• Hello @ScaryB

    I also think you should recognise when you have picked up offence when absolutely none was intended

    The intention of offence is immaterial.  People used to say ‘nigger’ and intend no offence.  […]

  • Hello @PhaseShift

    How condescending.  But thank you for your precis of cultural references – that added so much to my comprehension of the original blog.

    I haven’t seen many of your posts, but the ones I’ve […]

  • Hello @JimTheFish

    The word ‘mong’ has been in the vernacular here in the UK far longer than that execrable Ricky Gervais ‘sitcom’.  He merely publicised it, on the back of his success with The Office and […]

  • Hello @PhaseShift

    Sorry, I didn’t see your response before I typed mine.  If RTD used ‘ming-mong’ that still doesn’t make it an acceptable term.  I must stand firm on this.  Terms which are pointlessly […]

  • Hello @janetteB

    Sorry, I got home from work last night feeling like @Arbutus‘s ROUSs had trampled me.  @JimTheFish, ‘ming-mong’ struck a nerve because I work in the mental health sector and phrases like that […]

  • The horrors of shift work.  I’m still up at this hour on Friday night, and as others have said before me, it’s delightful that there is a new blog – and so well written, and so carefully thought out – to chew […]

  • Hello @Ozitenor

    I’m guessing from your name that you might not have access to BBC I-player.  But Natalie Gumede, who is briefly pictured in the Christmas special * clip, is also currently available to watch in […]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic On The Sofa (5)

    Hello @purofilion

    BTL = Bacon Tomato Lettuce.  On a soft bread roll, it’s the most excellent sandwich *, with a bit a chilli sauce.

    * except for a mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe and perky …

    Kidding aside, BTL = Below The Line.  Where we unwashed leave our comments.  ATL = Above Th…[Read more]

  • Hello @scaryb

    That’s it, they’ve gone too far!! I’m never watching it again!!!

    We always had tangerines in the toes of our stockings at Christmas, too.  I grew up with a severe allergy to oranges but tangerines […]

  • Elves with attitude!  (and I didn’t realise that was Dan Starkey when I watched this last night, but it seems so obvious now that I know.  Glad that he has some camera time as himself, albeit with pointy […]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic On The Sofa (5)

    Hello @WhovianLookingForTheDoctor and welcome

    I woke up, and wanted to know what happened.

    That’s a wonderful sentiment about a dream.

    Hello @PaperMoon and @purofilion

    I have friends in River Downs, outside of Brisbane.  Do you know it?  It’s fantastic to see people congregating here from so many places around the globe.

    Hello @BadWulf

    I w…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic General Music thread 2

    Hello @lisa

    I’ve never heard of Regina Carter.  That’s a really blues-y piece and both uplifting and calming at the same time.  Thanks for sharing.

    Hello @scaryb

    Is ‘Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep’ your soundtrack for the Death in Heaven ep?

    Hello @arbutus

    Ahhh, Louis Armstrong!  Nice riff on the Santa teaser in the DiH credits.  You int…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic General Music thread 2

    I meant to post this in tribute to Dark Water:

    Give Me Water – John Forte & Valerie June

    There are so many good songs on this thread!  I keep seeing it in the Activity stream and meaning to visit.  With no new Who for several weeks, I might instead spend my time scoffing the choices here.   Really eclectic and wonderful tunes, everyone.

    PS [Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    This probably should be in the Music thread, but it’s so apt right now that I wanted to share it with a wider audience.

    Ya ochen rad vyed ya nakonyets, Vozvrashchyayoos domoy

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @BadWulf

    I interpreted this as the Master creating an army for the Doctor using “volunteers”, as the Doctor would probably have had more difficulty taking ownership of a conscript army.

    Interesting idea.  I hadn’t considered that – I went for ‘The Master is so cold-heartedly evil she laughs at making humans delete their emotions.’  OTOH,…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @purofilion

    Sorry, I forgot to @ you in my previous comment, regarding the scene with Danny and Clara in the restaurant.  (First date jitters, not just his first date with Clara, but perhaps his first in a very long time?)

    And I keep forgetting to bring up Courtney, so I’m glad you did.  She just dropped off the planet so to speak.  :-…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @rmfgotenks and welcome

    It was only in this ep Death in Heaven that Jenna was billed above Peter (and we saw her eyes), and only at the beginning.  In the end credits, The Doctor was billed first as usual.  This was, I think we all believe, just a cheeky wink from Moffat to the audience since the trailers included Clara saying ‘Clara O…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @Barnable @pedant @BESD1 @blenkinsopthebrave @spider

    I think it was all a con about the-dead-feeling-cremation, just to get them to press the delete button and erase their feelings, so Danny (or others) wouldn’t ruin Missy’s plans

    I agree with @pedant, we cannot trust anything Seb or Chang said.  On a philosophical note … why was it so i…[Read more]

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @Barnable

    You rogue you!  I have watched that 3 times now, and it gets funnier every time.   🙂

  • Apopheniac replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    Hello @bardicraptuslive

    If you’re new to this site, the amount of comments to read can be quite daunting.  However, there is a Search function.  At the top right where it says ‘Search Forums’, try Master.  The results are returned in reverse chronological order, so you’ll see the newest comments first.  I’d also suggest searching on ‘pr…[Read more]

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