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There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.

"It can become a kind of franchise where it’s not a real character at all", cautioned Capaldi, "but just an amalgam of elements that people think are Doctor Who: a scarf, a bow tie… I wanted to be the actual Doctor Who.”

(Source: isntthatwizard, via yourlifecoxswain)

Anonymous asked: What has caused you to hate men so much?

claudiaboleyn:

Funny you should ask! I’ll let you in on my origin story if you like?

Well, once upon a time I was your average, man-loving, non-opinionated, quiet, submissive, totally sexually available young woman. I loved the dudes. I can’t tell you how much I worshipped those blokes. I couldn’t even open a jar back then. Ah, the memories. I shied from the colour blue. I refused to step into a room that contained power tools. Football frightened me into week long seclusions. Don’t get me started on the horror beer brought on. 

And then, one night, I left my window open. It was hot, y’know? I probably shouldn’t have done it. 

But in flew the Misandry Fairy. She was magnificent. As she fluttered into my room she left a trail of glittering misogynist tears that sparkled like diamonds. She wore blood red especially smeary lipstick, the type that scares guys and makes them afraid of kissing you, to ward them off. She had beautifully hairy legs, hairy arms, and wore high waisted shorts (which we all know is the 2014 trend men hate). It wasn’t 2014 at the time, you understand, but she’s a fairy so I assume she looked into the future to find inspiration for her particular misandric look. She was also a lesbian. Because we all know how those lesbians hate men, right? 

"Claudia," she said to me. "It’s time to face your destiny. Inside of you is a burning misandric rage unlike anything the world has ever seen. When you wake up tomorrow, I want you opening jars left right and centre. Open so many jars that the men get jealous. Open so many jars that you and everyone around you are in danger of drowning in the contents. Keep on opening them. No matter what. Never give up." 

I was so shocked that I did not answer. It was the middle of the night and I was unaccustomed to being visited by such wise and noble beings. 

Before she left, she turned around in the air, her fluttering rainbow wings shining in the moonlight, and whispered: “Also, you’re queer. The Coming Out fairy was busy so I took his shift. Have a nice day.” 

The next morning I awoke and began to carry out my purpose. From that day on, men have trembled to see me. Occasionally they whimper “don’t let her near any jars for the love of God”, but most of the time they merely scatter as I enter any vicinity I please. 

I owe her everything. Without her, I would not be the woman I am today. 

This story is 100% true. You can quote me on it and everything. Never let anyone tell you fairies don’t exist. They do. And they’re raging misandrists. 

xxx

would-you-like-a-jelly-baby:

"It’s graphic shapes," he says, twirling some more. "That’s why being in black is so great. You can make these spidery shapes. It’s like German expressionism or Sixties caricatures. They’re very graphic lines."
Peter Capaldi Sunday Telegraph interview 2014[x]

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thesecondbird:

linnealurks:

doctor-whoop:

Can we please talk about this:

Steven Moffat has called into question calling Peter Capaldi’s incarnation the “Twelfth Doctor”.

Speaking in SFX magazine he says: “I’m just going to throw this continuity grenade back at Doctor Who fans and say, “You are all wrong!” He has never called himself the anything-th Doctor in the show.

“If the Doctor was a real person and walked in here, and you said, “Which incarnation are you?” he’d have to think, just as you’d have to think about how many houses you’ve lived in. He never thinks of himself as a numbered Doctor. The Twelfth Doctor means the twelfth actor to have played the lead in Doctor Who. That’s all it means. There is no such character as the Twelfth Doctor and never has been.

“It’s a long time into the show before any such nonsense ever comes up. It’s purely us lot, us fans, wittering on about calling him the Third or the Fourth Doctor – which is actually quite an unpleasant thing to do. It doesn’t feel right at all when you type that. I had to do that for the [50th] special. It was the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor, and it felt like a betrayal, in a way. But what else could you do?

“Out of curiosity I looked at what they did in “The Five Doctors”. They didn’t number them at all. Do you know what they called them? The Hartnell Doctor, the Pertwee Doctor…” [x]

I’m sorry, but this really rubs me up the wrong way. Wasn’t there a conversation in the Time of the Doctor dedicated to clearing up this very thing? (A conversation in which The Doctor mentions “thirteen versions” of him, “thirteen silly Doctors”, and in which Clara clearly states that the man she’s talking to right now is “number eleven”.)

Doesn’t this mean that, yes, the whole numbering system does matter inside the show and isn’t just relevant to the sort of fans who are into this sort of thing? 

And let’s not forget the “Eleven is the best, you’ll cry your eyes out” wank that Clara says at some point in series 7. 

To me it just sounds like Moffat is constantly contradicting himself and always forgetting the shit he wrote himself.

Also, the Doctor tells Craig that he is the eleventh in The Lodger.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But it’s ironic to hear Moffat say that the Doctor has never called himself the anything-th Doctor, when the only times it’s happened (afaik) are on his watch.

What is he even on about? Of course we call them the Xth Doctor, because it’s waaay clearer than saying “When he had curls and the silly costume- no, brown curls. Yeah, that one”. We’ve been using the numbering for decades, I don’t understand why he feels there is a need to stop doing that.

Just like when the Doctor is called “Doctor Who” in media, it’s much clearer for everyone when it’s “Peter Capaldi is the next Doctor Who” instead of “Peter Capaldi is the next Doctor”.

"He doesn’t think of himself as X" doesn’t matter because he is a fictional character, and we are talking about him in the real universe. No one has ever claimed the Doctor has ever called himself the Xth Doctor, except yeah, in The Lodger.

I just don’t understand at all what Moffat is trying to say with all this. Yeah, we know that the numbering system is just for us fans. There is not a single fan out there who thinks the Tenth Doctor’s name is the Tenth Doctor or Ten. Has he been watching a lot of Classic Who lately and feels he’s made discoveries other fans aren’t aware of? Or is he trying to fix the mess the War Doctor brought in on the numbering? Though I suppose there isn’t much else he can talk about until the show starts airing again, anyway. 

Ok, and just so we’re clear, I’m not holding this against Moffat or criticizing him. I’m just having trouble trying to figure out what he thinks this “revelation” is accomplishing, because it comes off slightly condescending.

//Wait, so is he trying to say we shouldn’t say the Doctor’s incarnations are different? Because they are. Yes, he is the same person with similar characteristics, but like Big Finish put it; “in different proportions”. There is no use pretending every incarnation is exactly the same and should be addressed as such. He is also not a real person, and some people prefer the acting or writing style some of the Doctor’s incarnations have had over others.