One word: continuity.
In (I believe) the first season, Rose mentions something about a man having told her she was going to have a good year. Two/three seasons later when The Doctor is dying at the end of Season 4, he goes back to New Years Day in 2005 and he turns out to be the one to tell Rose that she’s going to have a fantastic year.
In Season 7’s finale, Moffat asserted that Clara has been with the Doctor throughout all of time and space - implying that all of his successes have been because of her. This not only corrupts the whole notion of the Doctor as a character but as a person, a savior, and… just that… a Doctor.
NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT: just last season (another Moffat season) the Doctor and Sexy (the personified TARDIS) argued over who chose who and it was concluded that the TARDIS chose him not the other way around and in this season finale, that too got thrown out the window with this whole “Clara is everywhere” notion.
So, actually, you’re wrong. Moffat’s era sucks because he’s a misogynistic asshole who can’t even keep continuity between TWO SEASONS.
That Rose thing is completely false. She never mentioned that at all.
Moffat never said that all of the Doctor’s successes were because of her. She brought balance back to his timeline that allowed him to have his successes, yes, but that’s not the same they way you’re making it out to be. The Doctor still needed to be the Doctor to make it happen. Clara went back and restored balance, undoing what the Great Intelligence had done. That’s why she specifically says that only sometimes does he actually hear her - in the Asylum, in Victorian London, and back on Gallifrey. Three times she actually interacted with him.
If you still think that it undermines the Doctor being the Doctor, then why doesn’t Rose’s actions as the Bad Wolf? Her actions were to make sure she and the Doctor ended up where they were. It’s the same concept. Rose did it with words, Clara with her own self.
And all that was said in the Doctor’s Wife was that the TARDIS let him steal her - she left her doors unlocked. He contradicts nothing here.
Moffat’s era does not suck just because you don’t like it. Now get over it.
Putting “the Hurt” on this shiny new 50th Anniversary edition of my Doctors lineup.
This is a useful resource…
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I’m surprised the Hannibal fandom hasn’t hijacked this post yet.
Oh hello there! It’s so good to see you. Not that I could actually see you. (
You get a jammie dodger and a cup of tea from my favourite memory if you understood that reference because everyone deserves tea.) You may recognise me from such essays and fanfictions as:
- Whoufflé - A Semi-Complete Analysis and Defense of The Doctor, Clara Oswald, and their Relationship Dynamic.
- In the defense of Clara Oswald in “Nightmare in Silver”
- “It’s my turn and I don’t know what to do” - A Close Reading
- “Two for Tea” - a multichapter Doctor Who adventure with Eleven and Clara.
- “by all the stars and supernovas” - a one-shot, post-“The Name of The Doctor” short story.Needless to say, I approach all stories I adore in three aspects - technically (in terms of editing or form), structurally (in terms of narrative, plot, character development, and relationship dynamic), and fangirl-y (in terms of me SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS AND A LOT OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!).Although I do ship what I ship and like what I like, I am trying to be as objective as possible here. I am only all about the love, here. No hate. I am incapable of hate. I promise.With this deconstruction, defense, and analysis, I will be perusing all aspects of my knowledge of this particular medium (which is Television), storytelling, and poetry as a whole. If that’s something you might like to read about, read on. I do warn you. This is going to get longer than Sansa Stark’s neck. It’s a little under 8000 words.
An amazing read. If you’ve got half an hour spare, definitely give this a read. If not- like it until you’ve got half an hour you do have spare.