I'm David AKA DAL, a 21 year old London based History Graduate who is interested in Doctor Who, Mass Effect and loads of other stuff...

Apparently i'm an INFP personality type!

skalja:

  • Favorite thing about this scene: the Doctor acknowledging his part in sending a companion mixed signals instead of blaming their response to his signals on irrational human-ness (and femaleness). Now go back and say this to Martha, Doctor, preferably with an actual “I’m sorry.”
  • Least favorite thing about this scene: fandom missing the point and continuing to insist that Clara’s a horrible shallow person who just wanted Eleven to be her boyfriend and dislikes Twelve because of that

Hmm …kinda freaking out right now because of tonight’s One Show with Peter Capaldi…

Firstly, their little behind the scenes segment, they used what I’m 99% sure is a new theme tune which I didn’t want to hear until Saturday..but now I want to hear more….

And secondly and more to the point they used in the rest of the show a theme which I’m 99.99999% sure is a “full” length (or as full as Murray Gold will ever make) version of the Series 7B theme. Which means IT EXISTS!!!! Which makes me very happy indeed…(now if only they would properly release the bloody thing…)

I really REALLY like the Doctor Who theme tune. Can you tell?

Reblogged from tillthenexttimedoctor  489 notes
haruspis:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

somewhat-evil:

the-emo-not-emo-fallen-angel:

Found the Doctor Who magazine shit talking Moffat

That’s Moffat himself shit talking himself actually.

Have people not realised by now that Moffat seems to enjoy trashing himself? When he’s talking about the other writers or actors he’s all “Oh they are brilliant, we are so lucky to have them” and when it comes to himself he’s all “Who? Oh, that useless plonker, I don’t know why we keep hiring him.” 

He’s always had a very self-depreciating kind of humour, that generally comes about from people who have been bullied - I do it quite often, I know several of my friends who do it as well. It’s something that ends up sticking with you after years of being told that you’re not good enough in some way or other, and it pops up a lot in Steven’s interviews.

“When I was a kid and being terribly bullied at school, it was you who made getting to Saturday worthwhile.” [x]
"I’m a geek. I’m a writer. I spent all of my time in my childhood obsessing about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. I was alone, I was an outsider — what do you expect? I was that bullied kid at the back of the class weeping for loneliness." [x]

It’s why I really don’t get any of the comments people make about him being “arrogant” or having a “massive ego” because it’s the complete bloody opposite. Watch and listen to his interviews where he actually talks about his own stuff, he always commends the cast and production team for making his stuff good and talks about how his stuff just doesn’t work without them - like when he talks about The Beast Below being his least favourite episode that he’s written because he thinks it was a mess (it’s still one of my favourite episodes of Series 5). He constantly praises people like Mark Gatiss, Neve and Dan (Vastra and Strax), and RTD (who he calls “the best writer breathing”), and makes it clear just how brilliant he thinks their work is - like all the improvised humour that Dan brings as Strax, since most of it is more his own work than what Moff writes him.
Everything else I’ve researched about this whole sort of ‘topic’ has simply come up with numerous incidents of him, and anybody who has said anything positive about him, being bullied and receiving death threats - like Amanda Abbington, who made a lengthy post about it. It’s why the words ‘Moffat hate’ always make my stomach churn when I see them because hate is not criticism, certainly the kind of things that are posted under that tag are not pieces of criticism. Criticism comes from people who want to evaluate their measure of a work’s value, hate comes from people who want to do nothing else but tear it down, simplify/generalise it down to fit their view, and then send a wave of abuse at the person they ‘disagree’ with.
It’s hard enough to deal with that sort of thing in real life (scarring, in fact), but I can’t even imagine how horrible it must be online with that guise of anonymity - I’ve received only small pockets of hate in my time as a blogger, I riled up some 4chan members either last year or early this year when I made a pro-feminist post that got some of them saying “oh we should hack his account and make him look really misogynistic”. But as far as hate goes, that’s about it. I can’t imagine what it must be like to receive death threats and that sort of thing, it’s the lowest thing you can stoop to really and it’s why I really do hate television fandoms quite a lot.
Well this ended up going on for much longer than I thought it would, but there’s a lot to be said about the kinds of people who will define their posts as hate rather than criticism. One openly invites a dialogue with others where you can debate your opinions, the other will lash out at you with abusive comments for not agreeing, and I’m sure we can reconcile which goes with which here.

haruspis:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

somewhat-evil:

the-emo-not-emo-fallen-angel:

Found the Doctor Who magazine shit talking Moffat

That’s Moffat himself shit talking himself actually.

Have people not realised by now that Moffat seems to enjoy trashing himself? When he’s talking about the other writers or actors he’s all “Oh they are brilliant, we are so lucky to have them” and when it comes to himself he’s all “Who? Oh, that useless plonker, I don’t know why we keep hiring him.” 

He’s always had a very self-depreciating kind of humour, that generally comes about from people who have been bullied - I do it quite often, I know several of my friends who do it as well. It’s something that ends up sticking with you after years of being told that you’re not good enough in some way or other, and it pops up a lot in Steven’s interviews.

“When I was a kid and being terribly bullied at school, it was you who made getting to Saturday worthwhile.” [x]

"I’m a geek. I’m a writer. I spent all of my time in my childhood obsessing about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. I was alone, I was an outsider — what do you expect? I was that bullied kid at the back of the class weeping for loneliness." [x]

It’s why I really don’t get any of the comments people make about him being “arrogant” or having a “massive ego” because it’s the complete bloody opposite. Watch and listen to his interviews where he actually talks about his own stuff, he always commends the cast and production team for making his stuff good and talks about how his stuff just doesn’t work without them - like when he talks about The Beast Below being his least favourite episode that he’s written because he thinks it was a mess (it’s still one of my favourite episodes of Series 5). He constantly praises people like Mark Gatiss, Neve and Dan (Vastra and Strax), and RTD (who he calls “the best writer breathing”), and makes it clear just how brilliant he thinks their work is - like all the improvised humour that Dan brings as Strax, since most of it is more his own work than what Moff writes him.

Everything else I’ve researched about this whole sort of ‘topic’ has simply come up with numerous incidents of him, and anybody who has said anything positive about him, being bullied and receiving death threats - like Amanda Abbington, who made a lengthy post about it. It’s why the words ‘Moffat hate’ always make my stomach churn when I see them because hate is not criticism, certainly the kind of things that are posted under that tag are not pieces of criticism. Criticism comes from people who want to evaluate their measure of a work’s value, hate comes from people who want to do nothing else but tear it down, simplify/generalise it down to fit their view, and then send a wave of abuse at the person they ‘disagree’ with.

It’s hard enough to deal with that sort of thing in real life (scarring, in fact), but I can’t even imagine how horrible it must be online with that guise of anonymity - I’ve received only small pockets of hate in my time as a blogger, I riled up some 4chan members either last year or early this year when I made a pro-feminist post that got some of them saying “oh we should hack his account and make him look really misogynistic”. But as far as hate goes, that’s about it. I can’t imagine what it must be like to receive death threats and that sort of thing, it’s the lowest thing you can stoop to really and it’s why I really do hate television fandoms quite a lot.

Well this ended up going on for much longer than I thought it would, but there’s a lot to be said about the kinds of people who will define their posts as hate rather than criticism. One openly invites a dialogue with others where you can debate your opinions, the other will lash out at you with abusive comments for not agreeing, and I’m sure we can reconcile which goes with which here.