravaganza. Even Moffat is fed up with this kind of attitude, as explicited by 12 during his “I’m not your boyfriend” moment and by Clara’s dialogue with Madame Vastra. 

It’s interesting you think that teenage girls were actually running & writing the show. Just because a show resonates stronger with a new demographic, doesn’t mean it’s their “fault” the show went in that direction. Correlation=/=causation

TBC, I’m not advocating a return to a romantic storyline, just that I had no problem with the one that some people complain about, which was the Doctor and Rose. That’s not why I watched the show—and I do not believe it’s why many teenage girls watched it, either—but I enjoyed the hell out of it. 

Almost no one cares what Moffat thinks. He’s a misogynist, among other things, and he’s done his best to ruin the show. I can only hope he abandons Doctor Who to focus more on his other—except my Sherlock friends would hate that, so maybe a new one. 
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First of all, I can tell you you don’t know me cause you actually chose to enter a discussion with me, and that’s something most people tend to avoid. Callow, but endearing, so I promise you I will be gentle for the first couple of paragraphs.

Second of all, you seem to be completely ignorant about where this comment came from, a simple mistake that could have saved you quite some angst if actually clicked the “replied to your photo" link. But that’s OK, that’s an easy mistake to make if you have too much time and not enough problems in your hands you actually search for shit you disagree with to respond, without checking the facts. Ergo, I won’t explain how naive and childish it is to step into a discussion completely unprepared as to what the actual fuck is going on. I’m nice like that.

Now as for the matter at hand (Do you want some tea? I think you should get some before proceeding. You alright, then? OK):

Just like Tennant was hand-picked so the show could return to vogue in the UK, Smith was hand-picked to make the show a worldwide success. 

And the global demand is for characters that could pique the audience’s sexual / romantic interest. If you think of Amy dressed as a police stripper this becomes more obvious, but so happens with Matt.

It’s someone within the age group that most of the female target audience considers appropriately desirable, and who possesses the characteristics that, put simply, a 16-year old tumblr user would find appealing.

To expand that notion, it was also necessary to come up with that many love interest sub-plots in the series, because the show started to be marketed with the same audience of Twilight in mind. Does anyone remember the first image that came out of Matt when he was officially announced as 11?
Let me refresh your memory of you and you tell me if that rings a bell:

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Over time, he developed the quirky, silly and dominant personality that the public deems desirable, and this stuck and got bigger and bigger, until he turned into a guy who knows everything about everything and is generally perfect. A Gary Stu, in the jargon. The same thing that happened with Amy and now with Clara, as Mary Sues.

Ie, to make the series become a global success, the personality of the character in relation to the development of the plot was absolutely changed. Think of how many times the 10 says “I don’t know” or “Sorry” (aka, admit he’s wrong) and how often this happens with 11.

The Doctor has always been, even in the classic series, a character who DISCOVERS things rather than a character who KNOWS things, and this is extremely beneficial for a child, which is the original target audience: If you show a child someone who knows everything, the child feels discourages. If you, on the other hand, show them someone who is able to discover anything, it motivates them. A small and crucial difference, like changing the end of Watchmen.

I like almost all Doctors, apart from 11 and 6. And the reasons are exactly the same: two drunk giraffes who are nothing but arrogant clowns who know everything about everything and can solve anything alone. The irony lies in the fact that one canceled the series, and the other made it reach a worldwide boom. Go figure.

At least 80% of the people I see having 11 as their favourite Doctor at some point mention his beauty as one of the factors. The same goes for Amy as a companion. It is not a coincidence.

And besides, let’s agreed that for any post-pubescent living thing, this guy has NO charisma - contrary to Rory, for example, who is someone absurdly affected by the sexist nature of Moffat’s scripts.

I think now it becomes pretty obvious that YOU misread the causation bias, since 11 was indeed created by a megalomaniac misogynistic author in order to make the largest possible number of people like him, and that largest number was in the target audience that market researches showed him consumed more theme-related shows (adolescents) and the most orphaned audience inside that market (girls, because there aren’t many sci-fi shows produced with them in mind — yes, he’s sexist) 

In simpler words: it’s a character that was written to be liked by a specific audience, and who succeeded at so brilliantly. So no, it wasn’t their fault, and I never said it was, but it was BECAUSE OF THEM he was written and interpreted that way, just like I said.

RTD-era romance is so much superior because of that: it’s a healthy and subtle romance, that comes across through gestures and looks, and purposely left unsaid. Because it’s PART of the show, it doesn’t MAKE THE SHOW ABOUT THAT, as happens with Moffat-era abusive and sexist relationships. There isn’t ONE SINGLE RELATIONSHIP portrayed in this era that’s not problematic. RTD managed to include an inter-species couple and a mature lesbian couple in the first season while Moffat’s portrayal of a lesbian couple begs an abusive relationship where someone HAS TO BE THE MAN.

And notice I’m pointing out EVEN THE GRIMY PIG BASTARD that made all this a reality in the first place isn’t able to cope with the monster he created anymore. And you know why? Because he already got the captive audience he wanted. So it’s not about making the show popular anymore, now everything is about fulfilling his egomaniacal boy fantasies and turning his dinosaurs-and-robots, cowboys-and-aliens pre-pubescent fanfictions into canon episodes of the show he now runs. Even THAT TERRIBLE PERSON admits he was wrong in doing what he did and he even came to the point of making this creation he no longer wants BEG THE PUBLIC to accept the ‘new direction’ of the show ONSCREEN. 

So please, before addressing me next time, think.

I do have a couple of things to say: I didn’t have to click that link to understand to what I was responding. Somehow, I happened to be following you (I follow a lot of blogs. It happens). That photo showed up in my feed. I never search for things I dislike. That’s not what I’m on Tumblr for. I actually didn’t have a problem with the majority of the complaint in your screenshot, except for the slamming of teenage girls for your problems with the show. To call me “callow” is a bit of a joke. You can measure my age difference with you in decades. 

I don’t think that you’ve fully made your case for teenage girls being the demographic Moffat was chasing. You say this (which I cannot disagree with): “And the global demand is for characters that could pique the audience’s sexual / romantic interest”. However, I see no evidence to support that it was Moffat’s motivation to conquer worldwide markets of … teenage girls? If you know anything about market research, teenage girls don’t drive household purchasing, women in older age groups do. If you know to whom movies and television are USUALLY marketed, then you’d know that demographic typically is young men, 18-25. Either way, I don’t think you’ve presented much evidence, other than your own supposition because of the casting choices. 
 
Gee, sorry you don’t like Eleven. I think he’s alright. His run was spotty. Too bad the showrunner during his era fucked him over. Personally, my Doctor is Nine, though I think that Tennant took on all the aspects of the role the best, and made it his own. 

Who knows? You could be right. We agree that Moffat is a giant asshat. He may have been chasing a global market, I just think that if he was, it was a youthful cross-section of that global market, not just girls. Sort of silly that you had to go and blow this into a giant rant when we only really had one minor area of disagreement.
But now, I’m about out of fucks for the day. 

that and the assumption that ONLY teenage girls like Matt Smith/Eleven is pretty insulting — not only to Smith but to teenage girls. if the OP is dead set on the idea that Eleven’s run was marketed to teenage girls… that’s great. but it’s an assumption. Eleven is not my favourite Doctor, but i wouldn’t say i couldn’t stand him, nor would i say i cannot stand Matt Smith/’s portrayal of him. i’m also not a teenage girl, and i haven’t been a teenage girl in quite some time. i won’t deny that Eleven’s run was problematic and definitely geared towards snapping up the female demographic, but, to structure several seasons with the express purpose of pleasing teenage girls is risky plain and simple.

Pinchy, you clearly assumed the wrong think when you first responded me w/o reading the thing that motivated this, and, as I said, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the internet and we all extrapolate from incomplete data all the time.

The problem lies in pretending this didn’t happen. Everyone reading this can clearly tell the difference in tone from your first message to this one. And that derives from the fact that you misjudged me, my opinion and my motivation. And that’s alright. This is why I took that time to explain everything.

It’s also a terrible and ironic mistake to complain about a criticism made to an age group by citing the age difference between interlocutors, don’t you think? Not only because that’s a double fallacy (ad hominem and appeal to authority) but because it defeats your argument AND because you know absolutely nothing about me. I never ONCE said anything about your person during my arguments, because that has no meaning in a debate. I’m here to address arguments, not diss whoever made them. Again, this is akin to a child calling you dumb face because you proven them wrong and they have to have the last word.

Contrary to most people, I say exactly what I want to say. And I never said Moffat was after the teenage girl market. I said ELEVEN WAS CREATED WITH THAT MARKET IN MIND, and I gave counter examples as early as in the 3rd paragraph of my argument, let me be extra clear:

And the global demand is for characters that could pique the audience’s sexual / romantic interest. If you think of Amy dressed as a police stripper this becomes more obvious, but so happens with Matt.

This is meant to illustrate that the show was aimed towards adolescents during 11’s era, not only girls, but also boys. The producers weer after the WHOLE DEMOGRAPHIC, but since I was talking exclusively about ELEVEN, I sliced the data to fit only the problem at hand, ignoring other variables that would make discussion to long and impossible to be had.

Those are not my suppositions, btw. Moffat said multiple times his idea was to have a 40-something Doctor, but he was convinced to cast a younger Doctor and companion in order to appeal to younger audiences, and he chose Matt Smith because he was strange and quirky and that would appeal to the girls and a “red head with nice legs” would appeal to the boys. These are almost direct quotes from him.

I’m also not completely sure that you are aware that TV shows and movies differ by, like, a shitton when it comes to marketing. Movies rely on screenings and merchandise. TV series rely on audience, stability, visibility and merchandise. You can have a show with NO MERCHANDISE surviving years and years just by making it well visible, so announcers would pay high prices to air commercials during their breaks. Take a look at The X Files, Friends or Criminal Minds, for instance.
You just have to get the show WIDELY WATCHED. There’s no need for any kind of purchase, the number of people watching is what they’re after. And who are the people that are most attracted to sci-fi stories? That’s right! Kids and adolescents of all shapes and genders! =D

It was you that went on ranting because of your ignorance as to where my original comment came from, I’m merely explaining that to you, because you’re still more compromised in being right than with reading exactly what I say, and not what you think I said.

And this is why I asked you to THINK before addressing me. I see you did it this time, but since I’m still in a pigeonhole you created, it clearly wasn’t enough.

And dear cinderchild, hello! Welcome to the conversation you also clearly have no idea the origin of, apart from involving someone you follow. I see you and Pinchy have much in common! =)

I’ll repeat this one more time just for you: I never, not once, not only just one single and not plural time in my whole life said only teenage girls like Matt Smith. Ok? Good. I’m glad we made that clear!

What I said was that, just like Amy was written to appeal to teenage boys, 11 was written to appeal to teenage girls, as said by the showrunner on multiple occasions. That’s what producers do, they throw in one character for everyone to like, so the show gets popular!

And since I’m neither a teenage boy nor a teenage girl, I’m not the target of those two characters, and some of the stuff done by them bothers me. Did you get that bit of info? That I was explaining my very own subjective personal nontransferable opinion as to why I personally subjectively in my very own mind don’t like specifically one facet of 11’s portrayal.

Is it so hard to understand that a person has the right to express their opinion and proceed to explain what made them formulate said opinion? Or are we going to start censoring what people think just because we don’t agree with them?

I have an opinion derived from fact. I expressed this opinion. Someone didn’t read my whole opinion and jumped in a discussion with me ranting about how I can’t have that opinion and then you joined in. How quaint!

This was about a survey with limited space for answers and you’re saying my answer was limited. Congratulations on discovering black powder.




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Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”




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I will stop reblogging this when I die.







pinchtheprincess:

circlemaze:

Was it necessary to slam teenage girls, though?

Yes, because it was because of them the show turned into a fanservice extravaganza. Even Moffat is fed up with this kind of attitude, as explicited by 12 during his “I’m not your boyfriend” moment and by Clara’s dialogue with Madame Vastra. 

It’s interesting you think that teenage girls were actually running & writing the show. Just because a show resonates stronger with a new demographic, doesn’t mean it’s their “fault” the show went in that direction. Correlation=/=causation

TBC, I’m not advocating a return to a romantic storyline, just that I had no problem with the one that some people complain about, which was the Doctor and Rose. That’s not why I watched the show—and I do not believe it’s why many teenage girls watched it, either—but I enjoyed the hell out of it. 

Almost no one cares what Moffat thinks. He’s a misogynist, among other things, and he’s done his best to ruin the show. I can only hope he abandons Doctor Who to focus more on his other—except my Sherlock friends would hate that, so maybe a new one. 
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First of all, I can tell you you don’t know me cause you actually chose to enter a discussion with me, and that’s something most people tend to avoid. Callow, but endearing, so I promise you I will be gentle for the first couple of paragraphs.

Second of all, you seem to be completely ignorant about where this comment came from, a simple mistake that could have saved you quite some angst if actually clicked the “replied to your photo" link. But that’s OK, that’s an easy mistake to make if you have too much time and not enough problems in your hands you actually search for shit you disagree with to respond, without checking the facts. Ergo, I won’t explain how naive and childish it is to step into a discussion completely unprepared as to what the actual fuck is going on. I’m nice like that.

Now as for the matter at hand (Do you want some tea? I think you should get some before proceeding. You alright, then? OK):

Just like Tennant was hand-picked so the show could return to vogue in the UK, Smith was hand-picked to make the show a worldwide success. 

And the global demand is for characters that could pique the audience’s sexual / romantic interest. If you think of Amy dressed as a police stripper this becomes more obvious, but so happens with Matt.

It’s someone within the age group that most of the female target audience considers appropriately desirable, and who possesses the characteristics that, put simply, a 16-year old tumblr user would find appealing.

To expand that notion, it was also necessary to come up with that many love interest sub-plots in the series, because the show started to be marketed with the same audience of Twilight in mind. Does anyone remember the first image that came out of Matt when he was officially announced as 11?
Let me refresh your memory of you and you tell me if that rings a bell:

image

Over time, he developed the quirky, silly and dominant personality that the public deems desirable, and this stuck and got bigger and bigger, until he turned into a guy who knows everything about everything and is generally perfect. A Gary Stu, in the jargon. The same thing that happened with Amy and now with Clara, as Mary Sues.

Ie, to make the series become a global success, the personality of the character in relation to the development of the plot was absolutely changed. Think of how many times the 10 says “I don’t know” or “Sorry” (aka, admit he’s wrong) and how often this happens with 11.

The Doctor has always been, even in the classic series, a character who DISCOVERS things rather than a character who KNOWS things, and this is extremely beneficial for a child, which is the original target audience: If you show a child someone who knows everything, the child feels discourages. If you, on the other hand, show them someone who is able to discover anything, it motivates them. A small and crucial difference, like changing the end of Watchmen.

I like almost all Doctors, apart from 11 and 6. And the reasons are exactly the same: two drunk giraffes who are nothing but arrogant clowns who know everything about everything and can solve anything alone. The irony lies in the fact that one canceled the series, and the other made it reach a worldwide boom. Go figure.

At least 80% of the people I see having 11 as their favourite Doctor at some point mention his beauty as one of the factors. The same goes for Amy as a companion. It is not a coincidence.

And besides, let’s agreed that for any post-pubescent living thing, this guy has NO charisma - contrary to Rory, for example, who is someone absurdly affected by the sexist nature of Moffat’s scripts.

I think now it becomes pretty obvious that YOU misread the causation bias, since 11 was indeed created by a megalomaniac misogynistic author in order to make the largest possible number of people like him, and that largest number was in the target audience that market researches showed him consumed more theme-related shows (adolescents) and the most orphaned audience inside that market (girls, because there aren’t many sci-fi shows produced with them in mind — yes, he’s sexist) 

In simpler words: it’s a character that was written to be liked by a specific audience, and who succeeded at so brilliantly. So no, it wasn’t their fault, and I never said it was, but it was BECAUSE OF THEM he was written and interpreted that way, just like I said.

RTD-era romance is so much superior because of that: it’s a healthy and subtle romance, that comes across through gestures and looks, and purposely left unsaid. Because it’s PART of the show, it doesn’t MAKE THE SHOW ABOUT THAT, as happens with Moffat-era abusive and sexist relationships. There isn’t ONE SINGLE RELATIONSHIP portrayed in this era that’s not problematic. RTD managed to include an inter-species couple and a mature lesbian couple in the first season while Moffat’s portrayal of a lesbian couple begs an abusive relationship where someone HAS TO BE THE MAN.

And notice I’m pointing out EVEN THE GRIMY PIG BASTARD that made all this a reality in the first place isn’t able to cope with the monster he created anymore. And you know why? Because he already got the captive audience he wanted. So it’s not about making the show popular anymore, now everything is about fulfilling his egomaniacal boy fantasies and turning his dinosaurs-and-robots, cowboys-and-aliens pre-pubescent fanfictions into canon episodes of the show he now runs. Even THAT TERRIBLE PERSON admits he was wrong in doing what he did and he even came to the point of making this creation he no longer wants BEG THE PUBLIC to accept the ‘new direction’ of the show ONSCREEN. 

So please, before addressing me next time, think.




What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.

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I just want a serial killer to love me is that too much to ask

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I’m about 100% sure the person who made the OP is a heavy Lana Del Rey listener.




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It’s finally happening.
Donald Glover is Miles Morales as Spider-Man.

I’ve been waiting for this set.




Was it necessary to slam teenage girls, though?

Yes, because it was because of them the show turned into a fanservice extravaganza. Even Moffat is fed up with this kind of attitude, as explicited by 12 during his “I’m not your boyfriend” moment and by Clara’s dialogue with Madame Vastra. 




In my defense, they did ask for my opinion.

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