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2023.06.04 21:14 SometimesNocturnal Miles on Celebs Go Dating.

I have personally always liked Miles & don't feel his "reputation" is deserved. He is on a tv show that has some curated scenes, he doesn't have to marry everyone he meets, I don't see the issue. Others before him on the show did the same. Spencer, Jamie etc. The scenarios are not that deep. If we look at Maeve, she used James to get Miles jealous. I was more irritated by her behaviour on the show, than his. (Her temper conniving etc). There was no hope with Miles and she ultimately stuck with James. Whereas, I don't feel Miles has played games with anyone that we have seen.
I am only just watching last series of CGD. (series 9) I am six episodes in. No point going on about the other participants on the show (wrong sub for that after all) however I feel he is polite, doesn't put anyone down & overall charming compared to the rest. The others have been lacking in self awareness, quite rude on dates or just not world wise are quite cringe inducing. I don't think he "loves himself" or is superficial. He knows what he wants & is trying to steer clear of a certain typical box he states he has been put into.
Slight spoiler for those who haven't seen yet - I see Chloe from TOWIE is eying him up. I don't think he would ever go there, howver I am really hoping he doesn't do anything with her just to avoid brusing her ego.
There may be more uncovered as I continue to watch this series of course.
For those who have watched this series with Miles in clearly this different setting outside of MIC, did your opinion remain the same on him or did it change at all?
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2023.06.04 14:44 reylomeansbalance Over-Analyzing All the References in Six: "Don't Lose Your Head" by Rachael Dickzen (support her by leaving a like/commenting on her blog)

VERSE 1 Grew up in the French Court, Oui, oui, bonjour
I’ve seen people misinterpret this line online as indicating that Anne Boleyn was French. That is NOT the case. Anne was an English woman, the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, a prominent diplomat who served both Henry VIII and his father Henry VII, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard (part of the powerful Howard family), but as was fairly common for the time, Anne was sent away from her family to complete her education in the households of various noble families. Those families just happened to be some of the rulers of the Netherlands and France.
Anne was sent to join the household of Margaret of Austria in 1513 (in the low countries, in modern day Belgium), when Anne was either 12 or 6 (Anne’s exact birth year is unknown and there are NUMEROUS debates about which year is more likely - 1501 or 1507). Margaret of Austria was the daughter of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and was serving as the governor of the Habsburg Netherlands at the time. Anne’s father Thomas had been sent as an envoy to Margaret the year before and got along so well with her that he managed to secure Anne’s place at the time. Margaret of Austria was highly educated and cultured and her court had a reputation for having an extremely well-stocked library and art collection. Scholars, poets, and artists were constantly around the court. Here, Anne gained a fluency in French, which led to Mary Tudor choosing her for her household in the French Court in 1514.
About a year after she went to Margaret of Austria’s court, Anne was sent to serve Mary Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister, who was marrying the French King, Louis XII. Anne’s sister Mary probably served Mary Tudor as well, but it’s a little unclear how long either of them served her, as many of her English attendants were dismissed the day after the wedding. Less than three months into the marriage, the French king died. Although Mary Tudor went back to England (and scandalously married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, without Henry VIII’s knowledge or permission), Anne Boleyn stayed on in France and joined the household of the new Queen, the 15-year-old Claude. Queen Claude also loved scholarly manuscripts and art, so her court was full of such beautiful things and exciting people.
By the time Anne was recalled to England in January 1522, she had spent 7-8 years of her life on mainland Europe and almost that long in the French court. She would have been there from ages 12-20 OR ages 6-14. Either way, although she was English born, it’s more than fair to say that she “grew up in the French court.”
“Oui Oui Bonjour” means “yes yes, hello” in French.
Life was a chore so (she set sail), 1522 came straight to the UK - All the British dudes, lame (Epic fail)
Anne Boleyn was summoned back to England in January 1522 by her father to marry her Irish cousin, James Butler, in order to settle a dispute over a title and some land. This marriage fell through for an unknown reason.
At this time, Anne Boleyn’s sister Mary Boleyn was at Henry VII’s court. Historical records indicate that Mary Boleyn was Henry’s mistress, and rumors abound that one or both of Mary’s children were Henry’s, as opposed to her husband William Carey’s, but there’s no definitive evidence on the subject. Anne joined the court at least by March 1522 as a maid of honor to Queen Catherine of Aragon, and quickly became very well known there. She was described as being very intelligent, stylish, and quick-witted. Apparently she had numerous admirers among the men at court, including the poet Sir Thomas Wyatt. Anne actually entered into a secret betrothal with Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland, but this was broken off when Percy’s father and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (who was acting as the king’s chief courtier at this time) both refused to support the match.
“The UK” and “British dudes” - Technically the UK (United Kingdom) wasn’t called that until 1800, when Parliament passed an act uniting Great Britain and Ireland as “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.” In Anne Boleyn’s time, it was just called England and its inhabitants were only called English, not British (although the Romans called the British Isles Britannia and occasionally referred to the larger island as Great Britain, the name wasn’t widely used to refer to the kingdom on the British Isles until 1707, when the kingdoms of England and Scotland were officially joined into one political union).
Ooh, I wanna dance and sing - Politics, not my thing
Anne was an extremely accomplished dancer, singer, and played numerous musical instruments. However, after Henry put her in a position of power, Anne actually wielded tremendous influence on his policy, particularly as it related to religion. There’s evidence that Anne persuaded Henry to read so called “heretical” pamphlets by Protestant writers about how kings had a responsibility to control the Catholic church and stop its excesses. She also was very influential in granting petitions, receiving diplomats, and was a patron to numerous nobles and artists, including the famed Hans Holbein.
I don’t love this line and some of the others in the musical because of the ditzy way in which Anne is portrayed, which is very different from reality. However, I try to remind myself that she’s just a character, and she isn’t meant to be historically accurate.
Ooo, but then I met the King - And soon my daddy said, you should try and get ahead
It appears that Anne caught Henry VIII’s eye in 1526. Having learned from her sister’s example though, Anne refused to sleep with him or become his mistress. She quickly gained the ability to influence the king.
There isn’t much evidence that her father Thomas Boleyn actually pushed Anne toward her relationship with Henry, but this is a common portrayal of the situation in books, film, and TV shows.
He wanted me, huh, obviously, Messaging me like everyday, Couldn't be better, then he sent me a letter and who am I kidding, I was prêt-à-manger Ooh, sent a reply, Ooh, just saying hi, Ooh, you're a nice guy, I'll think about it maybe, XO baby
Henry VIII wrote Anne many love letters which still exist today. You can read them here. These letters give us most of the information we have about their relationship, including the fact that Anne refused to sleep with him for much of their seven-year courtship.
Unfortunately, we don’t have Anne’s replies to Henry, but evidence indicates that she really did avoid his advances for a long time and
Prêt-à-manger literally means “ready to eat” in French.
Here we go (You sent him kisses), I didn't know I would move in with his missus (What?), Get a life (You're living with his wife?), Like, what was I meant to do?
As I noted previously in the blog post on No Way, Anne Boleyn was already living in the same palace as Henry and Catherine even before Henry noticed her. Anne was Catherine’s maid of honor, and thus, lived at court along with many many other nobles and aristocrats. However, in December 1528, Henry set Anne up with her own “very fine lodging…close to his own,” as reported by a French diplomat of the time, and there are lots of reports that she basically had her own shadow court and was acting as a second queen at that time.
“What was I meant to do?” has a slightly humorous effect in this song, but it reflects the reality that Anne Boleyn really didn’t have many choices here. She was able to resist Henry’s sexual advances, but she couldn’t fend him off altogether because he was the king, and her livelihood and the rest of her family’s livelihoods really depended on his favor. She tried to make the best of the situation by refusing to sleep with him and insisting that he marry her, but she didn’t have much control over it beyond that.
CHORUS Sorry not sorry 'bout what I said - I'm just tryna have some fun
In an interview with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, co-writer Lucy Moss said that “Sorry, not sorry” was directly inspired by one of Anne Boleyn’s mottoes in life - “Let them grumble; that is how it’s going to be.” Anne very briefly adopted the Latin version of this motto in 1530, “Aisi sera groigne qui groigne.” She even had this motto embroidered on her servants’ livery coats! This demonstrates Anne’s feelings about those protesting her elevation and the king’s attempts to get rid of Catherine of Aragon. She didn’t end up using it very long - the imperial ambassador Eustace Chapuys, who /hated/ Anne, claimed that she changed it once she realized it was actually Margaret of Austria’s motto (Groigne qui groigne et, vive Bourgoigne). However, Anne spent several years at the court of Margaret of Austria as a child, so it seems unlikely that she wouldn’t have realized this. Another possible explanation is that she just realized the motto wasn’t doing anything to calm the tensions.
Don't worry, don't worry, don't lose your head I didn't mean to hurt anyone - LOL, say oh well - Or go to hell I'm sorry not sorry 'bout what I said - Don't lose your head
“Don’t lose your head” is a common colloquialism meaning “don’t lose your temper.” I tried to figure out where this saying came from and how old it is, but didn’t have much success. Some people do say that it actually originally specifically was referring to executions by beheading, so it works very well in this context.
The lyric obviously refers to Anne’s ultimate demise, but it also refers to Anne Boleyn’s infamous temper. Anne was brilliant, but it’s well documented that when angry, she often said spiteful, threatening things. One courtier said that she spoke to her uncle once in words that "shouldn't be used to a dog." It’s also reported that she said if Henry ever left her as Regent when he was away, she would have Princess Mary killed.
VERSE 2 Three in the bed and the little one said, If you wanna be wed, make up your mind Her or me, chum - Don't wanna be some Girl in a threesome, Are you blind?
Reports from the time indicated that Anne and Henry had a very stormy relationship and had a tendency to have huge arguments and then later would reunite blissfully. One report described their relationship as “storm followed sunshine, sunshine followed storm.” We also know from Henry’s love letters that Anne refused to sleep with him for most of their pre-marital relationship, so there’s definitely a lot of truth to the fact that Anne demanded things from Henry that really no other woman ever had.
“Three in the bed and the little one said” - refers to the nursery rhyme “Ten in the Bed,” which has an unknown origin.
Ooh, don't be bitter, Ooh, 'cause I'm fitter Ooh, why hasn't it hit her? He doesn't want to bang you, Somebody hang you
“Somebody hang you” is both modern day slang for telling someone to kind of fuck off and also refers to an incident in 1531, before Anne was queen. Anne “said to one of the Queen’s ladies that she wished all the Spaniards in the world were in the sea; and on the other replying, that, for the honor of the Queen, she should not say so, she said that she did not care anything for the Queen, and would rather see her hanged than acknowledge her as her mistress.”
Here we go - (Your comment went viral) I didn't really mean it but rumours spiral (Wow Anne, way to make the country hate you) Mate, what was I meant to do?
Anne really was pretty unpopular at the time. The English people really loved Catherine of Aragon; she had been their queen since 1509 and had seen the country through many tough times, including serving as regent while Henry was away at war and publicly begging for the King’s mercy for various subjects on several occasions. Records indicate that crowds shouted out encouragement to Catherine of Aragon whenever they saw her during the king’s “Great Matter.”
In addition, the entire concept that a man could set aside his wife really scared women, as it was an attack on traditional family values and a threat to their own security. At the time, women depended entirely on their husbands. If their husbands could set them aside, they would be ruined and destitute. In November 1531, a mob of women (supposedly 7,000-8,000) actually went after Anne while she was dining at a house on a river; she only narrowly escaped them by crossing the river in a boat. This wasn’t the last riot of women against Anne Boleyn either; another one happened in 1532.
Finally, apart from the common people’s general dislike of her, plenty of nobles hated her as well, as she had a temper and a sharp tongue and was known for being rather arrogant. She also played a large role in influencing Henry VIII and was very active in her support of or opposition to various policies.
VERSE 3 Tried to elope, But the pope said nope, Our only hope was Henry He got a promotion, Caused a commotion, Set in motion the C of E The rules were so outdated, Us two wanted to get x-rated Soon, ex-communicated, Everybody chill, its totes God's will
“Tried to elope but the pope said nope” - Henry started asking Pope Clement VII for a dispensation to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn starting around 1527. They likely thought this would be pretty easy, as there was precedent for royals getting annulments and marrying again. However, Catherine of Aragon just happened to be the aunt of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who sacked Rome in May 1527 and took the Pope prisoner. However, even after the Pope was released, he avoided issuing any sort of official ruling on Henry VIII’s petition. He did allow for Cardinal Wolsey (of England, and then Henry’s chief courtier) to hold an ecclesiastical court on the matter, but stipulated that another papal legate had to be there as well. This legate, Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio, had been instructed to delay things as long as possible, as the Pope was hoping that Henry would get sick of Anne and the issue would go away. Although the court case lasted from May 31, 1529 to July, Campeggio adjourned it for a summer recess. The court never met again. Wolsey was later arrested and likely would have been convicted and executed for treason if he hadn’t died from illness beforehand. Henry eventually left Catherine of Aragon completely, riding away one day without saying goodbye and having her moved to another household.
Henry and Anne married secretly in November 1532. She quickly became pregnant. The new Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer (formerly Anne’s family chaplain) declared Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon null and void in May 1533, and shortly thereafter, declared Henry and Anne’s marriage to be good and valid.
“He got a promotion, Caused a commotion, Set in motion the C of E” In 1533, the English House of Commons (with encouragement from Henry) forbade all appeals to Rome and penalized those who tried to introduce papal bulls into England. This set up the modern Church of England, separate from Rome and the Pope’s influence. After this, Pope Clement VII finally acted, condemning Henry’s marriage to Anne, declaring the marriage to Catherine legal, and ordering Henry to return to Catherine in March 1534. The Pope also announced a provisional sentence of excommunication against Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer. However,his excommunication wouldn’t be formally enacted until 1538, after Henry and his courtiers dissolved the monasteries in England, dismantled several of the shrines, and executed a ton of Catholic rebels involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace.
In late 1534, Parliament declared Henry the supreme head of the Church of England.
“The rules were so outdated” probably refers to Henry not being able to annul his marriage to his first wife.
At this break, a section of Felix Mendelssohn’s Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays. This song was written in 1842 and is one of the most frequently used wedding marches.
Henry's out every night on the town, Just sleeping around, like what the hell
Keep in mind, before Henry got with Anne, he slept with her sister Mary enough that LOTS of people believed that Mary’s children were his. That’s gotta make you paranoid. And he already had an acknowledged illegitimate child with another noblewoman, Bessie Blount.
Henry started taking mistresses during Anne’s first pregnancy (couples at the time generally abstained from sex during pregnancy to avoid hurting the child). was almost certainly sleeping with Anne’s first cousin Margaret Shelton, who served as one of her maids of honor, for around six months in 1535. Finally, starting in February 1536, reports came out that Henry was super interested in another of Anne’s maids-of-honor, Jane Seymour. We all know how that turned out. Henry reportedly gave Jane a locket with a miniature portrait of himself inside; Anne ripped it off her neck when she saw it. Henry was betrothed to Jane a day after Anne’s execution in May 1536 and married her less than two weeks after the execution.
If that's how it's gonna be, Maybe I'll flirt with a guy or three, Just to make him jell
/sigh/ This is a vast oversimplification of the entire situation at hand, but yes, Anne was known for being flirtatious and charming throughout her time at the English Court in the tradition of courtly love. However, she was specifically accused of adultery with one of her musicians Mark Smeaton, courtiers Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, and Sir William Brereton, and her own brother George Boleyn. Most historians believe that these charges and the evidence to support them were made up by Thomas Cromwell, a powerful courtier, in order to bring down Anne. Anne had argued with Cromwell over the redistribution of church revenues from the dissolution of the monasteries (Anne wanted the revenues distributed to charitable and educational institutions, Cromwell wanted to give it to the king and take his own cut as well) and foreign policy (they disagreed over whether to ally with France or the Holy Roman Empire).
Henry finds out and he goes mental, He screams and shouts, Like so judgmental, You dam-ned witch Mate, just shut up, I wouldn't be such a b- If you could get it up Here we go (Is that what you said?), And now he's going 'round like off with her head (No)
There’s a report of one argument between Henry and Anne after the investigation against her began, but most evidence seems to indicate that Henry just left a tournament one day and never spoke to Anne again. She was arrested soon after, taken to the Tower of London, and tried and convicted of adultery, incest, and high treason. However, Henry and Anne had definitely had some serious arguments before Anne was brought down. There are numerous reports of them fighting and shouting at each other.
“you damned witch” - It’s pretty common to hear that Anne Boleyn was a witch or engaged in witchcraft in some way now, but this wasn’t a real charge at the time. However, in later years, various people spread the rumor. One Catholic writer Nicholas Sander described Anne Boleyn as having six fingers on her right hand and having a projecting tooth (but he said this in 1585, so like - how would he know?). He also alleged that she miscarried a monstrously deformed child. None of Anne’s contemporaries actually mention her having an extra finger, projecting tooth, or deformed child- and considering how much they hated her, wouldn’t they have mentioned it at the time if she did?
“wouldn’t be such a b- if you could get it up” - As I noted before in the post on Wives, there’s no historical evidence about Henry’s abilities in bed to support this line. However, this may refer to one of the grounds for the annulment of his marriage to Anna of Cleves later in his life, as Henry claimed he could not consummate the marriage with Anna. It also just seems to further demonstrate Anne’s known habit of saying things in anger that she regretted later.
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2023.06.04 09:22 ChoicesBOT Subject-Free Sundays: 2023-06-04

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2023.06.04 04:45 watermel0n218 I met Matt James tonight in DC

I met Matt James tonight at dinner in DC! My friend and I were at an Italian restaurant he recently reviewed on TikTok and saw him sitting at the bar. We chatted with him for almost 10 minutes and he was so friendly and engaging. We talked about restaurants in DC and he wrote down some of our recommendations. He did mentioned Rachel- he referenced their favorite spot in Brooklyn. At the end of our conversation he gave us both side hugs and offered to take a picture (which was so nice bc I would never ask).
He’s a really cool guy, charming but still down to earth, and is SO much taller than I realized (and so attractive).
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2023.06.04 02:18 Aggravating-Ad-4486 [WTS] Paypal goods and services. WILL TAKE OFFERS TOO! Diptyque DO SON EDP, and Carner Barcelona El born. Decants: Roja, Goldfield& Banks, ToKyo Milk (Bottle)

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I am open to offers. Thank you
Can ship tmr. Have sold here before and successfully. I pack well and Ill include freebies of your choice (including high end fragrances that i can make mini decants of). Paypal goods and services. My customers are always happy customers!
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2023.06.03 23:56 Moncurs_rightboot Season Review 22/23

Season Review 22/23
Wow wow wow wow wow. Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming. Ow ow ow ow ow, stop pinching me, OK, I'm obviously not dreaming.
We actually did it. We managed to get promoted through the playoffs. It's absolute madness. I had watched us compete in 6 playoffs, and who would have thought that 7th time is the charm!
Before I start you can read the 21/22 season review here from our season where we finished 6th and got dumped out the playoffs by Huddersfield.
You can also read the 22/23 season preview here where I predicted a very optimistic top 8 finish. No one could have predicted the season we were about to have. I'm not going to discuss promotion in depth, because it was only a week ago and probably won't sink in until the fixtures are released on June 15th.
In case you didn't know, this is what our away end looks like

Overview and Pre season thoughts

As mentioned above, I knew we would manage to keep the momentum going into this season. I just didn't expect us to gain this much momentum. Having finished 6th and on 75 points in the 21/22 season. Everything was kept steady in the off season, we recruited well, and only lost one significant player (discussed below). Throughout the off season though social media was awash with speculation that Luton Town would do a Barnsley (meaning losing in the playoffs and then battling relegation/getting relegated the following season, which Barnsley did in the 21/22 season), this was speculation was further fuelled by the signing of two of Barnsley's relegated front three (more on that later). However, one bright spark in the off season was the lads from the Second Tier Pod who went bold and predicted a solid season for Luton Town, with Ryan predicting 2nd and Justin predicting 3rd. These guys know ball. Nathan Jones was keen to kick on with the squad, and was 110% committed to the cause...

Who left, and who did we sign?

The most significant outgoing was that of Kal Naismith, who was the fans player of the season in 21/22. The manner in which he joined Bristol City left a sour taste in the mouth of the Hatters, with the club not knowing he had agreed terms, with the Welsh wannabes announcing him a whole 24 hours before Luton Town. Also the fact that he was chatting some boilerplate shite in his introduction interview, about being excited about getting to work with "the best manager in the league". A truly absurd statement that even Stevie Wonder could see was the dumbest thing that anyone could ever say in the history of mankind. Regardless, Hatters were annoyed and concerned, mostly because Kal was a good player, he made that LCB role his own, and was a vital cog in our 21/22 playoff machine, and scored a significant and wonderful goal against Bournemouth that pretty much kickstarted our playoff push after the long covid/midseason break - hey guys, remember covid?
Less significant outgoings on the pitch were Peter "I should be starting every game" Kioso (to Rotherham) and Danny Hylton (to Northampton). With Kioso leaving, we were losing depth in the defensive unit, whereas with Danny Hylton, we were losing part of the furniture at the Kenny. Sure Danny had never hit the heights of his League 2 bagsman days after his nasty injury in League 1, but he scored some vital goals in 21/22 - grabbed the point at Bristol City and sealed the win against Derby with a wonderful strike. Also his head of hair is one of the greatest come back stories in modern times.

We brought in some numbers in the off season, although as discussed on social media, these players seemed to be "for the future":
  • Alfie Doughty (undisclosed) - From Stoke, he hadn't hit the heights expected following his transfer from Charlton, having spent the season on loan at Cardiff in 21/22 (along with Cody Drameh - more on him later). Regardless he was one Nathan Jones was tracking for a long time.
  • Cauley Woodrow (undisclosed) - From relegated Barnsley, it was a little homecoming for Cauley having come through our academy and left us for Fulham as a fresh faced 16 year old.
  • Matt Macey (undisclosed) - From Hibernian, the former loanee raised eyebrows amongst the fan base. People said, well he's shit, and then others said, nah that was Stuart Moore, Matt Macey was the decent one. Spoiler alert - they are both shit.
  • Louie Watson (undisclosed compensation) - From Derby, we capitalised on the financial straits at Derby and came out with one of their prized academy assets. He was seen as one for the future.
  • Luke Freeman (free) - From Sheffield United, he was seen as a broken thing, with injuries having caught up with him during his time at Sheffield United, again one that Nathan Jones was very keen to work with, having played together at Yoevil.
  • Carlton Morris (fee in region of £1.5m) - From relegated Barnsley, we didn't know what to expect from him considering he was a striker that had never scored more than 10 goals in a season. Also he had just been relegated with Barnsley. However, he added much needed depth and support up top for Elijah. At this point we knew him as the player that scored that wonderful goal in our 2-1 victory over Barnsley in 21/22, where he skinned Naismith, and sat Osho down before dinking it over Shea.
  • Ethan Horvath (loan) - From Nottingham Forest, fresh from having won promotion through the playoffs with Forest last season, he was seen as a good keeper to have in the team, and he was desperate for first team football. Rumours were that there was an option to make the loan permanent. After last season where we went through 6 keepers, we needed consistency between the sticks.
  • Then we had some strictly developmental signings; Tobias Braney (who looks a proper player and has been bagging goals out on loan), Daniel Idiakhoa (who has since been released in the retained list), Jayden Luker (who remains under contract at the club), John McCatee (who was immediately loaned back out to Grimsby) and Aribim Pepple (who was loaned to Grimsby, but they sent him back, regardless, he's been good in our development squads).

How did we do?

I write this with a big smirk on my face. Because it still hasn't sunk in.
Like the 21/22 season, it was a season of two halves (and two managers), unlike last season whereby there was a covid break, this season we had a conveniently placed World Cup. I always thought Winter World Cups were the greatest idea, and certainly never ever criticised FIFA, The Qatar WC bidding buddies, or the countless executives that have become incredibly wealthy from the previous World Cup who effortlessly and repeatedly moved not only the goal posts but mountains in order to give us what we all wanted, the first World Cup in the Middle East - in the middle of fucking winter.
Anyway, I'm veering off topic. I'm not doing a monthly breakdown by the way, you can get that off wikipedia. I'm sure the 10 people who read this will be wildly disappointed.
We can break the season down in two ways - Luton under Nathan Jones and Luton under Rob Edwards. I'll do the stats after this overview.
Nathan Jones took us almost the whole way to the World Cup break, but he was just itching to move. Our start to the season was mediocre, we were struggling to win games. In fact we didn't win a game until our 5th game of the season against Swansea, with 2 draws and 2 losses to start the season, including the second worst performance of the season against Bristol City, leaving us 23rd in the table. After that we had a mini purple patch, completing the welsh double beating Cardiff and drawing with Sheffield United. Which took us up to 9th in the table. Before throwing the game away against Wigan "prompt wage payment" Athletic. Fortunately we then hit a 7 game unbeaten run, which shot us up to 4th in the table. Which took us into the match against them lot down the road. We were in great form, they were already on their second manager (more on that first manager in a bit), everything was aligned for us to go there and turn them over. But disaster struck, we were utter shit and lost 4 - 0. On the bright side it gave them a high point for the season. Post match, Nathan Jones had plenty of excuses, mentioning stomach bugs, he couldn't fill the bench etc, but the eventual reality was more concerning. We only picked up 1 win from the next 4 games, culminating in an abject display against his former side Stoke, where it all but confirmed that Jones would be leaving the club. This would take us to the end of Nathan Jones' tenure. Jones moved (amicably and with massive compensation) to Southampton - where he wouldn't stay for long, but reports surfaced after his move that Southampton had been in negotiations with him for 5 weeks prior. No surprise he didn't give a shit post match against Watford. Regardless, he moved in in better faith than when he did against Stoke, He left the club in 9th place, and paved the way for Mick Harford to coach for the last game before the World Cup break, a 1 - 1 draw against Rotherham. We entered the World Cup break in 10th place, and it gave us time to pick our manager properly.
Nathan Jones stats P20 - W7 - D8 - L5 - GF 22 - GA 21 - Pts 29 - WinP 35% - PpG 1.45 Mick Harford stats P1 - W0 - D1 - L0 - GF 1 - GA 1 - Pts 1 - WinP 0% - PpG 1.0
At the end of last season (I know this narrative has been done to death, but keep with me here). Watford appointed Rob Edwards from Forest Green Rovers, a young up and coming manager, to take over from Roy Hodgson, a legend who got Watford relegated at Selhurst Park, and then had the balls to clap the Crystal Palace fans (as his last season there was behind closed doors), whilst ignoring the Watford fans who had travelled to South London, because they were too far away. This is made even funnier due to the fact that he returned to Palace, and absolutely turned their season around. Anyway, Rob Edwards was the man to replace the Hodge. Scott Duxbury, Watford CEO stated "Rob will be backed through hell and high water". It turned out that translated to 10 league matches, of which he had only lost 2, this included beating Burnley, who would go on to leave the Championship quivering in their wake.
During the winter break, the Luton board were very impressed with Rob Edwards as a candidate, and made the bold decision to employ him. In addition to this our January window included the loss of James Bree, who moved to Southampton to join up with Nathan Jones and Harry Cornick to Bristol City, fair play to them, they signed our best striker. Cameron Jerome also left by mutual termination, as he wanted to move back up North to his family. We replaced Bree with Cody Drameh on loan from Leeds and replaced Cornick with Joe Taylor, an unproven striker who was yet to break into the first team at Peterborough. However, Big Mick swore by him, and has been tracking him for years. We also brought in Marvelous Nakamba on loan from Aston Villa (who would turn out to be the difference maker, more on him later). Although, the general consensus was that we were too threadbare at the back, and up top, as injury could expose our lack of depth.
But in Rob we trust, and we haven't looked back since. Since his appointment, we have only lost 3 matches in the league, one of which was his first game in charge, and even in that game we played sensational stuff for the first 35 minutes against Middlesbrough, our eventual opponents in the playoff final. After that loss we had a great Christmas period with 3 wins against QPR, Norwich and Huddersfield. Before a loss against WBA who were in phenomenal form. They managed to overturn a 2 nil deficit in the second half, and fair play to them. We then won another 3 in a row, drew 2 in a row before a hard to take defeat against Burnley, where the fair result would have been a draw. But then we didn't look back, finishing the season with a 14 game unbeaten run, which led us to our highest finish in the Football pyramid since, well, last season. Which was our highest finish in the football pyramid since the 1981/82 season where we also got promoted to the top tier. This was made all the more sweeter by getting some payback against Watford, sure it wasn't 4 - 0, but it was a significant moment for the fans and Rob Edwards, as that was when a lot of us felt, we would be making the playoffs. We eventually finished 3rd, thus making it 8 successive seasons where we have finished higher than the previous season.
To cap off a totally wizard season, we then had the playoffs, and the rest as they say, is history.
Rob Edwards stats P25 - W14 - D8 - L3 - GF 34 - GA 16 - Pts 50 - WinP 56% - PpG 2.0 *Excluding playoff results

Time for some RAPID STATS

  • Luton Town lost 18 points from winning positions under Nathan Jones
  • Luton Town lost 9 points from winning positions under Rob Edwards
  • James Bree still leads the team for chances created (60), he left in January. Next highest is Alfie Doughty with 54.
  • Luton Town had the second best away record in the league (41 points), only behind Burnley (47 points).
  • Carlton Morris is the first Luton player to score 20 or more goals in the second tier since Brian Stein (1981/82 season).
  • Luton Town were joint second in clean sheets with Coventry, our eventual playoff final opponents, with 20 apiece.
  • Luton Town had the second lowest xG conceded (44.6), behind Burnley 39.1. Meaning we didn't give away many chances to the opposition.

How did our players do?

As per my writer idol Mister PDW, these ratings were picked on a whim, don't shoot the messenger. This shows appearances (sub appearances), minutes played, goals, assists and WhoScored rating. I'm using a letter grade system for the squad, this is down to a whim and may contain some bias, take the ratings with a pinch of salt. Stats from WhoScored - League stats only (including playoffs). Sorted by most minutes played.
Ethan Horvath 47 appearances/4261 minutes 19 clean sheets - 6.48 B It was a steady enough season from the US Stopper. He did make some absolute howlers at some points during the season, but never went full 19/20 Sluga (look it up, his howlers were legendary). Although he finished with 19 clean sheets, a lot of his shortcomings were covered up by how the team defended as a whole, shown by our very low xG conceded. I appreciate his time at the club, but I wouldn't take him back here permanently.
Amari'i Bell 46(1) appearances/4167 minutes 1G/1A - 6.78 A+ Amari'i is quite literally the unsung hero of the playoff winning campaign. Having played at left wing back last season, and filling in for Alfie Doughty when he was unavailable this season. He played the majority of the season at left centre back, the position vacated by Kal Naismith. He was spectacular and offered so much more from that position than Kal did. He could carry the ball infield, he had the athleticism to make penetrating underlaps into the box and after all the stick he got from Blackburn fans, he can now stick two fingers up at them, and show off his medal.
Carlton Morris 44(3) appearances/3693 minutes 20G/7A - 7.21 A+ It was a slow start for Carlton as he bedded into the Luton lineup. He didn't make an impact until he scored his first goal of the season against Swansea, which was also our first win. But, after that goal he didn't look back. He also managed to kick on further under Rob Edwards. He is simply a player that has a bit of everything in his locker, able to score from 3 yards or 30 yards.
Tom Lockyer 42 appearances/3638 minutes 4G/1A - 7.13 A+ Considering Locks couldn't buy a game at the beginning of the season, having only come in to the squad for the Carabao Cup game against Newport, where we lost. Swansea was also a watershed moment for him, just like Carlton. This season Hatters saw the finest defensive displays courtesy of Locks, and absolute colossus at the back. It was very concerning when he collapsed during the playoff final. However, we have been told that he is absolutely fine, and will be ready for pre season. Hopefully meaning we will tie him down with a longer contract.
Elijah Adebayo 42(3) appearances/3523 minutes 8G/4A - 6.72 A Sure Elijah didn't hit the heights (goalwise) that he did last season. However, he formed a solid partnership up top with Morris. Fortunately it meant that the heavy burden didn't all sit on Elijah's shoulders. If anyone doubts what Elijah brings to the team, just watch his assist for Jordan Clark's goal in the playoff final. His run, his feet, his turning Kyle McFadzean inside out before his pass to find Clark, shows you what he brings to the team. Even playing a three at the back system, any defenders are going to have a shit day trying to stop Elijah and Carlton from executing their movement. Also, it was great to see him get a stab at the playoffs this season after cruelly missing out last season.
Jordan Clark 37(4) appearances/3390 minutes 3G/4A - 6.83 A This season, we all saw what Clicker was about, his movement, intelligence and passing were fully on display. It's remarkable that he was signed as a right winger and has been reboxed as an attacking midfielders, he brings the attributes and movement of a winger and takes it between the lines, making him nigh on impossible to pick up for the opposition. Having a similar trajectory to Luton, having been playing for Hyde against Luton in our final conference match. He deserves a shot at the Premier League, and his journey is also remarkable. Just like Luton making it from conference to Premier League in 9 seasons.
Allan Campbell 38(5) appearances/3273 minutes 3G/2A - 6.52 B+ I'm being incredibly tight with these scores. Sorry Wee Al. He had a good season, not as stellar as last season, but he brought the same attitude on the pitch, he runs and presses like he has 5 lungs. He also has an eye for goal from midfield with some spectacular hits, most importantly putting the cherry on top of the Watford game, and forever writing himself into Hatters folklore. Unfortunately, with Nakamba entering the fray in January, he was the unfortunate one to miss out on those two remaining midfield spots.
Alfie Doughty 28(3) appearances/2438 minutes 2G/5A - 7.14 A+ What a player we have on our hands with Alfie, he will seamlessly move up to the Premier League like he's easing himself into a nice warm bath. Pace, trickery and a delivery to match, he has been a joy to watch play this season. Fans were concerned about the speed at which he was being eased in at the start of the season, but I guess when you have had the injury record that Alfie has, it just makes sense. Also, that goal against QPR was just spectacular.
James Bree 27 appearances/2430 minutes 0G/4A - 6.99 A Football can be a cruel game, it can also be incredibly ironic, and that irony can be absolutely hilarious. James Bree was both promoted and relegated this season. He did well for the first half of the season, needing to fill in right centre back, which he did well, whilst also contributing many key passes to the Hatters cause. However, the simple fact is, when Osho came in to the right centre back role, we looked a lot better defensively, and that showed with our climb up the table. I'm still disgruntled about the fee being £750k, what with his contract expiring. But sometimes the grass isn't always greener, is it, James!? Well, at least he's getting a promotion medal.
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu 27(6) appearances/2394 minutes 3G/1A - 6.62 A This man is a modern Luton Legend. He gets better every season, and he has been worth every penny of the £50,000 that John Still paid for him as a 19 year old back in the Conference. Did you know if plays one minute in the Premier League, he would be the first player in history to have played in the top 5 levels of the English Pyramid for one club? Of course you did, it's been all over the news. He deserves everything he gets, and I'm delighted the club have offered him new terms, Pelly deserves the world.
Gabe Osho 25(5) appearances/2273 minutes 3G/0A - 6.64 A The only reason this isn't an A+ is because of his first half of the season. He is the biggest beneficiary of Rob Edwards coming in at Luton. Under Nathan Jones he looked edgy and shit scared to make a mistake, however, under Edwards he was calmness personified with his big runs out of defence with the ball seemingly glued to his foot. He also scored some vital goals, the first against Watford, and then the goal against Sunderland in the away playoff leg to get us up and running. He is another that his currently being negotiated with for a new deal, and he deserves it.
Dan Potts 24(2) appearances/2020 minutes 1G/0A - 6.84 B Another player who has been on a spectacular journey with Luton after being signed by John Still in League 2. He started as a left back, but with our formation change over the last two seasons has been re-engineered as a left centre back, which in my opinion is a much better position for him. He doesn't give you the athleticism that Bell gives, but if a ball comes into the box, he will get his absolutely beautiful head onto that ball. He had solid performances this season, however, the emergence of Bell as well as a pesky back injury kept him out for a good chunk of the season. He also scored what turned out to be the winning penalty in the playoff final.
Marvelous Nakamba 19(1) appearances/1726 minutes 0G/0A - 6.93 A+ I remember saying on the Oak Road Hatter podcast when Marv came in, he was the difference between getting into the playoffs and not getting into the playoffs. How wrong I was. He was an instrumental cog in the machine that got us promoted. I hope Villa are sensible with their valuation for a player that they simply don't want, so we don't have to shoot our transfer load prematurely on a player that wants to be at Luton. Marv also stepped up in the playoff final shootout and cooly slotted away his pen, which was remarkable considering during games he would always pass the ball rather than shoot.
Cody Drameh 19 appearances/1581 minutes 0G/2A - 7.19 A We were all very nervous when Bree left, because were losing a solid option at right wing back. However, enter Cody Drameh. Another bitten by the cruel irony of football, with Leeds being relegated as he makes the step up to Premier League. However, Cody will be alright, with Luton attempting to re-sign him as well as Burnley having a go too, he's got a Premier League move lined up. As he started with Luton you could see he had not played a lot of football, but he found his feet very quickly.
Reece Burke 15(7) appearances/1417 minutes 2G/0A - 6.71 B+ At the start of the season, if you had asked me who our best centre back was, it would have been Reece Burke. However, he seemingly has hamstring issues that have prevented him from being a top defender. Remember Hull signed him for £2m as a highly rated 21 year old. Regardless, this season he has scored 2 sensational goals; the piledriver against Blackburn, and then the intricate passing play against Huddersfield where he was instrumental throughout the build up. It would have been a B, if it had not been for his display in the playoff final, where he came on much earlier than expected for Tom Lockyer. If we can stay injury free, we have a Premier League quality defender on our hands.
Sonny Bradley 14(5) appearances/1219 minutes 0G/0A - 6.56 B- Sonny is leaving Luton Town at the end of his contract, and he has been a stellar figure for Luton Town. We won promotion to the Championship in his first season at the club, he was key in stabilising the club in the Championship, before pushing on up the league, and eventually winning this second promotion. However, it is known the personal issues he has been experiencing off the field, with his father Ray passing, suffering from long covid and issues with his child's health. No matter who you are, if you are hit with that many gut punches, you will stay down. But Bradley didn't because he's a hard bastard. The cherry on this cake was, a disgusting aerial challenge from Yakou Meite, from which Bradley landed horrendously, and it looked like a season ending injury. But Bradley being the hard bastard he is, he recovered, and plugged gaps in our defence towards the end of the season. Regardless, Sonny was getting exposed by some of the better strikers in the league, Gyokeres and then Archer had a lot of luck running beyond him, but in all fairness, they are both exceptional players. I'm delighted he's leaving us on a high, as he deserves it, and I hope he stays in the Championship and gets a move that works for him.
Luke Freeman 10(16) appearances/988 minutes 2G/1A - 6.41 C+ I wasn't expecting Luke Freeman to pull up trees this season, we all know about his injury history that restricting his appearances at Sheffield United. He showed glimpses of what he could do, the goal against QPR was a highlight for me. However, a troublesome groin kept him out for the majority of the season. He does a good job of looking busy on the pitch, without he had a flurry of creating chances at the beginning of the season, but went off the boil fast as his groin caught up with him. The + is purely because he managed to bag some goals and an assist.
Cauley Woodrow 5(22) appearances/741 minutes 2G/1A - 6.35 C+ I was expecting a lot from Cauley this season. Certainly more rotation with the front two, who ended up playing a tonne of games, because Cauley was picking up niggling injuries, with the last one keeping him out of the playoffs completely, he couldn't get any momentum during the season. He offers something completely different to our attack and his special touches can be seen at times. Regarding Nathan Jones deciding to play him as a 10, no. Just no. He is not a 10. Look at the goal against Norwich, what a strike. I hope he stays fit next season, because he has unfinished business in the Premier League.
Harry Cornick 7(12) appearances/740 minutes 1G/3A - 6.31 C- After his barnstormer of 21/22 I thought maybe Harry would kick on, but unfortunately not. He has always been very streaky in front of goal, but his finishing looked to have gone up a notch. Regardless, he wasn't getting enough first team minutes here and Bristol City needed a striker. So they signed Harry. Allegedly he went for more money than James Bree, which is absolutely criminal, considering they both had 6 months remaining on their contracts. Regardless Bristol City got a good, honest, hard working lad, and I hope he has a good season next year. Fortunately we sold him for more than we bought him, which is a great return on investment.
Fred Onyedinma 6(13) appearances/696 minutes 0G/2A - 6.35 C There is most certainly a player in there. Unfortunately with Fred, he is such an athlete he is prone to many injures. When he sets off one on of his sprints you just worry that he's going to pull a hamstring. If he can get through an entire season without injuries he would be flying. Perhaps his best role is as an impact sub, because currently he is unable to string back to back 90 minutes together.
Luke Berry 4(19) appearances/695 minutes 3G/0A - 6.43 B We know that Luke Berry is now mostly an impact player, who will happily step into the starting lineup when required. He is yet another that has been on a fantastic journey with us from League 2, and for him it's even more impressive because like Clark and Pelly he has made it from Conference football too. He is a scorer of vital goals, his three vital goals this season were; the late levellers against Rotherham and Millwall, as well as the winer against Blackpool. Love Bezza.
Henri Lansbury 6(4) appearances/458 minutes 1G/0A - 6.65 B When required Henri did a job, however, it is clear to see that he has lost his legs and maybe his passion for football, considering he has a new passion, mowing lawns. Although, he will be remembered this season for his absolute shitpinger against Hull City. He's now leaving the club, I don't see him joining another team, I reckon he's going full time lawn lad now.
Cameron Jerome 0(21) appearances/333 minutes 1G/1A - 6.22 C+ Considering his extremely limited role purely as an impact sub, Cammy J was an exceptional professional. Unfortunately the distance between his family up north was too much, therefore we agreed to mutually terminate his agreement. Shame he missed out on promotion with Bolton. I feel he would have continued to be a great depth option for us in the second half of the season. His legs have most certainly not gone, he is still a supreme athlete at 36 years old.
Louie Watson 3(2) appearances/220 minutes 0G/0A - 6.51 B- Most definitely one for the future, but in his little flurry of starts around the time of Rob Edwards first games was a great indicator of the tidy passing he could bring. However, the signing of Nakamba pretty much put a ceiling on his minutes with the first team, also I think the Grimsby FA cup replay might have given Rob Edwards second thoughts about playing him, I don't know, I'm not part of the Luton coaching staff! He can still continue to develop, and I would like to see him get first team minutes next season in the Championship.
Joe Taylor 1(5) appearances/130 minutes 0G/0A - 6.02 B- Definitely the best beneficiary of Cornick and Jerome leaving in January and Cauley's injury issues, as it immediately propelled him to third choice striker. However, Edwards was very reluctant to chuck him on the pitch. He was highly spoken of by Mick Harford and Darren MacAnthony, I don't put stock in what DMac says (although he does have an eye for attacking talent), but Mick knows recruitment and had been tracking him for years prior to the move. Joe was unfortunate to have his strike ruled out in the playoff final, but he showed great big balls to step up and take the second penalty. I reckon a championship/league 1 loan is in the pipeline for next season.
Admiral Muskwe 1(1) appearances/105 minutes 0G/0A - 6.51 F I'm at a loss with Muskwe, considering he is more senior than Joe Taylor and was recalled from Fleetwood on the same day we signed Joe, why wasn't he anywhere near the squad? He's most definitely one that we will be looking to cut our losses on next season. He had one flurry of good form, prior to AFCON last season, and since then, he has not hit the heights expected. His loan spell at Fleetwood consisted of 14 games, 3 goals (2 of those being pens). I wouldn't expect to see him here next season.
Harry Isted 1 appearance/90 minutes - 5.78 D I like Harry, but his only match this season was the 2-0 loss against Stoke, sure the rest of the team didn't do him any favours, by letting Stoke score two unmarked strikes from two crosses that were allowed to be sent in. I feel the club have done him a disservice, he has obvious talent, reflexes and shot stopping ability, he has shown that at Barnsley, and against Chelsea last season in the FA Cup. However, we opted to bring in emergency loans instead of giving him a chance (I know it was risky considering in 21/22 we were going through keepers like Spinal Tap go through drummers). He's left the club now, and I hope he gets a chance with a Championship club, he could do it.
James Shea 1 appearance/90 minutes - 6.54 C Shea got a chance with the final game of the season against Hull and managed to keep a clean sheet. He did really well to come back from an awful injury. However, I do not see him being first choice next season. Potentially second or third choice depending on how good Jack Walton is...
Elliot Thorpe 0(3) appearances/68 minutes - 6.19 C His season got off to a shit start, being loaned to Burton and not played. However, I don't know what we do with Elliot Thorpe, he was brought in with high expectations from Tottenham, he dropped down so he could stand a better chance of playing first team football, and he's ended up getting shunted out to the right wing back position. He look great in his cameo against Hull, but I thought we were getting a box to box midfielder. We've triggered an extension in his contract, I don't know if that means we are looking to get a fee by selling him, or whether we want to keep him about for further development.
Joe Johnson 0(2) appearances/38 minutes - 6.28 B I'm very excited about JJ, he's 17 and managed to not only break onto the bench, but get some vital first team minutes, with his first minutes coming in a high pressure game against eventual playoff winners Middlesbrough. Lots more to see of him, and possibly the start of the academy assembly line roaring back into gear.

What next?

One thing that is guaranteed is that we will be finishing higher than we did this season, Even if we finish 20th. You know what, I'm sure we are going to give it a good go. I don't think we will try and sign proven Premier League talent, but we are more likely to hoover up some of the hot talent in the Championship and League 1/League 2 for further development.
I expect quite a big clearout with lots of the players who haven't gotten near our squad to be moved on; Glen Rea is all but gone (well done to him for recovering from his horrendous injury too), Aribim Pepple needs a loan and Dion Pereira, who Bradford were begging to rejoin has barely played this season. Carlos Mendes Gomes is one I would like to see around the first team squad next season. Lots of headaches for Rob Edwards, Richie Kyle and Paul Trollope.
Exiting news to look forward to, the renovations are under way at the Kenny to welcome Premier League cameras and media teams, and ground will be broken at Power Court on 19th December 2023. These are amazing times to be a Hatter.
Bold early early early pre pre season prediction. Luton Town are finishing 17th next season!
I hope you enjoyed reading this.


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2023.06.03 21:24 PM_ME_YOUR_DALEKS A list of 15 selected longreads about Hollywood for the weekend

I originally posted this list of Hollywood related longreads to a gossip subreddit, but have been meaning to clean it up and share it here since. I'm hoping to be more active here from now on, as I am definitely a passionate longreader. :)
"Tears and Terror: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney," The Hollywood Reporter
"One of the biggest stars of all time, who remained aloft longer than anyone in Hollywood history, was in the end brought down by those closest to him."
The gripping tale of Mickey Rooney, the legendary child star turned Oscar nominee and how his tormented end unfolded— abused and robbed by his eighth wife and her children. This is a captivating story that exposes the tragic downfall of a true Hollywood icon.
"The Untold Stories of Wes Studi," GQ
"In the process, he's become the biggest star we've ever had in the Native acting world, but he's never attained actual stardom."
A terrific profile of Wes Studi, the renowned Native American actor who stands as a true luminary in the industry. With good insight into the workings of Hollywood, Studi's remarkable journey encompasses not only his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran but also his invaluable wisdom acquired as an activist within the American Indian movement of the 1970s.
"The Rise and Fall of Planet Hollywood," Esquire
"My second wife was on the way back from [an event], and she flew back with George Clooney. He got the call where he found out he was Batman on the plane. . . . He was saying, ‘I am Batman.’. . . There were so many celebrities, it became like high school. You got to hang out with the cool kids.”
Embark on a nostalgic journey through the bygone era of the 1990s, where Planet Hollywood reigned. This movie-themed restaurant, owned by the movie stars themselves, promised a glamorous encounter with the very celebrities who graced the silver screen. At the pinnacle of pop culture's obsession with fame, this chain soared before crashing into bankruptcy not once, but twice. This article will take you back if you ever experienced the dubious pleasure of sampling the lackluster food at a Planet Hollywood franchise.
"Frank Sinatra Jr. is Worth Six Buddy Grecos," GQ
"Not one of them can even imagine what it is like to be Junior, to have a father who would do something like that to his own son, to have a father who is proud enough, fierce enough, brutal enough and big enough to present his son to a thousand faces and then turn him into a shadow."
An exquisitely crafted profile, not only due to its prose but also the way it exudes a remarkable sense of empathy. Frank Sinatra Jr. was not just a walking punchline but trapped in the unfulfilled, lonely cage of his father's fame. This is not just a mere recounting of events, but a sincere examination of the profound loneliness and unfulfilled dreams that defined Junior's existence.
"The Ego Has Landed," People magazine
"He has been compared to nearly every great man in history. The funny thing is, he's the one doing all the comparing."
Step into the world of Philip Michael Thomas, a former TV star whose fleeting fame on Miami Vice propelled him to astonishing levels of egomania. While his name may have faded from memory, this article unflinchingly spotlights a man whose taste of success led him to unparalleled heights of self-importance.
"Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie," The New York Times
"She proclaimed the director a jerk, her co-star a nightmare and the crew unfriendly. On it went. Schrader listened for a while. He looked stricken. He softly tapped his balding head on the table. Lohan asked him what was the matter."
The Canyons was destined to be a disaster film simply because of the crazy egomaniacs (and worse, in the case of James Deen) involved, at the service of what was, by all accounts, an awful script. I haven't seen the film myself, but I have read this piece several times, which captures the slow trainwreck in progress. At the center of this calamity stands Lindsay Lohan, a star who somehow manages to duck any inklings of sympathy by embodying entitlement and assholeish behavior.
"Val Kilmer Doesn't Believe in Death," Men's Health
"'Cher dipped out for afternoon errands,' he writes. 'Night fell, and I fell asleep. Suddenly I awoke vomiting blood that covered the bed like a scene out of The Godfather. I prayed immediately, then called 911.'"
A poignant piece that details how a once radiant star grapples with the passage of time and the relentless grip of throat cancer. This piece gives a mix of emotions that range from sympathy to a lingering sense of unease - the latter due to Val's bizarre obsession with his Christian Science faith and how it requires reconciling his idols Mary Baker Eddy and Mark Twain, two totally opposed personalities.
"Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk," Vanity Fair
"I’m sorry I was that way and I was happy to have read the piece because it wasn’t angering. I felt horrible because who wants to be the guy that makes people unhappy to work where they’re working? I don’t want to be that guy. I’m not that guy now. I was that guy then.”
Twenty years ago, Nell Scovell quit her dream job as a writer at The Late Show with David Letterman over sexual harrassment. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Scovell seizes the opportunity to conduct an interview with Letterman, who confronts the difficult questions. However, amidst the acknowledgment and apology, Scovell grapples with a lingering doubt: Does Letterman's contrition stem from genuine remorse or simply from the consequences of being exposed? This compelling piece questions the intricacies of celebrity apologies and the true nature of accountability.
"Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer," Quillette
"I know what happened, and I know how I feel. I will not silently let my life be distorted and used by strangers, whatever their intention, knowing full well that they care nothing for me."
An incredibly hard read, this interview is with Samantha Geimer, who was violently raped by Roman Polanski at age 13. Yet this emotionally charged piece has lingered in my thoughts for years, as it grapples with the complex issues surrounding society's expectations of sexual abuse victims, particularly the victims of heinous acts committed by public figures. As you navigate through the interview, be prepared for moments of discomfort as Geimer calls out even those who purport to advocate for her, revealing how their actions have, at times, exacerbated her pain. Bonus: For the intricate details of the legal case and all its twists and turns, see this examination by Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker.
"The King of the Geezer Teasers," Vulture
"Off-camera, De Niro’s ordeal was no less daunting — somehow, the great actor had to keep Hollywood’s worst filmmaker from ruining the movie they’d set out to make together."
Written before Bruce Willis' dementia diagnosis, this is a revealing profile that takes you behind the scenes of the straight-to-video empire constructed by Randall Emmett, a mastermind who leverages aging male stars to churn out profitable yet subpar films. There have been accusations since this piece was published that Emmett exploited Bruce Willis to keep his deals going.
"Oliver Stone's Mother Lode," Washington Post
"It's not clear -- from detailed interviews with Elizabeth, Oliver and his mother Jacqueline -- what actually occurred."
What starts as a routine profile of Oliver Stone explodes when his ex-wife drops a bombshell allegation about an incident from his childhood. The normally combative Stone seems uncharacteristically reticent (or perhaps in denial) at times, as the writer tries to untangle the family drama and how personal history intertwines with the filmmaker's work. Bonus: Carole Cadwalladr revisted these allegations thirteen years later in this excellent Guardian profile of Stone.
"Natalie Wood's Fatal Voyage," Vanity Fair
"After a few minutes, Wagner appeared and told the captain, “'She’s gone.'"
What happened the night Natalie Wood drowned? Was it an accident or something more sinister? This article of unparalleled depth explores that tragic night, including incredible revelations from the captain of the yacht - the only surviving witness willing to talk.
"Trapped in the Twilight Zone," Los Angeles Times
"'It’s not that there are no values in Hollywood,' Puttnam says. 'It’s that there is a whimsical lack of consistency on ethical issues. People can be incredibly loyal and forgiving toward some individuals, and completely unforgiving toward others.”
In 1982, a horrific accident killed Vic Morrow and two child actors (working illegally) on the set of The Twilight Zone: The Movie. While the powers that be - John Landis, Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall - faced no long-term consequences and reached new career heights, it wasn't so for the crew members who survived. This compelling article delves into the profound impact that continued to haunt the below-the-line personnel years after the tragedy, and on the enduring trauma it left behind.
"The Miranda Obsession," Vanity Fair
"'On a good day,' she wrote, 'I feel like a shipwrecked person spotting the sight of some nearing shore: a taste in the wind, a softness in the light, a sudden passage of words. Love is so easy in the movies.'"
In the pre-Internet era, the enigmatic figure of Miranda Grosvenor weaved a web of allure and deception over the phone, captivating numerous famous and influential Hollywood men with her mesmerizing voice and innate charm. However, the true identity of Miranda Grosvenor was far from the persona she projected. In a tale that predates the concept of "catfishing," this peculiar and poignant narrative explores the impact of illusion and the bittersweet reality of loneliness.
"The Unbearable Bradness of Being," Rolling Stone
"We are alone. Pitt glances suspiciously at what lies between us on the table, as though it's always the inconsiderate, tattle-telling interloper that spoils a good conversation. 'The dreaded tape recorder,' he says, fingering it."
This starts as a typical celebrity profile from the late 90's, slightly edgy because it was from Rolling Stone and Brad Pitt was in his dudebro era. But things get interesting when Brad has second thoughts, and he and the writer, Chris Heath, get into an argument. Heath shares the power struggle that ensues when a celebrity - at the peak of their influence - attempts to seize control of their profile.
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2023.06.03 20:58 HagOfTheNorth Thrifted: James Avery sterling pendant and cable chain for $3. Weighs 16.9 grams but worth more to collectors. Woot!

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2023.06.03 13:49 queenliz2fr Voldemort's many victims

Inspired by the comment that I made in this post: https://old.reddit.com/HPfanfiction/comments/13z6amv/voldemort_successfully_kills_harry_in_the_forest/
Harry dies in the forest but the sacrificial protection is enacted. When Slughorn and Charlie show up with reinforcements for the second part of the battle of Hogwarts, most of the Death Eaters are killed or neutralized and Voldemort, even if still powerful enough to fight Slughorn, McGonagall and Kingsley even with his crippled powers is still not powerful enough to fight an entire army alone. He gets apprehended and thrown in Azkaban isolated from everybody else. Normally he would have been sentenced to death but by now everyone agrees with Hagrid's statement that he has become too much less than a human to be able to die.
One night as he is pondering in his loneliness over his frustration that he knows so much more magic than anybody else but is unable to use it, he sees his mom who tells him to repent for his crimes because she saw what he will become otherwise and shows him the flayed baby from the King's Cross chapter. Voldemort disregards it thinking it's a trick of the mind and the dark room.
Then the next day he is visited by Myrtle who tells him she had always looked up to him. He was so charming and so good at everything and so popular, while she was a loser and Tom Riddle was the only one who ever acted nice to her when told some classmates who were bullying her to leave her alone. Voldemort just shrugs and responds that he was a prefect and was just doing his duty and doesn't even remember her name. He killed her by accident because he didn't know there was someone else in the bathroom and accuses her that it was because of her he was forced to forever shut the Chamber of Secrets.
Next day he is visited by his father and his grandparents. They all express shame about what Tom had turned out in life. Despite always hating the paternal side of his family, he surprisingly starts to feel a bit embarrassed while watching the disappointed looks on their faces.
The third day he is visited by Hepzibah Smith who is still shocked about Tom's betrayal. She reveals that she had always loved Tom and while she never expected a young handsome boy like him to love an "old hag" like her back, she still treated him like a son and a friend. She revealed her deepest secrets to him and welcomed him into her house, always gave him a nice tip because she knew Mr. Burke was a miser who underpaid and overworked his employees. Now what's this? Is Tom feeling a shadow of guilt.
And so it happens every night some ghosts being accusatory, others questioning his unnecessary brutality towards them, until he gets to James and Lily. Both mock him for being such a coward as trying to kill a defenseless baby, only to meet his downfall at his hands. They are followed by Bertha Jorkins, Frank Bryce, Cedric Diggory and the mother with the two children whom he killed in his quest for the Elder Wand. They all ask him what had they done wrong to him in order to deserve to be killed. Voldemort thinks he is going to collapse in tears after such a lengthy torment especially when the ghosts are joined by the envoy of Gringotts who yell at him for killing them just for being bearers of the bad news and with occasional flashes of Grindelwald toothless smile mocking him by asking him "Did you get what you were looking for?". The group is finally joined by Snape whose throat is still bleeding and says through gargles "I have always been faithful to you, my lord (the words are uttered mockingly) and put my skills to the best of my ability to your service. Yet when I came with a simple request of not killing a person that wasn't even on your target list, if fell on deaf ears. Serves you right!"
For the first time in many, many, many years Voldemort collapses to the ground and starts crying while saying to what may seem to an outsider no one in particular "I'm sorry! I'm sorry I killed you all!" and then everyone disappears except for two people. Voldemort suddenly feels at peace as Dumbledore and Harry, who despite their antagonism in life, look at peace and have kind looks on their faces. They point towards a light.
"Well I think Tom it's time to join us," says Harry.
"But why did all this happen?" asks Voldemort confused.
"Don't you remember Tom that I once told you there are worse ways of destroying a man," explains Dumbledore. "To be quite frank I hoped it would last longer but seems your mother's love saved you from beyond the grave from the fate I had in store for you."
"So am I dead?"
"I think so, your soul appears to be mended," responds Dumbledore. "It seems like you really came to feel remorse about all your victims after having to see their faces every night over the past couple of years. Unfortunately I don't think your body made it. Feeling remorse after making horcruxes can be quite an intense feeling. So much so that it will break the heart and kill the body."
"But then why didn't I die earlier?"
Dumbledore chuckles at this and for the first time Tom actually gets to see the infamous twinkle in the eyes, "Well you see Tom? It was all part of my plan. Remember when I told you that merely killing you won't satisfy me. I wanted to see you suffer through your neverending torment before you finally embraced death through remorse."
"What do you mean?" asked Voldemort confused. "I thought you had Potter destroy all my horcruxes so I would be mortal again."
"I might have mislead Mr. Potter here and his friends with regards to one of your horcruxes. I knew you managed to also turn Gryffindor's sword into a horcrux and I knew no one willingly helping you got access to it. I wanted to keep it intact so you'll have all eternity to finally die by your remorse," explained Dumbledore in a kind tone.
"But I never managed to get a hold of the sword of Gryffindor because that dumb hat would not let me," said Voldemort quite frustrated. "In the end I had to settle for Nagini just to accomplish my obsession with number seven."
Now it was Dumbledore's turn to look shocked, "Wait what? You actually made your pet snake - a living mortal creature with an average lifespan of 30 years - the container of your soul? Not even I thought you were that stupid, Tom."
Voldemort looked away in embarrassment and Harry also looked at his former teacher quite confused.
There was a long silence before Harry decided to break it by pointing towards the light, "Anyways, welcome to the afterlife Tom!". Tom realized that he was starting to change. His bone-white skin was starting to get a normal color and when he managed a glance at his reflection in toilet water he noticed that his facial features were becoming more human. He was ready now to step into the light. It was strange. All his life he had feared death but now he was at peace. He saw the light as inviting and he knew that nothing bad would ever happen to him if he were to step into it.
But then all of a sudden heavy chains started enveloping his body and they were all tied to the dead bodies of the people that had been visiting him so often lately. They were dragging his body to the floor and they were very difficult to drag. "What's happening to me?" he asked.
"Oh yeah by the way... you have to carry the weight of all the lives you destroyed for eternity. Just feeling remorse does not spare you from the eternal punishment for your crimes," explained Harry casually. "Also don't expect a warm welcoming party in the afterlife. Now let's go!"
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2023.06.02 17:00 _call-me-al_ [Fri, Jun 02 2023] TL;DR — Crypto news you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit


Halving Schedule - Fib Spiral
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Many 60+ people I talked with about Bitcoin are not interested by the simple reason "We don't have the time"
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Crypto Tax Avoided In Debt Ceiling
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Ethereum liquid staking protocol Rocket Pool deploys on zkSync Era
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Elon Musk is accused of insider trading by investors in Dogecoin lawsuit
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Cardano: An in-depth look at its advantages an disadvantages
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CashTokens are bringing utility to the Bitcoin Cash network 4Mb blocks.
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Is anyone using this hardware wallet for BCH?
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[OC] Monthly Evolution of the transactions volume in the Top EVM Networks - May 2023
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Carbon Beta Release Community Update
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Reddit Co-Founder Still Believes Play-to-Earn Will Be the Standard for Gaming
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Binance Support Thread
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2023.06.02 15:07 lafulusblafulus Indy!Harry, but with a twist...

I think this would be interesting to explore. This community has seen many Indy!Harry crackfics, but it would be interesting to explore it from a serious side. It would be especially horrifying if other characters saw that Harry had essentially become a less genocidal version of Tom Riddle, and every bit as dangerous (foreshadowing, hint hint).

It was a fairly normal day in the Wizarding World. Nothing especially interesting was going on - that is, if you ignore the fact that the current Minister for Magic of the UK was pulling quite the ostrich maneuver in ignoring the fact that Lord Voldemort, the most powerful Dark Lord in the past century, had returned from the not-quite-dead.
In Hogwarts, the main school of the Wizarding UK, a more sinister plot was occurring.
Ron Weasley, a Gryffindor fifth year, was having a Perfectly Normal Day. Which is why he never suspected anything when his best friend Harry Potter approached him that afternoon at lunch in the Great Hall.
"Hey Harry."
"Hello Ronald."
Odd. Harry never spoke like that, did he?
"Why are you talking weird?"
"Oh, don't say that, Ron!" interjected Hermione, "Harry is getting in touch with Wizarding culture! It is quite different from Muggle culture, you know."
"I know that, Hermione, it's just... only the old, stuffy families follow them anymore. Nobody else really pays attention to that sort of thing nowadays."
Hermione scoffed. "Of course, you would say that, Ronald. I think it's quite commendable of Harry to show proper respect for the traditions that his father grew up on."
And Ron couldn't really argue with that, could he? He knew that the Potters were an old family. Even if all those stories he had heard about James Potter and his disregard for tradition were true, he must have grown up learning it, and there was nothing wrong with Harry wanting to know more about his Wizarding heritage. Ron figured his best mate would stop being so proper after learning about those traditions, and thought nothing of it.
They talked about all sorts of things, like new lesson plans that Harry was planning to teach the DA and Fudge's incompetence, among other things. Although Ron was was a bit baffled when Harry seemed to shy away from the topic of Quidditch.
No matter, Ron thought. It was simply whatever weird cultural and traditional values Harry seemed to be learning. Who was he to judge if Harry wasn't as interested in Quidditch for the time being?
The conversation eventually came to a close, and Harry beckoned Ron close to him.
"Ronald, meet me at the entrance to the Room of Requirement tonight. I have something I want to show you."
"Sure, mate, what time?"
"Around 10 pm."
And Ron continued with the rest of his day unconcerned and ignorant of what was to come. 10 pm rolled around, and Ron snuck out of the Gryffindor dorms to go meet Harry. He said that he had some preparations to make, and as such, had to go there early.
When Ron reached the entrance, he found Harry there, waiting for him.
"Harry, mate, whatever you're gonna show me better bloody welll be worth it. I damn near stepped on Mrs. Norris's tail when I wasn't looking."
Harry smiled like a Cheshire cat, "Oh, I'm sure that won't be a problem. I will require your wand for this."
"What for? Is this some practical demonstration or something?"
"I guess you could say that," came the reply, and Ron gave up his wand. Harry then paced back and forth three times in front of the entrance, and it opened to a strange room. It was darkly lit, with candles lining the edges, and there was a large, cushy armchair on a rug in the center.
The door to the Room close behind them, making a strangely chilling, ominous sound, in Ron's opinion.
Suddenly, Harry flicked Ron's wand to swirl the armchair around so that it was facing him. Ron was about to comment on Harry's use of nonverbal magic, but he saw what - or rather who - was sitting in it.
"Hermione? Hermione!? Harry, what's going on!?"
Hermione was firmly planted to the seat with a sticking charm, and although her mouth was moving, no sound came out.
"Harry, what's going on!? Why is she here!?"
But Harry said nothing, looked Hermione straight in the eye, and pointed Ron's wand at her.
"Avada Kedavra."
And Hermione slumped lifelessly on the chair.
Ron rushed forward to inspect Hermione's body, looking for any signs of life. Meanwhile, Harry was looking at him from afar with an expression of amusement on his face.
Ron couldn't believe it. Hermione was dead. Hermione was dead. And Harry had killed her.
Ron didn't know what to do in that moment, so he rushed at Harry with a roar of grief, rage, hurt, betrayal, and a myriad of other emotions that mere words could not hope to capture. He was bound with thick ropes in an instant.
Ron couldn't comprehend it. This wasn't Harry. This could NOT be Harry.
"I was waiting for your reaction, and I daresay I wasn't disappointed. It was quite a loud reaction, don't you think? It's always so, so, amusing to see people's reaction when someone dies."
Ron simply looked at him with a quiet rage.
"Of course, it was a simple matter to convince the Mudblood girl to follow me. A simple promise of research opportunities and she was following me like a lost puppy."
Harry's eyes flashed red and his pupils narrowed into slits with his amusement at this statement.
"You're not Harry."
"Of course not. The foolish brat would never raise a hand - or wand - against his so called friends."
The last word was said with a sense of disgust.
At last, Ron put the pieces together.
"Harry's visions, the constant pain. Y-You're -"
"Yes, who would you say I am?"
"You're You-Know-Who!"
And 'Harry' laughed.
"It was quite trivial to impersonate dear Harry. His so called friends didn't even notice when I possessed him for an entire week - it won't matter now, not that one of them is dead. Do you want to know what I plan to do?"
Ron opened his mouth to protest, but was quickly silenced with a flick of his own wand.
"You will testify in court that you planned the murder of Hermione Granger months in advance."
Voldemort produced a series of notes in a journal that contained handwriting eerily similar to Ron's own.
"It's quite a simple matter to modify your memories to fool any method of detection. The evidence will be even more damning when there's a record of a Killing Curse on your wand. You planned this act out, step-by-step on a journal that you conveniently left out for any Gryffindor student to find. Oh how it will break Potter to find out that his first ever friend murdered his other friend. How he was bigoted enough to kill her because she was a Mudblood. Why he hated her so much that he had been planning her murder almost since he first met her!"
Voldemort grinned at the look of pure disgust given his way.
"Oh, that's not all. He will also find that money from his family vault is being funneled to one Molly Weasley, who will, of course, testify that she was doing it all on Dumbledore's orders. It was trivial to Imperius a goblin to forge documents and modify your dear, sweet mother's memories. She never suspected poor orphan Harry Potter, struggling against both the Ministry and Lord Voldemort, to do something so horrible, so it was easy to lure her into a quiet corner of Grimmauld Place, which I now know is the Headquarters to the Order of the Phoenix. Imagine his horror at knowing, each and every single one of his friends since the time of his introduction to the Wizarding World despises him. Even Molly Weasley, who was like a mother to him, was simply taking advantage. No wonder she was so nice. She got his money. No one really cared about useless, disappointing Harry Potter! Not Molly Weasley, not Dumbledore, no one!"
Voldemort sighed. He walked over to where Ron was bound, and Ron looked at him with a mixture of fear, loathing, and disgust.
There was silence.
And the monster that wore Harry Potter's skin laughed.

I did say that the Tom Riddle bit was foreshadowing, didn't I? Obviously, the Indy!Harry in this prompt was just Tom Riddle possessing Harry, all other elements in canon kept the same.
EDIT: Thanks so much for the kind comments! I guess the saying is true: you are your own harshest critic. It was really easy to compare this little blurb to the gold standard fanfics that I've seen everyone recommending in my head, so I felt that this was super lacking. I was really glad to be proven wrong.
Edit EDIT: Here's the link to the fic on AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/47618584
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2023.06.02 00:54 Tevesh_CKP Best Movies You Saw May 2023

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Only Discuss Movies You Thought Were Great

I define great movies to be 8+ or if you abhor grades, the top 20% of all movies you've ever seen. Films listed by posters within this thread receive a Vote to determine if they will appear in subreddit's Top 100, as well as the ten highest Upvoted Suggested movies from last month. The Top 10 highest Upvoted from last month were:

Top 10 Suggestions

# Title Upvotes
1. Train to Busan (2016) 530
2. Memento (2000) 454
3. Collateral (2004) 203
4. Contact (1997) 177
5. Glorious (2022) 108
6. All Quiet of the Western Front (2022) 100
7. The Great Dictator (1940) 76
8. Mandy (2018) 79
9. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 72
10. The Covenant (2023) 67
Note: Due to Reddit's Upvote fuzzing, it will rank movies in their actual highest Upvoted and then assign random numbers. This can result in movies with lower Upvotes appearing higher than movies with higher Upvotes.
What are the top films you saw in April 2023 and why? Here are my picks:

Backdraft (1991)

It's important to be seen and I can't think of another movie that shows what being a Firefighter is like. Totally unrealistic but beautiful, Backdraft makes a convincing thesis on fire and fighting it. I bought in because it was real flames with real men doing the stunts, adding weight to the film. A classic action movie for good reasons, Ron Howard's flourishes backed with Han Zimmer's inspiring score and the charisma of Robert De Niro with Kurt Russel helped prop up the weak protagonist. Scott Glenn, Donald Sutherland and Jennifer Jason Leigh round out the star studded cast.

The Covenant (2023)

America's frequent war movies always depict the brotherhood that comes from comrades in arms. Refreshingly, Ritchie shows the break of that tenet alongside with a straight-forward story instead of his usual rollicking tales. The Covenant is a story that is the opposite of reality; in it, the deal of safety for service is kept. America withdrew from the Afghan theatre with nary an attempt to protect the thousands of interpreters who fought alongside them. His eye for the manic does shine through which is only heightened with an incredible score by Christopher Benstead.

Day Shift (2022)

Shot in a grounded way that let practical effects dominate with only little touch ups from CGI means that Day Shift buys a lot of good will. I was concerned with the Snoop Dog stunt casting but he's treated as a mythical figure who has limited screen time, meaning he was used intelligently. With so much buy-in, I was able to enjoy the buddy cop comedy between Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco even if it was very formulaic. It's an action movie, I'm here for the great set piecees, not the plot and so I forgave the disjointed bits due to the incredible thrills. Foxx and Franco have good chemistry for a buddy cop movie, with Franco showing some great range through his character's arc.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (2023)

I think Volume 2 is the best out the trilogy but I'd say the third outing is on par with the first which seemed like a lightning in a bottle fluke. James Gunn was able to make his own style of movie instead of being shoehorned into studio notes like other directors who have worked with Marvel. A good capstone to the Guardians trilogy, the found family resolves their unaddressed trauma with this adventure that has some dark spots. It's nice to see that the 'Marvel Polish' still exists considering how lacklustre the other two recent releases were.

How to Blow Up a Pipeline (2022)

The protagonists call themselves what they are: terrorists. They know it and acknowledge that this is what the world has come to, which is what makes How to Blow Up a Pipeline great. Each of them gets a solid slice of life cutaway from the day of the detonation with why they are there; each of them might have different reasons but it all comes back to the primary thesis: how can you make urgent change in a world designed to stop such progress? These average people have turned to terrorism to combat climate change and it isn't something glamourous, it is something that needs to be done.

Man Bites Dog (1992)

This Mockumentary crucifies you by how much fun you're having with the subject of the 'documentary'. He's a likable, fun guy you enjoy hanging out with; even though he is a prolific serial killer. The seduction is obvious with the film crew getting involved when they should try to stay objective, giving the audience permission to enjoy their time with a sociopath. It's been a long time since I've had a good time being this guilty.

Renfield (2023)

Nicholas Hoult always surprises me. You see him at press junkets being a pretty boy and I brace for an actor who is skirting by on good looks and charm. And then I watch the movies he's in and he's damn good: Fury Road, The Menu, The Favourite. If they had casted someone who couldn't pull off the desperate and awkward for approval, then the rest of the movie wouldn't have worked. It is a very fun horror comedy, especially since Nick Cage unleashes a ridiculous performance.

Sisu (2023)

A horror movie in reverse; the victims keep running headlong into the immortal killer and meet grisly ends. All attitude, Sisu might claim to be an action movie, the choppy editing is what allows for practical efffects and gore. Many of the actors are very expressive, allowing for so much character despite some of their brief screen time. Sisu is supposed to be a Finnish word for an incomprehensible amount of grit and the movie delivers. Such determination is not pretty, which makes for more reasons why Sisu is shot like a horror movie, it skips the jump scares for grusome sights.

The Vanishing (1988)

The Vanishing is interesting due to showing both perspectives of an abduction yet manages to maintain suspense throughout. The main question being what happened to the abducted? The protagonist is willing to go to any lengths and the antagonist is shown how much he has prepared for this moment. The Vanishing is a grounded examination of how prepared you need to be to achieve your desires.
So, what are your picks for May 2023 and Why?
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2023.06.02 00:31 junomeeks James Avery. What’s it like working there? And are products just designed in Texas or mass here as well?

I noticed in the gift shop that they have footage of artisans hand making products in Kerrville, Texas. Are all of the products actually made here in Texas though? Or just designed here and mass produced abroad? Anyone actually work in the design part of the company? If so, what’s the company like? I find their cult following interesting. Edit - removed words
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2023.06.01 23:51 Ifeex June Events in Summerville!

Here is a list of events happening in Summerville for the month of June! Feel free to add additional events in the comments, and we'll add them to the main post for visibility.

Recurring Events:

6:30 - 8:30pm - Main Street Writes: Open Writers Group - Main Street Reads - FREE
7:00 - 9:00pm - Pub Trivia - Trolley Pub - FREE
5:30 - 6:30pm - Chess Club - Summerville Library - FREE
6:15pm - SpokeWorks MTB/Trail Ride - 10 miles - Sawmill Ridges - FREE
7pm - Music Trivia Night - Steel City Pizza - FREE
9:30 - 10:00am - Stories on the Square - Main Street Reads - FREE
10:30 - 11:00am - Baby & Me - Summerville Library - FREE
11:00 - 11:30 - StoryTots - Summerville Library - FREE
6:30 - 8:30pm - Music Bingo- Frothy Beard Off World - FREE
10:30 - 11:00am - Family Story Hour - Summerville Library - FREE
10:30 - 2:30pm - Problems Solved Friday Sewing Sessions - People, Places, & Quilts - $25
3:30 - 4:30pm - LEGO Club - Summerville Library - FREE
5:00 - 8:00pm - Food Truck Friday - Carnes Crossroads
8:00am - Coastal Cyclists CVS Road Ride - ~54 miles, 20-23mph - CVS @ Bacons Bridge - FREE
8:00-1:00pm - Summerville Farmer's Market - Downtown Summerville - FREE
8:00am - SpokeWorks Social Ride - 15 miles, 16-18 mph - SpokeWorks Bicycle Shop - FREE
8:00am - SpokeWorks Intermediate Ride - 25 miles, 16-21 mph - SpokeWorks Bicycle Shop - FREE

One Time Events:

Thursday, 6/1:
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents: Curtains! - James Dean Theater - $30/adult, $25/student

Friday, 6/2:
5:00 - 8:00pm - Sounds on the Square - Nexton Square - FREE
7:00pm - Standup Comedy with Dat Phan - Old Trolley Theater - $20
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents: Curtains! - James Dean Theater - $30/adult, $25/student
9:00pm - Standup Comedy with Dat Phan - Old Trolley Theater - $20

Saturday, 6/3:
9:30-1:00pm - Farmer's Market Slow Roll Bike Ride - Newington Plantation Pool - FREE
10:00-11:00am - Carnivorous Plant Bog Building- Ashley River Park - $40
10:00-1:00pm - Hurricane Prep Expo - Ashley River Park - FREE
1:30-4:00pm - Interactive Movies: Encanto - Dorchester County Library - FREE
7:00pm - Standup Comedy with Dat Phan - Old Trolley Theater - $20
7:30pm - Flowertown Players presents: Curtains! - James Dean Theater - $30/adult, $25/student
9:00pm - Standup Comedy with Dat Phan - Old Trolley Theater - $20

Sunday, 6/4:
11:00-5:00pm - Knightsville General Store Vendor Event - Knightsville General Store - FREE
12:30-2:00pm - Lest We Forget Memorial Day Tribute - 105 Sumter Ave - $30
3:00pm - Flowertown Players presents: Curtains! - James Dean Theater - $30/adult, $25/student

Monday, 6/5:
6:00-8:00pm - Women in Business Networking Group - Taco Boy - $20

Tuesday, 6/6:
8:00-11:00am - Family Fishing Clinic- Ashley River Park - FREE
9:00-10:00am - SHE Leads Group - 126 E 2nd N Street - FREE

Wednesday, 6/7:
11:00-12:00pm - A Revolutionary Soldier's Perspective - Faith Sellers Senior Center - FREE

Friday, 6/9:
6:00-7:30pm - Farm Bingo with Goats - Flowertown Charm - $30/Adult, $15/Youth
7:30pm - Flowertown Youth presents: Little Women - James Dean Theater - $7

Saturday, 6/10:
9:00-10:00am - Walking Meditation/Savasana - Ashley River Park - FREE
10:00-11:00am - Walk with a Doc - Gahagan Park - FREE
10:00-12:00pm - Special Care Nursery Reunion - Summerville Medical Center - FREE
10:00-12:00pm - Sketching on the Square - Hutchinson Square - FREE
10:00-4:00pm - In Our DNA: SC - Genetic Screening - Dorchester County Library - FREE
12:00-5:00pm - Blood Drive - Keller Williams Key - FREE
2:30pm - Flowertown Youth presents: Little Women - James Dean Theater - $7
7:30pm - Flowertown Youth presents: Little Women - James Dean Theater - $7

Sunday, 6/11:
2:30pm - Flowertown Youth presents: Little Women - James Dean Theater - $7

Monday, 6/12:
9:00am - Tree Protection Board Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE

Tuesday, 6/13:
3:30-4:30pm - Little Lego Club - Dorchester County Library - FREE
5:00-7:00pm - Father's Day Craft Night - East Bay Deli - FREE

Wednesday, 6/14:
6:30-8:00pm - Tools for Caregiver's Telehealth - ZOOM - FREE

Thursday, 6/15:
5:30-8:30pm - Third Thursday - Hutchinson Square - FREE

Friday, 6/16:
6:30-8:00pm - Porch Pickin' - Ashley River Park - FREE
7:00pm - Standup Comedy with Nick Hoff - Old Trolley Theater - $15
9:00pm - Standup Comedy with Nick Hoff - Old Trolley Theater - $15

Saturday, 6/17:
8:00am - The Longest Day 5k - 104 Greeting Hour Rd - $35
9:30-1:00pm - Farmer's Market Slow Roll Bike Ride - Newington Plantation Pool - FREE
1:30-2:30pm - Anime Club - Dorchester County Library - FREE
3:00-4:00pm - Teen Gamers - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Sunday, 6/18:
10:00-12:00pm - Dorchester Paws Adoption Event - Petco - FREE

Monday, 6/19:
10:30-12:30pm - 3 Day Kid's Sewing Camp- People, Places & Quilts - $48
4:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE

Tuesday, 6/20:
10:00-11:00am - Birds of Prey - Ashley River Park - FREE
5:30-9:00pm - World Refugee Day - Ashley River Park - FREE

Wednesday, 6/21:
4:30 - 5:30 - Adulting for Teens - Dorchester County Library - FREE
6:30-8:00pm - Tools for Caregiver's Telehealth - ZOOM - FREE

Thursday, 6/22:
1:00-3:00pm - Genealogy Club - Dorchester County Library - FREE
5:30-7:00pm - Resume Writing Workshop - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Friday, 6/23:
7:00 - 10:00pm - Silent Disco Summer Tour- Hutchinson Square - $15/headset

Saturday, 6/24:
10:00-4:00pm - 3rd Annual Lowcountry Peach Festival - Jedburg Junction - FREE
1:00-4:00pm - Craft Supply Swap - Dorchester County Library - FREE
3:00-5:00pm - Music in the Park - Brown Family Park - FREE
7:00pm - YMCA Comedy Night - Cane Bay YMCA - $20
7:00-10:00pm - Bad Manners at the Dinner Table - Flowertown Players - $20-30

Sunday, 6/25:
8:00-8:45 - TinyTykes Soccer Camp Week - Oakbrook Sports Complex - $120
9:00-11:00am - Highway Cleanup w/ SC Aquarium - Carolina Colors and Cuts - FREE
12:00-4:00pm - 3rd Annual Lowcountry Peach Festival - Jedburg Junction - FREE
2:00-4:00pm - Sunday Crafternoons - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Monday, 6/26:
4:00-5:30pm - Kid's Crafternoons: Origami - Dorchester County Library - FREE

Tuesday, 6/27:
8:00-9:00am - Education and Workforce Division Meeting - Council Chambers - FREE

Wednesday, 6/28:
6:30-8:00pm - Tools for Caregiver's Telehealth - ZOOM - FREE

Thursday, 6/29:
7:00-9:00pm - Clean Fun Comedy Show - Magical Memories Event Planning - $10-20

Friday, 6/30:
6:00pm - Summerville Dance Academy - Summerville PAC - FREE
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2023.06.01 21:07 No-Cockroach-5432 A Raging Storm: The Expanse Series - An Unleashing of Fury

Hey, fellow Redditors,
I come to you today, burning with a fury hotter than the core of a protomolecule-infested planet. Brace yourselves, because I'm about to unleash a tsunami of anger directed at the godforsaken book series known as "The Expanse."
Where do I even begin with this colossal disappointment? I've wasted precious hours of my life, slogging through the pages of this overhyped literary abyss. And why, you ask? Because the universe has an uncanny knack for punishing us, and I found myself falling into the trap of this so-called epic saga.
Let's start with the characters. Oh, dear Lord, the characters! They're as one-dimensional as a flat-screen monitor. James Holden, the supposed protagonist, is a whiny, self-righteous prick who possesses all the charm of a scuttling cockroach. His moral compass swings like a pendulum on a bungee cord, leaving me wondering if the authors flipped a coin every time they wanted him to make a decision.
And don't even get me started on the supporting cast. They're nothing more than cardboard cutouts with fancy names, lacking any depth or substance. I couldn't care less about their mundane struggles, their tepid romances, or their pathetically predictable character arcs. Give me something more than generic archetypes, damn it!
Now, let's move on to the plot. If there's one thing worse than the characters, it's the convoluted mess that passes for a storyline. It's like the authors played a twisted game of Mad Libs, throwing random sci-fi tropes and half-baked ideas onto the page without any semblance of coherence. I felt like I was navigating a maze of recycled concepts, hoping to stumble upon an original thought or a glimmer of inspiration. Alas, it was a futile endeavor.
Oh, and the pacing! It's slower than a slumbering asteroid drifting through the emptiness of space. I found myself yawning through chapters upon chapters of mind-numbing exposition and pointless digressions. It's as if the authors mistook verbosity for sophistication, sacrificing narrative drive and momentum in the process.
And let's not forget the prose. If ever there was a contest for the most uninspiring, pedestrian writing style, "The Expanse" would win the grand prize. The authors have a knack for draining all the life and energy out of their sentences, leaving readers with a literary equivalent of space debris. The descriptions lack vividness, the dialogue falls flat, and the whole experience feels like being trapped in a black hole of banality.
In conclusion, my dear comrades, "The Expanse" is a testament to wasted potential, a literary black hole from which no amount of light can escape. It's a series that promises grandeur but delivers nothing more than a never-ending cycle of disappointment and frustration. Spare yourselves the agony, my friends, and steer clear of this abomination.
Rant over.
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2023.06.01 19:42 Amazed_and_Bemused May and Year-To-Date Episode Appearances

May 2023
17: Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves)
16: Laura Wright (Carly Spencer)
14: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos)
13: Eden McCoy (Josslyn Jacks), Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio), Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford)
12: Tabyana Ali (Trina Robinson), Nicholas Chavez (Spencer Cassadine)
11: Brook Kerr (Dr. Portia Ashford), Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain)
10: Genie Francis (Laura Collins), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller)
9: Evan Hofer (Dex Heller), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Corinthos), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine)
8: Jay & Joey Clay (Ace Prince-Cassadine), Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht), Sofia Mattsson (Sasha Corbin), Emma Samms (Holly Sutton), Amanda Setton (Brook Lynn Quartermaine), Charles Shaughnessy (Victor Cassadine)
7: Tajh Bellow (Dr. T.J. Ashford), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Kristina Wagner (Felicia Scorpio), Maura West (Ava Cassadine)
6: Bonnie Burroughs (Gladys Corbin), Tanisha Harper (Jordan Ashford), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall)
5: Réal Andrews (Marcus Taggert), Jeff Griggs (Agent Hursley), Josh Kelly (Cody Bell), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Quartermaine), Lydia Look (Selina Wu), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri)
4: Charles Ambrose (Ambrose), Billy Gallo (Watkins), Wallace Kurth (Ned Quartermaine), Arlondriah Lenyéa (N’Neka), Avery Kristen Pohl (Esme Prince)
3: Robert Gossett (Marshall Ashford), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Baldwin), Frank Lyon (Frank), Josh Swickard (Det. Harrison Chase), Vernee Watson (Stella Henry), Viron Weaver (Wiley Corinthos)
2: Susan Batten (Flora Gardens), Alan Brooks (J.B. Brown), Dioni Michelle Collins (Deanna Sirtis), Michael Easton (Dr. Hamilton Finn), Morgan Fairchild (Haven de Havilland), Nathan & Owen Ford (Amelia Corinthos)
2: Eliza Frakes (Julie), Gregory Harrison (Gregory Chase), Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe), William Keck (Russell), Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray), Kate Mansi (Kristina Davis), Haley Alexis Pullos (Molly Lansing), Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine), John J. York (Mac Scorpio), N/A (Jane)
1: Cosette Abinante (Scout Cain), Mark Engelhardt (Roman Hume), Christina Ferraro (Dr. Frida Navarro), Gary James Fuller (James West), Roger Howarth (Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt), Kevin Ketcham (Agent Quinn), Holiday Mia Kriegel (Molly Lansing), Ava & Grace Scarola (Avery Jerome), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Scarlett Spears (Donna Corinthos), Samuel Wang (Mr. Li)
YEAR TO DATE (Character names only)
Note: Some characters have been portrayed by multiple actors. This is reflected in the numbers.
68: Sonny Corinthos
67: Nina Reeves
66: Spencer Cassadine
60: Carly Spencer
58: Laura Collins, Josslyn Jacks
57: Trina Robinson
56: Michael Corinthos
49: Willow Tait
48: Curtis Ashford
46: Elizabeth Baldwin, Ava Cassadine
45: Drew Cain
44: Dr. Portia Robinson
42: Dex Heller, Victor Cassadine
41: Dante Falconeri
39: Anna Devane
38: Esme Prince
37: Jordan Ashford, Brook Lynn Quartermaine, Valentin Cassadine
33: Felicia Scorpio
30: Alexis Davis, Sasha Corbin, Robert Scorpio
29: Liesl Obrecht, Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt, Sam McCall
27: Dr. Hamilton Finn, Maxie Jones
26: Dr. T.J. Ashford, Ace Prince-Cassadine
25: Diane Miller
22: Det. Harrison Chase
20: Cody Bell
19: Marshall Ashford
18: Nikolas Cassadine
17: Scott Baldwin
16: Gladys Corbin, Gregory Chase, Lucy Coe, Cameron Webber, Heather Webber, Molly Lansing
15: Mac Scorpio
14: Marcus Taggert, Watkins, Dr. Terry Randolph, Holly Sutton
13: Ambrose, Bobbie Spencer
12: Amelia Corinthos, Ned Quartermaine, Wiley Corinthos
10: Ryan Chamberlain
11: Tracy Quartermaine, N’Neka, Olivia Quartermaine, Eileen Ashby
9: Selina Wu
8: Stella Henry
7: Martin Gray, Donna Corinthos, Kristina Davis
6: Kevin Collins, Deanna Sirtis, Detective Bennett, Mason Gatlin, Frank
5: Linc Brown, Dr. Carolyn Webber, Agent Hursley
4: Dr. Frida Navarro, Yuri, Zeke Robinson, Alison “Blaze” Rogers, Maggie Fitzgerald, Dr. Sterling Robinson, Avery Jerome
3: Violet Barnes, Ethan Lovett, Brad Cooper, Felix DuBois, Renee Lavecque, Charlotte Cassadine
2: Scout Cain, Flora Gardens, Tony DiMarco, J.B. Brown, Harmony Miller, Milo Giambetti, Amy Driscoll, Haven de Havilland, James West, Brick, Dr. Britt Westbourne, Helena Cassadine,
1: Damian Spinelli, Yvette Nicole Brown (Nurse), Dr. Monica Quartermaine, Aiden Webber, Roman Hume, Georgie Spinelli, Phyllis Caulfield, Dr. Andre Maddox, Dr. Andy, George Pennacchio (Himself), Danielle Ponder (Herself), Emma Drake, Antoine, Warden Brewster, Jake Webber
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2023.06.01 19:26 katfromjersey James Lance (Trent Crimm) on Brett's Podcast

James Lance just did the latest episode of Brett Goldstein's podcast, "Films To Be Buried With", and it was such a fun listen! Both men are so charming, and it was one of the funniest episodes I've heard so far. You can tell that they had a lot of fun recording it.
I'd highly recommend Brett's podcast for anyone who loves movies (or "films", as they call them in the UK!), or who loves the show.
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2023.06.01 16:53 AC_the_Panther_007 Out of My Casts for Jurassic World Dominion (2022), Which One is Your Favourite?

Kurt Russell as Owen Grady
Sissy Spacek as Claire Dearing
Janet Leigh as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Burt Lancaster as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Henry Fonda as Dr. Alan Grant (Last role before his retirement)
Margaret Avery as Kayla Watts
Ernie Hudson as Ramsay Cole
Julie Anne Haddock as Maisie Lockwood
Charles Bronson as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
Jack Soo as Dr. Henry Wu (Last role before his death)
Fred Williamson as Barry Sembène
T.K. Carter as Franklin Webb
Barbara Carrera as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Michael Douglas as Rainn Delacourt
Cheng Pei-pei as Soyona Santos
Stephen Furst as Jeremy Bernier
Jodie Foster as Denise Roberts
Brian Dennehy as Wyatt Huntley
Director: George Lucas

Kurt Russell as Owen Grady
Sissy Spacek as Claire Dearing
Jane Fonda as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Charlton Heston as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Kirk Douglas as Dr. Alan Grant
Lynn Whitfield as Kayla Watts
Keith David as Ramsay Cole
Soleil Moon Frye as Maisie Lockwood
Christopher Plummer as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
James Hong as Dr. Henry Wu
Carl Weathers as Barry Sembène
Kadeem Hardison as Franklin Webb
María Conchita Alonso as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Mickey Rourke as Rainn Delacourt
Jodi Long as Soyona Santos
Dan Schneider as Jeremy Bernier
Jennifer Connelly as Denise Roberts
Tom Berenger as Wyatt Huntley
Director: George Lucas

Mel Gibson as Owen Grady
Julianne Moore as Claire Dearing
Farrah Fawcett as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Roy Scheider as Dr. Ian Malcolm
James Garner as Dr. Alan Grant
Robin Givens as Kayla Watts
Wood Harris as Ramsay Cole
Michelle Trachtenberg as Maisie Lockwood
Lance Henriksen as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
George Takei as Dr. Henry Wu
Michael Clarke Duncan as Barry Sembène
Donald Faison as Franklin Webb
Jennifer Lopez as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Matt Dillon as Rainn Delacourt
Joan Chen as Soyona Santos
Eric Stonestreet as Jeremy Bernier
Natalie Portman as Denise Roberts
Bruce Campbell as Wyatt Huntley
Director: Steven Spielberg

Matthew McConaughey as Owen Grady
Heather Graham as Claire Dearing
Michelle Pfeiffer as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Michael Douglas as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Robert Redford as Dr. Alan Grant
Gabrielle Union as Kayla Watts
Tyrese Gibson as Ramsay Cole
Chloë Grace Moretz as Maisie Lockwood
Stephen Lang as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
Dennis Dun as Dr. Henry Wu
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Barry Sembène
Donald Glover as Franklin Webb
Michelle Rodriguez as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Anson Mount as Rainn Delacourt
Kelly Hu as Soyona Santos
Paul Walter Hauser as Jeremy Bernier
Elizabeth Olsen as Denise Roberts
Liev Schreiber as Wyatt Huntley
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Chris Pine as Owen Grady
Rebecca Ferguson as Claire Dearing
Nicole Kidman as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Michael Keaton as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Harrison Ford as Dr. Alan Grant
Teyonah Parris as Kayla Watts
Winston Duke as Ramsay Cole
Dafne Keen as Maisie Lockwood
Dermot Mulroney as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
Russell Wong as Dr. Henry Wu
Mike Colter as Barry Sembène
Jacob Latimore as Franklin Webb
Aubrey Plaza as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Andrew Garfield as Rainn Delacourt
Gemma Chan as Soyona Santos
Jacob Batalon as Jeremy Bernier
Joey King as Denise Roberts
John Krasinski as Wyatt Huntley
Director: Colin Trevorrow

Austin Butler as Owen Grady
Jodie Comer as Claire Dearing
Charlize Theron as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Mel Gibson as Dr. Alan Grant
Keanu Reeves as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Ajiona Alexus as Kayla Watts
Ashton Sanders as Ramsay Cole
Paisley Day Herrera as Maisie Lockwood
Jeremy Renner as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
John Cho as Dr. Henry Wu
Yahya Abdul-Matten II as Barry Sembène
Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Franklin Webb
Camila Cabello as Dr. Zia Rodriguez
Dacre Montgomery as Rainn Delacourt
Jessica Henwick as Soyona Santos
Cyrus Arnold as Jeremy Bernier
Julia Butters as Denise Roberts
Tom Hopper as Wyatt Huntley
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
View Poll
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2023.06.01 03:33 Lord_Xarael I've noticed some inconsistencies in DS9

Probably talked about to death but here are three prominent inconsistent details in DS9 that have been bugging me even on my 11th time through the series. All of them involve Dax.
First off: why is Joran's personality in "Facets" so drastically different than in "Field of Fire" I know that part of it is the differing actors but it seems like Avery Brooks is playing the calm, sociopathic creepy kind of killer. Like you'd have in a serial killer film. Whereas the actor (idk his name) that they use for actual Joran has more of an aggressive kind of violent person with none of the creepy charm that Sisko's version had.
Second (also concerning Field of Fire's Joran Dax.) Joran comments to Ezri that Jadzia and Curzon didn't know how to handle him. Jadzia is understandable since she's the one who found out about Joran. But Joran's memories and all proof of him should've been fully supressed and completely unknown to Curzon since the suppression made it appear that Dax went straight from Torias to Curzon. So this line does not make sense at all.
Third (Concerning Curzon):
In the very first episode Jadzia's orb experience shows Jadzia interacting with Curzon during the transfer of the Symbiont. This interaction appears peaceful and per established lore Curzon should die after the transfer quite quickly.
However: in "Blood Oath" Jadzia tells Koloth (I think) that Curzon died in a hosptial room yelling and screaming at the doctors. If Curzon died as a result of removing the symbiont they would not be attempting to prolong his life/death.
And: In "Let He Who is Without Sin" Jadzia and Arandis state that Curzon died while having Jamaharon with Arandis (presumably a heart attack from vigorous intense sexual activity at advanced age) and per Jadzia "he died happy". This contrdicts both prior versions of Curzon's last days.
Just wanted to get this out.
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2023.05.31 23:43 megan_8 Just finished watching the show for the first time! Here are my thoughts

Hi guys! Last night I just finished season 6 and I have so many thoughts that I want to share! This is my first time watching the whole show and it really surpassed my expectations. I saw a bunch of clips of it on tiktok and decided to give it a chance. I am a super big fan of Gossip Girl so I thought similar settings might mean I'll enjoy satc too and I was right. I'm going to break it down by character to get all of my opinions out.
Carrie: I'm kind of surprised how much I liked her character. I thought she was going to be much more annoying and selfish (don't get me wrong, she had her moments) but overall I quite liked her. As many people have said on this sub before, she is very human. I think she is a pretty good friend when it is necessary and I enjoyed her dynamics with all of the girls. I am not sure if it's just me but I got the feeling she was closest to Miranda out of them all since they seemed to always call each other the most, Miranda made her the godmother, etc. For me, Carrie's worst season was s5. I couldn't stand her that season! But luckily s6 she seemed back to normal which was a sigh of relief. I really hated her relationship with Aidan in S4, I thought it was so awful on both of their parts but there were some great comedic moments (the bathroom fight). I won't lie, I am happy she ended up with Big 🤭 I can totally see why she kept going back to him despite everything; he's just so charming! Overall, Carrie could be a real hot mess sometimes but I found her very relatable when it came to men and she had some really fun moments (after her failed birthday dinner when she was walking home and said she was going to kill herself, the comedic timing made me die!).
Charlotte: I feel like this is a bit of an unpopular opinion on this sub but Charlotte was my favourite girl by far! She was so sweet and caring, and we had a lot of the same ideals. I totally understand her hopeless romantic tendencies and how she wanted to find the one and start a family. Her arc was really satisfying for me. From her failed marriage with Trey to her successful one with Harry, it really showed her how what she wanted wasn't what she needed. Her infertility storyline was so touching and I really felt for her when she was trying so hard to get pregnant (btw Trey that cardboard baby was NOT funny!!). When she had a miscarriage in s6, I felt terrible for her! She really conveyed that sadness and emptiness really well. (also I think Kristin Davis is a great crier!) I really liked when her storyline was paired with Samantha as they were both kind of opposites to each other when it came to sex. Her commitment to Harry is really amazing, especially when she coverts to become a Jew for him and stays even after they break up! I am really happy that she got her happy ending with Harry and they are going to have a baby!
Miranda: She really grew on me throughout the show. Kind of similar to Samantha, I think it took awhile for Miranda to allow herself to be open with her heart and let people in. Miranda is one of the funnier characters imo, especially with her wit. The episode when she was single and eating the cake out of the trash was so funny to me! But she also had some really touching storylines. When her mother died, when she found out she was pregnant and debated getting an abortion, even when she realized she was in love with Steve. Miranda became one of my favourite characters after she discovered she was pregnant. The battle of not wanting children but not sure what she was waiting for was really thought provoking. She proved that you can be successful in the workforce even if you are a mother, and I think that's pretty inspiring. I loved all of her scenes with Brady, who is a really cute baby! One of my favourite storylines was when she realized she was in love with Steve. At first, I was totally done with their relationship after they broke up the second time and thought they're better off as friends. But I felt it was so natural for Miranda to fall in love with him again after seeing how Steve had matured and was no longer so childish. I think he really stepped up! It was heartbreaking to see her falling more and more in love while trying to hide it and she showed it so well! Her confession to him in the laundry room gave me chills and I cheered for them when he told her she was the one (shout out to Magda who totally saw this coming). I think Miranda's progress of letting herself open up to love and having a family was amazing and I'm so proud of her!
Samantha: She is easily the funniest character and most loyal friend. She doesn't judge them and always knows the right thing to say. It wasn't until S4 I think when Sam was given more serious relationships. Sure she had James (?) in the earlier seasons with the small dick, but it became more serious when she got with Maria. I didn't really like Maria much, but I think it allowed her to open her heart more to people instead of making it all about sex. Her relationship with Richard was a wild ride. I really liked him but soon switched as soon as he cheated on her in the S4 finale. What a dick! If that never had happened, I would have thought Sam finally met her perfect match. I really loved her line "I love you, Richard, but I love me more." Definitely empowering! Took a lot of guts to leave him but it was the right choice. Her cancer storyline was really interesting too. It was funny when she blurted it out to Charlotte at Miranda's wedding after she told Carrie she wanted to avoid that, but I loved that scene with all four girls. And another line I loved is when she is trying to complain to Carrie and asks her if she can just talk about how horrible cancer is to have, which is a great scene. Even though I knew Carrie's heart was in the right place, Samantha has every right to be able to complain about it and how scary it is. Surprisingly, I loved her relationship with Smith! I really wasn't expecting to like it but as it developed, I fell in love with them together. I think he is a great match for Sam and I loved when he shaved his head for her. So touching!
Mr. Big: Okay okay he is my favourite love interest for Carrie. I couldn't help but think how charming he was! Plus, he easily had the most chemistry with her! I actually think he grew quite a bit as a person and was finally in the right place in s6 for Carrie. I really loved their friendship during s4-6 and when she took care of him after his surgery. I don't think he was a bad bf in s1, but he grew more toxic in s2-3 (the affair especially). I did really like how he went to Paris to find Carrie, and I loved his confession on the bridge. I found him to be really funny and loved seeing him on screen. His interactions with the other girls were limited but really interesting, I wish we got more!
Steve: He was my favourite LI for Miranda, easily. I really liked him when they introduced him but thought he was a one off relationship after they broke up. When he and Miranda got back together I was rooting for them, but stopped when I saw how childish and immature he still was. I totally understand why Miranda had to pull the plug on the relationship. She can't take care of a man child! His cancer storyline was a shock to me but I loved how he and Miranda became friends, even if they slept together once after it. Even though it was cliché, I thought it was hilarious that as soon as he found out Miranda was pregnant, he knocked on her door and was ready to propose. A really funny scene! Like I explained above, I think he really stepped up and matured when Brady was born and finally became husband material. I would definitely fall back in love with him too.
Harry: What an unexpected LI! I won't lie, I was really skeptical of him at first when he was showing Charlotte that apartment and blurted out he wanted her. I think I'd turn the other way and run if a man said that to me. However, he quickly grew on me and I realized how perfect he was for Charlotte. One of my favourite scenes of him is when he proposes to her. I was in near tears when after he said it wasn't enough to her, but then got down on one knee. I was sold on Harry! They are such a healthy couple and I love how happy he makes Charlotte.
Trey: I quickly wanted to write how I actually didn't mind Trey at all. I thought he could have tried harder but he was there when it counted. My favourite scene, like most people, is when he shows up to the house and garden photoshoot for Charlotte because he knows how much it means to her. Such a bittersweet moment! I hope he's doing well.
Aidan: I really liked him in s3 and didn't blame him for leaving Carrie after she told him about the affair. However, I HATED that he took her back in S4!! Maybe it was for revenge because he was quite cold to her in the beginning, but I just hated every second of their S4 relationship. Even though a lot of the problems came from Carrie, I hated how he let Big come to the cabin (although that fight was satisfying), pushing to move in together, and pushing to marry her so quickly. He was a walking ick to me in S4!
My favourite side characters were Stanford and Anthony. I thought they were hilarious and I found their rivalry really funny. Those are pretty much all of my thoughts! I enjoyed the show a lot (minus s5) and am not sure what to watch next! Should I watch the movies? And should I watch the reboot? I haven't heard many good things about either, so I am wary! Hope this was an interesting read as someone who has never seen the show before!
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