Moffat Appreciation Week I Day Two - Favourite Theme
‘There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two-thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.’
Steven Moffat has come up with such complex and interesting
themes through his time on the show. However, the one that has always stuck out
to me is that ‘Death is Never the End of the Story’.
Moffat has an 100% kill rate for the companions. Amy was
sent back in time and died around the same time they were born. Clara learned
the consequences of her recklessness. River sacrificed her life for the Doctor.
Bill was shot through the heart. Rory… well he died many times.
However, just because they died, it does not mean that their
story ends. In some way, they do become immortal, especially the women. Amy and
Rory got to live a full and happy life after they were sent back to the 1930s,
with Amy finding success as a writer. Clara is taken out the moment before her death
and continues having adventures. River’s consciousness lives on in the Library
with all her friends. Bill was reunited with Heather and becomes immortal.
It is a very optimistic ending despite the bleakness. As
well, the endings are unique for each character. They don’t end up married off
to some random person at the end. Amy is already married and was for a season
and a half and chooses to be with her husband; Clara gets her own immortal
companion which can be seen as either platonic or romantic; River is allowed to
live a life that was taken from her, providing a guardian for three small
children; and Bill is saved by a woman who followed her across time and space,
and then becomes her immortal girlfriend.
Another notable thing
is that all the woman are not 100% straight. The fact that a writer – a male
writer – can subvert the Bury Your Gays trope with all five of his queer women is outstanding.
May i ask for a 10th Doctor x reader with an adventure feat. Weeping
Angels? Also… I’d like the Doctor to have a relationship with the
reader where they already confessed their love a while ago, but didn’t
kissed yet (due to reader’s shyness in love (?).) So they will finally
do it now with cuddles included. I hope i explained it well. ^^’ I
couldn’t find a number of a prompt to put in the story. I hope you don’t
mind and will be able to come up with something. ^^’ I love your
Kindness is never taken for granted in the Moffat era. It isn’t treated as something small, silly or less important. It isn’t showed as a quality that some people happen to have. Kindness is a conscious decision, an act of bravery, the epitome of heroism. Kindness is not easy; in fact, it can be really hard to be kind at times.
When you fail to help someone, when your heart is broken over and over again, when you can’t see a point in keep going because things will turn bad later anyway, why bother to be kind? When you’ve already failed at being kind, why try it again?
Because kindness is an act of resistance. It takes immensurable courage and strength to be kind in a universe that seems uncaring. And to acknowledge your mistakes and work to make amends for them, to put effort in being kinder the next time and to keep on being, is beyond heroic.
To be kind despite everything is the hardest decision a person can make. And it’s also the most important one. What a bless it was to see the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River, Clara, Bill, Nardole and even Missy, the person who had the biggest pile of things to make amends for in the universe, choosing to be kind, to be better, to fight a world that scorns kindness.
What better imperative could there be for the Doctor and for us?
rating all of the doctors outfits based on how gay they are
i can tell this was once something gayer. it gives off the vibe of a brideshead revisited cover if u aged everyone up 70 yrs. the plaid pants mean something, the coat but its just not…cohesive. 5/10
see, this is very much like ones, but the bow tie adds the nutty professor vibe. it very much gives off the vibe of someone who is the town eccentric who has a very straightlaced husband. the haircut might be a dealbreaker but its the same shape of one belonging to a lesbian living in 1982. 7/10 for the solidarity working here in this outfit
this is a gay person. this is sincerely just the gayest of people. the ruffle shirt, the coat? whatevers on his shoulders?? the STANCE?? yes, pose is everything here too. and god does it bring this full circle. 10/10
now see i love four as much as anyone but this distinctly reminds me of a straight guy i knew freshman year of college who dressed almost exactly like this, with no knowledge of the show itself, and i cant disconnect these two people now. sorry, dude. 2/10 bc of the rainbow scarf, thank you for showing your support
this is the haircut ive only seen on gay women, and the squat + that jacket is making me dysphoric. good job five only gay outfits can make me hate my body like this. 9/10
this irritates me, but only a gay person would go to this level of carefully coordinated outfit disasterhood and i have to respect it. 8/10
the stance, the vest, the umbrella, the scarf…..this outfit would be up there if it werent for the hat. it reminds of every straight guy i know from comic book clubs. you were so close but like icarus you flew too close to the sun. 6/10
eighth doctor (move):
this is gay in the fact its super victorian and the repression is just coming off in waves, an inherently gay act i know well from my childhood. the long hair rly solidifies the cohesiveness and vibe this look creates, but it doesnt hold the iconicness it needs to get rly up there. 5/10
eighth doctor (short):
NOW THIS IS THE ICONICNESS I NEEDED! the outfits basically the same vibe wise but the loosening of everything? the blood? the haircut. this is the look of not just an icon, but a bicon. 9/10
aaaand here’s the same outfit again, but its……i dont know. i cant get into it. maybe its the weird fauxhawk. ill give props to the scarf, and whatevers going w the calf area. 4/10
leather jackets inherently give off the gay vibe, and that’s my second choice in hair if i didn’t have the worlds lumpiest head. the v neck deters me slightly but i feel it could go either way. 8/10
i know so many butch lesbians that dress like this, and i love it. everything just works so well here. the suit, the hair, the sneakers, the coat….every piece is so unneccessary and just adds to the look of it all. 10/10
this outfit is accompanied w the inherent vibe and premonitions of the twirling and hand gestures, and that should make this super gay. anybody who decides to look like a schoolboy from 1958 is gay. and i want it to be, but again straight guys have adopted this and made the connection in my head to the point where it detracts a little. so, 7/10
twelve has like six different outfits but this one is my favorite, and i wanted to add bill in here because i love here and want to rate her outfit. like, honestly the bomber jacket? the patches?? the hair bow?? i love her so much. 10/10 always.
anyways, twelves outfit. this is peak emo. the shirt, the hoodie, the velvet jacket…..its hot topic chic, but in a good way. he looks like your cool gay uncle whose not rly ur uncle but teaches you how to skateboard. i want this exact outfit. i want both of their outfits, right now. 10/10 for the both of them honestly
do i even need to say it. id say harold and leave it at that but i want to talk about this so bad. the boots n socks. the suspenders. the haircut, and let us just look at that rainbow shirt. this is the outfit i see all the popular tumblr lesbians wearing. this is what a gay person wears, and i have never felt so called out for my fashion choices until i saw this and knew i could probably recreate it with whats in my closet right now. 500/10. gay rights personified. i love women