My thoughts

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atleastihavemyshows:

abohemianmind:

atleastihavemyshows:

worthyourweightinfanfiction:

“What’s Wrong With Stephen Moffat?”
Rebloggable by request

I love this

The only main thing I take issue with is about Madame de Pompadour. She is not just famous for having sex with a king. Do some history research here. Yes, she became the king’s mistress, but she was super influential. She was very intelligent, and had so much influence over the king that some diplomats would go to HER to seek help. She also was on great terms with the queen (a pretty difficult task for a mistress). 

She had a major influence on France during her short lifetime. THIS is why the Doctor risked being stuck there to save her. It wasn’t to be with her, it was to save her life, and therefore save the course of history, very in character for the Doctor.


Otherwise, almost spot on for most of the reasons I don’t like Moffat.

Yeah, but that’s the real Madame. Not the version Moffat gave us. I think she’s commenting on the Moffat version. Seeing as how she was never shown as anything other than another love interest, it’s a pretty valid point. In the context of the episode, the Doctor did give up his TARDIS, his Rose (because he was laready in love with her at that point) and risked Mickey’s life for a woman. Not very Doctor at all.

Just because we didn’t see her doing those things in the episode, doesn’t mean she wasn’t doing them. We only saw very short glimpses of her life.

The historical figures in Doctor Who have pretty much always done the same historical things, just with a variation on whichever event the Doctor happened in on.

The Doctor knows history. Really well. He knows how important Madame de Pompadour is to earth’s history. THAT’S what he’s trying to save. He’s  not just going back because he fancies her. He knows that if she dies early, the entire course of history could be changed. Rose could never be born. Not to mention the possible paradox of the ship that they were on never being built or at least not named after her, therefore the clockwork men not trying to get her brain to fix it.

The Doctor was saving history. Not to mention that he didn’t even completely give up the TARDIS and Rose because he would just keep living and eventually make his way back too them… It might have taken a while… And he probably would have found a way to snag a time agent and use them to get to where he needed to be.

Not to mention that the Doctor sacrificing himself to save a life, anyone’s life, is always in character.

I still don’t like Moffat’s current writing, but I will defend this episode.

Also OP saying that Madame de Pompadour’s claim to fame is only that she had a lot of sex with the king is just totally bullshit. Lots of kings had lots of lovers, and most of them aren’t famous. The ones that are, are the ones that used their position to get shit done.

Yes, well, that’s bad writing still. Because there are actually people out there who don’t read history books and don’t know anything about history other than what they see on TV. Therefore, to them, all they see is a mistress who is condescending, and a Doctor who is crowing about kissing said mistress, and who seems to be going back for her as a woman, not her as a very important historical person.

Thus, out of character.

"It happened offscreen" is like an ancient proverb with Moffat, I swear.

It doesn’t matter what happened offscreen.  Madame de Pompadour, the PERSON, was an original badass.  Reinette, Moffat’s character, was someone to love the Doctor and be practically perfect enough for him to abandon his companions (one of which he arguably had feelings for) to save her.  She’s a damsel that got in his head.  That’s it, that’s all she gets to be.  Saying “but she could still have been a bad ass off screen” doesn’t make it better, because what we see onscreen is a coldly ambitious, condescending and classist individual who has no use for anyone who isn’t the King or the Doctor.

Spare me your excuses.  Moffat’s creation is a caricature of the historical figure, and the episode is appalling.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.



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Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.




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In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.







Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”



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She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.



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She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.






When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.






Less than a week later, Norwood came back.




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Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.



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Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”



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Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.



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After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.



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“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”



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In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.







She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”






Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:




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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

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daenystormborn:

Firefly Rewatch

S1.E03 (Bushwhacked) - Proximity alert. Must be coming up on something

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penguintim:

Joss Whedon and George R. R. Martin walk into a bar. Everybody you love dies,
Then Steven Moffat walks in. Everybody comes back to life without explanation, re-affirms their heterosexuality, flirts with the main character and the feminist movement is set back 50 years

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ms-missingyou:

rosityler:

#this dialogue was like watching steven moffat give himself a blow job

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babybutta:

booksarerevolution:

katjagotboends:

indie-jack:

“My name is Jasmine Edwards. I worked at IHOP in Evansville, Indiana. As you can see I got hurt at work. A lady hit me with a glass of milk and I had to get 8 stitches. My boss told me that I was fired and that my people didn’t know how to act. I didn’t do anything wrong, customers even said that I handled the situation very well. Anyway he fired me and another lady for standing up for me. This is not right and I ask that you Please Share-thanks”
This is so fucked up. Please share this photo.

"my people didn’t know how to act"
oh but we weren’t the ones assaulting ihop workers

Fuck Ihop and fuck racist assholes.

Sounds like this needs to go viral.
BOOST!

babybutta:

booksarerevolution:

katjagotboends:

indie-jack:

My name is Jasmine Edwards. I worked at IHOP in Evansville, Indiana. As you can see I got hurt at work. A lady hit me with a glass of milk and I had to get 8 stitches. My boss told me that I was fired and that my people didn’t know how to act. I didn’t do anything wrong, customers even said that I handled the situation very well. Anyway he fired me and another lady for standing up for me. This is not right and I ask that you Please Share-thanks”

This is so fucked up. Please share this photo.

"my people didn’t know how to act"

oh but we weren’t the ones assaulting ihop workers

Fuck Ihop and fuck racist assholes.

Sounds like this needs to go viral.

BOOST!

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Love without Sex

mild-madness:

I’m doing a Philosophy paper on Asexuality. Please reblog if you think Love without Sex is possible! I really need the data. Like if you think love has to have sex.

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neetboss:

Spread this like a damn wildfire.

17 Year old Christopher Roupe was gunned down by a police officer while answering his front door while holding a Nintendo Wii remote.

"At around 7:30 PM, young Christopher took out his Nintendo Wii controller to put on a movie.

As he was sitting down, he suddenly heard knocking on the front door.

He asked, “Who is it?” but received no response.

At that point he got up from his chair and opened the door.

To his shock, the female cop already had her gun drawn and pointed at him, according to reports.

She immediately fired a bullet into the boy’s chest and killed him, according to Renee Vance, the boy’s aunt.

The police claim that “he had a handgun.”

It was actually the boy’s small Nintendo Wii controller, says the aunt.

The officer gave him “no warning” to drop the controller before taking his life, the aunt added.

The police claimed to be at his house regarding a “probation” matter. It turns out that it had nothing to do with Christopher.

His 13-yr-old little sister heard the gun shot and ran over to the door to find her brother bleeding and crying.

The little sister held her brother and tried to comfort him as he cried in pain, according to reports.

That’s when the female cop pointed her gun at the child and said “Shut up!” according to reports, forcing the girl away.

Moments later Christopher bled to death.

Both the female officer and the officer who was with her have received “paid administrative leave” as the investigation proceeds.”

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Police are already trying cover up this incident with bullshit lies.
Don’t let this just get swept under the rug.
A Wii remote in no way resembles a handgun.
This is absolutely ridiculous and disgusting

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skygurl68:

I WASNT GOING TO REBLOG THIS BUT THE LAST ONE

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