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Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gwenhwyfaer
I'm obese because I'm scared to leave the house when there are people around, thus limiting my ability to exercise (which is, of course, also limited by obesity itself, and by my asthma), and because the consequent boredom and insecurity makes me eat a bit more than I should, and my general crapness with food (which is one of the things that qualifies me for DLA, as it happens) restricts variety and balance. Not only do I not have the first clue how a fat tax is supposed to help me, I see no indication that the people proposing such a measure have actually made any effort to understand the problem they seek to address. That doesn't fill me with confidence in their ability to actually solve that problem. It all smacks of "We must do something. This is something!"

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I can't help but think of River's alleged bi-ness as the Moff's last desperate attempt to get someone, anyone, to love River Song as much as he clearly does.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] londonkds
It can't have been "last" as the line that suggested it was in "Silence in the Library", and the post was complaining about the lack of follow-up since.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iainjcoleman.livejournal.com
I find it hard to understand the complaint in a way that doesn't amount to "bisexuals should not be portrayed as monogamous".

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] londonkds
Monogamous doesn't necessarily imply "never even looks appreciatively at someone other than your beloved" unless you're extremely morally rigid.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
Yeah, that's close to my take on it-Jack's a terrible tart, River's a massive flirt but not really a tart, it makes a change to have someone bi not sleep with everyone in the show for the sake of it.

But more could've been made of it in some way or other, not that it really matters.

Date: Monday, May 21st, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gwenhwyfaer
To me that would seem to suggest it was a nod to RTD's ethos, rather than something Moffat would have done on his own.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] haggis
I had a crush on River Song from the start (probably due to a pre-existing crush on Alex Kingston) but if I think too much about the ending of "Silence in the Library" or the ending of the last series, I find myself in a spiral of rage. It seems like incredible cruelty to lock up a woman who spent her life exploring unknown worlds in a fake-suburban-bubble with no possibility of escape, and the fact that no-one in the production team even notices this is cruel just boggles me.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] haggis
Bloody hell, I'd forgotten about that.

Date: Monday, May 21st, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I was broadly River-neutral to begin with, and meh when she started popping up in Season 5. But her ubiquity has now turned her into a Season 8 Master for the 21st Century. I can see how she annoys from a feminist angle, but mostly I'm just bored to tears by her now.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
River! :-D

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