The clock strikes Twelve!!!!!!
I’m optimistic. I like Capaldi’s interpretation and it will be nice to see how he does once he’s in the swing of things. There was also some major character building of Clara beyond Moffat’s typical “the hot, feisty one in a mini skirt” bullshit. I am very comforted now that it is confirmed within the show itself that there won’t be a romantic subplot between the Doctor and his companion. Clara got the same wake up call that Rose got and the one Amy should have gotten ages ago way back in series 5. To this day I absolutely cannot understand Moffat’s constant hard-on for Amy Pond. For real dude, you wrote a her as a shitty character and forced her on us far longer than was necessary. Let her go already!
But YAY! No romantic subplot!
Except Moffat then ruins it by introducing So-Totally-Not-Another-River-Song in the last five minutes. I’m starting to think Moffat is incapable of writing women outside of his incredibly limited, “this is what I find attractive” character tropes. Hopefully this will improve in later episodes.
Madame Vastra and Jenny had some excellent screen time this episode. However Moffat still has trouble writing them. Jenny’s role playing as a maid in order to cover up their relationship is a good enough explanation but, as she herself points out, the charade continues even when there is no need for pretext. Role-playing within a relationship is fine but Jenny expresses a dislike for it. I think it’s fair enough to say this is problematic. Also, I don’t think Vastra’s prejudice towards humanity is being used to the effect that it could be but I don’t trust Moffat to address issues of race anymore than I do feminism.
HOLY SHIT WHAT THE FUCK OMG AMBER WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEYOND PISSED AT EVERYBODY I’M SO EXCITED BEST LOVE TRIANGLE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone for the love of God take these idiots away from me!
danny is adorable and i want one
Willis needs to stop making me ship this. Ethan just has chemistry with everybody golly sheesh!
“I don’t like Donald because I can’t understand him.”
“Why do you even like Donald? All he ever does is get angry.”
“He’s so mean all the time!”
Because the little shitlord never heals you when you actually need him to.
REBLOGGING FOR THAT LAST COMMENT
HE’S ALWAYS FUCKING DEAD LIKE HONESTLY
ouran text posts part 4. (parts 1-3 here.)
Close ups of stain glass window detail at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.
Are these official images or what cuz photography wasn’t allowed inside when I went and we kept trying to nonchalantly hold that one door open so someone could maybe take a picture of the inside. It didn’t work.
I never keep high hopes for Toei Animation just as a general rule. They have produced some overall enjoyable anime but the animation itself has never been outstanding. I was still a bit disappointed when I learned they were the ones animating Sailor Moon Crystal. It’s not that it wasn’t expected, but still. Their animation style has never translated well to “pretty” which is what they were trying to go for here. It’s always been for cartoonish if that makes any sense. I can’t think of a better word at present.
Please keep in mind that all of the above is my opinion nor have I seen every anime ever produced by Toei. It is an old company and therefore it is possible I have somehow missed a crowing achievement of theirs as far as animation goes. For example, I have not seen Precure but I have seen a lot of people comparing the two. This is based on what I have seen and my own style preferences.
Like, I’m not making this up. Usagi then proceeds to stalk Rei all the way back to her home simply because “…she’s so beautiful.” Other moments include: “Demons? I don’t care. Rei’s so cool.”, “She’s beautiful enough to be a princess!”, “How can you accuse a beautiful girl?”.
And don’t look at her like that Ami. You’re the one who felt the need to point out the hot girl that rides your bus. Rei’s milkshake brings everyone to the yard apparently.