1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.
2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.
3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.
4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.
5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.
6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.
7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.
8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.
9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.
10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.
11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.
12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.
13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.
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FUCK YOU, DOCTOR. Don’t you fucking DARE tell Amy what her goddamn name is now! Yeah, yeah, you had to make her lose her faith in you as her saviour blah blah blah, but seriously? Revoking her name, which is not some fancy nickname or pet name you gave her but is actually HER NAME and making her fucking Amy Williams? Like, handing her over to her husband?! Off you pop now, go be a good little wifey. No more Pond. WHAT THE FUCK?!
[[Reblogging because I’m sorry, this bugged me, and Moffat needs to have a sit down with a room of some very nice, mild feminists (if anyone can find any) and have his misogyny explained to him and they need to extract a promise to try harder not to pull this kind of crap.]]
You know, I thought this symbolized something. Ah… kinda like…. That… That Amy doesn’t depend on him anymore. She should depend on Rory. So he used Rory’s last name (which in a sense is still technically hers) to show that she doesn’t need to wait for him anymore. She has what she needs in Rory.
Or something… like that. Yeah.
MOFFAT DIDN’T EVEN FUCKING WRITE THE EPISODE
To me he called her Amy Williams because he was telling her to stop being Amelia Pond, the little girl who waited in her garden all night long for him- a man.
That’s how I saw it too, and I think he was even talking about himself, that he needed to stop thinking of her as the little girl waiting for him to rescue her and see her as she was, a wife and mother.