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The most accurate depiction of the press I have ever seen

…and tumblr.

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http://nukirisame.tumblr.com/post/83713624143/dbowkercreative-friendly-reminder-that-current

themistressofdolls:

dbowkercreative:

Friendly reminder that current show runner Steven Moffat and former show runner Russell T Davies are friends and worked together for years.

Friendly reminder that current show runner Steven Moffat and Big Finish Executive Producer Nick Briggs are friends, The name “Big…

Yeah it’s well known that Moffat is on good terms with a lot of folks on the production teams past and present. I mean hell I’m not a big fan of some of his works in recent days myself but I don’t despise the guy sure he’s a good bloke in real life and if I met him I’d probably invite him for a pint but still doesn’t excuse problematic elements that have went on under his run.

RTD had problematic stuff in his run of the show as well but people focus on Moffat since he’s the current show runner and the one in charge, therefore making more sense.

I do dislike Moffat because his story arcs have been all over the place post series five, coming off as lost with time travel but with a floppy conclusion.

Then you have characterization being hit and miss as well. I mean Moffat is very good at creating set pieces and when he tries his best he can write a damn good story as well but characters are his weakest point in my opinion.

Then you have the more problematic stuff like how he writes women, issues of representation etc. Of course I’m not really equipped to talk on that one too heavy and it’s a can of worms I’d rather not get into since everyone is on one side of the fence over it but there are entire blogs and pages that where created to discuss such as http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/

You also have him caught kind of making some questionable remarks and coming off as a bit of a smeghead http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55026975/steven-moffat-sexist-quotes

However one thing I do dislike are people that hate moffat for hates sake rather than criticizing valid points, I do have some friends that just rubbish an episode of doctor who under the grounds that “Moffat wrote it” and when challenged they can’t give a good reason for why they disliked said episode just because hating Moffat is the internet cool thing to do.

And of course people putting words in other folks mouths and making crap up, which in a sense gives real critics of moffats work a bad name.

Myself I see the issues but I don’t hate the man, I loved his work during the RTD run, I thought his first series as show runner was a breath of fresh air after the tired 2009 specials and was one of the strongest in the revived series since series 1.

But pointing out problems with a show doesn’t mean someone hates it, in fact it’s healthy to criticize something out of love for that work and knowing it could be just a little bit better. In fact being a fan shouldn’t make someone a blind zealot who must pick up a sword to defend the glorious infallible show runner and anyone that dares to criticize is not a true fan and must be put down. At the same time don’t just hate something for hate sake either.

It’s not just moffat, people criticized RTD for some of his floppy scripts during his run and how in his last few series he was starting to go downhill and going further back people criticized JNT for his direction with the series during the 1980s, not out of hate mind you but nothing wrong with calling problems with a work of media out when they arise.

thirsty-cas:

can we take a moment to thank the supernatural writers for acknowledging the vampire cure and not forgetting about it 

bless them for finally using more things from past seasons

Who knows? Maybe they’ll finally start using “Christo” again.

You all should follow my Classic Who liveblog!

classicwho-liveblog.tumblr.com

It’s literally the only reason I haven’t given up on this site and it’s mean-spirited attitude.

Moffat Hate

theamazingcat:

You know what I’m sick to death of people, claiming Moffat Hate is abuse, that an insult to people who’ve actually been abused.

I’m sick of people claiming by criticizing a sexist man that “Hurting there/his feelings.” guess what were allowed to say things that you don’t agree with.

I’m sick of…

There are a lot of things wrong with your statement.  

Correction: there is one thing wrong with your statement. Everything in your post is correct and perfectly reasonable, except for the very last thing which contradicts your entire post.  

"To respond to people who like Moffat Who, I do not have high opinions of you, I think your low thinkers, I think your a product of a McDonald Culture we live in of cheap and fast. To extent that’s not your fault, it’s the fault of media that is growing ever so gilded. However I do think your the reason no progress will be made in the future, if you can enjoyed glided work of Steven Moffat, you’ll enjoy the gilded cage society has put us in. I’m sorry if that offends you, but someone should truth about yourself once in a while."

Ignoring the grammar errors, you are asking the people who enjoy Moffat’s work to stop claiming criticism as abuse.  However your statement that people who enjoy his work are “low thinkers” and “the product of a McDonald Culture” and “the reason no progress will be made in the future” is abusive in itself and is unproductive to the overall goal of your post.  

First let me say that I’m perfectly willing to enter a discussion of Moffat’s faults and flaws with well thought out points and counterpoints but I will not do so when I’m being insulted. I don’t insult you for disliking Moffat.  And if you want others to do you the same courtesy, you might want to rethink your approach.

jimmysnowvakk:

tardistiles:

cordelias-coriander-condiment:

Who else misses Tumblr before it was this?

I’ve waited months for this post.

THANK YOU

The Tumblr Way: “If you’re looking to be offended, you will be.”

I’m losing more followers than usual.

you know what they say about unfollowing me.

(…please don’t leave…)

elderleaves:

So the con was fun

And then the fact that the convention center is really close to Chinatown was too good an opportunity to pass up

Oh hey! that’s me! (I’m the Wash cosplayer).

Would someone like to lend me Dark Eyes 2?

radioactivesoup:

dorothytrose:

30secondslate:

I would buy it, but paying for Big Finish is so difficult when 4 audios in total consisting of 2-3 hours of audio is $65.

Seriously Big Finish please significantly reduce your prices and put them on iTunes.  If your audios were between $1-4 each ($5 if we’re pushing it) I’d buy them in a snap!

Hmmm, let me see if I can put this into perspective.

Lady Gaga has released a deluxe version of Fame Monster with extra tracks (22, to be exact).  The entire CD album is selling for $15 or you can buy individual songs for $1.25 (simplified numbers for easier math).  The entire album is about 1.5 hours long.  That’s 1.5 hours of entertainment for $15 if you buy the CD, or $27.50 if you buy each song individually, though you can buy the entire download for $15.  Either way, if you bought two albums for a total of 3 hours of entertainment, it would cost you no less that $30.  That’s an easy equation of $10/hr. of entertainment.

Now, let’s look at Big Finish.

I bought the Dark Eyes CDs, which come with a free download, which is what I listened to and I’ve not even opened the package for the CDs, nor do I wish to at this point.  For the sake of argument, let’s assume that the CDs are exactly like the download.  Each album (or CD) is divided into several tracks, about 12 or 13 each, or 50 in total.  The entire set plays for about 4 hours.  (My Dark Eyes folder lists the length of each track and I did sit there and add them all up.  It’s about 4 hours.)  Using the equation above (hrs x 10 = dollars), the collection should only cost $40, so I can see why you balk at $65.  HOWEVER, the download is only $35 for the first set and, if you get the 2-4 bundle, you can get the last 3 sets for $20 each!!!  That’s 16 hours of entertainment for a grand total of $95!  That’s only $6/hr of entertainment!

If you ask me, Big Finish is already cheap entertainment!  You said you’d buy them if they were $1-4 ($5 if we’re pushing it).  Well, if you get the download bundles, the last three sets actually ARE $5 per CD.  ^___^  (Please don’t tell me you meant per set, because that would be insulting!  Really, a dollar for an entire set of four CDs?!  No way!!!)  And look at it this way, if you paid $1.25 per track (like Amazon does), each CD would be $15, each set would $60, and the entire Dark Eyes collection would be a massive $240!

Seriously, $95 for the entire Dark Eyes collection is not only reasonable, but cheap!  Enjoy!  ^_^

This is so important, thank you! Big Finish puts out such amazing quality products, and so many hours of post production work goes into each an every thing they put out. What makes you think that they could afford to keep producing what they do if they sold a boxset for 5$?!

dorothytrose, thank you for the respectful and reasonably well thought out response. I understand that Big Finish needs all the support they can get (particularly with fans constantly asking them to get the license for New Who).  I have bought Big Finish.  I bought Blood of the Daleks part 1 when it was on sale.

I understand what you’re saying with the prices too.  Some of them are well priced when bought in bulk.  But I don’t really buy in bulk, i don’t have that kind of money.  

So let’s look at a single story. To The Death which is about an hour long.  

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$9 for a 1 hour story.  Now an audio drama is basically an episode of television without the visual.  So its about half a television episode (with better stories mind you, but that doesn’t really factor in).

Let’s compare that to the digital download of The Waters of Mars on Amazon, an episode of television of the similar length.

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$3 for an hour long piece of great television audio and visual included.  

This doesn’t make sense to me.  I’m sure there is some reason they have to charge more.  I’m probably missing something and that may just be my lack of knowledge as to the budget that these episodes have. But theoretically, producing these stories should be way cheaper than producing a tv episode.  If an audio story included the visual which would be half of an audio/visual story, then it would be priced at $18 for an hour of television.  Which is more expensive than most blu-rays that also usually include loads of extra content and a digital and DVD copy included with the blu-ray.  

Sure some of the prices for SOME audios are pretty balanced for what you’re getting.  But many of them aren’t.  

Could you respectfully maybe fill me in on why the prices are like this?  I’m sure there is a reason. Is there some aspect of the budget I’m not seeing?

( radioactivesoup ), I don’t appreciate your rudeness.  I was misinformed on the subject.  And you read my post incorrectly (where the flying fuck is the logic in selling a box set for $5? that would be insane said they should do that!)Please check your attitude and mine before going off on a rant.

Would someone like to lend me Dark Eyes 2?

I would buy it, but paying for Big Finish is so difficult when 4 audios in total consisting of 2-3 hours of audio is $65.

Seriously Big Finish please significantly reduce your prices and put them on iTunes.  If your audios were between $1-4 each ($5 if we’re pushing it) I’d buy them in a snap!

cuddlesomefrank
Help! I've been trapped in the doctor who fandom! At first it was just the new series, then the classics. Abd it was fine, until I feel into the big finish rabbit hole. I haven't even started in books and comics. Is there any escape?!
Me

cuddlesomefrank:

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

no im sorry there’s no hope left. just try not to struggle and maybe you won’t sink as quick

I’M DOOMED!

Welcome to the deep end.

giantcondor:

This whole trend of “if u do this youre a piece of shit no exceptions ha ha” attitude text posts is so unproductive and worrying

FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT!

richardbbrookes:

Oh and remember when I said I would reveal who I thought was behind the xxxtenxrose4everxxx account?

30secondslate:

Because I’m pretty sure (and again I have no concrete evidence, just speculation). I think it’s one of, or all of, the Five Who Fans.

I mean just think about it. They are constantly targeting each other, they all have a different role in her supposed “fan fics”, Richard is constantly contacting…

Not me sorry, I know diddly squat about Homestuck!

Rats! Well either way it’s still funny.  Could it be any of the other Five Who Fans?  Would they tell you if it was?

(Also I have no idea what homestuck is.  Something about trolls?)

Oh and remember when I said I would reveal who I thought was behind the xxxtenxrose4everxxx account?

Because I’m pretty sure (and again I have no concrete evidence, just speculation).  I think it’s one of, or all of, the Five Who Fans.  

I mean just think about it.  They are constantly targeting each other, they all have a different role in her supposed “fan fics”, Richard is constantly contacting her and “supposedly” taking her seriously.  

It’s probably Billy.  He seems like the kind of person who would troll like that.  That’s what makes him funny.

Of course I could be very wrong. Either way, I have respect for the fivewhofans, richardbbrookes, and the rest of them.  Who knows! It could be liamgalgey.  Or it could be a real person in which the blog becomes more sad then funny.  

Oh well.  I still enjoy reading the complete stupidity and absurdness.

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

xxxtenxrose4everxxx:

hon let me sum this up for you
its not just the shit effects its the rubbish storys that are boring and take 50 episodes to finish characters that put you to sleep as well as not much action going on and a crap sound track to.
to sum it up
the third three doctors where boring as hell and never did alot through i only saw a couple of them
tom barker is alright and kind of funny but the show was still dull sadly
peter davson was cute and i liked him but again the episodes where boring and went on forever
and then you had colin who was utter rubbish and ruined the show and maccoy or whatever looked like a fat verson of the ridler from batmans.
the shows just old and sad now and fans need to let it go now(like the frozen song lol)

tom barker

I will never stop enjoying xxxtenxrose4everxxx’s posts.  They make me laugh but in that kind of “oh honey…” way

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

xxxtenxrose4everxxx:

hon let me sum this up for you

its not just the shit effects its the rubbish storys that are boring and take 50 episodes to finish characters that put you to sleep as well as not much action going on and a crap sound track to.

to sum it up

the third three doctors where boring as hell and never did alot through i only saw a couple of them

tom barker is alright and kind of funny but the show was still dull sadly

peter davson was cute and i liked him but again the episodes where boring and went on forever

and then you had colin who was utter rubbish and ruined the show and maccoy or whatever looked like a fat verson of the ridler from batmans.

the shows just old and sad now and fans need to let it go now(like the frozen song lol)

tom barker

I will never stop enjoying xxxtenxrose4everxxx’s posts.  They make me laugh but in that kind of “oh honey…” way

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