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Anonymous asked:

I need to know. What are your thoughts on looms? The Doctor's asexuality? Or sexuality? Do you think he's straight or not? Binary? Anything?

big-finish-sketches answered:

Well… 

I don’t ascribe sexualities, genders, orientations or identities to other people. 

I definitely don’t ascribe sexualities, genders, orientations or identities to other people’s fictional characters. I wouldn’t like it if people did that to my own characters, that’s for sure. 

Even if I did, I don’t think the Doctor should be described in human terms like that, because he’s not human. 

If you really identify with something from a story, that’s awesome. If it represents you in a way that’s meaningful to you, fantastic. Someone out there is gonna look at looms and go “hey, that reminds me of human asexuality, that’s me, I’m being represented!” and that’s cool. Someone else is gonna look at the Doctor and go “hey, he reminds me of bisexual humans, that’s me, I’m being represented!” and that’s cool too. And so on.

However, calling perfect strangers on the internet bigoted because they don’t like your pet topic is not cool. The expanded universe gets contradicted by the TV continuity, and by other bits of the expanded universe, and the TV continuity is constantly contradicted and overwritten by itself as well, because that’s how Doctor Who has worked for 50 years now. If you rigidly cling to anything in this show and base your happiness on it not being overwritten ever, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Just enjoy whatever makes you happy and respect people when they prefer other things. 

Also, bringing back this. From 2006. Because it never stops being funny.