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A summary of Moffat era Who
Except it’s not.
I mean, the images above are incredibly sexist and just generally awful, but it is also horribly out-of-character and doesn’t in any way accurately portray Amy (or the Doctor and their dynamic).
Amy Pond couldn’t care less about seeming “ladylike” .
She was more in trouble at school than Mels and she was an outsider in Leadworth all her life. When we first meet her, she hits the Doctor over the head with a cricket batch and sends an aquaintance to “have coffee”, because she’s decided to use his car to trap the Doctor in order to make him give her answers. She’s a kissogram and she runs away with the Doctor at the night before her wedding. She spends her entire second episode in her nighty and at one point sits on the floor to break open a lock, just because she can. She’s just generally not particularly interested in following rules or conventions - often including instructions by the Doctor.
Not to mention that she saves the day or actively contributes to solving a situation plenty of times. Off the top of my head, this would include how she:
- Frees the Starwhale and saves Starship UK
- Saves herself from the Weeping Angel in The Time of Angels
- Is the driving force of the attack on the Dalek ship in Victory of the Daleks and subsequently saving Earth
- Infiltrates a school full of aliens with limited success, but she still saves Rory’s life later
- Remembers the Doctor back into existence
- Battles pirates with a sword to rescue Rory and the Doctor
- Saves River’s life by figuring out how to bring down the Teselecta with the sonic screwdriver
- Survives on her own for thirty years while being hunted by robots
- Saves Rory’s life in The Wedding of River Song
- Figures out what happens to the Silurian and fights dinosaurs
So that game does a great disservice to Amy’s character - but not half of the disservice done by people in the fandom when they assume that this is actually an accurate reflection of her character or her role on the show.
Let me start off by saying that I looooooove Amy. I’ve said before that this was out of character for her, and you are exactly right. Where we differ is that I also feel that the show in general did her a great disservice—by not allowing her to grow as much as she might have if her agency was not taken away from her again and again.
It’s also out of character for the Doctor, especially Eleven, who would probably break an ankle trying to push the block.
Amy has had some truly wonderful moments as a character. The bit with the Star Whale is one of my favorite things in all of New Who. I posted this as a joke, because of the appalling way Moffat has treated women in general.
I apologize if I upset you, and I hope that you can understand that I wasn’t trying to attack Amy at all.
DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING
SINGING THE SONG OF ANGRY MEN
IT IS THE MUSIC OF A PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT BE SLAVES AGAIN
WHEN THE BEATING OF YOUR HEART ECHOES THE BEATING OF THE DRUMS
THERE IS A LIFE ABOUT TO START WHEN TOMORROW COMES
Ladies and gentleman, the most pathetic reaction in horror movie history
The longer you look at it the funnier it gets
It looks like it should be in High School Musical
I’m scared, yet fabulous
let’s take a second to acknowledge the two hands that struggled to get through
Veronica Mars. This week. Yes. So much yes.
More than anything, I’m excited that the best friend and I are getting to go see it at midnight. Thankfully the only theatre in central Florida with a midnight showing is only about an hour away, so we (fingers crossed) should be able to make it there with about 15 minutes to spare after he gets finished with his Thursday night performance of Les Mis. At least there isn’t likely to be a whole lot of traffic on I4 at 11pm on a weeknight.
My proudest moment today was turning a biblical reference into a Gilmore Girls reference, by way of a Blues Clues reference.