Tomorrow I am off to Europe for 3 months, so I will probably be blogging a bit less than usual. I don’t know how much spare time I’m going to have, or how good the internet’s going to be either! I will also be in a different time zone when I am on.
So yes, this is to let you know that my tumbling may be sporadic and at weird times, because I’m on holiday and also too disorganised to have a queue :P
PLOT TWIST: Dean is actually in a coma since s1/car-crash and the whole show is his imagination. EVERYBODY LIVES
And all characters that appeared after that are just people who work in hospital, like Castiel is a doctor/nurse, Kevin is med student or something and so on
It makes me sad that this hurts so much less than what is actually going on in the show right now
ah yes, au where dean has such low self-worth that even when he imagines a life for himself he imagines himself getting nothing good for himself and losing the people he cares about
Don’t you remember What Is And What Should Never Be?
She was the companion during the 50th, and at the same time she was every companion during the 50th - and it was the greatest tribute to them. Because she was perfect, she did what companions did best - reminded the Doctor who he really was - not the man he saw himself to be - but the one he was to her and everyone else. She kept him honest. And she did what companions have always done, she saved him. And In that moment I could see every companion in the Doctor’s past, in her, and it was glorious.
It was perfect because not only did she have a little bit of every companion in her, she also remained Clara. She didn’t lose any of herself by becoming more, but then Clara never has, and likely never will.
It goes from like 10.30am til 6pm :P So you could just come to like the afternoon session or something (usually from about 3.30).
It’s definitely psychological warfare - all of my favourite cricket rules are :P (oh declaring I love you so much). The problem comes when it backfires really really badly once, and then it puts a lot of insecurity in a team, and especially a captain. I think it happened to Australia in the last few years and it was just ugly, so yeah, follow ons aren’t looked upon positively :P The psychological damage to England is going to be about the same as the nervousness of the Australian team (and supporters) which will put them off their game.
Also our batsmen haven’t been entirely consistent lately (though they have been good so far this series) and chasing a total on the last day is a huge amount of pressure…
So yeah, I think the follow on can work really well (especially if you catch a team at the first point where they can be forced to follow on for years, like your example) but it’s so powerful that it can backfire massively for years and years.
I initially thought it was pretty funny how many people were spectacularly missing the point of this page. Now it’s just worrying.
Me (Not Steven Moffat)
P.S. Allowing the Doctor to move on from the Time War is arguably the best thing Moffat has done on the series.
Cricket is awesome and incredibly strategic :D Is it popular in the Maldives much? I know it’s huge in India and Sri Lanka and Pakistan and Bangladesh (although their national team is not very good :P) but I’m not sure how far else it’s spread…
And this is yet another piece of evidence to support the all important advice: NEVER ENFORCE THE FOLLOW ON
Especially if you are Australia. It will go badly wrong and will be very embarassing.
Ideal situation: bowl them out for ~250 (up to about 350 I’m find with) and then put on another 400, declare about half an hour before tea on day four (or stumps if it takes a little longer), then send them in with three/four sessions to hit a just-achievable target :P