“And then we got there. The moment I stopped caring. Amy is surrounded by killer robots, in possession of a life-saving tool that can do anything she can think up, and Rory actually has to instruct her to “think” something. But even this isn’t condescending enough, apparently. Because Amy then turns to Rory, and asks him: “What do I think?” Jesus, Amy. I don’t know. If Moffat cared enough to give you a recognizable human thought process, I’d still be watching Doctor Who.”
“Amy has been killed and put in a box through no agency of her own, resurrected and married off through no agency of her own, impregnated through no agency of her own, replaced by a synthetic clone through no agency of her own, had a baby through no agency of her own, somehow raised the baby inadvertently through no agency of her own, and spent “Let’s Kill Hitler” as a robot duplicate and/or helpless mess, looking to Rory to replace agency of her own, of which she has none. Amy’s so firmly construed as Rory’s property that the Doctor actually asks Rory for “permission to hug” her in moments of emotional crisis. Amy making choices would apparently interfere with the show’s premise. Which used to be a Doctor taking a human, usually female companion on time-traveling adventures, and is now one white, straight guy bending time and space to help another white, straight guy get laid.”
Wow, the number of things that I find just plain ridiculous and wrong with these two posts are hard to number… but I’ll give it a shot.
1) We have never before seen Amy use the doctor’s sonic screwdriver. They haven’t been a position where she needed to use it. So when she has it in her hand, she is obviously a bit at a loss as to how to use it. So she asks Rory. And Rory says “Just think.” and that really isn’t that specific. I would have asked the same thing as she does “What do I think of?” Directing something with your thoughts is not as natural as it would seem, and without the technical knowledge the doctor has, finding the right thing to do would be difficult. I don’t even see why this is a “hot button issue” to anyone. It’s like asking for more specific instructions on how to use a toaster.
2) use “through no agency of her own” again, and I will seriously gut you.
3)I’m really not sure how she could have no part in delivering her child. No, we were not shown the labor. But yes, she delivered her own child. The child that she created with her husband on a ladder inside a TARDIS. Not to mention the fact that her husband was the man she loved for years. How does one get married “through no agency of their own” unless there is some sort of arranged marriage, or there is roofies involved?
4) It is true that she was kidnapped and replaced with a flesh duplicate. But she was no less badass and assertive while her mind occupied the duplicate. She fought off pirates, she stood up for her man, she learned and grew and did all that good stuff.
5)I’m not going to argue about the raising part, that shit just makes everything complicated. It is cruel that she couldn’t raise her child…but they have still known each other all their lives.
6)”Permission to hug” - I’ve never had a problem with this. It’s not about Rory being the gatekeeper to Amy. I’m sure the doctor would hug her anyway. It’s about the relationship between Rory and the Doctor. They’re pretty much okay, but the Doctor unknowingly stepped over boundaries with Amy before. It’s a respect thing, it’s including Rory in their relationship, and it’s really just some goofy thing that friends usually pick up doing. He asks for permission, knowing that he already has it from Amy. He needs it from Rory.
I like to imagine that the Doctor, realising he no longer had a sonic screwdriver, dug out his Sonic Cane. Then, realising that the Cane didn't go with what he was wearing, he got changed into a top hat and tails.
☠ - I hate you ☢ - You’re ugly ♥ - I love you ☺ - You make me smile ♔ - You’re cute ★ - I want to marry you ❈ - I want you to be my slave ♬ - I love your blog ▲ - You should delete your account ✖ - I’d slap you ❀ - I really , really want to hug you ♛ - You’re hot ☣ - Stay away from me ♦ - You’re my crush ღ - Please go out with me ✥ - I’d cuddle with you