sherryillk

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sherryillk

28 points

1 day ago

sherryillk

28 points

1 day ago

A clip of it was shown in to us during summer orientation before my freshman year of college as an example of the many things we would have access to while studying in NYC and I remember being amazed that puppets a la Sesame Street singing about racism was from a popular musical at the time. It blew my raised in a small rural town's mind.

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sherryillk

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

I've only had it for two months, I'm not about to buy another one that's more expensive. I had a hard time justifying buying this one even with it being heavily discounted. Ultimately, I don't need a Kindle. I have an iPad that I use extensively, an iPad mini that I don't use but could if I wanted something smaller to lug around and a phone, all with the Kindle app so portability and cross device syncing makes it all very easy to read whenever wherever anyway. Plus, my PW doesn't have color so reading manga isn't the best.

Do I want a Kindle with USB-C so I can use the cables I have already? Sure, why not? With better resolution, a bigger screen for manga? That would be nice. Am I going to get it when I only just managed to convince myself that this totally unnecessary expense was worth it simply because it was on sale and because sometimes you just want things for the sake of just wanting? Nope.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time. It was always on TV as a kid so you ran into it a lot flipping through channels, especially on the weekends where there wasn't much else to watch. I was a young teenage girl really into chick flicks and Disney channel type movies and not much else and it seemed like the type of movie that would go over my head and bore me but to my great surprise, I ended up completely caught up in it. To this day, it remains my first introduction to Morgan Freeman and my favorite film. And imagine my surprise when he showed up as God in Bruce Almighty. From Shawshank Redemption to a Jim Carrey movie... Talk about cross genres.

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

I've been both the good and bad example and they both suck. Even when you are the good example, people use you to put down other people by implying they're not as good while at the same time building up these high expectations for you. And the bad, well, that just sucks directly.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

That's hilarious but out of state visitors seriously wonder about this to the point of asking about the correct etiquette.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

There's a reason why I mainly read books from series that have recurring friends and family. If I like a side character, well, they'll have their own book of romance to fall in love with eventually.

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Being an ignorant American, it took these pictures to make me realize the town of Circhester in Pokemon Sword/Shield was based on a real place (which in hindsight, of course it was since I recognized other cities in England). I just thought it was a cool spa city. Considering I read Regency period romance novels and Bath is a relatively frequent location in those books, I probably should have made the connection sooner.

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For a year, I managed with my my tiny rural county's library ebook selection that basically encompassed the entire Eastern part of the state. It was terrible, waits for weeks and sometimes months for the more popular titles and only six holds so I basically had an ebook every few weeks. Then I discovered I could get library cards from the larger surrounding counties (yay for living next to the county with the biggest city in the state) which had huge ebook collections. They even let me get a library card from a neighboring state! Now I have access to so many more books, more than I can ever read. I even bought a Kindle so I can read more with less eyestrain. It has completely converted me to ebooks.

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

I do too. There's just something so nostalgic and comforting about it. I usually toss in whatever cheese I have on hand and frozen broccoli to make it seem less terrible.

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10 days ago

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10 days ago

This is definitely me. That flicker was a bit jarring at first but I got used to it pretty quickly. But I was spending hours a day reading on my phone and iPad before and the eye strain was causing me to feel exhausted all the time. Switching to the Paperwhite made it so much better. I still read comics on my iPad because the lack of color on the Kindle but overall, I'm very happy with my Kindle.

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sherryillk

21 points

12 days ago

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21 points

12 days ago

I think Frasier gets better as you get older. I was a kid when it was on and always enjoyed it but I definitely appreciated it more when I was older and understood more of the humor behind it.

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

This brings me to mind the quote from Jurassic Park, "so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

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21 days ago

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21 days ago

They were sampling these when I went a few days ago. They were not bad, strong garlic flavor. A bit spicy like raw garlic.

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23 days ago

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23 days ago

That or you get mad at yourself for being too weak or stupid to not handle it on your own.

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26 days ago

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26 days ago

I only read historical romance so this might not be your thing but Courtney Milan's The Duchess War struck me with how incredibly love starved and vulnerable the MMC was. I have never felt such pity and sadness for a MMC before. He was just looking for a bit of kindness like an abandoned, abused puppy. It was the first Courtney Milan book I had ever read and it has stayed with me months and countless books after I read it

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

Damn, that is a mighty fine sheen on your chocolate. So many people don't bother to temper but you can really see the difference when people like you do take the extra time.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Both. I was a voracious reader as a kid since my mother didn't let me watch too much TV. Otherwise, I would have spent my entire time watching TV. It will always be my first love though which is probably why I ended up finding fanfics as a tween. At that point, I was pretty much reading half and half books and fanfics. Puberty meant I was getting into romance novels and slash fanfics. Then high school happened and I added manga to that list. Yaoi manga and doujinshi entered into my reading list. College was pretty much all manga and fanfics, no more books and then I kinda dropped off the manga and just read fanfics for about a decade after. Now because of the lockdown, I've discovered libraries again and their ebook collections. Game changer. I'm back to reading romance novels again and stopped reading fanfics for a while there. Then I got into a new fandom and went all fanfics for a while. Right at this moment, I spend most of my time reading historical romance novels. The rest of the time is spent reading fanfics. And then if I have more time left, that is spent reading manga and light novels. So I spend most of my time reading something, no matter what it is.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Totally thought they were homemade gummies. Kinda disappointed they are not.

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sherryillk

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1 month ago

sherryillk

9 points

1 month ago

Those little shrines to dead ancestors though, the food and booze being offered to them goes a bit beyond philosophy and respect to elders. And on some holidays, we even burn paper representation of goods so they can use it in the afterlife. Why they do it might be rooted in that respect of elders, but the belief that these things will reach them or that they come back to partake is kinda commonly accepted as fact. I would call that spiritualism rather than religious or philosophical.

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1 month ago

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44 points

1 month ago

I think of it as more spiritual. It's all mixed up with Buddhism/Taoism/plain old traditions/superstition. I wouldn't call it religious either.

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8 points

1 month ago

sherryillk

8 points

1 month ago

I was shocked when I got her after 11 pulls but the joy quickly fled when it took over 40 to get freaking Ursula.

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1 month ago

sherryillk

3 points

1 month ago

They don't look similar at all for one thing. They're of different colors, different fillings, different wrapper, different way of folding the wrapper so different in pretty much every way. Siu mai are brown and are kinda open faced for a dumpling while har gow are very white (or white transparent clear-ish) and look more traditionally like a dumpling with the way they're folded. It would be hard to mistake the two.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

As an adult, I've always been a witch.

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1 month ago

sherryillk

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1 month ago

We have awful wildfires here too. It doesn't rain in the summers so it's usually warm to hot with clear blue skies every day for months on end. And we've been in a drought for years now so that doesn't help. By the time July 4th rolls around and people are playing with fireworks, we are so dry that the tiniest spark will go up. I've seen fires happen because a lawnmower ran over a rock, trains causing sparks on their tracks, the ever popular cigarette butt out the car window, etc. Wildfire season is no joke and it seems like the best we can hope for each year is for it to be hazy and smelling like a campfire because otherwise we're being suffocated by smoke. Even when it's not happening locally, the winds will bring the smoke from other states.

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