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airissh · 10 hours ago
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After watching the Queen's Gambit, this movie made me realized that I grew up in a chess-loving community which is Baguio City. You can find numerous people scattered around People's Park or Burnham Park playing chess.
Mainly, the elders were the ones playing chess. They are either there to play chess or just observed people or chat with strangers of their age for hours. My grandfather was one of them before settling in our province. It is just sad that they can no longer go outside because of the pandemic. Playing chess is one of their quality time for themselves. 
Also, it is easy to find chess pieces and chess boards made out of wood in my province. Given that woodcarving is part of our culture and a source of livelihood to some.
I miss doing street photography in my home town. I miss walking around. I miss watching the elders do their things. I just miss traveling a lot. Even though I am a timid person but, I am brave enough when it comes to street photography. I hope this pandemic will end soon, and we can do again the things we love the most.
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miss-alice-evelynn · 16 hours ago
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Umbrella Academy 🤝🏻 Queen's Gambit 🤝🏻 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Using Coming Home Baby as a banger tune
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karolpilberg · 18 hours ago
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The Queen's Gambit (2020-) dir. Scott Frank
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shadowspellchecker · 21 hours ago
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Mr. Shaibel as a Time Lord and Beth is his companion?
Crack from the B^2 discord. Dr. Who Crossover 
Mr. Shaibel as a Time Lord and she is his companion?
So she is raised by Shaibel more or less, like two or three hours at a time and nothing too dangerous even by Gallifrey standards because she's nine, but always coming back in time for lessons. Then she has the episode, and there is sneaking and Jolene is Concerned until she finds out about the chess and starts tagging along and Volleyball actually is useful physical training against Daleks and who knew? But then Beth is adopted and Angst because Found Family shouldn't be broken up like that, but then Shaibel shows up with the TARDIS and Jolene in the middle of the night because Time and RELATIVE DIMENSIONS In Space. So then she has this, and chess because Companioning doesn't have a salary and she kind of likes Alma? So she doesn't have time for stupid stuff because she is doing all this stuff. Eventually they clue Alma in, and things go Crazy after that and they totally take advantage of their free transport and basically live out of the Device while traveling and to compensate for doing homework and stuff. Alma finds her tranquility in music or something and the purpose of fighting aliens and it is like "I think the prescription was safer oh well--have at thee!" as she hits the Villain of the Week with a horse whip because She is a Kentucky Gal and knows how to ride right? It's all kinds of Crack at this point. Then Beth sees Benny in Cincinnati with his bag and weird clothes and is like "Another TL?" But he is gone before she can find out so she shrugs it off because she can keep up she's a genius like that.
But then in Vegas 1966 (1965 they had bigger things to worry about something had gone wobbly) she is like wtf he Is Better Than Me he MUST BE an alien. But then Borgov in Mexico, and she *knows* he is human so she has to rethink things. BUT ALMA LIVES because alien medicine, and that is why this qualifies for Other Ships because between Beth and Jolene who "comes home from college" on weekends, someone always is trying to set Alma and Mr. Shaibel up but they are Just Good Friends. So when she beats Benny and he invites her over in Ohio, she thinks Okay let's see which one this is. And Surprise! HUMAN! But it takes her a long time to work it out because he lives like Mr. Shaibel because basements are cheap and if you live in a space-time ship why bother paying more than you need for a cover and a parking space? And his friends are freaking Companion-ey, and she suspects his car is a decoy and the real TARDIS is on his head. And yes, she is trying to figure this out AND get in his pants because as she says to Cleo "I've been spoiled and normal people don't do it for me" and Cleo agrees that chess players have a unique charm but Beth thinks that is a euphemism for Time Lords. So it takes Daleks invading New York the day after "Do you still like my hair" to work out that "wait. This isn't a Time Lord. Just the closest thing I have found in an actual human." And then she's like "Benny, give me the knife!"  "What." "Your Knife!" "WHAT? Are you suicidal?! No, I won't enable you!" "I know what I am doing!" She snags it and starts making quick work since she has a decent blade. And he is like "I swore off this shit after Ecuador."
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sebastiencastille · a day ago
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main blog: @nymphastral 
They exchange gifts and Beth shows off her Russian skills. They both know they are doomed when they kiss for the very first time.
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sebastiencastille · a day ago
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“I like beautiful things,” was all Beth said to compensate for the grandiloquence as she took a sip of champagne, her lilt cheerful; nevertheless, unable to hide the anxiety due to having been found reading a very simple letter.
A very simple letter, indeed.
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spatialdeer · a day ago
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How old are you?... To tell you the truth of it, child... you’re astounding.
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[image description: sander sides fanart. thomas and janus sit opposite each other on a park bench, a chess board in between them. thomas is resting a hand on his knee and staring at the board in concentration, one tongue sticking out. janus is smiling and winking, holding up the white queen in one gloved hand, with his legs crossed. the trees around them are orange and yellow and light spills onto the scene from offscreen. there is a duck nearby. /end id]
art done for the reverse mini bang that's taking place on the writing discord this month! stay tuned for fic related to this, hopefully!
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eriscarlett · 2 days ago
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Beth Harmon - The Queen's Gambit
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tibby · 2 days ago
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It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable. So, if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame. ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as Beth Harmon in THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (2020)
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