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  1. One Day at a Time ended too soon
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    I'm rereading Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb by listening to it on audiobook during my commute, and am just starting N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Earth trilogy.
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    Year in Review, 2018: Entertainment Edition

    What was your favorite live event (concert, sporting event, play, festival, convention, etc.) you attended in 2018? Austin City Limits festival (faves were Cvrches, Janelle Monae, and Brandi Carlile) Favorite show or sporting match you watched on live TV in 2018? Big Brother 20 season premiere I guess, I don't watch much live TV What song did you hit “repeat” on the most in 2018? Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae Favorite book and/or comic you read in 2018? Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold Favorite TV show you binge watched in 2018? Harlots Favorite TV show you watched week to week in 2018? Killing Eve, Sharp Objects, or the Good Place - don't make me decide! Favorite animated series of 2018? She-Ra Favorite animated film of 2018? Incredibles 2 Favorite documentary of 2018? n/a Favorite comedy film of 2018? Oceans 8? Does that count? If not, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (sign me up for more of the MMCU) Favorite action and/or sci-fi film of 2018? Black Panther Favorite drama and/or romance film of 2018? Crazy Rich Asians (romance) Favorite video game of 2018? Haven't played any that came out this year. I guess the game I played for the first time in 2018 is Rocket League Favorite YouTube channel in 2018? n/a What’s your favorite/most used app on your smartphone in 2018? Twitter Who is the one entertainer that died in 2018 you’d bring back? (There can be only one!) Aretha Franklin What was your 2018 like as depicted in emojis or a single .gif?
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I think the film's real free will test is to see how long you follow all of the replay options to find out what happens on an alternate decision path vs just..stopping and moving on with your life
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    Duologies, what would you reccomend?

    You could try The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. There's technically a third one as it's officially a trilogy, but only the first two are directly related, the other is just set in the same world (at a different time, too). Quick reads, a really cool world, and not grimdark.
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    Top 3 books of 2018

    From what I've read this year: 1. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (and the following two books in the trilogy) 2. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I watched this on my Roku TV stick and it worked perfectly!
  8. I really disagree about Thyra and think it's bullshit.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Attach a note to the collar? Or get a new collar and leave the old one on so the other owners know they have a competitor!
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    The Haunting of Hill house [spoilers]

    That's a kind of tough question to answer. There are a lot of characters in the show who exist in the book (names and characteristics) as well some similar themes and little easter eggs that tie back to the novel, but it's a fundamentally different storyline.
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    What’s your all time favorite book series?

    The Long Price Quartet is probably my second favorite too!
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    What’s your all time favorite book series?

    Seconded! I don't think anything will ever top the journey these books take you on. I could re-read this series and this series alone for the rest of my life and always find something new in them.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    I forgot how dangerous Robin Hobb books are. I'm just starting the Fitz/Fool trilogy and keep staying up way too late reading Fool's Assassin. I remember when I first read Ship of Destiny, I stayed up all night to finish it, sitting on the floor of my bedroom. That was the first time I'd ever stayed up all night, and the next day at school my hands kept shaking from exhaustion. Truly deadly books.
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    Sense8: why...so...sensitive (spoilers)

    Mild spoilers for each show:
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    Sense8: why...so...sensitive (spoilers)

    The level of bad press Netflix is getting over this is pretty astonishing. There's even a pretty successful change.org petition going around right now. Maybe I'm too wrapped up in it, but the level of uproar feels unusually high, and I agree with drawkcabi that they are more sensitive to PR issues than regular network shows. Maybe we will see a wrap up movie/mini-series/special. One can dream, right?
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    Sense8: why...so...sensitive (spoilers)

    Wow... I am shattered over this news. Really bad timing (Pride month-wise) and coming right after canceling some of their other diverse shows. I really really loved Sense8 and connected to each of the main characters more than I have to any TV characters in years. Just really heartbreaking. At least we're not alone in being upset, #sense8 has been trending Worldwide on twitter for a couple of hours now (currently at #2, was at #1) and there's been a lot of bad press about the cancellation. I don't think it will lead to anything, but it's nice to see how much this show touched its viewers.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    ehhhh, you're probably right. It doesn't seem as long as some of the other books so I'll think I'll just work though Silver Spike before moving onto the next four books. Saves me some money now too haha. Thanks!
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Question about the reading order of this series, which seems to have been slightly addressed at the top of the page but I'm afraid of delving too deep into this thread for fear of spoilers, BUT: So it seems I've already screwed up the reading order. I'm reading the omnibus version of this series, and I've wrapped up the Books of the North (original trilogy) and am 2/3 of the way through the Books of the South, when all of a sudden I'm taken back north with the Silver Spike? Nuh uh, not cool! I need to see what happens with Lady's daughter and Soulcatcher and Longshadow and the Stranglers etc etc! My question: can I skip the Silver Spike (which I probably should have read right after the original Books of the North trilogy, but we'll blame the omnibus editions for that) and read the Glittering Stone sagas I and II and THEN go back to the Silver Spike? Or do I really need to read the Silver Spike before tackling the final four books? My biggest fears here are that I'm going to slog very slowly through Silver Spike because I'm so disappointed at the switch in story focus that I'm a) not going to really enjoy it and b ) I won't remember as clearly what's going on down south when I finally get to the Glittering Stone sagas. Thoughts?
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Worth noting that the kindle version of The Forever War is $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon store. That was part of the bundle of ebooks linked above, but it's cheaper than the rest.
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    iZombie on the CW

    Love this show! I think it has a nice balance between being case-of-the-week while also being fairly heavily serialized. Blaine is a great villain, I agree! The bait-and-switch with Major was well done, I definitely didn't see it coming. Regarding the cure--Ravi has been working on it little by little since the rat was zombified--there have been occasional scenes with him talking into his phone, recording his progress, that sort of thing. My guess is that he may find a cure, but they it might have dangerous side effects and/or supply will be very limited. Do you think Major gets scratched, and Liv gives up her share of the cure for him? Hmmm... Really glad it's been renewed!
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    iZombie on the CW

    No matter how many shows or movies I see David Anders in, he will always be Sark (from Alias) to me. I still am surprised when I hear his natural American accent rather than his British accent from Alias.
  22. Yeah, this exactly. GRRM did not write this episode. Benioff and Weiss were given the credits, and GRRM only wrote the one, 2x09.
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    You wouldn't happen to have a Twitter account of exactly the same name, would you...? ETA: Nevermind. Asked @indigocat, and despite the fact that you both are studying Arabic, you are not the same person. :leaving: