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Stannis Eats No Peaches

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  1. Stannis Eats No Peaches

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    It didn’t feel like a film about the Joker at all, more that they just called it that and threw the names Wayne and Gotham in to attract a wider audience. Phoenix gave a great performance, but I didn’t find the film very satisfying, to be honest. It just felt very uncomfortable and didn’t really seem to do anything interesting in terms of plot.
  2. So do I understand rightly that Johnson could have put forward some legislation so that he would only need a simple majority for an election, but due to the prorogation he now doesn’t have time for that? If so, I imagine he feels pretty silly right now...
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    Careerchat III

    That’s fair enough. I think I’ll just have an honest conversation about it after the weekend. I actually quite like the job and the company, and would be fine with this raise if I was in the same position as when I started a year ago, but given my relative seniority within the team and the fact that I could go elsewhere, as well as the fact that I know the company is doing very well, I just think it’s worth asking for more.
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    Careerchat III

    So I was preempted by my boss today who called me into my office to say I’ve been given a raise, backdated 2 months. Great! Except it’s a raise of 2.5%, which is barely above inflation. I acted pleased at the time but I’m rather disappointed, given that in a week or so’s time I was going to ask for a notably higher raise, which I do think I’m worth. I’m split between applying for another better paid job and then asking for a counter-offer, or just straight up telling my boss thanks but I’d want more than that and will be looking for other things if he can’t offer higher.
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    Careerchat III

    This sounds like good advice, thanks. Unfortunately, most of it is not really applicable because it’s an international company with a small office where I work, plus my department was brand new when I joined, so almost everyone there has only been there as long as me. As a result, the only person I know to have received a pay rise is my supervisor, who started at the same time as me and then got promoted. As the department has only existed for a year, there aren’t any established norms that I know of.
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    Careerchat III

    Does anyone have advice on how to go about getting a pay rise? Ive never done it before. I’ve been at my job for a year now and it’s a small team with a moderately high turnover, so I’m now one of the longest-serving members, yet still on the same pay as the newer people. I understand that you should always go in prepared to walk away from the job if they refuse. From looking around at other local jobs, I could without too much difficulty find a job in a similar domain that would pay a starting salary of about 10% better than what I’m on, probably with better progression prospects. Would I be wise to ask for a 10% increase then, or should I go slightly higher? Given that with experience and general ability I’m a valuable part of the team, but if I don’t see any other jobs with more than 10% higher it would be a risky move with nothing to back it up.
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    His Dark Materials Series

    Huh. I like Andrew Scott, but that’s not how I pictured John Parry. He comes across as a bit too skittish. Mind you I said that about McAvoy when he was cast as Asriel, which I take back now.
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    The helicopter crash did happen, but it happened about 6 months later.
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    Was it just me who did not readily appreciate at the time that they would not be able to get Natasha back after she jumped? Maybe my brain was switched off at the time or I was thinking about something else (there was some seriously weird editing a couple of scenes earlier), but when they said that she was dead for good, my reaction was something of a delayed “OH... well shit”
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    Video Games: Keanu Re3ves Is Breathtaking

    Fair points for sure, it’s obviously a lot fresher for you so I won’t argue on the finer points of the story as it’s been years since I played. I just think the main reason why the community at large considered it a mediocre instalment was the lack of innovation in its gameplay. It’s something I read about a fair bit when I played it because my reaction was also that it definitely wasn’t as bad as I’d been led to believe.
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    I remember when the Independent used to be a reputable news source.
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    Video Games: Keanu Re3ves Is Breathtaking

    I had a similar feeling after completing it, but in my mind it still sits as mediocre for a few of reasons. - The lack of innovation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the only new gadget was the shock gloves, which don’t really change the gameplay, they just make it easier. It’s just the same gameplay as City. Oh and that CSI reconstruction thing, which was OK I guess, but didn’t add much. I can’t really remember anything else. - The map has doubled in size, while the content has not. It feels a lot more open but also a lot more empty and less interesting to traverse. This is why they introduced fast travel, because they knew it was boring to cross the whole map. They could have improved the gliding and grappling, but no they went with a loading screen. - The story. It’s ok, and I really don’t mind the different voice actors, but it’s a bit disappointing that it starts off with a new villain and then surprise surprise it’s the Joker again. I was hoping for something different. I really loved City’s story and it just felt like a bit of a step down. Also there’s no reason given for no normal people being outside, apart from it being dangerous. There’s been no evacuation like in Knight. I’ll give you the boss fights, they are largely better than anything in the other games with the exception of Mr Freeze in City, but I found the overall experience to be a blander version of City. It’s entertaining if you liked City, sure, but feels a bit lazy. Its issues aren’t as bad as Knight’s issues, though.
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    How many lives does Cocaine destroy every year? I wish I could say I’m surprised that the reaction isn’t “it’s a bit late to throw you in prison, but you won’t work in politics ever again.” Meanwhile, Boris plans on further upwards redistribution of wealth by introducing a tax cut for the wealthy, paid for by raising NI contributions and by using up that useless No Deal Brexit bailout fund. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48577579 What a time to be alive!
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    Well this more than made up for GoT. The end text said that Dyatlov died in prison of radiation-related sickness, but Wikipedia says he was released after 3 years and died of heart failure in 1995. Just makes me wonder which is true and if it’s wikipedia, how much of the series is not true? I know it’s a dramatisation but still. Reminds me of Band of Brothers which says that Private Blithe died of his wounds in 1946, but he actually lived for much longer.
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    So she’s going on the 7th June, the end of a long and dignified premiership that did a remarkable job of bringing the country back together after the referendum.