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Okay. I’m sorry. But I just have to get this off my chest. CAN ALL THE STUPID ARGUMENT OVER STEVEN MOFFAT JUST BLOODY FREAKIN’ STOP PLEASE. I swear, I am sick of all the Moffat hate. Not necessarily because I am a die-hard Moffat fangirl or anything, although I have enjoyed episodes of his (“The Girl in the Fireplace” is a fave of mine, and “Silence in the Library”/”Forest of the Dead” was fantastic as well). I am just sick and tired of the argument itself. If I see one more ounce of it, I think I will scream. Ok, so his characters/episodes/etc don’t meet feminist standards blah blah blah. Girl, DW has been sexist practically since it was born. Trust me, watch Classic Who if you don’t believe me. Granted, Classic has its strong women (Sarah Jane, Leela, Ace, etc) but it also has a lot of girl characters who are clearly just there to be damsels in distress and scream at scary monsters. So the sexism is nothing new. And mind you, DW’s first producer was a woman. I’m sure she tried to make it less sexist. But such were the times. As for his writing, I actually think he writes quite well. (I do agree though about his Companions’ specialness being bound up in The Doctor vs in themselves as with RTD, at least for Amy. Less so for Clara, I think, cause ultimately, like Rose, the decision to risk her life to save The Doctor was HER decision). I suggest you watch the Doctor Who Insider he did during Series 7 on “Writing for Doctor Who.” It made me respect him more. (He did a similar bit for Series 8 - it’s on Amazon Instant Video). And most importantly, he’s a big fan of DW; the things he said in the Doctors Revisited series made that obvious to me. He does really love the franchise. Ditto for Sherlock; both he and Mark Gatiss are big Sherlock Holmes fans. So he has writing talent and passion, which you want in a writer. As a writer myself, I get that. So although I initially jumped on the “Moffat is evil” bandwagon as a newbie fan cause everyone else was, after some reflection I find I just can’t hate him. Sorry. #rant #stevenmoffat #sickofit #justshutup #stupidargument #doctorwho #sherlock #icanthatehim #moffathate #PicFrame (at Rant Warning)

Okay. I’m sorry. But I just have to get this off my chest. CAN ALL THE STUPID ARGUMENT OVER STEVEN MOFFAT JUST BLOODY FREAKIN’ STOP PLEASE. I swear, I am sick of all the Moffat hate. Not necessarily because I am a die-hard Moffat fangirl or anything, although I have enjoyed episodes of his (“The Girl in the Fireplace” is a fave of mine, and “Silence in the Library”/”Forest of the Dead” was fantastic as well). I am just sick and tired of the argument itself. If I see one more ounce of it, I think I will scream. Ok, so his characters/episodes/etc don’t meet feminist standards blah blah blah. Girl, DW has been sexist practically since it was born. Trust me, watch Classic Who if you don’t believe me. Granted, Classic has its strong women (Sarah Jane, Leela, Ace, etc) but it also has a lot of girl characters who are clearly just there to be damsels in distress and scream at scary monsters. So the sexism is nothing new. And mind you, DW’s first producer was a woman. I’m sure she tried to make it less sexist. But such were the times. As for his writing, I actually think he writes quite well. (I do agree though about his Companions’ specialness being bound up in The Doctor vs in themselves as with RTD, at least for Amy. Less so for Clara, I think, cause ultimately, like Rose, the decision to risk her life to save The Doctor was HER decision). I suggest you watch the Doctor Who Insider he did during Series 7 on “Writing for Doctor Who.” It made me respect him more. (He did a similar bit for Series 8 - it’s on Amazon Instant Video). And most importantly, he’s a big fan of DW; the things he said in the Doctors Revisited series made that obvious to me. He does really love the franchise. Ditto for Sherlock; both he and Mark Gatiss are big Sherlock Holmes fans. So he has writing talent and passion, which you want in a writer. As a writer myself, I get that. So although I initially jumped on the “Moffat is evil” bandwagon as a newbie fan cause everyone else was, after some reflection I find I just can’t hate him. Sorry. #rant #stevenmoffat #sickofit #justshutup #stupidargument #doctorwho #sherlock #icanthatehim #moffathate #PicFrame (at Rant Warning)

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Just watched “The Doctor’s Daughter.” Wow, what an intense episode…it’s too bad Jenny didn’t get to go with The Doctor cause I would’ve liked to see that. Jenny was pretty awesome actually…Georgia Moffett inherited serious acting talent from her dad Peter Davison clearly. The bit where The Doctor told Donna how much it hurt him to lose his family was particularly touching. I think this episode said a lot about The Doctor’s character in general. Might be my favorite episode of this season so far! Anyway, I loved this quote from The Doctor as Jenny was dying, so I made an edit with it.

Just watched “The Doctor’s Daughter.” Wow, what an intense episode…it’s too bad Jenny didn’t get to go with The Doctor cause I would’ve liked to see that. Jenny was pretty awesome actually…Georgia Moffett inherited serious acting talent from her dad Peter Davison clearly. The bit where The Doctor told Donna how much it hurt him to lose his family was particularly touching. I think this episode said a lot about The Doctor’s character in general. Might be my favorite episode of this season so far! Anyway, I loved this quote from The Doctor as Jenny was dying, so I made an edit with it.

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I was listening to “Turn the Page” by The Streets again today, one of the songs Tatiana Maslany picked for her Sarah Manning playlist and which I have since downloaded to try to get in the zone for my in-character OB ask blog. And these lyrics from it I thought fit Rory, so I made a collage with them. Enjoy!

The lyrics in question, if the pic’s being slow to load or something:

I’m 45th generation Roman….
In the afterlife gladiators meet their maker 
Float through the wheat fields and lakes of blue water 
To the next life from the fortress 
Away from the knives and slaughter 
To their wives and daughters

I was listening to “Turn the Page” by The Streets again today, one of the songs Tatiana Maslany picked for her Sarah Manning playlist and which I have since downloaded to try to get in the zone for my in-character OB ask blog. And these lyrics from it I thought fit Rory, so I made a collage with them. Enjoy!

The lyrics in question, if the pic’s being slow to load or something:

I’m 45th generation Roman….

In the afterlife gladiators meet their maker
Float through the wheat fields and lakes of blue water
To the next life from the fortress
Away from the knives and slaughter
To their wives and daughters

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~A Superwholock Rant~
So I have noticed a lot of Whovians and Sherlockians on here are also fans of Supernatural, making them Superwholock. But I have never been interested in Supernatural; it doesn’t appeal to me at all. Granted, I don’t know much about it, but I’ve never had any desire to watch it. Just not my kind of show I guess. Yet being part of Superwholock seems like such a big part of the Wholock fandom here on IG (and on Tumblr too to some extent). Am I terrible for not wanting to be part of that? Like the collage says, I’m willing to be Merwholocked (a Doctor Who/Sherlock/Merlin fan), cause I am interested in watching Merlin and have it on my Netflix queue waiting to be watched along with a gazillion other things. But I don’t want to watch Supernatural, any more than I wanted to watch “Lost” when it was on, even though I knew people that watched it. Is this ok? And please no hate. I just want to get my 2 cents on this out there. Cause it’s something I’ve noticed and thought about for a while. I mean, sure I’m interested in other shows with magical or supernatural elements, like Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Charmed or Winx Club or Once Upon a Time or Grimm or mahou shoujo animes. Or Merlin for that matter. And I’m not dissing Supernatural on a spiritual level (I don’t even know what Christians like me think of that show). I just want to know if it is ok, in this Whovian/Wholock fandom world, not to be into Supernatural. Cause I don’t like to cause drama, believe me. #whovian #wholock #sherlockian #merwholock #superwholock #doctorwho #sherlock #merlin #supernatural #rant #mytwocents #pleasenohate #PicFrame

~A Superwholock Rant~

So I have noticed a lot of Whovians and Sherlockians on here are also fans of Supernatural, making them Superwholock. But I have never been interested in Supernatural; it doesn’t appeal to me at all. Granted, I don’t know much about it, but I’ve never had any desire to watch it. Just not my kind of show I guess. Yet being part of Superwholock seems like such a big part of the Wholock fandom here on IG (and on Tumblr too to some extent). Am I terrible for not wanting to be part of that? Like the collage says, I’m willing to be Merwholocked (a Doctor Who/Sherlock/Merlin fan), cause I am interested in watching Merlin and have it on my Netflix queue waiting to be watched along with a gazillion other things. But I don’t want to watch Supernatural, any more than I wanted to watch “Lost” when it was on, even though I knew people that watched it. Is this ok? And please no hate. I just want to get my 2 cents on this out there. Cause it’s something I’ve noticed and thought about for a while. I mean, sure I’m interested in other shows with magical or supernatural elements, like Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Charmed or Winx Club or Once Upon a Time or Grimm or mahou shoujo animes. Or Merlin for that matter. And I’m not dissing Supernatural on a spiritual level (I don’t even know what Christians like me think of that show). I just want to know if it is ok, in this Whovian/Wholock fandom world, not to be into Supernatural. Cause I don’t like to cause drama, believe me. #whovian #wholock #sherlockian #merwholock #superwholock #doctorwho #sherlock #merlin #supernatural #rant #mytwocents #pleasenohate #PicFrame

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So funny story…I saw something in a catalog a while back about a new series called Father Brown starring Mark Williams (a.k.a. Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films and Rory’s dad Brian in the Doctor Who episodes “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three”). 

And today my mom turns on the TV and SHE HAD RECORDED IT. They’re airing it on PBS! So I sat down and watched it with them, and it was actually really good! It’s set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950’s and is about this mild-mannered Catholic priest (the “Father Brown” of the title, played by Williams) who solves mysteries, to the chagrin of the local police (the inspector admires him but is frustrated by him at the same time - kinda like Sherlock and Lestrade actually). 

It reminded me a little of this other British series I watched a long time ago, Cadfael, which was set in the Middle Ages and featured a monk who solved mysteries. It stars Derek Jacobi (best known to Whovians as Professor Yana/The Master-For-About-Five-Minutes from Series 3, though he has a long filmography). 

Father Brown is based on the character of that name, who starred in 51 short stories and two vignettes written by English novelist G.K. Chesterton. He based him on a real priest, Father John O’Connor, who was instrumental in Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922. 

Anyway, it’s a cool series, and worth checking out!

So funny story…I saw something in a catalog a while back about a new series called Father Brown starring Mark Williams (a.k.a. Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films and Rory’s dad Brian in the Doctor Who episodes “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three”).

And today my mom turns on the TV and SHE HAD RECORDED IT. They’re airing it on PBS! So I sat down and watched it with them, and it was actually really good! It’s set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950’s and is about this mild-mannered Catholic priest (the “Father Brown” of the title, played by Williams) who solves mysteries, to the chagrin of the local police (the inspector admires him but is frustrated by him at the same time - kinda like Sherlock and Lestrade actually).

It reminded me a little of this other British series I watched a long time ago, Cadfael, which was set in the Middle Ages and featured a monk who solved mysteries. It stars Derek Jacobi (best known to Whovians as Professor Yana/The Master-For-About-Five-Minutes from Series 3, though he has a long filmography).

Father Brown is based on the character of that name, who starred in 51 short stories and two vignettes written by English novelist G.K. Chesterton. He based him on a real priest, Father John O’Connor, who was instrumental in Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922.

Anyway, it’s a cool series, and worth checking out!

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What I was able to watch in terms of Orphan Black episodes yesterday - namely the first four episodes. Calling it “Clone Club Catchup.” The episode titles for this show btw are from Darwin’s Origin of Species. Was going to go for 5 and be half done, but it was late and my cold medicine was knocking me out. 

Anyway, pretty intriguing so far. But it’s one of those shows you might find hard to get into at first, takes a couple episodes. 

Verdict on the clones: Sarah’s cool, Beth and Katja are well, dead, Cosima is awesome, I hate Alison, and Helena is messed up.

What I was able to watch in terms of Orphan Black episodes yesterday - namely the first four episodes. Calling it “Clone Club Catchup.” The episode titles for this show btw are from Darwin’s Origin of Species. Was going to go for 5 and be half done, but it was late and my cold medicine was knocking me out.

Anyway, pretty intriguing so far. But it’s one of those shows you might find hard to get into at first, takes a couple episodes.

Verdict on the clones: Sarah’s cool, Beth and Katja are well, dead, Cosima is awesome, I hate Alison, and Helena is messed up.

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Congratulations to Doctor Who and its success at the National Television Awards this year!! 

Doctor Who won Best Drama Series (beating out Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, AND Call the Midwife) and Matt Smith won Best Drama Performance (beating out Martin Clunes from Doc Martin, Miranda Hart from Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey’s venerable Dowager Countess Dame Maggie Smith). 

Matt, being busy with American Psycho, was unable to accept the award in person, so Steven Moffat and Jenna accepted it for him, and Matt recorded a video backstage at the theater he’s at with his reaction, which was posted online later. Moffat made a joke in the acceptance speech, saying Matt wasn’t there cause he was “slaughtering people on stage in the West End…it’s not in the script, he’s just cross.” Ha ha.

Anyway congrats again to Doctor Who and to Matt!

Congratulations to Doctor Who and its success at the National Television Awards this year!!

Doctor Who won Best Drama Series (beating out Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, AND Call the Midwife) and Matt Smith won Best Drama Performance (beating out Martin Clunes from Doc Martin, Miranda Hart from Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey’s venerable Dowager Countess Dame Maggie Smith).

Matt, being busy with American Psycho, was unable to accept the award in person, so Steven Moffat and Jenna accepted it for him, and Matt recorded a video backstage at the theater he’s at with his reaction, which was posted online later. Moffat made a joke in the acceptance speech, saying Matt wasn’t there cause he was “slaughtering people on stage in the West End…it’s not in the script, he’s just cross.” Ha ha.

Anyway congrats again to Doctor Who and to Matt!

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