ah, ah ahhhhh, those teasers for the new series were actually pretty detailed and awe now i just feel bad for the doctor and clara :c
i have limited sympathy for people who get told “no” after a public proposal because public proposals are pretty much emotionally abusive
if you think it’s kinda cute, you can discuss it beforehand and then do a staged one later
but putting someone on the spot in front of a crowd of strangers (or worse, friends) and demanding they give you a yes or no answer to a complex question which will affect the rest of their life is
really not okay
This is why I don’t share or reblog or even just “ooh” and “aah” over those viral public proposal videos. Not only do I hate the thought of experiencing one so it’s hard for me to watch, I never know if the “proposee” actually wants to say yes, if they knew this was going to happen, or if they are even really as charmed as the people who adore these videos make them out to be.
To be honest, I think a lot of the people in these proposal videos look really embarrassed and uncomfortable but that could just be me projecting.
story time! This one time, a guy called into a local radio station around here asking them to let him air his proposal and they said yes thinking it was a great idea so they aired his call to this woman and he proposed and she was like “what the hell? no.” and hung up. At first the radio station sympathized with the guy and had people call in to give him support and whatnot. But then the woman herself called in and explained that this man was her ex-boyfriend who had asked her to marry him before and she said no. So then he decided to propose to her on air thinking that she’d have to say yes since it was being broadcast all over the valley. The radio DJs were then like “wow, this dude is a creep, we are so sorry.” or something along those lines.
so yes, public proposals are creepy as fuck.