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There’s something that does bother me about DA…

In the moment you find out something obscure that you don’t approve about a character you’re free to change opinions in the same way you are free (innocent) when you like the character without being aware of their negative particularities or whatever trigger the disliking. We are all always figuring out lore, don’t be ‘worried about end up liking’ a character for this, the process of perspective change is always interesting (I agree with the critic over the ‘method’ of sharing lore tho,–

Yeah, in an ideal world people wouldn’t be harassed and run off this website for being ignorant about obscure lore and authors’ comments, but Tumblr is not ideal. So I do worry. Hasn’t happened to me yet but I’ve seen people on my own dashboard being ripped to shreds because they like Michel de Chevin and haven’t read The Masked Empire.

And I am not in the mood for anon hate and smear campaigns if I end up liking the wrong character because I didn’t know that said character was confirmed to be a creep by their author in an interview that took place seven years ago.

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I wanted to be like you
I wanted everything
So I tried to be like you
And I got swept away

I didn’t know that it was so cold and
You needed someone to show you the way
So I took your hand and we figured out that
When the tide comes, I’d take you away

People have been talking about this for a while now on here, so I thought I’d way in and give my piece.

Ever since it was announced that John Simm was making a return as the Master, people have been voicing their opinions on Missy, and how they hope she’s the Rani, or Romanna or even Susan. They’ve been expressing a deep dislike for Michelle as Missy, invalidating her as a character and even refusing to acknowledge her as the Master at all.

Now. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m very excited about John Simm’s return, and I loved him as the Master. But, I can be excited about Simm’s return without invalidating Michelle or Missy. Michelle is an amazingly talented actress. She was nominated for an award for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs. She’s witty, funny, sarcastic and a little crazy (even she’ll admit that if asked). She’s perfect for the Master. Of course she is, or she wouldn’t have been cast as them.

Would all this have happened had Michelle not been cast as the Master? If a man had been cast in her place? Or a POC? Would people have invalidated Simm’s replacement as much if he were male? Perhaps, but we’ve no precedent to compare it to, as the Doctor and the Master (disregarding the comic relief special) have always been male and white. For Bill, there’s been a backlash about her sexuality (looking at you Daily Mail readers). It’s been proven (The General in Hell Bent/Heaven Sent) that Time Lords can regenerate into the opposite sex. So why are people having such a hard time accepting Missy and Michelle as the Master?

There’s also the example of someone writing to the BBC demanding “reassurance” that there would never be a female Doctor. A “rogue” BBC employee wrote back with a positive reassurance that there wouldn’t be one in the foreseeable future. I’m not too sure what happened to said employee afterwards, but the article I read gave the impression that the Beeb was less than impressed with the whole thing.

So why is all this happening? It’s sexism. Low level, underlying, misogyny. Now, I’m not saying everyone who dislikes Michelle as Missy is sexist, some people just dislike Missy for how she’s portrayed, or how the character is written, and that’s fine. It took me a while to warm up to Clara in her first series because I was still sad about Amy and Rory and I didn’t initially like the romantic subtext between her and the Doctor. I’d also not seen very much of Jenna Coleman’s work, only her early stuff, so I had some reservations. I came to love her eventually, and was extremely sad to see her leave, but my point is my reservations weren’t based on her sex, and while I had made some assumptions about Clara that proved to be wrong and unfounded, never once did I invalidate Clara as the Doctor’s companion. I may not have liked her much initially, but she was the Doctor’s companion and I respected both her and Jenna greatly.

As a show that’s all about change and renewal, the fandom are terribly bad at dealing with change (myself included; I will admit to dreading the regeneration of a much beloved Doctor or the departure and/or death of a companion). I’m not sure what people’s refusal to accept Michelle and Missy as the Master says about us as a society and our perceptions of women. If we can’t accept that a woman is taking on a traditionally male role in television and fiction, and doing it amazingly well I might add, what does that say about our attitudes in real life? Most people would never say “that woman shouldn’t be a doctor” or “that woman shouldn’t be a lawyer”. But because we’re talking about a character, people feel more able to express their dislike and, quite frankly, their outdated misogynistic, conservative views. It may be a bit of a reach, but there’s certainly something there.

I love Michelle as Missy, I think she’s doing an amazing job at continuing the Master and Doctor Who’s legacy. It’s such a shame that people can’t see her talent just because of her gender.

I’m beginning to theorize and headcanon that Maggie is really intelligent and gifted but that she down plays it because she’s worried people aren’t going to like her or are going to be intimidated.

Evidence:
1. Very inquisitive, asks Gil lots of questions.

2. Natural problem solver, she takes charge in drastic situations

3. Drops SAT vocabulary out of nowhere (Primordial ??? Maggie, wow)

4. Michelle once said she could be a CEO

“Why doesn’t Pedri say something?”

Guys do you remember what Michelle said about the plant Odin smokes? 

How it makes it so he can’t see OR HEAR Pedri?

Pedri hasn’t said much since he started appearing because Odin’s damn near completely shut him out. Even during the time when the plant wears off (namely during the dragonfly scene) Odin carefully avoids looking at Pedri and the dragonflies, only brushing them off seemingly out of reflex. 

The only time Pedri speaks is when Odin spoke to him first. And while it’s hard to tell with his mask, he looks pretty damn surprised by it.

  He doesn’t have a running monologue like Nevy, or pester and harass Odin until he reacts like Wrathia because he knows that it won’t work. Odin won’t pay him the slightest bit of attention. IT’s probably been going on for however long Odin’s been on the stuff, which can be anywhere from months to YEARS.

There’s also a sense of distance between them. Both Wrathia and Nevy invade their respective host’s personal space will in spirit form, and while Tuls doesn’t actively invade Maggie’s space, he doesn’t have a problem with her invading his. Pedri on the other hand has always been just out (his own) arm’s reach of Odin. 

I think he might have just…given up at this point. There’s nothing he can do until Odin agrees to a pact with him and how can be convince Odin to do that when Odin’s pretty much managed to shut out his very existence. Maybe finding Wrathia has rekindled a pit of hope in him (hence the dragonfly scene) and maybe Odin finally speaking to him has got the gears working again, but I think Pedri’s biding his time. He’s waiting for Odin to come to him, and ask actual questions.

My Date

Request: Hiii can I request a imagine where the reader is Tony’s daughter and she is dating Peter? She tells Tony she’s seeing a guy and he wants to meet him and he discover it’s the spider boy  Tysm, I love your blog btw

A/N: here it is! I would like to apologise if this isn’t what you meant, but I tried extremely hard and if I’m being honest, I’m actually proud of this.

Pairing: peter parker x reader

Warnings: bad language (as usual) its fluff. Angst. And then a wee bit more fluff.

Word count: 1’545

Originally posted by optimus-grimes

A teenager, a teenager who just so happened to be attending midtown high school as a sophomore.  Who’s best friends name was Michelle. Who was extremely close with genius peter parker. But this teenager, had one more problem, she was dating Peter AKA Spider-Man. Her dad was the problem. Her dad was The Tony Stark. This girls name, Y/N Stark.

Your dad  would never approve of you and Peter because he was a superhero. Tony is extremely protective over you, he wants you to have a normal life, hence you attending midtown high school. No one there knew who your dad was except Peter and Michelle. When at school you used the last name Y/L/N.

3 months into your relationship with Peter you were starting to think it was time to tell your dad. Although you were thinking, you were most defiantly not going to tell him. You knew what his reaction would be.

Michelle was over one day to study for history final you had which was arriving quickly. “Have you told your dad yet?” Michelle piped up and you quickly turned towards he. You looked around making sure your dad wasn’t around, or any of the other avengers since you were in Stark Tower currently.

“No, and I’m not going to either” you explained to her once you knew no one else was around. Your phone buzzed and you knew who it was without looking. When you looked at your phone you saw his name written on the screen, you had it as spider boy with a red heart at the end. Although he was technically Spider-Man you called him spider boy since he was only young. You smiled to yourself reading his message.

“Is it him?” She asks giving you the look. The look showing she knows she’s right and there’s no point in denying it. You nodded replying to his text. “Is it possible, the Great Y/N Y/L/N, sorry I mean, Y/N Stark is in love?” Michelle said smiling away knowing shes correct again.

“Maybe” you replied to her. You placed your phone beside you and picked up the pen once again.

“In Love? With Who” you heard a masculine voice speak from behind you. You jumped up and turned around. You breathed a sigh of relief as you saw who it was. Michelle was laughing behind you but you didn’t care. You walked froward to hung him. “Are you in love with me?” He asked looking down at you with a cheesy grin on his face.

“You know what, no. Harry just has something about him” you reply sarcastically to your spider boyfriend.

“Mm hmm” is all you hear from him before your lips attach to each others. Peter had told you he loves you, but you had never told him. You didn’t want to get hurt and he respected that. When you two pull apart, you can start to hear footsteps. You quickly release you embrace of him and jump back onto the couch beside Michelle.

“Peter” you hear your father say, “we need to go.” When your dad finally looks up from his phone he sees you and Michelle working away and Peter standing near the couches. You turn around giving you dad a puzzled look pretending you were confused. “Peter is a Intern for stark industries. He’s a…”

“Chemistry nerd” you finish his sentence for him. “We have chemistry and physics together” you say turning away to carry on with your studies.

“You should tell him now” you heard Michelle say next to you, a little to loud.

“Tell me what?” You father turns towards you once again.

You were cursing in your head. Just as Pete was about to step in you quickly reply “I’m Seeing someone.” You avoid looking at the boy you were head over heels for. “ have been for 3 months.”

“Invite him to dinner tomorrow” is the last thing your dad says before leaving the room. You looked at Pete who was still lingering in the room. He had a look of panic on his face.

“I can’t do tomorrow, try rearranging it to movie night?” Peter asked. You nodded knowing it would be hard to explain to your dad about him not going without saying his name and the real reason, his aunt may needed his help with something. 




An couple hours later, Michelle had gone home and the meeting of the avengers and defenders was coming to an end. You walked quietly into the room and stood at the back. Steve had noticed you walk in as he was at the front talking. After the meeting had been wrapped up you walked up to your dad, smiling at peter as you passed him. “He can’t do tomorrow” you said to him as everyone except you two was leaving.

“Why?” Tony questioned.

“He’s got family thing tomorrow” you replied which wasn’t technically wrong.  He gave you a questioning look before nodding.

“So when will I meet him?” Tony asked. Yo looked at him remembering what Peter had suggested.

“How about Friday, nothing to fancy or expensive either” you made it clear you wanted to go somewhere casual.

“Are you suggesting somewhere casual?” He asked and you just nodded, “No. we’ll get someone into the tower to cook, but I want to see how he dresses up to meet me” you just nodded and turned away silently cursing. You weren’t a big fan of dresses.




On the Monday of the week you walked along the corridor with Michelle. You hadn’t seen Peter since Friday when you were studying. You saw him by his locker talking to Ned. You snuck up behind him and put your hands over his eyes. “Guess who” you said smiling.

“Umm… is it Gwen Stacy from my english class?” Peter turned round and kissed you. “Hmm so not Gwen” you both smiled and kissed again.

“Dad says Friday at Stark Tower, but you have to dress up, in a suit. Not that suit but you know, a Suit”  you told him. The two of you were sarcastic and liked to joke about even if the moments serious.

“I can do that” he told you kissing you again “I love you” you kissed his cheek before turning around and heading to class.

“How did you get so lucky?” Ned asked peter who smiled at his words.

“I don’t know” is all Peter could say.




Friday had arrived and you were dressed in your favourite dress waiting for Peter to arrive. Your dad had one of the rooms cleared and had a table set. He was in there waiting for you and your boyfriend. You still didn’t know how to explain everything to him.

Peter arrived in a suit and you looked him up and down smiling, “you looked good” you tell him. Usually when you went out for meals you both wore casual stuff, nothing this fancy.

“I would say the same about you but….” He said and you looked at him stunned, “you look more than good, you look amazing!” You smiled at his words. You took his hand, kissed him on the cheek, and led him to where Tony had been waiting.

“Dad, this is, well you already know” you told him worried about his reaction. Like it was planned Tony stood up.

“No. No way in hell are you two together!” He said starting to become angry.

“Mr stark” Peter tried to speak but was interrupted by Tony.

“You have been dating MY daughter for THREE months and never thought to bring it up in conversation?” Tony was becoming really pissed off, “ THIS, whatever, THIS is, will NOT carry on”

Peter was about to say something but you said something “its not up to you”

“Pardon?” You heard him reply, Peter took your hand holding it.

“It’s not up to you who I date, it’s up to me and only me. I know you are just looking out for me but what Peter and I have is special. I don’t care that the two of you work together, like I don’t care he’s Spider-Man, I care about him so much and I never told you because I knew how you would react.” You explained to him. Your eyes started to water ever so slightly.

“He’s only going to get you hurt, he’s going to end up getting you killed”

“And so could you! Yet here I am, still being apart of your family, so let us try!” You exclaimed a tear starting to make it’s way down your face. “And no matter what you say, I will not break up with him because you want us to, I… I love him”

Peter turned towards you looking at you with shock as you had just admitted you love him. “Fine, but if you get hurt I don’t want to know” Is the last thing Tony says before he leaves the room. You turned to fully face peter.

“I love you so, so much” he told you cupping your face with his hands.

“I love you too” you replied leaning in to kiss him.

Turns out Tony was wrong as you and Peter stayed together and you weren’t killed or hurt because of him.