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    The Great Game
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    A Scandal In Belgravia
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    His Last Vow
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    The Lying Detective

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  1. Arcadia

    Episode 4.1 "The Six Thatchers"

    I ran across this quote: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-12-18/amanda-abbington-reveals-details-of-lovely-deleted-sherlock-scene/ And it got me to wondering again: early on in TAB, while Sherlock is thinking, John and Mary are shown arguing. Then towards the end, we have John saying he thought he was losing Mary. And in between are a few implications that John is a bit sexist, chucking Mary under the chin and things like that. Now, all of this is in Sherlock's head: so are we to believe that Sherlock thinks John and Mary argue a lot and are drifting apart, and that John's a bit sexist? (Pot, kettle, black, Sherlock? ) But in T6T, I don't see any "drifting apart", until John's little dalliance with "E" is revealed. (Which Sherlock knew nothing about until the end of the next episode. In fact, I was always under the impression that he had a rather idealized view of John and Mary's relationship.) But based on Amanda's remarks above, I'm thinking now that we were supposed to see it. Or at the very least, Mark had it in mind when he wrote the script. And it seems an odd choice to me; in an episode that's ultimately about John's devastation at Mary's loss, we're supposed to think he was falling out of love with her in the first place. I have to assume some irony is meant, but somehow it just doesn't hold together. For me. Maybe it's just another example of the "compression" of ideas I think I detect in S4; that six stories were collapsed into three. I also wonder if they are condemning John a bit, for expecting Mary to be a certain, decidedly feminine, way, and getting upset with her for turning out to be something else. Which doesn't seem fair to me, because to me the pertinent point is: Mary lied about who she was. That was a huge breach of John's trust; imo, he had every right to be angry with her, just as he did with Sherlock and his lies. Or is lying considered to be not that big a deal in some circles? My sis and I had a conversation about that once, and we agreed that there's little that makes us angrier than being lied to. But maybe that's just us?
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    I heard (or read) somewhere it's because the stuff being sold is old and therefore might contain fleas. I assume the name arose before modern plumbing ... I always wanted to see a flea circus. I was crushed to learn (via Jurassic Park) that they're fake. Hey!!! But, but, but, that is so unfair!!! That's what makes it so much fun....
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    I deny groping anyone, ever! (And I've never heard the term "city market" before.) Same here. There is (or was) a meat market in Portland, Maine. It creeps me out a little, though.
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    Right! If hiking and bike riding had been offered in school, I might have been a PE star! As it was, running was my only strong suit, and even that went downhill fast after puberty hit. A lot went downhill after puberty hit.
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    Does saying "phooey" make the text change to normal? I'll have to try that sometime.
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    I do mine the same way you describe, VBS. I don't have any problem, except that for the last few weeks (months?) I have to copy and paste the link twice before it will show up. I think I started having that problem around about the time Imgur made some changes to their site, I'm not sure. At first I just assumed it was just me making a mistake, so I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to when it started. And the "preview" button still shows up on the menu for me. It's the last icon, right after the "remove formatting" button. Those two, and "font", are on the second line of the menu on my screen. "Size" is the last thing on the first line. I'm wondering if the second line simply doesn't show up on your device? I've had that happen on other websites, and have to switch to a different browser to get them to show up correctly.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Around here, we mostly call those farmer's markets, even though only about 1/4 the products are from farms. And our local ones don't sell raw meat, although there's a somewhat famous one up in Baltimore that does. And that marketplace in T6T … I imagine that's something similar. What are those called?
  8. Yep, pretty sure one of them is guilty of something.
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    I was in Campfire Girls for a couple years, I loved it. More outdoors oriented than Girl Scouts, from what I understand. Good god! What is thatttttt :: I'm sorry but it seems really really uncomfortable and looks kind of dumb... I agree. How awful!
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    About half of it on the first try, about 90% by the end.
  11. Arcadia

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Yes, I'm bothered by all of that, and I've noticed that my internet use has become increasingly restricted to a few sites that I trust, like this one. I'd be tempted to abandon Google too, except that the last time I changed my email address it turned out to be a huge amount of work, and I lost a lot of contacts/info that I would have preferred to have kept. Too busy to go through that again right now, and don't know what would be any better anyway. I also dislike all this auto-complete stuff. I'm perfectly capable of typing my own response to an email, thank you. I don't need a robot responding for me.
  12. Wow, I guess I'm lucky; the only recurring dream I used to have was trying to find my way out of a building, opening door after door that led to nowhere. Frustration! I used to have a lot of flying dreams, too. At one time it was popular to say flying dreams were about death, but I never quite believed it because I was always happy in those dreams. I think the theory's been debunked since then. (?)
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    Introverts, how is your day?

    Nope, I had the text function disabled years ago on my old phone because I hated receiving texts, and the new flip phone doesn't even have a text function for some reason. It's not that I don't need a smart phone … I have a lot of things that I don't "need", like an iPod. But I can't afford the monthly data plans … or at least, I have other things I'd rather spend my money on (like new songs for my iPod. ) I have no interest in surfing the 'net from a phone, but I would like to be able to accept online payments with one at my art shows. As it is, I have to lug my laptop to shows and hope for an open wifi signal, or risk not making the sale if they don't have cash or check. But the small number of shows I can do right now doesn't justify the cost of the data plan, soooo...….
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    This is the thing I never understood about drama/choir in school. We're in school to learn, right? So why do they have auditions for acting and singing, and only pick the kids that are already good at it? How the heck are the rest of us supposed to get better if we're not allowed to participate? I suppose if I'd really been passionate about it, my parents would have tried to pay for private lessons (but not everyone has that option, dang it all!) But being told I wasn't good enough to be in the choir in 6th grade permanently squelched all the desire I had to learn to sing. Maybe that's why I stuck with visual art; everyone was allowed to participate, irregardless of skill. Maybe that's why the visual art classes were always the first to go when budget cuts arose, too. 😞 And why the visual arts always are delegated to the back seat when new arts programs are being planned. Hmm....

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