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My brother and I watched every episode of Peep Show together during a major catch up at the beginning of last year, but I can't talk about the new Peep Show with him because he's decided not to watch it on the grounds that his girlfriend doesn't like it, and god forbid they spend half an hour a week doing their own thing. I asked him if he liked everything she liked and he said 'Yes, actually'. Then I remembered that she likes New Who, which he's hitherto loathed. I asked him, my lower lip wobbling unwomanfully, how he was feeling about New Who these days, and he said that he was really coming around to it. Then I said something rude about David Tennant and he laughed weakly in a way that suggested he didn't want to be laughing at all, and then I terminated the conversation. I'm sorry to all the people reading who like New Who. I'M SO SORRY. All I'm saying is that I don't know this man anymore.

Date: 2012-11-27 07:14 pm (UTC)
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When my dad was little he was forced to play golf. Also he was made to feel awful for not being very good at golf. My gran was great in some ways but she was hilariously competitive in a way that wasn't very hilarious if you were her son. Dad hates golf. Also he doesn't believe in god. When he married Frances he took up golf and started going to church and we literally didn't know how to talk to him any more because he was pretending to be a WHOLE NEW PERSON and we couldn't mock anything for fear he was pretending to enjoy it. The golf didn't last long, thankfully, but the church thing was non negotiable I think.

Obviously he's never done anything as hideous as liking new who. I'm awfully sorry.

Date: 2012-11-27 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatho.livejournal.com
Oh my. I used to think my brother's churchgoing, which started a few years ago, might be in response to some kind of pressure from an unknown person, 'cause it seemed an usual move for an atheist from a family of atheists, but it's definitely stuck so I guess that was a genuine change of mind. Not the New Who thing though. I could never love anyone enough to sit through New Who with them and pretend not to hate it. (He is making her watch all of Proper Who though, possibly with the ultimate intention of making her realise the wrongness of her ways.)

Date: 2012-11-27 07:29 pm (UTC)
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I suppose when people decide to pretend to do church it is more likely to stick than pretending other things. Because church's whole point is indoctrination, they're well practised at it.

Date: 2012-11-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlofprey.livejournal.com
It really is a shame when someone....decides to give themselves a complete personality transplant because of a new relationship with someone. I'm sorry, dude.

Date: 2012-11-27 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatho.livejournal.com
It's quite unfortunate, and also quite unnecessary. They have a fair few things genuinely in common, and I'm sure she doesn't expect or want him to 'correct' the things they don't have in common - after all, she doesn't like Peep Show. (I also pointed out that he could get it on a catch-up service at a convenient time, and he showed no interest in so doing, so it's not just that he doesn't want to impose it on her. It's more, you know, general reprogramming.)

Date: 2012-11-27 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cakesy.livejournal.com
TELL HIM THAT YOU'RE HIS ONE.

EVEN THOUGH HE WON'T FIND IT FUNNY ANYMORE BECAUSE PEEP SHOW IS DEAD TO HIM.

Date: 2012-11-27 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatho.livejournal.com
I WILL COMMUNICATE WITH HIM PURELY IN PEEP SHOW QUOTATIONS NOW ON. ONE-SIDEDLY.

Date: 2012-11-27 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolabobs.livejournal.com
That's sad (and I speak as someone who allows brief kernels of hope to attend every new Who episode, even as I know they will be crushed underfoot.)

It strikes of an incredibly low level of confidence that he has to squash himself out of existence to (as he perceives it) keep a partner.

At least she's not the American!

Date: 2012-11-27 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatho.livejournal.com
Oh, that's awfully sad if that's what he's doing. I sort of hope it's not conscious. Perhaps this is his true self that only his soulmate was capable of uncovering. Stripping away the layers of Peep Show fannishness etc that his uncomprehending family had plastered over him.

I HATE EVERYTHING.

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