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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
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!!
x_losx_los on November 3rd, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm fine with making the Doctor or the Master other things, but I fundamentally don't trust this writing team to do it. Like, I think gender must be a TOTALLY different thing for these aliens, sure! Tho there might be some indications of human-recognizable sexism in stuff like Deadly Assassin--how few women are around, etc. Rodan does traffic and Andred does Guarding and it's otherwise a political sausage fest? And the Sisters of Karn got exiled--it's a bit Watsonian, but I could really accept a Sexist Gallifrey argument.

My issue with Moffat isn't that I think he's imperfect or just sexist, I fundamentally dislike his writing on ideological and craft levels? Like, the only things he's ever done I was okay with are Blink, The Empty Child and the Doctor Dances, and the latter two, despite Davies saying he didn't edit Moffat, have to have been fairly collaborative because Jack, for example, is credited to Davies rather than Moffat? I can't stand his non-Who work either. Coupling will play on a loop in my personal hell. I'm fine with Gomez, and I share your opinion on point B, but I'm not a fan of the last several series and can't help but feel that, as with Capaldi, we're using gourmet ingredients to make an unsalvageable recipe that also contains some stuff that's gone off. :/

Edited at 2014-11-03 02:25 am (UTC)