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This is all true. One pack of Tim Tams can clearly only feed one person.
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Yeah, I was writing on my phone. Only two options. Editing isn't one.
EDIT: Got on a computer and fixed it.
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I find a lot of ASMR videos produce a misophonia effect in me. But when I find the right sounds, ASMR is fantastic.
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Somehow when I fake a sickie, I actually get sick by midday. It's like my body goes, "Oh, were doing this, huh? Better really sell it..." Stupid body.
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Tonci Zonjic is awesome.
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I can't get enough Tonci Zonjic.
The last issue of Get the Lobster is out next wednesday, and a color preview has popped up, so here's a few of the pages in black and white:
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Spoilers for Harry Potter to follow.

The idea that some one that wants to avoid spoilers should not use social media is utterly insane. It's like saying they shouldn't go out in public. Granted, there's still a point there. Social media is full of spoilers, and people want to talk about this stuff, but there needs to be a buffer. If a new TV show has come out, give it 24 hours. If the person hasn't seen it by then, chances are they aren't that interested anyway. For major reveals, wait until the end of the season for people that like to marathon the whole block in one go.

If you don't know Snape kills Dumbledore by now, then the chances are you were never going to read those books or watch those movies anyway, and you should expect people to be all over social media talking about it.

But there's another kind of spoiler I hate... the ones in advertising campaigns. DreamWorks ruined major emotional beats of how to Train Your Dragon 2. Luckily I had friends that knew I hated spoilers and told me not to watch the trailers. When a trailer started in the cinema, I'd get up and walk out until it was over. I went into that film unspoiled and it was AMAZING. I would have been furious if someone had ruined that for me. I feel bad for everyone that saw that movie knowing more than I did when I watched it.

Not knowing what happens is a different experience from knowing. It doesn't matter if scientists say we enjoy one more than the other. That's like saying books are better than TV, so people that like TV are stupid and should be forced to read books. People (not just friends) should respect my choices and my wish to watch and read things unspoiled.

The biggest problem I face here is as an Australian, we often get films much later than America. Avoiding social media for 6 months is just not practical, and that's how I got Ratatouille spoiled for me. There was legitimately no way I could have seen that film, unless I saw some crappy pirated version on my computer (and personally I think watching it for the first time like that is actually worse than spoilers). Rest assured, I'll see it within a week of it coming out in my territory, if not opening night, but it'd be nice if Americans could stop broadcasting film spoilers into all social media, and putting them into headlines on news sites. All you need is a little spoiler warning first.

And always, mind your phrasing. Don't say, "Snape kills Dumbledore in Harry Potter 6." Make sure the media title is mentioned before the spoiler, so that I know what you're talking about first and can decide if I want to hear/read/see it.

It is a balancing act though, not rules. Within a short period of time, you can talk about minor spoilers, gradually working your way up to major spoilers. By the time Harry Potter 6 went to paperback and film 6 was on blu-ray, no one has any right to be annoyed about you talking about Snape killing Dumbledore in public. If it matters that much to you, you would have done something about it before then.

Sooner or later, a spoiler is just common knowledge. It's just common knowledge that Darth Vader is Luke's father. Virtually all kids are going to watch Toy Story 2 before The Empire Strikes Back. Yet, if I'm with a small group of friends, and I discover someone's never seen Star Wars, and miraculously doesn't know this stuff, I'm going to tell them... in the form of marathoning the Star Wars trilogy as soon as humanly possible with them. Star Wars virgins are rare and should be cherished.
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No question. Games should definitely be more customisable in regards to time. Padding practically guarantees I drop a game.
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The best example of this is interactive novels - they sell themselves on word count, because it's easier to say "we have ten thousand words more" than "our characters develop in meaningful and realistic ways". It leads to so much padding text - my taste is always for minimalism. A short game with a great concept is worth way more than a side mission loaded generic shoot em up.
The Elder Scrolls series is actually really great at this - there's a single core storyline that can be finished in good time, but there are also side stories that each feel complete and add to the world. It let's you shape your character how you see fit and time the game to your own needs. Tani did the two main missions, became super powerful, loaded with wealth and retired. I'm still playing it years later, haven't touched the main missions and mainly live on animals caught in the wild while I study the ruins of an advanced civilisation :D
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I tag my food photos to a location on Instagram. When I'm hungry, I browse other people's local food photos until I find what I need, then I go to that place and eat it. It works really well.

And I have way more photos of books and food than people.
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Oh, god. This guy is an utter moron.
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Still way cheaper to buy the blu-ray though... and the blu-ray has commentaries and other extras. When is digital going to pick up the slack on that? #Korra   #TheLegendOfKorra  
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A five-issue miniseries, the first of a new series, begins in December, "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi with art by Alexander Maleev. #Hellboy   #BPRD   #MikeMignola   #Mignolaverse   #AlexMaleev   #JohnArcudi  
In March, comics fans reveled in Hellboy Day, a celebration of 20 years of the Beast of the Apocalypse in a trenchcoat. This anniversary year has...
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