Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Here I was thinking I was just DONE with Jackson Wang. Ive been very meh about everything recently. Mostly because everything is literally the worst it has ever been and keeping my head above water is exhausting me and drowning seems like SUCH a good idea. But LMLY IS A DANG GOOD SONG AND THE VIDEO IS INCREDIBLE and Im going to be obsessed with this child forever.

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So, I joined a pride and prejudice group on facebook because I love pride and prejudice and someone shared a link to a pride and prejudice cmovie. If this sucker doesnt pull me out if my slump—stick a fork in me friends. Im dead.
https://youtu.be/Xi5Ahz9WdqI

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    Ahhh this has been on my watch list forever. It looks like it could be amusing.

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    I love a good pride and prejudice adaptation *adds to list*
    (Side note: am currently reading Being Elizabeth Bennet, which is a Jane Austen choose your own adventure story and it makes me laugh)

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      Oooooh Ill put that on my list! I love choose your own adventure! Ive been trying to read The Unread Letter Novella which is a variation of the book where Lizzy doesnt read Darcys letter and I just want to kick her! Its making it hard to get through!

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        It’s pretty good – you can wander off into a mishmash of other Austen stories but I’m trying to stick to the main story on this read through at least. Written by someone who has clearly actually read the book before (unlike e.g. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies where they just cut and pasted in the zombie bits and missed some golden opportunities)

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Being a grown up is hard and stupid and I would like a refund. Thats all and goodnight.

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    I look at all these teens in a rush to be “adults” and all I can do is shake my head and think…poor kids. If only they knew how good they had it.

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      Some put it so correctly and vividly “They love life so much and are so free” and I completely agreed with them.

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    Queueing with you on the refund.

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    Can I get one too? I’ll bring snacks.

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    I’d love some magic that will take me back to my childhood days when life was carefree and I didn’t have to think of bills. Only thing is I don’t want to relive everything again.

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    I never signed up for this, yet somehow it still happened. Been waiting for someone to deal with my complaint for over 10+ years. LOL

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Librarian Beanies! Do any of you work for a public school system? An opportunity has come up but I dont have enough info to make a decision.

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Beverley Cleary passed away yesterday. She was 104. She was one of my first favorite authors. In the announcement for her passing they said, \”no cause of death was given\”. Like…dude. She was 104. I think THAT was the cause of death!

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    I loved her books as a kid. 104 is a pretty good innings!

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    What?! Beverly Cleary was my favorite growing up. I’ll never forget that the first time I cried reading a book was a Ramona book. RIP. What a legend.

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    She was so important to me as a young reader. Her characters were completely messy and relatable and I loved them.

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    Oh, man. Her books were such a big part of my childhood. I read all of them! I should read them again.

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    I’m sorry to hear of her passing.

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Whelp. Im good and slumped.
I watched the first two of Vincenzo. Even commented with !! And when it was time to click play my fingers wouldnt do it.
I watched the first ep of Hello. Nodded. Said it was cute. Immediatwly developed a crush on FL as she is GORGEOUS and doesnt look like every single othet actress in the land. And when it was time to click play my fingers wouldnt do it.
I watched Oh My Master and found the most interesting/entertaining part to be the preview for tomorrows ep. Because this first ep was boring af.
All of this to say: the slump is real.

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    Maybe it’s time to enter variety land. There is some extra Sungrok content there 🤣 hahahahaha *promoting promoting*

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      I second this. I always watch variety through a slump! Master of the House is always good (even before Sungrok, haha), and Jackson was on the Manager a couple weeks ago if you didn’t catch that already.

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        Varieties are good alternatives during slump. My last few weeks are filled up by Hispital Playlist camping episodes (and even rewatched), plus Youn’s Stay. The assortment of Three Meals are always my go-to too.

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    @leetennant is offering cake to those in slump land.

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    Hello Me gets better and better. It has so much heart.

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    Have you tried Navillera? At first I wasn’t interested in the story of an old man who wants to learn ballet. But so many people were raving about it so I gave it a chance.
    About half way through the first episode through my tears I fell in love with these two and the story.
    I binged the whole show in one night. Watching Oh Master all I could think of was the grandpa in Navillera.
    Even Hello Me lost a bit of luster after Navillera.

    It is a wonderful show about following your dreams – and I can’t recommend it enough. Also the dancing is wonderful.

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Iswak homies! I had tp go and swoop up my dad. His door has fallen off! Let me know what was watched and Ill catch up this week. The Spies drama, right?

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I just finished 💄 sunbae and I wish it wasnt over! I want more eps! I want to see the Jae Woos wedding! i want to see our otps wedding! I want to see either of those couples babies and see how HaEun copes with having to share her beloved uncle.
I want to thr middle sister and the husband to share their house with each other and see them slowly go back into the dating field and come home and dish with each other because they are still friends who love each other even if its not romantically. i want to see Jae Shin and Jae Wol build a real friendship. I want Hyo-Joo and Jae Shin to find each other after theyve done the work on themselves.
I dont want it to be over!
I lept expecting it to fly off the rails. It had everything it needed to do so: chaebol family, love affair gone wrong, a faked suicide attempt. But this wasn\’t THAT drama. This drama was basically good people trying to live decent lives. Instead of decsending into chaebol nonsense characters grew. They grew apart. They grew up. The grew back together.
Im going to miss both sets of sibs. All couples (together and not) and our Klar family.
You were a good drama, Sunbae. Even if you werent a ratings blockbuster.

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Just another day in libraryland.
One of the things that people don\’t get about libraries is that they are for EVERYONE. Teens who dont want to be at home but dont really have anywhere else to go. Guys who are working from home and realize they have to print a 200 page document and their printer isnt going to cut it. SAHM moms looking for a place to socialize themselves and their babies. And the neighborhood drunk.
Not one of these people have a higher or stronger right to be in the library than another. They are all The Public and they ALL have a right to be in the library and use our facilities.
Yesterday our local drunk whipped out his pecker while one of our staff was helping him. She wasnt sure if he was masturbating or if he had a case of the shakes but his shaking hand was on his penis. She told him to leave for the day. I spent the next two hours talking to security ad the local cops and our staff member who dealt with him writing up reports to grt him banned. Because everyone has a right to the library but once you whip out your junk your right is hereby revoked. Take ya tiny tiddliwink and hit the door, punk! After talking to possibly EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD it was decided he would have a 3 year suspension. This morning I get an email that its been dialled back to 6 months.
On the one hand: totally cool. He has NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. And hes typically fine in our space even if he gets aggressive once every blue corn moon.
On the other hand over the course of mu report writing hours I had to listen to phrase \”pleasure himself\” and repeat said phrase to my manager and security and cops SO MANY TIMES. And he should be banned for longer for putting me through that! I didnt deserve it!
But the thing that pissed me and my two coworkers off the absolute most? The cop sauntered into our library and then told us that SHE had decided to give our drunkard a life long ban. That. Is. NOT. How libraries WORK miss missy! YOU do NOT get to make that call. The library is a PUBLIC space that is for EVERYONE. Including a cranky neighborhood drunk who whipped his peter out. Yeah he has to leave for a time. But he WILL be allowed to come back. Because we\’re the library.

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    Firstly, I really recommend you on your dedication to your job The fact that you firmly believe that everyone, regardless of whether we may like them or not deserves to have access to a public library. Secondly, and on a less serious note, your experience reminds of the safe house episode from Brooklyn 99 where two people go undercover in a library as perverts because they are more at home in public libraries. Also people overstepping their authority is such an inconvenience, you can’t even correct them without offending them

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    I agree with you the police officer does not have the right to make that call. You are also right that libraries are for everyone ( even if we might not always every patron). Making these decisions are never easy.

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I miss sleep. Sleep does not miss me. I\’ve had another full week of waking up every 30 minutes. I get weird with no sleep. My body doesnt care.

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Im sorry I did not know that I needed this ubtil I saw it. I LOVE THIS. My ult and baby bias together? Killing it. The song the visuals all of it. ALL OF IT.

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Inquiring minds wanna know: whos this handsome fella? What drama is this? I wanna poke his dimple.

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I am here for 4 reasons.
1. To look for spoilers to the last two eps of 💄 sunbae.
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2. To clutch my pearls and feign outrage at any spoilers I find.
3. To complain about my lack of juice. I have no juice. Just…none. And my library is too far from a store to get some on a lunch break and I refuse to go to the overpriced cafe across the street. But I love juice.
4. To distract myself from my lack of juice and try to stay awake. Im on my second cup of hot coco but I really wish I had some juice.

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The summer before 2nd grade my parents almost divorced. But they didnt (hooray?) My mom agreed to breakup with the man she was cheating on my dad with and give up her heavy drug use-otherwise she was going to loose us kids and my dad. She didn\’t want to loose everything, so she agreed.

That year she focused on remembering how to crochet. Her aunt had taught her when she was a child but had replaced that habit with different ones. Since that sweet woman died that year she thought to re-teach herself with library books and distract herself with her old habit of reading novels (when her hands werent trembling-withdrawls, I think).

That year my dad had a terrible accident at work and spent the majority of the year in the hospital. She spent the year going back and forth from his hospital room, his sisters house (our only relative in the new state) to see after us kids, and work. She kept her crochet bag with her. Our last activity before the accident was a trip to Target. I got to help her choose yarn for the afghans she eas going to make. Red and Black for my dads favorite sports team. Shades of blue for my brother who at 12 wanted to be a pilot or a sea captain and pink and burgundy for me. Over the course of that year my mom made two insanely large afghans. The woman didnt know what she was doing and wasnt sure how to make an afghan or how to end an afghan and they were both the size of basically am entire room. Huge. They were huge.

When she made it to my afghan my dad was finally out of the hospital and we were all at home. She tried to teach me but I was much more interested in my novels. I learned how to make a chain–declared it a choker for my favorite doll and spent my time pressed against her chair looking up to watch every now and again how my afghan was coming along.

Soon after finishing my afghan she was diagnosed with MS and her body just–stopped. Within 6 months she was blind, she didnt have use of her arms, and was in a wheelchair. Within a year she was bedridden. My afghan was the last thing she made. Earlier this year I looked in every nook and crany for my afghan. But it was just gone. I had slept with this blanket since the 2nd grade (ignoring a 2 year stint when I was in charge of taking care of myself and I threw up on it and hid it in the closet as I didnt know how to wash a an afghan). I dragged it to college and back. Its so huge it has its own suitcase and it\’s gone on all of my adventures.

I thought my old housekeeper stole it. Its suitcase was gone. I searched, as I said, through all the nooks and crannies, no luck. On thursday I took my pop to get the vaccine and he bought me 4 bookcases. I put them together on Friday and this morning I started putting books in. I found my afghan. Her suitcase is gone. But the afgan is here. Old and damaged like me, but here.

I am happy.

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Yall I so had the most insane dream last night!
First of all. I took a melatonin supplement and for the first time in like a year I slept for 4 hours solid–no waking up for anything. It was AMAZING to wake up feeling refreshed? People who do that regularly? Yall are some lucky so and sos!
But the dream. It was set in late 1983. My mom was going to work someplace requiring she wear booty shorts and high heeled boots. My aunt was wearing the same even though she doesnt work for the same company. My aunt was following my mom to someplace and she had my big brother, my older cousin whos the same age and my older cousin ehos a few months older than me and me rolling around in the back seat.
Suddenly, we hear a THWACK and my mom comes hauling around a building thats exploding behind her. She dives into the front seat like an action hero and yells at my aunt to peel out. My aunt flicks the ash off a blunt and slowly drives off and then the car explodes and theres babies flying everywhere and my mom and aunt arw just…dead. Guts splattered everywhere. And then I woke up.

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    It’s a good thing we watch Korean dramas and know the old Korean saying – dreams are opposites – is true!

    Take good care of yourself!

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    Ok, I have a few questions. Where did the babies come from? Did your mom blow up the building or escape right before it blew up? Why would the blunt ash blow up the entire car? Did your mom and aunt have on sequined crop tops with the booty shorts? Ummmm, I think that’s it…

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      The babies were me and my cousin and my brother and my 4 year old cousin.
      I dont know why the blunt blew up.the car. She had beem smoking the whole time! My aunt wore a yellow croptop with the word JUICY on it that she made herself. I couldnt see my moms shirt but they both had outsized afros and too much glittery eye makeup. And I THINK my mom was blowing up the building. I dont know why though….so weird!

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Can I just say here and now and for the record: I really love 💄 sunbae. I love that the characters feel like real people who do things and react in ways that real people do.

I love our 3 siblings.

I loved how heartbroken Jae Woo was when Lee Jae Shin said that no, he never considered them friends.

I love that people talk to each other.

Our married couple and chef. My heart is breaking for the husband. He keeps saying that hes not gay-he made a mistake in college. But, like the quote says \”the lady doth protest too much\”. The wife (whos name wont stay in ny head) tearfully asking if he loves her and his too-long pause and broken I do. The decision to fight for their marriage or let it go.

And our couple. Our couple who have barely started dating and suddenly theres a 5 year separation in front of them. Him gathering all of his courage and asking her to stay. He doesnt want to lose her and doesnt have the courage to see her leave for 5 years. And her admitting (at least to herself) that she would regret going further in her job more than she would regret losing him if she lost him. I think its about more than her job though–its also about putting more physical space between her and her mom. We know how important her work is to her and how itchy she is to go further but would she be that way if her mother hadnt popped up uninvited again? She wont be able to do that if SongAh is in Europe.

And finally. Hyo-Joo. I sincerely hope she pulls herself together and gets some therapy. Lee Jae Shin is NOT worth this and its disconcerting and sad that she ao fully thinks he is.

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    I find the plot arc involving Yeon-seung and Woo-hyun really sad but also super compelling. I’m curious about where they will be in ep 15. I hope they’ve divorced, Hyun-woo has accepted himself, and they’ve found other goals while still remaining on good terms.

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      I just finished 14 and am sad. SAD!
      I hope tge same for those two–?and that shes found someone who loves her.

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        It was all very sad. My heart broke for the middle sister. Why are all the siblings so wonderful.

        And how wonderful is Jae woo (brother). He really is doing everything to help his sister. Hope she takes the next step and loves herself more and finds happiness. She wasted too much time on Jae Shin.

        I hate time skips usually. But this one made sense. I am so glad she chose her career. it’s sad that her choices were about the one she would least regret. There was no happy medium.

        We only have 2 more episodes??? 😱

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          Im glad she choose her career. Her entire life has been choosing other people first: her dads secret, her mom, Lee Jae Shin. She deserved and had every right to put herself first. Im anxious to see how things fell apart with our puppy though. Her hesitant step forward and his hesitant step backward before cooly turning and walking away made it seem like it wasnt an easy breakup.

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    I’m finding it refreshing that Jae Woo as the rich kid was actually the sincere friend and not the bad guy. The whole “I’ll ruin you” thing may be a little much, but I do understand that he’s hurt.

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      I do believe, it didn’t last long. he was angry and hurt. I think it was his way of showing that this is how ‘dogs’ would be treated if he were a real ‘chaebol’ kinda person. He wanted to show him that he always treated him like a friend.

      I love Jae Woo and i am so glad he is be joining the sibling family soon. Because, that boy deserves a loving family. I am glad he grew up so well inspite of that chairman/granpa.

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I love the in death book series. I think the last dozen or so have been kind of phoned in and theyve probably hit their \”end\” date a dozen times over but I like them all the same.
Im listening to the latest now and thinking about Rob Thomas and Veronica Mars. Rob Thomas said that thw reason he killed off Logan is that no one wants to watch a character in a long term relationship solve crimes. Eve Dallas is a homicide detective. She met her husband in book 1. They moved in together in book 3. They got married maybe 2 or 3 books later. The book series is over 50 titles long (not counting novellas) and remains entertaining. Theres only been one book where their marriage was \”in trouble\” and the book is always focused on the murder. He talked about shoe horning Logan in on cases that he has nothing to do with. In in Death Eves husband is a former thief (and murderer (special circumstances), how do you like that for a bad boy) but current interplanetary business man. He finds himself helping out during investigations often. But he has his own life and career. When he doesnt have time to work with Eve he doesnt. Theres a whole stable of characters that we havent seen in several books.
Rob Thomas just sucks is all and lacks creativity if he couldnt find a way to make it work. Or he just didnt want to make it work. Its well known in the fandom that he and Kristen didnt like Logan and was shocked when the character took off. They kept trying to push him out but it never worked.
And finally. Whats that test? The one wherw you take a scene of women and observe what they talk about: most tv shows put a group of women together and all they talk about is guys and that they couldnt pass that test. This latest in Death has a great scene with
Eve–Lt Dallas homicide cop
Nadine Furst–journalist/author/researcher and head of a research team
Reo–prosecuting attorney
3 kick a women sitting at a table eating burgers and fries and talking about taking down a cultist/human trafficker. It was an awesome scene. Tv shows act like its impossible to show women being competent and awesome. I widh they could all read that scene.
I dont like a ton of Nora Roberts books but shes neat. Way to go Nora. Thanks for that great scene. Also Rob Thomas is a butt.

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    I refuse to watch Logan get killed off. If I haven’t seen it then it doesn’t happen, right 😅 I think it’s really lazy storytelling to think there’s nothing left after they get together (and also obviously she is woman so her life must be solely focussed on her man 🙄)

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      I watched the first few episodes of the first season of Veronica Mars and I remember liking the way Veronica was written and portrayed.

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        The first season was excellent!
        The secobd season was better than the third.
        The third season….um…gave us a perfect example of the nice guy trope.
        The movie was a love letter to the fans.
        The books were good but apparently not cannon?
        And the fourth season is an abomination.
        They really should have written the fourth season like the books. Logan was on leave for a majority of them. And Rob Thomas could have written Logan out without having to kill him and risk alienating a bunch of fans. And given his imagination time to work up either a. How to kill him in a manner befitting the character or b. How to write a woman in a relationship.

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        The first two seasons are really good, the third season was…there…the movie was fun but is really jarring if you watch it straight away because they’ve suddenly aged a lot.

        I do not believe I know of any fourth season 😅

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      I eish season 4 didnt happen. It was not good. Even if you ignore what happens to Logan. Ive read some theories that the reason that Veronica feels like such a jerk during the season is because the season takes place after Logans death and its Veronica telling us what happens and she feela so guilty that she makes herself look worse.
      And then I read that this is a perfect ending for Logan as there is literally nowhere else for his character to go. Hes grown from a punk kid to a happily married family man. All of his growth took place off screen and without anything for him to work on it makes sense for him to die now–the happiest hes ever been or will ever be.
      Hate that as well.
      What I did like was a fan retooling of season 4. Veronica and Logan hook up after the movie–and it doesnt work out. Hes in therapy hes found his structure in the military and hes happy. He becomes friends with Wallace when he goes and speaks at the school about military life and turning your life around. He meets a lovely teacher and suddenly Logan and his gf are having double dates with Wallace and soon to be mrs. Wallace. They become best friends to the point when wallace and mrs. Wallace get married Logan and Veronica are his groomsmen. Veronica starts avoiding Wallace because Logan and gf spend so much time with Wallace and Mrs Wallace and kids. Veronica starts to loose herself to the darkness Wallace always wants Veronica to be in his life but he has a wife and kids now and he doesnt want her darkness taintibg their lives. Logan would never chest on his gf but hes found himself on more than one occasion trying to save Veronica from herself. She accuses Logan of being with her because hes waiting for Veronica to come out of the darkness and they ultimately break up. It would have been interesting. Theres a whole alternative season 4 in ao3. I mich prefer those to the nonsense we got

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    I used to love the In Death series, but I haven’t read the last 10 or so. There were good parts but it was getting kind of repetitive. But I will always love Eve and Roarke and how their relationship and careers were handled.

    Don’t get me started on all of Rob Thomas’ b.s. excuses for killing off Logan. He just wanted to write Veronica on the road, solving crimes, and hooking up with different guys. At least it looks like he won’t get the chance after the response to Season 4.

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      They are getting repetitive. And I kind of hate that theres no tension between Eve and Roarke anymore. Of course hes going to drop everything and join the police team–Eve doesnt even have to ask him or the higher ups to make him a consultant. He just is one. Of course Eve is going to look the other way as he picks locks and goes into places they arent supposed to be–see how her edges are softening? I feel like that illegal computer that he had that Eve would wrestly with asking him to use (because illegal!) has been dropped all together and these days I lowkey wonder if Eve even has the skillset to solve a crime without Roarke anymore. But the last two books were good. Shadows in Death–someone from Roarkes past (a contract killer) reappears and makes a play for him. Other than the end where the ENTIRE FORCE flies to Ireland it was really good. The ending felt more like fanfic and wanting every character in the scenes.
      Faithless, the one that just came out is about cultists and has Eve and Peabody doing good solid police work–not relying in magic EDD and Roarke skills.

      As much as I like the books–and I do–I think they shoumd have ended years ago. They used to be about a homicide cop and her husband from the wrong sude of the tracks the self made billionaire and their group of friends. And its still about that except Eve is now comfortable in her digs–I dont think there are any scenes in awe of how huge the house is anymore. Mavis is now an international rock star married to an internationally renowned fashion designer and they just bought a mansion. The tiny apartment that Eve used to live in that Peabody and McNab rented has been left so that they can rent a property on Mavis and Leonardos mansion. Nadine Furst has writren multiple books, one has been made into a movie, the movie and Nadine have won an oscar.
      Like…things are supposed to change. Books get boring if things dont change in the characters lives but Naked in Death takes place in 2058. Faithless in 2061. Thats a lot of changes in 4 years. The characters from the first few books wouldnt even recognize these people, for better or worse. I once had a manager call Roarke a dog whos had his teeth pulled. That seems like an accurate description.

      And Rob Thomas is a butt.

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      Oh and I meant to say this about Rob Thomas: he DOES just want Veronica to drive around hooking up with dudes–thats why the sex scene with Leo and solving crimes. But I dont think he gets that other than season one, his crimes/mysteries have never been the appeal of the show. Veronica isnt even the appeal of the show. Shes kind of really judgy and mean. Its her relationships that manage to creep in and around and through her judgy and mean and get right to the center of her marshmallow beart that makes Veronica Mara so good. Ita Veronica and her dad. Ita Veronica and Wallace and how much they LOVE each other without it ever going to a romantic or sex place. Its Veronica and Mac being Q and Bond and taking down bad guys and Veronica holding Mac as she sobbed over her first big breakup. Its Veronica and Logan being so very broken but falling for each other and hurting each other again and again because neither of them are very good at love and relationships but they want to be for each other. So a season 5 or the originally pitched season 4 of FBI Veronica taking down the baddies never would have worked because Veronica needs Neptune and its inhabitants otherwise shes just a cliched pi antihero doing boring, cliched antihero things.

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I am so frustrated with facebook. Almost two months ago I was contacted saying someone in a different state had accessed my account and to change my password. So I did. Except someone (NOT ME) added a two step verification to my account. I dont have access to the phone number this code is attached to. So. I cant login. I cant change my password. I cant do ANYTHING with my account without access to this phone number. Every login solution involves first: LOGGING IN (tf?). Every form of contact goes unanswered. Its so frustrating! They said to upload my drivers license and Id hear from them within 30 days. Ive done that! Ive done that twice! So annoying! So frustrated!

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    Their ‘security’ and non-existent customer service is ridiculously the worst.

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      It really is! And I wouldnt even care–Im not a facebook person–but A. My s
      manager specifically requested that I get a fb account to interact with a community group and its turned into a total networking thing. I have maybe 5-10% personal stuff and the rest of it is networking and groups and connections. I dont want to rebuild! Booooo

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Jae from Day6 reacting to GOT7s Encore is HILARIOUS. The first 2 minutes of the video is Jae saying repeatedly, \”Why is this so good? Its because its wet! Its good because they ARENT IN JYP ANYMORE\” and then he cackles, reminds himself to not get himself in trouble, repeats that the main reason this song is good is because GOT7 is free from JYP and then he spends the rest of the video (a good 4-5 minutes) playing an eaJ song and explaining dry and wet. It was so funny. And educational. Way to go Jae.

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Tales from libraryland:
A sweet five year old needs help with his homework assignment. He has a black man in history and he needs to put 5 things about that black man in a brown paper bag to explain who he is to his class.
His person?

NAT TURNER
for those unfamiliar with Nat Turner: he led the largest slave rebellion in US history and lead 70 men to kill 60 white people. Turner and 17 other slaves were drawn, quartered and reduced to fat.
Again. 5 year old.

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    Whooooo picked Nat Turner for this child?!!! Like what is he supposed to say…Ummm he felt that God spoke to him and told him to “slay his masters with their own weapons”? Like…whut?!!!

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      This assignment is WILD. I legit think jos teacher just found a list of historical black people and slapped their names on bags without thinking about WHO the people were. I was talking to a principal fro.m another school today and I asked her like…am I missing the point? Am I wrong here? And she was like look, scratch Nat Turners name off. Give the kid a different person and tell that teacher to come talk to me if she has a problem with it! Go off, lady! She also told me to slide a flyer for her school into the kids hands because the school he goes to is terrible!

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        It HAD to be something like that because wth was the teacher thinking?!!

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    Also, since it’s Black History month let me say that I watched Harriet for the second time since I saw it at the movie theater. Lemme just say…..wheeeeeew chile. I can NOT articulate how mad that movie makes me. The atrocities our ancestors were made to endure are beyond anything I can imagine.

    The current state of things and this pandemic are wreaking havoc on my mind, body, and soul. I won’t continue with my rant instead I’m going to woosaa and have a drink.

    I will say this though when non-black people ask me how am I so light when both my parents are black, I look them in the eye and with a poker face reply: Cause you know…slavery.

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      Back when my grandparents were alive they had a portrait of the slave owner who started our family in the attic. It could be a family myth as I never saw it–even after both gparents died and we sorted through their stuff. But that has been my answer for why Im light skinned as well! I would say, OH! LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT SLAVERY! WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PORTRAIT OF THE SKAVE OWNER WHO USED TO OWN OUR FAMILY! Very earnest with big crazy eyes. I also get a lot of! “Which of your parents is white?” Amd ehen I say neither people ask me if im sure. Like I don’t know. Stop it.

      I’ve actually never seen Harriet. I meant to watch it ages ago but my dvd player broke. I worry that watching it is just going to piss me off. I JUST had an argument today with a friend about systemic racism again today. My dad 100% thinks that whenever something goes wrong its racism. I dont think its 100% everything but I KNOW its not 0% either.

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        GIIIIIIRRRRLLLLLLL LET ME TELL YOU This lady came into the salon I used to work at, she asked if there was anyone that did black hair so they pointed her in my direction. I was sitting in my chair when she asked if I did black hair, I replied yes. She asked if I was black, I replied yes. She touched my hair (which was pressed at the time) and told me…to MY FACE…”no, you’re not black”. 😳 I assured her I was and she assured me I wasn’t. My Mexican co-worker was so mad she yelled at her. Like I. Can. NOT.

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          I nearly came out of my chair for that one. I sont understand the thoughts rhat go through peoples heads when they decide thats a good idea! At an old library I KEPT the picture book You Cant Touch My Hair on my desk. And every time my BOSS approached I would look at her and look at the book. She woukd3 stand there practically vibrating with desire, hand outstretched “it just looks so soft and fluffy”
          It is.
          That DOESNT MEAN YOU CAN TOUCH ME!
          Why is that such a hard and confusing concept?
          What a jerk!
          Also, how neat that youre a cosmetogist? Beautician? Hair stylist?I used to have little girls come to my library saying how they were going to be hair stylist because it was easy and good money. I would tell thrm its good money but it sure as shootin’ isnt easy! The physical demands on the body. Math and science. Nope!
          I hadnt found a hair salon yet where I am before the pandemic hit so I havent been to the hair stylist in over a year! Ugh! I flat ironed my hair for the first time since my big chop and right in the middle of my dang head I have either some hair that was tired of growing or some massive breakage. Life needs to get back to normal so someone who knows what they are doing can come save me from myself.

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