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Writing Life | Annie Dillard
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Wrote 2112 words today. I'm spent. Time for dinner.


marleed Wow - congratulations! 6h
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s awesome. 6h
tournevis @wanderinglynn @marleed It I manage another day like that I'll finish the chapter! 5h
TK421 Your word count makes me want to listen to Rush.😊 3h
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Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli | Barbara Jean Hicks
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TNG 7.10 #Inheritance, Fionnula Flanagan is woefully used in a confusing episode, re-edited and reshot until the last possible minute. Data learns he forgot his 'mother', said mother's dead AND an android, and Noonian Soong was one effed-up man. Also the crystal broccoli monster.

#day22 #startreksummermay

Megabooks Excellent episode summary! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 The Rock sugar crystalline entity! 😏 9h
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Mae Jamison and Her Dream | HSP, Meish Goldish
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TNG 6.24 #SecondChances, or as I call it Missed Chances. Riker finds himself a duplicate. Angst ensues. In the original script, Prime!Riker was to die and Nu!Riker take his place. By season 6 Riker suffered from First Officer Syndrome: FOs don‘t do much. But Berman killed the idea and Riker remained boring. The episode is more notable for transporter tech Lieutenant Palmer, played by real astronaut Mae Jamison! Love her!

#day21 #startreksummermay

Megabooks I didn‘t know that about Mae! You have the coolest trivia. I like the way they ended the Thomas Riker arc on DS9, though. 1d
Megabooks Oh, and I loved the NuWill/Deanna scavenger hunt. 1d
tournevis @Megabooks It was good to see him back on DS9, but it was such a crumby thing to do to the character. It seemed so much OOC.

The scavenger hunt was great and imagine the dynamic that would have emerged if they had stuck with the original plan!
tournevis @Megabooks Honestly, I know sooo muuuuch useless stuff about ST. It's unseemly. 1d
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Yesterday's #bookmail is a lovely look at London's past through the eyes and journeys of an honest to goodness mudlark! Beautiful pictures and thoughtful prose. Only in London!

Fridameetslucy Mudlark!! I am smitten with this word and now I need yo figure out how to apply it to my drawings ! 2d
tournevis I have loved that word forever! As a historical anthropologist, it's one of the first historical English-language word linked to material history I learned. So evocative and descriptive. 2d
LeahBergen I‘ve always wanted to go mudlarking!!!! 😍😍😍 2d
tournevis @LeahBergen The closest I've ever done is clam fishing. 1d
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Very quick read. Cute and fun, with convincing but conveniently crafted aliens. The author thought of the aliens first and wrote a simple mystery to fit the sexy romance they imagined. It's all good. And also good M/M sex. I don't remember who posted about it yesterday but #blameitonlitsy

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My son reading Astérix (Bouclier Arvenne, i.e. tagged) stopped my reading to tell me, insisting, that the saussage guy looks a lot like my sister. And he's not wrong!

Lcsmcat 😂 4d
marleed Haha! Maxine in the Hallmark cards had a striking resemblance to my kids Grandma! 4d
tournevis @Lcsmcat @marleed My sister is not convinced, however. 😂 4d
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 3d
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Faust | Goethe
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#DevilsDue TNG 4.13 Yet another Phase II script adapted for TNG. This one is not exactly good but it's entertaining at least. Courtroom drama with a side of con artist. Just your basic Faustian deal plot with a techno twist.

Of course Faust is what I pick! The Foundational Faust™ is Goethe's, one I have not read since early adolescence. Alternatively Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus works in a pinch.

#day19 #startreksummermay

Megabooks Nice choices! 👍🏻🖖🏻 3d
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The Red Shoes | Hans Christian Anderson, Joy Cowley
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TNG 5.22 #ImaginaryFriend

Ugh. I hate this episode! Evil alien tries to turn a good child bad, again. TOS did it ok. Many other shows did it better. Noley Thornton did a good job as little Clara. Shay Astar as Isabella, not so much.

My favourite Clara is from The Red Shoes: Hans Christian Anderson, the original 1948 movie and its many remakes (there's a good cartoon too) and Kate Bush's album.

#day20 #startreksummermay

Megabooks I‘d agree with you! 👍🏻🖖🏻 3d
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The Nebulas were announced and I 100% agree with all of the winners (it's not always the case) and I can count one friend in the list, which is even better!!! Have you read any of them? They're all good!

suzisteffen I am going to go look at the awards - I HOPE I have read some - but this novella by Aliette de B made it on my top books of 2018 list, so hurray! 4d
tournevis @suzisteffen The novella is simply fantastic! Calcutating Stars by Kowall is also a fnatastic novels. They are all good! 4d
suzisteffen @tournevis TBH I am a bit surprised Calculating Stars won. I liked it very much, don‘t get me wrong, but I‘m surprised. The novella category was ridiculous this year - I *LOVED* Black God‘s Drums so much, and please, Artificial Condition?!!!! All of the Murder bots also made my best of 2018 list. 4d
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suzisteffen @tournevis Dramatic presentation was also an utterly ridiculous category! So many good things in one place. I will admit to seeing Across the Spider-Verse three times in theatres, so I guess 👍. But I mean! Black Panther, Dirty Computer, Sorry to Bother You!! Ahhhh! 4d
tournevis @suzisteffen You know, when Bandersnatch is the worse of the list, you know the choice will be siffocult! 4d
tournevis @suzisteffen I meant "difficult"! ? Also, as you noticed, Bandersnatch is the only production not starring persons of colour. 4d
tournevis @suzisteffen I'm not surprised Kowall won, it's great and deserved it, but I preferred Roanhorse by a large margin. 4d
ShyBookOwl The Calculating Stars was good, but I much preferred Spinning Silver. I've been waiting to see which would take it. 4d
tournevis @ShyBookOwl But what's great this year, they were all good. Even the one we each didn't like best! 4d
Geeklet Solid list. Glad to see Children of Blood and Bone won for YA. I really enjoyed it. I haven‘t read The Calculating Stars but I thought The Poppy War was excellent. 4d
tournevis @Geeklet This year was killer! 4d
suzisteffen @tournevis alllll of this 4d
tournevis @suzisteffen ALL of this, indeed! 4d
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Notre Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo
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@Lcsmcat So, this is my cover. Yeah.

twohectobooks I‘m guessing you‘re reading en français? 4d
Lcsmcat No expense spared at Gutenberg. 😆 4d
tournevis @twohectobooks Never read it in English. 4d
tournevis @Lcsmcat Free as in beer. 4d
twohectobooks @tournevis I haven‘t read it in either language! Someday! 4d
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Saw the documentary What We Left Behind and I am delighted. I admit to having wished a Bitch-on-Berman fest, which it isn't, but I did get to see and hear Berman admit that he was wrong *twice*. Beautiful and emotional piece of documentary film-making and a love letter to the best-written Star Trek series, bar none. And, because it has story arcs, DS9 can be binged, which I suggest. Available on blue-ray in August. Tagged my fav DS9 tie-in.

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1️⃣ Tagged, just gotten back to it after many months.
2️⃣ No idea.
3️⃣ The Shadowhunters finale.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Trying to get back into it. I'm at about 40% now but had stopped at 37% forever. Technically, the stories in volume one are set on Earth. The first stories were good, set in a generic Balkan state. The one I just started is narrated by an oak tree. This book is all my style, but I need to just commit to it.

The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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In #Contagion TNG epi 3.11 we learn Picard is an archeologist, Iconians could cross light-years as easily as we cross a room, computer viruses are bad, and Starfleet doesn‘t practice network prophylactics. Also featuring Toronto‘s City Hall.

As such, the only Michael Crichton book I like is The Andromeda Strain. Again, as with all his books, the film is better (the 1st film, 1971; the 2008 film is baaaaaaad).

#startreksummermay #day18

gradcat Very cool post 😎! 5d
Megabooks Love these facts! Timeline is my favorite Crichton, but I enjoyed The Andromeda Strain as well. Never seen either movie, though. 5d
tournevis @Megabooks Andromeda is a fine medical thriller with a side of body horror and the first movie is slow and oppressive, just like the book. The second movie is action adventure horror with a nonsense romantic plot, and no about of Benjamin Bratt looking fine can compensate. 4d
Megabooks I think any movie that can be made into an action movie is. Up next The Perks of Being a Wallflower...with Guns! (First inappropriate movie that came to mind. 😂😂) 4d
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Afrosf: Science Fiction by African Writers | Nnedi Okorafor, Sarah Lotz
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Humble Bundle is at it again, this time with some of the very best Afro-Futurism. Run, don't walk!


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#TheBestofBothWorlds TNG 3.26 & 4.01 Considered the best TNG episodes with reason. Tight plot, excellent acting, surgical dialogue, great effects, Locutus of Borg! What a cliffhanger. WOW! What a show! #startreksummermay #day17

«Sleep.» That line is arguably the most important line in the episode, so I‘m choosing Sleeper, a short by Jo Walton, available from Tor on its own or in the Starlings collection. An equally startling story.

mom2bugnbee One of the best episode cliffhangers of any TV show, ever. 😳 5d
tournevis @mom2bugnbee I was floored when I saw it the first time. I still get goosebumps watching it. 5d
Megabooks I get goosebumps, too! I loved the interactions between Shelby and Riker, as well. The “early bird who gets the worm” exchange between Data and Geordi is priceless. 5d
tournevis @Megabooks All around quality. 5d
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1️⃣ ⬆️
2️⃣ My new computer came in and its name is Hopper.
3️⃣ Vietnamese.
4️⃣ 51 living first cousins (plus 1 who passed on a few years ago and 5 who died in infancy). All on my mother's side. None on my father's.
5️⃣ 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Bookjunkie57 Wow I thought I had a lot of first cousins at 17 on both sides. 6d
tournevis @Bookjunkie57 Acadians. Until the 1980s, they reproduced like rabbits! 6d
wanderinglynn Love Jenny Lawson‘s books. 👍🏻 5d
tournevis @wanderinglynn Laugh out loud in public transportation funny! 5d
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Ottawa #littens, be advised that Ikea Family members can get the black Råskog cart for only 30$, which is the lowest price I've ever seen on these. I bought two. I don't know when the special store offer ends. AFAIK, it's Ottawa only.

Cortg We have 2 of these carts in different colors. One for my daughters crap, I mean beauty supplies, in her bathroom and one is the “homework” cart with office supplies on the top and each kid has a bottom shelf to put their books, binders, etc. I love these carts so much! 6d
tournevis @Cortg A lot of people on here use those for their TBR. It's an amazing price for these. At 30$ it's cheaper than the cheapo Micheal's ones. 6d
julesG Funny, I think it's on "Ikea family" offer here in Germany, too. I'm thinking of getting another one for my daughter. 6d
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tournevis @julesG They are very well made. Plus, they are all metal, so if you don't like the colour, spray them! Bim bam boom! 6d
julesG @tournevis I've already had one for over a year. Used it for my tiny herb garden on the balcony first. Today, I pushed it into my daughter's room and put all the books on her TBR into it. 6d
tournevis @julesG Yééééééééé!!! 6d
Gissy I want one!! 5d
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The Face of the Enemy | David A. McIntee
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Duplicate so I choose Face of the Enemy TNG 6.14! Finally Troi does stuff instead of having stuff done to her. Canonically, that‘s when she first thinks to take the bridge officer test, following what she had to do in #Disaster 5.05.

The Face of the Enemy is also a Doctor Who tie-in novel by David A. McIntee wherein the Degaldo Master is foiled by the Brigadier and poor Ian Chesterton while Jo and Number 3 are away. Fun.
#startreksummermay #day16

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Ooooo, would love to read a Brigadier/Ian team up! 7d
tournevis @TobeyTheScavengerMonk It's fun. Not very deep, not great, but fun. 7d
Megabooks Hey! Love this, and Face of the Enemy is a great choice! Major Rakhal of the Tal Shiar. Probably spelled all that wrong. 😉😂 6d
tournevis @Megabooks No I think you got them right! 😄 6d
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How to Adult | Stephen Wildish
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1️⃣ The right and ability of not giving a fuck.
2️⃣ Dealing with increasingly cognitively challenged parents
3️⃣ Not much, tbh. My childhood wasn't particularly happy.
4️⃣ Depending on how you define adult, museum docent or research assistant.
5️⃣ No one cares what you eat in your own house or anywhere (i.e. the opposite of what my mother thinks)
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn #adulting

@I_Like_Big_Books @AmyRebecca @IamIamIam @krismlars 👋👋👋👋

wanderinglynn Love your answer to 1. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💛 7d
tournevis @wanderinglynn One of the perks of middle age, init? 7d
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1️⃣ As an academic, it happens every day. I read tagged for the 1st time to prepare a course, one of the first Quebec independance novels. Fun, even with the sad ending.
2️⃣ I avoid them.
3️⃣ ETA: Technically, The Fear of Art counts as self-help. Recommended for blank page syndrome.
4️⃣ I never counted really, but the year of my comps, I barely saw the light, let alone fiction.
5️⃣ @LeahBergen @Gissy @divinediana 🖖
#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Susanita 👍🏻 1w
Eggs Thanks for playing 👍🏼🤗😊 1w
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tournevis @Eggs 😘😘😘 1w
LeahBergen I avoid self-help books with a vengeance. 😆😆 1w
tournevis @LeahBergen Turns out, apparently, art relections books, books on developping as an artist from the inside out, are “self-help“. 😒 1w
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#AMatterofHonor TNG 2.08, Riker temporarily transfers to IKS Pagh. The Enterprise gets its first Benzite, the Pagh gets space fungus and Riker a black eye and a promotion. The epi features the first believable Klingon woman and introduces us to gagh!

Donald Fyson‘s study Magistrates, Police and People speaks a lot of personal (masculine) honor in Québec and Lower Canada in the British colonial period. Duels and stuff.

#startreksummermay #day15

tournevis This post is my first from my new computer, now named Hopper, after Grace, of the Mark I and Cobol fame, she of the very first bug report. 1w
Megabooks Nice re: the computer! And re: the book, duels are very appropriate for this episode. Klingons are always ready to fight! 1w
tournevis @Megabooks Klingons and, turns out, early 19th century Anglo-Canadians. A lot. 1w
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Meet my new computer. I don't know its name yet. It's not quite set up yet and not in its final position because previous computer is still in use. I think that, bit by bit, I should be done with migrating all the things in a week! There's a lot of converting to do. I may do it via the cloud, tbh. And then it will be writing time!!!

Tamra 🤞🏾👍🏾 1w
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 1w
zezeki I have a habit of naming all my electronic devices. 😅😅 1w
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DivineDiana Love that screen! ❤️ 1w
tournevis @Tamra @zezeki I'll find a good name! 1w
tournevis @Leftcoastzen @divinediana That's the sunrise on Mars. 1w
TheSpineView Congrats! I love getting new electronics! 💜💜 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Congrats on the new rig! I just got a new system last month too. I named it, Delroy. 😊 1w
Kaye Nice ! The screen looks huge. 1w
tournevis @Kaye Not too big; just 23“. Same as my previous all-in-one.
rretzler I need a new computer and I‘m NOT looking forward to the reinstall of programs and the transfer of data. 😔 1w
tournevis @rretzler It can be a pain. The email servers at my uni decided to forbid me access to my email suddenly this afternoon. Not what I was looking forward to doing, this pm, calling ITS and making them look for reasons and STMP server ports. 1w
Gissy Nice to meet you computer!🖖 1w
Suet624 Congrats!
tournevis @Suet624 If only I could get the printer to work... Tomorrow's challenge. 1w
Suet624 @tournevis oh no 😣 Good luck! 1w
tournevis @Suet624 The terminal will be my friend. I'm not a noob with linux, but I'm not exayxtly an expert either. I'm missing dependencies and will need to uninstall what I downloaded to make sure the thing works. But will I type the commands correctly? 🤷 1w
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#Conspiracy TNG 1.20, a fine mystery, tightly woven, riveting even, that suddenly turns left into body horror in the 3rd act, giving us the goriest Star Trek episode ever. I remember being shocked back in 1988, which is why I used only concept drawings in the image above.

One of Jean Baudrillard‘s last books The Conspiracy of Art explores how artists use the rhetoric war and fear to denounce them. I approve.

#startreksummermay #day14

Megabooks I approve as well!! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 1w
Heideschrampf ❤️🖖 1w
tournevis @Megabooks @Heideschrampf 👋🖖👋🖖👋 1w
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Star Trek, Phase II: The Lost Series | Judith Reeves-Stevens
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A qualified pick.

5 novellas by Glenn E. Smith supplementing the fan series Star Trek: Phase II/New Voyages. Strange creatures those books. Technically fanfic of fanfic, Smith is very much a hard science fiction writer and the novellas lack the soul that permeates both TOS and its fan productions. Not bad, but №4 drags. Best read in conjunction with viewing the fan series in the suggested order. Ebooks found here https://www.stnv.de/en/novels.php

Megabooks Cool! Thanks!! 1w
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TNG 2.19, #Manhunt, or “the one with the fish“, is one of the weaker season 2 episodes, but it marks the 2nd appearance of the fabulous and glorious Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed, played by the forever missed Majel Barrett.

Also, the one with the fish, so thank the world for all the fish!

#startreksummermay #day13

Megabooks The fish in the episode are dangerous!! 💣💣 1w
tournevis @Megabooks And, one of the two was Mick Fleetwood, apparently. 1w
Megabooks @tournevis No way!! Crazy!! 1w
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Enemy Mine | Barry B Longyear
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TNG 3.7 #TheEnemy has great bones, but suffers from the writers not knowing how to write Geordi. It could have led to more stories. We never see the Romulan Bochra again (but we got more Tomalak). In the end, it‘s a throwaway episode and a waste. In the first TNG bible, Geordi was supposed to be gay. Fans know that and this epi gave fodder to more slash than any other besides his relationship with Data.

#startreksummermay #day12 ⬇️

tournevis My favorite book about enemies is, yes, a movie novelization, but it‘s just that good and an overall better version of the episode's story. Enemy Mine is a fantastic movie/book about racism forged by the military and I love it and David Gerrold, who co-wrote the book despite what the database says, is a literary genious that we should cherish. 2w
twohectobooks I had no idea Geordi was originally supposed to be gay!! Wow. 2w
tournevis @twohectobooks Rick Berman convinced Roddenberry to change it, for all the wrong reasons (Berman is a raging homophobe), but it's true the idea might not have been ready for prime time tv in 1987. The problem is it turned the character awkward and stalkery, who they did not know how to write. Wasted potential IMO. 2w
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twohectobooks Huge missed opportunity! I‘ve also heard that Malcolm Reed on Enterprise was originally intended to be a gay character (not sure if this is just a rumour) which was definitely ready for prime time by then and also a huge missed opportunity. I love Trek so much but it really disappoints me sometimes. 2w
tournevis @twohectobooks I would not be surprised. I've never read specifically about Reed, but Berman stopped every attempt to have a male gay character in every iteration he was involved in, movies and series. So many people on record about this. He allowed Dax because a woman and lesbians are sexy. 2w
Megabooks @twohectobooks @tournevis What about Bashir? I think he was supposed to be gay as well. I think Reed is an especially lost opportunity because there were out characters on other shows by then. All Bashir did was stalk Dax until she became a different she. Wasted. I‘m so glad Wilson Cruz is on #DSC. I 💙 him on Twitter, and I really 💙 Ricki Vasquez!! (edited) 2w
tournevis @Megabooks @twohectobooks Though Bashir was not planned as gay, Sidig el Fadil and Andrew Robinson did play them as gay and loved doing it. Still do. Berman was at them throughout for doing it, ordering to tone it down, which led to fewer and fewer scenes together and "romantic" interests pushed in the plotlines. Ira Behr and Berman fought over this A LOT but Berman was the boss and had final say. 1w
tournevis @Megabooks Ricky! I'm so glad to finally have represention, though I'm of two minds with the use of the words gay and pan in the dialogue. I get it: it's important to have these words on tv now. But there is no way these words will still be used in 400 years. They are not sciencefictional words. But I get it. 1w
Megabooks @tournevis I used to read Bashir/Garak fiction in my 20s. I think I like that more than Kira/Dax, but it‘s close. Although I will say I never read much sexual fiction because I‘m asexual, and while it‘s fun, that‘s, you know, not my thing. I am not aromatic, though, so there were some parts I enjoyed. 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
tournevis @Megabooks Ace Power to You!!! Now, if the rampant production of all matters of slash in every fandom you can think of is anything to go by, people crave lgbt content, for many divergeant reasons, and will create it if not provided with it by cannon, Berman be damned. 1w
Megabooks @tournevis Thanks!!! I‘m hoping there will be more open representation of asexuals someday. 🤞🏻🤞🏻I guess we got The Outcast 🙄🙄, which somehow (Berman) turned way heternormative. I think everybody wants to see something of themselves on TV, whether it‘s being non-heterosexual, various (dis)abilities, being people/aliens of color, or neuro-atypical. I hope we keep, as being vocal fans, things moving in a direction of inclusivity/representation. 1w
Megabooks I wanted to add non-cisgender but ran out of space! So much more I want to see!! 1w
tournevis @Megabooks You and me both. 1w
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TNG epi 4.8 #FutureImperfect: Riker waking up 16 years in the future with a son, a captaincy and a wild case of WTF. Or does he? Simple plot, ok acting, GREAT aging makeup and BAD creature makeup (Lord, is the alien bad!). Not transcendant but fun.

My favourite waking-in-the-future story is one of the first: Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (1888) is a socialist utopia that stands up better than many golden age SF.

#startreksummermay #day11

suzisteffen Oh yes, Looking Backward is amazing. We actually read it in a history class at university. 2w
tournevis @suzisteffen I love it! 2w
suzisteffen @tournevis yeah, good socialist prof. ;) 2w
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tournevis @suzisteffen A prof after mine own heart! 2w
Megabooks Lovely episode analysis! Interesting book. 👍🏻🖖🏻 2w
Megabooks Who doesn‘t like what Mom and I call skunk stripes in everyone‘s hair! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks I do! Seriously though, the aged makeup in this epi is better than in any other TNG epi. It's pretty bad in the finale, and Soong, gah! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks This book is great. In that future, you know who are the only true artists left, the last real celebrities? Hair dressers. 2w
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Star Trek, Phase II: The Lost Series | Judith Reeves-Stevens
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1️⃣ The 11th Hour, by Glenn E. Smith, a novella set in the Star Trek Phase II fan series, based on the never filmed tagged series.
2️⃣ No idea!!!
3️⃣ Iris versicolor!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 🌱🌿 2w
tournevis @rachelsbrittain 😘😘😘 2w
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Librerias | Jorge Carrion
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I had hoped to go today, but yesterday was their last day of business. Sad 😢

writerlibrarian ☹️ 2w
Suet624 Oh no. 2w
Melissa_J That‘s sad. 2w
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tournevis @writerlibrarian @Suet624 Sad story. The owner died suddenly in February and the widow was forced to sell the building, the new owners of which ordered her and the books out by June end. She was giving away the stock last week. My guess is that used book traders came and emptied it out. 2w
tournevis @Melissa_J It is. See my previous comment. 2w
Melissa_J That makes the news even sadder! 2w
Tamra 😑 2w
LiteraryinLititz Very sad. 2w
rretzler How sad. A long time independent used bookstore that I visited quite a bit over the nearly 40 years I‘ve lived in Columbus closed recently. It does leave a little hole. 2w
tournevis @rretzler More than a little... 2w
Leftcoastzen Every loss of a bookstore anywhere breaks my heart! 2w
tournevis @Leftcoastzen This story is especially sad. 2w
Gissy 😢 2w
Megabooks It‘s so heartbreaking when indies close! 💔💔 1w
tournevis @Megabooks That village just lost 50% of their bookstores. 1w
Megabooks @tournevis The closest indie to my town is two hours away. We have a Books-A-Million and their used book chain, 2nd and Charles, just opened. Other than that, it‘s the random books at Dollar Tree and Ollie‘s. There are some people that don‘t understand why we have a library. ☹️🤦🏻‍♀️ It‘s just sad how gossip on our phones has replaced “real reading” for so many!! 1w
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Shock and awe! Blaise Ndala has won Le combat national des livres! His book Sans capote ni kalachnikov is the winner, displacing De synthèse by Karoline Georges. Now, if only it could be translated (Georges too, by the way) so I could make North America read them!

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If #Liaisons was the rapey episode, #Violations is exactly what it says on the tin. I'm skipping that one. See you folks tomorrow. #startreksummermay

Megabooks Sorry! I wasn‘t thinking clearly when I chose such a triggery episode. I‘m far from perfect. Hopefully see you with Future Imperfect tomorrow!! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks Not your fault! I blame Berman and Paramount. 2w
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1️⃣ Other than numbers, 👏😁😘
2️⃣ No. But that's an American thing. End of secondary school is just that, no more. And in June.
3️⃣ ComicCon with friends.
4️⃣ First.
5️⃣ 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Areader2 😘😘🤗 2w
tournevis @Areader2 😘👋🖖 2w
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Very dissapointed that Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine was eliminitated today in Le Combat national des livres. Sad.

Blaise Ndala and Karoline Georges are left and if I were a betting woman, I'd say Georges will win. She's won everything else.

The Tattooed Map | Barbara Hodgson
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№1 I have tattoos. The most bookish is my ID pic and it's called “My next book“. Later this summer, I'm getting Dif-tor heh smusma, in Vulcan calligraphy on my right leg.
№2 See above.
№3 @megabooks @khooliha

Meaw_catlady Hey I‘m planning on getting that down my spine in the near future!! 🖖 the Vulcan one! 👏 (edited) 2w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady It's such a lovely calligraphy, on top of being important. 2w
Meaw_catlady @tournevis it is so lovely! I need to share a picture of the Vulcan meditation bowl I bought at the convention I was at last month. It‘s really beautiful but sadly he didn‘t write a translation anywhere so who knows what it says or if it‘s even accurate! It‘s still beautiful tho! 2w
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tournevis @Meaw_catlady Tou can sound out the text with online syllabaries and then check in online dictionaries. I did that for something my husband wanted the other day. Do you have a link to the picture? 2w
Meaw_catlady That‘s the link you might need to copy and paste it somewhere. Hopefully it works (edited) 2w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady I can't see the link! 2w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady Paste it in again 2w
Meaw_catlady #B0eG4Tcsmt3ecoa;B01AA390-88D6-4AB7-9C9E-82EE722693F4" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0eG4Tcsmt3ecoa;B01AA390-88D6-4AB7-9C9E-82EE... 2w
Meaw_catlady Because it has a hashtag in there the link won‘t share correctly 🙄 2w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady Got it. Let me get back to you. 2w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady So far as I can see, it's either one of two things. It could be an attempt at rendering a particular ancient version of Rata Tafar Tapan as seen in this link (http://korsaya.org/vulcan-calligraphy/) OR it's just faux Vulcan writing from this source (https://www.deviantart.com/trish2/art/Faux-Ancient-Vulcan-Script-42017021). It's not the best vanu-tanaf-kitaun (ceremonial calligraphy). It does not have a clear patam (head). 🙁 2w
Meaw_catlady Okay! Thanks for the links! Still think it‘s pretty! But I will make sure my tattoo artist does my tattoo correctly 🖖 2w
Meaw_catlady Awesome! Thank you I will save that image for when I need it ! It‘s so beautiful ! 2w
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Yes, Star Trek is literary too! Got my ticket to view What We Left Behind, Ira Behr's documentary on the best written Star Trek series. Yes, my preferred series is still TOS, but the best written is DS9, no question about it. It will be a blast to see more HD footage on the big screen, as well as hearing the entire cast bitch on not-quite-a-person Rick Berman, who held back the franchise from modernity as much as he could. #startreksummermay #ds9

Megabooks I‘m trying to find a ride to one of the theaters nearby - they‘re both an hour away. I hope I can see it Monday!! Watching DS9 now. 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
tournevis @Megabooks Good luck! 2w
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Prochain Episode | Hubert Aquin
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TNG 6.20 #TheChase: a cat and mouse game searching for clues to a message left in the galactic DNA, that aimed to explain (kinda lamely) why all Star Trek aliens are humanoids. It‘s fun but not as profound as it hoped it would be and features the 1st female Cardassian Gul (yé). The best parts are Picard and his mentor discussing archeology. It features my favorite ST prop of all time, the Kurlan naiskos.
#startreksummermay #day9

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tournevis BOOK: My favorite literary chase is Hubert Aquin's Prochain épisode, a schizoid and quixotic pursuit of two eternal enemies, Francos and Anglos, with a Kafka hommage thrown in. Aquin wrote it while he was interned in a psychiatric hospital and drugged up to his gills. Best first line in any book ever: “Cuba coule en flammes au milieu du lac Léman pendant que je descends au fond des choses.“ (edited) 2w
Megabooks What‘s the English translation of the first line. The book sounds fascinating! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks "Cuba is sinking in flames in the middle of Lac Léman while I descend to the bottom of things." Here is a link to the best edition of the excellent translation : Next Episode https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0771094337/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Vaw1CbQ6JHN4V 2w
Megabooks Thank you!!! 2w
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The Son of Black Thursday | Alejandro Jodorowsky
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1️⃣ Neither. They both hurt. I do yoga. That hurts too.
2️⃣ Yoga outside is fun, but not 8 months out of the year. Also, not available in my area.
3️⃣ Makes no difference to me.
4️⃣ Fencing. I'm not crap at it.
5️⃣ Trekking.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn #fitness

wanderinglynn Yeah, I can see how doing yoga outdoors where you live would not be practical. Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
tournevis @wanderinglynn For the four months it's not freezing or raining? I'm in! 2w
4thhouseontheleft I love yoga outdoors, but just as the weather warms up the mosquitoes arrive en masse. 😕 2w
tournevis @4thhouseontheleft Do they ever! 2w
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De Synthèse | Karoline Georges
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I have been remiss. Le Combat national des livres (i.e. Canada Reads for French) is this week.

Eliminated: Pour sûr by France Daigle (Acadia), an experimental novel I liked, and Pauvres petits chagrins by Mariam Teows (West), a translation I've not read.

Left are:
De Synthèse, Karoline Georges (QC), which has won everything with reason.
Sans capote ni kalashnikov, Blaise Ndala (ON).
Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine (Indigenous territories).

writerlibrarian We have been promoting it through our online catalog. https://zonesl.vsj.ca/idees-de-lecture/combat-national-des-livres 2w
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TNG 7.02 #Liaisons, or as I call it, the rapey episode. 3 alien “diplomats“ go on an expedition onto the Enterprise to experience emotions. №1 focusses on Troy and desserts (creepy), №2 focusses on anger and Worf (creepy) and №3 transforms into a female to trap and seduce Picard (CREEPY AND TRIGGERY). And they get away with it because 'they didn't know better'. I hate this episode so much. Titled after tagged, of course.

#startreksummermay #day8

Megabooks It is pretty creepy! That dude was OBSESSED with deserts. If Troi is sick of chocolate, that‘s bad!!! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks I hated that episode in 1993 and I still do now. I don't ever watch. 2w
MayJasper 😕 2w
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Not book related but writing related.

My brand new custom Linux box (it comes with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but I'll look into Debian as soon as it's in) is on its way to me!!! Bye bye non-customizable Macs! I've been experiencing, let's call it, encreasing “chaffing“ using Macs in the last couple years. I've been using open source and custom software more and more and Apple has been trying to stop me more and more. Freedom is on the way to my mailbox.

The Original Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book | The Boston Cooking School
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday
1️⃣For fiction, tight and innovative plot, evocative characters, not racist, not sexist. For non-fiction, logic, evidence and structure.
2️⃣ Rare and historical watercolour pigments and paints.
3️⃣ Tagged
4️⃣ Marie Uguay
5️⃣ 👋 @readordierachel 👋

Eggs Love your responses ❣️. Thanks for joining in 🤗🌸🌺 2w
readordierachel What an interesting thing to collect! Do you use them? 2w
tournevis @Eggs 😘 😘 😘 😘 2w
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BiblioLitten Very interesting! 2️⃣😃 2w
tournevis @BiblioLitten It's can be, shall we say, expensive. 2w
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I live in a household where roman collars get lost because their owner (not me) uses them almost as often as bookmarks as on their actual collar.

laurenslibrary Priorities! 2w
GingerAntics Looks like they would make good bookmarks. I wouldn‘t doubt this happens at my Aunt‘s house, too. 2w
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tournevis @GingerAntics Most of what he reads is online, but when he has a physical book, don't be surprised that one of those is used if he wore it that week. 2w
GingerAntics I now have a mental image of him reading a book, having to stop, pulling his collar out of his shirt and sticking it into the book. 🤣😂🤣 2w
Lcsmcat I wonder if my brother-in-law ever does this? I‘ll have to ask my sister. 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics It would be a great image, but he takes it out the second he leaves the church or hospital. He truly hates them, thinks they are pretentious. He makes a goos case. 2w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 good thing the mental image was him reading at his desk, a knock at the door and he‘s pulling it out and sticking it in his book as he says “come in.” 🤣😂🤣 2w
GingerAntics I‘m going to have to ask my aunt. 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics Same image, but pulling it out of his shirt pocket! 2w
Lcsmcat @tournevis My sister says no. But he used to hang it on the newel post when he came home and my niece when she was little would nick it and wear it as a crown. And you made my sister laugh! 2w
tournevis @Lcsmcat Oh, so he wears the pre-curved ones! My husband *hates* those. He feels stifled in them. When we went to buy his first clergy shirts, this was a very firm NO! 2w
GingerAntics That‘s almost better. 🤣😂🤣 “this thing is stupid. What‘s the point of this thing? It doesn‘t make me holier or anything. Oh, I need to keep my place in this book.” 2w
GingerAntics My aunt says she wears hers all the time, but she‘s never used it as a bookmark. Hers are about a foot long and they end up curled up. Does your husband wear a different type? Those don‘t seem that long. 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics Exactly, that's it! 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics He only wears the short ones, roughly 6in long. They don't press his neck. 2w
GingerAntics She was just explaining the difference. I was thinking they were about that long. She‘s got the long ones that go all the way around. It seems like it would be weird wearing one of those all day. 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics I would not wear any at all ever, but he says ministers bitch to eachother about these types of things. 2w
GingerAntics My aunt said the people she works with all wear them all the time/everyday. She did say other ministers don‘t because it‘s less formal and more approachable to the “unchurched.” 2w
tournevis @GingerAntics My husband thinks they are mostly for show and not necessary in most cases. He also says that with women ministers, it can make a difference because it conveys authority that current society refuses them. 2w
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Wow! Librairie La Liberté, one of my favourite extant bookstores, is moving! It's in a really bad location right now — it used to be a great location 40 years ago, but time has passed — and they are moving to a cute spot nearer to Québec City's three malls area. How cool!


rabbitprincess Well then I am going to have to plan another trip to QC once the store is in its new location! 2w
tournevis @rabbitprincess Me too! June! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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TNG Episode 5.14 #Ethics is 1 of only 2 I remember that tackle medical ethics and research and does a clobbering job of it, though much less than VOY "Nothing Human". It's well acted, and the morally ambiguous doctor is not a villain, just a typical "your life is in my hands, I'm a God" kind of doctor. We know those.

I do not typically read ethics nor medical mysteries, so I'm at a loss as to what to tag.

@Megabooks #startreksummermay #day7

Meaw_catlady I‘m going to make that teal robe Crusher wears! It‘s so cute and will be comfy ! 🖖 2w
Megabooks Yes, I agree. I hate those doctors who think they‘re god types. I thought the subplot about suicide was interesting, too. It was one of the better treatments of the Alexander/Worf relationship. 2w
tournevis @Megabooks Agreed 100%, but there were only 450 chatacters... 2w
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Because we must share and it's important, our beloved litsy has a web interface! Yéééééééé!


BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Suet624 I was so excited about this news this morning. Still feeling quite delighted. 😀 2w
Melissa_J I‘m not sure how I feel about this. 2w
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tournevis @Melissa_J It's not facebooky, if it makes a difference. It's rather closer to a Tumblr interface. I like it. I type better on a keyboard. 2w
tournevis @BookishMarginalia @Suet624 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 2w
Melissa_J I checked it out. I don‘t like it. I‘ll be sticking with the app unless I need to zoom in on something. 2w
tournevis @Melissa_J 👍👍👍👍 2w
Melissa_J I already do everything on my phone anyway so switching to my desktop for Litsy would just be weird for me. 2w
heikemarie I love it! I have a Chromebook that flips into a touchscreen and this is amazingly useful and easy to use! And I think will be really inclusive to Littens who might have accessibility needs and/or visual needs! 2w
tournevis That is certainly true. 2w
tournevis @Melissa_J I get that. It's a good point! 2w
Suet624 I didn‘t notice that it has the date we joined! 2w
tournevis @Suet624 I knew I tried to join as early as Frebruary 2016, but there was no Android app then. I waited until I could confirm there was one. Now, of course, with the web interface, people are golden! 2w
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Clue | Paul Allor
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#Clues, epi 4.14, well-crafted plot about missing time & incomplete information. The moral of the story is SO questionable from an anthropological POV (human 'nature' doesn't lead to a love of mystery; it's all culture & not universal), but still super fun. Another great Spiner perfomance. Why does it look like they're dancing to Thriller in the pic?

Clue is a bad roll'n'move boardgame, a great movie and good graphic novel.

Megabooks I never noticed that they looked like they were doing the thriller dance in slo-mo!! I need to start going to Worf‘s calisthenics classes! 🖖🏻 2w
tournevis @Megabooks It really does! I found that fastforwarding on my VCR a hundred thousand years ago. 2w
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Leonardo da Vinci | Dimitri Mereskovskij
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Not much reading today. We are at the Science and Technology Musem to see the Da Vinci exhibit and my son was adamant that his grandmother visit the Crazy Kitchen. What fun!

rabbitprincess The Crazy Kitchen is awesome! I think it is more disorienting for me as an adult though 😂 2w
tournevis @rabbitprincess It is, totally. We told my elderly father to NOT go into it. He'd fall. 2w
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Episode 4.3, a great A-story with Brent Spiner killing it playing 3 roles (hamming it up playing Lore, what fun!) and a forgettable B-story that only exists to have the other cast have something to do that week.

I find stories about brothers the height of boredome. We've seen it all, it's all been said. By now, maybe (male) authors should just collectivally agree to go to therapy and save us the repetition.

#startreksummermay @day5 #brothers

Megabooks Oh yeah, the subplot was lame, but Brent‘s a genius! I rarely read men writing about other men, but the two books I pictured were an exception. Sometimes there‘s a good one. My record for avoiding male writers is three months! I figured I was making up for my public school education where I only read white, straight, cisgender (usually dead) men. Kentucky in the 80s and 90s was even worse than now! 2w
tournevis @Megabooks TBH, I don't think Québec in the 1980s was any better. My first woman author in school was Gabrielle Roy in 1989, my first year out of secondary school. 2w
Megabooks @tournevis I think there was a lot of fear that, if the teachers didn‘t teach Dickens and Hawthorne, etc., there would be protests from parents. My county was 9% black, 2% Hispanic, and 2w
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twohectobooks I actually really enjoy brother stories! I guess maybe I haven‘t read as many of them as you have, because I usually find there‘s something interesting or different in each one. 2w
tournevis @Megabooks Shocking! 😋 In secondary 4th, we did a contemporary play on the various meaning of love. My teacher assigned me the role of the lesbian, which was promptly censored by the nuns who ran the place. I protested so loudly, I was almost expelled. They relented when I said they had to let me right my monologue. Which I did. On an abandoned elderly woman and her cat. 🤬 2w
tournevis @Megabooks *write* I also said I'd go to the papers. 2w
tournevis @twohectobooks Some are good, I guess, but they are so similar. Dissapointed brothers. Missing brothers. Distant brothers. Unknown brothers. Yada yada. How many jealous, combative and covetous brothers stories does the world really need? 2w
Megabooks @tournevis That is fantastic!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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May the Fourth be with you!

julesG 😂😂😂👏👏 3w
tournevis @julesG Mea maxima culpa. 3w
Lindy 😁👍 3w
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julesG What for? Have you seen my post? 3w
tournevis @julesG Yup! 😁 3w
LibrarianRyan 😤😂 3w
tournevis @LibrarianRyan 😋😋😋 3w
Palimpsest 😂😂😂 3w
rabbitprincess Ahahaha 😂😂😂 3w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 this meme is perfection!!! 3w
tracey38 😂😂😂 3w
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