She walks in starlight in another world.
"theres no love triangle in the desolation of smaug. a love triangle implies some sort of reciprocity from the person in the center." - my roommate
Day two of comicon is over!
In short: ASKFKDLFakdlskglsrspblsl’dk
In full: Today was amazing. Hung around with people (if people missed the last post that would be alannamode, cosplaybystorm, roseyrainerrr, and this time even byrontobofur! where we talked comics and cosplay and costumecon and I promised to read both Saga and Lucifer asap), lots of shit happened, made various little kid’s whole days, one lady said I was better than the Disneyland Merida they’d met (holy shit compliment. Cannot accept.), took photos, too tired to look at them but I’ll get to them I promise, blah blah blah etc.
And just like Bilbo Baggins, I found my #@%^ing courage. Stalking/following/randomly running into a certain Thorin and family all weekend wa s worth it, as at the end of the day, THEY approached ME to give a half goodbye, and I realized this was my chance to get them for a few more photos. I won’t go into how awkward I was because I want to crawl in a hole and die,
I’m no good at one-on-one talking with people i admire why do i try, but they were very patient and super nice with me and UGH I’m still in love. (and I was all alone during all of this so as awkward as I was, i’m still super proud of myself for taking the chance)
I am so tired and I almost felt like not posting this. And now for various photos of me to start cropping up on the internet where I make dumb faces and even dumber poses and in general just look like the huge dork i am. (I still wanna see em though.)
"Dad & daughter moments with Valjean & Cosette"
My contribution to “Less Mis Week”.
|—||"Geek hierarchies, boundary policing, and the gendering of the good fan" Kristina Busse, Participations 10.1 (2013)|
*ahem- 50 year old…
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’
All this ^^
She was shown to flirt with him in the episode (series 1 of New Who, episode two, End of the World) - it’s in the way she responded to his gift of air from his lungs, and in her smiles, and in taking his arm in such a way when it was offered, and in inquiring about Rose’s relationship with him in such a way as to make Rose leave them two alone.
But she had an inordinate amount of sympathy for the Doctor too, outside of the initial attraction, when she found out who he was. When she put her hand on his arm, it was to comfort and not flirt.
Additionally, the sacrifice she made was not just for the Doctor - she knew what he was trying to do, and she died to save the whole space station. It was just because she fancied him.
This line….it takes away everything from her, and reduces her to just another woman fancying the Doctor! It even takes away her name - it is not in character imo for the Doctor to refer to her by her species name. (though her name might’ve been Jade, not Jabe?) If he cared that little for her, then why did he go to her brothers/companions after she died to inform them, before even checking to see if Rose was alright?