This is pretty revelatory. I think I am a granny knotter. I have always wondered why they were crooked!
@parallel-lines That is exactly what came to my mind, too! Sheffield-plated lady!
@RNL Yes! Also this is the case with music, when the toddler is the DJ. The first thirty times you hear "Twenty-Six Miles Across the Sea" by the Four Preps you are cool with it. Then you begin to hate it, and hate it more and more until it is making your brain shrivel up. Then you start to *not* hear it, even when it's on. Then, weirdly, you start to like it again but in a strange pomo way, like it's a collection of sounds in some wacko sound art installation.
@Scandyhoovian Swanson is totally the one I'd pick for the Jane Marie celebrity makeover. I have that same nose!
@ohmy You're not alone. I couldn't stand Davies in a lot of ways. Tennant was fantastic - how could anyone deny that? But the stories didn't capture the weird mystery of the Doctor to me. Instead we got ridiculous grandstanding and very lame jokes.
@Shanleigh Oh, that was a good article. I really think what she said about not letting Amy be important to us, the viewers, was exactly right. See, I *loved* Amy from the get go because I, like Maureen, was a child fan. So "the girl who waited" and became obsessed was a nice parable for all the little girls (and boys) fans who loved the show so much as children. And then we grew up and it came back! (This is why I like Moffat - he gets the magic right.)
But she has done less and less as River has sort of crowded her out of the emotional heart of the story. And Rory, since he exists basically as a foil to Amy, has had even less of a chance.
This ending for the Ponds should have made me sad and it didn't. Plot holes, plus, um, now they live in the 1930s? What about poor Rory's dad? And that girl Amy was the bridesmaid for is really going to think Amy's bad at keeping in touch.
@lalaland tDiR is definitely up there but the Grey King is so amazing. The sadness is necessary.
@Canard I read Seaward at an impressionable age and it awed me but freaked me out. Also Calliope = best name.
@[redacted]@twitter I freaking love you guys.
@elysian fields I have Reginas in black and I love them. I never thought I'd like a pointy toe but it just makes everything I wear a little bit more chic. And they are way comfortable. I'm just worried about when I wear down the sole. I'm a big fan of resoling but these soles are so thin and fit the shoe.