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  1. Hecate

    Music Thread (with Youtube)

    Your periodic reminder:
  2. Hecate

    The "I am currently reading" thread

    The Lovers fills in the background for Parker's dad, and is central to the mythology established in The Black Angel. That seems to have taken a bit of a back seat after The Wrath of Angels, even though with that book we still don't know what Parker really is (though thanks to the Collector we know what he isn't). I've just bought the new one, though my main motivation is finding out how Angel's doing.
  3. Hecate

    The "I am currently reading" thread

    Just finished that one. Great series, but I think it peaked with The Lovers. Splendid writer though. New one out tomorrow.
  4. Hecate

    Find this film/TV episode

    And, of course, now I've posted this I've remembered where it's from 🙄 . It's the reveal that Jesse is a vampire, in S1E2 of Buffy.
  5. In which film or TV episode can you find this scene?: Two people running from a killer. Woman has her back to the man. She says something like "what can we do?" In a twist reveal she turns around and the man says "you can die." He's the killer, or at least involved. It's from something like Scream, but it's not Scream. Almost certainly a film, but could be something like an episode of Buffy. Quite likely from no later than late 90s to mid 00s.
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    Richards Shop

    Yes, I do. Mostly out of my price range (I was a Miss Siama girl), but I do remember buying a pair of fantastic red boots there with some Christmas money when I was 14 or 15. I remember Warehouse on there too, a few years later.
  7. Hecate

    Music Thread (with Youtube)

    What have I done to deserve this?
  8. Hecate

    Boycott Gillette razors.

    Absolutely fascinating to see the corrosion of views and ideals after susceptible folk wade through the internet's nether-regions for long enough.
  9. Hecate

    Hyde Park Flats Question?

    Building work started in 1980. Opened 1981.
  10. Hecate

    Bonfire good old days

    I do. Late 70s. I don't recall any reference to trick or treating though, and pumpkins were wildly exotic, unheard of in my neck of the woods. We carved the turnips and delighted in the spooky shadows and glow cast by the candles while we put TCP and plasters on our sliced up fingers. We didn't go door to door harassing folk at Halloween like children today; 70s children made Guys a few days later and harassed folk on the street instead.
  11. I'll give you a few examples: If someone posts an anecdote about ghostly orbs and goes on to suggest that they are the physical manifestations of departed spirits, it's entirely reasonable for someone else to propose the rational explanation that those orbs are actually artefacts of digital photography. If someone posts an anecdote about a ghostly hooded figure and speculates about its origin, it's entirely reasonable for someone else to counter any spooky explanations with an observation about perception and cognitive bias. If someone posts about their ghost investigation group and the scientific tools they use to identify spooks, it's entirely reasonable for someone who's also interested in science, but who has a more rational perspective on ghost investigation, to join in the discussion. The fact that this thread has been merged with others over the years illustrates the redundancy of attempting to separate the subject into different threads; you can't discuss rational explanations for ghost sightings without including the initial discussion about the ghosts in question. As for poking fun: of course moderate the comments if they descend into personal attacks. That's an entirely different matter. Don't attempt to exclude contributions to the thread from people with a genuine interest in the subject under discussion.
  12. I didn't see any apparently recently deleted posts, but I must respond to this point: This thread has been trundling along since 2004, with several interesting plunges throughout its 52 pages into discussions about whether or not ghosts exist. This has included conversations about perception, psychology, belief and so on, all essential and obvious counterpoints to spooky anecdotes for anyone with a genuine interest in the subject. We had a similar discussion way back when, when a paranormal interest group was proposed and rejected, when it was concluded that a group of that nature, and hence forum threads concerning the 'supernatural', should not exclude contributions from those with a more rational perspective. Please don't attempt to exclude that aspect of the discussion from this thread now.
  13. I'm looking for a pair of good, solid dressmaking shears, 10", sidebent, made in Sheffield (not 'made in Sheffield' but assembled and finished elsewhere). I've spotted the Wilkinson ones at William Whiteley. Any other recommendations?
  14. ...is free this week (ends 12/10/18 ), if you fancy learning a few new crafting skills, or brushing up on some old ones.
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