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Stress stress stress - I'm only going to say this once
Twice, if I have to go to court

Date: 2016-05-25 21:08
Subject: Stress stress stress
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Tags:emmerdale, rl, tv
It has been a ridiculously stressful week, but most of the things causing me trouble are over. We have now booked our flights for Japan, OH YES (did I mention this? I'M GOING TO JAPAN NEXT YEAR). Lots of faff getting them sorted but oh my GOD, it's done now!

I've not been doing much else but working and stressing, and I am mainly posting this because I need to talk to someone about Emmerdale (I looked on Tumblr again; mistake!). girlofprey, TALK TO ME SO I'M NOT JUST SHOUTING AT MY TV. It's so weird, why is Jimmy taking Ashley's illness 90% less seriously than everyone else? I am reconsidering my position on Lawrence, although his treatment of the people around him still drives me mad. Still not here for whatever nonsense Holly is pulling. 

I am just sitting down to the last episode of Marcella, which mostly has not lived up to potential. Interested to see how it resolves. I am still yet to finish The Tunnel S1, Line of Duty S3 or Happy Valley S2 (!!).  This entry was originally posted at http://hestia8.dreamwidth.org/70802.html.
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User: girlofprey
Date: 2016-05-25 20:42 (UTC)
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Oh my god. I don't know about Jimmy, I just don't know. Either they're building up to something, about how you should Take Dementia Seriously - or maybe something's going to happen when they're not taking it seriously, and that will be Ashley's exit. Not necessarily him dying, but things sort of coming to a head. Which would be awful, but they need to do something, Ashley has been exiting for about six months now. OR, they're just doing their usual 'Jimmy is a slob, it's hilarious when men don't pull their weight and just let/make their wives do all the work, hahaha' thing. I'm assuming it's going somewhere though, just because this storyline has been hitting mostly good notes for a while. Maybe he just hasn't seen what it's actually like when Ashley's illness is at it's worst, and soon her will.

I've been thinking about Lawrence, and Lawrence v. Robert, and I think the difference for me is that even when Lawrence is being a twat, I still feel like it's coming from a place of trying to protect himself, because of what was done to him. Where as with Robert I just feel like he's doing it to get what he wants, out of self-centredness. I mean, Lawrence isn't my favourite character or anything, but I still feel like he makes more sense than Robert. And yeah - I was pretty convinced 'Ronnie Hale' was his old boyfriend from when Chrissie found the letter. They threw me a little with the whole "I came to the hospital when Chrissie was born" thing (why would he do that??), but I'm glad it's turned out to be true. And it makes more sense with the storyline - especially given what's coming - that it's about Lawrence facing up to his past and the fact he is gay. I'm really enjoying this storyline. And old gay dudes! One of my favourite things about soaps is that they have older characters, like they are one of the few genres with lots of older female characters, and now they have old gay dudes. Fighting in the street. It was amazing.

My literal thought all through tonight was "maybe Holly could just trip into a hole and die", but when they had her kiss Cain and him push her away, I felt like they had pushed her into a hole. A hole of emotion. Cain's probably going to be weird and secretive about it, but at least there'll be some fallout for the fact she's acting like a jerk. Also her giving Charity a dye job was probably supposed to be like a take-down we'd all be like 'ohhh!' over, but I love blue hair, so I was actually thrilled.
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User: hestia8
Date: 2016-05-25 21:09 (UTC)
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Thank you for heeding the call! I was going mad shouting at my TV.

I really hope it is going somewhere because it just makes Jimmy look like a complete shit, and his storylines are usually played for laughs and it's just SO out of step with the rest of the storyline (which is being done very well and is getting more and more upsetting, thanks writers!).

I'm enjoying the storyline more now (I did not see it coming) but I still hate the way Lawrence treats the people around him. I get that he thinks he's trying to protect himself, but really, he's just always lashing out at the people around him even when they've actually done nothing wrong. I hope this storyline does turn out well (??? it's a soap, unlikely) and he can accept himself a bit more, but he really frustrates me. I still think he and Robert are pretty similar in action if not motivation, tbh. Old gay dudes having feelings is excellent, though.

I just hate this stupid stupid plotline. STOP IT, HOLLY. I hope there is some fallout, and please please no stupid affair plotline. I have lots of feelings about Cain and Moira, apparently.

It was a weird soap takedown, wasn't it? Also it looked like paint to me, I was surprised when they said it was hair dye. I think Charity could carry off blue hair, she should keep it lol.
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girlofprey: Woman Pink Blue Light
User: girlofprey
Date: 2016-05-25 21:15 (UTC)
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Keyword:Woman Pink Blue Light
I think Charity could carry off blue hair, she should keep it lol.

When she came in at the end, it looked like she was keeping the blue hair AND she'd cut it short again, and I was just like oooooooooohhhhhhhhh god.
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