• syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    as I know others & @janetteb is already aware, @missrori has been told “advice,” stories and help many, many, many times.

    None of it is followed. It reappears every few months when people suddenly show up again.

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    unforgotten is brilliant!

    Also, another comedy/drama (possibly genre switching) is The Good Place.

    – one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time of that nature.

    puro and Thane❤️❤️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent I think in lurking above I suggested a Western inclined literary tonality?

    we’re more disposed to something western than Chinese, Russian or Korean.

    It’s a predisposition. The amount of posters from Western countries could be evidence of this. Naturally it’s available in many other countries but how we interpret the Show, deal…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    I lived in the States awhile- East Coast. I found Americans very reserved where I was. It was uni & most people were tired but further down in NY, people weren’t rowdy or lacking subtlety.

    but the English are spastic in their telly too sometimes: loud, snarky, incredibly fast talking & sarcastic. At times. I love American telly a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston thank you for the telly info.

    I need that! I’ve been watching Schmigadoon which is sweet & hilarious. ❤️♥️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I think some American humour is brilliantly clever – Eli Attie of House, Westwing , newsroom – does a great job & as you weave your way thru House he’s like (ahem) a version of the Doctor.

    The humour in the US Leftovers was stunning & also frightening.

    perhaps we’re looking at a “Judeo/Christian/Gallifreyan” undercurrent  mixed with modern w…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    That’s good news @nerys from @dentarthurdent….Mr Blenkinsop….Lady Winston:

    I think all the Doctors since the Gap have been terrific in their own way. Took me awhile to glimpse the Dr in Ecceleston but with some stonking great scripts I was properly scared.

    Tennant really opened the series to everyone. series 5 with Smith & the Ponds was fairy…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Charlie Watts died at 80 .

    as The Stones played a shadow role to the Beatles, & I’ve often seen the former’s turbulence as outlandish, misogynist but never equivocal or ironic, & whilst I still loved ‘em (sometimes), I liked Watts’ Quintet, & his role in those comps, & in his drawing & art, more.

    He was a really clever swing musician; a sardoni…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    as @dentarthurdent also said paper is good. Paper is wise! I feel secure with a printout knowing it’s going to be there no matter what I do. My doctor sends blood test authorisations & prescriptions to my phone; never mind them being crumpled or tea stained.

    I’ve deleted all of them at different times!
    ♥️❤️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    i absolutely agree the system is cr@p! When talking abt negative Covid 72 hour tests when flying if they have to be on your phone. Cross country plans are expensive & if I was travelling , to avoid Roaming fees I’d probably leave the phone at home.

    @dentarthurdent is right though. You should be able to upload a test result.

    or take a p…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston

    sorry to hear about this . I can understand the heat & its energy sapping. & the DeltaV is awful.

    We’ve idiot protests in Brisbane & Sydney as DeltaV cases in the latter increase.  ppl have parties & wander round maskless with (fake) doctored letters (I wanted to try that joke) resisting masks. 😡

    been reading many comments on the Ca…[Read more]

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

    @winston

    the Fez story is luverly & reminds me of something Doctor 11 would do to help a young child….

    @dentarthurdent

    Big tick on Serenity (yes, there’s a River too). NOT selling DVDs? Sounds like a supermarket deciding to stop selling fruit!

    agreed. Streaming🙄🙄

    at one point I had Apple (free for 8 more weeks), Shudder (about to not be fre…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent

    on westerns have you seen Whedon’s “Firefly.”

    a space western with 14 eps & BRILLIANT. 9 major characters all dancing onto screen with a full set of backstories rarely seen in telly series – even in Who (barring S5 with our Ponds).

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

    @oochillyo

    I rewatched The Day of the Doctor. 11Doc laughs at bit at Tennant’s “I don’ wanna go” which prompts the tongue in cheek comment,  “he says that a lot.” 😁

    @dentarthurdent

    Yes, rewatched The Only Water in The Forest Is The River arc & recognised it wasn’t ‘backwards’ but that River & the Doc met out of sync? Hence syncing diaries &a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Films thread

    @JanetteB me too! thank you…❤️

    I will have a chat with you later on that pub or sofa thread….now I have to clean the bathroom…😔

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Films thread

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    yes! Unfortunately what you’ve said is correct.

    for a long time, I thought something was wrong with me because I couldn’t face Inception.

    It was inspired, apparently, but I felt dull witted. Spoilers ahead……

    there’s a type of bad rap called Mumblerap, & Tenet is SO incredibly murky sounding & the voice tracks so muted &am…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    The inverted concept comes from a film on Netflix, a Christopher Nolan movie, Tenet, which was pretty awful.

    I love timey whimey worlds,  cleverness and complexity as much as the next person, but if the characters seem cold and …dead, I can’t relate.😁

  • syzygy replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Indeed in the timey world he be 16…

    In the chronological, non inverted anti-entropy world, he’s 19

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @macca

    normally, I welcome newbies but I haven’t been around in awhile, so welcome.

    You mentioned whether people would read your stuff?

    If you try paragraphs, it’d help. As a good friend once told me, they’re your friends. 😁

    I’m in my 50s and disagree with some of your analysis and I checked in with my son and his friends who are 1-2 years o…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    I tried to contact Craig couple weeks ago via email about passwords etc aaand no reply.

    point is, I hope he’s OK.

    So, Forum be rocking! 😉

    puro.

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