in Canada they don’t pronounce Z as "zee"

they pronounce it as "zed" and that is crazy to me

it sounds like they made a typo when they invented it

They do that everywhere in the world that’s not America. We do that here in the UK too.
America is weird man.

Pronouncing it as zed still makes literally no sense. You don’t say “zedebra,” you say “zebra”. Just sayin’.

Also, doin’ it different just makes us that much more special. ;)

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Guys… someone edited ALL of Loki’s scenes in the MCU so far (including deleted ones) to make a Loki Mega-Movie. I… I don’t even know what to say.


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The new avatar for Doctor Who: Legacy.


The new avatar for Doctor Who: Legacy.

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promo because of that plushy pink unicorn @ work



- must be following me

- reblogs only

- will make url-graphics for my faves

Forgot to say it ends on Monday, lol. 

I’m still not sure how promo thingies work, but, eh, what the heck, worth a go. =)

A Good Dalek

In “Dalek,” the titular Dalek says that the Doctor would make a good Dalek.

In “Into the Dalek,” the titular Dalek tells the Doctor he is a good Dalek.

Let’s break this down, because these two lines and the difference between them fascinate me.

I. Why the Doctor is like a Dalek

This one is easy. The Doctor hates. He has, in his long lifetime—particularly as a result of the Time War—grown to hate the Daleks. Hate them enough that he could destroy them, hate them enough that he’s prejudiced against the very idea of just one of them ever turning good.

To the Daleks, of course, hatred is their only morality. They don’t know anything else. Three Daleks in New Who have pointed out the similarity between their hatred of all other life and the Doctor’s hatred of them: the lone Dalek (“Dalek”), the Dalek prime minister (“Asylum of the Daleks”), and now the wounded Dalek.

II. “You would make a good Dalek.”

This is also easy. The Ninth Doctor shows a vehement hatred of the Daleks. “You would make a good Dalek.” His hatred would make him fit right in with the most fearsome species in the universe.

III. “You are a good Dalek.”

Wham. By this time, the wounded Dalek has some sense of morality. The Doctor calls him a good Dalek, by which he means that the creature is a moral Dalek. The Dalek says that he is not and tells the Doctor that he is.

This Dalek doesn’t mean what the first one did. He doesn’t mean that the Doctor would make a fine, rampaging, hateful killer. He means that the Doctor is like the Daleks but moral. He means that the Doctor hates, but acts as a moral person anyway.

IV. Conclusion

They’re both brilliant, beautiful lines. The first line is harsh and unforgiving, even emotionally manipulative (to throw the Doctor off as the Dalek conquers the base). The second is actual praise (a farewell to someone who tried to save this Dalek). And while I’ve always loved the first line, I definitely like the second better.

It’s a line that really makes you think, from an episode that made you think. And, really? That’s definitely beautiful.

Me on New Who's Season 8

  • me: "Deep Breat"h was the perfect introductory episode to a new Doctor
  • me: "Into the Dalek" was beautiful and introspective and heartrending oh my gosh
  • me: this season is off to a GREAT start


The Moffat era has always been, for a lack of better word, very meta in its approach. It makes it a joy to analyse, there’s always new perspectives to consider, new hints to notice, in the rich tapestry in this story about stories.

The first two episodes of series 8 open an entirely new dimension to this. There’s such a colourful web of parallels, of relating the plot to the characters, of relating one characterisation to another. It lives and breathes meta in a way that is utterly captivating, because under the surface multiple levels of interpretation are just waiting to invite you to take a look.

The theme of masks and revealing what’s beneath in Deep Breath, for instance. A stolen face on a clockwork droid, the veil hiding Vastra, the Doctor’s new appearance and the question of whether what lies beneath can still be the same. Will we see him? And at the centre of it all, arguably the truth focus, stands Clara Oswald - the girl with the “bubbly personality masking bossy control freak”, so used to projecting an image to the world which hides her less desirable trait, who the Doctor failed to truly see for so long. Pushed to her breaking point, Is she not the person who is truly revealed here?

And Into the Dalek… wonderful, striking Into the Dalek, with its exploration of soldiers and Daleks, of preconception and hate, and the meek light of hope. It asks the question of whether Daleks can change, but as its core, it’s about whether the Doctor can. Has he changed from the good man he once was? Has he found himself stuck in his own version of the truth? Is it the Dalek’s immovable drive towards destruction which makes them fail or is it the Doctor’s inability to let go of his own deeply-rooted loathing for his worst enemies, even for just this moment? Maybe, possibly, the Doctor has found a better teacher in Clara than the Dalek found in him. He rejects a (fellow?) soldier, but she doesn’t.

And these two perfectly constructed, self-contained universes are connected by common threads. Who are these people? What is their basic programming, just what are they capable of? What do you see when you get a glimpse at their souls?

This is, without a doubt in my mind, truly spectacular writing.


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