R.I.P Robin Williams.
A man who knew how to make the world laugh and cry. You will always have a special place in all of our hearts.
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Elvish in lord of the rings - 1/?
I’ve come to help you. Hear my voice… Come back to the light.
Today I read an article about Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who in the Arts and Books section of the Independent on Sunday. In this article, by Stephen Kelly, Moffat is criticised for his inability to write women, to complete his plots, to write the Doctor as a likeable and trustworthy figure, and to keep his audience entertained. Yet one line in this frankly scathing (and almost painfully truthful) review reads: ‘When on form, Steven Moffat is the best writer working in television today’.
Having read said article, and written rather a lot of Moffat critique myself, the statement baffled me. Kelly’s entire article is lamenting the current state of Doctor Who at the hands of this man, and yet Moffat is still gifted with glowing praise.
It’s a common theme. I see it often when people are asked to review Moffat’s work. It seems people are almost afraid of criticising him, seeing as he has been lauded one of Britain’s most brilliant television writers.
It’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes. The Myth of Moffat’s Scriptwriting ‘Genius’. It’s a lie we’ve all absorbed and now just assume to be true. Sherlock himself would be frankly appalled by the entire thing. We are seeing, but we apparently do not observe.
Fellow Sherlock watchers will know what I mean (although many will probably not agree) when I equate Moffat’s writing to the empty houses of Leinster Gardens. An empty façade. It looks great from the outside, but when you step closer, you realise it’s just a whopping great train station with some drugged up self-proclaimed sociopath lurking in it.
Let’s examine this case a little closer, shall we?
There are kind Slytherins.
There are brave Hufflepuffs.
There are some stupid Ravenclaws.
There are twisted Gryffindors.
Your House doesn’t define you.
And please, the next time you’re about to tease someone for being a lowly Hufflepuff, or a slimy Slytherin, or a stuck up Ravenclaw or even a foolish Gryffindor, just remember that we are all Hogwarts students. We’re all part of the magic.
I just moaned.
I hope my fall experience is as magical as this made me feel.
I really would like a large canvas print of this work. Does anyone know how to contact the artist? The website isn’t very helpful.
★ star wars meme | 7/10 characters: Princess Leia Organa"Someone has to save our skins!"
Apparently I’ve forgotten how to post things to difference handles… sigh.
Check out the article a colleague of mine wrote for the UVA Today news magazine on the Game of Thrones course I recently finished taking under Dr. Woolfork! I’m quoted — as are some of my brilliant classmates!
Article credit: Lauren Jones