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yesscarfgirl:

*heavy breathing* Ingrid Oliver is going to Gallifrey One pls send help I wanna go so bad.

Gallifrey One 2015 Guest Update - Dan Starkey, Ingrid Oliver, and More!

radiofreeskaro:

Gallifrey One 2015 Guest Update - Dan Starkey, Ingrid Oliver, and More! #Gally1

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More guests have been announced for the next edition of the
Gallifrey One convention in February! danstarkeyIn ajust a scant few episodes and specially recorded inserts, Strax the Sontaran, as played by Dan Starkey, has become the comedy heart of Doctor Who. Dan is a very popular convention guest, having last appeared at Gallifrey One in 2013. ingridoliverIngrid Oliverplayed the character Osgood, an…

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yesscarfgirl:

DESPERATELY WANTS A THREAD WHERE OSGOOD LOSES HER MEMORY OF HER ADULT LIFE AND THINKS SHES 17 AND FORGETS ALL THE PROGRESS SHES MADE WITH HER STUTTER AND HER ANXIETY AND HER SELF WORTH AND FORGETS ALL THE ACHIEVEMENTS SHES MADE LIKE FINALLY GETTING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND GETTING A JOB AT UNIT AND JUST YES PLS WHOS IN

yesscarfgirl:

I just imagined a really upsetting death scene for Osgood that could take place when she returns later this season. Help, I even upset myself.

Anonymous asked: DID THAT JUST IMPLY THAT OSGOOD AND THE FOURTH DOCTOR HAD RELATIONS OMG??????

yesscarfgirl:

I REALLY HOPE NOT TBH I THINK IT JUST MEANS THEY’RE FRIENDS AND THAT MOFFAT IS JUST KIDDING

"[re: how did Osgood end up with the 4th Doctor’s scarf in DotD]
The story is too scandalous to relate. But you’ll notice the Curator *wasn’t* wearing that scarf - and let’s be honest, you might have expected him to. Look, it’s not my place to start rumours here, but clearly there’s life in the old dog yet."

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Steven Moffat

immediate gut reaction:

WHAT.  EW.  NO.  

i don’t care if you are the showrunner, you do not get to ruin 2 perfectly lovely asexual headcanons.  nope.  they are both ace.  you can’t prove they’re not.  Moffat disrespects asexuals so his opinion of what happened doesn’t count.

4th Doctor stands by Osgood

[Four says Shush.  Osgood thinks WTF.]

so until i saw that quote, i didn’t even know that i thought of Osgood as ace.  when i discovered i thought this, i wondered why it was important to me. well, she is 2 things at once:

She’s a character, a person… with a vocation, expertise, quirks, defects, etc.  and we see her having plenty of emotions and reactions, but never those kind. so, as of DotD anyway, there is no reason to assume she’s not asexual.

But also she represents fans.

  • she’s a huge fan of the Doctor in any incarnation.  she definitely loves them in some way.  (“them” in the “splendid chap, all of them” sense, and in the nonbinary sense.  not that it matters in this context).  
  • in teaser photos we’ve seen of later in Season8, she picks up items of other incarnations’ outfits (bowtie and converse) to include in her wardrobe, and now there’s the implication that these are all tokens of “scandalous” activity with each of them?!
  • the simple explanation is that she’s cosplaying each version she has met, out of admiration.  assuming she’s got Four’s actual scarf, it was a gift… but there are plenty of other reasons to give even such an important and iconic gift.  i imagined Four giving away the scarf to his greatest admirer, as a symbol of retiring as the Doctor, and having the new position of Curator.  why did he know her?  well, Osgood’s the daughter of a UNIT scientist he would have known, close assistant to the daughter of the Brigadier, etc.  maybe she and her boss have been able to help out before DotD.

without disrespecting fandom that involves romantic crushes on or sexual attraction to characters and actorsi think there should be a space for platonic fandom.  this can consist of admiration, wanting only nice things to happen to them… and of course, in Osgood’s lucky case, being willing/available/skillful to help save the day if the opportunity presents itself.  

…also (despite shipping Doctor/Master and my photostories which are intentionally ambiguous but imply at least romantic connection, because i feel like Ten is maybe panromantic? … and despite how much i appreciate various other shippings of the Doctor that do include them having sexual attraction)…

i pretty firmly headcanon the Doctor as ace, especially some of them, one of which would be Four.  Tom Baker’s Doctor basically flirts with the whole universe, but i don’t feel like the Doctor (as a character) ever means it in a sexual way.

and while this is just one interpretation, it’s not cool to just sort of enforce the sexual interpretation as the only one, either.

so apparently some people (including, i guess, Moffat himself) thought this quote was really fun. 

it is not fun to imply something like that. even disregarding the age difference of the human actors, Osgood admires and looks up to the Doctor so much that any “scandalous” relationship would be so unequal that it would be dubious consent at best.  that is not fun or comical.  that is deeply icky.

(NOTE: just for comparison, i have never really been ok with the Doctor hooking up with normal mortals, not because humans are a different species [consensual lizard+human marriage = great] but because of the power imbalance.  like… Jack or River or even post-BadWolf Rose are ok in that sense, because they have that outside-human perspective and experience. Romana, if that had happened, could maybe have been ok, because despite generational difference(?) she was another timelord. and of course a great aspect of shipping Doctor+Master is that they are each other’s best equal.)

yesscarfgirl:

Silently seethes about the fact that Moffat basically said that Osgood and the Curator slept together like how does that make any sense there he goes making a nice friendly platonic gesture like giving her his scarf into something completely out of both of their characters. She may worship the ground the Doctor walks on, but even her limited canon character shows she wouldn’t do something like that. I’m just really upset.

timeywimeyten:

// After seeing the quote about how Osgood got the scarf, I’d like to offer my interpretation.

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One day, Osgood came to the Museum. She noticed the Curator glancing at Gallifrey Falls [No More], and, along with that, noticed his scarf. Blushing, after a drag on her inhaler, she went up to him, stammering, “—I l-like your scarf, sir.”

He beamed. “Why, thank you!”

"It looks like The Doctor’s," She mused, gesturing to it inbetween repositionings of her spectacles. Her voice was full of admiration, as that Time Lord with the many faces and blue box happened to be her hero. She wanted nothing more than to meet him, shake his hand—and, wear his scarf.

"It’s funny you say that, dear. Let me tell you a secret." The Curator, noting this, gestured for her to lean in, whispering in her ear: "Well, that’s because it is.”

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