okay wait no I started blogging today by praising Moffat so I’m gonna end it that way
I just pieced this together — hold your applause — while reviewing the things I’ve reblogged today and it’s really important:
a big reason I love Moffat is because, if he can — and he’s clever, he usually can — he will find a way to let you know what a character masturbates about. like he understands it’s important and also funny. he really knows his characters and his priorities seem to align with mine so that pleases me
like he writes a script, right, and I dunno if it’s a thing where he’s like, ‘whelp, where am I gonna hint at this masturbation stuff,’ or if it just happens organically, but he makes sure it’s there eventually. maybe it started like the former and ended like the latter. like maybe he’s written for long enough, and has hinted at masturbation long enough, that he just sits back and trusts his process. and lo and behold the masturbation coding just happens, like it’s just the magic of creation doing its thing. or maybe he doesn’t set out to do it at all, but it just always happens, and he chuckles to himself like, oh steven, we’re doing this again, are we? and he’s like, yeah, haha, we are, and I’m awesome.
he is an enigma, we may never know
but this in a world where you’re not supposed to be like, HEY! MASTURBATION! like Steven Moffat sees that and he’s like NO. I AM THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
that’s fucking inspiring, I don’t care
I’m not high btw
and like his characters’ sexual issues are usually tied to love and fear and it’s SERIOUSLY FUCKING BEAUTIFUL I’M NOT JOKING his characters are really human and vulnerable
I’m not sure I can think of a show where he hasn’t done something like that, that’s great. like could I potentially make a rolodex of Moffat characters and list what turns them all on?? that feels feasible, I don’t have the time with all this other stuff tho
wait he did like, that dog movie? maybe he didn’t do that there. I didn’t see it.
…but maybe he DID do that there too because that would be fucking funny, like if he wrote an episode of Sesame Street it would probably let you know Burt likes Ernie to choke him during sex and it would totally go over everyone’s head if they weren’t looking for it. so maybe he did it in the dog movie too. that seems within the realm of possibility. do I want to know what Steven Moffat thinks a dog masturbates about? yeah probably ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
like I know he says he avoids Tumblr because everyone is so mad all the time, but I hope he knows there are people in the world who are like, hey. i get what you were saying about this character’s dick and his feelings and shit. I feel that. keep up the good work.
and maybe there’s a sticker or something, that’s always nice
I hope he’s having a good day. like maybe he’s deciding what his emmy masturbates to, that sort of thing.
imagine Moffat being like, “as a mental exercise, I often imagine what my friends and colleagues masturbate about”
A+, would speculate about again