Rewatch of Into the Dalek - my first real dislike for something Clara said.

tillthenexttimedoctor:

richies-blog-of-rage-and-bile:

sittingatthetypewriter:

I’ve just realised how much I dislike Clara for saying something to Danny. When she mentions him shooting people and crying, she just says it - to a man she’s just met, and the only thing she knows about him, he was solider and he isn’t one now, so she makes a silly joke about him killing people. Which is quite possibly one of the most insensitive things she could’ve said, she doesn’t know his situation, how he has adapted to a post-war world. She could’ve really, deeply offended him. It’s pretty much the equivalent of Danny knowing nothing of Clara, besides the fact that she lost her Mum - then making some kind of joke about her mother’s death. I understand, Clara likes to be in control - which totally shows in their dynamic, and I love that. But, I think that was a step too far.

I don’t think it was anything to do with her control thing. I think she was just joking about the morality of warfare, but that does not excuse her. 

On the other hand, it does show she’s not perfect and she can slip up and say inappropriate things now and then. I think between her and that teenager and then the Doctor, there’s going to be a bit of a thing about people being quick to judge soldiers. I mean, this was an episode where we’re introduced to Danny Pink as an ex-soldier… And it’s a Dalek episode, an episode about the ultimate soldiers. 

I think it’s important to point out that this isn’t Clara’s reaction to him mentioning his military service. She comments on it because she’s seen him in charge of the “cadets” at school, which he describes as “just a bit of fun”… something she finds disconcerting. It’s a fairly casual conversation and she knows very, very little about him being a soldier.

And she missteps spectacularly. Because that’s the point - she doesn’t know a thing and a comment like that is tasteless and potentially very, very hurtful.

And I’ve got to admit I love it.

Because this is Clara Oswald - who tries so hard to be nice and compassionate, to brush over her less desirable tendencies with friendliness and what she herself terms a “bubbly personality”. With words, kindness and courage, we’ve seen her defeat parasite gods, stop the Doctor from committing genocide, avert a nuclear war, convince the timelords to save the Doctor at Trenzalore and face down a clockwork droid.

But even Clara doesn’t always do, doesn’t always say, doesn’t always think the right thing. She can, as that scene shows, be shockingly insensitive. She’s not perfect and that was, in fact, a step too far. And by the end of that episode, at the very least, she probably knows that.

I think that makes her appear more human. Not a better person. But a better character.

Rewatch of Into the Dalek - my first real dislike for something Clara said.

thefrozenhurricane:

richies-blog-of-rage-and-bile:

sittingatthetypewriter:

I’ve just realised how much I dislike Clara for saying something to Danny. When she mentions him shooting people and crying, she just says it - to a man she’s just met, and the only thing she knows about him, he was solider and he isn’t one now, so she makes a silly joke about him killing people. Which is quite possibly one of the most insensitive things she could’ve said, she doesn’t know his situation, how he has adapted to a post-war world. She could’ve really, deeply offended him. It’s pretty much the equivalent of Danny knowing nothing of Clara, besides the fact that she lost her Mum - then making some kind of joke about her mother’s death. I understand, Clara likes to be in control - which totally shows in their dynamic, and I love that. But, I think that was a step too far.

I don’t think it was anything to do with her control thing. I think she was just joking about the morality of warfare, but that does not excuse her. 

On the other hand, it does show she’s not perfect and she can slip up and say inappropriate things now and then. I think between her and that teenager and then the Doctor, there’s going to be a bit of a thing about people being quick to judge soldiers. I mean, this was an episode where we’re introduced to Danny Pink as an ex-soldier… And it’s a Dalek episode, an episode about the ultimate soldiers. 

What I got really is that between Danny and Journey, Clara is not going to be judging soldiers any more. I think that’s a real positive step forward. And also, thinking in terms of Clara as an audience surrogate, this may apply to some of us as well. Not liking the army or the wars we’ve been involved in or is not an excuse to judge soldiers who had to balance doing what they thought was right and following the orders of their superiors. I think we forget that sometimes, and that’s where the real point of the scene lay. I also think that this is why they had her reading the Guardian.

peterichardferris:

haruspis:

sarah531:

Today in ‘Martha/Freema was treated pretty damn badly when she joined Doctor Who’:

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One of those things is not like the others.

I went on Google images and found this:

But I can’t find a copy of the complete set with this cover, they all have the Doctor/Master on them instead, so IDK whether this is fan made or it was a particular edition that has since been discontinued.

Either way, that’s really quite shitty.

Martha’s picture was on the back of the S3 boxset.

Funny. I’ve never seen the one with the Master, only the Martha one. Maybe it’s a region thing?

tylerssjoseph:

dont let tumblr make you think

  • school isnt important
  • its okay to be rude to your parents
  • its normal to hate everyone
  • self harm and suicide are romantic or great
  • being rude is cute
  • being a female who hits or yells at your boyfriend is woman empowerment
  • depression and other mental illnesses are beautiful
  • grades arent important
  • education isnt important
  • college isnt important
  • smoking is cool
  • drugs are cool

The early lyrics for Invisible were set on a train, coming into London for the first time. I remember sleeping in Euston station. I remember being broke. - BonoI’m thinking at the speed of sound Unblinking eyes on the underground I got a rhythm track
6 AM Waterloo I’m in the station sleeping next to you You and I are not turning back

The early lyrics for Invisible were set on a train, coming into London for the first time. I remember sleeping in Euston station. I remember being broke. - Bono

I’m thinking at the speed of sound
Unblinking eyes on the underground
I got a rhythm track

6 AM Waterloo
I’m in the station sleeping next to you
You and I are not turning back