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  1. HelenaExMachina

    More Things Star Wars

    I think you are seriously underestimating the power of love to blind people to the faults in those we care for, especially family. Leia is definitely practical, but she is not heartless. She is not the type of character to order her son put down even if she does know his true nature. And Luke, even if he didn’t care two figs for Ben, wouldn’t want to hurt Leia like that...I mean I wouldnsuspect he never told her he tried to kill Ben at the temple either. As for not hunting down Snoke, who knows? Probably not as easy as it sound s if Snoke hides away at the heart of the First Order and the Resistance is crippled by the New Republic’s aversion to conflict
  2. HelenaExMachina

    Upcoming TV Series of 2018 - Your most anticipated shows

    From what I read it’s non-musical. I think BBC actually produces some rather excellent dramas and there is a lot there which looked interesting. Very happy to see Killing Eve in there, been waiting for that to arrive. Yeah no dates for any of these. And in fact the piece I read on Les Miserables said 2019 so could be any time really
  3. HelenaExMachina

    Small things you hate

    Even more annoying when you are expecting a call and so can’t ignore unknown numbers
  4. HelenaExMachina

    TTTNE 473: An Obsession of Joshes

    I’m a studeeeennnnnnnttttttt! again. Or will be come September/once uni receives my acceptance letter and bank transfer. In other words, I got an unconditional offer. With a partial scholarship based on academic excellence edit: the only way plans change now is if I get offered a job I interviewed for last week but that’s not likely so STUDENT!
  5. HelenaExMachina

    Upcoming TV Series of 2018 - Your most anticipated shows

    I think it’s scheduled for 2019 but the BBC has another of its 6-part adaptations of a classic, this time Les Miserables. Complete with obligatory Olivia Coleman! i’ll definitely watch, I enjoyed War and Peace and Howard’s End
  6. HelenaExMachina

    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    My starting sentence was pretty abstract. It’s actually a funny coincidence that Buck started this game now, as the sentence I had used jumped out at me when I read it as something I wanted to use for Pictionary
  7. HelenaExMachina

    HBO's Sharp Objects

    That’s a fair position. The Handmaid’s Tale had a brilliant first season but was very difficult to watch. Perhaps that’s why I keep putting off the second season. Anyway, I can definitely see why you wouldn’t want to watch this at the same time, there’s only so much bleakness you can handle
  8. I wasn’t suggesting Abercrombie did. I just found the line funny because of other authors
  9. Hehehehehe. There’s humour in that phrase Not that I don’t believe him, just I’m fairly sure we have examples where’s this line hasn’t proved, um...entirely truthful...
  10. HelenaExMachina

    Tolkien 2.0

    Well I would say “winners” in a very sceptical way. The victory benefits them certainly, but as you mention everyone must be subservient to her..how long until she becomes the utter tyrant she sought to depose? Im also interested in how Rivendell and Elrond fit into your hypothetical. Does Galadriel become paranoid toward some the owners of the three? (And did she sieze Gandalf’s when she imprisoned him?) Wouldn’t Elron oppose his mother-in-law’s actions? What of the Dunedain heading South on aid Aragorn? i enjoy your speculations by the way
  11. HelenaExMachina

    HBO's Sharp Objects

    Flynn is really a brilliant writer. As well as her full length novels, I also enjoyed her short story in Rogues. And looking it up quickly, I see she is showrunning Utopia on Amazon which has suddenly become a must watch for me! Wikipedia (I know I know) also lists Flynn as the writer for a few episodes which is all to the good She is indeed. Amy Adams too; knew she was talented but something about her performance in episode one really worked for me and I dunno, almost made me forget I was watching someone act if that makes any sense at all?
  12. HelenaExMachina

    TTTNE 473: An Obsession of Joshes

    Oh, where are you now, and why? There was a boxer on our street when I was little who would stubbornly sit down on a morning until we walked our dog and she got to see him and play with him. The poor old man who owned her was stood freezing in the snow for half an hour one day because she wouldn't move
  13. HelenaExMachina

    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    This is unacceptable. Rage, rage, rage against this slovenly (heh there is almost a pun there if you squint hard enough) behaviour from the ant eater! Of course when I am inevitably late later in the game this standard does not apply
  14. HelenaExMachina

    Primetime Emmy Awards 2018

    WAs just reading the bbc America write up on their nominations and found it a bit sad TiVo discover Sandra Oh is the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for lead actress. That’s really quite sad to think about
  15. HelenaExMachina

    More Things Star Wars

    I believe Luke explicitly mentions Snoke seducing him no? Certainly think that deserves more explanation, and I think we’ll get more backstory next film