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Black Panther makes me happy because the next generation will grow up internalising that people of colour have equally valid stories and agency. It is a coffin mail for inequality. It's also a really good action film.

Ultraviolet is a bad film. It's incoherent nonsense that doesn't even succeed in its own terms as a stylistic piece. It feels child and clinical but but not in the way it intended. Also if your lead is a badass vampire getting her murder on, you need to show not imply that.

When my partner is away, I like to watch bad films, let things we have already seen, because I want to watch the good stuff with him.

It occurs to me that The Dunning-Kruger Effect would be a great name for a band.

Every time I see this place, I think "but where would I go for Sunday best?"

Need to get from Northallerton to Cambridge tomorrow. Once again I feel a powerful urge to punch Dr Beeching on the nose.

Now patiently awaiting the inevitable "is your child texting about plums in the refrigerator" tweet.

People confuse me. Suppose someone brings you a present of home baked brownies, but you don't like brownies. Giving them back is rude, but to me "wasting" their efforts by taking and throwing out the brownies seems far more disrespectful.

Why as a linguistic descriptivist do I hold the line on the meaning of "literally"? Because clarity is important, and making words their own antonyms reduces clarity.

We have a very nice new oven. A self cleaning one, that we picked up for a very reasonable price because it was a cancelled order. It makes things crispy without burning them. Not sure I've ever had an oven like that before.

In the Slough of despond. Canceling trains to tap me here is not on

Really enjoying season 3 of Fargo, but I can see why they decided to call it quits. They're having to resort to gimmicks to keep it fresh, and that's a sign it's about run its course.

There are two slightly out of sync loudspeakers in this shiny new train which are making announcements. It may be being driven by Shodan.

Apparently Chatham is the least expensive place to buy a house for commuting to London. I have been to Chatham. I am unsurprised.

Bought Just Cause 3 in the Steam sale. Downloaded it yesterday and is joyous violent stupidity use just what I need right now, I think. (But the wing suit can go f*** itself.)

Allow me to introduce you to our new best friend. A half price ex demo model.

I have to be in Bury St Edmonds on Monday. Does anyone in Cambridge fancy a houseguest Sunday night?

In that weird headspace where I have been pretending to be Byron's great granddaughter all weekend, and now I can't for the life of me shift the accent

Can anyone recommend an android RPG? Completely turn based and preferably infinity engine style. Not the Infinity engine ports though.

Train into Euston subject to an emergency stop order. We may be here some time.