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Domenicholas

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    TV Tropes You Hate

    Not recently, but I do remember when EJ went from Sami's rapist to her husband. I think soap operas in general have a real problem with using rape for shock value, never following through with the consequences of the rape itself (except for the every present who's the daddy storylines), and redeeming rapists and putting them together with their rape victims (especially if it's for a child caused by the rape itself. Gross.).
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    TV Tropes You Hate

    I call this the Once Upon of Time Morality trope. A bad guy can commit thousands of atrocities, but as soon as they do one thing good, the rest of the characters are supposed to treat them like good guys. Anyone who expresses legitimate grievances about one of the bad guys' numerous crimes is silenced immediately. A good guy can perform millions of good deeds, but as soon as they do one off color thing (e.g. saving people through pragmatic means, rightfully calling out a villain for a crime they committed), they're treated as though they are as bad as the villains. Hell, sometimes they're treated as worse than the villains. With OUAT Morality, villains can pay lip service to changing without actually changing, and heroes have to be extreme doormats who bear and grin all the crappy things that happen to them.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Harrison? As in son of Harry? That's so funny it goes back to being clever.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    I'm hoping that his first name is Dorian.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    I don't know about British citizenship laws, but any child born on U.S. soil or born from an American parent will have U.S. citizenship. Meghan can't become a British citizen for at least five years, so her child will fall under "American parent citizenship." If Great Britain is similar, than Baby Sussex should be a dual citizen by birth.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    My favorite quote from the article was this: “The problem is that in some quarters, particularly in the U.S., any negative coverage is seen as racist,” [Valentine Low] wrote. “To listen to some U.S. networks is to gain the impression that the British media is racist, sexist, snobbish and determined to gang up on any outsider who has the temerity to join the royal family.” I couldn't have say it better myself!
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    This Is Our Speculation Without Spoilers Topic

    Since I'm pretty sure that Kevin's son was played by young Kevin, I wondered if the show could use the other young actors that way. Maybe Annie strays as a teenager, and in the future she has a son played by young Randall. Maybe Kevin has an older daughter that looks like teen Kate, and baby Jack looks like teen Kevin when he grows up (which would make jokes about Kevin/Kate's closeness even more awkward). I thought of Madison as the mother too, though they will have show how it went from "She's crazy" to "Why are you here?" to mother of his child. I'm hoping that they bring back his girlfriend from season 1 (Lane? The At&T girl). At the moment, however, please no Sophie. They already broke up twice now, and he's already responsible for her ending one relationship before.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I actually think the reverse will happen (more indie films will be produced) with an increase in prestige for streaming services. Unfortunately, most traditional theaters lean towards movies that will make money— hence the plethora of reboots and franchise films. Although the best picture winners have become a lot more diverse in the last 15 years, many movie theaters lean towards showing traditional Oscar bait movies: period pieces, war movies, gang movies, etc.. Streaming services tend to be more experimental with regards to their movie choices. Now, sadly streaming may follow traditional’s example and choose safer movies the bigger it gets. It would be a shame, because there are a lot of stories on the fringes of society that deserve to be told.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    My main question for those who believe Jussie is lying or set the who thing up... What would be the incentive to do so? For fame or fortune? He's already on a big television show and has a decent music career. To make a statement that being black and queer in America is hard? He doesn't need to get attack for that-- that fact is well-known. Search "Black Trans Women" to see what I mean. So for me, the more plausible explanation is that Jussie is telling the truth, that history has shown how far people will go to threaten and eliminate those whom they hate.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I am bothered by the stories about Jussie not giving up his phone because it follows a troubling pattern that I see in the news: criminalizing Black people for crimes committed against them. Rather than focusing on the prevalence of racism and homophobia in our country, especially for people who are both POC and LGBTQIA, the focus is on why Jussie isn't being more helpful, whether or not he's telling the truth, etc... The news could use this attack to encourage more unity and protection of each other. Instead, many media outlets cater to the section of American society who rather pull their teeth out than acknowledge that minorities are often victimized through no fault of their own.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    The letters of patent of 1917 state that the children of male-line descendants of the monarch can be styled HRH Prince or Princess. As the bold part implies, once Queen Elizabeth dies, any of Harry and Meghan could be styled HRH Prince or Princess due to being male-line grandchildren of Charles, who would be king.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    It is true that every royal bride has had her fair share of criticism from the press, be it Diana, Fergie, Camilla, Sophie, or Kate. In that regard, Meghan is no different than any of them. Now, add onto the criticisms that every royal bride gets deep-rooted beliefs that Black people are inferior, that the very thought of a Black person in a position of wealth and privilege goes against the natural order, that after Queen Elizabeth's death the British press will have to address a child with African blood HRH Prince or Princess...and Meghan's very different from any of them.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I guess there are a lot of people who are upset about Chris's engagement for Anna's sake even though 1. I'm pretty sure it was Anna who divorced Chris, not the other way around, 2. Anna moved on much quicker afterward than Chris did, and 3. They're both happy about each other's current relationships. All four of them took Chris and Anna's son Jack trick-or-treating, and Anna herself congratulated Chris and Katherine on their engagement. On a related, their future children's pedigree is going to be crazy: Chris Pratt as a father, Arnold Schwarzenegger as a grandfather, and part of the Kennedy family.
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    TV Tropes You Hate

    There was also the situation in Days where EJ rapes Sami before he would help her save Lucas and then became her love interest soon after.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Lol, but the article is talking about Kate's brother, not Meghan's.
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