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  1. So What Are You Listening To?

    I just learned of this group called The HU. Their style is described as Mongolian folk-metal and I know nothing else about them. They only have two songs released at the moment, so here is a link to the video for one of them, Wolf Totem. I don't normally listen to metal so I can't attest to how metal this is, but the song is very stompy and I play it way too often.
  2. Let’s Talk Interior Design

    Coming in a year late because I just discovered this topic right after binging interior design shows on Netflix. In the PNW (depends on where, I suppose), I think you could make mid-century modern work if you just added a few decorating elements that specifically recalled the World's Fair of 1962. That would help anchor your design to Seattle's history, and that would go a long way toward making it seem like it belonged here.
  3. TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    This is how she says it (within the first three seconds of this video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sihrbjCiUOM
  4. S01.E06: Season 1, Episode 6

    I think they've already acknowledged things like the Macdonald triad in the show, making it clear that it obviously takes more than just absent fathers. The point I was making was that the issue of absent fathers was put in the forefront of Tench's mind by virtue of his work, which might have been the prompt to make him more involved in his son's life. As to autism = serial killer, based on what people have written, the concern was "will the show write his son to be a potential serial killer" and other people reassuring by saying "no, more likely they are writing him to be autistic".
  5. S04.E09: Death Do Us Part

    The Capgras Delusion is another neurological disorder that Dr V.S. Ramachandran (he invented the mirror treatment we saw in an earlier episode) discusses in his book "Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind". If you're at all interested in the mind and neuroscience, this is a great book. There was also an episode of the PBS series "Nova" about his work called Secrets of the Mind: this link goes to the PBS page because I wasn't sure if it was okay to link to the episodes on YouTube. Book synopsis from Wikipedia: "Ramachandran discusses his work with patients exhibiting phantom limbs, the Capgras delusion, pseudobulbar affect and hemispatial neglect following stroke, and religious experiences associated with epileptic seizure, among other disorders. Ramachandran uses these cases to illustrate the construction of body image, and the functioning of mood, decision-making, self-deception, and artistic skill."
  6. Black Mirror in the Media

    Inside Black Mirror (by Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, and Jason Arnopp) is a fun book on the making of Black Mirror, done in the style of an oral history. There's lots of background info on the episodes, their inspirations, actors talk about their characters, and there are photos and production design images.
  7. All Episodes Talk

    I hadn't heard of this show until their Halloween special was mentioned on a Ghostwatch blog that I follow, so "Dead Line" was my first episode. I really liked it, so now I want to go back and watch everything else.
  8. What Are We Currently Reading?

    "Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris" by Philip L. Simpson. It's an overview of plot, characters, themes, symbolism, and allusion in all five of his currently published novels.
  9. Product Placement in Movies

    The entirety of Josie and the Pussycats. Wall to wall constant exposure in almost every scene. It wasn't the usual product placement -- they didn't get paid and it was for satirical purposes -- but it still counts because we the audience were exposed to at least 73 different brands.
  10. Speculation for True Detective

    Speculation for Season Three: A mash-up between the West Memphis Three and the Boys on the Tracks murders. Basing this off the latest trailer, which has a very strong 'Paradise Lost' vibe, and the idea that they'll want to mix it up a bit by adding drugs/guns/money and political corruption. There are a couple of good true crime books about these cases by award-winning reporter Mara Leverett. [Edited to be more concise]
  11. S04.E08: Play By My Rules

    Here's an interesting BBC article on the use of mirror therapy to help people with phantom limb problems.
  12. S04.E07: The Poison Inside Us

    Cyanide sometimes is described as having a “bitter almond” smell, but it does not always give off an odor, and not everyone can detect this odor. –CDC's Facts About Cyanide
  13. Hannibal in the Media

    I found it on sale on Amazon for $30, so it's worth checking back from time to time.
  14. Hannibal in the Media

    This isn't exactly media in the usual sense, but I wanted to tell you guys that this book exists. It's called Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal: If Oscar Wilde Ate People by Geoff Klock. It's a scholarly tome applying Oscar Wilde's quote that "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all." to Bryan Fuller's tv series Hannibal. The book goes into great detail about Fuller's fanfic presentation of the Hannibal stories as beautiful evil / evil beauty (the aestheticism and evil), and then also about the homo-eroticism of the series (homosexuality and Hannibal). Although it's a dense academic read, I really enjoyed it. (reposting this from a Books thread because here someone might be interested)
  15. What Are We Currently Reading?

    I'm just finishing Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal: If Oscar Wilde Ate People by Geoff Klock. It's a scholarly tome applying Oscar Wilde's quote that "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all." to Bryan Fuller's tv series Hannibal. The book goes into great detail about Fuller's fanfic presentation of the Hannibal stories as beautiful evil / evil beauty (the aestheticism and evil), and then also about the homo-eroticism of the series (homosexuality and Hannibal). It was on sale on Amazon for $30; I most certainly did not pay $90. Although it's a dense academic read, I really enjoyed it.