Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.
Twelve may not be polite according to British standards, but brutal honesty is its own kind of politeness. I love it. This scene is really fucking important and, although I’ve got nothing against the Doctor/Clara ship (or any other ship, for that matter), I’m so happy the Doctor finally said it and that they’re both fine with it. And the fact that he mockingly, but gently, refers to Eleven as her “boyfriend” a moment later cements how self-aware and direct Twelve can be, and how much he values honest communication. … For now.
Basically so far, this is a Doctor who would go “by the way, Lucie, your auntie Pat was a Zygon warlord all along, are we alright?” and I have a feeling it’s going to drastically change the show in all sorts of wonderful ways.
I was really, really happy that Twelve took responsibility for his own behaviour as Eleven and realised that he had perhaps not treated Clara as well as he might have. Which, this is perhaps me reading into things a bit, but I would SOSOSO LOVE this scene to function as the Doctor going, ‘I was a bit of a dick, I’m sorry, let’s lay things out for future clarification’.
No ok this was so important though. Because this sentiment was actually repeated twice in the episode, once by Vastra (“he flirted with you”), and once by Twelve right here. The episode points out that they had been creeping closer to a Clara/Doctor ship situation and that it was problematic, and then really explicitly says Clara isn’t the one at fault here, that Eleven was being cryptic and misleading in a manipulative way (regardless of his intentions), and then makes a point of Twelve setting the record straight and resolving to not be a total creep anymore and recognizing he had wronged her.
it wasn’t a total fix on the rest of the sexist shit moffat’s pulled but its a really big step forward (seemingly from Capaldi’s influence, given the recent interviews), and I hope the show continues in this direction.
They’ve been married since 2005, though he flirts with her like they’re just dating — and picks on her like they’re in grade school.
Happy 9th Anniversary, Robert & Susan! — 27 August 2005
Clara’s characterisation in Deep Breath is one of her strongest yet, but it also builds on nearly a series of writing which gave us plenty of insight into who she is and who she wants to be. One striking example is how her acceptance of the regenerated Doctor is handled. What changes her mind is that he needs her and that fits Clara’s character perfectly.
She strives to help other people, whether she is running after a child she doesn’t know in The Rings of Akhaten or staying as a nanny with the Maitlands after their mother dies. It’s not merely selfless dedication, she likes it when other people depend on her. “And best of all, he really needs you”, she says about the Eleventh Doctor.
And so he does not, in fact, guilt her into continuing to travel with his future regeneration - but asks her to help. Because that is what Clara Oswald does.
One of my favorite things about Wonder Woman, truly, is that she isn’t some isolated solo bad ass.
There is no brooding, Bat Man like “loner” streak in her. She has no Supermany “Fortress of Solitude.” No, while Diana may sometimes be separated from her fellow Amazons, she never shuns them in self inflicted monkery.
Rather, spectacularly, Diana revels in her sisterhoods. Whether with her fellow Amazons, or with other heroes, or with her human friends, like Candy. Wonder Woman’s enduring sense of Camaraderie, of fellowship, of solidarity and sisterhood is truly noble, and it’s one of my favorite things about her.
She’s not concerned with being better than other women. She is not jealous of other women’s successes and strengths. She has no deep broody desire to prove herself worthy. She is filled to the brim with self confidence and EAGER to embrace other women as her sisters.
Self Confidant, dedicated to justice, and embracing sisterhood with all other women: All feminists should aspire to be as wondrous as Wonder Woman.
I’d like to add that because of this in many ways Wonder Woman is the best warrior of the Trinity. At the end of the day, Diana can rally an army, something Supes and Bats can’t do. Diana knows how to lead, how to fight, and if necessary, she’s fully willing to kill. This makes Diana such a necessary member of the trinity. Sometimes justice means a crime fighter, or a symbol of hope, but sometimes it means someone willing to go to war, real, dirty, messy, difficult war, and Diana brings that to the table every damn time.
How’s that quote go? “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call in Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.”
i’m mad that in the “steve discovers pop culture” posts nobody mentions him losing his shit over animation like homie’s an artist and probably saw snow white as many times as he could. imagine him seeing Ariel’s hair float around in the little mermaid or all the weird partial 3D in Aladdin
and tony’s in the corner like “but sci fi and visual effects” and steve’s like shhh i’m trying to watch the hunchback of notre dame”