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  1. Welcome to the newest installment of TTTNE, a never ending series of threads to discuss everything under the sun as we roll past the holiday season and into the new year in the graceful, cinematic slo-mo of TTTNE present. What did have an ending, however, is Game of Thrones, stealing the Emmy for Best Drama just two nights ago as a final goodbye and (slightly controversial) end to an era. In honor of, our theme shall be: best dramas of past, that is, all the concluded series (drama or not) we loved, enjoyed and still revisit. Avatar renewals are welcome! PS: tell me if you dislike the theme or title, people, this is a democracy.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Hello unknown person! Welcome back and nice to meet you. I have had a rather eventful week, I won’t go into details, but let me just say, I never craved a vacation more. I have already picked a destination and a hotel but I don’t dare to book it just yet, because heck knows how this virus fright is going to affect traveling in the next couple of months. I certainly don’t want to get stuck abroad and I also don’t want to lose on the plane/train tickets and hotel if I’m not allowed to travel. in the meanwhile I’m on a train to a work location, which is unduly full for Sunday night. Oh well. I bought a National Geographic because the news agent's didn’t stock anything I wanted to get. I’m not a huge fan of Nat Geo because I only ever read 20% of it. If I wanted to go into criticizing the world, I could as well describe the fault in the system that results in minor inconveniences like this, but I will spare you that. also my work project got canceled last week, which was unexpected and disappointing, though I can’t deny the moment didn’t give me some level of relief and a bit of healthy gloating. Oh well. I’m sure it’ll be revived at some point. and I have come to realize that since my sister has moved in with me, I am painfully involved in my family’s life and I want out. Well, not out, just outer. That’s why I want to go on a holiday when sister finally moves out. In fact I should consider moving to another country as it’s my last reasonable chance in the course of my life anyway. And if I’m to lazy and cowardly to do that, I will at least adopt a puppy and go to a language course or do another Bsc or something because my life badly needs some form of progress.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Awwww congratulations you guys!
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hindsight in 2020

    I’m watching Vikings again, I stopped after season 5 A and waited for the rest to go on Netflix. Then it finally did but I wasn’t interested and now I think even season 6 is out and they are promoting some final something on Instagram so I’ve decided to take on the ungrateful quest of finishing this... thing. So, I’ve started from season 5B and I’m currently 5 episodes in and the torture is real. I’m not sure why I didn’t abandon it for good yet, but god knows I should. Curiously, I’m not at all interested in the story or the fate of the characters, I do not care what’s going to happen and I do not care if the gang lives or dies. Or maybe I do, because I’m just waiting people to start biting the grass. The last time I was so desperate to see something of substance happen was in the last season of Game of Thrones... how I prayed to see characters die, and how they all disappointed me. But that’s only the essence of it, the truth is, there isn’t ONE tiny little element about this series at this point that’s right. The plot is so off the rails even stronger actors can’t salvage it. Costume design is a joke, as it has been for several seasons. And the directors seem to think that weird accents make for good acting? It’s hard to say but everybody has an accent. And sometimes Alex Hoegh Andersen speaks Danish to sound... uh... intimidating I suppose? The characters make less sense than ever, nothing they say or do adds up for any consistency, they just do things in random order without antecedent or consequence. When there happens to be a rare link of logic between scenes, it is showed so aggressively into your face that it expects less work from your brain than an episode of Peppa Pig. The visuals are nice, of course, but it’s rather sad that mainstream entertainment is reduced to aesthetic shot design and photoshop filters. The things I hated the most in no particular order: I’ll shut up, but my god, if you haven’t yet watched Vikings from season 4 on, don’t do it. Just don’t. Stay away. Run and hide. Don’t watch it.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    That doesn’t sound too bad. I wonder which of those children I would have been/were. As an adult I definitely bring all three attitudes to the table. I suppose as a child I was not critical at all. But my entire family did keep nagging me for years and years for being “too shy”. So I suppose I would have been the shy kid. children are curious little creatures to navigate. I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it with practice if you want to, and if not, i suppose you have a chance to pick what age group you want to work with, right?
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I believe you how did it go?
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    yeah, mine passed pretty quickly too, but it was an interesting three years nonetheless All right! Happy birthday to Crannog! I mean, they are children. You can hardly blame them for being childish Good luck with substituting!
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Oh it’s not like I’m dying to go out every other night and having low alcohol tolerance is holding me back. I simply “grew out of” both the heavy drinking and the clubbing. We all just gradually slowed back down during Msc studies and no longer felt the pressure have late nights with high heels and shots and dressing up. Now going out with friends means an early dinner at an actual sit down restaurant and a cinema visit, or a pub dinner with up to two drinks, and either way being home by 11. I can’t recall who that was, but happy birthday to them indeed!
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Oh and it’s Valentine’s Day today! Happy Valentines Day to everybody celebrating! (Or just happy shopping to those who are just there for the valentine deals and offers That’s never been me. Ever. Obviously.)
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Good day! I woke sister up with the kettle, so I suppose I should head out and restock some groceries, including her cereal and iced tea as a way of making amends. Ah the good old days when I could go out two nights in a row too...! Just the number of shots I’ve seen in her Insta story made me lightheaded. Old age approacheth...
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    My Renovation in Eastern Europe saga continues. I don’t like to talk trash my own country and people, but it’s so hard to believe that these things would happen in the UK or Scandinavia. When I go into a store to buy milk and ask for the price, I expect to hear the price I am going to pay at the cashier’s desk. You know what I mean. If I’m told that milk costs €3 and I pick up 2 bottles from the dairy aisle, I expect to pay €6. I don’t expect that €3 is the price per liter and a bottle contains 2,5 liters, so I’m starting out at €7,5 per bottle. I also don’t expect that €3 is a net price and will increase with the obscene 27% vat we have here. I mean is it a wonder that I get a heart attack at the cashier’s desk when my milk is scanned, and the receipt reads €19,05? With floorboard prices this is even more painful. And let me add: with the confusion around the discontinued model, they also casually forgot to send me review of my order to summarize the prices and the final cost. I just got an invoice. I have no words.
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    Acrophobia #37: Tourists! Come See My Beautiful Kingdom!!

    Thanks for hosting, HC, it was a great game and congrats to everybody, amazing, creative entries!
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Maybe, if they think of it first, but whoever initiates it the result is a conversation anyway. And sure an hour in a cafe is not the same as living together, but it’s better than nothing. Oh of course, that’s a valid risk in living with anybody, really, be it family, partner or friends. let us know how the living situation goes. I hope you find a suitable arrangement!
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I do recommend moving in with people you know you can get on with. If there aren’t any friends who want to move, you can still minimize the risk of moving in with the wrong people if you search carefully. If you decide to explore this option, I would encourage you to “interview” potential flat mates. Nobody has wants an uncomfortable living situation and will be open to having a cup of coffee. (If not, that’s a red flag in itself, in my opinion) An hour of conversation should filter people you can’t imagine putting up with quite efficiently. I’m not saying this is a perfect method, but it saved me from moving in with a flatmate I wouldn’t have got on with, and earned me a dream renter for my previous flat.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Don’t worry, the anxiousness and frustration about the wait is perfectly understandable. And yes, that sounds like a great idea! you can absolutely combine both jobs if you have the time. Hmm, being able to qualify for a loan is not particularly easy as a young person, I really do understand your concern there. then again, there are surely alternatives to living with your family more many more years until you are able to afford buying your own place. have you considered moving in with other people? Friends or your brother maybe if he wants to move out too? So the rent would be divided and thus more affordable for everybody. Ah snow! I have barely seen any snow this winter. Maybe for a day or two in early December? Not sure. Enjoy your snow, HC!
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    Acrophobia #37: Tourists! Come See My Beautiful Kingdom!!

    I have never watched the Oscars, there are very few things I’ll get out of bed at 3am on a Monday for and streaming the Oscars is not even close to making the list. I usually check award show results in the next morning on google.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Story of my life have patience, I’m sure the job situation will take a positive turn. after I spent two months trying to get my sister to go floorboard shopping, after we went and picked the floorboards, after I had the parameters measured, after I emailed the order details and waited for the invoice... ... the retailer calls me back that the floorboard we picked was discontinued and there isn’t 10 packs to be found in the whole of Europe. I know God only wants to make me stronger, but I feel like my nervous system has a triceps already, I’m not sure it wants to get any stronger.
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    Acrophobia #37: Tourists! Come See My Beautiful Kingdom!!

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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I feel like you know something, my train is currently 70 minutes late, so yeah, fun weekend so far The issue is that the noise makers are always different people from the uni campus nearby. Thus, it’s hard for the police to do anything about the individuals. It’s the uni and the dorm facilities that should take responsibility but they don’t. yeah, I’ve been doing this for 3 years and lately I’ve been losing interest in it. There’s also little room for growth for me here so maybe the time to move on is near. And yeah thanks I’ve slept off the third life crisis and by the time I finished typing this, my train got cancelled and the next one is already 20 minutes late too. Good times.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I’ e been up since 3 am because there are groups of people being loud in front of the building and it’s impossible to sleep. Also my heater is terribly loud when it switches on so I have to get some repairmen to look at it again, because this has not been an issue before it was fixed a few weeks ago. And what does one do when she can’t sleep from the heater or the inconsiderate Uncivilized, bad mannered animals on the street don’t let her sleep? Think herself into a third life crises or whatever kind of crisis it is appropriate to have at my age. Basically I’m just extremely overwhelmed by the amount of problems to solve and tasks to tackle on my shoulder and I’m weirdly bothered by having to do it allllllllll alone, which is why I don’t have time for a private life to not be alone, which is why the sea of responsibilities won’t get easier. Well it will, once my sister moves out, but boy, aren’t we still many difficult months from that? And I also have some back pain I should get checked because I spend my life sitting at a computer, and a bunch of preventative medical checkups to book and attend. I’m also generally sick of my job and need a mental break from it, either by quitting or going to this course I’ll be taking from April - and maybe studying something overall different that will somehow stimulate my mind Again and make feel interested in what I spend my time with. and really what civilized adult in their right mind is out on a residential street at 4 am being as loud as these people are? Maybe I should give up and watch a show or something until it’s appropriate to get up. /fun times with rhaenys
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    No, it’s probably easier to keep clean, but we are talking about 3,5square meter bathroom, if you put an opaque cabin in such room, stepping inside you see three half-square-meter slots and that’s your sense of space. With transparent glass, you would see all 3,5 square meter and not feel like you are trapped in a toilet with a phone box. The opaque glass also doesn’t let through enough light, so you would be showering in one rather dark corner. Yes, that would all be true if I were in contact with the shower company. The panels were obviously acid wash because the construction manager asked for them to be, I doubt there was any mistake in that. The mistake was my not putting my specific preference in writing about the shower cabin. There has been a lot of discussion about it and in my mind it had been settled, but clearly some info was lost. Now the construction manager will never admit that I specified something other than what he ordered without written proof (if I ever did at all). So at the end of the day, the responsibility is mine for not keeping it in close check during a hectic and busy time and letting myself believe it was settled without making sure.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    yeah, we have away a lot of things to my cousin too, books, dvds mostly. absolutely with everybody’s work and private life getting in the way all the time. Well I still found no written trace that they messed it up. Like I said, I myself am not even sure I said this about the shower. I do remember asking for the acid wash glass on the front door and repeating ten times that I will not under any circumstances have an acid wash glass sliding door in the living room, but I’m just not 100% positive about the shower. The only thing I found was an offer for the shower with black hardware and that featured transparent glass on the illustration. But that’s a commercial photograph and I can’t possibly argue that it made me think I would get transparent glass and I’m disappointed that I didn’t get what I thought. /rant I am considering it, but it’s terribly awful and terribly impractical. Well we’ll see.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    Update: Yes, I can change the shower panels back for transparent glass relatively easily. For €500. Well I never truly expected anything less than 450 anyway.
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I do find a queer joy in regularly decluttering and getting rid of stuff. Growing up it was the done thing in our house to sort out clothes and toys I no longer used twice a year (before winter and before summer). The only thing I wasn’t allowed to get rid of were books. We did store these items in the attic for an obscene amount of time, then my mother slowly started giving them away to the local kindergarten and underprivileged families. at one point she also got rid of my high school textbooks. That scarred me, especially losing my precious history things. oh tell me about it. Having grown up the best we can manage with any friend group is meeting up twice a year. Even with individual friends, we only get to see each other every other months. Another thing nobody mentioned about adulthood when we were kids
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    TTTNE 476 - the ghost of series past

    I understand that decluttering more closets is a poor substitute for what you would rather be doing, but you have to admit, it’s a damn useful one. keep calm and carry on, I’m sure you’ll hear back from the job soon!
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