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Last night Torchwood was VERY good. The episode, 'Sleepers' brought out 'everyone's' fear that their neighbor or loved one was NOT who they thought. It was heart wrenching for the person that had no IDEA what or who she was, and the ending, well, just watch it for yourself and TELL me you didn't have a tear in YOUR eye. (NOT saying I had a tear, just saying YOU will. )

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Last night Torchwood was VERY good. The episode, 'Sleepers' brought out 'everyone's' fear that their neighbor or loved one was NOT who they thought. It was heart wrenching for the person that had no IDEA what or who she was, and the ending, well, just watch it for yourself and TELL me you didn't have a tear in YOUR eye. (NOT saying I had a tear, just saying YOU will. )

Not only the fear of your neighbors... but the fear of one’s self too. Perhaps not everyone will know what I mean, but some of us have gone through enough in life that fear of one's own dark potential can be very real.

 

If life feels like hell to you… you cannot help but carry that hell within you too.

 

Anyway, I went through something like that when I was in my mid-twenties, which was the worst time of my life, so this episode had double impact for me. It is a bizarre feeling to discover a part of yourself that you do not know... or like. It is worse still when you find your better self in the passenger seat.

 

Fortunately, life is much better for me these days. I know that I will never be perfect, but at least it is my better self who is in the driver's seat. I will never again let my dark self do the driving... because that idiot always wrecks the blasted car!

 

Anyway, some advice for those of you who may find yourselves in a similar situation, you can survive this if you fight for what is right. You can win control of yourself if you never give in to that darkness. Do not let that feeling of raw power tempt you or you will lose. You do have to let yourself vent though, because if you bottle things in, like I used to, you will eventually blow up again.

 

Yeah, my venting can be ugly sometimes... but it is better for us all that I do vent rather than hold it in.

 

 

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Last night Torchwood was VERY good. The episode, 'Sleepers' brought out 'everyone's' fear that their neighbor or loved one was NOT who they thought. It was heart wrenching for the person that had no IDEA what or who she was, and the ending, well, just watch it for yourself and TELL me you didn't have a tear in YOUR eye. (NOT saying I had a tear, just saying YOU will. )

Not only the fear of your neighbors... but the fear of one’s self too. Perhaps not everyone will know what I mean, but some of us have gone through enough in life that fear of one's own dark potential can be very real.

If life feels like hell to you… you cannot help but carry that hell within you too.

Anyway, I went through something like that when I was in my mid-twenties, which was the worst time of my life, so this episode had double impact for me. It is a bizarre feeling to discover a part of yourself that you do not know... or like. It is worse still when you find your better self in the passenger seat.

Fortunately, life is much better for me these days. I know that I will never be perfect, but at least it is my better self who is in the driver's seat. I will never again let my dark self do the driving... because that idiot always wrecks the blasted car!

Anyway, some advice for those of you who may find yourselves in a similar situation, you can survive this if you fight for what is right. You can win control of yourself if you never give in to that darkness. Do not let that feeling of raw power tempt you or you will lose. You do have to let yourself vent though, because if you bottle things in, like I used to, you will eventually blow up again.

Yeah, my venting can be ugly sometimes... but it is better for us all that I do vent rather than hold it in.

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I know EXACTLY what you mean MAC, and like you, I had to LEARN to vent instead of holding things in so much. Luckily, I am now in a much better place with a much better wife and life in general. Patience is always worth it in the end.

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It is a bizarre feeling to discover a part of yourself that you do not know... or like. MACJR

Mine was luckily a very quick introduction... but it still left a very strange feeling in me.

I used to have pet chickens and, while I know that sounds strange to some, I was very fond of those chickens.  They would come when I called, fly up on my arm when I held it out, and crow when I would crow.  Anyway, they were out in the yard the one day and a strange dog came and killed some of them. By the time I realized what was going on it was too late but I had gone in the barn and grabbed the pitchfork. There was ABSOLUTELY NO doubt in my mind, at the time,  that the pitchfork was going into the dog if I had the chance.   It STILL feels horrible to type that and admit it.  But it was the truth... and it scared me.

It was definitely a bizarre feeling to find that out about myself.

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It STILL feels horrible to type that and admit it. But it was the truth... and it scared me.

It was definitely a bizarre feeling to find that out about myself.


It is scary to be so angry that you scare yourself. The trick is to not let that side of yourself take over. Well, more like a feat of strength than a trick but you get my meaning. Beth showed such strength.
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The second season opener was not bad as far as the story went (I would rate it about a B+)... but enough with the guys kissing guys stuff... PLEASE. I try to be open minded about gay rights and stuff... but I really do not want to see that kind of thing. I would rather all public kissing be made illegal rather than have to see guys kissing guys. Sorry, but it looks like I do have a conservative side.

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I had hoped that To The Last Man would avoid that. I'm pretty opened minded as well but come on! I think what bothers me the most about Jack kissing on all these guys is that when he was in Doctor Who he pretty much went after anything with a pulse. Now, although there is a bit of tension between him and Gwen, he never shows any interest in the fairer sex.
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Well tonight's epi was, uhhh, interesting to say the least. I wonder how long before the team HAVE to FORCE the 'forget' pill on the fiancee?

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Well tonight's epi was, uhhh, interesting to say the least. I wonder how long before the team HAVE to FORCE the 'forget' pill on the fiancee?

Something else to think about too, what if the parents come looking for their lost child?

 

That creature looked like it was in a larva stage of development. Imagine how big the parents might be and what they might look like… especially since their child hadn’t even reached its full size yet.

 

 

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Well tonight's epi was, uhhh, interesting to say the least. I wonder how long before the team HAVE to FORCE the 'forget' pill on the fiancee?

Something else to think about too, what if the parents come looking for their lost child?

That creature looked like it was in a larva stage of development. Imagine how big the parents might be and what they might look like… especially since their child hadn’t even reached its full size yet.

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Oh THANKS mac, that is JUST what a good nights sleep' needs to ponder over.

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Well tonight's epi was, uhhh, interesting to say the least. I wonder how long before the team HAVE to FORCE the 'forget' pill on the fiancee?

Something else to think about too, what if the parents come looking for their lost child?

That creature looked like it was in a larva stage of development. Imagine how big the parents might be and what they might look like… especially since their child hadn’t even reached its full size yet.

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Oh THANKS mac, that is JUST what a good nights sleep' needs to ponder over.

 

No problem, Walt. I am always glad to help a friend. 

 

But... um, why do you watch this kind of stuff if it gives you such bad nightmares???

 

When I was a kid creepy sci-fi movies of the time used to give me nightmares too, but I seemed to have outgrown them. I rarely dream anything unpleasant... that I remember dreaming anyway.

 

 

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Well tonight's epi was, uhhh, interesting to say the least. I wonder how long before the team HAVE to FORCE the 'forget' pill on the fiancee?

Something else to think about too, what if the parents come looking for their lost child?

That creature looked like it was in a larva stage of development. Imagine how big the parents might be and what they might look like… especially since their child hadn’t even reached its full size yet.

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Oh THANKS mac, that is JUST what a good nights sleep' needs to ponder over.

No problem, Walt. I am always glad to help a friend.

But... um, why do you watch this kind of stuff if it gives you such bad nightmares???

When I was a kid creepy sci-fi movies of the time used to give me nightmares too, but I seemed to have outgrown them. I rarely dream anything unpleasant... that I remember dreaming anyway.

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Good point MAC, however, my wife & I stay up late and watch zombie movies (like the 28 days later style and others), then Francesca gets up early to take the dog for a walk in the fog encrusted streets, which freaks her out picturing zombies coming out of that mist. Which, she says, is the title of her new screenplay, 'Zombies in the Mist'.

As for the overall watching of this genre, I have watched and read stuff like this since I could read! My nightmares rarely have anything to do with anything I read or watched recently, and my nightmares 'monsters' are usually Democrats at the door or some other kind of Demons!

But I tried the 'no horror' to sleep easier, that was back during my first marriage. All that happened was I had nightmares in cartoonish fashion. And a cartoon demonic world is MUCH scarier than one 'based' on 'reality' because at least the 'real' world, one can make yourself believe there IS an escape, not so much when running around a cartoon, the DOOR might be a trap, into that things MOUTH!

And yet, somehow I am NOT, nor ever have been a GOTH!


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I might be totally off base here but did the creature reminded anyone else of The Face Of Boe? I'm not sure what it was, maybe the texture of the skin or something about the coloring.
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ANOTHER odd and creepy character, though not necessarily a bad one, just creepy.

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THIS ATROCITY reminds me how much LIFE imitates art and ART imitates LIFE . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080217/ap_on_bi_ge/slaughterhouse_abuse


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Gotta be honest, last weeks Torch did NOTHING for me (except it DID clarify what the tape measure was for a few weeks ago!What are they, TEN?!?!?! Could've lived my WHOLE life without hearing that!)

Hopefully, they will turn things around and get back on the dark ride of the English Alien Underbelly!


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