Blue Ivy saying “Surfboart” during Beyoncé’s Grammy soundcheck.
I don’t like the argument that certain fans use to excuse the Eleventh Doctors actions. That argument being ‘well the Doctor has always committed genocide and killed so stop acting like Eleven is wrong.’ Yes, the Doctor has committed genocide before and probably will again. He has used weapons and violence. They all have. The difference is how it’s done and the consequences after. Often the Racnoss situation is brought up but look, Ten offers her a choice and ample opportunity to leave. Nine and Ten both offer their enemies a chance to walk away. They offer help, they offer to look for new homes for them. Ten goes as far as to become human to try to avoid killing a species. Ten offers to help Davros and Nine can’t bring himself to kill the Daleks in POTW. They so obviously struggle with their decisions and feel remorse afterwards. The companions, like Rose, are sure to tell them when they are wrong and you can see how horrible Nine feels when he realizes what he almost did.
The problem with Eleven is that he doesn’t seem to look for any other way. He’s so quick to violence and is so flippant about his actions and the actions of those around him. He dances around and jokes with his “wife” about how many of the Silence she can kill to buy them time. His companions are often belittled and never call him out on his BS. The narrative doesn’t even show how wrong his actions are. There are no consequences and it’s never discussed that other ways could have been used, other choices. This is a kids show and they need to be shown and told that even the Doctor can make a bad choice and be called out on it. I just feel like Eleven is often applauded instead of chastised for the atrocities he commits.
"Do you have to be so vulgar about men, like they’re pieces of meat?"
I HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS GIF SET
this is the greatest happiest video i have ever seen
hey guys - i saw someone notice that surely the humans are now killing baby Silence - why didnt Moff think of that. But something that made me realise which idk seems mooorrre troubling…. Surely human children are killing the Silence? Like the Doctor as conivnced kids to kill?????
That makes that whole arc much worse. The Doctor is enouraging all of humanity - even children - to join him in committing genocide and it’s all good because he’s a hero!
I assume Moffat wrote it without thinking about the implications because they are so awful.
Edit: What I find the most horrifying is that the Doctor has so much power to control humans to commit genocide and apparently none of them question him, but instead of that being presented as something terrifying, villainous and basically the plot of the daleks, it’s the how the universe is saved and is heroic and good.
and then it turns out than the Silence was NOT EVEN EVIL
When the doctor says things like these I like to remind myself he is actually a grandpa who has no idea what he’s saying.
yeah, which makes no sense - he knows all the languages in the universe but he doesn’t understand in which situations it is appropriate to say “lol”?
I like this b/c its conciseness, but there needs to be a note saying there a multiple variations of Zionism and some of them (like Bolshevik Zionism) do oppose colonization in favor of actual self-determination and international Jewish solidarity.
Poor sweet Wilf, who is proud of never having killed a man and who is so reluctant to carry a weapon sees what the Doctor changes into. The Doctor, a man he admires and respects, committing genocide, lying and hurting people without blinking an eye. Wilf now understands why the Doctor is so reluctant to regenerate. He truly does die and turn into a different man.
shrimp are referred to as an abomination four times more than homosexuality is in the bible
macklemore is writing a song about shrimp rights as we speak
when i was in the third grade i thought i was a shrimp because i could swim
And I can’t change
Even if I’m fried
Even if I’m barbecued
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.