Nothing is ever forgotten. Not really.

Yet another experiment in social media.

A Good Dalek

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In “Dalek,” the titular Dalek says that the Doctor would make a good Dalek.

In “Into the Dalek,” the titular Dalek tells the Doctor he is a good Dalek.

Let’s break this down, because these two lines and the difference between them fascinate me.

I. Why the Doctor is like a Dalek

This one is easy. The Doctor hates. He has, in his long lifetime—particularly as a result of the Time War—grown to hate the Daleks. Hate them enough that he could destroy them, hate them enough that he’s prejudiced against the very idea of just one of them ever turning good.

To the Daleks, of course, hatred is their only morality. They don’t know anything else. Three Daleks in New Who have pointed out the similarity between their hatred of all other life and the Doctor’s hatred of them: the lone Dalek (“Dalek”), the Dalek prime minister (“Asylum of the Daleks”), and now the wounded Dalek.

II. “You would make a good Dalek.”

This is also easy. The Ninth Doctor shows a vehement hatred of the Daleks. “You would make a good Dalek.” His hatred would make him fit right in with the most fearsome species in the universe.

III. “You are a good Dalek.”

Wham. By this time, the wounded Dalek has some sense of morality. The Doctor calls him a good Dalek, by which he means that the creature is a moral Dalek. The Dalek says that he is not and tells the Doctor that he is.

This Dalek doesn’t mean what the first one did. He doesn’t mean that the Doctor would make a fine, rampaging, hateful killer. He means that the Doctor is like the Daleks but moral. He means that the Doctor hates, but acts as a moral person anyway.

IV. Conclusion

They’re both brilliant, beautiful lines. The first line is harsh and unforgiving, even emotionally manipulative (to throw the Doctor off as the Dalek conquers the base). The second is actual praise (a farewell to someone who tried to save this Dalek). And while I’ve always loved the first line, I definitely like the second better.

It’s a line that really makes you think, from an episode that made you think. And, really? That’s definitely beautiful.




Truth… It’s even funnier when they go “I knew it!” And you think to yourself, “Of course, you gave me the idea.” 

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Truth… It’s even funnier when they go “I knew it!” And you think to yourself, “Of course, you gave me the idea.” 

"We die to each other daily.
What we know of other people
Is only our memory of the moments
During which we knew them. And they have changed since then.
To pretend that they and we are the same
Is a useful and convenient social convention
Which must sometimes broken. We must also remember
That at every meeting we are meeting a stranger."

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T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party (via bookmania)

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Personal money-related stuff below. May come off a little (or a lot) gloaty.

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I’m really not fond of shopping, clothes shopping especially, and fashion generally bewilders me, but there really is something nice about clothes that fit properly. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying them and being glad you have the money to buy them.

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Forever wondering if I am contributing to a conversation by using my own experiences or being self centered and rude.

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"I don't know if you're still on Wellbutrin, but did you gain any weight on it?? Im on Effexor and it's made me gain weight like crazy so I wanted to try something new"

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I am still on Wellbutrin, and I actually lost some weight.  It’s different for different people, but generally Wellbutrin doesn’t cause weight gain.

(Disclaimer: I am not a medical… holy shit, I am a medical professional, but I am not speaking in a professional capacity and I do not know your specific situation. This is strictly an informal opinion.)

Also not a doctor, but on  Wellbutrin and talked a lot with my doctor about side effects. Basically Wellbutrin is a  norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor, not a serotonin uptake inhibitor like Effexor, and acts more like a stimulant. Weight gain’s not uncommon on a lot of serotonin uptake inhibitors, but Wellbutrin can suppress appetite, which is something I have to monitor since I’ve got other stuff going on that makes keeping weight up not always easy.

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river x 11 x tumblr 

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Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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I <3 William Shatner on Twitter

I love how they respond to him, as if he is actually a captain, even more.

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i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

Well, for the first one, you should try Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. It’s a little dated now, but “secretly raising a baby dragon on the liver your dad brought home that no one else will eat” almost matches your criteria.