So I’m at an old cafe by the beach alone and I got up to use the restroom and buy a croissant. When I returned this was in my book ~
You know when people say “What’s the alternative to cat-calling?” This. This is the alternative.
11:38 pm • 17 June 2013 • 347,885 notes
Yeah, ‘cept that’s a shitty way to characterize a character, let alone a character after whom the entire show is named. To say to your audience “this guy who is the focus of the show that you’re spending all of your effort and energy on watching is beyond your capacity to understand and empathize with.” Putting this in perspective, Watson is a damn doctor. Getting an MD isn’t anything to sneeze at, and we’re supposed to take him and go “yep, that’s the guy that I can empathize with, that’s the guy whose intellectual and emotional capacities are on par with my own.” That’s a pretty bad way to make your show accessible, to make it so impossible to empathize with the main character that you have to empathize with his pal.
And what’s the problem with just being brilliant? What more do you want? Why bother to make up a medical diagnosis? Was it just so Bendystraw Countdracula could say multisyllabic words at the absurd speeds at which he speaks? Or is it just an easy, ableist, low blow to allow Moffat to make up a disorder so that he wouldn’t have to explain his inability to write main characters that can interact in normal ways with “humany-wumany” people (looking at you, 11th Doctor)? One that members of the fandom are able to gloss over just because Bouncycastle Crackermuffin is a good looking guy who said all those subversively bad things?
You’re entitled to your opinion, but the more exposure I get to the Sherlock fandumb, the less excited I am to call myself a part of it.
11:35 pm • 17 June 2013 • 10 notes
why is this whole website suddenly obsessed w/ cotton eyed joe
Yeah like where did it come from where did it go
did you just
7:38 am • 17 June 2013 • 118,434 notes
“As their name implies, saltwater crocs are found in salt water, but they are also found in freshwater, which is not what their name implies. It just goes to show, they’re not to be trusted.”
— Russell Coight (via onlyfoolsandvikings)
(Source: sheilashoe, via onlyfoolsandvikings)
7:27 am • 17 June 2013 • 83 notes
What I thought about “Asylum of the Daleks”
Complete agreement with you here, for sure.
6:48 am • 17 June 2013 • 15 notes
Fun factoid from Russel T. Davies’s The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter…
David Tennant had a short-lived “wobble” about staying on for the fifth series (before his leaving was announced, mind), and did have a meeting with incoming producer Steven Moffat, in which Moffat laid out his plans for the season.
David probably thought, “That sounds like a shit story arc and Amy Pond sounds like a terrible companion, I’m out of here!”
6:32 am • 17 June 2013 • 42 notes
“Don’t chase the Quaffle if you see the Snitch: I disagree with this, but I didn’t want to write in on the quote. I...
I disagree with this, but I didn’t want to write in on the quote. I didn’t despise RTD when he was running the show, and I don’t despise him now. Being angry and joking about how much we hated him from giving us feels is different from actually disliking the way a Show Runner runs the show…
6:27 am • 17 June 2013 • 25 notes