"i’ve been thinking about watching buffy the vampire slayer but i—"
*swoops in on a winged chariot wearing a sunnydale high tshirt and carrying all seasons on dvd and several wooden stakes* shhh say no more
I put a lot of effort and attention to detail into our costumes this year. I knitted her sweater and got her vintage Nikes. People in the neighborhood didn’t get it and just thought I was a lazy parent.
new HQ still of Gwen & Peter in TASM 2
"No!" I tried to shout at her. "Wake up!" Her hair drifted down to her shoulders, too heavy to float now. Jenny wasn’t breathing. I tried to touch her, but I was formless. Furious, I screamed at the bathtub with the little girl sleeping below like a doll. If you exist, I told God, you help me. So many times I had moved a curtain or startled a bird into flight when I was trying to be silent and invisible, and now that I was frantic to slap her out of her apathy, I could not even ripple the surface of the water. She had gone back into her flesh, and yet the blackness that had crept into the room hadn’t fled. Did it not realize that she was no longer empty? I came in as close to Jenny’s face as I could in the darkening water and yelled, "Fight!"
Her body jerked, she opened her eyes again.
— A Certain Slant Of Light, Laura Whitcomb
Scotland by rostbiff
Buffy’s delusion is multilayered. She believes she’s some type of hero. The Slayer.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Can I say something about destiny? Screw destiny! If this evil thing comes, we’ll fight it, and we’ll keep fightin’ it till we whup it. ‘Cause destiny is just another word for inevitable, and nothing’s inevitable as long as you stand up, look it in the eye, and say “You’re evitable!”
moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this was a (really lovely actually) nod to canon, it’s not the first time this has happened; amy just “became” a model in one episode and was never shown like this again (after her first job was as a kissogram). it’s impossible to imagine this happening with any of russell t davies’ companions, who all had lives incredibly minutely planned out; rose and mickey found their path to success obstructed by class boundaries and working manually, donna worked a succesion of uninspiring office jobs and even well off martha was shown physically working very hard to achieve her medical degree.
this ability to skip through professions as well as change locations and dump family just grounds the idea that moffat’s companions are strange, non-human, undeveloped creatures. their lives, trials and tribulations don’t matter outside of the doctor, and it’s like they’re a succession of barbie dolls; “i can be a model! i can be a teacher! i can be an archaeologist!” with an awful lot of pluck, a cheeky grin, and no substance whatsoever