“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”

Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

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Robbie Coltrane with his double Martin Bayfield

I want them to hold hands everywhere they go

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aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.



I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but


did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Oh my god. OH my GOD. If you even like moffat, just read this. WHAT A FUCKING ASS> I AM SO MAD

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

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when you get your period at school


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Doctor Who - Season 8 - Intro

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want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.




want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

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never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’



are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’


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Favorite new reaction GIF for when people think they’ve made a really great point about ‘Men’s Rights’.


Favorite new reaction GIF for when people think they’ve made a really great point about ‘Men’s Rights’.

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Happy Birthday Gene Kelly! (August 23, 1912 - February 2, 1996)

"There is a strange sort of reasoning in Hollywood that musicals are less worthy of Academy consideration than dramas. It’s a form of snobbism, the same sort that perpetuates the idea that drama is more deserving of Awards than comedy."

- Gene Kelly

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I dunno why I keep trying to find something because the wall I always run into is that I can’t really afford quality furniture.

Like, there are certain kinds of things I can find ok, but finding something to put my television on besides the dining room chair it’s currently sitting on is apparently not going to happen unless I get something really crappy or spend all of my money or dip into my savings. And I just can’t quite feel comfortable doing any of those things.

Solid wood has become prohibitively expensive. When my parents were starting out in the late 80s, they got solid wood pieces form Ikea, and they were for sure not well-off. And they still have that stuff! (Yeah, the underside of the coffee table has tons of crayon scribbles on it, SO WHAT.) Now, the run of the mill pieces from Ikea are rarely made of lasting materials. 

I’d rather use the wrong furniture than get something that won’t last and feels cheap in the meantime.

The crazy satisfaction of “I FOUND THE PERFECT THIS AND IT IS PERFECT AND WILL BRING SO MUCH JOY” is basically crack

I got my dad the best birthday present. I’d had it lurking in my Amazon cart for a while but the price suddenly dropped a bunch and there was only one copy left, so I jumped on it and it arrived today.

According to my dad (and this is the meaning of what he said, I don’t remember his actual words), there’s this one guy, Armando Scannone who’s considered to be the top expert on Venezuelan cooking and he has a cookbook, Mi Cocina, that is the bible of Venezuelan cuisine. (As this person describes.)

So I tracked it down and got it and I am sooooooo excited to give it to him BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!