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  1. On the topic of British game shows, Taskmaster is clearly champion:
  2. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Alreet, hinny!
  3. Confused about Social Media...

    I think a big part of the issue is that seeking out smaller, or even just different types of communities, is really difficult these days. I haven't heard of a new large social site in years, and the ones that I do use (Facebook/twitter/tumblr) have seemingly tightened up to nudge out fringier aspects and push a more corporate agenda. There's no 'wild west' anymore, it seems, much less finding somewhere you want to visit daily unless you get vastly lucky in terms of knowing a guy who knows a place.
  4. Endorsements from Thumbs Readers

    Not sure how applicable this is outside of the UK, but I'd like to endorse going to your newsagents for small things. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I'd head to the supermarket for pretty much everything, but thanks to some particularly awful weather started popping to the newsagents instead. It's not only closer, and usually cheaper, but they have a really small staff rotation, and they're rarely overworked so actually come to recognise you after a few visits. It's nice to feel at least in part a part of the wider community like that, especially when adult life can make it so tricky to hang out with people. Edit: And one more thing. 365Chapter2018 is a wonderful blog. The person writing it is working through their huge library of unread books, one first chapter per day, in an attempt to absolve themselves of their purchase. If you're not into book reviews though, don't worry. The posts are as much a journey for the author through various scenes in her life, and the context in which these books were received, as they are evaluating the content. It's a great blog in the way that so many aren't in the age of SEO.
  5. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Hey all! Long time listener, first time semi-anonymous forum entity. I'm Emma, I'm 26, and I live in Newcastle, England. I would say I'm into video games, but my general approach to playing tends to be me trying to break things, or make the protagonists somehow kiss NPCs. I'm currently overly into Final Fantasy 15 (for all it's flaws), but I like a bit of everything (Fez, Dark Souls, Lucky Dog 1...). I'm into cognitive sciences, and also write for a popular science education channel. This is a gosh darn lovely forum you have here, and I look forward to speaking to you all.