“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improblable dreams.”
I know many many many people that would disagree with you! Including mwah!
18 hours, 30 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
Easily the only problem
18 hours, 32 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
I love the episode, but that line is too cringeworthy
18 hours, 39 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
It's better then it being not well received though!
18 hours, 40 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
It's unleashed bucko
18 hours, 43 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
I love the episode, but besides the British accents that line "we're in Pompeii and its volcano day" almost makes me cringe every time XD
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Sontaran17 I said ... brewed.. not rude... as in.. "Would you like a cup of brewed tea"
1 day, 4 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
@Thetenth Fair enough you believe the Doctor shouldn't be a woman - If that's your opinion that's totally fine. Just on the examples you've used, they're all HUMAN examples... where as the Doctor is an Alien from a planet where Gender is fluid
@Supermoff, member of CATS Woah we're not "Dimensions In Time" level desperate just yet
@pats86 There's no such thing as a "correct" opinion
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Sontaran17 Rude
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Sontaran17 Shhh... none of that... Just take the compliment and run
1 day, 5 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE You're sass never ceases to entertain me Finn
@Gustaff @Sontaran17 Best that it wasn't... The balance of the world would just be totally unfair if I was incredibly intelligent, handsome, articulate AND an impeccable artist! Also Humble
@Gustaff @Supermoff, member of CATS Just #SpinOffNOW - Hell I'm so desperate for one I'd even watch a show based on the life of Chloe Webber, now hired as a artist for the 50 Shades of Grey Graphic Novel.... "My pod was drawn to heat, and I was drawn to her. She was like me, alone. She needed me, and I her. "
@Gustaff @Sontaran17 I know aint it great! There's only so many Sontaran pictures to choose from but when I saw this I was fairly certain I'm wasn't going to find any better option for a long while!
@YaelMoise Be a pal and save me the trouble of digging out my DVD with commentary and remind me his comments on the subject please XD
I think the issue has never been if there's a want for a Jenny Spinoff - but in my mind the potential has missed it's time window for a good few years - However if she maybe made a return on the main show and THEN after rebuilding hype and reputation she was given one I see no issue. However keeping in mind she now has young children the possibility anytime soon isn't looking to flash.
On the female Doctor it's no secret I don't share his apathy to the idea - but a valid point of view nonetheless. Always great to hear from Davison - especially since he's so invested in the show both as a legend and a religious fan.
As many know I'm not really a fan of theory articles... But this, this had me foaming at the mouth with anticipation. For the first time ever: PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE! What a brilliant idea! I love it!
1 day, 16 hours ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?
Among all the cuffufell I've actually forgotten to make comment on the actual article.@TheOncomingHurricane Hurries, we've had the conversation many times before and it's no secret I disagree with many examples you've posted - but nonetheless the article has proven enough to at the very least put me in a more informed decisions to consider you're point of view more intently, and given how passionately, professionally and civilly you present your case its all I can do to respect that there is substance there, and even while I've never personally been offended by anything listed here - the fact that you and others have been is enough for me to no longer be able to dismiss the comments so willingly anymore. While I feel you do come across a tad to aggressive in regards to TW , one minor blip in an otherwise exceptional article is easily overlooked - Not condoned you cheeky thang! But there's little to no point stewing on it and ignoring the rest of the billiance. Kudos and continue the inspired work
2 days, 6 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 No I'm not saying her identification was to create a sense of authority over the subject, just (at least how I read it) as a way of pointing out she is obviously well informed on the topic - where as you've read it as a way of implying her opinions are formed with her personal gender in mind . I don't know how many times I have to say that your challenging of the opinion is not the issue I had - rather the way you did so was in my opinion disrespectful - not, for the 700th time the fact that you did
2 days, 8 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@LaraHarris That last bit probably came across harsher then it should have. Basic line is - What you said offended me, and whether you thought it would or not in my mind it reads as showing disrespect to the author and her opinion. I felt the need to defend her in her absence, that's all tonight was.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 Don't use extreme examples to prove a point they're unrealistic in this context. I don't agree with Michelle, I respect her AND her opinion because just as much as other's interpretations - her's is valid to. Just because I don't share it doesn't mean I'm going to pick it apart and list reasons why they are wrong. I can share may own point of view without doing such because I believe it's an offensive and disrespectful way to contribute to a discussion - you've made it very clear that you don't, but given how you think her identification as a transgender person in the article serves any alternative purpose then to simply express her knowledge and experience with the topic such as it colouring her opinion - there's no surprises there.
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 But that is where I feel we differ - Because peoples opinions as well as themselves should be respected. Not agreed with constantly - but at the very least respected. Just because you don't share it does not mean it's looses that right - If not for the consideration of the author then for the civil atmosphere of the discussion
2 days, 11 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
It's not letting me comment so I've posted it up here, hopefully you can see it Lara :
Believe it or not Lara, Not every comment I've made in Michelles defense has been spawned by you. THE ONLY issue I had with anything you've said on the topic is that her perception is flawed- I don't feel you have the right to say that given that you don't know her, and the argument in my mind that someones gender at all cloud their judgment is both disrespectful and offensive. The issue (as I've stated about 700 times) was never your disagreement of her points - I disagree with them to - It was only ever the fact that you didn't exhibit enough respect for her to judge and respond to the article as written by a human being - not a transgender person
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms I've done the research, And making complaints without any substance are worthless. You can't just say "Moffat is sexist because look it up" - Don't fall into the same trap as the uncivil, rude, and unsubstantial debaters on STFU Moffat. The difference today with this article is that Michelle thought and explained her position - granted I don't agree and it wasn't the most civil at times, but for the most part it was well thought out and her efforts should be appreciated and not attacked or made void like it has been by some of the comments (not necessarily yours) below
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms You've constantly said its more then that it's more then that - and not once used actual evidence. Mentioning Characters names is not proving a point
@Oodkind @Sontaran17 Saying that someones position as a transgender clouded her ability to make unbiased commentary on her evidence is disrespectful. Saying that the author is using evidence that "isn't there" is also disrespecting her opionion as invalid - both have been said in the comments below, search through them yourselves if the constant debate is not evidence enough. NEVER did I say people were wrong to disagree, In fact I've encouraged it. THE ONLY ISSUE I raised was people not treating the author with enough civil respect, empathy and consinderation when making their disagreements. NOT THE DISAGREEMENTS themselves. I've made that incredibley clear in my main comment.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms A brilliant point, seems a tad hyprocritical however that you think the point is only able to work for Whitehouse and Transphobia and not Moffat and Sexism
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Mark McCullough I have read it, nothing new was raised in it
@Polyphase .... Nothing? Articles have been posted every day, must be a problem with your internet maybe?
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms I'm confused, are you trying to prove then by saying no matter what context by extension Whitehouse's comments are also always going to be transphobic?
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Mark McCullough Sexist comments by different characters then? Still by the same reasoning writing sexist comments, sexist dialog if taken out of context or even the occasional sexist character doesn't make the writer sexist.
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms In universe tones and context have everything to do with it. Does Clara's playful 'ShutUp' to the Doctor hold the same as the Doctors 'Shut up' to Missy after she killed Osgood? No
@LaraHarris @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms In Michelles defense, In universe context was used for the GBG line. Not saying I agree, but there's no doubt there is substance
@LaraHarris @Mark McCullough @Sontaran17 Not at all. The Same can be said about Moffat and claims he is sexist though, couldn't it?
@LaraHarris @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms " In context of the scene it is not in my mind seen as homophobic to due to the lack of malicious tone by Rose therefore proving no offence was intended" - Better
@LaraHarris @Sontaran17 In context it's not homophobic, Thats how I see it - Exactly the same as how I don't really see any of the examples Michelle used as Transphobic, but I'd still respect her right to express her opinion despite not sharing it myself
@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE There I agree with you. I doesn't mean TOH has deserved what's been said about her just as Whitehouse hasn't deserved what's been said about him
@LaraHarris I'm not sure if you've mistaken what we are arguing about - No one is disputing that there are things Michelle has said we disagree with - I said in my comment before I disagree personally with almost everything she has said, regrdless however all that was being brought up was that Michelle and her opinion should be treated with more acknowledgment and respect and empathy. People were called up for being uncivil, dismissive of her views - but never for disagreeing
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms *clapclapclap*
2 days, 13 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@the666thdoctor Not at all, I specifically said Disagreeing is totally encouraged and only bunched those that approached TOH's article with disrespect and rudeness - not everyone that disagreed. I suggest reading back my comment to verify that
@Planet of the Deaf @Sontaran17 Most of the time debates spark with uncivil tone though
@the666thdoctor As I just said above, Prominance has nothing to do with it - Many have felt TOH's opinion is being both disrespected and cheapened by many pointed out comments below and rising to her defence while she is not present to do so herself seems to me like the only right thing to do. So would I do so for any contributor unfarily critisised and I'd hope would be done for me
@the666thdoctor Prominance has nothing to do with it - Many have felt TOH's opinion is being both disrespected and cheapened by many pointed out comments below and rising to her defence while she is not present to do so herself seems to me like the only right thing to do.
@Oodkind @Sontaran17 Marks comment explains it in enough detail below. Quite frankly I resent the implication that my saying that people are out of line in disrespecting her opinion is worse then the the uncivil, unfair comments themselves
A fair point to, I agree, and if unfair criticism was restricted to that topic it might have been overlooked, but it wasn't
No ones been singled out ir villafied- people have been called up on not acting respectfully towards the writer- that is all
@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE No, but implying that her opionion is coloured by her gender is getting there
I feel like I need to reiterate the point many people are attempting to get through to others in the comments below. When you approach an article to comment on it - the ideal comment isn't one that agrees with everything that is said - far from - It is a comment that respects and acknowledges and values the writers opinion - not agrees with it. So when you say "Reading to much into it" or "You're creating things that aren't there" because you don't see them - what it is is disprespecting and making void everything she has written. I'll be the first to say I don't agree with her - we've personally had the conversation many a time in the past. But just because I don't see it, or don;t look into it as analytically as she has taken the time to do does not mean it is not there or she is out of line to delve into it - And I'd ask many people to keep that in mind before they continue to accuse her of such things. Because as Mark said earlier, the rules clearly state:
Please be civil and respect others opinions.
Disagree, of course! But don't go saying someones thoughts are clouded or too analytical, it's just not right.