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Library Assistant at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Mar
13
comment Is Irene Adler alive?
"I'm not hungry, let's have dinner". Is she really asking him to meet her for dinner?
Mar
6
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
3
comment What is the symbolism of eating Chinese food in a scene?
Whenever I saw it in movies/on tv, it seemed like a shorthand for being relaxed, casual (eg eating straight out of boxes), and having fun with a group of friends. It seems to be quite an American thing, at least from my Kiwi viewpoint. (I think only in the last 5-10 years I have seen Chinese food being sold in fold-up boxes, otherwise it comes in plastic trays, in my local area anyway.) It seems people have Chinese food delivered to eat at home, while burgers are eaten while sitting down in a shop. Hot dogs = community occasions, kebabs = only while drunk.
Dec
4
comment Movie about a girl who can make everthing real
@Ankit Sharma Eric Brown had already answered it, I was just being pedantic!
Dec
4
comment Movie about a girl who can make everthing real
She doesn't die in a home robbery but by falling into a flooded stream while crossing it on a swing rope.
Oct
30
comment Kids TV show with a flying couch
I showed my (20-year-old) son this, and he sang me the theme song!
Oct
15
comment Why does Mycroft meet John in so many different locations?
At least one location was used for a laugh: Battersea Power Station. [...] Ostensibly, they are here because the dilapidated early 20th-century grandeur of the power station – with its glowing walnut parquet floors, 20ft windows and rows of clockwork chrome dials – makes one of the most exquisite TV location-shoot interiors in Britain. In reality, however, it’s hard to shake the suspicion everyone’s here because Moffat and Gatiss could not resist the lure of a single one-liner: summoned to Battersea by Mycroft, Watson notes, drily, “He’s got a power complex.” (Caitlin Moran)
Aug
19
comment Man gives boy and girl an egg which begins to grow warm
coleopterist - thanks for sorting out my links!
Aug
18
revised Man gives boy and girl an egg which begins to grow warm
fixed spoiler formatting
Aug
17
answered Man gives boy and girl an egg which begins to grow warm
Apr
7
comment Do the Doctors in the Doctor Who series identified themselves well?
Do you mean, did the various incarnations of the Doctor make it clear to humans that they weren't human? I believe they certainly never tried to hide it.
Mar
27
awarded  Editor
Mar
27
revised How could the stars be going out in the alternate universe?
pedantic spelling check
Mar
27
suggested suggested edit on How could the stars be going out in the alternate universe?
Mar
27
comment Imaginary friend from childhood returns when a young woman is in trouble
Oh, I remember this movie! Loved the bit where he wakes the little girl up so they can be burglars together. "I made your jersey stripey!"
Mar
17
comment Help me find an old childrens VHS
Probably not what you're looking for, but this question reminded me of Woolly Valley nzonscreen.com/title/woolly-valley-1981
Mar
6
comment Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?
Peter Jackson does something similar - just for fun.
Nov
13
awarded  Commentator
Aug
28
comment What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?
Be careful reading TV tropes - remember to eat and sleep!
Jul
24
awarded  Scholar