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Thread Black Mirror S4 |OT| This Is Fine - December 29th on Netflix
I thought the same thing while watching, but after I read an article with an interesting analysis: It said that Daly didn't really like Nanette - but the idea of having her and especially, her praise and affection. That's why he doesn't do anything and only gets angry when the CEO notices her. He was taking his 'item'. It wasn't even sexual, just a question of power. A guy who created such mods could make one where he could live sexual fantasies with the cookies if he wanted to - the thing is he didn't [putting the genitals in games joke aside]. His behavior reminds me a lot of the antagonist of The Collector [Frederick Clegg], by John Fowles. The guy in this book [a socially inept young man who is also a butterfly collector] kidnaps his dream girl and doesn't do ANYTHING to her besides keeping her his hostage - just to have HER and occasionally use his power over her.
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Thread Black Mirror S4 |OT| This Is Fine - December 29th on Netflix
Mine would be [no preference order inside de category]: White Christmas San Junipero Nosedive USS Callister Hated In The Nation Be Right Back National Anthem 15 Million Merits Shut Up And Dance Men Against Fire Hang The DJ Crocodile Playtest Black Museum Arkangel Waldo Moment Metalhead White Bear Entire History Of You
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Thread What is the 2000s aesthetic? For that matter, what's the 2010s?
The 2000's aesthetic to me can be exemplified by this kind of thing: I don't really like it, but I bet that in 20 years at maximum we will be revisiting and glorifying it. I still remember how the 80's were bashed all over the internet [I always liked the decade, however] and now it is PURE HYPE lol
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Thread Is astrology bullshit?
I think it probably is, but in a certain way, it can be quite interesting. The daily horoscopes are always ridiculous, but I did my astral map once and it had various points that weren't vague generalizations, on the contrary. What annoys me is that are some people who really think that their supposed astrological profile is an excuse for shitty behavior and laziness.
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Thread Makeup and Beauty |OT| Sustaining Supernormal Stimulus
Thank you for the great advice! It totally makes sense. I think I got too impressed about people saying how dangerous for the skin artificial light is supposed to be. I am also fair (a light olive skin tone) but as you said I don't go out much in the day, and the few minutes I do I use a parasol with sunscreen if it's sunny. By now I am using an Anew moisturizer with FPS 50, but I am waiting some Bioré sunscreens, so excited to try them! I also bought some Korean products on Cosmetic Love. I will look for a cushion with sunscreen to reapply by lunch time.
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Thread Makeup and Beauty |OT| Sustaining Supernormal Stimulus
Also, I have a question: I am trying to take care of my skin better, but most advice I see is that you should reapply sunscreen at least once a day. I usually stay out until the evening, working at the office and go to college at night. How should I reapply since I wear makeup to work everyday? I don't wear a heavy one, but it doesn't make sense to me to carry loads of products and make the look from zero at lunch time to apply sunscreen again. Someone has a tip? Spray sunscreen unfortunately isn't an option because they are hella expensive where I live.
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Thread Makeup and Beauty |OT| Sustaining Supernormal Stimulus
If you pay close attention to make up video tutorials, matte light eyeshadows are barely visible even in the most expensive palettes. With the shimmery ones you will see more color (I prefer shimmery eyeshadows, even though they aren't the most ''in'' style). But you can also use a eye primer/white concealer (good for pastels and neons)/wet brush (in toner or water) to obtain more color. About the color combinations there isn't much of a rule, but you can try certain combos that would make sense in other stuff, like gold and brown, black and blue, pink and brown, copper and green...
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Thread The Crown S2 |OT| All Hail The Queen (Netflix)
I actually agree with you about Phillip, his development was very well made and Matt Smith is great [I am actually glad I didn't see him as The Doctor, so I can see him fully as the Duke of Edinburgh]. But I believe my side ''we need more series focused on leading women!'' is speaking louder haha
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Thread The Crown S2 |OT| All Hail The Queen (Netflix)
I don't even count on contact lens anymore for this kind of stuff... In Harry Potter and GOT the eye color was a main point in the characters looks and nobody in the productions really gave a fuck lol
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Thread The Crown S2 |OT| All Hail The Queen (Netflix)
Good season. I just think that they could give Elizabeth and Margaret a little bit more of screen time - especially Elizabeth felt like a secondary character in Phillip's story. One of the best episodes was the one about Lord Altrincham. Just brilliant. Excited to see the next phase with Olivia Colman [Btw, what will they do with her brown eyes? The super pale skin with cold blue eyes is almost a trademark of Foy's Elizabeth II].
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Thread The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Wed on FX
Watched the premiere and really liked it. I loved Feud and this is something that feels with the same quality and makes you want to binge watch it. It really has a realistic touch, but it also seems highly stylized like a photo shoot. The photography is amazing. The mansion really feels like Versace - Italian, vibrant, alive, not the cold classical approach to Italy we see a lot. Ramirez IS Gianni. I was expecting an actor with more pronounced Filipino features, but I was surprised that Criss is indeed half Filipino. The soundtrack makes it feel so much like a tragic opera. Definitely looking forward to the next episode.
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Thread The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Wed on FX
Wow, I didn't know that! This is amazing! It is so extremely beautiful.
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Thread Violet Evergarden |OT| It's like Born on the 4th of July meets Empire of Corpses and The Postman
Just watched episode 10. I was just going with this series out of curiosity, but this episode just caught me off guard. Extremely beautiful, with an awesome idea that was giving the point of view to Ann. In this episode, I feel like the beauty of the animation just synched with the emotions, the music and the plot to create something truly memorable. Some may think it has a predictable plot (even though I personally didn't see it coming), but to me, this is one of the best anime episodes I ever watched.
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Thread Violet Evergarden |OT| It's like Born on the 4th of July meets Empire of Corpses and The Postman
Very cute, very shoujo, and as always, beautifully animated. Buuut, how not to be at least a little creeped out when you find out that the age gap of the shipps is a 10 year old one, with the main character being only 14 years old? :( [I mean, it is understandable that 14yos would have crushes in older people, but the reverse, uhh...] One nice point was the ending about her war killing machine past coming up again.It may lead to interesting plots from now on.
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Thread Violet Evergarden |OT| It's like Born on the 4th of July meets Empire of Corpses and The Postman
I watched the first episode yesterday and had the exact same impression about the humor. Felt very out of place. Visually, is amazing [even tho sometimes it is a little bit too much CG in my opinion]. It also had more moe and fanservice that I was expecting judging by the synopsis and the arts I had seen before [like the young lady that appears by the end of the episode - I thought it would have less extravagant character designs judging by the other characters like the Major, Violet, the lady of the mansion etc]. Anyway, looking forward to it - and also I hope its plot strengthens more, even though I was interested in the Major's whereabouts.
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Thread Outlander - Season 3 - Sundays on Starz
The 3rd season was my favorite so far. I rarely felt so much expectation like I did when Claire enters the print shop! And what about the awesome adventure plot of the whole West Indies arch? (I love pirate and old ship stories, so).
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Thread Netflix's The Rain official trailer - May 4th
Finished this series yesterday. The series is cheesy but I mildly enjoyed it. I cared about most characters and the acting was ok (I think Simone was the weakest). Danish is a weirdly soothing language. The visuals were very beautiful and I found the scenarios absolutely impeccable (it is so frustrating when it is all ugly and cardboard looking). It has a YA vibe especially with all the romantic plots, but I think if it was a real situation, people would do it. I liked how most female characters were written (even though Simone is kinda plain in her heroine template), except Beatrice. She was very stereotypical, unlikable and somewhat shallow. I wonder if there is a pattern of an Evil Brunette Woman in European series, counting this one and Hannah from Dark. When it comes to the comparisons with Dark, for those who didn't watch The Rain yet, don't expect it will be nearly as good and complex as the German one. The Rain is much more the standard survival series while Dark brings small-town drama (not to mention the gorgeous sci-fi) to the next level (I would compare it to the two first seasons of Twin Peaks). One particular thing about The Rain I disliked a lot was the constant use of indie songs in every episode. It really broke the immersion, not to mention the fact they didn't care to synch voice and visuals in many scenes. The 3 last episodes are the worst in the whole series. A lot of the scientific aspects just don't make sense, and the ''evil corporation muohohohoho'' vibe was a huge turn-off. It is watchable. Not complex as Dark nor exciting/fun as La Casa de Papel, but it is a really good thing that Netflix is bringing these ''foreign'' shows to its platform.
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Thread Lukas Dhont's ''Girl'' lifts the taboo on Transgender people
I'm so happy these movies are getting more visibility. We also had Una Mujer Fantastica and the Japanese movie Close-Knit (which is directed by a woman). I will check this out for sure. They are still possible of critique, especially the ones who use cisgender actors in trans roles (which is something that should be corrected since a long time), but I see it as a step forward, especially when it comes to mainstream. I have friends who grew up with a pretty close-minded culture and changed their mind completely after watching The Danish Girl, when they might not be in touch with the subject otherwise.
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Thread Doki Doki Literature Club! |OT| Writing her way into your heart
It is so funny that I played the game until this first 'END' just yesterday and had the exact same reaction, including the thing about the glitches. I regretted it a little because I also knew it would be something fucked up because of the 'aura' but I was completely unaware of what it really was and didn't really know what to expect. And it is worse than if it was Even though I had enough of the game itself I am looking forward to seeing where it all will go here in the 'outside'. It would be really interesting if the Game Theorists are right I agree. I even thought I was being too 'puritan' thinking that, but I can't ban the sentiment of exploitation it gave me, even though I think it is very well done and deserves the hype it is getting - but me, in a personal perspective - wish it had a little bit more depth.
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Thread NYT opinion: The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure
This is so true. I really like to read about cinema and its history, but in my circle of friends, it is very tiring since everyone thinks you must write a review about every movie or TV show you watch. People talking over and over and over about photography, ''homages'' to other mainstream directors, and fucking long takes. And of course, sport hating Netflix originals. Not to mention the need of having a supposedly ''refined taste'' that most of the time don't even reach art/independent films, but mostly is composed of people saying how Nolan's Batman Trilogy is one of the biggest cinematic masterpieces ever made. Can't we just... Enjoy watching stuff and not over analyze it? I also play the piano and sing and it ALSO was a competition. Apparently, you can't play or sing anymore without having a YT channel with your covers to ''prove it'' - studio techniques and equipment for recording obligatory. Or if you write, you must publish it online and gather a ''social media following''. And drawing - only digital drawing is ''valid''. And reading - you are not allowed to read things translated into your native language if you understand English, because apparently, every translation is trash. And people classifying every book into tropes and talking about goddamn Joseph Campbell over and over again. I feel all my hobbies were kinda tainted by this to some extent and this even mined my pleasure in doing it. It's easy to say ''just get over it'' but it's something hard to dodge, feeling like you are not good enough, ''why you bother'' thoughts creeping inside your mind when you just want to share your hobbies and interests with other people and online communities. Maybe the right way to enjoy hobbies is doing everything offline, strictly by yourself.
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Thread Ghost-Era: Regale us with your terrifying tales and supernatural experiences
The link didn't work for me on the phone and now I don't know if I want to try again. This story and the reddit one are the worst. I usually don't like demon stuff but I can handle ghost stuff, but when it involves crime it gets 100% worse.
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Thread Thinking about getting a dog
Question kinda unrelated to the OP: Is it enough if the dog has another dog as their companion when the owner is out? Like, during work hours? I ask that because my parents have 3 dogs, a bigger one (mix of Dobermann and German Shepard) and two smaller (one is a Chihuahua and the other is a Pinscher) and they spend most of the day playing on the big backyard by themselves or sleeping. The house is almost never empty, but nobody is actively playing with them most of the time and they seem just fine. But I wonder if they were left alone they would be upset and bored even if they are all together.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Sei lá, fico com um pouco de medo por lembrar que quando eu era criança tudo que eu lia, especialmente em quadrinhos, eu aceitava e acreditava piamente em tudo. Lia desde Turma da Mônica, Calvin e Haroldo, Suriá e Mafalda até Sesinho (aquela revistinha do Sesi LOL). Talvez hoje as crianças com maior acesso a internet tenham mais chance de constestar, mas ainda tenho receito do uso desse meio de uma forma tão insidiosa.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
O PT está comentendo o mesmo erro que a esquerda academicista comente em espaços como esse fórum e bolhas em redes sociais: Acha que todo mundo tem o background deles e liga para pautas identitárias e ideológicas. Eu me pergunto se isso é culpa do pessoal mais jovem tipo Manuela e Haddad, pois como você citou, Lula não vai nessa linha aí não. Ontem eu estava num consultório e foi um show de horrores durante toda a espera: Uma senhora de uns 70 anos colocando vídeo no celular e mostrando pros outros pacientes e gritando que era o ''projeto que a Dilma criou junto com o PT e que vai ser regra nas escolas, a criança vai escolher se é homem ou mulher'' (pelo áudio parecia ser alguma peça de teatro ou show de drag queens), depois passou uma matéria sobre um rapaz que foi baleado arbitrariamente na cabeça por um ''aluno soldado'' da PM e ficou 53 dias na UTI e um cara começou a falar ''pena que não morreu, certeza que é bandido'' (o cara baleado era negro, ÓBVIO). Logo depois uma outra paciente ''empresária'' começou a falar que ninguém quer trabalhar e que ela ficou indignada pois quando ia contratar, o povo não queria assinar a carteira para não perder o Bolsa Família, ''quer é ficar em casa sem fazer nada fazendo um filho atrás do outro''. Aí quando começou o Jornal Nacional e eles mostraram os gráficos o pessoal da sala começou a falar que a Marina estava em 3° lugar sendo que tinha um REJEIÇÃO gigantesco como título do gráfico. Tudo isso aconteceu em 2h de espera. Eles estão subestimando o estrago que a educação péssima - desde os colégios públicos despedaçando, colégios particulares de péssima qualidade até os colégios caríssimos de elite que dão depressão em moleque de 15 anos de tanta pressão psicológica mas não ensina a ter pensamento crítico - fez nesse país. A filha da empresária - que devia ter uns 9 anos - estava falando de Lula presidiário, corroborando as falas da mãe, durante esse circo aí todo.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
O brasileiro tem uma mentalidade classista muito forte, muitas vezes inclusive simulando ser mais rico do que é para ficar por cima, e isso se refletiu nessa mentalidade que taxação de grandes fortunas = vão pegar meu Novo Uno e gente assalariada querendo acabar com CLT e décimo terceiro. Conheço gente que trabalha de terceirizada em um tribunal ganhando 1 salário (sob assessores e desembargadores que ganham na casa dos 50 mil), e porque o namorado tem um Celta veio discutir comigo que não era ''igual eleitor do PT que vive a base de Bolsa Família'' porque ela era Classe B. É muito isso de ''nós'' versus ''o vagabundo'' aka pobre. Me lembra muito aqueles anúncios de jornais antigos de aluguel de 'escravos de ganho'. O ''senhor'' era tão pobre que precisava desse escravo para trazer renda para dentro de casa, mas ainda se achava superior pois estava deixando outro ser humano numa condição ainda pior.
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Thread What if men had a curfew? [hypothetical thought exercise, not literal]
I think it's pretty clear this is a thought exercise and no one is actually proposing the curfew. It's an empathy exercise, really. I live somewhere with very high violence rates, and I was robbed like 4 times, but the time I was actually scared was when I was going home from the bus stop (it's about 50m away), around 9 pm. This old man asked for directions from the window of his car and I stopped to help - then he grabbed me by the wrist, saying a bunch of disgusting things and I had to scream for help (no one else on the street). Since then I won't do it without a chaperone. Or the other time I had my house broken into while I was there alone. People saying "oh, you always can buy your stuff back if they succeded" but they don't realize that's not women are afraid of. Isn't about being robbed or attacked by someone on drugs. Is the fear of being victim of something that will ruin your life forever. If you don't end up dead afterwards.
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Thread Why are fingernail clippers coded as female products?
It must be a cultural difference, but in my country, it is the complete opposite! Nail clippers are seen as manly and rough and there are some that can be used as an accessory in your key ring. Some even come in ''manly colors'' and designs resembling Rider sandals. I don't know any women who use nail clippers - they always use a nail file instead. To be fair we have a huge nail polish culture among women here, all women I know have their nails done 80% of the time and some go to nails salons every week. So probably the companies thought it would be better to market it to men alongside razors and aftershave in the supermarket.
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Thread Western-Europeans (And Others): How do you deal with dubbing everything?!
Everything is dubbed in Brazil and we grow up with it. There is a real rejection to subs by 90% of the population, and most times in the theaters you watch the movie dubbed or you won't find a session. I personally really like watching stuff with subtitles, especially anime and I also can watch stuff in English without subtitles, but most people I know say that if they need to read the subs they can't see what is happening. I wonder if this is a symptom of an absence of reading habits that possibly make people read really slowly. However, somethings are really better dubbed (the professional voice actors in Brazil are really good), sometimes due to emotional attachment. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, El Chavo and Everybody Hates Chris are very popular and are famous by their dubbed voices. Most famous actors have a specific voice actor (Johnny Depp's voice actor has a way sexier and pleasant voice than his own). Animation movies also used to have awesome voice acting but recently they started giving all the roles to YouTubers and influencers and now they are really horrible.
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Thread Dear Men on Public Transport
Manspreading is the most annoying thing ever. And at least where I live a lot of the cases is a form of harassing women with unwanted touch - that 5'2" guy who won't do this to other male passengers but will do it to women. So the "do the same" strategy doesn't work because they will it. People should have the right of not having someone else's leg or touching you uninterruptedly for 40 minutes. Once a guy even stuck his elbow in my waist to use the arm thing in the middle, which I replied pushing him with mine.
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Thread What are small things you technically know you shouldn't do to your body, but you do anyway?
Sleeping less than 6-7 hours per night. I feel awful, I know I'm killing my brain cells and fucking up my health, but I have this horrible, irrational feeling that sleeping is lost time. I didn't have this problem (could sleep 14h and feel great, now sleeping 5h is a luxury) until I started my first serious job, so I think it might be correlated to this.
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Thread What are small things you technically know you shouldn't do to your body, but you do anyway?
This is a post as memorable as the microwaving pepper candy thread. I always had this fear of my hair catching on fire since hair burns so quickly! (And human spontaneous combustion too, that stuff is nightmare fuel). The worst part is when my eyes are SORE and I want to sleep so bad but it's like 10 pm and I feel I need to "spend" two more hours with "something" and "not miss out stuff" and don't go to bed. Obviously it is never worth the price of feeling horrible for the next 20 hours. Especially since I need to wake up at 4:30 am it's obvious this is incredibly harmful. In the end I think the only way is forcing yourself to go keeping the benefits in mind. And use medication or other calming techniques if really necessary.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Pela minha experiência convivendo com mulheres não politizadas de várias classes sociais e idades, arrisco a dizer que tem um grande fator de anti feminismo aí. A maioria das mulheres não querem ser vistas como feministas pois feministas ''odeiam homens'' e elas não querem ficar queimadas na rodinha e na família. Tinha muita 'isentona' mas com o crescimento do Bolsonaro entre os homens, houve muita ''conversão'' dessas mulheres que numa situação normal votaria num candidato moderado. O que eu vi de bolsominion (ao vivo e na internet) falando que 'refutou' as 'fake news' que a mulher estava acreditando e fez ela votar no Bolsonaro não está no gibi. Tem também aquelas mulheres que acham que ser forte/foda/independente é ELA ter ido atrás do Bolsonaro primeiro, pois ela ''não é como todas as outras''. Os minions também pegam pesado nas fake news e muita mulher mãe de família que se informa no Whatsapp ficou chocada com isso do ''kit gay'' e com a associação que eles fazem disso com ''sexualização infantil''. Sem falar na questão do estupro. Eles pegaram um ponto muito específico que é o maior medo das mulheres e ficaram fazendo promessas fantasiosas e irreais de 40 anos de cadeira e ''castração'' que vai ''fazer o vagabundo ficar aleijado o resto da vida''. Ninguém foi lá ver que além de opcional só dua 2 meses e custa 3 mil a dose. Por outro lado, o voto é secreto. Mulheres na minha família me falaram que dizem que vão votar no Bolsonaro ''porque todo mundo tá falando, tá na moda'' e não vão pois querem ficar com 'a consciência limpa'. Mas as fake news no grosso da população está fazendo um estrago tremendo. Essas mesmas pessoas me disseram que o ''Bolsonaro já está com 45%, já ganhou, eu vi aqui no Whatsapp''. Mas com tudo isso ainda tem o fator da rejeição, que a dele é muito mais alta entre as mulheres, não é a toa que existe o #elenão.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Estou vendo um monte de eleitor do Ciro virando para o Haddad para impedir uma vitória do Bolsonaro no primeiro turno, o que é uma droga, visto que se os eleitores da Marina que já derreteu, mais os eleitores do Alckimin e os liberais (falando aqui de liberdades individuais) que não querem PT no governo votassem no Ciro ele ia para o segundo turno com o Bolsonaro. Ciro está LONGE de ser perfeito mas acho que ele ainda é o melhor para o momento atual do país, uma pessoa com um plano e desenvoltura para ter uma governabilidade ali no centrão ao mesmo tempo que não pende para tendências fascistas e anti democráticas, e que traria uma estabilidade econômica e política maior. Em outra timeline eu votaria no Haddad de primeira, acho ele bom nas pautas sociais, mas é revoltante ver ele sendo essa marionete do ego do Lula, que arrisca entregar o país nas mãos de gente igual o Mourão mas não faz uma coalisão decente. Haddad corre o risco de sofrer impeachment ou golpe se ganhar (devido ao antipetismo), coisa que acredito que não aconteceria com o Ciro. Eleitores do Amoedo, Meirelles, Dias e Daciolo (os evangélicos da Marina também) vão serem catalisados pelo Bozo, e inclusive a maioria dos Alckimin. Vi duas pessoas eleitoras do Amoedo falando que 'infelizmente' vão ter que votar no Haddad se der Bozo vs. Haddad mas eles são aquela minoria que de fato é liberal tanto nos costumes quanto na economia e abominam fascismo. O próprio Amoedo não é assim e o grosso dos eleitores dele também não. Inclusive ouvi de ex-eleitores do Ciro que se eu não votar no Haddad no primeiro turno para parar o Bozo vou ser o 1% que votou na Jill Stein e permitiu que o Trump fosse eleito ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Thread Maniac |OT| - Netflix & Pills - Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Cary Fukunaga
Loved the show as soon as it started. I confess I had a little bit of prejudice when I saw the ads (mainly due to the big stars cast) but since I like Fukunaga I thought it was worth at least a one episode try (sometimes it's good to see things by yourself without reading thousands of reviews first, just sayin'!). The aesthetic caught me right away, and also the kinda hidden explanations about the universe right in the first scenes (you can kinda imply it is ''2016'' - there is an election newspaper stuck to the ATM Annie uses to get cash to pay for the cigarettes with Trump's and Hillary's faces on it.) I also really like how they had this big emphasis on mental health through the whole series and especially, on how familiar relationships can mold your brain, and ultimately, you. I can't complain about anything, I think it is just awesome (that goddamn tape LOL). I really like it doesn't take itself too seriously (cof cof West cof world) and dedicates a lot of its time to the characters, even the ones that aren't the main couple (Mantleray and Azumi, Muramoto, Greta and GRTA). I would like to see it coming back, but as an anthology in the same universe. I think it is very rich and it would be awesome to see more GOOD futuristic stuff on TV. PS: Azumi's voice and accent are honey to my ears <3
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Thread Castle Rock - From J.J. Abrams & Stephen King - Wednesdays on Hulu
I really liked the kinda ambiguous finale but I think I will stick with the explanation The Kid is an interdimensional being. They mention in that interview that really specific detail about a '' 300-year-old Bill''. I think it might be a clue. And I think it all started with the French settlers and he is out there ever since. Before they are mentioned in the series (the cannibal girl appears in The Kid's story, but she is mentioned before by another person - I think it was Lacy). I was wondering if it could be a being/deity recognized by Native Americans in the olden times but I don't think it is the case anymore. I think the thinny has always been there in that region but remained harmless due to the lack of humans there - but its power attracted the French settlers (or it could be a coincidence) messing up with their minds while the reality is distorted by the thinny. Then something wicked happened (maybe a human life sacrifice provoked by the thinny madness and a door was open and The Kid had the opportunity to hop into this reality). I think he could be part of one of the lowest rankings among King's beings. Unlike Pennywise he is terrified of weapons, feels pain and can be hurt. He needs to eat and meds have an effect on him (supposedly). The eating and meds part could be acting to humanize him in the eyes of the humans, but he definitely can be hurt in a normal way, otherwise, he wouldn't be helpless when Henry took his gun. I would even say he is a parasite inhabiting a human body, as in a possession, and completely replaced the person who that body belonged. Maybe it was one of those French settlers, but he can't be disembodied or switch to another person so he must care for this old shell. He can't read thoughts or implant memories (I think he indeed learned everything about Henry in the shed) but he can manipulate people's feelings and minds to do horrible violent stuff, and it's a lot more potent through touch (Zaleski's insanity, giving the Nazi cancer). Some things he did are purely sadistic (and don't have a real purpose) and to me, they don't fit the revengeful victim narrative - like making that random boy's family kill each other at his birthday party. I think he wanted to take Henry to the woods because he has a pure heart and also hears the sound. I think maybe this kind of person is necessary (maybe as a form of sacrifice) to bring MORE of his kind or enable him to hop to another dimension (but I doubt he wants that). And there is also the kind of 'incorruptible' people who are not susceptible to his power and through the history of the city formed this coven to keep him locked, but that were ''too good people'' to simply kill him.
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Thread Job Shaming, why do you do it?
I was raised believing there is no such thing as a shameful job (excluding sex work, which later I also learned to respect) and so instead I tend to admire people who are passionate or who use their jobs to do good things, a lot. I've been shamed, though, especially by engineers and lawyers (I'm in marketing). I acquired a taste in playfully provoking some lawyers specifically since there is some debate in my country about the majority of lawyers (and doctors - in Portuguese we have the more common word ''médico'' and doctor is more of a title) demanding to be called ''Dr.'' without a doctorate based on a very old law from the Empire (which also implies special treatment), but I don't think it is job shaming level. The doctors/nurses I met were usually very nice people, though. I confess I have some bias to certain jobs though, like exploitative YouTubers (especially those who capitalize on children) and some religious leaders with shady activities, but I try not to generalize too. I think it is worse in some places than others, though. It must be a cultural thing too. I often see every sort of person job shaming others, since high ranking corporative directors insinuating blue-collar workers are people ''naturally intellectually inferior'', to clerks and janitors shaming street sweepers, fast food workers, and waiters. Maids/domestic workers often get the worst treatment, their rights aren't even fully covered by the law.
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Thread The Incredibles 2 was very disappointing (unmarked spoilers)
I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't recycling but a convergent evolution since all female characters from Pixar/Disney animations are looking identical since Tangled, which the same face structure with big eyes and cute moe-esque faces, and meanwhile the male characters facial features vary wildly. Elastigirl and Violet are a little bit more distinct and original but they are reminiscent of an older time. Thinking about now, Evelyn really seemed out of place. She looked nothing like her brother and this was also a little weird, not to mention her lame ending.
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Thread Does anyone here meal prep?
Now I desperatelly need them! I really like reusing good containers too, Tupperware containers are so fragile. I really like the Bonne Maman jars but their lids tend to get rusty after a while, dunno if I'm cleaning them wrong or something to do with the climate of my city.
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Thread Altered Carbon |OT| This is Takeshi, he's got my back - Netflix 2/2
Some points about the ending (which, by the way, looked like a soap opera mess in that 'revelation scene' where every character steps forward to say something):
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Thread Altered Carbon |OT| This is Takeshi, he's got my back - Netflix 2/2
It reminded me of her too. I don't get why they think that an intense woman must behave in such childish and arrogant way. Not to mention the acting. I think that Ortega is less Mary Sue-y than Michael but this wasn't enough to make me like her or even care for her. And it was so obvious what was her role in the story, since her first scene picking up Kovacs. The sprinkled humor [like that thing about the mechanic arm] just made her scenes even more unwatchable.
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Thread Introvert ERA: How do you cope with your personality?
I wish I could have the answer, OP! (for you and me both). I learned to not hate (and even like) this aspect of my personality - and it was hard - but over time I realized even if it's tougher, this is how I am and I wouldn't change it even if I magically had the opportunity. It still difficult but I agree with some posts here, my job (moderately social position in an open office) helped me a lot to develop the social skills necessary to survive. I can engage in small talk and communicate well about professional matters too, but sometimes is hard to find common topics, since I work with people with a lifestyle very different from my own (in average 10 years older than me or people my age but already engaged in having kids, marrying etc). Some things still are a bummer (like people attributing the ''shy'' label - I'm not shy, I just don't want talk to you all the fucking time) but I found this a great way to improve. The hardest part is this ''curse'' a lot of people say that you won't make new friends after your high school/college. I went through a moment in my life when I had to decide between keeping some toxic friends I made back then or cut them off and keep my sanity. I can't say I regret what I've done but it seems it has some truth in it since I didn't make nearly as many friends since (I'm in my early 20's now). Maybe because people, in general, are far less social than most introverts think - I notice that many people start turning to family (both relatives and making their own) and work friends at this age, and that's about it. But I hope there's still a way to sort this out too.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Esse tópico é especialmente complicado. Concordo absolutamente, e olha que sou bem intervencionista em vários aspectos, mas quando se fala de regulamentação de mídia e internet já fico desconfiada e confesso que nesse ponto me alinho numa posição mais liberal. Para mim o maior problema vai ser a quem vai servir o interesse quando os políticos vierem com papo (distorcido, claro) de ''proteger o povo de si mesmo''. É uma baita corda bamba e sinceramente eu não consigo ver uma solução para o impasse entre uma possível censura de discurso válido e ''liberdade de expressão'' desenfreada chocando extremismos de todos os tipos. Mas concordo que é CERTEZA que isso vai acontecer num futuro próximo. Fico pensando é se vai ser na linha de limitar o acesso em si a internet cobrando mais por um serviço pior (igual aquela treta dos pacotes que teve no governo Dilma) ou se será tocante ao conteúdo. Talvez a estratégia de cobrar mais visando diminuir acesso não funcione também, já que o brasileiro já está tão interligado para diversos usos/viciado em internet que mesmo com valores muito altos, os sacrífícios rolariam em outra parte do orçamento para manter o acesso.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Pra falar a verdade sou bem lurker e tenho postado menos ultimamente, então faz sentido seu post haha Interessante esse post: Estava vendo que saíram várias matérias essa semana sobre como o Bolsonaro estava ferrado com as mulheres e que ele estava sofrendo com os ataques feministas. Mas no fundo me pareceu muito aquele tipo de notícia ''esperançosa'' estilo pró Hillary das eleições americanas, totalmente influenciadas por viés de bolha ideológica, pois quando você sai do DCE, mulheres que se identificam como feministas são minoria. Eu diria inclusive que as mulheres brasileiras reproduzem machismo em larga escala, inclusive, problema seríssimo. Já vi mulheres de diferentes classes sociais claramente se auto declararem não feministas ''pois feministas odeiam homens''. Se essas mulheres perceberem que ele está sendo atacado por feministas pode acontecer de elas passarem a apoiar o Bolsonaro para provar que ''não são como todas as outras, são que nem os manos'', especialmente se estiverem sob a influência de homens próximos fanáticos pelo cara, tanto o tiozão quanto o incelzinho. Porém não podemos criar um viés paternalista e subestimar completamente a capacidade das pessoas de notarem palhaçada mesmo sem grandes noções de debate político. Vi senhorinhas conservadoras revoltadas com o jeito que o Bolsonaro tratou a Renata na entrevista e fazendo campanha no Facebook contra ele. Mulher nenhuma gosta de ouvir que merece ganhar menos, por mais submissa que seja, enquanto faz jornada dupla. No viés econômico, muita gente lembra de coisas como redução de IPI que possibilitou comprar um carrinho, programas que possibilitaram comprar uma casa, gasolina BEM mais barata, dólar barato que permitia compras em sites internacionais... O problema é que quando a coisa esquentar lá em outubro, muito bombardeio midiático vai acontecer. O nível das fake news vai piorar, e muito. Dessa vez não vai ser panfleto difamatório jogado nas ruas de madrugada, vai ser a corrente sem pé nem cabeça, a foto alterada rolando em Facebook e Whatsapp. E é por isso que combater a desinformação vai ser a chave dessa eleição.
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Thread Castle Rock - From J.J. Abrams & Stephen King - Wednesdays on Hulu
Stopped at episode 7, and had mixed feelings about it. I loved it as an episode on its own, LOVED Sissy, the way they showed her ''travelling in time'' (or was she?), the eerie scenes with ''Nick Cage''/husband, and that ending, oh man. Their love was just the type of thing that always gets me. But I also felt a little frustrated because the plot didn't move forward much and I was really anxious to see what's going to happen, against my will, since I really appreciated the episode. Weird sensation. I also liked the sense of dread this series built. Nothing is gratuitous. I'm usually pretty susceptible to jump scares and don't like this type of horror, but I ended up going along with the atmosphere the city has and I think it represents King's style very well. Something I didn't catch up: Henry still locked up inside the Deaf Man trailer in the woods? Old episode theories: I think Desjardins was part of the scheme involving ''Nick Cage'', one way or another. I still believe the Rev. Deaver ended up releasing ''Nick'' or trying to build a cult or a sacrifice (maybe using Henry) and Desjardins was involved with this part of the story and meanwhile, Alan and the warden operated independently. He was clear when he said to Henry ''I never touched YOU''. The wood cage could be for ''Nick'' instead of Henry. I think it is possible ''Nick'' goes after him now that both the Sheriff and the Warden are gone. Also, I don't believe ''Nick'' is completely human or even possessed. I think he could be some type of satanic child, and hybrid born from a human mother. The scene in the birthday party shows he has active powers he can control and use (otherwise it could have driven other characters mad too, like Ruthie, Alan and Jackie, people who don't have ''powers'' like Molly and Henry). Not to mention that illusion he created in the security cameras at the prison. The way he lead Alan into the house and played games with Ruthie. Sometimes he seems to be genuinely suffering tough, and I think it could be some sort of conflict between his half human and half demonic parts. PS: The alien possibility is interesting, they could be interpreting something alien as demonic. But not sure if they will go in this direction.
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Thread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Feijoada
Achei bem interessante a discussão política, especialmente a dúvida sobre o que o brasileiro disociado de ambientes de discussão política ''formais'' pensa. O ERA em si é uma baita de uma bolha, e para ser sincera, a maior parte da internet brasileira engajada, especialmente quando se trata de ressaltar extremos ideológicos. Quem vai decidir a eleição é aquele pessoal que se informa sobre política em grupo de Whatsapp. As classes C, D e E são 68% por cento da população e com o nosso voto obrigatório pode crer que isso vai se fazer sentir mais do que nunca. Acho que a melhor forma de prever quem está com as melhores chances é focar nos extremos mesmo e tentar ver com a ótica desse pessoal. O papel do pessoal mais engajado vai ser o de influenciador (muitas vezes digital) seja por meios ''limpos'' ou na base das fake news mesmo. Eu particularmente acho que o PT vai dar uma baita surpresa se eles se apoiarem no lulismo efetivamente. Muita gente dessa fatia tem vergonha/medo de falar que apoia o Lula por causa da campanha anti PT que a mídia fez (quem é que acha bonito falar que apoia ''corruPTo''?) mas no fundo vê ele como um novo Getúlio Vargas pai-dos-pobres. Eles podem até odiar o PT, mas não o Lula (e aqui entra a velha incoerencia brasileira, que ainda vê muito candidato acima de partido/proposta - se tivesse a possiblidade acho que rolaria um Lula presidente Bolsonaro vice igual rolou com Jânio/Jango). Também pode rolar aquilo do ''menos pior'', especialmente no segundo turno. Existe uma certa cultura de ''não jogar o voto fora'' aka voto nulo/branco. Às vezes vai para quem já está ganhando e às vezes pro tal ''menor pior''. Tipo a concentração Aécio de 2014 que tinha um forte motor anti petista ali. Particularmente acho que aqui que o Bolsonaro pode representar o maior perigo, pois é nessa fase que a propaganda política fica mais virulenta do que nunca. PS: Estava irritada com o Novo fazendo campanha-spam online (inclusive um cara substituiu um meme que eu tinha compartilhado por propaganda do Novo e todo mundo que compartilhou ficou irritado) mas se eles roubarem votos do Bolsonaro e sumirem já estou contente. PS1: Dois testes interessantes sobre compatibilidade com os candidatos
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Thread Anime |OT| Summer 2018 - Fishing for ex-cell-ence
Finished yesterday. Man, that ending is hella anticlimactic, but still enjoyed the show a lot. Also started watching this little sugary shoujo and ended up liking it quite a lot, even though the style is a bit too ugly for my taste. Thinking of watching and next, and also finish (had a fridge horror moment when I found out the chapter I watched was about the most famous Japanese onryo taken REALLY seriously IRL). Anime movies: is quite bad. Makoto Shinkai visual identity without much of a soul, and a bit boring. Watched for the first time too - nothing to be said here! Btw, is any good? If possible I also would like some recommendations of good (if it's pretty, even better), 80's/90's anime, not too long, more on the seinen/josei side.
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Thread The Florida Project - wow.
Watched this movie yesterday, and what a great film. It is indeed a rollercoaster of emotions, like reality actually is: There are moments of tenderness, fun, happiness, beauty - but the thing is, the tight grip of poverty and decadence on the throat was omnipresent. The movie didn't paint the characters as victims, even though it clearly shows how not having basic human needs fulfilled brutalizes these people. I really loved the colors present in this movie. It almost says ''poverty isn't always gray as you think''. The Disney related stores and hotels are presented in a sterile, utterly artificial, almost threatening way - the Wizard of the Gift Shop looked like an entity looming over the tiny children. I also liked how the consumerism is shown through the movie: Even struggling to get enough money, everybody is buying low-quality goods, trinkets, and trash food all the time. These products are aimed at them, in the end. Even though the ending is just an astonishing, perfectly fitting scene, my favorite part is the fireworks scene. It was so depressing and beautiful at the same time like it was mixing tenderness tears with a bitterness in the mouth. ''It's for you!'''. But the best thing about this movie it's how it shows the power that kids have in seeing magic even in the ugliest situations. Almost like an evolutionary skill to make it through adulthood. I believe this movie didn't make to the awards because more than messing with the Almighty Disney, it shows something so real and oppressive that most people choose never to see.
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Thread Why are you not watching "The End of the F***ing World" (Netflix)?
Watched it in only 2 nights - out of boredom and because I couldn't decide what to watch. And even though the trailer is absolute crap and made wait for an annoying revolted teenagers series or some crap like Love, it is just AWESOME. It's still very British, but more relatable than most humor British content I had seen. And it is also very dark, you laugh nervously most of all. But the characters aren't cliché, the interactions between secondary characters are awesome [Gemma Whelan is shinning] and the two main actors are very good. The soundtrack is also very related to the current scene. It is much more like a movie than a series because it is so short. I would recommend for My Mad Fat Diaries fans, even though I preferer this one. 10/10
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Thread Stranger Things S2 |OT| This One Goes to Up to Eleven - 10/27
I wanted so bad that Max and Billy were part of a infiltrated family of russian spies looking for the projects of the Hawkins Lab that I got really disappointed. But maybe this is just me :v I watched almost all of ''Beyond Stranger Things'' and I thought that The Duffers have a lot less things already planned, even for this season, than I thought. I guess this may be because of the original anthology format a la AHS that I heard the show was supposed to be.
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Thread First Look at Wonder Woman 1984
If they do it will be awesome. I love the 80's (before it was cool!!!!!! :v) but I'm getting kinda sick of the mindless glorification of 80's pop culture the recent media has done. Stranger Things was cool, It was even cooler since it took a book from the decade, but RPO... not so much. It will be nice to see Diana interacting with the 80's world and its issues, though, I'm excited to see it. And the aesthetic looks awesome. Maybe it is one of those scenes when someone see a person very similar to their lost loved one and think it's actually them for a second? (In this case it would be extremely trollish to release this photo though lol)
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Thread Kinky Era |OT| Safe, Sane and Consensual
Man, it is really a bummer for tall people. It doesn't help that media carved into our minds [specially for women] that is one of the best things EVER. Not mentioning the white shirt after sex trope. Anyone really does that?
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Thread The Terror - 1840s icy horror anthology - Mondays on AMC
Started watching the series after I watched a video about Franklin's lost expedition on YouTube (Zepherus' channel, which is awesome btw) and I'm loving it. I usually tend to pass on many exploration themed books/series/movies mainly due to the 'bro glorification' that usually the old books have (The Sea-Wolf by Jack London is a great exception though, and I like it a lot) but this is indeed something else. The visuals are awesome, the cast is perfect and the addition of mythological elements makes it even better. I'm a fan of this Lovecraftian/ruthless nature vibe this show has. I didn't read the book yet but also liked the addition of Lady Silence too. It's less an inclusion of a love interest (in that fanfic way that often female characters are included on stereotypically male genres like medieval/exploration/old sci-fi stories tend to be) and more an input on the Inuit role on the story. A curious thing I found out researching the archeological evidence on the expedition is that some of the bodies found (at least 4) were identified as female after DNA analysis, and they have two possible explanations: a) The DNA could be damaged due to time or b) Maybe some of the crew were women passing as men to serve on the Navy, something that is reported to happen at the time. Since the book/series made a lot of changes concerning the real history I was wondering it would be nice to see this exploited as a sub-plot, a female character disguised as a man (but maybe this would diminish the shock that is the confrontation of the presence of Lady Silence and the all-male crew).
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Thread Free Portrait Drawings!
OMG, this is just amazing!!! It is exactly like you said - sketchy but still precise. I just love it. The texture is so intense and clear I didn't realize it was a photo at first. I love particularly the light in the hair, it is just beautiful. Thank you very much! *o* Completely amazed!
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Thread Free Portrait Drawings!
Thank you very much! :) ''Gibson Girl'' is an art style [kinda a type of primitive pin ups] that an American artist called Charles Dana Gibson created for advertisement in the early 1900's. I thought it could fit the photo nicely. Here is one of his most famous portraits: ''
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Thread This fucking incel shit has got to stop.
The examples you gave are both from cultures that are way more sexist (in general) than the European/American/British more liberal culture towards sex, especially when it comes to women. As you said, it is internalized indeed, but maybe not because of the media primarily. Having grown up in a Latin culture where there is a clear division between ''women to marry and women to fuck'' that is weighing over every woman's shoulders based on her smallest actions, I saw many women who gave this 'rejection treatment' out of the fear they would be seen as 'sluts' and 'too easy' if they showed too much interest in a guy or made the first move, and also would be regarded as not as valuable by the guy even if the relationship started. And of course, they would never say to people/to the guy this was the reason, only to their female friends, often asking for advice. It is not impossible that a girl do this motivated by her ego or thinking this is 'romantic' but from what I saw this was what happened in the majority of the cases.
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Thread Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 official trailer
I laughed so hard in every episode. This is the best season by far, in my opinion. The true crime doc is AMAZING. I notice that there was a lot of Making a Murderer references (even though I didn't watch this one), but having watched (and loved) Wild Wild Country I can relate on how these docs make you ''relate'' to the people, even when they are horrible (but charismatic) like Ma Anand Sheela. The Reverend is one of these types on Kimmy Schmidt. It got almost too dark to be honest, with that horrible MRA activist. ''I KNEW you were too cool to be a female!''. The clone stepmother Jacqueline just killed me LOL And La La Land 2 OMG Definitely looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
Did someone try to lift the protection on the farm using The Dark Shrine of Night Terrors? Does it have any benefit at all? Loots or anything? (I know it allows monsters to spawn on the farm at night). I also intend to divorce Elliot and marry Shane as soon as I max Shane enough, got bored of Elliot LOL I could marry Leah or Emily too, or even Sebastian (he has the best cutscene ever), but they are too young, so nah. I also finally stopped procrastinating on Year 5 and started to make my farm pretty and profitable. Managed to build 3 big fields automated with junimo huts, mainly Starfruit and berry crops, and want to make at least one more. I also built sheds and a lot of kegs - I spent 250k investing on the farm, but it is already starting to pay off (especially the Ancient Fruit and Starfruit wine). I also want to build a shed of crystalariums, but this will take a little longer, so many gold bars, goddess! Farming battery packs for gold is worth it? I make a few lightning rods to collect them to make the crystalariums and iridium sprinklers, but I'm thinking of making some to sell.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to give spoilers! But it is something that you unlock at the Wizard's tower in a quest later in the game. It allows you to do a lot of stuff, including a part of the divorce, this protection [I didn't find a lot about it, I think it isn't a very popular feature] and other things you can do through black magic. I think when it comes to characters there are some that are better written than others. I confessed I married Elliot only because I went to the beach a lot when I started the game LOL But Sebastian and Shane seem more interesting. Elliot is purely the poet's cliché. I already have two kids by now, too! I recommend you give it a try again even if you have this break. There is a lot of things to be uncovered yet [I'm in year 5 and only now I discovered the majority of it]. You can use the wiki sparingly to help you to figure some details and accelerate the process.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
You kinda have the opportunity to do it LOL I think a lot is me being soft on a troubled guy LOL I'm currently at 7 hearts I think haha I pretty much can choose from a pool of singles, I maxed almost all of them.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
You must buy them with gifts so they start being nice to you, just like real like LOL (joking, pls) Finally, I had my first jealousy scene with Elliot - I already gave bouquets to half of the singles but then one day he starts asking if he must be suspicious of 'me' and Sebastian. Alright then! But I think I will go with Penny, poor girl.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
So, I am approximately 120h in the game, and did almost everything I wanted, except finishing the Community Center (I need just one more fish - Shad - to finish it, but I am currently on Winter and have to wait until it's Spring again to catch it or see if it shows up in the Traveling Cart). I also maximized the attributes that count to the Grandpa's Evaluation (I only received 2 candles in the first one, but since then earned 1 million gold, made friendships 8+ hearts, married Elliot, will have a baby, finished the Mines, fully upgraded the house etc). My question is: Should I wait until I finish the Community Center to be evaluated again? Also, about friendships: It is worth to try to maximize everyone? And about the single characters (since I am already married). I am also doing the Mr. Qi's quests, but they don't seem that exciting. I read that more quests are unlocked once you finish the Community Center, though.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
My entire farm is filled with torches because I needed light and I had them for free because of the Recycling Machine :v Btw if someone has a suggestion about another kind of light I could use on the farm, pls haha I know that the Quarry stones don't reset, but every day new stones spawn randomly, both common stones, ores, and gems. So ideally you should mine the Quarry every day to prevent that a common stone blocks the place where a gem would spawn (on the other hand, once I left the Quarry intact almost one season and I found a Mystic Stone there, so). I am using the Ancient Seeds in the Greenhouse and mainly use them for wine. Since they are kind of perennial I don't need to replant the Greenhouse all the time and they give me some nice revenue. But I also keep some space for Starfruit and if I want to plant something offseason (I needed beets offseason once and this made it possible). I sold my cows when they were maximized and bought pigs to replace them because the cows seemed a lot more temperamental than the other animals and the truffles gave me more gold. You will lose some gold upfront, but it may be a good choice since you can gain more in the long run.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
Yep, you can. The torches served me pretty well until now, but they aren't the nicest thing when it comes to farm design :/ My farm looks like a Hollywoodish satanic ritual is being celebrated every night :v The sound of milkless goats and cows is the most annoying of the game indeed. I didn't sell my last cow only because it is brown and it is so cuute. I can't wait to put a hat on my horse lol
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
I had the same impression about some candidates! I went for the ones who lived alone, like Leah and Elliot that seemed a little older. Sam, Abigail, they are just teenagers haha Maru is one of the nicest girls. Emily too.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
In the Winter making money needs to be done in alternative ways, so your skills in mining and fishing may help you go through the season. I built a coop ASAP, so I had eggs to make mayonnaise in the Winter too. If you unlocked the recipe for Winter Seeds, you can make them using foraged winter items (it's the only crop that grows on icy soil). If you manage to get an iridium bar, you can make an iridium sprinkler (it irrigates 24 plants at once) and use it to cultivate the Winter Seeds - you will have little work to do with the plants and can use your time to mine and fish while they grow.
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
You need to pet them every day so they lay eggs. You can't leave them outside the coop at night or in rainy weather (or Winter, when you also need to buy a heater), but this is solved by only closing the little door they use, every night before you go to sleep. I don't know if this is accurate, but I have the impression that if your farm also has grass and they stay outside during the day eating it they lay more eggs and the hay lasts longer (I think that they might be better fed this way).
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
See if this can help you (without spoiling the game haha) - Use the pickaxe, it will ''un-till'' the square. I discovered this because lack of symmetry makes me nuts. - You can upgrade your watering can to copper, it water 3 tiles at once. You can also make sprinklers if you have the recipe and the materials, or buy them from the Traveling Cart near Marnie's ranch. - It is the easiest way. You can sell things directly to people who work with the material (crops to Pierre, gems and ores to Clint, fish to Willy, etc), but the price doesn't change. -It depends on the mineral. Some are requested in quests, and completing the collection in the museum unlocks some things too. I used to keep one of each one just to be sure. -While farming is a nice way to get gold, you can try to improve your gains fishing, mining, foraging, etc. I made a lot of gold foraging the beach at the beginning of the game. Tipo: Fix the broken wooden bridge on the beach, there is a lot of mollusks to collect there. - Fishing is hard, but you can use some accessories like rods and other things that make the fish more secure (buy at Willy's).
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Thread Stardew Valley |OT| Resetting Under a Harvest Moon
Currently in Spring, 3rd year [60h by now]. I am married to Elliot, but I don't want the full house upgrade. Is it too important to get a good evaluation from grandpa? I have a Starfruit in one chest, I will definitely use it for wine - good to know that it makes a lot of money o_o I also would like to know if there is an alternative to get the fish. It is my hardest bundle - I really hate fishing in this game. PS: The art of the top post in this thread is SO LOVELY <3
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Thread [Poll] Would Era rather...be forced to one-way time-travel 500 yrs to the past or future? [Topic II]
There are a lot of stories about people traveling to the past and becoming prominent, altering the course of History, especially doctors and nurses saving lives of important people etc. I agree with previous posts that unless you could operate without resources and found somebody who actually listened to you (we are talking about a world which still believes in abiogenesis) it would be the worst option. Not considering it too carefully I tend to choose the future. Always had an irresistible curiosity to know how it will be like, and this would be a good way. But I think there's a chance a person in the future would be quickly spotted and taken into a facility to be studied or something. There is no way in the future you will be able to be anonymous and walk around without a proper ID or not knowing any of the current tech.
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Thread La Casa de Papel (or “Money Heist”) |OT| What was missing from Netflix’s Death Note
Much better, in my opinion. I felt like 3%'s actors are weak and the plot kinda messy, and this doesn't happen in La Casa de Papel, which actually have these points as strong ones.
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Thread La Casa de Papel (or “Money Heist”) |OT| What was missing from Netflix’s Death Note
Finished the series today, and had so much fun. It isn't ''cult and complex'' but who cares? I don't remember having this much fun with a story in a long time, even knowing it had its flaws. Loved it! I also loved Inside Man when I watched it as a teen, so I believe the seed was planted. The Professor is my absolute favorite char but loved Raquel, Nairobi, and Helsinque was such a figure. Berlin is the most controverted character, hated him in some moments - the actor is awesome - but this shows how the show built their stories well and made the audience care about them - something that I personally feel less and less in most shows I gave a try recently. I recommend watching in Spanish with subs, in case of non-Spanish speakers. Fun fact: This show was a HUGE SENSATION in Brazil. with people pissed at the institutions and the government lol
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Thread Medium - Something is Very Wrong With the Internet (Children's YouTube Channels)
I totally agree. Not trying to act like ''children are innocent angels that know nothing'' but I have seen kids that didn't went so school yet, 3 to 5 years old watching these channels. The age is too early to stumble in things like torture, murder, sexual content and so on. I think it is almost a recipe for teens/adults with zero sensibility to these topics and consequently, no empathy.
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Thread [Shooting Blanks] How I got my vasectomy
The abortion/contraception issue in Brazil is a very serious problem. Not to mention that fucking stupid law forbidding it EVEN in case of rape and/or malformation. I am not very impressed that you faced the difficulties that you mentioned - last week I went to the a dermatologist and she wanted to give me Accutane - I didn't ask for it - so she made several questions (if I was married - no, if I had a boyfriend - yes, if I am 'sexually active' - yes, if I use contraceptive methods - yes, condom). She was VERY judgmental at this point - more because of the 'sexually active' than the method I suppose (I don't use pill because of the coronary risk in my family and side effects). So she said in a very sinister tone that she wouldn't prescribe me Accutane because she was 'PRO LIFE' and she would tell a woman to 'take the risk' of a pregnancy even if the 'baby' had a severe malformation and there was a life risk for both. I was mute at this point, but this just reflects the mentality of the medical class in the country - that is so upper class. They refuse to do the procedure for a simple reason - they don't want to have lawsuits in the future by people who regretted making the procedure. I also have several friends who told me really fucked up stories about homemade abortions and how the doctors were cold to them when they got to the hospital bleeding out and fainting. There was a doctor who called the police about a woman who had an abortion and went to the hospital seeking for medical help. And also, me and my partner are too young to even think to go after a definitive sterilization. It is so frustrating not having the choice.
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Thread Which R rated(and beyond) film do you remember seeing as a small child?
I watched a bunch of these 80's action movies mentioned before and thought they were awesome and innocent mainly due to my father really liking these movies from his youth. But I also had some bad experiences watching some violent movies like The Green Mile (even though I was really used to watch war movies since I was very small). I watched it with family when I was 11 years old and had nightmares about the rapist/maniac guy and the dead girls. It took a long time to shake it off. When I was a little older (14 years old) watched Changeling unaware of what it was about and ended up wanting to throw up at some scenes. Deeply disturbing, the same experience I had with The Green Mile. But I think the first rated movie (that I wasn't supposed to watch) I watched was The Blue Lagoon, which is funny since it was aired on TV in the afternoons when a lot of older kids were at home with nothing else to do. Lots of nudity and also some disturbing urban legends that they were siblings (they weren't lol).
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Thread Your canned food of choice for when you can't be bothered to cook a real meal ?
Canned tuna seasoned with chili pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt, onion and lots of olive oil with tomato in a good bread. 10 min preparation and tastes so good.
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Thread Times You Got Away With It
In high school, I already had a reputation in my school of being ''very smart, brilliant kid, great future blablabla'' because I had great grades even though I never studied and used my time in class to read (and many times I wouldn't even do all my homework) but since I read dozens of books a month most subjects were really easy for me (I read all my textbooks in the first 2 weeks of each new year and they even put my name in a library banner of best users as 1st because I read 15 books in a month). Except in Math. I went well in Physics and Chemistry but not Math, since I had a pretty shitty teacher for 3 years who literally didn't teach us at all and I had this psychological block that I couldn't do it. When the new teacher arrived, she absolutely thought I was brilliant (no idea why), and I managed to have okayish to good grades but struggled a lot especially in the tests. I NEVER cheated on any exam but a certain day I was really desperate and asked my 2 friends who were teamed up (the teacher put me alone because ''you don't need to team up to solve this'') to pass me the answer to a calculus question. They handed it to me and she saw the paper. She took their test and erased it all telling them to not cheat while I was livid staring at them. Then she looked at me and said I shouldn't do that for them. They didn't tell her it was the other way around. This week I was remembering this with a bit of guilt, it is weird when you are not used to doing wrong stuff and you get away with it lol
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Thread Close or not close with family
How old is he? It reminded me of my own brother. We live together too and he won't answer if I say ''good evening'' coming home. I complained about it and he said he doesn't talk to anyone (but his friends from school and church). But he is 17 years old and everybody that I told this says it's a teenager thing and it will pass. I'm still close to my mother, father and my sister to a certain degree but we are not friends or share personal stuff. It doesn't help they are all very religious and I'm the only family member on both sides that isn't. I was never close to any relatives too (father's side very religious and full of intrigues, mother's side also full of intrigues and very weird, closed and get offended by insignificant things). Their idea that older relatives should be praised and respected unconditionally also didn't fit with my own ideas, and obviously contributed to this distance. I don't talk to any of them since 2014 or so.
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Thread Anne with an "E" Season 2 |OT| Ahead by a Century
I'm so happy this show has an OT. I just love it, and unfortunately, yeah, not a lot of people watch it :( I really wish this isn't canceled. Does anybody know how good it's the audience for this? I've seen a lot of old fans of Anne of Green Gables, both books and 80's series really disliked this version. Before the Netflix show I had no idea this existed and fell in love with it (didn't read or watched the old show yet). It's modern, realistic but it also has a sweet, heartwarming side. I'm not Canadian/American (where I suppose this old content about Anne were more successful) and I think this remake is a great way of introducing this classic to the younger generations with a 21st-century spin.
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Thread Fragrance ERA |OT| There's dozens of us, who Oud have thought?
Just saw this on Fragrantica and thought it was an amazing idea. Maybe not really enough for a thread but I thought you guys would like this concept. PS: I totally can see Éowyn wearing Mitsouko! Or maybe The One by Dolce&Gabbana, since she is compared to a lily :)
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Thread Fragrance ERA |OT| There's dozens of us, who Oud have thought?
Definitely watching this thread - just loved the OT title lol I ordered a Yardley April Violets Contemporary Edition (2015) today. I heard it smells like Guerlain makeup and it has a note of orris on it. As a fan of powdery smells can't wait for it. I've wanted to get a Yardley cologne since I watched that Selfridge's tv show, but they are not very common here. My current obsession is violets and oud. Got Raghba recently and it is gorgeous.
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Thread What do you think of "Africa" by Toto?
I like a lot of 80's songs unironically, despite liking 80's pop been seen as utterly uncool. Africa in special is a little bit saturated, but listening to some Alphaville (the clip For A Million is very good) these days I was a little annoyed by this trend - there are a lot of good songs from that period. Fortunately, I've seen some kind of revival of some elements of 80's music in bands like Paramore and Satellite Young. Actually, Spotify suggested me this song and it took a while before I noticed it was an actual 80's song and not one of these revival songs:
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Thread Please stop referring to women as "females" (READ OP)
I was thinking how weird it is these days. Is it something people actually use when they don't mean it to be offensive or nah? I've only seen it online, though, and in gender fields in forms. It's even weirder to me because if you used the equivalent in Portuguese to refer to any woman you could end up being punched in the mouth - it is INCREDIBLY offensive and seen as utterly dehumanizing, even more than the male counterpart.
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Thread Downton Abbey Movie is officially happening with original cast
I have the impression I read somewhere it would be set in the 1940's, is it true? This would be so awesome. But I wonder how they would age the characters, especially Maggie Smith - the Dowager Countess was already in her 80's in the last season... It ended in 1926, IIRC.
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Thread [Poll] Do you sit in the front seat or back seat of an Uber/Lyft ride?
I wonder how gender/local culture/violence plays into this. Where I live I see a 50/50 percent of men using the front or the backseat (in some cases the ''serve me'' factor really comes into play, lots of colonial classist mentality still persists). I'm tall and almost always I have to ask the driver to move the front seat because a lot of guys use it and adjust it (and I always choose the backseat). But I never saw a woman who took the front seat, on any occasion, for safety issues, and I include myself in this behavior. But again, its a place with numerous harassment cases and violence against women. And almost no female drivers, too (for the exact same reason). Many of my friends will cancel the ride if the driver has a score below 4,7. I once rejected a ride because the plate didn't match the plate shown in the app, and always share my location. It's weird and kinda sad (that at least here) taking precautions to avoid being harassed or worse overrides the politeness factor.
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Thread Hollywood producers already in Thailand to acquire rights to Cave rescue story
I heard of all these movies but Old Fashioned, so I went and found the synopsis. It sounds like a parody synopsis, except it isn't: I don't doubt they would make a movie about the boys that turns all the jokes in this thread into the actual movie :v
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Thread NYT: Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras
Read the article scared af but couldn't avoid thinking how cool the pictures look lol This one is particularly good.I read cyberpunk a little bit too much. PS: But seriously, this is really scary. I wouldn't be surprised if we experience living in a full cyber society if we millennials manage to live until our 60's.
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Thread "Reach out to/educate bigots" ~ to those who say this, you ever actually tried it?
I didn't have any success in my attempts, and I always tried the mildest approach possible. It made me lose a lot of 'friends' and acquaintances, especially people of my own age and circles. Usually, they were the type ''of course we must respect POC/LGBT/women'' but made horrible jokes, did a lot of slut-shaming, casual racism, especially horrible transphobia, homophobia, and so on. On the other hand, my parents (from a very fundamentalist church) changed A LOT of their behaviors influenced by diversity training at the company (my father) and podcast-like radio programs (my mother) which tackled these subjects. My father argued with racists at his work in defense of his black colleague (he is white) and my mother changed her views on sexual harassment completely. It was nice to hear her saying ''It's never the woman's fault, she could be naked on the street, nobody has the right to harass her!''. So I believe the education has indeed a positive impact, but maybe people receive it better from someone they see as an authority somehow. Maybe, if it was me trying to change them, they could have ended up worse.
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Thread Creepy stalker liveblogs about two other people on a plane, ends up getting one of them doxxed
Lmao, they published the story like this first: People Think This Story About A Guy Meeting A Girl On A Plane Is The Best Thing Ever Now they completely changed the angle lmao
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Thread Creepy stalker liveblogs about two other people on a plane, ends up getting one of them doxxed
Not wanting your face plastered across the internet permanently, not wanting to explain a simple flirt to millions of strangers that feel entitled to your life, wanting to be a regular non-famous person, makes her ''not much of an internet fan''? Please. I feel she is really angry this golden viral chance backfired (no Buzzfeed job!!!) but she can't say it so she is just doing what is expected from her and hating it.
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Thread College Humor: Interracial Dating
I believe the official criteria for Latino is being from Latin America (meaning places who speak languages born from Latin in America), which includes all American countries except the USA and Canada. Hispanic would be a person from a Spanish speaking country (for example, a person from Brazil would be Latino but not Hispanic). But I agree with you that if it's a ''race'' is something that can be discussed, since you can also be black, white, etc being Latin. I have the impression that it's also meant to categorize people who are way more miscegenated (in some cases the ancestry almost untrackable) than the average mixed-race person in the US, for example.
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Thread Rest of the world (not America): How're you feeling today?
Brazil is going downhill since 2013 at least. Every day things get grimmer and the tiny progressive steps we did are getting erased. Violence and poverty escalating. One of my best friends are going to Europe after getting his Italian citizenship and I envy him deeply tbh. I have a distant German ancestor but I don't think it's enough like in Italy's case. I'm seeing a lot of people I know (especially LGBT people) fleeing the country and I don't blame them at all. I would do the same if it was just a little easier. This country will only get worse for a long time from now on, and the minorities and the working class will suffer the worst part of it. It's literally a matter of life and death.
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Thread What is the name of this musical genre? (+ suggestions)
Thanks a lot for the recommendations, guys! A lot of new stuff I wasn't familiar with. I will certainly check them out. I should have imagined that these songs could belong to different genres, but it will be a good start to look for some more good sultry music :)
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Thread What is the name of this musical genre? (+ suggestions)
I have quite a few songs I really like but I can't really tell to what genre they belong to. Spotify didn't help too. Generally, they are songs meant to express a specific sultry, sexy and dark mood, and often used in bar scenes in movies TV shows, but the ones I like are always a song a little different from the overall sound of the artist. I think it sounds a little bit old school too, with a nice heavy bass, guitars, and a heavy beat, and are often in minor key tones. Also, please leave suggestions of bands/singers in this style, it would be much appreciated! Examples:
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
I read some horrible leaked things that supposedly members of the Academy said the year that The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea were nominated to The Oscars [''I won't watch any of these Chinese fucking things'' and stuff like this] and I think it reflects a lot about the attitude of English speaking audiences towards foreign content. Like you said, isn't about the language [every country dubbs American content, or at least uses subtitles]. It is about being content made by ''the others''.
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
I noticed this too. But I think we are supposed to dismiss it and just trust that there are people in their 20's in Winden lol But if you think about it, I do think that due people in their 20's choosing big cities over towns, it might sound a little less surreal. About her, I feel that even her relationship with her son is a little cold. She was always obsessed with Ulrich, I can't see how she managed to even have that marriage.
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
The thing you said about South America is really true. In Brazil, we have a lot of local content, but when it comes to dramas and film, except the soap operas, 90% of our movies and TV shows are imported from the US and dubbed. The voices even achieve certain popularity, especially among the nerd and otaku community [Saint Seiya and Dragon Ball started this phenomenon here]. There is even a certain understanding that the thing about Americans making remakes of foreign movies and TV shows [Like Oldboy, Les Revenants, this type of remake] is due to their rejection of watching content in a different culture and language.
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
I believe since it is a show with references to religion, mysticism and scatology, the 33 is related to numerology as well [1986 and 1953 and all the 3 multipliers]. And since 33 is the age that Jesus died, I think they wanted to incorporate the mystic of the Trinity into the show, with the triquetra and everything. Also, I believe that things set in the future keep their magic a little more. Like, it 'will' happen in 2 years.
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
I wonder why the boys had those horrible burns and also broken eardrums. None of the 'cabin' experiments worked?
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
True - it kinda worked, even they dying in the process. I wonder if the objective was just test if they could send people through time or if the boys had some specific task in the time period they were sent too.
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
I didn't read all the posts, so please y'all forgive me if this was already explained. But what's up with the whole Aleksander/Boris Niewald thing? He didn't appear much in the show [except as an adult, and even so, very little] then he appears in the woods shot and with those passports [when he helps Regina]. The impression I had is he came from the future [his clothes didn't seem very 80's] but he also isn't one of the teens of 2019's Winden nor has that post-apocalyptic 'look' that old Jonas, Claudia, and all people have. He really came from outside Winden in the 80's or he is also a time traveler?
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark |OT| Stranger Dings (No unmarked Spoilers until 12/7)
Also, about Agnes Nielsen: If her husband is in fact [the evil priest she was glad he was 'dead' that she told to Egon's wife], Noah, and Noah is Bartosz... Tronte is Bartosz' son, Ulrich his grandson and Mikkel Bartosz' great-grandson?
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Thread Sense8 Series Finale - Love Conquers All - Friday on Netflix
Omg, is this already available? CAN'T WAIT <3 I liked the Season 2 a lot, the plot was so much more developed! At least now we have a proper ending :/ The Sun of my life is baaack <3
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Thanks a lot for the info! I think the main problem people have with the Bioré is that it contains a lot of alcohol. I'm currently finishing 2 bottles of Bioré sunscreen, one of the Aqua Rich and one of the Perfect Milk. I usually use the second the days my skin is kinda upset and I don't want to layer a primer underneath my makeup, but the skin must be moisturized otherwise it will make it feel horribly tight and also leave a white cast. When my skin is more resistant I use the Aqua Rich since it's more hydrating, but it requires a primer. Both never gave me any problems (except a little oiliness from the Aqua Rich), but my skin is very resistant to alcohol.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Reposting this and adding a new question: Is it ok to use the CeraVe PM Lotion in the morning? It made WONDERS for my skin. It is so much brighter and my pores are better than they ever been, so thinking about using it as my morning moisturizer too. Also, can I mix low doses of niacinamide and lactic acid? And what about including Vitamin C in the same routine?
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I do! Can't leave the house without applying it. I use two Bioré sunscreens: Aqua Rich and Perfect Milk, both SPF 50+. I also use a Missha cushion bb cream with SPF 50 on top of that, and my setting powder has an SPF 30. Another question: I have a hard time applying some products, especially in the evening routine. I'm reducing the amount of each product I use, but in the most skincare routine videos I watch, people put the tiniest drop on their hands and press it on the face, and this doesn't make sense to me. I can't feel the product is properly working unless I spread it evenly all over my face (even if it is a thin layer), and then pat it gently until it's dry, but I'm afraid I might be ruining the layering process doing that, dragging away the previous product I applied.
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It depends on the concentration of the exfoliant active ingredient. If you have an exfoliant with a higher percentage (and they are usually masks, like The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution), it should be used 1-2 times a week. But if you have an exfoliant toner, with a lower concentration (and I think this is the Paula's Choice Exfoliating Solution case), it is mild enough to be used daily or on alternate days, depending on the resistance of your skin. If you use it daily and feel the skin too tingly or burning, you should use it on alternate days. Scrubs must be used only 1-2 times a week without exception. They are not the same thing. The cleanser is meant to clean your skin and remove the superficial impurities on it, sebum, dirt, makeup, etc. It's a basic skincare step. The exfoliant is more of a treating step (even though it can prevent a lot of things, like acne and blackheads). It's meant to renew your skin at a deeper level, removing dead skin cells, cleaning inside the pores and making the skin absorb the next treatments you put on it. I agree with most posters on this thread that chemical exfoliation is way better than physical exfoliation (our well-known scrubs with sugar, plastic, etc). As I said above, you can either opt for a daily or a weekly exfoliant and both are good to go. Now, if you don't do anything for your skin, starting with cleansing and moisturizer is already way better than nothing, even though I would suggest you include a chemical exfoliant, even if it's a weekly one.
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Found the CeraVe Facial Lotion PM today at the drugstore. I didn't know the brand was already available here, but I'm glad it is! Especially because it contains Niacinamide and it was out of stock when I made my order at The Ordinary. Currently, I follow a [simplified] Korean PM routine: Double cleansing (Bioré Cleansing Oil + Bioderma Sebium Purifying Foaming Gel), then a light watery toner (now I'm using Sulwhasoo First Care Toner), my current essence (The Face Shop Snail+EGF Repairing Essence) and here as my emulsion, I plan to insert the CeraVe Lotion, since it is very lightweight and contains the Niacinamide I was looking for. But I have a texture problem here because I love my rosehip/sunflower/tea tree oil mix, it really made wonders for my skin, but when I apply over the snail essence it starts peeling off. As a moisturizer, I'm using the Clean&Clear Moisturizer since it contains salicylic acid and it really works to stop/prevent some little breakouts I can have sometimes. If I mix a few drops of my face oil into my this moisturizer it will prevent the salicylic acid to penetrate my skin? Or it's okay to mix them as a last, hydration-locking step?
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Thank you very much! I made a little more research and found out my favorite primer has silica in it (instead of the traditional silicone-based primers) so I hope this sunscreen can work for me. I really would like to try Paula's Choice but it is unavailable in my country and I didn't find a place online that shipped here. However, I found a nice site with The Ordinary products that have free shipping worldwide. Has anyone tried them out? They seem very specific and with a nice price point. I'm especially interested in their AHA + BHA mask and their caffeine solution for the eyes.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Omg, thanks a lot! This post is a treasure. I'm glad I asked before I ordered them. And thankfully I was interested in the good ones already! I will definitely pick up the Vitamin C, I'm looking for a good one for ages, but was concerned about its stability. I'm fine with a weirder texture since I prefer using actives at night only (the sun here is really unforgiving). Again, thank you! :)
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Just ordered this sunscreen. I'm using the Bioré Aqua Rich and I like its texture but it can leave my skin a little oily when I use makeup. When it comes to Korean products especially, I notice that when I'm thinking about water-based hydrated skin, they mean a dewy finish that I'm not a fan. Has anyone tested this?
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Thanks a lot! I am more cautions with these trends and hyped products [it is a bit old one, indeed] specially with western products. Considering your opinion on it there is no point in me going after it - tea tree oil [I use a few drops in my oil blend] is already working great for me.
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Eh, about spas, my profile is also similar to yours - can't really afford a luxury one. Your choices are awesome, tho, taking notes - I just love Body Shop. Also, I never seen it here in my country, and maybe you can inform me since you live in the UK [witch hazel isn't a thing ingredient here], but what's up with the craze for that classic "Thayers Facial Toner, Original Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera Formula"? It is really that good? I was wondering if it was worth import some to try.
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I think you made a little of confusion - I come from Brazil, but it was who was recommending the sunscreen use even in locations with lower UV index. I totally agree with them, btw. But if you indeed was referring to me in this post, I also asked out of curiosity - it is interesting to know these little funny cultural differences. But no intention in piss you off, and if I did, I apologize! Peace! :)
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
I had [probably still have] a vitamin D deficiency [mainly because I hate the sun] and I was experience more hair loss than would be normal. The doctor prescribed me vitamin D and the it got a lot better, the hair loss fell like 70%. I also take other vitamins now, and it is great for disposition too. But especially vitamin D, you must take some sunbaths if you want its full effect. Also, anyone ever tried using vitamins in oily vehicles on the face? It is bit on a trend in YouTube [at least here], using vitamins meant for oral use in oils like peanut oil as a face oil [vitamin A and D].
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just to let you know: I weirdly made amends with the Bioré Aqua Rich that I commented here that made me oily. It is working just wonders now, hydrating and not oily at all. Maybe I was using too much? Love the plump effect it gives my skin. Bioré sunscreens are the best! Also thanks for your tips, they are helping me to improve my skin care routine a lot!
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The different recommendations actually make a lot of sense for both our countries [btw, I live in Brazil], but it is really interesting to notice this kind of thing. I suppose since you don't get as much sun in Germany as you have here [in my state, the sun sometimes is so strong that you tan/burn even using a parasol] the sunscreen isn't THAT necessary. This is actually very curious since yesterday I was watching that Dark series and for a moment I didn't understand why all services were working in the 'middle of the night' - until I realized the twilight was a lot early in the day in some months [here it never changes, you have sun from 6:00am to 6:00pm the whole year].
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Really? Where do you live? It is something very recommended in Asian skincare since always [Japan, Korea and China at least]. In sunny countries [like mine] you also hear it ALL THE TIME - specially to prevent skin cancer and this kind of thing. It is also recommended that you never expose yourself to the sun between 10:00am and 16:00pm for the same reason.
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I think you should use your cream nightly, because dry skin can produce sebum to compensate the need of moisture/hydration and cause more acne/breakouts. But be sure it suits your skin well, if you don't like it, I suggest the Clean Clear moisturizer with salycilic acid - it is light and meant to help with this issues. Be careful about the scrub, because they are supposed to remove the dead skin and prevent your pores from being clogged, but they can hurt even more if your skin is already irritated - I personally would recommend a chemical exfoliant instead. Check the early pages in the thread, the OP explains in detail the disadvantages of scrubs.
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I understand! I saw so much hype around it that I got a little curious, but since I am not a fan of foundation and concealer as in the American kardashianesque trend, I didn't bother to go after it. And, aww, pale skin is so beautiful! That shade you said it was yours is just gorgeous [mine is the 180 shade - tried 2 Korean bb creams in the shade '21' and they fitted ok]. I was watching The Crown this weekend and was mesmerized about how Claire Foy's skin is beautiful: Translucent, glowy and so fair. About Korean bb creams, I recently tried Missha's MISA Cho Bo Yang BB Cream and was very excited about it - I am not the biggest fan of natural treatments except if it is an pure oil, but I confess I have a weak spot for Hangbang beauty - but the experience was terrifying. I had a sample, in the shade #23 and it let me extremely fantasmagoric and grey. It also has a high coverage, which I didn't expect to find in a bb cream - the texture, by the way, is extremely creamy and pleasant, and it doesn't peel off even if you rub pretty hard and use a beauty blender to apply it. It leaves a satin look, and evens out the skin tone nicely without looking too artificial - so I believe if I tried my right shade it would be a great option for special occasions [the coverage is a little too much for my daily makeup].
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Could you explain the difference of a sleeping pack and a regular moisturizer and a night cream? I read a lot about it, but I am not sure if one replaces the other. And also, when you wear a facial oil? Always? I can recommend you Sulwhasoo, it is working well for me. I am using their Essential Firming Cream as an eye cream and it brightened my eye area quite a lot, made my little lines softer and reduced the puffiness around the eyes [but it also have a herby smell, in case you don't like it].
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More a fun fact than anything [since you are more into Korean products], but did you checked out the new Fenty foundations? They have a shade that is almost geisha-ish, so pale. I absolutely love the pale skin look [on other people, since I am a light olive skin]. Also looking for these Innisfree No Sebum products that you recommended to me. It seems just like what I need to solve my problem with oiliness.
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Do you think that the rose hip oil is worth a long term use? I have been using it for almost a month now, and even though I feel it gave me a nice moisture and brightness I didn't see the 'miraculous' effects I've seen preached all over the internet lol But I am open to use it more regularly if it helps me with my newborn fine lines
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
2% is a nice amount for starters, and salicylic acid is awesome - the problem is the damage that the micro-beads can cause to already irritated skin. However, if it is not a harsh one, you can use it without bigger problems. I still use mine twice a month [it's sand-like, almost] but the thing about the chemical ones is that they are more effective cleaning inside the pores and you can use it more times a week.
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I want to try the Paula's Choice BHA too, but I am a little afraid it would be too strong for my skin (8%). I am using one from Avène and I barely can stand it the 5 minutes it requires. So sad that the Bioré Aqua Rich sunscreen didn't work for me - made me so oily. I have no luck at all lol
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And also these Tawianese women used so many filters they look more like 3d anime than photographs. I love skincare [as a bit of pampering specially] but I don't have greeeaaat expectations - for deep wrinkles, facial contour, etc you must have some work done. A good skincare will make the signs a lot less prominent, though, and also will leave you without dark spots, acne, dryness etc.
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My routine is pretty much like yours, too. Except for the sheet masks [I love them but they are way too expensive in Brazil, like 7 dollars each]. I focus more in the night routine, with oil cleanser, foam/gel cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, an oil and a eye cream [at the moment I am using richer face creams onto my eyes and sometimes rosehip oil too] A few times a week I use a scrub or a chemical exfoliant. In the morning I usually wash with only water [the foam cleanser usually dries out my skin too much in the morning] and use a zinc based toner in a cotton pad to remove any night product traces, and still figuring out the best combination of moisturizer + sunscreen that won't leave me oily and will set ok when I use makeup. The days when I don't use makeup I usually use only my silicone based sunscreen that is very hydrating.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
I have the Perfect Face Milk too, very excited to try it! I liked the softness that the Aqua Rich gave me, but the weird oiliness made it not good to wear with makeup [for work], but I surely will use it chilling in my vacations. I also have a recommendation: This Bioré moisturizer (it is called Bioré Uruoi Jelly Moist) that I got with my cleanser. It makes the skin very very silky, and doesn't have any scent or color.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Did you notice any improvement on your skin since you stopped wearing 'face' makeup products? I am kinda in a transition. I wore foundation and full makeup looks everyday some time ago, but since I started to work in the morning shift I don't really have the will to do it. I like makeup quite a lot, but more in the 'creative' side [with colorful lipstick, eye shadows] than the 'corrective' side, so now I kinda wear lipstick, eyebrow pencil, single eye shadow, blush, a creamy light foundation as 'concealer' and sometimes mascara, but I still depend on face powder [compact] to control my oiliness during the day - and I think it is responsible for many of my problems, but I don't really know what to do yet. I feel like if I don't wear it I get shiny as a plastic doll and when I wear it my cheeks dry out and the skin gets flaky - it is really a bummer.
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I didn't know that oils had UV protection, very interesting! I love oils, but I think here is too hot to use them during the day [Brazil, what to expect lol] - at night they made wonders for my skin. I really love rosehip oil, it is helping a lot with my eyes, until I find my perfect eye cream [still on the quest!]. Of course! It's called Ensolei Profuse AOX FPS 30 Serum. It also came with a free bottle of thermal water, so it was really worth it. Definitely. I am so tired of seeing western brands and bloggers lying about a product which the active ingredient is in the bottom of the list of components [like that Vichy Idealia eye cream, and the Serozinc from La Roche-Posay bullshit]. Even famous french oils like the Nuxe one are a little bit too hyped [but Claudalie deserves it tho]. I will look for the CeraVe creams! Thank you very much!
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Thanks for the answer, catberry! In fact this week I bought a FPS30 serum sunscreen (to save a bit of my Bioré sunscreen in cloudy days when I don't need a FPS50+++ protection) and it is mainly composed by silicone, and made wonders to control my oiliness - the first product to do that. It can transfer if you rub your face and isn't waterproof, but it has hyaluronic acid on it, and I am liking it by far - and it didn't give me any breakouts. I also finally received my Moistfull Collagen emulsion and toner, and I think it is kinda sticky and it didn't made my face plump and hydrated as I thought it would... I have to water it down with thermal water or my usual watery toner to be able to apply it and make it be absorbed. Maybe I am just not really used to the texture of Korean products yet. The smell is wonderful, though - like the Sulwhasoo products I got, loved the herby smell! But since I started research about skincare I got a lot more skeptic about 'natural' actives, I am more drawn to the more traditional dermatology with acids and etc. I watched Wishtrend a few times recently and I felt like it was... An ad. I didn't think that many of their products (like Vitamin C) are that different from the Western version. Is a great place to understand Korean brands better, though. I am almost a hater of Lush - it is so overrated. And expensive. And also, its hype is Buzzfeed's fault!
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Which CeraVe moisturizer? Do you think helps with lines and dryness? I am looking for a CeraVe moisturizer, but I am a little confused about which one is the best. It is a little expensive in my country (about $35) so I am doing a little research before I buy it.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Thank you so much for the recommendations! I heard that SK-II wasn't that anti aging panacea that so many skin care gurus swear by. I confess that after having an habit of reading the ingredients list I got so much more skeptical about most products. But still vulnerable to some advertising! Those gorgeous pictures of Joseon ladies in the cream ads made my eyes shine! It seems so good. It is already on my wishlist. About silicones, I am curious - don't you think they are hiding the real deal? I always thought they worked as some sort of camouflage with little real effect. To be honest I don't mind them very much - unlike the mineral oil which I really avoid.
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Went to the derm yesterday and she was just horrified when I told her how many products my routine had (an average 10 step half korean routine). She almost got mad at me - and I don't even have products with powerful actives. She wanted to give me isotretinoin but I wasn't into it, so she gave me a milder antibiotic (tetracycline). I don't really think I have acne so bad that needs those kind of treatments, but took the second anyway, since she said it would help with my blackheads. Asked for some advice for fine lines and she suggested me some bullshit Vichy eye cream -_- I am heartbroken. Eye creams for fine lines seem to be the graal of cosmetics. She also was VERY skeptic about AHA and BHA. Thinking in continue the oral treatment if it works, but about creams and skin care I will continue to do based on my own research.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Someone knows if using various moisturizers in different days of the week is something bad for your skin? I don't mean something like the Korean skin care routine, when you use many products but with different formulations (serums, toners, eye creams, moisturizers, oils), but I am talking about using different in each day of the week. I ask because some days I have a really dry, flaky skin in certain areas, but tomorrow I might have breakouts and I also want to take care of wrinkles, puffiness around the eyes, and all. I currently use 4 moisturizers: One very rich almost oily, a anti acne by Clear Clean, a average collagen moisturizer, and a anti aging, so I use one and other depending of my need, but I am afraid this might make the products like the anti aging not work, or give some kind of bad shock to the skin.
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What do you think about the low end/drugstore Korean/Japanese products? I bought some online, so it was quite mixed (some like Sulwhasoo, and some like Etude House). I am always afraid because it is so hard to find their ingredients online. I bought a Bioré cleanser and it has mineral oil on it. It is VERY hard not buying cosmetics that has mineral oil or petroleum derivatives in the composition. It's in everything. Not speaking of the enormous amount of other less harmful (but not good) fillers like silicones, carbomer, fragrance etc Also, do you have any eye cream recommendations?
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
I just made a similar oil blend, I used sunflower, rose hip, and essential oils of lemongrass, tea tree and orange. I used a few drops as some sort of serum before I went to sleep and in the next day my skin felt so soft and looked like I used a magic potion. Totally recommend it for oily/sensitive skin like mine.
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I am using the double cleanse method for some time now, and I think it is the best I found until now. But I didn't try the oil cleanser yet - I use vegetal oils (mainly coconut, almond and grape seed oil) to massage the face and clean before I use the water-based cleanser (that removes the oil completely). It is great for removing even the hardest waterproof make up, and avoid a lot of skin trauma I had before while trying to take it off.
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Thread Let's Talk About Skin Care
Question here! What you people think about the Avon's Anew line? In my country it is seem as one of the best ''commercial'' lines in anti aging cosmetic treatments. The thing is: I am 22 years old and after a few years of reckless lack of care I recently started a Korean 10 steps skincare routine, but by now I am finishing several products (from several brands) I previoulsy bought, and intend to replace them with Korean/Japanese products in the future. It is worth it? Their technology is that far ahead? Currently I have all type of products, from drugstore/Avon to french brands like Nuxe/Claudalie and some natural vegetal oils too. I also have a custom pharmacy made cream/serum with that formula from the C E Ferulic serum from Skinceuticals (still a little afraid from this last one to be honest). But my main concern is that for the first time I am having dark circles and fine lines in my forehead, so I wanted to try the Anew eye creams, since they are affordable and my skin isn't that mature yet. Any thoughts?
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Thread "Mature, intelligent stories" as an excuse for gratuitous naked women.
There are several scenes in Netflix's The Outsider that are literally what you described here. Of course, the Yakuza runs strip clubs and brothels and all sort of things, but I think we have these faceless strippers dancing in the background for about 30 minutes in total. Every scene in the bar (which belonged to the Shiromatsu clan, so a lot of the scenes happened there) had to feature them, and none of these scenes have nothing to do with them. I don't mind seeing beautiful people naked at all, but it seemed weirdly cold and it started bothering me. I suppose at least I should be grateful the strippers wore regular clothing and not some fake geisha fetishized outfits.
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Thread Asian Films
The Handmaiden is one of my favorite movies ever. It is BEAUTIFUL and I love how the women have a lot of agency even in the worst situation they could be. I love the soundtrack too. Don't believe the trailers though. The main one sold it like it is a movie about fetishes and it's not about this at all. It even has a lot of very good comedic moments and plenty of cute ones.
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Thread How to handle employee's inappropriate father (weird situation)
I think you should tell her, so she is at least informed about this stuff her father is doing. Even if you eventually let her go, imagine he keeps doing this every job she gets. Her reputation could be permanently damaged in the industry, because of him. I wouldn't tell her to but only to make sure she will be aware of it, so she can be prepared. Poor girl.
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Thread Creepy stalker liveblogs about two other people on a plane, ends up getting one of them doxxed
This is actually a great idea that never crossed my mind. Even though there still would be people who are shameless and won't mind being caught it would stop the casual stalkers or people doing illegal stuff, like that problem of creeps taking photos under women's skirts on the train/bus. I'm actually surprised that the majority here thinks this is a creepy privacy invasion (and I agree), even if the story itself is kinda cute. Most people I know on the internet (millennials and teens) think going viral like this is a blessing.
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Thread The Expanse - Season 3 - “It's a Legitimate Salvage”
That's what I thought too. He was exactly like this with Prax and I don't think he was attracted to him, its more like he feels he must protect this kind of people (it's not very different from his relationship with Naomi too, but that was left ambiguous for a while on purpose). but by his behavior on the show, he could even be asexual. Does he even go to a brothel or something? I remember there were some scenes in Ceres in S1, but I don't remember if it was him. I have the impression that unlike other shows (even BSG and I didn't watch the entire 1st season) The Expanse doesn't and won't focus a lot on romance, unlike it explores friendship a lot. Holden obviously has a romantic interesting since he is The Protagonist (and even if I like Naomi, this romance is really bland and pointless to me, but I see why it exists). I personally didn't like the Miller/Julie Mao story too, but I suppose it's better explained in the books (and I want to read them).I felt a little of a tension in some scenes with Alex and Gunny. And he is officially divorced now. It may be only Martian/military camaraderie, but idk...
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Thread The Expanse - Season 3 - “It's a Legitimate Salvage”
I loved how the proto-Miller 2.0 snubbed Holden when he complained about the crime scene allegories LOL Alex is so funny, love him. Amos too - ''I was being gentle!'', and he was INDEED. I don't like Anna very much, but I agree it is nice she brings a different perspective to the story. It's funny how harsh she is on Martin when it comes to selfishness and legacy but she isn't that different. Naomi too, I don't like her particularly, but, without her the Roci isn't the same at all. Drummer is one of my favorite characters, Cara Gee is so good. I was a little disappointed on Melba's plot though, I was expecting she was a protomolecule sleeping agent or something like this, especially after the brutal and inhuman way she killed Ren. I liked how they worked the consequences of his murder on her psyche though, it was complex, compared to most situations in which killing people doesn't seem to have an impact at all on the characters. Seeing Drummer transforming Manéo into a martyr was bizarre but so realistic. I guess Ashford got what he wanted breaking the two women apart.
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Thread The Expanse - Season 3 - “It's a Legitimate Salvage”
I felt she wanted to prove a point to Naomi, and this made her put their relationship above the needs of the Behemoth, even knowing the price. And maybe it was better to let her go than having another situation like they had with the Roci, could lead to Drummer losing her morale as Captain etc. I think it was also a way to show that the Belters are trying to prove they are civilized too and even a resistant person like Drummer bought into this narrative. The balance among the Belters was always fragile, and at this point, Naomi's loyalty really belongs to the Roci above everything else.
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Thread Social Faux Pas You Never Understood
Here people usually say the person who takes the last piece is starving or just a glutton. It's seen as horribly rude. There is a saying even about this ''taking your belly out of misery''. I used to have a lot of awkward moments when people would give me the preference to the door and I would be like ''no after you'' and the person ''no after you'' and then I would be ''no after you'', usually with men. I don't mind at all if a man goes before me, but since it seemed to always end up in this horrible awkward situation now I often will accept it. I also heard nowadays you are not supposed to give the preference to women but to your senior, especially at work. But if a senior (man or woman) gives me the preference I rather take it than end up in this silly courtesy duel.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
I understand what you mean, but it kinda makes sense to me. Many of these extremist conservative movements have a huge emphasis in erasing modernity to appeal to ''good old values'' and also associate progress to being liberal. They kinda have a point since even architecture is influenced by politics and culture (Art Déco, Modernism, all were controversial movements in their time), exactly like fashion and they would use it to make a point like they do with the clothing, especially the women's, but if you pay attention, the men's too. If you look up what happened in the Islamic Revolution on Iran, it's not an uncommon move once they take over. I think that by Gilead's mentality having something like a fully functional mall would be a constant reminder of how things were better before and they don't want that. The costume designer of the series said she didn't want to look like it was some period drama or something, so she tried to create clothing that reminded that we are indeed in the 21st century. To me, this is clear when I see Serena walking in her heels at the same time she wears those capes. I suppose the whole series has the same idea and try to always remember this could be tomorrow, especially showing the new horrible uses for old locations, like gallows at the stadium, the professor hanged in the university, the subway working, the Olympic pool used to drown people, basketball courts used for forced marriages and so on.
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Thread Viet-ERA: Help! Who is Nguy Vu and why is my dad listening to him?!
Man, try to dissuade your parents at least of using these creams asap. There are a lot of documentaries that prove these type of creams contain incredibly harmful ingredients that may cause irreversible damage. Don't let them risk their health with this stuff. These are different from traditional whitening creams that are meant to help with sun spots and hyperpigmentation and are meant to change the skin tone of the user (huge markets on Africa, India, and Southeast Asia, btw). Not to mention the price, $700? What? A more complete source about this:
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Thread What current fashion trends are you enjoying/disliking
High-waist jeans are awesome. They look especially amazing in curvier women. I really don't want to low jeans to come back, even though they seemingly are. I especially hate this trend of ruined clothes (even though I'm not against ripped jeans). But I find mildly amusing that people are paying hundreds of dollars in a t-shirt that looks like this:
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Thread What current fashion trends are you enjoying/disliking
I just love this photo and I'll protect it LOL Actually, I wish more cyberpunk-y/futuristic fashion was normalized enough to be worn on a daily basis but waaaay more fitted. Usually when they trend they are exclusively street fashion and very baggy/asymmetric.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
I really liked this last episode, was a good balance between plot and emotion, unlike the childbirth one where it was meant to be contemplative and sadly beautiful but it didn't have much of an effect on me. I think I enter a numb mode when I start watching THT, otherwise, this series would be unbearable. I was surprised at Eden's plot. I thought she was only using Isaac to try to make Nick care at least a bit, but she obviously loved him. I was surprised they chose to make her a rebel in the end, and not follow a line closer to Serena's - suffering from the consequences of their power structures but still fighting for it. I really liked the scene where Nick tried to dissuade her, really touching. Their execution was heartbreaking even though they weren't that likable. This episode had some great acting btw. That scene of Offred and Fred talking in the kitchen, you could feel her hatred moving almost unnoticeably in her facial muscles. That scene of Serena trying to breastfeed was just disturbing, But that pervy expression in Fred's face when June's milk wets her dress was one of the most haunting things I have ever seen in TV. It was quick, it didn't have any clues, but that face is so scary and disgusting at the same time. Great acting by Fiennes there. Talking of scary and disgusting, wtf is Commander's Lawrence household? What are those people up to? They left kinda ambiguous if they are somewhat rebellious (even he being the Colonies mastermind) or if they are just too insane to even to obey Gilead's laws. The house is the complete opposite of the Waterford's house. What I liked the most was how we step into Emily's shoes and can't know anything more than what she does. That weird shift during the drinks was very disturbing too. Excited to see in how they will finish the season since it looks a lot to wrap up. The next episode is the last one, right?
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Thread The greatest painting in all of human history is Titian's Assumption of the Virgin
I'm unable to choose a favorite painting, I love so many. I really think painting is one of the finest things made by mankind. Even in this thread, I like so many of the paintings posted I can't even mention. But this painting, in particular, shakes me to the core. There is something hidden, some dark secret, it's not meant to be understood. The more you look the weirder it gets. It goes deep inside the brain. Maybe its mystery is what is bewitching about it, but this is just too awesome: by Agnolo Bronzino. PS: When it comes to art historians, Wendy Beckett is the GOAT.
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Thread Do you care about fashion?
I really like giving this type of simple advice to my male friends too. I already helped some people and they started following it for real and thanking the tips afterward. I rather helping them to get in touch with this often repressed side than bothering my female friends who already receive this kind of pressure in the media every day. I like makeover shows too, my favorite being the new Queer Eye. I used to be way more into fashion but now due to lifestyle changes I'm pretty much into a very simple and casual style, lots of jeans and solid colors (specially black). One funny thing is that I used to wear a lot of very romantic and frilly stuff and now I switched to t-shirts and button-ups I feel way it highlights my femininity way more. In general, I'm very interested in the fashion concepts more than applying into my life, and I'm not too crazy about trends or brands. Often ''looking good'' also requires an erasing of personality I don't agree with (like when they make every guy use a ''Hitler Youth'' haircut or every woman should wear highlights). I like to see Harajuku street fashion and also historic fashion. Sometimes I find something I apply into my own life though, like David Kibbe's 13 Body Types theory and best color palettes to different skin tones and undertones.
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Thread Wild Wild Country - The most insane documentary I've ever seen
I laughed at this, but this shows how indeed the cult was designed to attract young, educated (and preferentially rich) people. The liberal dogmas are very seducing, especially considering the academic and cultural climate at the time. The way that documentary shows the cult doesn't help either - it has clearly a positive light except in the most obvious moments (like the poisoning and the planning of the murders). You can even see it in the soundtrack - the ominous, country tunes when talking with the Antelope people and the luminous guitar tunes when showing the Rajneeshees. It also paints Sheela as a crazy psychopath but with tons of charm and appeal, but also dismisses the particularities of what was really the daily life at the ranch, and at the end is clear that the doc blames Bagwan's downfall on the ''Hollywood Crowd'' (which I believe was guilty - because of them with their Inner Circle that the cult managed to survive as a business as it is today). The nomenclatures are one of the key points that show how it was really a cult - calling himself ''The Bagwan'' already is a red flag. And the twist on the sannyasin concept too. The footage of him being followed and surrounded by young women creeped me out at the very beginning. When it comes to The New Republic's article I have my doubts (especially since he says he is basing it on his own texts and can't provide all the necessary documentation) but a lot of what he says makes sense, especially the way that sex was used and about the cash flow. I wondered how they could sustain all those people, plus the structures, plus the luxuries that Bhagwan was such fan. It didn't seem like the community was auto sustainable, even in Oregon. People stopped working to be on the ashram/ranch. Also, it isn't surprising the abuse of minors - it as a common variable in any cult, including the ones who repress sex. And unfortunately, we are talking about a decade when it was ok for a film like ''Pretty Baby'' to be released. About the Antelope citizens, it is clear how ignorant they are - even when their fear was justified. It was primarily a fear of the different, and they were pretty hostile even before knowing what was going on at the cult. It is funny how things like the red clothes and the Rolls Royces became obsessive points for all of those who were against the Rajneeshees. I felt like most of the townspeople were even excited about having a strange situation in their lives (especially Silvertooth and Bowerman). I also doubt that things would move so quickly if the Bowermans weren't so influent (even he recognizes that the investigation started as a favor). One thing though that the doc shows and people ignored when saying who was guilty of starting the hostilities is that the townspeople who started the gun stuff threatening people with shotguns. And the Rajneeshees weren't any better afterward.
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Thread Wild Wild Country - The most insane documentary I've ever seen
This! The cool version, perfectly designed for the foreign taste. It is curious that I didn't see anyone who was Indian except Rajneesh and Sheela (and Laxmi, but they never touch her name or whereabouts again). Everyone else was white, rich, Westerners. They show a few Japanese sannyasins once. And you only see Black people when the homeless people were brought in. I liked the lawyer, Niren, a lot - he seemed so sincere, the only one among all the Rajneesh interviewees and other figures like KD, the doctor, and Hasya. But I wonder if he was aware of these atrocities that supposedly happened inside the ranch and this would make him a complete piece of shit (or someone extremely brainwashed). Another thing I found odd is how Sheela never mention any of the other key figures, specially Niren, while they mention her all the time. If I am right she only mentions KD and that's all.
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Thread Wild Wild Country - The most insane documentary I've ever seen
And she was in for the power, that's why they worked so well together and reached this fantastic wealth and power as a community. Unlike Lakshimi she was bold and loved to command and finally he could enjoy the pleasures and riches of his position without getting his hands dirty anymore. But then the Hollywood Crowd appeared, Sheela wanted even more power [the accusations that she aspired to be a high priestess make a lot of sense] and other people were interested in it too, so things started to derail.
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Thread Wild Wild Country - The most insane documentary I've ever seen
I didn't notice this detail, very good point. I bet on the latter. I was kinda under the Rajneeshee spell as I finished this doc, but I searched stuff about them afterwards and it doesn't look good. It doesn't seem implausible they got scared after the tension between the two groups started in the commune - it was a really poorly planned move (and the ''solution'' is even worse).
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Thread Science Fiction |OT| A speculative ERA
I watched the first 6 episodes of Electric Dreams and I was enjoying it quite a lot - especially when avoiding comparing it to Black Mirror (this was definitely a mistake of the marketing of this series - it is being sold as an option for Black Mirror fans post binge watch abstinence). But something bugged me: Why are they so didactic about the plots? The first one (Real Life) have some minutes of 'explanation' in the end, but the 6th (Safe and Sound) have a silly 'making of' explaining how the everything happened in the background in a very weird way. It was worse than soap operas. Anyone has any idea why the series is like this?
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Thread Solo: A Star Wars Story |OT| Ron Shot Last [SPOILERS]
I watched it last week, the theater was 80% empty. Never saw a blockbuster in a room so empty like that, not even weird artsy stuff like Mother. I was resistant [against my will] in seeing anybody other than Ford as Han Solo, but... I liked him! I couldn't unsee Ford, but with a little of faith, I was convinced he was a good young Han. I really liked the humor in many scenes, and really liked the whole Qi'ra and Crimson Dawn plot. Liked Bettany a lot too, and also Beckett. And Glover was a perfect cast for Lando. On the other hand, Thandie was completely wasted and I didn't like it. However, for the first time in my life, I slept at a theater, during the sequence where Han pilots through the storms. Not out of hate or anything, I think my brain just didn't feel like it than a quick nap While in Rogue One (my favorite ever) I was worried and feeling the pain of the characters at every second, here I couldn't feel it no matter how bad I tried. It felt like I always knew that nothing was at risk (obviously it has to do with knowing beforehand that Han doesn't die OF COURSE, but not only that). Enfys Nest felt like out of a not so good YA movie (she was inspired in Arya apparently, so that explains a bit). I ended the film wishing we could see more of Qi'ra, and overall not so disappointed. Just felt a little forgettable and rushed. I wish that being about who it is, this movie was made more harmoniously, maybe it could be even more fun, but it was an ok, fun, popcorn type of movie.
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Thread What do you think about 13 Reasons Why 2?
I liked and respected the 1st season A LOT since the book was something really special to me in my teenage years. The second season ruined it at a point it almost tainted the first one for me. Felt really cheap and a cash grab. Polaroids? Really? ''Hannah wasn't an angel?'' GHOST HANNAH? Couldn't pass that. I burst into laughter when she first appeared and couldn't go through after that scene where she replaces Skye when Clay is trying to have sex with her. What was that talk about self-harm? It just felt so disrespectful. Many people judged the book's author because he is a guy and all, but he understood those issues much better than the show apparently. Then I read about the broomstick scene that happens later in the season and I dropped it for good. That second season shouldn't exist like it did. It would be better if they made it an anthology.
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Thread That White Christmas episode in Black Mirror though...
San Junipero is one of the episodes with a different tone of the rest of the series. It is also considered by many the only happy episode in all 4 seasons. Most Black Mirror episodes are very bleak and some have a bit of fridge horror as well. I really like San Junipero, but it is almost too non-Black Mirror tbh. You should give it a try again, maybe starting with White Christmas, National Anthem or The Entire Story of You. These are more aligned with the series tone and theme.
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Thread That White Christmas episode in Black Mirror though...
I think White Christmas will always be the best Black Mirror episode to me. It is undoubtedly the first one that comes to my mind, even being from the 1st season. And one of the best I ever watched in general. But here are a lot of other great episodes in Black Mirror too. I would say my top 5 is: 1. White Christmas - First time the cookie theme is explored. It takes the virtual psychological torture discussion to a whole new level too. 2. Nosedive - Bryce Dallas Howard is absolutely amazing on this one. Its great color palette plays a big part in the story impact too. I like it especially because of the self-perception and online persona. 3. Hated in the Nation - I like how the plot shows how the snowball effect is quick when it comes to online harassment. Even the antagonist has a backstory that ''explains'' that the main problem is the public online court. 4. Shut Up and Dance/ National Anthem - Their strength is the shocking revelations, but its that kind of thing that keeps you thinking for days. 5. USS Callister/ Men Against Fire - These don't really bring any technologic breakthrough like many of the others, but I really like the social commentary they make on hard topics like toxic masculinity and dehumanization of ''the other''.
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Thread The Incredibles 2 Review and Rotten Tomatoes Watch Thread
This would be awesome. I think it was an ok movie that due to the 14-year-old wait feels like it is really bad. The plot was REALLY predictable, the scenes felt kinda uncanny sometimes, they didn't explain much about their world. Some of the dialogues between Elastigirl and Evelyn Deavor felt like they were written by an AI trying to emulate how 'empowered women' would talk. It felt like a sequel that should have been made 2 years after the first one. On the other hand, the visual is absolutely STUNNING. Beautiful animation, I was astonished by it the whole movie. It's even better than the top tier Zootopia. They also really managed to create a noir atmosphere in the Screenslaver scenes, they felt really creepy. I didn't notice how much the aesthetic of this movie is based on the 60's when I watched the first one, and in this one, they exceed in it - it's just so beautiful. The Jack-Jack scenes were adorable and so funny. He is the best.
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Thread Laser Eye Surgery! Anyone had it done?
I was looking for some info thinking about doing it too, but I saw quite a few people develop myopia again. One of my coworkers had to wear glasses again in three years (it regressed 100%, according to her). Not to mention the sore eyes, and apparently, you can't donate your corneas too. On the other hand quite a few people really like it. I think you should be fully informed of the good and bad experiences, because I noticed that this surgery has a really strong marketing around it. My doctor even tried to push me into doing it. PS: My myopia degree is relatively low, too. If you have a higher degree maybe it's worth a try anyway.
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Thread Laser Eye Surgery! Anyone had it done?
I think this is definitely possible. I know other people that just started to need glasses and jumped straight into doing the surgery, I don't doubt it might be her case. I wouldn't blame her, though. When my doctor (good reputation and all) examined me he said I shouldn't worry because I was already stable. I only have 2 degrees and I'm still pretty young. I didn't do it and now, only 6 months later, I'm feeling my vision is getting slightly worse. I think if I had done it back then I would be regressing by now. So maybe the op should just make sure his degree is undoubtedly stable before proceeding with the surgery, and avoid doctors that only work doing it.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
It was the first time Offred indicates she isn't narrating the present in her thoughts, but maybe narrating the past in a written memoir (I didn't read the book, so I dunno if this was the case there). I thought it could be directed to other handmaids but it makes a lot of sense she is narrating that to Holly. One thing is sure: At the moment she is narrating that, Gilead didn't fell yet - or we are dealing with a horrible war aftermath where is still impossible to track your lost beloved ones. I was surprised Serena referred to it as rape. It's not uncommon to this kind of fundamentalists to dismiss this kind of thing as ''sex'' and usually the woman's fault, a complete denial of the violence. Another thing I wasn't completely sure was if Fred was really fooled by June's survival flirting, but he completely was! Not that is a surprise for the kind of predator he is. I'm surprised he didn't retaliate against Nick yet, but I suppose he has no idea they have a relationship. I didn't really like the episode, but not because of the pain and suffering. I still disagree it should be lighter or she should have escaped yet. The torture is necessary to show how inexorable and unescapable Gilead is. Things don't get better when you live in this kind of regime. There is no agency for the individual, so it is almost impossible that one person's actions are enough even to just escape. Moira was just unbelievably lucky. And on a side note, she didn't have a pair of crazy dogs chasing her so actively like Offred has - she was one more girl at the Jezebel's. About the promo, I didn't understand what's going on with Emily. Is her new commander a Gilead traitor or a psychopath? The wife seemed emotionally broken. And what's Eden up to? Where could she possibly go? If she went to Isaac she is just stupid, but I don't think she went back to her mother.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
Watched the S2E09 and then S2E10 one after the other, and it was a powerful and draining experience. First Serena being beaten previously, then humiliated in many little ways in Canada... After the 'Women's Work' episode, and the ones that followed, I almost extended my sorority to her but then... Serena deserves to pay for everything she did in the worst way possible. All the things she suffered weren't but a slap on the wrist compared to the monstrosities she enables since the beginning. She turned away the chance to run away to Hawaii, and this showed she isn'ta victim, she IS a victim, but of something she created almost by herself. Gilead probably isn't the world she dreamed of, but it's the world she helped to build and she isn't willing to leave. Serena to me is a portrayal of the trap women who defend oppressive agendas put themselves in - they have deep mental scars, but as the complete human beings they are - even when they give this up to please their male pairs like she did - they are accountable for this and for their actions too. I admire Margaret Atwood as a feminist author because she can build her female characters like this, complete human beings, at the same time she shows clearly they are deeply scarred by the oppressive world they live in. Both Alias Grace and THT shows captured this nuance beautifully. Btw, I personally think THT is the best thing we have in television right now. About the torture porn, I felt my stomach turn on the rape scene. For a moment I considered stopping to watch the series altogether, but then I realized something: THIS is what WILL happen if we give up our freedom. It's important for us to see it - as it is important to see what the Holocaust was, for example - as a reminder. Later I saw the executive producer saying this same thing and I think this is what makes this show more than simple entertainment, and elevates it to art and a political manifesto. If something like Gilead arises, it WON'T STOP. People will be tortured and killed on a daily basis, women will be raped like June, Emily, Janine and Moira, children will be taken away like Hannah. The resistance will end on the wall like Omar. I think the most brilliant part of this show is giving these people faces and showing us their pain in close up, so we never forget we CAN'T let this happen.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
June is far from perfect or even and this contributes to make her a great character but she can be annoyingly reckless to the point we get pissed at her. The window scene was REALLY frustrating to watch (I was paranoid even in the first and second episodes, her and Nick playing with that goddamn door - Jesus, there's an army after you fools!). I also would like to be relieved she left and the family was 'safe' again but I actually think they were caught. It's very unlikely it was just a coincidence when the Econopeople is watched by guards every 3 meters. That resistance chain crumbled since the safehouse was down - The daily life of the Econopeople reminded me a lot of both 1984 and Holocaust movies/books about the early days of the Warsaw ghetto. Just suffocating. Even though it is so saddening and terrible to watch they getting tortured, again and again, I think that there's no other way to go on, at least the scenes in Gilead. This is the very foundation of this society, pain, and death. Inexorable.
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Thread The Handmaid's Tale S2 |OT| Gilead is within you.
Watched the first 2 episodes, didn't like the first one, loved the second one. I would love if this season started following different characters (kinda like Orange is the New Black did) while still keeping an eye on June's plot. June's story interests me, but I don't like her either - and I think this is great. Atwood is really good at making great female characters who aren't likable women. Serena Joy also interests me - she is so dangerous and ominous that she gave me chills in the hospital scene. Such a fragile and smart woman with almost absolute power in her hands makes her a real danger, I fear her more than Aunt Lydia. The second one is my favorite and also filled me with sadness and a sentiment of impotence towards the way things are now. I hated the characters submitting to abuse (June being questioned about her daughter, Emily humiliated by the officer, Emily's colleague) but exactly because we know that probably we would do the same - maybe we are already doing it. We also see what happens to people who resist in The Boston Globe arch. It also did a really good job showing that things are never too progressive that they can't turn to barbaric again. The Iran Revolution mentioned above was a really good comparison. The Red Sox game audio played at the credits (and the abandoned stadium scene in the first one) are perfect reminders to never take anything for granted. The fact that The Boston Globe is known for bringing scandals to light (see Spotlight) is an awesome association. These voices would be silenced for sure in such scenario.
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Thread 12 boys and soccer coach missing in Thailand Cave [Update: all found alive, rescue underway]
This makes a lot of sense. I watched a video about the creation of the hazard symbol and it was hard to create a warning sign that could be understood universally or at least ingrained in people's minds as a sign of danger regardless of culture. And these other signs probably suffer from this same problem, not to mention the language :(
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Thread 12 boys and soccer coach missing in Thailand Cave [Update: all found alive, rescue underway]
It's surprising how many people ignore this kind of prohibition. I've seen this kind of dumb disobedience involving dangerous large rivers, bridges, hydroelectric plant reservoirs, and a lagoon where a lot of people died thrown against the cliffs by the sea and people insist going there calling it ''natural pools''. If I see a sign indicating any kind of danger I will get the fuck out of there immediately. I hope they are found safe and sound :(
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Thread Westworld |S2| \W/ が遊びたい - Sundays on HBO
There is this theory that the parks are actually located under the sea, so maybe using aerial weaponry (even drones) could interfere with a dome (if it is really true). I liked the episode even though I have some criticism about certain things. If Dolores is free, why would she bother so much (emotionally) about her 'fake' father? At first, I didn't think that was a problem since her sudden love for Teddy (after she gained free will) never felt real. I always thought she was playing with him just to keep him close. She could be struggling with her Dolores code, but in the same episode, we have the counterpoint that is the ''forbbiden'' love between Maeve and Hector, which is real even though some parts of it still contain code written by the company. This almost sounds like Maeve is the true 'Eve', even though Dolores/Wyatt keeps presenting herself as the guide of the 'chosen' hosts. Maeve is still going after her 'daughter', but she knows their bond it is something programmed and still is going for it. I didn't like the fights either, very badly made. And also the 2000's CG tiger. And I think people are missing a pivotal point about Raj World: You can't see the appeal with your own eyes, have to think how immensely rich, bored a-holes would enjoy being colonizers in an ''exotic location'', including all the servilism that comes with it, not to mention the hunting. Nowadays the 'discovery' genre (almost always involving a white man's story about Africa or India under British rule) is dead, but it was all the rage for nearly two centuries, with thousands of books, movies, series, heroes, and Indiana Jones (and the things inspired by it) is the adapted, more palatable link to this genre that we have in our current pop culture. I hope Grace has more prominence in the future, we almost never saw female guests in the park when it comes to the more violent narratives (the series kinda implied that the women would rather have 'lighter' adventures) and I'm glad she appeared.
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Thread Westworld |S2| \W/ が遊びたい - Sundays on HBO
I felt a little bored with the first episode but loved the second one. It was beautiful and I loved the flashbacks. My favorite scene is the private demonstration they do for Logan (by the way, when he talks to Dolores and he's drugging himself, he says things that made me think if he opposed to Westworld - or its hidden purpose and was pushed away from the company, with his father favoring William instead). Btw, the young William in the flashbacks felt a little fake, but maybe this was intentional (to show what he was trying to be). In the flashbacks, I felt really uncomfortable how Dolores looked so vulnerable (the dresses only accentuated it). But it was a great counterpoint to what she is becoming now. Loved her encounter with Maeve too (she is my favorite). I think the second episode got better about investing the audience emotionally in the characters, something that in my opinion this show is really bad at. I didn't care for anybody except Maeve the whole first season. And I think that especially for TV this is a crucial point to assure its survival. You don't even need to have likable characters, just must keep people interested in what's going to happen to them (look at the 1st season of True Detective, for example). Enjoying it so far. Looking forward to the next episode and to what that place is.
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Thread Community Spotlight: REgals [Women of Era] |OT| Episode I: The Female Menace
On the topic of harsh climates, does anyone knows if humidifiers are any good? This year we are experiencing very low humidity levels already (under 35%), and the dry season didn't even begin. I read some things it's great for the skin and for the respiratory tract, but I'm still wondering if its worth it.
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Thread Community Spotlight: REgals [Women of Era] |OT| Episode I: The Female Menace
I know this is an old as fuck post but I think I have some suggestions that can help you in case you still wondering about it. But first, you shouldn't stop wearing something you love because of silly labels! Sweet Honesty actually is part of a perfume trend that relied heavily on Chanel's vintage perfumes style (so, very chic and not childish at all). So just enjoy it! But just in case, here are some suggestions in line with it in case you want to try it: Blumarine - Blumarine II Chanel - Chanel N° 22 Ulric de Varens - Ciel Jennifer Lopez - Eau de Glow
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Thread Community Spotlight: REgals [Women of Era] |OT| Episode I: The Female Menace
Today I was reading about the effects of wearing/not wearing bras and there were many contradictions, specially about stop wearing them. One article said it would make the boobs saggy and the other said it would make them exercise more and even grow a little. As a victim of A-Cup Angst, would like to know if any of you girls had this experience and what expect.