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I also recently read that they're genetically 98% vampire.
Bite me. -Toph
rashaka wrote in metaquotes
goldy_dollar on Doctor Who fandom:

-I have decided that whenever I come across accusations that Rose fans are wanky, I am going to close my eyes and THINK OF THE LOOMS. I mean, really, fandom? You come up with this elaborate backstory where fully grown Time Lords randomly POP OUT OF LOOMS just to have an explanation for why your main character MUST NOT HAVE SEX UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and it is all based on some spin-off book that clearly has NO BASIS IN CANON WHATSOEVER. But Rose fans are wanky? Okay, then.

I find this endlessly amusing. Hahaha. Looooooooooms.


Context is for the weak, like sleep. I still think weaving is an inaccurate metaphor for genetics.


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But yea yelling loooooooms randomly is awesome and amusing

Hunh, I didn't think the Looms was an excuse for the Doctor to never have sex EVER. I just thought the loom thing was as a population booster cause the Time Lord's birth rate had dropped or depleted or what have you.

I mean the Doctor has/had a granddaughter, you don't get secondary generation thigns like that going on if all your people are made n looms.

But personally I found the Rose/Doctor thing very skeevy and weird, not cause the Doctor can't have sex, it was cause Rose was so immature and drenched in Daddy issues. The Doctor for a while was her daddy figure and any romance after that...yea...awkward.

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Yesssssssssssssss.

Looms are Who metaphor for procreation. Dancing is the Who metaphor for sex. And the Doctor does dance.

and with sophia gd myles, no less.

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Dancing is the Who metaphor for sex? I am greatly confused. So much in this post has made me realise how very little I know about anything about doctor who. Well, anyway, I'll just keep watching and enjoying....

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The ep of the series that introduces Jack involved this metaphor heavily. And was in fact called "the doctor dances", I think. (Not quite as heavily fangirlish in this series)

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Well... dancing is the Who metaphor for sex, in one episode, and then the fandom picked it up and ran with it--past the endzone, out of the stadium, down Belling Road, past that McDonalds down on Birch Avenue--no, not that one, the other one, keep going, and make a left, hop the bus to Albuquerque, from there you can get a flight to L.A., and from there to Beijing, wait five-and-a-half hours for the TARDIS and take it to Woman Wept BUT THE CLOCK IS RUNNING DOWN! FANDOM HAS TWO MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSING TEAM COMING AT IT BUT *OH MY GOD, IT'S A HAIL MARY PASS*, WE SWITCH SPORTS ENTIRELY AS DANCING-AS-A-METAPHOR-FOR-SEX GOES RIGHT OVER THE GOALIE'S HEAD INTO THE NET AND LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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*SNICKERSNORT*

It's mentioned in "Girl in the Fireplace" as well.

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But where do the bananas fit in all of this? :)

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Bananas are good!

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From what I remember about the book featuring the Looms, they were created around the time that the Doctor was in his 7th regeneration (correct me if I'm wrong), so definitely post-Susan. They were used to boost the population because the Time Lords had been cursed with the inability to produce children. But then again, I could be wrong. The book could be attempting to say that ALL Time Lords EVER were created on Looms.

In which case, I think the BBC needs to say that that particular book isn't canon because it's just the worst idea ever. D:

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I only read the first few chapters of Lungbarrow before I... got distracted and wandered off (one day I really will finish it), but from what I remember, they had Looms in Rassilon's time. And there was some strange convoluted explanation for how Susan was the Doctor's granddaughter and wasn't at the same time, and it involved the Other and Looms and... that book makes my head hurt.

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Kind of. Basically, the Other threw himself into the Looms and died. Something about how a disagreement with Rassilon

The Doctor, Centuries later, was created in the Looms and most of the Other was wrapped up in him.

When the Doctor stole his TARDIS, he broke the rules and went back to the Other's time. Recognizing Susan as the Other's Grandaughter, he took her with him. She, recognizing her Grandfather, called him such. and then, oh shit, they're on earth and here's Ian and Barb.

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The book could be attempting to say that ALL Time Lords EVER were created on Looms.

I thought they had been all created from the Looms since, like, a few generations before the Doctor? But I haven't actually read books, just summaries of summaries, so really I have no idea what I'm talking about except the vague idea that someone, somewhere, thought making blankets and wall hangings was the perfect analogy for artificial reproduction, in which case I want my LOOOOOOOOM to look like this on the label.

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it was cause Rose was so immature and drenched in Daddy issues. The Doctor for a while was her daddy figure and any romance after that...yea...awkward.

I really, really wish this MQ & response came up yesterday while I was having a Who discussion with one of my husband's friends who is a total Rose fan. Mind you, I think it's because he would be interested shagging Billie Piper himself.

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