Today my mother had jury duty. The justice center, where one reports for jury duty, is two blocks away from Reading Terminal (huge market area with lots of awesome food), and so I said she should go to lunch there. She says--I am not kidding--"I'm not going out for lunch, I'll get lost." It was not a joke. She also was saying she was not going to take her water pill or bring a water bottle, because she was afraid she'd get lost on her way to the bathroom--again, not kidding.
We all have things we are scared of, and I'm not one of those who thinks you have some personal obligation to do things that scare you--I usually think that's a very personal decision. But her willingness to accept such an extreme degree of helplessness is terribly frustrating. She's 62 years old and though she feels she occasionally has memory lapses she has exhibited no signs of dementia or any other condition that would make her fear well-founded. I truly feel that if she were to get lost, it could be ONLY because she is convinced she will.
Maybe it's not my place to judge. But damn, it was hard not to just say "Fine, starve. And pee your pants."
Hulk did indeed refer to Loki as "puny." This should not, however, be taken to mean that he does not also know much more common words like "small," "little," "tiny," etc. Please have him use them occasionally.
According to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony and Pepper haven't had sex yet. The implication, when this was mentioned on TV Tropes, is that it's a sign of just how much Tony loves her.
Mm-hm. I think we know what's really going on there, right?
I really love the verbal construction of "not [x]" as opposed to "[opposite of X]," as in, for instance, "His concerns are not invalid" as opposed to "His concerns are valid." They mean the same thing on the surface, but the connotation is different(and the former sounds more elegant IMO). I can't explain HOW the connotation differs, but it's very much like porn--I know it when I see it.
Not like I did anything other than crop and resize, but still...
Doctor Who Magazine had a countdown of Doctor Who's saddest deaths (from the whole run, not just Nine and Ten), number one being Astrid Peth's from "Voyage of the Damned," and one of the "Top 20 Tearjerkers" being Bannakaffalatta's death from the same ep. And those both were sad and I ADORED Bannakaffalatta ("Bannakaffalatta--CYBORG!") But I think Foon's death, also from VOTD, was much, much sadder than them both.
You've got this adorable couple who are nuts about one another, and even when they hit a situation that could've been a huge crazy fight Morvin just laughs off the absurdity of it all and hugs Foon and says he loves her. And then they're crossing a rickety bridge to try to escape the Hosts (robot angels who've been programmed to kill everyone on the ship), and a section goes out from under Morvin's foot and he falls into the Nuclear Storm Drive to his death. Foon breaks down and asks, over and over again, "How will I go on without him?" She's so devastated she can barely function, so the Doctor begins crossing the bridge without her--promising that he'll be back--to bring over the Sonic Screwdriver. That's sad enough. And THEN, when the Doctor is on the other side of the bridge, one Host who survived the Hosts vs Passengers beatdown minutes before is still functional and descends to the bridge and is heading toward the Doctor and the others who've already crossed. Then, out of nowhere, Foon runs up behind the Host with a rope, lassos him and says "You're coming with me!" and jumps off the bridge, sacrificing herself to destroy the Host and save the rest of the group.