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  1. 4 points
    You're welcome [emoji4]. Also in celebration of the last day of pride month and the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, I'm going to post this picture ^^.
  2. 3 points
    Okay, I had to google The Wave, folie a deux and fairy rings. Whatever elf forest or not you guys are in, it's definitely elf language. Yah, I enjoy fireworks once in a while, back then there was time when we would stand by early in the night with tripod and all in free (but crowded, obviously) public area to catch the show and got the video. However, I realized that I had been wasting too many nice things by watching them only from my viewfinder, and the videos or images of fireworks don't really represent what you see, so since then I would just enjoy it. Something I would like to do in America on 4th of July; apparently there are volunteer works to help calming down dogs in shelter. I think it's nice.
  3. 3 points
    I don't see that Sherlock sees John that way actually. Yes, it was mentioned a couple of times, especially regarding Mary, but always thought that it's excuse that I don't buy and just a forced justification. At least in the beginning I thought Sherlock sees John as more of moral, outsourced conscience. That John sees the unfortunate part of murders, symphatize with the victims (Jennifer Wilson, blind old lady) while Sherlock sees them as puzzle pieces because he needs to. So I thought Sherlock thinks that John is attracted to case because of purpose, to help make right, therefore John wants Sherlock to be the hero because he can. He does enjoy running around jumping from rooftop to rooftop, but not just because John likes the thrill of jumping, but the purpose of jumping. If John were interested that much in danger, he would put himself in many situations more carelessly more often. Other than raiding the drug house, I don't remember any other scenarios where he purposely seek dangerous situation when he doesn't have to.
  4. 3 points
    Wishing everyone over the pond a happy 4th of July 🇱🇷👍
  5. 3 points
    Watching the fireflies.
  6. 2 points
    I would agree but only to certain extent, because somehow imho, it seems like parties are mostly used to... show off? Maybe I had seen/heard too many of those. For example, I really couldn't stand the story of distant relatives who spent a lot, I mean a lot of money for their weddings, while they were both unemployed/just start working, relying on their parents, who supported it, because it's their 'reputation'. And an ex-colleague of mine who was let go unfairly, all he stressed about was providing a lavish wedding for his son/daughter, which, being a good friend that I was, told him honestly that it is a very crappy reason and if his kid want expensive wedding, he/she should work for it. Because I couldn't stand seeing how sad he was, saving every penny, leading a very humble and hard life, had health problems while the kid didn't seem to understand what he went through. (well I know because he told me). And I winced at kid's birthday parties on the age when, technically, they still understand nothing. Of course it's not my business, just the ones that I know are normally forced by the parent who is not the bread winner, in a household with plethora of expenses and high living cost country. Parties are expensive, and at the end of the day, after screaming and crying children, messy 'party', all you see is a very very tired and stressed Dad, wasteful stuffs and you-need-a-lifetime-to-play-with-them toys. I only attended once, once, but my youngest brother is destined to do that forever. I feel for him but there is no way I would go through that again. And I'd be honest, outside the couple, probably their parents, who really give a fish about a baby's gender actually? Who cares? I'm going to grow old friendless is it??? Grumpy and witchy?? What gives? Yes! That. Used to have travelling buddies where we played Scrabble etc until we forgot to sleep. Two of them visited me last month, it was fun but it won't be easy to get together.. but wait, three of them are working together now. (two of us left the company but one just came back) so it'd be on me to complete the four.
  7. 2 points
    Just sounds like life to me.
  8. 2 points
    So, at no small risk to myself and others, I've done an exhaustive study of my own (also known as visiting the public restroom where I work) to ascertain whether or not Mr. James's assertions do, in fact, hold water. (So to speak. ) First of all, the toilet paper dispenser was installed sideways, meaning you were just as likely (or unlikely) to brush your fingers against the wall when reaching for it, no matter which way the toilet paper was draped. And second of all, maybe it's different for guys, but at no time did my hands stray near anything, BEFORE I touched the toilet paper, which might be considered bacteria laden. Nor did they stray again to the toilet paper roll AFTER venturing into regions that might be considered bacteria laden. Hence, no bacterial transfer could have taken place. Ergo, I must conclude that Geoffrey James is full of hooey, and his "scientific theory" is hereby debunked. QED. You're welcome.
  9. 2 points
    Unfortunately, no, that's not how Moftiss did it, though they came closer in the first series. Admittedly, though, it's easier with Good Omens because the two guys in question aren't even guys, strictly speaking, and therefore the question of whether they even have any sexuality as commonly understood is open to interpretation. But that's exactly the point, that "open to interpretation" bit. Nobody in Good Omens, say, ever indignantly states that they're not gay, or gay for that matter. They are clearly shown to care a lot for each other, and just what that means is left for the viewer to decide.
  10. 2 points
    Husband and I finally got around to watching Good Omens on Amazon Prime. What a delightful little series! Moftiss, take note (and given that Mark Gatiss had a tiny role in one episode, he at least should) - *that* is how you treat two guys who are the most important person in each other's lives. Just show their devotion (and the actors did a marvellous job of it) and let the viewer sort it out on their own. Also, best soundtrack ever.
  11. 2 points
    I never went to my prom. I couldn't have even if I wanted to, but I didn't want to. It always sounded so boring. People older than me told me I'd regret not going, but I never have. I think gender reveal parties are a relatively new phenomenon. Some parties used to be common but seem to have gone out of fashion. I can't remember the last time I heard of someone having a Sweet 16, for instance. I don't enjoy parties, but I'm not against them. Generally speaking I think they're good things. Milestones should be celebrated. We have little enough to celebrate in life as it is.
  12. 2 points
    According to a (forgotten from where) source, five common nightmares are: falling, being chased, feeling trapped, being late, and suffering the death of close family member. I want to add the need for toilet but clean ones are exposed/doorless and the one with privacy are dirty. Geez, I don't mind if one day we find a way to eliminate the need of sleep all together, and the need to eat. I find those two as incredible waste of time. But then I start to think about alternate world where we don't need to sleep and eat, and come to conclusion that we may not need to work as well since the need for housing and food are the main things we try to fulfil. And because of that, people would have too much free time to do other things; crime, making babies, over population taking over nature, socializing.... GAH! Bring back eating and sleeping!!
  13. 2 points
    Yes enjoy your liberty day, people.... Sorry Carol, can't quite get my head around that! (In Molly vein): you probably should say thank you.
  14. 2 points
    This firefly came for a ride in my car. I gently escorted him out at the next stop.
  15. 2 points
    Sounds like us right after Series 2! Except there were only six (seven counting the pilot) episodes then.
  16. 2 points
    Well, there's lots of Doctor Who -- do you watch both the classic and the current episodes? And 11 viewings of Sherlock is perfectly normal! Do you mean 11 times through all of the episodes, in the past couple of years?
  17. 2 points
    Alas, I have nothing off-topic to discuss. But here is Gandalf the White … Squirrel.
  18. 2 points
    Yes, that's in Three Garridebs (an otherwise unremarkable story, because it's basically a retelling of The Redheaded League with different details).
  19. 1 point
    I just started season 5. I have to be honest, I almost decided to stop watching after the Red Wedding episode. That was horrible and depressing, and I'm not sure how much more of Ramsay's continued existence I can endure. I was perking up through season 4, until I got to the season finale, which was a letdown. I don't like where most of these characters are starting to go. I guess one upside was the dispatch of a certain odious father (though I wasn't particularly pleased to watch one of my favorite characters become a murderer, for his own sake).
  20. 1 point
    I remember when I was a kid I had a T-shirt with words 'Born on the fourth of July' and had no idea what it was supposed to mean, and thought it was just those birthday T-shirt. Then when I was older I knew there was a movie with the same title and yet I STILL didn't know what was the significance (didn't watch the movie). Couple of days ago I read the news about Trump's plan for military parade on fourth of July and it still took me a while to click. @parties. Ah yes, I have similar thought of asking Americans, since we from outside see these all the times in movies and shows. Why there are engagement party, gender reveal party, baby shower, and now graduation party too... so many parties. And I'm also amazed by prom pictures where students dress up as if they attend the Oscar. Limos, extravagant gowns and suits, aren't they high schoolers, how do they afford that and what is it to celebrate? I'm soooo glad my school didn't have prom culture, that would be annoying and source of problem with popularity thingy. I think there were only Christmas parties in my school back then and some Halloween parties that I didn't bother to attend except once or twice.
  21. 1 point
    Yup, it sure does, as long as you don't mind those posts being removed from their original threads. But I'm puzzled -- how would this new thread differ from a good many of the ones we already have? Whaddaya mean, the way we are? Huh? As for new seasons, #3 was the worst, following after Reichenbach as it did, but we managed somehow. We didn't get the new episodes over here till a while after they were aired in the UK, so we American mods had to either brave the spoilers or avoid certain threads. Coward that I am, I chose the latter, because I knew that some of the other mods had already seen the new season, but that meant that I later had to play catch-up in a major sort of way (just look at the post count for the Empty Hearse thread!). Different time zones are actually helpful, because it means different mods tend to be online at different times, so if something requires immediate attention, it may even get it! And if we need to confer, we just PM each other.
  22. 1 point
    I agree. Canon Watson has that epiphany fairly late after they have already been friends for years. The way he describes Holmes, I am not surprised. He isn't sociopathic in the original by any means, but very cool and reserved. The great heart is pretty well hidden behind the great brain. I think Canon Watson is way more emotionally intelligent than our John though. He might have caught on sooner. I don't blame John for assuming Sherlock didn't care about him so very much. If someone put on a big show pretending to kill himself before my eyes and didn't tell me the truth until after two years, I would probably conclude that the person in question wasn't too concerned with my feelings or wellbeing. And I would consider them a sociopath too.
  23. 1 point
    Yeah, I get why "assassin" Mary isn't popular. I've said a few times that I like Mary's personality, but think her job (former job?) is ridiculous. Sort of the same way I feel about Irene, actually. (Look! Back on topic! ) But I still would have liked to have had her around longer, if only so I would have felt more when she was finally taken from us. As it is, I just found her death rather annoying. Not exactly the reaction the Moftisses were going for, one presumes.
  24. 1 point
    True. I was watching a program about Senator John McCain last night, and they were relating excerpts from his biography and interviewing other men who had been prisoners of war (and tortured). They all agreed it would be better to commit suicide than to "betray" their country by breaking under torture. What a horrible, desperate situation to be in. It was hard to watch. But taken in the context of the show (which, to me, is the only context that's relevant) I think that line is mostly about Sherlock realizing that how he behaves, what he does, etc., affects other people. He can't, in good conscience, continue to go through this world as if he's the only one in it who matters, and still claim the title of "best friend". Compare that to his attitude in TEH, when he seems utterly surprised that faking his death hurt John's feelings. I don't know, I just think TLD is a beautiful episode. It reaches me on some level that I really appreciate; it's one of my all-time favorites. YMMV, naturally.
  25. 1 point
    Not upset by Mary's death at all. I was relieved actually. I was only upset when she still kept showing up in the subsequent episodes lol.
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