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  1. The day may come when the dedication of spammers fails, when we forsake our accounts and all bonds on cyber friendship. But it is not this day. This day we post. By all that you hold dear on this good board, I bid you spam, ladies and gents of the net. Come and post, dearies, come and post. There are free (gifs of) cookies.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    Wooooooooooooooow, The White Princess Literally everybody is recast. How am I even supposed to know who is who anymore? We’ll need a hell of a lot of exposition here. My god, this is creepy. Like two weeks passed and people aged 20 years. Haven’t they heard of timejumps? Oh wait........ wtf is even going on? Why do these people like each other all of a sudden??? It doesn’t feel like these two shows have anything to do with each other at all. New costume design, new actors, new everything. And the one thing they keep is the most ridiculous plot point from the last episode of white queen. This is sooooo bad.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    Well it was spectacular. In episode 10, at 56:00 Elizabeth finally had wrinkles. So there’s that. All in all, I could see some effort and there were some redeeming sequences but sadly they were outshined by the immense amount of bullshit and high-speed character butchery. Let us proceed and enjoy some more of the GOT-cast in Tudor-era England...
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    They did have the grace to add grey hairspray to some(!) of the male actors wigs/fake beard. I’m on episode 10, I have like 15 minutes left.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    This is tttne, this is what we do when will you start teaching classes too?
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    The age old question. I always preferred teachers who kept at least a moderate level of discipline. But then, I was a good girl. The whole laissez faire approach only results in depriving kids who actually attend classes to study of the chance to do so. Try to find a balance, is all I can suggest.
  7. It kinda does I suppose, but he was old and mature enough by that time. What would have happened if he met Éowyn when he was 25 or 30? That was before Cerin Amroth too. Anyway, if they go the young Aragorn route, it’s success will come down to the casting, and the potential romances of Aragorn’s youth won’t matter anyway.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    My lord, is this escalating quickly or what. The White Queen is covering a seasons’ worth of plot in two episodes........ and characters are still changing their personalities more often than their clothes. Faye Marsay is a better actress than her ridiculous role in GOT makes it appear, though. And why won’t these characters age? And where are three quarters of Elizabeth’s children gone?
  9. As someone who could barely get through the books and isn’t a die hard Tolkien fan, but rather a die hard LOTR movies fan, I have very basic and lowly expectations. I want them to buy Viggo Mortensen no matter how much it costs for an intro in which Aragorn tells about his youth to his children, a cute boy and at least two cute girls. And then I want a very well-considered and cleverly casted young Aragorn. And I want Elrond’s twin sons. If they do this, they’ll have bought my amazon prime subscription.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    My mother drives manual, but my father switched to automatic many years ago. I learned to drive manual but it’s def easier to drive automatic, way fewer things to pay attention to. Then again, if I drive, I drive my mother’s car, because that’s the one I can and dare to handle. My father’s cars were all terrifying. That wasn’t a bad twist of scenario glad the night turned out to be fun and eventful and juicy.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    My father is test driving a new car too, it’s black and brighter than my future. how was the party? I spent like 12+ hours studying history with sister for the equivalent of SAT/A levels. It was the most fun thing I’ve done since London. I forgot how much I loved studying history.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    I do that a lot too, but now I felt like doing some reading. Which I didn’t end up doing after all because the Economist’s 2019 predictions are plainly depressing. Who needs that on a sunny Saturday? It’s better actually, but will listen to the song for stress relief purposes though. I don’t know why I waste my weekend away by visiting home. Oh, bummer. Hope the board game night will be rescheduled. That’s really nice though! Free time is always great and the countryside is quite this time around. I might go for a walk with the dogs too, they are the only delightful company here anyway....
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    I slept quite well but I still have a headache. But why wouldn’t I when it’s basically spring here. 12C and sunshine. Of course I was stupid enough to take a winter coat with me and I even missed the train. So I opted for taking the coach instead of waiting for the next train. The duration of the journey may be longer but the coach station is far more civilized than the train station. Of course I still struggled for ten minutes to find a semi-interesting magazine for the journey. Do you people read magazines? I know I loved all the junk like glamour and cosmo in high school but I can’t even look at the cover anymore. Cinema magazines don’t feature anything interesting and I already know more info from the internet than they provide. BBC History’s topic was too modern and too boring for my taste, cooking magazines I don’t know what to do with themselves when there isn’t a holiday. Same goes for interior design magazines. Nat Geo and the others deal with Silicon Valley and other stuff I don’t care about and what’s left is sports, men’s magazines and kid’s magazines. In the end, I got some Economist special edition about the world in 2019. One page in and I’m already depressed. Oh well. /ramble
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    oh my... episode 6 is quite the phenomenon as well. I love how these characters’ personalities and convictions take 180 degree turns every few episodes for no reason whatsoever. As I said, English history wasn’t overly detailed in the curriculum we had at school, so I don’t exactly have an opinion about Richard III. So I’ll just have to rely on how stupidly the show is written.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    well you certainly made me curious about what happens in episode 7. I loooooved the Tudors (even though that took an ugly turn after season 2 as well and had its own accuracy issues) and I had originally hoped this would be something similar. But it took about 5 minutes for the white queen to shatter that hope.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    Oh, you won’t believe, I’m actually still going, I think I watched like 5 episodes. It does have a morbid entertainment value to sit and cringe and laugh and watch them screw up over and over and over and over again.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    Hello people! @Buckwheat that sounds challenging, good luck with the teaching! @Bittersweet Distractor sounds like a great night you guys had! I'm glad you got away from the baby and had some time to yourselves. I spent yesterday watching The White Queen which is a terrible show and then I finally had a good 7 hours of sleep. I'm still tired and I have a nasty headache, I suppose the weather will be getting warmer.
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    Acrophobia 34A&B: COMPLETE

    Ooooh it was a great game. Thanks so much for hosting, @Dolorous Gabe!
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    That’s okay. I personally didn’t study English history in detail, so historical inaccuracy doesn’t necessarily bother me (plus, I know how Starz feels about historical accuracy, having watched and rewatched Spartacus - which I did absolutely love). I do hate overly obvious anachronisms though. If you aren’t going to get the facts right, the least you can do for authenticity is work on the context. That was my huge issue with Reign. The biggest trouble here though, is that her take seems to be a low quality harlequin book. I’m not sure why they didn’t start later in the timeline. Also, if you do a 3 year time jump, and some kids age 6 years while other kids age the one hour that must have been between shooting the scenes, you kinda make a complete fool of yourself. Then again, Lagertha is still alive and still looks like a 35 year old with a Pinterest hair cut, so our biggest timejump problem is hardly Henry Tudor. Ugh, this show. I’m only two episodes in, but so far I can only reaffirm how luck that escape was.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    It’s hard to imagine that it can be worse than what I’m - for some inexplicable reason - still watching over here. man, these characters are ridiculous.... the acting... the plot.... the time jumps..... everything. Everybody is soooo blatantly obviously stupid, it’s like straight out of a harlequin book. It’s amazing how something can be so bad. Poor James Frain.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    That was an unexpected, but useful warning thank you. I think I might stick around for a few more episodes before I give up, just to see how much worse it can get. Update: Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. This is going fast. I mean the show downhill from an already awful start.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    I’ve started watching The White Queen. I can’t quite find the words to express how absolutely guttingly ghastly it is. And this is just the first episode.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    Thanks for sharing your opinion! It was useful, actually, and entertaining as well Yes, it has closet doors on both sides, but the left side is a hanger closet with sliding doors and I open the closet in the fare end about four-five times a year. Thus, the place of any seat would be the far left corner (I have off-season clothing and luggage in the hanging closet part and off-season shoes, clothes for donation and the water boiler). What you suggest is what I'm kinda doing now but it's uncomfortable and creates mess. I hate carpets, all I have in the house are fluffy throw rugs. Yes, this is why your input was very valuable. I do have a tendency to go overboard with accent furniture because it's pretty, eeven when I should just let a space be. I will do exactly that now. (My plant skills too great and this option is also budget friendly) I have a shitton of full-length mirrors, I wouldn't go for that. As for art, I have/will have pictures on both sides of this little piece of wall, and across it as well. Wouldn't do more of that either. I think I'll either do half-circle table + rectangle mirror OR a rectangle table + clock. The black clock is a little harsh and industrial for my taste too, I would certainly paint the middle part gold. As for the cubic clock, I don't really like the fact that it's rectangle, it's just similar to another clock I have. Thank you very much for your not-useless post. Well, I'll do that definitely, to make a statement and underline the message, but you're quite right, it's hardly the a longterm or sustainable solution that fixes the core issue.
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    On a more positive note, I’ll now pester you with a selection of my favorite Anastasia Musical songs, which I’ve been listening to on repeat for the past two weeks. The obvious bestest The jolliest The most karaoke-positive The most layered. The one that breaks your heart The absolute tear-jerker And finally, a chilling spin on the classic
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    TTTNE 474 - The Thread That Never Dies But Rises Stronger

    I’m sorry, not sleeping is awful. :/ oh I did. The response was understanding and empathetic but entirely unhelpful. Basically I was told to call the police on them because nobody can do nothing about what these students do on the street outside uni premises. They also told me that this has been an issue since 1983. I find it impossible to understand why these institutions hadn’t been moved to the outskirtsyet , like every other college dorm is. There the students can act like wild animals without disturbing other people...
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