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inspectorspacetime:

#this looks like a weird techno music video

#you win or you die by lmfao
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unnieverse:

"f(x) will discontinue Red Light promotions"

"Sulli is taking a break from the entertainment industry"

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  • me: haha hey guys do u dare me to eat this whole thing of ice cream
  • them: no
  • me: *shaking my head and chuckling* i cant believe you guys are making me do this
  • them: we're not
  • me: *eating right out of the thing* this is so wild you guys you're so fucked up for making me do this
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    dubiousculturalartifact:

Because some days I have exactly ZERO patience for Martha Jones hate.

    h0mocidal:

    does anyone else convert oxygen into carbon dioxide or is that just me lol 

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    jefflion:


linnealurks:
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thefrozenhurricane:

doogiestinson:

linnealurks:

taz80390:

Poor 11th doctor

That’s because Eleven had a companion who was costumed for the male gaze, not for functionality.  Poor Amy Pond.
See this post.



Slut shaming Karen Gillan and trying to cover it up by saying  ’it’s still our patriarchal culture which thinks that hobbled women are sexy women’ in the tags is an automatic loss of argument. 
It also confirms you are a colossal wanker.

How many times do those of us who actually like Doctor Who have to point this out?
KAREN CHOSE HER FUCKING OUTFIT
SHE HAD A LOT OF CONTROL OVER WHAT SHE WOULD WEAR
KAREN IS CLOTHED FOR HERSELF
KAREN IS A REAL LIVE PERSON WHO MAKES DECISIONS FOR HERSELF
STOP PATRONISING KAREN GILLAN FOR MAKING NORMAL DECISIONS AS A WOMAN YOU ARE BEING MISOGYNISTIC JUST TO EARN YOURSELF FEMINISM-POINTS 
STOP 
YOU ARE ACTING LIKE SCUM
STOP
THIS IS A NICE, CUTE FUCKING PICTURE AND NOBODY, NOT THE FANDOM AND CERTAINLY NOT THE ARTIST, SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOUR STUPID UNINFORMED BULLSHIT WHERE YOU TRY TO DEPRECIATE THE WORK OF A WHOLE CAST AND CREW OF WONDERFUL PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE OF YOUR BASELESS MISDIRECTED HATRED OF A SINGLE PERSON WHILST SIMULTANEOUSLY TRIVIALISING ACTUAL ISSUES IN SOCIETY AND DEALING HUGE BLOWS TO WHAT REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
JUST
FUCKING
STOP

I know that it was Karen’s suggestion that Amy wear miniskirts. I say so in the tags of the post I linked to above. But there is no way in hell that she had the deciding vote on the issue. If Moffat didn’t agree with her, it wouldn’t have happened.
You seem to think that I’m saying a lot of things that I’m actually not saying, at least not in this series of posts.
I am not saying:
anything about what Karen Gillan wears in her private life
anything about Karen Gillan, for that matter, misogynistic or not (and by the way, criticizing a woman =/= misogyny. Criticizing someone because they are a woman = misogyny.)
that women should never wear skirts
that women should never wear sexy clothing
anything about the overall quality of Doctor Who, or about the work of anyone who works on the show, other than Steven Moffat
Here’s what I am saying:
Amy Pond, the fictional character, sometimes wears skirts that are too tight to permit her to run and jump.
Amy Pond, the fictional character, is dressed that way in order to look sexy.
Steven Moffat thinks it’s important that Amy Pond look sexy.  (Actually I don’t say that explicitly in this post, but I do say it here.)
I wish he didn’t think it was so important. (I don’t say that either, but it’s implied.)
Our society thinks women look sexy when they are wearing clothes that infringe on their freedom of movement.
I wish our society didn’t do that.
It is the nature of Tumblr that people see a post that makes them think of something else and they go ahead and add it to the post, which is what I did. If someone posts something, and assumes that no one will disagree or go off on tangents about it, they are being unrealistic.
As for “trivializing actual issues in society”, that’s just classic Derailing for Dummies: tell people they can’t talk about whatever issue they’re talking about because it’s not as important as that issue over there  (which you yourself probably never spend any time talking about, anyway). So quit it.
Now, would you like to address anything I actually did say?
Also, STOP YELLING
JUST
FUCKING
STOP
IT DOESN’T GET YOUR POINT ACROSS ANY BETTER
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DO IT FOR PARAGRAPHS AT A TIME

Ugh. Ugh. Here’s the thing. Karen Gillan never chose HER “freaking outfit”. It was AMY’S freaking outfit.  
There’s, like, a huge difference, man. 
Whenever this issue is discussed (and it’s discussed a lot), there are always people pointing out that criticism is null and void because Karen chose her costume. People always refer to this outfit as “her outfit/costume”. They never (or rarely?) talk about it as Amy’s costume. As in, you know, a fictional character Karen was cast to potray. This is why I asked this question, because it baffles me how an actress’ choice of a character’s outfit can somehow be empowering for the actress.
Now, in a way it is. Actors are hired to do their job and they usually don’t get a vote about things like costumes, dialogue or general direction their character should take. Sometimes it does happen, especially on a smaller scale, but generally speaking, it’s not an actor’s job to worry about these things. This is why it’s a great thing for an actor to have some sort of input and to offer their vision of how their character should be.
Suggesting a costume is a big deal in this sense, especially if the production actually accepts your imput. THIS is where we see Karen Gillan’s agency, and this is something we can praise. I will assume now that Karen is a professional and that her choice for Amy’s outfit was based on how she felt Amy - not herself - would dress. Because, once again: Karen is not Amy, and what an actress wears in character are not “her” clothes, it’s not her - it’s her character. 
Still with me? Moving on.
I’d like to argue that Karen made an excellent choice for Amy’s costume. Amy’s costume suits the vision of Amy that the show wanted to portray. She is beautiful and knows how to emphasize that. Scratch that - she is gorgeous. Karen’s choice was spot on - this worked great for Amy.
And this is where it gets tricky. WHY did this costume choice worked great for Amy? Because it went with the general spirit of the character, the way she was envisioned by - surprise, surprise - Steven Moffat. While companions are often conventionally attractive young women, their attractiveness is usually not so ingrained in their character. Not here - Amy was specifically written to be someone who’s considered highly attractive. Someone the narrative openly recognizes as “sexy”. Of course the script called for a conventionally attractive young woman, and of course the script called for a costume that will emphasize her attractivenes (and, dare to say, make her look “sexy”).
I don’t doubt for a second that Karen is telling the truth about having a say in her costume design. I also believe it’s true when everyobody claims that Moffat didn’t suggest costumes. It’s not his job to do so, just like it’s not his job to choose camera angles and editing. Being a showrunner (not just writer - a showrunner!), his job is to give a vision for characters, plots, etc. and the way he wants everything to look and the way he wants everything to feel. He is in charge of that, and the rest of the crew has a job to think how to make his vision come true.
Which means that he probably won’t say: “Amy should wear this sort of skirt and this sort of makeup and the camera angle should be like this”. These are technical things he might not even know. What is more likely is that he shares a vision of how everything should look and feel. And yes, it includes things such as Amy’s physical appearance and the way she should appear to the viewer. So, for example, he’ll give instructions such as: “Sexy. Gorgeous. You can’t take your eyes off her”. Then directors and costume designers and actors and makeup artists and the rest of the crew make this vision come true. (Obviously, I don’t know Moffat’s exact words or the exact way he communicates his wishes and his vision, but it is his job as a showrunner to do it, so it’s highly unlikely - and unprofessional - if he doesn’t). 
Meaning: no, he didn’t choose a costume for Amy. But Amy was a character he created, and his job was to suggest how she should be. The crew’s job was to make Amy appear the way he envisioned her. There is NO WAY Moffat had no say in the way Amy’s portrayed. He’s the showrunner - it’s his job to worry about these things. 
In this context, Karen choosing Amy’s costume means she understood what’s the desired vision of Amy as a character and she found a suitable costume to capture this vision. She correctly understood that a potato sack or men’s suits or baggy clothes wouldn’t be the right choices for Amy.
So yes, it was a clever choice and she is rarely given credit for it, because people seem to think Karen chose clothes for “herself” and not in the context of the character or what felt right for the character.
The trouble here is that “what felt right for the character” is Moffat’s idea of Amy as a character, and I seriously doubt Karen or anyone else had much say in this thing. In short, Karen worked to bring Moffat’s idea of Amy - it wasn’t her own empowerment as a person, and definitely not her ability to make choices for herself. Because, again, it’s a character created by Moffat, not Karen herself as a “real life person who makes descisions for herself”. Amy =/= Karen Gillan.
tl; dr - Karen made a choice for Amy’s costume, not for herself, and in creating Amy’s costume she had to follow Moffat’s vision for the character or else the costume wouldn’t fit (and would most likely be rejected, because it’s not like Karen was given carte blanche to create Amy).PS- The original illustration is cute and I like it, but like many people pointed out, I don’t think Doctor would feel unfomfortable in a mini skirt. YMMV on this, though.

    readmore-worryless:

    "Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

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    lardypoison:

    I assumed the tower of london looke dlike this

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    why doesn’t it look like this

    it’s a tower

    is it even in london??.?>