• thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Cathannabel.  I’m  so sorry. It’s, as He says, sudden. And what a terrific talent she had!  This reminds me of news in Aus -a RC into Aged Care. The stories -the truths are horrible. But that’s for another day…a different discussion. She obviously inspired  many people and it’s wonderful to know that. What people are capable of, or were, onc…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave @bluesqueakpip, @thane16, @winston, @janetteb, @cathannabel,

    I’m afraid I’m currently having to deal with some personal matters but normal service should be resumed in March. Hopefully you can wait until then.

    We still have a short Chibnall retrospective to do, and a whole host of female Timelord stories lined up too.

  • @cathannabel

    So sorry for your loss – even though in some ways the release from Alzheimer’s could be seen as a mercy, it is still brutal when it comes,

    Buffy: Was it sudden?

    Tara: No…..Yes – it’s always sudden.


  • winston replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @cathannabel  I am sorry for your loss. The service you describe sounds beautiful and I am glad it brought you good memories of a woman who sounds very interesting and accomplished.

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

    @craig, @bluesqueakpip, @thane16, @winston, @janetteb, @cathannabel, and, well, everybody

    I mentioned this before, but, I think it would be a great idea if we could have a discussion about Dr Who again. After all, that is why we are here.

    So @craig, (and everyone) what about “The Meddling Monk”?


  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3


    The Snarky Puppy has been driving me nuts. Not in the normal musical way. But that  Mad Dog reference (somewhere) when connected with Puppy made me think of: aircraft (a passion of mine and Thane’s of late after  his helicopter training session. Best not repeated due to needing millions to actually get the ticket!).

    So, not Snarky P…[Read more]

  • @cathannabel @miapatrick @whisht

    That apparently random text is to try to evade spam filters. You see that sort of thing in spam email quite often (although less than you used to).

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @cathannabel @miapatrick @whisht

    Many thanks – have marked them both as spammers. It does seem to be the case that, because there is “Doctor” in the site name they think we might be interested in their dodgy medication. They take the time to sign up, and add a profile pic. But they don’t take the time to work out what the site is about!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @cathannabel it’s random… ‘Dated from history, it was seen that many men were shy to ask the drug from local pharmacy shops, but with the blessing of the reputed online pharmacy business, you can order Kamagra with the help of simple clicks. The online pharmacy shops take care of your confidentiality from the order placement to the final…[Read more]

  • @thane16, @winston, @craig, @pedant, @cathannabel, @jimthefish, @janetteb, and @everyone

    Ok, The Christmas TV setting is being arranged, and yes, there is “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and, as indicated earlier, “Die Hard”.

    But the truth is that the the main events are the two all-time Christmas favourites in the Blenkinsop…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    can I ask we treat each other with respect …and respect each others views, even mine, and keep the Forum friendly.


    I can totally be on board with that. In reading your post I think, yep, Tennant’s years were great and some were morality tales. There were a few straw men in Family of Blood, yes?   😀  Also part of the Doc is her us…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Cathannabel I like The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor and The Name of.

    That’s Who!  For others, it’s gonna be Diehard 2 . When Bruce is around, you wanna hide from the automatic weapons. Thane

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    I recall discussing this exact point with you too -last year, actually!  I sensed a change but I do feel there are new posters with inclinations toward writing, editing and bonkerising with aplomb 🙂

    I also thought, independently of you (clearly timey whimey), about chickenelly, thomck (sp) tardisblue? But others have…[Read more]

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    This episode for me is the gift that keeps giving, it’s so rich with allusions.

    Thanks @nerys for your post. 🙂

    @cathannabel I absolutely love Gide, The Vatican Cellars and The Counterfeiters being among my all-time favourite books. Haven’t read Theseus though, so that’s really fascinating thank you.

    I totally see your point and agree, @mudlark,…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic It Takes You Away


    As always, a beautifully expressed post. And coincidentally, I was thinking last night of Buffy’s The Body and what an impeccable piece of writing it is. Possibly one of the finest 40 minutes of television I’ve seen.

    I love this:

    even if they were to say there wasn’t, I’d just quote D H Lawrence: Trust the tale and not the tel…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @cathannabel @kevinwho @idiotsavon

    Many thanks. I actually took that photo – she was an Intensive Care nurse, so saved many lives during her short career – her colleagues say she was one of the best nurses they ever worked with. Then she decided to do drama at university (while still nursing) to see if she could maybe act – that pic was her head…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic It Takes You Away


    The Antizone certainly shared some characteristics with the labyrinth, and Ribbons perhaps the Minotaur

    The labyrinth and the minotaur of classical legend are to me firmly rooted in the Mediterranean and sun-baked Knossos, not the North of myth, legend and fairy tale which is evoked here. The Antizone reminded me more of a natural…[Read more]

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @craig @cathannabel @kevinwho

    I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how it must feel to lose a partner or parent. I wish I knew the right words to say. Language is rubbish sometimes.

    “if it seems we’ve wandered too far afield from the episode”… or maybe right to the heart of it?

    Such a beautiful photo, Craig. I hope you get your dream tonight.

    Hugs…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @kevinwho @cathannabel

    Cheers Kevin. Ah, it’s not too bad these days although I do still miss her. And the dreams aren’t all that great sometimes either as she’s obviously part of my subconscious – so it might be just her telling me I have to clean the bathroom tomorrow, or do a bit more exercise etc. But I’ll take that! 🙂

    I’ll use this as a…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @kevinwho @cathannabel

    I’ve written about this before. I lost my wife 16 years ago but I still feel her presence every day. In many situations I think “What would she do?” or “What would she think?”. Sometimes I even talk to her to ask her.

    And thankfully I frequently dream about her – those dreams only bring me pleasure (even after waking up…[Read more]

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