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  1. I so agree with all of this. Amy has a history (especially seasons 5 & 6) of not being direct and actually communicating how she feels about something to Sheldon, and as frustrating as that was, it made sense because she was the girl who grew up with no friends...of course she wouldn't be great at communicating her feelings directly to someone. And with clueless Sheldon, it led to plenty of little clashes and misunderstandings. This season, for the most part, showed vast improvement in the way that they communicate. She has gotten more direct with him, which has been wonderful to see. Thin
  2. I'm so with you here, Koops. While it could be something on the soap-opera-end-of-the-scale dramatic (AKA bad), I just can't stretch my imagination enough to make a "dramatic" negative outcome make sense at this point. I think the real question here, like you said, is how sudden or huge is this thing is going to go. I mean, I was quite moved by the Fort episode and in my mind, I was like "Yep, this is cohabitation practice for Sheldon's anxiety-ridden mind." These are two kids testing the waters, which often leads to big, even dramatic things happening. So I've been priming myself for coh
  3. I just needed to come here and make a quick comment about Sheldon and Amy in the episode. The fort is wonderful (all hail the fort). It seems like an incredibly innocent way to tackle the traditionally not-at-all-innocent relationship milestone of sleeping over, which is perfect for Shamy. There are emotional facets to this, where they both get to relive and rewrite some of their painful childhood memories, so in a way, it goes in line very well with the idea that Sheldon and Amy are growing up together emotionally, and writing their own rules for how an adult relationship should be developed
  4. @Phanta, I definitely appreciate your perspective on the show in general. Honestly, there is a lot of value in taking what the show gives as it comes and enjoying the ride with the knowledge that everything is going to work out in the end. On one hand, I’m right there with ya, sister. I mean, I’m not one to get my panties in a bunch over every sideways glance or the connotations of every word of a given phrase. I’m well aware that we’re not dealing with Shakespeare here. I think, especially with episodes like this one, a broader perspective is a particularly wise one…it’ll certainly cut down
  5. Persistent is a much more accurate description. I've said this before to someone, but despite being so proud of this metaphor for that relationship, they've done a pretty poor job of incorporating the characters into it accurately. It seems they were really just going for that uncomfortable conflict. But I guess "immovable-ish object and persistent force" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. And you are right, persistence and stubbornness is a dynamic that exists and can be functional in lots of real relationships. And indeed, actions made by stubborn people have greater psychological
  6. Bingo. This is why I think this metaphor from the writers is clever in theory (ooooh it's a paradox. How interesting! Does everyone get how clever and interesting this is?!?!) , but it just crumbles underneath itself when put into practice. How interesting to base a relationship off of a principle like this, except there's a reason why no functional relationships work this way. These are people. No one is truly immovable. They'd have no business with another person. As you said, you can see why they figured Sheldon would fit that role, but I have a feeling there is some level of disconnect ab
  7. @Cecilia I agree that some hesitance from Amy, or cold feet as you said, would be excellent. At the very least, it would be different and give her character a bit more depth. When talking about Shamy, obviously everyone (myself included) tends to be all "Where's Sheldon's head at?!" It makes sense because Sheldon has so much baggage that gets thrown in our face every week and his actions are often the driving ones in his relationships. While Amy clearly isn't as featured or fleshed out as Sheldon, I think there are a few things about her character that can be highlighted with just small moveme
  8. This brings up something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Amy’s working to be the “perfect” girlfriend and be ridiculously supportive, and that’s wonderful for Sheldon…he eases into that like it’s a freshly turned bed. We see Amy feed his ego (“they don’t appreciate you”) and play by his rules to get a spot in the coveted fort. And clearly, she idealizes him...and more importantly, she idealizes the whole relationship. I don’t doubt that she loves him, but her version of love doesn’t seem to be mature or healthy...and clearly Sheldon doesn’t need or want the kind of love that she’s o
  9. So this is...interesting (that's a word for it). This is my thinking: I'm not surprised or disturbed by the fact that Sheldon has this in the RA. He's obviously not ready (and definitely feeling pressured) to have sex, and he's expressed his concern in the past about Amy finding someone that would treat her better and isn't a callous egomaniac. So he's insecure...and the pressure doesn't help that insecurity...so I get him writing some sort of security in the RA...that's Sheldon 101. I figured this was the case anyway, but really, that RA has about as much administrative authority over their b
  10. Done! HELLO NEW BFF! Nutmeg and Caffeine. We can solve crimes! KOOPS!!! Hello again! I completely agree with what you've said here, and I think you've really highlighted an important point about all of this. Yes, I think all of this is going to have an impact on Sheldon's relationship with Amy, but that impact is really just a result of the bigger change happening...and that's limited to Sheldon alone...and yes, most importantly, Sheldon as a scientist. I would be INCREDIBLY disappointed if this was used as a simple way to get Sheldon to be more empathetic or to get closer to Amy bec
  11. *Emerges from the shadows* Hello everyone! I know it’s been ages since I’ve been on, but after seeing this episode, I reeeeeeeally wanted to talk about it! I completely agree, Phanta. I ADORED this episode. I suppose I can see if the humor in it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea (although personally found it just as funny as usual). The reason why I loved it so much, though, was Sheldon’s reaction to this crisis and what that could mean for his character and, more broadly, his relationship with Amy. I LOVE that Sheldon is having this career crisis…I’ve been secretly hoping that this w
  12. I completely agree here, Koops. That scene just KILLS me, because they were *so close* to making that spanking scene have some real meaning. The three monkeys (in Western culture at least, I'm pretty sure it means something different in the East...must consult the monkey expert, Lio) means morally "looking away" or turning away from moral responsibility for something that you would consider inappropriate, feigning ignorance. Since these monkeys were specifically brought in (and made a big deal about) for this scene, then there would be no other conclusion to make than Sheldon is feigning ignor
  13. Ah yes, the Star Trek scene. Such good memories. I absolutely agree. Season 5 was a lot about things that were happening with Sheldon under the surface, and towards the end of the season, all of us knew that it was coming to a head somehow. Season six (and seven so far) has been much more in-your-face about the developments, while still trying to ride the fence with Sheldon. To me, the Star Trek scene at the end of season 5 told us more about Sheldon's sexuality than the end of season 6 did. It was extremely clever because the entire point of Sheldon and Amy's story in the episode was that Amy
  14. I totally agree, and I think I should clarify. I don't believe for a second that Sheldon wants to be "a normal guy" in the majority of aspects that define him. I don't think he ever could be even if he wanted to, and that's good. After all, while drinking, he burped places of Pi...we love that about him, and I'm sure that he loves things like that about himself and has no desire to change. However, the things you mentioned, the attitude on intimacy is one that he's held and been defined by that I think he realizes must be laid to rest. As he's working on personal self improvement, he's changi
  15. Ah yes! The can and the feelings it is making me feel! So to me, even bigger than the ass slap in 7.09 is what led to it--the decision that Sheldon makes to get drunk in the first place. It's Thanksgiving. He's in a situation he REALLY doesn't want to be in (he doesn't seem to enjoy Thanksgiving to begin with, likely because they trigger bad memories of his father/home life). All of the sudden Bernie's dad steps up and presents himself as a father figure and offers a beer. Sheldon could have very easily sat in the corner all day and acted like a brat (which was his original plan), but he
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