Repeat after me…
STEVEN MOFFAT HAD NO PART IN CHOOSING COSTUMES FOR AMY POND AND CLARA OSWALD. KAREN GILLAN AND JENNA COLEMAN HAVE BOTH STATED THAT THE COSTUMES WERE A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND HOWARD BURDEN, THE COSTUME DESIGNER.
STEVEN MOFFAT DID NOT CHOOSE COSTUMES FOR AMY AND CLARA. STOP SHAMING THEM BOTH WEARING THOSE COSTUMES. THANK YOU.
fandom is still like "amy pond and clara oswald aren’t normal people" and i’m sitting here like. sure, maybe their pasts aren’t as broad or relatable as being out of school without a job, but y’know what? people with abandonment issues exist. people with loved ones who mock and dismiss their experiences exist. people who want to travel but can’t for whatever reason exist. people without guardians or parents exist. people who get called crazy exist. there are kids out there with aunts who leave them alone at night and there are kids, teenagers and adults who feel like outcasts. there are people afraid to say “i love you” because the people they love and trust always leave
and okay maybe these don’t apply to everyone. that’s cool, i don’t relate to being a temp after all. but people who relate to these things exist. so however you feel, these characters are important to people and you don’t get to tell those people the’re wrong. because chances are they’ve been hearing that all their lives
Anonymous said: The thing about Amy only being involved with her job, the Doctor, Rory and River always leaves me angry and wondering if these people even understand life in general, because first of all, it's not like that - we've heard of Amy's interests in school, we've seen her with her friends, her neighbours and so on, and second, if the major focus of her world are the aforementioned people, that's pretty much how people are - the people you care most about are your best friends, your significant other
and your kid. That’s how it is for most people in real life. If I look at my mother, that’s what she cares most about - her sister, her best friends, dad, me and my brother, and - occasionally - her job and that’s completely okay, because these are the people/things you worry most about; the things that matter the most in your life. Everyone here is complaining and wanting ‘realistic’ and well-rounded characters. Well, here you are.
Matt Smith (x)
This is Moffat’s legacy. Man does. Man gets Hot Chick. Man fights. Man wins.
This quote should disappoint every single viewer who’s followed the show. Whether you just started marathoning the show or are introducing the show to your children—that quote is not the show. That quote is Moffat and his narrow vision: Man does. Man gets Hot Chick. Man fights. Man wins. Man. Man. Man.
how the fuck does at least one person, without fail, manage to claim steven moffat is responsible each time matt smith makes a sexist comment.
like do you not think matt smith has control over his own thoughts and mouth or what.
august-songs said: You do know about Moffat (not as a screenwriter) right? his fucked up comments? He's a shitty guy
"Not as a screenwriter"—that’s not what I’m about tbh. I’m interested in talking about his writing, not so much his merits as a human.
I’ve not met him. You’ve not met him. Most people who haven’t bothered to read these “masterlist” things put together for that specific purpose, don’t listen to his remarks. As a human being (as opposed to as a writer) he’s not that influential. And as such, I can’t say I think it’s an important issue whether he’s technically a good person or not.
Discuss why his remarks were problematic by all means; it’d be off-topic for this blog but I’ve no interest in objecting to people discussing it anywhere else. But I’ve also got no interest in collecting problematic mistakes from people’s past, passing judgement and hating them as a result due to some delusion of superiority. I’m comfortable to admit I have made mistakes and said problematic things in my past as have many people, but I’m interested in learning from those mistakes and educating others—not in assessing the moral goodness of other people and dropping them into categories “shitty and problematic” or “flawless and awesome”. I don’t think I’m in a position to do that. I don’t think anyone’s really in a position to do that.
amy pond’s childhood is shaped by the doctor; her adolescence is negatively affected by him and her parents, aunt and friends - or lack thereof - trivialise her experiences until she genuinely believes she’s mad. the doctor was an escape from her insensitive aunt and a life of abandonment and loneliness and he disappeared, leaving her sitting alone in a garden, waiting for an escape route that took fourteen years to finally materialise
because of this, she’s understandably afraid of commitment, and runs away regardless of her responsibilities. she’s reckless and insecure and terrified of settling down because what if it’s the wrong decision? what if she regrets it? what if rory leaves her, like everybody else has?
clara oswald is a woman confident and assured in her current role; looking after people. willing to place the needs of others above her own, she puts her dreams and desires aside to comfort a family suffering a tragedy she can relate to. despite the doctor’s offer - the ability to effectively abandon everyone and everything to fulfil her dreams of adventure - she refuses and creates a travelling schedule ensuring her current commitments on earth aren’t ignored or forgotten
these characters are not remotely the same
millyblank said: That Amy post hit me really hard. I really relate to Amy and to see people dismiss her or expect her to "be normal" otherwise she's flat and uninteresting is hurtful. Thanks for posting it.