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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 22190 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 9:48 pm
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>>22188
That's a splendid idea, but I'm PS4 master-race.
>> No. 22191 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 1:55 am
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Bought Fifa 12 for 99p from a charity shop. It's quite good, but also this is part of a long term plan to just buy, or pinch from a torrent site, old(er) games I overlooked at the time of their release. Partly that's out of disdain for the copious inclusion of microtransactions, or DLC that's confirmed from day one so I end up waiting twelve months before I know I'm playing the full game, but also because I'm a bit skint and if I never played Fifa 12 again it's only 99p and I spent that much on Poppets today.
>> No. 22192 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 2:39 am
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>>22191
I've been doing similar with £2 purchases from Amazon. It is amazing what you can get shipped from China for two quid.
>> No. 22194 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 4:46 pm
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>>22191 I do something similar. I waited ages for Witcher 3 to go on sale and then forgot long enough for the GOTY edition to hit £17 on Steam. It's a fantastic game and I've put over a hundred hours into it.
>> No. 22195 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 11:11 pm
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Type:Rider. It's a relatively simple gravity platformer interspersed with little entries about the history of printing and the evolution of how text is presented. If you've ever rolled your eyes at Comic Sans or got all pedantic about how fonts aren't fonts, they're typefaces, which I have a suspicion applies to one or even both of you, then get this game when it's on sale or whatever. The platformer bits are fun and the history is fascinating. My only complaint would be that it's slightly jarring for the play part to be regularly interrupted by the text, but it's worthwhile nonetheless.

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>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
/x/23810 Guilty Would
Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 40430 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:17 pm
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>>40429
I did wonder why people stopped posting on /x/.
>> No. 40431 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 5:28 pm
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>>40430
Sorry lads, I started working 13-14 hours a day and just didn't have the energy to keep dumping every night.
>> No. 40432 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 6:21 pm
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>>40431
What do you do?
>> No. 40433 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 8:38 pm
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It's just the ubiquity of wank material online that makes /x/ somewhat redundant. Type in a random woman's name to your preferred search engine and you'll probably find an acceptably horny Instagram, and you can get women with their baps out being posted during half time on /sp/ match day threads at the Other Place. I think that's why this thread in particular is the only /x/ thread to get posted in with any regularity, because it's filling a niche, if you'll pardon the implication.
>> No. 40434 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 8:58 pm
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>>40433
Not just material but videos in particular. Why bother with stills when there are so many films out there?

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>> No. 4261 Anonymous
16th September 2017
Saturday 8:59 pm
/lab/4261 Strong weed.
Has anyone tried this and can they attest to its strength? I wouldn't mind trying it for its intense psychoactive properties.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/16/super-strong-american-gorilla-glue-skunk-weed-is-selling-fast-on-uk-streets-6932913/
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>> No. 4277 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:07 pm
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>>4276 I was about to take the piss but this is a good read.

https://thejeansblog.com/denim-brand-history/the-history-of-diesel-jeans/
>> No. 4278 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 2:40 pm
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>>4273

>How did weed get so much better so quick?

The internet. It became much easier to learn how to run a hydroponic grow, buy the equipment and get quality seeds from the Dutch seedbanks. If your grow ran into problems, you could post photos of your sickly plants to the uk420 forums and get a fast and informed response. All of a sudden anyone could have a go at growing weed and stand a very good chance of success.

Homegrowers and small commercial growers proliferated wildly, undermining the market for imported hash and weed. The gangs who had imported cannabis either gave up and focused their efforts on class As, or started their own growing operations.

The crap Thai stick disappeared, but so did the good Lebanese hash, because the economies of scale of importing cannabis collapsed. Most of the resin products on the market today are domestically produced super-strength varieties - butane extracts, bubble hash etc.
>> No. 4279 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 2:53 pm
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>>4274
> Any idea on what the magic truffles are like?

"Truffles" are just the part of the mushroom that grows under the earth. Due to the Dutch being a bunch of massive autists a technicality of language only the above-ground bit of the mushroom was banned so people started selling the truffles instead. I had a 20g box of Tampanensis for my first go and had a cracking time, but if I were to do it again I'd start with 5g the first time, 10g the next and so on. Definitely don't go all macho bravado and eat a whole of box of "Dragon's Dynamite" or whatever the latest nuclear-grade truffles are though unless you want to spend six hours in hell (or you've got a of experience of this kind of thing).

Super sage for /A/ leaking into /lab/.
>> No. 4280 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 3:23 pm
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>>4278
>>Most of the resin products on the market today are domestically produced super-strength varieties - butane extracts, bubble hash etc.

Never been able to get the stuff but I suspect it's going to be expensive.
>> No. 4281 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 3:26 pm
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>>4279
>>Super sage for /A/ leaking into /lab/.

Seemed like the most appropriate place. Tell purple I apologise.

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>> No. 4742 Anonymous
26th May 2013
Sunday 9:19 am
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I want to follow boxing like I used to long ago, but it seems most fights are bought up by SkySports and a number of other channels I don't have.

Any creative ways that I can still watch? Failing that, what's the best magazine/website to get into the habit of going to?
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>> No. 8186 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 7:08 am
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>>8185

Cheers for posting the result in your second line with no spoiler tag, you fucking fanny.
>> No. 8187 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 9:53 am
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>>8184
I've heard rumours this software is a botnet for bitcoin mining or DDOS attacks or something. Is that bullshit?
>> No. 8188 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 11:47 am
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>>8187
I have no reason to think that's the case. And the fact you have heard rumours detailing two different things reinforces that view to be honest.
>> No. 8189 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 12:14 pm
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Download carefully, run in a VM.
Wouldn't trust with a bargepole...
>> No. 8191 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:05 pm
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>>8189 I've put it on my lodger's laptop as a test so I'll report back if something is amiss.

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>> No. 25506 Anonymous
6th September 2017
Wednesday 10:57 am
/emo/25506 How do you be less boring?
Lads.

I'm a boring cunt.

I mean, this really hit me when a drunk girl shouted it at me in a club, but it's true.

I like graphic design of the 1960s and road signs. The sort of music I listen to involves polite headbanging and absolutely no dancing.

I go to societies at university to escape the crippling loneliness I feel most of the time, and any time they hold a night out I force myself to go, but I can't dance. I just freeze up; I end up stood there leaning against a wall or a pole or whatever (with my earplugs in, I struggle to hear anything when the volume is too loud, it's just like static). People will grab my arms, etc, trying to get me to dance, but I can't. I wish I could, but I can't.

I don't even like drinking any more; I used to get quite drunk on the regular but it doesn't make me any more interesting, it just amplifies the negative thoughts inside my head, and makes me feel physically like shit too -- I used to be hangover-proof but as I'm discovering that fades very quickly with age.

I tried some of the devil's lettuce (in a jurisdiction where it is legal), and I suppose like with any mood altering substance you need to be in the right frame of mind to start with or it won't end well -- it didn't, I hated it. I felt out of control and just panicked.

Is there any way out of this? Finding friends with similar interests is difficult, and the few that I do find are like me: largely dull.
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>> No. 25642 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 8:53 pm
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>>25639
If you don't have the licensing rights to a piece of music then you cannot play it in a public place. That's the law. Otherwise artists (or rather, their labels) don't receive their due royalties for their work.

To keep things simple the vast majority of recording artists and subcontract the business of music licensing to the Performing Right Society, or PRS For Music Ltd. They collect a standard fee from you, and then you can play Radio 2 as much as you like in your pub.
>> No. 25643 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 9:10 pm
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Shame torrenting hasn't killed the music industry.
>> No. 25644 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 9:42 pm
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>>25643

As long as people are willing to nosh another person off just so that they will maybe possibly might consider asking someone else if the maybe possibly could listen to the first 10 seconds of their song, there will always be a music industry.
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15th September 2017
Friday 9:57 pm
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>>25644

The industry is a shitshow, but I'll defend PRS to the death. Major, independent or unsigned, PRS fight to make sure that musicians get paid. For struggling artists at the bottom of the ladder, those quarterly cheques are often the only thing keeping the wolf from the door.
>> No. 25647 Anonymous
16th September 2017
Saturday 2:27 pm
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Well this took an interesting turn.

I wear invisible earplugs to places like this as I have sensitive hearing anyway. They aren't the bright orange sticky-outy ones, so no-one can tell unless they stare into my ear.

If I don't wear them, I have to ask people to repeat things past the point of what they said being relevant.

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>> No. 83481 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 5:53 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3zFblpM5s

This man is going to be the next Michigan state senator and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 83482 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 10:00 am
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>>83481
>the next Michigan state senator
You mean the next senator from Michigan. A "state senator" is roughly on par with a county councillor.
>> No. 83483 Anonymous
16th September 2017
Saturday 2:50 am
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>>83481
He's a fucking cock. They deserve all they get.

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>> No. 58674 Auntiefucker
15th September 2017
Friday 8:17 pm
/iq/58674 "Promiscuous " Millenials Are Killing McDonald's

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>> No. 58677 YubYub
15th September 2017
Friday 8:25 pm
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>>58674
I'd love to know how we killed handshakes.
>> No. 58679 YubYub
15th September 2017
Friday 8:50 pm
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>>58677
IT'S THE MARMALADE THAT GETS MY GOAT - FUCKERS!!!11
>> No. 58680 Auntiefucker
15th September 2017
Friday 9:51 pm
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>>58679
You can make your own, it's not hard.
>> No. 58681 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 10:33 pm
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>>58680
DEM MILLENIALS WILL KILL IT
>> No. 58683 Samefag
15th September 2017
Friday 10:47 pm
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I'm boycotting killing the word "Millenial", it's getting the same reaction as the N-word from me here on out.

Fucking hell, I hate journos.

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>> No. 7144 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 5:31 pm
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If I have a decent amounts of USD sitting in a paypal account (roughly 2000), with the pound going back up, would it be the best for me to convert it all now?
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>> No. 7145 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 5:42 pm
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>>7144
Would you mind reposting without the NSFW?
>> No. 7146 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 5:46 pm
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Sorry chap.
>> No. 7147 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 7:23 pm
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Yes.

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>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=sMmGPe2yUKPMm3HC
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=DRYGuGM38VdnxfuF
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eYEPWANxqsCnqkfY
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xbqFPzD2SDRXmNSz
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=U7TeH7v3r64aWT74
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=B73d2Xh85TTbdGyE

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad.

https://www.humblebundle.com/ is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 22126 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 10:35 pm
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I remember this thread. Gave a bunch of stuff away. I'll have a dig and see if I can find any more.
>> No. 22128 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 12:01 am
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If anyone is interested there is a Dungeon Keeper clone called Dungeons 2 free on humble bundle atm.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZobfiywCejU

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/dungeons-2
>> No. 22149 Anonymous
20th July 2017
Thursday 8:14 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadow-warrior-special-edition

shadow warrior for free
>> No. 22161 Anonymous
3rd August 2017
Thursday 10:10 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=wPANeWqD22kHhRa6

Free Steam copy of Saints Row 2 for you lads. First come first served.
>> No. 22193 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 12:58 pm
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Psychnauts for free until 6pm on Saturday 16.
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/psychonauts

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>> No. 412788 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 6:32 pm
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The previous tenant was a cunt and never changed his address, so all his fines, and criminal activities means that all these weird enforcement types keep rushing to my mum's house. She has been renting the place for the past year, and she isn't very able, so it takes her a while to come downstairs.

So far, a new "enforcement" chap comes around once or twice a month. They take down her details and fuck off. This almost always happens at 7 AM - even on a Sunday. So I caught one of them while I was staying with my mum and gave him a piece of my mind. Apparently they are all these private companies acting on behalf of the court or whoever is after the previous tenant. I even told the police that the criminal doesn't live here any more. I told the court and everyone in between, but this bollocks harassment isn't stopping. Today one of them came around and stuck a letter through the door stating that they will forcibly enter next time around.

What am I meant to do about this? They are greatly stressing my mum and that is just not on. What if they smash down the door? What then? This is utter bollocks.

Maybe if everyone was allowed to bear arms this type of shit wouldn't be happening as often. Fucking cunts. Who else should I be telling that they should look elsewhere for their criminal? The fucking secret service? Absolute bollocks.
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>> No. 412796 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:34 pm
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>>412790
Claim that the bailiffs have bad data and are harassing your mum as a result. That's an offence under law. It's a long shot, but might work.

If they're really threatening to forcibly enter (and very very few bailiffs can do this, only certain debts are enforceable like that) complain to the police.

Citizens Advice Bureau are good at this sort of thing.
>> No. 412799 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:42 pm
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>>412796

Seconded. This is bread-and-butter stuff for the CAB.
>> No. 412800 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:44 pm
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Write to the Daily mail and get the local lynch squad
>> No. 412810 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 9:20 am
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>>412788
To be fair, if the criminal did still live there, why would they believe he didn't just because you told them? Sounds like the kind of trick the slippery crims pull all the time.
>> No. 412812 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 12:22 pm
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>>412810
Only a paedo would deny being a paedo, innit.

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>> No. 412653 Anonymous
8th September 2017
Friday 7:43 pm
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Weekend thread? Weekend thread.

It's Heritage Open weekend, so I'll probably make the most of my nearest National Trust stately home offering free entry.
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>> No. 412794 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:10 pm
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>>412793
I'm not the one subconsciously using words to build a hidden homoerotic story.
>> No. 412795 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:21 pm
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>>412794

I think you arse.
>> No. 412797 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:35 pm
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>>412792
We've gone from dolphin rape, culture to anal stimulation.

Perfect thread, all boxes ticked.
>> No. 412801 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 7:55 pm
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>>412793
>but I suppose to a man with an anal obsession everything looks like a sex toy.
When you have that sort of obsession, what it looks like becomes less and less important every day.
>> No. 412809 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 9:16 am
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>>412784
Oh! Yeah I thought you meant the ring was made of wood. Fair enough.

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>> No. 6624 Anonymous
9th September 2017
Saturday 9:35 pm
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anyone know where I can get the PDF's? books are quite expensive...
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>> No. 6662 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 9:47 pm
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>>6661
Just FYI, all the Anne Fine stuff I could find on undernet and bibliotik is in that mega, except for an audiobook of some sort that I skipped for the sake of my ratio.
>> No. 6663 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 10:09 pm
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>>6662 thanks
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14th September 2017
Thursday 12:05 am
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Is GURPS really any good though? I played a bit of Discworld GURPS back in the day and it didn't wow me. I feel like it'd be easier to design my own system than bother learning a new one, tbh...
>> No. 6665 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 3:49 pm
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>>6664
Gurps does my nut in for the sheer blandness of it. If you want a system that does nothing to reinforce the individual thematic tone of a setting but gives you a clearly defined set of rules then this is the system for you.

In glorious Soviet regime all other RPG systems are banned as decadent bourgeois opiates of the masses. Praise the Generic Universal Role Playing System of the Soviet People!
>> No. 6666 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 9:15 pm
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>>6664 For what I want I believe so.

>>6665 if you or anyone else can recommend a role playing system then I'm all ears.

I'll tell you lot what it is and then a recommendation?

its a ww2 style game set in the 80's where Hitler won the war by dropping it on Washington first. it starts as a basic rescue mission and will have a bit of lore that I'm writing for padding out. then it turns into Hitler's mission to Mars and the summoning of Cthulhu by Hitler in exchange for a longer life as he's 85 by '84 but Hitler misunderstood the wrath of the elder gods and the heros end up stopping all of this.
That's the wide arc of this and the problem I had was finding something that fitted with "conventional" weapons pistols, rifles and what not, along with some basic DnD stuff like for example; Arcane strike = experimental rifle that's found.
a lot of this would be home brewed but the struggle is with finding something that works. the Grit mechanic in DnD wasn't appealing so I thought something basic would.

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>> No. 3945 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 8:48 pm
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Evening lads.

Is it a bad idea to buy a diesel car? I'm looking to get a big boring family car, most likely a Citroen Picasso, and the overwhelming majority of them are diesels. I know the government announced plans to ban the sale of diesel and electric cars from 2040, with the aim that there are no petrol or diesel cars on the road by 2050, and that diesel cars have been having a lot of bad press recently but I'm wary of getting carried away and it still seems a long way away so I'm on the fence.

Thanks, lads.
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>> No. 3947 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 10:22 pm
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I bought a petrol thinking the same thing, but I do regret it now, at least in terms of fuel costs. My mates diesel Golf does about 60 mpg and it's not depressing to drive. I wouldn't worry about what might happen in the future.
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 10:57 pm
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Recently bought a diesel van, as it's what I want/need now, and may be useful if there's a scrappage scheme at some point.

I think that the 'no ICE from 2040' is merely 'everything new must be at least hybrid', rather than 'everything must be electric'. I'd be surprised if that date isn't comfortably beaten, as a feeble hybrid system is pretty cheap and pretty useful in gaming MPG numbers (and sometimes may even be useful)
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 11:43 pm
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>>3948
Agreed, I think that most people will have "feeble" hybrids. There is too much vested infrastructure around to phase it all out too quickly.
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14th September 2017
Thursday 1:15 am
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I have a twelve year old diesel Renault. Does 66mpg. Can't complain.
>> No. 3951 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 2:14 pm
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Over the lifespan of a second-hand Picasso, the only thing you've really got to worry about is road tax and fuel duty. There's a possibility that tax hikes could be used to push diesel drivers towards petrol cars. It's unlikely to be totally punitive, but you might find that your cost of ownership goes up, with a commensurate increase in depreciation. I certainly wouldn't buy a brand new diesel, but a five-year-old one would probably be a reasonably sensible purchase.

>>3948

Zero-emissions zones will make plug-in hybrids a much more attractive option. Dozens of European cities plan on either banning internal combustion completely in the city centre, or introducing a punitive congestion charge. Manufacturers are planning for this with a selective hybrid system, allowing drivers to enter and leave the ZEZ in pure electric mode. Once you've fitted the essential gubbins of a hybrid system, it isn't that much more expensive to add a charging socket and bump the range up to 30 or 40 miles. That kind of range will allow a majority of drivers to make the majority of their journeys on electric power alone.

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>> No. 412372 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 7:47 pm
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Hi ladB1064s

Just wondering if anyone has stayed in a hostel and what you think. I reckon they are brilliant ways to meet people and if you're lucky you will get to see a girl diddling herself in your dorm when she thinks everyone is asleep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGG5OhEcpOQ
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>> No. 412713 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 12:08 pm
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I once stayed in a hostel in Thailand which had mixed dorms, and in a typical piece of Thai logic had mixed bathrooms and showers in the middle of bedroom block with glass doors on the showers and toilets.
>> No. 412760 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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>>412713

Apropos of nothing much at all, there's a muay thai gym in Amsterdam that has unisex showers. And by that I mean that men and women all shower together in this big open room with no dividers or anything like that shower scene in starship troopers. Dutch men have big willies and their women need to shave their muffs.
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>412760
>shave their muffs.

I dunno. I think bushes are going to come back into fashion.
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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>>412761
Not when paedophilia is normalised in the next decade.
>> No. 412765 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 8:57 pm
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>>412762

THE DREAM

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>> No. 25548 Anonymous
8th September 2017
Friday 10:56 am
/emo/25548 Clearing up shit.
Sorry to bother you lads about this, but I was wondering if anybody who has recovered from long term depression has two cents to throw into my hat.

I've visited my Dad for the first time in 6 years, and in a nutshell, he's in a fucking state.

Drinking 20 to 25 pints a day every day, chain smoking, and his flat is fucking crammed. He's hoarded a ton of shit. He was always big on recycling and looking after the environment, but this is ridiculous. There are over 37 empty washed jars of coffee above one cupboard alone.

He's hit a spiral of depression ever since he split with my mother. And I'm starting to pity the man, he's got a heart of gold but he's terrible with addiction.

I'm staying at his place for a week, and I intend to clear his place up best I can before I leave. Any recommendations on how I can encourage him to help himself a bit more, or how I can shift all of this gear in a safe way. Any strategies that help hoarders or alcoholics would be very useful.

I appreciate any help gents.
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>> No. 25551 Anonymous
8th September 2017
Friday 11:50 am
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>He's hit a spiral of depression ever since he split with my mother.

That can really throw a man out of his orbit. After decades of marriage, it can really mess you up if your partner suddenly or not so suddenly leaves you. One of my dad's friends had the same thing happen to him, and it turned him into a fucking mess. He also lost the house and his kids moved in with their mum, and he had to start life from zero again, aged 47.

He also had a bout of alcoholism, but he eventually came around again when his boss threatened to fire him if he was going to come to work inebriated one more time. He sobered up and even met a new partner.

Your dad probably needs a wakeup call. Something that will show him quite clearly on what kind of a self-destructive path he is. Unfortunately, alcoholism clouds your judgement quite intensely, so it might really take a bit of a shock to make your dad see what he is doing to himself.

But he really needs you being there for him now, first and foremost. He needs to know that somebody still cares about him. You're doing a good thing by staying with him. That alone can make a huge difference and make him realise that his life isn't as pointless as he may feel it is.
>> No. 25586 Anonymous
9th September 2017
Saturday 9:12 pm
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Apologies for being blunt, but there's fuck all point setting him up on a dating website right now if he really is currently drinking 25 pints a day; worst case, he finds someone with similar intake, they enable each others' addiction, and he moves from a toxic situation into a toxic relationship, which is even worse. As it is, you need to understand that it's going to take quite a bit of time and incredible effort on his part to taper down from that amount to being able to sleep regularly without any alcohol at all. Reducing consumption rapidly (over the course of a few days) would be dangerous, stopping outright would be life-threatening, especially if he's already physically unfit, as older blokes tend to be.

You're doing the right thing by staying with him, but at some point as >>25551 mentions he is going to need some catalyst, some wake-up call, to get him to change his ways. Even if we knew more of the particulars of your situation it'd still be difficult to advise what shape that should take, mainly because the drive to recover has got to come from him.
>> No. 25590 Anonymous
9th September 2017
Saturday 11:08 pm
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Christ. I don't necessarily have any advice to give but yeah, you'll want to do something soon because with that level of daily drug intake he'll kill himself before long.
>> No. 25608 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 2:30 pm
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Although I hadn't responded earlier, I've kept a close eye to the advice you gentlemen have given. Thank you, it's greatly appreciated.

>>25549
I mentioned having grand kids over a few pints on the first day, told him he better not be dead by the time they come. His face lit up as I mentioned grand kids. That and the mention of my intent of playing the violin, he used to play all the time, busking, at home, after and before shifts. He has a shit telly that cuts out audio frequently, having read your comment, I made him a deal that I'll buy him a new telly if he teaches me some Bach on the violin. Caught him tuning it back up a few times. Thanks for the suggestion, I hope he's rediscovered the rabbit hole.

>>25551
Thank you for the information mate, insightful.

While cleaning up stuff in my Dad's flat he told me that I've been a bit of a wake up call. He's been neglectent to have me around for some time dodging calls and ignoring people. after mentioning that I'm coming regardless of his permission, he started moving a bit.

After 6 month period of alcohol induced insomnia, he ended up losing his job of 8 years. I've been with him to create a new CV, and hes looking to work in a new field. Things appear to be on the up, let's hope he sees it through. Thanks again.

>>25586
No need to apologies, I like straight talkers. Thanks for the advice, we're taking it into effect. He's currently on 7 cans a day, we're going to get it down to 5 a day. We started at 15 and it has been less than a week. Once at 5 a day, we're going to shut down one day a week, then two and so on. The effect on his body has been brutal turmoil, hope it gets easier. Thank you for the response.

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>> No. 25623 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 7:05 pm
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>>25608
It is a learning experience - you get to a certain point in your life when your eyes are opened up about who your parents actually are. Good luck lad.

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>> No. 24845 Anonymous
27th April 2017
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My life has gone downhill ever since I met a Brazilian Ju Jitsu fighter at Westfield and saw him selling copies of big tissue. It's strange but the way I remember it was that I was set for everything but at December in 2011, things became worse. Nothing mattered and I couldn't eat much as well as wondering whether the nootropics I was taking would actually end up in me being hospitalised. It becomes extraordinarily strange when I realise a lot of it was recorded on this here website, on the IRC itself. I want to understand exactly what was happening in 2012. There's some more things that happened which include kidnapping, torture and brainwashing (as well as strong secret service intimidation) but I wanted to find out exactly why my life became strange.


I remember absolutely everything as well as absolutley nothing. If you get my gist.
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>> No. 25618 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 6:11 pm
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>>25617
Telling people to pack their rice.
>> No. 25619 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 6:16 pm
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>>25618
ITZ
>> No. 25620 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 6:16 pm
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>>25615
This is hilarious.
>> No. 25621 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 6:33 pm
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>>25611
If you're talking about the same meetup I attended, I refuse to believe any MI5 recruitment front would involve the playing of 2 girls 1 cup on a widescreen projector.
>> No. 25622 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 7:04 pm
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>>25621
Ah but thats what we they want you to think!

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>> No. 412731 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 9:22 pm
/b/412731 LADS
I think we are about to receive some weather, of the large kind.

Report in with your tales of flooding, fallen trees and fantastic precipitation.

Also, windy.com is my new favourite weather site.
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>> No. 412739 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 10:36 pm
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>windy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pztaMnNGnQ4
>> No. 412740 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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Slightly concerned about my chimney stacks, they're leaning a bit as it is.
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12th September 2017
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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I've been enjoying walking into the wind and rain on the way to the shop to buy wine, otherwise I haven't noticed much out of the ordinary.
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 12:09 am
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It is blowing a right gale here.
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13th September 2017
Wednesday 7:33 am
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A tree has fallen on the track between Wrexham General and Ruabon. The line towards Shrewsbury is currently blocked.

The M6 is closed northbound between J41 and J42 due to an incident.

Johnathan Samuels just asked @SkyNewsNaz how worrying #StormAileen is. This is her qualified reaction. "Hmmm so so”.


Be careful out there, chaps.

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>> No. 83382 Anonymous
27th August 2017
Sunday 9:19 am
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Beleagured Theresa May 'to quit as Prime Minister on August 30, 2019 in a bid to stop a leadership challenge' - as she tries to calm rivals with a prosecco party at Chequers

Theresa May is said to have revealed the date she will quit as Prime Minister - giving herself two years to see Brexit through first.

She has chosen Friday August 30th 2019 as the day she will step down from 10 Downing Street, it has been reported.

It comes amid a major charm offensive by Mrs May in a bid to win the support of her MPs and avoid an awkward leadership challenge.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4826482/Theresa-sets-date-quit-Prime-Minister.html

This man is going to become Prime Minister on 1st September 2019 and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 83465 Anonymous
7th September 2017
Thursday 9:03 am
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>>83463
No, it was Kinnock who was alright. Blair was a pretty straight sort of guy.
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7th September 2017
Thursday 5:56 pm
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>>83460
I'd wait until the next census before you make a wild statement like that given even the most alarmist stories I can find put it at 53% in E+W (obviously the western isles etc. are still putting people in the wicker man).

My non-scientific opinion is that although most people wouldn't fit the definition of devout Christian they are more receptive to fluffy statements like 'everything happens for a reason' and 'something is watching over us'. The problem is as the majority are completely uneducated in theology they're shocked when they encounter doctrines that find sex a sin.

>therefore don't really want political leaders who do

I doubt most people care. On the flip-side only a tiny minority gave a damn about Corbyn's floppy answer to religion despite it's potential to shape the last election given May's religious nationalism.

>>83461
You seem to struggle with the concept of compromise in politics. The PM is not a dictator nor does it seem like Mogg wants to create a theocracy -indeed, despite his religious views he has always come across as someone wedded to British natural law traditions.

I think there is something to be said of the nature of British culture where we can have evangelicals who don't presume to enforce their beliefs onto others.
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7th September 2017
Thursday 7:26 pm
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>>83466
>You seem to struggle with the concept of compromise in politics.
No, I struggle with poor messaging. Better a liar than muddled.
>The PM is not a dictator nor does it seem like Mogg wants to create a theocracy
I don't see the relevance. It's not a theocracy to buzz it through with private members bills like an evil Roy Jenkins.

I'm not going to press too far on this. I just like making fun of Neil Kinnock.
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8th September 2017
Friday 3:08 pm
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>>83466
>The PM is not a dictator
Not yet, but she's getting there.
>> No. 83480 Anonymous
13th September 2017
Wednesday 2:59 am
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So have we all said our fond farewells to democracy now ARE TERRI is building her dictatorship?

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>> No. 21795 Anonymous
6th September 2017
Wednesday 8:45 pm
/v/21795 Absolutely beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnf_GFJFAAw
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>> No. 21812 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 10:13 pm
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>>21804
Must have been her first day.
>> No. 21814 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 12:10 am
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I want to ask him if I can go and camp out with him. I never tried camping.
>> No. 21815 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 9:13 pm
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>>21814
He looks like the sort of person who sleeps in bivvie bags under a bush. It won't be glamping.
>> No. 21816 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 9:33 pm
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>>21815
>Glamping
Such a thing exists? I'm too poor for that sort of thing.
>> No. 21817 Anonymous
12th September 2017
Tuesday 10:27 pm
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>>21816
Oh it really does. In a big way - it started out as a festival thing, but has spread and there are now many companies offering similar. Avoid. Lad in the OP has the right idea.

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>> No. 21806 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 8:19 pm
/v/21806 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a sci-fi anthology series of ten epic, ambitious and moving standalone episodes, each set in a different and unique world – some which lie in the far reaches of the universe and time and others which are much, much closer to home. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the poignant and warm exploration of the importance and significance of humanity.

Each episode is inspired by one of Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories and has been adapted by an exciting list of leading British and American writers and directors. The series also features an all-star roster of cast who head up this thrilling, audacious and emotional journey into the far reaches of imagination.


http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/philip-k-dicks-electric-dreams

Starts this Sunday at 9pm.
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>> No. 21808 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 9:40 pm
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>>21807
No. Real life is black mirror now.
>> No. 21809 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 9:51 pm
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>>21807

Mate, it went to Netflix about 18 months back. Brice Dallas-Jones or whatever her name is was it in.
>> No. 21810 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 9:52 pm
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>>21808

Exactly, I needed something to lighten the mood until they invent a force feedback fleshlight to use with my occulus rift.
>> No. 21811 Anonymous
11th September 2017
Monday 9:54 pm
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>>21809

That was the old one genius.
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11th September 2017
Monday 10:15 pm
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>>21807
The episode names were recently released. It looks like there's gonna be three American episodes and three British episodes, judging by the casting.

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