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  1. I used to love early Anita Blake - followed Lauren's blog, the whole bit. I think the turning point for me was Narcissus in Chains, and everything past that rapidly devolved. I tried to stick it out, but the sex completely overshadowed any semblance of plot. I once did a page count of one of the later books (I forget which one) and found about 45 pages of actual story plot, and the rest of the book was people screwing. I did not sign up for (badly written) porn. Her attitude toward the fan response was also a massive turn off.
  2. We aren't sure of the context of what Beard was told, though. If Beard thinks that Ted's reaction at the karaoke bar was specific to the event of him signing the divorce papers and finalizing his divorce, he may not realize that it's a more constant underlying issue. And while he did notice Ted's hands at the start of Season 1, he could have chalked that up to the "first day of school" jitters/excitement the two of them mentioned prior to showing up at practice that day.
  3. I honestly was taken aback by their choice of winner. I would have given it to Melanio.
  4. Considering Jamie didn’t know what “Pavlovian” was last season, I’m guessing it’s not him quoting Rilke on a dating app. Though it would certainly be an interesting pairing.
  5. I'm so sad to see this, not only because the show was so good, and I wanted to see more from these characters, but also because it means one less show with disability representation on television. It was such a breath of fresh air to see autistic characters played by autistic actors.
  6. One hundred percent. I love that he didn't force his words on the model, and ended up with a much more authentic result because of it. And by doing the painting himself on the outfit rather than have the models paint each other, he retained that level of control necessary to really take ownership of his garments, and that artistry. It was a great combination of leadership and collaboration.
  7. No idea whether Gary is autistic or not, but as an autistic viewer, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. Loved his concept, but was so concerned he wouldn’t be able to bring it to fruition. Was so pleased to see he was able to bring everything together. Thought it was executed really well.
  8. Thank god he's going to be okay. Felt like I had my phone on a permanent refresh after seeing the news last night.
  9. So glad someone started a thread for this show! Absolutely love it especially as someone who looked into adoption in the past as an option to build my family. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.
  10. Official Ted Lasso merchandise is now available through the WB store: Ted Lasso
  11. Absolutely loved this, and hope there are more episodes in the future. Their music is also available on Spotify.
  12. Yeah, I absolutely teared up when he went back and had Peter read the book. Would not have called that Mythic Quest would make me cry, lol. Agree that their casting was fantastic.
  13. I really, really hate that they went there with Gary’s character. I’m not sure how you come back from that. And I loathe the message it sends. It was truly surprising to me how no one among the group thought there was a possibility that Peter would not be arrested. He’d clearly covered his tracks with the text he’d sent Sophie and there was no hard evidence of what he’d done. It’s truly awful, but unfortunately all too common. Maggie at the very least I thought might temper their expectations for any kind of justice.
  14. I get those concerns completely, and agree that's a storyline that is told all too often, but I didn't get any sort of "this is tragic" or "it's a bummer to be disabled" narrative sense from this episode. Nicholas having to pivot from a previous ADHD diagnosis, and what the family knew as autism and autistic trait manifestation (as Genevieve said, she thought she knew everything about autism, but what she really knew everything about was Matilda), doesn't mean he's self-loathing about it. The time lapse in the episode is a little wavy, but he's known he's autistic from a self-diagnosis standpo
  15. A lot of people have difficulty accepting diagnosis, even if it's something they've actively gone after for themselves. Especially when diagnosed later in life, while it is on the one hand a massive relief to have everything come into focus, it also means reassessing your entire life through that lens, which can be overwhelming. I sought diagnosis for over a year. I, like your friend, was extremely relieved when I finally got it because it explained SO MUCH, especially things I never would have thought were related (like sensory issues). Would never have connected those dots! At the same
  16. black-ish to End With Season 8 at ABC
  17. Prodigal Son canceled at FOX
  18. I would have loved to have seen Chadwick win - I was rooting for him. However, I will say that as an autistic person, I am happy to see a fellow autistic take the win (Anthony Hopkins was diagnosed in his 70s). Diversity comes in many forms, and the list of disabled Oscar winners is super short. While I doubt the Academy voters were actively paying attention to that when they cast their vote, it does have a ripple effect - I saw many happy posts from folks in the autistic and disability communities the next day. That being said, I can completely understand why some are upset by the resul
  19. Agree with the previous comments that the episode was telegraphed from the beginning - at no point did I think the results would be anything other than what they were. Kandy did well and deservedly got praise for her set, but her getting the win over Gottmik or Rose is just...no. Gottmik was basically most improved and took their notes to heart, and Rose killed in the toughest spot of the lineup. Kandy said herself if she were put last she'd struggle because she wouldn't be able to come up with stuff on the fly. I do not understand why Kandy continues to be pushed at the audience.
  20. Two books that left me completely cold but seem inexplicably popular - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, and The Guest List by Lucy Foley. The Silent Patient was just so poorly written, and the final act so ridiculously implausible, I almost threw the book across the room multiple times. I only ended up slogging through it because it was for my book club, but my god my eyes almost rolled out of my head. The Guest List was also incredibly disappointing. Every twist was telegraphed almost immediately, which sucked all the air out of whatever narrative tension the author was go
  21. That kid's segment ending with them all knowing Chadwick Boseman was an emotional sneak attack. Tears from my couch right now.
  22. Could have done without the skit (or really any extraneous material under the circumstances), but Kenan speaking gibberish made me think of when he used to play Pierre Escargot on All That 😄
  23. My friend and I saw him when we dined at Osteria Francescana in December '19. (Took a two week trip to Italy right before COVID started to be a problem over there...this show makes us want to return SO much). He's delightful. Can't wait to see Stanley with him in next week's episode!
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