NyssaOfTraken

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6 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 1 reply · +7 points

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6 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

Is it just me, or does that look very, shall we say, `post watershed`? O.O

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +1 points

It just occurred to me this morning, when thinking about the planning for my next book, that despite what I said above, my protagonist is actually going to go back in time to visit her mother for advice/support/reassurance just before doing A Big Important Thing(TM). And she doesn't care how many rules she's breaking with that visit. She's doing it anyway.

Never made the connection before.

So I get other people/characters would want to do it given their own lives/stories, even if I personally wouldn't choose to.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 2 replies · +5 points

I mean, isn't going back to see your family's past what the majority of people would want to do in this circumstance?

That's really interesting to me.

I can see why Yaz and Rose both did and I agree it's odd that Bill didn't - although maybe Bill was perfectly content with the strong image of her mother that she had in her mind.

Personally, if it were me, if I could travel with the Doctor, it's not something that would be on my list. I lost my Mum in 2004 `suddenly after nearly a year of illness and hospital stays`. (Yes, I know `suddenly` and `nearly a year` are a contradiction, but it's its one I'm sticking to!) Then I lost my Dad gradually to dementia over the course of 2005-2011. But although I was close to them, (at least I think I was) I would be at a loss to understand the purpose in seeing them again. My sister would probably have a different view, given her obsession of researching our family history/family tree, and waxing lyrical over relatives from 5, 6, 7+ generations ago. I'm afraid I have to do my very best to feign interest in those situations even though my brain is going `I really don't care`.

No, if I had a mate with a time machine, I'd be all about seeing the future.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +5 points

Because every single life matters - and every life saved is an enormous thing.

Absolutely. Remember The Fires of Pompeii and Donna imploring the Doctor to just save someone Not the whole town. Just someone. A theme picked up again in Deep Breath.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +3 points

Nitpick: It's actually Peter Davison - no second `d`. You're in good company. Even Doctor Who Magazine got it wrong back in the day. :)

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +5 points

Well, I have to admit this season's doing wonders for my education - or perhaps highlighting lackings in history knowledge, which, if you'll pardon the pun, is not news.

Just 3 episodes after Rosa Parks, of whom I knew nothing prior to that episode, we get Partition, of which once again, I knew nothing. I was very confused when Umbreen said she was the first woman married in Pakistan, because as far as I knew Pakistan had been around forever.*

On a lighter note, between The Thijarians, Testimony, perhaps the Tessalector, I can't help thinking that in the Whoniverse, the moment of one's death is getting to be a pretty busy time!

*Not literally, obviously. Just some nebulous, distant, probably prehistoric time.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +2 points

Fortunately, those translator implants still seem to be working. Or maybe there were universal translators built into the starship

I'm not sure either is necessary. There have been plenty of examples of companions + Doctor separated from the TARDIS and the companions still understand aliens. I assume that the Doctor removed their implants and patched them into the system. After that, the translation seems to work without proximity to the TARDIS, although nothing has been stated on screen about this. As Eleven would probably say, you know how you can tick `auto-connect` on your wifi? Well it's nothing like that. But if it helps, it's like that.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +2 points

I failed my doctorate in LEGO.

In the final exam, I just went to pieces.

(I'm sorry, so sorry.)

1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 1 reply · +12 points

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