Dressed up as Carmen Sandiego for Office Halloween. Then, in costume, crossed London and much countryside to board a yacht by moonlight, and spent today sailing out at sea to another marina.
ALL HAIL MICHELLE GOMEZ
! She is just delightful, whoever she's playing, to be honest. Just look at that expression. That's the best damn expression.
! But then Sue White was my favourite from Green Wing. I like the kind of characters she ends up playing.
! As for the episode itself…
! 1) This is another good example of why the mass press interest, especially in the UK where the show is institutional, publicising any slight spoiler can harm the show. Sure, they didn't bust the Missy reveal, but we all suspected that since August. The Cyberreveal would have been far more interesting in terms of surprise, especially given the teardrop design warnings. But hey, I guess you can't keep the lid on filming in London.
! 2) Moffat gonna Moffat. I still don't like how he writes female characters. Missy has some of the bad aspects of River's writing, for example. This isn't his worst example by any means but you can tell this was a Moffat episode, and you're going to get the polarised reactions that come with that.
! 3) That said, haters hating because the Master being a woman is 'anti-tradition' and/or 'PC gone mad' can STFU. Or rather, watch when the show doesn't implode. I daresay they wouldn't risk having a female Doctor for a while longer yet, but this is a clever way to both do that and address it, and one I hoped Moffat might take when Capaldi was announced.
! 4) Watch crematoriums now have a publicity crisis. Heavens, that was a dark little line, and a bit uncomfortable given we're at the anniversary of my partner's death.
! 5) They could always team up with Apple. BBC must have got permission for that, right?
Looking at the forecast, it looks like GAMES ARE ART
I don't think we're going to top this post for the rest of this thread.
Friends of mine at the Gamecity convention are just getting doxxed left right and centre, apparently just for being people in the games industry at a gaming event. One has had to explain the whole mess to his father, whose address was apparently linked to on GG threads.
It's a form of terrorism, no?
What pochi and Silence have said. I tried saying something similar myself before, but it started getting really really angry - after what has happened to some friends with this, I pretty much write off anyone who is earnestly defending Gamergate because I don't feel I can trust them. And eventually I just decided to post a skeleton instead because I'm beginning to doubt anyone who really identifies with GG will stop now and so what's the point anymore.
Turn out the lights on Gamergate.
The poo thing isn't really a valid comparison though because that's just grossout humour. It's not really tapping into existing discrimination at all.
Whatever. I'm just really disappointed. We can do without reinforcement for the harmful stereotype that trans women are more likely to be rapists than raped themselves.
Since I've not seen it mentioned…
The island 'Rubeck' could be a reference to the German city of Lübeck, which was the capital of the Hanseatic League in the middle ages, a hugely powerful and wealthy collection of city states. I'm not sure if there'll be anything other than the name to it though...Minion's name and architecture don't seem to match up at all.
The thing that people seem to be missing is
Okay, Mathieson can stay.
Seriously though, that was a really weird one. A good one, but still really weird. I'll save the more specific comments for when the US have caught up though.
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I know people are saying 'classic style' but the aesthetic of that one felt very RTD to me.
It's like the whole show refreshed itself when Eleven regenerated.