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3 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 1 reply · +9 points

I always saw the person being groomed by Vetinari as his replacement as being Moist. But then, Vetinari would never rely on only ONE potential new Patrician...

3 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +12 points

"I don't think I'm going to allow you to arrest me today" and "That is a hell of a thing for you to say to me" are both lines from the movie Tombstone. (Edit: Which is, naturally, a film about a famous lawman who is out in the country and discovers a large group of people who believe they are above the law...)

4 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 1 reply · +7 points

Given that this book came out two years after the film based on the novel Push by Sapphire, it's probably fair to say that Constable Precious Jolson is meant to resemble Gabourey Sidibe.

9 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 1 reply · +8 points

Do you see the stylistic change as being deliberate, an unintended consequence of Pratchett having to narrate his writing rather than typing, or, dare I say it, a direct consequence of the Embuggerance?

10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 0 replies · +25 points

I said it here while we were reading Unseen Academicals, but it bears repeating. The diagnosis brought out... Not the BEST in PTerry, but the necessary. These were things he needed to say, needed to be read, needed to be out in the world. You need look no further than the line "We pride ourselves on making a good history of our lives, a good story to be told." to see the truth of this.

12 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 3 replies · +8 points

The chapter title is most likely a play on the Tom Wolfe novel The Bonfire of the Vanities. Never read it myself, so I don't know how deep a connection it is, but...

15 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 2 replies · +19 points

The little ditty about Ankh-Morpork is a reference to the opening number from On The Town, a movie musical starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra about a group of sailors on leave in New York. This should not be confused with Anchors Away, a movie musical starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra about a group of sailors on leave in Los Angeles.

Also, the opening line about flying with snakes on your broom is most likely a reference to the classic Samuel L. Jackson film Snakes on a Plane. Because why not.

17 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Sense8':... · 1 reply · +3 points

I haven't seen past this episode yet, but I really need to know... Do Amanita's three dads show up again? Because they are awesome, and the sort of thing we all need in our televised entertainment.

17 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Sense8':... · 0 replies · +7 points

Me watching this episode: Am I going to be able to see Sylvester McCoy as a new and unique character, or will he just be The Doctor to me?

The Old Man of Hoy: Look, we all know sapiens. I mean, some of my best friends are sapiens. When sapiens feel safe, they're the nicest people you could meet. However, feed their inner demons, frighten them...

Me: This doesn't answer my question.

Also, the Pride Parade scene was monumental. Just seeing Lito publicly affirm his identity after a season and a half... It warms the heart. It's not like anyone on here needs a reminder that giving folks a safe avenue to be who they are, to express and explore their identity, to proclaim their personhood... That these are good things.

17 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Sense8':... · 1 reply · +8 points

Wait, so the director of this episode is James McTeigue, who also directed the Wachowski produced film version of Alan Moore and David Lloyd's classic comic V for Vendetta. And they actually WENT there? Including a dig at the film's vanguard of verbosity? I don't know if I'm shocked or impressed.

I am shocked by the ending, I know that. The Doctor said a swear...