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  1. Did I mention before that I got a VIP ticket for 9/24? Probably I did! But never getting tired of telling over and over and over!!!!!!!!!! HUBBA HUBBA!!!!
    9 points
  2. Maybe Leonard thought it would be less fighting if he and Penny were on different teams. Then he would only have to deal with her being mad that she wasn't his partner. It might also imply that he could be feeling a little smothered. If it is a little bit the Penny show, it makes sense. As one of the core three, she's actually gotten the least attention over the years. There have been long runs in the show where she was barely on screen.Some of that was due to her accident, but the effect is the same. She is the character that needs more personal development. In order to do that, she needs to be on the screen. It was an interesting call-back too, as Sheldon's uncontrollable need for closure interfered with the team. It could be a metaphor of Shelddon's larger professional progress, or lack therof. He is so controlled by his emotional tics and flaws that he may not be able to do work of quality. Handing a paper with an algebra mistake to Hawking shows that he's not capable of Nobel quality work. One would think that he would only have handed him a perfect paper. In the first season, Leslie corrected his board of a sign error. These mistakes are so fundamental, one wonders if his insistence on his perfection with his need for misplaced closure is limiting his career. He could learn from Penny to stay on point and not get bogged down in unnecessary details.
    6 points
  3. actual footage from the writers room 6.16
    5 points
  4. I think part of the problem is we are talking about two things here, Fanfiction and Fanfantasy. Fanfiction is fictional stories about the characters and show. Fanfantasy is someone writing down their fantasies about a fictional character, or the actor that plays that character. I like Fanfiction and try to read it all, but when it turns to Fanfantasy I have no interest.
    4 points
  5. If Leonard were the only one not wanting Penny on his team, I would definitely agree with you and say that there are many ways in which his "names in a hat" proposition could be interpreted. However, the fact that Amy reacts in the exact same fashion as him when Penny offers to pair up with her and Raj's explanation for the "everybody's a winner" trick leave little wiggle room. Leonard would rather not have Penny on his team because he thinks she could keep him from winning the race. It does not make him bad; after all, he immediately feels guilty and even considers quitting the scavenger hunt when he realises he hurt Penny's feelings (it takes all of Bernadette's evil genius to keep him focused on the prize). It just makes him wrong. Just like when Penny called theirs a "boring" kind of love : she was not being evil; she was being mistaken. And realised it a couple of episodes later. Perhaps Leonard needs to go through a similar process. He is allowed to make mistakes from time to time. This may be one of those instances. I believe you are absolutely correct. Sheldon's obsessions and peculiarities have allowed him to reach the status he has now. Yett they are starting, or so it seems, to slow him down. Basically, they have taken him this far but cannot take him any further. He might have to rely on other, possibly new, skills in order to develop more. He has started growing a teeny sense of self-sacrifice (he tried to be a good friend to Leonard in The Bon Voyage Reaction, even though there was nothing in it for him), a modicum of emotional openess (he communicated with Amy in The Love Spell Potential; he buys Leonard a welcome back present in the season premiere) and a wee amount of humility (when he had to work with Kripke). He might have to develop those qualities a bit more in the future to be more efficient in his work.
    3 points
  6. I think you should be given some species of award for all the sterling work you're putting in with regards moving the taping reports. It's brilliant to be able to find them all easily. Thank you very much sir, you're a scholar and a gent! Huzzah for Tensor, folks!
    3 points
  7. I think that there is a big difference between Sheldon and Penny in 7x01 and Sheldon and Penny in 7x03, and it was important to put S/P together for the scavenger hunt and to do it as early as they did. 7x01 Sheldon and Penny are bonding over missing Leonard and being alone, it is more heartwarming and friendly even though Penny gets mad at Sheldon, but in 7x03 you have the classic Sheldon and Penny antagonism which eliminates any wondering about whether Sheldon and Penny are going to be closer to each other after Leonard being away for four months. 7x01 says Sheldon and Penny can be friends, 7x02 says Leonard is still more important to Penny than Sheldon, and 7x03 says that even if they are friends they still can't work together.
    3 points
  8. Its crazy to me how much they look a like!
    2 points
  9. I was back on Stage 25 at Warner Bros for a Big Bang Theory taping yesterday. Only got part of the episode as they apparently had to split up the taping over three days... going to be a monstrous episode! I don't know what more I can talk about and I don't want to spoil anything, but I'm excited! Had to share. Oh, only got Johnny, Jim, Melissa, and Kaley yesterday.
    2 points
  10. The problem is they throw him in where he's not needed. I get wanting to use him a lot, they pay him enough. But they need to consider the phrase 'Less is more'. Consider the airport scene at the end of last season. He added nothing to the scene and was an annoyance. I mean if they'd been at a train despot I could have understood his being there and interrupting but at the airport he just wasn't needed.
    2 points
  11. It appears to be alot of love for Sheldon on this forum. :D My opinion of the first three episodes is this. The first episode shows how much Leonard keeps the group together. The P/S, A/B,and H/R pairings was I think to highlight A/B as much as to highlight L/S. If A/B was to be together what were the other pairings going to be? You obviously wanted the P/S moments showing them missing Leonard. The second episode showed L/P getting back together which is something everyone wanted to see. But it seems to me the a lot of the second and third episodes was sort of others really not knowing Penny. Did Sheldon and Amy really think she had some guy other than Leonard in her apartment? Does she have a history of cheating? It's like they seem not to know her at all. Then the third episode with the scavenger hunt and neither Leonard and Amy wanting to be on her team. Obviously Penny is not as smart as the others but it seems they should have realized she was not that much a liability. In regards to the rest of the season and what Leonard's trip really meant does it really matter? What effect did Howard's trip have on the show?
    2 points
  12. Okay Desert Fox, let's take them one at at time. Tenure for Leonard? (most likely to happen): I don't think this will happen because then it will reduce the amount of demeaning comments Sheldon can levy on him. Inclusion on Nobel Prize? (less likely but barely possible): Nope, that is for Sheldon only and after all it is the Sheldon show. Knocked up scientist from boat after drunken party? (unlikely but they did show partying on boat so just barely possible, also could have gotten married while drunk and new wife shows up.): Only if they run out of was to demean Leonard or they need to break him and Penny up again or they decide Sheldon isn't getting enough attention, so they create romantic Shenny. Stephen Hawking becoming Leonard's mentor and wanting him to move to England? (not bloody likely): Yes if the want to break up Leonard and Penny again or they feel they don't need Johnny's character as much as before, because after all they have Jim and he is a God (just look at the Jim Parsons topic, it is a real cult there). Leonard's work on the trip disproving all of Sheldon's work and Sheldon being fired and moving back to Texas?: Nope the wiriters have already said he is Homo Novas, so he will always be smarter than everyone. (we should be so lucky. Though it would be funny if they gave Sheldon tenure and the next day all of his work was disproved and they were stuck with him for life.): Possible, but his bad work will be blamed on Raj, Howard and Leonard, like in the North Pole trip, because after all he is Sheldon. Okay I vented and now I feel better.
    2 points
  13. Knocked up scientist. It would hard to defend Leonard on that one.
    2 points
  14. Radio Times Staff published an article back on August 28th entitled "Is There Trouble Ahead for Leonard and Penny in the New Series of The Big Band Theory" This article is supposed to be an interview with Kaley. In it they ask if she thinks Penny and Leonard should be together? The answer that is recorded sounds a lot like an answer that she gave on an earlier interview a couple of years ago. I remember hearing a similar comment on one of the season videos that I have. When I read this I wondered if they simply cut and pasted the interview. I have a hard time believing that she would say "At the end of the day. I think they're just really good friends for now." now after all of the events and the ILY's of season 6.
    2 points
  15. She's a lunatic if she thinks that. I know we're not supposed to make "Friends" comparisons here but that was seriously the worst thing that show ever did. As you observe, it had the effect of making it impossible to care if they ultimately got together or not. They can do that here, but in my opinion it would ruin the heart and soul of the show, which has always been the Penny/Leonard romance.
    2 points
  16. Love Sheldon and Penny together. Sorry, double posted. Sometimes from my cell, if I post something, it doesn't show up until later.
    2 points
  17. To further this point, I believe it is also worth noting that "scientists" are not experts in all realms of science. So a science-oriented scavenger hunt designed by an astrophysicist (Raj) would not necessarily be any easier to complete for a neuroscientist (Amy) or a microbiologist (Bernadette) than for a layperson (Penny). As proven in The Vacation Solution, physicists do not fare well in biology labs and I would assume the opposite is equally true. Now that would have ruined the suspense. These two would have wiped the floor with the other teams.
    2 points
  18. Penny and Bernadette would have really beaten the rest. Now that would have been really unfair.
    2 points
  19. True, and if Penny had been paired with anyone other than Sheldon the win would have been even clearer since they wouldn't have wasted time finishing the puzzle.
    2 points
  20. Happy Friday! Lets enjoy the end of the week and prepare to relax (like our Jim does in the photo in a very sexy way ) and have a good weekend! :D
    2 points
  21. ^^^^ Rats. Now I have to go look up diacritic. Penny problems. LOL Rats . Maintenant, je dois aller rechercher diacritique. problèmes Penny LOL PLEASE don't do a whole post. Heheheheh like Penny, I'd be caught out.
    2 points
  22. Be careful what you wish for ! If you let me get away with one diacritic, soon enough, I will just write my whole posts in French and you will have to deal with it His name was Alexandre and I still have that necklace. One of my most prized possessions.
    2 points
  23. My 2 cents on the eps (I don't go into the spoilers thread anymore because I have no time for debates, but I found the report). I wasn't far off when I called the murder mystery! In any case, there's no reason to panic because this is episode 3. It's hardly like episode 3 is the pinnacle of eventfulness in a season, come on. It's obvious they are keeping the couples apart for a reason. I'd rather not to see any Shamy interaction than what we got at the end of last season, to be honest. The only thing is... they can't just stall them forever and ignore the passage of time as if the relationship were on pause off-screen. I wonder how they are going to address their relationship in sweeps, given that, again, there is no way a couple has pretend sex and goes back to normal. However, I have to say it seems that there is a bit of an overdose of S/P scenes right now (well, it kind of started with the end of last season already, really). I mean, even if you wanted to keep the couples separate, since when does Amy reject the opportunity to team up with Penny? They could have mixed it up a bit differently, have Sheldon with Bernadette or something. We know how Shenny interact, it would have been nice to see Sheldon with some character he doesn't interact as much with, for a change. This sounds so repetitive. Penny says something, Sheldon insults her intelligence... repeat. So much for Shenny bonding over the summer, lol. We're already back to business as usual. But I guess they wanted Howard and Amy together, and if they had had Sheldon with Bernie, Leonard would have to be with Penny. So it was kind of inevitable to have these pairings. Sheldon and the jigsaw puzzle from the corners made me laugh so much though... yet another thing we have in common. LOL. eta: Actually, thinking about it, it's a good thing Amy doesn't want to team with Penny. Brings back good ol' condescending Amy. The Penny crush era is most definitely over and good riddance to that.
    2 points
  24. Ships cannot take center stage in every episode. And the times where we have seen them use the couples in a just for laughs moment have been a real problem. Remember the "bear paw" line *shudders*. I would personally rather they ignore the couples in an episode that is just designed for laughs and focus more on the group dynamic like they did in this case. Sheldon and Penny, despite the press comments, are just the same as they have always been. They are still their antagonistic, whacky selves. There was some bonding in the earlier episodes of this season, but honestly it really wasn't anything dramatic at all. I just don't see why anyone would be worried about S/P in a romantic sense. They are just using them in the episodes for the comedy gold that they are. This episode is just a cast ensemble fun episode. And I am overall pleased with it.
    2 points
  25. So last night I published Chapter 1 of my second Fan Fiction, The Reconnection Hypothesis. I plan to post 2 or 3 chapters a week. It's a Leonard & Penny story, set 4 years into the future. Leonard's successful return from the North Sea in Sept. 2013 marked the start of some big changes for both L&P. But life doesn't go as planned. The story includes a few new surprising characters. Will there be a happy ending? I sure hope so. http://www.fanfictio...tion-Hypothesis
    1 point
  26. Basically they should just have an episode where Sheldon locks the door to his room and he is stuck in their the entire ep, and Leonard starts whistling just to annoy Sheldon "Leonard I heard that stop it!", and then decides to sit in Sheldon's spot haha.
    1 point
  27. They try to make him 'The corpse at every funeral and the bride at every wedding.'
    1 point
  28. We just want less Sheldon! We don't hate him, we just want less of him. I don't hate any of the characters, they all make the show funny, but I want less Sheldon, there is too much of him. The Airport scene was the most ridiculous of the 6th season, it was so forced and it was not funny, but is sums up what is happening perfectly, there is too much Sheldon.
    1 point
  29. I don't get it either, that and it is the Penny show or the Leonard show or the Lenny show or the Shamy show. I'm sorry but once you define your enjoyment of the show based on how much air time a character or ship/relationship gets you need watch for the original reason because it is a very unique show and has a unique balance of Science and Romance, Obviousley in terms of the dialogue their has been less Science in recent years, but at the end of the day these are characters who are not only nerds but people with careers and relationships. I don't care if Leonard and Penny are not attached at the hip, they are both independent people who happen to be happy and in a relationship, it is a fun episode it has absoulotely nothing to do with the respective relationships. It's episode 3 in really? A show in it seventh season, they are obviousley building depth to sustain throughout the seasons, looking for more storylines now as most sitcoms that hit seventh seasons. Would it matter if the guys were at the comic book store, and Penny told Sheldon to go away lol, or if they are sitting on the couch and Penny had enough of Sheldon's antagonist condesending attitude towards her haha. Leonard, Penny, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj have sat on that couch a thousand times, that scene is prob one second of the entire episode. I also hear people say they are sick of the Sheldon and Penny thing give me a break, the writers no it is a prooven formula, and their pair up was purley circumstancial. And it well be funny you know Sheldon gets impatient with Penny, this reminds me of S3 when Penny got jelaous of Leonard and Bernadette, because she knows more about Leonard's job, Sheldon just diddn't have the attention span to deal with Penny' rate of pace at how she learns, Penny's not stupid but Sheldon's mind works differently to Penny. Same deal really. I am sure by next ep Leonard well do something sweet for penny, then Lenny feels well return
    1 point
  30. Sheldon takes up too much space to be Homo Novus. You need to be small to fit in the caverns - or the space ships.
    1 point
  31. No, no, no, no, no. Sheldon has said that Sheldon is a Homo Novus, so he will always think he is smarter than everyone. just because a character says something doesn't mean the writers think it, just that the writers think the character would think it. It is well established that Sheldon is arrogant and self-centered and will always believe that he is right and everyone else is wrong, that doesn't mean he is. It has also been established that Sheldon isn't always right, we've already had Leslie Winkle, Dennis Kim, Steven Hawking, and Barry Kripke prove him wrong on something. I really don't get all the Sheldon hate in this thread, I mean seriously "it's the 'Sheldon Show'"????? He is one of the three central characters, of course he gets screen time. His core character traits pretty much require that he insert himself into any situation he can as much as he can, and that is what makes the show work. Sheldon is a key part of the dynamic of the show, you can't remove him any more than you could remove Leonard or Penny. Hating Sheldon is hating the show, so cool your jets people. Sure Sheldon is not my favorite part of the show, but he is still crucial to how the show works.
    1 point
  32. Chiara just made me ponder about a scenario where Penny and Bernadette team up for some end. I just laughed at the "distract, then hit 'em hi and hit' em low" thought. But it would play best against an external threat as Sheldon or any other internal opponent would be left as a greasy spot on the ground or a silhouette against a wall.
    1 point
  33. And how can we forget the classic Jim reaction when he showed up for work the next day and got the revised script?
    1 point
  34. I was just throwing out ideas. Tenure for Leonard? (most likely to happen) Inclusion on Nobel Prize? (less likely but barely possible) Knocked up scientist from boat after drunken party? (unlikely but they did show partying on boat so just barely possible, also could have gotten married while drunk and new wife shows up.) Stephen Hawking becoming Leonard's mentor and wanting him to move to England? (not bloody likely) Leonard's work on the trip disproving all of Sheldon's work and Sheldon being fired and moving back to Texas? (we should be so lucky. Though it would be funny if they gave Sheldon tenure and the next day all of his work was disproved and they were stuck with him for life.)
    1 point
  35. That's a good question... Why have the trip for so little pay off. I think in the long run (in some future episode) we'll get a pay off from the trip. The question is what. Tenure for Leonard? Inclusion on Nobel Prize? Knocked up scientist from boat after drunken party? Stephen Hawking becoming Leonard's mentor and wanting him to move to England? Leonard's work on the trip disproving all of Sheldon's work and Sheldon being fired and moving back to Texas? Who knows, but I hope it's big.
    1 point
  36. Without knowing what interview Lenny saw and all the L/P fans on this thread I could be wrong but it may have been an old interview. I would think if it was new everyone on here would be talking about it.
    1 point
  37. Oh, Silver, what a way to relax with Jim! I want to swim in that pool (with him ) ....and relax This is a nice friday in the pool
    1 point
  38. Thank you Mel sweetie and for all of you guys a lot of relaxing moments with lazy eyelids and sun shining on your faces. ....and have relax this way ... like Jim...I wish I could relax with him in pool
    1 point
  39. Sheldon and Penny together is going to be hilarious! I love how the report said he walked into her apartment all slow and disappointed that they had to partner up =) And Leonard/Bernie together and Howard/Amy together spells out one hilarious story for this lady =D Dig
    1 point
  40. I'm gonna bring my post #1009 from the S7 Spoilers thread over here because it covers my feeling on why Leonard wanted to draw partners.
    1 point
  41. Welcome Leia . Always great to have another TBBT fan here. Redrose is in charge of the French language welcomes, although there are several other members from France. As you might suspect, quite a few of us here handle English. I wouldn't worry about you English, it looks pretty good to me. If you have questions, ask. Most everyone here is more than happy to help.
    1 point
  42. I just wait to see the Amy/Howard whole story before giving my full opinion. Here is the first part: + : I love when the whole cast is involved. Sometimes it's great to put the relationship on the corner and have some good old BBT plot. I trust the cast and I'm sure it will be a great comedic moment! - : There is too much Leonard/Penny/Sheldon focus. We had the first two episodes only for them. It's time to skip this and introduce something new. I'm ok wit S/L/P plot as they are the 3 main characters but they can at least alternate the episodes where they are the central spot with some novel one. The new pairing idea was really interesting but there is nothing new with S/P, not even their interaction which seems redundant like koops pointed it out. Leonard and Bernadette could be very innovating but, again, I feel like there is no meaningful interaction between them because all their interactions are based on Penny Penny Penny ( Zzz ) . Sheldon/Bernadette would be a much more interesting pairing I guess. Bernadette is the only one putting Sheldon in his place; I’d love to see that again. I’m also sad for Raj. Where is Raj ? Penny/Raj together could be very sweet. Now that Raj has overcome his mutism, I’m curious about the way he truly behaves with girls. He was a jerk under the influence of alcohol. Is he different now ? I’m not bothered by the lack of Shamy (for now) . It’s only the 3rd ep, we have time. I want them to continue the path taken with the second ep and maybe something surprising but well-constructed over the episodes (like the first half of S6) around the 10th episode. The development is long and sometimes is hard to still patient but it must be up to our expectations. However I agree, they need to show us the progress they have made in 6.23. It’s even better if it’s still subtle like when Amy is leaning on him in 7.02. I don’t know what they have planned for Amy and Howard. It seems like they’re getting on well and it’s great but I don’t know why, I want Amy to belittle Howard, be a bit mischievous with him like Sheldon is. That a good way to remember us how Sheldon and Amy are similar.
    1 point
  43. Lionne told me about this post this morning, and being the megalomaniacal egomaniac I am, I took that as an invitation to weigh in (heh). 1) If you get writers block, what helps you overcome it? I'm a recent convert to having more than one story going. If you leave a story long enough, when you do come back to it, it's the writing equivalent of rebooting the computer. Who knows what was wrong at first, but giving it a break fixed it. I now go to another story, then come back to the first one and read it with fresh eyes. Sometimes I've even forgotten a lot, so it's great because it's like I'm reading it as a new reader and have a sincere emotional reaction. I keep things that make me laugh, cringe and swoon. I ditch things that don't make sense anymore or bore me. Then, I keep writing. I also believe in compartmentalizing writer's block. You might have writer's block on one scene but allow yourself to freefall into a full-on shutdown of the entire story. Instead, just acknowledge the block, skip that scene and keep going. I've agonized and wasted time on scenes that I later ended up cutting altogether in the end. If I had kept writing, I might have come to that conclusion faster. Also, by writing, you draw on the momentum of your own story and (if you are a writer worth anything at all) ideas will come. 2) Is it more or less difficult to write IC vs OOC or AU fics, and which characters do you have a harder time keeping IC than others. I am always striving to write IC. Even in a "crack" fic/AU fic/canon divergence fic, the essence of who the character is has to remain there to preserve that fundamental connection that ties you and your reader to the source material. Writing OOC is not really a thing. It is a failure of the author to have a strong handle on the voice of the character. If you are purposefully writing OOC, you are writing (1) a parody, or (2) an original character. If you are writing an original character, go ahead and write an original character. Go big or go home. That said, many authors write OOC unintentionally because they don't have the talent, language skills or grasp of the characters to write in a manner that rings true to those characters. Even so, these authors are writing from a place of sincerity and love, but are just messing up. I have sympathy for such authors and encourage them to keep writing and honing their craft. I won't promise I am going to read all of your stories, but there's a place for you in the world, and I'm rooting for you to get better and better. If I can be of help, let me know. We both might learn something. There's a third group who know they know they write OOC, have no plans of improving, and say "it's just for fun." Um, I definitely won't be reading your stuff, but the truth is, you are in good company, so find the other people who think like you and rock on. Also, please note that outlook in the story summary. I think Amy is the hardest to keep in character, because her personality on the show is on a sliding scale. She is fundamentally clueless and quirky and blunt and nerdy, but under the right circumstances she can be surprisingly astute and self-aware, then swing to fragile and vulnerable, and then pop up as confident and self-actualized. If you watch the show closely enough, she does come with a manual, but writing for her is like driving a stick shift, versus Raj, who is more of an automatic. 3) Do you veer towards romantic storylines, smutty ones, funny ones, or just the oddball ones? Or a smattering of all of the above? Smattering. 4) If you write or read AU or OOC fan fiction, why do you prefer it over that which is IC? Again, OOC is nothing to me. That's like asking me do I eat burnt food or buy broken products from the store. Get it right and get back to me. If I want original fiction, I go and get original fiction. AU is something else entirely. The characters (as they must be) are fundamentally the same, but the environment or circumstances in which they live are different, and so AU fic can be the most glorious way to fulfill fantasies, learn what your characters are made of or go places that just will never happen on the show. When done right, this is truly the best fan fiction out there. 5) Same question in the reverse: Why do you prefer IC fan fic over those which are AU, OOC, or both? I think I kind of already answered this. As as side note, I don't prefer in-universe over alternate universe. Any fic well told is good in my book. 6) Reviews: What is the art of the review? Why do you leave one, or refuse to leave one? Reviews are a gift and, as a writer, you can never lose sight of that. You have to appreciate every single one you get, even if it's just a "PPMS," or keyboard flail, or emoticon. No one has promised you readers, much less readers who are generous enough to share their praise or sincere critique with you. To have that means you made a connection with someone and that should inspire gratitude in you. If you think of it any other way, you will spend more time unhappy than not. As far as leaving reviews goes: As a writer, I know how valuable feedback is, so I have a personal policy to leave feedback on every chapter of every fic I read. No exceptions. Clearly not everyone has this policy, but fandom and my readers have been very generous to me, and I want to pay that forward. Writers want to things: (1) praise and (2) specificity. Russell Brand (who is probably a genius and is a virtuoso with language, his jackassery aside) once said: That, my dearies, is true. That said, I always try to cough up something good. The worst story ever did something right. If the story is really good, I mention examples, quotes and lines that I enjoyed. If there was a lot of bad in the fic, I have a few options: (1) don't mention the bad. Sometimes, it was just warmed over crap that I somehow finished reading, and there is no salvaging it; it's best not to say anything. (2) offer advice with action words that they can use (ENLIST a beta, USE less adverbs, SHORTEN your dialog, etc...), (3) leave them a PM with critique. I don't usually publicly critique my friends or shipmates. I feel like we're all swimming in the same waters, and I don't want to be the one that pissed in the pool. 7) Is it ever legitimate to leave a critical review in the fan fiction world? Absolutely. I think we all lose something when there is a culture that promotes flattery and bans honesty. But I personally use the guidelines above to maximize HELPING PEOPLE and minimize HURTING PEOPLE. Your miles may vary.
    1 point
  44. As far as reviews, I try to stay positive and encouraging, when leaving a review. If I have something that bothers me about the story/chapter I usually send a PM explaining why I think there's a problem, and how I would correct it. I point out that my idea is only one of many ways to correct it, or, indeed the author may have wanted it that way. After that, unless the author sends a PM back, wanting to talk about it, that's pretty much it. Praise in public, explain problems in private. I have no problem receiving constructive criticism. It's rather useless in my book to leave a "You suck" with no suggestion on how to correct the suckiness of whatever I have written.
    1 point
  45. I started out on FanFic, so I knew nobody. When I put the (originally one-shot) first HK chapter up, it really could have gone either way. So getting those reviews and messages and stuff was pretty awesome. But since it started that way, I would hope that if they had some constructive criticism, they'd let me know. I myself feel like if I try give constructive criticism, that it will be taken it completely the wrong way and people would think I mean it hatefully. Hence why I tend to just leave it. But if someone asked me, then I'd be very happy to let them know what I think. Long reviews, gosh I love receiving those. Writing them? I'm the same as Lionne. I don't want to leave a really long gushy review for someone I don't really know because I don't want to come across as too much. But at the same time if there are loads of things I want to comment on, sometimes it just happens! I enjoy reading some smut, but I much prefer if there is a storyline to it, not just like 'oh hey I wrote some smut la dee da' or if it's functional to a story line or something. It does get a lot of positive recognition but I guess that's just how things are these days. It's brave to write it and share it but sometimes I'm like, I'm not that crazy about it!
    1 point
  46. This is my first post and I believe this is the right place for it. I was just wondering if anyone else was unsure of what the purpose of sending Leonard off to the North Sea at the very end of last season was? Here's my thinking: We all know that at the end of season 2, we got a single episode for Penny to deal with learning the guys are going to be off to the North Pole for the summer. We are then shown that Penny makes a pretty serious realization as to how she feels about Leonard and then the first episode back we see her welcome him back. So the end of last season, we got a single episode for Penny to deal with finding out Leonard is going to be gone for four months right as things are going very well for the Lenny. Now, after reading the taping reports of the first two episodes, I'm kind of left wondering...what was the point? If it was to get her to finally say I love you, as she did in the car, that would have made sense, but she had already said it for the first time earlier in the season so that was already off the board. Now the last few months, I have read a lot of fan fiction, some pretty amazing stuff by posters here by the way, that involved a pregnancy, a proposal, a wedding and cohabitation and to be honest that is a little more like the direction I figured this was going to head. I know a lot of people think a pregnancy would upset the balance of the show. I think it would give them a season of comedic gold with a cranky pregnant Penny, a nervous father-to-be Leonard, and Sheldon being Sheldon and the rest of the gang trying to help them all get through it. Maybe even eventually bring in a nanny for the baby that Raj falls for or something like that? If that's too much too soon, then a proposal or cohabitation because Penny has realized what she wants with Leonard? As it is, right now its kind of like, "Oh hey, Leonard's back. Yeah, I missed you but not enough to do some serious soul searching or make any grand realizations about where this is all going for us," lol. I read an interview online a couple days ago where Kaley Cuoco thinks Penny and Leonard should split up and just be friends until the end of the show and then finally get together for good. I have to say, that would be bad. With all the growing the couple did in the past season, I think any breakup now would seriously damage the show's ability to keep us still caring whether or not they ever end up together. As it is, I'm still wondering what was the point of sending him to the North Sea, unless there is going to be some payoff or grand realization on Penny's part that will move the Lenny forward even if its a small step? Am I the only who is thinking this way?
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  47. Hello, Anyone on this blog know how I would go about presenting a new show idea?
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  48. 7.02 The Deception Verification Reported by Kyzzx Tape Date: August 27, 2013; Air Date: September 26, 2013 Story: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan & Jim Reynolds Teleplay: Steven Molaro, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
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  49. All the characters are happily married. They are moving on to better opportunities or to raise their families. Penny, Leonard and Sheldon move out of their apartments. Later that afternoon, two young female scientists just hired by the university are moving into Leonard's and Sheldon's apartment. They are both nerds and smart. One girl resembles Leonard and one acts and looks like Sheldon. When they get to the top of the stairs, they look over at Penny's old apartment. There is a young, good looking minor league baseball player. They greet each other with awkward hellos, and the familiar story begins all over again.
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