• Pufferfish replied to the topic Extremis

    @PhaseShift interjecting with a possible Bowie ref for this episode:

    On the day of execution/only women kneel and smile

     

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic Knock Knock

    If we’re bonkersing, I feel like nobody’s paid attention to that last scene in The Pilot where so far it’s assumed the Doctor/Tardis came directly from the office above. I’m not sure he/it did.

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic Smile

    @mudlark 

    That book inspired the internet itself:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENQUIRE

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic Smile

    @mudlark

    Kezzia is probably an alternate spelling of Keziah, one of Job’s three daughters – it means ‘sweetness’ and has the same derivation as Cassia (cinnamon). So the character’s name fits in with the general positivity of the other colonists’ names. Also a very popular name in Puritan/early Protestant circles (I have a few of them dotted…[Read more]

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic Smile

    Hello all!

    I’m glad to be back and glad to see everyone back. Big love to Puro – now let’s get settled in and see where we are.

    Capaldi was interviewed recently and was delighted to be asked what David Bowie song should play in the TARDIS.  His answer: “Time”. Make of that what you will. I’m totally down with Bowie references as we go along…[Read more]

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

    Love her, love the Purple Rain t-shirt. If you go to Pearl Mackie’s Twitter, she’s a massive Prince fan and appears to be (as the youf say) fairly woke.

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    Welcome home, Puro! And I hope it doesn’t embarrass him or you, but your son is tops and already posting at a rate of knots. Must run in the family ;-)))

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    Dearest puro,

    You’re one of the nicest and most accomplished people I’ve ever had the pleasure to encounter online. Thank you for being here, and know that I am so very sorry to hear about your health problems (I’d been reading between the lines that something wasn’t quite right, and it stings to have it confirmed). I’m sure I will not be alone…[Read more]

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  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Zygon Invasion

    <span class=”Apple-style-span”>If you want to get off the religion metaphor, then I’d say that demanding Zygons always look human has overtones of ‘passing’ – that era when light skinned African-Americans would move somewhere they weren’t known and ‘pass’ as ‘white’.</span>

    That is brilliant. #zygonlivesmatter

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  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    Hello, virtual drinkers! I used to live above a pub, and don’t go that often now because my local not-Wholefoods shop does a buy-a-glass-bottle refill system with good French table wine for £5. My extremely cultured French friends (who believe you can drink any shade of wine you like so long as it’s red) approve, so who am I to argue?

     

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    Oh dear, I think I’ve confused some of you! I’m not in any way married to the brain-capacity idea as being correct; I only sought to point out that it’s an option in fiction that wasn’t taken here. Fiction. Made-up. And let me reiterate that the full-brain/memory-loss concept is a lot more interesting to me, especially where this story is concerned.

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @ichabod There are different brain-capacity paths in fiction about immortality (eg the Heroes brain or the Ashildr brain), just as there are different approaches to how ageing works (or doesn’t) in same. I thought the forgetting was a more interesting choice, and tied in well with how people whose timelines cross the Doctor’s experience a change i…[Read more]

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    Then again, human beings who live the normal three score-and-ten are said to use only 10 per cent of the brain’s capacity (possibly 20 per cent, can’t remember exactly) but there are LOADS of stories that suggest immortality unlocks the unused portion (eg. Heroes).

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    Ashildr is dressed very appropriately for a teenager in London’s Trendy Shoreditch – stonewashed denim jackets from Su Pollard’s ’80s are a hipster-girl thing – but I don’t think hipsters have otherwise reached the Shoreditch of Coal Hill.

  • Pufferfish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @kharis Welcome back, and thanks for the Tarot updates and the most brilliant wardrobe spot.

    I want the Ellie Ravenwood = Ashildr thing to be true, but Clara’s 101 places book from series 7 has ‘Ellie Ravenwood, age 11’ inscribed on the inside leaf. Possibly misdirection, or…?

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