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@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

gizmoboy

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2019 - 01:59 AM)

Alpha Q?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 01:16 AM)

Alpha Q, and U, but not U.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2019 - 08:55 PM)

KISS Players

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 07:15 PM)

Ultra Q

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2019 - 03:15 PM)

So which series is 90s American Godzilla?

@  Dekafox : (20 June 2019 - 03:12 PM)

So G1 Marvel would be Showa Transformers then

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 June 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Yes.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Is it weeby of me to refer to the two IDW TF continuities as Heisei and Reiwa? I mean, the switchover almost perfectly lines up with the change of eras...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 10:35 AM)

I hate when the spicy version of something isn't spicy!

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:33 PM

That's how I connected the dots.  Even though they're living in something of a society now, they still have the defensive mechanisms that evolved when they were wild game.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:24 PM

For that matter, it's possible the Ba'ul "domesticated" the Kelpiens (as opposed to that being a "natural" Kelpien village that the Ba'ul simply rolled into and took over).

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:26 AM

New Season 2 trailer for the U.S.:



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:32 PM

I'm feeling pretty good about Ethan Peck's Spock.



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:04 PM

Unfortunately, i've got the opposite reaction. I just do not take to him at all.

The beard does not help either.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:43 AM

Having thought Burnham's "Spock needs help" line in the earlier trailer reeked of condescension, I'm glad Spock said in this trailer, "Not everything is your responsibility!"


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:10 AM

Serious question - what does one all get with an All Access subscription? Outside Discovery related content, I mean.

 

Yeah, Season 1 didn't grab me, but Season 2 just might.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:06 PM

Having thought Burnham's "Spock needs help" line in the earlier trailer reeked of condescension, I'm glad Spock said in this trailer, "Not everything is your responsibility!"

I really hope she follows that up with "Very well then, we can beam you back into the anomaly."

(After what Desperate Hours established about their relationship, I'd love to see some brother/sister snark between them.)

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

Serious question - what does one all get with an All Access subscription? Outside Discovery related content, I mean.

 

Yeah, Season 1 didn't grab me, but Season 2 just might.

 

Looks like live streaming and the back catalog of CBS programming (not limited to the five most recent episodes of current shows like the regular .com).


 
 
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:08 PM

I resubscribed to CBS AA this weekend (through Amazon this time, not that it seems to matter) and started rewatching season 1.  I wanted to see it again before season 2.  In the first episode, Saru says that his people are treated like livestock, so there's no contradiction with the Short Trek.

 

It's kind of fun to watch it again, knowing what I know about Lorca.  I'm generally feeling more forgiving about the show's flaws now for some reason.  Maybe because now I'm confident that I like it and I'm not nervously waiting on edge for some big thing to destroy my enjoyment.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:24 PM

Speaking for myself, I enjoyed the season. If it wasn't for the not-Klingons (and, no, I will never be convinced that those are Klingons. They don't look like them, and don't really even act like them... where was the honor?), I really wouldn't have any meaningful complaints. (I do think the subtitling was excessive. Whether or not that counts as "meaningful" I leave to others)


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:22 PM

 where was the honor?

 

I've covered this earlier, but the honest truth of the matter is Klingon honor isn't a thing outside Klingon Weeaboos like Worf. It's less a cultural thing and more a post-Khitomer rebranding ("Come, experience the new, softer, nicer Klingon Empire. Please trade us the basic commodities that our gross mishandling of our own industrial base make us incapable of producing for ourselves!"). Discommendations were less about the honor aspect and more about asserting political dominance - not just killing a rival, but making them totally beneath you.

 

While I've not seen the first season for myself, from what I gather via summaries is that a lot of the Klingon side of the story revolved around covert, clandestine agents and political maneuvering.

 

I mean, Arne Darvin ("The Trouble with Tribbles/Trials and Tribble-ations") and the whole story plot of the Duras family are pretty much straight up examples of all of that. So it's hardly out of character for them to be a bit more Machiavellian and cut throat.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:13 PM

Yeah, the Klingons' behaviour was fine, it was just the needless (and worse, performance-killing) makeup redesign that ruined it.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

TOS Klingons were mostly generic mustache-twirling villains.  There was very little information given about Klingon culture.  23rd century Klingon culture is largely a blank slate, which Discovery is writing on.  Certainly a culture can evolve a lot in a century even without a major event like the destruction of Praxis.

 

I won't argue about the Klingon make-up.  I'm not a fan and I'm glad that they seem to be moving back in a more familiar direction with season 2.  L'Rell's new look is much easier to accept.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:50 PM

 

 where was the honor?

 

I've covered this earlier, but the honest truth of the matter is Klingon honor isn't a thing outside Klingon Weeaboos like Worf. It's less a cultural thing and more a post-Khitomer rebranding ("Come, experience the new, softer, nicer Klingon Empire. Please trade us the basic commodities that our gross mishandling of our own industrial base make us incapable of producing for ourselves!"). Discommendations were less about the honor aspect and more about asserting political dominance - not just killing a rival, but making them totally beneath you.

 

While I've not seen the first season for myself, from what I gather via summaries is that a lot of the Klingon side of the story revolved around covert, clandestine agents and political maneuvering.

 

I mean, Arne Darvin ("The Trouble with Tribbles/Trials and Tribble-ations") and the whole story plot of the Duras family are pretty much straight up examples of all of that. So it's hardly out of character for them to be a bit more Machiavellian and cut throat.

 

 

If you'd seen the first season of Discovery, I think you'd find your explanation doesn't hold water. While TNG-era Klingons often fell short of their ideals, they still TALKED about honor a lot. A HUGE amount. This was almost (but not quite entirely) absent from Discovery, despite a significant amount of (subtitled) story straight from the (so-called) Klingon POV.

 

For those who want to argue that, this being pre-TOS, the culture might be different... we'll have to see. If Enterprise can make their Vulcans work (if you squint), then I'm sure Discovery can do the same with Klingon culture.


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:55 AM

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:30 AM

The post-Enterprise Rise of the Federation novels that I've alluded to before establish that:

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In DSC, the High Council has completely lost power, and T'Kuvma/Voq/L'Rell are a faction trying to use Kahless' tradition to restore the Empire. It would've been cool to justify their look as an attempt at undoing the Qu'Vat virus (via genetic modification), thereby justifying T'Kuvma's whole messianic complex as Kahless Reborn.

What we should've seen is that effort being corrupted either by Hem'Quch, believing that it was their right to lead the Empire, or QuchHa' factions, all angling for their own power. Instead, all we got was Kol (who should've been a QuchHa', justifying his relationship to the Kor seen on TOS/DS9 [possibly a brother or cousin, given their ages]), with his paper-thin power grab for his House.

(This would also have retroactively added some hypocritical irony to Kor's own character, given that he [a QuchHa'] was known to come down on other Klingons who "lacked noble blood.")

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:48 AM

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.

Wasn't talking about them, so I'm not sure what you're saying.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:02 PM

They're all unemployed.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 09:13 AM

 

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.

Wasn't talking about them, so I'm not sure what you're saying.

 

 

I'm saying that the 3 Vulcans I've seen in Discovery don't feel like Vulcans to me.

 

Edit - This Spock fellow isn't a Vulcan, as far as my experience tells me.  He certainly isn't the Spock that we've seen hours and hours of for the last 50 years.  It just isn't the same guy at all.


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