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  1. Hey, just checking in to let y'all know that I have disappeared because my laptop has broken down a few days back. It's gone for repair, so now I only have my office pc and am usually too busy during working hours to be able to check in. And I can't even watch episodes or interviews at home, pity me. :( So I'll be regular here again as soon as (a) my laptop gets repaired or (b ) I buy a new laptop, because I'm seriously starting to have TBBT withdrawal symptoms.
  2. Yes, and his weight fluctuates a lot! But the only time he got worryingly thin IMO was at the time of early season 4.
  3. Apart from everything else, I love the glass of milk in that scene. Sheldon Cooper gazing down into the eyes of the woman he loves with a glass of milk in his hand.. there's something sweetly appropriate about that.
  4. I too think Bakersfield or Love Spell might have been better. But someone pointed out that maybe they were going for one episode of outrageous comedy, to counterbalance one sweet touching episode (Closet Reconfiguration).
  5. That's nice. But isn't Normal Heart also filming this summer? I think that will also be in LA?
  6. In the episode with Leonard/Amy and trains, I think it was pretty clear that Sheldon was unconsciously diverting himself from his subliminal jealousy by fixating (even more than usual) on one of his childish hobbies. This was evidenced by his 'she's not for you' lash-out at Leonard at the end. He did it at the slightest imaginary provocation, so obviously it didn't come out of the blue, those misgivings had been there in his mind all along. We got further evidence of this behavior in Flaming Spittoon, where he started obsessing on the card game and dressing up as a cowboy to distract himself from his jealousy about Amy going out with Stuart (again, this became clear later in the episode). On the other hand, in this episode (re Sheldon distracting himself from his insecurity about Leonard's going away) we got no such evidence directly in canon. So it's just conjecture based on an earlier observed personality trait. I agree that it may not be the same in this case.
  7. I just love this thought. The Shamy does have a touch of the tragicomic about them, as do the individual characters. Sheldon's line 'it's been 3 years and we're in bed together' made me smile indulgently at his Sheldonism, and tear up at the same time because it was so touchingly committed and devoted in his own odd way. As if he has a 'forever' relationship trajectory chalked out in his mind, and things are just going a bit faster than he expects.
  8. That brief exchanged look between Sheldon and Amy really got to me. It was so subtle, but had a vaguely magical familiar and in-sync quality to it.. the way the two of them spontaneously turn towards each other, and Sheldon glances down at her, as if recalling an earlier discussion (they may have talked of Lucy's visit at Amy's place). I loved it so much that I didn't even mind the lack of any other Shamy interaction in the finale. It was hint enough of the deepening connection between them, especially after what happened last week.
  9. I like this take, and I think it's possible that's what they were going for. It ties in nicely with earlier Sheldon reactions like when he started fixating on trains to get his mind off Amy going out with Leonard. His thoughts have a way of shifting to some old familiar OCD/childish trait when something unfamiliar, confusing or a little threatening happens. Leonard's going away for a while, leaving him alone in the apartment, may quite well have that quality for him.
  10. I was just about to point this out, Phanta did it first. It looked like Jim smiling and joking with Kaley, but (to be fair) I suppose it was meant to be Sheldon practicing his congratulatory smile. Which, by the way, is a lot less creepy now than it was back in season 1.. progress. :D I thought it was a very sweet episode. I was touched by the Leonard/Penny scenes - Penny was great, and so mature and giving. I loved their little exchanged glances of affection and understanding, and it's so clear that (as Kaley keeps saying) they're in a good place right now. I don't think it's true that we saw too little emotion from Penny's side about Leonard leaving - she seemed to be holding it in so that she could encourage him to go. A bit of her feeling came out when she told Raj that she's missing Leonard. I had started developing a soft corner for Raj/Lucy, so I do feel a little sad at their breaking up. Of course Raj was pushing too hard, and he had it coming; on the other hand, Kunal's performance in the last scene in his apartment was so real that I teared up a little. And his subsequent endless chattering, over the credits, was the perfect sign-off. Favorite comedic moments? Sheldon/Penny in the store (they played off each other wonderfully as always), the scene where they try to decide who would meet Lucy (Howard's, Penny's and Bernadette's reactions), and Raj/Lucy/Amy together. The way Raj and Amy looked at Lucy was so droll; Amy's expression of dispassionate analysis cracked me up. :D Sheldon was archetypal childlike, irritating Sheldon in this one; and I'm okay with seeing that sometimes, though it did feel like a tiny bit of a letdown after the tremendous emotional growth we saw last week. But it's good to be reminded that some things never change. I'm glad he could at least be gracious enough to do the right thing with congratulating Leonard. I do wish we had got a little more hint that Sheldon's protests were also because he'll miss Leonard, and not just because of his jealousy. The farewell scene was beautiful, even with Sheldon losing it in the backseat. I loved Amy's comment about being accepted like family by the group, and Penny's expression afterwards. Last but not the least.. 'aren't they afraid he'll roll off the boat?' is my line of the week. I can picture Prof. Hawking laughing to that.
  11. What's the difference? Yes, the Gulliver picture was 2012, as far as I remember. Before he got a short haircut again, recently.
  12. Thanks for the YT link! (even if it's in the photo thread). I like how positive Johnny and Kaley are, about L/P's situation at this time. And Jim/Mayim are adorable as ever. Hark at her scolding him when he's about to spoil the finale. :D Also, 'I hope they don't take you away'.. aww.
  13. 500/10000!! I'm feeling like doing a domino-completed roll. :D
  14. Now THIS I can totally see. This shouldn't be the first SIK, though. I agree very much with the idea of Sheldon's first gesture of kissing her being inspired by affection, and perhaps admiration. That would be the nicest way, I think. I love how we've just reached 500 pages and about to reach 10000 posts. We're the most active thread in the forum.
  15. It's true that Nobels usually go to scientists with a lifetime of work, and years after their major contribution (Yang and Lee were an exception, as Tensor says). And realistically it's highly unlikely for a string theorist to win a Nobel any time in the near future, since the energy scales are currently impossible to reach. Which is why I've been musing on whether Sheldon can win a Milner award in a flash-forward (I know it probably won't happen, since most people haven't heard of the Milner).
  16. I haven't looked into this thread for a while, and it's seriously giving me pause right now. First off, that vintage cast picture - they look so darkly beautiful. And secondly - so much Jim loveliness? You're killing me. Especially the one in a blue shirt.. the way his eyes shine and resonate with the color, gives me chills every time. I noticed that too. Somehow the casualness is attractive. And let me say it again, I'm completely in love with Jim with the big glasses. Lastly.. the pictures of Jim crying. I just can't.
  17. That's great! We've all been fans of that picture, for many reasons.
  18. Also, Jim mentions Mayim a LOT in his own interviews. The delight of working with her, and how smart she is, and how the show (and his job satisfaction) has really got refreshed after she joined. Maybe he just wants publicity by talking about, you know, Blossom, and the only neuroscientist actress out there. Just kidding (before another debate starts). Honestly, neither of them seem to be the kind of person to put public image above friendship.
  19. Because they're friends, and she regards him highly. And she doesn't always mention him - she writes on a variety of topics, in her blog - she mentions him when it's relevant, like when it's something related to TBBT or a public event where they met (or meeting him in Paris recently). Also, she knows people would be interested since he's a pretty popular TV star and celebrity.
  20. I'm so glad that they got to meet in Paris after all.. I was wondering if they would, after her trip was cut short. I'm okay with no photoshoot together, for now; I'm looking forward to seeing the stylish solo pictures she describes. I like how she says 'the vegan restaurants we researched'. So Jim participated in looking them up, and joined her both days for vegan food. That kind of consideration and friendly attention is so Jim.
  21. Tensor is right. I'm not an astrophysicist, but I've heard of hydrodynamic simulations of black hole accretion disks, and those are done with computers, not in the sea. Leonard, as an experimental physicist, has also worked on things other than lasers (e.g. he was testing the Aharanov-Bohm quantum interference effect in season 3), so he would probably be useful for doing such simulations too, but I'm still not sure why it has to be done in the North Sea!
  22. As I understand, the whole point of the show is the clash between these two different social circles, and how they eventually learn to accept and assimilate each other.
  23. I find the unaired pilot interesting, if rather unpleasant. As Jim says, it feels like an Alternate Universe version of these characters, with a darker, edgier feel. There's something about the Katie character there that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, which is probably why it didn't work with the test audiences - 'our' version of TBBT has so much warmth, color and light added to it. But I can see how, if they went ahead with that storyline, it would have been a completely different show, with a more cynical flavor. But I think that the female geek Gilda (apart from being 'split' into Howard and Raj ) also found a reflection later in Amy.
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