Miscellany

original-southern-timelord:

I was there at the fall of Greendude’s dailymotion channel…Someday I might even come to terms with that.

R.I.P.

Luckily, looks like misterseta on daily motion is doing something similar to what greendude did, and is about a third of the way into Pertwee. Fingers crossed it stays up long enough to get me through Troughton.

nicklangsthighs:

dean-stole-the-tardis:

221becquerel:

thisurlwasntjollybutnowitis:

The first and the last ones are the only ones with curtains on the sides. That makes it seem like it’s a play, opening its curtains at the beginning and closing them at the end.

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I open at the close

raxacoricofallapatoriusobviously:

do you know how many books I could read with no internet

I sympathize with this.

fall-out-bruh:

thehomosexuals:

Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut. 

Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.

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Wow I actually never thought I’d even care about such an old song but jeez
You’re right

finallygallifrey:

knope4pope:

if i was a teacher i’d play this everytime a student was right

nishlo:

but the real question is has nemo found himself

philsandifer:

maggido:

philsandifer:

maggido:

philsandifer:

riveralwaysknew:

hipsterbrigadier:

Just realised. I’ve never heard of kids being confused by Moffat’s Doctor Who. It’s always adults, or occassionally teens, for some reason

someone finally said it

I’ve always found the spectacle of people angrily and loudly proclaiming that the…

It’s not that we can’t understand what Moffat is trying to do, it’s that his episodes are filled with plot holes and incoherences. If children and others can enjoy those stories in spite of these problems, good for them, but noticing flaws in a story when others dont isnt being “outsmarted”.

I think loudly and grumpily not having fun when other people are is actually an excellent example of being outsmarted.

I dont think criticizing a work of fiction is the same as “loudly and grumpily not having fun”. I personally enjoy most of the Moffat era, and I wish I could enjoy all of it, but I’m not going to stop thinking just for the sake of having fun. I enjoy Doctor Who because I like TV shows that makes you think about what you watch. There nothing wrong with watching DW for fun, but you cant dismiss any criticism of the show in the name of having fun.

Indeed, you’ll find no bigger fan of thinking about what you watch than me.

But I’d suggest, perhaps, that refrigerator logic and nitpicking for plot holes is… well… it’s not exactly the most taxing sort of thought, is it? I mean, sure, it demonstrates an ability to keep a lot of details in mind, but it’s basically just a sort of matching card game in reverse: can you keep track of all the things you see in order to catch the thing that doesn’t quite match?”

I mean, as you admit, you’re fine at understanding what Moffat is trying to do. Which is to say, you see the direction the narrative is taking you. So really, this “find plot holes” game is just sort of a sideshow. You’ve got where the narrative is pushing you, and you’re just playing “find the gaffe.” Which, given the inherent artifice of narrative causality, is a game you can play anywhere, and one that rarely actually reveals much of anything, especially in stories where everyone can see what the plot is trying to say.

So no, I’d not encourage anyone to “stop thinking just for the sake of having fun.” But I might suggest that engaging in a very facile sort of thinking whose only purpose seems to be to have less fun is…

A puzzling choice? Yes, let’s go with that.

robinheud:

GRAPHIC BATTLE  | robinheud vs. hvgwarts

↪ one season: 4

jakesheadwarning:

Stars spoiling the movie version of old books during interviews.

throughwho:

A mostly chronological collection of almost every identifiable sentient species, machine, and entity—alien, or otherwise—encountered by…

The First Doctor (23 November, 1963—29 October, 1966)