“The Time Lords were the Type 4 civilization. We had no equals. We controlled the fundamental forces of the entire universe. Nothing could communicate with us on our level. Most races pray to lesser beings than the Time Lords.”
Actually, he is a god. And an alien. I think that’s important to remember…
umm… No equals, huh?
But you know. He’s a god and has no equal. And all that.
This is why I’ve been liking classic Who for some time now.
That “we had no equals” post simply repeats and doubles down on what the initial post is criticizing: the trend in recent Who to distort the Doctor and Time Lords by equating them with gods.
The classic Doctor was rebelling against the Time Lords for being full of themselves. The fifth Doctor once told his companions that he didn’t use the “Time Lord” moniker for some time after he left Gallifrey because it was overly pompous, and he didn’t want to be associated with what he was rebelling against.
If he thought the “Time Lords” were too full of their own grandiosity, what do you think the classic Doctor would make of that “people pray to us” quote? “Oh, wonderful, as if we weren’t already offending the universe by swanning around as ‘Lords of Time,’ now we’ve promoted ourselves to godhead. I suppose our next step is to join Monarch of the Urbankans in his gross insanity, traveling back to the Big Bang to meet ourselves as The Creator(s). Pardon me if I abstain from this farce.”
Remember The Face of Evil? The so-named evil in that story was exactly this: treating the Doctor as a god. The Doctor was appalled to find out that he had once screwed up, so that a Cargo Cult type religion grew up in his wake with him being worshipped as a savior-god by one faction and treated as the antichrist by the other. He befriended the one outspoken atheist in that society, and did everything in his power to fix his awful mistake, make amends, and demolish that false religion. He wound up shooting the image of himself in the face to destroy the offensive representation of himself as a god.
Just great! A+ commentary and one of the major reasons I find it so hard to take New Who as being in the same canonical universe as Classic. The characters are totally off!
This improved a lot in Moffat’s Who, but… This is still definitely there.
they’re all like
and I’m just like
ENJOY EPISODE 3 Y’ALL
And the rest of us are all like
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this
which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,
that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that
Who does that?
This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.
More like Julius Fuckit
this post just kept getting better and better
As an ex-musician, I’ll never not reblog this.
Every single comment is worth reading
this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group
You underestimate what children can handle, good sir.
Movie themed Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) horror video games.
A brief description using some familiar characters about how no one is ever, ever “asking for it”.
SO GOODTHANK YOU
*REBLOGS SO HARD I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING*
I’ve reblogged this before and lost followers for it. So fuck you, I’m reblogging it again.