and that reason is because he is matt smith

Bruins as desserts

Claude: lemon meringue 
Chara: Pirouette (those chocolate sticks)
Dougie: rice crispie treat (so damn pale, and requires minimal cooking skills)
Quaider: sugar cookie (ordinary, delicious, and easily breakable)
Sieds: streusel
Krug: a cinnamon teddy graham
Miller: a pinterest recipe for healthy no-bake almond energy balls
Bart: day old donut (not your first choice but you’d def eat it anyway)
Tuukka: 80% dark chocolate (dark and bitter)
Subban: a jolly rancher
Svedberg: strawberry pop tart - store brand
Lucic: a bearclaw
Pasta: miniature cupcake
Carl: Flan 
Loui: milk chocolate truffle
Krejci: creme brule
Smitty: vanilla cake pop
Bergy: tollhouse chocolate chip cookie
Marchy: hot chocolate with chili powder
Caron: bundtcake with no icing (good in theory, but so many better desserts yo)
Cunningham: gummy bear
Paille: a bagel (because he has the right idea, but also completely missed the point)
Soupy: pain au chocolat (so fancy)
Kelly: flourless chocolate brownie

RTD said that the reason the 10th Doctor lost the 9th Doctor’s Northern accent was because he had Rose in his mind when he regenerated.

You could argue that the War Doctor got a Northern accent because he had Clara in his mind when he regenerated.

And we all know who the 11th Doctor had in his mind when he regenerated and turned Scottish.

the problem with the eleventh doctor is that moffat looked at a lot of elements which worked well and which people responded to, and tried to emulate them, but he never really understood the reasoning behind those things, so it just falls flat.

when christopher eccleston looks out over an army of daleks and their emperor and tells them that they are afraid “and doesn’t it just burn” he says it as if he knows them, because he’s felt that fear too, so even when he opposes them, he respects them in a way, but matt smith just talks about their fear to mock them, and does it so often that it loses its meaning

when david tennant has fallen into the satan pit and is trying to figure out what this creature is there for, he speaks really fast and changes his mind a lot, but it seems like he genuinely starts with no idea and reasons it out. eleven does the same thing to the father in “night terrors” but it reads a lot more like he already knows the answer and is making fun of the other person for not being as smart as him – he leaves no room for conversation and just dominates the scene.

“Everybody lives, Rose!” was brilliantly done in “the doctor dances”, but part of what made it so moving was that the stakes are high. moffat took the wrong message away from how much everyone loved it, and just decided to bring people back from the dead willy nilly.

it’s really frustrating, because it’s all the trappings of good storytelling, but very little of the meat.

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When you began, all those years ago, sailing off to see the universe, did you ever think you’d become this?

this is one of my favorite moments from him, just everything, the line is perfect, because he did try to stop, and he failed, he keeps getting pulled back in, he keeps fighting, he becomes a hero to those he saves, and a monster to those he fights, and you can see it on his face that he doesn’t want to be a montster,he doesn’t want to be the reason the daleks have grown stronger, he doesn’t want to be the type of person who causes this kind of fear, but he knows he is, and it kills him, i just love the eleventh doctor so much, matt’s performance is amazing.

I was sitting in on a history lecture today and the subject was on the moon landing. All of a sudden the professor got serious and asked “We know how we got to the moon, but what is the real reason we went to the moon?” And one kid raised her hand and was like “because we were in a space race with Russia.” The professor stopped, and said no. Everyone was talking and then the professor stood up and was like “I’ll ask again. Why did the human race suddenly decide to go to the moon?” Everyone was silent and then he spoke again and said “because the Silence needed a spacesuit.”
I love this university.

What if the reason the 12th Doctor is Scottish is because some small part of him, the part of him that controls what he sounds like when he regenerates, wanted to remember the sassy red-haired little Scottish girl who waited for her raggedy Doctor for so many years?

What if he’s Scottish because the part of him that controls his voice wanted to honor Amy Pond, the first and the last face Eleven would ever see?

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Greatly enjoyed seeing David Tennant and Matt Smith together today in NYC…

The panel was a lot of fun, and I was surprised that the audience actually asked pretty interesting questions.

Probably the most intriguing tidbit of info I learned was this:

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan auditioned for Merlin and Gwen in BBC Merlin and were close to being cast, although not first-in-line. They actually met auditioning for Merlin, before either ever considered Doctor Who. 

But anyway…it was lovely to see these two Doctors in one panel. They seemed to be quite enjoying themselves.

Also…the reason for Matt’s hair sticking up in the first few photos is because he kept messing with it throughout the entire panel, which made it look absolutely ridiculous.

10 Reasons to Love the Eleventh Doctor

1.  He could single-handedly save an episode - I can honestly say that I have never disliked a single episode of Matt Smith’s era. Even episodes where the writing isn’t great (Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe) are still so enjoyable mostly because of him and the supporting cast.

2. Funny Doctor - For me Matt Smith is easily the funniest actor to play the Doctor. I think his sense of comedic timing is brilliant, he delivers throwaway lines perfectly and he’s amazing at physical comedy as well as the wittier side.

3. Dark Doctor - I think Matt Smith is up there with 2 and 7 as one of the Scary Doctors. It’s just the way his voice goes incredibly low and grumbly, he can switch from happy to vengeful on a whim. One of the best examples of this is the Colonel Runaway scene. At first it seemed like another one of his childish jokes, you can ever hear Strax chuckle in the background, but as the scene goes on, his anger starts to build until he’s shouting and the it slowly descends back down into a smile. He can either gradually become enraged or he can snap at the drop of the hat. Also the fact that he smiles when he’s angry is further proof. I always say, someone who yells when their angry may be thinking of hurting you, but someone who smiles when their angry is plotting a detailed spider-diagram of your destruction in their heads.

4. A 2000 year old in a 26 year old’s body - One of the things that constantly amazes me is that I always forget that Matt Smith is at least 20 years younger than Alex Kingston and 10 years younger than David Tennant. There’s just something in his performance that comes across as ancient and it’s hilarious that when getting the role, he faced so much stick for being too young yet I’d say that, out of the nu-Who Doctors at least, he does the best job of portraying the Doctors age, and he does it constantly too so it’s even more impressive. He just manages to hold the pain and wisdom of 2000 years in his eyes and voice while also bouncing off the walls like a toddler.

5. The world’s best/worst babysitter - Watching the 11th Doctor with children is just a joy. I think it’s because he rarely talks down to them because he seems to understand how truthful and valid a lot of what they say is. His performances with Amelia Pond, young Kazran Sardik and Merry were just brilliant and it helps that his era had, in my opinions, the best child actors.

6. He’s so alien - One of the things Matt did best was coming across as completely out of this world. I don’t really know how he did it but you could always tell that he didn’t belong here. Especially in The Lodger, the scene where he throws a bag of money in the air like it means nothing always gets me.

7. All 11 in one - In my opinion, Matt Smith manages to take the best qualities from each Doctor, put them together and put his own twist on the role. You can see One’s grouchy grandfather, Seven’s manipulative clown, Two’s cosmic hobo. You can see all of them, that’s why I hold the belief that he could deliver most lines from previous Doctors and it would sound like they was written for him.

8. The bow tie - Because bow ties are cool.

9. The fez - Because fezzes are cool. I’m not sure what it is about the way he just stops everything he’s doing to grab a fez that is so brilliant. It’s just one of those things.

10. He has chemistry with everyone - Matt Smith seems to have perfect chemistry with everyone he shares a screen with. He and Alex Kingston genuinely seem like their married, he played off of Idris perfectly, he even went toe-to-toe with Kazran Sardik (Michael Gambon) and he wasn’t overshadowed. He just seems like one of those actors who can work with anyone.

moffat congratulating himself on the fact that ’the very first lines i wrote were matt smith checking if he had become a girl’, when the reason that line was uttered (with a tone of dismay, i might add) was because he had long-ish hair. because having hair which isn’t short = girl, and then adam’s apple = boy, obviously

so progressive

“I was at the receiving end of most of the pranks, because I was the only girl. Matt used to hide in my trailer, that was his thing. I would go in and wouldn’t know he was hiding in the corner. And he would jump out really aggressively screaming absurdities. And it was really scary. One time he really took it to the next level. He found this abnormally long shoe horn that was just in my room for some reason and he jumped up and was waving it around. I remember sliding down the wall, half-crying and half-laughing. I mean, it’s enough to scar a person.”

- Karen Gillan

claraoswatson replied to your post:lmfao according to “farewell to matt smith” (which…

yeah… Imma just go and ignore that. I don’t like how removed the audience is getting from the Doctor. (“Well, I spent a hundred years doing this, and then while your back was turned I spent 400-effing-years doing that. Did you miss me?”)

i don’t understand how or why i am expected to care about a character who spends literally centuries off screen between episodes, centuries in which 99% of the time he doesn’t change significantly as a person or in appearance (until suddenly he’s old because reasons) or even make any meaningful relationships (except maybe he does, given how often his “good friends” we’ve never met seem to crop up when necessary). i mean, this happened multiple times. it happened in s6, between “the god complex” and “closing time”. it happened again in s7a. it happened in “the snowmen”. it happened again in “time of the doctor”. each time it’s centuries. hundreds of years! HUNDREDS of years off screen for our main character when we’re asked to either a) believe that nothing that happened in that period was worth us seeing, OR b) important things happened that we as the audience are being inexplicably denied as part of the story. neither of those options make sense.

when ten was alone for the duration of the specials it was heartbreaking because we then saw how bad he was on his own. he spent maybe a year travelling without a companion and started coming apart at the seams. i remember thinking at the time how difficult it was to fathom, a year in that much isolation, for a character that lonely. it was sad when ten chose to travel alone not just because the show told us he needed people but because we saw that he did through the story and through his actions and through how devastated he was each time he lost someone.

eleven spent hundreds of years wherein he’d visit the ponds or clara for a trip once every few decades, and yet when amy and rory finally leave permanently he’s so distraught he sulks for 100 years. he fights a war off screen for centuries and sees clara every 300 years or so and it’s meant to mean something to me when he regenerates on her? he was with goddamn barnable for more time than he was with clara. why should i invest in a character’s relationships when i know that character could spend hundreds of years without that relationship and not even form any meaningful ones in its wake, or change as a person?

ritmo-colombiano  asked:

I'm just really conflicted because seasons 5-7 were so bad and yet, I liked the personality (at the beginning, not at the end) of 11 but the plot lines for almost every episode sucked and there were tons of plot holes and I just feel bad for Matt Smith because his doctor had the potential to be so good and yet his season were actually painful to watch

and I HATE how the doctor has become. I hate that he doesn’t really care anymore. It was different with ten because when he stopped caring about people and all those rules that he used to follow, that’s when we had that whole “the time lord victorious is wrong” speech and that was just beautiful and perfect and it made him realize that he needed to change that. it made him realize that the path he was headed down was a bad one, but 11 didn’t seem to ever really care :( (stupid moffat)

I feel you, on all accounts.  It took me a long time to watch season five, because I totally admit that I was in some SERIOUS denial about Ten regenerating, and was the worst sort of fan, flatly refusing to watch any new who for a couple of years.  When I finally DID make it to The Eleventh Hour, there were issues, but on the whole, I was pleasantly surprised, because he had a new face, but he still seemed like the Doctor, all the authority and charisma and commanding presence.  The rest of season five was…underwhelming, had some developing problems, and ended in a really stupid finale, but even that I was more or less willing to give a pass on; new showrunner, still coming to grips with it, alright.

Then season six happened.

Everything about it was a mess, and frankly, pretty disgusting.  The way River is treated by the narrative is appalling, the Doctor lost any glimmer of what he’d been before, and the mystical pregnancy trope was handled in the worst way possible, and was the start of Amy being downgraded to basically a walking womb.  And season seven managed, inexplicably, to be even worse, with the disaster of a premier that had no logic to it and a divorce plot that was completely absurd, making Rory seem even more crippled in his relationship and Amy more selfish.  Their death was ludicrous, and followed up by yet another shiny impossible companion that had the depth of a paper towel, because that’s apparently the only type of person the Doctor is interested in anymore.

The fact that all the companions had their choice to travel taken from them, while still being treated as disposable despite having lives that revolve around the Doctor makes me absolutely livid.  People claim that Martha and Rose and Donna had lives that revolved around the Doctor because they actually traveled with him full time; no, nuh uh, that’s not it.  They existed before him, SEPARATE from him, and continued to exist after him.  The fact that they chose to travel with him full time does not mean that they have no life outside of him, that just means that traveling is what they chose for their lives for that time.  Even Rose, with her romance and intent to stay with him, had wants and needs and desires APART from him, and an entire life before he showed up.  Not so with the Moffat era companions; even Amy, the only one that has even the slightest chance of being seen as having a choice, gets completely undermined when it’s revealed that River’s her daughter…she was always going to travel with the Doctor, she had to, because the Doctor met River before he even met Amy.  The Doctor met two of Clara’s shadows or whatever before he met the actual girl, so again, no choice.  River’s only choice is to NOT travel with the Doctor, and everything about that reads more as Moffat not wanting to have her around all the time and risk the Doctor becoming domestic–notice that he’s the ONLY one who wrote her, ever.

Nevermind that I have no idea why any of them even LIKED him, much less trusted him and chose to be around him when he deigned them worthy of his presence.

Add to that that he never loses, there’s no check for him.  He’s basically become superman, and the only thing he can’t do is what he hasn’t tried to do, because reasons.  Everyone lives, every time, and he’s a god, with no negative consequences to deal with.  The only negative is that he’s just too awesome, so awesome that he’s the most important person in the universe, so everybody wants to take him out all the time, and we’re just supposed to ignore the fact that that’s basically the opposite of the message that the show sent for decades beforehand.

As for Matt Smith…eh, he’s not entirely guiltless; some of the more questionable things, like forced kissing and the “hey, I’ve forgotten all about human conventions!” was his bag.  But I still blame Moffat more, because he should have put a stop to it and didn’t.  I do think he’s a good actor–I just don’t think he was a good Doctor.

On the plus side, my expectations for Twelve are incredibly low.  Basically, I just want to not hate someone who everyone on the show inexplicably thinks hung the moon.

[Trigger warning: sexual assault]

flying-giraffe asked stfu-moffat:

Is it sexist if an actor (Like Matt Smith) just says his line as written without changing it? Cuz from Confidentials, I got the impression that actors were allowed to change lines from time to time or improve lines in. Actors get a say in their characters. So If Matt never tried to change the annoying sexism in his character… does that make him sexist? :(

I don’t think we can reasonably judge an actor’s sexism by the lines written for them, because most of them don’t have the power to change lines significantly. It’s possible that Peter Capaldi will have more power to change his lines than Matt Smith (and that Matt has more power now than he did when he started on Doctor Who), but it’s very hard to tell (unless an actor explicitly refers to changing certain lines) if an actor has influenced the actions of their character. If Matt Smith has the power to change the annoying sexism but doesn’t, then yes, he’s being sexist, but it’s impossible to know how much power he has so I don’t hold him responsible for anything the Doctor has said, unless it’s stated somewhere that Matt chose to say it. I think he said that the Doctor’s forcibly kissing Jenny was his idea, which was sexist (and sexual assault) though, and of course he’s responsible for what he says in interviews, some of which is sexist, so unfortunately he has done sexist things.

It’s painful to discover someone you admire is sexist. The important thing to remember is that most people have some sexist beliefs (and racist, ableist, heterosexist etc.) because we live in a society that holds these attitudes, but people can challenge their beliefs and one reason why it’s so important to talk about sexism (and other oppressive attitudes) is so people can challenge these beliefs and change. Hopefully, Matt Smith will realise when he has been sexist and will stop.

- C

Grow Up or Go Away

To people who say:

“I don’t like Capaldi. He’s too old” or “I don’t like his Doctor”.

So you’re judging on a Doctor based on 30 second footage at the end of a story? I’d hate to meet you in real life.

Ok. Capaldi is 55. The same age as William Hartnell when HE started Doctor Who. Yes. As a matter of fact. Doctor Who didn’t start on 2005. There was a 50th anniversary for a reason.

Capaldi said if himself that he is far too young to play a 1200 year old timelord.

And just because The Doctor isn’t a 20-something underwear model, doesn’t mean he isn’t good looking.

Now. Doctor Who fandom (aiming at the Tennant- fan girls/boys here) you can either accept the fact that the Doctor’s actor can be any age.

Or you can go and sulk and leave the fandom.

Your choice.

AND ON THAT LAST NOTE, HERE’S THE 11TH DOCTOR xD  The reference picture is my absolute favorite picture of the 11th Doctor, because it sums him up so well.  More than slightly off his rocker (I mean, which doctor isn’t?), but the 11th is so awkward, so derpy, AND YET YOU SURE AS HELL BETTER LISTEN OR SO HELP ME xD  I absolutely adored Matt Smith as the Doctor, with some similar but mostly different reasons than why I loved Tennant as the doctor.  My friends are trying to convince me to sell this at Kawaii Kon 2015…xD  I probably will.  Don’t worry Matt, I’ll be sure to paint a more flattering picture of you soon!  (he does have plenty of dashing pictures, really!) 

One of the most talked-about scenes in the last series came in Kill the Moon, written by Peter Harness. Many people praised the electrifying scene at the episode’s climax, where Clara lets rip at the Doctor for abandoning her, thereby putting her in the position of deciding Earth’s future. It’s a devastating moment, but was the Doctor right to do what he did?

“When the Doctor says ‘It’s your decision’, he says it for a very good reason,” suggests Steven. “he’s actually got a very good case for why he can’t be the one who makes the decision. 'It’s not my job to jeopardise your planet.’ If Matt Smith had done it, he’d have done it in a beautiful way. But we’d have had the same thing. And I kind of think Amy would have realised the true wisdom of the Doctor! Because Amy’s like that. Rose too. But the major difference with Clara is that she’s the one who can call the Doctor on his behaviour. Because she’s very clever, and she’s very articulate, and she doesn’t think she’s the junior member of the partnership! I thought it made for an absolutely electric scene. I thought it was amazing.”

Was that scene always planned as a key moment in the shape of the whole season?

“It was absolutely in the shape of the whole series, long before it was written, yes,” Steven confirms. “There would be a massive bust-up. The details of that - how exactly we got there - altered. Peter Harness wrote it. That’s completely Peter’s scene, and beautifully done it is, too! But normally the Doctor - at some point in the show - gets away with it, doesn’t he? No-one ever calls him on it. No-one ever just says 'You do -not- behave like that!’”

Particularly after everything has worked out for the best.

“Yeah! They all say, 'Ah, that clever old Doctor! He’s a marvel really!’ Clara just isn’t having the manipulation at all. She’s just not going for it.”

—  Steven Moffat Interview, Doctor Who Magazine #484 (x)

This makes me legitimately angry. The amount of people that are saying that Peter Capaldi is a rubbish Doctor purely because he isnt ‘hot’ like Matt Smith and David Tennant. Dont get me wrong i think both Smith and Tennant are extremely good looking however that isnt the reason why i watch Doctor Who, i started watching when it returned in 2005 and  i dont find Christopher Eccleston attractive in the slightest (sorry for the unpopular opinion) but the fact that people are judging Peter Capaldi because he is 'too old’ (he is the same age as William Hartnell was when he started Doctor Who and that obviously went well because here we are 50 years later still watching the show) or 'not hot’ really makes my blood boil how can you possibly judge what kind of doctor he is going to be when he has been on screen for about a minute. It just pisses me off that the personality he is going to bring to Doctor Who is being judged because of his looks and age.

the picture isnt mine i got it from a liked page on facebook