Kickass Ladies of Television - Zoe Washburne
“Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later.”
Yes, she is my hero. Tough, no nonsense, loyal, confident, loving, funny, and oh yeah, a crack shot.
Doctor, one day I’m going to be someone that you trust completely, but I can’t wait for you to find that out. So I’m going to prove it to you, and I’m sorry. I’m really very sorry.
Fandom and hatedom are tightly linked. Hatedom, after all, is not merely distaste for some material, which most if not everyone feels about something or other. Many people are non-fans. Few are anti-fans, driven by an investment in the canon comparable to fans’, by a visceral response that leads to the same fannish practices—all out of hatred instead of adoration. Anti-fans are fans, not only in how they express their hatred, but because they are overwhelmingly fans of other things. There can be no separation of hatedom from fandom.
Often, anti-fans’ hatred is actually triggered by their fannishness of something else, binding fan hatred and fan love even more closely together. Star Wars fandom traditionally doubled as a Star Trek hatedom, and vice-versa, thanks to the long rivalry between the two spacefaring franchises. Moreover, the fanbase is sufficiently divided that contemporary Star Wars fandom now doubles as a hatedom of itself, the fans’ love for their favoured aspects of the franchise fueling their hatred for the rest.
I miss academia (via anghraine)
“Star Wars fandom now doubles as a hatedom of itself”
Dating Tip #213: Appear mysterious and hard to get by not telling people that you are already married.
We are awaiting only one more participant
This means they’ve conferenced her before, yeah? Strax oughtn’t to remember her from AGMGTW alone. Or at the very least, she’s dropped in on them, sometime before the library.
Meta reference set:
So lets discuss how everyone fades from existence. My main question is this - if River is disappearing back to the Library data core, why doesn’t she disappear the way she appeared? Or simply blink out the way Jenny, Vastra, Strax and Clara did from the conference call? Arguably the scene with Jenny and Strax disappearing isn’t really needed. It was beautiful, and I loved it, but simply showing the star systems disappearing would have had the same affect.
Jenny disappears - we do not see how. She disappears because the Doctor saved her, and he is being rewritten, and thus, so is she. Strax’s we see - and I know the sonic gun makes it look like Vastra made that happen, but her face after he goes shows she was simply trying to immobilize him. Strax’s history is rewritten - because the Doctor never saved him, so he never owed him a favour and went with him during AGMGTW and met Vastra and Jenny. This is Strax, fading from this current timeline because his history being rewritten.
And River disappears in the same way. The exact same way. If she were simply going back to the Library, I think it would have looked differently. But if her own history were rewritten - say at the Library where Clara was - this is how she would fade out.
and yes maybe I am reaching but shh it’s my head canon I do what I want
My six Whovians dressed up last Halloween as Oswin, #11, #10, #9, a weeping angel and Rose.
Someone’s getting sla-apped. Okay, enough with the sing-song, but I LOVE River’s expression. Her eyes almost look happy but it’s more like the fires of hell.
In my head, Clara knew she was a woman, just not that she was a *~*woman,*~* if you catch my drift.
a how-to for RiverSongFriend, in light of the fact of the Doctor Who finale being tomorrow and all. How to set up your ask box, track tags, and use tumblr savior.
When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it will never end. But however hard you try, you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies. And nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever, for one moment, accepts it.
River Song, Forest of the Dead (via aidanwaiting)
THIS HAD BETTER NOT BE A FORSHADOWING OF THE FINALE
It’s a cosmic miracle that he doesn’t fall over.
$20 says he did in the other 400 or so takes
a reminder from your friendly neighborhood professor:
the crappy paper that you actually turn in will always get a higher grade than the zero you’ll get for the potentially flawless paper that exists only in your head because you panicked and couldn’t bear to write something that you’d convinced yourself wasn’t good enough
I CANNOT REBLOG THIS HARD ENOUGH. Oh please please please understand that something is always better than nothing.
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