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  1. proserpina65

    Authors You Used to Love, But No Longer Read

    Her earliest books didn't fit that formula. Where Are The Children is quite different, in a lot of respects. But her later stuff? Totally cookie cutter.
  2. Idk, most of the female characters on GOT didn't follow tired sexist tropes. For the most part, their endings were more liberating than those of the male characters.
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    Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    God no, that would've been worse. As limited as Eliza Dushku is as an actress, Amy Acker is actively terrible.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Talk about your mealy-mouthed crap. Just say 'stop being a-holes to this woman right now'. Jeez.
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    Chernobyl

    I don't have a smart device. :-( But I'll check YouTube.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Still sooner than the parents who didn't take pleas and who now have to wait for court dates. And the delay in sentencing may be at the request of her attorney. Or not, we don't really no.
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    Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    I wouldn't call record-shattering viewing numbers an epic fail. But I agree that USA's dark turn made me stop watching most of what it ran.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    In Maryland, it's 120 days from the date you were either arraigned in Circuit Court or an attorney entered their appearance on your behalf. Of course, if you fail to appear for any court dates, that deadline gets pushed back, and you can also waive your right to a speedy trial.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    She could've been like Felicity Huffman, owned up to what she did, and been sentenced sooner.
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    Chernobyl

    I don't bother with podcasts, but I'm considering making an exception for this. Is it available on the HBO website? Apparently it's become popular with tourists to visit the exclusion zone, and the series has increased that popularity. Not my cuppa, though. To be fair, that "single bureaucrat" was the director of the KGB. Wasn't the bullet analogy part of Legasov's explanation of how the reactor work? That the atoms of uranium were like bullets shooting around in the core? She would've been dealing with his bodily fluids. She complained to the nurse/doctor (not sure which) about him needing his bedding and undergarments changed a lot due to bodily functions (to put it delicately), and since the staff was busy elsewhere, I'd assume she was doing it.
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    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    At the very least they would've had to go back and get it, costing them time. Depending on how close arrivals were at the mat, it probably would've still meant they were eliminated.
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    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    Does it really matter? Just having to go back for a lost clue costs a team time, and a lot of time if they've traveled a good distance in the meantime. Even if it's not an official penalty on the mat, it pretty much functions as one, because they are not allowed to check in without all the clues from that leg. I'm thinking it's to keep teams from just tagging along with someone else and doing a task without having the actual instructions. You're right, the clue was in a bottle which they were supposed to bring to the map. They left it in the boat, and had to go back to get it. Which is sort of like losing your clue, I guess. It was Carol and Brandy who stumbled upon the location of the pit stop without actually assembling the puzzle map that was inside the bottle.
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    Chernobyl

    Except that it didn't focus on just Diatlev's actions. It was pretty specific about the cost-cutting decision to use control rods with graphite tips being the ultimate cause of the disaster. Legasov pointed out that once it was decided to conduct the test despite having to keep the reactor at half power for much longer than advisable - NOT just Diatlev's decision - the only thing which could've prevented the disaster was the emergency shutdown button, and that a decision made by the government during the design/construction process rendered the button not only useless, but actively dangerous. This was talked about during the trial scenes. Legasov even said something to the effect that nothing anyone did or didn't do in that control room once the test was started could have made any difference. That the ultimate causes of the disaster were decisions made much higher up and long before April 26, 1986.
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    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    I know that in AR12, TK and Rachel lost their clue and had to go back for it because they wouldn't have been able to check in at the mat without it. It was one of the legs in Italy, I believe. So it's been a rule since at least then. See the above about TK & Rachel - they didn't get a penalty BECAUSE they went back to find their clue. They specifically said out loud that they had to have it in order to check in at the mat.
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    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    I'm pretty sure it's not a new rule, because we've seen teams who've lost clues go back to find them rather than arrive on the mat without them. The Cowboys stumbled upon a task without finding the cluebox, completed it correctly, but weren't allowed to check in at the mat until they'd gone back and retrieved the clue. I think that was in their first race. That may have been why AR changed the rules. It has been a rule for quite a long time.
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