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  • 806 - The Iron Throne

    The Stark Children:

    Robb - King in the North.

    Sansa - Queen in the Independent North.

    Jon - Slayer of the Mad Queen.

    Arya - Slayer of the Night King.

    Bran - King of the Six Kingdoms.

    Rickon - can’t zig zag.

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  • A Teachable Moment: Pride Month

    Listen, I enjoy a lot of straight people, I’m pretty sure even my parents are straight, but it’s pushing it that I have to see heteros kissing and getting even more intimate in most of the media that I consume. Even out on the street in public? It’s just a bit much, don’t you think? I’m all for straight marriage and love, but I just don’t want it shoved down my throat for 11 months of the year, you know? I just thank god everyday that I didn’t fall in to the trap of straight sex education at school. The teacher taught us all about girls and boys being attracted to each other, but thankfully it never once tempted me to experiment.
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  • A Teachable Moment: Pride Month

    Thanks for being an exemplary ally @A_Ron_Hubbard.

    I get why some people prefer to take the ‘ignore them and don’t give them a response’ route, but as a gay person in this modern social media age of being open to pretty much any bigoted opinion there is, I find that I start to lack the energy to fight back and stand up for myself. (And I say myself because as far as I’m concerned, if a person hates homosexuality, then they hate me, no qualifiers, no exceptions, no grey areas.)

    I’m not saying that what A Ron did has changed anything for this guy, but every time a straight white dude calls another (I’m presuming) straight white dude out on their ignorance, it makes so much more of an impact than me saying it from the gay side of the fence.

    To these kinds of people, a retaliatory response from a member of the community they disregard is just as insignificant to them as complete silence. It’s the voices of the people who are just like them who have even a tiny chance of making a dent in their asshole ideologies.

    So thanks mate. And happy Pride month everyone. <3
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  • Re-introduce yourself!

    Amy. 30. UK.

    Been messing around on here since 2015. Came for Breaking Good, stayed for the rest! You'll mostly find me on the movie threads, but I DO be lurking.  ;)
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  • Random things everyone knows but you just found out

    amyja89 said:
    A few of my best over the years:

    • Chimneys are not in fact called 'chimneys'
    I'm confused about this one... What else are they called?
    Oops autocorrect my bad! I meant to say the real word is chimneys, but I used to call them chimleys. Lol.
  • Random things everyone knows but you just found out

    For the longest time, I thought "The Boys are Back in Town" was by Billy Joel.
    Did you do that on purpose? For The Longest Time is a Billy Joel song.  :D
  • Notre-Dame, Paris.

    I absolutely understand the cultural and historical significance of Notre Dame, I've been there myself, but I've gotta say that 700 million being handed over like that by the rich whilst a homeless person dies every 20 hours on the streets of Paris does leave a sour taste in my mouth.
  • Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER DISCUSSION*

    I liked it a lot, but I'm not a seasoned, hardcore Star Wars vet. I've seen them all, I pretty much like them all apart from Attack Of The Clones.

    The discussion of Star Wars has become an actual drain for me on my enjoyment of it, more than the actual varying quality of the films themselves. It feels like the fanbase has become a venomous snake that won't stop trying to eat itself. I don't have the energy for it.

    I'm happy to just leave it with the fact that I had a great time in the cinema. Was the Rey/Palpatine connection an unnecessary push? 100%. Was it kind of bullshit that Rose was cast aside? 100%. You can blame the wave of Last Jedi hate for things like that. JJ tried to put two films into one here, and he didn't need to. 

  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

    From IMDb: "A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy."

    This is a tough watch, both for its deliberate slow and gruelling pace, and for the bullshit hoops that the poor protagonist has to jump through in order to make a sensible decision for her future. So honest and authentic in its execution that it doesn't really even feel like a film, just a showcasing of completely believable and relatable events. I'm making a habit recently of watching films that are powerful, but not that enjoyable to watch. 
  • Best Sitcom Performance of All Time

    Also, Joanna Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous.