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Rewatch Downunder: C9 Sarcophagus - Saturday 27th August
AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Sunny here. But I'm getting very nervous about the job interview. I don't think I'll get it, but I wish I had less time to worry about it.


Decide you haven't got it and let it go. (If it happens, so much the better).


I was going to do that, until my ex-boss told me to spend several days reading up about it and preparing myself. I feel bad about not doing this, and feel bad about (possibly) wasting my time doing it. I cam compromising by taking Monday as a holiday (it is a bank holiday, after all) and preparing. But yes, otherwise I need to let it go, as you say.


There isn't an emoji here for 'sympathy'. If there was I'd use it, because I do sympathise. Rotten situation, after the struggle you've had recently. Stick with B7.


The thought that, if I don't get it, my guaranteed income is a bit under £500 a month is worrying in the present circumstances. I can and will probably make more from freelance work, but still . . .

You are right, stick to Blakes 7. It's a nice distraction!


Finish that novel... ;D


Grin
 
Obsidian

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There isn't an emoji here for 'sympathy'. If there was I'd use it, because I do sympathise. Rotten situation, after the struggle you've had recently. Stick with B7.


I have requested more emojis previously, but it requires Mr. Travisina to have more time to develop them – or more interest in doing so.


Maybe Travisina hogs the computer.


I'm fairly certain that their household sports more than one computer. Grin
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AnneArthur
I do like the relationships in Blakes 7. I know it's because of a varied writing team and general carelessness, but the way relationships are hinted at rather than made clear is very appealing (and leaves lots of room for e.g. fanfiction). In one of the 90s Star Treks, the relationship between Avon and Cally would have been examined, re-eaxmined, spelled out and generally done to death.
 
Obsidian
I love this costume of Dayna's but I imagine it's one of, if not The one, she was referring to back in an old Horizon interview when she said she'd been afraid at times of falling out of her costume.
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AnneArthur
This is a haunted house story really, isn't it?
 
Tyce
How back in the 70’s on the BBC’s budget did they manage to get those heart strings to shimmer as if they are being played?
 
AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

I love this costume of Dayna's but I imagine it's one of, if not The one, she was referring to back in an old Horizon interview when she said she'd been afraid at times of falling out of her costume.


It doesn't look too secure, does it?
 
Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

I do like the relationships in Blakes 7. I know it's because of a varied writing team and general carelessness, but the way relationships are hinted at rather than made clear is very appealing (and leaves lots of room for e.g. fanfiction). In one of the 90s Star Treks, the relationship between Avon and Cally would have been examined, re-eaxmined, spelled out and generally done to death.


It has been done quite a bit but not to death, I don't think. There are only a couple that I really like and M.G.Harris/Lupita Harris' are those that stick with me.
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Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

This is a haunted house story really, isn't it?


Yes, it is in a way.
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Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

I love this costume of Dayna's but I imagine it's one of, if not The one, she was referring to back in an old Horizon interview when she said she'd been afraid at times of falling out of her costume.


It doesn't look too secure, does it?


The straps may have been afterthoughts.
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M1795537OCVirn
Does this help, Anne?

i.imgur.com/VCrxlMY.jpg
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Obsidian

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Does this help, Anne?

i.imgur.com/VCrxlMY.jpg


Grin
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AnneArthur
'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.
 
Obsidian
Jan looks great with green/gold skin.
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AnneArthur


Oh yes!
 
Obsidian
NOW I know what the Alien reminds me of when she raises her arm: the Screen Gems lady with the lamp.
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Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.
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M1795537OCVirn

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NOW I know what the Alien reminds me of when she raises her arm: the Screen Gems lady with the lamp.


She had to base it on something!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur
'I wouldn't advise a headlong infantry charge' - so Tarrant does just that.

I like Avon's smile here.

Grin
 
M1795537OCVirn

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


Helplessness is OK in baby humans, in someone who's supposed to be adult, it's irritating. (Or does that show my sadistic streak?)
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Obsidian
The Avon-Alien interchange is excellent.
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AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.


Yes, and in Vila's case it is conscious, I think. He's too small to be a bully, so he survives by being harmless, amusing and useful.
 
Obsidian

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


Helplessness is OK in baby humans, in someone who's supposed to be adult, it's irritating. (Or does that show my sadistic streak?)


NO, just realistic. There are lots of adult humans who trade on helplessness to get them through life, just not as overtly as Vila does, or at least, is seen to do because we're focussing on him. Women who rely on capturing sugar daddies do it and, let me tell you, they do still exist.
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Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.


Yes, and in Vila's case it is conscious, I think. He's too small to be a bully, so he survives by being harmless, amusing and useful.


The amusing part is critical.
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Obsidian
This episode is nicely directed too. Another woman.
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AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


Helplessness is OK in baby humans, in someone who's supposed to be adult, it's irritating. (Or does that show my sadistic streak?)


Well, I think that all the rest of the Liberator's crew find that.
 
Obsidian
I keep looking at the thing around Cally's neck. It looks like a medical instrument – or sugar tongs.
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AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

The Avon-Alien interchange is excellent.


A very nice reading of their characters and all the issues.
 
Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


Helplessness is OK in baby humans, in someone who's supposed to be adult, it's irritating. (Or does that show my sadistic streak?)


Well, I think that all the rest of the Liberator's crew find that.
\
Grin
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M1795537OCVirn

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.


Yes, and in Vila's case it is conscious, I think. He's too small to be a bully, so he survives by being harmless, amusing and useful.


The amusing part is critical.


Yep. And Vila's 'personality' is just as manipulative as anyone else's, playing on their sympathies. He's more than capable of looking after himself in whatever way he needs to.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Obsidian
God, I had EXACTLY Cally's hairstyle at that time.
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Obsidian

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.


Yes, and in Vila's case it is conscious, I think. He's too small to be a bully, so he survives by being harmless, amusing and useful.


The amusing part is critical.


Yep. And Vila's 'personality' is just as manipulative as anyone else's, playing on their sympathies. He's more than capable of looking after himself in whatever way he needs to.


That's why I like the play-off between him and Avon because they are both survivors, they just use different methods.
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AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

God, I had EXACTLY Cally's hairstyle at that time.


Which one? Cally-alien or Cally-Cally?
 
Obsidian
Saved again.
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Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

God, I had EXACTLY Cally's hairstyle at that time.


Which one? Cally-alien or Cally-Cally?


Cally-Cally.
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Tyce
Why should Dayna be used to revolting thoughts?
 
AnneArthur

Obsidian wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

'Your helplessness brings out my sadistic streak'. Nicely observed, I think - although it's not just helplessness, IMO, it's that Vila seems so content to be helpless, and even to stress how feeble he is.


There's clearly an evolutionary advantage to being like that, like baby humans.


Yes, and in Vila's case it is conscious, I think. He's too small to be a bully, so he survives by being harmless, amusing and useful.


The amusing part is critical.


Yep. And Vila's 'personality' is just as manipulative as anyone else's, playing on their sympathies. He's more than capable of looking after himself in whatever way he needs to.


That's why I like the play-off between him and Avon because they are both survivors, they just use different methods.


And they both recognise that.
 
Obsidian

Tyce wrote:

Why should Dayna be used to revolting thoughts?


I think she's really a bad, bad girl.
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AnneArthur
Tanith Lee uses the Richard III gambit in both her stories. One person threatens to kill another, and the other says 'go on then', knowing that it won't happen.
 
Obsidian

AnneArthur wrote:

Tanith Lee uses the Richard III gambit in both her stories. One person threatens to kill another, and the other says 'go on then', knowing that it won't happen.


Fair observation. And it works well. I prefer this version though.
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