Come in close to the fire now
I want to see you a little brighter now
So take my hand as we turn to the wind and don’t let go…
I’ve decided that today is Slow Motion New Earth Kiss Day
Journey’s End - Tentoo and Rose
Doctor Who - Series 3 - Splashes of Color
Doctor Who - Neck Porn - ‘Fear Her’ Edition
Doctor Who - Series 1 - Splashes of Color
I almost do hope that Moffat goes with a woman to play Twelve just so I can have a solid reason to stop watching.
Doctor Who - Series 2 - Splashes of Color
Oh lawrd. Yes, there are a great deal of them and I pretty much tune them all out because I do not need that sort of grief in my life. Besides, I’ve figured out that pretty much ALL Rose hate can be boiled down to one or more of the following factors:
- Classism - They dislike her because of her background. They call her a chav, ridicule her education or lack thereof, think she’s unworthy of the Doctor because of her poor upbringing.
- Ageism - They dislike her because she’s young/younger than them/younger than who they’d rather the Doctor prefer. They call her out as immature.
- Sexism - They dislike her because she shows that she is a woman. She falls in love and loves deeply and this is perceived as a weakness. WHY? Falling in love requires strength of character. They don’t like that she’s blonde or that she’s pretty or that she’s NOT pretty (I hear both just as often) and both can be funneled into the sexism banner. Because what does what she LOOKS LIKE have anything to do with anything at all??
- Jealousy - They dislike her because they either prefer the Doctor for themselves (??) or for another character of their choosing. They don’t like the obvious signs of a relationship between the Doctor and Rose and lash out with jealousy at Rose, holding her to standards and ideals that they don’t hold to the Doctor. (This also applies to the sexism bit, btw)
Rose did NOT rip apart the fabric of time and space. If this is referring to the events in the series 1 episode, “Father’s Day”, that was hardly entirely her fault as the Doctor did not a) adequately warn her about the consequences and b) took her there in the first place even though he knew the consequences. This is the whole “holding her to different standards than are held to him” thing I was talking about.
If they’re referring to the Dimension Cannon, this is another “no go”. The cannon wouldn’t have worked if the fabric of reality wasn’t already being torn apart by Davros and the Daleks. Rose said as much herself. It didn’t work until the stars started going out. At which point she needed to use it to find the Doctor and warn him and get his help. I’ve heard several people call up what River Song did at the end of series 6 as a counterpoint to this argument. I’m not as familiar with that as I’ve only seen that a couple times but it would appear that what Rose does is selfish and dangerous and what River does is romantic and wonderful. Which… no. But that goes under the “jealousy” above… these are people who ship River/Doctor and are jealous of the connection the Doctor had to Rose.
And, like I said last night, bashing another ship does not strengthen yours. It only makes you look like a monstrous prat.
Didn’t Douglas Adams write a few episodes of Doctor Who?
I’ve decided today is “Slow Motion Journey’s End Snog Day”. Just because I can.
Just thought we could all use a wibbly-chinned Ten on this fine morning…