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  1. My friend wears a Spider-Man mask to his office and they've accepted it. I suppose it's still effective. The pictures and videos he sent of his work place's reactions to it are funny. They've let him wear it as well. It's good to see some work places have a bit of humour. My shoe shop told me I had to wear a black mask so...I wore my smiling Joker one instead. They laughed. I got told about wearing a black one, asked them to point it out in the rulebook where it says it had to be black, they were stumped and laughed about it and let me carry on wearing it, lmao. The thing is, everybody loves it and I get comments on it so I think that's why they're okay with it. In the shoe shop, most of the staff don't wear one. Out of the 12 people working there, only 3 (including me) wears one. I prefer them, personally.
  2. Honestly, so far, it's the best one out of the series. I'm with you on the whole "moreish but trash" thing. It's like Fifty Shades. It's completely crap and I knew it was but I wanted to know what happened. It's crazy how a story can have that effect. Twilight isn't complete trash and it's not as bad as people make out but it isn't the "greatest paranormal romance" either.
  3. General Movie Thread

    It's ironic because everybody loves This is Me but I think Never Enough is far superior and should have a lot more air-time than it did. Obviously, This is Me is an anthem but there's just something about Never Enough that gives me goosebumps.
  4. Skin Colour, Races and Racism

    So a huge thing everybody seems to be talking about is Beyonce's "Black is King". Some are okay with the title but then there are some who say the title is racist. There are those who would say things like "If a white man made a film called White is King, everyone would scream racism". What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with the title? Do you think she could've changed it? Do you think she should change it? Honestly, I see their point. I've not watched the film even though I've gone off Beyonce a little bit but I understand the point of where people are coming from. I know roughly what it's about and to me, it seems like a feature-length music video based on the side-album she released for The Lion King...with the story sounding quite similar to The Lion King as well.
  5. What Have You Bought?

    Nah, just call it "retro chic" 😂
  6. I was thinking of reading that but I think I might stay away. Speaking of the author having a strange addiction to "forbidden romance"... I bought this for my Kindle yesterday and read 8% of it so far. It's pretty good. The Twilight Saga was always a funny one for me because I enjoyed the stories and most of the characters but I wasn't a massive fan of the way she wrote. If I remember correctly, I found it off-putting because the conversations became somewhat repetitive. However, so far, this has actually been good and it's been interesting. This is basically Edward's version of events in Twilight. So far, it really is like reading a whole new story and with a fresh perspective on something that's already been told, it's interesting. In fact, it's more menacing than anything. Bella's version was more "Oh my God, that boy keeps staring. I'm infatuated" and Edward's so far is "Look at all these humans walking about, they're pathetic. I could have their blood anytime". So far, so good but I think she'd be better doing New Moon considering Edward was gone for most of the time in that. Maybe she'll do a whole Edward series?
  7. What Have You Bought?

    I bought the eBook version for my Kindle. I'm going to buy it in hardback next week just to complete the collection.
  8. General Movie Thread

    You should show her the cartoon. I used to love that as a kid.
  9. General Movie Thread

    I really want to watch this. I'm going to get Disney+ next weekend to do it! I can't wait. I've been wanting to see this since my American friends have been talking about it. It sounds really good!
  10. What Have You Bought?

    I have that edition too. I thought it was awesome. Have you looked at Kingsglaive? I enjoyed that too but then I'm in the minority where I adored FFXV and anything about it. I have bought loads and have had a nice gift from one of my friends in the form of Breaking Bad: Complete Collection on blu-ray! I'm very happy about that! Today, I bought The Little Mermaid Collection purely because I only needed the second and third movie to complete a collection and they never seem to be around. It made a difference of a quid if I bought it individually so thought I may as well. I also found Purple Rain, which I've never seen released on blu-ray so it was a no-brainer for me. I also found a Pixar Shorts: Volume 2. I haven't got many Disney blu-rays left to get now. I just need: Peter Pan: Return to Neverland, Brother Bear 2, Planes: Fire and Rescue, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Incredibles 2, Frozen II, Pete's Dragon (original and remake) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. It's annoying that Disney never released the blu-ray edition of some of them in the UK but have done in the US. It sucks because I'd have liked The Black Cauldron.
  11. What Have You Bought?

    Unlike @Happenstance, I keep my boxes. I have three shelves full of blu-rays all kept in an order (Disney, musicals, horror, TV series, boxsets, VHS collection, 80s, 90s, etc). I have over 510 blu-rays, for sure, but I think there's more than that. It's in the link below my signature if anybody is interested. I have a very varied taste.
  12. What Have You Bought?

    That's the same reason why I buy them too. Plus they're pretty to look at, haha. So I ended up giving back American Horror Story: Seasons 1 & 2 because I wanted this instead... The grey area of Disney. So technically this IS a Disney film...but it isn't. With Disney collectors, it's something that's split. Much like Anastasia (which I'm in the "Not a Disney film" area). It's weird because I watched this last night and at the start, it has Walt Disney Presents but not on the box.
  13. Ugh! I have fell off of the wagon. I need to get back on it and give my head a bit of a wobble. The Wii workouts are going great but it's more my eating than anything. I really do need to knuckle down and get it done right again.
  14. What Have You Bought?

    I bought Mortal Kombat, American Horror Story S1 & S2 and Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 20th Anniversary Edition on blu-ray. I kind of regret AHS purely because its one of those where I wouldn't mind paying the money to buy in an entire boxset as I constantly watch it. Roger Rabbit was something I haven't watched since I was a kid and now watching as an adult, I laugh at the amount of innuendos in it. Mortal Kombat is one of my childhood movies but man, it's proper cheesy. Still nice to have in the collection.
  15. Who are you?

    Same! @soag, we need our Disney fix! 😂 One of my friends told me to watch a series on Disney+ about marriage proposals done in the style of Disney films. She reckons its cool to watch.
  16. Who are you?

    I know and I don't know why but I've always wanted to be a father. I know it'd be difficult and stuff but it's just something I've always wanted. As I've got older, the feeling to become a father has been stronger every year to the point I feel jealous...not in a nasty way but I have this feeling in my stomach...like it's something I really want more than anything. I used to be told I should live my life and that I'd have other dreams where I would want to do stuff but honestly, it's never gone. Sounds totally weird, I know, but I can't explain it properly.
  17. Who are you?

    I agree, this thread is awesome. I'm loving learning about different people and @soag, BIG DISNEY FAN HERE TOO and very jealous you got the official Disney Proposal. If I would ever marry, I would propose (or would only accept a proposal- because y'know, 2020 so why can't women propose, right?) at Disneyland! Here's a bit about me. I've posted on the other thread but I've changed since then so here it goes: I'm Darren but everybody calls me Dazz (spelt with two Z's), which is the name I prefer. I'm 30. I live in good old Birmingham. Left-wing and I'm passionate but I also believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I'm not disrespectful about it, like with any subject. I believe that the only way forward is through regular, normal discussions without the need to insult anybody but with social media, it's difficult to maintain a decent discussion. I have OCD and I was embarrassed about it but now I'm not. It's not a "germophobe" one (although I don't like germs and Covid has triggered me quite a few times) but it's more the "checking locks and checking stuff" one. I've learned CBT, which is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and I'm better for it. I have attacks but not as bad as I used to. As many of you may know (or guess...man, I love brackets in this post...) I'm a massive self-confessed Disney geek and own most of the films on blu-ray or DVD including Classics, direct-to-video sequels, Disney Channel movies or pretty much anything with Disney on it. If I can't get it on blu-ray because it's not been released here, I have it on DVD. I also collect blu-rays because I adore films and owning them. People see it as a colossal waste of money but 1. I love physical media and 2. It makes me happy and that's all that matters. I would much rather buy something physically and own it rather than stream it or download it if I intend on keeping it forever. Also, it's just really nice to look at. My favourite animated film is Beauty and the Beast (if you didn't guess) and my favourite films are Shawshank Redemption, Rocky and Titanic. My favourite books to read will forever be Harry Potter. I've read either one or all of them nearly every year. I still love gaming. I currently play Fortnite with my mates and we get a lot of Victory Royales without building because we're shit at it, lmao. I have counted and verified this and officially, I have had 14 jobs and used to be sort of known on here as having them and telling you all the stuff that happened to me at work, good and bad. I have lost copious amounts of weight (gained a bit back on from lockdown admittedly) and I'm currently training to be a Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor and Class Instructor as fitness is a new-found passion of mine and I would love to pursue it as a career. I love to read and I love to write. Ever since I have had my new laptop, I have been writing short stories and I've recently written a short horror story to which an author has said it was brilliant but I need to tidy it up a little so that's quite cool. My dream is to become a father and it's a dream I've had since I was young. People always tell me that I'll change my mind when I'm older but here I am, over 20 years later, still dreaming it. I can drive cars and ride motorbikes. I drive but I don't own a bike yet. I'm single...still. I've been on a few dates but we just didn't click. I could write a book on disastrous dates.
  18. I won an award for Positive Member of the Year once and I'm pretty sure I won Sexiest Man of the Year pretty much since this forum began...last one may have been in my head but doesn't make it any less true...
  19. The death of forums

    Maybe advertise it on social media? Use it as a tool by using hashtags related to gaming? As for stuff, we always used to just make topics whether it was dumb or about games or news-related. Maybe doing that would help rather than one mega thread about it? I don't know...
  20. Short Stories and Poems

    I've written something but I've not typed it haha
  21. Write your own poems and short stories here for anyone to write.
  22. Questions

    Brilliant! It works! Thanks for the help, @S.C.G!!
  23. The death of forums

    This and one more forum were the only ones I visited. I love this one more though because I actually feel like there's more personality in this one than anywhere else. It's a shame that forums are dying because of Twitter and Facebook but I am so grateful that this one is still here.
  24. Old NE Members

    Right, someone start a Mafia game! I tried to do it before and if memory serves, I think I fucked up? Unless I'm thinking of another game... (I did Harry Potter and the Dark Mark Mafia). I used to love reading the stuff you guys wrote in the writing section. Yes! That's it! I'm doing that!
  25. Questions

    It says "Your chosen signature doesn't meet the guidelines"...did I do something wrong?