• and I too feel “bigger and better finales” goes along with “more explosions and effects” in films…

    that’s not storytelling

    so kudos to Chibnall & Co.

  • A someone who has injured her knees in many colorful and exciting ways (swordfighting, karate, and jumping out of a truck full of raptors on the way to a lecture… you have no idea how heavy a three pound great horned owl gets on one hand when your knee is screaming… augh, I can’t lift it anymore!)… I applaud a bit of standing around…[Read more]

  • I think I’m with @bluesqueakpip ; “the threat isn’t to people’s lives as such. It’s to their very selves, their souls.” Good insights into how Tim Shaw affects everyone we see.

    also @thane16 good insights! and this: “Mum just added this:Like ‘red- shirts’ but different and worth a closer inspection”

    I’ve been loving this entire season, this…[Read more]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    Wow…cool!

    I suppose one could get all mythic and pick this apart, well, mythically. Yes, it is very faerie tale.

    The sentience that was in opposition to the regular universe, and gets kicked out echoes many religious legends of Fallen Angels and Tolkien’s Morgoth (who famously sang along with the creation but horribly out of key, because he…[Read more]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    Still loving this series….

    Had to look up “gurning”… totally enjoy Jodi Whitaker’s enthusiastic childlike sense of wonder high energy Doctor. Yep.

    I was wondering about the not-period-clothing thing too (I’ve spent some time IN period clothing in the Society For Creative Anachronisms and the Longship Company, including marching into odd…[Read more]

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    OK 150% done done done…

    so I posted my brief story here: https://swordwhale.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/a-brief-foray-into-internet-epic-fail/

    with pics and all

    you guys are great, carry on

     

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    OK here we go again, attempting post…

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    ok, not posting… waht?!?!?!?

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    ok now it’s telling me “duplicate comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    ok page has just gone into Stupid Zone… that’s half my comment, it won’t post the next bit…

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    I’ve been enjoying the discussion, while shouting BEST DOCTOR WHO EVER!!!, and admitting to only recently being able to actually watch on a regular basis (I’ve been aware of the show for eons, watched random […]

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    ok now this is just nuts… I wrote it on Open Office, pasted it here, and it’s gone the THIRD time…

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    it ate it again…

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    it ate my post again…

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    thane16    

    Ohhhh that esplains why my post has also sailed off into hyperspace…

     

  • swordwhale commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

     

    @bluesqueakpip well thought out, and I feel you nailed it

    @ Margaret-Blaine I never thought of “accentism”…to the American ear, it’s all Brit (and fun)… but we have the same thing with certain […]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic Kerblam!

    oh, PS… another brainfart on work

    As someone who’s done a wide variety of crappy jobs (many literally involving poop: stable work, farm work, wildlife rehab work…we will not discuss beaver poop or dead rats that owls stash in x-yule trees)(though the really crappy jobs were food service etc)… I am now an arthritic achey person on social…[Read more]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic Kerblam!

    Still lovin this series!

    As someone who has a love/hate relationship with tech in general and Amazon in particular (and don’t get me started on voice menu robots that you have to wade through when you call a business… which is where I begin conversing like a mariner, singing (badly) bleep you bleepity bleeping robots to the Hallelujah chorus,…[Read more]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @pedant …oh…coughtrumpocalypsecoughcough lol

     

    Interesting to see the views of Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor. I seem to remember a description, in an interview about the new series; “fizzy energy”.

    I think I relate to it as a fabulous well channeled version of the ADD brainstyle, with bottomless brilliance. Since we’re only six episodes in I…[Read more]

  • swordwhale replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    More and more I’m shouting “THIS IS THE SERIES I WANTED WHEN I WAS TWELVE!!!”

    Meaning, Hero Girls, adventure, heroes who aren’t warriors but save the day, humor, exotic locales (including Sheffield), a quirky spacetimeship, random forays into living history (which I grew up to do a lot of), space the final frontier, aliens…

    @drben I agree,…[Read more]

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