“What’s Wrong With Stephen Moffat?”
Rebloggable by request
these are all fair points
everything except the information paradox of River’s name
theoretically information can be introduced into a loop, which is then induced to self-perpetuate
Agree with everything except the blatant slutshaming and sexworker shaming re: Madame Pompadour. For all that she’s written quite two-dimensionally, the sheer gleeful engagement between Tennant and Jessica Atkins (young Mme Pompadour) and Sophia Myles (grownup Mme Pompadour) is a joy to watch- a kind of aha! so there you are! kind of a feeling that I feel was really Tennant’s greatest contribution to the character- the joy of human connection. To simplify an intelligent, capable, educated, and independently successful woman into by ‘definition’ not ‘independent’ really really grates on me- both by Moffat and by the OP, who raises so many other good and relevant points about Moffat’s sexism, which I do really appreciate.