would anyone like to roleplay some not-smut Captain Swan?
(I have an Emma blog)
My friend took his damn alligator to petco
there is a special place in hell for people who clog the tracked tags with roleplay shit
hell has its own roleplay game
you know what’s open?
the role of satan’s bitch
you know who’s gonna fill it?
or reasons why I stopped going in many tags. I roleplay and I had “rp” to everything I write.
dear bastards who live next to my house, we don’t live in chicken farm-land and we don’t fucking need three fucking roasters calling each other every fucking day and night and WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU can’t you even hear that roaster number three sounds like it’s going to throw up everytime it tries its cock-crow and seriously English people I don’t know how did you manage to put cock in the name of its call but it’s really fucking appropriate and when a roaster coughs its cock-crow you should fucking EAT IT or just let him free to fly in the big farm in the sky because peopLE WANTS TO FUCKING SLEEP AND WE DON’T NEED THREE ROASTERS TELLING US THAT IT’S THE DAWN WHEN IT’S ACTUALLY EVERY FUCKING HOUR OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.
A fan of how you think you’re all modern Old McDonalds fuckers.
There is a consistent problem I’ve been having with Season 7 of Doctor Who: in a constant effort to create the dramatic Hollywood-movie feel Moffat promised Season 7 would have, the writers have failed to create the actual drama of the plot which truly make those moments dramatic. The writing has been rather shoddy, leaving me feeling as if the episodes are ultimately hollow.
Or, to put it in Tumblr form, every time I watch an episode, a day later I’m just like:
There are many, many examples I could give of this, put lets look at the “iconic” moment of this season and how it compares to other comparable episodes to really see where the drama is lacking.
Midway through “Asylum of the Daleks,” the Doctor tricks a Dalek into exploding itself, and in the ensuing explosion, Amy is knocked unconscious, leaving the Doctor to carry her prone body out into a field of destroyed daleks. This image became the “defining” image of Season 7, frequently used on BBC’s promotional materials both before and during the season’s airing and featuring prominently in the Season 7 trailer.
Yet there was nothing truly iconic about the moment. In “Asylum,” that scene was barely important, a minor throw-away scene we could’ve done without. It didn’t progress the plot, nor did it serve as a necessary focal point of the plot. In fact, the whole scene felt rather contrived, as if it were another of Amy’s photo shoots to capture an image of the Doctor carrying his helpless companion.
Now, most critiques have focused on how the image makes Amy seem helpless and is anti-feminist. However, I was mostly dissapointed at how…well…boring the moment felt. Because if done well, the Doctor carrying a helpless companion can be one of the greatest and most dramatic moments of the episode.
Consider Season 2, for example. At the end of “New Earth,” the Doctor catches Rose twice to prevent her from collapsing when she is un-possessed by Cassandra. In this instance, Rose’s collapse was the climax of the underlying subplot: Rose and the newly regenerated Doctor were still unsure about each other, where they stood, and what their new relationship would be like. After both a literal and figurative out-of-body experience, they both finally feel fully comfortable in themselves and in their relationship with each other. The are, quite literally, comfortable in their own bodies.
Or consider the beginning of Season 3, where the Doctor carries Martha’s unconscious body through the hospital at the end of “Smith and Jones.” In this case, there is an element of dualism and reciprocation. The Doctor is willing to sacrifice himself to save the hospital, and Martha finds him prone and unconscious after he is nearly killed by the Plasmavore. Due to her efforts, he survives, but Martha exhausts herself resuscitating him and passes out due to lack of exhaustion. Now the Doctor reciprocates the favor by caring for her while he ensures that the Judoon return them to Earth.
Finally, we have the finale of Season 4, where after having her memories wiped by the Doctor, Donna collapses into his arms, and he holds her up in what is probably the most devastating hug in Doctor Who’s history. As Dalek Caan predicted, by erasing her memories the Doctor has effectively killed Donna Noble; or at least, he has killed the Donna that he knew. She has reverted back into the person she was before she met the Doctor, a shallow, self-absorbed woman with a narrow perspective on life. When Donna collapses, she’s not merely prone and unconscious to the Doctor, she is effectively dead to him. So the Doctor is not carrying her to protect her or save her, he is carrying the burden of what he has done. He is carrying the body of one of his best friends.
It is devastating, it is emotional, and it is dramatic.
Show me the Doctor carrying Amy, and I’ll shrug. Show me the Doctor carrying Donna, and I’ll dissolve into a puddle of feels and tears. It’s as if the writers are demanding that we feel something without adding in the necessary detail to make us actually feel it. A moment doesn’t become dramatic because you have a bunch of explosions and then show a beloved character carrying another beloved character, a moment becomes dramatic when the plot weaves emotion, purpose, and action together. Character’s actions must have emotional depth ad subtext to them, otherwise we are left with a flat moment that leaves us feeling hollow and ultimately disappointed.
I didn’t mean to ship it, it just happened.
friendly reminder that I run a cat rp blog and you don’t.