impossible girls




Over the weekend I reblogged some Doctor Who meta for the first time ever. No one is more surprised than me that I’m now penning one. But! I had some thoughts, partly prompted by a fantastic post-“Deep Breath” conversation Saturday night with one friend (who is not on tumblr) and our impeccable host, carolinecrampton, who did not, in fact, butcher the butternut squash.

Is Doctor Who sexist? The more relevant question here, at the start of series 8: is Moffat’s Who sexist? We have a new Doctor, and we’re approaching an equal number of episodes in Moffat and RTD eras, and God, I see this question everywhere I turn. I think it’s a tricky one—and I get a little frustrated by people who don’t hesitate when saying yes: I think our cultural analyses deserve a little more nuance than what I often see. This is mostly a complaint about Twitter; for all my moaning about discussions on the platform, Tumblr people think.

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And one of the interesting things to note is that Moffat Who is much closer to classic Who.  It wasn’t a show about the companions; it was a show about the Doctor AND his companion.  I do believe he’s trying…especially given his own argument that the Doctor is “unknowable.”  I just hate when he does the TELL thing (let’s see…throw in 2 lines about Clara being “egomaniac” and “narcissistic tendencies” vs all of the evidence SHOWING her to be completely the opposite) - or the “I’m going to present you with strong women!”…just to have them a) flirt; b) be a “badass”; c) be completely entwined/co-dependent with the Doctor.  But I think the basic argument here is accurate:

RTD wrote character-driven stories that advanced the plot;

Moffat writes plot-driven stories that move the characters

They are completely different storytellers. So you will get completely different stories.   


Tagged by ididntwearmybowtie

1. What’s your name? Sydney

2. When is your birthday?  October 14

3. Where are you from? Texas, United States

4. Have a crush? Not any that I know in real life haha! Only celebrity crushes because I’m a lame-o

5. What’s your favorite color?  It changes quite a bit. Purple, maybe.

6. Write something in caps:  I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT

7. Got a favorite band/artist? I recently saw Panic! at the Disco in concert (and they were so good!) so I’m super hyped up on them right now. I also really love Breathe Carolina, Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds, Lorde

8. Favorite number?  32 - when I was a kid I guessed the amount of candy in a jar as exactly 32 and that was it and I won all that candy and it was amazing

9. Favorite drink?  I am addicted to soda - either Coca Cola or Dr Pepper is my favorite. I also love sweet tea.

10. Tag Ten People: Claire 

You can’t see me, can you? You look at me and you can’t see me. Do you have any idea what that’s like? I’m not on the phone. I’m right here. Standing in front of you. Please. Just…

I’m a screw up. And I plan to be a screw up until my late twenties, maybe even my early thirties.

104. You’ve not met Danny Pink (x)


It’s the year 5058 and I’m still not over eleven’s phone call to clara


England: colour
America: color
England: humour
America: humor
England: flavour
America: flavor
England: what are you doing
America: getting rid of u lmao