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post #11 of 77 Old 06-10-2014, 04:27 AM
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PS: What is it with all these girls finding David Tennant sexy? Yep, he had a great haircut, but he reminded me of the proverb, Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful girl without sense.
It's the confidence he puts out more than anything else.

Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch are kind of weird-looking but I still find them very attractive because they exude confidence. Yum. <3

No, I haven't seen Neverwhere, but I really should!
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post #12 of 77 Old 06-10-2014, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Shropshirerosie: We think yes, it's really worth repeat watching. The only thing that we would have changed is one of their alleged monsters: It was clearly just a cute little Scottish Highland bull in the semi-darkness with some added sound effects, and that's not the least bit scary to people from a rural background!

A little clarification to all about my above comment re David Tennant: It is about him in the character of Dr Who, where he became his own parody pretty quickly. It's just the way it was written like he was a motormouth, and the writers played with the idea of Dr Who going through an arrogant phase, and the depiction had this air of nonchalance, which kind of grated on both of us watching in this house! If he wasn't so widely revered as eye candy, I think this might have grated on more people. But it's not a comment on the actor himself, whose personality is probably very different to his character's here, and who clearly is a highly competent actor in general.
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...and re sexy: I ended up reaching the point where that wasn't just synonymous with excellent conformation. Case in point was the young laird in Monarch of the Glen, who was an excellent physical specimen and could have won any number of championship ribbons but who was rendered distinctly unsexy to me just by imagining how much work all that emotional repression would create in a relationship!

And BEP, yep, attractiveness goes beyond conformation, someone's slightly weird appearance can become distinctly attractive if you like their personality. Not that Mr Cumberbatch's Sherlock would be any less work than that laird though!

Perhaps I ought to distinguish between visually attractive and relationally attractive for these purposes!
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I'm a writer and someone suggested that an actor with both the face and the capacity for the voice I'd want if my books ever get turned into movies [lol I have to finish/publish first] is the guy who plays Viserys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. I said NOOOOOO hahaha he's physically quite lovely to look at but oh gawd that personality just ugh! It makes him ugly to me and I just cannot see him as anyone but Viserys...

He would play Bane exceptionally well, I think, but I don't want anyone cast as my baby who would make everyone hate him - I want people to love Bane despite the fact that he's a bit of an arsehole. He has his redeeming features. Viserys has none that I can see!

That being said though he wouldn't be an option anyway, Bane is a 200 year old immortal who will forever look like a 20-year-old and by the time my books actually get published [much less made into movies haha] the guy who plays Viserys will be too old for the part.

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BEP: How nice! We're both writers in this house, albeit in a smallish way right now because of the all-consuming house build.

(And now I'm going to say something unpatriotic: I've been noticing quite a while that your grammar, spelling and general language use are leagues above what is usual for our fellow citizens these days. There is an Australian horse forum where I was getting rashes just looking at all the exceptionally poor grammar, spelling and general expression. It's so interesting that this international forum doesn't on the whole have this problem! )
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Writing is fun

Urgh, I know, right! I've given up on Australian forums altogether because they've actually stooped so low as to accuse me of using my English skills to try to confuse people into thinking that I actually know what I'm doing. I'm sorry, but no, I actually DO know what I'm doing when I offer advice on a subject. Not my fault if you don't like it.

English was always my best subject at school. I was top of the English extension class all through high school, all the while hardly attending! [I do not suggest this, I fell a very long way behind in every other subject except my electives...]

DOES ANYONE ELSE NOTICE that after they've been watching a lot of Doctor Who they start talking in a bad English accent when they're not even trying? -blush- I do it all the time. And when I spend time with my English friends. And when I'm annoyed I sound proper pommy! I swear, if I went to the UK on holiday I would return with an English accent...
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Shame about that Australian forum experience, but this country is a tad anti-intellectual I suppose. Yep, unless you're writing like an illiterate and preferably in abbreviated form as if texting, a lot of "ocker Aussie" people think you're a toff or an elitist snob or pretentious. So I suppose that kind of experience results in rashes all around!

The British accent can be really contagious. My husband has it because of having UK parents, even though he was born in Australia. Also they were always watching BBC or ITV things. I had it when I got off the plane from a London working holiday in my 20s, and I have it back a little now because I've been married over 6 years to a guy who sounds like a BBC documentary narrator, and we watch lots of BBC and ITV. I think it's easy to catch if you are the sort who likes to enunciate language carefully because it's non-slangy and doesn't have a rising inflection. I am of course talking of the "Queen's English"/BBC English, not the various thick regional dialects, lovely as some of these are! Actually many of our ABC TV and radio presenters sound very influenced by BBC type accents.
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I like to enunciate my words but when I'm REALLY annoyed I pick up just a hint of Cockney lol! And occasionally just messing around I enjoy taking that and running with it.

Playin' wiv glo'al stops is fun, innit?

[that skipping of the 't' sound is called a glottal stop, I had a long argument with someone over that fact because according to him it isn't the right term for what I was describing... pedantic idiot, he said he would google it later and present me with proof but he never did show me proof so I assume all he found was proof I was right]

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Ohh yay doctor who!!

My favorite doctor is David Tennant, I think he brought so much to the character. He could be silly and lovable but also serious and dark. Also, it helps that I find him incredibly attractive....

It's so hard to pick a favorite companion, I really loved Rose. I think she brought so much to the series but I really fell for Amy, as well.

My favorite episodes have to be Weeping Angels episodes. They are so intense and different. I also love the Daleks, but just because I think they are funny and not at all scary.

=) =)
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I'm probably coming in a little late to this conversation, but I actually really liked 9, 10, and 11. I felt like they all managed to bring something new to the Doctor's character. If I had to choose I would pick 10, if only because Tennant was the Doctor when I first joined the fandom.

I haven't seen many of the older episodes, but of the ones I have seen, I really enjoyed Baker (4).

Favorite companion? I really liked Rose and Donna. And Jack. River was great, too.

Favorite episode? I really, really loved Blink, which seems to be a common theme around here. Midnight was interesting, and I also really liked The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor.

As for Neverwhere... I read the book awhile back, but didn't realize they had made it into a series! I'll have to look into that
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