Monster Community Pool – 9/22/2015

The sun can burn out and life on this planet can cease to maintain human life, but there will still be a Monster Community Pool, Commentatrix.  🙂



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31 Responses to Monster Community Pool – 9/22/2015

  1. old man fatima says:

    AAAAAHHHHHHH That one about the Jager drink!!!!!!! I also made the terrible mistake today of reading a news story about a Florida man earlier and also Doctor Who was terrible, and I just want to hide behind the couch forever now.

    • hotspur says:

      I’m a little sad because after I paid $32 to get the Season 8 DVDs, I looked on the Netflix and saw they are finally on there to stream. Ugh. Nice knowing you, $32, you used to be my friend.

    • catweazle says:

      I agree Doctor Who was not so good and I also obviously failed to get my recap up today but please come complain with me tomorrow!

      • artdorkgirl says:

        Awww….I kinda liked it? Do you all not like Missy??

        • old man fatima says:

          She’s growing on me, actually. She wasn’t the worst part about that episode, at least.

        • summerestherson says:

          I loved the whole bit with the Doctor’s “breakdown” and playing electric guitar and the tank, etc. and I actually do enjoy Missy! I’m a sucker for the whole “Ex-nemesis is tentatively working *with* the heroes not against them” thing. I like the idea of the Master not actively trying to kill the Doctor and/or take over the world.

          But as for the actual plot? Not a huge fan. Maybe next week will change my mind, but Dalek stories will never be my favorite.

    • summerestherson says:

      Oh, yeah, I know which Florida man story you’re talking about and GUAHHHHHH.

      • old man fatima says:

        Reading that pretty much ruined my entire day. Like, why was this information printed and what do I do with myself now that I know it?! Just box me up and send me to Mars, please.

    • Simon Spiderfleek says:

      We’re on the same Doctor Who page for a change. Terrible is a bit strong but we’ve already seen the whole “the Doctor’s gonna die” plot play out. And it ended up not making much sense! Also, I’m really tired of Moffat’s compulsive need to manufacture Big, Iconic Moments. It reeks of desperation, which was why I enjoyed Season 8 so much, because it seemed like he was finally beginning to grow out of that. Less spectacle, more character: that’s what I want from Doctor Who. Also also, getting quite tired of all this questioning of who the Doctor is. He’s the Doctor! Just let him have adventures! Question someone else for a change. Some navel-gazing is okay, but I’m beginning to feel like the Doctor is the least interesting aspect of his own show, which is NOT the way it should be. Peter Capaldi is still great though; I’m not blaming him at all. Too soon to pass final judgement without seeing the second half, but I wasn’t impressed. And the jokes were all groaners.

      However, for the sake finding something nice to say, I did enjoy the **SPOILERS** **SPOILERS** Skaro reveal.

      • old man fatima says:

        The Doctor playing guitar on a tank in the middle ages felt suuuuper “jumping the shark” to me, and I’m well over the daleks. Also, they obviously aren’t going to kill the Doctor in the first episode of a new season so there was zero emotional investment in the plot. Missy came back after she was “for sure” dead, so we know she and Clara are just fine. I’m just not sure what we’re supposed to walk away from this episode with?

        • Simon Spiderfleek says:

          Also, I liked the visual of the handmines but… handmines? Come on. That’s some pretty weak wordplay.

          Yeah, it just felt too familiar, which killed the supposed tension. Even Missy seems just like every Moffat female character ever, only ratcheted up to eleven. I like Michelle Gomez quite a lot but the character suffers a bit from having seen incarnations of the prototypical Moffat Woman so many times before. I want so badly for him to learn some new tricks.

  2. martinmegz says:

    These are very good links! First I would like to say holy shit about that Jager story. Just horrifying. Now, on the topic of Bella Thorne. My immediate reaction was: entitled rich brat bitches about an airline issue, screw her. But 14 hours is an infuriating amount of time to delay people without giving them alternative travel arrangements, and I didn’t think her tweets sounded that obnoxious. It’s true that she can get attention that other people on the plane couldn’t. At the same time, she can probably afford to just buy a new ticket on a different airline, and it was an extenuating circumstance that the airline was dealing with. I don’t know what to think.

  3. flanny says:

    Unrelated to anything from the community pool, but i am literally telling everyone I see that the plumbing issues in my basement office reached a climax this afternoon when literal toilet water dripped onto my laptop. PLEASE PITY ME.

  4. mordonez says:

    I have consumed a liquid nitrogen drink, served with a safety warning, in, oddly enough (less than) cosmopolitan Rockford, IL. Didn’t hurt a bit. Yikes–when the bar in Rockford knows more about nitrogen drinks than you do, you’re doing it wrong. P.S. it was a daiquiri, and it taught me that I don’t love daiquiris

  5. hotspur says:

    Why am I driving an hour each way, every day, to remind adult professionals “Don’t forget, the client said they wanted to set their headlines in all capitals from now on,” and “Always ignore prepositional phrases when determining subject-verb agreement”? WHY? Can’t you fucking people do this without me?

    Just kidding please keep paying me. Ugh.

    • Sota says:

      I hear that. Why am I using parts of my brain to hold on to knowledge like “The client only uses a TM following the first instance of their name in body copy” or “All stock photography must use subjects who do not look directly at the camera.” Even the client doesn’t remember these things…WHY am I wasting brain space on this???

      • mordonez says:

        I don’t get the “stock photo models must not LOOK at us” directive?

        • Sota says:

          It’s just part of their dumb brand look. It does not make much sense, but it is consistent. The brand guidelines must be followed to the letter.. and that’s on the list.

        • hotspur says:

          YOU UNDERSTAND ME. I am keeper of brand guidelines too! I’ve never met a client who didn’t send you their list of super-strict brand rules and then continuously demand they be violated.

          I have a lot of funny brand guideline stories, you guys.

  6. artdorkgirl says:

    OOOO! A new end of the world prophecy! It’s been so long since we’ve had one.

  7. catweazle says:

    That end of the world shit has to be viral marketing for the next season of Sleepy Hollow, right?

  8. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I think there might be something wrong with me…every time I read about a end-of-the-world prophecy, there’s about 40% of me that actually believes it. Guess I better start stockpiling, just in case.

  9. Sota says:

    My work is starting to do time tracking of everything project-wise. I knew it was coming, and yet its still terrible now that it is here. UGH. Where is the billing code for gchatting with my friends, drinking coffee and reading Homeless Monsters???

    • FRQ says:

      That’s what multiple monitors are for.

    • mordonez says:

      Holy crap I would have to quit right now, especially as a work from home, laundry doing, sandwich eating, candy crushing monster. Well, I wouldn’t quit, but I would hate it. I once was put on a team that had to do that crap in Clarizen, and I was never happier than when I ignored that part of my job sufficiently* to escape that team, only to get a better promotion later.

      *Note: Will not work for everyone, attempt at your own risk.

  10. Commentatrix says:

    Awwww, a personal shoutout! What a thing to find on travel hour 12 of 26!

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