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Van Buren Supernova

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  1. Van Buren Supernova

    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    Rant, my day hasn't been good. Yesterday morning during our beach walk we found a puppy; hidden between motorcycle's wheels, very smart looking but she/he was weak. I knew something was not right but didn't know what to do. Then (let's say she) started to stand up, thought maybe she was just sleepy and wanted to play now but no, she had bloody liquid stool in amount that is ridiculous for her size, she still had the energy to move to other area nearby and rested on the ground again, while looking at me. Can't explain her look, very thoughtful and patient look. It's like she didn't ask for anything, she almost looked happy with weak tail wagging. Although I was't sure what to do, couldn't leave her like that and decided to bring her to vet, with my dog along. We were both dirty and sandy from our walk. Too bad she tested positive for Parvo, an incurable disease (can be prevented with vaccination) with less than 20% survival. They could only give her secondary treatment for diarrhoea and dehydration. She didn't even have a name. All she had with her was a plastic rope on her neck (not for torture, mostly as improper collar). Vet adviced euthanasia, for she was malnourished as well because her treatment would be long, expensive and mostly unfruitful. I would not, ever, want to be in situation where I had to make that decision. It's frightening, I didn't know what to do. Seeing my confusion, the vet, she was actually very kind, offered the option to keep her for a day and monitored how well she coped. As you might have guessed, she didn't make it. She looked quite okay when she was with me and in the waiting room, but by the time we left the treatment room she was already whimpering and when I had my final look in isolation cage she wasn't responsive. She lasted until last night, but I only had confirmation this morning (they updated me, but the language was a bit vague between she had passed or the doctor had given up and decided there was no hope). I'm so pissed that pet owner could just leave their dog outside just like that for her to suffer alone. Look how sweet is the little fellow.
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    The WTF Thread

    On a good day she seems like a fun companion though. I like people with unpredictable questions. I'd be more likely to entertain them with equally weird answers if I think the situation is safe.
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    Recently watched movies

    you are only getting it now???? That is why I'd watch whatever Christopher Nolan makes. Beside Batman, I think his work is still original. Watched John Wick 3. Didn't like it as much as 1 or 2, because the story gets weird. But I don't watch John Wick for story. I went to see a** kicking and the moral of the story is still nobody should mistreat a dog, so I got those. And watched HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. This is really intriguing and seems like a story of a true sociopath. It's scary, so scary that people could believe if their intention is good, they could do anything to go there. The level of delusion is horrifying.
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    Me too. *dazed at Lucifer's stare* My desire is... to have season 5 as good as season 4, and unlimited supply of cake... (special explanation to those who don't know, the devil's specialty is to make you confess about your desire) Anyway, I'm so glad that we have this great finale, unlike *huh*. Although I barely want to know actors outside their roles, I actually watched their reunion talk in the Youtube (forget how to include youtube video here) and very happy to see the cast's real chemistry, and they really look good in rl too (have I mentioned I like men with spec more) and it's nice that they appreciate their fans and their show. I was very lucky to find this show just recently, so it spared me disappointment when it were cancelled.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Yup, it could get tricky, especially for wet grocery, but they still provide those roll plastic for fruits so we could still use it to contain them. I also reuse and recycle plastic bag, so it's a bummer for me to certain extent, but not too much because I still have a lottt of clean plastic bags that I folded nicely everytime I got them and it'll take me awhile before I'm out. My other place doesn't exercise no-plastic regulation and I have to cringe to see how wasteful and casually those being thrown around because nah, it's free. So yah, I think it would make a difference. And we small residential here have wonderful garbage man (not run by the government) who actually sort the garbage right away when they pick it up and dump it on their truck. It could be embarrassing, but you can be sure nothing is going to be wasted. I always try to separate my garbage so they know the stinky ones are really trash, there is no need to dig around it. None of the thing you mentioned, I think reusable canvas bag like Carol's is a decent solution. I use fabric bag as well. No sure about glass, you meant glass for drinking etc? I do agree with excessive packaging. And toys! And clothes. I stopped giving toys to my nephew/niece (hardly start anyway) when I saw the excessive toy collections they have. It's hard to imagine them caring about those, unlike back then when we were clinging to one or two toys like I'm cutting away my cloth pile and convert many of them into rags, dog toys and bags and start to dress very identical every day. It really frees up time in the morning although I hardly spend a lot on appearance anyway. Pack them with... plastic bag? Lots of paper? Because wrapping it up with other would risk them soiling other stuff in your bag. As wash with soap and water. So I hardly see the environmental friendly factor in this. Yes, my mom used it. So does my high school friend who becomes a nun, they are required to use that still. The health problem is probably not dire, but rashes and skin problem happened to them. And to my mom, it's embarrassing and very inconvenient as well, when your laundry place is visible or public, and when the cloth didn't do a good job. Picture!
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    Game of Thrones

    Good god it's over. Wouldn't waste any more time. spoiler spoler Conclusion of the whole series: Arya is a Flat-earther.
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    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    Washing dishes with left hand was still quite okay, but not when I had to scrub pots. I can write with my left hand too, although it looks like kid's handwriting. And I'm soooo glad you slammed the car door on your face as well, Arcadia! Bahahaha, I only have capacity to sympathise with people who have exactly the same misfortune with me, but since you had it worse... bahahahaha *point* I know right. Especially when they can get all the 'news' from social media. The appalling thing is they actually have the audacity to quote 'fact' from social media, and spread it. It must be weird being born in the modern world where internet is like oxygen. Several sources is one of the keys. Yes. But I have concluded that stereotyping will never die. Everyone does it to certain extend, although some are more sensible and keep it to themselves. Still, sadly, it will never die. As long as we are 'different'. Is this quality journalism you guys are talking about?
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Yah, I can't stay off news forever. Sometimes I peek and regret it always. Most time I'm happy enough not to look. And me, TRF. (Somehow I thought he was really dead) I guess the moral of the story, somebody needs to die for us to come here. Nah, it's worth it. Me too. Although for some reason, I really can't find the mood to rewatch it. I guess T6T is cringey, and TLD is disturbing so I never give it a go. Yet.
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    The Cute Animal Pics/Videos Thread

    Cats would have feast in my home. I have many things lying around. I work on the floor. Always have emergency rubber band. My cats back then seemed pretty okay with everything though. I'm more intrigued about vegetable brush. Do we need those? Argh. That is one of the scary thing about having cats I think. Mine (again, more than two decades ago) brought a wild lizard (not sure what it is too lazy to look up, the shiny and colorful one) inside mom's shop where I was resting on the floor (we had secret space behind the counter) and chew it alive in front of me, refused to move somewhere else. It was not small at all. And she kind of starting my lizard phobia* because I stepped on half-chewed bloody lizard twice she left around the house and it was stuck on my feet for more than couple of violent shakes. I put * in phobia because eventhough I cringed if I knew there was lizard around, my reaction seems to be nothing like my people who have phobia on other stuffs, or maybe they exaggerate it? Anyway, nowadays, they don't bother me too much, although it's still so cringey that now I know they have hobbies of jumping into the fridge. Yikes. Does she look more like mom or dad?
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    The Political Thread

    Alabama. WHY?
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    Yes. I am significantly happier after I detach myself from social media, and when I don't read the news.
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    Agree to all cast, although detective Douche could be a bit too much earlier. I like every scenes with Amenadiel this season. And it always cracks me up on how simple but spot-on Lucifer describes him "the one with very very serious face". :lol5:
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    I want to raise my hand to acknowledge it, but apparently my rock is qualified as gigantic boulder that it's soul-crushingly difficult. 😛
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    My town exercises no plastic bag for grocery. It's good practice, but I hate that most grocery stores actually fired their baggers as well. We bring our own bag, but that doesn't mean the job is non-existent anymore. Sometimes I do need them, I'm those nervous type who want to get out of the way for next shopper as soon as I can. And I can't imagine how many people lost their jobs. But I think using recycle bags do make a lot of difference. On the same note, what do you guys think about environmental friendly stuffs below? This is water in edible container. It's neat idea, but I don't like it. I can't help to think that I need to put them in a .. new plastic bag to ensure that they remain clean. And on hot days after physical activities, can't imagine how unsatisfying it would be to quench my thirst. I can't have a big gulp of water, but have to chew multiple balls? I'm not hungry, I'm thirsty!! I think it doesn't beat the usage of washable water bottle at all. Edible cup. Edible spoons. I don't mind these ones. Look delicious, but again, I can't be sure it's hygienic. It could be a nightmare for OCDs. And again, where do you keep it before you use it to ensure that it remains clean would be important. But I'd want to get my coffee in that cup and chomp it down later. Washable pads. Noooooooo!!! I think it's a no no in hygiene department. How can you be sure that it's washed and dried properly? How to maintain that it's clean during drying process? How do you keep it before there is a chance to wash it? How many soap and water that are needed to keep them environmental friendly? What is the health risk, seems risky! It's a big NO for me. Pinch shampoo, the wrapper would dissolve in water. I love this a lot, it would be very handy for travelling. Hopefully they have all kind of shampoo brand.
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    The Cute Animal Pics/Videos Thread

    Hi Pepper! Can I crawl under the table to play with her? When I'm in my second home, I'd have very bad pet withdrawal. There was a morning when I saw a stray dog from far and actually ran to try to get close to it (it's very rare to meet stray animals), not caring that I was in questionable neighborhood I 'chased' it for awhile but couldn't get closer than couple of hundred meters, it was afraid of human (especially crazy looking one who walked before the sun was up). One other morning on the walk, a stray cat approached me and you can't imagine how happy I was. I just sat on the pavement and played with it. Is Pepper as useless as this guy? 😛
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    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    That is very good manner. My phone and fridge were not as polite. At all. Technical: So I tried to edit my previous post to include the quote above, but it didn't let me and put it in the new post instead. And we can't copy a quote now, can we? Unlike using codes back then. Anyway, might as well adding something else. Have you guys tried to do something not using your dominant hand? My original rant is I'm annoyed about how slapstick my life is sometimes. I could knock off things anytime, and the one way to ensure that I knock off the loudest ones in domino effect is when I'm trying to sneak around a sleeping person. I'm either a survivor of multiple concussions or I have a very very thick skull, because I banged my forehead entering the car (multiple, I misjudged my height), I bruised my cheek, giving it nice blue color, closing the door ON MY FACE (I misjudged the distance), I banged my forehead on the basin doing push-up on the counter. I turned around and banged my face of half-opened door, that I opened myself. I knocked the behind of my head on upper part of the fridge after I took something from bottom compartment. I banged my forehead on counter because I tried to pick up something on the edge of it on the floor. Countless. I have no idea why I'm still alive. I had just skinned my hand because I fell down (the dirt was out to get me ), it is not serious but not a small wound so I'm trying to keep it dry. Something I really had to cling-wrap it but most time I try to work with the other hand for wet task like washing dishes etc. And man! Poor Jamie Lannister. Good God, imagine all the slapsticks multiple by two!
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    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    Exactly. I have trust issue so if I'd copy first just in case. I do those suggestions you mentioned too. Don't be. Same here. Don't use Monsanto product for weed though! Hear hear! My almost teenager nephew, LOOK what that guy got for my fellow forum member! Go get a couple of part time jobs and make your auntie happy here! Study? Doesn't matter!! Trust us, it doesn't really matter. This is a payback for all the superhero underwear colors you asked me!
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    Game of Thrones

    But are they based on books that haven't been finished? Oh lucky me I didn't know how Darth Vader looks like inside the helmet. To cheer you up, I believe the showrunner's next project is Star Wars. Good luck. For me, best monster is the one you see in the end, for example in The Quiet Place. I'd be disappointed if it's never shown. Can't think of example but I don't watch horror. (Sometimes I have to rant about how they should know differences between horror, thriller, mystery and crime 😦) Call me childish but gonad! But Jamie is not about euh..gonad thingy, he is actually always a romantic. Toxic love. But they had stirred him away and away and he is the character that fascinates me a lot, the journey and everything. Until that, hard U turn because everything apparently means nothing. Precisely. That is the frustrating part. I'm more a Journey person than the End, but both are important. You can give me fantastic or damper or miserable ending but it has to make sense. Actually I feel that this season there are many watchers who feel the same with me, is it because they are louder? Or piss off too much that many decide to speak up? Or maybe because I didn't really check the reception of previous season? Season 7, it was almost a torture when my casual colleague would find me every Monday with sparkly eyes to discuss how great was the episode but always thought I'm just a rambling nuts when I said it's not that great. I wasn't even rambling! I didn't say anything much except not enthusiastically agreeing! Ah well. One more to go.
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    The WTF Thread

    I'm amused that you guys actually discussed it need new episode eh? I think this quad should be useful to face my nephew back then. He is growing into a teenager now, I called him out when he complained that his parents asked him too many question. He laughed, and asked how did he expect me to answer all those??? Well I didn't and don't know! It's like creativity test and 'are you sure you don't want children test'. Back to sky.. I'd think water does reflect the sky. Although for some reasons, probably those you mentioned above, this one adopt purple hue. It's mid of the day, and there was nothing purple around. And this one with tint of yellow.
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    Game of Thrones

    Any other example? I don't know about the fallout with George, I think if he is still in the pictures, a lot of funny plots could be avoided. Green Book is great, yes. I suppose they would come into similar conclusion, as Caya said, the showrunners know the bullet points of the whole story. But the books would get there in much more sophisticated and well-deserved ways. Sadly, I'm starting to think the A.I would take over the world before I finally see it in the bookstore. Anyway, ep 5, penultimate episode. I stupidly spent hours to type in this, but can't help it. 😣 This is the longest post I have ever done. Ever! Sorry. At first, I thought I have nothing to say for this episode, as I had kind of given up, because again the show creators don't give a piss about the importance of process and characters. That they decide to burn years of hard work, their own, by delivering mediocre at best to terrible at most, for the sake of finishing it, or perhaps fan service to "new" fans. I can't understand them, because they themselves were hardcore fans, who fell in love with the series with the same reason as me, and multiple people who are yelling at YouTube now, who studied the dog-eared book trying to imagine a way to bring all these written words to the screen and actually given a chance to do so. So, as for many, and my personal experience, one of the surest way to destroy your faith in something is to work on it, knowing the industry that would then reveal their ugly sides you have never seen and realize it's a nope for you. So for them, do they have work fatigue? Which I could understand that for a decade that's all they do, but there are different challenges that I'm sure GoT creation is never boring and stagnant and they have obligation to put efforts, decent efforts. Not minimum effort that seriously make me doubt that they are qualified. So I watched ep 5 expecting they would screw up, they did. Why they did I had sort of touching them in previous rant. I said I expected, sadly it's true. Too bad because I think there are ways to make it less horrible even if they are using the same structures which I would try to do? I hope I won't take too long to explain and my writing is not too ridden with too many errors. (Spoiler: it takes too long and there must be plethora of grammatical errors)
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    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    It still works okay, technically. For example I want to quote your post in page 20, but the last page is 21. So I'm typing my reply in 21, last page but mid way I want to include your post, so I open another tab to show 20 and do the quote stuff but the quote would appear in my reply box in page 20, ignoring what I had typed in page 21. And I'm to chicken to open 20 from the window I was in, worried that I 'd lose what I had typed. Hope that explains. Good for you! Hope it works well. Just a warning though, that head is nasty thing. Depends on his hygiene's level, those scalps are nasty. At least it saves you some gardening effort? :P
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    You certainly have a lot of self constrain! 😃 But I agree that should be a better way to enjoy it.
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    The WTF Thread

    Hey, that's what I learned in elementary school as well! I don't know other real answer actually. My question now why is the ocean blue? Is it the same with the sky is blue explanation? Underwater, the colors pretty much reflect what we see from the surface. Shallower are would have more cyan hue, while deeper would be bluer. Dang it! For a moment I felt smart. So you also know that is the surface full of floating silver fish yes? Nice second picture btw. Looks peaceful. @other stuff CO2 level is in the highest guys, the last time it hit this level was three million years ago. Shall we grow a fin and breath underwater instead, no.. because they had also found plastic waste in Mariana trench, so no place is spared.
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    What other TV shows do you watch?

    You meant the episode name Deckerstar? The penultimate one instead of the finale 'A Devil of My word'? Because I'm trying to think why the first is worth more mentioning than the latter. Oh wait, is it the name of the ship? Or whatever they call those term such as Sherlolly? (I remember in Hannibal thread someone mentioned about Hannigram and I didn't know what the heck it's supposed to be until much later). Alright got it. Anyway, thanks again for the news, I knew nothing about the air date and sure would only try to check about it much later than...two days ago! Because you told me, and I had binged it as soon as I got my hand on it. I put everything in spoiler box because for me, even by someone saying about liking it or hating it could affect my enjoyment, if it's obvious enough about the preference of the person. So, just in case. But before that, there are two devil jokes that never grow old to me. 1. Lucifer was trying to sweet talk a woman. She was blushing, clearly taken by his charm, fanning herself and blurted out," Oh my God." To which Lucifer snapped, demeanour changed 180 and yelled at her, "You really have to ruin that, don't you?!???!?" 2. A scene in season 4 without spoiling, a character was reacting to Lucifer's behavior, "Oh my god, Lucifer!" To which he replied, "That is an oxymoron." Get me every time.
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    The WTF Thread

    Tsk tsk, I am more open than you J.P. I find younger, older than me, same age as me, people who disagree with me, people who wear sunglass indoor, and people who breath too loud annoying.
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