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Okay, imagine for a moment that you are in the chess club in college, a club that had been in existence for centuries. And in the last couple of years a checkers club was created. Populated by lackwits who constantly made fun of the chess club for being old fashioned and unpopular in their limited circle. And one year these same lackwits decided to try their hand at chess, and somehow won a national competition for the school…. It is this same mixture of national pride and personal hate that I feel every time an American soccer team beats an English team or succeeds in the World Cup.
All the Bonds.
This is fantastic.
Realizing the Bonds are like Americans version of Doctor Who…just more killing and a lot more sex
James bond is fucking British dude.
did someone really just think that james bond is american
did someone really think James Bond kills more people than the doctor
A friend asked me the other day why the rest of the world hates Americans. This. This is why.
Indonesian Autumn Adder
that’s a dragon…don’t even try to fight me on this… that’s a fucking dragon
That’s the cutest thing I ever did see
HOW DID YOU FIND THESE!! I THOUGHT I HAD BURNED THE PICTURES OF MY YOUTH!! I AM NOT CUTE I AM A TERRIFYING, FIRE BREATHING DRAGON!! I AM THE DRAGON DREAD!!
I am neither cute, nor tiny!
WHY DID THE GALLIFREYANS DECIDE TO LOOM CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR
gingerbeardyman said: Loom children? I don’t understand. Why would they have children in their home world? Strange, right?
Gallifreyans don’t give birth to children, they’re incapable of doing so, they use machines called Looms. Looms create new Gallifreyans. It’s great, because you can have any number of people of any gender to create a new Gallifreyan (yay for no gender roles and necessity for male+female). But Gallifreyan’s also have a super strict house/caste/hierarchal society and stuff and they modify themselves (only the upper classes can regenerate, for instance.) They have a super oppressive society built very heavily on classes. In the Time War they turned themselves into weapons. We know that using Looms you can create new Gallifreyans straight as adults - 18+. So why, in the middle of a war, did this despicable elitist species that had spent their entire time modifying themselves (hence, ‘who can tell the difference anymore’ in Night of the Doctor - they basically are daleks at this point) decide to create a bunch of (pyrodian, I think, one of the upper classes?) children, on such a large scale that would never be useful in a war and would be a drain on resources?
So yeah, actually, it is strange they’d have children on their homeworld. Really strange.
I don’t know, it just didn’t really make sense. I think basically it was more of an ignoring canon thing than anything else, which I guess I’m okay with because not very many people know about looming and gallifreyan society but it does kind of suck. More angry about Elizabeth I and plot holes but also very happy about classic who nods and also Capaldi and there is a chance they’ll explain a lot when the Doctor goes to Gallifrey so *shrugs*
Hi! Sorry to butt in: you followed me and I checked your blog, and I think I can help.
It’s long been my contention that not all Looms create adult-sized bodies: just because the Doctor was Loomed as an adult doesn’t mean they all were. (Baby!Master in Sound of Drums plus the fact that Eight in To The Death says Susan was ‘so small’ when they left Gallifrey are good hints at this.) Whether a Loom creates a child body or an adult one is probably down to the individual House or the parents.
So let’s assume ‘children’, in the context meant by the Doctors when they’re discussing the number of children on Gallifrey, to mean ‘people of any size or shape under the age of 100 or so’.
Gallifrey’s population pre-Time War was less than a million by any sane calculation method. So those 2.47 billion children? Probably child soldiers, i.e. people Loomed expressly to fight. (And, hey, that explains a lot about why Ten reacted so violently to Jenny’s ‘birth’.)
There’s a thing called a War Loom on Gallifrey used to create supersoldiers. Most of those child soldiers probably came from the War Looms. Buuut, the normal Looms would have continued Looming replacements when normal Gallifreyans died. And some of those would have been child-shaped.
Either regular Looms let the parents/House set the size of their Loomling or they don’t - we don’t have enough information to say. If they don’t let people choose, then it’s simple: the children came out child-sized because they had to. If they do let people choose? I can see people deliberately choosing to make their children child-sized specifically so that they wouldn’t be drafted in and forced to fight from birth.
I honestly doubt Steven Moffat even thought about this, like legit at all I 100% doubt he’d understand what you were talking about if you asked him about this. We honestly think about what happens on the show more than the writers atm, I promise you that.
one of the things about Moffat is he’s not a particularly brave writer, is he?
actions have no consequences, nobody dies in a way that’s not gently in their beds unless they come back two minutes later, the Doctor himself can’t get his hands dirty and…
why are people on this damn website so obsessed with tea it’s fuckin leaf water
How could a member of my own peer group say something so horrible!