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  1. Tell me about it - so many people sending me message, pretending to be people I follow; half of them don't even spell the names correctly! I've had several Tomas Jaynes saying hello, and one Thoomas Jain! I really don't know what they expect to get out of it.
  2. You've hit the nail squarely on the head there, CJ!
  3. Exactly! Polyamory is not something that appeals to me but logically-speaking, it makes far more sense than just two people being together. Especially from a procreation perspective. Imagine being brought up in Holden's family... all those different parents you could go to when one tells you no, you can't have an ice cream before your dinner!
  4. Yes, Kevin wasn't overly; impressed, either. Not just because of the weekly drop but he feels that since the series went to Amazon, it really lacks the impact of the first three series. I don't really know if he's right because I'm not viewing through the eyes of someone who hasn't read the books; the fact that I have is always going to have an impact on my viewing experience. That said though, from an end user POV, I still feel the weekly drop was a terrible idea. However, from a business perspective, it makes sense to make sure you get subscription fees from people who would otherwise
  5. Blooper reel, and some BTS with a certain person!
  6. Oh, don't get me wrong, I think the internet is a wonderful thing... I'd be out of a job if it didn't exist! And would never have been able to live in foreign climes. But it's a heck of a time-waster, too!
  7. Hope she doesn't have to wait too long for the op. Your dad sounds sweet!
  8. I spend half my working life managing other people's social media, so I have lost my enthusiasm for it, somewhat! And right now, the Expanse FB group I admin is taking up so much time, due to trolls. We're still dealing with the influx we had during the US elections and subsequent sedition shenanigans. Also, the absolute troll I'm having to deal with regarding Cas. Social media can be so bloody toxic. My life was so much simpler before the internet!
  9. Aah, I see. Good for you! I haven't been paying attention to Insta for a while.
  10. Have I missed something or has Thomas' Insta account been hacked?
  11. So sorry, I completely missed that you had replied! Fingers crossed you get your holiday this year!
  12. Oh, BTW... check out this series of pics on Insta - so funny! https://www.instagram.com/p/CLW7UIELXpB/
  13. I agree. I thought the way he went out was perfect, especially as high G strokes had been mentioned right from S1. I did wonder whether Bobbie talking about it in S5 was a re-shoot. If not, was this planned all along, given that it's ending after S6? I would seem highly coincidental though, in view of the-thing-that-shall-not-be-named. I really like the direction she's going in. It's entirely in keeping with her not wanting to be the 'monster' she created for the sake of misguided vengeance. As she said in one of the episodes, the old Clarissa is dead. And you're right, she's so good a
  14. I think part of the problem is that the crew is scattered all over the place, and while it's easy enough to build a solid narrative in a book, things often seem disjointed on TV. The Roci and Razorback scenes did feel shoehorned in at times. It often seemed that the show lacked flow. Again though, it may feel otherwise upon re-watch. I still say that the thing the TV show does badly is marking the passage of time. This is my only real gripe with it, and I think part of the problem is that with something set on earth (for example), day to night, celebrations and holidays, changing sea
  15. I agree! In fact, I actually felt it got better as the series went on! I thought Dominique did such a superb job throughout the series, especially in E8. Absolutely brilliant! I also love that there was no spoon-feeding, so if you haven't read the book, you do actually have to think about what's going on on-screen (e.g. with Naomi carving those notches to keep note of the air depletion in the cabin). E8 was actually my favourite one, and I loved that it gave a reason to keep watching until the end of the credits. And speaking of which, I really liked the after-credits payoff in E10,
  16. Nicole

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    Thank you Geoff, and you too. How are you all?
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    It is crazy, isn't it?! Still, it won't be forever. Next door has squirrels but I think they get far more grub from there than they'd find in our garden, so they seem to be keeping away from the food we put out. I am so thankful we don't have sparrow hawks here - we'd have no passerines left! A couple wiped out all the small birds from K's sister's garden. Even the dog didn't deter them! Still, beautiful animals though! How are you feeling today? What was the op for? When K finally had his hernia surgery at the end of November, he was groggy for several days, and completely exhausted
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    How is everyone at the moment? All hale and hearty, I hope! Are you all coping with not being able to see family? It's mad that we moved here to be closer to ours, and I've seen my daughter for five mins on Christmas Eve when we dropped pressies off, and K and I have seen his family a total of four times in person. We do Skype with K's mum every day though, and we have been taking afternoon tea with her and his sister via Skype on Sundays. It's not quite the same as being together in person but it suffices. In other news, we have lots of birds where we live (including several red ki
  19. Assuming you'll be vaccinated by then, and allowed to travel, of course! Honestly, until everyone has had all their shots and boosters, and the efficacy has been proven, I just won't be making any plans. Not sure I want to have to cope with the disappointment if it all goes pear-shaped! Really hope your travel plans don't have to be put on hold, CJ. Will you (hopefully) be visiting for a holiday?
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    Yes, I am always bemused by people who blame others for the choices they've freely made! As for the panic buying, I've been seeing people on social media talking about it today. It seems that some people just can't help themselves when it comes to selfish behaviour. And where the heck do they store all those toilet rolls and packets of pasta?? I agree, it really is so hard for some folk, and I do feel for them. Especially ones who really need support. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like. Really sad. And of course, it's awful for people trapped in abusive relationships.
  21. I think it would be far more realistic to just say "buggrit", and aim for next year, when hopefully we'll all be in a position to meet up!
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    Oh gosh, hope your boss is ok, Gail. Exactly. Perhaps if they had in the first place, we might not be in this situation now. Especially all the people who've been on protests during lockdown and other restrictions. And all the ones who flocked to tourist spots. And... well, just people in general, really!
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