Is anyone else slightly annoyed how the new official art for Gyakuten Saiban 1-2-3, they make Maya look like a freaking 12 year old? Look I know she’s meant to be young, but she’s 17 at the first game, and 19 by the end. She was never curvy, but it seems like they’re regressing her to Pearl’s age group.
(AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE FACT THEY FLIPPED HER MAGATAMA ON HER STAND ALONE PIC!)
I got 1 hour of sleep last night. I worked all day today, and now I’m presenting an educational assessment review in my class which runs from 7-10 tonight. I have drunk so much caffeine my pee is a neon green.
That was over sharing, wasn’t it? All filters have powered down to conserve energy. I suspect I might crack and end up running down commonwealth ave naked by. The end of this.
Is there a fandom that you wish you could get into, but can't for whatever reason?
Oooh, about a dozen, really. Supernatural, for one, since people seem to have fun with it. But the length, and frankly the fandom wars have left me reaching for my ten foot pole quite quickly.
The Ace Attorney fandom is another. Shockingly enough, although I draw and post a huge amount of stuff, I’ve never considered myself part of the fandom, since I’m not very interactive with other fans. Part of it my tendency not to ship the major fandom favorite, instead preferring a ship that is *incredibly* divisive, I am pretty much on my own there.
Professor Layton, because while zillabean has made it look fantastic, I am slow as FUCK when it comes to playing most video games. And I suck at puzzles.
Sleepy Hollow, because again, looks TOTALLY awesome, but going back to school has a) eaten up a LOT of my time b) brought back up my attention deficit issues (it’s triggered by stress and depression, and lord knows I have lots of that lately). I fully admit, at the moment, I only watch stuff that I can have on in the background while I’m drawing or doing other crap.
There’s probably more I could mention, but I’ve been tending to gravitate towards things that are too old/too small to have fandoms lately. Comfort food, you could say. (Such as Big O (the anime that leaves you afraid of tomatoes) and the Enchanted Forest series by Patricia C. Wrede (I may own the first edition of the book because I AM THAT BIG OF A DORK).
Long story short: I love the character of Rose. She’s not perfect; far from it, she’s a bit selfish, a bit headstrong, and more than a little impulsive. But she was a brilliantly crafted, three dimensional character that made the Doctor, this strange alien with this facade of an observer from afar, well… approachable. It was a fantastic way for many people to be able to get to know what could easily be a god-like character with 40+ years of history, and see both his humanity and his alien perceptions. At the same time, we got to know Rose, too- her mum, her rocky romantic past, her struggles with work and school, and her own self consciousness. I never understood why people complained she was a ‘Mary Sue’, because she openly had flaws, and wasn’t this perfect magical flawless woman made for the Doctor. She was a shop girl who’s annoyed and suspicious of this Doctor man, and talks back to him rather than accept what he says.
I’m satisfied the way her story ended, even if at times I’d love to see what she and her Doctor are up to in Pete’s Verse. I don’t want Moffat writing her, and she got the best ending she could have.
That being said, I know there are people who loathe her and would like nothing more for her to be completely written out of existence or left in the vacuum of space. Trust me, I dealt with that enough when I was in fandom. I get that nobody’s going to like everyone. But the people who seem to purposely ignore canon to make her out to be some clingy idiot and loudly complain about her in shared spaces irks the HELL out of me. When people claim that nobody hated RTD and Rose like they do Moffat these days never realized that most of us had to retreat to locked comms to squee because people actively told us we were ruining Doctor Who for liking Rose. We even had people make sockpuppet accounts to screen cap our threads to mock us further, call us racist for not immediately shipping Martha the way we shipped Rose, called ableist and gendered slurs, etc. Looking back, I’m surprised I stuck around as long as I did.
Yeah, apparently I was some sort of BNF to some people, but honestly, I’d trade it all to not look back at my time in Whodom and just be utter gutted that the whole thing got ruined for me. I’m not happy to see Moffat running things into the ground, despite some people thinking so, I’m sad that the fandom I met so many wonderful people just became too toxic for me to deal with.
I’m so sorry. I don’t know why that got to me. I just… I’ve had this argument so many times, and now the gear up for the new Doctor and having to deal with these arguments as we gear up again for the con circuit… augh.
I apologize to anyone whose toes I may have stepped on, or is concerned that I’m going to snap at you for posting Moffat things- no. I realize a lot of people still gain a lot of joy from those things, and I don’t want to ruin that for anyone. But when someone just dismisses me because of my concerns, particularly in that way that reminds me of the who_anons who took great interest in invading private spaces to mock people for actually enjoying RTD and having concerns about Moffat… well, this is why I don’t get into fandoms anymore.
tl;dr: No more rants for me. I’ll stick to pictures from now on. Love to you all.
I think when people criticize Moffat because of series 7 (which I understand), they forget the brilliance of series 5. It transformed a cheesy adventure show into real, mature science fiction, and fully explored the…
If anyone ever asks me again why I left the Who fandom, despite it being the main source of my freelance income/popularity/friends, I will point them here, to this post.
This is a stereotypical ‘response’ to Moffat criticism (I’m starting to wonder if there’s some sort of script Moffat handed out to everyone.)
The OP begins with conflating their opinion as the gospel truth (‘Which intro is better? WHY OF COURSE IT’S THIS, not that I will explain why or even support my argument), they dismiss ANYONE complaining about Moffat as either A) ignorant that HE WROTE EPISODES BECAME SHOWRUNNER (YOU MUST HAVE LIKED THOSE RIGHT, I NEVER CHECKED TO SEE IF YOU KNEW THAT) B) A sobbing little Tennant Fangirl.
OP tags the hate, then seems shocked, SHOCKED! that they get something other than an asspat.
Now, having been called out on their shit, they’re still pulling their argument out of their ass (“Moffat’s still better, because RTD wrote ‘Love and Monsters’ and ‘42’!”), they’re playing the Old!Who card.
Guess what. Yes, I am very much a fan of David Tennant’s run on Doctor Who. I loved the arc of loss and grief and how the Doctor was built up as a flawed character who we learned about through the eyes of his companions- companions who were well fleshed out characters, who had lives beyond the doctor, who were human first and people we could relate to.
You know why I like that? That’s how I met the Doctor in the first place… in the early 90s as a young teen watching the Pertwee on PBS. Sarah Jane was a well fleshed out, human character that we got to see beyond her relationship as a companion. (See? We can play the Old!Who card too).
What I don’t like? Seeing the same story over and over and over again (Girl in the Fireplace, The Eleventh Hour, the River Song saga). Girls being ‘mysteries to solve’ or being defined solely by her male relationships (ask someone about Amy’s life, OUTSIDE being a Kiss-o-gram girl and beyond her relationship with Rory and the Doctor.) I don’t like the fact that my gender is treated as a constant ‘joke’ (See the lovely scene where someone crosses themselves when instead of a monster, the Doctor says it’s a woman). I don’t want to hear that the creator of the show judges a good companion by their appearance, and liked them so much better when they realized they weren’t “wee and dumpy”. I don’t like the Doctor treating people as toys, and being unconcerned about the trauma they’ve faced. I don’t like that said creator takes credit for a bisexual character when facing backlash about his treatment of LGBTQ issues, when he admitted in the past that the previous showrunner created him and required him to be introduced in that episode. I don’t like being told something is very important or I should care about it, I want to see it first hand. I want actions to have consequences.
And you know what? I will say that RTD has his issues too. I wish we’d actually seen why Mickey and Martha ended up together, and I know that people have valid concerns about various portrayals. And I will throttle him for what he did to Donna. But you know why? Because he made her into a fantastic character with such depth and a dynamic family life that I wanted to see what she’d do next (and Wilf. OHHH, Wilf…).
So yeah, I don’t think that Moffat has been a good thing for Doctor Who. I am willing to say why, and I understand people don’t agree, and if they are willing to acknowledge my opinion as a valid one, I don’t care. But telling me I’m wrong without saying why, or brushing me off because I like Tennant or RTD, and I will call you out and mock you as you so rightly deserve.
So, your ‘Royal Highness’ (Who made you king? I certainly didn’t vote for you), you can kindly go perch and rotate. People and attitudes like yours made me decide that never again would I invest myself in a fandom like Doctor Who, because I can only take so much shit.
Well, I’m trying to figure out what I should be doing to prep. Would people be interested in my geek jewelry still? Are people interested in any prints, either of my work of buttonmeupbuttons? Should I redraw any of the button designs? Any I should drop/add?
Please, answer and reblog so I can get a good idea of what to focus on… besides my mountain of teaching assignments and stuff.