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Negotiable, but you should know up front we're not a terribly money-motivated group.
Oh, wow. So, basically, "as little as we can talk you into--you're not some kind of capitalist pig that cares about that kind of thing, right?"
tl;dr version: "We would like a super genius IT person with an extensive list of qualifications and experience who can deliver the moon on a stick. We will pay you poorly and fuck up your work/life balance and you will never, ever be allowed to tune out and forget work".
They're also having a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale on most of their bras right now. I'm doing pretty well for myself at the moment, and I know the suckage of not having decent things to corral one's boobs with. So I tell you what: I have this about.me page over here, and you can click the Email Me button to send me an email. Assuming you're willing to trust me with your address, and assuming they have anything you like over at Lane Bryant, i'll buy you a pair of bras including the shipping overseas. Just point me at the ones you like, tell me size and color and your address, and you'll have 'em in a few weeks.
Do remember that different countries have different bra sizes. I found a convenient converter the other week, though. (That link may also be of use to other Ferretbrainers with breasts.)
New Who already feels old to me. ;)
They do seem to be rapidly catching up with Old Who in terms of Doctors, we've been through - what five now?
You mean the worst of new Who?
New Who already feels old to me. ;)
It occurs to me that John Hurt's dilemma in this one and
I thought it worked very well indeed at the level of individual scenes, with some great performances and interactions between characters, several wonderful cameos and lots of entertaining/funny/emotional moments, and so I certainly didn't feel let down. But the plot as a whole was 100% Moffat: narrative coherence sacrificed to a tricksy, convoluted set-up that didn't really make sense.
By contrast, in RTD's take on the Doctor's dilemma in The End of Time (which this episode basically ignores), the Doctor pushes the button to prevent the Timelords using the "Ultimate Sanction" to destroy the universe. The Doctor's dilemma and guilt is intelligible. It seems a bit cheap for Moffat to re-write that and retrospectively undercut much of RTD's series, especially when the Time War backstory belonged far more to RTD's era than Moffat's.
Overall, I can forgive the episode a lot for all the genuinely great bits it did contain (and it's good that the Timelords, like the Daleks, have been written back into the continuity). But as good as it was, it's actually made me more convinced than ever that Moffat really needs to step down asap.
Also, on clothes: a few weeks ago, I ended up running my car keys through the clothes dryer for reasons ultimately coming down to having been wearing pants which were for some bizarre reason designed without pockets at the time. Because what on earth would women use pockets for, or...? Cannot fathom what goes on in those clothing designers' heads. (Maybe the answer is "nothing.")
Thanks for the tip, but that's well outside my price range
Ah, that sucks then. :(
Just sayin', even real, made-for-men denim is a poor insulator and not good winter clothing.
Yeah, but there are degrees, right? Not to mention that temperature range where really thin clothing is unacceptably cold, but heavyish denim is basically fine (I have a denim jacket that's pretty comfortable for when it's cold but still above freezing or thereabouts).
And who the fuck decided to cut all the trousers so tight this year that even those that fit comfortably around my ass and hips ride up in ugly folds around the knees? [...] And why don’t women get jeans made from actual, warm and sturdy denim anymore instead of all those stretchy fabrics that are way too thin for winter? Men do and also get more reasonable leg cuts, but I couldn’t find a men’s size that wasn’t either way too small or way too big for me around the waist.
Excuse me for butting in, but some of your complaints are... familiar to me, and I'd like to rec this site that does bespoke jeans. I got a pair from them a while ago and it fit well, had decent pockets(!), and was made of decently thick denim (the site had me choose a denim weight). It was a little annoying to have to do all the measurements and not be sure if I was doing it right, but I guess it beats having to try on a bunch of things that don't fit (or that sort of fit, and you have to figure out whether it's worth it). And it says they ship worldwide.