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Hrrgh. Starting at 05:30hrs when I noticed the oldest dog had vanished* into the night, leaving a mess in his bed, and spent nearly two endarkened hours scouring the farm and the ditches along the side of the road out front without success, and then being shouted at for not having time to do something that wasn't my responsibility anyway, and then being saddled with tasks that'll delay my own tasks, today has been one of those that try men's souls. And it's only lunchtime. Hrrgh.

*Zippy, the old dog (whose mind seems to be going, sadly) was rescued from the road out front by a local lorry driver and taken to their local depot, from where I later picked him up a bit confused but none the worse for wear. Zippy was fine, though.

Creative Common / Re: Does My Figure look big in this?
« on: 06 December, 2022, 09:32:08 PM »

Great stuff!

Film & TV / Boldly Going, in General...
« on: 06 December, 2022, 08:40:11 PM »

I thought I'd start a general Star Trek thread because a) Trek is awesome, 2) there isn't one , and Γ) Trek is awesome.

I haven't watched an entire series of classic Trek for ages because, to be frank, it gets to be a chore. That's not to say I'll never have a DS9 or TOS binge again, but for now I just like to dip in from time to time. And I have to admit that I haven't done this in a while, either - being too distracted by the shiny new final frontier. Tonight, however, I felt moved to dip back in and chose the Voyager season five two-parter, Dark Frontier.

It's episodes like this that make me love Trek so much. It basically boils down to the Captain not giving up on Seven, who rejoins the Borg Collective, and risking it all to save her. Yes, yes, I know it's all bollocks but it's profoundly aspirational. I for one would love to live in a society where nobody is ever abandoned, and that the well-being of the individual is the responsibility of the collective. (And there's also the delicious moral ambiguity of staging a heist in the first place...)

And speaking of Voyager, has anyone else been watching Prodigy? Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as both Admiral Janeway and a holographic training instructor to a group of enslaved kids who find a Federation starship to escape in and their adventures thereafter. It's animated and I'm finding it quite charming, as good as Lower Decks in its own way.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 December, 2022, 07:15:25 AM »

Ah Hell. Kirstie was one of my first and most enduring screen crushes.

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 05 December, 2022, 12:25:39 PM »


Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 04 December, 2022, 12:21:42 PM »

At around 7 o'clock this morning, a delivery van coming up our drive half fell into a ditch, blocking the drive for around four hours until a tow truck arrived. All for a parcel no bigger than a packet of cigarettes. Which should have been delivered next door anyway. That's a bad day - when you have to ring up your boss and not only tell him that you've driven into a ditch but also that you've driven into the wrong ditch.

General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 03 December, 2022, 10:48:37 AM »

A great heavyweight start!

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 02 December, 2022, 10:27:12 PM »

"Giant, Slim and Hairy are the only players to survive the road crash! They've had to bring in a rookie, a veteran and two billion credits in public funding to make up the squad!"

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 02 December, 2022, 10:14:38 PM »

Not exactly, although this thread's increasing lack of relevance and sporadic random posts were directly inspired by the Royal Mail.

General / Re: 2022 -Message board Advent Calendar dates (list)
« on: 29 November, 2022, 12:19:16 PM »
Purely to give myself the longest deadline possible...

1st - Trooper McFad
2nd -
3rd -
4th -
5th -
6th -
7th -
8th -
9th -
10th -
11th -
12th -
13th -
14th -
15th -
16th - Colin.ynwa
17th - JayzusB.Christ
18th -
19th -
20th -
21st -
22nd -
23rd -
24th - TLS
25th - EVERYONE!

General / Re: Looking back
« on: 29 November, 2022, 10:19:35 AM »

Thank you for a great thread so far!

Ditto. Thanks,  J 'best newcomer' Ware, it's been brilliant


General / Re: 2022 Advent ????
« on: 28 November, 2022, 07:21:30 PM »

I'm happy to contribute one of my infamously tedious short stories.

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 27 November, 2022, 09:03:29 PM »

There's nothing honest about this thread - half my material's pinched and the other half isn't funny either.

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 27 November, 2022, 06:53:54 PM »

Posts mean prizes! What do posts mean...?

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