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Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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hemale in pain posted:

finished wuthering heights. well written but poo poo.

I love that book :(

But I have no interest in anime or DnD, so in this forum my words are those of a heathen.

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Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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hemale in pain posted:

Im very angry that they didn't smother heathcliff in his sleep and bury his corpse out on the Moor somewhere

It would have been satisfying but unrealistic. The local landowner was usually a magistrate and held a position of power and respectability. Everyone on the outside (including Heathcliffe, himself an outsider) is on his side and possibly corrupt: he's got a lawyer and an apothecary in his pocket, so if he'd have ended up buried on the Moor there's a good chance that it wouldn't have ended well for the inmates at WH and TG. Isabella and the younger Catherine are the only people who really seem to stand up for themselves but they're too young to carry off a murder plot alone. All the men are too busy dying themselves to kill someone else.

I realise it is far too late and too hot for lit crit.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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fridge corn posted:

Lol they are doing work on rail line behind our house and they're literally taking massive angle grinders to the rails. It's nearly midnight haha

Good thing we're not in a heatwave so people won't have their windows open :argh:

If this coronavirus has prompted me to make one change in my life, it's to sort out my will and advanced directive*. I'd always known on some level that I'm fundamentally alone and would have to rely on myself, but this has really brought it home. So sod it, no heroic measures, no minimum wage carer washing my hair to look nice for visitors who will never come. Let me go and let medical science benefit physically from my death and let charities benefit financially.

*Not currently valid because I haven't been able to get two witnesses to sign it.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I've never been married and probably never will, because the only men interested in me are already married. The longer they've been married and the more children they have, the deeper their infatuation.

To be clear, I'm not interested in other people's husbands, and I wish I knew what was wrong with me so I could fix it.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Does anyone here foster cats? I was considering volunteering earlier this year, but of course all the shelters stopped home visits. What would I be letting myself in for?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Well I would hope I would be getting a cat, I'll panic if a komodo dragon or something arrived instead.

My family has almost always had a cat, but none were rescue cats and we had them from kittenhood. I imagine it's different with animals that have been abused or that have health problems which put adopters off. Years ago I contacted a local animal rescue about adopting and was rejected because I work full-time. Currently I'm still WFH most days but who knows how long that will last.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Salisbury Snape posted:

Tried to use the voucher on a pretty young sandwich making girl in subway.
The wife took away my blowjob voucher and is really quite cross with me.

How...how young?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Oh, hey, today is not Friday! Just putting that out there for anyone else who is losing track of time. Thanks to the incredibly loud neighbour putting out the glass recycling for reminding me.

Coop are doing deal of two own-brand pizzas and a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream for 5. That's a suspiciously good deal, considering the ice cream is normally a fiver by itself.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Even luckier I didn't leave it til the real Friday then.

Edit: I'd share my pizza with goons. I might even fancy it up with some not-quite-dead basil from the pot on the window sill.

Lady Demelza fucked around with this message at 22:58 on Aug 25, 2020

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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NotJustANumber99 posted:

but youre keeping the ice cream?

It's a frozen food with peanuts in it and I'm worried about the food hygiene implications of sharing it.

Really, I'm doing this for your own good.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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A colleague once had a terrible nightmare that zombies had broken in and he had to defend himself. He woke up when his wife bit his hand as he attempted to strangle the 'zombie'.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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It convinced his wife. They're still together and sharing the same room as far as I know. He never became an Undead so we can conclusively say she was not a zombie at time of the biting.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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People with patios: what types of slabs are good? Builder recommended Indian sandstone. I have scrolled through hundreds of identical photos of patio slabs, they're all nicer than my current hellscape garden of rubble and fox poo.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Jose posted:

Who have you murdered?

Only amateurs put bodies under the pations. Pros hire a woodchipper.

NotJustANumber99 posted:

Thats what I've got. Lots of variety in colour, bits of mineral vein here and there and roughly finished. Looks even better wet. slabs in 300mm steps so 300x300 smallest up to 900x600 at the largest in an irregular pattern with no 'crossroads' in the joints.

Thanks!

Ratjaculation posted:

i look forward to having to save 40,000 for a 20% deposit during the worst economic crisis in history

Plenty of houses will be up for sale in the next few months. Probably some brand-new city centre apartments that are extremely open plan and come with a surprising number of free desk chairs thrown in too.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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A couple of years ago a friend of mine thought she'd found her dream house, it had got to the stage where she'd put in an offer and made an appointment to go and measure up. Luckily she took her brother with her for the measuring up visit and he immediately spotted that what was now a semi-detached had originally been a mid-terrace. He suggested she ask the estate agent why the neighbour's house was missing and what work had been done to turn what had been an interior wall into an exterior supporting wall.

Apparently the neighbour had demolished the house intending to move it back a bit, and then never got round to it, but yes the wall was definitely structurally sound, even though there wasn't any surveyor paperwork to prove it.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I'm sensing some sort of Strangers On A Train subforum might prove very popular.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I turned down the chance to have a monster TV that was bigger than my arms outstretched, because my house is in England and therefore the only way a TV that size would fit would be if it were turned sideways. Which would be fine if I was laid on the sofa watching, but that's a serious choking hazard if I was eating a sandwich at the same time.

There are two best sandwiches: a tuna, cucumber and mayo on granary bread that was the first solid food I ate after a bout of food poisoning, and a hot aubergine, pesto and mozzerella ciabatta at a train station. It was so good that on the return journey I bought another one, took so long in the queue that I had to run to catch the train, and ended up dropping it on the platform. RIP sandwich :(

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I remember coming back up North from a holiday in Cornwall once and because my sense of direction is widely recognised as being rubbish, it wasn't until the third time I asked the driver if he was sure he was going in the right direction that he tersely queried why I kept asking.

"Because it's evening and we're driving into the sun".

You don't hate really Cornish roads until you've driven around them in all directions and had to pay a late fee to the car rental place for the privilege.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Good luck with the job interview!

As a specialist brain-photographer, could you tell if someone died of rabies from improper bat handling?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Daktar posted:

The main thing I know about Grange Hill is that there was a C64 game of it where you could get your character addicted to drugs.




This kind of stereotyping really winds me up now in a way that it didn't when I was a teen. I knew it was nonsense, and didn't really understand the levels of harm that it could cause. The upper classes get congratulated on their alcohol dependency as having excellent taste in wine, the midde classes get to feel smug that their prescription drug dependency is morally superior, and the poorest people who can't afford the veneer of respectability get funding cut from any programme designed to help them because they're somehow not people.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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crispix posted:

I didn't have enough pasta of the same kind left so i'm having to cook 2 different kinds at once and i don't like doing that because they need different cooking times so one's going to be not quite right :manning:

Somehow this manages to happen everytime I make pasta. There must be half a dozen different open bags of different shaped pasta in my cupboards which I have to use up before buying matching pasta because I've accidentally spent all my money buying a patio.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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NotJustANumber99 posted:

What sort of size is a human though bone roughly?

How old is the human?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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NotJustANumber99 posted:

Sorry. Thigh bone cos I guess that's the biggest. Adult

About 1-2 foot depending on the size of the adult, quite substantial girth, probably about an inch or so thick. It's the strongest bone in the human body.

Why do you ask?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I am so, so tired of coronavirus, Brexit, austerity, loneliness and my own lethargy to make any meaningful and sustained attempts to improve my life. It's like being stuck in a grim waiting room with magazines that aren't actually 4 years old, it's just the exact same stories every day.

I'm not sure whether to retire to my bed and scream into the pillows, or get on the nearest bus and lick all the handrails and will my entire stash of baked beans to you goons, to be inserted into whatever orifice you choose.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Thanks everyone. It's both awful and reassuring to know that other people are feeling the same. I have actually wanted to get into weights for some time, in order to achieve my lifetime ambition of being able to open a jar without enlisting the help of tea towels, hot water, and those stupid grippy jar lid things.

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Corn!

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I spent 1.50 on this grippy jar opener and I will drat well get my money's worth, no matter how many small blood vessels in my eyeballs are ruptured in the process :colbert:

There is a PureGym near me that I used to be a member of. It's all floor-to-ceiling glass panels along the side where they have the treadmills and the space where they held the smaller group training/classes. One of the instructors who worked there said it was a bad design decision, because anyone walking by could see in, especially when it was dark outside, and funnily enough not everybody wanted to exercise to an audience.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Ratjaculation posted:

Woohoo my persistent migraines are back

Ratjaculation posted:

We had those gas heaters on wheels monstrosities as a kid, we could only really afford to use it over Christmas (sad violin) but I used to sit in front of it and roast, that carbon monoxide clearly did me good

I rented a cottage for 3 years with a wood-burning Rayburn and desperately miss it, despite the footprint, also again I constantly set of the CO alarm with it

Hmmmmmm.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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My first ever foster cats arrived today! I took a very blurred photo of them as they ran to hide behind some furniture and sent it to my family.
:3

My dad's response? Why do you want to do that, paying money to feed a cat that's not yours. It's stupid. :(

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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So what you're saying is that Plymouth is the place to be if Fatima wants to retrain in a customer-facing role in pharmaceutical retail?

I'm not sure where the worst place I've ever lived is, my previous addresses look like a greatest hits of urban deprivation. All of them have always been smack (heh) in the middle of the sort of areas where the pavements were littered with broken glass and broken lives in equal measure.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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His eyes are really far back in his sockets. It's like the opposite of the Gove photo posted earlier. Why can't politicians have their eyes in the right place?

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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kecske posted:

no you need to prepare to live like the guy from The Road and tie cardboard to your feet and kill a man for with his stockpiled soup tins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf3b1AJNAR8

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Cyril Sneeer posted:

Corbett is dead.

What a post.

I have failed n drunk this weekend. I did 6 weeks off, but not enough.

Am sobering up now, feel like pur poo poo. just want U back des!

Don't be too hard on yourself, everyone stumbles sometimes and it's not a failure. Six weeks is a huge achievement, be proud of yourself.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Half four and I've had no sleep at all for the second time this week, and it's not as though the sleep I have got has been particularly restful (thanks nightmares!). Which is why I'm whiling away the hours here, on the second least-savoury website I frequent.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I have arrived at the Family Home for Christmas (it's legal!) and already it's turning into the miserable experience I'd feared. If I wanted an effective support bubble I should have ditched the relatives and picked a strong rope and a sturdy branch.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Ratjaculation posted:

My mum isn't speaking to me since I poopooed her idea to each drive halfway to she could see me.

Merry Christmas

I suggested re-arranging Christmas and almost caused a riot. We're all adults and not religious. There's no reason we can't gather to have a roast dinner and swap presents when the restrictions ease.

But no.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Merry Christmas goons! I got PJs and hand cream, both of which will come in useful in 2021: Pandemic Harder.

Just about to sit down to dinner and then Zoom with relatives not too drunk to operate a laptop.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Storm Bella is raging and keeping me awake. High winds make me anxious.

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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I'm sorry about your puppy, SS :(

Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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We had outdoor games at Guides stopped after one girl took her shoes off and stepped on broken glass. She had to go to hospital and get stitches, it was a proper nasty injury.

I don't know why they didn't just ban going barefoot but who am I to question H&S regulations.

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Lady Demelza
Dec 29, 2009




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Best of luck, Cyril. I'm rooting for you, for what little that's worth.

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