"...if not exactly a thing of beauty, certainly a joy forever."

Roses Red, Violets Blue

For the folks who are all about /not/ critically viewing television shows or songs or movies or memes or whatever? Lucky you. It’s nice how when you watch or hear or read, it’s about you. That’s not true for all of us. While I get that “Dear White People” is probably the closest you’ve ever come to considering entertainment in academic terms or by its effect on people of a certain race (or gender or sexual orientation or immigration status, etc.), it’s not the first time for me or the other millions of people who lack some to all aggregate privileges in this arena. We aren’t allowed to turn off the misogyny button: the racism switch rarely goes off. In short, the “damn, this shit again?” question is always ringing through our ears, so don’t walk up in here and tell me we’re silly for taking it seriously when studies show that we aren’t left at neutral while television boosts your ego up. It brings you up by pushing US down.

forsciencejohn:

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living; and above all, pity those whose TV shows are in the hands of Steven Moffat

Asyli

prostheticknowledge:

Van Gogh From Space 

Top image was voted winner of ‘Earth as Art’ competition held by NASA and the US Geological Survey, a satellite image over Gotland in the Baltic Sea where streams of phytoplankton swirl in the waters around the Swedish island.

It’s because of that one time Van Gogh looked out of a window in the TARDIS while she was in flight.

myherothelastrealdreamer:

stargatecrazy:

melanist:

The fact that folks still worship at the Altar of Moffat is kind of gross.

With all the excellent script-writing in the world, and his sexist, sappy, trope’d-out ass is what everyone is falling all over themselves to kiss?

Please. 

He’s not sexist.

He’s not sappy.

And what tropes do you suggest he’s writing?

Moffat is a good writer.

And gross? What are you? 10?

I love Moffat regardless of all the feels that I feel whenever I watch DW or Sherlock. If you hate the Moff, I don’t care, but don’t be hating on people who like him.

Oh, and all the Moffy lovers are out. I’m not saying I don’t love Doctor Who: I do. I’m not saying the seasons with Moffat as head writer have been all bad: they haven’t. I’m saying, I think all the gushing over a guy who is just blatantly a prick in every interview he ever does is a little idiotic. I’m going to post a couple of choice links that illustrate this, but if you’re actually interested in figuring these things out instead of policing my language, you can look for more.
Furthermore, I’m sorry, if “gross” doesn’t work for you, let’s try “is kind of pathetic and shows how much this fandom is willing to accept regression in the Doctor’s personality in terms of his dealing with relationships, sexuality, and humanity’s purpose in general. It also shows how fans are willing to internalize the male gaze uncritically when they can’t adequately recognize that while it is absolutely okay to like problematic things, to do so without any critical analysis is a serious problem that undermines viewers who aren’t at the top of the privilege hierarchy.” Is that more academic for you, random internet user with a stick up their ass? I hope so.

Sexism: http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/tagged/sexism

Tropes: http://bitchmagazine.org/post/tropes-vs-women-5-the-mystical-pregnancy

Sappy is obviously arguable: I just happen to think Eleven spends an inordinate amount of time gushing over Amy Pond, and only some of it is really heartfelt. The rest is just continually grating.

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Anonymous asked : Point out and evidence Mofatt's sexism - go!

The fact that folks still worship at the Altar of Moffat is kind of gross.

With all the excellent script-writing in the world, and his sexist, sappy, trope’d-out ass is what everyone is falling all over themselves to kiss?

Please. 

it’s like being caught in a time loop of utter heartbreak.

(Source: dunderklumpen)

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— Harriet Jones and Minerva McGonagall going at it:

how was I not already watching this show?

— Good Motto.
- Wilf: Sweetheart, c'mon, you're not going to make the world any better by shouting at it.
- Donna: I can try.