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Jenna Joseph Appreciation Day

So when I asked if you guys would want a Jenna Joseph Appreciation Day and a lot of you guys said that you’d love one, so I decided to try this out and hopefully make it a yearly thing, because one day is not enough to have everyone celebrate the existence of the Clique mom.

This day is basically a day where we just fill everyone’s dash with Jenna, reblog art, create your own art, write poems, stories, anything that’s sweet and that would put a smile on her face.

No negative vibes please, don’t bash on anyone or say something rude or anything like that, you would ruin the purpose of this day and honestly I’ve seen different people fight almost daily, and I want to change that and make this a happy and safe day for all of us.

I’m thinking of doing this on April 15th since it’s one of my many rare free days, but if that’s a bad day for a lot of you, send me a message and we could try and work something out.

Now I know I’m not the best at explaining things, so if you have any questions about all of this, don’t be afraid to ask me!! Any asks or updates will be tagged with “jenna j day” so you can track that day and make sure you don’t miss any changes that could happen or to see if any questions you may have haven’t been answered yet.

Also thank you to @weareaddictswithapen for hosting Jenna Takeover Day last year and inspiring me to take action and spread some positivity after seeing those rude things people said about her on Twitter.

If you made it this far, thank you so much for reading and for that positive feedback the first time I brought the idea up, I hope you all have a wonderful day. (Also reblog this post so I can know for sure people are interested and that the message is being spread)

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Moffat Appreciation Day 2016: Happily Ever After

Last year, I wrote about the overwhelming optimism that drove the characters of the Eleventh Doctor’s era to overcome dark situations that could have destroyed them, and this year I want to return to that theme having now seen the last two episodes of series 9 and how that optimism had transformed but ultimately still triumphed.

Where the Eleventh Doctor’s era could be described much like a children’s fairy tale with characters who are put into truly horrifying situations that they overcome through the power of love, the Twelfth Doctor’s era brought the darker side of those stories into focus. Love remained one of the most powerful forces in the universe, but this era explored the reality that love doesn’t always last a lifetime, even for the main characters. 

Rory and Amy left the show when their story was finished, and they lived long, happy lives, dying of old age off screen. We all know Cinderella will one day die and so will Amy Pond, but the picture book ends long before that day. When Amy Pond stopped being the Girl Who Waited, it was the beginning of the end of her time on the show, but River Song and Clara Oswald remained on the show long after the stories of ‘The Woman who Killed the Doctor” and “The Impossible Girl” had been resolved. 

And they lived until their lives were cut short in tragic, yet heroic deaths. With the direction the show had been taking in series 8 and 9, their stories could have been bleak reminders of the reality that many people die before they ever reach old age, and what we think of as happily ever after is rare (if not impossible), but instead, their endings came with an acceptance of the inevitability of death, while at the same time allowing these women to control their fate in a way we can only dream of in the real world. 

The show did not lose all of its optimism as it grew out of it’s fairy tale era, and instead of telling us that River and Clara won’t get their happily ever afters, it asked us to examine how we define happily ever after. Clara Oswald will face the raven and River Song will go to the Library, but those endings do not prevent them from having their own happily ever afters. These two characters are given the opportunity to seize the time they do have and live it the best they can so that when they die, they will have lived full lives on their own terms. Happily ever after does not mean forever. It’s a message we can all take to heart knowing that we too will not live forever. 

Clara flies off to see the universe with her new companion, and River Song spends 24 years with the man she loves (and with a vortex manipulator and a time machine, it could easily be more than 24 years). They will both die, just as we will all die, but their stories are neither tragedies nor fairy tales. Their stories are examples of what fantasy does best - addressing the harsh realities of life while allowing the characters to do the things we wish we could do, taking both time and death into their own hands.

just out of curiosity, how many of you guys would be willing to participate in another jenna joseph appreciation day? last year someone did it and it was a nice time actually and i found a lot of cool blogs and i just would really like to make it like a “tradition” and do it every year.

so if you think it’s a cool idea and you wanna do it, hmu or reblog this post to spread it and maybe get some other people to join in.