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Re: Disappearing Edit Pencil
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #974163 by Wise Wanderer
Apr 14, 2019 7:13pm
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Thanks! You gave me an idea. Fixed it by changing the settings. I chose to have only 1 column, and could see the edit pencils again. Changed the boo-boo, and reset the columns back to 3. Done!
Re: Disappearing Edit Pencil
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #974164 by Maude
Apr 14, 2019 7:55pm
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Brilliant!! That didn't occur to me 🤨
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974156 by Basset Mom
Apr 14, 2019 7:57pm
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Still free! Watched episode 1 of Season 8 with my fingers crossed. Lol
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 14, 2019 8:14pm
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How awesome for you!! Best of luck on your quest. Please share your experiences, finding, etc.
YOU
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Apr 14, 2019 8:18pm
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So as I previously mentioned before, I can not wait to see Zac Efron's Ted Bundy. And since Amanda from Seattle mentioned YOU, a stalker series on Netflix, I figured I would check it out…. to fill the waiting void.

I finished the ten, 1 hour, episode series on Friday.And it's now Sunday as I needed time to think about my review.

I have to give fair warning, there are some spoilers, so please continue at your own caution. But to be fair, a 10 hour tv show vs 2 hr movie is far more in-depth and has way more moving parts; both of which, sometimes, can't be ignored.

YOU opens with a pretty young woman entering a book store and catching the eye of the book store manager. You are immediately given insight to Joe, the book store manager as he begins his narration of his thoughts, assumptions and opinions of the young woman, Guinevere Beck, aka Beck.

They flirt a little and since she asks for a book he reveres, Joe's instantly hooked. And the stalking begins.

In a short amount of time, Joe and the audience learns where she lives and how she is not very good at picking boyfriends. This also includes adult related scenario for all parties involved, unbeknownst to Beck and Benji. Anyhoooooo, the show continues as Joe follows Beck around and learns of her vain, self indulgent, millennial rich friends and how co-dependent Beck is of her bestie Peach. If you can't sense the disgust, trust me, it's there.

Then one night, as Joe has followed Beck to a Poetry bar, his position as back drop stalker shifts as Joe is forced to show himself in order to save Beck's life. In the interaction, Joe steals her cell phone and since it's connected to "The Cloud", even after she buys a new one, he still has access to any immediate information on her stolen phone.

Now, as her savior, Joe can engage and the story of all their lives begin.

Having provided the premise of this series, I want to talk about the characters. I say this because under no circumstance do I care about any of the adults, save for 100% Karen Mint and 30 (yes) -70 % (no) Joe Goldberg.

Wait, what????

Yes. You read that correctly.

So let's begin with Guinevere Beck, aka Beck, aka the "victim". I did not like her. I thought she was an idiot for taking Benji back. And more over, yes! Yes, she was a self-induced mess. She runs around blaming others for mis-managing her own crap and it's always someone's doing why she can't complete simple life stuff. And if that's not enough ….. I am going to use a 90's word here …. she is a major USER of every guy around her. AUGH. She looks sweet. She talks sweet but she basically yo-yo's Joe and his emotions (Not that I am defending a stalker/killer, here folks.) But there is something to be said about the mentality of the person who thinks they can treat anybody like this. Plus, she was a basic idiot regarding Peach.

So, since we are on the topic of manipulators and users, let's talk about PEACH. Rich, Bee-@TCH, Peach. Whereas Beck is manipulates and uses people, she does not do it on a level that doesn’t come from self loathing, and millennial entitlement. Peach on the other hand just sets up everyone around her to be at her beck and call and if any one dares disturbs her precious little ecosystem, she will end you. So, as YOU progresses, you get to see basically stalker vs stalker and how far people are willing to go to manipulate and use others. She is disgusting and frankly, she stayed too late at the party, and she needed to go.

Now let's talk about Joe. Joe. Joe. Joe. Joe is a bad person. Joe is stalker and a bad person. But the creators of the show threw in a BIG, a HUGE, a GINORMOUS wrench with little Paco. Paco is Joe's kid neighbor who stays in the hallway when her mother is doing drugs, or fighting with her abusive boyfriend or other adult related things. And it's in the hallway Joe usually finds Paco. Joe loves and treats Paco so well that in one episode, he gave up his favorite dinner to Paco. Joe also introduces Paco to the wonderful world of books, even "stealing/borrowing" a rare book for Paco. Joe loves Paco and it makes him human to audience. Soooo……. Joe is a bad person but still a good person. It's hard. It's like 30-70, folks. AND to be even more fair, Penn Badgley has these moments of puppy-brown-dog eyes that make you lose your stance against him. PLUS the fact that he is willing to "work through anything" to be with Beck, kinda makes you wavier your anti-bad guy position. Soooooo, again 30-70, folks.

Now on to "Little Karen Mint". Wow! What an insult for the ages! We get introduced to Karen Mint in later episodes and when she comes out, she comes out swinging, literally….. with a bat, literally. She is the one low-key person in the show and she almost goes unnoticed with two grand exceptions…. and they are pretty big: the break-up scene and her last conversation with Beck. But here's my problem with Karen. In her last conversation with Beck, she says "My get away from Joe key". Now this disturbs me. For one, Karen is pretty kick @ss, coming out with the bat. So……. I am baffled by this. What does Karen know about Joe. And if what she knows is about Joe is bad, why does a kick @ss person stay???? So, I went online to see what others thought of Karen's moment. The audiences apparently loved her. That did not help but I think maybe her coolness was her best power play because what she tells Beck basically takes Beck down.

Okay….. So, I talked about the characters. Now let's talk about why I am recommending this show. Well, for one, while you may not like the main characters, it does create drive to see what happens next. Benji. Stalker vs Stalker. The pee. Ron, the abusive boyfriend. Paco. This is the only reason why I loved Gone Girl. I had to see how it ended.

Two, because on some level, you will like Joe. Does this make me a bad person? For saying this? Possibly. Penn Badgley is near flawless as bad/good/stalker/killer guy. (Don't judge until you watch….)

Three because it does have a great supporting cast. Hell, Peach had to go because she was sooo evil, she was too evil. Karen. Paco. Ron. Ethan. Mr. Mooney.

But I will say, I did NOT appreciate the last conversation between Beck and Paco. Too far tv show creators. Too far!!!! But they don't care.

Also, final thought…. and no, I don't care if anyone does not believe me, I did not believe Joe killed Candace. Being honest, this belief did waiver slightly in some moments but overall, even after everything that had happened, I was not convinced. It was something Joe said about looking to masters about killing that made me doubt Candace's demise.

Anyhooooo…… apparently this series was so well received on Netflix, they have completed Season 2 already.

So, while no Kitty Paw count, I do highly recommend YOU.

csk
Re: Favorite boards
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974129 by Topcollector
Apr 14, 2019 11:51pm
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I notice there are a lot of boards that I see on my newest threads widget, but that aren't favorites. How do I know which ones will show up and which ones won't? I thought I would only see my favorites.

The only widget that shows posts from just your favorite boards is the "Favorite Boards" widget. The "newest threads" and "newest posts" widget will show posts from all boards--unless you ignored them. (If they shows only newest threads and posts from your favorite boards, it would be the "Newest Threads of Favorite Boards" widget or something like that.)

-- Ryan
Re: Disappearing Edit Pencil
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #974164 by Maude
Apr 14, 2019 11:53pm
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Fixed it by changing the settings. I chose to have only 1 column, and could see the edit pencils again.

It's not so much that the edit and delete options aren't there.... they just scrolled out of the view and there wasn't a way to access them unless you make the column wide enough to contain all the data for the widget.

-- Ryan
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974151 by cooledcoyote
Apr 15, 2019 1:30am
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For those who cannot get free HBO, note that your local library might have DVD's that you can check out for free. I've seen the first five seasons of GOT that way.
Re: YOU
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #974168 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 15, 2019 3:09am
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Also it is a book ! So check tha out too for all you readers out there and you can compare and contrast.

Amanda
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 15, 2019 4:03am
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My new company is sending me to London May 7-10 for some training. Which I interpret to mean "we want you to take the train to Dartmoor".

Work-sponsored letterboxing trips are awesome! My company’s sent me to Connecticut twice. This year the new store is in Rhode Island. Woo hoo!
Requesting Stamps for Nightboxing Event
Board: Stamp Swap
Apr 15, 2019 4:19am
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SNB 4 is planned for this summer, and I am looking for folks willing to donate stamps. Please check out the request page and let me know if you would like to help. Thank you very much. 😊
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974171 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2019 4:39am
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local library might have DVD's that you can check out for free.

To have a library card in my town costs $50.00!
Re: Stamps for Woodstock event
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #974140 by mudflinginfools
Apr 15, 2019 4:40am
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zappa
Re: Box of the week
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974137 by Outdoorsoccer
Apr 15, 2019 4:57am
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Yay! Congratulations. 😃
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974171 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2019 4:58am
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Thanks for the reminder! I just reserved Season 1 but the waiting list is pretty long so I may not get it for months. But waiting is better than paying for it, in my opinion.
Re: Favorite boards
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974169 by Green Tortuga
Apr 15, 2019 5:54am
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Thank you.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Apr 15, 2019 10:13am
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I got 23 boxes planted this weekend for the event! They are all permanent plants.

Hmm beer foamy, beer good...
Re: YOU
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #974168 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 15, 2019 11:02am
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Oh no. i read the first few paragraphs and decided to take a look. I'm 14:21 into the first episode and I am hooked. Given that I was a financial investigator for two very large firms, it is amazing what the internet will tell you about someone so for the time being, it does not surprise me at all that Joe has found out what he has.

One of my biggest 'victories' is when two coworkers came back from New Orleans and had the just first name of a cute guy they met and wanted to know if I could "find him". I told them I'd try. With what they told me, I was able to locate his Facebook, age, finace's name, address, life history of where he had lived, what he made, what he drove, etc. and the picture of the house he currently lived in. They were stunned. I win!
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974178 by Janila
Apr 15, 2019 11:52am
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I'm not willing to wait. It won't even be on Netflix in DVD for months and months and they don't stream it. I just pay for HBO until GOT ends.

My free HBO promotional was gone this morning. I was amazed it lasted through that first episode last night.

After GOT of thrones is over I'm dumping the tv service anyway and just keeping the internet for streaming.
Re: YOU
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #974184 by thndrkttn
Apr 15, 2019 11:56am
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It really makes you think about all the information that you share online and how easy it would be for someone to use that information against you
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974171 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2019 11:59am
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After watching what I gave DVRed now I may go back and see if my library has the 1st three seasons
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974175 by Elle
Apr 15, 2019 12:05pm
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To have a library card in my town costs $50.00!

If you read a lot you'll get your money's worth in books in a very short time. And it's kind of a donation.
Re: YOU
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #974186 by Amanda from Seattle
Apr 15, 2019 12:10pm
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It really makes you think about all the information that you share online and how easy it would be for someone to use that information against you

For instance, after spending several hours digging deep into Social Media and the Dark Web, using my keen intellect and skills in interpreting massive amounts of information, I have gleaned that you, Amanda... ARE FROM SEATTLE!
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974185 by MissMoon
Apr 15, 2019 12:35pm
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I just got an email from my brother this morning. He watched Episode 1 of Season 8 last night. He says it was *awful*. He compared it to Star Wars' "The Clone Wars".
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974175 by Elle
Apr 15, 2019 2:39pm
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To have a library card in my town costs $50.00!

Ben Franklin is spinning in his grave.
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974190 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2019 3:38pm
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I just got an email from my brother this morning. He watched Episode 1 of Season 8 last night. He says it was *awful*. He compared it to Star Wars' "The Clone Wars".

Don't care what your brother thinks. lol!!
Re: Requesting Stamps for Nightboxing Event
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #974174 by RDHG
Apr 15, 2019 4:00pm
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Oh I KNOW I can help with this one ;)
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974180 by Wry Me
Apr 15, 2019 4:29pm
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Here are some more facts about our interesting hobby and traditions. Over there in Dartmoor, they have plants close to the road and easy to find, even without clues (the equivalent of our drive-by's, yeah?), places without a 100 Club post their clues online, they have charity events where you pay for clues and essentially make a loop finding boxes, they charge for their clue book and you have to prove you've found 100 boxes on the moor first, longer hikes and more challenging hides are for grown-ups and experienced boxers. They also have discussions about box maintenance.

So if you really want to go old school: no mystery boxes, use grid references on a park map with or without compass headings and landmark clues, keep your clues WOM, or have it added to the continually updated clue book that you have to earn and PAY for, and be sure to plunk a custom stamp in the box. Organize an event where you raise money for a charity by charging for the clues to the boxes and then plant them in a small loop around town.

Also, apparently so many of the boxes are so easy and convenient to find, you can get your first 100 without clues, just to show 'em you're serious. Why don't they allow ALL people to access the clues? Why did they make so many of them short strolls instead of long hikes? What? No hand-carved stamps? No mysteries or puzzles? We have to PAY for the clues? Seems even the founders can't get it right. Heh.
Re: Requesting Stamps for Nightboxing Event
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #974194 by Raven
Apr 15, 2019 4:42pm
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Oh, yay! Thank you bunches! 😁
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974139 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Apr 15, 2019 4:44pm
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no real business being in this thread

Please correct me if I'm wrong y'all, but wouldn't everyone with acceptance and love in their heart be welcome on this board?

-straight female, if it matters ;)