So I have a twitter that I have determined I am going to start using! It is here and I may be following some of you jsyk.
Haha, this post is so awkward. The internet is hard.
One True Pairing Ship: Stefan/Elena 4eva.
Favorite Canon Ship: Again, Stefan/Elena. Bonnie/Jeremy can stay, I love how much he loves and cares for her, because she deserves someone who makes her happy.
“If this happens I’ll stab my eyes out with a spork” Ship: Damon/Elena. So beyond gross at this point, and the moment they go there is the moment I stop watching.
“You are one sick bastard” Ship: Damon/anything at all romantic. Damon/Bonnie, but not really anymore. It’s sad that I can only ship Damon with someone that can physically overpower him because otherwise he’ll assault/kill them.
“I dabble a little” Ship: Bonnie/Elena. Elena/Elijah is really interesting too. ooh, Bonnie/Lucy.
“It’s like a car crash” Ship: Damon/life.
“Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet” Ship: IDK.
“Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not” Ship: I was so into Bonnie/Caroline early this season but they completely dropped the ball on their relationship. They don’t really fit because they do make sense but I wanted to talk about them.
“Everyone else loves it but I just don’t feel it” Ship: Caroline/any of her dudes (or dudes at all, huh), I don’t like Tyler/Caroline or Matt/Caroline at all. Also Stefan/Caroline, I love their platonic bffery far to much.
One True Pairing Ship: I don’t think I have one! I ship Eleven/Amy intensely and forever (sorry guys; the heart wants what it wants,) Nine/Rose, and Doctor/River all pretty much equally.
Favorite Canon Ship: Doctor/River. *___*
“If this happens I’ll stab my eyes out with a spork” Ship: IDK.
“You are one sick bastard” Ship: Doctor/Master
“I dabble a little” Ship: Amy/River! Various other things I can’t think of!
It’s like a car crash” Ship: IDK
“Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet” Ship: Martha/Mickey! I like it in theory but it deserved more than a one-line mention.
“Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not” Ship: Gonna join in with the chorous of ELEVEN/MARTHA. Make it happen, Moffat.
“Everyone else loves it but I just don’t feel it” Ship: Rory/Amy. I like Rory fine, I adore Amy, but it does absolutely nothing for me.
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“It’s like a car crash” Ship:
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I want to live in a world where little girls are not pinkified, but where little girls who like pink are not punished for it, either. We can certainly talk about the social pressures surrounding gender roles, and the concerns that people have when they see girls and young women who appear to be forced into performances of femininity by the society around them, but let’s stop acting like they have no agency and free will. Let’s stop acting like women who choose to be feminine are somehow colluders, betraying the movement, bamboozled into thinking that they want to be feminine. Let’s stop denying women their own autonomy by telling them that their expressions of femininity are bad and wrong.
Antifemininity is misogynist. What you are saying when you engage in this type of rhetoric is that you think things traditionally associated with women are wrong. Which is misogynist. By telling feminine women that they don’t belong in the feminist movement, you are reinforcing the idea that to be feminine and a woman is wrong, that women who want to be taken seriously need to be more masculine, because most people view gender presentation in binary ways. This rewards the ‘one of the boys’ type rhetoric I encounter all over the place from self-avowed feminists who seem to think that bashing on women is a good way to prove how serious they are when it comes to caring about women and bringing men into the feminist movement.” —S. E. Smith, “Get Your Anti-Femininity out of my Feminism” (via squintyoureyes)
* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
One of the biggest complaints leveled against Amy Pond is that she is poorly characterized, or a cardboard cut-out, or not a fully-fledged person in her own right, and I honestly have to wonder if we’re watching the same show.
Let’s talk about what we know of Amy Pond, shall we?
She’s emotionally stunted, stuck in a sort of state of arrested development because of the Doctor abandoning her at the age of seven. She had to grow up too fast, but at the same time never really left childhood behind. She has intimacy issues because of this, as we see in her inability to commit to a relationship with Rory. (By the end of the season though, she has grown much more affectionate and open with her love for him and less scared of settling down with him. See! Character development/growth!)
She’s impulsive, and prone to act without thinking, and without regard to the consequences (see the Beast Below and the starwhale, and her at the end of the latest episode.) She’s clever and good at thinking on her feet (keeping robot dude from blowing up in Victory of the Daleks, and her taking the photo of the Silence with her cellphone after realizing it can only be remembered when seen.)
She is witty and playful. She is flirtatious and confident. She takes enjoyment out of her sexuality. She is often selfish. She is brave and curious.
All this adds up to a three-dimensional lady with both strengths and flaws. I honestly don’t understand how you can say she isn’t.
About how though Moffat himself is undoubtedly sexist asshole, and there are a lot of problematic things about his era of Who (A LOT, this isn’t a defense of him or the shit he pulls), I infinitely prefer the brand of sexism that tends to show up in his writing than RTD’s tendency to destroy and erase women’s lives. People’s tendency to call out Moffat but not RTD is irritating to me.
But that pretty much covers it.
I do have a post about how claims that Amy is especially poorly characterized and that she ~isn’t a person~ are complete bullshit, tho.
visualized ———-> viragos
virago: (1) a loud overbearing woman (2) a woman of great stature, strength and courage.
Given my love of ladies fitting both definitions it seemed like a good choice.