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T.o.b.y last won the day on May 9 2022

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    Books, laughter, escapism in all its varieties...
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Reichenbach Fall
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Lying Detective

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  1. Ooh, a real crime to solve? Was the purse in a place that everyone has access to when the money went missing or could you narrow down the suspects by checking who has keys / can enter the room or other area?
  2. There's definitely a lot of overlap between Sherlock and Sheldon. Why Bernadette as Molly though?
  3. I saw the trailer for this film and thought it looked really interesting but potentially disturbing. So I sent my best friend the link, she watched the whole movie and told me "you'll probably like it but don't watch it alone." Husband isn't interested so I'll have to wait until I get together with her (and we've worked off all the other films and series on our ever-growing "must watch together" list... ) Apropos rides and ferris wheels: I would never get on anything like that for myself, I have hight-freight and am not interested in wasting adrenaline. However, I am now a mom of an almost-five-year-old boy with a very different outlook on things and live in a place where practically the only accessible and family-friendly public entertainment is an annual fun fair. So... Let me just say I've had some interesting experiences lately. ("Mom, I'm getting scared! Make it stop!" / "I can't, love, once it's going round it'll continue going round until the ride is over. But there's nothing to be scared about, look, we can see the church steeple down there! And can you find our house?" / "Why are you trembling?" / "Because it's cold..." )
  4. Arcadia: to you. Ideas on how to end phone convos: - at the start of the conversation, point out that you have a time limit à la "I need to do / be at X by Y o'clock". Make something up if you need to. When that time comes round, point it out and hang up with a quick "got to go" or similar. - If your phone has a "knock" option, call it from another phone or line and say "oh, sorry, I have to take that" - If you have kids or pets, they might take care of the issue for you - If you're on a cell phone, purposely go somewhere with really bad reception - Seriously though, nobody is entitled to hours of your time. I think it should be socially acceptable to just tell people you would like to end the conversation. If they can't respect your boundaries then the value of the acquaintance is doubtful.
  5. You never know... I feel guilty sometimes for bringing a child into this world with all its dangers and the dismal prognosis of climate change etc but on the other hand, has it ever been a "good" time to reproduce...? I took a fatalistic approach to it all in the end. Chances were slim enough that even though I'm not religious at all, I told myself well, if it works out I guess it's meant to be. I'm not so worried about how it'll all be for myself long term ("companionship" vs "meal ticket"), more about this little human whom I chose to be responsible for having a decent life and not cursing me for causing his existence. For myself, I have zero regrets already, the past four years have already been worth everything I can imagine. Still, traffic jams and covid rules, sniffles and babysitting can sometimes put a big strain on my nerves...
  6. Me too, my social behavior is entirely performative. I am both an introvert and shy and have learned to mask that over the years. But with Sherlock, it seems more than a necessity. He really does seem to crave attention and an audience. Overall, I see him more as an introvert than an extrovert too though.
  7. Not so much a rant as a whine, but: I got stuck in a traffic jam today on the way to work, had just gotten out of it when my son's daycare called, telling me to pick him up immediately because his mild cold is a violation of their current (and apparently very recently updated) pandemic policy. So I had to drive back while frantically holding 3 cell phone conversations at once with husband, boss and babysitter. Ah, the joys of working motherhood... All of you around here who don't want children, I hope my woes at least serve to make you feel validated... 😅
  8. Hey Kat, interesting question indeed. My intpretation of Mary's appearance in The Lying Detective is that she isn't a ghost at all, rather a figment of John's imagination. He's so upset by her death that a part of him simply refuses to acknowledge she's gone and projects a mental image of her back into his life. Not a hallucination exactly but the fantasy seems to be extremely intense and bordering on pathological. When Sherlock "sees" and talks to her too, I take that to mean he has deduced what's going on with John and simply accepted it in a spirit of "it's ok to not be ok". What does everyone else think?
  9. So maybe that's the reason why I was always a fairly good swimmer...?
  10. That seems so strange to me. But then, I have never really understood obsessing over real people. I go gaga over fictional characters but the actors who play them are only interesting to me in that capacity.
  11. Huh? I don't understand... What kind of argument would a photo of an actor and his wife spark? Are some fans so jealous? Come on, guys (or gals I suppose in this case), even if he were single that wouldn't really change the odds of you getting with him either...
  12. I really was unfamiliar with it and laughing at myself for being clueless. So thank you!
  13. I just took it again out of curiosity too and no surprise really, still came out as INFJ. I notice though that as I get older, my scores become more balanced (with I vs E still being the strongest). I've tried different sources too and always got the same result except once when whatever test it was said INFP instead. Which is nonsense, I'm clearly more J than P. 😄
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