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gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

One of my favourite shows:

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One of my least favourite shows:

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Do you see my problem

That you don’t actually like Doctor Who?

That you only like RTD-era Who and are being unnecessarily passive-aggressive toward the Moffat era in order to make your opinion seem relevant? 

You are not understanding. Let me break it down for you:

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Unpopular opinion (apparently) :

I like Moffat’s writing. (Well, most of it.) I am not the only one.

I am a woman and I can see his mysogyny. I also see very clearly that he has run the show for too long because he has come to write it like he owns it, and well, he doesn’t. (It’s not his show. DW has existed for 50 years, dammit. It’s ours.)

I agree with half the statements of the Moffat pic (plot holes, self congratulatory, mysogynist (but mostly I hate that he changes HIS OWN RULES like how the Weeping Angels work)). But I am somewhat put off by the redundant hypocrisy (or delusion ?) of the Moffat hate, and completely baffled by the praise RTD’s era is receiving (but that last part might be more of a personal feeling).

Overcomplicates storylines and ideas to make the show more interesting

Well, err. How dare you make the show more interesting, Steve !

I personally didn’t (ever) find the story lines too complicated (??) A little complexity now and then is exciting. Plot holes, I found occasionally, and didn’t enjoy, but Who has always had massive plot holes. (RTD’s era has them too… and Classic Who, too.) Complex story lines make the show more intriguing and appealing. (And this is not new to Moffat, Classic Who usually resolved a story over at least 6 episodes) I like story-arcs over one or two seasons, even though it’s very nice, I think, if the show can remain at least 60% of one-shots, independent stories you can enjoy even if you missed a few issues. Just like on Supernatural for instance. Most of the episodes you can watch with no clue as to what’s the arc of the season, although some episodes work in pairs and finals usually unravel stuff that went down during the whole season. It’s still the case on Who.

Companions lives revolve solely around the Doctor.

Do you mean… that you missed having to deal with characters like the intensely annoying Jackie Tyler ?

They should be left behind. God, the show is about the Doctor, his companions (because we need a POV we can relate to) and their adventures ! We don’t need to spend half a season hearing the left-behind family whining. It’s fiction, and it’s good when it tries to be realistic, but there’s something called the suspension of incredulity, and for a reader/viewer, it means that they won’t question when the 11 year-old orphan goes on a quest to save his world, or when the 20-something british woman goes into a blue box with a stranger.

It is true that under Moffat, companions’ lives revolve more around the Doctor, and I can see how some viewers can dislike it (I don’t like a ‘dependent’ companion, but honestly I can only see poor Clara as such. See, Amy (and Rory), just like Martha, were able to say ‘enough’ to the Doctor when they wanted a life of their own, even though they regarded him as their best friend.) (And River, who is the prototype of the character whose whole existence revolves around the Doctor, is a strong woman who runs her archeologist business just fine once the Doctor’s out of the picture).

What we don’t have is a family backstory like we had with Rose, Martha and Donna. Well, I intensely disliked those. They always felt forced, like, they were getting in the way. Some bits were good. Like Father’s Day. But most of it was incredibly annoying. I have affection for her now but Gosh did I hate Jackie Tyler whenever she appeared on screen. Same goes for Martha’s family. Useless. Only there to justify that the companion did have a life before the Doctor.

I am not the only one to feel this way, as the very good review team of Androzani feels the same (they, by the way, do not hesitate to critic Moffat’s writing when it’s necessary, and God knows it happened this last year).

Ok, moving on. About our beloved Russell you said :

Doesn’t have to overcomplicate story lines to make them interesting.

Doesn’t leave plot holes (I rephrased your point)

About the ‘complicate’ story line, I really don’t know what you are referring to. Story arcs over a season ? Like the Bad Wolf thing ? (That was, may I say, far-fetched and full of plot holes) Or are you referring to complex storytelling within a single episode (or a pair of episodes) ? 

I often found single episodes under RTD (not necessarily written by him) lacking trigger/interest/plot. It happens under Moffat too, but much less frequently.

Something else : most the fans’ all-time favorites of RTD’s era (The Empty Child, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink) were written by Moffat.

My point here is, there is no point in idealizing the past over the present, and we should remember how things really were before praising something that is over. I really think Moffat’s run of the show should have come to an end after season 7, but it’s really wearing on me to read allover Tumblr that he only damaged the show. No. He did well. He did very well, for a time. Now, like most of us, I want him gone. But it’s just not fair to shit on his whole work, just like it’s just plain silly to praise RTD like he was a bloody saint. No, he was good (and he’s a brilliant human being), but some of his writing sucked.Have you seen Love & Monsters ?

To quote Androzani on this episode (nb: they say good stuff too):

And the Abzorbaloff’s death is just plain dumb. How does the Doctor find Elton? Has there ever been a lazier plot device than the cane-snapping? Yes, actually: the sonic screwdriver with a resurrection setting. And why in God’s name is the Doctor able to resurrect the last victim and only the last victim, and just the face at that?

Anywayz.

Plot holes in Who are just classic. It doesn’t make them any less annoying but it’s immensely hypocritical to pretend like they appeared like wild raccoons under Moffat’s run.

I’m stopping here. Sorry for the grammar mistakes, English is not my first language. I am very open to discussion on this issue, I am just a bit tired of the one-sided opinions on Moffat. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like him as a person but I do like him as the writer of some of my favorite pieces of television ever, even though I hated the last season’s finale, precisely for all the reasons listed above (self-congratulatory stuffing of all his monsters, Clara born to save the Doctor Oh PLEASE, general disrespect of Matt’s era — at least David got a real goodbye —the Doctor didn’t die so the whole Doctor’s Tomb storyline and Clara jumping into the Time Scar doesn’t make sense, etc). HE DONE FUCKED UP. But he also did very well at other times, let’s not overlook that when we judge him.

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bossanovabyss:

anipendragon:

jpbrammer:

George R. R. Martin everyone.

My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”

So thank you, Mr. Martin.

I am by and large an architect but I am not opposed to my building gaining sentience and doing what it wants along the way, a la a gardener. So I feel this. I feel it so hard. Also:

"No one is purely an architect or a gardener in terms of writers, but many writers tend to one side or the other."

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, YOU MAY NOT BE PERFECT, BUT THAT SENTENCE IS. THANK YOU.

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Sherlolly in the OED

ooooweeeeoooo:

bbcpotato:

alexxphoenix42:

So, oddly enough the new word “Ship” being added to the Oxford English Dictionary included the line “I will always ship Sherlock and Molly.” in its definition. Of course all the Johnlock fans went HUH?

Buuuut, isn’t a ship primarily for characters from fiction who AREN’T canon?

yea like johnlock

I think you can ship canon characters. You can ship non-canon characters. You can ship a character with a shoe. Ship the ships that float your boat.

plus sherlock isn’t canonically with Molly so i don’t see your point ?

i love it when dictionaries include new words from our weird little lives

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marthajefferson:

Julianne Moore as “Famous Works of Art” by Peter Linderbergh - for Harper’s Bazaar

Seated Woman With Bent Knee by Egon Schiele, La Grande Odalisque by Ingres, Saint Praxidis by Vermeer, The Cripple by John Currin, Les danseuses by Edgar Degas, Madame X by John Singer, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer, Woman With a Fan by Modigliani, Man Crazy Nurse #3 by Richard Prince, Adele Bloch Bauer I by Gustav Klimt.

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philcoulson:

preface

"The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. The Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William “Bill” Adama, the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.”

notes

The show order goes: original mini series (which serves as the BSG pilot), season 1, season 2, BSG: the Resistance webisodes (optional), season 3, BSG: the Face of the Enemy webisodes (optional), the Razor mini series, season 4.0, and then season 4.5. After BSG concluded, a prequel series called Caprica was made, but it’s not essential watching for the main BSG show. It is honestly one of my favorite shows of all time and I really hope you give it a chance. It’s also on Netflix Instant watch!

all seasons (x)
miniseries (x)

00. parts 1 & 2 

season 1 (x)

01. 33 02. water 03. bastille day 04. act of contrition, part I 05. act of contrition, part II 06. litmus 07. six degrees of separation 08. flesh and bone 09. tigh me up, tigh me down 10. the hand of god11. colonial day12. kobol’s last gleaming, part I13. kobol’s last gleaming, part II

season two (x)

01. scattered02. valley of darkness03. fragged04. resistance05. the farm06. home, part I07. home, part II08. final cut09. flight of the phoenix10. pegasus11. resurrection ship, part I12. resurrection ship, part II13. epiphanies14. black market15. scar16. sacrifice17. the captain’s hand18. downloaded19. lay down your burdens, part I20. lay down your burdens, part II

optional: bsg: the resistance webisodes (x)
season 3 (x)

01. occupation02. precipice03. exodus, part I04. exodus, part II05. collaborators06. torn07. a measure of salvation08. hero09. unfinished business10. the passage11. the eye of jupiter12. rapture13. taking a break from all your worries14. the woman king15. a day in the life16. dirty hands17. maelstrom18. the son also rises19. crossroads, part I20. crossroads, part II

optional: bsg: the face of the enemy webisodes (x) 

razor mini series (x)
season 4 (x)

01. he that believeth in me02. six of one03. the ties that bind04. escape velocity05. the road less traveled06. faith07. guess what’s coming to dinner?08. sine qua non09. the hub10. revelations11. sometimes a great notion12. a disquiet follows my soul13. the oath14. blood on the scales15. no exit16. deadlock17. someone to watch over me18. islanded in a stream of stars19. daybreak, part I20. daybreak, part II21. daybreak, part III

philcoulson:

preface
"The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. The Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William “Bill” Adama, the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.”
notes
The show order goes: original mini series (which serves as the BSG pilot), season 1, season 2, BSG: the Resistance webisodes (optional), season 3, BSG: the Face of the Enemy webisodes (optional), the Razor mini series, season 4.0, and then season 4.5. After BSG concluded, a prequel series called Caprica was made, but it’s not essential watching for the main BSG show. It is honestly one of my favorite shows of all time and I really hope you give it a chance. It’s also on Netflix Instant watch!

all seasons (x)

miniseries (x)
season 1 (x)
season two (x)
optional: bsg: the resistance webisodes (x)
season 3 (x)
optional: bsg: the face of the enemy webisodes (x
razor mini series (x)
season 4 (x)

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