Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon
You know, I’m amazed that in all my time on tumblr, I’ve never seen a single post appreciating this lady. I mean, do you realise what is happening here?
This is clear and casual acceptance of gender non-conformity in mainstream media. And not only is this in Doctor Who, with an audience of millions and millions of people worldwide, but it’s also set in the future, implying that progress is not only spaceships and interplanetary colonisation, but also in the way of acceptance of identity outside the gender binary.
So yeah, let’s take a moment to appreciate the awesome lady in Doctor Who that was totally chill about trans* folk without making a big show of it. You go, girl*!
(*or gentleman, or variations thereof.)
Russell T Davies wrote these episodes, with these lines:
- End of the World: Ladies and gentlemen and trees and multiforms…
- The Long Game: Ladies, gentlemen, multi-sex, undecided or robot…
- Midnight: Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon…
In Russell T Davies’ futures, gender is always more complicated than today.
Davies also created Jack Harkness, from a future (the 51st century) where sexuality is fluid (also Jack and the Face of Boe have both been said to carry pregnancies).
On the other hand the Moffat years gave us this line:
"We’re the thin/fat, gay, Anglican marines: why would we need names as well?"
Because its so funny and weird that out of hundreds of “anglican marines” in Demons Run in the 52nd century, that a fat guy and a thin guy would be a couple…ok….
And they’re literally credited at the end as “Fat One” and “Thin One”. They’re purely a joke.
Is that how straight people see us?
Anyway, in the meantime (bringing us back to the original post), the fact that no one knew this Hostess’s name in “Midnight” is considered a major tragedy, because she is a hero.
(The episode also features a character named Sky who mentions her ex with she/her pronouns, and no one makes a big deal out of it. Its entirely normal, and not a joke at all.)
Pro armwrestler vs Pro bodybuilder
Everyone should watch Sky High for the sheer fact that there is a character whose mother is a superhero and father is a super villain and the kid’s name is Warren Peace.
Warren Peace, man.
attention shoppers, will the owner of the blue monster truck parked outside please report to the front. that thing is fucking sick and the manager wants to shake your hand
#Lestrade reminds me of that sarcastic single father #always poking his nose into his teenage son’s business #like #Dad why are you in my room what are you DOING #….IT’S A DRUGS BUST #DAD I DON’T DO DRUGS OMG #I know but you’ve been really standoffish lately and coming home late #and last night you brought home a pink suitcase #Son I’d love you no matter what but I’d appreciate it if you didn’t hide things from me #Dad omg Dad stop JOHN IS OVER omg #and on all of the first dates Lestrade takes them to the side #and is all try not to punch him #he’s my son okay and I know he can be hard to handle but #don’t punch him #or hurt him #if you do I will arrest you #you little fucker #HA HA HA I’m kidding I’m sure you’re great #and when the date didn’t work out #DAD THEY DUMPED ME #well don’t commit suicide #omg Dad omg I can’t #Or when the kid is younger and wants to know what sex is #NOT MY DIVISION ASK YOUR MOTHER #but Dad- #ASK YOUR MOTHER can’t talk I am busy #/shoves doughnut in mouth #And when later on his kid is an adult and announces they’re getting married #OH MY GOD REALLY?! #Dad…
I can’t, even. Reblogging for the notes, obviously. Read them if you want a snort in your tea, or coffee, or non caffeinated beverage if you are an alien. Oh! Oh! Just thought of another one!
#Dad, I wanted a holiday with JUST John! You just had one! #Well, I fancied another. #Dad! #And I have the room right next to yours…hello John! #DAD
I think Sam is harboring a childhood dream to go to Disneyland
Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Orlando) [x]
When Cas loses and regains his powers, he calls Dean first.
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