theoofoof replied to your post “I’m soooo beyond done with this Hypothyroid shit. I have had a two…”
Oh hun! *hugs*. It will get better eventually, you’ve just gotta go through this shitty bit first. Chin up! (Easy for me to say, I know. But you’ll get there.)
Thanks hun, I honestly to hate to whinge but it’s really hard just now, especially knowing it’s going to take AGES to sort it out.
I’m soooo beyond done with this Hypothyroid shit. I have had a two week break yet don’t feel in any way rested. I slept for 11 hours last night and still fell asleep this afternoon. I feel like death, I want to sleep forever. I have to get up for placement tomorrow and it took me a good HOUR to actualy wake up to any functional level this morning - I can’t fucking cope with this.
shit-nipple asked: Hey I just wanted to ask you something, and I just want to say this right off, I am in no way trying to be offensive. Why do you get upset when you see moffat hate? Because, in my opinion, he's not the best dude. In his writing the women are seen just as love interests not as actual people, he has plot wholes left and right big enough to drive a truck through, and in general his stories arent great. (im hopeing you can make me see him in a different light perhaps ^u^)
holla friend!!!! thanks for asking so nicely!
i get upset when i see moffat hate because, very often, it’s more of a hate trend than actual, well thought of and well written criticism. because i’ve seen so many people call him horrible things and get so mean and personal like he’s not even a real person. because one time i’ve actually seen someone tag a moffat hate post as “moffat hate ftw xD” and it makes me sick to the stomache.
now i’m gonna divide my response to 3 parts:
- moffat’s women: i strongly disagree with your claim about them. i don’t think that what moffat does in his writing - i think that’s just how people choose to see his characters; by degrading them into a few motifs or characteristics, while in reality they are so much more complex and interesting than that. nancy’s story wasn’t about romance but about her struggles with the children she took care of, and the horrible truth about her “little brother”, and her bravery; reinette had a gig with the doctor, yes, but it wasn’t what her story was about, and it doesn’t make her character weak at all - she was noble, wise beyond her years, decisive, graceful - she dealt with the happenings in her life with incredible grace; sally’s story contained romance, with billy and eventually larry, but it wasn’t the focus either - it was about her getting thrown into the dangerous life of the doctor almost unwillingly, dealing with the weeping angels and losing her friends on herself, with just a video message from a strange man to trust - she was brave and intelligent and took no shit, determined to have control in her life but not patronizing; and i’m not gonna start talking about river and amy and clara becasue they’re main characters and it’ll take me ages to explain how i see them. my point is, making moffat’s women into mere love interests is fan concept: in reality, his women are real people, with their own lives and decisions, much more complicated and layered than how fans make them seem.
- plot holes: personally i found that many of his “plot holes” are perfectly explainable. his plots are like puzzles - you need to get the right pieces and put them together in the right order to see how it makes sense. but it DOES make sense. moffat also doesn’t ignore it when people don’t understand his plots and explains them in interviews (like the amy and rory in new york issue). also, he does occasionally have holes in his plots, and he often acknowledges it. he’s not perfect - every writer has their faults. it’s impossible to keep such complex plotlines as moffat’s spotless. expecting him to do that is a bit too much in my opinion. also, i actually like it when he doesn’t explain everything - it leaves place to speculations and your own imagination which, to be honest, can be much more powerful than “official fixed explained plot facts” or whatever. it happens a lot in who - that’s the fun.
- his general stories: saying they’re not great is a very general, and very subjective, thing to say, and it’s perfectly fine. you don’t like his stories - i do - it doesn’t mean we can’t coexist in the fandom. but when people take their opinions to horrible extremes - that’s where i put the line, and that’s what i talk about when i get upset over moffat hate, not casual opinions like yours or anybody’s, which are absolutely valid and which i totally respect.
basically, like i said, i could go on forever - this is where asking about specifics helps, and even then, i could still go on forever - which just comes to show how much this whole thing has to do with personal interpretations and views. it’s huge fun discussing it and seeing other people’s points of view. it’s much less fun when it gets personal and offensive. it depends HUGELY on what sort of blogs you surround yourself with (when it comes to tumblr), which views do they offer, their sources (super important!!!!!!! sources can often be twisted and biased; written interviews often get interpreted in certain ways, while they can have a lot of meanings; and, most of all - when it comes to moffat, he’s not being serious about what he says like, 90% of the time. he being cynical and humorous A LOT and people take what he says seriously way too often. the best you can do, in my opinion, is draw your conclusions from video interviews).
look, i don’t think he’s perfect; there’s lines of his that i don’t like, and episodes which could’ve been better, just like rtd or any other writer on any other show. but demonizing him like so many of the fans do it just wrong. he’s a human being.
#I concur#The difference between intelligent criticism of certain aspects of any show / writer / episode#and automatic bashing just for the sake of it#because it’s popular to hate on someone#or because he’s not the previous someone and some ppl can’t deal with change#is completely different#I’m all for intelligent critique#There are plenty of things to criticise in Moffat’s eps#and he’s a huge troll#But no more than in RTD’s eps#although he was probably better at interviews#Either way#Unfounded generalisations get on my nerves#You’re entitled not to like something#That doesn’t automatically make that something bad#moffat
White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”
that awesome moment when you finished reading a really good book and you see it at a store then you cunningly smile at it as if you had an affair with it.
The horrifying thing is that this is true.