"I was young. It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [Someone brought it up recently] They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself.”
(Source: roseshathaways, via wilwheaton)
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
(Source: iraffiruse, via amandapalmer)
One of the aspects of the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special that most irks me is how profoundly the character of the Doctor was altered. All this time, as good has he’s seemed in numerous episodes, there existed the constant underlying knowledge that, no, he wasn’t all good….
Umm, the Doctor spent 8 generations of the classic Doctor Who not being defined by having committed genocide. I also don’t agree with the universalist view that this takes the meaning out of the Doctor’s guilt in previous episodes. He didn’t know, his pain was still real.
The Doctor’s character changes as the Doctors change. The fifth Doctor started out his regeneration by trying to strangle his companion, and was an asshole to her throughout the regeneration. On the flip side, Tom Baker’s Doctor never had the genocide of his species on his shoulders, and he was a very kind and pleasant fellow.
I do agree the Moffat needs to see his way out, but I don’t agree with your assessment that this lessens the past Doctor’s stories or means impending doom on the future. We were also never told the story of how the Doctor committed genocide, or what EXACTLY happened to the Dalek’s and the Time Lords, so it doesn’t feel to me the same as when Moffat killed the doctor at the beginning of the series and it was all on screen, only to find out it was a “Doctor Robot” and not the Doctor.
We’ve had the stories about the doctor with the weight of genocide on his shoulders, we don’t need to have that forever.
hum you mean the sixth doctor* (unless the structure of the sentence mean ‘started out his regeneration -> became the sixth Doctor?)
Shit, no, you’re right. I mixed that one up. It was the 6th doctor, Colin Baker’s Doctor.