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Artemis

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    GIF Your Mood

  2. Had an hour-long lecture from my mother this weekend about how I need to have a baby before it's too late, because it would give my life purpose. So that was fun.
  3. I've had the acoustic version of "Forgive Me Friend" by Smith & Thell stuck in my head for at least a week now.
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    What's your age?

    It’s nice to be talking with a diverse group of individuals and not feel the age gaps too often. Especially these days, with people dividing themselves with generational labels more and more.
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    Recently watched movies

    I wonder when they’ll finally stop (i.e. when people will be sick enough of it to stop paying). In a hundred years is there gonna be “Toy Story 22”?
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    Recently watched movies

    Oh yeah, I was going to say something about Toy Story 4. I haven’t seen it, and probably won’t unless I catch it on TV someday when I’m bored. But I think they made a mistake by using the same characters. Toy Story 3 really wrapped up the series nicely, and it shouldn’t have been added to. It ruins what was a great, emotional ending. If they really wanted to make another Toy Story, it should have featured an entirely new set of characters.
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    Recently watched movies

    I feel that way too, but for me I think it depends on what is meant by “remake”. I really like different takes on old stories. “Ever After”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, and the TV show “Once Upon a Time”, for example, were interesting to me in that way. I would put “Maleficent” in that category, and maybe even the 2015 “Cinderella”. Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes have been adapted many times, but I wouldn’t call them all remakes of each other. The problem with Disney remakes like “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, and probably “The Lion King”, is that they’re not different takes on a traditional tale; the animated versions were that. The remakes are “updated” versions of their own original take. They follow the same route, with the same lines, but it’s only done halfway. So it’s more of the same, and yet it’s not the same enough to feel like a faithful rendering. They’re in this weird limbo between strange and familiar, which is just sort of unpleasant to watch, and usually disappointing. Book adaptions can be guilty of the same thing, but at least there it makes more sense, because they have to cut and change things to fit the story into a certain timeframe. But with movie remakes, they don’t need to do that as much, because the movie already exists. They’re just “remaking” it. So if they change something you were excited to see, there seems to be no sense to it, and you’re just kind of left wondering, “Why did they change that perfectly good scene?” If they want to make an adaption, then they should just make an adaption and make it different. If they want to do a remake, then it should be virtually the same. Go one way or the other, don’t do a weird mesh of the two. Anyway, I think I’ve ranted on this subject enough, lol. Boo on remakes.
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    Recently watched movies

    That probably is why. My dad prefers them too and I think it’s mostly because he has no childhood nostalgia connected to the animated films. Like I said about the “Aladdin” remake, if I pretended that the animated one never existed and take it as its own thing, it’s not a bad movie. But when I was a kid, at home or in daycare, I was plopped down in front of the TV for hours at a time, usually with a choice of Disney films. They became my familiar friends, so I’m prone to be more critical of their treatment than someone who didn’t like or watch a lot of Disney as a kid. I have the experience of being on the opposite side with “Star Wars”. I didn’t love the originals and actually enjoy the prequels from the early 2000’s more, but that’s basically sacrilege, lol. I suspect any suggestion of remaking the originals would incite a riot. Or at least a furious Twitter storm. Anyway, going back to the Disney remakes, I don’t hate them all. “Cinderella” has been remade so many times that I don’t even care how they do it, lol. “Maleficent” was so different from “Sleeping Beauty”, with such a different premise, that it didn’t really feel like a remake (if in fact it was meant to be). I thought “The Jungle Book” remake was pretty well done overall, it’s probably my favorite so far. I think a live action “Hercules”, “Tarzan”, “Tangled”, or “Brave” could be good, if done right. A lot of the newer ones would lend themselves to live action better than the classics (but I realize that’s not the point). My biggest beef with the Disney remakes is that I’m just tired of remakes in general, and annoyed with them on principle because they’re lazy. I’d much rather see an original work than a remake of anything. They keep remaking the good films too, that’s the other thing. (Speaking of remakes in general now, not the Disney ones.) Instead of remaking classic films that are still great and need no improvement, why don’t they remake films that sucked and do them better?
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    Dreams

    Who wants to see me ramble about my latest dream?? No one?! Oh well, I'm going to anyway.
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    Dreams

    In my dream last night, I was Daenerys Targaryen ('Game of Thrones'), and I was preparing to marry Jon Snow (also 'Game of Thrones'). But hours before the wedding, Mycroft kidnapped me, and I was trying to figure out why, lol. There was also a toilet dream mixed in there. After much searching, I finally found a semi-private cubicle in a public bathroom (there was a large crack in the door where people could see in); but I was interrupted when Mycroft burst into the stall to kidnap me, lol. Rude, Mycroft. Sad days are these when a Dragon Queen can't even get a private restroom.
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    Dreams

    My mom had a basement toilet out in the open like that when she was living in Iowa. She started building a bathroom around it, but only ever got a few beams put up. Many years ago she asked me to pet-sit for her while she was on vacation for a couple weeks, and at the time most of the house was being remodeled, so I could only use that toilet. There were construction workers around the house all day, so I had to try to use the toilet quickly in case one of them turned the corner unexpectedly. It was a lot like the 'exposed toilet' dreams, in terms of how nerve-wracking it felt, lol.
  12. Yeah, let’s hope not. I don’t think it’s super odd though. People also film owls when they just happen to yawn.
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    Game of Thrones

    I just learned that HBO is making a GoT prequel series. Thoughts on that? Did we want one? It surprises me a bit since the final season of GoT appears to have been so poorly received.
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    What song is stuck in your head?

    Yeah, I was answering her question that I didn’t get to earlier.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    I don’t know of one, sorry. But wouldn’t you rather sign up? If you don’t sign up then you don’t have control of your video, if you want to delete it later or whatever. I would like to see your video, if ever you post it.
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    Dreams

    Of those, the most common ones for me are being chased and being late. I almost never have dreams of falling, and sometimes but rarely have dreams of feeling trapped or death of family. When I had the death dreams, it was mostly as a child, and usually involved losing my family to a tornado, or my dog drowning. ^ Same here.
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    Game of Thrones

    I don’t have a lot to say on the subject except that I agree with you. The Ramsay/Sansa scene was the least explicit depiction of sexual violence I’ve seen on the show thus far. I was actually quite surprised by how “tame” it was compared to the other scenes. Even her almost-rape in King’s Landing was more explicit than that. I was much more bothered by other scenes than the Ramsay/Sansa wedding night.
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    What song is stuck in your head?

    Seasons 3 and 4 both had a fairly significant focus on Demelza's brothers. I didn't mind S3 because it had other plotlines I found interesting, like the doctor's rescue from prison. S4 delved heavily into the fallout from Demelza's fling with Hugh, and Ross's night with Elizabeth, and the back and forth of "Will they make up and learn to trust each other again or won't they" got soooo old. The constant jealousy and stupidity resulting from it (e.g. Ross's frustrating behavior and pointless duel with Adderley) was very grating. I'll watch S5, but I hope it starts on a better note with much less focus on the cheating.
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    GIF Your Mood

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    GIF Your Mood

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    GIF Your Mood

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    GIF Your Mood

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    GIF Your Mood

    Crabby and antisocial.
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    GIF Your Mood

    I always wished to be more artistic. Que sera...
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