Kat Dennings on Sesame Street
Emily Rose - variations/characters so far in #Haven
Hag stones, also known as Holey Stones or Witch Stones, are stones that have a naturally occurring hole and are usually found near oceans and other bodies of water. They are said to be powerful protection talismans, and when worn or carried they protect the bearer from curses, hexes, negative spirits, and harm. They have also been used to prevent nightmares, being strung on a bedpost or placed underneath pillows. It is also believed that if you peer through the hole of the stone that you can see the Fae Folk and otherworldly entities. If one broke, it is thought to have used its power to protect a life.
There’s something really interesting to me about the construction of Alexander Pierce in Cap 2. I know that a lot of people are pointing to the sort of, “oh it was Nazis all along of course” thing but I think the construction of Pierce really proves that all Hydra really needs is the right regime to grow under and it could grow anywhere, that its values have no nationalistic root but rather a common evil that can crawl under any skin.
Because see, they could have just had Pierce say “oh my father was in the war,” but no, they had him say, “my father was in the 101st.” I don’t believe that was unintentional, not even a little bit. Outside of Basilone and General goddamn Patton, you don’t get much more legendary American heroes than the Screaming Eagles, that’s a name that a lot of people will recognize when they hear it. Alexander Pierce is a man who, if he grew up hearing stories, those stories would’ve been about the greatest generation, would’ve grown up hearing stories about the atrocities and the brutal losses and the cold nights spent shivering in the dirt, the siege at Bastogne, the whistle of artillery never far behind.
The idea of someone taking all of that and internalizing it and deciding the methods of Hydra suit him just fine, that they were the best way to accomplish his ends — "my enemies are your enemies…disorder, war…" —were the best way to what, to keep that from happening ever again?
It’s meant to hit close to home. That’s the whole point.
Band of Brothers. He means Band of Brothers.
"I think Clara is the Doctor’s mother" yeah because that wouldn’t make the already-intensely-awkward-and-painful flirting in Eleven’s era even more intensely awkward and painful
Everything about that idea is ludicrously painful, in every way, wow.
lol though with Moffat’s whole “but WHENNN did the Doctor say he WASN’T HUMAN??” condescension spectacular at that q&a earlier this year, and his desire to cram his OCs into every last nook and cranny of this show, this is exactly the sort of thing he would do.
I mean, in terms of Eight, Moffat’s obviously only ever paid attention to the tv movie. The “half-human on my mother’s side” line is just the kind of nonsensical and unimportant thing Moffat would seize on and milk, to show off his ~cleverness~.
Kinda hoping this happens, because the more far-fetched and ridiculous Moffat gets when he jacks with the 47 years of show that preceded him, the more likely we all are to corporately ignore anything he ever had to do with this show.
Wow, Moffat. More and more he shows that he never actually watched the show. Ever.
"When did the Doctor say he wasn’t human?" Ummm, Well, you see, Steven, it’s this little Fourth Doctor serial called Pyramids of Mars, where he says:
"You don’t understand the implications… I’m not a human being; I walk in eternity…”
Got that, Moffat? “I’M NOT A HUMAN BEING”. You can’t get any more clear than that.
Um. Just to be clear, this isn’t something Moffat said, or implied, ever. Also, the “when did he say he wasn’t human” wasn’t an “ohoho, but he might be!” thing, he was literally just asking fans if they knew what the first time he’d said he wasn’t human was. In a condescending as hell way, mind you, but he wasn’t suggesting the possibility that the Doctor might be human.
Not sure if you were addressing me or stormwolf, but just for the record I have listened to the clip of that interview and knew Moffat’s question about the Doctor’s origins was posed as a “pop quiz trivia” sort of thing.
My thought was just that he’s got such a penchant for misleading fandom or taunting us out about his plots and the direction he’s taking his characters (along the lines of the “But are you SURE that Matt is the Eleventh doctor mwah hah hah!” interview, right before he upgraded TenToo to a full regeneration and shoehorned in War), and Moffat’s straining so desperately to leave the biggest mark he possibly can on this already big show, that just seems right up his alley.
But you’re absolutely right, he’s never said a peep about Clara being the Doctor’s mother or anything along those lines. Maybe this season will be relatively quiet, in terms of Moffat jiggering with major bits of canon. I would be deeply, genuinely happy about that.
Living with mental illness is like navigating a mine field every day where you’re the only person who knows about the mines. If you get through the day without tripping a mine, to everyone else it looks like you just took a walk across a nice open field. It’s not worth mentioning, let alone congratulating you over. But if you lose and everything blows up in your face, everyone notices. Everyone sees. And since they can’t see the mines, they just assume you built the bomb yourself and let it explode.
me: man, this is the most i’ve liked an episode written by steven moffat in years
screen legend john hurt: appears
As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.