• @cathannabel @thane16

    Somewhere in the deepest recesses of my memory, I have the thought that the Royal Air Force did some research into the impact of different vocal styles had on the authority of air controllers. It found that female voices had a timbre to them that pilots (sometimes coming from quite stressful situations) responded to better…[Read more]

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  • @shinymcshine

    Contrapuctual

    First off, falling out of the sky and crashing through the roof of a train should be dramatic

    Why? Could you point to the page of the Big Red Book Of Rules For Stories that says falls must always be played straight? Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin must have regretted their entire careers when they read that.

    I would…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 re chocolate, your mother has a point, as white  chocolate isn’t chocolate, it contains no coco, but then the same could be said about most milk chocolate…

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @ichabod  @Thane16

    *Continuing off-topic, but it happens that I have a spare moment while drinking yet another mug of tea.*

    According to my father, who was an authority on the subject, white chocolate barely deserves the name at all. It consists of cocoa butter, milk solids, stabilisers and a *lot* of sugar, but none of those parts of the cocoa…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @miapatrick

    My training has been cancelled. 🙁  Mum said “How on EARTH could I (her) have caused that to happen. What are you? FIVE?”  I didn’t get cake, though, so she easily could  ‘do’ weather. I’m sure words with Rain God are totally within her powers.

    In fairness the tread was because she has to lift a drip…. which in our house has to be…[Read more]

  • @thane16: ‘Mum is coming up the stairs. She has a heavy tread’ now, there’s your dramatic tension!

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @thane16  NO DESSERT?  I may not even have a crumb of cake from all this long way off, but I will defend to the death your right to a humongous slice!

    Me, I have to settle for muffins.  The only bakery in town that knows how to bake at high altitude (we’re 5,000′ up here) has gone crazy with veganism, so 90% of what they put out now looks de…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @ichabod

    Mum is coming up the stairs. She has a heavy tread. It’s like a scary horror flick.

    I may not be modded but I’ll take my punishment if I am (but Mum started it. LOL). Worse (maybe) I’m threatened with no dessert!

    And I like cake 🙁

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @thane16  Whuzzit?  Who’s going to mod you off?!  On the internet, nobody minds if you throw up . . . <ggg>  Or if you have an opinion to express, in the tradition of bonkers-ism.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    @miapatrick

    Yep. Oops. You got that right. I (T16) was responding to ….oxygen bubbles and throwing up ….in them…..

    As you were. AAAnd I stole that line from Puro The Elder.

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @pedant: to be fair that’s closer than I’d get to her surname without pausing my comment to look it up… but yeah.

  • @thane16 ummm….

  • @miapatrick

    Personally would rather refer to them as Christopher, David, Matt, Peter, Jody simply because I find these easier to spell, but it’s true, she does seem to be ‘Jody’

    *circles bait*

    *thinks better of it*

    @cathannabel

    In the Usenet days the convention (and I don’t think it was any more than that, plus a bit of micro-bandwidth manag…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @juniperfish  re #64600

    I think “connotations of greater informality” =  pejorative.

    @Cathannabel yes, that sounds really good to me. I think mum meant something like this. I do know Russell’s tea-pot and from a brief discussion before she nodded off on Sofa we delved into how low pitch is modelled in experiments across species and she m…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

     

    @ichabod

    Oh come on. @miapatrick and I are throwing up. FOR SURE.

    I should add if one wishes to ad lib or write stories go to fan wank fiction thread.

    T16 (and I’m the younger one! Jeckers H. Cripes)

    Yeah, I’ll be modded off. But I will not stand for stupid and neither will The Mother!

     

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @pedant @juniperfish @miapatrick and others commenting on naming.  I’m sure I’ve done the Jodie thing but it does jar for me, in conjunction with other Doctors, because I never naturally say Matt/David/Christopher/Peter.  I’m trying to either use the numbers (not in itself free of contention but still most of us get who we mean by Nine, Ten etc) o…[Read more]

  • @shinymcshine while that is an excellent story I think the BBC would hesitate to present a story that initially plays out as a young girl suicidal at being dumped then running back after a text because ‘he still loves me’, and I’m not sure I like that interpretation of our Sexy. I mean, she stole a timelord and ran away to explore the universe.…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @ichabod – don’t know about the characterisation. He’s set up a situation with two male companions linked by someone they both loved who is dead. Possibly my favourite line was when Graham was with Ryan as he woke up and says ‘come on, we’ll sort this out’. How Graham? You’ve just been accidentally teleported into space and stopped up by a…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @ichabod

    Low voices show pitch relationships. Words like “authoritative” are stimulated from data modelling when recent CTs and MRIs show low pitch calming to most but not all species. Sometimes there’s a Russell TeaPot on the boil when small words like “authority” emerge from larger concepts via modelling discussions.

    Logical atomism, it can…[Read more]

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