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Stannis Eats No Peaches

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  1. I don’t know if any of you have read a newspaper recently, but the ice caps are melting and the sea levels are rising. More sea means more waves, and I’ll be damned if they don’t need someone to rule them!
  2. Ah, yes sorry I was being confused by iPlayer. There have been 10 episodes released so far, not 10 episode in season 2.
  3. I’m pretty sure it said that there are 10 episodes for season 2, which probably means they’re going to start the Amber Spyglass, though I don’t remember seeing any hints of that in the trailer.
  4. I liked Mary’s introduction, though found the focus on the Magisterium’s internal politics a bit unnecessary. I’m hoping they just wanted to get it out the way and that’s the end of it for now. I did like that there were more background daemons. I like Will and Lyra together, and the scene in the botanic garden was a very nice touch. I don’t really have anything else to say. It’s a bit... slow? Looks good though.
  5. It couldn’t, that’s my point. No one was expecting Trump to win, and so a Trump presidency was never factored into any pro-Brexit arguments before his election. Now you have Farage and the like complaining that Trump’s defeat makes a mess of The Brexit That Was Always Meant To Be. I’m just saying that’s a load of bollocks. Brexit was conceived without Trump, so if it now seems like a shit idea without him, that’s just because it was always a shit idea. As Werthead said above, he was just a temporary lifeline.
  6. Yes, if a successful Brexit depended on the White House being occupied by Trump or someone just as, uh, unusual, it probably wasn’t a very sound idea. It’s depressing that it’s taken this long for them to realise. ETA: At the time of the referendum campaign, it seemed most likely that Hillary Clinton was going to be in the White House. Let’s be under no illusion that Trump’s presidency was something that was counted on back in 2016, and his defeat has pulled the rug from under us.
  7. I’ve just watched it, and found it OK as a start with somewhat clunky dialogue, but I’m still deeply puzzled about why they made Will older.
  8. I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall wherever Trump has been these past few days. I know it’s unlikely (anything is possible in 2020!), but if Biden wins in Georgia but none of the other states still counting and it ends up a 269-269 tie, I gather that the House then votes for the president and the Senate votes for the VP? So that would mean that Pence would end up being Biden’s VP? Or is Biden not certain to be chosen by the House (something to do with each state only getting one vote)?
  9. Yikes, this whole thing is a lot scarier than it should have been. Would someone explain to a curious foreigner? We’re expecting the results of Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Arizona today, right? If Biden wins 3 or 4 of them he’s basically certain to win, but if he only wins 2 of them then we’ll have to wait for Pennsylvania later this week? Can the US rejoin the Paris Agreement if the democrats don’t control the senate? That’s mostly what I’m worried about.
  10. This hits the nail on the head for me. They introduced more enemy types too, which really changed the dynamics of the predator sections, so it’s a shame they were so lacklustre.
  11. I don’t agree with the assertions that this was done just as an excuse to get rid of Corbyn, and not because he’s refused to apologise again. If Corbyn believes this was just a political move, he’s overestimating how much he matters at the moment.
  12. I initially expected that this would have been an employee (probably a man) cordoning off the area without really thinking about it, but it’s quite an impressive cock up that they tried to defend it on Twitter too.
  13. I considered translation (there’s actually a bit of it in my current job), but was put off by the whole freelance thing. My impression was that you’d also need a master’s, so you couldn’t exactly try it out for a bit without committing.
  14. How do you make a living? What’s your profession? I considered putting this in the career thread, but wanted to catch a wider audience. I graduated from my Bachelor’s degree a little over 2 years ago and I’m getting pretty restless in my current role, but have little idea of what to do with my life, so I’m just curious to learn what kind of variety of professions there are on this board. Who knows, maybe I’ll get some inspiration! Be as specific as you like. I’ll go first: I provide customer service in three languages for an outdoor clothing company, mostly via the phone and email, but with a little bit of social media as well.
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