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  1. Hey, don't worry about that 😁 I am very validated now, even some of my busybody relatives told me I made the right decisions. Also, people and kids around me in public places validate me every day. 😁 My rant, I like cakes. I don't have sweet tooth, I don't eat a lot of cakes, but sometimes I crave it. And it's not easy to find good cakes that is not ridiculously priced around here. So, I decide to make my own lately. Been quite happy with the results, anyway, I always explore baking when I have time to do so, and feedback have always been positive (free will no threat I swear), but it's quite annoying strolling through forever to find the recipe after the author decides to tell you their whole life story before the recipe, or worse, it is hidden after another click/the need to navigate among those. Anyone feel the same? Do you actually read the blablabla? I know, I know, appreciate the creator. Nope, I just want my cake.
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  2. I always try to be nice to those who are not native English speakers...and I actually prefer American spellings and even some of the vocab!
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  3. I am currently cross with two of my colleagues who are teachers... just read their facebook comments and apparently neither of them can use a capital letter!
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  4. Yes! And to be fair, I'm being a bit judgemental as well. For example, a colleague in my old workplace mentioned that they watched the series in their dorm (some kind of housing provided by company). Well, they are young guys, and I have heard some other weird things about the place, so yah! I assume they watched it for this purpose. 😅 Yes, the one without Spartacus. It's Gannicus I think. For some reason, I watched it in this order. Yes, it's the weakest, but even so, it provides a good angle of gladiator world. And to the actor, agree, if I remember correctly, he is such a good sport and had full mental support from the rest. I don't know his other works, but he is so good in this series. I still remember the one in the mid season, I think you know, so I don't need to mention it as it's spoiler. When I watched it, I was like, ehhh, so this is not just a mindless fun gladiator series. It actually...makes me feel?? Yes, didn't expect that it was explored very well. The house of Bastiatus is the most intriguing.
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  5. The problem is that the forum does not accept "http://…", it has to be https://…" Adding the letter fixed it. ETA: of course it works only with servers that offer save connections.
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  6. If a film character is supposed to be boozing it up, don't they actually give them tea or something? Seems like they could also supply fake cigarettes. But I suppose fake cigarettes would be far more expensive than real ones, unlike tea vs booze. Come to think of it, maybe expense is the major reason for not using real booze, and not impairing the actor's performance is just a nice bonus. Yeah, call me a cynic!
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  8. Oh, how good to meet someone with a similar view! It's almost like admitting you watch pornography, because most people see it as such. Prequel - you mean Season 2, the story before Spartacus? It's a bit weaker I think. I suspect it was made to fill the gape due to the lead being sick and dying (it's a really sad story, so damn young). They probably thought that it would prevent the viewers from loosing interest. As for the plot: for me it was interesting to realize that the conspiracies among the Roman nobles were as brutal as the fights on the arena, only with a bit more sophisticated methods. Or even they were worse, because gladiators had at least a kind of code they followed.
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  9. I really prefer to have both, but if they put only one or the other, I prefer numbers. That's because I often want to know how long a chapter is, and by checking the chapter numbers I can be sure I'm not accidentally putting two chapters together.
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  10. Good heavens, I know exactly what you mean! I sometimes read the blather, either because it's interesting/informative, or because I don't want to accidentally skip some crucial part of the recipe. Most of them do have a Print Recipe button that takes you to s just-the-facts page that you can print if you want to.
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  11. So, this pandemic, makes me feel really grateful that I am an introvert. I have been living alone with my dog, apart from my loved ones. We visit each other often, before the pandemic. Now it's been two years plus, and all I have near me is my dog, which I tell him everyday that I am thankful. Even at my work, I hardly meet human. My parents managed to visit me last year and stayed a couple of months, that's all. But I don't feel the deprivation at all, in fact, having this solid excuse to avoid human contact works well for me. With loved ones, we can contact each other as and when we want to. Of course I love to travel freely again and meet them, we have been missing each other badly, but I am really okay and thankful that we are still alright and healthy. So, every time I go out I would pass by this distant neighbour. He is older, perhaps in his sixties or seventies, and he uses crutches to help him walk. Every time I would see him sitting beside the neighbourhood road with solemn expression, shoulder hunched, and lonely eyes. He sometimes lets his mask hang around everywhere else except the way it should be worn. There is this mom and pop laundry shop nearby and I often see him walking to or from that direction, many times I see him sits at the shop but it's very obvious to me, that his visit is not cherished by the shop owner. They are kind enough to provide him with a chair, but they don't seem to click well in their communication. Mostly I see them sitting far apart and not talking, or the owners are busy. It's a small shop, having a person parks himself in the small area during pandemic is not really a happy idea. From being a very easily irritable introverts, originally me and mom liked to comment 'oh no, here he comes again. It must be dreadful for the laundry owner to see him', 'oh dear, this guys really invites himself', 'he doesn't even make it easy by at least wearing mask properly'. But it wasn't long before we think that it must be very sad to be in that kind of existence. Lonely and craving for human connections. I think we are very lucky to have technology in our hands, that connection and entertainment, knowledge and everything are reachable. I can't imagine being him, how he passes his day, every day, wondering what he is going to do today and how many times that it's acceptable to invite himself around. I still see him every day, for some reason I don't remember seeing him much before the pandemic except some beautiful afternoon when he sat outside his house. But now I see him everyday, sitting in front of neighbour's house by himself, or in that laundry. It's getting sadder to see him. So yah. I think being introvert and having gadgets and internet probably play a lot in keeping people sane on top of this madness.
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  12. I don't have any, because I don't think I watched any other than Octopussy (wait is it really the title? Checked, oh my god, IT IS! ) Not sure why, but for some reason I watched it more than one time when I was a child in my relative's house. They watched all sort of things in front of everyone, including horrors and mature movies. That's why I disliked going there. I also remember one of the villains, someone with silver/metal teeth?? It terrified me a lot as a child and my brother used it to extort me to do chores for him. So yah, I can't say I like James Bond movies, but it's not a fair assessment as I don't really watch them. Just watched Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. I have to say, Zac Effron really earns my respect over time, he is growing as an actor and his performance here is so good. But that is maybe the only thing I like about this movie. Okay, other than that, the styles and settings are good. What doesn't work for me, maybe it's very intentional by the creator, is I don't really know how evil this guy is from the movie. I read about serial killers and crimes, I know his name, but I never actually know what he did as I hadn't read more about him. And this is from someone who enjoy the genre. While I fully understand that highlighting his crime is not the intention of the movie maker, there should be a good balance between that and portraying his so-called good look and charms. So by the time I finished watching the movie, I thought okay, he is 'quite' a regular serial killer, with a bit of craziness/kink. Of course I have to factor in that I could be distracted during some details when they tried to emphasize on that, but it's treated almost as unimportant brush-offs and it's probably just a couple of seconds scenes. SO, after the movie, as usual, I decided to do some reading and good god! This man is horrible, his crimes are so sick and terrifying. With all those, I think it's almost WRONG that it's not portrayed clearly in the movie. It can be done without them being exploitative but audience should know that this is not a villain to root for, frigging at all. Don't spend 90% of the movie showing that he is.
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  13. But... but that is the end of an era! How could you?? (Read: congrats FL 😁) Sounds nice, I always want to stay in a place where I could just grab my dog and head to the back yard and walk to wilderness. But when I need it, it should be easy to connect to urban area to get stuffs I need, or easy to find because I do most of my shopping online. Also, the place should be murderers and creeps resistant. And idiots. I dropped by the forum sometimes ago but then didn't want to log in because I saw news about Una. I know nothing about her in real life, but from very little thing that I read about her, she was a lovely and wonderful person and I love Mrs. Hudson. I won't go as far as saying that I feel sad but I'll miss her works.
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  14. I actually wish we had singular "they" in German. It's so convenient when you aren't sure, are talking about an unknown person or trying to generalize. All we have is "he" and "she" and lots of professions have a male and a female name so to sound inclusive, you have to keep saying things like "the actors and actresses", which is long and clunky and complicated, and then someone who identifies as neither still feels left out - and has to either make up their own pronouns which nobody will use or settle for male or female anyway.
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  15. Black widow I'm kind of disappointed in this movie, it didn't feel like an solo movie more like an orgin story for her replacement. The intro drags on too long, it's nice cover of an existing song but the whole time I like got on with it! Plus the amount of plot amount is just insulting, I give it a 6/10.
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  16. Yes, we are online. And no, we're no longer relying on dial-up service. Right now we have DSL service from our (landline) phone company; it's what I'd call medium-speed. So if you'd be happy with that, you're welcome to come visit us! Fortunately we do not have a dog. My favorite is when they do "the wave." (The first time, I thought I was imagining it.) But I haven't seen them do it lately. Of course it never was all night long or even every night, so for all I know I simply haven't been looking at the right time.
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  17. Just off the top of my English-speaking head, I'd say that it is used mostly an adjective: I am able to write. I am not able [or I am unable] to fly. But it is also used more or less as an adverb in the expression "able-bodied," meaning physically capable of doing the things that most humans can do. The adjective and adverb are related to the noun "ability": I have the ability to write. I do not have the ability to fly. They're also related to the verbs enable and disable: This pass will enable you to enter. I have disabled the power switch. Well, not exactly! The two related verbs, enable and disable, that I mentioned above, do have those forms. But I can't offhand think of any context where just able is used as a verb. Anyone who can think of such a context is encouraged to post it here.
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  18. I was just reminded of this post because I read an interview with Benedict on his upcoming film 'Power of the Dog '. He was asked what were some of the more difficult things he had to do on set and one of them was smoke cigarettes with no filter (gaff! I agree... any cig, filter or no, is disgusting imho). He said they made him sick.
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  19. Cooper has left us. 💔 Does anyone have any suggestions for how to console my other dog, other than showering him with attention? Kippy and Cooper were together since they were puppies. Every time I walk through the door, Kippy looks behind me to see if Cooper's following. He lays down and stares at Cooper's kennel. He was crying earlier today, and he had a seizure. It almost hurts more to see Kippy lose Cooper than for me to, because Kippy doesn't understand. He can't have too many treats due to his sensitive stomach, and he doesn't seem very interested in them anyway. Should I move/clean Cooper's things, or would it be better to leave them up for awhile so Cooper's smell is still around? I don't know what would help Kippy most.
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