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Old 09-01-2013, 02:34
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Have you tried to explain something to a non-Whovian and they just stare at you like you're crazy? I have. I can't eat apples without drawing faces on them with a spoon. My friend was staring at me weird while I put a face on my apple today and so, I attempted to explain to her that it was a DW thing, I tried to tell her about Amelia, and the face on the apple, but afterwards she still just stared at me like I was crazy. O ly Whovians understand the importance of a face on an apple.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:43
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I recently tried to explain my Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control to my wife...

She really didn't get it!
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:53
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Have you tried to explain something to a non-Whovian and they just stare at you like you're crazy? I have. I can't eat apples without drawing faces on them with a spoon. My friend was staring at me weird while I put a face on my apple today and so, I attempted to explain to her that it was a DW thing, I tried to tell her about Amelia, and the face on the apple, but afterwards she still just stared at me like I was crazy. O ly Whovians understand the importance of a face on an apple.
I don't blame her. You can't eat apples unless you've draw faces on them because its what we found out a fictional girl in a TV Show used to do???

It's people like you that give us fans a bad name
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:09
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I don't blame her. You can't eat apples unless you've draw faces on them because its what we found out a fictional girl in a TV Show used to do???

It's people like you that give us fans a bad name
Have to agree! Sounds more OCD that WHO.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:31
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Have you tried to explain something to a non-Whovian and they just stare at you like you're crazy? I have. I can't eat apples without drawing faces on them with a spoon. My friend was staring at me weird while I put a face on my apple today and so, I attempted to explain to her that it was a DW thing, I tried to tell her about Amelia, and the face on the apple, but afterwards she still just stared at me like I was crazy. O ly Whovians understand the importance of a face on an apple.
No offence intended, but I think most Whovians would look at you the same way. There's a world of difference between why it would be important to Amy, and to why it would be important to you.
How much detail did you go into? Did you just say, "the mum of a kid in the show used to draw faces on apples so she would eat them, and I thought that looked like fun, so now I do it", or did you try to explain the time travel and identity-proving parts of the story?
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Old 09-01-2013, 13:45
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Don't be mean to the OP - if making faces on apples gives him a DW frisson, then let him get on with it! Personally, I put I O U on mine.

I tend to use phrases that need explaining, and leave my friends and family wondering if I have finally flipped. Such as - I ask my little granddaughter if she wants custard on her fish fingers, which earns me a disapproving look from her parents (not DW fans).

And if anyone says the word "dinosaurs" I always add "on a spaceship!"
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Old 09-01-2013, 13:51
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Don't be mean to the OP - if making faces on apples gives him a DW frisson, then let him get on with it! Personally, I put I O U on mine.

I tend to use phrases that need explaining, and leave my friends and family wondering if I have finally flipped. Such as - I ask my little granddaughter if she wants custard on her fish fingers, which earns me a disapproving look from her parents (not DW fans).

And if anyone says the word "dinosaurs" I always add "on a spaceship!"
Have a care, Granny, or you'll end up in sheltered accomodation in time for the 50th. "She puts custard on fish fingers! We just can't cope anymore!"
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:44
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I just don't like to eat apples without putting faces on them. I think it makes them more fun.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:46
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And also, I Love Doctor Who almost as much as family, ok, I am NOT just a fan. I AM A WHOVIAN.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:05
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I just don't like to eat apples without putting faces on them. I think it makes them more fun.
Do you also only eat pasta if its alphabetti spaghetti?

And only finish your veg if your mum puts it on the spoon and says "Here comes the choo choo train"?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:05
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Not really but I have had that feeling of buying a classic DVD and then worry that I've already got it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:32
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Lulz77 you are being a bully. I tried to share something I thought was fun and you crushed it and laugh at me. That is what bullies do. You are a bully.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:50
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It was a bit of lighthearted joking. It wasn't bullying. Moving swiftly on...
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:38
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Lulz77 you are being a bully. I tried to share something I thought was fun and you crushed it and laugh at me. That is what bullies do. You are a bully.
You sound like the right sort of person for a forum!

I was clearly joking. Sorry if I caused offence.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:30
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You sound like the right sort of person for a forum!

I was clearly joking. Sorry if I caused offence.
Not very clearly, imo.

The OP was "clearly" starting a joke thread. Your comments were not about the subject, but about the OP. How is that joking?
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:13
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The worst time to explain something Doctor Who to a non-Whovian was the 1980s.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:25
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Although my family don't watch and loathe Doctor Who, there have been times when it has come up in conversation where they've wanted me to explain something or another, the first being one of my favourites...

- Why for the love of sanity does the BBC's flagship show feature Peter Kay running around as a giant bogey in a thong?

- Did Rose live or die at the end of Doomsday? My Mum as did a lot of people who don't even watch, seemed to be slightly vaguely bothered about whether or not she was killed off. The looks I got for trying to explain that she was in a parallel world where she could never get back went above the heads of most people I tried explaining it to.

- What was the message from The Face of Boe in Gridlock? My sister needed the entire backlog of Boe's story explained to her when she sat down to watch Series 3 - not easy when you have to include Zoe Wannamaker being a trampoline, cats in wimples and Britney Spear's Toxic being played over the expansion of the sun.

- Catching the end of Journey's End, my sister asked why the hell Rose had returned to go out with a Tate/Tennant mutant, to which she said something like "Am I bovvered, OHYES!!!!"

- How the hell is River Song alive again?! Trying to explain her timeline was hard enough come the end of Series 5 - that is now easy when compared to explaining it Post-Series 6. If I was ever held at gunpoint to try and explain it to a complete newbie, I think the gun might be less painful
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:01
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Not very clearly, imo.

The OP was "clearly" starting a joke thread. Your comments were not about the subject, but about the OP. How is that joking?
i don't think this is intended as a joke thread.
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:33
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i don't think this is intended as a joke thread.
Apple faces are clearly a serious business in these parts.
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Old 11-01-2013, 15:27
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Not very clearly, imo.

The OP was "clearly" starting a joke thread. Your comments were not about the subject, but about the OP. How is that joking?
It's clearly not a joke thread. And even if it was, that makes it even more understandable to joke back.

But anyway, I'm not going to argue. I've apologised; I don't see why you feel the need to stir things now.
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Old 11-01-2013, 15:40
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Its a man in a blue box ax
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:01
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Have a care, Granny, or you'll end up in sheltered accomodation in time for the 50th. "She puts custard on fish fingers! We just can't cope anymore!"
It's having to remember to open the door for her pet Quark that got them exchanging knowing glances.
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:07
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I always get off on doing this little demonstration explaining the Tardis....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvnKXOGYKM8

"So, which box is larger?................"
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:08
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I just don't like to eat apples without putting faces on them. I think it makes them more fun.
Good for you. I've a friend who "fixes" things with his sonic screwdriver. One time we got in a crowded lift that didn't start moving. He got his Sonic out and waved it at the buttons making it do the noise and the lift started up. Some of the people thought he was a bit odd. Actually, he is a bit odd. Who cares?
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Old 11-01-2013, 21:12
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I've had to explain time to someone. I HAVE USED WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WHIMEY IN A SENTENCE!!!!
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