Doctor Who, Harry Potter, etc....

Kinda on semi-hiatus atm due to lack of time

29th December 2013

Question reblogged from The Eleventh Blog with 166 notes

timeturner asked: series 5 was the BEST FRICKIN SERIES TO EVER EXIST. it was so beautiful and gorgeous and amazing and i miss it so much

the-eleventh-blog:

LET ME LIST MY S5 FEELINGS:

  1. FAIRYTALE THEMING: Literally, from the TARDIS design to the revelation about Amy’s favourite book, from the wedding, to the ‘imaginary friend’, IT WAS SO MAGICAL and managed to incorporate soft sci fi with MAGIC 
  2. AMAZING STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND CONTINUITY: That fucKING SCENE IN FLESH AND STONE WHERE THE DOCTOR WITH THE JACKET TURNS UP AND EVERYONE WAS LIKE OH COME ON IT WAS JUST A MISTAKE AND NO MOTHERFUCKER IT WAS MOTHERFUCKIN’ CONTINUITY AT PLAY
  3. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOCTOR: the change from the darkness of 9 and 10 to 11’s solace in Amy Pond and his being a ‘mad man in a box’ and how (as revealed in the 50th) he’d reached this point where he found youthfulness to be escapism 
  4. AMY POND: Her whole s5 story tbh before the mess of s6, her realisation that escaping wasn’t the option, and the effect she had on Eleven
  5. JUST THE PANDORICA OPENS/BIG BANG REVELATION ABOUT THE DOCTOR BEING THE MOST FEARED BEING IN THE COSMOS BECAUSE YOOOOOOOOO I mean it’d been explored amazingly in S1-4 but seeing the viewpoint of the antagonists and their belief in the supposed evil of the protagonist was just sooooooo
  6. [WHALE NOISES]

Tagged: YESS5 FTWdefinitely moffat's best imo

30th August 2013

Photoset reblogged from The science of boredom with 229,785 notes

zoanthropic-paranoia:

lupinatic:

here-is-the-place:

When people say these books are children’s books, as if to demean them, I balk. These books dealt with themes that adults do not fully understand or wish to. It dealt with racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, prejudice, and general ignorance. These books taught us that it doesn’t matter how you were raised, but that you get to choose to be kind, loyal, brave, and true. They taught us to be strong under the pressures of this world and to hold fast to what we know to be right. These books taught me so much, they changed me as a person. So just because they’re set against a fantastical backdrop with young protagonists does not mean that their value is any less real.

This.

First book: Starts with the double murder of a pair of twenty-one year olds who were much missed and leaving their baby son a war orphan. A child growing up in abusive conditions that would give Cinderella the horrors. Dealing with peers and teachers who are bullies. The fickleness of fame (from the darling of Gryffindor to the outcast.) The idea that there are things worth fighting and dying for, spoken by the child protagonist. Three children promptly acting on that willingness to sacrifice their lives, and two of them getting injured doing so.

Second book: The equivalent of racism with the pro-pureblood attitude. Plot driven by an eleven year old girl being groomed and then used by a charming, handsome older male. The imbalance of power and resultant abuse inherent in slavery. Fraud perpetuated by stealing something very intimate.

Third book: The equivalent of ableism with a decent, kind and competant adult being considered less than human because he has an illness that adversely affects his behaviour at certain times. A justice system that is the opposite of just. Promises of removing an abused child from the abusive environment can’t always be kept. The innocent suffer while the guilty thrive.

Fouth book: More fickleness of fame. The privileged mistreating and undermining the underprivileged because they can. A master punishing a slave for his own misjudgment, and the slave blaming herself. A sports tournament which involves mortal risk being cheered by spectators. A wonderful young man being murdered simply because he was in the way. A young boy being tortured, humilated and nearly murdered.

Fifth book: PTSD in the teenage protagonist. Severe depression in the protagonist’s godfather, triggered by inherited mental health issues and being forced to stay in a house where abuse occured. A bigoted tyrant who lives to crush everyone under her heel, torturing a teenager for telling the truth in the name of the government (and trying to suck his soul out too). The discovery that your idols can have feet of clay after all. An effort to save the life of someone dear and precious actually costing that very same life. The loss of a father-figure and the resultant guilt.

Sixth book: The idea that a soul can be broken beyond repair. Drugs with the potential for date rape are shown as having achieved exactly that in at least one case, resulting in a pregnancy. Well-meaning chauvinism trying to control the love life of a young woman. Internalised prejuidce resulting in refusing the one you love, not out of lack of love but out of fear of tainting them. The mortality of those that seem powerful and larger than life.

Seventh book: Bad situations can get worse, to the point where even the privileged end up suffering and afraid. More internalised prejudice and fear hysterical terror of tainting those you love. Self-sacrifice and the loss of loved ones, EVERYWHERE. Those who are bitter are often so with a reason. The necessity of defeating your inner demons, even though it’s never as cool as it sounds. Don’t underestimate those that are enslaved. Other people’s culture isn’t always like your own. Things often come full circle (war ending with the death of a dearly-loved pair of new parents and their orphaned baby son living with his dead mother’s blood relative instead of his young godfather). Even if ‘all is well’ the world is still imperfect, because it’s full of us brilliant imperfect humans.

 
So… still think that Harry Potter is a kid’s series with no depth?

fuck it’s three a.m. and I’m having feelings about Harry Potter

Tagged: YESreblogged a while back but idcharry potter

Source: fhlostonsparadise

28th August 2013

Quote reblogged from quite a different house with 16 notes

Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is never there to function as Harry’s love interest. She prefers Arithmancy to Divination in school. Hermione is also a total badass, despite her prim and proper reputation. When Hermione discovers that a nasty reporter who spread lies about herself and Harry is an unregistered animagus (a wizard or witch who can morph oneself into an animal), she traps the reporter in Beetle form in a jar and blackmails her. The next year, she tricks the totalitarian, ministry-planted Headmaster of Hogwarts, Dolores Umbridge, into a trap in the Forbidden Forest to escape unjust punishment. So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of any traditionally feminine qualities and instead are forced to pick up traditionally masculine traits. However, Hermione is never made to do that. Most notably, she is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not commonly afforded to most of today’s leading ladies.

Tagged: YESyou go hermionebamfharry potter

25th June 2013

Photoset reblogged from Patriarchia oedipificans delenda est! with 84,371 notes

Tagged: yesthank you

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27th July 2012

Post reblogged from Valar Morghulis with 588 notes

aerondamphair:

plot twist girl with afro becomes river song

Tagged: olympics opening ceremonyYESdoctor who

Source: diyu

26th May 2012

Post reblogged from Step into the light. with 7,378 notes

WHAT IF

oh-nargles:

DAVID TENNANT BROUGHT THE TORCH DRESSED UP AS THE DOCTOR AND LIT THE FIRE AND THEN THE SMOKE OF THE FIRE TURNED INTO THE DARK MARK AND HE RIPPED OFF HIS CLOTHES AND REVEALED THAT HE IS BARTY CROUCH JR AND THEN A BUNCH OF DEATH EATERS APPEAR AND THEN IN FLIES THE ORDER AND THE DEFEAT THE DEATH EATERS AND LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Tagged: YESdoctor whoharry potter

Source: ohremus

5th March 2012

Photoset reblogged from † I lost my heart, my home is the ocean † with 3,967 notes

cheschirecat38:

AU : Sherlock as Inception

 Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. Come back to reality, Sherlock.

Tagged: YESsherlockinception

Source: therewasneverjustone

3rd February 2012

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Up to 10cm of snow forecast for tomorrow night.

Tagged: YESfirst proper snowfall this winter

8th December 2011

Photoset reblogged from boom boom rockets. with 1,589 notes

river x guns = porn

Tagged: YESdoctor who

Source: areyoumarriedriver