Submitted by fortifiedmischief in Pandemics

i'm doing fine, bit of a sore throat, but mostly just very tired... like stare at the wall for hours tired. my mum told me to take melatonin and i had a crazy night of just tripping out on the verge of sleep.... so won't be taking that again tonight.

a very significant finding -- the majority of info online, on the "big sites," about at-home covid care... is bull. it's all about wiping down surfaces and keeping distance from everyone. the best source i found for at-home treatment was a nurse's guide posted on reddit. sometimes the internet is such an eyeroll.

anyway -- here's to vitamins and vics vapour rub

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tuesday wrote

I'm sorry you got sick and I hope that it stays relatively mild for you.

according to my abuelita "bix baporu" is magic and is my number one recommendation for when people are sick.

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__0 wrote

My friends and roommates all got it around the same time and myself (possibly I didn't end up getting tested) soon after, I mostly was just exausted seems like that was the main symptom. Not being able to do much, we were all double and Triple vaccinated, hope you start feeling better soon.

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Styx wrote (edited )

Hope you get better soon! My friend had it maybe a month ago and said the first day was the worst and was feeling okay by day 3.

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fortifiedmischief OP wrote

thank yee :) watching generation p today

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Styx wrote

oooh! let me know if you like it!

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fortifiedmischief OP wrote

ok so that was a wild ride. it moves pretty fast, had a bit of a hard time keeping up at the beginning but then i got into the groove eventually.
some thoughts:
-when he ends up at the art show naked i was like... you're in advertising... why do you look like you're preparing for a role in Marvel haha
-i know it doesn't "really" "matter" but i can't help but speculate cause i'm a lil neurotic but also it's fun... was the whole last scene just a drug induced hallucination??
-overall honestly i think I loved the movie. it always stressed me out when i don't see characters eat at all, but he kept his health up regardless. clap clap.
the whole body of the story that had to do with the advertising industry inventing a reality for the public was obvi really interesting/legit. and on an entertaining level, the ads he came up with were so good -- honestly would have been happy just watching him come up with ads like that for at least an hour.

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Styx wrote (edited )

I also rewatched it as it has been years since I've seen it and yes, my god, there is not a calm moment in the whole 2hs of it!!

when he ends up at the art show naked i was like... you're in advertising... why do you look like you're preparing for a role in Marvel haha

I KNOW RIGHT!!! So unslavic to have a fucking 6-pack! Also, he's supposed to be a poor poet/junkie ad guy ... who's gonna buy that he eats healthily and goes to a gym!

i know it doesn't "really" "matter" but i can't help but speculate cause i'm a lil neurotic but also it's fun... was the whole last scene just a drug induced hallucination??

You mean him as an old man resting by the country path and then multiplying? That's supposed to be his 'favourite' ad he has ever done, but it was never aired. No idea what it was about it. The wiki entry on the novel upon which it was based says:

In the novel's last chapter, Tatarsky's electronic double becomes a ubiquitous presence on Russian TV. Tatarsky, who had tried to look past the false images presented on TV to see a true unmediated reality, has himself been transformed into an illusion.

/\ Doesn't help much.

it always stressed me out when i don't see characters eat at all, but he kept his health up regardless.

TSK TSK TSK! Someone was not paying attention! He had some shrimps before he got his first ad job. Then he consumes literal tones of dried fly agaric + half of a pickle. Maybe that's why he is in such good shape!

the ads he came up with were so good

omg, the Hassidic biker and the Russian tic-tacs!! Or the 'birch' sprite :D :D

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fortifiedmischief OP wrote

he's supposed to be a poor poet

having researched the actor after the fact, i feel like the director didn't have a choice lol, mr Epifantsev seems to take body building very seriously

You mean him as an old man resting by the country path and then multiplying?

no the whole... starting with him going to sleep at the top of the "tower of babel" and waking up naked at the art fair! like that whole part until the end i was just waiting for him to wake up!! hahah

had some shrimps

omg that part made my hungry. interesting to see him go at it with a fork and knife ha

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Styx wrote

no the whole... starting with him going to sleep at the top of the "tower of babel" and waking up naked at the art fair! like that whole part until the end i was just waiting for him to wake up!! hahah

Oh I see, and no, I disagree. It might start as a hallucination but that ritual and what follows after is the real thing (I mean, as real as digital politicians doing product placements). I don't think it's supposed to be a hallucination. The hallucinatory bits were shot in a psychedelic way: the wavy cam, patters, montages, Che Guevara, etc.

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fortifiedmischief OP wrote

wild wild wild. see I have a thing about people going to sleep in movies... unless it shows the character waking up again... I just assume the rest of the movie is a dream

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