im kind of obsessed with it i cant lie to you

reykenobi17  asked:

You hate the 50th too? Oh good. What did you hate about it???

whenever I bring it up, I mostly refer to the terrible “plot twist” / “retroactive retcon” at the end-

but if I had to be comprehensive……… *cracks knuckles*:

  • !!! Billie Piper is back…..WOW! AWESOME!
  •  except, haha. JK she is not here to play Rose Tyler. Because fuck you, fans. Instead Billie will just stand around…… speaking in posh-english…… and wearing a very ragged, un-Rose like sulking face the whole time.
  • And since Rose isn’t actually back, you don’t actually get any nice “Oh, Rose is back” things… there’s no Eleven x Rose angst, no flirty Clara x Rose interaction, no Ten x Rose cuteness. NOTHING.  Billie is literally just a Sexy Lamp Prop for the crappy plot to hang on.
  • Then of course there’s the disservice done to………..
  • Paul Mcgann, after being the serving Doctor for longer than anyone, but having no TV appearances, finally had the chance to come back  Him coming back would have done Justice to all those years when he was The Face Of The Wilderness Years, and would have truly connected Classic and New Who for reals………… (and his charm combined with DT’s would have brought the world to its knees)
  • …instead they cast a new person who had 0 connection to the FIFTY YEARS LONG world of Who (just because he has more screen “prestige”/”pedigree” i guess!!), and the actual guy who deserved the spotlight is given a 5 minute webisode.
  • Let that sink in, instead of giving Eight the screentime he deserved, because Moffat couldn’t deal with giving due to a character somebody else created, he had to create an entirely new Doctor-
  • A new doctor that doesn’t make any sense! The “War Doctor” is characterized as a “gritty war hero” yet the only thing he does is graffiti some walls. Ooh, so scary. Also he was destined to die in this (1) episode which just makes his the more pointless.
  • This is because the Time War itself is mis-characterized! The Cool Thing about the Time War is that it was this unimaginable, horrific conflict between two factions whose war technology was literally out of any  comprehensible human scale. The reach of its destruction was so great it literally shattered the structure of time and left things like the monsters from Fathers Day to stabilize it.
  • None of this Coolness is reflected in the special. The images a “Time War” conjures up should have been like in this Nick Briggs quote illustrated by Tealin:


  • However if you just watched the 50th you would walk away thinking the Time War was a tiny skirmish on the surface of 1 planet (Gallifrey), where The Daleks raided the OH SO Poor, Defenseless, bb!Gallifreyans  with their bad deadly lazerz.
  • Then, because the Gallifreyans were mis-represented, that leads us to  the biggest offender: the retcon of the time war/genocide of the Time Lords. Honestly I could go on for 2 hours on why this plot point sucked but I have already written a lot so Ill keep it short: it sucks.
  •  Of all the aggravating things in the 50th it is what aggravates me the most. It retroactively manages to ruin my favorite era of Doctor Who (the RTD era) since it basically said “haha jk, the doctor never actually had to make a sacrifice, AND he was WRONG to think she could make it in the first place
  • (never mind that Nine and Ten DID live their lives with that choice. never mind that we as an audience accepted it because it was presented as a complex, juicy moral dilemma, that was the crux of all the thematic themes of those stories. )
  • but it is all FIXED and now everything you knew and loved was a LIE! long live the Big Friendly Reset Buttom!!! fuck moral dilemmas” 
  • LMAO AND AFTER DOING ALL THIS SHIT Gallifrey could come back in the main series- they did nothing worthy with it. This “I must find Gallifrey” plot went nowhere, and it took it years before it could have any kind of pay off in Heave/Hell Bent (where Gallifrey was pretty much just a white noise for all the Clara/Twelve drama).
  • Sorry, I guess I didn’t really keep it short did I uhhh…..The whole other Zygon subplot is just a stupid set up for the (even more horrible) Zygon episodes later in the main series!!
  • But back to Gallifrey,
  • The episode makes the final point that The Doctor had to go through all those adventures so he could “return” to Gallifrey. And the way it is framed is just….ugh. Gross. At the time the final scene pissed me off so much because it goes against one of the core values of The Doctor as a character.  
  • Let me elaborate: The Doctor as an archetype is that of a rebel, a non-comformist. He is the bohemian, counter-culture to the academical-obsessed Time Lords. This is one of the traits that has The Doctor so appealing to people. This is the reason he ran away from Gallifrey
  • but the way the episode frames it, it comes across as this big moment of “maturity”.
  • It frames his decision to run away from Gallifrey as something not unlike “teenage rebel-dry” and his decision to come back as a sign of “adulthood” (tangent: I was hyper-aware of these themes because they were also the problems with the then-recent Amy Pond arc). And this is the philosophical cross-way where Moffat and I clearly disagree, because IMO, if there is a “mature” reason for The Doctor to come back to his homeland, it would be to improve it. Because he was right in running away from there,  because Time Lord society was stagnant, and “ degenerate, and rotten to the core”.
  • A N Y W A Y
  • The root of it all is that I HATED the concept behind it.
  • The idea we couldn’t “just” have a fun, silly get-together, with as many guest-stars from the past as possible, with old companions drinking tea and hanging around in the TARDIS
  •  (- The Five Doctors . I wanted The Five Doctors)
  • No, we needed to be Serious and Big because according to Steven Fucking Moffat: “It cant be about looking to the past, it is about looking forward”.
  • Yes,  celebrating the past In an anniversary!!!! episode!!! was unthinkable.
  • just ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  • the worst.
  • Oh yeah, and Tom Baker does get a little cameo but honestly it is so pointless and cringe-y that I always forget about it tbqh.

I haven’t seen it again since it aired years ago (#BLESSED) but Im sure there were other, minor grievances about it in the other 80% of the episode. Subscribers get more at my 50th tag.

Okay. So. @ipaintjily has really inspired me with their digital painting. Like I look at them everyday, hours at a time, trying to figure out how I can do what they do. It’s a bit obsessive. Kinda creepy. But I don’t even care. Their work is stunning and I have to learn how to paint because of it. It’s an itch I can’t scratch. So. The last few weeks I’ve been watching and taking in all the digital painting videos and advice I could get my grubby hands on. 

Every. Single. Video. Said the same thing. DO NOT FOCUS ON DETAIL.

Like. For whatever reason I could not grasp the “no detail” concept and my perfectionist, virgo ass was like “Oh yeah. I can skip that advice that every single video I’ve watched has given me.” 

Exhibit A. 

    I spent nearly two hours on this monstrosity. Like. It looks nothing like the ref. Which I provided above. And stole from Ipaintjily’s pinterest which is full of amazing refs you can find here. I don’t know what I was thinking. That’s a lie. I was thinking that if I add more detail the better it would look! Logic.

Then I finally accepted that detail was NOT working. So I was like. Well, damn. Maybe no detail will work. Imagine that. I was super skeptic. But I zoomed out till it was a thumbnail size then just blocked in colors and shapes. Then suddenly there was a face? And values? And it was kind of working??????

Exhibit B.

30 minutes guys. Like. What? It’s still awful. But compared to the other??These were done the same day. One right after the other. 

So. Moral of the story: Detail = Bad

also. how does anyone draw without lines?! 

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The signs as shitty friends

aries- rlly weird. Gets wayyy too serious about shit thats nowhere near that serious. Is the epitome of the ‘Yikes!’ exclamation. Gets weirdly clingy. Tries to fucking absorb the shit they like and become it. Needs to find some chill. Is the annoying friend everyone lowkey dislikes bc they have too much energy and get annoying!

Taurus- clingy as hell. Deserve to b kinkshamed. Obsessive and dont take no for an answer. Highkey crazy. Lots are stalkers?? I dont know any tauruses bc i dont fuck with crazies?

Gemini- fucking fake as hell, flaky as fuck and liars. Can never rely on them because they back out last minute. Doesnt stand up for anyone but themselves. Petty and gossipers, even though they pretend they dont like to gossip. Make u feel like shit in front of other people or belittle you. Doesnt know how to calm down and is always doing extra- but will pretend they dont like drama.

Cancer- big babies. Cry all the time and are super moody. Bitchy af and doesn’t know how to keep secrets. Bad with any information you don’t want shared. Talks shit about you. Gets violently upset over little things. Will make a big deal about something and then not tell you whats wrong. Doesn’t like being wrong and gets defensive quickly. Is cowardly af and has no backbone. Sooo annoying. Doesnt know how to stop being fucking annoying and dumb. Is probably into memes unironically and is a big fucking nerd.

Leo- holy shit doesnt know how to shut the fuck up. Thinks they’re hot shit while also having a ton of insecurities. U wanna punch them in the mouth constantly. No filter and rude. Clingy and horrible losers. Selfish. Will make you feel like shit because they can. Annoying as fuck and stubborn. Terrible friends bc theyre so selfish. Self entitled and never thinks they’re wrong. Should get their ass beat but are pretty violent bc theyre always so angry so they might actually win. Has no humility and is abrupt and mean. Shit talks lik no ones business.

Virgo- unpredictable and unstable as hell. Fake and compulsive liars. Lie all the time for no reason or bc they dont wanna look bad. Are horrible at keeping in contact. Weird. You can never tell what theyre thinking bc they dont tell u shit about their emotions. Actually self conscious af and says stupid shit that makes you mad. Thinks theyre funny when theyre really not and you gotta fake laugh around them constantly. Is easily influenced bc they dont stand up for anyone including themselves.

Libra- theyll seem lik a ride or die friend but rlly theyre ready to throw u under the bus whenever itll make them look better. fake as fuck around other people. Their social status and what people think of them is really important to them. Self centered. Only know how to talk about themselves. Will talk forever about themselves and dont know how to shut up or talk about other things. Manipulative and liars. Takes jokes too far and dont you dare ever offend them bc theyll b butthurt about it for 47 years and be big fucking babies about it. Pretentious as hell. Need to be taken down a couple pegs. Fake deep. Tht bitch tht lowkey tries to steal ur significant other. Lowkey clingy but act lik theyre not.

Scorpio- highkey crazy. Gets obsessed with things easily. Bad with money bc they love spending it. Horny a lot?? I cant stress the crazy part enough. Clingy as helllll. Where r their boundaries? We just dont know. Somehow always hot but really needy despite the attention they get for being so hot. Does everything in extremes.

Sagittarius- overprotective as FUCK. Gets real fuckin personal and nasty when you get in fights with them. Will touch on shit they know theyre not supposed to ever touch on just to make you feel like shit. Will nag your ear off. Controlling but cant keep their own life in order. Critical and snappy. Get grouchy easily. Talks a lot of shit. Thinks theyre perfect and sits on a ‘holier than thou’ pedestal thats fucking 10 stories high. Hypocrite.

Capricorn- no use in arguing with them because theyre too stubborn. Opinionated and unreasonable. Holds grudges to their grave. Has an inflated self esteem. Liars who are rude and lowkey controlling. Thinks theyre super complicated but theyre actually super boring. Likes to argue. Needs to get punched in the face tbqh. Annoying as hell and gets jealous all the time. Acts like theyre chill when they are actually the most unchill. Thinks theyre better than everyone else. Probably has a god complex.

Aquarius- angry all the time. Hotheads with a short fuse. Blunt and can be really rude. Explosive anger. Actually super sensitive despite how they act and get their feelings hurt easily and then gets butthurt. Is that one friend who has no life so when something happens they blow it out of proportion and cause more drama than is necessary. Condescending. Holds grudges.

Pisces- fuckin moody little assholes who act like theyre open and honest when theyre actually super self conscious and will lash out at the tiniest criticism or something taken as an insult. Huge assholes with the ‘im just being honest’ kind of asshole humor. Probably likes family guy and tosh.0. Acts like theyre super progressive when they’re not. Mean and flirt with fucking anything that moves. Pushy and rude as hell, thinks theyre slick when theyre actually obvious as fuck. Offends everyone and isnt sorry even when they say theyre sorry. Thinks theyre really hot (which they are) but their personality kills it. Cheaters. Will probably try to steal ur significant other.

1989 please tag taylor

Hi Taylor,
I hope this reaches you somehow. I am coming to see you on Halloween, 10/31/15. For you entire career I have loved you. Your song “ A Place in This World” has made such an impact in my life. It got me through the miserable days of moving and bullying. Then came “Mean” that song was my middle school anthem, life was hell. I had moved, didn’t have many friends but you kept me strong. Today I have the most amazing friends in two states and around the globe. You taught me how far kindness really does go. As they say, kill them with kindness.You have been there for me in song since the album Taylor Swift. Ive sung and danced to every song and continue to blast Our Song while driving, singing along. You’ve been there for me when nobody else was. I see you as my role model. I cant see my life without you and your music. I obsess over you all the time to the point when I talk to my parents about you, they just nod. My friends see my joy in your music and find it adorable as I fangirl about you to them. I keep everyone I know up to date on all things Swift. Besides being there in music, you’ve given me insight to fashion, as I model some of my clothes off of your amazing style. I’ve also cut my hair a few times to match your cut, I wont lie. You and your cats have introduced me to amazing television shows as I now watch Grey’s Anatomy like its going to disappear tomorrow. My whole life has begun to revolve around you. Its nearly scary but it keeps my life exciting. Somehow I will try to get you to notice me. Even a hi or wave will make my life. Loft 89 would be heaven but being at the concert will be cloud 9. Im so lucky to have had you here for me for so many. Cheers to many more.

The girl who will be wearing blue scrubs in Tampa.
Kat Shipers (section p) taylorswift