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    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    His Last Vow
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    The Final Problem

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  1. Van Buren Supernova

    Game of Thrones

    There are of course many other more things to appreciate, and I'd also say I like the realism, reading from book is much better of course, as there are always background stories that make them more believable. For the show, now that the ending is out, don't waste your time. I have shelved my intention of watching many so-called good shows when I found out that the ending sucks. (General opinions, I don't actually want to know the actual endings yet in case one day I have time to waste and make judgement myself) The intention was out before the final season. There are a bit of sources, published materials like novella or geez.. the term escapes me, something more like a short summary of the history, but other than that, they have to rewrite, presumably on George's guidance, and if he does that, the next book will come out when some of us has moved to the space. If it's done by other showrunners, and it will be, I'd give it a try. Imho, the world of Ice and Fire is a very fascinating and rich universe that has a lot of potentials.
  2. Van Buren Supernova

    What is your favourite scene involving Sherlock and John in series 3? (SPOILERS)

    Hey I don't mind being laughed at, as long as it's not in mean spirit. I'm trying to think about why I actually don't mind the Empty Hearse resolution. One, maybe because I was binging it, I didn't have a lot of time to think and analyze about them. However, even after that, I don't think I have too much objection, except the improbability of physics for the time Sherlock needed to turn himself around which I was nuts enough to think about it. Two, and I think this is the actual reason. I don't mind TEH because I think it doesn't undermine Sherlock character growth. Yah, I know there is a lot to be said about faking it and all, but even on TEH and for the overall context of Season 3, I make myself believe that it's not the case, he is a different man and has learned a lot. Does it work like that in Season 4? Could be, he is again, a different man and richer in term of life and relationship experience. But even so, that scene in T6T still one of the most disappointing resolution for something so very major, and the fact that it seems that he learns almost nothing from it. Gah. It's been awhile though, I could be wrong. This could be the reason why I haven't rewatched, the very first few minutes of it keep ruining my mood.
  3. Van Buren Supernova

    The WTF Thread

    I've seen that implemented but I'm not sure how effective it is (especially commercial airlines, not budget. Most long distance flights are commercial airlines I believe). Some commercial airlines actually charge very little for return trip, and there was once or twice I actually got a discount by encountering that adding return ticket actually reduce my departing ticket price, weird but of course I didn't mind at all. So I could see that they could just throw that away, not returning home yet in favor of snatching opportunity to actually get money to further their holiday, taking people kindness thinking that they are indeed in trouble or something for granted. I guess now it's becomes a trend and at the same time people start shaming them,..will it work? But some people don't have shame nerve, do they?
  4. Van Buren Supernova

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

    After trying and don't understand the other video hostings, it's easier that I just make a new email account for Youtube uploading, weird name to keep it just here. Sorry about the resolution, somehow I think it got converted or the original is not good, only took this from camera phone. This is about one-third of the watch, the rest, as said, I wanted to enjoy it with my eyes. I tried to put the video in spoiler box but doesn't seem to work. update: it works!
  5. Van Buren Supernova

    The WTF Thread

    See? That doesn't make me feel better, worse than when they are unintentionally released into the wild from being a pet. I know it's tremendously difficult and there are many factors to consider. It's just it's really bad that other species have to keep paying for our mistakes. Blah. WTF: Anyway, apparently there is a trend of begpackers now. Mostly Westeners, in mostly Asian country, resort to begging on the street to fund their travels, asking locals for money so that they can continue their journey or travel around the world because they are broke. It's despicable in comparison to how little the income of those locals, and some are begging in area where even elderly are working on the street collecting trash for living.
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    What is your favourite scene involving Sherlock and John in series 3? (SPOILERS)

    Me too! Mostly I like the taste of them being made into dishes, especially soup. And they are always packed and put in refrigerator/chiller area here. Not too worry. Once in a while I'd throw something to keep us in topic. And psst.. the moderators are guilty too! Mostly! Psst!
  7. Van Buren Supernova

    Game of Thrones

    Don't worry, I'm asking for opinion and there is no right or wrong, unless you disagree with me. It's not a fun topic at all, I don't like it, but I'm just curious as I think I have quite opposite reactions to everyone else. Appreciate everyone's take on this. There are three controversial scenes that involve violence to women, and I'd like to know what you think of them before and after I compare them to what happens in the book. 1. Khal Drogo and Daenerys wedding night. 2. Cersei and Jamie, beside dead Joffrey. 3. Ramsay and Sansa wedding night. And here in the comparison to the book:
  8. Van Buren Supernova

    What is your favourite scene involving Sherlock and John in series 3? (SPOILERS)

    Okay, from all possible reactions, I admit I didn't see this one coming. So, when will I have my chance to laugh at newbies for their expectation???
  9. Van Buren Supernova

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

    Not at all. Five of us, each of us cost around 20-50 bucks. That is the price range from direct and staying overnight. But I won't tell you where and how . Does anyone know video hosting that doesn't require signing up? I do have some video of it taken from phone. Yup, lakes can be yucky, I had bad experiences well which doubled my fear of fish back then, but there are gorgeous lakes that I enjoyed swimming in a lot. Anyway, there are a lot of parents out there who really know what they are doing and it's great to see actually adorable kids, too bad they are many more who ruin the family group reputation in general, especially those who don't bother to discipline their kids. What I want to say is, although I'm not one, I know full well how hard it is to be good parents. So if you are one, don't worry about grumpy non-parents, we are mostly scared away by others, and some event scars for life, like you, that one kid, you know who you are, who ran and scream like caveman (sorry caveman) in subway and almost knocked me down when I was in torturous pain from toothache that made my face swollen like a balloon. I guess that was the point of never return , I have never looked at those little human without suspicion that you would not ruin my day until proven otherwise ever again.
  10. Van Buren Supernova

    Game of Thrones

    @Artemis, when you finish season 5, I actually want to ask your opinion about some screen interpretations.
  11. Van Buren Supernova

    John Watson

    Ohya! Now I remember why I'm pissed with Kate. And your further justification on her actually strengthen it even more. But I remember I had ranted about this long time ago. So yah, geez, Kate! Now I'm off to ponder whether I actually need to know how to sprain people without it being squishy.
  12. Van Buren Supernova

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

    Count me as one who enjoys kids activities. That, I can understand. In fact, I had just brought my dog on a boat trip for dolphin watching and I don't think he understands it. I think the main thing that annoys me of people spending and showing off is when they do it on the expense of another party, literally and figuratively, and the genuineness is lost because I don't think they themselves enjoy it much, the main goal is just that: something to brag in social media, therefore my example of lavish wedding and kid party, when I know that the parent and the husband suffer. One of these days I'll share my 'observation' of someone in the family about weird life of people who are obsessed with social media and how fake it is, but I guess you guys know someone like that too. My first Disney trip I was mid thirty , I think my childhood leisure was public swimming pool we went to once in a while, but no regret though, we have awesome fantasy world. I can't say I feel the same when a baby starts to cry in theatre, but mostly the one that annoys me too much are not that, since I hardly see any babies, but mostly kids who run around disturbing other patrons while the parents do nothing, and they are watching movies that are certainly not in their age group, with significant amount of violence or not appropriate content. Well, we can say that nowadays they get those anyway from internet, but mostly it's the heck care my kids are adorable they can do anything they want in public place attitude that I can't stand. But not only kids though, a lot of adults are annoying as well.
  13. Van Buren Supernova

    What is your favourite scene involving Sherlock and John in series 3? (SPOILERS)

    But why you'd keep 1/4 of tomatoes? I know the challenge of cooking for one, but for 1/4 of tomatoes I'd just include it, or maybe you can make something else out of 1/4 of tomatoes, like some condiment? That would make sense, otherwise it wouldn't even satisfying to throw! I think you can make compost if you have big garden space for your organic waste. But to answer your actual question, no can't think of any. I also can't think of other option when I purchase meat product, still need a plastic bag to contain them to prevent them from leaking and contaminating other groceries (we are using byo fabric bags now). Maybe eventually I could get those cooler box, specially for meat, but I don't see much purpose since the meats are sold in plastic packagings anyway, that are normally wet and leaking, so I'd need another fruit bag to contain them, and that would eventually contain the waste later. Crosspost, but since the forum kicked me out, when re-log-in I got your reply. Yes, I believe there are tomatoes sitting out on the tables as well and I had brought those too. For some reason, the one that I like to buy, which I normally use for soup, and cherry tomatoes for salad, they pack and put it in the chiller. What?! By asking this question you practically force me to give up my time collecting tomatoes! What I said earlier: and the way he looks at John when he was about to shoot Magnussen for him. I always try to pretend that T6T is not what it is because I always interpret those scenes in season 3 with deeper sense of meanings. Basically I feel T6T needs something more to maintain the consistency of Sherlock's character, especially his growth. Beside TAB, which can be ignored as far as storyline progress, T6T is the first time that I've waited for a Sherlock episode, since I only started watching after HLV had been out for a while. It came with two (?), maybe one or two and half years(?) of analyzing his character and being here, something I find great that I'm invested that much. And I was so convinced that season 4 would provide resolution or aftermath of season 3. I don't want it to stretch unnecessary, but imo, there is potential to make it very impactful, potential to make me hide in the corner of my blanket in fetus position, potential to break my heart in more ways than TRF did that made me come here in the first place. But that scene, a simple maybe throwaway scene (It's not supposed to be a throwaway though, it's basically the only (?) scene dealing with S3), made me freeze on my seat. Sherlock was smirking, laughing and texting away while Mycroft and gang trying to solve the Magnussen incident. While I'm one of the few who feel fine with S4 (there are things that disappoint me, but I'm way too happy to see Sherlock and John again, and there are things that I love too), this scene, for me, It breaks almost everything I like from HLV. The powerful moment and emotion HLV brought, has been undermined greatly. I don't think even Sherlock before SIP behaves like this. Well, we can see this from various point of views to make sense of it, but to me, the damage is too great there. I want Sherlock to get his comeuppance, not in way that I want to see him in danger, in prison (although I think this could be interesting) but I want the emotional impact on him, and how the character that has gone 3 season development deals with it. Maybe even something very very subtle would do, I don't ask for drama, NO. I'd say Sherlock doesn't feel remorse much about shooting Magnussen, which I can really understand (duck rotten 1/4 tomatoes, fresh tomatoes only, lady!), but there should be impact on him realizing how far he is willing to go to protect John, and the ante was up so high that he was willing to commit murder. That would mess up someone like Sherlock, the defective chemical balance, he has become someone he is trying so hard not to be, and Mycroft from seeing how mess up Sherlock is. But none! None! All we got is disrespectful giggling cartoony Sherlock. Sigh.
  14. Van Buren Supernova

    Game of Thrones

    Actually it's a mix, it's a bit hard to pinpoint the actual line. FULL SPOILER AHEAD (I still think you are nuts that you don't mind spoiler Artemis, but if you insist ) These are last the story lines of the book, feel free to correct me, it's been a while ...EIGHT YEARS MARTIN! Geez! Anything happen after these are not in the book yet, but there are some notes (more on that later) Tyrion Lannister has not met with Daenerys yet, he was captured by Jorah but they are both captured by slaver. With Tyrion's wits, they managed to escape and I believe they are about to join sell-sword company in attempt to go to Daenerys. Jamie Lannister has settled the capture the Riverrun, taking control from inept Frey like in TV, and taking control of other house without violence (he is proven to be good in war strategy as well), but then he leaves after he is approached by Brianne. It is unclear, but implied that Brianne is under the order of Lady Stoneheart to capture Jamie. My Unsolicited Opinion (MUO): He is in deep shit. Cersei Lannister finished her walk of shame and is waiting for trial for regicide and incest, she is keeping her head down, as told from POV of Kevan Lannister, her uncle who took over the ruling. Sansa Stark is still with Littlefinger, I think in the Eyrie or leaving to meet heir of the Vale. In the book, Ramsay Bolton is already married with Sansa's friend (which they claim as Arya). Arya Stark still in training, Bran still in the cave. Jon Snow has just been stabbed and dying on the snow. Daenerys has just rode Drogon from the fighting pit, and lost in unknown area. Samwell Tarly is in journey to the Citadel. Varys. He has just assassinated Kevan Lannister and Grand Master Pycelle. Barristan Selmy is still alive in the book, and orchestrating a coup after Daenerys disappears. That is the latest from the book, anything beyond that from the show creator, however some main some events are certainly based on bulletpoints from Martin, some they executes well; Cersei burning the Sept, Hodor moment, Hardhome, Battle of the bastards but many of others, as you probably know, are blotched badly, in my personal opinion, some of season 5, definitely season 7 & 8. There are events in the shows that are not based on the book, eventhough it happened earlier than season 6. The two big ones are Jamie and Bronn in Dorne storyline and another one, that actually made book readers jumped, happened in season 4 when they showed Night King taking Craster baby and turned it, including the Night King lair. That scene is not in the book whatsoever. Hope that answers you question.
  15. Van Buren Supernova

    Recently watched movies

    Spiderman Far From Home 7/10 I wanted to skip this one, no offense Spidey, I just not actively looking forward to superhero movie, but the one I wanted to see was not available, and magically there was a seat available at the back while the rest was almost sold out, I think because it's a single seat, so I took it. Anyway, I'm never the one who like to wait for mid-credit or end-credit. But about that single seat, apparently a group of young adults bought the whole row left for my seat, and they didn't want to leave. I didn't feel like squeezing my way through them (yes, this cinema arrangement is questionable in term of emergency escape) so I sat back down and waited with them. It was freaking long, and upon gazing at them when they STILL didn't want to leave after mid-credit, I saw three of them wearing Spiderman costumes. FULL FRIGGING SPIDEY COSTUMES up to head, means they did it for the whole movie. Good God. Anyway, it was quite fun, but beside Tom Holland, I think he is adorable, there rest are just okay with me. There are many many things to nitpick, but I'd just list three:

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