Statistical and Visual Representation of POC characters in New Who
I used data from the wonderful burntlikethesun.
The first set of data (colour coded in reds and pinks) is based on the number of POC with dialogue, but counting recurring POC each time they appeared in separate episodes. For example, instead of Martha just being counted once, she is was counted for each separate episode she appears in. The second set of data (colour coded in greens) is based on the number of POC with dialogue, but only counting each recurring POC once. So Martha and Mickey were each only counted once. The first set of data gives some idea of how important POC are to the plot, how developed they are etc. The second set of data is an indicator of how many individual POC with dialogue we have.
(This data does not include minisodes, and does not including at least 4 WoC in prosthetics from RTD’s era: Jabe, Matron Casp, Sister Jatt, Chantho)
To give a fair comparison of the eras (since obviously RTD’s era has more episodes) I divided the number of POC in each set of data by the number of episodes from each era (not including the minisodes). This gave the average number of POC in each episode for each set of data. I then multiplied this value by 100 to give an accurate representation of how many POC with dialogue would be in 100 episodes from each era, for both sets of data. (Obviously in Moffat’s era, this would be if current trends continued.)
I then represented these numbers on graphs.
The data used was raw data, and no one can deny that there is a problem here. The number has fallen by more than half since Moffat. We’ve had a serious decline in the number of POC in speaking roles. Oh, but Moffat’s show is so ~progressive~ isn’t it?
Mt Esja Appreciation Post (March 3rd - March 9th 2014)
Abusers are really good at making you feel like your anger is worse than their abuse.
i should probably go into college tomorrow and cry at my teachers because i’m so behind on work and i dont know what to do
icelandic musician doodles because my tablet is broken and i broke down kind of ⊙﹏⊙
a dragon i did for my brother
oh man the hand cramp during drawing scales oh man
anatomy is so so bad
but i shaded alright
am proud of my dedication to the scales
and was the first time i draw a dragon so yeah could have been worse it was supposed to be fly lol no
i like this better when im not looking at it
i’ll be keeping you safe. one last victory, allow me that. give me that, my impossible girl.