But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.
That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.
Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.
lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011
additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME
her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’
I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with
I forgot to post this the other day, I dont know how I forgot omg
a few days ago when I was sitting outside of a doctor’s office with my dad waiting for the door to open, while waiting made conversation with an 80-something year old man named george and his wife ruth. we talked for a bit about the weather and hummingbirds until george looks at me with the oldest expression he could muster and asks “do you recycle? would you like three empty beer cans and a clothes hanger I found in the road to throw out?”
to be nice, I told him that I would did and would recycle it. but when he told his wife to go get it from the car, I saw her giggle and shake her head. I was a little bit confused when I saw her digging around and I saw something red in her hand. he apparently hid it behind his back while I wasn’t looking, and he gave me the biggest smile when he presented it to me. “here you go, this is your three empty beer cans and a coat hanger! do you still want to throw it out?”
apparently he’s been making them since ‘78 and gives them out to any person that he thinks deserves one. I thought this was the cutest thing ever 8A8