Comments for Hoyden about Town http://hoydenabouttown.com HOYDEN (hoid'n): woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:04:41 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi’s first episode discussion thread by Kristin http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17149/doctor-who-peter-capaldis-first-episode-discussion-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-258298 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:04:41 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17149#comment-258298 I’m having “new Doctor shock” and the phone call did the opposite of helping. Interested in the theme of breathing/not breathing.

I would love to see Peter Capaldi and River Song together. I dare Moffat to make a sexy scene with the two of them. I for one would be at the edge of my seat . . .

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Comment on All those people giving Lego the benefit of the doubt? by Orlando http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140827.17168/all-those-people-giving-lego-the-benefit-of-the-doubt/comment-page-1/#comment-258295 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:37:24 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17168#comment-258295 I wonder if what’s going on is that they’re scared they’ll lose that precious boy market if people think the toy is as much for girls.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by tigtog http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17143/otterday-and-open-thread-297/comment-page-1/#comment-258291 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:57:14 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17143#comment-258291

The thing that is causing me to question my sanity is the “it’s both your fault”.

Reminds me of the official and peer reaction to a boy at school who stalked me, basically. I was sporty and he was not, and sometimes he put himself in the way of a group of athletic bodies moving fast in order to place himself where I could not avoid seeing him, and then ended up falling as a result and being mocked for his clumsiness (rarely (although I wish I could say never) by me). Naturally, I was told this was As Much Your Fault As His, even though I did nothing to encourage him and just wanted to play fucking sport without unwelcome distractions. I’m fairly sure he mostly got sympathy because I was so “bitchy”.

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Comment on All those people giving Lego the benefit of the doubt? by SunlessNick http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140827.17168/all-those-people-giving-lego-the-benefit-of-the-doubt/comment-page-1/#comment-258286 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:46:55 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17168#comment-258286 “We know we’d make a huge amount of money by marketing this range, but enforcing sexism is much more important to us”?

Jennifer Kesler at the Hathor Legacy has documented a long line of similar decision making in Hollywood. It’s an article of faith that female-led properties don’t sell, no matter how many do.

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Comment on Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi’s first episode discussion thread by SunlessNick http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17149/doctor-who-peter-capaldis-first-episode-discussion-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-258285 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:33:03 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17149#comment-258285 I am also finding the repetitive late Victorian settings and the Paternoster gang increasingly tired and seemingly little more than an excuse for Moffat’s self-indulgences

I’d rather see them doing their own thing, instead of being the Doctor’s local sidekicks. And while back in the Snowmen, they were friends who were trying to coax him out of his shell, this time, it acts like they (and especially Vastra) are somehow responsible for “managing” him – the same sort way River talked a lot of time, and also Tasha Lem. It’s a vibe I’m not keen on, a portrayal of the Doctor I’m not keen on, and a use of these female characters I’m not keen on.

I do like that Vastra seemed to think less of modern Clara than Victorian Clara.

I don’t like seeing yet another mysterious woman who’s apparently all about the Doctor, her “boyfriend.” I could do with a season where the Doctor isn’t the Greatest Obsession in the Universe (Especially for its Women).

I like the new TARDIS look.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by eilish http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17143/otterday-and-open-thread-297/comment-page-1/#comment-258279 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:28:14 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17143#comment-258279 I’m thinking of spending some quality time on the InterNet looking at pictures of kittens, to cheer myself up.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-01/cat-saves-man-from-melbourne-house-fire/5709432
Tabby cats rule.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Aqua, of the Questioners http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17143/otterday-and-open-thread-297/comment-page-1/#comment-258274 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:11:57 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17143#comment-258274 I am so sorry to hear about your troubles, Eilish. I’ve unfortunately encountered similar work situations before, where colleagues agree in theory that certain behaviour is not okay, but when it comes to actual implementation, trying to get yourself heard seems if anything just to make things worse “why do you have to make a fuss about it?”. And I don’t think I’ve seen a successful outcome (for the person being poked with a stick), so I have no suggestions at all.

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Comment on Life at 9: discussion thread by Aqua, of the Questioners http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140812.17117/life-at-9-discussion-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-258273 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:07:27 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17117#comment-258273 Yes, I thought the producers were really out of touch with how schools and other institutions treat children – there are lots of things children no longer do on their own because adults prevent them from doing it, and tell them it’s not safe.

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Comment on Life at 9: discussion thread by Mary http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140812.17117/life-at-9-discussion-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-258269 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:10:53 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17117#comment-258269 After discovering that my son’s public school next year — or at least the after school care unit — has a policy that no child can be released to walk home from school unaccompanied before age 10, I am now wondering about institutional aspects of the “NONE OF OUR CHILDREN WALK TO SCHOOL” aspect of the Independence episode. How many of the schools would even allow this as a matter of policy? (I guess, strictly, schools have more control over how students leave than how they arrive, but even so.)

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by angharad http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140823.17143/otterday-and-open-thread-297/comment-page-1/#comment-258267 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:16:18 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17143#comment-258267 My sympathies Eilish, it sounds like a very unpleasant situation and one that could certainly have been handled better by management.
I am back to work today after a week off due to both Mr a and myself being afflicted with the lurgy from Hades. It seems to be doing the rounds here at the moment.

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