Also, since we’re talking about this.
Moffat’s Sherlock has the social conventions of a six years old because surely when he was being taught how to treat others, and women, and all that, he decided not to listen.
So when he insults Donovan for her relationship with Anderson, it isn’t because…
We’re not saying Moffat is perfect and wonderful and we should all kiss the ground where he walks. We’re just saying that criticizing every single thing he does nevertheless is stupid, and sending message of hate to a HUMAN BEING because of what people think he might be implying in a fucking tv show is absolutely and unmistakably WRONG and SICK.
Steven Moffat left Twitter this morning, without giving a reason.
But we all know the reason, don’t we? Haters who started flooding his page with messages where they said that he ruined the series, that he’s a sexist bastard, that he’s a homophobic bastard, and so on.
Do people think it’s normal to spam a person because he written a character to be in a certain way they don’t like or because of a sentence?
Let’s be clear on how this works: some people found a sentence or an action they didn’t like and they thought sexist or wrong. They said so on tumblr, and a bunch of other people said “Hey, actually, now that you say it like that it doessound bad!”. That idea spread, until a lot of people started to think so, without remembering that at first they had nothing against that line that suddenly is full of sexism.
From there on, it was a matter of time and new episodes: everything became suddenly full of not-so-hidden sexist messages and everybody started looking for this kind of things, finding it even in places where nothing is wrong.
And what is the result? Everybody started raging on the author and the show.
Guys, guess what! If you love Doctor Who but upset the writer, it could perhaps happen that IT WILL BE CANCELLED AGAIN. If the author decides nobody likes it anymore he will STOP TRYING and decide to DO SOMETHING ELSE.
And we know Moffat is the “If I can’t, nobody will” kind of person. Yes, he could give the series up to another writer, but are you ready to risk loosing one of your favourite tv shows?
Anonymous asked you:
It’s not my job to educate you, especially when you don’t even seem to have a proper grasp on the problems feminists find in the points you yourself mentioned. You really don’t. Also: Why do you think it’s okay to silence an entire group of fans (and your followers)? Especially when you just admitted to not having seen many of Eleven’s episodes? How does that make sense? I’ve said it a million times before: people can think what they want, but it doesn’t give you a right to try and shut us up.
I didn’t say they should shut up, I said that I’m sick of what, in my opinion, is just being easily offended, and I don’t want to hear anything more about it because it’s exhausting to have to over analyse a sentence a character said to even develop an opinion. Many people are just influenced by what others say, and follow like sheeps.
I don’t need to watch them to know what are the issues the fandom is crying over so much lately, and I watched most of the hated ones anyway. And I DO understand the problems feminists see in that stuff. I see them too, that’s why I think most people are just over reacting.
And as you say, people can think what they want, but when it arrives to the point that others start HATING a show they liked because a bunch of people started saying things as: “Moffat is an homophobic bastard because Oswin isn’t gay!”
Yeah, well, guess what. Remember Jack Harkness, that funny gay guy everybody loves because he’s so open minded? Some people don’t like how he represents gays because he seems to be attracted to everything that breathes. And that’s fine, but how much Russell T. Davies hate do you see around because “Gay people are not like that!”?
All this critique is just tiring and useless, I’m just waiting for someone to say that Moffat is sexist because Rory has a beard and Amy doesn’t.
Anonymous asked you:
dear sweet jesus i haven’t even seen the new episode but just having one episode where potentially there is some form of women empowerment/treating female characters right (hint: so far i’ve heard that it was just a couple of cheap shots, but i haven’t seen it, so whatever) doesn’t make the rest of the writing not sexist. and you know what, fuck you for calling an entire group of critical thinkers ‘assholes’. i’m so done with this fandom. I followed so many awesome people before dw, and now? ugh
For how I see it it’s not critical thinking, it’s being easily offended by things that aren’t offensive. And I’m fucking tired as well of people raging on Moffat for just everything.
I haven’t seen any of the last episodes, and to be honest I still haven’t seen many of Eleven’s episodes because I don’t really like Moffat’s Who either, but that doesn’t mean I think he’s sexist because Amy thinks he’s not worthy of Rory because she can’t give him children, or because Rory thinks he loves Amy more.
Let’s be honest, you know how many women and men, also, don’t feel worthy of the person they love because they aren’t able to give them a “proper” family? I have relatives with this problem and it’s horrible.
Not to say that yes, Amy showed her love for Rory plenty of times, but of course he would think she loves the Doctor as well, because he’s the fucking Doctor, who saves universes and travels in time, and he’s just a pathetic nurse who she didn’t look at until Melody told her. Of course he would think to love her more, and he will always doubt the strength of her feelings for him, and think that perhaps, perhaps Amy loves her childhood’s hero as well, and not just as a best friend. Because guess what, Rory was her best friend before Amy understood what was going on.
And let’s not even talk about Oswin, I already went through it and basically: just think about how many people have thought/will think that perhaps they could be into women/men because they like a friend more than they should, but he/she is of their same gender.
Think about how many people have tried and will try to be with a person of the same gender, or are confused about their sexual identities, and will try to be with someone of the same gender.
I did and I found out I am bisexual, others did and found out they are not, but neither are homosexual. Or heterosexual, perhaps.
And it applies the other way round, as well, because people who never shown interest for the other gender might happen to one day fall in love with someone of the other gender.
But that won’t mean that they didn’t love their previous partners, and it doesn’t mean that Oswin didn’t love/like Nina, it just means that it was just her and then she never found another woman for her. It means she gave it a try because she didn’t just block it out saying “oh my God I can’t like a girl ugh”.
I went through it and it was hell, I couldn’t accept it though I was never an homophobic person, and in the end when I did I was alright with it. Oswin went through it and found out it wasn’t his area.
THAT’S ALL, IT’S NOT SEXISM, and most definitely not critical thinking. It’s saying “I don’t like Moffat’s Who, it must be because Amy is treated like an object”. I mean, you CAN think that, but if that’s what you think then you missed something here bro, she’s the woman who remembered and restored the fucking universe for God’s sake.
These are the main issues I’ve heard of, and I hope there aren’t more. If there is something else, though, come and tell me, I’ll tell you what I think about it.
What if season 3 starts with Sherlock and John sitting in their armchairs, looking one another in silence
and then John says: “That’s amazing! I wouldn’t believe that could work unless I had you right here in front of me”
and we’ll never know how Sherlock survived.
(Not) Professor Jim Moriarty: I will kill you tonight.
(Consulting) Detective Sherlock Holmes: Of course you won’t. I’m the good one here, so I am more intelligent than you. And moreover I will use the power of love to defeat the forces of evil!
JM: But I have a terrible, cruel assistant right here to help me conquer the
(Assistant) Sniper Sebastian Moran: A-ha! I got you in check, Sherlock Holmes, and I’m gonna
Avada Kedavra shot your ASS!
SH: Oh no you’re not! Because I have as an assistant one of the best man of the world, a good
wizard soldier that will watch my back for me!
(Assistant) Doctor John Watson: You bet I am, Sherlock! And you, filthy
mudblood bloody sniper, don’t move or I’ll shot you!
The fight starts and move along the
castle waterfall/rooftop edges, while the characters risk to fall off and die more than once. But then…
(Detective) Inspector Gregory Lestrade: STOP!
In the name of love!
JM: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! He commits suicide.
SM: NOOOOOOOOO, MASSSTEEEEEEEEEER! He kills himself as well.
JW: YES! The good always win! Thanks, Inspector!
SH: Elementary, Watson! In the end, everything went better than-… He trips over his enemy’s body and falls from the waterfall/rooftop.
JW: SHERLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Lestrade restrains him for jumping as well.
GL: He’s gone! He’s gone forever! But we’ll remember him as the
bravest wisest smartest man the world as ever seen! I’ll name my son after him!
JW: Fuck you, I
won a BAFTA will!
19 YEARS LATERZ
JW: Sherlock, you’re going to a school in which a man studied. That man was the one who you’re named after, and he probably was-…
(Little) Sherlock Watson: BORING. I’m gonna solve some crimes, laterz.
JW: Ah, new generations… Aren’t they brilliant?
JKR: Well, what do you think about that?
MoffTiss: Dear lady, this is perfect.
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