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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 Final Problem

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  1. No, if the size of the pool is around as far as we could see. Yes, if the pool is much bigger than shown in picture. No, if the pool is much bigger than shown in picture, but there are multiple other bears who do belly flops simultaneously.
  2. Yes to this. No worries, in here, many times we disagree with others quite a bit but certainly welcome other's pov. It's been years and I still argue with Arcadia about Magnussen. Can you believe she said it's okay for him to pee in that fireplace?? (Wait.. no that? Oh okay, something about Sherlock killing him, but close enough. ) To me, a movie or a book should be able to explain themselves independently. There are times when I like movie adaptation because I have read the books and everything makes sense, but then I look back and imagining not knowing the book, and there are many many important things that are missing, characters that are misunderstood because the movie fails to deliver a stand alone and relying on audience's knowledge on books. Also, there are many many ways of interpretations, and if they come from various sources and multiple ways of thinking and views, and all considered, it could blur the presentation of that particular series. Sherlock is quite an unique example, as it comes from a source that exists since looong time ago, had been interpreted and recreated countless times across various platforms, style, each with their own. Now added with complication of internet culture and modern times, it could go to the spectrum between holistic and a mess. (Johnlock, cough) So, for me personally, I love to see it from BBC's Sherlock point of view at its own. And by itself, my point of Mary could actually be sum up as simple as this. Mary shoots her friend and lies to her husband to protect herself. It is so selfish in my eyes. Yes, she wants a happy life free of baggage, but how selfish it is to achieve that by sheltering her husband from the truth and shoots his friend, the one she knows very well whose(?) death devastates John. Now, the surgical stuff. Imo, noone could ever surely predict the physic and mental of another mortal being. And we were shown it's not a piece of cake for Sherlock to survive it, not at all. Even taking that chance is not right with me. Wait how come it's not simple, I thought I could explain that in one sentence. Oh well. Regardless how complicated Mary character and way of thinking, which I don't disagree, to me, she is selfish. You never harm a friend for your own purpose. (especially for something that doesn't last. Seriously, Sherlock is a proven well-known detective with Mycroft the british goverment as big brother. How many Magnussen she needs to kill to keep that secret?)
  3. Could the palmrecovery thingy is just a super calculator store? Related, do you guys feel dumber everyday? I used to be good at mental math, and actually remember a lot of phone numbers and ID numbers, birthdays and everything. Now that I have smartphone that could help me with all that, I don't think I even remember those emergency numbers, I'm doubtful about my mental calculation and mix-up dates, I'd never able to precisely answer today's date in short notice.
  4. Haha I'd love to meet Expeller of Evil! NOOOoOOoOOO Bear NOOOOOOOOO Must be a very majestic belly flop.
  5. The bunnies are back! This sign is... sizeist? racist? someone bad in translation? or math?? In all seriousness, I'm not sure why Americans are often associated with obesity. Have seen fair share of obesity equally across many nations. Fast food culture etc, but they are everywhere too!
  6. Oh no, now you make me think that it's a very normal experiments. 😋 Still, Sherlock is probably not there under official assignment, or someone with actual license to conduct such experiments? And pretty sure he doesn't go through proper signing out for those thumbs he acquired that are nonchalantly thrown out by Mrs. Hudson. Fun times! Ah, no wonder I don't know her name! No worries, Carol, I was joking. But yes, be careful John Wick could be on his way to get you. That is possible, for 'deeper' stuffs, but pretty sure Mary knows Sherlock and John don't have the cleanest slate or so called sparkling black and white judgement. She at least knows how they operate to certain level, she knows Sherlock faked his death and how he gets Moriarty etc etc. In certain, she knows who they are in 'that' world, and how they also cross lines or do questionable things. And I can't even remember what exactly is she trying to hide that is so bad that John wouldn't understand that is worse than shooting Sherlock and lies. Bottom line, they don't make the stake high enough to justify her doing that to Sherlock and John.
  7. Hmm.. Could it have something to do with curing 'hysteria'? I remember asking about it. Eh.. I'm not sure how to link it.. https://www.sherlockforum.com/forum/topic/2928-john-watson/?do=findComment&comment=132849
  8. Ehmmm... have you tempted to point out wrestler, sportsman or others around his age and says, "See?? You could do that too." I have been tempted to whisper this to my aunt in funerals when she whisper to me once,"You are next." upon seeing pregnant relatives. Fortunately I live abroad and avoid any family events after that outside my sibling's marriages.
  9. Two years ago, my dog suddenly showed very strange behaviour. He would try to bite at something behind him (tail area? tummy?) He seemed very annoyed and restless. He would try to desperately to sit on my lap, as if want to disappear there, or hid in the corner, licking nervously at anything. It went so bad he would scream and cry as if in pain and unable to walk up just simple small height differences. He cried when I carried him up and down the car. We went to vet multiple times, multiple xray and found nothing. There were gas and stool, we even tried laxative and it only make him miserable and of course messy. Before this he had lighter symptoms like licking, sleepiness and no appetite but only a very short period. We did some organ tests as well, which is very expensive, and the vets couldn't find anything wrong. She suggested it could be OCD, something like when a dog has habit of chasing its tail, but I was very sure he was more likely trying to 'fix' something, maybe a pain. Other vet prescribed him a nerve medication to help him relax, and it seemed to help. He gradually get better. Now he sometimes showed similar symptoms, and what I would do is hugging him, and wrapping him in the blanket, and holding on his tummy area until he calms down. He is no lapdog, but he would let me and even sleep in my arm and in blanket (regardless of weather) for long time during these times. It never goes too badly, and I believe only one occasion I needed to give him just one or two nerve medications. Sometimes I give him medication for gasses. I don't know what to conclude, I believe he had very bad gas trapped in his stomach that resulted in painful contractions, and he tried to 'fix' it by trying to bite at it. Any movements could cause him pain. Now that when he shows slightest symptoms, he would be receptive to snuggling and warm and light massage and it would gone away. I have this problem as human, sensitivity to tummy area and I know how this pain feel like at its extreme, like someone grabbing all the intestines and everything together and squeeze them at both ends on opposite directions like how you would dry a towel, it would come and go, just like what he experienced. So my guess is that is what happened to him. I hope your dog is going to be okay, it sucks that we can't understand what they are going through sometimes.
  10. So if I have no conscience I have you to blame! If someone said to me," why did you do that? How do you sleep at night??? Don't you have conscience at all????!" "No. Carol ate that." Anyway, on the topic, how do you guys feel about the possibility that teeth have genitals?
  11. It looks like chincibunnycat. And this is definitely Robinhoocat.
  12. I guess that also includes stuffing a detective into her trunk. I'd say Molly could be an example of morally grey without being those you mentioned. I mean, she lets Sherlock beats up a corpse, which is dark depends on how you look at it. His family? Geez, that is traumatic and sick. Sherlock's fan? Haha, that is the moment I fell in love with him. Lady Smallwood? She is portrayed as straight-forward 'good' but she engages Sherlock, knowing full well that he might not use 'properly legal' approach to deal with Magnussen. Who else? Janine. She is definitely morally grey without being too crazy too. Smaller character like Irene's assistant, Mycroft's assistant (NAME!) who certainly know their bosses are shady. And that (NAME! Good god I need rewatch!) Kitty, she is also a good example, snooping in men's room for news, stepping over privacy. Don't do that. Do you know what happens when you do bad things to puppies????? John Wick 1-3. Stay. Away. From. Puppies. And, hi Kat! Late for the discussion, I have to disagree with some of your point about Mary, mainly because you seems to point her up as all positive. I get that you are looking at that side but fully aware and understand the flaws. However, for me, I am very disturbed by 'those flaw'. It is not okay for me that she shot a friend, especially someone who means so much to her husband, and put him to the brink of death. And cold heartedly threatening him again (unlike you, I don't see that as humour at all), lie to both of them, and why it makes her very difficult to redeem, is because there is not much pay off or good reason I could buy about why she needs to go to that length. T6T makes it worse. Does she know John and Sherlock at all? Why she doubt that 'talking' to them would be worse than shooting Sherlock? No I can't fathom that. P.S. I don't hate Mary, I think she ends up being too much of plot device that is carelessly concluded if that makes sense. But if her offspring does anything to a puppyyyyy...... I'd be absolutely monstrous. Anyway, nice to see you around. I am some sort of grumpy member around here, and you probably notice that I love dogs.😊
  13. This is where I find that 'right' could be the double-edged sword. I support right as long as it doesn't harm others, as George Constanza waving his hands in the air frantically "Because we live in society!!! That is why I support rules, reasonable rules, because, sadly, most humans seems to be incapable of not endangering themselves and others. I used to have higher opinion.. before Trump and pandemic. Holy guacamole!!! That would be a fun day to hang around! 😋
  14. God dang it!! Why people have to pretend they are so edgy all the time??? Inside the frigging box! You had already won twice!! D*mn my foot!
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