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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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#41 The Predaking

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

It's ugly, but most CG shows are. It may still attain greatness. 

 

ETA: I mean, is there anyone in the history of Star Wars with a track record as consistent as Dave Filoni?

 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:46 AM

He's not as involved in the day to day of this series, he's said that he only gives his notes and thoughts to the showrunners.

 

He's still involved, just in a hands off capacity.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:43 PM

Extended sneak peak, including General Leia and Captain Phasma.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

Very colorful. I don't care much about the premise of a spy. The racing is kind of interesting, but the characters don't come off as appealing in the video.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:16 PM


The animation style is not my favorite, the whole CGI echoing cell-shaded thing just feels very awkward and more forced than either traditional or straight CGI would have. Not enough to keep me from watching, but not my favorite.

THAT said I like pretty much everything else in that trailer a lot. Characters, setting, situation, ships et all look like a lot of fun. Can't wait to watch.

-ZacWilliam, am I right that besides Phasma we also see a Gold Stormtrooper and a Red Tie pilot in there?
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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

Apparently Phasma was a Power Ranger this whole time.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 06:31 AM

Watched the extend trailer and my thoughts:

 

The character animation is simply terrible, they should of stuck with the CGI from Clone Wars and Rebels, the vehicle animation look a lot better, clearly whoever working on this has read the scripts and thinks its horrible and said, we'll give the main attention to the vehicles than the characters!

I also think the show title is misleading, it shouldn't be called Resistance, they should of called it Star Wars Racers or Galatic Racers, in all, I'm not very impressed with this, I don't expect it to last more than two seasons, hell it might last one depending on whoever in charge of Lucasfilm as Lucasfilm going through changes in regards to whoever in charge if rumors are to believed!


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:01 AM


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A voice actress who plays Princess Leia in a new Disney cartoon took to Twitter to openly mock Christine Blasey Ford, who has credibly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 

In a since-deleted tweet, Rachel Butera posted a video of herself mimicking Blasey’s voice.

“I sound like I’m back at that high school party; I can’t help it,” Butera said as she referred to the 1982 gathering where Blasey said she was assaulted. https://www.huffingt...4b0425e3c21ae64

 

 

Classy. JUST the sort of person Carrie Fischer would approve of... :rolleyes


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Hate that cel shading.

Looks ultra generic content wise. But I'm sure I'll be chastised for thinking that because a certain someone will insist their kids will love it...


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:13 AM

Head's up you can get the entire upcoming Season on Amazon right now for $2.99 for the whole thing. That's right, not per episode, for the entire season.

Watched the first 3 epidodes and my verdict:

Animation is absolutely fine in practice and the colors and world design are frequently gorgeous.

The setting, ships, secondary and background characters and the world building are the real stars here. All of that is absolutely wonderfully done. There's loads of great characters, unique droids and aliens and stuff that's intreaguing and cool everywhere.

The biggest downside so far is Kaz himself. He's not unlikeable really. In the oversized pilot ep his ending up in way over his head seems rather endearing and not really his fault at all. There was an innocence to his messing up that was ok, but by the third episode he was messing up pretty constantly in a way that WAS entirely his fault and arrogantly stupid to an extent that made early Ezra seem competent and reliable. I don't particularly love that trajectory and I hope the third ep turns out to be an anomaly or his character starts growing a bit faster on his intended arc.

Still I enjoyed it as a whole, there's a ton of potential and a GREAT setting, and I look forward to more eps.


-ZacWilliam, it's really great to get more development of the FA era and Poe and that world and all too. A TV show like this is really gonna open the new SW era up in a big way.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:58 AM

I watched the double sized pilot and the 2nd (or is it 3rd?) episode.

 

Liked it for the most part.  The animation is nicer than I first thought and the colors are bright.

 

Fell fast asleep during the 2nd episode, so I'm going to have to rewatch it.

 

I will echo the sentiment that Kaz is a little much at times (and so obvious as far as "Hey kids!  I'm the kid friendly male hero of this show!" type of character).


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wow. I was really surprised by this show. I was all ready to hate on the animation style and colors, and then they created a station populated by one of the most diverse Star Wars casts I can remember. There's some deep dives into aliens of Star Wars. I'm pretty sure Jim Rash's character is based off of an early sketch of Ewoks.

 

The storyline is a bit straight forward right now, but if this follows the same path that Clone Wars and Rebels did as the show and character evolve we'll get darker and more serious storyline. Color me impressed.

 

PS - My five year old - who's watched all the movies and shows - loved it too.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:41 PM

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Saw the first few episodes, wasn't really impressed -- but didn't exactly expect to be. Both because it usually takes a while for new show to grow on me, and because the whole post-RotJ world is, well.... not appealing.

Both Kaz and Neeku annoyed the hell out of me. Kaz at least seems like he'd probably grow out of it, but Neeku...



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:31 AM

Really loving this series so far! The way the plot is unfolding is really well done, and Collossus Station is a really cool place with a hugely diverse cast of characters in-universe.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:16 AM

I'm not so onboard with this so far. While I do enjoy the variety of beings on Colossus station, So far the show is just Kaz the doofus getting himself into trouble with little meaning to any overall connection to the sequel trilogy. We've had two Kids run from the first order after Kylo destroyed their village and the rest has just been Kaz being dumb.With him being a pilot I was hoping for some more ship combat or such, which might be coming the next episode but right now it's nowhere near as attention grabbing as Clone Wars or Rebels.

 

Also in a video SW posted on youtube it's stated the series takes place 6 months before The Force Awakens.

 



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:26 AM


So far I enjoy the setting and the secondary and background characters, and I've enjoyed the episodes enough to happily keep watching but yeah, Kaz is the show's biggest week spot. He's just TOO much of a goof/screw up all the time with not enough other angles and sides to him to balance that out. And since the show is apparently not going to be an ensemble like Rebels, none of the other characters have been foregrounded enough to compensate for Kaz's less interesting/fun "slow start."

I heard folks report that his character concept was explained as "A Bird. Awkward, hoppy and clumsy on the ground, natural and masterful in the air." If that's true their big mistake has been grounding him for THIS many episodes right at the start. It was pushed as a show about pilots, but up to this point has actually been a show about someone whose terrible at pretending to be a mechanic.

All that said I think the last two eps definitely each improved on the one before. I'm still watching and I think there's a good chance the show will improve more and more as it goes on, it's just a slower and weaker start than I would have prefered.

-ZacWilliam, at least the next ep seems to finally have Kaz flying a little again with Poe.
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:33 PM

6 months before TFA is also six months before TLJ; I'm guessing that season 2 (which will probably hit screens while Episode 9 is in theatres) will show what's happening on Colossus while the First Order is making its move.

(Which, logically, would mean the end of Kaz' spy mission and the beginning of the actual resistance conflict --which means no more reason to hide what he's doing and keep everyone at arm's length, which means the ensemble will get to become an actual ensemble.)

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:22 AM

Going to wait to see if this gets better like Rebels in the later seasons before I watch

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:19 PM

Finally got around to checking this out the other day. It really didn't click with me. I like the look of the show and all but everything else felt like watching a bad 4Kids dub. The voice acting was hammy and deliberately cartoony sounding (Even Oscar Isaac as Poe sounded off). The writing wasn't helping this either.

On top of that the background music was distractingly bad. There wasn't music so much as instruments reacting to what was going on on the screen (again like a 4Kids dub).

All in all it felt way too juvenile and when my brothers interrupted me in the middle of an episode I wasnt too surprised to find I simply didn't care enough to return to it.



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