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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Neon Wolf » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:01 pm

Galactic yo yo wrote:https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-takes-worst-enemy-13438469
I guess Remberance of the Daleks and Human Nature/Family of Blood don't exist anymore.

Sci-fi has always used aliens and such to analyse and discuss various topics of human behavior and Doctor Who is no different. This article seems to willfully ignore this fact in order to drum up some controversy. The Daleks are and have always been Nazis with their obsession with racial purity and seeing all other life forms as inferior to them rolling around with their arm in the air in the classic sieg heil position. With sci-fi you have a great opportunity to dissect these themes in depth because you remove the people and the history and are able to fully dissect what it is that creates these behaviors and prejudices.

The issue with Doctor Who tackling this directly is they are most certainly going to have to sugar coat this for tea time viewing, you're not going to be able to show racism in all its ugliness at 7 o'clock. Secondly and far more concerning is that from what I can tell from the plot someone has traveled back to stop Rosa Parks from sparking the civil rights movement (can't see this not being preachy to the point of cringe) and the Doctor has to put things right. So the black civil rights movement may in fact have a white woman to thank for it all... ouch.
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Galifreyan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:28 pm

Neon Wolf wrote:
Galactic yo yo wrote:https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-takes-worst-enemy-13438469
I guess Remberance of the Daleks and Human Nature/Family of Blood don't exist anymore.

Sci-fi has always used aliens and such to analyse and discuss various topics of human behavior and Doctor Who is no different. This article seems to willfully ignore this fact in order to drum up some controversy. The Daleks are and have always been Nazis with their obsession with racial purity and seeing all other life forms as inferior to them rolling around with their arm in the air in the classic sieg heil position. With sci-fi you have a great opportunity to dissect these themes in depth because you remove the people and the history and are able to fully dissect what it is that creates these behaviors and prejudices.

The issue with Doctor Who tackling this directly is they are most certainly going to have to sugar coat this for tea time viewing, you're not going to be able to show racism in all its ugliness at 7 o'clock. Secondly and far more concerning is that from what I can tell from the plot someone has traveled back to stop Rosa Parks from sparking the civil rights movement (can't see this not being preachy to the point of cringe) and the Doctor has to put things right. So the black civil rights movement may in fact have a white woman to thank for it all... ouch.


Agreed 100%. The story of Rosa Parks is more fitting of a 9PM drama than an episode of Doctor Who imo.
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Galactic yo yo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:35 pm

R.I.P Derrick Sherwin. You gave us the best handled Doctor transition and my favourite Doctor Who story of all time, The Mind Robber.
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby TheSparrow » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:33 pm

I've spent so long on a piece of ICT coursework that I didn't even have to do and now I'm just so behind on my Music and photography coursework. I'm just sat at my computer listening to Muse with my head in my hands. Jesus, what a mess.
I cant wait for year 13 to end. I need a break from education...
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Deborah J » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:38 pm

TheSparrow wrote:I've spent so long on a piece of ICT coursework that I didn't even have to do and now I'm just so behind on my Music and photography coursework. I'm just sat at my computer listening to Muse with my head in my hands. Jesus, what a mess.
I cant wait for year 13 to end. I need a break from education...

Aww, we're all sending our collective forum hugs your way. <3
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby idontremembermylogin » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:09 pm

TheSparrow wrote:I've spent so long on a piece of ICT coursework that I didn't even have to do and now I'm just so behind on my Music and photography coursework. I'm just sat at my computer listening to Muse with my head in my hands. Jesus, what a mess.
I cant wait for year 13 to end. I need a break from education...

Swap out some subjects and generalise the music and this is the most relatable thing I've read all day.
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby porcelaingirl » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:18 pm

Technically this was yesterday, but I fell off an escalator and have pulsating pain in my head, and my wrist and ankles are sore, but I already went to A&E and they just said "take paracetamol", and I said I'm allergic, so they said take ibuprofen (like Motrin or Advil) and I said can have something stronger to help sleep at least the night and they said "No", so they asked me to sign a form and I said "No". You honestly can't spare one or two small doses of a narcotic like codeine to help someone who fell on bricks after tripping down an escalator and hitting her head? Seriously now...

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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Galifreyan » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:18 pm

Just my miserable little life.
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby Deborah J » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:41 am

Galifreyan wrote:Just my miserable little life.

You ok there, buddy?
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Re: What Made You Frown Today?

Postby TheSparrow » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:41 pm

When I was 14 I moved from one secondary school to another. Lonely, and extremely insecure and with no confidence, I met someone. Let's just call him by the name he likes which is obviously not his real name - Shiro.
Now, Shiro and I grew to have quite a close friendship, and the fact that we were in a band together for a good 4 years only strengthened that. We were the most popular in the friend group that we were in (about 7/8) of us and Shiro inspired me in every way. He gave me my dark humour, he gave me the confidence to get a few 'teenage sweetheart' girlfriends.
Although, I had a lot of my friends telling me that Shiro wasn't any good for me - I never really took them seriously, to the point where I literally stood and watch as he tore my friend group apart to basically 4 people, solely because that's what he wanted.
So, a few years pass and we've finished our GCSEs.

It's A level time.

We both chose Music, and Photography and our relationship is still mostly as close as it ever was, until... he just kind of moved away. It was as if he'd forgotten how to talk to me. We didn't talk about Music or any of our general interests on any social media like we used to, we didn't Skype to play video games and that was okay, at first, because we both got busy.
Until he started talking about the 'PS4 chat' with two of our other friends, let's just call them Peter and Matt, and they'd just talk about it all the time, it a point where I'd feel alienated when I spoke to them.
But that's okay! Because I can't have them all to myself, they're allowed to be friends! And besides, I still have Peter and Shiro in the band...
The band broke up lol. During this summer, Peter, Matt, Shiro and two of our other friends decided to play DND without me, but that didn't strike me as odd, because Shiro just may have thought I hadn't been interested. I eventually got invited, but it was just more of the same, Shiro didn't want to talk to me and was only bothered about the others. We had our third or fourth DND session about two days before my 18th birthday to which I invited them over to just get drunk, watch movies and play video games.

They all bailed. All of them. On my EIGHTEENTH birthday.
I wanted to be with all of them so bad. Matt? He laughed in my face about not going. The worst part was, they'd made plans to not come. They had literally PLANNED to not come and told me two days before. (I mean, hey. I still enjoyed a day out to the beach with my girlfriend, so who won in the end?)

Year 13. On the first day, Shiro can't look at me. He gives me a glance and a nod, whilst he walks in with Matt, and that was it for the rest of the day.
No one asks about my birthday, or what I ended up doing.
No one apologised.

Shiro, doesn't talk to me anymore, not at all and when he does, it's far from the way he used to.
I keep wondering if I'd done something wrong?
I can't just ask him and get emotional, because he's not the kind of guy to return my sentimental feelings.

As I started to think deeper since September. I kind of came to a conclusion.
I think I fell in love with him. I think there was a part of me that actually in love with Shiro.
I'm not gay, obviously. But I mean spirituality. I fell in love with his mentality, his humour, his way of 'just winging it'.

So now I'm kind of drunk lmao. I'm sat here playing blues licks on my guitar, I'm rambling on forum because my friend and my girlfriend are at work, and I won't see them tomorrow because I'll be in work, and my phone battery is on 3% and I just feel like I'm going through a really, REALLY bad break up that I didn't even know had happened.

Oh, man...
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