Well, It's True. . Introducing someone to your fandom. When I show friends stuff that I like Stop Liking What
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#3 - mattdoggy (08/27/2014) [-]
Really showing your friends a new show feels like you're sharing the way to get free gold and eternal life   
In reality however it's more like having a hostage who is just too polite to tell you that you are holding them hostage
Really showing your friends a new show feels like you're sharing the way to get free gold and eternal life
In reality however it's more like having a hostage who is just too polite to tell you that you are holding them hostage
User avatar #13 to #3 - boomerpyro (08/27/2014) [-]
i send them a link whenever they complain about being bored and have nothing to do
User avatar #28 to #13 - greedtheavaricious (08/27/2014) [-]
Yeah that's how I do it too
#1 - brappp (08/27/2014) [-]
When I show friends stuff that I like
When I show friends stuff that I like
User avatar #45 to #1 - laspussy (08/27/2014) [-]
yeah it didn't go that well when i tried to introduce someone to my little pony
#69 to #45 - thecrayzeeman (08/27/2014) [-]
You really expected that to go well?
#76 to #45 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
don't feel bad about that one... MLP is an "aquired taste" ... takes more than the first two eps to get someone hooked...
#12 - chrispoot (08/27/2014) [-]
When I introduce my friend to my fandom
#25 to #12 - djlite (08/27/2014) [-]
Who's who in that situation?
Who's who in that situation?
#26 to #25 - guanyu (08/27/2014) [-]
The end of that gif. Damn.
#82 to #26 - chrispoot (08/27/2014) [-]
Here's the fixed version bro.
Here's the fixed version bro.
#86 to #82 - guanyu (08/28/2014) [-]
I walked right into that one.
I walked right into that one.
User avatar #33 to #26 - askafj (08/27/2014) [-]
omg my ocd XDDD
User avatar #36 to #33 - guanyu (08/27/2014) [-]
Nobody said anything about OCD. Be grumpy somewhere else.
User avatar #40 to #25 - chrispoot (08/27/2014) [-]
I am no-capes
User avatar #5 - darthblam (08/27/2014) [-]
Sontarans are great.
They're like space dwarves.
User avatar #19 to #5 - ajperry (08/27/2014) [-]
Or Space Potatos
User avatar #29 to #5 - greedtheavaricious (08/27/2014) [-]
Space marine dwarves
#7 to #5 - listerthepessimist (08/27/2014) [-]
and they're on scottish 20s
#17 to #7 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
dat ***** look like a grumpy penis
User avatar #67 to #7 - animedudej (08/27/2014) [-]
i love seeing all the diferent kinds of certain currencies... (i was about to call that a euro but i stopped myself and looked closer...)

what does twenty pounds sterling mean? is it a reference to when coins used to be Silver?
User avatar #68 to #67 - listerthepessimist (08/27/2014) [-]
The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, equal to 240 silver pennies and equivalent to one pound weight of silver.
User avatar #71 to #68 - animedudej (08/27/2014) [-]
so... basically instead of saying "here's 4800 pennies"...

thats fairly clever...

my countries' currency is Crowns... we used to have fractions of crowns called "ears" but seeing as 1 kroner is equivilant to around 10 pence and our prices being slightly higher in average compared to the UK. it was only logical for us to phase the half kroner (50 øre) out as we did with the 5, 10 etc øre
User avatar #72 to #71 - animedudej (08/27/2014) [-]
it is still very much a part of our currency though though only in bank transactions and/or rounding up/down depending if it's above or below 25 or 75 øre

it's so fun if you pay someone and give them one øre given or taken from the complete ammount...
User avatar #43 to #7 - theangryscot (08/27/2014) [-]
How dare you...that's Robert the Bruce!!

but yes he looks like a space dwarf...
#2 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
where will you be when diarrhea strikes ?
#10 - praisemantas (08/27/2014) [-]
strax is the best!
strax is the best!
User avatar #11 to #10 - sekundab (08/27/2014) [-]
that scene looked like it was from the scary movie series
User avatar #16 to #11 - KellyisAwesome (08/27/2014) [-]
Yeah it was really weird. Heard like seven people in the cinema mutter 'what the ***** .
User avatar #30 to #16 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
Probably because the episode wasn't very good and the humour had been really... atonal up to that point. It made me laugh but it was stupid as **** .
#74 to #10 - halli (08/27/2014) [-]
strax means imediatly in icelandic
#23 to #10 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
My favourite
#56 - mangse (08/27/2014) [-]
I'm actually not a huge fan of introducing anyone to Doctor Who   
Mostly because it means I have to hear those words again   
 I don't want to go
I'm actually not a huge fan of introducing anyone to Doctor Who

Mostly because it means I have to hear those words again
I don't want to go
#27 - guanyu (08/27/2014) [-]
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#15 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
Damnit, I like Doctor Who a lot, but those three victorian english characters, Strax, Lady whatever and that girl are sooo annoying and worthless.
User avatar #18 to #15 - maternation (08/27/2014) [-]
well, they were written by Moffat. so, you know..
User avatar #31 to #18 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
What, you mean like Jack Harkness, Madame Du Pompadour, 11th Doctor, you get the idea.

Moffat writes good characters, they're just quirkier than the ones Davies wrote. That said, that first episode of this season was a pile of garbage... I have no idea what Moffat was thinking when he wrote it but... jesus ******* christ it was terrible.
User avatar #39 to #31 - chimpaflimp (08/27/2014) [-]
Moffat designs good characters, but he can't write a decent story for **** .
User avatar #58 to #39 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
Blink is still, in my opinion, the best the series has ever gotten and that's including Classic Who. That's just due to my own sensibilities but you get the idea.

The Empty Child was another highlight. As was The Girl in the Fireplace. Y'know, the best episodes of their respective seasons? Smith's introduction episode was also very, very good, though that was because it was more character-focussed. In fact, all of Moffat's best episodes are character focussed.

He's a good writer and writes good character stories, but he's less good at stories that don't revolve around the characters so closely. Still, he's better than Davies. Though, saying that, Davies was also pretty decent with his characters, just not Rose or Tennant (most of the time).
User avatar #79 to #58 - chimpaflimp (08/27/2014) [-]
Tennant was the best Doctor by far. Moffat's Doctor Who rapidly devolved into Tumblr faggot fangirls' fanservice. Smith started out good, but quickly turned into "LOOK AT HOW FUN AND QUIRKY I AM GUISE I WEAR BOW-TIES FEZZES R KEWL HURR DURR". **** Moffat. Also, The Girl in The Fireplace was a **** episode; it was just clockwork robots and a camera with an eye in it.
User avatar #80 to #79 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
Eh... I can't deny that Tennant was good but just as Smith had issues as he progressed so did Tennant and they all came from Davies and the writing. Take for example how shockingly grim Tennant gets in the last few episodes. It's such a miserable, miserable thing to see. The Doctor fills a place in our hearts similar to that of Father Christmas. He's something ancient and wonderful that we associate instantly with adventure and excitement. And there is Tennant being all morbid and "I'm going to die." WHEN HE'S TALKING TO AN OLD MAN WHO IS ALSO PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LIVE VERY LONG EITHER! AND HE DOESN'T GET A REGENERATION!

And the whole "I never would." thing. God DAMN was that ******* retarded. For one thing, the Doctor has killed a -ton- of people, sometimes without even a qualm. Even if it was just supposed to be a quirk of Tennant's Doctor some of the first lines he says are "No second chances." right after he KILLS a guy!

I'm all for not killing people but pretending that the Doctor is this absurd paragon of goodness just... this guy has done horrible, horrible things and I get that that has affected the way he sees the world but... good god.

And then there was that ******** puppy-love crap with Rose. Good ******* christ I couldn't stand a freaking moment of that ******** . It's... it's as absurd as the concept of Edward falling in love with Bella. Yes, they're both better characters in Dr. Who but my god is it done stupidly. Smith's romance with River Song was much better... if understandably flawed.

When seeing Smith you need to look at him more as a grandfather playing with his grandkids. He's cooky because it's fun and he puts on a happy face for them as best as he can. He is amongst the most comforting characters ever to appear on T.V. and those words at the end of the first Capaldi episode really drive that home. Smith was a bit too quirky at times but I'd rather too quirky than too puppy-lovey or too morose
Tennant's a good actor, Davies screwed him.
User avatar #90 to #80 - chimpaflimp (08/28/2014) [-]
Tennant was still supposed to be pretty much just Ecclestone with a different face. Rose was supposed to have made him see a different side of things, thus making him from a killer to a good guy. The whole "I don't want to die" thing comes from him fearing that his next regeneration would be a killer again, which Capaldi now is. Davies is a thousand times the writer Moffat will ever be.
User avatar #91 to #90 - snowshark (08/28/2014) [-]
I'll explain the reason behind those final lines and those last few specials then.

It was spite. Moffat had seen how badly Davies had damaged the Dr. Who universe with his last few seasons. How the Daleks and the Cybermen doing full-scale earth invasions had butchered the status quo. He realised that in order to make it so that it was conceivable that there would ever be a human companion again that would be surprised at the idea of space-travel and Daleks he would have to cleverly make it so that none of that ever happened, which he did. He came up with a clever idea that basically reset the canon Earth to a normal state whilst making it so that nothing was technically ret-conned.

Davies found out about this and spitefully made his final four episodes of Tennant (The year of specials) purpously as morbid and miserable as he could. He filled them with the concept of death, even going so far as making the doctor say regeneration feels like dying, just to make it hurt even more that Tennant is leaving and someone new is coming in. "I don't wanna go." A knife in the back of Davies long-time colleague because he had the audacity to fix Davies' mistakes.

He even killed off the Master, just to be spiteful.

I like Midnight. I like the episode with Sarah Jane and K9. I like a lot of Davies episodes, but for every good thing he did there were more bad ones.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on why Moffat was a bad writer though, since I hear that a lot but it's rarely backed up very well. I'm not calling you a liar, 'cause if so many people believe it there has to be something there, but I can't for the life of me see it.

(I mean, obviously he's not magnificent but he's decent.)
User avatar #92 to #91 - chimpaflimp (08/28/2014) [-]
Moffat turned Dr Who into nothing but Tumblr fanservice. He made The Doctor into a "LOL SO RAHNDUM" character. He came up with completely retarded storylines, such as the ridiculously sudden deaths of Amy and Rory and those god-awful calamari monsters from the 50th anniversary episode. There was some ******** about black cubes killing a bunch of people, one of the "monsters" was a star with a face that ate peoples' memories, then exploded when it tried to eat "memories that could have been", which sounds like something some retarded emo would make up. And don't even get me ******* started on the load of utter ***** that is The Silence, which is obviously just Slenderman with Salad Fingers' hands. Moffat will most like bring The Master back through some convoluted ******** , just as he made the current companion magically die but live but die but live because she's "impossible" or something.
User avatar #93 to #92 - snowshark (08/28/2014) [-]
The Amy/Rory deaths aren't ridiculously sudden, they're actually quite well done, given that the Weeping Angels were her most reoccurring villain and due to her entire deal being about taking the long way round, which is a running theme with the Angels.

That said, the episode itself was crappy, even if the deaths were handled well. That one about the giant planet wasn't written by Moffat though. The way writing these seasons works is sometimes other writers do standalone episodes (like Moffat did back in the day) and if it turns out to be crap they don't really have the budget to turn it down. The Power Of Three with the cubes was also not done by Moffat. And the Zygons are actually a Classic Who villain, not a Moffat creation. Either way, I think they're good, if a little goofy-looking. As for the silence, they were kind of a blend between the Slendermen and the Alien Greys and their gimmick and aesthetic really suited the episodes.

As for the Clara thing... yeah that's ******** and I really hate her. I don't hate her as much as I do Rose and I notice that she exists more than I did Martha but Clara really is a weak character.

I also think you're doing Moffat's run a huge disservice. Moffat's episodes in his own seasons include Assylum of the Daleks, The Time of the Doctor, Day of the Doctor, Let's Kill Hitler, Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, A Christmas Carol, and The Eleventh Hour. There were other, less stellar ones but those are some really, really good episodes with great character interactions.

Also, let's not forget that Moffat also writs Sherlock so... yeah he's a damned good writer.

As for the quirkiness... that actually really works for Smith. Yeah, it's grating and annoying when the tumblr girls do it but Smith's character has a host of genuine reasons to do so and it is only a single aspect of his character. What is more memorable about him are his threats like the speech at stonehenge and what he said to House about killing the Time Lords.
User avatar #94 to #93 - chimpaflimp (08/28/2014) [-]
>Good writer.
Pick one.
>Brandysnap Cabbagepatch's ********
>Good show
Pick one.
#75 to #58 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
Davies' best thing was actually his Bad Wolf arc with 9 and Rose... the continuity was great, and it was a tricky arc, but was easy to follow after the fact... some of the Moff's larger arcs are still confusing, even after watching the seasons 2-3 times... i think if they went back to working with each other (given Russ coming back to the show), they'd do really well again. as is, the Moff just needs to stop trying to confuse himself and let the show and ideas speak for themselves...
User avatar #81 to #75 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
I never had any trouble following anything that happened in Moffat's run and I actually thought the Bad Wolf arc was astonishingly stupid and simplistic. I mean, it's just retroactively scattering words in different places which don't lead to them actually doing anything about them... they still end up on Satellite Five in the end and do so without needing to know anything about Bad Wolf.

Whilst it was a clever touch connecting the two Satellite Five episodes together it wasn't an arc... it just happened.

What WAS nice though was that Bad Wolf became a code-word for the Daleks which I do appreciate as it gives the show depth, but even then it doesn't count as an arc.
User avatar #24 - fizzor (08/27/2014) [-]
All fandoms are **** .
User avatar #70 - collateraldamageco (08/27/2014) [-]
tfw your friend introduces you to a show they like and then you watch it more than they do and they just end up forgetting about it so now you don't have anyone to talk to about it...
User avatar #37 - golnax (08/27/2014) [-]
Capaldi is going to be a fantastic Doctor. Everyone's all complaining about him and the first episode, and I can't help but think that they're missing out on most if not all of the subtle hints that the 13th doctor is going to be the most horrifying yet.

Capaldi is going to embody the title "The Oncoming Storm".
User avatar #49 to #37 - holycrapimacupcake (08/27/2014) [-]
He's the Doctor who gives no ***** , and yet gives all the ***** at the same time.
#50 - therealdoctor ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
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User avatar #35 - alphagex (08/27/2014) [-]
I wonder if fj has a fandom
#41 to #35 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
have u herd of broneis???
User avatar #42 to #41 - alphagex (08/27/2014) [-]
No i ment like a fandom that is about fj i wonder if it exist
#46 - trollzoll (08/27/2014) [-]
When I hear the word fandom.
User avatar #8 - loonquawl (08/27/2014) [-]
I don't have cable anymore and can't find a torrent for it yet...
Someone tell me, is the newest doctor entertaining?
#9 to #8 - hitro (08/27/2014) [-]
Could go to couch tuner, that's where I watch mine.
User avatar #14 to #8 - lexxy (08/27/2014) [-]
it's alright. Some bits are terrible like capaldi was meant to pass out and he puts his hands in front of him.

Strax was still the best part of the episode
#21 to #14 - John Cena (08/27/2014) [-]
Hardly. He's what Jar-Jar Binks is for Star Wars.
User avatar #22 to #8 - The Captain (08/27/2014) [-]
It's pretty **** and it's going abit silly like when vestra mind mels with the doc you hear "boooooiinng" and he passes out.
User avatar #32 to #8 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
It's... we've seen one episode of the new series so let's not judge too quickly but to put it in perspective in the episode there is actually an appearance by Matt Smith and jesus ******* christ Capaldi did not hold up next to him. Capaldi's a good actor so I blame the direction and the writing but holy ******* **** this guy isn't the Doctor. Maybe in a few episodes depending on if the writing improves... but my god there's not been a regeneration episode so poorly handled as this since the 6th Doctor tried to strangle his companion!

There was overacting everywhere and I can't remember a single moment where I looked at him and felt like he was the Doctor. Smith? The moment he popped out of the Tardis he was the Doctor. Instantly from the way he looked so bizarre, his expressions, choice of words, delivery, everything about him was the Doctor and his first episode is one of the best in the show's history but this one was certainly one of the worst.

I dunno... Capaldi can still pull it out of the hat but... if this was Moffat putting his best foot forwards he twisted his ankle and stumbled something awful.
User avatar #84 to #32 - loonquawl (08/28/2014) [-]
I thought the opposite about matt smith. I tried to like him, but I just couldn't. Can't wait to see the next actor try out the role.
User avatar #85 to #84 - snowshark (08/28/2014) [-]
Can you go into more detail about it? Just it is usually an interesting discussion when you start discussing why you like different Doctors.
User avatar #87 to #85 - loonquawl (08/28/2014) [-]
I think a lot of the turn off I had for Matt Smith's Doctor was his fan base in my area. Before I had a chance to see his first appearance, the teenage girls I worked with were already making him annoying for me. It wasn't even that they were praising his acting or the story line, it was his age they liked.
Now that the fandom has a new doctor to like/hate/whatever, I'll probably go back and see if I enjoy Matt Smith's doctor more.
User avatar #88 to #87 - snowshark (08/28/2014) [-]
I find Smith nailed the 'Old man in a young man's body' better than any doctor before him. Tennant got kinda grim from time to time but Smith acted like an old person pretty much all the time, even when he was being quirky and kinda like a little kid it was done with that sense of understanding that deep down he really is this old, old guy. There was a vulnerability to him in the sense that you could always see that he was damaged goods but also this warming presence where he was almost always just the best person to be with. Like just being near him would be enough to make you happy.

It got needlessly quirky from time to time but a lot of the time those quirks are there to mask one thing or another and Smith's doctor more than any since classic Who was really into teaching, not so much in the sense of giving people lessons, but more in the sense of helping them learn lessons. Amy advances on Smith and the first thing he does is realise exactly what the problem is and exactly what the solution is.

Nearing the end of his run Tennant grew to become incredibly miserable as a character. Like a parade of misery that just got more and more miserable. He was at his best when playing off of Donna, who was the best companion of all of New Who so far both in terms of her contrinutions to the plot without necessarily having to have it revolve around her and her actually being entertaining to have on-screen. Ten could really play off of that the way Smith could play off of River. However we saw so much that was miserable near the end and when you learn why that is it's just the most ******* horrible thing you could imagine.

*sigh* I like Tennant, but for me Smith hit the nail on the head for what I love about the Doctor. He feels like he belongs next to Father Christmas somewhere deep in my heart, being an avatar of adventure ad innocence.
User avatar #4 - demandsgayversion (08/27/2014) [-]
Anyone else find it weird that they lowered the budget on special effects to raise on extremely unnecessary slo-mo shots?
User avatar #6 to #4 - warioteam (08/27/2014) [-]
i like the cheesiness. It pays homage to the fact its based off a 60 year old show.
User avatar #34 to #6 - snowshark (08/27/2014) [-]
I like the cheesiness because I just like the cheesiness. Even if Who wasn't 60 years old it'd be fine to be cheesy because that's the tone it's going for. However there was an overabundance of cheese in this last episode. That and forced humour.

And terrible acting. I dunno what happened to Capaldi, probably really bad direction combined with the terrible script, but that man is not the actor I know him to be... really hope the next episode is better and this was just a fluke because my god...
User avatar #38 - technobanana (08/27/2014) [-]
I have a fandom for something much much better.
Pussy and getting laid.
#78 to #38 - phoxic (08/27/2014) [-]
And your friends will still feel kind of like hostages, in an awkward way, if you force them to watch.
#44 to #38 - guanyu (08/27/2014) [-]
Well, most fandoms are about something fictional anyway.
Well, most fandoms are about something fictional anyway.
#55 to #44 - mangse (08/27/2014) [-]
Daaaaaaaamn son
Daaaaaaaamn son
#63 to #55 - technobanana (08/27/2014) [-]
I got 			*******		 destroyed...
I got ******* destroyed...
#83 to #63 - evictedone (08/27/2014) [-]
You're taking it pretty well. I don't think anyone's gonna hold this one over your head.
User avatar #89 to #83 - technobanana (08/28/2014) [-]
eh its pretty hilarious and anyway you can't post a comment like i did and not expect someone to say something.
#47 to #44 - mogolliz (08/27/2014) [-]
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#65 to #44 - isolovegames (08/27/2014) [-]
Damn that burn was worse than white phosphorus.
Damn that burn was worse than white phosphorus.
#62 to #44 - technobanana (08/27/2014) [-]
I hurts so much... you could of let me believe just for a minute...    
it burns! I need some water or some 			****		 because you burnt me good.
I hurts so much... you could of let me believe just for a minute...
it burns! I need some water or some **** because you burnt me good.
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User avatar #66 to #52 - luqmanr (08/27/2014) [-]
what's the anime sauce?
User avatar #54 to #52 - cookiecoketwo (08/27/2014) [-]
+1 fav
#95 to #44 - technobanana (08/28/2014) [-]
+73 dayum son... Congratulations on 			*******		 destroying me
+73 dayum son... Congratulations on ******* destroying me
User avatar #53 to #44 - fizzor (08/27/2014) [-]
Blown the **** out
#73 to #44 - zekeon ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
User avatar #64 - crazyanimal (08/27/2014) [-]
Been trying to get my best friend into GoT... And he says it's boring.... I'm like the **** do you watch
User avatar #61 - mrwalkerfour (08/27/2014) [-]
doctor who's plotline is so ******** up and full of holes that i no longer watch it for plot and instead for laughs, IE potato head quotes
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