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HBS Guy wrote:To the Commander?

He would prefer Offred’s life to be “bearable.” Something Aunt Lydia is maybe not so concerned with?
I reckon that Aunt Lydia is more concerned with Offred's well-being than the Commander.

Twisted as it may seem.

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Hmmm maybe.

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HBS Guy wrote:Hmmm maybe.
Interesting to think about, hey.

In today's world particularly.

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Ep 4

June and Luke

Offred and Nick


The Commanders have impoverished loins?


Back to Ep 3—the new army shooting protestors and we had a recent case of 160 unarmed protestors shot dead.

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Ep 6—mention of the fragility of Gilead’s currency (and economy U guess.)

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“Not the damaged ones!”

“Aunt Lydia” does try to protest the exclusion of the ones maimed as punishment, I suppose. Love the “girls?” Maybe if she called them women.

The removal of eye, hand, beatings on (Offred’s feet in the film, Moira’s in the book) and the female cutting—sound awfully like strict Muslim sort of punishments. Then again, they were likely stolen from the Bible in the first place.

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Luke is alive?

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HBS Guy wrote:Luke is alive?
No spoilers! Greg is still behind you, you're spoiling it!

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I asked a question is all.

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HBS Guy wrote:I asked a question is all.

Cheeky! Just watch. All will be revealed.

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Next Ep—Js.

Will wait till later.

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No spoilers guys!!!

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No spoilers.

What ep are you up to, Greg?

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HBS Guy wrote:No spoilers.

What ep are you up to, Greg?
I've watched 4 episodes.

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Ah, I am up to 8.

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Girl in a box, says Offred, sitting in the wardrobe in the room where she sleeps and spends a lot of time, box within a box. Strong stuff.


Ep 9 tonight.

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The Handmaid’s Tale is basically the trends in this thread extended a bit:

viewtopic.php?p=50722#p50722

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Ep 9 playing.

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Finished Ep9.

Ep10 tonight.

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HBS Guy wrote:Finished Ep9.

Ep10 tonight.
Ep 6 tonight for me.

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A massive hat tip to Joseph Fiennes. He says he is revolted by the role he plays. I think it takes a person of either considerable strength or utter sociopathy to play that part without and do it justice.

From reading what he has to say about it, he is the former.
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More

A WA @LiberalAus Senate candidate will represent “the voice of God” and “the desires of the church” at “the highest levels of government” if she is elected, her husband and co-founder of a northern suburbs New Testament church has promised.
We know what that leads to given half a chance.

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Did you see where Baarnaby Joyce said he was "entitled" to fight against protest free spaces outside abortion clinics?

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mothra wrote:Did you see where Baarnaby Joyce said he was "entitled" to fight against protest free spaces outside abortion clinics?
No.

I can't watch that man anymore.

If he comes on TV, or the radio, I switch it off.

I'm not surprised he thinks he's entitled, though.

Stupid Beetrooter.

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The word entitled is just perfect, isn't it?

Just says it all.

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