Sorry for the slow reply. Unfortunately they haven't yet invented a way to render sleep redundant. Although, isn't that basically the plot of Sleep No More…? As for Terror Firma, I really enjoy stories like that. Anything that I need to put a bit of thought into is great, because I'm likely to do that regardless, so having something that actually stands up to me relentlessly picking it apart is always wonderful.
>How have you gone for spoiler avoiding with 8's audios?
I know a tiny bit about some of the major events in the storyline, but even then it's pretty vague, like I know what happens, but not how or why. It would've been nice to go in completely unawares, but it's sort of unavoidable when you're trawling through the internet looking for Doctor Who content, particularly anything 8-relevant. I've never felt that my knowledge has detracted from my enjoyment though, and the audios consistently surprise me, especially because with the vast majority, I genuinely have no idea what to expect when I start listening.
>I feel like fans like us enjoy the idea of it more than it itself, you know?
Yeah, that's basically how I feel about that whole arc. Even the Zagreus stuff, I find the very concept of Zagreus far more interesting than how it was handled, though I did enjoy the audios for what they were. Then again, I'm just sort of naturally fascinated by any evil version of the Doctor there is, so when I found out that the whole Zagreus thing was basically that (since that was something I did end up spoiled for before I listened…), I was pretty excited for it from the get-go. I think maybe that contributed to me landing on the "enjoyed it" side of the wall when it comes to the divisiveness of the audio itself.
>better in our minds than it ever could be in BF's hands. I don't think it's hard to apply that same concept to fandom conception 8/Charley, or Doctor relationships in general, on that topic too.
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