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Always great to see Summer Glau suddenly appearing in a tv series, she's truly someone special.
#SummerGlau #Dollhouse

I have of course seen all of Orphan Black already when it came out on Netflix, but I am still behind on seeing Tatiana Maslany's on my own discs. Season three now.
#TatianaMaslany #OrphanBlack #NowWatching
Photo of the blu-ray disc, showing the many characters Tatiana plays as if in shards of glass. The tagline is "I am not your property".
Helena's "Where are these mangoes?" is such a classic line and so Helena. She follows it up in the same scene with telling an identical clone: "I met your brother. He's ugly.".

I love shows that are so character-based, especially when writers and actresses get it exactly right.
Tatiana Maslany's performance is exceptional. Everybody keeps saying that you keep forgetting she plays all those different characters, because it is true, you forget. All clone characters are so different, but also such completely formed individuals, that each could be the central character of their own tv show. Anyway, on to series four.
#TatianaMaslany #OrphanBlack
Photo of the series four blu-ray showing the faces of four of the clones
@feld It is. I was really due for a rewatch and am fully enjoying it.
Tatiana as [a clone] as [another clone]. It never ceases to amaze. It isn't just mixing some mannerisms. It is doing exactly how this one character would have pretended to be that other character, within their ability. E.g. Sarah is much better at it than Alison (and Helena doesn't even try).
#TatianaMaslany #OrphanBlack
Found myself doing it again: I'm watching a making of extra and there's Tatiana Maslany explaining how horrible it was handling some gory, rotten, head, and I'm thinking 'that wasn't Sarah cutting up that head, that was Cosima'.
#TatianaMaslany #OrphanBlack
But then, Cosima is real, so...
A very interesting thing they mentioned in the behind the scenes interviews is that MK's scars on her face are only shown once and hidden in all other scenes behind hair, shadows, etc. But Tatiana Maslany insisted on having the makeup put on for every MK scene anyway, because she just wanted to have the feel of it being there.
#TatianaMaslany #OrphanBlack
Of course, one can to some extent and should especially at the beginning, describe each character's personality in depth and distinctive, however, in this case, at some point it has to have been Tatiana Maslany who made small decisions on how to portray a character as another character. And that instinct is just so on point
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Stephanie Leonidas posted some photos of an upcoming film of hers on Twitter and Instagram. The posts don't say which film, but she captioned it "Donna", which according to imdb is her character in 5lbs of Pressure.
#StephanieLeonidas #5lbsOfPressure
Stephanie leaning against a door frame, looking outside through a metal gate in front of the door opening. She's wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, black sleeves of a sweater and turquoise fluffy slippers. The house looks old, there's a doorbell with eight buttons suggesting many people live at that address.

Painted some walls today. Overall it went well I think. But weird how paint so much wants to go onto things that aren't supposed to be painted, like me.

A problem is that now the contents of the wardrobe, and parts of the wardrobe, are on my bed waiting for the paint to dry so I can move it back. This is not going to happen today, so I've got to find somewhere else to sleep tonight...

It has happened often enough that I fell asleep on the couch watching tv, only waking up in the morning, so I guess this unplanned thing is going to be planned this time.

All done, everything back where it should. Now I still have to put back other things where they shouldn't, i.e. the storage space under the bed.

I'm about the rectify an omission: I haven't seen Dollhouse yet, even though it stars Eliza Dushku. I'm going to watch it now. And yes, I'm going to put the disc in the player, I'm not just watching the pictures on the cover as on the photo.
#ElizaDushku #Dollhouse
Photo of the covers of this boxset side by side: the carton of the box set for the two seasons, the dvd box for season and for season two. All three have a different cover image, all three featuring Eliza Dushku. She's always in black, twice holding a weapon.
I absolutely loved that show, but I have a certain lack of comfort with the entire premise years later, especially knowing what I know now about Whedon. Even so, the cast is utterly phenomenal, and I wish the series had gotten the attention it deserved, flaws and all, at the time.
I like that Eliza Dushku is one of the producers of this show. It should be the norm for the lead actress to have more power on a show.

"Sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it"
-- Adelle


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...branding such allegations “a complete lie"

Ah I see the confirmation has come in.

The point of this graph is to show that a human being on a bicycle is a more energy efficient way of getting around than the way (some/most) other animals do. I like that.

But a human by itself is quite energy efficient too, according to the graph. We evolved for walking and running long distances, so no surprise. But maybe not so nice that an airliner comes out pretty well too.

A #bicycle makes human transportation more energy-efficient than any animal.

Graph I think by

Screenshot of a diagram by coville-andersen: Energy use per km vs. mass of different animals and modes of transportation.

While generally the cost per km gets lower roughly linearly with higher weight, there are two outliers: "Salmon" (1/5rd of comparable animals) and "Human on a bicycle": (1/6th of comparable animals).


This was last year. This year is on track for becoming much worse.

From the BBC:
"Climate change: Thousands of penguins die in Antarctic ice breakup"

Today Emilia Clarke's new film The Pod Generation is available in cinemas, somewhere in the world, I didn't get where. Maybe UK, maybe US. Thursday 24 August it comes out in Dutch cinemas!

#EmiliaClarke #ThePodGeneration

Looks good. I'll have to check it out!

I tried to look for a ticket today in my country, but it turns out to not be released after all. There's no new date other than what seems like a placeholder date of 31 December 2023. I was looking forward to seeing Emilia Clarke on the big screen. Anyway, I have set a notification alert on that film.

Why do film companies always do this? They complain that they can't make enough money from people going to see the films, then when people do want to see the films they make it impossible to see them. I can't pay for a ticket if they don't sell them.
#ThePodGeneration #EmiliaClarke #FilmIndustryGripe

Happy Ukrainian Independence Day and hopefully we will soon have a new date for a Ukrainian Victory Day.

In the US they seem to have a bail-what-you-want system, like pay-what-you-want, where you negotiate your bail before you make an appointment to arrest yourself. Though this seems available only to a certain type of people.

I only know popular science / scifi, but I like the tube idea. If you throw away one end of the tube really fast, like the speed of light, the tube will automatically get longer, probably allowing you to hold on to the other end comfortably. The examples in popular science usually involve ladders instead of tubes, but it may be transferable. Then, if you throw it even faster like over the speed of light (there are some people that say this is impossible, the trick is to ignore them), it will break the limit of causality and any messages you shout into one end should be encountered by you before you shouted them. Maybe with some weird Dopler effect. And maybe I'm wrong...

Hey Science, I need a tube in my kitchen so I can shout "butter, you dickhead" into it and I'll hear that two days ago when I'm standing in the middle of the supermarket thinking "what was I out of again?"

Removable and replaceable portable batteries in consumer electronics by 2027

Hopefully this will force the smartphone companies to make their batteries replaceable again and reduce some e-waste this way.

🔋 From electric mobility to energy storage, we must ensure batteries are fit for our green future.

As of today, the #EU Batteries Regulation will make them safer, circular and sustainable throughout their lifecycle, including:

- A restriction on harmful substances
- Mandatory minimum levels of recycled content from 2025
- Removable and replaceable portable batteries in consumer electronics by 2027
- Recovery targets for raw materials, such as nickel and lithium

More ➡!bRHxqc

A white background with the text ‘Powering our sustainable future’. An infinity symbol is split down the middle – the right side is green with a fully charged green battery attached to it. The left side is colourless, with a grey battery detached from the infinity symbol.

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If someone says something like 'I thought it was normal but due to the commotion afterwards I now have to apologise', then that's not an apology.

Amazing! Things are so funny when they're true, as in this is exactly how fossil fuel enthusiasts think (as well as other addictions like smoking)

I was hoping that all the water delivered by the storm over Mexico and California and heading north, would help putting out the fires in Canada. But apparently with the storm disintegrated by then, expected to just miss the right areas and the ferocity of the fires going on, the expectation is that it's not going to help...
So for those who believe in divine intervention, that's a miss and not a strike.

PeerTube tries to keep a view count on the videos, but the monitoring on the cdn shows that there are definitely more times the video files are accessed. Mostly by me, and maybe all the other requests are just bots, but PeerTube doesn't count them.

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Checking my rss feeds to see whether the unread counts are still the same. If they increase, I have more to add to the 'read later' list.

Now rewatching AnnaSophia Robb in the film Bridge to Terabithia.

I really like this film. I keep changing what I would mention as my favourite film (I have a list) but a long time ago the subject of favourite film came up at work and a colleague of mine and me at the same time said Bridge to Terabithia. Which is such an odd thing to happen, as it's not even that that many people have even heard of this film...

I'd say this film isn't that much underrated, as just not rated because it is quite unknown.

Anyway, AnnaSophia Robb is brilliant.

#AnnaSophiaRobb #BridgeToTerabithia #NowWatching

Photo of the blu-ray box, with a young AnnaSophia holding a lantern, behind her the boy, both under a tree, surrounded by a sprinkling of magical creatures like fairies.
You'd expect Zooey to be credited in the music section of the film, and she is. She plays the music teacher after all. But AnnaSophia is too! The music video on the extras is even her song.

Content warning: Bridge To Terabithia (2007) major spoiler

I should really change my profile picture. It was meant as a ridiculous form of a bathroom mirror selfie (hence the shower curtain), but it comes across as some pretentious photographer. Pretentious, moi? And also not a photographer, not more than everybody is.

Reading a question on some forum where someone asks 'what is this insect and what do I do about it' and some expert answers what kind of insect it could be and advices her to catch one and send it to some institute for better identification. I'm not sure that's the kind of 'do about it' that she had in mind.

The film Kick-Ass with Chloë Grace Moretz will be on BBC One tonight, for those who want to catch a recording without subtitles. 23:40 BST, 00:40 CEST.
#ChloëGraceMoretz #KickAss
The Kick-Ass character poster for Hit Girl, with Chloë as Hit Girl, a very 
young girl, in her purple leather superhero outfit with plaid skirt over it, purple hair and black mask and black cape, holding a double bladed fighting stick. She's on top of some roof overlooking the city she's defending from crime. There's big pink text saying Hit Girl. There's a character slogan that I don't like, so I'll ignore it.

They're drinking coffee on tv and now I'm making one for myself. Clearly this storyline was bought by big coffee.
An eye-opening thing was when back in university our club had a talk by someone from a gambling company. Without thinking it was in any way weird (that was the chilling thing) he was listing the characters they had bought in various tv shows. So yeah, even the smallest thing that's happening in your soap or series may only be there because someone lobby group payed for it. I think back to that each time some character has a sudden but unknown disease: awareness campaign.

I think these magic eye pictures may be some kind of conspiracy, 'The Emperor's New Clothes'-style, where a few people only pretend to 'see it'. Though if you're following WelshPixie you already know what it's going to say...

Cross your eyes they say... What if your eyes are already crossed? Instructions on such pictures say to 'start with your nose touching the image where the picture should be blurry', so I guess my nose is too long or my nearsightedness too strong...

Content warning for those without stereo vision: we can't see this so don't waste your time.


('magic eye' image / eye strain)

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A 'magic eye' image. At first glance, it's repeating patterns/textuers in shades of pinky purple. If you relax/cross your eyes, the word 'butts' appears in 3D

This may be relevant to the strike as the article points out. I think if Netflix were to create a film by replacing writers and actors with AI, we would be legally allowed to copy it.

“Artificial Intelligence Lawsuit: AI-Generated Art Not Copyrightable – The Hollywood Reporter”

This was exceedingly unlikely to go any other way as US law is pretty settled on this.

Nowadays they already call it AI if a computer calculates 1+1=2. It's only proper AI if it calculates 1+1=3. And I is if it knows the difference.


Seemingly strike related, Variety reports that The Peripheral season two is not going ahead after all.
#ChloëGraceMoretz #ThePeripheral

Who cancels The Peripheral in the middle of The Jackpot?

Just had a very quick look at cohost and these are my very initial impressions:

+ the vibe is very tumblr, in lots of ways
- things are even more difficult to find than here, and/or it is even emptier

It looks like especially 'artists-from-tumblr' should be able to find their place there.

Of the two things I was supposed to do this morning, I've done one finally this evening (the one I was actually planning to do two weeks ago) and did another one I had decided not to do yet.

Side-channels are such a fun thing of Friendica/Tumblr/PeerTube/WordPress...

(Called 'managed accounts'/'side-blog'/'channel'/'multi-site' respectively)

Jenna Ortega in this Instagram reel for Adidas Sportswear, acting out the emotions watching the world cup football.
(I still can't do video in these posts...)

Jenna in the white Adidas Sportswear outfit, sitting on the table to be closer to the tv, facing us as our point of view is the television she's watching, looking tense, head between her hands. The couch behind her is out of focus and blue. There's a notepad with a yellow pen besides her on the table.

#JennaOrtega #Adidas #AdidasSportswear

Uploaded the video using a separate account:

Jenna Ortega showing how she and her family watch the World Cup. This was part of the publicity for Adidas Sportswear, of which she's the brand ambassador.

(I finally found a way to share the video unlisted, in a rather indirect way, using another account and my PeerTube. Original link in video description.)
#JennaOrtega #Football #AdidasSportswear

Jenna Ortega shows her football skills in this clip for Adidas Sportswear and the World Cup. As far as I can tell it's not an edited video. But even if it is, it's fun.

Some photos of her for the same campaign:

Jenna Ortega in an all white Adidas Sportswear outfit, standing, holding a football in one hand, with a photostudio background

Jenna Ortega in an all white Adidas Sportswear outfit, standing, her foot on a football, hands in her pockets, the surroundings are also white, likely a frame from the videoclip

#JennaOrtega #Adidas #AdidasSportswear

I don't know how to upload and insert a video on Friendica, that's why it's only a link to the reel.

Uploaded the video using a separate account:

The World Cup final is soon and Jenna Ortega shows how to do it.

This was part of a photo shoot for Adidas Sportswear, of which she's the brand ambassador.

(I finally found a way to share the video unlisted, in a rather indirect way, using another account and my PeerTube. Original link in video description.)
#JennaOrtega #Football #AdidasSportswear

I like the story better than the biopic...

Also interesting how part of the biopic touches upon misusing the name of famous people by publishers, then the film has Maisie Williams in a tiny role so they can use her fame.

Two recent entries in the letterboxd diary: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and Mary Shelley (2017)

It's one of those things that annoy me about reading an open source project describe themselves: you can be four paragraphs in and still don't know what it does.

Of course the license and stuff are also important, but why does it need to be your opening sentence?

Things that are not «features» of an app:
- The license
- The technologies it uses
- The fact that it’s simple
- The application it’s an alternative to
Your app should be compelling on its own. What makes it worth using? How can it help people? Highlight those things instead!

I spent so long trying to get these photos downloaded from my camera. It insisted on first downloading the 600 earlier ones and ran out of battery twice.

I didn't even know we had squirrels in the trees. This one came close by without a care in the world.
A bright red squirrel among green leaves, reaching with its 'hands' to another branch A bright red squirrel looking from behind green leaves
A bright red squirrel walking down a branch with green leaves