Is the War Doctor now considered as the canonical Ninth Doctor?
I don’t really understand the question. I’m tempted to say something like, “No, the John Hurt War Doctor is just something that happened in THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR, THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR and THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR on television.”
We now know there was a regeneration between the Paul McGann Eighth Doctor and the Chris Ecclestone Ninth Doctor, one whom the Doctor himself has only just begun to regard as being The Doctor (as opposed to being something else).
If you mean, “Do we now all have to agree to renumber all the Doctors?”, I think the main purpose of numbering things is to communicate, and we all know who we mean when we say Doctors NIne, Ten or Eleven. If anyone corrects you and says “You mean TWELFTH!” when you say “Matt Smith was the eleventh Doctor” then that person is being irritatingly pedantic and should be pitied, in a nice way and with a gentle friendly, not-patronising sort of love, because they will have long hard lives ahead of them.
As an atheist who doesn't deface money, I'll admit to being annoyed at your response to the atheist/agnostic distinction. Many of us regard agnosticism as a matter of epistemology while using faith, or the lack thereof, in a supreme being as a barometer for the purposes of being a theist/atheist. I find many people who claim the label of agnostic are actually atheists, in that they don't believe in a god, who are attempting to avoid confrontation by using a more innocuous label.
I deface money all the time. Sometimes I will just draw a beard on the president. If the president already has a beard, I will add a top hat. And while I don’t scratch out “In God We Trust” I do cross out the T so it says “In God We Rust.” My hope is that it will make some people paranoid about divine oxidation.
I will admit to being annoyed by your response to my response. I think you purposely use big words because you want to seem smarter and superior to those who aren’t like you. Epistemology? A large vocabulary should be used to add flourish to your writing, to make descriptions more vivid… not to make yourself look super duper smart. Intellectualism is a passion for knowledge, not showing off how much you know.
People should be allowed to define themselves. It isn’t up to you to label them. It isn’t up to you to judge their reasons for choosing a label. If they feel more comfortable with the term agnostic, then that’s what they are. Maybe they truly are doubtful and that fits them best, or maybe they need something more innocuous. Not everyone is comfortable with confrontation. Have you ever had a panic attack from social anxiety? Preferring safety is not some flaw to be looked down upon.
I sincerely hope you are not confronting agnostics, spewing big words at them, and telling them they are a farce. Find comfort in your own beliefs and respect the terms people use to define themselves.
the way I see it, “black pride” (or any sort of “minority” pride movement) means “I am proud of who I am DESPITE those who have told me and my people that whiteness is superior” while “white pride” means “I am proud of who I am BECAUSE whiteness is superior” and that’s why it’s ok to say one but not the other
I’m always amazed when lawyers send clearly bogus DMCA notices. It shouldn’t be hard to figure out that doing so ends badly. I’m doubly surprised, however, when it comes from big companies that should know better. And, I’m…
"Incredibly, Jared Namm’s LinkedIn profile claims that he advises Office Depot on a variety of intellectual properties and social media initiatives. I would imagine that picking a bogus fight with Reddit is not exactly the wisest of "social media" strategies."
it’s seven fifty-nine in the morning. Jack has gotten his whole arm tattooed. Barbara’s dyed her hair teal. Michael and Gavin have made out. Miles, Kerry and Arryn are passed out on the ground. Matt is broke. Burnie has made ten bags of popcorn and has handed them out to everyone. Caleb has waxed his legs.
From the drowsing group, a whisper floats up from an indistinguishable source:
We should choose a date, say, Nov 1 or something, and all record a video blog… between 15 seconds and two minutes just to introduce our voices and moving faces to Tumblr. We could call it “Look, I’m a person” day, or something.
Now if I could just get some tumblr royalty to run with it… Don’t you guys think it would be fun to see/hear the people you’ve been following forever and a day?
Some of us kind of sort of did that with the Tumblr accent challenge, but I like this idea. I’m down.
I for one, would be down for that.
Way on board for this. November 1st. Set your GCal reminders now, kids!
I scheduled this post for a week before the 1st to remind myself because I check Tumblr 10,000x more than my calendar.
Hey! REMINDER. Let’s do this thing!
This needs way more than 511 notes. It’s a Thing, you guys. We love Things.