I want to go a con where he is speaking, and criticize him on the mic just by going to someone next to him or something “Don’t you think he looks tired?” staring intently, then walking away.
hahahahaha omfg YES
Can we talk about how in “The Big Bang”, the Doctor was erased from time and aside from the lack of stars in the sky, it wasn’t exactly catastrophic (… for Earth at least).
But then in “The Name of the Doctor”, the Doctor is being erased and OMG THE UNIVERSE IS ENDING!!!!11!1!!
the universe repairs itself but it’s nice to have the doctor around
that was the whole point of the big bang
which was a great episode imo
er, I thought in the big bang, the world was only being kept alive by the burning Tardis, and even that was coming to an end?
like, the rest of the universe was gone (there were no stars, no sun), and the earth was being kept alive…but only because it was at the epicenter of the whole dealio.
It’s been a while since I saw the ep, so I could be wrong, but that’s what I remember…
I am loving the way the writers are using different classical art forms as metaphors for what is happening thematically in the show. And this week I was really impressed as well. When Holmes and Irene/Moriarty first meet the camera lingers on a number of significant paintings and, as visual metaphors, they prove quite nifty.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Rousse/La Toilette sits centrally, obviously so, during the scene when Holmes and Irene first meet. Holmes and Irene trade banter, they circle around it and this painting of a woman half-dressed after her bath, her back revealed to us, stands between them centrally the whole time, as if to say pay attention, I am telling you something. The image is then echoed later when Holmes identifies Irene as Moriarty when looking at her naked back soon after she has showered.
Then there is Breugel’s The Blind Leading the Blind, which was painted as an allegory of inner blindness leading to spiritual downfall; it was based on the metaphor used by Jesus in Matthew and Luke’s gospels. In it the blind men fall, or are falling into a ditch because they cannot see it, and in retrospect it’s a brilliant visual metaphor for both Holmes’ and Irene/Moriarty’s downfalls: despite their preternatural outward perceptiveness they are inwardly blind, unable to perceive their weaknesses (their love for/obsession with each other) and how it gives them both away. Curiously, next to the painting is a large mirror which neither of them look in.
 And of course Rubens’ Doubting Thomas, which is all about resurrection and believing what can be seen, touched, and experienced through the senses.