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BB!Tennant as Campbell Bain.

BB!Tennant as Campbell Bain.

So Rush Limbaugh asserted his belief that “no means yes”…

Explain to me again why this ass is still on our airwaves?

westeastsouthnorth:

Soufriere, St. Lucia


Forty-two years ago, when I was sixteen, I was on a seven day cruise of the Caribbean, including St Croix and St Thomas.  St Croix in those days was beautifully primitive.  After a day on the beach, we sailed to St Thomas, approaching Port Charlotte-Amalie from the leeward side.  Just before clearing the mountain that sheltered the harbor from all but the worst storms, I saw a place that has stayed with me for all these years.  On the side of the mountain was a small white bungalow.  It had windows lining the front, and green and white striped sunshades over them, and a covered patio on one end.  There was a winding road above the house that meandered from PC-A to wherever.  A path stretched from the house down, down, and down to a narrow strip of beach that had to have been private for the inhabitants of the little white bungalow.It looked like heaven.  After all these years I’ve never forgotten it.This picture brings it back to me, vividly.

westeastsouthnorth:

Soufriere, St. Lucia

Forty-two years ago, when I was sixteen, I was on a seven day cruise of the Caribbean, including St Croix and St Thomas. St Croix in those days was beautifully primitive. After a day on the beach, we sailed to St Thomas, approaching Port Charlotte-Amalie from the leeward side. Just before clearing the mountain that sheltered the harbor from all but the worst storms, I saw a place that has stayed with me for all these years. On the side of the mountain was a small white bungalow. It had windows lining the front, and green and white striped sunshades over them, and a covered patio on one end. There was a winding road above the house that meandered from PC-A to wherever. A path stretched from the house down, down, and down to a narrow strip of beach that had to have been private for the inhabitants of the little white bungalow.

It looked like heaven. After all these years I’ve never forgotten it.

This picture brings it back to me, vividly.

So I’m listening to DT, with all the silken, molten RP (and occasional French. OMG! David speaking French!) at his command, read Ian Fleming’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. While I’m at work.

If I get anything done today, it will be a miracle!

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

toad-hollow:

puffpuffpeace:

smokeweeedgethigh:

greeneyed-l4dy:

popadoseyo:

what did i just watch

dead

Lmao

dying

OMFG

At first I thought it was guys trying to make pattycake sound like a demonic summoning ritual. Fortunately I kept listening.

THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEOS OF ALL TIME THO I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN YEARS OMG

kilodalton:

9or10allgood:

kilodalton:

I think s8 has so far been the best one of the Moffat era and I’ve actually been enjoying it, but the continued insistence on inserting Clara into the Doctor’s past timeline to influence his choices is getting more than a little grating. You don’t need to make her ‘the most…

Usually, you and I are of similar, if not like, minds. But on this I have to disagree. How is Clara throughout the Doctor’s timeline different from Bad Wolf ordering events throughout time and space? (And you know how much I love Rose And the whole “Bad Wolf” story arc.)

I am loving season eight so far. I love Danny Pink and how he and Clara are getting to know one another. I’m loving stories that are relying more on substance and less on flash. And I do not have words for how much I love Peter Capaldi!

Because I tend to view the world through Rose-colored (see what I did there?) glasses, I’m cautiously optimistic that the megalomaniac Moffat has started taking his meds or started listening to honest opinions, or maybe had an epiphany, or something, and the man who gave us “Blink” and “TEC/TDD” is back.

I consider it different from the Bad Wolf arc mainly because the Bad Wolf arc didn’t claim responsibility over 50 years of canon. Bad Wolf influenced the events of s1, and yes it was wibbly-wobbly but its scope was strictly limited to s1 events for the purpose of saving Nine at the end of the series. Bad Wolf didn’t go back to other eras—she stayed in s1 with Nine. What is happening with Clara though… it inserts her throughout the entire history of the show to not only save the Doctor’s life—-but to influence the very core of his being!! Now he wouldn’t have chosen the TARDIS if it weren’t for her. And after this episode he ostensibly mightn’t even have gone to the Academy to become a Time Lord if it weren’t for her either. If Bad Wolf is a marshmallow, Clara’s arc is the StayPuff Marshmallow Man.

I do love Capaldi too, I love him and I cheer him on. I’m so happy he’s living his dream. I don’t want to comment too much on Danny/Clara other than to say that while I love Danny and think he is awfully sweet, Moffat’s trope of meeting your love interest as a child has always been one that has rankled me, and I was very sorry to see this happened to Danny/Clara here.

The Doctor met Rose when she was a baby. Okay, she was too young to know, but it happened. He gave her a red bicycle when she was twelve. Again, no direct contact because she thought it was Father Christmas, but he was still exerting an influence on her life.

Still, yes, Moffat goes overboard with the theme.

I consider Clara’s insertion in the Doctor’s past benign compared to psycho-River. And maye it’s the Rose-colored glasses again, or the fact that I’ve completely drunk the kool-aid and embraced the juxtaposition of Bad Wolf and the Moment, but I still believe Bad Wolf trumps the Impossible Girl. Not that it’s a competiton. Really. ;-)

Anyway, I’m thoroughly enjoying this series…

kilodalton:

I think s8 has so far been the best one of the Moffat era and I’ve actually been enjoying it, but the continued insistence on inserting Clara into the Doctor’s past timeline to influence his choices is getting more than a little grating. You don’t need to make her ‘the most…

Usually, you and I are of similar, if not like, minds. But on this I have to disagree. How is Clara throughout the Doctor’s timeline different from Bad Wolf ordering events throughout time and space? (And you know how much I love Rose And the whole “Bad Wolf” story arc.)

I am loving season eight so far. I love Danny Pink and how he and Clara are getting to know one another. I’m loving stories that are relying more on substance and less on flash. And I do not have words for how much I love Peter Capaldi!

Because I tend to view the world through Rose-colored (see what I did there?) glasses, I’m cautiously optimistic that the megalomaniac Moffat has started taking his meds or started listening to honest opinions, or maybe had an epiphany, or something, and the man who gave us “Blink” and “TEC/TDD” is back.