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fandomsandfeminism:

roachpatrol:

court-of-ocelot:

laureljupiter:

court-of-ocelot:

culturalrebel:

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.

WITHOUT A LEVELS BUT WITH A WORKING TELEVISION

YES THIS.

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

wow

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. 

Remember, this is also the episode where he has the Doctor bring a horse onto the ship, and when Rose says that he can’t keep the horse, Moffat has the Doctor reply “But I let you keep Mickey.” Because comparing the only person of color who has lines in the episode to livestock is in excellent taste. (And in Blink, he wrote it so that Martha has as few lines as possible. And as show runner he has hd 0 POC companions.) 

The man is a horrific hack and he shouldn’t be allowed near major TV shows. 

stayuglystayangry

Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

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Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

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The MacArthur Foundation awarded lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel one of its coveted Genius Grants. The only requirement of the $625,000 award is that Bechdel and the 20 other recipients continue doing the good work they were already doing.

So, hopefully this means Bechdel will continue doing revolutionary work related to film, family and culture. Her name was on everyone’s lips starting last…

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pugletto
pugletto:

I’m taking $20 Pokemon specialty commissions. What do these entail?
These are two-character bust commissions (which run on the higher end of the usual commission spectrum).
For $20, I will draw you and a Pokemon, and blurb a little headcanon for you at random when it’s posted.
You may not choose what Pokemon you will be drawn with.
You may, however, choose what type of Pokemon you will be drawn with.
[Click here for an archive of samples!]
[Current Docket]Ok, so the last time I did these, things got so messy that I’m actually implementing a new system as to how it’s going to go down.
Firstly, there are going to be two queues.
The first queue will be the list of commissions I’m CURRENTLY working on.The second queue will be a waiting list.
Because of the nature of the project, the commissions will only be done four at a time. Those on the waiting list will be selected based on Pokemon type preference, so that the uploads are a bit more diverse (like not having four fire types in the same batch, for example.)
Likewise, those selected from the waiting list will have a two-day response period and a two-day payment period that, if they miss, will be replaced by another person in the queue.
Monetary transaction will not be accepted prior to being selected from the waiting list. I can not stress this enough.
In order to be placed on the waiting list, you must send me an email at pugsales@gmail.com with the topic “Pokemon Commission”. I will respond only when I am ready to collect your information for the next batch.
Turnaround time per batch is every 2-3 weeks, depending on workload and complexity.
And there you have it! If you’re interested, hit me up.

pugletto:

I’m taking $20 Pokemon specialty commissions.

What do these entail?

  • These are two-character bust commissions (which run on the higher end of the usual commission spectrum).

  • For $20, I will draw you and a Pokemon, and blurb a little headcanon for you at random when it’s posted.

  • You may not choose what Pokemon you will be drawn with.

  • You may, however, choose what type of Pokemon you will be drawn with.


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Click here for an archive of samples!]

[Current Docket]

Ok, so the last time I did these, things got so messy that I’m actually implementing a new system as to how it’s going to go down.

Firstly, there are going to be two queues.

The first queue will be the list of commissions I’m CURRENTLY working on.The second queue will be a waiting list.

Because of the nature of the project, the commissions will only be done four at a time. Those on the waiting list will be selected based on Pokemon type preference, so that the uploads are a bit more diverse (like not having four fire types in the same batch, for example.)

Likewise, those selected from the waiting list will have a two-day response period and a two-day payment period that, if they miss, will be replaced by another person in the queue.

Monetary transaction will not be accepted prior to being selected from the waiting list. I can not stress this enough.

In order to be placed on the waiting list, you must send me an email at pugsales@gmail.com with the topic “Pokemon Commission”. I will respond only when I am ready to collect your information for the next batch.

Turnaround time per batch is every 2-3 weeks, depending on workload and complexity.

And there you have it! If you’re interested, hit me up.

pumpkinspiceaddiction

ursulatheseabitchh:

It really frustrates me how, when people want to argue against casting a person of color for a certain role, they always resort to “UM OKAY BUT CAN YOU FIND A NATIVE AMERICAN ACTRESS WHO HAS X Y AND Z PHYSICAL TRAITS??” and then it forces people to argue that, yes, natives can have green eyes or black people can have red hair etc etc 

when really the natural eye color and hair color of the actress of color should be JUST as inconsequential as it is for a white actress because GUESS WHAT??? There are things such as 1) hair dye 2) wigs 3) colored contact lenses.

Like, I’m about 95 % sure that Jennifer Lawrence is wearing colored contact lenses AND a wig in the Hunger Games but nobody seems to care.

Like when it comes down to it, there are very few physical attributes you cannot/should not change via makeup or cgi—and those are predominately skin color & physical disabilities. Pretty much everything else can be, and almost always is changed.

Staging can change how tall a character seems. Actors can lose or gain weight or muscle as the character requires. Tattoos can be stenciled on. Body hair can be added or taken away. Padded bras or binders can be used. Hell, they REMOVED Ralph Fienne’s nose for Voldemort. 

Wigs and colored contact lenses are two of THE MOST frequently utilized aspects of character costuming & make up and when you say something like “Annie can’t be black because black people don’t have red hair!!” what you’re really saying is that you think that people of color should be barred from playing characters unless they exactly match up with the physical description in a way that white people have never, and will never, be held to.