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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 Most Memorable Year Discussion

Tonight was week four of Dancing with the Stars Season 19. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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October 6, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 Movie Week Discussion

Tonight was week three of Dancing with the Stars Season 19. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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September 29, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 Jam Week Discussion

Tonight was week two of Dancing with the Stars Season 19. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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September 22, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 Premiere Discussion

Tonight was the premiere of DWTS Season 19. Welcome back for those who took the summer off and thanks to all of you who stuck around to enjoy the summer fun. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here.
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September 15, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 18 Finale Discussion

Tonight was the finale of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of the finale?
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May 20, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 18 Week 10 Finals Discussion

Tonight was week 10 of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of the finals?
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May 19, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – What Are Shippers and Why Are They A Problem?

We have discussed “shippers” many times on this site and Courtney had talked about doing a post about them. I responded that I would take the “anti-shipper” view.  Considering the two people who are at the top of the leaderboard this season, I figured it was a good time to post it.

What is a shipper? Well, a shipper is someone who is invested in the romantic relationship of two people who are on TV.  More carefully defined, it is a person who wants two characters to get together and/or shows support for two characters already together. This started in the X-Files fandom and was originally limited to fictional programs. Of course, back then there wasn’t “reality” TV like there is now. I was heavily involved in the X-Files fandom and that, I must say, was back when shippers were fun. At first. But I digress.

I have no real problem with the casual observation that two people look hot together. Or the observation that it seems OBVIOUS that they’re knocking boots outside the dance studio. Or even the observation that the babies would be so pretty. Especially when there seems to be some evidence that it is true. I think this is relatively normal behavior. But I also don’t think this is really “shipping” as it is defined nowadays. I think it’s speculation, and usually harmless. I would even go so far as saying, when limited to FICTIONAL characters, it can be fun, in its light hearted, romance novel, fan fiction form.  We’ll talk about slash another time.  I don’t want to make John’s delicate sensibilities catch on fire or anything. :-D But as long as it stays just for fun and an OCCASIONAL past time, no harm no foul.  Read more..

May 15, 2014 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 18 Week 9 Discussion

Tonight was week 9 of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of tonight’s show?
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May 12, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 18 Week 8 Discussion

Tonight was week 8 of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of tonight’s show?
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May 5, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 18 Week 7 Discussion

Tonight was week 7 of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of tonight’s show?
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April 28, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.