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Itwasdestined last won the day on April 20

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About Itwasdestined

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    Mourn real tragedy. Get over fantasy!
  • Birthday 12/30/1966

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    guitar, songwriting, tennis, trivia, mathematics, geography, AFL (Aussie Football), history, debating, super hero comics (Marvel and DC), cartoons and movies
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    Melbourne, Australia

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    Jim Parsons
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    Season 7
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    The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

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  1. Hope Aurora isn’t expecting to win a Nobel Prize for Physics when she starts studying Neuroscience! Unless she plans to come up with a random idea outside her field of study as she prepares to walk down the aisle[emoji12][emoji1787] But kudos to Amy for her speech! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’ve said it earlier and many will disagree but I personally felt this Sheldon apology was different and genuine because usually we get the others caving after they’ve been mad and he ends up feeling vindicated by winning and pulls that insincere smirk on his face. This time they might have softened their anger in their own conversations - Lenny in the bathroom and Howardette in the room and on the phone - but they didn’t cave in front of Sheldon and give him that satisfaction. ( it may have happened in the lobby but it was not shown and I’m not aware whether Shamy were meeting them or going separately as the award winners.) So in my mind he is on the stage internalising what they said and having a “Big Bang” event in his head and realising what an ass he’s been all these years. Saying those words in front of so many strangers in a moment when it could have been all about him made it plausible that the final of this show was what we’d waited for for 12 Seasons of false alarms - Sheldon truly changing. I understand that many long time Sheldon haters or those who don’t respect the writers don’t accept that. But as Nograv said, I’m a bundle of joy[emoji12] and that’s how I’m taking the ending. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Slutbunny was Elizabeth. Pretty sure Mandy will be off the list too. [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. She was “fantasising about .....Leonard ....... AND a little Idris Elba. “ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. OK. Didn’t check the credits thank you Grand Master of the Tiniest Detail![emoji1303][emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah that was the only time during the finale I thought “really not that again” and was worried a train trip escape was gonna appear again. But since some of us Lennies thought 7.24 could have been the ending the show could have had and the start of Season 8 was pointless since Sheldon didn’t change at all from the experience , it’s like the Writers thought they’d try that again and get it right this time. This time Peter Pan/Pinocchio finally grew up and became a real boy. But this time everyone else was running away from him and that finally hit the nerve that snapped Sheldon out of his self-centred universe. THAT was the BIG BANG that for 12 years everyone avoided. For 12 years he’d sook and everyone would jump so he didn’t have to change. Sure Lenny and Howardette changed their minds and stayed for the Nobel ceremony but it wasn’t because Baby Sheldon cried and they caved. So he didn’t get the chance to give that condescending “I won” smirk. He was left to reflect on his behaviour and consequences alone and BANG!!! He finally got it and the speech said it all. I loved it. And I personally thought the symmetry of Young Sheldon sitting there crying alone with no friends and no Hope as we segued in Young BBT ( obviously not chronological as Penny wouldn’t have even been born or a baby at best[emoji12]) matched beautifully with Sheldon’s speech about the greatest friends in the world changing his life for the better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and she asked me if BBT was my favourite show ever. I thought for a while - I really loved MASH, Cheers, Seinfeld - then said “ it’s the show I’ve been the most emotionally engaged with and it’s because of the forum I’ve been on for 6 years” I started coming here just for spoilers when I started watching in Season 5 and binge watched 5 seasons in 3 weeks. One day I was drawn in by one particularly passionate post and hit reply and bang - my life changed. I was now watching a show, not just with my wife and kids, who were just casual viewers but with 100s of people who had connections to the show like me. I wasn’t just watching a comedy, I was watching my life played out on TV and that wasn’t just because of the writers but even more because of you guys. We talked about how our lives mirrored Lenny and I connected every part of Leonard and Penny’s story to the history of my marriage. The more we talked about Sheldon’s issues the more I saw his characteristics in me ( not to that extreme but boy am I a Sheldon). We talked about Raj struggling with women and saw me before my wife. We talked about Howard’s,Leonard’s and Sheldon’s relationships with his Mum and I relived how I am with my mum. Every conversation we had I was digging deeper into my life. The show started it off but this place created an emotional connection I never thought I’d have with a TV show. You guys were with me when my Dad died and then I was there when your families lost someone. We mourned the deaths of loved forum members and checked in on the health of others. We woke up to news of hurricanes in Florida and wondered how forum friends were going. When I started planning my trip to US and wanted to see a taping, I was supported by members who didn’t know me but understood my dream and sat at their computers with me on the opposite side of the world helping me fulfill it. I’ve spent just as long on my local football team’s forum and talk a lot of football there. On this forum I’ve talked a lot about life. So different. When it got a bit snarky here a couple of years back I had a break from the negativity and stopped posting but couldn’t resist reading. And when I occasionally hit that reply button just to say I’m still here, the regulars would be so happy to “see” me again. In the end I couldn’t do anything but return to normal transmission and reengage regularly. Saying goodbye to the show was tough last night but they were characters. Saying goodbye to this place will be tough because we’re real people. Maybe the reruns will keep it all going. [emoji1319][emoji16][emoji3590][emoji22] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah I’m 99% Easy going and 1% pit bull. I think my first post here way back was a short good natured but spirited joust with Lionne that ended fine. Can’t say I recall our clash[emoji16]. I hope it ended well. I generally avoid offending. That’s my Leonard side - but my Sheldon side occasionally breaks through. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Wasn’t aimed at you in particular April, just the timing of my post. This year I’ve definitely had a few rants, not sure I’d classify them as hateful, definitely critical of the writers, but I also wrote some long rants about getting over it too. And over a much longer period of the 7 years I’ve been here I’ve been one of the more positive long ranters [emoji12] But yeah, with the finale, I’m just in the mood to rejoice. I get others aren’t as happy. Alls fair in the world of internet opinion. [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah I’m just gonna celebrate and enjoy. I’m gonna avoid overanalysing and nitpicking every mistake the writers made. They gave me great enjoyment over 12 seasons, despite a few howlers. I’m burying the hatchet and remembering all the good things about these characters I’ve grown to love. Nothing’s perfect in life, certainly not the writing of a sitcom. I finished today very content. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I just thought it was a brilliant ending. We’ve spent a lot of time being upset about Lenny’s treatment over the last few years and rightly so but when the writers get it right, they get it right. While they crammed it all into 3 episodes ( I’m counting last week’s as part of the Lenny finale, and outwardly it was another Sheldon centric story, I really felt it was a tribute to Lenny by stealth. And it was all classic Lenny, which despite the stuff ups ( I haven’t written the number 1203 on the board in my maths classes since that episode) I actually genuinely believe the writers believe in treating Lenny faithfully. Just like their first kiss, just like their first attempt at sex, just like their first try at a relationship, just like their ILYs, proposals, their weddings, their attempts to break away from Sheldon, the pregnancy was accidental, not quite what was planned but completely embraced by Penny once it happened. Their life together is not meant to be an example for others to follow. The whole thing is ridiculously unlikely but somehow spectacularly successful. I just loved that as soon as Amy did that line about Penny having to let her dress out, i just went yes shes pregnant. And they were just so damned happy when they let it out to the audience. Simply Penny is happiest when things just happen in her life. Its only when she overthinks things that her life sucks ( the breakups, the nearly breakups, the doubts about the engagements, the ILY holdouts, the moving in delays, the career issues,the kids thing) The finale highlighted how important they are to everyone. Bernie and Amy competing over best friend status, Penny reenacting years of talking Sheldon down from the edge, them being by Shamys side for the announcement, and Sheldon’s speech was so centred on them. And even at the Cheesecake Factory Sheldon acknowledged Penny’s success and growth. And last week, the support Penny gave Leonard in the Beverly story and the ending they gave Leonard with his mum. They may have been overshadowed by Shamy but the scenes just made them shine as the couple. So yeah, the writers have put us and Lenny on a tortuous roller coaster ride of mishaps and mistakes but for me that seems to make the payoffs, small in comparison they may be, much more satisfying because they come out of nowhere when you least expect it. I end my time watching my favourite show a very happy man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yep I cried. Brilliant ending for this fab of every character. Loved it all. Loved the call backs, especially Raj stirring Leonard about his hoodies. Don’t care if it was an accident, Penny looked so happy about being pregnant when it was revealed I can believe it. Loved that they all had the guts to finally call out Sheldons behaviour and his speech was brilliant. Just a great finale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Not much of a challenge[emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah I reckon it’s called screenrant for a reason. They seem to go the less positive slant lately, which is understandable since that’s the vibe from many hardcore fans here. ( caveat- I haven’t read article - not interested in negative stuff. I want to finish the journey feeling happy and positive. That’s generally been my stance the last 6 years on this forum) I don’t think there’s nothing set up for the other characters. It’s more that they’ve over set up the Nobel story. Really didn’t need an entire season on it with so many episodes on just the battle between them and the other two experimental physicists. That was major overkill along with other aspects. Lenny have not had the same saturation coverage as Shamy but we still have career possibilities for both of them explored beforehand that can be resolved plus of course that OTHER issue. Even the underlying multi season arc of will they go outside their comfort zone is a chance to be explored without having to pull it out of nowhere. I personally also am interested in whether they can finally surgically remove themselves from their conjoined twins across the hall and gain some independence. It’s not Nobel prize stuff but it’s the story of Lenny that has simmered from the beginning. Will it happen? Howardette are less obvious. Bernie has her new drug thing with Penny. Does that go anywhere? Howard doesn’t seem to have much going on ATM unless the military comes back out of nowhere or NASA. As a couple, how does finally losing Stuart change their life? I don’t expect the Howard Dad thing to pop up out of nowhere. Raj has post Anu to address? Is she still around in the finale? Does he find happiness in himself? Does that change him and make him loveable? Career wise they’ve pushed the alien thing a bit? Does that lead to anything? Is the Planetarium gig his real dream or is he looking for more? I’m gonna just wait and see what happens. We’re in the End game now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I wonder why they’re in the public bathroom together[emoji15][emoji2957] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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