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02 November 2014 @ 12:15 am
Who Spoiler Thing  
essentially, Moffat made my pairing, which I have shipped lo these many years/done a ton of work for, true&het by making 1 character female
in the most--awful ham-fisted way possible? like, the most gendery bullshit? And people are hailing it as a Triumph for Feminism as newly-
female character coos 'call me Missy!' and 'he's my boyfriend!!'
I feel so like, pandered to and undermined and ganked and 'oh ffs' and insulted and told this is what I wanted
I 50% am detached now and don't care and am 50% rage-disgusted
I *should not care* and I tooootally do, it's the grossest shit, the emperor is naked, etc
I did mod the big community for this pairing forever, and this blatant attempt to Appease Critics/Fans is sort of directed at his vague idea
of tumblrinas and what fandom is etc
in some tiny degree I'm a little complicit. I just never thought this shitstain would crap on my day.
idk I'd thought for a while it could NEVER come back from him
but it's SO UNFAIR he gets to retcon it all into his bitch, we worked so hard and loved it so much for so long, why does HE get to ruin it?
and maybe I shouldn't let him, etc., but what w lj death, it's just exhausting and awful and I feel like the work's retrospectively devalued


Me: and like
we never asked for this
like I didn't WANT this to Be Canon
it wasn't what I wanted, I knew it was unrealistic etc
all ANYONE wanted was like
decent female characterization
ever
and we get this 'teeeheeeheeheehee, well I couldn't possibly go on calling myself the Master!!' and people are like A BLOW FOR FEMINISM and it's like no, it's just Curse of the Fatal Death AS A SERIOUS THING, and you think that like--COUNTS?
Ana: Yeeeesss.
That is the /opposite/ of a blow for feminism.
The name aspect.
You...not only must gender this thing built on /degree classifications/ but must also use a diminuitive?
Me: 'Call me missy' NOW you're my boyfriend!!
 
 
 
unfeathered: Jack angryunfeathered on November 2nd, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
God, yes, to pretty much all of this. I mean, yes, the Master's always been a bit of a chariacture, and that got a lot more so with Simm, but this? It makes me sick. It is just so much worse than I could have imagined. The *only* thing that would save it for me would be to have another twist next week that Missy is actually Clara (or someone else) pretending to be the MAster and openly in love with the Doctor just to play with him.
x_losx_los on November 2nd, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, tho my friend Jade pointed out "I hope she's actually the master because if not they're going to do this thing where the doctor is like "you downloaded the master's memory from the cyberspace we're in right now, but you got it wrong! Cause I was never with the Master, you fangirl" and then drop her off a bridge"

Which... would be the frigging worst.

The caricature thing's an interesting point, bc yes, but there are so many levels of that, and it doesn't preclude having a strong actor presence or being an entertainingly-written, quite developed caricature? Like I have my issues w Simm and hate End of Time, but this is a lot worse, and idk why people want it to be true.
unfeathered: Giles ookunfeathered on November 2nd, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
I would actually in a way be happier with that!

And yeah, caricatures can definitely be well done! In the past, I've always felt the whole point of the Master, really was that he was kind of pointing fun at all those old-time villains - and that it was deliberate! But Moffat and his lack of subtlety completely misses the point and seems to actually make his characters charicatures without realising it. :-(