Angel: Connor, this is Spike and Illyria. Guys, this is Connor. Connor: Hi. umm...I like your outfit. Illyria: Your body warms. This one is lusting after me. Connor: Oh...no, I--I--it's just that it's the outfit. I guess I've had a thing for older women. Angel: They were supposed to fix that.

'Origin'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


meara - Oct 16, 2021 10:05:26 pm PDT #10010 of 11114

I had that problem too Suela and haven’t figured out how to fix it. I was hoping the developer would make it work with a more recent version again.


Sheryl - Oct 17, 2021 4:43:52 pm PDT #10011 of 11114
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Went to a Pumpkin Festival at a semi-nearby orchard. Ended up with tickets for 4 pm since that’s what was available. It was kind of cold and windy, but Mr. S seemed to enjoy what he did (big slides, bounce pad, hayride and corn pit) and we ended up with a bigger pumpkin than we would have liked.


askye - Oct 17, 2021 5:09:05 pm PDT #10012 of 11114
Thrive to spite them

I visited with my aunt today and saw my grandma. She's so frail looking. According to my aunt she hasn't been drinking anything , although she did have some ensure while I was there. I had been hoping that Grandma would be aware I was there but she wasn't. I held her hand and my aunt and I talked some and then we went back to the living room.

I have been worried that my aunt has been so wrapped up in being a caretaker that when Grandma does die it will be hard for her to have the freedom etc. But she has plans for the "next phase" of her life and told me about her plans to renovate her place and get new furniture and to hopefully be able to travel . She was happy and upbeat about it. She wouldn't be doing this alone she has a ...special man in her life.


EpicTangent - Oct 17, 2021 5:36:57 pm PDT #10013 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

That's good she's prepared. I couldn't allow myself to think of my mom's death so I was a little unprepared. The guilt I felt at enjoying my sudden freedom was unexpected.


Cass - Oct 17, 2021 5:40:36 pm PDT #10014 of 11114
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

But she has plans for the "next phase" of her life and told me about her plans to renovate her place and get new furniture and to hopefully be able to travel . She was happy and upbeat about it. She wouldn't be doing this alone she has a ...special man in her life.
Good for her. It a lot to Care for another. Glad she has plans and will also care for herself.


EpicTangent - Oct 17, 2021 5:41:52 pm PDT #10015 of 11114
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I'm watching a new (to me) procedural out of Australia (Halifax: Retribution on PBS) and one of the main characters has a late teen-early twenties daughter who looks so much like Matilda it's messing with my head.


Laura - Oct 18, 2021 6:29:58 am PDT #10016 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I'm glad you got to see your grandmother, askye. It is good that your aunt is looking forward. One of the biggest grief issues for caregivers is the feeling of not being needed anymore and preparing for that is huge.


Laura - Oct 18, 2021 6:48:32 am PDT #10017 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Is it wrong that when I heard about the death of General Powell that my first thought was at least I didn't have to hear nothing except Senators Manchin and Sinema news for a day?


Steph L. - Oct 18, 2021 7:24:24 am PDT #10018 of 11114
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

That's better than my first thought, Laura, which was: why couldn't it have been Trump instead?


Topic!Cindy - Oct 18, 2021 7:28:10 am PDT #10019 of 11114
What is even happening?

Right there with you, Tep. My first thought was: "Really, Walter Reed? You saved TFG, and you couldn't save Powell?"

Laura, I've had the news off for the last couple of days, because it was really doing in my head. I can't say I feel that much better, but the worsening has stopped. I can't keep being so mad at people and things I can't change.