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7 November 2019 at 02:55 #68304
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.7 November 2019 at 02:38 #68302
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.2 November 2019 at 00:11 #68272
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.1 November 2019 at 23:55 #68271
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*
You are right, I’ve watched the clip many times.5 October 2019 at 12:59 #68148
Did I thank you too? if not Thank you.
I’m all over the place at the moment.
Missy5 October 2019 at 12:56 #68147
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”
Missy5 October 2019 at 12:50 #68146
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.
Missy26 September 2019 at 04:58 #68128
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.
Missy23 September 2019 at 11:22 #68127
@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.
Missy18 September 2019 at 09:07 #68116
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.
Missy18 September 2019 at 09:00 #68115
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.
Missy15 September 2019 at 10:16 #68106
Are you anywhere near these fires? They seem to be getting worse, and some have been lit deliberately.
Missy14 September 2019 at 03:21 #68103
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
Missy14 September 2019 at 03:16 #68102
@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
Missy9 September 2019 at 05:31 #68076
My opinion, as you have yours.
Bye the bye, could you come up with another ‘adjective‘ I find it offensive.
Missy8 September 2019 at 02:59 #68072
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?
Missy8 September 2019 at 02:54 #68071
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.
Missy2 September 2019 at 09:48 #68050
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!2 September 2019 at 09:45 #68049
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.19 August 2019 at 10:01 #67979
Good idea. I have two others given to me by the same friend.
Doctor who the Companion’s Companion.
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?
Missy15 August 2019 at 10:58 #67950
For my birthday, a friend – who was as dotty as me about Doctor Who – bought me :
If you enjoy pure genius, I recommend this book.
Missy6 August 2019 at 03:27 #67939
@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.
Missy29 July 2019 at 03:48 #67908
I’m not sure what to call you now, so back to the past.
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PURO.
Regards Missy25 July 2019 at 03:12 #6789420 July 2019 at 02:29 #67854
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.
Missy20 July 2019 at 02:23 #67853
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?
Missy19 July 2019 at 04:17 #67843
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?
Missy19 July 2019 at 04:11 #67842
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.
Missy26 February 2019 at 02:29 #67407
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*
Missy23 February 2019 at 09:54 #67397
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 .
Missy18 January 2019 at 09:19 #67229
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.
P.s. I know this because I looked her up.17 January 2019 at 11:06 #67227
Does any member in the UK know whether or not The Pancake Man restaurant is still in action?
Missy16 January 2019 at 10:39 #67225
We should send a request. Please bring back Blake’s Seven – or rather re-make Blake’s Seven.
Missy16 January 2019 at 10:32 #67224
Quite right about the wooden cyberman, in Time of the Doctor. The Doctor makes it destroy itself.
Missy16 January 2019 at 10:24 #67223
Hello and welcome.
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.
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.
Missy16 January 2019 at 03:47 #67220
This is right out of my memory bank.
Missy10 January 2019 at 03:31 #67158
Looks interesting, shall have a good look later.
Thanks for posting.
Missy10 January 2019 at 03:26 #67157
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.
Missy10 January 2019 at 03:15 #67156
Thumbs up for that, I should love to watch an updated version.
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.
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*
Missy5 January 2019 at 07:12 #67078
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.
Missy5 January 2019 at 06:56 #67077
Our Christmas Day was a breeze, my OH, I and our daughter had dinner at Sizzler. Oysters and all.
Missy5 January 2019 at 06:55 #67076
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*
Missy31 December 2018 at 09:05 #66982
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.
Missy31 December 2018 at 02:30 #66979
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.
Missy31 December 2018 at 02:12 #66978
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.
Missy28 December 2018 at 10:04 #66964
Craig, thank you for this forum and all your hard work in fending off Trolls.
I wish you and all the members, A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A SAFE ONE.
Fondest to all,
Missy28 December 2018 at 10:02 #66963
Alas no,which is fair, as this new one is not to mine.
Such is life,
Missy28 December 2018 at 09:58 #6696228 December 2018 at 09:55 #66961
Well, I take my hat off to thane – or would if I wore one – my patience is at a very low ebb at the moment.
Nothing to do with this forum, just the world in general.
And the marathon has just given me Heaven Sent, Hell Bent, and the Pilot back to back to back. What more could I want?
Nothing at all, except perhaps for Husbands of River Song*grins*
Have any of you seen The Favourite? We want to see it, but have heard various disgruntled reports. Not that they will stop us.
Missy24 December 2018 at 10:55 #66908
Sigh! Life just ‘aint fair.
Indeed he was and is. How some people can say that he wasn’t a good writer renders me speechless.
I found it so exciting when River, in one of the above, says “MY Doctor ” and “you know when you see and old photograph of someone you know, but they aren’t quite done yet.”And you know she means the 12th not the 11th Doctor. daft I know, but it still makes me tingle.