Sometimes I think about how Martha Jones was offered all of Time and Space and endless adventure and walked away from it because she’d have to spend it with a person that didn’t respect her.
You talk about role models…
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Erm…it wasn’t about the Doctor’s respect. However, Martha IS one hell of a role model.
"Because he never looked at her twice. I mean, he liked her, but that was it. And she wasted years pining after him. Years of her life. Because while he was around, she never looked at anyone else. And I told her, I always said to her, time and time again, I said, get out. So this is me, getting out." - Martha
Martha respected HERSELF. It wasn’t about the Doctor’s “lack of respect.” (Just because you aren’t interested in someone romantically doesn’t equate to a lack of respect.) It sort of boggles me that apparently so many people completely missed the point of Martha’s story arc.
for real though it astounds me how well the maypole babies of emotional manipulation worked for some people
like, november 22nd, literally no one in the fandom gives two shits about the gallifrey kiddies, on account of they don’t exist
by november 23rd you are “ABSOLUTE GARBAGE” if you weren’t sufficiently manipulated into giving a shit about the kids who only existed to justify a narrative device you may not have liked
if you think this narrative was poorly told, if the kids were too obvious a manipulative tool, if your emotions were not adequately manipulated, you are human garbage!!!! you should probably die! I BET YOU KILL CHILDREN IN REAL LIFE you MONSTER
i mean, infuriating. but also incredible
Say what you will about moffats plotholes. But he will never write anything as bullshit as the end of series 1
someone actually said this