• MissRori replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    I think it’s nice that they finally confirmed an airdate, but at the same time it’s sad to see how the nerdy entertainment crowd out there has hardly reacted to the news (and most of the reaction has been dismissive).  DW just doesn’t seem to mean that much anymore in a world of Mandalorians and Stranger Things.  And about halfway through this ru…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Ugh, I hate not being able to get to sleep but I’ll keep that advice in mind.  🙂  I’m in my early 40s now but still live with my parents.  (I pay rent!)  They’ve never had a problem getting me around; the anxiety issues I had behind the wheel as a teen led us to mutually decide that maybe driving wasn’t for me.  (I am on the autism spectrum – di…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I think the most depressing thing about the pandemic is that “Groundhog Day” feeling of the light at the end of the tunnel never arriving — that we were looking to move past Covid into a bearable, “background” situation like other illnesses we have vaccines and treatments for, but thanks largely to vaccine hesitancy that’s not happening.  Saying…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent No, your suggestions aren’t irrelevant.  I know I have a lot to be grateful for, and that I can keep my head above water with my job isn’t nothing.  The last few years have felt unusually rough, though, partially because most of my interactions with the outside world are via the Internet and it’s clear how much rougher a lot of o…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hey you guys!

    I have the misfortune of living in the U.S. and working an “essential” job, so the past month has been pretty demoralizing for me.  After all me and my family have been through — going through the illness, then my taking personal leave to better recover (which, at least I had that), getting our jabs as soon as we could, still…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent Cornell doesn’t mention anything about Clara’s further exploits; the appearance of her avatar is regarded from Twelve’s perspective, but IIRC he’s pretty sure she had her fair share of adventures before she died (if she didn’t figure out a way to outsmart the Raven altogether!).   The TUAT novelization has a lot of extra p…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent wrote:

    By the way, I don’t see Testimony (in Twice Upon a Time, having acquired all Bill’s memories) as invalidating this. Any more than their possession of Clara’s memories – which they restored to the Doctor – invalidates Clara’s saga with Me in their Tardis, heading back to Gallifrey by the scenic route. In either case, Testi…

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  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys It could have been much worse for us.  I’m still struggling with a cough, and it will probably be a long time before I go on vacation or see my boyfriend again the way things are going, but at least I can afford to take personal time off work.  Things can change so quickly these days, but for now I have a comfortable home to live in, food a…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    It didn’t need to be so long.  Given how chunks of it recycled material from “Resolution of…” (as well as, as pointed out elsewhere, other “Humans can make this Dalek thing work!” stories), I wonder if the endless plot complications were an attempt to disguise a lack of new ideas for a Dalek story.  I miss the snappier conversations and quiet m…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hey you guys! 🙂

    It’s been a long month-and-a-half in some ways.  For those who don’t know, I’m an essential worker.  Mid-November I slowly came down with what my family and I initially thought/hoped was a common cold or winter dryness allergies, which I’ve worked through before, but after 2 days off from work saw the symptoms get much worse i…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston We recently moved into a new house and between that and my weird working hours (I work a night shift and sleep in the afternoons) there aren’t a lot of opportunities to try baking and stuff as yet.  I only go shopping about every other week now, the public library won’t open for no good reason, there’s no garden to work with, and I can’t…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello out there.  @janetteb I hope you’re doing well down in Oz, or at least better than things are up here in the United States.  Not that that would be hard to do!  It’s been a lot to stand up here of late, I’m pretty sure don’t need to tell you all why.  On a personal level I’m okay, but sometimes life just seems like a circle of go to work (I’…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @dalekbuster523 Well, it’s possible “Revolution of the Daleks” won’t be an Earth-set episode in the first place, or at least not set on present-day Earth, so the pandemic would be a moot point and no alterations will be needed.

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Also, the Doctor could explain that since COVID-19, etc. were humanity’s problems alone, they cannot take charge of the situation without being a sort of imperialist imposing their own morality on it.  Kind of like Twelve deciding not to use a Cyber-army to save the universe, and also an explanation for why they didn’t do anything about slavery,…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @janetteb  I have been thinking of “Turn Left” too… 🙁  And of course, in the week since you wrote that post things have only been getting worse with the pandemic in the U.S. and to a lesser extent the U.K. as lockdown measures are being eased — to say nothing of the anti-police brutality movements in the U.S. and solidarity protests e…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 If you want a bright yellow door I say go for it!  🙂

    Actually I will be moving (with my parents) into a newer house across town this summer, if all goes as planned in that regard.  I suppose that’s something to look ahead to.  Since I am generally a homebody anyway it’s hard to find a break from the new normal when I’m not at work.  It…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello.  Been a while…

    I live in the U.S. as you might already know from previous posts.  I’m an essential worker too, so at least I get out of the house often.  But these have been frustrating times for me, and I don’t have many people to talk with them about.  I live with my parents, but they’re Trump supporters, so trying to get out my fru…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    I’m wondering if there’s any news on the status of Series 13 at this point.  Series 12 had such a bummer ending and left the Doctor in a sad place for her character arc, and I doubt that “Revolution of the Daleks” is going to do all the heavy lifting needed to undo it (i.e., restore Gallifrey, etc.).  And I’m also seriously wondering if Chibnall a…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Hello again.  I’ve been thinking, and I know this is a dangerous thing…. 😉

    When we last convened to discuss this episode, and what it might mean for the next season’s arcs, the real world was…a different place.  And I’m thinking that Series 13, whenever it arrives, is going to have a bigger challenge than we previously thought in making t…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @jimthefish wrote

    But something seems to be happening to fandom. At one end, you have the repellent bigotry of the NMDs but at the other the fans of 13 and Chibs have become somewhat fundamentalist, perhaps understandably fearing that acknowledging any issues will be giving ammunition to the NMDs. The loser seems to be anyone who wants to engage…

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