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Ten Little Chances to be Free ([personal profile] tenlittlebullets) wrote2014-11-10 06:32 pm

on my oldest Tumblr pairing tag

(Archived from a Tumblr post at http://shinelikethunder.tumblr.com/post/102324449261/just-wanted-to-say-that-your-unsafe-insane-and)

punnyknitwit asked:
Just wanted to say that your "unsafe insane and nonconsensual" tag popped into my head the minute I saw our new Doctor/Master pair on screen. You really have summed the relationship up very neatly.

Hah, glad to hear it! It’s the kind of phrase that once it drops into your head, it’s too apt to not make repeated use of it. Because yes. Them. High-stakes, high-octane power play with no safeword whatsoever.

(Well. I say “no safeword.” But one of the twisted, compelling things about their interactions in Utopia/SoD/LotTL is that both of them use “nope, time out, I’m done playing games with you" as a move in the game–an assertion of ultimate power over the situation. Which, in the end, neither of them truly has. God, I will never stop being fascinated by these two jerks.)

Quick LJ/Dreamwidth note: I'm checking the 'do not show on friends page' tickybox for the vast majority of my backdated Tumblr meta so as not to spam, but I'm letting a few through in case anyone's interested.
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[personal profile] alasse_irena 2015-11-10 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
It has been a long time since anything at all Doctor/Master related showed up on my reading page, either here or on Tumblr, and I am glad to see it.

I cared so much about the two of them as a teenager, and I think it has heavily coloured the kind of fictional relationships I care about ever since.
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[personal profile] elisi 2015-11-09 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Well. I say “no safeword.” But one of the twisted, compelling things about their interactions in Utopia/SoD/LotTL is that both of them use “nope, time out, I’m done playing games with you" as a move in the game–an assertion of ultimate power over the situation.
Oh that is a beautiful observation.