mutecebu:

smitethepatriarchy:

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I try really hard not to respond to inappropriately inflammatory political or social-justice posts these days. But I have to respond to this one. I’ll be brief.
I know Republican =/= Christain, but as many are so fond of pointing out, there is a very strong correlation. Christains are much more likely to travel overseas for a service trip. Of all the doctors I know who do medical service overseas, all but one are outspoken Christain. Traditionally Christian/traditionally Republican states have a significantly higher rate of charitable giving. And while I’m playing the association game, you know what other population is mostly republican? Healthcare workers.

Yeah, demonizing a large, heterogeneous group of people based on stereotypes? Not cool. Republicans aren’t even in power right now, so this is punching down on a less-privileged group. OHHHHH.
(One question, though, because I’m Googling and coming up blank: what’s the source on voting trends among healthcare workers?)

mutecebu:

smitethepatriarchy:

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I try really hard not to respond to inappropriately inflammatory political or social-justice posts these days. But I have to respond to this one. I’ll be brief.

I know Republican =/= Christain, but as many are so fond of pointing out, there is a very strong correlation. Christains are much more likely to travel overseas for a service trip. Of all the doctors I know who do medical service overseas, all but one are outspoken Christain. Traditionally Christian/traditionally Republican states have a significantly higher rate of charitable giving. And while I’m playing the association game, you know what other population is mostly republican? Healthcare workers.

Yeah, demonizing a large, heterogeneous group of people based on stereotypes? Not cool. Republicans aren’t even in power right now, so this is punching down on a less-privileged group. OHHHHH.

(One question, though, because I’m Googling and coming up blank: what’s the source on voting trends among healthcare workers?)

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nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

nijuukoo:

kimberlyspeter:

luftkissenfahrzeug:

clarri:

wowfunniestposts:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Calculus
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Algebra
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Theorem
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Analysis
Harry Potter and the Order of Operations
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Statistician
Harry Potter and the Deathly Algorithms

OH MY FUCKING GOD

AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS 

I’m in Dumbledores math club…

More like Harry Hypotternuse.


You’re a mathemagician, Harry.

nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

nijuukoo:

kimberlyspeter:

luftkissenfahrzeug:

clarri:

wowfunniestposts:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Calculus

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Algebra

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Theorem

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Analysis

Harry Potter and the Order of Operations

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Statistician

Harry Potter and the Deathly Algorithms

OH MY FUCKING GOD

AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS

I’m in Dumbledores math club…

More like Harry Hypotternuse.

You’re a mathemagician, Harry.

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gingerten:

AU: Nine meets Ten and Eleven

AKA HOW THE 50th SHOULD HAVE BEEN

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shitshilarious:

there is nothing theoretical about the cold blood in that flows through Stephen Hawking

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invisible-mirror:

mutecebu:

wolves4ever:

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Cool stuff, I never noticed Martha’s take. All that is true from Martha’s perspective. Look at it from the Doctor’s point of view, though:

The Doctor is a Time Cop, and Jack is a Time Criminal. Jack’s personality also rubs him the wrong way. Jack is an anomaly fixed in time and space, and the Doctor’s instincts scream at him that Jack is an abomination - call it racism if you like, but stronger. The Doctor disagrees with Jack founding Torchwood, seeing it as both dangerous and infringing on his jurisdiction (a common theme in the Doctor’s conflict with earth governments). Lastly, Jack is flirting with him and following him like a lost puppy, while the doctor is actively avoiding establishing new relationships. (Recall, if you will, that his following companion is Donna, whom he already knew.)

So, to look at it through the Doctor’s eyes, if he sees himself as a metaphorical white policeman, then jack is an annoying black criminal vigilante who is following him around and flirting with him despite numerous hints he’s not interested.

"You abandoned me."
"Did I?"

The Doctor doesn’t feel like he owes Jack anything.

(For the record, I love their dynamic.)

I don’t disagree with this, as far as it goes. The Doctor did what made sense to him at the time, just like anyone would, and he justifies his behavior using all the same arguments. What the Doctor conveniently ignores, though, is that he invited Jack into the TARDIS in the first place and never gave him any sign that that invitation was being revoked. “You abandoned me” isn’t “You evaded my attempts to force my way into your life” (which is kind of the vibe I get from the above analogy); it’s “You brought me to this place, then left me stranded and alone with no resources or explanation of any kind.” So basically your metaphorical criminal has been invited to couch-surf in the policeman’s home after his own house burned down, and it all goes fine until one day he comes “home” to find the locks changed and the windows boarded up and all his worldly possessions still inside. Oh, and in accepting that couch-surfing invitation, he had to move to a different state and therefore knows no one else in the area.

Plus, just because you can compare the Doctor’s visceral reaction to a real-world counterpart (racism) doesn’t make it acceptable.

Plus he hasn’t learned of Jack’s affiliation with Torchwood yet.

But of course, I also love their dynamic. Absolutely adore it. You know why? Because Jack is a friggin’ saint in this scenario. You want a role model for unconditional love, you got it right here. Jack could have reacted any number of ways to what the Doctor put him through. Left for dead by someone he thought he could trust, picked up and tortured by an enemy organization as a direct result—sound like anyone else in the DW/Torchwood universe? Yeah, that would be Jack’s brother, Gray. Jack went through a VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY, the kind where you get obsessed with seeking vengeance on the person who left you, and his “vengeance” is to ask the Doctor for an explanation. He doesn’t even insist on it being a good explanation.

And please note that I don’t condone the sort of relationship you see sometimes, mostly in romances (and real life), where one character treats another like crap and the other rolls over and takes it because s/he “loves” the first. That’s not healthy. But Jack isn’t rolling over, any more than he’s seeking revenge. He gets his explanation. It isn’t a good one, like I said, but it’s the truth and he accepts it as such. He’s in a strong enough place emotionally—it comes down to self-esteem, I guess—that he can absorb the Doctor’s betrayal without being damaged by it. And he makes a decision that reconciles his love for the Doctor with the realization that he needs to look out for himself, because the Doctor won’t—that the Doctor’s wonderful and all, and Jack will continue to take bullets for him as the need arises, but that Torchwood, not the TARDIS, is his life and his rock from now on.

Martha’s not privy to any of this, obviously. From her perspective, the exchange probably does come off as cruel etc., whereas the Doctor’s take is probably more like “I may have possibly goofed and I don’t want to think about it, next subject,” and Jack, if I had to guess, is likely thinking along the lines of “Can I get back what we had? Doesn’t look that way. Crap, what now?”

Now I’ve been piling on the Doctor this whole time and I feel kinda bad, so I would just like to point out for the record that the REASONS Jack is able to do all this—the reason he’s compassionate instead of self-absorbed, the reason he’s turned Torchwood into something he can be proud of, and heck, the reason he’s alive at all—all come down to the Doctor. The Doctor did wrong by Jack here, but he’d already done a lot of things right, which is why Jack loves him to the point where it’s become unconditional.

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mutecebu:

wolves4ever:

 (winterinthetardis)

Cool stuff, I never noticed Martha’s take. All that is true from Martha’s perspective. Look at it from the Doctor’s point of view, though:

The Doctor is a Time Cop, and Jack is a Time Criminal. Jack’s personality also rubs him the wrong way. Jack is an anomaly fixed in time and space, and the Doctor’s instincts scream at him that Jack is an abomination - call it racism if you like, but stronger. The Doctor disagrees with Jack founding Torchwood, seeing it as both dangerous and infringing on his jurisdiction (a common theme in the Doctor’s conflict with earth governments). Lastly, Jack is flirting with him and following him like a lost puppy, while the doctor is actively avoiding establishing new relationships. (Recall, if you will, that his following companion is Donna, whom he already knew.)

So, to look at it through the Doctor’s eyes, if he sees himself as a metaphorical white policeman, then jack is an annoying black criminal vigilante who is following him around and flirting with him despite numerous hints he’s not interested.

"You abandoned me."
"Did I?"

The Doctor doesn’t feel like he owes Jack anything.

(For the record, I love their dynamic.)

I don’t disagree with this, as far as it goes. The Doctor did what made sense to him at the time, just like anyone would, and he justifies his behavior using all the same arguments. What the Doctor conveniently ignores, though, is that he invited Jack into the TARDIS in the first place and never gave him any sign that that invitation was being revoked. “You abandoned me” isn’t “You evaded my attempts to force my way into your life” (which is kind of the vibe I get from the above analogy); it’s “You brought me to this place, then left me stranded and alone with no resources or explanation of any kind.” So basically your metaphorical criminal has been invited to couch-surf in the policeman’s home after his own house burned down, and it all goes fine until one day he comes “home” to find the locks changed and the windows boarded up and all his worldly possessions still inside. Oh, and in accepting that couch-surfing invitation, he had to move to a different state and therefore knows no one else in the area.

Plus, just because you can compare the Doctor’s visceral reaction to a real-world counterpart (racism) doesn’t make it acceptable.

Plus he hasn’t learned of Jack’s affiliation with Torchwood yet.

But of course, I also love their dynamic. Absolutely adore it. You know why? Because Jack is a friggin’ saint in this scenario. You want a role model for unconditional love, you got it right here. Jack could have reacted any number of ways to what the Doctor put him through. Left for dead by someone he thought he could trust, picked up and tortured by an enemy organization as a direct result—sound like anyone else in the DW/Torchwood universe? Yeah, that would be Jack’s brother, Gray. Jack went through a VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY, the kind where you get obsessed with seeking vengeance on the person who left you, and his “vengeance” is to ask the Doctor for an explanation. He doesn’t even insist on it being a good explanation.

And please note that I don’t condone the sort of relationship you see sometimes, mostly in romances (and real life), where one character treats another like crap and the other rolls over and takes it because s/he “loves” the first. That’s not healthy. But Jack isn’t rolling over, any more than he’s seeking revenge. He gets his explanation. It isn’t a good one, like I said, but it’s the truth and he accepts it as such. He’s in a good enough place emotionally—it comes down to self-esteem, I guess—that he can absorb the Doctor’s betrayal without being damaged by it. And he makes a decision that reconciles his love for the Doctor with the realization that he needs to look out for himself, because the Doctor won’t—that the Doctor’s wonderful and all, and Jack will continue to take bullets for him as the need arises, but that Torchwood, not the TARDIS, is his life and his rock from now on.

Martha’s not privy to any of this, obviously. From her perspective, the exchange probably does come off as cruel etc., whereas the Doctor’s take is probably more like “I may have possibly goofed and I don’t want to think about it, next subject,” and Jack, if I had to guess, is likely thinking along the lines of “Can I get back what we had? Doesn’t look that way. Crap, what now?”

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wolves4ever:

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Dear news panelist: putting a virus on an airplane does not make it “airborne.” Please stop using that word before someone misinterprets it. Whoops, too late.

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