Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?


Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

How do we not have a Steven Universe thread?!


3307 replies to this topic

#1 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:23 AM

It's like the best show ever. 

 

Have the opening: Link because I can't get embed to work.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 11 November 2017 - 07:19 AM.


#2 Eneon

Eneon
  • Citizen
  • 6166 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Michigan, USA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, it's pretty good.

Although I wasn't a regular watcher at first. It felt like every time I caught the show while it was on it was the same episode.

 

But I decided to finally start DVRing it during the Stevenbomb(which I did not know was going on), and now I'm hooked.




#3 Devcon

Devcon

    'Sup?

  • Retired Staff
  • 11806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quebec City, PQ, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

That show turned out to be a "sleeper hit" with me. at first it was just something I let play in the background but when I started paying attention I was surprised at the depth the show has.

I've fallen behind on episodes but I might decide to marathon them soon. It's that good.

Edited by Devcon, 21 March 2015 - 10:58 AM.

From the Page of Cage!

#4 wonko the sane?

wonko the sane?

    Oh dear lord I am bored...

  • Citizen
  • 41236 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada, thats why stuff costs so much!
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

Devcon's comment made me want to check it out, so I clicked the provided link.

 

"This video is not available in your country". And just like that: any interest is gone.



#5 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:14 AM

Non official link, then!



#6 wonko the sane?

wonko the sane?

    Oh dear lord I am bored...

  • Citizen
  • 41236 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada, thats why stuff costs so much!
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

Thank you!

 

Also: what the hell did I just watch?



#7 Devcon

Devcon

    'Sup?

  • Retired Staff
  • 11806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quebec City, PQ, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

If you're going to start watching, keep in mind the 1st few episodes are standalone and may appear somewhat random. What they do accomplish, however is *world building*. Eventually there is a narrative going on (like the story of Steven's mother, or the very nature of the Crystal Gems *and the threats they fight*) and those"random episodes" suddenly become important.
From the Page of Cage!

#8 Devcon

Devcon

    'Sup?

  • Retired Staff
  • 11806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quebec City, PQ, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

Non official link, then!

Thank you!
 
Also: what the hell did I just watch?
basically my reaction the 1st time I heard of the show but it's deceptively complex. In a good way.
From the Page of Cage!

#9 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 16836 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:47 AM


Yeah I REALLY wanted us to have a thread when Jail Break aired. Garnet's song and all.

I think it's certainly one of and quite possibly THE best Cartoon on TV at the moment.

-ZacWilliam, absolutely amazing stuff.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#10 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:53 AM

Holy shit yes Jail Break. That song... that was a big hugging moment for cartoons in general.



#11 Eneon

Eneon
  • Citizen
  • 6166 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Michigan, USA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

Holy jive yes Jail Break. That song... that was a big hugging moment for cartoons in general.

It was a very good showing of pompadour helmet representation.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 21 March 2015 - 11:58 AM.



#12 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:00 PM

That and

Spoiler



#13 BHFlint

BHFlint

    Bork!

  • Retired Staff
  • 30666 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Faction::Cannonball's Pirate Crew

Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:04 PM

Garnet is square mom.

Spoiler



#14 Eneon

Eneon
  • Citizen
  • 6166 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Michigan, USA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:10 PM

I want to avoid getting too hyperbolic about it, but I definitely think it's a really fun show that's doing stuff that I want to see a lot more shows do.




#15 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:11 PM

There are a half dozen or so plus size characters but not once in over fifty episodes has there been a fat joke!



#16 Cabooceratops

Cabooceratops

    Girl Whomst Love Girls

  • Staff
  • 22226 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep Space 9
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

I love this show, so, SO much. Here's a little review:
 
Steven Universe is the son of Rose Quartz, a gem, and Greg Universe, a human. He lives with The Crystal Gems(Living magic "rock" people with magic technology.) so he can develop his powers. The show follows Steven and the people around him, exploring Beach City, the people living there, the varied Gem locations on earth, and the Crystal Gems themselves through Steven's perspective in an amazingly organic way.
 
It's funny and goofy and exciting and it has some cool action and cool weapons and some beautiful animation and an amazing aesthetic and deep lore and fantastic characters and world building and mystery and heartwarming to heartwrenching moments and oh goodness the music...
 
It basically basically does everything I'd want a show to do and does it flawlessly: Explore a world through great characters in a story that is often silly and fun but can also shift in intensity. It even has musical segments, for crying out loud!
 
Also could we uncapslock the thread title? Please stop shouting.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 21 March 2015 - 01:30 PM.

Like my art? I do commissions!! -> https://www.allspark...


#17 Eneon

Eneon
  • Citizen
  • 6166 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Michigan, USA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

After watching this show I kind of want to see Transformers redo a concept like Energon where everyone can combine, but combination is viewed the same way fusion is in Steven Universe.




#18 Devcon

Devcon

    'Sup?

  • Retired Staff
  • 11806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quebec City, PQ, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:00 PM

All I want to do
is see you turn into
AGiantRobotWithHotshotPantsAndInfernoShirt
From the Page of Cage!

#19 MEDdMI

MEDdMI

    Nonstop Baka

  • Supporter
  • 12875 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Earth... I think
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:08 PM

The teasers back when they first started advertising it on CN as a new show intrigued me, mostly b/c it was made by a woman and the main female characters all had vastly different body types and facial features. Been a fan ever since ep 1. I am surprised at how it makes me care even for the minor chars in Beach City, and how imperfect even the Crystal Gems are. It's great to see so many Gem & human female characters take the lead, and Steven being ok with being more of a romantic and emotional than the ladies. This show hits me on an emotional level every couple episodes, I even cry sometimes. I also love the way they handled

Spoiler



#20 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:19 PM

Also I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a plush Lion.





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users