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Dept. of Thinky Thoughts, Lazy Edition

Working On It

Thinking  thoughts about how Moffat is taking a very risky turn in process as well as story, mixing Doylist and Watsonian angles with drunken abandon, (except that he's doing it very carefully.)

Thinking about the phrase "I am built broken. Watch me."

Thinking about the difference between liking and loving, and the similarities. Thinking about dislike and discomfort and how they are often survival tools.

Thinking about mirrors and mistakes, about how communication is a minuet of misinterpretation, rediscovery and changing minds, and how Moffat pulls it off sometimes, and how sometimes he doesn't.

Back to the tabbouleh salad, notebook at the ready ....

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elisi
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
about how communication is a minuet of misinterpretation
Tangent - you reminded me of this fic:

Lost in Translation
kaffyr
Sep. 1st, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've read that one, and it's good; very, very good, in that "kick you in the teeth while it comforts you" sort of way.
a_phoenixdragon
Sep. 1st, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think sometimes we believe Moffat is failing at something and more often he is just showing us something too familiar and uncomfortable and half a season later he shows us we were wrong. *NODS*
kaffyr
Sep. 1st, 2014 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yup. Not all the time, because Moff makes mistakes, too, but enough times that I'm fairly certain that he plans things.
a_phoenixdragon
Sep. 1st, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
True. Think that's what I rather love about him though. For all his brilliance, he does make mistakes. He's not perfect. He's human. Which is what makes his stories and arcs so compelling...
kaffyr
Sep. 1st, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
clocketpatch
Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
"I am built broken. Watch me."

I obviously need to rewatch, because I missed that bit (and don't even know who says it, though I assume Doctor)
kaffyr
Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Augh. I'm sorry, I didn't make it clear - this was a phrase that occurred to me today, as I thought about the Doctor, not something anyone said in the episode. It's way too pretentious for anything that would actually make it to the show.
clocketpatch
Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
I don't think it's any different than the whole "Basic programming" speech last week. Actually, it was so similar, I could pseudo-mememory hear Capaldi saying it. (And may, with your permission steal it into fic)
kaffyr
Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh, feel free to use it - I'm trying to see where it's leading me in terms of meta, so if someone can find another use for it, huzzah!
luckweaver
Sep. 3rd, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, tabbouleh.
kaffyr
Sep. 3rd, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yep, and it was better than I expected it to be, given the haphazard way I put it together. Heh.
flowsoffire
Sep. 12th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
SOMEONE IS FULL OF META THOUGHTS. And they sound fascinating… ♥♥♥

Thinking about the phrase "I am built broken. Watch me."
I love it.
kaffyr
Sep. 14th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
AAAaiiieee! I still haven't put it together (more notes, sure, but nothing coherent) and we're already two episodes down the line. I am made of fail!
flowsoffire
Sep. 14th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Pshhh, I haven't even watched them all, let alone bothered giving coherent thoughts… ;) Take your time and let it all mature in your head!
kaffyr
Sep. 16th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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