Justin:Once in kindergarten, I peed my pants on purpose because the teacher wouldn't me go to the bathroom. Everybody was like, "Justin peed his pants!" and I stood up on my seat and I'm like (switches to squeaky voice) "That's right! The teacher wouldn't let me go to the bathroom!"
moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this was a (really lovely actually) nod to canon, it’s not the first time this has happened; amy just “became” a model in one episode and was never shown like this again (after her first job was as a kissogram). it’s impossible to imagine this happening with any of russell t davies’ companions, who all had lives incredibly minutely planned out; rose and mickey found their path to success obstructed by class boundaries and working manually, donna worked a succesion of uninspiring office jobs and even well off martha was shown physically working very hard to achieve her medical degree.
this ability to skip through professions as well as change locations and dump family just grounds the idea that moffat’s companions are strange, non-human, undeveloped creatures. their lives, trials and tribulations don’t matter outside of the doctor, and it’s like they’re a succession of barbie dolls; “i can be a model! i can be a teacher! i can be an archaeologist!” with an awful lot of pluck, a cheeky grin, and no substance whatsoever
i’m waiting for the moment when men latch onto the selfie. suddenly, taking pictures of oneself will no longer be considered “narcissistic and vapid” and “a pathetic cry for attention” but instead, “a genius form of self promotion” and “the ultimate in diy brand building”
I mean as a person who’s had to integrate in a foreign culture (which is think is similar to how muggle borns would initially feel in the wizarding world) I know how you, despite wanting to become part of the community, seek out people like you by instinct. Tbh, all the European kids in my town would spend at least the first thirty minutes of any conversation with each other talking about how seriously no Communist is like a dirty word here and why don’t they have Kinder eggs in this fucking place is2g. So it makes sense to me that muggle borns would seek each other out and make inside jokes and dude the new Pokèmon came out bloody hell I’ll have to wait for summer to play it ugh and shit please tell me your mum sent you ballpoints again I seriously cannot deal with all this ink I keep staining everything.
Sorry I vomited words on here omg sorry I just realized
can we all just appreciate that peeta lives in a place called panem
panem is latin for bread
peeta lives in bread
I’m pretty positive The Hunger Games is just one, really long and depressing bread pun.
(Peeta is also a homophone for a type of bread. Whatever happens to Peeta is mirrored by what’s happening in Panem during the series. Things that happen in the series are also mirrored by the process of baking bread. And of course the District 12 marriage ceremony is the Toasting, which is bread + fire — Peeta + Katniss. It’s not a pun, but The Hunger Games is a very long bread-related metaphor.)