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thedistortedmirror:

she’s supposed to have a ton of character development in series 8 though. i’d give it a chance…
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Here’s my problem with Clara. They’ve had half a season,…

I actually think Clara has TOO much personality.  Think about real life.  When you meet a new person, if you can sum up who they are in few meetings, then they are shallow and have very little personality.  Complex people seem inconsistent and one dimensional in the first few meetings because you can’t analyze past a very basic level of what they are like.  It takes MANY meetings to get any sort of sense of them.

Because we don’t see characters very much, we have to be able to get a sense of them and care about them very quickly before they are gone again.  Therefore characters tend to be far less complex than real people (unless they reoccur over a VERY long period of time and are able to built to that level of complexity).

Clara seems inconsistent and simple because her character is being written too complex for the amount of time we have to get to know her.  We don’t understand because the complexity is too ambivalent for the length of time we’ve had to try to unriddle her.

I can see what you’re saying.  I’m not disagreeing with it, just taking it in another direction with what you’ve said here.  

I think the problem is that her character hasn’t been really flushed out in any sense.  So when you don’t have those basic principles on which to build a character they sort of get lost in the midst of different writers.  So I don’t really think it’s because she has too much personality, I think it’s because none of the writers knew what personality she was supposed to have, so they all just wrote her however they wanted to in order to fit their idea.  

This in turn creates an inconsistent personality that can come off as both complex and one dimensional depending on the episode.  The problem remains that Moffat was the one in charge of creating her character, but instead he just wanted to create a complex object, not a person.  The ‘Impossible Girl’ as he likes to refer to her as, instead of by her name.  I think that’s why there’s such a confusion on her character and why some people see her as too complex and others see her as one dimensional.  

Personally, the way I’d fix this is by developing her personal life way more than they have.  The Rings of Akhaten gave a really good plot to Clara’s family and I really thought we’d see how the relationship with her father developed or with the family she was a nanny for.  Unfortunately, there was no development or insight into her life with her father and we got little personality difference when she was with the kids.  

So maybe you’re right in a way that she’s too complex at times, but at others she’s not much more than a stick figure.

doctorandroseinatardis:

Sometimes I just sir there and wish for Moffat era be erased from time and space.

I have this dream of how I want this to happen.  It starts with Paul McGann taking over as showrunner, because he’s been rather subtle in a clear way that he’s not happy with how the show has gone under Moffat’s tenure.  I can see him just coming in and slowly ruining every stupid little thing that Moffat has done and created.  Starting with Clara in the time stream showing up and telling Hartnell’s Doctor to take the other TARDIS (which is probably the single biggest thing that ticks me off), then he’ll fix the 50th Anniversary (involving all the living Doctors), and make sure the new Doctor isn’t a genocidal maniac.  

All the while he’s just standing in the background watching Moffat and his stans going

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she’s supposed to have a ton of character development in series 8 though. i’d give it a chance…
Here’s my problem with Clara.  They’ve had half a season, plus a Christmas special, and the 50th Anniversary to develop her character.  That’s roughly ten episodes.  Yet, she is still one dimensional.  There are minor characters that have more personality and character development than she does.  That bothers me.  How can I possibly like her if I don’t even know who she is and without going into spoilers they did not do a good job of convincing me she was going to worth watching in this series.  I’m just so disappointed to be honest.  I really liked her in the first episode of series seven and I thought she was brilliant in the snowman episode, whatever it’s called.  I just wish we’d seen more consistency in her character in the last season.  
However, I will still watch the show.  It’s like this sort of torture I give myself.  I do always have a bit of hope that it’s going to be good though.  Sometimes I’m not disappointed and I can actually enjoy the episode so I’m hoping that happens with the next one, instead of me sitting here wondering why I bothered even watching.

Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.

Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.

yourdarlinglittlesammy:

I want to start a television network that is dedicated to picking up shows that the other stupid networks cancelled so the creators can keep making their babies and the fans can get the full stories and proper endings

I want to help you.  I’d even go as far as to say if they can’t get the actors back for some of the long lost shows (Firefly *cough*) then we produce tv movies that won’t take up as much time or turn them into animations so people still get the stories and we still hear the actors voicing their characters.

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