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  1. I'm confident, I don't think they've really had a bad season yet and while there's a couple of minor things I'd change I have faith they'll finish strong
  2. My coffee order has gone from £2.40 to £2.85 since January. I have actually managed to cut down though and use the coffee making facilities at work. Their coffee, their electric bill, cheaper day for me. Thats if you can even find a provider. I've just moved to a new flat and nobody will take me as a new customer because of the high energy prices. The fuck. Eta: I might be able to ring them to sort this out but fuck, this is annoying and not what you want when you're working full time and trying to move and get everything sorted.
  3. Regardless of style, size, or precautionary measures taken, the one inevitable for any new shoes I've ever bought are blisters. Such is the natural order of the world.
  4. Your next year's resolution needs to be to expand your vocabulary and come up with some new names
  5. When I was at sixth form (2012-14) there were the usual talks from various universities on why you should apply there but we also got a pretty good range of talks from alternatives to uni. I knew what I wanted to do so only attended a few but those options were certainly there. I don't know if this was the norm or just my particular sixth form
  6. Finished up the season today (bang on time, my Netflix subscription expires in 2 hours). I thought the whole season was excellent, though I enjoyed the first arc more than the second. The whole cast was excellent and, brief as their scenes were, I really enjoyed Desire in this. I thought I look forward to seeing where this goes next and will certainly be hoping for a renewal
  7. Yes definitely AG, I loved Good Omens. AG started well and then behind the scenes switch ups and whatnot sent it spiralling, sadly. Kirby Howell Baptiste, wow, what a treat she was. The "second act" of season one has set up really well and I think has set a perfect pace for the season. I'm also curious about the budget for the show, because they don't seem to have skimped anywhere and everything looks very polished. I suppose they were willing to take a risk on this. Are the comics finished now or still being published?
  8. Thank you, I will be rewatching Stardust after I finish this series. Somehow I always forget that Tristan is Daredevil. I felt similarly regarding the casting of Dream, I think it was the constant use of the same whispery monotone voice. Then I realised that's probably intentional because he's, well, Dream. So I'm fine with it now even if I think thE supporting cast have been stronger. Naturally Davjd Thewlis was a particular standout. I've just finished 24/7 which seemed like a natural conclusion to the first act of the season. Fantastic episode, as was the previous one (watched them straight through back to back). Very impressed with the series which I'm glad of given that Gaiman's last adaptation failed after lots of behind the camera shenanigans.
  9. They ran OitNB for 7 seasons, although the source material for that was only really a suggestion for most of it
  10. Very good first episode, did a great job hooking me in and I immediately jumped into the second but had to shut it off midway through because I was running late. Everything looks incredible so far and can't wait to see where it goes. Have not read the comics, fwiw
  11. My work addled brain can make neither head nor tail of these letters I've finished the Boys Season 3 and the Expanse Season 6(?) recently. Both excellent as expected, the finale for the Boys wasn't quite what I expected and a bit of a lack lustre conclusion to the rest of the season but the show remains great and I'll certainly be back for season 4. The Expanse I loved, slow start especially considering it was a condensed and final season with a lot to cram in, but the final 4 episodes had me hooked and I wish we were getting more. Next...hm. May give Westworld Season 4 a try, I was planning to hold off until the season ended but I'm turning up short on things I want to watch. I've also avoided any spoilers so far and don't want to ruin that.
  12. I don't have the comparison point of the books but now the show is done(? I'll stay hopeful) I'll be giving them a try. Looking forward to seeing the changes and hopefully getting further info on some things the show didn't have time for. I agree that the show did a great job with casting actors who gave a lot of life to these roles Aside from Drummer, who I just mentioned, and Avasarala who I've praised before, I very much enjoyed Amos and Bobby. For two characters on the quieter and more emotionally reserved side I thought each of them brought a lot to to their roles, especially Amos (Wes Chatham). I should dive into the bonus stuff while my Amazon is still active
  13. I just booked a trip to Vienna end of November/beginning of December which naturally brought me to TTTNE. How are you all?
  14. Once you've started you may as well go all in. No point showing up just a 'little' hungover. What are your shots of choice?
  15. I am 7 months late but finally managed to get around to the final season. Well worth the wait and I will absolutely miss this show, its been such a delight from beginning to end. Standout for this final season was definitely Drummer
  16. Younger me enjoyed the Silmarillion. Moreso the later chapters which are more of a narrative. Going back now I've even more appreciation for the book and especially the beginning covering the creation. The Hobbit is very special to me and holds a sort of special place in my heart for many reasons. I've reached for it on several occasions where I'm having a bad day and need the comfort of something simple and cheery to brighten things up.
  17. I'd suspect Autumn/Winter for Season 3 of HDM. I feel like I went on a deep dive recently to check on the filming progress. I seem to recall that we might get some scenes from La Belle Sauvage but perhaps I've mixed that up or conflated with something else. Also no signs of the final Book of Dust, disappointingly
  18. Quick point regarding Maeve, this season she has also worked extremely hard to get herself ready to face Homelander. She's stopped drinking (mostly, just then one tipsy night with Butcher) and says she has been training. I think this is a lot different to the Maeve from season one and two. Maeve also showed she could at least hurt Stormfront in season 2 and that was before she began making an effort to train more. I didn't have an issue with her going up against Homelander in the finale - he was also clearly holding back from killing her for most of the fight
  19. Thank you all, appreciate the input and think quite honestly I just needed to get that out of my system somewhere. Everything you've all said sounds sensible and I'll likely just bring it up as a point in my next 1-2-1 that maybe our team should have these opportunities and would make more sense from a business perspective
  20. I am in a strange situation at work. Generally everything is going well, I enjoy the job, enjoy my team, feel I get paid fairly, etc. However, recently there's been a situation that really just seems like a complete lack of awareness from one of the senior operations team (not directly above me but higher in the business structure I guess). She has mentioned, repeatedly, a trip she is taking to New York to pitch our services to our office there. There was a little jealousy at first of course but kind of just accepted it and moved in. But as the trip has got closer its felt more and more annoying. She is going to pitch our services without actually knowing what it my team does and how we work. Over the past week and a half I've been asked to prepare case studies, a presentation, and coach her on what it is we are able to offer. And yesterday she asked me to dial in remotely to assist with the presentation in case anyone had questions. Bearing in mind the time differences, this means I will need to stop late on the day of the presentation. I (and others on my team) are now feeling incredibly frustrated and resentful that this person has been sent on this trip that we have done all of the work for. Not only would we have liked to go, but we'd have been more suitable. If anyone asks her a question after the presentation she won't have a clue how to respond. It feels like this doesn't even make sense from a business perspective. Am I being u reasonable to feel so resentful? Would it be reasonable to discuss how I'm feeling about this with my manager (who also had to assist this person in prepping for the trip)? I feel petty for thinking like this but there it is
  21. I mean its a TV show, what did you expect it to do? If its not making profit its getting cancelled.
  22. The Boys season 3 is wild and I'm loving every second of it
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