Anonymous asked: I get where you're coming from but don't you think that also makes it kind of interesting? He still thinks he went through it and it shows how he would have been affected. But I also think in some ways he should have still done it. The whole point was sacrifice and if it can just be redone then it kinda takes the piss out of the whole thing. Anyway Moffat is a dick, I kinda think Chris is a bit too. But I'm still trying to enjoy the new series, I'm not looking forward to twelve though. Are you?
Nor particularly. I think it has irrevocably tainted Nine’s arc, and because Nine is my favourite, I’m not okay with that. Yes, he doesn’t know the truth, and it shows how what he thinks he did affects him, but we know differently.
I think it was a bad storyline. It cheapens not only Nine but the whole idea of the Doctor being able to make dangerous and terrible and irrevocable decisions, because, oh no, he didn’t really do that terrible thing.
I’ll be honest, I kinda lost my vested interest in the show when Ten left. Not because I wanted him to stay - quite the opposite. I never liked him as much as everyone else did, and his overblown farewell left a bad taste in my mouth (seriously, his ‘I don’t want to go’ was the most self-indulgent thing I’ve ever seen and it completely rubbed me the wrong way - and I’m still bitter about that episode randomly erasing Martha/Tom and deciding Martha and Mickey should get married). I liked Eleven and Clara okay, and I’m curious about how Twelve is going to be. But I really have felt my interest sliding downhill for a long time now. *shrugs*
Anonymous asked: Anyway Nine isn't invalidated, him and Ten don't remember what happened after 8.5 regenerated so everything they went through still stands. Only Eleven knows because it's in his present.
True, but as the viewer we know different. So whenever we see Nine’s pain and angst over what happened in the war, over what he did, we know he didn’t really do it. When we see him interacting with Margaret the Slitheen over her crimes, when we see him tell Rose that “just this once, everybody lives”, when we see his pain and guilt during the Dalek episode… So many key moments of the Ninth Doctor’s story, when looked at from our point of view knowing what we know now, have had their impact lessened. Also, him making that decision was bold, compelling, complicated, difficult - right or wrong, what he did, the sacrifice he made, the decision was profound. Knowing he sacrificed the lives of the millions of people on his home planet, his people, the guilt he feels, how it impacts the decisions he makes - whenever something directly relates to the war or his actions, in the back of the viewers mind a little voice says ‘but he didn’t really kill them all’ and it diminishes his whole character arc.
Anonymous asked: Nine was only invalidated because Christopher Ecclestone was a jackass who was too up himself to be involved... like a few scenes would have killed him.
By all accounts Ecclestone did not leave Doctor Who on good terms, and presumably that’s why he didn’t return. Does this make me sad? Of course. Do I wish he could’ve just let it go for the 50th? Of course. But I’m sure he had his reasons, though it completely bums me out - because Nine is My Doctor.
But we don’t know everything that happened. Maybe he was right not to return. Maybe if we knew the full extent of the discordances between them, we’d side with him (and this is DW we’re talking about - they are far from perfect). Who knows?
But no matter what happened with an actor behind the scenes, they still made the choice to rewrite what happened and invalidate everything that Nine went through. They could’ve come up with a storyline that was completely different, but they didn’t. They chose to take a seminal event of the rebooted Doctor Who and rewrite it. It doesn’t matter if it was because of Ecclestone or not. I still hate what they did in the episode in terms of who it impacted on Nine.
But what do I know? *shrugs*
Anonymous asked: If you trace back that Moffat quote you just reblogged - he didn't say it. It's from a jokey, fake, moffatsays blog.
Okay, thanks for letting me know.
I’m going to delete the post. But my tags still need to be said, so I’m putting them here. (although, lets be honest, there’s a reason people think it’s real lol)
littlegirltree asked: 2, 4, 6, 58 & 74:)
You talked to an ex today, correct?
I haven’t talked to an ex (in person) in years. The most recent interaction I’ve had with an ex was just over a month ago, when he sent me a message saying he was doing Movember if I wanted to donate (he was my first boyfriend, we were together for like a month when I was sixteen, and a few years later he moved to QLD and I’ve only seen him in person once since then). The last time I saw an ex in person was probably about three or four years ago.
Is trust a big issue for you?
It is literally one of my biggest.
What are you excited for?
At the moment, I’m looking forward to having some time off work (ten working days left, people) and then all the concerts/theatre shows/sporting events I’m going to in the first half of next year (I seriously have at least one, if not more, for every month between Jan and June). I’m also excited for how I might possibly be spending some of my time at the end of 2014. (I’m very much one of those people who needs something to look forward to in order to have the strength to keep going)
Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
I do, actually. I feel like I get it a lot at work. I don’t know if it’s because my job can get vaguely repetitive, but yeah, I get that feeling a lot.
What is your favourite book?
Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve. It won’t be for everyone, but it totally hits a few of my kinks and tropes, so, yeah, I love it (even though, weirdly enough, the first time I read it I stopped half way through and gave up, but when I went back to it like a year later and read the whole thing I loved it). I also love Emma by Jane Austen, and Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne. They are probably my three faves.