Standard sort of Sunday

I did the same walk as yesterday with Scully, but today my wife came along as well. She didn’t recall ever having done the new route which Scully chose yesterday, and Scully picked it again today, so that was good. I stopped at the bakery along the way for a piece of chocolate babka, which is really delicious, and a good Sunday morning tea treat.

At the Oyster Cove marina, I spotted this white-faced heron, which I managed ot get close enough to to take a half-decent photo with my phone.

White-faced heron

At home, I worked on more Darths & Droids strips, getting the buffer back into something resembling good health after running it down to the bone recently.

During the afternoon I got into a chat with some friends on Discord, and we talked about TV shows we’ve been watching. It was interesting because every time anyone said anything about a show they’d watched, they put it in spoiler tags to avoid spoiling anyone else who was interested in watching but wasn’t up to that bit yet. I’ve been watching The Irregulars, and am up to episode 6 of 8. Two of my friends are also watching it and are up to different episodes. So although we’re all watching the same TV show, we can’t really have a proper conversation about it without being super careful.

Remember back in the days before streaming, when TV shows aired on television at a specific time, and everyone you knew would be watching the same episode at the same time? So you could all talk about the latest episode and speculate what would happen next week? I miss those days. I watched The X-Files in its initial run, and one of my friends and I would get together every week and compare our impressions of the last episode and theorise wildly about what was going to happen in the next mythology episode. This is a joy that young people these days will never know.

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One thought on “Standard sort of Sunday”

  1. I think Netflix has Watch Party – where you can watch episodes together with friends – but frankly, as someone living in the back end of the world where most series take a while to air – I’ve just grown casual about spoilers – I will see the new ep that everybody else has already seen when I have the time. in the meanwhile – surprises are ruined already.
    Of course – having a series released one episode at a time is also not a solution – I remember trying to coordinate the Game Of Thrones talks at the office – one woman kept lagging 2 days behind the rest. On the season 5 finalle, she had a power failiure at the final 5 minutes of the episode – and claimed she watched the whole thing. John Snow discussions were a real surprise for her…

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