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the more i think about it the more neil gaimain’s justification for why the doctor had to be a male because he had to be colder, harder, scarier, and in short that that was something inherently male

the more it pisses me off

we live in an age of alice goddamn morgan like

?????

in what world - esp this one where women are constantly demonized and shoved down and made into nightmares for being scary or unappealing or refusing to accede to social mores - can a woman not be terrifying?

think about taking all the doctor’s refusal to play by the rules, to be normal or present as normal or even sane, his problems with boundaries and his burning desires and rages and flippant strangeness and vagueness and playfulness that occasionally hones into terrifying sharpness and knowledge 

and put that in a woman’s body

and think how much more scary that would be to an audience trained to see women like that as unhinged and villainous and more often than not unable to be contained by the text they are in

and how subversive it would be to put all that in the name of a character we love so deeply and know and root for; how we wouldn’t be able to just dismiss all that prickling uneasiness and all that complexity as just plain villainy or ditziness or any of the countless other reasons we find to detest female characters who don’t fit inside the box or are obstinately Not Perfect and occasionally idiotic and wildly emotional just because she’s a woman 

because she would also - in addition to all of that - be our doctor

I love that Colin is a mystery.

That his sense of humor is so Irish, tragic, morbid, and difficult to understand until you really get to know him, and that he fangirls over Tim Burton.

I love that he comes across as innocent and naive but played in a play naked on stage right out of college and can get in the head-space of some really serious characters, even from as young as 19.

I love that he keeps his private life private and doesn’t let his popularity disturb his passion.

I love that he has that passion for what he does and the characters he chooses to play.

I love that I can’t decide if I want to feed him and tuck him into bed or climb on top of him and pin him to a bed.

I really just love Colin.

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Just shipped off these puppies to my client. I love when i get orders for shoes that are super detailed and unique. She wanted “trippy colors” using album artwork from arcade fire and edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. with a sun and a moon on the front. I loved painting these, they were so fun! check my  etsy shop if you’d like to order some custom kicks, hand-painted by me! 

Okay, but sometimes I get really irritated after going to the bookstore, because YA literature makes me feel so damn transparent. I want a book with queer representation that isn’t just a realistic fiction romance novel—- I want stories about people like me who get to save the world, who get legendary prophecies and curses and destinies and just happen to be queer while doing it- I don’t need a book whose only plot is “Whelp, I’m queer. Whatever shall I do?” I want a book with a hero or heroine or villain who is queer and proud, without it being a big deal. I don’t want the protagonist to be a hero despite being queer- I want a protagonist who is a hero WHILE being queer. And while some books like this exist, they are few and far between. Examples include Proxy (Alex London), Guardian (Alex London), Huntress (Melinda Lo), The House of Hades (Rick Riordan), etc.

I am begging YA authors- we’re not Mr. Cellophane. We exist and we deserve to be represented as heroes.

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