• Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Thank you @missy,@thane16, @whisht, @pedant, @blenkinsopthebrave, @miapatrick. And to Missy, yes, one compartmentalises as best one can and does what one must and you have my deepest sympathy. One clings on to good things, and this place is a Good Thing and I will come here whenever I can even if I can’t muster bonkers theories about Who, because…[Read more]

  • @thane16

    You just mention that last one to trigger me, didn’t you?

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 – well yes I sat through that whole power-ballad from Bon Jovi.
    Sounds like a live recording (or at least they’ve mixed in a crowd).
    There – that’s to prove I really did listen all the way through.

    And yes, that serves me right.

    :¬~

    So when I thought of “rambling” I obviously should have gone with…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 the outline for assignment scoring is written, in my opinion, for advanced STEM students. It’s all quite complicated. The conversation there came about because I was reminding people (and myself) that the first assignment score accounts for only 5% of the taught module score (which is itself only 50% of the Masters) so, not to panic. But…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 that left me in tears. I have yet to watch “The Thick of It or In the Loop. Both just jumped quite a few spaces on my “to watch list.”

    I recommend Galaxy Quest. It is one of those underrated gems of a film that every so often, the entire family will re watch.

    @miapatrick. I laughed when you described bad handwriting masking spelling…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant – with the train video I had thought “hm, that’s niche, you’ve found a trainspotters’ video of regional trains…” then I watched and listened!

    ;¬)

    Nice.

    @thane16 syzygy – Midnight Oil – they’re a good reminder of how a musician realised that he could make more impact as a politician. Not sure if he did, but respect to him that he…[Read more]

  • @thane16

    I’ll just leave this here, from 2016

    Hmm. Something odd happening with that link – scroll down to post 50140

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 Thanks for those links. Alan Rickman was so good. The night after he died we all sat down and re watched Galaxy Quest. (I think re watched Sense and Sensibility on my own the next day.) Loved the Q.I scene. Another brilliant show.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • Is this the sound of the homeland calling, @thane16 Snr?

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    @thane16 We re-watched it a few weeks ago and though I had seen it I had mostly forgotten what happened. Just remembered that we liked it at the time.  The mood/feel of this most recent series is very different, maybe in part because of the difference in music but there is a difference in (visual) tone too.

    It was an interestingly different type…[Read more]

  • @thane16

    syzygy, you are not too late. There is so much of Miller’s work easily available. His books, films, performances, and interviews. At least dip in and see what you think.

     

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @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.

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  • gameravatar replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 Hi syzygy, I just saw you mentioned me in a post just over a week ago. Sorry I didn’t reply back right away, still working on a lot on my end. I only want to clarify my point of view and have that be it because with the amount of hate crimes accouring in the United States right now, I would feel more comfortable if we just didn’t talk…[Read more]

  • @miapatrick  @thane16 @thane16

    I wonder how far I might push the concept of reader response over authorial intent…

    *Circles bait*

    *Swims away*

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 just in the later stages of my first essay, and experiencing my usual nightmare that my tutor might simply point out that I have completely misunderstood the critics I’ve quoted, I wonder how far I might push the concept of reader response over authorial intent…

    To be honest, when I write fiction I usually don’t work out what I’m doing…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16: I’ve just read that Barthes died after being  knocked down by a laundry van, and I can’t help imagining a disgruntled author pulling off his disguise and cackling manically as he drives down the street…

  • @thane16

    I won’t comment on the music since they took a particular approach for a particular reason. Suffice to say the choons used in the dance sequence you see a glimpse of in the trailer is …not what one might expect… but works brilliantly. I will say that there is a truly splendid West Wing parody-cum-tribute that is a joy to behold.

    And…[Read more]

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