Just finished season 4 of Doctor Who last night. Oooooh my glob! So many feelings! I can’t contain it! Firstly, I love that Rose gets her doctor. If nothing else I’m happy just for that. And ugh! that scene where she asks them both what he said to her before disappearing. In my opinion, I think the real doctor did tell Rose he loved her, but I think he told her that it didn’t need to be said, because he wanted her to be happy with the meta crisis doctor. I think leaving her again probably tore him up, but he knew he couldn’t be with her, and that she’d be happy with the meta crisis doctor.
But man, the Donna stuff made me sooo sad! Donna was a great companion, and I really hated seeing her revert back to her old self. She had finally learned to have confidence in herself, but she lost all of that. I only hope that this time her mother is more encouraging, because good lord! it’s no wonder why she had no confidence. I just want to see her life turn out well.
Sooo yeah, I’ve seen three companions now, and Rose is still my favorite. Donna comes in second, and third is Martha. To me, Martha always felt like the rebound girl, and it kind of annoyed me how she fell for the doctor and was often whiny about it. She did have good traits, but I think she lacked that spunk that Rose has. She relied too often on the doctor to save them, and it wasn’t until that year without him that she really learned to stand on her own.
Donna was a lot of fun, because of how she was always arguing with the doctor. She was never one to just listen to the doctor. She always had an opinion of her own. And she was definitely the funniest. I also loved her compassion. She would be an amazing human rights activist.
Rose is still tops in my book, I think because she was so relatable. She was an average girl of slightly above average intelligence. I think she found she was smarter than she thought she was. She was street smart and very brave. One of my favorite things about her was her ability to keep her head in tough situations. Yes, she trusted in the doctor to save them, but she was gonna try her hardest to fix it herself. Rose saved the crew of that ship outside the black hole, she converted a dalek, she saved the doctor by looking into the heart of the tardis, and the list goes on.
Who knows, one of the newer companions could end up being my new favorite, but I’m still happy Rose got her happy ending.
So, let me preface this by saying that I don’t mean this as a personal attack at anyone. This is just something that really grinds my gears, and eventually I need to rant about these things. Also, I’m primarily using Twilight as my example book/series, mostly because it’s the biggest target of this attitude that I’ve encountered, and also because I am too lazy to think of other examples.
Shaming people about their reading choices — it’s a shitty fucking thing to do.
I agree. I honestly liked the Twilight books when I read them, well, up until I got to the last book, but that’s another story. Yeah, the books could be better in a lot of ways, but that doesn’t mean we should bash anyone who enjoys them. My mom and sister enjoy reading crime novels and thrillers ( a genre I just cannot get into) and I like fantasy and sci fi. They can’t understand why I like the books I read, but neither of us criticize each other for it.
It’s kind of like the people in school who would make fun of other people for listening to certain kinds of music. It just seems petty and childish. You might like Justin Bieber (and I will never understand why), but if that’s what you like, then that’s what you like.
Another thing that bothers me is that so many of us geeks have been criticized and made fun of over the years for liking comic books, sci fi, anime, etc. We know the feeling and we hate it, yet for some reason so many think that their interests are superior and think it’s okay to bash others for liking pop culture stuff. I think this is where so much of the Twilight hatred comes from.
Geeks feel threatened because Stephanie Meyer has taken a subject traditionally enjoyed by geeks (vampires and werewolves) and turned it into something that appeals to mainstream, pop culture-loving girls.
They’re afraid of their beloved geek culture becoming mainstream. I’ve never really understood this sentiment, because for years I have been trying to get my family interested in the things I like, and I’ll take any chance I can get to be able to enjoy something together.