Fact #765

classicwhofacts:

If you look closely during Ace’s tenure, you can actually see the lesbian magnetism radiating off her.

doctorwhogifs:

That time the Doctor and Ace went to 1963 and something extremely meta happened.

ladyyatexel:

attentionbajoranworkers:

Silver Nemesis: I’m a good girl. I do what I’m told.

I have a sudden interest in Seventh Doctor stories

I love Seven and Ace so much.

ladyyatexel:

whatthefoucault:

and then they became the bestest best Space Bros and everything was beautiful

I love them, and their relationship, and this scene, but I have to say that early on, I thought Ace had some kind of Pokemon-esque affliction that caused her  to occasionally only be able to communicate using her own name.  I’m glad that sort of faded out.

therothwoman:

Have I convinced you to watch Battlefield yet

Actually, I really like the way they did Ace’s Doctor Who episodes?

savagedamsel:

eccecorinna:

Some of them are confusing and screwy because they’re all out to make Seven ~mysterious~ and I can only hold the plot of “Ghost Light” in my mind for about a minute before it dissolves and stops making sense again BUT.

Ace is a teenage girl with clear motivations, likes and dislikes, and backstory, and all of these drive her through her two seasons of Doctor Who. And she gets a female friend her age on just about every adventure, so there’s Bechdel test passing and sometimes femmeslash subtext. And sometimes there’s a love interest and she gets to flirt with boys too but her storyline always involves other things just as much and moreso.

Ace doesn’t think her parents are her real parents and imagines she’s been stolen away from some alien planet, which is a feeling we can relate to when we’re sixteen. She lies about her age and dumps milkshakes on people. She doesn’t easily connect to adults but at the same time she wants to earn the respect of the adults who count. She’s clever and resourceful but in this street smart way and she’s got that curious Mythbusters instinct to screw around with science and make things blow up, and she’s learning, about herself and about the universe.

And then Seven and Ace’s relationship is full of so much goddamned love I can’t. Not that there aren’t misunderstandings, or tough moments, but at the end of the day he is her teacher and they are so important to one another and aaahhhhh.

There’s that whole post on “strong female characters” vs “strong characters, female” and I’d hold Ace up as an example of the latter category and Doing It Right.

I HAVE A LOT OF ACE FEELS OKAY.

I wish to co-sign every word of this post. 

cybermat-herder:

nicoleloi:

comealongsherlock:

strawberrykiwilemonade:

the-nard-cat:

I’m glad someone finally said it. Me and Leo laughed so freaking hard when we heard about this “sexuality.” The things people will come up with for attention these days, its sad. And no argument or story or message will ever convince me that this is a legit sexuality, ever, so don’t waste your time.

I find this nauseating. Who the hell gives someone else the right to determine whether someone else’s sexuality exists or not?
Asexuals are not “attention seeking.” 
Asexuality is not a “lack of sex drive.”
Asexuals aren’t “just scared of sex.”
There is nothing wrong with being asexual.
Ugh this is frustrating me and I can’t form coherent thoughts because I am frustrated and somewhat triggered and ugh. 
I don’t understand people. It’s not up to you to police other people’s sexuality. 
(Sorry if this didn’t make any sense, I’m just extremely frustrated and tired.)



I can’t believe that someone can be this ignorant and insensitive. There is a wide variation in the spectrum of sexuality, and it’s fluid, not fixed. There is nothing “wrong” in asexuals’ brains, just like there’s nothing wrong in lesbians’ brains or gays’ brains. There’s just something different. Yes, humans are wired towards reproducing, but that doesn’t mean that ALL humans in the history of Earth were. What makes this person think that asexuals have never existed? Just because they’ve never heard of a historical example?
Saying that asexuals are just scared of sex is akin to saying that lesbians just need a good fuck. And what that leads to is “corrective rape”. And that is beyond wrong.

Okay here’s a historical example straight from my ethics class. St Thomas Aquinas, both a Catholic saint (obviously) and a Thomistic philosopher following Aristotle’s school of thought became part of the Dominican Order early in his life, which, frankly rather pissed off his family. His folks ended up holding him in his home, trying to keep him from from becoming part of the Order, going as far as hiring prostitutes to seduce him basically to tempt him away from celibacy and, therefore, kind of disqualifying him. 
It was said that he was blessed by God with the ‘gift of asexuality’ (this is what my professor said, considering it was one of the first times I heard the word “asexual” said in real life not by me, and by a teacher at my college teaching us different schools of philosophy and telling us about their strongest proponents, it kind of stuck with me) so he could resist the temptation his family put him through.
I probably botched the story because I take bad notes, but yeah, uhm, yeah, it exists in history. Sorry.

I think an argument can also be made that T. E. Lawrence (“of Arabia” fame) was probably ace. Another example.
There’s probably a ton of examples, actually. Also, here’s a prime example of an asshole: the-nard-cat. See also “loser,” “dumbass,” and “ignorant douche-canoe.”

cybermat-herder:

nicoleloi:

comealongsherlock:

strawberrykiwilemonade:

the-nard-cat:

I’m glad someone finally said it. Me and Leo laughed so freaking hard when we heard about this “sexuality.” The things people will come up with for attention these days, its sad. And no argument or story or message will ever convince me that this is a legit sexuality, ever, so don’t waste your time.

I find this nauseating. Who the hell gives someone else the right to determine whether someone else’s sexuality exists or not?

Asexuals are not “attention seeking.” 

Asexuality is not a “lack of sex drive.”

Asexuals aren’t “just scared of sex.”

There is nothing wrong with being asexual.

Ugh this is frustrating me and I can’t form coherent thoughts because I am frustrated and somewhat triggered and ugh. 

I don’t understand people. It’s not up to you to police other people’s sexuality. 

(Sorry if this didn’t make any sense, I’m just extremely frustrated and tired.)

I can’t believe that someone can be this ignorant and insensitive. There is a wide variation in the spectrum of sexuality, and it’s fluid, not fixed. There is nothing “wrong” in asexuals’ brains, just like there’s nothing wrong in lesbians’ brains or gays’ brains. There’s just something different. Yes, humans are wired towards reproducing, but that doesn’t mean that ALL humans in the history of Earth were. What makes this person think that asexuals have never existed? Just because they’ve never heard of a historical example?

Saying that asexuals are just scared of sex is akin to saying that lesbians just need a good fuck. And what that leads to is “corrective rape”. And that is beyond wrong.

Okay here’s a historical example straight from my ethics class. St Thomas Aquinas, both a Catholic saint (obviously) and a Thomistic philosopher following Aristotle’s school of thought became part of the Dominican Order early in his life, which, frankly rather pissed off his family. His folks ended up holding him in his home, trying to keep him from from becoming part of the Order, going as far as hiring prostitutes to seduce him basically to tempt him away from celibacy and, therefore, kind of disqualifying him. 

It was said that he was blessed by God with the ‘gift of asexuality’ (this is what my professor said, considering it was one of the first times I heard the word “asexual” said in real life not by me, and by a teacher at my college teaching us different schools of philosophy and telling us about their strongest proponents, it kind of stuck with me) so he could resist the temptation his family put him through.

I probably botched the story because I take bad notes, but yeah, uhm, yeah, it exists in history. Sorry.

I think an argument can also be made that T. E. Lawrence (“of Arabia” fame) was probably ace. Another example.

There’s probably a ton of examples, actually. Also, here’s a prime example of an asshole: the-nard-cat. See also “loser,” “dumbass,” and “ignorant douche-canoe.”

Glossary: Asexuality-Related terms

privilege101:

Definitions from the AVENwiki Lexicon

  • asexual: A person who does not experience sexual attraction
  • sexual: a person who does experience romantic attraction
  • romantic orientation: who a person desires romantic relationships with. Can be homo-, hetero-, bi-, pan-, a-, or anything else that sexual orientation can be.
  • aromantic: a person not interested in romantic relationships
  • grey-a/grey-asexual: a person in the gray area between sexuality and asexuality
  • demisexual: or a person who only experiences secondary sexual attraction
  • ace: slang for someone who is asexual
  • antisexual: being opposed to sexuality, or someone for whom this is true. An antisexual person may or may not be asexual.
  • squish: an aromantic crush, a desire for a platonic relationship with someone
  • indifferent: 1) used by some asexual individuals to indicate that they feel neither revulsion toward nor powerful desire to engage in sex. 2) also can be taken to mean they are indifferent toward the idea of sex in general
  • repulsed: a term used by some asexual individuals to indicate that they, personally, find sex disgusting or revolting