Hello! My name is Joe Kessler. I'm a 25-year-old grad student, studying linguistics at the University at Buffalo in upstate New York. I grew up in Vero Beach, Florida, and I went to college at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
I am pro-diversity in all domains, and I am a regular advocate for acceptance and celebration of linguistic variation. Not sure what that means? Feel free to ask me anything, or check out my blog on the subject.
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I am an enthusiastic fan of many things, in particular Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Band Perry, and Welcome to Night Vale. (A complete list of my TV fandoms, which show up the most on this blog, can be found here.) I am also a lifelong bookworm, and my favorite authors include Stephen R. Donaldson, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King.
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“If this series does have an overarching theme then it’s parental love, or parental acceptance. There was the pirate Captain Avery mending his ways. There was Ganger Jimmy accepting his own humanity by being a proper Dad. There was Alex saving the day by accepting his alien son George. And now here’s Craig, blowing the Cybermen up with love. This can’t be a coincidence, since there’s another parent-child relationship out there in dire need of some resolution…”
Dan Martin on “Closing Time,” Guardian, September 24, 2011
Read the post here.(via doctorwho)
I was just thinking this the other day! Those other instances have all been father-son, though — specifically, Captain Avery, Ganger Jimmy, Alex, and Craig are all fathers who had to bond with their respective sons in order to save the day. The son thing might not be relevant, but I wonder if Rory’s relationship with his daughter will be particularly important in the finale.