Monday, May 02, 2011

Thought for the Day

I have not rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
Job 29

8 comments:

  1. Very well said. However, you're ignoring the real question--how you feel about the destruction of the Silence. (Or, more to the point, the child Time Lord running around New York, not to mention the newly interesting River Tam, and the Doctor's death--though the last plotline seems, strangely, not as interesting as the rest.)

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  2. Or how you liked the Thor movie.

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  3. Do you know what sometimes surprises me. I shall tell you what sometimes surprises me. People who have been reading this blog for years, or, poor sods, decades, and know what kind of multi-part goes all round the houses and eventually comes back home to the point again drivel I right somehow imagine that I can dash it off in ten minutes. Matter O'Fact, I only watched this weeks who two hours ago, having been at a moo sick festival all weekend. I am planning to put up my festival diary over the next couple of days. And I am still somewhat excercised by the fact that my street is currently a militarized zone. Once I'm up to date on that, I may get back to writing about children's TV and funny-books. I haven't even seen Thor yet.

    Honestly, chaps I'm very flattered that you want to know what I think about stuff, but assuming you want me to write like me and not just say "Quite good 6/10", there's likey to be a delay while I work out if I have anythign to say or not. As there always has been.

    I will answer one question that has probably been troubling you. Up to 1942 it was "...to fight for truth and justice", although in the earlier days, it had often been "...champion of the weak and the oppressed". During the war, it certainly was "...truth, justice and the American Way" but it reverted to "truth and justice" soon afterwards. It was sometimes even "mighty champion of equal rights". Byrne messed things up quite badly by making the space ship an incubation chamber -- so he was born on earth, and indeed, on American soil. (Pre-Crisis, Superman could not have stood for President; post-Crisis, he arguably could have done.) But surely that missed the point: Kal-El was a typical American just because he was an immigrant.

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  4. "But surely that missed the point: Kal-El was a typical American just because he was an immigrant."

    Please insert sound of nail being hit on head.

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  5. That would be River Song, unfortunately. River Tam is a much more interesting character.

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  6. I think you should write about whatever you feel like writing about. Because the alternative is a bored writer and dull writing.

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  7. Good points all, and excuse my Freudian slip. I had intended something more in the way of good-hearted encouragement to write something eventually. I find your ideas present an amusing and entertaining, not to mention English, perspective on shows that I love, not to mention a spur to further thoughts.

    Also, as an American with sporadic access to cable, this may be the first time that I have watched Dr. Who at the same time as the rest of the world, and thus I am experiencing the unique sensation of watching a season of Doctor Who without knowing first a variety of opinions from across the pond.

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  8. The writer of the quote in the post seems not to be into Schadenfreude. I can relate.

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