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Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 05 December, 2022, 11:51:36 AM »
Now now, that's hardly fare, Sharko.

He was driving into all the right ditches. Just not necessarily, in the right order.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 30 November, 2022, 11:17:43 AM »
Albert Pyun, director of many a mid-budget action masterpiece and the greatest Marvel movie there ever was.
Terrible loss to cinema.

Film Discussion / Re: Dredd (2012)
« on: 25 November, 2022, 08:40:02 AM »
The bait is incredibly weak in GFR.

Film & TV / Re: On telly this week
« on: 24 November, 2022, 03:54:15 PM »
The fact THE KINGDOM: EXODUS exists in and of itself is a miracle, the fact its every bit as good as the first two seasons is unexpected and a delight. Von Trier has just completely slipped back into the groove of this weird, Kafkaesque world three decades since he last graced it. Splendid TV.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 24 November, 2022, 02:11:14 PM »
Not a good day on the job at all.  We're expected on average to service a call every few minutes, with some exceptions.  I got a couple of argumentative sods, one was online for 53 minutes.  I find it mentally draining, especially sittingin front of a twin monitor setup for seven and a half hours.

I'm in much the same spot right now, jade. Which is a shame as I do like this job very much, I just don't think i'm cut out for it. After 6 months including a 3 month extension to my probation, i'm still not hitting the targets the crew are expecting of me (lots of small mistakes accumulating together, rather than not hitting call quotas. And bare in mind i've never had any call centre experience before this.).

Really concerned I wont pass my probation, which will hurt a lot as it'll effectively torpedo my moving out plans (potentially standing to lose a lot of money, paid the deposit but they wont care if I can't keep up monthly payments) as well as my holiday in Feb, the first holiday i'll have taken in nearly 8 years.

Feeling very dejected and tired right about now.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 22 November, 2022, 09:53:06 AM »
In your (i'm sure entirely earnest, if catastrophically misplaced) solipsism, Sharky, I can't help but wonder if you ever considered queer people don't care if the state accepts their existence or not, but if measures are being put in place to prevent them being bludgeoned in the street for the damnable offence of 'checks notes' holding hands.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 November, 2022, 08:37:10 AM »
The Menu. I really liked this, a proper black comedy. Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy are both brilliant, and as it spins out into the horrific it holds its own internal logic. A couple of things left unexplained, but for me 4/5.

Yeah this is a lot of fun. For a brief moment it had the standard, nose upturned response by miserable fucks pointing out 'how unsubtle The Menu is' as if it was ever attempting even pretend to be subtle. This is pantomime satire, its ludicrous and so much fun as a result.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 17 November, 2022, 01:53:17 PM »
My goodness how good is Usagi Yojimbo right now though? not that it's ever been anything less that superlative its entire publication history, but Stan the man simply does not let up or let the readers down.

Film & TV / Re: MCU TV: Werewolf By Night
« on: 14 November, 2022, 02:33:21 PM »
WBN was unexpectedly competent, though I wish they had leaned far heavier into the Universal and Val Lewton influences rather than just filming it the same way as all the rest of these movies and slapping an Instagram noir filter over it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 November, 2022, 11:07:50 AM »

McDonagh hasn't until this time made a movie that really resonated with me, a lot of his stuff feels like really good single episode TV drama fluff bloated into an incongruous, trite farce.
This suffers from a lot of those same problems, but it is also quite funny, so its probably the movie of his i've enjoyed the most.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 11 November, 2022, 05:59:06 PM »

This has been a scunner of a week. He was my batman

Seconded. THE definitive Batman, in any iteration. Absolute shame.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 10 November, 2022, 09:37:19 AM »
I've had a pretty horrid week on the whole, pretty much nothing has gone right for me in any regards and in certain regards it looks like I could stand to lose a lot of time and money. Ended up going to dark places, figuratively speaking.

Then literally, I went for a night walk. I used to do them a lot a decade or so ago, helped with exam stress. I really can't emphasise how curative they can be. Visit any busy place or street, anywhere you associate with your anxieties or stresses even in the smallest of ways, at 3 in the morning and you will see how unimportant it really is. It's one of the most cathartic therapies you can self-prescribe.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 07 November, 2022, 07:10:21 PM »
Ah goddamn man. Genuinely gutting that is, one of the very best.


Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 06 November, 2022, 02:10:29 PM »
Adam Curtis once again out did himself with TRAUMAZONE: RUSSIA 1985 - 1999, chronicling with silent narration through thousands of kilometers of archive footage the bloodied path the former soviet union carved through the world during the early years of its death spiral.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 04 November, 2022, 11:53:00 AM »
Now that is a relief, take care TJM.

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