Reblog this if you’re an American Whovian
Apparently my mom thinks that if you’re an American, you’re not supposed to like Doctor Who at all. She thinks it’s "not right". Please help me prove her wrong by reblogging or even liking this if you’re an American (or just not British in general) and like DW.
I’ve been watching Who since the early 80’s, and I’m in Texas.
Anonymous asked: Why do you like Gillian Anderson so much? (Not asking in the rude way but interested in what you'd say)
Let me tell you about Gillian Anderson, the woman who got arrested on the night of her high school graduation for gluing the gates shut, the woman who fixed Victoria Beckham’s collar backstage because she thought it was up wrong, the woman who nonchalantly revealed to a gay and lesbian magazine that she’s had relationships with women, the woman who was literally on her last unemployment check when she got the leading role for The X-Files, the woman who knew nothing about the industry yet negotiated to get higher pay rather than a quarter portion of her male co-star’s salary, the woman who sheltered her daughter from any tabloid until the new millennium (which were on her terms, by the way), the woman who voluntarily dedicated all of 2013 to fan conventions and expos in honour of the series 20th anniversary, the woman who, after an interview, tried to exit the restaurant through the glass windowed walls.
She’s reserved but open, stoic but friendly, polite but comfortably so and she’s unapologetic about who she is. She’s years of experience — of aches and accomplishments.
She’s an example that life’s successes aren’t linear, that even if something ends, you can still continue. Two marriages, one longterm relationship and three children later, she’s still moving. And I admire the hell out of that. She doesn’t settle for anything that she doesn’t deserve.
She doesn’t feel the need to be recognized for her work; she works because she loves it. She doesn’t give a fuck about how much you’ll pay her, she cares about the quality of what you’re asking her to be a part of. She hasn’t been on American television for eleven years, and now that she’s back, she has two major series under her belt (not to mention her theatre work in London this summer, the BBC’s The Fall, and the shit ton of other work she’s done).
She encourages her daughter to follow her dreams rather than men, she raises money for charity at every feasible opportunity, she treats the women she portrays with such reverence as if they were real and she swears so much that Jay Leno titled her as his most censored guest (you wouldn’t be able to count the amount of times she’s sworn with your fingers and toes in one interview). Aside from that, Gillian is just such a cultured and educated woman that I’m constantly in awe of her, and in the time that I’ve become aware of her and her work, I’ve learned a whole lot about myself and have excelled in life.
I love strong, grounded, open-minded women and Gillian Anderson is one of them.
i have an idea in my head where thor is just like. painfully incapable of being cissexist.
like some transphobic reporter asks him abt his sexuality and he’s “i have been attracted to many of your midgardian genders” and “what” and “my current paramor is genderqueer” “are they male or female” “they are neither of those two genders, that is what i have just said!” “oh well what were they born as" "oh no, dear friend, u appear to be confusing genderqueer with genderfluid! the lady mystique assures me that these are two very different things, [extremely extended explanation]"
oh my gosh yes
"but what are they biologically?”
"…they are human."
oh my god
"But what is between their legs?!"
"That is not of your concern, but on a good day, myself!"