Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s bisexual. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of bisexual erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
he very specifically said he “still fancies girls” but people think OH two people of the same sex? GAY
dear media: fucking STOP IT.
reminds me of when i told a friend, who brought a guy i didn’t know, about my girlfriend, and the guy just goes “you’re a lesbian???”
#1: a same sex relationship does NOT equal GAY.
#2: how inappropriate is it to say something like that, especially to a girl you don’t even know?
EVERYONE: stop with the bi erasure. just stop
Actually, it’s funny you should mention it, but I have a friend who’s an absolutely brilliant writer, and really doesn’t rate Turlough very highly as a companion because he feels there’s not much else to do with him once you’ve resolved the Black Guardian thing.
I agree that you couldn’t have carried the Black Guardian arc further than three stories without it becoming a) boring; b) completely ludicrous that the Black Guardian would let him get away with so many half-assed failed attempts; and c) too much an impediment to the characters actually developing a working rapport, which, however uneasy it may be at times, is essential to the functioning of a TARDIS team in action. That being said, I also feel (as should be plainly obvious to any longtime readers of this blog) that Turlough, his disposition, and his backstory, make for the possibility of a character with a fascinating inner life.
I mean, he’s clearly adept with advanced technology, but he’s also shown to be a skilled artist, and he likes tea - one wonders if there are a handful of things about earth he doesn’t totally loathe: he does keep wearing the old school uniform long after having the chance to change into something else, after all. He’s got a well-established sense of self-preservation, which makes for interesting dramatic tension considering the ridiculous number of life-threatening situations the TARDIS team find themselves in. And there are all kinds of questions about him just begging to be answered: what did he get up to while at that school on earth? What was his role in the military? What was his life like on Trion before the conflict? What’s his life like after he returns? Does he wear shorts more often in lots of other adventures with the Doctor before Planet of Fire? Can I headcanon he does?
Mark Strickson and needing something to do with his hands….
I love the way the business of buttoning and unbuttoning really adds something subtle and interesting to the character. It’s those little touches that an actor brings to a performance that can be so important.
Prints and mugs and pillow cases and all that jazz. You know you want to.
(Plus, if there’s a piece of art of mine that’s not up there that you think should be, I’ll do it!)
AKA me every time I attempt to interact with anyone I take the slightest social interest in
FORMERLY RELEASED DOCTOR WHO THEME A HOAX.
It would appear that we at Who Reviews have been duped by a prankster! The previously announced 2014 Doctor Who theme song was only a fan-work. However, we got a hold of the real one in this new post.
We at Who-Reviews.com are providing you a first look at the genuine 2014 Christmas-Inspired Doctor Who theme, set to début in The Time of The Doctor, just as we released earlier a first-look at Season 8 of Doctor Who!
Below is the press release:
"The Time of The Doctor will feature a completely new Christmas-inspired theme for the popular Children’s Science Fiction show as Doctor Who enters his 12th incarnation, played by Peter Capaldi.
When asked about Murray Gold’s recent work, Steven Moffat, the showrunner of Doctor Who, had this to say:
"Murray Gold is a genius. The number of melodies that man has come up with that are utterly haunting, utterly memorable."
I’m sure that fans across the globe of the titular space man will be thrilled to hear the newest version of the theme tune which, until now, has remained untouched since Sydney Newman wrote it in 1963.”
—Press Release via The Perivale Times, December 2nd, 2013
Copyright The McShane Corporation 2013.
Today’s random celebrity dayjob encounter: Liz off Coronation Street. Seems like a nice lady! Gosh, my life is exciting.
I wonder if she recognised my glazed-over double-take as the “it’ll take me a minute to remember why I totally recognise your face” look. I get that look a lot around here. To be fair, there’s a woman who must work somewhere in Media City who just coincidentally looks a lot like Gail Platt, so…