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Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks the only important people in London are white people and enjoys racist, sexist tropes.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat writes Doctor Who’s women as mysteries to be solved by the protagonist with little to no agency of their own rather than as wholistic characters. And when they are “solved” they either mostly vanish from the show or stop developing almost entirely.


Slytherin!Harry AU (x)

#slytherin harry would have been the ultimate choice from an authorial perspective #the chosen one coming out of a house disgraced by racism and the dark arts #a living testament to the fact that slytherin house is the fast track to greatness and that good or evil is a CHOICE #also harry already had a brush with slytherin during his sorting and can speak parseltongue and all that awesome stuff #because lets be real harry is brave as hell but hes also cunning, determined to survive #a little duplicitous #and thrives on praise #slytherin harry could be besties with ron AND close to draco #he could break down interhouse prejudice and be the bright light in a noble house that has fallen into darkness #he could put an end to the honestly awful griffyndor/slytherin bullying that GOES BOTH WAYS because screw this idea that you have to choose a side, that you have to compete with people who are different than you #and he could struggle with his inner demons the whole time #because characters that could easily go bad who get up every day choosing to be good will always be more important to me than inherently good ones

(Source: tomriddl)





One of my favourite things about shows set in the Doctor Who universe is how they try to represent real-world diversity through their major and frequently reoccurring characters.


The Sarah Jane Adventures





For me it’s a matter of moffat’s run being marginally less offensive than RTDs run. Because RTD almost killed the Doctor for me and made me hate Ten/Rose so as crappy as moffat it’s like being pulled out of the fire and put in the pan. Because by the time the year of specials happened I was so disgusted with Ten I almost stopped watching the show.

Sorry I’m on my phone I can’t write a lot, but I hated that Rose’s story became all about the Doctor, without any outside life like River had her job and other things. I hated that Rose’s whole focus was getting back to the Doctor and her happy ending was a Doctor clone. I hated that all of Martha’s story pretty much boiled down to her not being Rose. I hated that Donna’s growth was taken from her and her happy ending was a wedding and a lotto ticket, because a man and money fix everything. And more than anything I hate the Love and monsters story and the implications that Ursula might be only a face but hey she has a mouth so she can give Elton head.

I like the Amy/Rory relationship better than anything RTD did. River/Eleven is fucked up but I find it a healthier fucked up than Ten/Rose

It’s all terrible when it comes to diversity. I’m not saying Moffat is good. Not at all. I’m saying I don’t see him as worse than RTD.

First of all I’m not sure how attacking RTD’s storylines and main relationships really relates to the debate over sexual and racial diversity, but okay. Let’s talk about this.

So Rose not having a life outside of the Doctor’s an interesting point. Considering how she’s shown throughout both her seasons as repeatedly returning home to Jackie, Mickey and her friends, and in Pete’s World she joins Torchwood and has a family, yeah, she’s totally insular. Unlike River who spends the first half of her life trying to kill the Doctor, and the second half in prison for supposedly succeeding, but ‘her nights belong to him’. Her life is her own, right? She has family (who are the doctor’s friends and she spends no time alone with) and friends (who brainwashed her to only stalk the doctor) and a husband (the doctor).

Rose was a woman in love. When you’re in love with someone, you kinda don’t want to be put in another universe and parted forever from them. The Doctor also offered her a whole different life, a life of travel and exploration and heroism, that no one else could. Sarah Jane says the same thing: ‘how can anything compare to that?’ So while yes, she missed him, she also missed their life together, and that’s not a weakness.

Rose also worked to find him to save all the universes from Davros who was putting the stars out. But even if she wasn’t, how is wanting to be reunited with the love of your life a weakness? 

Martha was treated badly in a lot of ways by the Doctor, but never by the narrative. She was shown to be smart, capable, so much better than his bullshit, and totally in it for the adventure. There was a whole piece of meta I read a while back about how she ‘doctors the Doctor’: she is what he should be, and can’t be because losing Rose plunged him back into his grief over losing the Time Lords (something I’ll never forgive Moffat and his travesty of an anniversary episode for ruining). Martha Jones walked the Earth alone and saved the world without any help at all. Don’t reduce her to one relationship when she’s better than that.

The loss of Donna was a tragedy, and it was portrayed as such. Losing her was the price for saving the world, and the husband and set up for life wasn’t a reward but a consolation prize. Not every story has a happy ending.

Don’t worry though, literally everyone hates Love and Monsters. Still doesn’t compare to 11 sexually assaulting Jenny, though.

I really don’t know how you get ‘fucked up’ from Ten/Rose, but whatever, agree to disagree on that point I guess. I agree about Doctor/River though. Amy/Rory was about as healthy as Rose/Mickey, which is par for the course I guess, but her being rendered infertile by the whole forced pregnancy debacle and her only trauma being if Rory will stay with her? That’s fucked up right there.

RTD at least was less outwardly misogynistic and homophobic in interviews as well.

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