My company needs to start paying me to be a graphic designer, since they apparently think it’s so easy to do and I can just do shit that people go to school for years for without any training AT ALL.
I obtained a cam and I think I’m gonna start streaming my League of Legends games. I mostly play ARAM, but occasionally I play SR with some friends… and even less frequently I’ll jump into the ranked realm (I haven’t even finished my provisional games).
So, if you’re bored and want to watch someone stuff her face while playing a silly game and listening to an odd collection of music while singing along terribly: www.twitch.tv/kittyprawn
I may be live between like 6pm EST and midnight EST.
The issue is NOT that Moffat didn’t cast a woman (or a non-caucasian of either gender). It’s that the thought of casting one NEVER SEEMED TO ENTER INTO THE EQUATION. It’s as ludicrous to him that a woman would be the Doctor as a man would portray The Queen. Both represent a type of drag performance that might be amusing but certainly not authentic. And given that science fiction/fantasy is a place where “what if” and “why not” have their safest homes, it’s disheartening to see limitations put on a show that is, by its design, utter limitless (…) Here we arrive at the central distressing thing about today’s announcement: It missed an opportunity to push the boundaries of what not only Doctor Who can achieve, but science fiction serialized storytelling in general. The show’s growing popularity isn’t a reason to keep things status quo, but an opportunity to change things up and have something to say to its ever-growing fanbase. (…)
Had I not heard these rumblings before today’s special, Moffat’s comment about The Queen probably wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow. Had Moffat’s companions been strong, independent figures that weren’t ignorant of their own origins, Moffat’s comments would have gone unnoticed. Instead, his comments formed a triptych along with the other two elements that suggest a large, systemic problem that has absolutely no bearing on Capaldi’s capacity to play the Doctor but everything to do with Moffat’s ability to steer that ship.
Instead of focus on the new Doctor, maybe we should be focused on getting a new showrunner. The TARDIS can go anywhere in time and space. But Moffat seems stuck on the same patch of antiquated soil.—
Maybe I read a different quote… but Steven Moffat never said he doesn’t think that the Doctor could never be a woman. In fact, the entire quote says that it is a viable option and in the story line, it just wasn’t the direction he wanted to go right now.
I also think people are reading too deeply into his Helen Mirren/The Queen reference.