ok I made it so the beeper and the led now tell me the temperature. Microcontroller now 100% necessary-ish woo.

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Is the whole NFT thing any different from those people who will sell you a star?

loose wandavision thoughts 

The shows biggest problems appear when they remember that oh, right, we're in the MCU, time to Build The Universe, here's a prophecy, here's a spinoff, here's some shit that Screenrant is going to turn in to five thousand articles that manage to say less than nothing but still push a suspicious agenda anyway.

In conclusion, Wandavision is a land of contrasts.

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loose wandavision thoughts 

Final episode was a mess. The less thought given to the consequences the better (I guess the "power makes you unaccountable" theme has been explicit since Civil War). It looked like a DC TV show with a budget.

Overall I feel like the creatives involved got what they probably wanted out of the show, which was to spend some time with Wanda's grief, and show that in an interesting way.

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loose wandavision thoughts 

Previously On is probably going to get a lot of love and I just can't feel it. Hahn looks bored, Olsen is trying her damnedest but flailing a bit, and my pro-all-actors tendencies lead me to lay this on the direction. It was a tough ask, trying to drag the audience through 20 minutes of franchise-necessitated exposition. I think they fell short.

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loose wandavision thoughts 

I love Kathryn Hahn in just about everything. Loved her in this too. Then the reveal happened and (after Agatha All Along) she just started to look bored, and I wouldn't blame her. The character stopped doing anything at all interesting.

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loose wandavision thoughts 

The last few episodes, in general, felt like a mess. The Pietro fake was hilarious, good job. The Agnes reveal was, you know, mechanically fine and all. I felt like that was kinda the point the series fell apart though. Dropped back into standard, early-MCU, time to throw special effects at each other, fare.

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loose wandavision thoughts 

Teyonah Parris was great, and it's completely unsurprising she'll be showing up again. I guess in the Nick Fury/Talos thing. Kat Dennings was great. Randall Park was great.

They all kinda fell off the face of the planet in the last few episodes though. I get that it's Wanda's thing, and I kinda hate it myself when folks demand YOU MUST SHOW US EVERY LITTLE THING, that's how you get the ending to the LOTR trilogy, but ...

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loose wandavision thoughts 

Now that it's all done.

I thought the premise was fun enough. I was mostly distracted from thinking Paul Bettany is a dickhead. I wish they'd done a bit more with it. Pretty often it felt like the gimmick was doing too much of the heavy lifting. Long winded way of saying it needed more jokes, I guess.

auspol 

amongst other things, the conflict and corruption of our political press is really on full show here

My Pi Pico arrived and I've successfully built a little beeping and flashing circuit that in absolutely no way actually needs a microcontroller to operate. It's mostly operating as a complicated power source. Go me.

I don't mean to startle anyone but a web search has landed me on That Vexatious Tropes site and I am once again led to believe that we are all of us living in different realities.

Oh no Chinny's doing a game I actually owned

"not everything can be a toasted sandwich"

-- socrates, maybe

auspol 

Today is noses all the way down.

Lectric place sent me a 4 row lcd instead of the 2 row that I ordered purely for fucking around with.

I’m uhh... livid. Yeah that’s the word. Inconsolable.

auspol 

chris uhlmann is flailing about like he might lose a source or something

Somewhere in the house there are a couple of boxes which have all my exercise books from high school. My niece started high school this year, and all her work is done on a laptop, in apps, online, etc.

My work is just sitting there. Her work will be aggregated and mined and turned in to Value for Shareholders.

Hmm.

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