People thinking they know how the Doctor should act just based on how nine and ten act
The doctor is insulting the human race. Not like when Nine did it but didn’t mean a word of it, but like ‘Go away annoying humans’. Who’s this dude and where did they put the REAL DOCTOR?
are you kidding i can think of like 8 doctors at least that would have a ‘go away humans’ sign handy at all times
I can imagine a sign on the doors of the UNIT labs that reads
"GO AWAY HUMANS, ESPECIALLY YOU BRIGADIER!!!"
I’m pretty sure Nine meant “all you stupid apes” like how do you hear that and think “yeah he doesn’t mean it”
How do you interpret Nine’s tone in that as not meaning a word of it? I mean, really, what?
Honestly, I think Nine meant it more than Twelve did.
When did Doctor Who go off the rails? It probably happened when you turned seventeen or so. Suddenly the world was about dating and drinking and independence, and this magically coincided with the show you loved as a kid descending into nonsense.
Maybe it wasn’t precisely seventeen, but for most Doctor Who fans, there generally comes a point at which the show they love simply stops being the show they love. “Back in my day, it never did that!” we exclaim.
What’s strange is that absolutely every era has provoked this reaction. For some, it happened when Steven Moffat took over, and for others the new series was a write-off from the get-go. For some, the 1996 telemovie ruined the whole thing, and for others it was the Seventh Doctor’s era. One person I know says they fell out of love with it when Patrick Troughton took over. Troughton. The Second Doctor. 1966. The show’s just never recovered since then, apparently.
Consequently, I am firmly of the belief that there is someone out there who thinks Doctor Who is fundamentally a show about two teachers hanging out in a junk yard, and that it all fell apart when they introduced that time travel guff.
“This junk yard sure is great, Barbara.” “Call me a purist, but I preferred the classroom from scene one.”
Forget the ever-changing tone and the subjective perceptions of undulating quality: for a lot of fans, Doctor Who fails when it messes with what’s been established. Steven Moffat has been accused of doing this a lot — of screwing around with the show’s history — but isn’t that what Doctor Who has always done?
The mistake fans so often make is in viewing the Classic Series as a uniform whole. Remember, his is a show that ran for 26 years from 1963 to 1989, had dozens of producers, numerous script writers, and absolutely no series bible. Seriously. There was no document ever produced for writers to refer to. That’s why they featured the origins of the Loch Ness Monster on two separate occasions, and why they explained the destruction of Atlantis no fewer than three times. They simply made it up as they went along, often contradicting much of the stuff that came beforehand.
When we, with the benefit of hindsight and familiarity, homogenise all of that into the “Classic Series”, it implies a consistent overview that the show simply never had.
So if you’re freaking out about Listen, the most recent episode by showrunner Steven Moffat, and think that Moffat has taken an outrageous liberty with the show’s text, take a moment to think about how it must have felt when they suddenly introduced the idea that the Doctor could change his appearance. (It took them two more goes before they called it “regeneration”, and made it a proper thing in 1974.) Or how about when the Second Doctor revealed he was a Time Lord, and was put on trial for stealing the TARDIS? That nugget was revealed at the end of the show’s sixth season. We think of it as something that’s always been — but imagine if Buffy had suddenly revealed at the end of season six that she was from the planet Slayos, or if Lost’s final season had suddenly introduced time travel elements that had nothing to do with what had come befo— oh.
TARDIS surfing is very dangerous, and should not be emulated.
Barely a season of Doctor Who has gone by without the show’s head writer drastically reinventing some major piece of canon. Once you tally up all the liberties the show has taken, the idea of Clara meeting the Doctor as a child on a pre-exploded Gallifrey really isn’t much at all.
And this is the fundamental truth of the show: it is only ever Doctor Who when it evolves. The times in its history when it’s consciously tried to be “classic” are the times when it’s stagnated and failed. Only when it stops trying to be Doctor Who does it truly become Doctor Who. That’s some zen-like shit right there — much like that brief period in the early 1970s, in which many of the plots suddenly had a Buddhist undercurrent. See?
It’s odd that Listen should inspire such discussion about canon (he says, as if someone is forcing him to write about it under threat of a mind probe), because it’s Steven Moffat’s first real standalone work since he took over. As showrunner, he writes the season openers, the season finales, the Christmas specials, the anniversary extravaganzas. It’s like writing for an orchestra all the time, he says, and doing this episode was a chance to flex his writing muscles and write a chamber piece. Something smaller, more self-contained.
Teaching children and adults alike about the importance of buying action figures.
It’s a good instinct given his most notorious insta-classic Blink was the very definition of a standalone chamber piece. Or maybe it’s that both episodes focused on something deeper and more relatable: Blink introduced monsters that can only be defeated when you look at them, and Listen has creatures that are always hiding, listening to you when you think you’re talking only to yourself.
Reducing the threat down to a key sense makes these stories so much more empathetic and terrifying. He’s clearly on to a winning formula, which logically leads me to the following viewing suggestions: Touch, in which the asexual Doctor must overcome his fears and defeat the fearsome Buxomians by repeatedly groping their hindquarters; Taste, in which the Doctor is challenged to tongue-to-tongue combat with the slime monsters of the planet Halitosis 8; and Smelly, in which the Doctor battles farting aliens in… oh, hang on, that was 2005’s World War Three. Okay, forget that last one. Cheque please, Mr Moffat.
“Fear makes companions of us all,” says the First Doctor in the very first story, 1963’s An Unearthly Child – word-for-word what Clara says to the young Doctor in this episode. Maybe Moffat’s being truer to the show’s roots than he’s getting credit for.
I’m a mildly sad panda and I have to go do a bunch of things tomorrow I don’t want to do, including begging my bank to not screw me so hard. I’ve taken a hot bath and now I’m going to try to get some sleep.
Wish me luck punklings.
Is there something that anyone would like to tell me rather than having some reblogged posts *about me*?
I have repeatedly apologized for anything I could see I did wrong, and I admit I’m not familiar with tumblr, but rather than use, say, email, and have a dialogue, here we have what I’d been suspecting all along: Everyone talking about me and not with me.
If you do not like what I have to either post or say I’d suggest ignoring me. Seems pretty easy but I guess not easy enough. Why reblog to people who aren’t going to like it or aren’t interested?
I’m curious to know how I’ve been a pain in your collective. To my knowledge I was pretty much being ignored for the most part minus a few in the many downloads I have to speculate on.
I’m not sure how you orbit this site but I came here mainly to find one person. Then when I saw how jacked-up the system was and how it put me into state of even more frustration I tried to steer clear of it.
Then I get more follower notifications through my inbox so I think, okay, maybe a few of my fellow creators have good reason to post their story links here as well. When people don’t talk to each other one can only deduce, however badly.
I do not know what kind of a world you all orbit in. My best guess is you all have cars and plenty of cash to pursue this kind of thing, and perhaps plenty of people in your life that would help you with various needs.
I do not.
I’ve learned to repeatedly explain that I do not have a car, and loads of friends due to not having a car, because I found out through various jobs that people often don’t pay attention to that factor and what it does to someone. I am using the internet to try and find my people. I apologize again, though I’ve been told not to bother, for anything outlandish I’ve done here. Again, I would like to take it all off line and use the postal service. I can’t find a way to do that yet.
I have enough negative in my life and have had. I suppose you’ve had family or friends teaching you how to drive? How to get a job? How to get an education? How about having to fight your own family, supposed friends and peers because not only did they not help you, they hindered you from doing so with a kind of behaviour that is worse than what you’ve viewed in Collinsport? Something more psychologically detrimental?
I have to wonder at how other people live. I’ve wondered at many people who have suffered abuse and how some turn to Dark Shadows for escapism. For me it’s reminders of history and things going wrong, both in the original novels the program lifts from and also in personal life.
I’ve been told it’s a kind of cathartic release. That’s understandable. But what about the rest of us who want relief? Why is that so offensive?
I’m searching for those people. I’m not searching for people to bother. Unfortunately the people I have talked to discussed why their ideas were put down and how. And those ideas were for self-improvement.
On occasion I have reasons to celebrate, and thankfully I’ve found people who greatly enjoy that and will talk to me about it. I’ve come to understand that the marriage story, which contains adult material I never expected to create, has less characters and that’s why it’s easier for the people who wanted it to review and discuss it.
The audio is much harder, more expensive, contains as much as possible as far as DS characters with a slew of others, and took a ton of time to research in solely the text.
When I started writing the text to The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows? I had a piece of shit computer that cost $14 at a church sale and I was grateful to have even that. I had to work long hours to obtain the machine I have now.
For the audio version of the radio drama? I’ve had to research audio editing (with a little help from podcasters), I’ve had to research technical aspects to reach iTunes, I’ve had to spend thousand of bucks on this thing. These are dollars I cannot fathom having most of my life, much less spending on something like this.
I’m sorry again I’ve offended any of you but, from the sounds of it, drama is what you’re looking for. Fine. Ignore me. Please. Don’t want to hear or see my work? Leave it alone.
I’m sorry anyone re-blogs my posts to you. Just remember… I didn’t.
Anyone want to communicate and give me either more shit, or perhaps be nice? Here is my email address:
Here’s the thing - nobody is giving you grief for writing fanfiction. Several of us, myself included, do it. Nobody here is giving you grief for creating audio dramas of it for more accessibility. The problem is that you seem intent on forcing your opinions down everyone’s throat re: Barnabas and Josette, and lauding your own story as some holy grail of Dark Shadows fanfiction, and anyone who disagrees is some kind of naysayer or a troll. Yes, as a matter of fact, I can cite my sources there.
The thing that spurred this on was that the post about your relationship with your husband really had no place in the tag. I’ll admit that I had no intentions of that post getting reblogged; perhaps I should have kept my opinion to myself, but as you’ve made posts directly calling out and shaming someone I’m familiar with for simply having a different opinion than yours (and that’s not getting me started on the hate mail others have informed me you sent), I really can’t bring myself to feel anything other than apathy towards it.
You act like we are directly stifling your creativity. This is Tumblr. Especially on the Dark Shadows side of things (considering how we’ve drastically chilled out since 2012), that’s not how we handle it. This has literally nothing to do with your fanfiction, and everything to do with your behavior. You talk about how you dislike Tumblr so much (despite the fact that I distinctly recall trying to help you. There are ways to communicate, you simply ignore them, and I can only assume that by now, it’s willful), then continue to post nearly daily, meanwhile doing everything you can to make everything about your story or your personal life. Any lack of communication has nothing to do with the fact that you don’t have a car or various other commodities. We come from all different walks of life; the fact that I don’t have a car myself has nothing to do with who talks to me on Tumblr. It’s a matter of how you present yourself. Take responsibility and stop acting like these are personal slights to you as a human being and to you as a writer. The stories may be your own original works, and I understand the frustrations of feeling ignored as a writer, but I cannot help but roll my eyes whenever you act like you’ve been personally robbed of a fucking Pulitzer or Newbery simply because people are not responding the specific way you want. Or better yet! Stop insinuating that people are garbage and read the same simply because they have different taste than you (yes, yes I did see that one story on archiveofourown). You want fans? You want praise (because you clearly aren’t looking for feedback, it’s only the good you want)? Your current methods aren’t going to get you anywhere - at least here.
I put this person on block as soon as I found out they were the one sending me anon hate in my inbox and I have absolutely no intention of removing that block. I’ve remained silent so far because, to be perfectly honest, I inherited a nasty anger problem and I can be a real asshole. I’m trying to get a hang of that whole “letting things go” thing. But it’s a work in progress and there was one thing in this little rant I couldn’t.
THIS RIGHT HERE: "My best guess is you all have cars and plenty of cash to pursue this kind of thing, and perhaps plenty of people in your life that would help you with various needs."
As most of the people who follow me regularly on Tumblr know, I’m in a really nasty financial situation. My business is failing because my partner bailed on me, I’d be homeless if it weren’t for my mom and what with student loans and IRS debt, I’m so deeply in the red that I can’t see any other color. I’m under so much stress that I’ve actually had physical ramifications of it. Basically, my life sucks right now and all my career pursuits have been put on hold until I can get on my feet.
But you know what I haven’t done? Antagonize people and leave nasty anonymous messages in strangers’ inboxes then complain about my problems in lieu of an actual apology like that’s an excuse.
What pisses me off about this is that on the (what I hope is rare-ish) occasions I have divulged details about my circumstances, I have received nothing but support and friendship (and sometimes offers of financial help) from my mutuals in various fandoms. ESPECIALLY the Dark Shadows fandom. The only drama here is what this person brought with them. And in case they haven’t noticed, I have been ignoring them. But it’s becoming harder and harder to keep my mouth shut. And shitty life circumstances are no excuse for being antagonistic and hateful to strangers on the internet.
I’m fed up of this drama. I’m going to go take a hot bubble bath and keep my fingers crossed that my electricity doesn’t get shut off tomorrow.
Classic Who fans, don’t think you’re getting away with it either.
I have unfollowed so many blogs because of stuff like this.
If you do not know what this picture is; let me inform you. In the late 50’s when abortion was completely illegal, women would resort to using household items to have a self-given abortion. These items included bleach, wire hangers, and cleaning products. So, would you rather save unborn cells, like the ones that come off your feet or body, millions at a time, or save a woman who might end up curing a life-threatening disease? Do we really wanna step 60 years back?
I love my mom.
I am risking nothing
I AM SORRY FOLLOWERS, I LOVE MY MOMMY
Will not risk.
sorry followers :(
omg im so glad to se so many people love their mummy
Why’re you being mean to my mum?
Nope. Googled it. 15 minuets. Nope. Not taking any chances
This has 1.2 million reblogs …
Ps not riskin it
ps not risking it
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Signal boosting for all my dog lovers!
Oh another thing. People need stop with calling Danny Mickey Smith 2.0 and comparing and say they are the same. STOP IT!! The only thing they have in common is skin color, gender, and the majority of the fandom’s lowkey racist hate of them because they stand in they white fave’s way of shipping with the female lead.