Look at the size of that thing, Doctor

                                      Yes, Jamie, that is a big one.

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“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.”

Guillermo Del Toro, The Power of Myth

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I don’t understand the logic that whoever is calmest in an argument is winning and that somehow anger invalidates your words. I mean I can argue that your great aunt’s name is Jihinksenbob for an hour straight and be perfectly fine. It’s very easy to be calm when the topic doesn’t affect you personally or you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

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Vislor Turlough Fic Recs 4/11/14 >>


Here is the Turlough fic rec list that I mentioned thinking about doing in a post a while back. 24 of my favorite fics that have Turlough in them.

I can’t vouch for the porn because I’m ace but the two that do have porny bits are mostly not.

It would be great if you could like this if you use…

The Science of Representation


Having wrapped up my Moffat vs Martin comparisons I am going to talk about why all this representation ranting matters, and why it is not enough for individuals to simply avoid watching shows you don’t like, because there is a need for criticism. I’ve heard a lot of people, even on the pro critique side say things like ‘I don’t think anyone seriously believes the entertainment industry bears the burden of social justice,’ well, I do, and I’m going to explain why. To fully communicate my points, we’re going to need to take a whirlwind tour through some cognitive neuroscience.

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Harriet Jones, BAMF and BFFs with Hillary Clinton >>





If I ever meet Russel T. Davies, the first thing I will say to him is “Thank you, so much, for Harriet Jones.”

As a college student currently focusing my studies on women in politics, nothing made me happier than when Harriet Jones strode on screen in Series One,…

This is a fantastic article. 

I still wonder whether RTD used that line mainly so that the S2 plot about the Master becoming Prime Minister could go ahead. He might have wanted to get rid of Harriet Jones in a way that kept her personal integrity intact. 

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This comment is BLOWING MY MIND. I’m not even going to be able to respond to that tonight, I’m gonna have to step away and contemplate that for awhile.

Admittedly, I’m considering a bit of an artificial dilemma: I’m assuming that RTD wanted Harriet Jones to be Prime Minister and architect of Great Britain’s “Golden Age” because of representation and diversity and her sheer bloody awesomeness AND that he also wanted the Master to become Prime Minister because that’s makes for a pretty good story and a great reveal in S3 (I erroneously wrote S2 earlier—argh!). I’m also assuming that he then had to figure out how to get from point A to point B. 

But I do wonder how our love for Harriet Jones is informed by her being brought down by Ten with that exact line. I hate that line and I hate that it’s not questioned more within the text. But I hate it because it hits really close to home, you know? 


"You can’t argue with fate."

Turlough was a devious bugger, even when he was being a good guy.

Frontios - season 21 - 1984


Does anyone else reply to a text mentally but not physically then forgets to actually reply all together or is that just me