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Sunday Breakfast happened, and I bought a £1.99 magazine, because it had 100 tips for moving house.
... I can dream.

Read more... )

I like Sundays. There's food, there's a movie, it's all good.

If I move to Norwich we will need to modify the routine. We discussed that today at lunch. Read more... )

All the other plans get a lot easier in Norwich.

So we'll see.
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Interesting dream where everyone was shapeshifters but what you could turn into was... kind of like what sport you're good at, a combination of genetics and practice.
Read more... ) teenage shapeshifters choose their gender/sex through what they do, but the story of society tells them it's already chosen for them, which leads to some ignorant accidents, some of them procreative.
Read more... )
Shapeshifters are most malleable when they're teenagers, and become to some extent fixed when fully adult. Read more... )
But with the gender shifts being tied to procreative hormones, a menopausal woman would be less inhibited, would have new shapeshifting possibilities again. That would mean both the ability to grow wings and the ability to turn into a male, if they felt like it. But only if they ever learned how, which lessons tend to be gender segregated.

Also society is very anti ageing, and using your elder wings would involve public declaration of elder status. Women might talk themselves out of it just to appear younger. Read more... )


I think I rather like these wings and things as defamiliarisation.

It seems like a good setup for talking about the social construction of... everything, really, gender and power and race and everything, but by putting bat wings or seal skins on it then the debate goes sideways and doesn't get stuck in the old familiarities.



Though I was thinking that darker skin would probably be useful for people that fly, because closer to the sun, and then they'd be the socially dominant ones. But black skinned people with big bat wings seems... problematic. So maybe when they shift they can just change their skin color, and it's no big thing to anyone? I don't know, that's like erasing it, but not the same way that making everyone white erases things.



So this one could be proper plotty, even though it's logically all teenagers again, and I dislike how all the stories are about teenagers.

I could tweak my own invention to get around that.
Or just write about more people and how they've navigated the setting's constraints.
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I did not have fun.
Which is kind of sad.
Read more... )

This felt more like a piece of an arc than a whole thing, even though the plot clearly was complete in itself. The character stuff seems ongoing, and I don't know as I like where it's going.

whiny whiny, we all know I'll watch next week anyway

Dentist

Aug. 28th, 2014 12:46 pm
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(Icon of many teeth and also of tantrum)

I went to the dentist. On my own, because I still have no employee. It is hard.
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And I want a sidekick for dentist appointments.
I miss my employee.


It sucks doing things on my own, I don't like it.



On the plus side I did achieve it, and now it is all done for another six months.

As soon as I stop feeling sick and sulking I plan to be proud of that.
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I booked a Sainsburys delivery for 12-1pm.
At 1045 they phoned and asked if they can deliver early.
This is a new record. But at least they did phone. And not turn up at the door while I was in the bath like ASDA did that one time.

Now I get to find out if my back will cooperate with the delivery stuff.

Fun.
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I hope my neighbours are having a nice safe albeit noisy day.
Fire alarms and a fire engine, at a different front door to the same building, so I get to sit in my flat and not be in the rain which is nice.

There are too many fires around here. Read more... )



I do hope my neighbours are happy and well, I'd just kind of like to be further away and safer.
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Double checking the ingredients list and realising at some point they stopped having calcium in my juice.
It's there on the Tesco website version, it was there for a really long time in the boxes, but it isn't in there any more.
So now I don't know how long it has been that I've not been getting the calcium I previously calculated, and I have to figure out another source, probably in pill form because I do not control these foods.
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well, today basically worked. I didn't bring the shopping trolley because back ouch, and then my handbag turned out to be too heavy, so mum ended up carrying my handbag and my shopping. Yaay mum.

But we went to get breakfast, and I bought some bread and a magazine and Captain America The Winter Soldier on DVD, and then me and sibling watched it at my house. So we're only just done and we started the doing things part of the day at 1330. But now I'm :-)

... sibling drew on my chair. I don't even know where they got the pen. Always with the random ink on things.
but aside from that :-)


We watched the one deleted scene that's on the DVD but it wasn't very interesting.
The movie is excellent though.
There's a ton of small things I hadn't noticed from remembering it at the cinema.

Captain America :-)
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The trouble with getting new Doctor Who for my birthday is it feels like a birthday present. So now I feel pretty much like I do most years when I get a present from mum. That is: They tried, but we like such different things...

Read more... )

I kind of want to go play in fanfic instead.

It's just that feeling that I'm unlikely to get what I'm looking for from here.




But then I'm not sure I can clearly articulate what it is I want instead.

So then I just feel whiny.



but since i'll watch next week like usual they probably don't care.
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Today is an excellent birthday.
Even with the thunder cracks and rain drum on the hallway roof.

I had a bath, even with the back pain. I took a stick and my phone in case of problem. And then mum came round. So I texted her why I wasn't answering the front door, but she didn't get them until she'd been here ten minutes. She elected to wait in the hall while I finished, because raining.

I have three birthday cards, including butterfly temp tattoo, and a rose because I liked the rainbow ones. The important bit was 'rainbow' not rose, but okay, I have a flower now. It's yellow for sunshines.

Mum also brought chocolate brownie bites, which is what I asked for, so win.

And then when my sibling got in for the weekend they phoned and said happy birthday. And then wandered off without the handset while still talking to me, because autistic and hasn't quite got the hang of phones, but mum says they remembered on their own and were happy it was my birthday, so that's pretty awesome going.

They aren't visiting today cause it's Sunday breakfast tomorrow anyway.

And mum didn't stay here long because I was going to play Sims and it's boring to watch.

But I'm happy with my birthday nonetheless.


It's also the one day a year Facebook and people on it remember I exist, so I'm vaguely trying to remember my password so I can say thanks and see what people are doing, but mostly I don't do Facebook because Facebook.


My only task for the rest of the day is staying awake and watching Doctor Who.

:-D

Birthday

Aug. 23rd, 2014 10:05 am
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Happy birthday to me
*xfingers* Read more... )

:-D
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Takeaway achieved, by delivery guy.
I'd always rather be more presentable when there's a delivery guy. It seems like the messier I am the nicer looking the delivery guy is.
... *considers experiment meant to evoke Robert Downey Jr levels*...

Also the buy a house plan is actually chugging along in its groove too. There's still surveys and maths about money to do, but *xfingers* things seem to be going this time. Which would be nice, because nice location and stairs I can get up and down and a bathroom off a little lobby like I wanted.

Mum says we can go look at it again before I absolutely positively decide, which is good, because I keep pondering more things. Also wondering if the repairs will be as simples as mum thinks or as not simple as I think. But if mum is correct then things look interesting.

I am watching Fringe season 4 and I'm just fed up of it. Read more... )

Also I have a headache, and my back still hurts, and I seldom see interesting TV when in pain, funnily enough.
But I think it's more in general I don't like where the story is going and keep only watching one or two episodes and being bored.

Astrid is good though.

Think I'm going to go read books.

I've been reading more Renshai books by Mickey Zucker Reichert, and they do get better as they go along, but I'm so EPIC bored of teenagers and love triangles that it's taking me ages to drag through reading them again. I mean, important things could in theory happen to teenagers, but mostly they're stupid and don't know they're stupid yet, and yet books keep treating them like the only important life phase. Like, one generation of teenagers have an adventure, then a series will blink until the next gens are teenagers too. Not interesting!

But these books do have two women and three female characters in the main party, plus some other women, and ongoing acknowledgement that half the world are women. Now if only they could spend time thinking about something other than men. Well, more than a paragraph or two. Even when one is thinking of being the best with a sword they're thinking in terms of matching a particular male's skill. Why is the story never about growing up to be as cool as your mother? I miss Black Canary.

... oh, I was trying to change the subject to one I wasn't grumpy about, that kind of didn't work there...



Still. Books. Or internet forever.
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Due to reasons of being a crazy person I am a little apprehensive about the remaining time before my birthday.
At some point in my youth I ... I was going to say decided, but it felt more like realised, because crazy: I started thinking I was going to die age 36.
This was back when I was doing tarot and casting stones and trying to learn astrology and basically big into the idea that the future was predictable. I think bad predictable was more appealing than chaos.
So here I am, the day before my 37th birthday, and I'm much less crazy now so I'm not actually freaked out like I thought I would be, but, I'm also planning to stay inside and do nice safe things until after my birth minute tomorrow. Because you never know.
... and I realise being wrong by a minute/hour/day would also be funny, so, this one isn't going to wear off entirely until after the weekend.

:eyeroll:

My birthday is of course Doctor Who day, so that's nice.

Any plans to do more and interesting things are waiting on it not being bank holiday weekend, and my back not hurting. My back is probably a bit better today, but it definitely hurts. Which is irritating.

After my birthday I'll need plans for the next 36 years. Or the next year. One of those.
The buying a house plan is a bit helpful but then I need plans for what to actually do once I live in it.
Assuming that house plan ever works, cause it do take time.

I was thinking that last time I looked it up I could join the UEA library without actually being a student. So then I could go choose interesting looking academic books and do self directed studying. Studying what I was told to got really annoying, but maybe it would be more interesting if I decide which what to do?

There's also the Forum library, which has a great many books with a library card I already have. Read all the things.

There's book clubs at the Forum, so that's nice. I realise in theory I could be going to them now, but due to bus shenanigans I'd have to either wait an hour and a bit at the bus station on my own late at night, or spend £25 on a taxi. Also going to new things alone is difficult. But if I was already in Norwich it would get much easier. Especially if I could walk home, but I need to get advice on what time of night I should definitely not be walking on my own, because people seem to start worrying at 9pm or after dark. Ideally I shouldn't be on my own much, but the government have taken everyone's money away, so I lack employee, so that's a problem.

There's a book club at Waterstones too. Books are awesome.

There's the AS social group, but they've chosen a bunch of annoying things I can't join in with until December.

There's the Norwich Science Fiction Group, which could be a bit more group like, because at the moment it's mostly Norwich Science Fiction Two Guys Having A Beer, except on rare occasions I can actually get there. Maybe there's more ways to advertise it?

I know there's at least two other science fiction groups, I should look them up and try again there. Might be conversations I haven't had yet.

There are probably other things that are not books or science fiction.

I was doing dancing lessons until I couldn't get there. From Norwich it'll be easier to get there. Even if taxi. Dancing is nice, but not couples dancing, more patterns. So Bollywood was nice and convention dancing is good too but infrequent.

There's the Buddhist center, with meditation and so forth often, both at lunch and in the evening. I liked meditation.

That's actually a bunch of things there. Probably things in all the weeks, probably more than one thing a week. So that would be nice.

So that's my plan for next year. Mostly things I've tried before, but actually working this time.

#xfingers#
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I have done something very, very painful to my lower back.
I don't know how. Sitting? Sleeping and then sitting?
It has made me intensely aware of exactly how many muscles are involved in balancing this laptop on my lap.

Sitting as I usually do all stretched out with it in my recliner is weirdly impossible
so I'm sitting curled over in a ball with it balanced on my knees, held on by my forearms, even as I type.

This isn't going to work for very long.

Backs are weird and annoying.

On the plus side I was not having a bath, because in and out the bath would be... epically challenging right now.
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I have bought the best helmet for my HabitRPG character, and now realise I should have saved up on the early levels to buy the summer specials stuff, then bought all the warrior gear, then gone for another class, because now I'm just going to run out of stuff to buy. And what's the point of shinies if you can't buy stuff?

But I have many pets now, so that's cool. Including most of the Flying Pigs. I have a zombie flying pig and a skeleton flying pig. I did not know I wanted a zombie flying pig, but it keeps making me giggle.

I also have a Fox mount. It'll take ages to feed all the pets all the foods, but that's a pretty good start. Foxes are cool.
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Cleaner has been and gone, and now I have three bins arrange in the corner of the kitchen, because the new intended to be bigger bin was in fact the same size. So that's getting a little silly, but I will get to test the new bin for practicality.

I have been reading house magazines, and they seem to fail on practical a bit. I mean, they're great at telling you to buy the new bathroom suite and possibly have two basins to not get in each other's way, but they do not mention 'put some storage and a bin in arm's reach of the toilet'. If they do mention storage tis all slatted sides 'to show off your best towels'. I don't especially want to show off my sanitary towels. But none of these designs have anywhere for them. Only once has a loo brush been mentioned, where a clever bathroom unit has a loo roll holder and loo brush holder built in. But none of the photos of finished bathrooms have any cleaning materials or loo brushes or ANYthing. Sometimes there's a soap dispenser. But there's actually more often floral arrangements than anywhere to put your toothbrush. Not very helpful at all.

And I have at least a dozen magazines now of more than half a dozen sorts. So it's not just one being snooty. But how is a bathroom any use at all if you haven't got somewhere for loo roll, including spares, panty liners, including rubbish, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and bathroom cleaning products, all in reach of where you'll need them while more than half asleep? Towel storage and a laundry bin is also nice, but could be more airing cupboard and washing machine located. Not having the other things in reach when you need them is an actual problem. Yet the only way these advice on planning your new bathroom magazines are any help at all is if you imagine every flower or candle swapped out for something actually practical.

I've not once seen a feature on 'best ways to store your bleach and spray cleaners so small persons don't get hurt'. Only one of these magazines ever cares about accessability (which is Your Home, which is £1.99 and also the most useful so far). Though I guess this magazine did just mention that it might be difficult to climb in the bath to have a shower, but it was in the context of why you should buy both a bath and a shower, not 'so here's a handy arrangement to help you in and out'.

I guess I'm getting grumpy about capitalism. I know buying magazines that tell you what's 'on trend' and what you should buy this season to do a home makeover is going to be extensively about 'spend money for more happiness', but it's such frivolous irrelevant stuff to spend it on.

Like, desks. Any time they show a desk they show it covered in paper and craft supplies. Which is all very well, but wouldn't it be helpful at least once to show how to make your electricals and electronics blend with your so minimalist or skandi or vintage or whatever the heck theme?

But then they very seldom include bookshelves. Designs that assume bookshelves are clutter and getting them out of your bedroom is soothing have seen print.

I've been looking at all the sorts of magazine hoping at least one of them has anything of these sorts in them, but no, they're all paint and frills and big money, and then you're supposed to fit your actual necessary life stuff around the edges.

Except in kitchens. Kitchen design is very different. And kitchen design is serious business, where even a small kitchen apparently needs storage for... every gadget you've ever imagined, and all the baking supplies, and, and, and. In the kitchen it is acknowledge that you will in fact use the room. I wonder if that's to do with how there's cooking recipes in most of these magazines? Like, they know their particular readers are about to go use that room right now. They'd probably noticed if 'minimalist' layouts meant they couldn't follow the instructions.



... I'm going off on one again, I know. But home magazines are just fashion for your walls, they're not handy at all.

Maybe there's boy versions with the equivalent of pockets...
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It is Sunday Breakfast, but my trolley was still broken. But mum bought an identical trolley at the same time. I thought she threw it out, but she threw it to the back of the garden, because the bag broke. The wheels still worked. So today she brought one of the slightly rusty wheels from hers to put on mine, and it's back in business. Working wheely trolley again. Whee!

So then we went to Morrisons, but we were two hours early because mum had been enthusiastic, so it was very full and no seats in the cafe and a big queue. So we needed to do other things for two hours and come back. So we went to QD and Wilko and... actually I think only those two, it just felt like more. Well two hours of shopping under two roofs is still two hours. The wheel only came off once and possibly it had not been attached correctly. And I found a very shiny picture of butterflies, silver background with yellow and orange real species of butterflies on it, so I bought it in case I have more walls pretty soon. Walls are for covering with books but I thought it could go in the stairwell if I run out of other walls. And then we found a nice red kitchen bin like I'd been looking for, and it was much cheap, I think £6 when the ones in the Argos catalog are closer to £30. I'm hoping it's actually bigger capacity than the one I have already and not just taller, but even if they're the same, it's still a nice red bin. And it's round, so I can put it in the corner easier, I hope.

Then we went back to both houses to drop off shoppings, and went to Morrisons again. Which felt like Sunday version two. I was already quite tired. But I hadn't had anything to eat because it was still in Morrisons.

So then it was breakfast time and good eating, and then shopping. I hope I only needed juice and bread cause that's all I remembered. Also they had a super soft blanket throw, like the softest soft ever, so I bought that. It's entirely possible I don't need any more throws, but, soft. And there were pyjamas that promised cotton trousers for £6, so I figure that's worth a try even if the top is no good to me. And I got another homes magazine, though I should probably stop now, once you've seen all the sorts they're a lot the same a lot.

Now I'm home again and I'm vaguely trying to bring the Ribena here from the hallway with my brain, because tired, and three steps seems too much bother just at the minute.

Plenty busy.

Mum said it was a fun day. Probably when I recharge a bit I'll consider it fun.
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It is frustrating to discover that the exact thing you were looking for exists but
is discontinued
and only on ebay 2nd hand prized off a wall for, including postage, upwards of $100, if they'd even risk sending it, since it's currently in America.

(Portmeirion Pomona Red Currant tile. The Red Currant plate was mine one out of a set we got in the early 80s; since that was also the last time they existed, if I wish to acquire more of the pattern, that's annoyingly difficult.)

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I am rubbish at photos. I have a bunch of sideways wonky photos that I can't always figure out which way is up. I don't have photos of half the stuff in my head I thought I took photos of. And some of them are very dark or have fingers in. I am super rubbish at photos.

But there was an open house for a place in the right bit of Norwich so we went and looked. It had stairs I could get up and down, unlike the vast majority of places with tiny skinny stairs, they'd made them L shaped and much bigger. It had two bedrooms and a kitchen and a bathroom off a lobby like I was looking for. Mum says I should try to imagine it all clean and new plaster and painted whites and with nice carpets and see if I'd like it then.

It says 'in need of modernisation', which broadly translates to, 'looks like where bad taste went to die some decades ago'. Read more... )

I think it wouldn't be easy.
And if it's expensive I wouldn't have the money to fix things with.


But I wouldn't mind living on that street at all, that's quite nice, and quite close to familiar places, so I know I can get where I need to.

So now I am pondering.


The money people will be back on Monday anyway, so I guess I have a couple days of pondering to do.
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Fringe is just pissing me off now.
Read more... )



... quite disproportionately, because I epic can't cope with the real world news at the moment.

also I have a headache.





Okay, good things about Fringe: Read more... )



good things about the real world: my bit of it is small and quiet and not making headlines anywhere.

humans need to be more better.

so many of them are trying and it takes so few to fuck it all up.
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I'm getting increasingly frustrated with Fringe.

I like the characters, and the setup, but I keep feeling the writers care about the wrong parts, and like I can see a much better story wrapped up in the same stuff.

I'm not saying this to be arrogant about my own writing skills. It's just I keep feeling like they're leading us up to a grand emotional moment, and instead they swap it out for another, more boring, science fiction moment.

(Spoilers for the first three season, please don't spoil the last two.) Read more... )


So I'm angry at that 'ending', because it was set up as something so much better, and now it doesn't even make sense.



I'm going to watch the rest of the box set, I already bought it, I know this about me, I will watch to the last episode.


I'm just... I give up on these writers knowing what they've done or having even vaguely the same definitions of good story as I do.
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Cleaner day is achieved, things smell all nice again, and the washing machine is running.
Also food arrived so I can have Apple Food any time I want.

I looked for a new shopping trolley and discovered some places sell replacement wheels. They don't appear to match, but that's a possibility to explore, since it's only that one bit broken. Also I think mum has a trolley the same sort as me, but I don't know if she actually uses it, and if she doesn't that might solve the spare part problem. Otherwise I could buy a new and improved trolley, like one with butterfly patterns, or one with a seat. The one with a seat is tempting, even though I would seldom need a seat, because then I would always have a seat.

It's kind of annoying when a small simple thing goes wrong and I don't know any way to fix it. Like, my suitcase with the roses won't let the handle out any more. It's a perfectly good suitcase, except for the handle. But I don't know what's wrong with it or where to start fixing it. So that's just annoying.

Today is not annoying though. Today happened like it was supposed to.

Yaay.
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My TV has a blue circle on it. In the picture. Bluer circle overlaying what the picture should actually be.
At first I thought it was Fringe being weird, but then I watched a few channels and realised it's always there.
It seems to match where there's a yellow dot on the Fringe menu, like it would surround it.
If Fringe has broken my TV I'll be greatly vexed.
Not that I was exactly enamoured of it in the first place. Some aspects have been bothering me. I could live without the gore but I don't even mean that mostly. More like the choices they're setting up seem to make people work the wrong way. Annoying.

So my TV has a blue circle on it and I'm annoyed of the stories.

:eyeroll:

Maybe by tomorrow my TV will have had a rest and got better on its own.
Or not, and places will be open that could do something about that.

So many things need doing. If they all suddenly need doing all at once that would suck a lot.


but for right now I just need to check email and sleep, so that's okay.
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I declared today Late Sunday and went out to do Sunday Things.
But the cafe was full, so I just went shopping.
And then I had to go back after I paid because I forgot the thing that ran out immediately before I went out.
And then the shopping trolley broke. I can't figure if I fell over and broke it, or it broke so I fell over, but I think I fell over and broke it. I caught myself on the railing so I didn't go splat, but the wheel was history. I left a trail of debris. It was embarrassing. ... trolley debris, not broken shop debris, so it clearly could have been worse.
So then, once I'd paid again, I went to phone a taxi. Which is cool at supermarkets cause sometimes they have a button so you only need to press the one button.
That part worked plenty well. Breckland taxis, picked up my trolley and when we got home took it all up the steps for me and everything. Very plenty nice.

Now I'm home, and I had a sit down and ate my sandwich I bought instead of using the cafe. I think that parts not working very well neither, I didn't like that very much. I'm pretty sure I'd previously decided not to eat that sort but forgot again.

But! I am home, only belongings broke, they are easily replaced, and I brought back juice and brownies and a magazine so my afternoon is going to be fine.



I had intended to buy a new bin, but they weren't the right shape at Morrisons.
Also I was going to get a basket so emptying the laundry doesn't go right on the floor, but then there were these wipe clean plastic mat things being sold as chopping mats, and I figured one of them would do since I don't need it for carrying, and they're cheap and primary colors so I might as well try them first.

On my HabitRPG I ticked off today as Go Outside, Sunday Breakfast, Use Phone, Be Social with 3D people (which is stretching the definition a bit but I had to talk to shop people and taxi people so I wanted a button), and Buy Laundry Basket. And then I bought myself some nunchaku. So at least in the RPG it was a productive day.

I also added Buy New Shopping Trolley to my to do list.


But I think that shall wait until another day.
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Furniture is tricksy.

Sometimes you can't find the exact same thing in different places, so you have to figure how much of the price difference is quality and how much is them playing capitalism.

Other times you can find the same thing, even the same photos of the thing, but it's never called the same name. So there's a collection of nice furniture called Skandi or Saturn or Satellite or something, and it all seems to be the same thing, but it's a very good trick to find them for comparison anyways. And the living room and dining room and bedroom ranges can be called different things on one site and all have the same name on another, and all seem to match. Skandi, Saturn and Oslo dining tables I have found so far, at Dunelm, Debenhams, and BHS, but who knows where else. As far as I can tell the price on the exact same table ranges from about £400 to £800. Hmmm, some of that is the extending vs fixed tables, look the same but aren't the same. One of that is an extending table being nearly half price, huh, I should buy that if I had any place to put it.

Is there a quicker way to do furniture price comparisons? Like, pour in photo, get out price lists?

Sometimes I want to borrow MCU Jarvis for really trivial things. AI could make me up a furniture catalog so easy, compared to me and my brain trying to find all the things.

... he'd probably get bored and not want to, but he could.

... do you think he ever tells Tony he's bored of a job? that would be a proper teenage AI that would.

*wanders off, furnishing Avengers Tower in my head*

*... ooh, geekchic and Avengers gaming nights...*

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