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  1. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    What a wonderful thing to say to a woman - As minor collectors of old books, that went straight to our hearts, my wife and I. How well matched Shamy are, quirks and all.
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Did you not see that I quoted Penny's remarks on her return from her Las Vegas wedding? She got married in high school? When someone behaves in a certain way once, it's an incident. When they behave that way over a period of time, it's a pattern. I usually offer examples over the time we've know Penny - from high school to married woman. I'm sorry Chucky, I see that citations from the actual episodes can be irritating, but I never offer an opinion without corroboration.
  3. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Here is a view from Howardette's unsuccessful City Hall wedding: And here is from going to the tea room with the girls:
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    My understanding was that "steady" meant precisely exclusive and "dating" meant a more casual relationship. However, I wouldn't get so fussed about Alex making a play for Penny's fella. There was Penny in high school, making out with the Prom King while the Prom Queen was vomiting. And when they got back from the slap dash Vegas wedding, this was part of the conversation Penny had with Amy and Bernadette in 4B. When Alex came to 4A with Sheldon's notebooks, she first met Penny and thought Penny worked with Leonard. It wasn't until she returned to 4A and Sheldon and Leonard had the giant Jenga set up that she found out Leonard had a girlfriend. Yet she immediately suggested they all go to the lecture. Black marks for any moves she made once she found out, but as I said, Penny's been there and done that, multiple times, so... EDITED TO ADD: Oh wait, I'm a bit fuzzy on this, so I may be wrong, but didn't Alex "casually" ask Sheldon about Leonard's relationship status? I seem to remember Sheldon responding by scolding her for personal interests during work hours. Unless someone remembers more clearly than I, I'll have to check on the first or second Alex episode I suppose.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Aw, djsurrey, I do feel so for you! You love Star Wars so much, it would please you no end if joyceraye could get an inkling of your delight and excitement! I'm not really interested in Star Wars, but I am familiar with the first film and those characters. I also have a more than passing knowledge of Doctor Who. Perhaps we should host a getting-to-know-them viewing party where members share favorite moments from favorite franchises. (Psst! joyceraye - how if you give the poor chap a thrill and look at the links he posted? )
  6. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Oh Christ, not the Marie Antoinette look. I so want Amy to look lovely on her wedding day, and here you imply there might be wildlife involved. i am despondent now!
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    At the outset, Alex did not know that Leonard was involved with anyone. When she did find out, she had no clue how serious the relationship might be, how long they'd been together, etc. She did show poor romantic form thereafter, but seemed quite willing to nurture a platonic friendship at the very least, as she suggested Penny join them for the lecture. As for mutual interests, that subject has been beaten to death on the forum - there aren't any aside from love and sex, as your example illustrates. That is something the writers should work on, For God's sake, find SOMETHING they enjoy together besides shagging. At least in earlier seasons, the relationship was written in a clever, charming way. Ah, I posted before your addition... I agree about Penny's place in the group and the need for some connections outside of it. With so little time per episode showing that would be problematic, but you recently suggested that some separate activities could be referenced in the dialog. Some mention of a sporty activity in the park (with ample va-va-voom outfits to satisfy you hounds, LOL!), old acting class or football fan friends. She's always been rather one-dimensional, but crikey, marriage has turned her into a cardboard cutout.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I very much agree - I've wanted to see something come of Stuart's artistic talent for the longest time. The uptick in business won't hurt either!
  9. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Okay, things are getting scary now.
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Well said. In addition, Alex even suggested that Leonard bring Penny along to the science lecture. That demonstrates one of the things I feel sorriest about - Leonard declines because Penny would not be interested. The thing which he is most passionate about is something Penny can never understand, share or enjoy. I find that terribly sad. Poor Leonard gets short shrift in so many ways.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Nor am I, but he has also won several awards for science fiction. I just found it interesting to see the boom in the real store's popularity reflected in poor Stuarts fictional business boost.
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I read that art will imitate life, in that Gaiman frequented a certain comic book store which subsequently became extremely popular due to his patronage and promotion. Wisconsin comic book store favoured by Neil Gaiman
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Oh good lord no, nor would I want to. But that's a great many guest stars, so I would hope the regulars at least get a word in edgewise!
  14. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    LOL! She's not dead, Jim. (Famous quote of Doctor McCoy of original Star Trek) She'd better go easy though and save her strength - much excitement to come!
  15. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    >>rolling out defibrillator<< Courage, Spidergirl. You don't want to croak so close to the finish line!