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Into The Dalek- Brief Thoughts

-I’m tired of Daleks. The idea of a “good Dalek” isn’t quite new, and I just at this point feel very exhausted by them. 

- I’m glad they introduced Danny. The TARDIS dynamic needs to shake up a little more.

- I thought twitter hyped this episode just a bit. It was okay, but it wasn’t particularly outstanding. There’s much ado about the line of the Dalek looking inside the Doctor and seeing hatred and how that wasn’t victory and how it’s “genius writing” of Moffat’s. Except I didn’t find it such. This is a rephrasing of themes addressed since the new series started. Don’t get me wrong, there were good bits (Danny’s little meltdown at not being able to properly ask Clara out/be receptive to her asking him out), but a lot of this episode felt hyped. 

- They keep making callbacks to earlier episodes. I wonder what the point is. In this instance, they’re calling back to “Dalek”, which I think is the superior episode of the two.

- I can haz some Keeley Hawes now?

I recently showed my boyfriend “Human Nature” and “Family of Blood”, a two parter from Series 3. Looking back on those episodes, even though production values weren’t as where they are now, those were good episodes. They were truly good. Series 3 had its downs and ups, but it made me yearn for those types of stories again- where everything isn’t so over the top, bombastic, isn’t narrated at us as “oh look we’re doing something really complex and clever because we’re telling you so!”, even the score is less bombastic. Genius writing isn’t telling us “look at what we’re doing, isn’t that so clever? Isn’t that just soooo amazing?” It’s showing us.

I really hope Series 8 finds its feet soon.

I sank into a three day binge of all of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon live action. It is simultaneously this is awesome/what the fuck am I watching. 

But they handle the Shitennou super well and actually give Endymion/Mamoru stuff to do in the latter part so he’s not super useless.

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gothiccharmschool:

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strangeetudes:

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crazyloststar:

REPRESENT

PSH! #diaryland

Still do. Just about.

I still do but had to friends-lock it. But I miss it a lot. :(((

Haaaaad?

I don’t use it as much now because my friends are all in different fandoms, but if you joined fandom only in the Tumblr/Twitter era YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING.

1. Threaded comments that don’t have to be replied to with a whole separate post

2. Profile pages so you could find out about a person and also check out their followers to see if you know people in common/find other people into what you’re into

3. Communities for fic, and newsletter communities for fandoms that rounded up daily news (actor stuff, pics, videos, etc)

4. Much better signal to noise ratio (not seeing the same thing 15 times or having to install xkit just to make your dash readable and filter out fandoms you aren’t in)

5. Just a way, way more grounded sense of where and who people are, instead of shouting into a crowded room all the time

This is my third go-around with Tumblr and fandom, and it’s only manageable now because I’m following hardly anyone (sorry guys). I really cannot wait until somebody makes something that combines the ease of image-posting on Tumblr with the actual content of LJ, because I feel like this place encourages you to be silent.

Shhh, don’t make an original text post, no one wants to read that, especially if it’s just about your personal life (which you couldn’t lock/filter anyhow). Shhh, don’t add text to that reblog, just hide your comments down in the tags, where people have to scroll to see them. Shhh, all you can contribute is a picture of an actor that’s probably already been posted with six different edits to the tag. Just reblog, baby.

I love fandom and fans and it makes me so sad, too, to see what’s been my culture for going on 20 years now get eroded and lost. I don’t know where fandom will be in another 20 years but I’m guessing the history of my chunk of it (Usenet, mailing lists, personal websites, LJ) won’t get carried on.

This can’t be how it continues, this movement towards a model of vocal producers and silent consumers. That’s not fandom. 

Accurate.

I mean, I loved lists, but I loved that LJ helped balance the dynamic of creator/consumer, where the consumer had a voice (I was largely a creator at that point, and am largely a consumer now, sadly) above and beyond, “Wow, great story!” They’d talk about the show, the fandom, and all that jazz, and the lines were nicely blurred, and some of the voices I respected the most never wrote, or drew, or vidded. 

And thinking back, they may have thought they weren’t creators, but that’s just not true. 

They were creating community, and it was awesome. 

II was just thinking about this last night! I still have LJ, and I still post to it. (The StuntHusband gave me a permanent account, waaaay back when.)

Threaded comments + replies, and FILTERS. Those are the things that will keep me on LJ, forever and ever.  

God I fucking miss people/fandoms being active on LJ. I feel like while Tumblr is fun, it’s so blink you’ll miss it, pass along the meme, reblog the meme reblog reblog but don’t get too real on here.

 Threaded discussions and the general sense of community was SO MUCH better on LJ, I mean shit, that they comms. Facebook groups aren’t really the same either, because posts will end up being lost more or less after a month and again, it’s so fleeting.

I had a lot of people I knew through LJ and then suddenly it felt like overnight everyone disappeared and less than a handful I can still connect with. 

Sometimes it feels like we went from all being on a cruise ship of fandom/different people/etc to all being on separate rowboats in a sea where we just shout at each other and can only connect fleetingly. I don’t know, I still have LJ, I occasionally rarely post there, but it feels like an empty room too often and its a shame.

 I guess it’s also my feeling the tangible shift in my fandoms and being now a member of the previous generation longing for a decade that has passed. 

(Source: likeitsstolen)

"You know, when you read newspapers online? I’m sure you do. There’s a comments section beneath it, and you read some perfectly reasonable news story and then a whole lot of insane people comment on it saying, ‘I’ve hated everybody since the dawn of time and my mom!’ You think – it’s a story about a rescue dog, why are you so angry? [laughter] I think trying to assess the ‘Doctor Who’ audience from its online community would be like trying to assess world affairs from the comment sections below newspapers. I had this conversation with [‘The Walking Dead’ executive producer] Gale Anne Hurd about how you can’t mistake Twitter for the voice of the audience. So I’m aware of it and it can be a difficult thing. But let’s look at the positive side of it. Let’s look at the amazing response like our new title sequence, which I think is stunning. Billy Hanshaw just decided to make a ‘Doctor Who’ title sequence. He put it up on YouTube and I happened across it and I thought it was the only new idea for a ‘Doctor Who’ title scene since 1963. And we got in touch and we said, ‘Okay, we’re gonna do that one.’ So I suppose when we talk about ‘Doctor Who’ fandom online, that’s what we should be talking about. Not all the random madness and hate-filled nonsense that goes on, but we should be talking about the extraordinary creative response that there is to ‘Doctor Who’ that we give them a show and they give us our show back, sometimes better.” — Steven Moffat

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…Pretty sure there have been other attempts at fan sequences since 1963 aside from th….why am I trying to argue with Moffat-Logic??

D:<

sad-weeb asked:

im gonna ruin the Dr who party buy saying one day at anime boston, when i was in my Rave-weeb outfit (anime-punk musician shirt, bandana from another one and my home made Eva hat) a doctor complimented me and then called my hat/EVA shit. I get he was joking but honestly, it was the thing i was most proud of making in my life. and that hurt. Just don't trash talk other people stuff, kids. plz.

conventionhorrorstories:

What the hell that’s so rude :/ I’m sorry that happened to you!
-Mod T

Hey sad-weeb, really sorry that happened to you at AB! Some people think sarcasm/joking harshly is funny and don’t always pick up on the social cues that it can come off hurtful. 

I hope you have a better time in 2015!

cjgren:

Looking at photos from our trip to Disney World in 2010…I was 50lbs lighter.

Makes me sick seeing how skinny my face and body looked.

I just wish I could lose the weight again. It’s a lot I need to lose to get even close to my weight I’d like before I did a reduction, but I have ZERO time for the gym with my insane work days.

Setting a goal to make healthy dinners every night this week. I’m 2 for 2 so far with chicken breasts last night and WW burgers tonight.

I feel this post. Oh, I feel it. :/

claudiaboleyn:

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trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

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