flutish replied to your post:I just got a sponsored post in my dash for “8…Maybe get a VPN…

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Maybe get a VPN for a random country? All I get are ads for silly phone games (or empty boxes). The moment I’m in the US though… all the creepiness descends. Doesn’t fix the problem with their APPROACH, but may be a temporary individual fix.

Huh. Interesting idea.

I’ve got decent ad-blocking options on the desktop (I’d temporarily disabled AdBlock on Tumblr for some other reason I can’t remember and then forgot to turn it back on, which is why I saw this one). My bigger peeve is when I’m using the mobile app, where my ability to do things like route through a VPN would probably be trickier.

But, honestly, I’ve been beaten down. I’ve become pretty good at instantly recognizing a horror movie sponsored post and just scrolling past it before it has a chance to freak me out. It still bothers me that Tumblr does it, but they’re clearly not going to change at this point.

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1OLGPVT.

flutish replied to your post: A small apologyI’m quite enjoying the onslaught! Expect queued reblogs…

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

flutish replied to your postA small apology

I’m quite enjoying the onslaught! Expect queued reblogs as I take advantage of your diligence. :) Also when will you share your thoughts? This is most important.

Whew. I don’t have many coherent thoughts about North and South, at least not yet. I’m looking forward to reading the book, since it seemed that the miniseries frequently covered offscreen plot with a few lines of dialog that I didn’t always understand. I was confused about some of the relationships, though not enough to be pulled out of the main story. It wasn’t clear to me exactly what the timeline was in terms of the end of the strike, for example. And I want to watch again to track more carefully the evolving attitudes of John and Margaret toward each other.

I very much enjoyed the social/political commentary and the depiction of British society’s grappling with the emerging impacts of the Industrial Revolution. I didn’t realize until now, when I’d finished watching and did some reading about the book, that Dickens played a role in editing and publishing the initial serialized version. But that makes sense. It was interesting to have what felt like an Austen plot suffused with so much harsh reality about the class system, poverty, and death.

I loved how simple and uncluttered the depiction of the scene on the train platform was.

I liked Mr. Bell a lot. I also liked Mrs. Thornton, despite her occasional antagonism toward Margaret.

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1LGdHyA.

leslielikesthings replied to your post:anonsally replied to your…

Saturday, January 24th, 2015





Reposted from http://ift.tt/1JofZOc.