Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:33 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
man just have kylo ren jump off a cliff or something, nobody wants or needs or likes that overdramatic idiot.

when i hate a character, i really hate them.

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:12 pm
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
aaalso i turned 31 today

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:54 pm
elsewhence: (la linea complaints)
also man do i dislike this idea that regeneration could result in absolutely everything - if the process was essentually down to random mutations you'd expect a ton of nonviable outcomes, there must be some constraints on what's possible, and it would be very weird for those constraits to be "every single viable trait from the entire gene pool of the gallifreyan species", what would be the point of that as either an evolved trait or an engineered one...

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:33 pm
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
i don't know which random edwardian tailor decided to put a hot pink lining into a navy jacket, but i really fucking admire them.

also admire the person who made this page for providing a pattern.

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:16 am
elsewhence: (common eye spider)
man, i got the german translation of the remembrance of the daleks novelisation yesterday and it has seven and ace referring to each other with formal pronouns. at the same time that seven still calls her ace and ace calls him professor. who did this? it's so incredibly jarring to read! i mean, the combination of first name and formal pronoun isn't completely unheard of, but it's something you might do in a professional context, with your co-workers! or possibly between teachers and students, but in the real world most people in that situation who decide to be on a first name basis also agree to switch to informal pronouns...

seriously where'd this come from? shada, city of death and the pirate planet don't have four and romana doing this. not even in situations where you might actually expect it. i mean, you could argue that four is the kind of person who would just straight out not give a fuck about that kind of distinction, but i can absolutely see early romana I stubbornly sticking to formal ones. i mean, wanting to call her romana instead of her full name was even kind of the equivalent of putting her on a first name basis, and she clearly didn't like that at first


also haha, haha there's actually people pretending that there's been references to the doctor having been female before. how desperate can you get? not like we've seen every incarnation so far on screen and they were all male and there's no room for others to have existed, amirite. he's clearly very comfortable with being male if nothing else, certainly seems like he'd just continue to stick with it if he had the choice. (though granted, regeneration's never involved much of a choice for him. maybe he just fucked up by once again refusing to go through with it. because it'd totally make for good representation to depict being female as an accident...)

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:26 pm
elsewhence: (stupid questions stupid answers)
why is my wallet so heavy? earth gravity, that's why

Jul. 20th, 2017 05:25 pm
elsewhence: (this is not an icon)
"you're not really a doctor who fan if you won't watch this"

that makes about as much sense as saying that i'm not really a star trek fan because i find deep space nine dull as dishwater. it's okay to like one part and not another of a story universe

honestly though, do you seriously not see how replacing existing, popular male characters with omen instead of creating good female characters from scratch just screams "it's impossible for a woman to be successful without piggybacking off a man", why on earth would you want that

(also, why are you so angry that there's people who dislike the decision if you're this confident that it's a positive one. much more "want to believe that it can only possibly turn out well" than "actually do believe it", huh? and very obviously a touch of not even considering that people who aren't men might dislike it. so basically, you assume that all women are the same and will approve of the same things and also that you, personally, aren't sexist...)

Jul. 20th, 2017 03:41 am
elsewhence: (evolution)
i too prefer organic food, i certainly can't digest inorganic compounds

Jul. 19th, 2017 07:30 am
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
though i'm mildly intrigued by what kind of mess the german dub may come up with. "doktor" is a masculine noun, there's just no way around that. the feminine "doktorin" exists, but i don't feel like it's in common use - like, i can't imagine someone saying about a woman that "sie ist doktorin" (she's a [female] doctor), they'd more likely say "sie hat einen doktortitel" (she has a doctor's degree) or even just use the masculine form... (the duden - the most famous german dictionary - says that "doktor" is among the 10,000 most common words and "doktorin" among the 100,000 most common ones. for a comparison, "verkäufer" and "verkäuferin", the masculine and feminine forms of "salesperson", are equally common.)

(though honestly, the german dub proved itself worthless when it kept on having nine and rose refer to each other with formal, respectful pronouns for the entire time he was around. not sure if it changed with ten because i dislike him and try to avoid his episodes. nevermind that i obviously just plain dislike the dub.)

(also, not intrigued enough to pretend that there actually is a thirteenth doctor.)

Jul. 18th, 2017 06:27 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
man, and to add insult to injury, missy was such an excellent character and now her memory will be forever tainted by being part of the leadup to this disaster.

also being able to more easy assemble a better cosplay outfit was part of what motivated me to lose weight. i guess i'll make a regency era outfit instead. i'm more likely to find a good reason to wear that, now.

(no, fandom at large, you don't get to rationalise that i probably don't hate the casting for the precise reason that she's female. precisely that and nothing else is the reason. i will not accept any woman in the role. there is no thirteenth doctor and there won't be one for at least another year.)

Jul. 18th, 2017 04:12 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
oh wait, i was wrong about lapis never accomplishing anything at all, she played baseball once! wow! except the whole thing was a ruse to keep the rubies from searching the barn, where peridot was hiding, and it turned out they weren't looking for peridot in the first place and she was never in danger at all. still not a plot point that would've turned out substantially different without lapis. still a dull and useless character. still convinced peridot would've remained far more interesting if she hadn't been shoved into the barn with lapis. what a waste.

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:22 am
elsewhence: (Default)
you know what casting decision in science fiction is unrealistic and annoying though? why don't we see more black vulcans, why do white vulcans even exist at all, it's a bloody desert planet. why isn't spock mixed-race as well as mixed-species (since his mother could still have been a white human)? don't see anyone complaining about that

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:18 am
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
"it's a long established fact that time lords can regenerate into other genders!!"

and by long established, you mean... six years? that's the first time it was even vaguely mentioned, in a single blink-and-you-miss-it line. and then not at all until missy's identity was confirmed. that's nothing for a show that's been running for decades even if you don't count the time it was cancelled for. don't make excuses. you like it because you think it's progressive and that how many female characters there are in existance somehow has an impact on the situation of real women, i don't like it because it's cheap pandering to a very specific demographic, lazy writing by recolouring an established and popular male character instead of actually inventing new female ones, and in doing so spreads the idea that it's impossible for female characters to be successful without piggybacking off something people already enjoy

and i'm also pretty fucking angry at people who pretend that all women are the same and desire the same things and also that they, personally, aren't sexist

as far as i'm concerned doctor who is now on hiatus

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:55 am
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
man, who would've imagined what kind of water requirements brine shrimp actually have. salt content must be high enough (3.0-3.5%), it can't be salt that has iodine, flouride or seperating agents, the water can't be too hard, it should be slightly alkaline (pH 8-8.5), you should boil to sterilise it before all else, it's a good idea to let it sit for a couple of days after you're done all that and before you add eggs... no wonder the ones i got with children's magazines always died within a couple of days! not surprising that the magazines wouldn't mention any of that though, it would just bore children and something else will probably already have caught their interest by the time the shrimp inevitably die.

but i'm still giving it a more professional try now.

Jul. 17th, 2017 06:41 pm
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
and no i don't ~*feel bad*~ for this actress any more than i feel bad about the ghostbusters actresses. they all accepted their respective roles knowing fully well what the reactions might look like. they really consented to being exposed to this kind of thing the moment they decided to become professional actors.

(though i'm kind of impressed by how thoroughly everyone involved with the ghostbusters fiasco had deluded themselves into believing that they were just dealing with a small loud handful of ~*misogynists*~ and would definitely be able to shame them into hiding)

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:52 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
and long story short, the only good course of events is one in which the 2018 christmas special also features a regeneration.

unless the last episode of the upcoming season does, but let's not be too optimistic.

Jul. 17th, 2017 01:19 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
so i guess my former opinion has been refined into, proposing a version of the doctor who's always been female is cool and would probably have made a fun story (though i still cosplayed a female doctor for the sole reason "hips too large", not as some sort of ~*statement*~), deciding to introduce a female incarnation after over 50 years is shitty pandering that needs to fail as quickly as possible.

also, the sort of new viewers that will attracted by a decision like this and weren't attracted by anything else are not the sort of new viewers you want.

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:53 pm
elsewhence: (alligator)
and predictably, lots of whining that it's ~*misogyny*~ to dislike the casting. this is why nobody takes feminism seriously anymore. and why if i ever do anything that could be perceived as feminist, i will make a point of saying that it isn't because i'm not.

but hey, my hopes that the ghostbusters ripoff would crash and burn worked, maybe that'll work again.

Jul. 16th, 2017 07:40 pm
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
okay, that's it, couple of years without modern doctor who. still got lots of classic to catch up on. skipping tennant worked well enough for me.

i hope the fallout is bad enough that it's only one season.

also you don't have to bother with theatre events anymore, i'm not throwing money at that. and i went to one theatre event even though it involved fucking river song, for a sense of scale.

Jul. 16th, 2017 06:36 pm
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
look, i grew up with the whole 1990s "girl power" movement and i hated it. i hated the push for girls to enjoy and look up to awesome female characters because it just felt like i was being told that i shouldn't enjoy or look up to awesome male characters, with the implication that i could never be awesome in the precise same ways anyway. i was incredibly angry when pokémon crystal first introduced the option to play as a female character because really? i'm playing as a character whose entire world is completely different from my own and you think that their gender of all things is where my ability to suspend disbelief is bound to fail? you think my gender is such a fundamental aspect of me that it can't be overridden by anything else, that something i was born with by sheer coincidence is more important in defining who i am than anything i actually have a choice in? that's what i associate with "girls need female role models". forgive me for not being particularly enthusiastic about it.