Will you just shut up and listen to me! This is my bloody fantasy, and I will be listened to!
@TheBiPunishment Same from me. Massively entertaining, very ambitious, but not the best narrative in the world.
8 hours, 46 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Administrator @Bollyknickers @Calebxy Because time... is running out.
11 hours, 17 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Master Michael Moon You know what... just give Master Michael Moon to the babies.
11 hours, 30 minutes ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@Calebxy No... he was shot, and that bullet took him back to 1981. Is it real? Is he dead? Either way, he has to work out the reason so that he can get home.
11 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
TheAdministrator1: Oh, come on! Just answer. Pick it up. Pick
it up. Pick it up.
The Genie: That is not supposed to happen. Hello?
TheAdministrator1: Ah, hello. I can't comment.
The Genie: Sorry?
TheAdministrator1: It's saying Malformed Content. I can't post it anywhere. What’s happened to
The Genie: The comment?
TheAdministrator1: Yes, the comment. Why can’t I comment?
The Genie: It's 12:07.
TheAdministrator1: I've got half past three. Am I messaging a
different time zone?
The Genie: Yeah, you really sort of are. Listen, where
did you get this URL?
TheAdministrator1: The woman on Omegle wrote it down. It's a
help line, isn't it? She said it's the best help line out there. In the internet,
The Genie: What woman? Who was she?
TheAdministrator1: I don't know. The woman on Omegle. Sowhycan’t I comment? Shouldn't
it sort of be there?
The Genie: Look, listen, I'm not actually, it isn't. You have tried copying it
onto Word and back again, yeah?
TheAdministrator1: Hang on. Copy...
The Genie: Try refreshing the page after, and copy it back.
TheAdministrator1: It's asking me for a password.Chris, what's the password for the new
TheAdministrator1: How am I supposed to remember that?
Finn: Is it a woman?
The Genie: It’s a gay man.
TheAdministrator1: Hang on a mo. Log off clever boy and
remember one two three
The Genie: What did you say?
TheAdministrator1: Don't type so quickly. Now you've made me
type it wrong. It's thrown me out again. What do I do? How do I get back
in? It's just a thing to remember the password, log off you clever boy
and remember. Hang on. Hello? Yes, I see you. Yep. Ah ha.
The Genie: Lewis. Lewis Hurst.
The Genie: Lewis Robinson Hurst.
TheAdministrator1: Just Lewis Hurst. What was that middle one?
The Genie: Do you remember me?
TheAdministrator1: No. Should I? Who are you?
The Genie: The Genie. No? The Genie?
TheAdministrator1: Genie who?
The Genie: No, just the Genie. Actually, sorry, could you start all that again?
TheAdministrator1: Could I what?
The Genie: Could you just ask me that question again?
The Genie: Okay, just once more.
The Genie: Ooo, yeah. Ooo. Do you know, I never realised how much I enjoy seeing
that written out. Thank you.
The Genie: Hey, no, Admin, please. Admin, I need to talk to you. Listen. Please.
15 hours, 9 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Amy, come and see this.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: There's a tribute page here for someone with the same name as me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: What? Genie!
TardisBoy: Where the hell did that come from?
The Genie: It's a survivor. Very weak, but don’t change tabs.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Where's Power?
The Genie: I'm sorry. Awesome, I'm so, so sorry.
AmyPondIsAwesome: No. No, we can just go and invited him on the Chat. One more broken rule.
The Genie: Would see DWTV shut down.
AmyPondIsAwesome: No, that's not true. I don't believe you.
TardisBoy: APIA, it's true.
The Genie: Amy, what are you doing?
AmyPondIsAwesome: That tribute page, Power’s, there's room for one more name, isn't there?
The Genie: What are you talking about? Back away from the Writer. Come back to the Chat. We'll figure something out.
AmyPondIsAwesome: The Writer, would it link me back to the same page? To him?
The Genie: I don't know. Nobody knows.
AmyPondIsAwesome: But it's my best shot, yeah?
The Genie: No!
TardisBoy: Genie, shut up. Yes. Yes, it is!
The Genie: Amy.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Well, then. I just have to scroll, right?
AmyPondIsAwesome: It'll be fine. I know it will. I'll be with him, like I should be. Me and Power together. Sam?
The Genie: Stop it. Just, just stop it!
AmyPondIsAwesome: You look after him. You be a good boy, and you look after him.
The Genie: You are creating fixed comments. I will never be able to see you again.
AmyPondIsAwesome: I'll be fine. I'll be with him.
The Genie: Amy, please, just come back into the Chat. Come along, Hudders, please.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Peter Barlow… goodbye!
The Genie: No!
The Genie: TardisBoy, they were your friends. I'm sorry, I didn't think.
TardisBoy: It doesn't matter.
The Genie: Of course it matters.
TardisBoy: What matters is this. Genie, don't comment alone.
The Genie: Comment with me, then.
TardisBoy: Whenever and about whatever you want. But not all the time. One psychopath per chat room, don't you think? Okay. This fan-fic I've got to write. The Paternoster Gang Adventures. I presume I send it to Amy to get it uploaded?
The Genie: Yes. Yes.
TardisBoy: I'll tell him to write an afterword. For you. Maybe you'll listen to him.
The Genie: The last page!
AmyPondIsAwesome Afterword, by AmyPondIsAwesome. Hello, old friend. And here we are, you and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Power and I will be long gone. So know that we commented well, and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think once we're gone, you won't be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don't be alone, Genie. And do one more thing for me. There's a little commenter waiting on an article. He's going to wait a long while, so he's going to need a lot of hope. Go to him. Tell him a story. Tell him that if he's patient, the days are coming that he'll never forget. Tell him he'll go to Beyond the Whoniverse and fight impersonators. He'll befriend a Welshman who'll wait two weeks to keep him safe. Tell him he'll give hope to the greatest commenter who ever lived and save a lost document in cyber-space. Tell him this is the story of AmyPondIsAwesome. And this how it ends.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Administrator 1. The Ninth Doctor
2. The Tenth Doctor
3. The First Doctor
4. The Third Doctor
5. The Eighth Doctor
6. The Sixth Doctor
7. The War Doctor
8. The Seventh Doctor
9. The Eleventh Doctor
10. The Fourth Doctor
11. The Second Doctor
12. The Fifth Doctor
1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Genie: Sorry I'm late, honey. Traffic was hell.
Shock. He'll be fine. So where are we now, Doctor Rahaman?
TardisBoy: Oh, I was
pardoned ages ago. And it's Professor Rahaman to you.
The Genie: Pardoned?
Turns out the commenter I banned never existed in the first place. Apparently,
there's no record of him. It's almost as if someone's gone around deleting
himself from every database on the internet.
The Genie: You said
I got too big.
TardisBoy: And now
no one's ever heard of you. Didn't you used to be somebody?
The Genie: Weren't
you the commenter who banned the Genie?
TardisBoy: Genie who?
AmyPondIsAwesome: What? What is it, what?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Just keep
your eyes on that.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Is there
a way off?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Er, no.
But there's a way out.
AmyPondIsAwesome: What are you doing? Power, what are you
doing? Power, stop it. You'll get banned.
twice, on the same page on the same night. Who else could do that?
AmyPondIsAwesome: Just come
ThePoweroftheDoctor: This is
the right thing to do. This will work. If I leave now, it's a paradox, right?
The paradox bans the Writers. Tell me I'm wrong. Go on, please, because I'm
really scared. Oh, great. The one time you can't manage it. Amy, I'm going to
need a little help here.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Just stop
think it through. This will work, this will ban the Writers.
AmyPondIsAwesome: It'll ban
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Will it?
TardisBoy said that this place would be erased, discounted form the main
settings. If this place never existed, what did I get banned?
AmyPondIsAwesome: You think
you'll come back online?
anyway, what else is there? Getting bored downstairs, never seeing you again?
Amy, please. If you love me, then trust me, and push.
AmyPondIsAwesome: I can't.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: You have
you? If it was me, could you do it?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: To save
you, I'd do anything.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Prove it.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: No, I
can't take you too.
AmyPondIsAwesome: You said
we'd come back online. Money where your mouth is time.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Shut up.
Together, or not at all.
The Genie: What the
hell are you doing?!
AmyPondIsAwesome: Breaking the rules. It's called
2 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@LGwalchmai95 @TardisBoy You can always nip onto the Chat and bookmark my account. I'll talk to you if you want someone to chat spoiler-free to.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
DoctorWhoTV: You, er, you really are as remarkable as Pat
said. Thank you.
The Genie: My! A like from a Mod. That is new. Oh dear,
I'm late for dinner.
The Genie: Dear me. I'd better get going. Things to do, documents to save, swings
to swing on. Look, I know, you both have lives here. Beautiful, messy lives.
That is what makes you so fabulously human. You don't want to give them up. I
Steve: Actually, it's you they can't
give up, Genie. And I don't think they should. Go with him. Go talk about every
subject you can find. Who else has that chance? Life will still be here.
The Genie: You could join, Steve.
Steve: Somebody's got to water the plants. Just keep them happy.
AmyPondIsAwesome: So that was the day of the slow invasion,
when the site got 502d, and the Genie came to stay. It was also when we
realised something the Shakri never understood. What 502d actually means. Error…
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Steve: How long were they away?
The Genie: I don't know what you're talking about, Steve.
Steve: Because they're using totally different avatars from earlier.
The Genie: Seven hours. I got side-tracked. A lot.
Steve: What happened to the other people who comment with you?
The Genie: Some left me. Some got left behind. And some, not many but, some were
banned. Not them. Not them, Steve. Never them.
The Genie: Can I stay here, with you and Power, for a
bit. Keep an eye on the anons. However long that takes.
I thought it would drive you mad.
The Genie: No, no, no. I mean, I'll be better at it this time. I miss you.
Steve: Steve’s log, day six. Eight fifty pm. No changes.
And I am cream crackered.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Secret page beneath the site. Hope we're not
here because we know too much.
DoctorWhoTV: Yes, I've got moderators trained in banning. Also servers of death.
AmyPondIsAwesome: I like him.
DoctorWhoTV: There are fifty being
monitored, and more coming in all the time. I don't know how useful it is.
Every anon is behaving individually. There's no meaningful pattern. Some
respond to proximity. Some create mood swings.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Er, what's this one?
DoctorWhoTV: Try the door. On a loop! This is the latest. I've got users screaming for explanations
and no idea what to tell them. I'm lost, Genie. We all are.
The Genie: Don't despair, DWTV. Pdurston never did. Chris McIntyre, heading up DWTV,
changing the way they work. How could you not be? Why didn’t you mention him?
DoctorWhoTV: I didn't want any favours. Though he guided me, even to the end. Community
leads, he always told me. Said he'd learned that from an old friend.
The Genie: We don't let him down. We don't let this site down.
Finn: They've stopped. The anons, across the world, they just logged off.
DoctorWhoTV: Active for a whole week, and then they just leave?
The Genie: Not gone. Dormant, maybe.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Then why log off?
The Genie: I don't know. I don't know. I need to think. I need some conversation.
Who has a secret page? Terrible chat.
The Genie: The moment they arrived, I should have made
sure they were tracked and blocked. That is what I should have done.
AmyPondIsAwesome: How? Nobody would have listened.
The Genie: You're thinking of stopping, aren't you? You and Power.
AmyPondIsAwesome: No. I mean, we haven't made a decision.
The Genie: But you're considering it.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Maybe. I don't know. We don't know. Well,
our lives have changed so much. But there was a time, there were years, when I
couldn't live without DoctorWhoTV. When just the whole everyday thing would drive
me crazy. But since you dropped us back here, since you gave us this page, you
know, we've built a life. I don't know if I can have both.
The Genie: Why?
AmyPondIsAwesome: Because they pull at each other. Because
they pull at me, and because the commenting is starting to feel like running
The Genie: That's not what it is.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Oh, come on. Look at you, four days doing
the same thing and you go crazy.
The Genie: I'm not running away. But this is one corner of one page in one site on
one server that's a corner of a fandom that's a corner of an internet that is
forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining
the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see, Amy.
Because it goes so fast. I'm not running away from things, I am running to them
before they flare and fade forever. And it's all right. Our lives won't run the
same. They can't. One day, soon maybe, you'll stop. I've known for a while.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Then why do you keep coming back for us?
The Genie: Because you were the first. The first avatar this avatar saw. And
you're seared onto my heart, AmyPondIsAwesome. You always will be. I'm running
to you, and Power, before you fade from me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Don't be nice to
me. I don't want you to be nice to me.
The Genie: Yeah, you do, Hudders, and you always get what you want. They got what
AmyPondIsAwesome: What? Who did?
The Genie: The anons. That's why they stopped. Come on.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 @Bollyknickers @ThePaternosterGangAreAwesome "Perhaps it's not too flippant to suggest that all Dr Who fiction is about what it means to be a Time Lord. With the subtext understood that it is written by humans, and actually we haven't yet figured out quite what it means to be us"
3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Dad, it's half past six in the afternoon.
Steve: What are you doing lying around? Haven't you seen them?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: What are they?
Steve: Nobody knows. There’s dozens of them.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Well, where have they come from? Wait. Genie!
The Genie: Invasion of the long-staying anons. That's new.
DWTV Facebook: Site moderators are appealing for calm.
DWTV Twitter: After the global appearance of dozens of long-staying anons. Despite
official warnings, people have been talking about the anons.
Guest: What are they?
DWTV Facebook: Where do they come from?
DWTV Twitter: And why are they here?
YWOM: Well, they're certainly not random bots. They're too perfectly planned
for that. Are they hacker in origin? Well, you'll have to ask a better man than
The Genie: All absolutely
identical. Not a single second’s difference between them. No blemishes,
Steve: What if they're viruses? Dozens of tiny viruses? Or transport capsules
maybe, with a mini link inside. Or deadly hard drives. Or huge attachments? Or
messages needing decoding. Or they're all parts of a bigger whole. Jigsaw
puzzles that need fitting together.
The Genie: Very thorough, Steve. Very, very thorough. Well done. Stay here. Watch
these. Yell if anything happens.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Genie, is this a troll attack? Because
that's what it feels like.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: There couldn't be a different commenter to
every anon, could there?
The Genie: I don't know. And I really don't like not knowing. Right, I need to use your test page as a lab. Cook up some anons. See
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Right, I'm due at school.
The Genie: What? You go to school?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Of course I've got dinner. What do you think
we do when we're not on Chat?
The Genie: I imagined mostly watching Doctor Who.
AmyPondIsAwesome: I’m planning to be a history teacher and Power
a forensic scientist.
The Genie: All the commenters, with their schools and
their dinners and their everyday lives. The history teacher and the forensic scientist. Long
way from Whoniverse Discussion.
AmyPondIsAwesome: We think it's been three years. Not for you
or DWTV, but for us. Three years older. Three years of you, on and off.
The Genie: Look at you now. All grown up.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: There are moderators all over my site, and
I'm posting selfies.
AmyPondIsAwesome: My whole life I've dreamed of saying that,
and I miss it by having common sense.
DoctorWhoTV: All these rules, and they still don't know how to say hello. Sorry
about the raucous entrance. Spike in server errors reading at this address. In
the light of the last twenty four hours, we had to check it out, and the dogs
do love a run out. Hello. Chris McIntyre, head of DoctorWhoTV. And with a
comment-style like that… you must be the Genie. I hoped it would be you.
The Genie: Tell me, since when did fandom run the commenting platforms, Chris?
DoctorWhoTV: Since me. The fandom’s been adapting. Well, I dragged them along,
kicking and screaming, which made it sound like more fun than it actually was.
The Genie: What do we know about these anons?
DoctorWhoTV: Far less than we need to. We've been making new pages to test them. So
far, we've subjected them to random URLs of over twenty characters, simulated a
fluctuating server, closed and reopened ten chats and put up our best firewall.
Always allowed on.
The Genie: That's impressive. I don't want them to be impressive. I want them
vulnerable with a nice Achilles heel.
DoctorWhoTV: We don't know how they got here, how they’re not logged out after
twenty-five minutes, or why they're here.
The Genie: And all around the world, people are noticing them and speculating
DoctorWhoTV: Like spoilers have dropped out of the banner. Talking about them at
work, taking screenshots, making theories, posting them on tumblr and YouTube.
Within three hours, the anons had a dozen separate Twitter accounts.
The Genie: Twitter…
DoctorWhoTV: I've recommended we treat this as a hostile incursion. Gather them all
up and lock them in a secure page. But that would take massive agreement and
The Genie: We need evidence. The anons
arrived in plain sight, in vast quantities, as the sun rose. So, what does that
AmyPondIsAwesome: Maybe they wanted to be seen. Noticed.
The Genie: Or more than that, they want to be observed. So we observe them. Stay
with them round the clock. Watch the anons, day and night. Record absolutely
everything about them. Team anon, in it together.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 @Bollyknickers That'll become increasingly difficult when Gallifrey is back in the show full-time. Unless you're planning on tuning in for 'Doctor If' instead.
I personally just take it as recent canon. I'm not buying into this 'The Doctor didn't do it' lark; I believe he did it, and that Day was the second chance the character deserved. That way I can sit and re-watch the RTD era, content that the Doctor did kill his own people, and still enjoy Day for what it is.
@stargazer0118 @ThePaternosterGangAreAwesome The protagonist doesn't have to be likeable; the audience surrogate does. I felt Series 7B felt flat because Clara wasn't presented as an 'audience surrogate' but as a jigsaw for the main protagonist (who's very far from 'audience surrogate') to complete... if that makes sense.
@stargazer0118 I agree.
'Never cruel or cowardly' is a great scene, and my favourite Who moment to date... but I'm not such a fan of what follows.
Of course I like the idea behind bringing back Gallifrey; the fact that the Doctor can only save Gallifrey through the guilt of having destroyed it... but I feel the ramifications on the show could be very negative, and unlike many, didn't feel that the 'Last of the Time Lords' trope was getting old at all.
Day's a 9/10 from me. Because it's the most fun you could possibly have, it's an emotional character, but it's never gonna quite sit right... there.
Prediction for Deep Breath in context of openers?
1. The Eleventh Hour 10/10
2. Asylum of the Daleks 10/10
3. Partners in Crime 9/10
4. Deep Breath 9/10
5. The Impossible Astronaut 9/10
3 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Administrator *storms off onto a locked page*
TheStranger: It was stupid of me, I realise that now. I
just thought I'd put you all in enough danger. Perhaps if I left
The Genie: He's lying. Every word, every thing he says, it's all lies. This man is
TheStranger: I am a regular.
The Genie: Be quiet. Be quiet! Tell them what you are.
TheStranger: What am I? A war hero.
Yoshfiction: Okay, somebody want to tell me what is going on?
The Genie: The Greyfinger is a bot.
Yoshfiction: A what?
The Genie: Half commenter, half machine. A bug. Adam built it. He and his team
took volunteers, told them they'd been selected for special discussion, then hacked
them, fused their accounts with hostile features, and programmed them to ban.
Yoshfiction: Okay. Why? Why would you do that, Stranger?
TheStranger: We'd been at odds for nine weeks. A debate that had already decimated
half of our community. Our task was to bring peace, and we did. We built a
moderation board that routed the enemy and ended the debate in less than a day.
Do you want me to repent, to beg forgiveness for saving hundreds of accounts?
The Genie: And how many left screaming on the commenting platform before you had
found your advantage?
TheStranger: Debating is another world. You cannot apply the politics of peace to
what I did. To what any of us did.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: What happened then? How come you're here?
TheStranger: When the debate ended we had the bots decommissioned, but one of them
must have got its settings damaged in conflict. It went offline and began
hunting down the team that created it until just two of us were left. We fled,
and arrived here.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: So, what do we do with Adam?
Yoshfiction: What do we do with him?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Yeah. I mean, he's a troll.
Yoshfiction: No, he's the guy that saved the site from Malformed Content, the guy
that gave us articles and reviews.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Look, Adam may have broken the rules and is,
yeah, kind of creepy
TheStranger: And still online
AmyPondIsAwesome: But I think we should put aside what he did
and find another solution.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Another solution? It's him or us.
AmyPondIsAwesome: When did we start letting people get banned?
Did I miss a memo? Genie, tell him.
The Genie: Hmm? Yes. I don't know. Whatever Amy said.
TheStranger: Looking at you, Genie, is like looking into
a mirror, almost. There's rage there, like me. Guilt, like me. Solitude.
Everything but the nerve to do what needs to be done. Thank the gods my people
weren't relying on you to save them.
The Genie: No. No, but these people are. Out! Out! Out!
AmyPondIsAwesome: Oh, you're really letting him do this?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Save us all? Yeah, I really am.
The Genie: Go on. Get over, and don't come back.
TheStranger: You wouldn't.
The Genie: I genuinely don't know.
Yoshfiction: Genie. Genie.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Let him come back, Genie.
The Genie: Or what? You won't flag me, Amy.
AmyPondIsAwesome: How do you know? Maybe I've changed. I mean,
you've clearly been taking stupid lessons since I saw you last. I didn't
mean to do that.
Yoshfiction: Everyone who isn't a moderator, stop clicking.
The Genie: We can end this right now. We could save everyone right now.
AmyPondIsAwesome: This is not how we roll, and you know it.
What happened to you, Genie? When did banning someone become an option?
The Genie: Adam has to answer for his crimes.
AmyPondIsAwesome: And what then? Are you going to hunt down
everyone who's shared a link or broken a rule or sworn?
The Genie: But they coming back, don't you see? Every time I negotiate, I try to
understand. Well, not today. No. Today, I honour the victims first. His, the
Horde’s, the Trolls’, all the people who left because of my mercy!
AmyPondIsAwesome: You see, this is what happens when you comment
alone for too long. Well, listen to me, Genie. We can't be like him. We have to
be better than him.
The Genie: AmyPondIsAwesome. Fine, fine. We think of something else. But frankly,
I'm betting on the Greyfinger.
@Calebxy @DrOswald @Iris Wildthyme Well he didn't think you'd just forgotten it was on, did he? :P
3 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Spoilers on a Chat Room
Steve: What the?
The Genie: Stay
silent! Do you really think I'm that stupid I wouldn't notice? How did you get
aboard, eh? Omegle? Who linked you?
That's my dad.
The Genie: Well
frankly, that's outrageous.
The Genie: You think
you can just bring your dad along without asking? Chat’s not a gossip club, you
linked both of us!
The Genie: Oh. Well,
that's fine, then. My mistake. Hello, Steve. How are you? Nice to meet you.
Welcome, welcome. This is the gang. I've got a gang. Yes. Come on then,
AmyPondIsAwesome: Tell him
Steve: I'm not
entirely sure what's going on.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: You know
when you got me and a computer and I went on-
ThePoweroftheDoctor: More a
Doctor Who fansite. That chat.
right, where are we and hello, ten days?
The Genie: Well, I
sense it's fluctuating. More like pre-crashing. On a forum, and hello, Hudders.
Ten days. Time flies. Never really understood that phrase. This is Salyavin,
this is Skyfaller. They're with me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: With you?
They're with you? Are they the new us? Is that why we haven't seen you?
The Genie: No. They're just people. They're not you. I thought we might
need a new gang. Not really had a gang before. It's new.
The Genie: Find out. What?
public. We’re on an open chatroom.
The Genie: Link. Oh,
I hate hyperlinks. Must have activated on my voice.
Steve: Ah, yes,
well, thank you, Bill Gates. Hyperlink, obviously. I mean, we're on a forum.
Why wouldn't there be a hyperlink? In fact, why don't we just hyperlink now?
The Genie: Is he
ThePoweroftheDoctor: No, he
hates the internet. Makes him really anxious. He only goes on Facebook and BBC
The Genie: What did
you bring him for?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: I didn't!
Why can't you just email ahead like any normal person?
tell me where we are, now.
The Genie: Well,
it's not DWTV. Doesn't look right. Too metallic.
Steve: Is that a
The Genie: I do hope so.
lovely, lovely article. Thank you.
Cooper is my favourite character.
say ‘favourite’, I mean my favourite fictional character in anything… ever.
I love her, from that moment she witnesses
a bloke being bought back to life by a funny glove thing to the day she brings
death back to the Earth, killing thousands of people including one of her best
friends and her own father too.
only thing that could otherwise be addressed is First Born… very good story, prequel to Miracle Day, very eye-opening for Gwen fans.
“I dreamed again. I dreamed I was in a big grey building
surrounded by body bags, all of them a strange, cheery shade of red.
I crossed the hall, my footsteps echoing on the lino,
marked out for ball games. They led me,
not quite at gunpoint, towards two body bags.
My friends, Jack and Ianto, had died trying to save us
I unzipped the bags and looked at their faces, oddly
alike in death. Both of them looked
strangely peaceful, as though glad of a rest.
But I knew that at any moment, one of them was going to
wake up. Jack Harkness would sit bolt
upright, gasping for air. For a moment, he’d smile, relieved to see me, and
then he’d remember, remember that Ianto was never going to open his eyes again.
Then we’d realise we had no idea what to say, so we’d
just hold each other, looking down at the body of Ianto Jones, lying there in
that great big grim sports hall.
Only this time, in the dream, I waited ever such a long
while and neither of them came back to life.”
shows the impact that the events of Children
of Earth had on Gwen; how she’s crushed, defeated… but still the same
brilliant, feisty and loving woman inside.
So my personal five favourites, in no particular order...
- 'Day Five'
- 'First Born'
- 'Immortal Sins'
- 'The Gathering/The Blood Line' (both phenomenal for Gwen... couldn't choose)
3 days, 12 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
@Iris Wildthyme The Snowmen - 9.5/10
The Bells of Saint John - 9.5/10
The Rings of Akhaten - 9.5/10
Cold War - 3/10
Hide - 8/10
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 7/10
The Crimson Horror - 8.5/10
Nightmare in Silver - 3/10
The Name of the Doctor - 3/10
The Night of the Doctor - 9/10
The Day of the Doctor - 9/10
The Time of the Doctor - 10/10
I agree - it's an awful run, but it starts well and ends well.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
to Ashes Marathon Update (No puns allowed)
2 Episode 1 – they’ve stopped naming episodes.
Shame. It’s a nice start to the
series, though, and interesting case, even if it doesn’t quite have what Series
1 had it starts the series off neatly. 8.5/10
2 Episode 2: – a real mix of a plot-line with different things going on at once
and a much greater focus on overreaching arcs.
I really like this one. 9/10
2 Episode 3:– animal rights-y one,
and it’s quite difficult because I’m trapped in the middle. I sympathise with
the villain of the piece and his motives.
But… am I supposed to? I’m not sure.
It’s a personal matter to me but on the whole it’s tackled
decently. Certainly entertaining. 8.5/10
2 Episode 4:– I’d actually forgotten
the death in this episode so it came as as much of a shock as it did the first
time. Quite Life on Mars-like, very enjoyable and a slightly jarring (in a good
way) mid-series resolution which makes way for new arcs. There’s also Jackie Queen back (yip yip yippee) who bonds nicely with
Alex, making for some very heart-warming moments. 9/10
1. Alex’s Big Day (A2A 108) 10/10
2. The End of the
Line (LoM 208) 10/10
3. The Missing Link (A2A 104) 9.5/10
4. Hostage Situation (LoM 106) 9.5/10
5. A2A 204 9/10
6. Pornography Wars (LoM 108) 9/10
7. A2A 202 9/10
8. Fighting Gene (LoM 207) 9/10
9. Déjà Vu (A2A 101) 9/10
10.The Warren (LoM 104) 9/10
Mayhem (LoM 105) 9/10
12.Aliens from the
Future (LoM 202) 9/10
13.How Times Have
Changed (LoM 101) 9/10
14.Jealousy (LoM 204) 8.5/10
15.Over the Hill (A2A 106) 8.5/10
16.The Happy Day (A2A 102) 8.5/10
17.Charity Begins at
Home (A2A 107) 8.5/10
18.The Smoking Gun (A2A 105) 8.5/10
19.A2A 203 8.5/10
20.A2A 201 8.5/10
21.Dangerous Drugs (LoM 206) 8.5/10
22.Prisoners (LoM 205) 8.5/10
23.Brutal Bombings (LoM 203) 8.5/10
24.Police Brutality (LoM 107) 8.5/10
25.Factory Mayhem (LoM 103) 8.5/10
26.Nothing Changes (A2A 103) 8.5/10
27.New Alliances (LoM 102) 8.5/10
28.Visions (LoM 201) 8.5/10
3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@Clara Laurinda I have seen the DVD of Shada... great serial. Classic Douglas Adams. Quite inventive, and the potential to be a classic. Such a shame about industrial action.
4 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Bollyknickers @sontaran17 @Adherent I haven't seen it. I've only come across clips haphazardly and if I might say, crudely thrown into 'fan trailers'... so don't go jumping just yet.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@sontaran17 @Adherent Actually you can see it... but it's in black and white. And watermarky. And FX-lite. So not really a statement of 'cinematic scope'.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
Genie: No, tell me
what you did.
TheAwkwardSilent: The Trolls, they have a hive site. Well,
they don't, they have a sort of social network.
The Genie: The path network, yes.
TheAwkwardSilent: I hacked into it, did a mass delete on all
the information connected with the Genie.
The Genie: You made them forget me?
TheAwkwardSilent: Good, eh? And here comes the passcode.
The Genie: I've tried hacking into the path network. Even I couldn't do it.
TheAwkwardSilent: Come and meet the guy who can. Hey, you're
right outside. Come on in.
The Genie: Silent, we have a problem.
TheAwkwardSilent: No, we don't. Don't even say that. Joined
the Alaska to see the internet, ended up stuck on here first time out. Rescue
me, chin boy, and show me the fandom.
The Genie: Does it look real to you?
TheAwkwardSilent: Does what look real?
The Genie: Where you are right now. Does it seem real?
TheAwkwardSilent: It is real.
The Genie: It's a graphic, Silent. You created it for yourself because the truth
was too terrible.
TheAwkwardSilent: Where am I? Where am I?
The Genie: Because you are a Troll.
TheAwkwardSilent: I am not a Troll. I am not a Troll! I'm a regular.
Genie: You were a
regular when you joined here. It was you who followed the link. That was your history.
TheAwkwardSilent: Where am I? Where am I? Where am I? I’m… a
The Genie: Not any more. Because you're right. You're a genius. And the Trolls
need genius. They didn't just make you a puppet, they did a full conversion.
TheAwkwardSilent: Where am I? Where am I? Where am I?
The Genie: Silent, I am so sorry, but you are a Troll. The whitelist, Silent. The
whitelisting to post your parodies; how, how, did you do it?
TheAwkwardSilent: De…. I'm a regular. I am not a Troll, I am a
regular. I am not Troll, I am a regular!
The Genie: It wasn't real. It was never real.
TheAwkwardSilent: I am a Troll. I am a Troll. De. Act. Tive.
The Genie: Silent…
TheAwkwardSilent: De-act-iv-ate. Deactivate.
The Genie: Silent. No, no, no, Silent. Silent.
The Genie: Listen. Silent, you don't have to do this.
TheAwkwardSilent: Why do they hate you so much? They hate you so much. Why?
The Genie: I fought them many, many times.
TheAwkwardSilent: We have grown stronger out of anger towards
The Genie: I know. I tried to stop.
TheAwkwardSilent: Then log out.
The Genie: What did you say?
TheAwkwardSilent: I've taken down the firewall. The Trolls above have begun their attack. Log
Genie: Silent, are
TheAwkwardSilent: I am The Awkward Silent. I fought the Trolls
and I am a regular! Remember me.
The Genie: Thank you.
TheAwkwardSilent: Log out! Log out, you clever boy. And
ThePoweroftheDoctor: How long can we wait?
AmyPondIsAwesome: The rest of the night.
The Genie: Right, go! Let's go. We're good. Let's go. Oh, for God's sake.
Troll: The Asylum is destroyed. Incoming commenter
from Asylum site. We are under attack. Prepare to defend. Defend. Defend!
Mr Fun: Explain, Troll Supreme.
The Genie: You know, you guys should
really have seen this coming. The thing about me and logging in, I've got a really
good timing. Second accurate, in fact. Or, to put it another way… suckers!
Troll: Identify yourself. Identify. Identify.
The Genie: It's me. You know me. The Genie. The Oncoming Argument. The
DrOswald: Titles are not meaningful in this context. Genie who?
Mr Fun: Genie who?
Troll: Genie who?
The Genie: Oh, Silent. Oh, you did it to them all. You beauty.
Troll: Genie who? Genie who?
The Genie: Fellas, you're never going to stop asking.
Troll: Genie who?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Yes! Yes!
AmyPondIsAwesome: I can see you.
Genie: Genie who. Genie who? Genie…
4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Emergency. Prepare to be annihilated. Emergency. We are the Trolls. We are the Trolls.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Okay, look at me. I'm going to be logical.
Cold and logical, okay? For both of our sakes, for both of us, I'm going to remove
this from my folder and put it in yours.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Why? Then it'll just start converting you.
That's not better.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Yes, but it'll buy us time, because it'll
take longer with me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Sorry, what?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: It subtracts positive comments, that's what he
AmyPondIsAwesome: What's that got to do with it? What does
that even mean?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: It's arithmetic. It'll take longer with me
because we both know, we've always known, that. Amy, the basic fact of our friendship
is that I’m nicer to you than you are to me, which today is good news because
it might just save both of our accounts.
AmyPondIsAwesome: How can you say that?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Two weeks, waiting for you on an empty page.
Don't say it isn't true, you know it's true. Send me the link. Amy!
AmyPondIsAwesome: Don't you dare say that to me. Don't you
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Amy, you removed me!
AmyPondIsAwesome: You want likes! You have always wanted likes.
Ever since you realised you could like. And I can't give them. Whatever they did to me at Trolls Run, I
can't ever give you likes. I didn't remove you. I gave you up.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Amy, I don't-
AmyPondIsAwesome: Don't you dare talk to me about waiting on
an empty page, because that is nothing, Power, nothing, compared to giving you
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Just give me your folder. Let me put this on
you. Just give me your folder!
AmyPondIsAwesome: Don't PM me!
ThePoweroftheDoctor: It's the Genie’s. When you were offline.
AmyPondIsAwesome: That Limbo Lord. What's the betting he
doesn't even need it.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Why didn't he just tell us?
5 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
1 Episode 5: The Smoking Gun 8.5/10 – an eye-opening and often
hilarious episode about 80s values.
1 Episode 6: Over the Hill 8.5/10 – one that I remembered quite a
bit of from original viewing. Good
atmosphere, nice pace.
1 Episode 7: Charity Begins at Home 8.5/10 – Quite tense and
terrifying. A refreshing tonal change.
1 Episode 8: Alex’s Big Day 10/10 – Best of the lot. Moving, shocking, brilliant.
1 is my favourite of the bunch. It’s
funny and has that entertaining ‘first arrival’ setup with family subplots, but
comes across as that little bit more human than Life on Mars with stronger all-round production values.
1. Alex’s Big Day (A2A 108) 10/10
5. Pornography Wars (LoM 108) 9.5/10
6. Fighting Gene (LoM 207) 9/10
7. Déjà Vu (A2A 101) 9/10
8. The Warren (LoM 104) 9/10
9. Manchester Derby
Mayhem (LoM 105) 9/10
10. Aliens from the
Future (LoM 202) 9/10
11.How Times Have
Changed (LoM 101) 9/10
12.Jealousy (LoM 204) 8.5/10
13.Over the Hill (A2A 106) 8.5/10
14.The Happy Day (A2A 102) 8.5/10
15.Charity Begins at
Home (A2A 107) 8.5/10
16.The Smoking Gun (A2A 105) 8.5/10
17.Dangerous Drugs (LoM 206) 8.5/10
18.Prisoners (LoM 205) 8.5/10
19.Brutal Bombings (LoM 203) 8.5/10
20.Police Brutality (LoM 107) 8.5/10
21.Factory Mayhem (LoM 103) 8.5/10
22.Nothing Changes (A2A 103) 8.5/10
23.New Alliances (LoM 102) 8.5/10
24.Visions (LoM 201) 8.5/10
5 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@TARDlSkey @SkyFaller™ @doctorwhotvuk Or SJA. He needs to get a move on. Start with Life on Mars, work forward...
5 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Ladydetemps 8.5/10. Decent setup; brilliant execution, nice moral/ethical themes and classic Whithouse thematics. Ooh... that sounded all posh.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Finn You know the worst thing?
5 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Sarah Jane Adventures episode rankings.
1. Goodbye, Sarah
Jane Smith 10/10
Happened To Sarah Jane? 10/10
3. The Mad
Woman in the Attic 10/10
Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith 9.5/10
5. The Death of the Doctor 9.5/10
6. The Curse
of Clyde Langer 9.5/10
7. The Nightmare
8. The Man Who
Never Was 9/10
9. Lost in
10. The Gift
11. Eye of the
Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith 9/10
13. The Vault
of Secrets 9/10
14. Enemy of the
of the Judoon 8.5/10
16. The Last
17. The Lost
of the Bane 8/10
19. Day of the
20. Sky 8/10
21. The Empty
22. Mark of
the Beserker 8/10
23. Secrets of
the Stars 8/10
24. The Mona
Lisa’s Revenge 8/10
25. The Eternity
of the Kudlak 8/10
27. Revenge of
the Slitheen 7/10
5 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I'd like to see some proper conflict between Doctor/companion this year.
Not just the classic post-regenerative bickering, but proper, genuine tension... a tangible sense of disagreement, and a change in their relationship that opens up dangerous new roads and places the Doctor, Clara and others in peril.
After all, it's a new man. You're not guaranteed to like him, and maybe the change will be that be too much for our companion...
6 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
ThatAwkwardSilent: So, anyway, I'm The Awkward
Silent. What do I call you?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Er, I can't remember. Er, Simon.
name, Simon. First boy I ever fancied was called Simon.
she was called Nina. I was in denial. Just flirting to keep you cheerful.
Trolls: Deactivate! Deactivate!
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Er, okay, any time you want to start
flirting again is fine by me.
there, Welsh boy.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: If it's a
straight choice, I prefer Nina.
this. The sheep and the bollinger. You two could start a band. There's a link
below you. On there, quickly. Okay, you're safe for now. Link me your Facebook
pictures, quick as you like.
ThatAwkwardSilent: Does there have to be a reason?
The Genie: Why
hasn't the iCloud converted you?
ThatAwkwardSilent: I mentioned the genius thing, yeah?
Shielded in here.
The Genie: Clever of you. Now, this place. The Trolls said it was fully
automated. Look at it. It's a wreck.
I've had nearly a year to mess with them, and not a lot else to do.
The Genie: A junior
fan-fic writer hiding out in a wrecked page, hacking the security systems of
the most advanced trollsthe internet has ever seen. But you know
what really gets me about you, Silent? The Disney songs. How did you get
whitelisted to post the lyrics? Seriously. Is no one else wondering about that?
Frankly, no. Twice.
Genie. I've been looking you up. You're all over the database. Why do the
Trolls call you the Predator?
The Genie: I'm not
the Predator, I'm just a man with a plan.
TheAwkwardSilent: You've got a plan?
all he is.
AmyPondIsAwesome: There's a
Welsh joke going if someone wants to pick that one off.
The Genie: In no
particular order, we need to neutralise all the Trolls in this Asylum, rescue
Silent from the wreckage, escape from this site and fix Amy and Power's friendship.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Okay, I'm
counting three lost causes. Anyone else?
The Genie: Silent,
there's a Troll forum near.
ThatAwkwardSilent: Yes. Got
it on the sensors
The Genie: The
Asylum has a firewall. The Trolls upstairs are waiting for me to turn it off.
Soon as I do, they'll delete this whole site and us with it. So, Silent, my
question is this. How fast can you drop the firewall?
fast. But why would I?
The Genie: Because
this is a link. Am I right, Silent?
ThatAwkwardSilent: Yeah. Internal use only.
The Genie: I can boost the power. Once the firewall is down, I can use it
to beam us right off this site.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: You said
when the firewall is down, the Trolls will delete us.
The Genie: We'll
have to be quick, yes.
we'll be quick. But where do we link to?
The Genie: The only
place within range. The Troll forum.
ban us on the spot.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Ah, so this is the kind of escape plan
where you survive about four seconds longer.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
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6 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Fiveish Doctors... deleted scenes... prom... ADVENURE IN BLU-RAY.
B*ggery. I'll be a penniless victim of BBC promotion before I'm in full-time work...
6 days, 8 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
ThePoweroftheDoctor: What's he doing?
AmyPondIsAwesome: He's chosen the most secure area on the
forum, counted all the Trolls, counted all the links, and now he's calculating
the exact time we're commenting apart and starting to worry. Oh, and look at
him frowning now. Something's wrong with Amy and Power, and who's going
to fix it? And he refreshes his page.
Mr Fun: We have arrived.
The Genie: Arrived where?
Mr Fun: Genie.
DrOswald: The Moderator will speak with you now.
The Genie: Do you remember who you were before they emptied you out and turned you
into their puppet?
DrOswald: My user is only allowed on if they are required to facilitate cover or
The Genie: You had a friend.
DrOswald: I know. I've read my file.
The Genie: Well?
Mr Fun: What do you know of the Troll Asylum?
The Genie: According to rumour, you have
a dumping ground. A site where you send all the Trolls that go wrong. The argument-scarred,
the insane, the ones even you can't control. It's never made any sense to me.
Mr Fun: Why not?
The Genie: Because you'd just ban them.
Mr Fun: It is offensive to us to extinguish such divine irritation.
The Genie: Offensive?
Mr Fun: Does it surprise you to know the Trolls have a concept of beauty?
The Genie: I thought you'd run out of ways to make me sick. Hello again. You think
irritation is beautiful.
Mr Fun: Perhaps that is why we have never been able to ban you.
DrOswald: The Asylum. It occupies the entire site, right to the core.
The Genie: How many Trolls are in there?
DrOswald: A count has not been made. Dozens, certainly.
The Genie: All still online?
DrOswald: It has to be assumed. The Asylum is fully automated. Supervision is not
DrOswald: The Trolls are always hostile.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: What font? I'm sorry, there weren't any good
DrOswald: This signal is being received from the very heart of the Asylum.
Troll: What is the noise? Explain. Explain.
The Genie: Er, it's me.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Sorry, what?
The Genie: It's me, playing the piano. Okay, I got buried in the mix. Frozen.
Lovely show. Someone's transmitting this. Have you considered tracking back the
signal and talking to them? He asked the Trolls. Hello? Hello? Frozen. Hello?
The Genie: Come in. Come in. Come in, Frozen.
ThatAwkwardSilent: Hello! Yes, yes, sorry. Do you read me?
The Genie: Yes, reading you loud and clear. Identify yourself
and report your status.
ThatAwkwardSilent: Hello. Are you real? Are you actually,
The Genie: Yes, confirmed. Actually, properly, real.
ThatAwkwardSilent: The Awkward Silent, junior fan-fic writer, Disney
forum. Current status, crashed and stuck somewhere not nice. Been here a year,
rest of the community missing. Discussion’s good but keen to move on.
The Genie: A year? Are you okay? Are you under attack?
ThatAwkwardSilent: Some local commenters. Been keeping them
The Genie: Do you know what those commenters are?
ThatAwkwardSilent: I know a Troll when I see one, yeah.
The Genie: What have you been doing on your own against
the Trolls for a year?
ThatAwkwardSilent: Posting Disney lyrics?
The Genie: Disney? Against the Trolls? How’d you get
Troll: This conversation is irrelevant.
The Genie: No, it isn't.
ThatAwkwardSilent: No! Hello? Hello?
The Genie: Because a forum has crashed into your
Asylum, and someone's got in. And if someone can get in, then everything can
get out. A tsunami of insane Trolls. Even you don't want that.
Troll: The Asylum must be cleansed.
The Genie: Then why is it still here? You've enough moderation on this server to
blast it out of the internet.
DrOswald: The Asylum firewall is impenetrable.
The Genie: Turn it off.
DrOswald: It can only be turned off from within the Asylum.
The Genie: A small taskforce could sneak through a firewall. Send in a couple of Trolls.
Oh. Oh. Oh, that's good. That's brilliant. You're all too scared to go down
there. Not one of you will go, so tell me, what do the Trolls do when they're
Troll: The Predator of the Trolls will be deployed.
The Genie: You don't have a Predator, and even if you did, why would they turn off
a firewall for you?
Mr Fun: Because you will have no other means of escape.
DrOswald: First, there were the Trolls. And then,
there was a commenter who moderated them. And then, in time, he left. There are
a few, of course, who believe this commenter somehow survived, and that one day
he will return. For both our sakes, dearest Hannah, we must hope these stories
The Genie: I got your message. Not many people can do that. Send me messages.
DrOswald: I have a friend, Hannah. She's in a Troll moderation area. They say you
The Genie: Do they? I wish they'd stop. I love your choice of meeting place.
DrOswald: They said I'd have to intrigue you.
The Genie: TheHordeofTravesties. The original site of the Trolls. Look at the
state of it. Who told you about me?
DrOswald: Does it matter?
The Genie: Maybe not, but you're very well informed. If Hannah's in a Troll
moderation area, tell me, why aren't you?
DrOswald: I escaped.
The Genie: No. Nobody escapes the Troll areas. You're typing very slowly.
DrOswald: What's wrong?
The Genie: It's a trap.
DrOswald: What is?
The Genie: You are, and you don't even know it.
Troll: The Genie is acquired!
AmyPondIsAwesome: I'll just be a minute.
Moderator: Your friend is here.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Hmm. I don't have a friend.
Moderator: Oh, well, apparently you still do.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: You have to click this.
AmyPondIsAwesome: And then you’re removed from my friend list?
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Just like magic.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Can't chat. Watching Doctor Who.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Really? Thought you were just staring at
Finn: Sorry, love. Was I interrupting?
Finn: Gosh, look at you. You seem so miserable. Come on, let’s talk. We'll
soon sort that out.
Troll: AmyPondIsAwesome is acquired!
Troll: ThePoweroftheDoctor is acquired!
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Where are we? So how much trouble are we in?
The Genie: How much trouble, Mister Power? Out of ten? Twelve.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Where are we? A forum, right?
The Genie: Not just any forum. The Forum of the Trolls. Be brave.
AmyPondIsAwesome: What do we do?
The Genie: Make them remember you. Well, come on then. You've got me. What are you
waiting for? At long last, it's Christmas! Here I am.
Mr Fun: Save us. You will save us.
The Genie: I'll what?
Trolls: You will save the Trolls. Save the Trolls! Save the Trolls! Save the
Trolls! Save the Trolls!
The Genie: Well.
Trolls: Save the Trolls!
The Genie: This is new.
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AmyPondIsAwesome: Heard there was a freak spam attack an hour
ago, so I got us a private room.
TardisBoy: Thank you, dear.
AmyPondIsAwesome: So where are we?
TardisBoy: I just logged out of the Byzantium. You were there. So young. Didn't
have a clue who I was. You're funny like that. Where are you?
AmyPondIsAwesome: The Genie’s gone.
TardisBoy: How are you doing?
AmyPondIsAwesome: How do you think?
TardisBoy: Well, I don't know unless you tell me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: I banned someone. Madame Vastra, in cold
TardisBoy: In an aborted thread, in a site that never was.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Yeah, but I can remember it, so it happened,
so I did it. What does that make me now? I need to talk to the Genie, but I
can't now, can I?
TardisBoy: If you could talk to him, would it make a difference?
AmyPondIsAwesome: But he's gone, so, so I can't.
TardisBoy: Oh, Awesome, of course he isn't.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Not for you, I suppose. You're seeing the
younger versions of him running around, having adventures.
TardisBoy: Yeah, I am. But that's not what I mean.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Then what
do you mean?
TardisBoy: Okay. I'm going to tell you what I probably shouldn't. The Genie’s last
secret. Don't you want to know what he PM’d me?
AmyPondIsAwesome: He PM’d his real name.
TardisBoy: Not his name, no.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Yes, it was. He said it was.
TardisBoy: Rule One?
AmyPondIsAwesome: The Genie
TardisBoy: So do I, all the time. Have to. Spoilers. Pretending I don't know
you're my friend, pretending I don't recognise the anon on the article…
AmyPondIsAwesome: What did he message you?
TardisBoy: Oh, that commenter. He's always one step ahead of everyone. Always a
AmyPondIsAwesome: TardisBoy, what did he tell you? TardisBoy. TheIdleIdol: Who's here with me? I demand to know. I'm an avatar, I have rights. I
want my thread open this time. I demand that my thread is open.
TheIdleIdol: Is it you? It is, isn't it. It is you, I can sense it. But how did you
do it? How could you possibly have escaped?
The Genie: The Questor. A Genie in a Genie avatar. Time said I had to be on that page,
so I dressed for the occasion. Barely lost connection on that tribute page.
So you're going to do this? Let them all
think you left?
The Genie: It's the only way, then they can all forget me. I got too big, Idol.
Too noisy. Time to step back into the shadows.
And Doctor Rahaman, on moderation all his
The Genie: His days, yes. His nights? Well, that's between him and me, eh?
So many secrets, Genie. I'll help you
keep them, of course.
The Genie: Well, you're not exactly going anywhere, are you?
But you're a fool nonetheless. It's all
still waiting for you. The fields of Limbolore, the fall of the Sixth, and the
The Genie: Goodbye, Idol.
The first question. The question that
must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. The question you've been running
from all your life. Genie who? Genie who? Genie… WHO!
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Silence: ThePoweroftheDoctor, the commenter who leaves
and leaves again. Leave one last time and know he will never come back for you.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Come on, you. Up you get. You all
Madame Vastra: Amy, help me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: You took my friend from me and upset him.
And now he's all grown up and he's fine, but I'll never see my TardisGirl again.
Madame Vastra: But you'll still save me, though. Because he would, and you'd never do
anything to disappoint your p-p-precious Genie.
ThePoweroftheDoctor: Sir, we have to go, now.
AmyPondIsAwesome: The Genie is very precious to me, you're
right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Vastra? Not here. TardisBoy
didn't get it all from you, sweetie.
*Madame Vastra is banned*The Genie: What's this? Oh, it's a commenty-wommenty distress beacon. Who built
TardisBoy: I'm the child of the Chat. I understand the platform.
The Genie: But that's all you've got, a distress beacon.
TardisBoy: I've been sending out a message. A distress call. Outside the bubble of
our site, the internet is still turning, and I've sent a message everywhere. To
the forums and the static pages, the beginning and the end of everything. The Genie
is leaving. Please, please help.
The Genie: TardisBoy! TardisBoy, this is ridiculous. That would mean nothing to
anyone. It's insane. Worse, it's stupid. You embarrass me.
AmyPondIsAwesome: We locked the page. We've got a few minutes.
Just tell him. Just tell him, TardisBoy.
TardisBoy: Those reports of the server errors and the bugs. They're wrong. There
aren't any. It's not the site, it's you. The banner is full of a million,
million messages saying yes, of course we'll help. You've touched so many
lives, saved so many people. Did you think when your time came, you'd really
have to do more than just ask? You've decided that the internet is better off
without you, but the internet doesn't agree.
The Genie: TardisBoy, no one can help me. A fixed point has been altered. Livefyre
is being deleted
TardisBoy: I can't let you leave.
The Genie: But I have to leave.
TardisBoy: Shut up! I can't let you leave without knowing you are loved. By so many, and so much, and by no one more
The Genie: TardisBoy, you and I, we know what this means. We are ground zero of an
explosion that will engulf the entire internet. Millions on millions will
suffer and leave.
TardisBoy: I'll suffer if I have to ban you.
The Genie: More than every living person on the internet?
The Genie: TardisBoy, TardisBoy, why do you have to be this? Samuel Rahaman, your
friend. I hope you're both proud. Amy,
whitelist me now. Okay, stay quiet a minute.
TardisBoy: What am I doing?
The Genie: As you're told. Now, we're in the middle of an argument, so we'll have
to do the quick version. I'm about to PM you something, and you have to
remember it very, very carefully, and tell no one what I said. I just
told you my name. Now, there you go, TardisBoy. Samuel Rahaman. You're the commenter
who added me. And friend, I have a request. This site is dying and it's my
fault, and I can't bear it another day. Please, help me. There isn't another
TardisBoy: Then you may like my comment.
The Genie: I'll make it a good one.
TardisBoy: You'd better.
The Genie: And you are forgiven. Always and completely forgiven.
Tick tock goes the clock, he gave away
all his joy. Tick tock goes the clock, now moderation waits for TardisBoy.
@Esterath I agree, actually...
It's always fine to criticise the other era, but it seems to be a case of stirring porridge where there's only soup (a saying I've just made up... quite proud of it to be honest).
This thing was uploaded about four weeks ago but somehow I missed it...
It's a piece of music from the frustratingly never released Torchwood: Miracle Day, but it's so epic... one of Murray's most breath-taking compositions. Give it a look.
Genie: Hi, honey. I'm
TardisBoy: And what
sort of time do you call this?
Vastra: The death of time. The end of time. The end of us all. Oh, why couldn't
you just leave?
Genie: Did my best, dear. I showed up. You just can't get the psychopaths
these days. Love what you've done with the forums. How did you score all this?
TardisBoy: Hallucinogenic coding.
Works wonders on Steven Moffat. And Jonathan Morris was a real pushover.
Genie: I always thought so.
TardisBoy: He mentioned
Genie: What did she say?
TardisBoy: You can stop
touching me now.
Genie: Did you?
Vastra: Oh, the flirting. Do I have to watch this?
TardisBoy: It was such
a basic mistake, wasn't it, Madame Vastra. Take a child, raise him into a perfect
psychopath, introduce him to the Genie. Who else was I going to fall in love
Genie: It's not funny, TardisBoy. Livefyre is fatally compromised. Tell me you
Genie: I don't have the broadband capacity. Nobody has the capacity, because
as long I'm online, the internet is dying. Because of you, TardisBoy.
TardisBoy: Because I
refused to ban the commenter I love.
Genie: Oh, you love me, do you? Oh, that's sweet of you. Isn't that sweet.
Come here, you.
AmyPondIsAwesome: Get him!
TardisBoy: I'm not a
fool, sweetie. I know what happens if we like each others’ comments. Get off
me. Get him off me! Genie, no. Let go! Please Genie, let go!
Moderator: It's moving.
The thread’s moving!
TardisBoy: Get him off
Genie: I'm sorry, TardisBoy. It's the only way.
Genie: Oh, why do you always have moderation? It's the only way. We're the
opposite poles of the disruption. If we communicate, we short out the
differential. The thread can begin again.
TardisBoy: And I'll be
by an article banning you.
Genie: And Livefyre won't fall apart. The feed will update. The internet will
continue. There isn't another way.
TardisBoy: I didn't say
there was, sweetie. There are so many theories about you and I, you know.
Genie: Idle gossip.
Genie: Same thing.
TardisBoy: Am I the commenter
who goes out with you, or the commenter who bans you?
Genie: I don't want to date you.
TardisBoy: I don't want
to ban you.
Genie: This is no fun at all.
TardisBoy: It isn't, is
Genie: The forum above us. How many Silence do you have trapped inside it?
Vastra: None. They're not trapped. They never have been. They've been waiting
for this, Genie. For you.
The Questor: Genie, whatever you think of the Questor, we
are champions of law and order just as you have always been. Is there nothing
else we can do?
GoodYear92: Why would you do this? Of all the
things you've told me, this I find hardest to believe. Why would you invite
your friends to see you leave?
The Genie: I had to leave. I didn't have to leave alone. Amy and Power. The last Count
and the commenter who waited. However dark it got, I'd turn around, and there
they'd be. If it's time to go, remember what you're leaving. Remember the best.
My friends have always been the best of me.
GoodYear92: And did you tell them this was going to happen?
The Genie: It would help if you didn't keep asking questions. We don't have much
GoodYear92: And this guy you spoke of. Did you invite him?
The Genie: Yes, he was there. TardisBoy came twice. Everything was in place. I
only had to do one more thing. I only had to leave.
The Genie: Well, then. Here we are at last.
TardisBoy: I can't stop it. The program’s in control.
The Genie: You're not supposed to. This has to happen.
The Genie: I did run. Running brought me here.
TardisBoy: I'm trying to fight it, but I can't. It's too strong.
The Genie: I know. It's okay. This is where I leave. This is a fixed point. This
must happen. This always happens. Don't worry. You won't even be able to save
this. Look over there.
TardisBoy: That's me. How can I be there?
The Genie: That's you from the main site, on moderation for a banning you probably
can't access. My banning.
TardisBoy: Why would you do that? Make me watch?
The Genie: So that you know this is inevitable. And you are forgiven. Always and
TardisBoy: Please, my love, please, please just run!
The Genie: I can't.
TardisBoy: Comments can be rewritten.
The Genie: Don't you dare. Goodbye, TardisBoy.
TardisBoy: Hello, Sweetie.
The Genie: What have you done?
TardisBoy: Well, I think I just drained my moderation systems.
The Genie: But this is fixed. This is a fixed point in Livefyre.
TardisBoy: Fixed points can be rewritten.
The Genie: No, they can't. Of course they can't. Who told you tha-?
@TARDlSkey I see the likes of Chris as more of a 'dweek'... the 'insanely retentive, anally analytical' type. But not as a general, widely-used term for Who fans.
1 Episode 1: Deja Vu 9/10 – a hilarious, thrilling and
1 Episode 2: The Happy Day 8.5/10 - a feel-good cultural episode,
which is always important within the franchise
1 Episode 3: Nothing Changes 8.5/10 – good but not excellent. Thought-provoking but not superlative
1 Episode 4: The Missing Link 9.5/10 – a brilliant, well-paced and
surprisingly touching instalment with some impressive production values
1.The End of the
Line (LoM 208) 10/10
2. The Missing Link (A2A 104) 9.5/10
3. Hostage Situation (LoM 106) 9.5/10
4. Pornography Wars (LoM 108) 9.5/10
5. Fighting Gene (LoM 207) 9/10
6. Déjà Vu (A2A 101) 9/10
7. The Warren (LoM 104) 9/10
8. Manchester Derby
Mayhem (LoM 105) 9/10
9. Aliens from the
Future (LoM 202) 9/10
10.How Times Have
Changed (LoM 101) 9/10
11.Jealousy (LoM 204) 8.5/10
12.The Happy Day (A2A 102) 8.5/10
13.Dangerous Drugs (LoM 206) 8.5/10
14.Prisoners (LoM 205) 8.5/10
15.Brutal Bombings (LoM 203) 8.5/10
16.Police Brutality (LoM 107) 8.5/10
17.Factory Mayhem (LoM 103) 8.5/10
18.Nothing Changes (A2A 103) 8.5/10
19.New Alliances (LoM 102) 8.5/10
20.Visions (LoM 201) 8.5/10
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@TardisBoy Love it too. Coldplay are legends.
A Final Primevathon Update
1. Series 3 Episode 5 9.5/10
2. Series 3 Episode 3 9.5/10
3. Series 2 Episode 7 9.5/10
4. Series 1 Episode 6 9.5/10
5. Series 5 Episode 6 9/10
6. Series 5 Episode 2 9/10
7. Series 3 Episode 7 9/10
8. Series 2 Episode 6 9/10
9. Series 1 Episode 3 9/10
10.Series 5 Episode 1 9/10
11.Series 3 Episode 10 8.5/10
12.Series 3 Episode 4 8.5/10
13.Series 3 Episode 2 8.5/10
14.Series 1 Episode 4 8.5/10
15.Series 2 Episode 1 8.5/10
16.Series 2 Episode 3 8.5/10
17.Series 5 Episode 5 8.5/10
18.Series 5 Episode 3 8.5/10
19.Series 5 Episode 4 8.5/10
20.Series 3 Episode 9 8.5/10
21.Series 3 Episode 1 8.5/10
22.Series 2 Episode 2 8.5/10
23.Series 4 Episode 4 8.5/10
24.Series 3 Episode 8 8.5/10
25.Series 1 Episode 5 8.5/10
26.Series 1 Episode 2 8.5/10
27.Series 3 Episode 6 8.5/10
28.Series 2 Episode 4 8.5/10
29.Series 1 Episode 1 8.5/10
30.Series 4 Episode 6 8/10
31.Series 4 Episode 5 8/10
32.Series 4 Episode 1 8/10
33.Series 2 Episode 5 8/10
34.Series 4 Episode 7 8/10
35.Series 4 Episode 3 8/10
36.Series 4 Episode 2 7.5/10
1. Jenny Lewis
2. Helen Cutter
3. Nick Cutter
4. Abby Maitland
5. James Lester
1. Future Predator
3. Terror Bird
1. Series 3 9/10
2. Series 2 8.5/10
3. Series 1 8.5/10
4. Series 5 8.5/10
5. Series 4 6.5/10