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Sparky, that is not a fair analogy. I was presenting an meme that illustrates my perception of Ric_Olie2’s argument, not of Ric_olie2 himself. Stop treating it like an ad hominem. I can repost the image with just the text and no wojaks if that helps.

I absolutely despise all the people hating on Chris Chibnle’s run on Doctor Who.

All of them? I think that’s a bit harsh. Spoilers ahead.

I wouldn’t describe myself as hating Chibnall’s run as I give it credit where credit is due. Generally speaking I avoid taking any extreme side on fan reception to these sorts of things, preferring to stick to a middle ground of “yeah it sucks, but it has its moments” or something to that effect. Point is I don’t particularly like Chibnall’s Doctor Who, but I do think the treatment it’s gotten is a little harsh.

However, I think there are a lot of things wrong with it that should not be ignored.

The companions have no character. They might as well be cardboard cutouts. A lot of people say that’s because three companions is too many but I strongly disagree. It worked flawlessly with Amy, Rory, and River. Yes, she wasn’t a fulltime companion, but that’s besides the point, as all three had distinct roles and personalities in the episodes they shared. I think Yaz, Ryan, and Graham could have easily all been fully developed without having to drop a single one of them.

A lot of people also say Thirteen doesn’t act like the Doctor, but I strongly disagree. Whittaker’s pitch perfect in the role. The Doctor doesn’t always need to have a darker side or be the most powerful person in the room who has everything under control. She can be just a ditzy doofus travelling the universe and running into trouble. That’s all the Classic Series ever was. I’ve heard many people say Jo Martin is a better Doctor but I feel the total opposite. Whittaker felt like the Doctor from the minute she landed in that trained in Sheffield, while Martin still doesn’t feel like the Doctor yet. Oh and the Dhawan Master is perfect too.

The episodes have been mostly mediocre, with a few standout exceptions. I quite liked Kerblam but a lot of people despised the ending. Demons of the Punjab has been the pinnacle of the entire run so far with Rosa not far behind. Noticing a trend there of the historicals coming out on top, as they’re the one thing that has gotten indisputably better under Chibnall. The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos was literally one of the worst Doctor Who stories I have ever had the displeasure of seeing. At the end of the day, though, most episodes were just middle of the road. One trend I’ve picked up on that seems pretty consistent is that there’s a distinct drop in wrinting quality whenever Chibnall takes over (aside from Rosa, but he only co-wrote that). I guess a few of his episodes were okay, but a disproportionate amount were bad. Oh and why does he feel the need to shove in forty different guest characters?

The Doctor being the Timeless Child is dumb and always will be. The Timeless Child as a whole is not, but no matter how you slice it, The Timeless Children is a bad episode directly after two really good ones.

If you think people just hate Chibnall Who because the Doctor is a woman or “SJW propaganda” you haven’t been paying attention to the actual criticisms. Yes, those people exist, but they’re in the minority. And yes, it is pathetic when people do five hour essays on why they hate a thing. I don’t endorse that. There is legit criticism to be made.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

There’s not really that much of a difference between American and Canadian society, although I would say American Christianity is more typically puritanical than Canadian Christianity, which is where I thought your assumptions were coming from.

I’m atheist. As far as I can tell most people here my age are non-religious.

I mean that people’s perception of religion is typically shaped by the religions that surround them, so your belief that I think sex is bad because I think porn is bad betrays a certain societal influence. It’s completely normal for you to think that, but it gets a bit tiring when you don’t fit into the binary options society presents you with.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Sparky, that is not a fair analogy. I was presenting an meme that illustrates my perception of Ric_Olie2’s argument, not of Ric_olie2 himself. Stop treating it like an ad hominem. I can repost the image with just the text and no wojaks if that helps.

It’s still “Heh, this meme is you! SmartphOWNED” regardless lol

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Inhales

I hate that I used to be some anger machine. I still am pretty angry, but not here anymore. I’m sorry.

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Never mind that: here’s something worth ranting about…

So, Windows 10, if you restart and update without my permission, under my nose, making me lose everything I haven’t saved, thereby stressing me to the bone trying to save everything…

I’ll throw you out the damned window with a baseball bat and flip you off with both middle fingers including my middle toes.

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Ugh, Windows 10 updates are the worst. There should just be an option to only do updates by selected “update and shut down/restart” in the shut down menu, without ever having the computer shut down on its own.

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RicOlie_2 said:

Ugh, Windows 10 updates are the worst. There should just be an option to only do updates by selected “update and shut down/restart” in the shut down menu, without ever having the computer shut down on its own.

I think maybe that option is in settings.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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Not anymore. They force updates now. You can delay them, but sometimes updates still catch you by surprise. Or, as happened last time I updated my laptop, I had to do updates again and reboot my computer immediately after I had just done so. It’s much better when there are weekly updates or something and I can just choose a time every week to do them semi-manually…

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Whoa, those last few pages felt like the old Off-Topic had come back for a bit. I kinda liked it.

Sorry, that wasn’t bitching about something. Ahem. My parents refuse to get a free vaccine that could prevent serious sickness and/or death to themselves and others…and I am totally powerless to change that fact.

You probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm.
Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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Well, tons of doctors also aren’t getting it, so I think both getting the vaccine and not getting it can be reasonable. The problem is that people’s choices often aren’t rationally based and they just make decisions off of soundbites… But I feel you. None of my grandparents are getting vaccinated, and I worry what will happen if they catch COVID…

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I get it if young people feel like they don’t need the vaccine. I don’t agree with them since the virus can strike down anyone, but I get it. But people like my parents who are in their sixties have a significantly higher risk of serious sickness or death have no good reason not to protect themselves.

I’ve already been to two funerals this year, I am really not looking forward to any more.

You probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm.
Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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JackNapier said:

I absolutely despise all the people hating on Chris Chibnle’s run on Doctor Who.

Does this include reasonably-put criticism? I despise anyone who just hates for the sake of being angry or looking cool or any reason other than actually helpful criticism. But if you hate the people who just don’t like it and are being perfectly nice about that, I don’t think that’s fair.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

JackNapier said:

I absolutely despise all the people hating on Chris Chibnle’s run on Doctor Who.

Does this include reasonably-put criticism? I despise anyone who just hates for the sake of being angry or looking cool or any reason other than actually helpful criticism. But if you hate the people who just don’t like it and are being perfectly nice about that, I don’t think that’s fair.

I only hate the misogynistic idiots out there.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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The US army keeps trying to get me to go kill myself for big oil. I keep having to ask them to take me off their call and text list.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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The local public school system produces racist trash bags.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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Every piece of tech I have be like:

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I’m depressed.
I have no friends because I don’t leave the house, but ironically leaving the house and trying to make friend just makes me feel more lonely.

Albus Percival Wulfric Fucking Brian Dumbledore

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Albums keep getting deleted off of ITunes, which is going to force me to pirate them. Known examples are Star Wars and Robocop, as both have removed music albums.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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JackNapier said:

Albums keep getting deleted off of ITunes, which is going to force me to pirate them. Known examples are Star Wars and Robocop, as both have removed music albums.

As someone who recently spent three years without internet access (2017-2020), I can tell you this is why I’m not entirely sold on streaming services, and still see value in physical media. That’s the thing with online pirated media, you can save it to your hard drive and play it whenever you want to, whereas streaming is entirely dependent on your online connection.

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Physical media is absurd for anyone who consumes a significant amount of it. I ain’t buying discs for my 6000 songs.