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Count Wally de Honk

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About Count Wally de Honk

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    Writer, painter and disreputable sot. Favourite character is Sheldon, to the point where I’d rather watch him scratch himself for 22 minutes a week than watch all the others combined. That said, I'm also fond of Penny and Howard, Gablehauser, Mary Cooper, Kripke, and WHEEATON!
    Wally is no longer a presence here, except when specifically questioned/bribed with wine, but can be found (possibly) over at The Big Bang Theory HQ.

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    Season 2
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    The Einstein Approximation

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  1. Hhhm. I think the only thing OUR lazy-arse motley crew has done in this tournament so far is post our favourites back in the nominations round. We're too feckless to orchestrate anything else... That's not too bad I hope. Seems fairly cheery and vague, no? Mildly headache-causing colours albeit... We haven't encouraged our followers to vote one way or the other, or even mentioned it past the nominations round, as we didn't want to bugger up Tripper's scores. But considering first time I checked Opening Night was trailing at 173 to Duck's 187, and then it leaped ahead over a few hours with the speed of a thousand gazelles to 270 to 228. Now it's at 286 to 238. As far as I can tell, about 40 -50 votes are thanks - according to what is said here - to tactical social-media-engineered voting methods. Which is a bit depressing. I get it, it's perfectly reasonable, you spread news of the tournament to a large group of people you know will vote one way, but who were unaware of the tournament to begin with. It's like targeted advertising. Technically legal but in terms of a poll, not very organic. Because unless the OTHER episode also targets its audience, the natural results will be skewed. So perhaps we SHOULD start encouraging people? Just to provide balance, if anything. But then it will just get ridiculous. People asking Field Marshal Haig to vote, and Field Marshal Haig's wife, all Field Marshal Haig's wife's friends, their families, their families' servants, their families' servants' tennis partners...does anyone want to finish that quote? As Tripper said, most of the votes for these things come from the site's general audience. People drifting through and whatnot. Having a great slab of deliberately cultivated votes weighing down one side of affairs makes it all a little pointless. Kvetching a bit, as I generally enjoy these tournaments immensely, as a chance to relive and salute the (justly) iconic moments that made the show. It doesn't matter that they're the same episodes every year. They're classics for a reason. Now TBBT's arguably MOST iconic moment, and possibly Jim Parson's comic masterpiece, the Nimoy Napkin has been minutely ousted by a Johnny-come-lately episode (however popular with the shipping community, is it really the best episode of TBBT of all time?), and Sheldon's finest act of crazed chivalry is about to be lost to the same, for reasons peculiar to me, I'm rather too baffled to enjoy any of it. But never mind... For all this waffling, I'll still throw my vote in. Perhaps we'll even work out how the devil to prod our followers into shaking off their apathy, and join in this social-media cultivation ourselves. Although that sounds like work, so...
  2. For various reasons best left vague, our twitter moderators have (over the past 6 months) developed an unhealthy interest in the Thor Franchise, which has consequently spawned some crossover abominations. We're so sorry. It'll stop soon. (It won't. Please join in.)
  3. Cheers Serena! Delighted you approve, O fellow Nostalgic. It took our Head-Honcho Spaced_Up considerable time to create, her writers powered largely by wine (er...mainly powering Wally) and irritation, and thus the whole is comprised equally of joy and gibbering rage. Mercifully the latter has abated somewhat. You are welcome to poke us on twitter, if inclined, where we store most of our more dubious Vintage TBBT manips and inanities, or on Instagram, which is updated less half-arsedly by the glorious Toad of Truth, but who is also prone to experiment somewhat... Etc. TWITTER INSTAGRAMMY Skull, dear fellow, your opinion on Sheldon and Penny remains one of the few certainties under the sun, perennial as the grass, changeless and inescapable as the passing of the seasons...But thank you.
  4. New page, O our differently aligned fandom pals. You are most welcome to recommend an episode. Er...from the first 4 years, obviously... http://www.thebigbangtheoryhq.com/#!the-psychic-vortex/c10ws
  5. The ones where Wheaton replaces and thus anthropomorphizes random objects are my favourite...
  6. For reasons which probably don't bear close examination, a while back our TBBT HQ forum members began Wheatonifying TBBT. What I suspect began as a vaguely cathartic manner of dealing with mildly aggravating elements of TBBT 2.0 (S5-9), eventually turned into something faintly terrifying, as Wil Wheaton began permeating the very fabric of the TBBT universe, both original and remastered. If anyone here wants to join in, we'd be delighted! He's such a splendid presence. The more incarnations he has, the better. Until he takes on his final form, and destroys us all. There's 14 pages of this. Peruse at own risk. http://shennyhq.co.uk/dir/showthread.php?tid=407
  7. Not sure why I thought going to the pub in a lab-coat and goggles, then staying up till 4am watching the trilogy whilst drinking Laphroaig was a good idea but I'm going to have a talk with myself about that later on...when everything stops hurting. In the meantime, happy Back to the Future Day folks! (urgh. even that exclamation point gave me a headache...)
  8. I think historically, most significant inter-tribal disputes, whether religious, philosophical, moral or political, were ultimately solved by the liberal application/consumption of potato wedges and booze. I believe it's even mentioned in Herodotus. Bacchanalianism aside... Heads up, it's Chuck Lorre's birthday. If anyone wants to put on their special festive trousers.
  9. Just because the tongue planted in your cheek can be seen on the horizon (if you'd like an unsettling image) it doesn't mean I don't agree with you... As for the OP - Well, ideally nobody. But if SOMEONE, then Penny, obviously, yes. Or Martha. Or Raj, because he makes origami napkin swans. And that's a GOOD THING.
  10. PurrPurrPurr made this, but is busy being fractious/technologically incompetent, so I'm dropping it off in her stead.
  11. We are magnificently failing to keep up our presence here, owing largely to a combination of incompetence and apathy on my part, so I do apologise. Here is our latest venture – The Semi-Definitive Non-Canon Fan-Fiction Collection. And if I could have fitted any more hyphens into that then I would have. One of our members has tirelessly whittled themselves away into a screed in the dark, cataloguing all the completed TBBT stories on Fanfiction.net. First into pairings, then into sub-categories within the non-canon pairings (that being our particular interest). There are 3330 completed stories, of which 1950 are non-canon. Just to give you an idea of what a mammoth task (or tusk) compiling all the bastards was. These non-canon pairings are predominately Shenny, Shelnard, and Wolopali, along with any Alternative Pairings of any description, so for example, say, Penny/Amy, or Sheldon/OC, and a number of OT3 scenarios. Here they are. The Top 5 of each genre as faved on fanfiction.net, followed by a link to the full collection. Adding the works from Archive of Our Own, LiveJournal and rogue tumblr sites is currently underway. http://www.thebigbangtheoryhq.com/#!fan-fiction/c1lrw Non-Canon pairings also make up 97% of the Top 100 TBBT fanfics, which the long-suffering compiler has listed HERE – http://www.thebigbangtheoryhq.com/#!top-100-fan-fictions/c1wd3 The Top 100 is comprised of the most popular (completed) TBBT stories on Fanfiction.net. Incidentally, the splendid anime-style cartoonery is by Gwendy85, who, along with BehindtheVeil, is one of our favourite Shenny scribblers. You chaps might know this one, by BehindtheVeil? At some point there shall also be an HQ Masterlist of 50 selected stories. Unfortunately, as these will largely be chosen by the essentially anti-romantic Major Gripe, this list will probably consist entirely of stories where Sheldon is a toaster, or ghost, or alien, or where Penny is a pirate, or space-barista, and Meemaw owns a velociraptor etc. So just a heads up there. Anyroad, we hope some guests here will enjoy perusing this collection. And for those residents for whom non-canon is not your cup of cha, (although it might be argued that ALL fanfiction is by definition non-canon) please enjoy the below clip instead. (Or not, I mean, you don’t HAVE to...) It’s a minor masterpiece of rejection, which should resonate with writers of every ilk under the sun. ("Ilks Under The Sun" sounds like it could be a Turner painting…) On a completely unrelated, but for me, poignant note, I have been forced to relinquish my avatar of “Buster Keaton With A Kitten On His Head” as I see the newcomer Dr. Tamale has demonstrated a similar and admirable affinity for it. As he will plausibly spend more time here in future than I will, having duties elsewhere, I shall gracefully surrender it. I have had that avatar for over 2 years, but there is no bitterness. (Dr. Tamale, meet me behind the woodshed at dawn with your second.) I am now a sepia-tinted Victorian fop. Or rather, Sydney Carton as portrayed by Martin-Harvey.
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