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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    We're watching Leaving Neverland and it's so ...frustrating. Even the parents were groomed.
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    The Magicians Season 4+ [SHOW SPOILER - No Book Spoilers]

    https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a26411353/magicians-season-4-interview-spoilers/ There's still bonkers fun but there's some serious 'grownup' stuff too. The main characters are all damaged in some way and have been from the start, and the show doesn't shy away from it.
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    The Magicians Season 4+ [SHOW SPOILER - No Book Spoilers]

    https://ew.com/recap/the-magicians-series-premiere/ Eliot told Quentin that killing his bully was how he discovered his telekinesis. Also the door opened to the worst memory for Eliot and having control over a decision to reject someone you love who loves you is yes potentially worse than killing someone by accident who bullied and tormented you. “I thought, narratively, it was a really interesting choice and in a way it makes sense to me that Eliot would be unable to accept the love that was presented to him after the trauma he grew up with.” https://pagesix.com/2019/02/21/magicians-star-hale-appleman-on-what-surprises-him-about-eliots-past/ Finally, I can't speak for Sera Gamble but I suspect having the monster possess Eliot had more to do with the fact that he tried to shoot and kill the last meat suit the monster was wearing and also to explore and get to the heart of the Quentin and Eliot relationship. I do not believe it's gay man = monster.
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    I'd have been fine with the fade out being on the grandkids riding their bikes. Overall underwhelming, though there was something about Hays figuring out where Julie was then having a bout of memory fog while spending time with her that almost seemed appropriate.
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    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    You've just played 120+ minutes and gone to penalties. Now climb some stairs in cleats to claim your prize! Wacky. Always so wacky to me.
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    The Magicians Season 4+ [SHOW SPOILER - No Book Spoilers]

    Why disgusted? I haven't read the books but tv Eliot - we knew about his killing his bull; we knew about his homophobic father which affected Eliot in many ways. Helping to beat up his best friend in high school wasn't a surprise as it was no doubt done in self-preservation. He's been a depressed, unhappy hedonist all the way through this show. His one true connection was Margot, through love and friendship before Quentin came along. And it's no oddity that the monster living in Eliot has the connection/obsession he does with Quentin.
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    Football: Bayern Seek the CHOsen One

    Bournemouth's grounds keeping team is going to get a talking to.
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    The Magicians Season 4+ [SHOW SPOILER - No Book Spoilers]

    I've noticed the absence of Kady the past two episodes but I haven't missed her. We seem to have a Marina23 and Penny23 centric episode next. Blah. I'm rooting for Eliot and Quentin. https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/the-magicians-queliot-episode-slash-fandom.html
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    Careerchat III

    @Starkess my advice is to talk to an immigration specialist now if you haven't already done so. It's a sensitive dance to be coming into the US on a temporary visitor visa and not make it look like you're planning on staying permanently for work. CBP are absolutely on the lookout for that sort of thing. I navigated the system as a TN/H1-B/F-1/Green Card through marriage [and soon to be citizen]. But I did it as Canadian and the rules and requirements are slightly different than from other countries because of trade agreements/proximity etc. Will he be able to apply for the visa while in the US? Many require processing externally in the home country. Anyways, working with an immigration specialist will give you an idea on how long the paperwork takes which will inform when your bf should start looking. I would expect he should start now. It could work out to his not needing a tourist visa if the timing fits. Five months isn't that long of a runway in immigration matters.
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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    The Raven King thread is archived BUT we're getting a new Lynch brothers trilogy! http://maggiestiefvater.com/call-down-the-hawk-details/ Ronan was my favourite of the Raven Boys so I am excite.
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    The Talented Mr. Mallory

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    The Magicians Season 4+ [SHOW SPOILER - No Book Spoilers]

    So we all agree it's this timeline Penny that grabbed Alice? And her in coveralls solves the bra/shirt issue. Schmart. I adore Hale Appleman so much and his portrayal of Eliot possessed is really, very good. I didn't expect to love this show and I'm glad I gave it a second go.
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    US Politics: Ready, Set, Announce! Bookering the Odds

    Being entitled to forgiveness and being able to maintain your day job is one thing. It's the right thing if you've shown remorse and growth and all the other buzzwords. But maintaining public office isn't something anyone is entitled to. Particularly if who you were in the past is markedly different from the platform and persona you ran on without acknowledging these earlier mistakes, missteps, lapses in judgement and uh racist gestures and caricatures. Calling for Northam to resign isn't the same as banishing him from the island.
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    The Talented Mr. Mallory

    This is wild (and disturbing). Author of The Woman in the Window is an accomplished liar. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/a-suspense-novelists-trail-of-deceptions
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    US Politics: Ready, Set, Announce! Bookering the Odds

    If your defense is 'I wasn't in *that* blackface and Klan photo but I know that shoe polish is hard to get off because of that time that year I *did* wear blackface...' just fucking quit already. He clearly remembers *that* incident. The argument about growth and redemption carries more weight if you admit to the thing at the start of your political career (or at least earlier than becoming breaking news on Twitter) rather than having an incredibly awkward and defiant press conference after you've been caught out.