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I've been playing way too much Guild Wars 2 to do anything else. Doctor Noble's made it to the max level and is kitted out with his best equipment now. His outfit looks pretty much the same as he did when I posted the image a couple of weeks ago, except he now wears glasses and carries a huge steampunk rifle with a blue tip and lightning coruscating up the barrel as his sonic screwdriver. I'll post an image of him with it someday.

I did manage to get the new Kasmeer miniature (a doll that you can put out and it follows you around). She's a blond woman in plate armor, so Doctor Noble has his Rose following him. It's absolutely hilarious, though. The doll does not move as fast as your character does, so it lags behind, and when you come to a stop, approximately ten seconds later, the doll comes running up. Every time it happens, my thoughts are "Dammit, Rose! Rule number one is 'Don't wander off!'"

I haven't posted any new stories in a while because I've been working on a longer story that's for myself only (won't be posted anywhere, ever; I won't even let my husband read it). I am continuing to participate in who_contest and Flash Fan Fiction Friday on dA, but I haven't had any ideas for independent short stories. Though I do have an idea that I hope to start working on once this other thing is done.

And then there's Broadchurch. It's still as riveting as ever, and getting more and more complicated. I think I need to go order the season off amazon.co.uk so that I can watch it over again as soon as possible. I'm not going to introduce any spoilers here, but I do want to discuss one thing that puzzled me. Why would Paul Coates be upset about having visited (the killer) in prison? He's a priest, and my understanding is that a Christian priest would want to offer understanding and forgiveness and encourage repentance in a criminal. I can understand that he would be disappointed and upset about failing to guide (the killer), but he shouldn't be upset about having made the attempt. In fact, he should be proud to have done his job in the face of public disapproval.

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dm12
Feb. 3rd, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing about Paul Coates. He's clergy and that's part of what he is supposed to do. The only reason for him to feel guilty is if he's hiding something himself. He shouldn't have been so secretive about it, though. Joe is one of his parishioners.
shivver13
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:43 am (UTC)
I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he was hiding something, since everyone in Broadchurch (and Sandbrook!) is hiding something. As a side note, the only person who doesn't seem to be hiding anything is Beth, which makes her doubly tragic. Well, I suppose Ellie, too, which is also tragic.
dm12
Feb. 4th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
The only one it seemed wasn't hiding anything in season one was Joe Miller (and, I guess, Ellie).... just a thought there. That's why I suspected him by halfway in. Everyone else was acting too suspiciously. Beth, at the beginning, was hiding the fact that she was pregnant.
shivver13
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
Ah, I didn't suspect him at all. I just figured that he was rounding out Ellie's family. For someone who's said probably only twenty sentences over both seasons, Joe's really had some of the absolutely most remarkable and memorable scenes. His initial confession, getting kicked by Ellie, and then the "Not Guilty", plus sitting in the dock completely emotionless. He's been great.
hezikiah
Feb. 4th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
I second the confusion about Rev. Coates. It's sort of his job to visit the imprisoned. Maybe I'm weird because I come from a clergy background (I was a lay minister and a seminarian at one point) my brother's a pastor, but I didn't get the shame he expressed in doing so.
shivver13
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels this way. Well, we'll see if something comes to light from all of this.
a_phoenixdragon
Feb. 4th, 2015 01:18 am (UTC)
I think Paul knows something and has for a long, long time. I think he is thinking more like a community member and less like a priest at this point.
shivver13
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:47 am (UTC)
As much as I'd like Paul to not be deeply involved anything shady, it would be nice to see him actually relevant to the plot. At the moment, it feels like he and the inn owner (I can never remember her name) are only there because they felt that they needed to give jobs to all of the actors from the first series.
dtstrainers
Feb. 4th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
I think Paul was upset because Joe was being a weasel and trying to get out of it instead of standing up and taking his punishment. He's not repentant in the least and Paul undoubtably thinks Joe would offend again.
shivver13
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:50 am (UTC)
I'm really afraid that Paul will relent and take the stand, because if he does, the prosecution will rip him apart somehow and I don't want that to happen - so far, he's been as upstanding a person as anyone in Broadchurch has been allowed to be.
dm12
Feb. 4th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
Good point! "As upstanding a person as anyone in Broadchurch has been allowed to be..." That says it all. Seems like everyone has something they are hiding.

Can't he refuse to take the stand, since he is clergy and entitled to clergy/parishioner confidentiality? I really just don't like that he's been keeping this whole thing a secret. It's his job, Joe is entitled to be seen by his clergy. There are clergy that make the rounds at prison facilities, that is where they are really needed, among those who have lost hope.

As for Becca... I really don't want to hear from her, as if she's all high and mighty. It seems like she's bedded every male in the area, except for Hardy, and that was only because she was worried that, in his state, he'd collapse in the middle. Certainly not because she had any scruples!
flowsoffire
Feb. 4th, 2015 07:21 am (UTC)
Yay for fun game stuff and writing :) And Broadchurch! *cheers*
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