era: modern who

LES MIS MODERN AU — broship aesthetics: courfeyrac & enjolras

squished cheeks and constant cuddling, coordinating rallies, shredding dumb newspaper articles, whipped cream on waffles, huffs of exasperation, lying across laps, lemon sorbet, tagging along on family holidays, commandeering bike rides by hopping on the handlebars, cheesy pop songs, getting dragged on detours and errands and adventures, chuckling at each other, fondly shaking your head. (requested by @eirenical

Nothing annoys me more than a 40-60 year old Doctor Who fan patronising me as I watch Modern Who and search for Classic like an arctic explorer

Don’t make fun of me

Hold my fez and my scarf, fix your bowtie, grab your sonic screwdriver and help me comb libraries and stores for DVDs

The Doctor's evolution
  • 1st: We can't change history. Not even one small tiny moment. Just nope, dude.
  • 2nd: We still can't change history. Just think about consequences. Still nope, dude.
  • 3rd: All the dudes from 70's will meet Timelord's technology but that should be kind of a secret.
  • 4th: I don't change history, I fix it. We could try, dude.
  • 5th: I'd like to change a bit of history but, dude, that would create a paradox.
  • 6th: Okay dude, let's try this "changing history" thing
  • 7th: Lol dude, i fucking made history, who the hell needs to change it?
  • 8th: HEY DUDE WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?! *his planet just implodes*
  • 9th: No, Rose, we can't change time, it's fucking dangerous.
  • 10th: Well, maybe we could go and take a look around in history, changing one thing or two, i fucking learnt my lesson, dude!

The Doctor & Heroes:

History is a burden, stories can make us fly […] Perhaps we will both be stories, and may those stories never end.

Clara: The Golden Companion

One piece of criticism I often see levelled at Clara Oswald is that she was too powerful, too influential, too much a “spotlight-stealing squad” (to use a term from which has a small write-up devoted to this). And I’ve seen some people outright ask why Clara got all the attention, while Amy, Rose, River, Martha, Donna, etc. didn’t.

Well, first off, that’s nonsense. As Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat have continually said since 2005, the companion is the co-lead in the modern era of Who, and the show is usually told from the point of view of the companion. Not too far removed from An Unearthly Child back in 1963 which was almost totally from the perspective of Barbara and Ian. You want a case of a show being taken back to its roots, you can’t go further back than Episode One. And during their time, all the modern companions have been in the spotlight. We’re going to see it happen again in a few weeks with Bill. Companions in Doctor Who are by their nature “spotlight-stealing squads”, at least the ongoing ones. The only way around that would be a season of nothing but “Heaven Sents” (which is not necessarily the paradise one would imagine) or the Doctor having a different companion every story which is what they’ve been trying to do with Twelve in the comics after dropping Clara, with very mixed results. And I personally find the novels in which the Doctor (any Doctor) has an adventure without a regular, established companion less appealing than those that do.

But there is another reason that I consistently see missed as to why Clara Oswald, specifically, was as influential as she was. 

Clara Oswald was the Golden Companion. That is, she was the companion created to accompany the Doctor for the golden anniversary of Doctor Who. 50 years of Romanas, Sarah Janes, Adrics, Leelas, Ians, Tegans, Roses, Marthas, Donnas, Amys … all those who came before, were in some measure distilled into a companion that represented a half century of the “best of the best” who travelled with the Doctor.

In “The Name of the Doctor” we see Clara echoed throughout the Doctor’s entire existence. In “The Day of the Doctor”, after The Moment fails to convince the Doctor not to push the button, Clara makes the Doctor choose an alternative. In “The Time of the Doctor”, Clara convinces the Time Lords to give the Doctor more regenerations (so that means every Doctor from Capaldi on out will exist because of Clara). In “Listen”, she gives the Doctor his inspiration as a young child. Ultimately, she leaves the series in “Hell Bent” as “a” Doctor in all but name. Which is perfectly fitting and a culmination of an amazing character arc that I know will be reevaluated positively by many in the years to come.

Is that a lot for a single companion to accomplish? Maybe. But then how many 50th anniversary companions are we likely to ever see?


Awwwwww gosh the background scene is pretty. And hanami at night!! That must be super beautiful!!
Lol for Yukkin trying to cake Saizo’s face, like Yukkin, please, you should learn by now kkkk. Though it’s someone’s fault for telling him that it’s how you celebrate birthday in modern era (I wonder who, maybe Subaru, seeing his tux card’s story lmao) Yukkin just so gullible kkk.

Aaand of course, Saizo = dango, meaning dango cake!! That sounds good though I want one…

ultrasanaposts  asked:

Why does both Elizabeth and Edward have positive or tender feelings toward their father? Especially Elizabeth? I read somewhere that when they heard the news of their father's death, the cried and it touched all those that were watching. Was it because they were raised to think their father was so great, or was it due to Catherine Parr's efforts to reunite the king to his children, and thus they all seem to have as close to tender feelings as a family should have?

    Love and respect for a parent was considered part of a person’s duty to family, and duty to God. Reading Tudor advice manuals for children gives a modern person such a creepy vibe because of the exaggerated deference people were supposed to show to their parents. Even as adults, Tudor children were expected to address their parents on their knees.

    Despite the horrific emotional abuse their father put them through, Mary and Elizabeth did have love for their father. Well, you can see the same thing in the modern era… Kids who are abused still often have strong emotional attachment to their abuser.

    All of their lives, these children had been taught that they should view their father as the embodiment of God on earth. Not only because of the rigid social structure of the day that dictated absolute deference and obedience to one’s superiors, but because he was God’s chosen ruler on earth. He could essentially do no wrong - only God could judge him.

    Mary did something very bold for a girl of her era. She refused to accept her parents’ annulment and her father’s position as Head of the Church. There is no question this girl had the strength and courage of her mother. 

    In Mary’s view, to deny the Pope was head of the church put her immortal soul in jeopardy, and saying her mother and father weren’t lawfully married was a sin - telling a lie. It must have caused her intense turmoil, because everything in her upbringing, in the world around her, told her that her first duty as a female was to obey the men in her family, especially her father. But her father was commanding her to sin! She had to obey God’s laws before that of man.

    It’s no wonder the pressure made her ill. Henry was utterly enraged by his daughter’s refusal, and said very ugly things about her to ambassadors. She was his “worst enemy in the world,” as he told Eustace Chapuys, knowing his words would get back to her.

    He intensified his abuse of her until Mary finally broke and signed a written “confession,” accepting his position as Head of the Church and that she was illegitimate. But their relationship was never as close as it was before. Henry never really forgave her because he knew he’d broken her - she hadn’t submitted willingly.

    But Mary still loved him. She had memories of the days before 1527 when she was the “pearl of her father’s kingdom,” a pampered and beloved princess. In her view, it was all Anne Boleyn’s fault. Which is understandable. (Think of how many kids today blame their “evil” stepmothers for their father’s neglect.) Emotionally, it was easier for her to hate Anne than it was for her to blame her father for what he was doing.

    It must have been especially unsettling for her when her father’s abuse only got WORSE after Anne’s death.

    The children had several stepmothers who tried to help them. Jane Seymour only cared about Mary, and tried to get her restored to the succession. Little Elizabeth was pushed off to another palace and ignored during Jane’s tenure.

    Anna von Kleefes had a little bit of a rocky start with Mary. The two had some sort of quarrel early in Anna’s tenure, but it was soon smoothed over and they got along swimmingly. She tried to bring Elizabeth to court and was told by Henry that the girl’s mother was so different from herself that Anna shouldn’t want to meet her, but Anna insisted. Elizabeth adored her.

    Katheryn Howard tried to be good to both girls. Mary wasn’t very receptive. Katheryn sent her multiple gifts, though, trying to tell Mary she was keeping her in her thoughts. Katheryn brought little Elizabeth to court and seated her right across from the queen at meals - a position of honor. She didn’t get anything out of this kindness. Elizabeth was still in “disgrace” with her father. But Katheryn had a very sweet, kind heart and showed the girl the first familial love she’d had for a long time.

    Kateryn Parr was a very kind-hearted woman, too. She saw Elizabeth’s intellectual talents and nourished them. She tried to make all of Henry’s children feel equally cared-for. Little Edward had been neglected a bit, too. He was being raised as a prince, educated and trained, but not necessarily nurtured. Kateryn gave him much-needed maternal love. (She chose tutors for him who had been given scholarships by Anne Boleyn, interestingly enough.)

    For Elizabeth, her father was probably a larger-than-life figure she saw infrequently and was by turns hostile, indifferent, and occasionally gregarious. It was terribly confusing for the girl, who was so starved for affection. It’s no wonder she fell under the spell of her new stepfather, Thomas Seymour, who started out grooming her for abuse by presenting himself as the loving father-figure she craved so badly.

He sits with his vintage gear in his vintage studio, longing for a time long gone, getting creepier with every molecule of melanin leaking from his fragile body.
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How Norn9 Works

I’ve seen a lot of posts/comments from people who are new to Norn9 and are a bit confused about how the game works so I wanted to outline some things and hopefully clear up some of the confusion:

  • The prologue is told from the perspective of Sorata, a 12-year-old boy from our modern era, who is on a class field trip when he suddenly gets transported to another time period.
  • After the prologue, the player has the option of choosing from one of the 3 heroines (Koharu, Mikoto, or Nanami). The story and choices from then on are from her point of view. 
  • The 3 heroines each have the option of pairing up with 1 of 3 guys from their own group. 
  • All 3 girls are voiced and have their own unique personalities. The player has the option of renaming the heroines or turning off their voices if they would like to.
  • The player does not have the option of playing from the point of view of any of the guys except for the prologue and epilogue which are in Sorata’s point of view. (However, in the sequel Norn9 Last Era there is a story mode that goes through the routes from each guy’s perspective.)

I hope that helps a little bit but if anyone has any questions about the game, feel free to ask!


Please watch this…

The universe hangs by such a delicate thread of coincidences that it would be useless to meddle with it, unless like me you’re a Time Lord.


John Smith strikes again!