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Derfel Cadarn

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  1. So She-Hulk reveals Steve Rogers lost his virginity to a girl at a USO show in 1943 … In Captain America at one such show, we see Steve meeting a very enthusiastic lady wanting his autograph, played by Laura Haddock. Who also plays Peter Quill’s mother. So needless to say there’s now speculation that Quill is descended from Steve Rogers
  2. Apparently the requirement for passports to get into UK from Europe has hit the short-term tourism industry ie day visitors to places like Canterbury. A lot of money lost. More Brexit winning
  3. Due to costs, publishers are wary of such sized books unless sure of getting their money back. Splitting it into two books means less ink and paper, and more books sold.
  4. Assume, then, he paid author RA Salvatore the money owed for writing for his studio
  5. “Office?” My sweet summer child… He’s either still somewhere in Europe sunning it up, or emptying the Chequers wine celler. “Office”
  6. Particularly an issue in thr UK where people can’t hang washing outside due to rain, will now be unable to afford to use tumble dryers, ajd sonhaving to hang indoors their clothing to dry. With heating off (tho it being on causes its own issues with washing) means a lot of cold damp air indoors
  7. Heating or Eating? Read a guy (older, no family I think) saying he’d worked out he’d be cheaper living in Portugal during winter, and was in the process of getting it sorted
  8. Health Minister Steven Barclay being confronted by a member of the public
  9. Finished Assassins Creed Revelations replay. Now finished the PS4 Ezio collection. I’ll return to AC: Odyssey.
  10. Rewatching Supernatural season 6. Its in the nadir era of the series, but still fun. Just watched Caged Heat episode, was quite funny: (Sam and Dean doing research in motel room while Castiel watches TV) Castiel: If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear? Perhaps she’s done something wrong. Dean: You’re watching porn? Why? Castiel: It was there. Dean: You don’t watch porn in a room full of dudes. And you don’t talk about it. Just turn it off. Well, now he’s got a boner. (Their grandfather walks in) Samuel: Is this what you boys do? Watch pornos with angels? And earlier, when Castiel’s not answering their ‘prayers’ to come to earth: Sam: Castiel, we need you. It’s important. Cas, we found something. It’s this gold box. Apparently Nazis were after it back in the day, someone opened it and their face melted off. I think it’s – ready for this – the Ark of the Covenant. Yeah. So... Castiel: I’m here, Sam. Where is the box? Sam: I can’t believe you fell for that. That was the plot of Raiders, idiot.
  11. Or as they call him in Russia, 40 million Rubles
  12. Showtime wanted the nudity but the writers etc didn’t , as it’s basically a pre-watershed show. I assume after the pilot, the network saw sense or it moved. either Amazon edited it or they showed the specific cut the producers made to make it more in-line with subsequent episodes.What’s interesting about the show
  13. Barristers voted to go on strike. And you know those Express joirnalists writing articles about how bad strikes are and that the government needs to crack down? They’re going on strike too. https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2022/aug/21/journalists-at-rightwing-daily-express-set-to-strike-over-pay
  14. Tory MP’s complaining about the sewage. Just wait until they find out who voted for it… Sally-Ann Hart being one such hypocrite
  15. The daughter of Putin’s close advisor, Dugina, killed near Moscow in a car bonb possibly intended for him. Ukraine or Russian dissidents? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62621509
  16. Been years, but I don’t remember enjoying the subsequent books as much as the first, and felt really disappointed with the last one. I can’t remember the specifics
  17. A guy in my dept left recently (was a temporary post) and he left for a permanent one outside the organisation. It’s three grades higher than my post (I’m a strategic workforce planning analyst), so applied for it today. I like my dept, my boss, and working from home, so don’t want to move, making this an ideal opportunity. The pay is £15k higher, and as its temp flr 8 months, if it foesnt get renewed/made permanent, or I dont like it, I’d simply revert back to my current role. The application process was a pain - I managed to get my personal statement doen from 1100 words to 780 (was to aim for 750). Clicked submit two mins before the submission expiry, only to learn it was enforcing the 750 word limit! Cue frantic cutting of words before 1200 today which was the cut off, with a minute to spare.
  18. True, but it’s several more zeroes than my books have managed so far, so I’d be happy with it
  19. Updated my map and did a smaller scale one of the Theocracy of Mask, which covera the first half of The Blood Hour, and the whole of Thorns of a Black Rose
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