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I really shouldn’t ever be awake at night anymore.
it never helps. it just makes things worse.
Reblogged from sonnetscrewdriver :
I’m up to episode 4 and the only thing I’ve found even remotely interesting or engaging is the fact that occasionally Capaldi will do a pretty fucking spot-on impression of Tom Baker, and that’s only interesting and engaging because I’m not entirely sure he even knows he’s doing it.
Capaldi has enough moments where you can see the ways he could be playing a really excellent Doctor that it’s totally heartbreaking how the character he’s actually playing is an unpleasant git.
I just hate that they’ve made him callous.
I haven’t seen any of his stories since they first aired, but I don’t think even the Ninth Doctor, as grumpy and impatient and rude and judgemental as he could be, being as he was still incredibly fucked up from the hurt and exhaustion and guilt over the end of the Time War, would ever have made a snide remark about someone’s friend dying, or brushed off someone’s grief at the loss of a family member. The “she cares so I don’t have to” line fucking floored me, because if the Doctor doesn’t care then why the fuck am I even bothering to watch.
Callous remarks and mockery in the face of other people’s suffering is cruelty, and making grand public pronouncements about the fact you apparently don’t care is cowardice. But, if the ending of Listen is to be believed, those are two things we’re still apparently supposed to accept that the Doctor is incapable of to the point where that incapability becomes his defining attribute.
It’s actually a bit dangerous when you think about it, ‘cause you only have to look at what happened the last time some bright spark thought “what if this time the Doctor was kind of an asshole?”.
I’m still on the fence, because he’s a new set of regenerations which means at first he’s bound to be traumatised, and in the latest episode he totally started acting like the first doctor in some ways. It’s nice to see him finally coming across as the alien he’s supposed to be, but agreed not at the cost of his compassion for life. It just strikes me that this is more of a first doctor kind of “stupid humans, and I’m still kinda mad because my new skin doesn’t fit well and I don’t remember stuff as well as I’m supposed to but I can’t tell THEM that they think I’m driving” kinda attitude, that being said the robin hood episode was abysmal. He has moments of greatness though, and I’m just hoping they start to win out and more people “get” him. In that regard he reminds me a bit of 6 and 7.
I dunno, he comes across as an asshole and says callous things, but he might be masking something else and just turning more into a “shut up and let me save you” kinda doctor. Alienating the public whilst trusting his companion to be the caring one so he doesn’t pick up more stragglers or inspire people to spread the word about this super smart friendly alien guy. That MIGHT be what they’re going for? I’m gonna see where it heads though.
Reblogged from starfleetbabe :
The “New 3DS” looks pretty good. But most importantly, will you be able to carry over your Xenoblade save from the Wii to the “New 3DS” port?
I hope it gets a better name. Like the 3’er DS or something.
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