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Posts posted by I.H.S.F.C.

  1. That's very nice for you and your wife wanting to be sarcastic to each other and took for ever to make a real commitment to each other. For every one of your examples there are plenty of couples that get engaged in a "reasonable" amount of time and speak respectfully to each other. So what? This is a Sitcom. The fans are suppose to be jovial and actually laughing and pleased with the scene. Their not suppose to cringe and be bewildered as to what the hell is going on. It's been 7 years already! Make a frigging decision. If it's Sheldon then kill him in his sleep and move on!


    Who the hell are you to question how long it took my wife and me to make a "real" commitment... as if that requires marriage.  That is possibly one of the most ignorant things I have ever read on the internet.  Marriage is a legal formality.  Particularly for people who don't care to have kids.  And I have news for you... five years is much closer to the norm these days for couples who actually have careers.  I'm sure among the more blue-collared portion of society, married with three kids might be the norm by 25.  Idiocracy coming to fruition...

  2. Probably just me then. I just think she has been more snarky with him, they seemed to me to not touch or kiss as much and I don't remember any bed scenes or pillow talk this season.


    It's called being in a long-term relationship.  My wife and I dated for 5 years before we got married and we were a lot less touchy and lovey-dovey in year 5 than we were in year 1 or 2.  We are also both very sarcastic people so the snarkiness went up as well once we realized it was not going to actually piss the other person off.  Just the natural progression of things.

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  3. Penny really is an angel when you excuse away every single poor decision she has made. Penny and Leonard are both flawed characters. It doesn't make them any less lovable or deserving of each other. Most people can see that. There are a few who insist on holding one of them up on a pedestal and running down the other every chance they get. Quite sad really.

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  4. And yes, I liked it when Leslie called Sheldon a dumbass, the first time. It got to repetitive after that.


    Oh, you mean repetitive like Leonard's mother treating him (really everyone except Sheldon) like dog shit every time she is on the show?  The character is more obnoxious and grating than Sheldon.  Yes, that is her purpose.  Yes, it gets old.

  5. I feel I have to play a bit of a devil's advocate here. Most people on here were upset when Penny didn't consult with Leonard about quitting TCF. Now Penny realizes she needs to go back to TCF because of no car and Leonard gets her a car without asking. Shouldn't he have consulted with her on such a big decision? I suppose it makes Penny look better by not having to ask Leonard for help.


    You assume that buying a car has the same impact on Leonard's finances as Penny quitting her job without anything else lined up has on hers.

  6. Um, Leonard was her cheating boyfriend. Does the name Alice ring a bell? She is also a cheater. 


    There'd be no humor in seeing them fight over each other. Even Priya is smart enough to know she wouldn't stand a chance, she was always threatened by Penny. 


    At least he wasn't sleeping with her sister at the same time he was sleeping with her...

  7. Here's a little excersize for those who have seen years worth of sitcoms. Think of all the episodes that you remember on classic TV comidies that involve a husband and wife tandem that did not have them sniping at each other verbally. I can go back more than 50 years and I am coming up with a blank. That's how couples are written on TV because minor conflict is funny. Zingers are funny. Working out problems together is funny. Pointing out shortcomings is funny.


    The fact is L/P are written now as a married couple with the standard humor for that trope. That's what we have to look forward to from now on.


    Man, can you imagine the angst if someone shipped Al and Peg Bundy?  I agree with your premise.  We are not in the era of Leave it to Beaver.  Modern sitcom couples give each other shit on a regular basis.

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  8. I'm sorry, I got a little confused and thought I had clicked on the episode thread.  Folks, there's no need to ridicule me.  Frankly, I thought people around here were a little kinder.


    If you're gonna keep doing this posting on the Internet thing, I suggest developing thicker skin.  I can't speak for Martin, but I was definitely playing around when I called you out for trying to shut down Chrismo for posting spoilers in a spoiler thread.

  9. I missed the scorecard being started. Since I only really follow this thread, something started in another thread might have slipped by me. Have TPTB actually started making a joke of their own ability to write a successful proposal?


    Yes, I believe it was Molaro who made a comment about the proposal score being 2 to 1 in an interview a week or two ago.

  10. I actually agree with Vasu for once.  Using Penny's proposal as a sign of commitment is not a strong argument.  It was a spur of the moment reaction to Leonard's retort when she said she had nothing to show for her life in California.  I'm not saying I think she doesn't want to be with him.  But I don't think she wants to be married to him at this time either.  When she told him the next day that he did the right thing in hesitating, I think she meant it was the right thing to do because she doesn't think that they are ready for marriage yet, not just because she was drunk when she said it and he would be taking advantage of her.

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  11. I'm shocked anyone fell for the freak outs since they were patently fake.  That being said, I'd be a little concerned if my typical reactions are so irrational that people actually fell for my clearly over-the-top freak out.

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  12. I'm suddenly a Shenny shipper because I'm actually sticking up for Penny and treating her as a human being? That just says it all, doesn't it?


    Yeah, your reading comprehension skills need serious work (along with DaisyJane's).  Claiming people only care about Leonard and just see Penny as an object to make him happy is one of the mottoes of the Shenny crowd.  I never said it made you a Shenny.  If you don't like being lumped in with them, maybe you shouldn't sound like them.  Particularly when virtually no one is doing what you claimed in this thread.  Maybe vasu did in some posts that were deleted.  But trying to crucify everyone in this thread for what he posted, particularly when most everyone here disagrees with him on a daily basis, shows how ridiculous your post was.

  13. Not many. Most around here seem eager to see Penny fail in hopes she'll become dependent on so he can fix things for her, as he apparently always has (though most of the examples given are him intruding when told not to, and usually making things worse). The idea that she could succeed has been written off as completely stupid. 


    There is literally not a single person in this thread who hopes Penny will fail.  Stop making stuff up to fit your point of view.  There are a lot of people in this thread who think the only logical conclusion of her quitting her job is financial dependence since the writers have explicitly stated Penny will not be a successful actress.  Until the writers change their mind on that, all the hope in the world for Penny's success as an actress won't amount to jack squat.

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  14. You people are just so selfish and you are literally objectifying Penny so hard. You literally want her to fail because then she's have to live with Leonard and that's just sick. Who wants that in a relationship?

    You people seem to forget that Penny is a human being in her own right, and she has her own career dreams and she has her own aspirations that don't include Leonard. Sure, things haven't worked out for her very well but she still has them and now she is taking a further risk to get them which is brave, and she explained it might be the only way she can succeed. But of course it's just a way to move Lenny forward, it's not like Penny is a lead on the show and has her own goals. Bernadette doesn't work with any if the guys or girls and we still got to see her work, plus Amy.

    But I really hope that this risk isn't some plot to get her to marry and live with Leonard because I just think that's pathetic, and I think if you think otherwise you can't really be a Lenny shipper because you don't care about Penny's dreams and what Penny wants from herself which is also very important in the LP relationship, all you people seem to care about is Leonard and if the relationship is OK.

    And I just don't see how you (most of you) can even ship Leonard and Penny when all you care about is Leonard, seriously literally none of you give two flying fucks about Penny's feelings and her goals that don't include Leonard. I don't even see how that's possible.

    Stop treating Penny like she's some doll, who just gives Leonard proposals and moves in just because he wants to and because she's failing because that's just pathetic and I can't imagine a worse way for them to move in together.

    Why would you rather have one half of your ship failing miserably than have them succeed and then they can move and be happy together? What's the point in LP moving in an getting engaged when Penny is just going to be miserable?

    You people don't ship Lenny, you just Mary Sue Leonard.


    I think I just said the same thing twelve times over, but I think I made my point.


    This is just pure delusion at its finest and straight out of the Shenny playbook.  I'm hoping English is your second language, otherwise your reading comprehension skills need serious work.

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  15. Roxanne is going tonight, so you can expect an extremely detailed taping report on her blog.  If they show the V-Day episode to the audience before tonight's taping (they may not since it will actually air after the episode taping tonight), I'm sure Roxanne will give her perspective on the Lenny scenes since she is a big Lenny shipper.

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  16. No problem, it's  hard habit to break, I know.  The best thing to do is just refer the poster to the rules for shipping zones,  in a FYI sort of way, and then, if they argue, report it.   A lot of problems within the shipping threads are people trying to reply (I'm not singling you out, I do it also) and argue with the poster who is, one way or another, trying to say something derogatory about the ship or one of it's members.   That's the worst thing to do (and again, I'm guilty of it), and it's why there is a report button.


    sECUREij should have been banned a few pages ago when he/she claimed Leonard raped Penny.  Just my opinion of course.

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  17. I wonder if TPTB ever thought that the news about JEJ and CF would be trumped by little ol' Shamy...and a kiss on a train.  Tears, indeed, Mr. Molaro!! :biggrin:


    You mean for a certain subset of the fanbase.  I am much more excited about the Star Wars episode... the general watching populous may be too.

  18. I just had the same thought. Upon further consideration, I'm leaning towards this scenario. It does sound like a Raj idea and the dog being ill is the perfect excuse for him to miss it, leaving the couples alone, and meet the vet. It might be a 6-seater, maybe in some part of the train they have larger tables, and that explain the extra glass. The 6th might be hidden off frame. What maybe we should all be worried about is whether this might be an ep showing the single guy having the best V-day while all the other couples bitch and bicker.


    The question, then, is what the "Manipulation" refers to. 


    As I said in the Shamy thread, "Ah, speculation. So useless and so fun" :p


    I should have added to my original post on the subject that when we went, we actually had 3 couples.  The trains normally seat 4 on one side of the aisle and 2 on the other.  The aisle is really narrow, so our third couple was practically at our table, even though they were across the aisle.  It could definitely be a triple date V-Day.

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