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  • #68426
    Missy @replies

    @winston

    Quite understandable. I feel the same about the WAR speech and Husbands of River Song. His lines are so wise and

    delivered with such emotion.

    What a  loss Steven Moffat is to the programme.

    #68424
    Missy @replies

    Tell you what.  All of you go along with the lack of a title and I’ll keep my Mrs/Miss/Mr.

    To be called by my first name (which no one pronounces correctly ) by people I don’t know, to me

    shows lack of respect.

    When I receive phone calls from, Insurance, sales whatever and they ask is this ……..? I tell them no, it’s Mrs…..!

    Up to you .

    #68423
    Missy @replies

    @thane16

    If you think of the Doctor’s speech with Missy & the Master on kindness, that really sums up Barthes’s idea beautifully. Well no, I don’t understand that, but it sums it up. I’m very certain of this  🙂 And that particular speech, showing the range of Capaldi’s ability & tonal control, breaks my heart every time I hear it.

    I think however one interprets the ‘text’ it breaks one’s heart.

    Well, it breaks mine, and that ‘s not the only speech.

    #68422
    Missy @replies

    @winston @gamergirlavatar @blenkinsopthebrave

    Something on which we agree.

    Whenever I am sad (such as now with my OH, )or feeling off, I always watch  Doctor Who

    David Tennant to start with, followed by Peter Capaldi.

    DT makes me laugh, but PC makes me think, laugh and get teary – thanks to Steven Moffat’s script and Peters delivery.

     

    #68421
    Missy @replies

    @pedant

    It’s bowel streak, a vile misogynistic little shitweasel and noted Angry Virgin. and we are more than familiar with his vile spewings – and you would be too if you ever paid any attention to what people actually said, rather than just getting stampy-footed when people pointed out how gratuitously offensive you are being.

    Don’t post that shit here, especially behind a blind link.

    I’m offensive? That’s a laugh, re- read your post mate and think again.

    A simple  “it’s rubbish” would have sufficed.

    As usual I get accused of being snide.  I simply wanted  other members opinions.

     

     

    #68304
    Missy @replies

    @whisht

    May I politely say, that my opinions are not just my own. Also, they are not offensive – that’s your opinion.

    What I find offensive, is being referred to as a ‘guy’ whenever my OH and I go into a shop or restaurant.

    Usually beginning with “Hi guys!” be assured that I have mentioned it – very politely.

    This whole gender thing  is,  I suppose, a sign of changing times which many of you feel happy with.

    To quote Princess Anne; “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

    Can’t remember when or why she said it. May have had something to do with Commonwealth.

    #68302
    Missy @replies

    For all.

    Before I am accused of being a stirrer or offensive, this was sent to me by an avid Doctor who fan.

    Whether there is any truth in it who knows. I make no comments either way, the media cannot always be believed.

    See what all of you think.

    youtu.be/sleLRO4h_K0

    #68272
    Missy @replies

    Well, it must be my age, because many of our age group feel as I do. It doesn’t offend me, it makes me laugh.

    It’s the people who prefer Actor for a female, and  being referred to  Miss or Mrs. who are offended.

    I am married, therefore my title (on every form) is that of Mrs. Why  people are offended by this is beyond me.

    If I hear Mayor I think it’s a man. Very confusing when it’s a female. The same applies (in my book) to all the other

    titles which are being changed to the male title. Isn’t that sexist? How strange that these females who are so

    determined to stamp out sexism, decide to use the male title? Perhaps they would prefer to be blokes? Or perhaps

    they should make up their minds what exactly they are.

    Oh well, I shall carry on using the correct titles, everyone else can do what they like.

     

    #68271
    Missy @replies

    Everyone in general:

    I must be the only person on this forum, who doesn’t agree with Halloween. It’s become very commercialised, with children going around dressed up to cadge sweets. The Celts have a lot to answer for. *grins*

    @pedant

    You are right, I’ve watched the clip many times.

     

    #68148
    Missy @replies

    @nerys

    Did I thank you too?  if not Thank you.

    I’m all over the place at the moment.

    Missy

    #68147
    Missy @replies

    @nerys

    Because they are actresses. Why not call actors actresses?

    Mind you, I could never understand some females getting uptight about being called Miss if single. Ms is just plain daft, and mean the same thing as Miss.

    Peter is still  favourite Doctor. “grins”

    Missy

    #68146
    Missy @replies

    @gamergirlavatar

    Thank you so much, I truly do appreciate it.

    We are trying to move home to a smaller house, so you can imagine the chaos. Our children are wonderful,

    as I said to my OH, “we must have brung ’em up right!”

    However as a famous writer once said :

    “When sorrows come they come not single spies, but in battalions” 

    He is hospital at the moment with blood clots in his lungs! He’ll be home tomorrow.

    Missy

    #68128
    Missy @replies

    @winston

    For me, Political correctness means:

    Not calling people Wops, Wogs, Yids, Yanks, Frogs, Krouts, Niggers etc. Which I never have.

    Then the lunatic fringe got working on it, and we get Spokesperson, Batters instead of Batsmen or woman and Chairperson – one must never say man or woman. *rolls eyes*

    I could say more, but I’ll leave it there.

    Missy

    #68127
    Missy @replies

    @cathannabel @thane16 @janetteb @missrori @winston @ichabod

    Thank you  – ALL of you for your kindness. I shall certainly look for all the support for the both of us that I can.

    We are fortunate in having three lovely children, all ready to help.

    It’s the moving that’s terrifying. I won’t be able to pay the rent on a three bedroom house, once – heaven forbid – the inevitable happens. Fortunately we are with Homes West (state Housing) and have been for over 40 years.

    They have offered to find us a two bedroom unit, will pay all removal expenses and give us a few weeks rent free.

    Wonderful people.

    Missy

    #68116
    Missy @replies

    @missrori

    Update on my OH and me.

    I am improving, but my poor OH has now been diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer.

    This proves that there isn’t any justice, I’m the smoker, not him.

    Missy

    #68115
    Missy @replies

    @thane16

    It’s terrifying what fire can do. You sound too close for comfort. These ‘kids’ lit the fire on purpose and being the woman I am I’d do more than slap their wrists!

    The damage and suffering they have caused. Homes lost, innocent animals burned to death. They should be made to help the Fire brigade fight the fires, then pick up the dead animals whose death they are responsible for.

    I feel such sympathy for everyone and everything in the fires path.

    Missy

     

    #68106
    Missy @replies

    @thane16

    Are you anywhere near these fires? They seem to be getting worse, and some have been lit deliberately.

    It’s shocking.

    Missy

    #68103
    Missy @replies

    @pedant

    Well, that’s me told!

    Pathetic and Weasel words? If you say so.

    However, you managed to say all that without using the “F” word once.

    As for my dislike of a female Doctor, you all know my feelings on the matter, and I didn’t wanted bore @roger429

    to death.

    Missy

    #68102
    Missy @replies

    @thane16 or syzygy

    I was neither angry nor pretending to be, simply irritated by the unnecessary use of the “F” word.

    As my comment was not directed at you, I can only reply that  it was none of your business, and I did not deserve

    such condemnation.

    Missy

     

    #68076
    Missy @replies

    @pedant

    My opinion, as you have yours.

    Bye the bye, could you come up with another ‘adjective‘ I find it offensive.

    Missy

     

    #68072
    Missy @replies

    Much too late in the series – I fear – we’ve started watching GREEN WING. I dare say most of you have seen this completely mental sitcom.

    Michelle Gomez, as Sue White is wonderful – actually the whole cast is wonderful. It’s surprising that they actually made this programme in a Hospital.

    What do the rest of you think of it?

    Missy

    #68071
    Missy @replies

    @roger429

    Hello to you.

    Peter Capaldi was very popular with some  and disliked by others.

    I never had a favourite until he came along, then it was HE who  was my doctor.

    There is no ambivalence on my part about a female Doctor, it’s all wrong.

    I feel that Political correctness played a large part, using regeneration as an excuse.

    As the rest of the forum knows well, I have never like JW anyway, so to me it was insult to injury.

    I too had a fondness for Tom Baker, and most of the others, the only actor I didn’t like was Paul McGann.

    Missy

    #68050
    Missy @replies

    @winston

    See if you can get hold of the Tardis  Manual – which I mentioned before.

    It’s pure genius in as much as it is so well written, that you actually find yourself believing that there is such a thing as The Tardis!

    #68049
    Missy @replies

    @roger429

    Peter Capaldi’s theme music is superb and matches his character perfectly. I bought Adventure in time and Space, ages ago  and love it.

    As for Jodie Whitaker, I hope she does leave! Bring back a male Doctor please.

    #67979
    Missy @replies

    @janetteb

    Good idea. I have two others given to me by the same friend.

    Doctor who the Companion’s Companion.

    and

    Doctor Who. Time Lord Fairy Tales.

    However, the Tardis manual is the best so far.

    Thank you for posting, I was beginning to think I was invisible. *sniffs*

    This is after all the forum for all things Doctor Who – isn’t it?

    Missy

    #67950
    Missy @replies

    For my birthday, a friend – who was as dotty as me about Doctor Who – bought me :

    DOCTOR WHO

    TARDIS

    TYPE 40

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    If you enjoy pure genius, I recommend this book.

    Missy

     

    #67939
    Missy @replies

    @thane16 – syzygy   I think Dr Who was confronting Missy? With Capaldi’s Doc? All the monsters could be a hard lesson in life, the monsters a back-drop, a good portion of the time.  Chernobyl is on our order list having been nudged by not 1, not 2 but 3 close mates. I don’t know very much about Lizzie Borden, Missy: that’s pretty scary though. Are there a few movies out about that part of history, then?  (also, Missy, not sure if I remembered your birthday! Apologies if I have -although it’s good to hear it again. I’m posting, so if I look at the Activity feed I’ll lose post. Don’t want that)

    Thing is, the monsters were fictional.  Scary – some of them – but not real. Chernobyl IS real. I’ve seen enough suffering to last me for the rest of my life. Give me fiction every time.

    To be fair, stories such as Lizzie Borden, although true, I find fascinating, and yet recent TV expos about Charles Manson and his moronic family make me shudder.

    Yes, you have just remembered my birthday *grins* I didn’t expect you to. I trust that yours was a good one.

    Cheers,

    Missy

    #67908
    Missy @replies

    I’m not sure what to call you now, so back to the past.

     

    A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PURO.

    Regards Missy

    #67894
    Missy @replies

    @missrori

    Thank you. I am improving slowly, but my OH is not.

    Missy

    #67854
    Missy @replies

    @mudlark

    If you were chastising me, albeit gently, you were quite right to. LIKE is the wrong word, how could anyone ‘like’ watching this series? My apologies.

    The worlds is in such turmoil, wars, terrorists, nature, that I refuse to watch anything confronting on TV.

    I retire into fiction.

    Missy

    #67853
    Missy @replies

    @whisht@mudlark@thane

    Thank you. It has been a rotten year, but there are plenty of people worse off than us – although that doesn’t always help you. *grins* One becomes very self absorbed when in pain.

    The irony is that so many people who have had this procedure, say that the discomfort suffered afterward, is not nearly as bad as the pain suffered before. In my case it’s been the opposite! *groans*

    However, thanks to Voltaren discomfort has been kept to a minimum.

    Enough of that, how has everyone been during my absence?

    Missy

    #67843
    Missy @replies

    I ‘d heard of the Chernobyl series.  It hasn’t been shown here yet, and I don’t know if I want to see such a gruelling series. However, I can understand some people might like to see it.

    We  watched yet another film about Lizzie Borden last night. This was the best one so far and the actress Christina Ricci is a dead ringer for Jenna Coleman. I couldn’t work out who she reminded me of until she cocked her head to one side and Bingo!

    Has anyone else seen this?

    Missy

    #67842
    Missy @replies

    Hello everyone. It’s been a while.

    Has anyone here ever had a year where health problems come in force? My OH and I have had – and are still having.

    Me with a hip replacement, all the build up to it and the pain afterwards, and my OH with a hiatus hernia!

    The poor man can hardly eat anything.

    That’s my excuse for my lack of communication.

    Re the Moon landing. We watched the broadcast on our black and white TV.  Deciding it might be a good idea, we got our 5 year old daughter up to watch too, with the hope that she would remember History being made.

    She remembers it well.

    Missy

    #67407
    Missy @replies

    @seeoswald

    Sorry for delay.

    I don’t know an email address, but if people are interested, it’s simply BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

    on you computer. They even have episodes of Doctor who (Tom Baker and Colin Baker) as a play, not visual.

    Whatever your taste, you’ll find it there as I mentioned on a recent post – which people must a have missed or aren’t interested.

    Their loss, not mine. *grins*

    Missy

     

     

    #67397
    Missy @replies

    Hello all, just a quick visit. This is again about Radio.

    As you know, or should by now, I listen to a lot of stuff on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Today I heard a wonderful play by Al Smith called Life Lines (Omnibus) first dramatised for Radio this year.

    If any of you have been fortunate enough to watch Ambulance UK or Australia this series is the same, with subtle differences. Absolutely superb, especially the story abut a bitch called Nigel – actually all of them are wonderful.

    I urge you to  take some time and listen to this .

    later

    Missy

    #67229
    Missy @replies

    @thane16

    Sorry never heard of this. In fact the only thing I have seen Laura Linney in, is Love Actually and sadly I don’t remember her. Not that I’ve heard of any of the other films she has been in either.

    Missy

    P.s. I know this because I looked her up.

    #67227
    Missy @replies

    Does any member in the UK know whether or not The Pancake Man restaurant is still in action?

    Missy

    #67225
    Missy @replies

    @seeoswald

    We should send a request.  Please bring back Blake’s Seven – or rather re-make Blake’s Seven.

    Missy

    #67224
    Missy @replies

    @winston

    Quite right about the wooden cyberman, in Time of the Doctor.  The Doctor makes it destroy itself.

    Missy

     

    #67223
    Missy @replies

    @rougecyberman

    Hello and welcome.

    @miapatrick

    As you know, I too am a Moffat fan. However, I don’t dislike CC because he isn’t Moffat, but because he is Chibnall and I never liked his writing. SM’s sometimes complex stories were right up my street, they made me think and didn’t preach politics, or what I should believe – unless it was subtlety done of course.

    Well done on getting your degree and a 1st.

    @kevinwho

    But it’s a matter of personal preference.  I’m a Moffat fan ( here’s looking at you @miapatrick ) and I’d rather be dazzled by some brilliant writing, rather than sit around noodling up semi-nonsense.

    It’s just me, though.  Don’t think I’m calling out the show or saying you should feel like I do.  This is just what I happen to want from fiction – and it’s not like I get it from any other TV or movies either.  Mostly I read.

    Hear, hear and well said.

    Missy

    #67220
    Missy @replies

    This is right out of my memory bank.

    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F45%2F0d%2F04%2F450d04857f7e8469e744b85991138a35.gif&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F153192824796407435%2F&docid=B0PFaZONpyf3gM&tbnid=2Kr9xJcfsi0BXM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiih6a2sPHfAhXHQ30KHZS8B8UQMwg-KAEwAQ..i&w=212&h=353&bih=758&biw=1600&q=1950%27s%20London%20with%20famous%20Blue%20Police%20Box%20on%20corner%20of%20street&ved=0ahUKEwiih6a2sPHfAhXHQ30KHZS8B8UQMwg-KAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

    Missy

    #67158
    Missy @replies

    @tallskinnyfellow

    Looks interesting, shall have a good look later.

    Thanks for posting.

    Missy

     

    #67157
    Missy @replies

    @craig

    Have seen it  and really rate it. Still waiting for series two. However, I still feel that Jodie (blimey that name gets around) Comer should have won best actress. she was terrifying.

    Missy

    #67156
    Missy @replies

    @seeoswald

    Thumbs up for that, I should love to watch an updated version.

    @bluffme

    I had a look for this. For a start it should be 12 episodes a year. Split it up? The man is bonkers!

    He should try not hogging the writing, like RTD (although he was fun to watch) and giving more writers a chance as Steven Moffat did.

    I did read that he was considering leaving, whinging on about being disappointed with the show? Ahhhh ..diddums!

    JW denies going with him.

    As for the American shows pumping out 22 episodes of whatever, doesn’t mean they are quality. As SM was heard to say when Elementary was mentioned,  (Re Sherlock) he preferred quality to quantity.

    @seeoswald

    As you know, I haven’t seen any of this series, so I couldn’t possibly comment on the quality. However I agree with you. No surprises there. *grins*

    Missy

    #67078
    Missy @replies

    @seeoswald

    Yes I do and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I watched some on YT and found it to be rather dated.

    Blake’s 7 was a favourite of mine.

    Missy

    #67077
    Missy @replies

    Our Christmas Day was a breeze, my OH, I and our daughter had dinner at Sizzler. Oysters and all.

    Delicious.

    Missy

     

    #67076
    Missy @replies

    @janetteb

    That’s exactly what my friend says, and if works for you,  it works.

    If I like the characters, find them interesting and care about what happens to them, that’s all I need. If I don’t like a film, play or book, I don’t bother to work out why, I simply go on to the next one.

    In short I enjoy being entertained. If I were taking an exam, then perhaps I’d need to analyse the subject.

    Good thing we aren’t all alike. *grins*

    Missy

    #66982
    Missy @replies

    @kevinwho

    Such a sensible approach and I cannot fault you on that. Unfortunately analysis of films, stories etcetera, has always been a mystery to me, I simply can’t do it.

    A friend (teacher) once told me that she could teach me how to analyse what I read or saw, but remembering how many times she had looked forward to a novel or a film, and after analysing it found it fell short of expectations – I turned her down. Where’s the fun in that?  I either love, like or detest it no “oh, it’s all right,” for me, I don’t want to take it apart and see how it ticks.  Why I love, like or detest a thing is neither here nor there, I simply do.

    It’s a flipping curse, and with this new series, I loathe the idea of a female Doctor, and dislike the actress, so I’m stuck in no man’s land.

    Having every series since 2005, I can watch what I do approve of, even though touched with sadness.

    Thanks for responding and enjoy your objectivity.

    Missy

    #66979
    Missy @replies

    @kevinwho

    Unfortunately, unlike yourself and everyone else on this forum, I cannot watch something I have a passion for objectively. Never have been good at it.

    With me it’s all emotion, like a lot of women – note I said a lot of women, not all. If I love something, change is  “abhorrent”  to me, which is perhaps a strong word, but I feel strongly. I admire anyone who has the gift of objectivity.

    Sack the writers’ is simply brainless, even though I much prefer Moffat and RTD, to each his own.

    Missy

    #66978
    Missy @replies

    @ddoherty95

    I didn’t have a preference until Peter Capaldi became The Doctor, I was fond of all three (you missed out Christopher Eccleston. *grins*)

    What surprises me, is why Chibnall didn’t really push the boat out and choose a black actress to play the Doctor? The General (Ken Bones) regenerated into a black women, so why not the Doctor?

    Thandie Newton of Line of Duty, would have been good, she is a really good actress. Instead he stayed with a blonde white actress?

    Perhaps it occurred to him, he asked and got knocked back, but I’d be very surprised.

    However, that’s my opinion.

    Happy New Year to you.

    Missy

     

     

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