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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#1241 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:41 AM

Come to think of it, considering that it's been four volumes and I've still got no idea how their fight with the Disas boss went, or what the Chinese girl is actually like, I'll be disappointed if there isn't some big twist coming up about those.

Maybe the boss didn't actually die and instead merged with her. It might be way too much like Toji no Miko, but that would make Hikasa playing her a bit funny to me.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 16 December 2018 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:29 AM

Maybe the boss didn't merge with the chinese girl, maybe the boss was just an underling and the chinese girl was the real boss all along.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:21 PM

Oh that'd be cool.

 

I finished reading the first volume of The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria. it was a really good LN and none of the twists felt ridiculous or forced, though that did mean quite a few were telegraphed.

 

Of course I'll point out how despite the ridiculous circumstances where characters died over and over in a faux-timeloop, nobody actually died in the end.

 

I mean, in this specific volume the circumstances managed to carry weight because they were just the driving force of the main antagonist's (cleverly named 'O') plan. He tricked the girl that the main character had a crush on into believing that she was about to die, thus convincing her to take the Rejecting Classroom Box and force everyone she knew into this nightmare. He also hijacked one of her friend's bodies and planted the idea of killing said friend into her by repeating "Why don't you just kill me?" as a joke over thousands and thousands of loops.

 

It's just weird because LNs, for me at least, tend to go the darker route a lot and kill off everybody, and a bunch of the characters who make it to the end aren't exactly necessary (to the point that they're just "somewhere else" during the climax of the story). Maybe they'll be important in the later stories, who knows.

 

If anything, this was a brilliant argument for using your sci-fi elements to the max because it was quite the ride.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:55 PM

He also hijacked one of her friend's bodies and planted the idea of killing said friend into her by repeating "Why don't you just kill me?" as a joke over thousands and thousands of loops.


Are you suggesting that Parunyasu should star in the anime adaptation?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:26 AM

For some reason I started Zettai Karen Children.

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I am surprised that I can recognize Hirano's voice.

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I wonder how much this will commit to the Abrahamic symbolism.

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Because like, really now.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

If that thing isn't a sky laser then what is even the point.


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:37 AM

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For some reason I did not expect this to be an ability the teleportation girl would have.

In other news, this happened:

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Unfortunately this episode did not involve Mimori getting punched in the face.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:08 AM

Oh, well...

 

Maybe Million Arthur will do this right some day (which it really should have by now).

 

ESPers always make me think of the International Edition of FFX-2, which was a game where they also had lots of instant costume changes.

 

I did not know Virtual-san Looking would get the horse (head) guy.

 

Should have gotten the horse (body) guy.

 

Oh by the way it seems the main unit of BanG Dream! is the least popular (though not by much).


Edited by fourteenwings, 19 December 2018 - 04:09 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:20 PM

I'm not sure if that's a good comparison when there's only two Bang Dream groups there.

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wait what Hirano is still relevant?

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

She came back a few years ago but I guess she never had as much of a presence as her contemporaries to start with outside of Haruhi.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:05 AM

I started Heartcatch Precure too.

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Does this seriously have its own Tuxedo Mask?

I feel like I should have something to say about Cure Blossom being played by Nana, but I realized I'm not super familiar with her as a voice actor.

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Erika's father going on about love like this makes me wish he was Sugita, though.

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ahhahahahaah

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

 

It's so weird when the Tokyo Dolls v-tuber plays games made by other companies, you'd think they would stick to games made by Square-Enix.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:07 AM

Well, they probably have cross-promotion issues? Like maybe the fandoms don't cross-over enough with their own properties.

 

The Akanesasu Shoujo app is shutting down already, I wonder why even bother with this sort of thing at this point.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

You know all of these anime-with-mobage series feel like everybody went to exactly one conference where they discussed alternative means of income and mobage was listed as an option and they haven't been to another one possibly since Endride.

 

I bet the Akanesasu Shoujo anime will pay for itself like, eventually (it is meant to air on Animax a lot) but whatever money they threw at the mobage (which is a lot considering it had 3D graphics and a battle system everything) will never, ever be recouped. At least Princess Principal Game of Mission was a puzzle game that ran for like a year but stuff like next cour's Kotobuki Hikoutai and forever ago's Haifuri (which has had it's mobage delayed so many times the last anime from that franchise aired a year ago) have "yeah, nope" written all over them.

 

Paired with the fact that mobage-into-anime series rarely turn out well... something makes me think the proposed synergy between these two products does not actually exist.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:22 AM

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5 to 6 seems like a bit of a big leap.

Also, it took me a bit too long to realize there's a somewhat obvious reason they're called "BABEL".

Well, they probably have cross-promotion issues? Like maybe the fandoms don't cross-over enough with their own properties.


They've at least got Gestalt Odin for shameless cross-promotion. Though a big chunk of that isn't Squenix-owned I think.



Also the OP with its live-action segments is so surreal, and possibly not in a good way.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:29 AM

I would totally watch a Gestalt Odin live action series featuring Cinnamonroll.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:31 AM

Only if the characters from other video games are portrayed by cosplayers but dubbed over by their regular voice actors.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:02 AM

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Oh yeah there's that genetic engineering deal that's been around since the first game.

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I think this is like the first time they showed Uathach opening her mouth to speak.

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She sure is committed to making Boogiepop sound like Kino.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:45 PM


BABEL have a submarine by episode 10. I guess that makes this show slower than Toji no Miko but quicker than Symphogear. (what kind of comparison is this?)

Speaking of Symphogear...

Wonder how long they'll keep up this running gag.

I guess this confirms that the squirrel isn't say, a shapeshifting human or anything like that.

Suddenly this got homoerotic. Which feels unexpected since Koichi doesn't seem like someone to do this with. Unlike say, that guy who's prominent in the spinoff.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:48 AM

 

what kind of comparison is this

A surprisingly relevant one.

 

That last thing feels like they're about to have a WIXOSS battle.


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