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@whedonesque Favourite Buffy character and as bonus Favourite Angel character...

(Yes I know Faith was also in Angel, please let me have this excuse to select two)

DVD of The Slayer Collection - Faith and another DVD of Angel The Vampire Anthology - Fred.

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I don't get this anti-woke movement. Woke is a good thing. Essentially being anti-woke means you don't care about other people.

We've already lost four degrees. It's almost getting bearable.

The season 5 trailer for Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous is out:

It will be the final season, out this Thursday, and pink haired, smart and courageous Brooklynn is voiced by #JennaOrtega.

Interesting bit of foreshadowing when in an early season of #Charmed Leo tells Phoebe 'you can't just jump into bed with evil'... Makes me wonder how far ahead they planned that storyline, or maybe it's coincidence.

Though I've also said before that I think the problem is people.

Twitter is gaining features for online safety / experience and I hope fediverse platforms don't fall too far behind. Now they announced that you can untag yourself from a conversation. I've noticed here too many people trying to get themselves removed from some hellthread.

Though as someone in the replies points out, how is this really different from muting a thread?
It is different if the thread branches off. Maybe you want to get updates on a particular branch but not another. Although at the moment I believe neither Twitter nor any Fediverse platform does that for you.

The experience of seeing women's profiles on these dating apps:

  • the photos are screenshots of other apps, like these aren't even photos of these women themselves
  • the photos are so bad that you can't even take a photo that bad anymore with any phone camera of the last decade, like these photos are rehashed from old profiles
  • the texts cut off halfway a word at the app's text size limit, like someone pasted it in from another profile without even looking at it
  • sometimes several profiles in a row have the same face, sometimes with altered facial features, as if some researchers are running an experiment
  • nobody ever reacts

It's almost as if these profiles aren't real.

I know that these dating apps put you in and show you categories that correspond with how good looking they think you yourself are, and that that means that I'm getting the bottom of the barrel since I'm of course in the lowest category myself, but it sure is the bottom.
#dating #DatingApps
Or... They may just be fake profiles. My guess, since there's a lot of this shit around

"We take every report very seriously"

That's to say, they put on a very serious face when taking the report... to the bin.
"Your call is very important to us...."
@Steve Foerster 🇩🇲 "we value your privacy... (because we sell it to the highest bidder)"

Some groups seem to think they have a freedom to cause pollution and that everyone supports them in that.

Reading about it I think 'Nutri-Score' has the same problem the energy label has: presenting a score as if it's an absolute scale, while it is very relative. E.g. a refrigerator with energy label D can use less energy than one with label A, e.g. by being smaller.

Watching Siena Agudong (known from No Good Nick and Upside-Down Magic) in the new Resident Evil series released just yesterday on Netflix.
#SienaAgudong #ResidentEvil
Judging by the first episode, it follows Jade in two timelines: one is 2036 ('14 years after the end') and the other is 2022 ('the end'). Siena is Billie, Jade's 'twin' sister in the 2022 timeline. Billie seems interestingly complex.

The more fries I take out of the bag to eat, the easier the bag fits back into the freezer. So this is a good thing.
Then fry them for 5+x minutes where x is the time it takes me to realise I didn't hear the alarm.
Then the amount of smell produced is a function of the quality of the extractor hood and the time it takes me to turn it on.

Sad to see that people at the #AustrianGP can not feel safe, mainly due to drunk Dutch Max Verstappen fans catcalling and harassing women, shouting racial abuse and homophobic chants. This of course has to stop. I'm hoping other orange wearing fans confront them about it.

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Instagram acting surprised and asking me to verify whether I've input my birthdate correctly, because that would make me 52 years old. Well, sorry, I am.
YouTube asked me to verify that I'm over 18 on my account forced upon me during the G+ days from said Google account (that way even older) :surprised_pikachu:

Yes, I get it, it's a legal requirement but still… :wat:

Watching more Ivana Baquero in more Alta Mar (High Seas) on Netflix.
It's in Spanish so I actually have to pay attention to the subtitles.

Sometimes I see a post making an interesting point and I want to favourite it, but then I see it's just a screenshot of someone else's post elsewhere and I'm conflicted. Don't 'like' the messenger.

Tomorrow it will be time again for me to go hunt for food (go to the supermarket).
The hunt went well. It did cost some resources though to have other people help, especially with the initial stages.

I'm so annoyed by reaction gif's. Maybe, just maybe, there's one use case for nft's after all where once someone used a reaction gif, no-one else ever is allowed to use it.

I remember compiling Android overnight. Later, when I used dual boot instead of a VM it took minutes on the same pc.

So weird how on the Google TV the apps of Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon have stopped supplying surround sound with their content, while HBO Max and Apple TV+ are still working fine in the same setup.
Hints welcome, (Google TV Chromecast->Samsung TV->Marantz receiver).
The ancient 2017 apps on the Samsung TV itself work fine and provide surround sound to the same receiver.

I refuse to see all these people resigning Boris Johnson's cabinet as heroes however. They were ok with what he was doing and how he was doing it until very recently. To me, they're still implicated.

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Over 50 people have resigned from that cabinet now. How big was that cabinet?

There's a glimmer of hope however today that enough can be enough in some circumstances.

There was a time when a politician's position could become 'untenable'...

Now, e.g. in the UK, a Prime Minister can take 'full responsibility' and then nothing happens. Other ministers can have reports published confirming they bullied staff, or wholly mismanaged an evacuation, and nothing happens.

Watching Karen David in Galavant, from dvd. It's such a great series (a musical comedy, oozing with talent and fun). Finally I own it on dvd!
#KarenDavid #Galavant

I'm really the only one who walks around the fair on his own.

In American tv series a man and a woman really can't be in the same scene together without falling in love.

Season 5 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (where #JennaOrtega voices Brooklynn) is out 21 July! That's a nice surprise, I didn't even know it was coming.
#JurassicWorldCampCretaceous #JWCC

Daenerys flying on a dragon, these must have been great scenes to film. Or wouldn't it have been real?

Star detected at 8 lightminutes distance.

Here’s how Dems can + must do more than wait for an election.

Let’s start w/ why:

- 7 of the 9 justices were appointed by a party that hasn’t won a popular vote more than once in 30 years

- 1 of those seats was stolen

- Several lied to Congress to secure their appointment…

Science doesn't always need to be about subatomic particles. I like these kind of stories too: the science around the wrinkling of our toes and fingers when in the bath. Includes cute picture of a monkey.

Jenna Ortega may be only a few fleeting moments in Studio 666 but she's the best thing about it and her scenes are worth buying it on iTunes. I'm watching it now and not even skipping to her bits only. I should be careful not to have my dinner coincide with the barbecue scene...

Some technical details for those interested:

  • iTunes allows you to buy some films in 4k (UHD)
  • They play, in 4k, in the app you have for your Apple TV+ subscription on your Google TV Chromecast (on a Samsung TV, though that's not relevant)
  • You can download the film to your PC and get a single .m4v file.
  • This file is however not playable in common players like VLC, so it's likely DRM protected.

#JennaOrtega #Studio666 #AppleTV #iTunes #DRM
A few more fleeting moments than I remembered... It would be really interesting though to see a prequel with the story of Dream Widow, some potential there.

Jenna's character is Skye Willow, the drummer of legendary 90s band Dream Widow, that you have heard of due to the demonic stuff that went on in the house when they recorded their album there. Now, The Foo Fighters have moved in and history may repeat itself... Jenna is part of the backstory of the house, but I think she's one of the demons haunting it as well.
And I failed in the 'not having dinner coincide with the barbecue scene' thing.

I stand with all women's right to have an abortion.

Where the full stop at the end of that sentence really carries meaning: no conditions.

I also stand with the right for same-sex couples to marry (and exist) and for the right to use contraception for everybody. Because these are next.

Watching Maleficent (2014) and regularly thinking 'that is not how it really happened!'.
Don't take this as an endorsement of this film, since it's not. Definitely not. It feels like there was a great story outline with possibilities for showing emotional depth and changing of a heart, but none of that made it into the actual story, filming and editing. Finding love in what is essentially yourself, is the best we're left with.

I missed that it was Ella Purnell as teenage Maleficent, but she was shown very shortly and only in silhouet. Still should have spotted her...

And what's this obsession in fairytales with depicting a girl's transformation into womanhood at 16?

I also dislike all these 'romantic' films and stories that essentially show the human mating ritual as the man chasing the woman showing his persistence and determination and not taking no for an answer to proof he's worthy of her, where she seems to have no other input than judging his performance of this ritual. Where's the woman's wish in all this? Her desires, her love? Are her only desires 'to be loved' and not to love someone herself?

I especially fear that some men may take this as truth and indeed not take no for an answer. And think their feelings are the only thing that counts?

It's that scene in a film where the man exclaims 'but I love you!'. Well, she doesn't love you and doesn't owe you anything.

A lot of these online advice things are based on the assumption that the underlying problem that's holding someone back is the fear of failure or rejection and try to motivate and rationalise you over that fear. For me that's not the problem, I'm ok with failure and rejection, have a lot of experience with it.

Fear of success they sometimes hint at and that's at least partially true.

Fear of ruining someone's day and being blind as to when that may be the case is more accurate for me.