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Wtf are children anyway?

I would have preferred they never got small children on New Whovian Gallifrey.

Same. That’s another reason why I don’t count The Day of the Doctor. IT NEVER HAPPENED.

I’m all for houses and chapters and no nuclear families although I guess forced infantilizing of fully-grown childlike loomlings in oversized furniture is a little weird for me.

What if they weren’t children but their bodies took on a child’s form during regeneration in a response to the war around them? Kind of like how juveniles of a species are supposed to appear cute to inspire others to be kind to them and care for them? I mean I’m sure that’s not the intent of casting or the script, but that’s kind of what I thought was going on.
Like what if they weren’t juvenile Time Lords but just trying to appeal to some kind of defunct pre-loom parental instinct of those around them so they could survive?

It’s a cool idea. It’s too bad New Who isn’t that cool.
Actually, now that I think about it, I might be more okay with loomlings being actual juveniles than I am with nuclear families. And I would sort of expect there to be some sort of rather sterile nursery/big dorm room.
They did talk about matched sets of soldiers loomed together for the Time War. I can’t imagine they meant for those to have spent a bunch of time as small children with mummies and dollies.

I would say that the images of the Time War are not trust-worthy, but then there is dialogue about “how many children” were there and… well, come to think about it, he could have meant newly loomed Time Lords and the TARDIS was translating it to the closest word in English.

I think it’s a weird way for him to think about it anyway, because what does it matter how many children (whatever that means) there were right then? (I didn’t think Gallifrey had an Earth-style population density—Earth has ~1.8 billion minors, depending on how you define it.) He wiped out all Time Lords, through all of time (within range of the Moment). A better calculation seems to be how many Time Lord children have there ever been? 

zabbers:

jonpertwee:

zabbers:

uozumi:

zabbers:

jonpertwee:

zabbers:

jonpertwee:

Wtf are children anyway?

I would have preferred they never got small children on New Whovian Gallifrey.

Same. That’s another reason why I don’t count The Day of the Doctor. IT NEVER HAPPENED.

I’m all for houses and chapters and no nuclear families although I guess forced infantilizing of fully-grown childlike loomlings in oversized furniture is a little weird for me.

What if they weren’t children but their bodies took on a child’s form during regeneration in a response to the war around them? Kind of like how juveniles of a species are supposed to appear cute to inspire others to be kind to them and care for them? I mean I’m sure that’s not the intent of casting or the script, but that’s kind of what I thought was going on.

Like what if they weren’t juvenile Time Lords but just trying to appeal to some kind of defunct pre-loom parental instinct of those around them so they could survive?

It’s a cool idea. It’s too bad New Who isn’t that cool.

Actually, now that I think about it, I might be more okay with loomlings being actual juveniles than I am with nuclear families. And I would sort of expect there to be some sort of rather sterile nursery/big dorm room.

They did talk about matched sets of soldiers loomed together for the Time War. I can’t imagine they meant for those to have spent a bunch of time as small children with mummies and dollies.

I would say that the images of the Time War are not trust-worthy, but then there is dialogue about “how many children” were there and… well, come to think about it, he could have meant newly loomed Time Lords and the TARDIS was translating it to the closest word in English.

I think it’s a weird way for him to think about it anyway, because what does it matter how many children (whatever that means) there were right then(I didn’t think Gallifrey had an Earth-style population density—Earth has ~1.8 billion minors, depending on how you define it.) He wiped out all Time Lords, through all of time (within range of the Moment). A better calculation seems to be how many Time Lord children have there ever been? 

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