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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:25 PM

I feel like I should make a viewer's guide, because there is a lot of good stuff in this that I hope future seasons/arcs will pick up on, but it's buried in a lot of what I can only call filler. It's like they weren't confident enough in the Star Wars brand to get kids watching, so they crammed in as much Focus Group Approved! content as they could and ended up burying the story. It's like fanservice by way of Disney Corporate.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:41 AM

It's basically what they did with the Marvel shows. Produce generic kids shows to ride off brand awareness and sell more toys.

Say what you want about Lucas but Clone Wars was a quality production and Rebels luckily captured most of that.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

So, a viewing guide for the so-far released episodes of Season 1 (there are still three episodes left when the show comes back from hiatus on January 13).

Eps 1 & 2 "The Recruit" (Introduces the characters and setting.)

Ep 5 "The High Tower" (Lets us see more of the Aces, the First Order's machinations, and Kaz actually being a moderately-effective spy.)

Ep 7 "Signal from Sector Six" (Features Poe, and introduces Synara San.)

Ep 8 "Synara's Score" (We see the next step in the First Order's plans, and some potentially romantic sparks between Synara and Tam.)

Ep 10 "Secrets and Holograms" (A spotlight on Torra Doza, who should've been the series lead, as well as Kaz falling ass-backwards into a fairly big intelligence coup.)

Tentative:
Ep 11 "Station Theta Black" (This one doesn't really add anything we-the-viewers don't know, but it feels more like an actual TFA lead-in, with some actual stakes and lethal force. It also lets us see more of Phasma, Poe, and General Leia [with a new, non-horrible VA].)

Ep 9 (The Platform Classic) is also a good character piece for Yeager (and features what may or may not be a gay couple, depending on how you read it), but doesn't really add anything important to the ongoing plot. The rest can be summed up as "stuff happens, Kaz makes friends/enemies, Yeager has a dark past, Neeku is surprisingly perceptive."

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

where are 3 and 4?

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:22 PM

Irrelevant, because nothing important happens.

The only thing that matters in ep3 is the revelation (to us-the-viewers, but not to Kaz) that the First Order are behind Kragan's pirate group, and ep4 only serves to establish why Jace hates Kaz (... he's met him), that Yeager had a wife and kid once, and that Yeager thinks Kaz is a good person but a terrible spy. Everything here is made obvious elsewhere (the bit about Yeager's family is literally treated as a new revelation a few episodes later), so there's really no point in watching them unless you really like the show.

Ep6 is a half-decent character piece for Neeku (and we get to see some new areas on Colossus), but the only really plot-relevant detail is that somebody named "Kylo Ren" is wiping out villages in the Unknown Regions.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

Having watched this, Kaz is really really annoying. He's like someone was challenged to make a Star Wars series with Jar Jar Binks in the lead role, but they obviously couldn't make him literally Jar Jar Binks, so they made a human with a shrill voice and the same gangling run and exaggerated body movements. He even does the whole "he means well but constantly screws up but still succeeds despite all that" thing that Jar Jar does.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:51 AM

Having watched this, Kaz is really really annoying. He's like someone was challenged to make a Star Wars series with Jar Jar Binks in the lead role, but they obviously couldn't make him literally Jar Jar Binks, so they made a human with a shrill voice and the same gangling run and exaggerated body movements. He even does the whole "he means well but constantly screws up but still succeeds despite all that" thing that Jar Jar does.

Yeah, he is the worst part of this show. Everyone else, I enjoy, but he kind of brings down the series.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:46 PM

So first season ended both on a high note but also surprisingly very predictable. Kaz gets his very obvious motivation and gets his chance to actually prove his worth. Tam falls in with the wrong crowd. And were off to fight another day.

Im sorry but the entire first season felt like a long slog to get to the part we actually want to see. And now we gotta wait to get to the good part.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:12 PM

But man, that aerial battle!

There'll be a revised version of my viewing guide later, but yeah, there are a lot of skippable episodes. OTOH, this last two-parter just wouldn't work without knowing the characters (though I still think Torra should have been the lead from the beginning).

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:33 PM

Getting better. (Whoa I'm invested in a character i didn't like and an event i hated)

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:48 AM

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:44 PM

Every other character in this is more interesting than Kaz.

 

I do like his jacket though.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 03:44 PM

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Actually, I think this is a "Transformers Prime" situation where they produced a couple seasons worth at once and Disney is just spacing them out.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

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As for my revised "only the important parts" viewing guide:

Eps 1 & 2 "The Recruit" (Introduces the setting and characters.)

Ep 5 "The High Tower" (Lets us see more of the Aces, the First Order's machinations, and Kaz actually being moderately effective.)

Ep 7 "Signal from Sector Six" (Features Poe giving Kaz some field training, and introduces Synara.)

Ep 8 "Synara's Score" (Not really important to the plot, but cements Synara into the group of friends.)

Ep 10 "Secrets and Holograms" (A spotlight on Torra Doza, who <i>should've</i> been the series lead.)

Ep 14 "The Doza Dilemma" (A big point in Synara's arc, and a turning point for the First Order.)

Ep 15 "The First Order Occupation" (Resolves Synara's arc and upsets the status quo going forward.)

Ep 17 "The Core Problem" (This is the important TFA lead-in, with heavy foreshadowing that is obvious to us but not the characters.)

Ep 18 "The Disappeared" (Another Torra spotlight, and which leads directly into the next episode.)

Ep 19 "Descent" (Basically part two of the four-part finale.)

Eps 20 & 21 "No Escape" (We officially catch up to TFA and are essentially put in a holding pattern until Ep IX comes along.)

The rest can be summed up as "stuff happens, Kaz makes friends/enemies, Yeager has a dark past, the First Order and Resistance are fighting a cold war."

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:55 PM

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Yeah, the Wife and I noticed that too. I did tell her that they were just trying to kill Kaz and Torra.


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