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@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Lol today needs to end asap so that I can start over tomorrow

@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  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.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:55 PM

Saw it.

 

It's better than Strange in terms of magic use so I enjoyed it a lot for that.  The romance was cute but almost childish/childlike so slightly took away from the adult feel I wanted.  It was really good with effects and the story.  Slightly annoyed with Tina but loved Queenie.  Special effects heavy but that's expected.  It's an adult fairy tale with an adult setting, a slight adult metaphor with discrimination but Rowling suddenly went for a super simple romance in here.  Not very realistic but very cute, haha.  One of my favorite parts, not the second one though.

On the magic, it's actually got more magical action that Doctor Strange to me, and more than a regular Potter movie too.  I guess American wizards are more free with their powers.  Loved it.  Great variety of magical beasts but I'm annoyed that I can't get everything Eddie mumbles about.  Familiar spells are used, which is awesome for Potter fans

A slight downside for me is Newt is so capable and awesome with creatures that it takes away from Hagrid.  To be fair, Hagrid wasn't a very good caretaker for magical creatures anyhow, haha.  No, Hagrid isn't in the movie.

Loved the effects for the monsters, even biggest one.  The music was very manipulative but admittedly very good too.  Hated the guest star but that's me.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:50 PM

Apparently this features Ghostbusters-style frame breaking in the IMAX 3-D presentation, so I'll likely be seeing it that way as it really enhances the 3-D effect.

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:33 AM

The Wife and I went and saw it yesterday and we both loved this film! Such a great addition to the Potterverse!


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

I enjoyed it as well.  I kept myself spoiler free prior to seeing it, so I had no idea what to expect going in, but came out pretty enthusiastic for the rest of the proposed 5-film series.  I found the Harry Potter film series took a while to really find its feet, and I didn't really start liking them until they went with British directors who seemed to have a better understanding of British humor.  The Chris Columbus entries, in particular, I really find grating in some scenes.  This series seems to have hit the ground running, though, and I'm looking forward to the rest.

 

The only thing I didn't really like was

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:53 PM

It was alright, and enjoyed it up until the end ruined everything with lame solutions to huge problems. =/

Also Grindelwald looks frikkin' dumb and his reveal was dumb too.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:06 AM

Yeah, I hated that cuz Farrel was doing so good. Would that he stayed. He was creepy enough with his treatment of Ezra.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:04 AM

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Any idea on who should be a young Dumbledore?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:45 PM

I'm not long back from the cinema, having seen this film today, in general its a pretty good film, but I kind of felt the ending could of been better, Grindelwald, they should of really reseved him for the sequels than the sudden reveal at the end because it made no real sense to me, there was no real hinting at the fact that guy was Grindelwald, sure he was the bad guy of the film story yet the sudden reveal was pretty boring. His look was also terrible, then again, Voldamort looked terrible as well, mainly because I envisioned a man not a freak, exactly why did anyone follow Voldamort in the first place, surely they must of thought something wrong when they look at his face. Anyway, the film is pretty good to watch, thou I had to sit through nearly 30 min of adverts and trailers for other films, before the main film came on.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:07 PM



 mainly because I envisioned a man not a freak, exactly why did anyone follow Voldamort in the first place, surely they must of thought something wrong when they look at his face. 

 

Voldermort was also a magical genius with a ton of raw power.  And he didn't always look like that... I'm sure he did look human when a lot of his followers first aligned themselves with him, and by the time he looked like a whackjob he'd also proven himself and his abilities to them.  And as we heard many times thoughout the books, as a man he was quite handsome and charismatic.

 

I do agree on Grindelwald, though.  I feel it would've been nice if this series had shown us a different type of dark wizard... after all, they don't all need to have "out there" appearances and whatnot.  I'd have liked Grindelwald to have been a bit more "old-timey" (especially given the era in which this series will take place)... distinguished, a little suave, etc.

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:01 PM

Voldemort looked the way he did, due to "experiments" and the creation of the horcruxes. 

Most Death Eaters were greedy, arrogant, cowardly little buggers.  Some were just scared, some wanted fame wealth and power, others wanted to dominate muggles and half bloods.  There was also a lot of blackmail going around, and Voldy was a very powerful legimens (essentially could read minds).


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

Voldy was a very powerful legimens (essentially could read minds).

 

That more likely he reading their faces and their expressions


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

Is there no Crimes of Grindelwald thread?

Saw it.

It's pretty adult, with the political (Grindelwald) and social issues (OMG, Queenie!). D is very dashing. Way too much love for me but I'm glad Rowling is getting into more serious adult stuff than just romance. Not enough beasts this time sadly. Magical effects are AWESOME. So many characters this time that Newt is overshadowed.

No extra scene at the end. This is really a five movie series?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

How important is it to see the original to enjoy this one?



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:11 PM

I only saw the second trailer but I know the Nagini thing is gonna have a LOT of folks pissed off. 


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

How important is it to see the original to enjoy this one?

Important because the antagonists in the first movie carry over.

Saw some cosplayers at the advanced screening so attacked one of them.



Since I didn't see the trailers for Fantastic Beasts 2, I had no idea about Nagini until a lady cosplayer told me who she was dressed up as.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

This opens in theaters tonight! I really need to see if I can book a babysitter for sometime this weekend!


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

I found the movie really conflicting on both a plot and acting standpoint. I will refrain from major spoilers but will give thoughts of the movie at large.

My biggest complaint is that it seems like the Grindelwald and Dumbledore side plot overshadows the main cast way too much. It focuses so much on expanding the lore of the wizarding world at large that Newt and the rest arent even the stars of the story it feels.

You could almost of given Jude Law and Johnny Depp their own prequel movie. If not for Grindelwalds continued focus on Creedence there really feels like a minimal connection to Whats going on here compared to the last film.

That said there were some great and fun scenes with Newt taming some truly Fantastic Beasts. I actually had fun pointing out a Kappa to my friend at one point in the brief flash of a scene. It just really takes a backseat to the experience of getting the history of the familiar names of the Potter series. Dumbledore, Lastrange, Gindelwald really seems like where we focused. Even with the focus on Nagini in the marketing, she really plays little part in the overall movie.

But as to the acting, I really feel like Depp phoned in Grindelwald. At times it felt like he was going hammy with the Im the bad guy, and others when hes supposed to be the revolutionary leader of the proto Death Eaters he just feels blah. I do think they gave Him an excellent idea for why he feels the Wizarding World should rise up to take over the world at large but I never got him to be anywhere near charismatic enough to be such a convincing leader.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

https://slate.com/cu...movie-ever.html

 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:59 PM

Dumbledore wasn't on screen a lot but his presence is felt. Newt just wasn't shining through in terms of motivation. It was Queenie whose arc I was most invested in, despite grousing about too much love as a factor.

Kappa, I recognized. But that big thing? Never heard of it before. Why focus on Chinese beasts? Another Chinese market bid?

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