i have been informed that it is heterosexual awareness month
i would like to state that i am very aware of heterosexuals. they appear to be everywhere, encroaching, always circling closer and closer, whispering ‘no homo’ and canonizing the male friendship as the only truly important relationship in media.
they are out there, they are out there, and they are coming. please be advised and take appropriate countermeasures.
“I didn’t want to be Doctor Who in a Doctor Who I didn’t like. I had to be convinced the show was going in a direction I was interested in. I had to think carefully about the level of visibility. My life was blessed, but as soon as this happened I had paparazzi outside my house. People spoke to me before and recognised me, but nothing like this. I had to decide if I was ready to live with that, because once that genie is out of the bottle, it doesn’t go back in. I thought, ‘You’ve loved this since you were a kid, how can you not be Doctor Who?’”—
Peter Capaldi, Sunday Times Magazine, 27th July 2014
“Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via we-are-star-stuff)
“There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor’s concerned with. It’s quite a fun relationship, but no. I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole moments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant.”—
Peter Capaldi, on the more-visible age difference between his Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Clara. Sunday Telegraph Interview
Peter, let me (platonically or not) love you, love you, love you for this.
I think my favorite thing about the fandom culture on tumblr are the headcanon posts. They’re all revolutionary, because they almost invariably come from marginalized voices. We who have been unloved by the world imagine our favorite characters loving us, fighting for us. Where their creators expect us to exalt them through uncritical worship, we do it by humbling them instead. We make them better by making them one of us.
We racebend, or we explore and celebrate the cultural backgrounds of non-white characters whose ethnicities have been canonically overlooked. We reclaim them as queer or non-binary or neuroatypical or disabled, and then we imagine them loving themselves and being loved by their communities. We take characters who have been broken in their battles and envision for them days of quiet happiness, of rest and healing and small comforts, because we’ve been there and we know exactly what you need. We turn them into the role models we should have, that we desperately need, and I think it helps us love ourselves more too.
So don’t ever stop writing posts about Scott McCall hearing his mother sing lullabies in Spanish or Bucky Barnes helping kids get prosthetics or charity-starting bisexual Steve Rogers who stands up for women’s rights or Hogwarts houses validating their trans students. Give me all your fan art of fat Feferi and hijabi Rose Lalonde and the Avengers in a big cuddle pile of mutual self care. This is so important, don’t let anybody tell you differently. I appreciate it all so much.
I love how people outside of the classic who fandom are so insistent that everyone hates six and adric and pays no attention to eight when really it’s just like
colin baker is god. worship the ground on which his crocs have touched. tomorrow we light our monthly memorial for our dearly missed adric and publish another book to give to paul mcgann for being such a cutie.
“There was a moment as they looked at each other. The Doctor spread his hands as if he was about to embrace [the Brigadier] or some other such nonsense. So the Brigadier straightened his back. ‘Ah, Doctor,’ he said. ‘There you are at last. Spot of bother with these Faerie chappies. Good of you to help us out.’ The Doctor stared at him in utter astonishment. Then he leapt forward and hugged the Brigadier anyway, laughing as he spun him round and round. ‘Stop,’ muttered the Brigadier, trying not to be hugged. ‘Stop it at once, Doctor. The men are watching.’”—
Chapter 1: Introduction to White People Chapter 2: White Settlers and the Indian Savages Chapter 3: Whitey Makes a Country Chapter 4: The Blacks Chapter 5: Wars, Wars, Wars Chapter 6: No More Racism!: Martin Luther King Jr. Gives a Speech Chapter 7: The Modern Whites