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Steven Moffat on Series 6: You’ll see The Doctor’s life change forever. […] It is an enormous, game-changing cliffhanger for The Doctor, Amy and Rory. It’ll change everything for them

Steven Moffat on the Series 7 Finale: The Name of the Doctor will change the course of Who forever.

Steven Moffat on the 50th anniversary: We’re not fibbing – this one is going to change the course of the series.

Poor sweet Wilf, who is proud of never having killed a man and who is so reluctant to carry a weapon sees what the Doctor changes into. The Doctor, a man he admires and respects, committing genocide, lying and hurting people without blinking an eye. Wilf now understands why the Doctor is so reluctant to regenerate. He truly does die and turn into a different man.

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Women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married-we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands.
—  Steven Moffat giving his thoughts on how all women are needy nuisances who spend their lives hunting for a husband. 

I don’t like the argument that certain fans use to excuse the Eleventh Doctors actions. That argument being ‘well the Doctor has always committed genocide and killed so stop acting like Eleven is wrong.’ Yes, the Doctor has committed genocide before and probably will again. He has used weapons and violence. They all have. The difference is how it’s done and the consequences after. Often the Racnoss situation is brought up but look, Ten offers her a choice and ample opportunity to leave. Nine and Ten both offer their enemies a chance to walk away. They offer help, they offer to look for new homes for them. Ten goes as far as to become human to try to avoid killing a species. Ten offers to help Davros and Nine can’t bring himself to kill the Daleks in POTW. They so obviously struggle with their decisions and feel remorse afterwards. The companions, like Rose, are sure to tell them when they are wrong and you can see how horrible Nine feels when he realizes what he almost did. 

The problem with Eleven is that he doesn’t seem to look for any other way. He’s so quick to violence and is so flippant about his actions and the actions of those around him. He dances around and jokes with his “wife” about how many of the Silence she can kill to buy them time. His companions are often belittled and never call him out on his BS. The narrative doesn’t even show how wrong his actions are. There are no consequences and it’s never discussed that other ways could have been used, other choices. This is a kids show and they need to be shown and told that even the Doctor can make a bad choice and be called out on it. I just feel like Eleven is often applauded instead of chastised for the atrocities he commits. 

The Problems with Moffat

Hello Fellow Moffat Haters! I thought I’d write a quick post about the terrible things he does and why they’re problematic!

  1. He writes a variety of different female characters. This bothers me because as we all know there is only one way to be feminist!
  2. He includes stories about healing after violation and assault. This is problematic because once these things happen they define your life forever. People can’t heal.
  3. Moffat’s women have lives outside the Doctor. The show is Doctor Who, not “Clara’s family life and Amy’s career” Also this is clearly impossible as things stop existing when we don’t see them.
  4. Moffat includes lesbian relationships. These can’t exist on a show with straight characters without being tokenism.
  5. Moffat doesn’t include enough lesbian relationships. Not consistently including them is basically homophobia.
  6. Moffat has women who care about men. As we all know, caring about a man means a woman is DEFINED by that man. Friendships and Relationships are totalizing when with men.
  7. Moffat writes women standing up to men, and being right. Men never let women win arguments. This isn’t realistic at all.
  8. Stephan Moffat depicts relationships between men and women as being complicated, where both sides do things wrong. This is not how the world works. Men are manipulative abusers who victimize women. There is no relationship in history where this is not true.
  9. Moffat has only depicted 2 mixed race couples in starring roles during his tenure as show runner. This beats out all previous show runners. This is basically the same as being the world’s most racist man.
  10. Moffat has opinions that are not my opinions. Therefore he should stop ruining a show that he has helped make more popular and beloved than ever!
so i realised something

when Nine was dying his last words where: “Rose Tyler you were fantastic. and you know what so was i.”

Ten last action was visiting all of his friends and people he loved before saying “I don’t want to go.

and Yet i find it ironic that 11 would call 10 "VAIN” when his dying words/actions were him praising himself before hallucinating Amy who he hadn’t seen in (maybe) hundreds or million of years (depending in how long it took him to age) finally dying and saying “ I was always the doctor” or some shit. (because i had lost interest by then)

If anything 11 is the vain one….

RTD vs Moffat {Companions}

Look at this picture.

I have so much to say about this and no idea how to pit it to paper.

When I look at the RTD companions do you know what I see? I see normal women, women who had nothing magical or ‘special’ about them. They were just people, full and complete people with lives that we cared about and could relate to. Donna was a woman with low self esteem when we first met her, she had no cofinidence. Ive been there. Martha was a smart woman who had family drama and fell in love with a man who was still in love with another. Ive been there. Rose was a shop-girl, living a mundane boring life, Ive been there.

Point being is that when I look at the RTD women espicially donna’s confident pose {Talk about charachter development!} I feel strong, proud and confident. I can relate to them and I feel like I know them and am interested in their feelings. They are full whole and complete people.

The Moffat women on the other hand are special. 'The girl that waited’, 'The woman meant to kill the doctor.The woman who marries the doctor’, and 'The Impossible Girl/ The girl meant to save to doctor’,

These women are special, there is something 'amazing’ about them that caused the Doctor to pick them up. We know next to nothing about their family lives, their own pasts before the doctor and honestly? we really aren’t made to think we should care.

For god sakes, River is Amy’s daughter! Literally that’s two generations that traveled with the doctor! And not just traveled, they were both in love with him at some point! Both Mother and Daughter were love interests for the doctor. And almost at the same time!

How are the fans supposed to relate to women whose only function is to boost up The Doctor? Where is the diversity when they’re all feisty, flirtatious, 'badass’ women and that is literally how you describe their personalities?

 Osgood could have been a return to the RTD style companion but nooo, Moffat had to kill her off to prove how evil his cardboard cutout version of The Master {Missy} is.

My point being is that when I look at The RTD girls I feel so much fucking pride in who they are and when they accomplished. The Moffat companions, when i consider their entire arc’s, I feel less than nothing. They’re just cookie cut outs of each other.

BBC: we want a fun show for kids
Moffat: sure okay, can I have some darker themes, to keep them interested?
BBC: sure, go ahead
Moffat: yay
*makes a fun children’s tv show*
4chan: awesome, great show, some not so good episodes, but a great show!
Critics: awesome, great show, some not so good episodes, but a great show!
Most of the internet: awesome, great show, some not so good episodes, but a great show!

You know what bugs me about Moffat?

He always sidelines the current companion in order to make his ‘cool girl’ that’s feisty, sometimes sexy sometimes not, the center of attention.

In TEC/TDD he sidelined Rose for Nancy.

In Girl in the Fireplace he sidelined Rose and Mickey for Reinette.

In Blink he sidelined Martha for Sally.  Completely sidelined like almost zero dialogue.

And in Silence in the Library arc he sidelined Donna for River Song.

He is the most frustrating writer ever.

Oh no. Oh no. I think I just realised something horrible.

Vastra is the man in the relationship of Vastra/Jenny. And I think I mean that literally. 

Let me figure out where to start…

Jenny’s “Ma'am, I think I’ve been murdered.” Let’s start there. 

It’s clear from the use of ‘ma'am’ that Jenny still considers Madame Vastra her superior, despite the emotional development that (surely) would have formed in the transition from a homeowner/maid relationship, presumably recreational, all in good fun and frankly a little lesbi-fetishy, into a romantic relationship, which should have left them on equal ground given the time that passed.

Jenny should be calling Madame Vastra Vastra, or dear, or love, or sweetheart, or a really adorable, lizard-related petname (Oh, I’ve just come to that realisation too. Gross). I mean, they got married. 

Jenny should be using her name.

We’ve already had canon evidence of sexualisation of Jenny, as a queer woman, by a straight male - the Doctor’s little Sonic Screwdriver Erection in the Crimson something or other, I believe - thus belittling her.

The Doctor also forcibly kissed her, thus belittling her, removing her agency, and marking her as inferior. 

But I don’t recall any of this, or anything remotely similar, happening to Vastra.

Which leads me to the conclusion that, during Moffat’s tirade against women, he decided that Vastra was the 'man’ of the relationship and deemed her 'decent enough’ to be left out of the misogyny and lesbophobia he reigns down upon the show.