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@  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.

@  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?


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

I wouldn't put on money on this being an entirely complete list of characters. I'm sure we're gonna see a few more familiar faces down the line.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

And if it goes on long enough, they'll be scouring the source material for new villians of the week! :D



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.

 

Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.
Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

I think I originally phrased that the other way around and missed one of the substitutions inverting it.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

 

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

 

Yeah, but that was anime only. They were always girls too. (EDIT: I mean they were originally girls and only became guys when they got to earth)

 

On the actual subject of this thread. I'm interested.

 

I remember when we had that He-Man reboot cartoon on CN a while back. I kept hoping She-Ra would be introduced, only to hear it might have been in the next season we never got as it go canceled. :/


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

I am curious as to whether any of the allusions to the He-man franchise will be there. Adora only became She-Ra thanks to Adam traveling to Etheria to give her the Sword of Protection for one. And her Transformation shout was "For the Honor of Greyskull" including Castle Greyskull in the background of the transformation.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

 

There won't be such thing at all.

 


Is she pansexual?
 
None of that either.
 

And maybe they can actually use the swords as swords this time
 
There ain't gonna be blood baths if that's what you're hoping for.
 

Lot of awesome people in the cast. I hope they can manage something cool that can pull itself free of the shadow of He-Man.
 
But also has lots of He-Man? NO
 
At any rate... bring it on. They can save He-Man for the inevitable "MOTU: Go Roar".
 
You can thank MOTU and POP being under separate licenses for that.
It's so convoluted that they shouldn't even be able to use the Horde characters (apart from Catra and few others)... yet they are using them.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:31 PM


My expectation is that they will leave space in the origin for Eternia and Adam to be something that exist elsewhere but she has no knowledge of but nothing of that will be touched at all in season 1.

If the show is successful and goes on to a second or third season I can see them maybe eventually touching on it a little or even using it to backdoor a second MotU revival but I think that's very distant future speculation at this point.


-ZacWilliam, I think it'll be pretty interesting to see where a She-ra revival without He-man goes honestly.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

Here's my guess (warning-geeky brainstorming coming):

They've designed the first couple seasons (26-39-ish) episodes around the idea of avoiding her full origin.  We might get something like she is a horde general only to get a magic sword from with a partial reveal of her origins (coming from Eternia, maybe parents named, maybe a Sorceress cameo) and lead into a multi-season battle agains the Horde building into a climax point with a big crossover with classic MOTU characters from Eternia.

 

The probable hope is that the He-Man/MOTU feature film stays on track for a late 2019 (or at least Spring 2020) release and they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).  And after seeing how Dreamworks and Netflix have distributed Voltron...that doesn't seem like an impossible task.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Yeah she was kidnapped as a baby. Raised by Hordak or someone in his service (don't remember if we got any details of that) and was an officer of the Horde before Adam showed up and She-Ra happened.

I havn't read them but I think the recent DC Comics played with her Horde identity in more detail.

-ZacWilliam, being raised as a villain her whole life was something the Cartoon completely dismissed and ignored as far as I can recall.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).

 

No, she was on that other girls' cartoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

Mattel and Marketing in general seems to be finally realizing that girls like superheroes too. It wouldnt be so far fetched that they saw the success of their girls targeted DC superheroes product and wanted to expand with an in house brand.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:17 PM

I want Seahawk to be a consistent villain until he gets seduced to the good side. So he's always fighting Bow during fights.

Would love to see more of the non animated lady heroes and villains in action too.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

This new She-Ra will learn that it's not nice to cause trouble for the Evil Horde.

 

Never got a chance to watch the original series when I was a kid, it just wasn't anywhere on TV. I keep meaning to check it out streaming, but revisiting my childhood era cartoons has tended to not go well so far. Like He-Man.

 

I did love Secret of the Sword growing up, the film that introduced her. I watched the Hell out of that VHS. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, but I suspect it holds up decently well. It was much more ambitious than the standard He-Man fare in its plot and themes (written by a couple of nobodies named Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.)

 

The opening song is still great.

 

 

 

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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White guy?

 

 

 

 

 

He was blue, like Skeletor. Sensing a pattern of He-Man and She-Ra just not liking blue people. Skeletor fought to end the tyranny of a white monarchy, and He-Man brought his colonialism to take down a blue ruler on Etheria. In fact, in Secret of the Sword he and his sister reinstalled a white monarchy that Hordak had liberated Bright Moon from.

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:57 AM


The picture above makes me really hope they do something cool to Hordak's design. That high bone collar is just kinda dumb.

-ZacWilliam, he's always felt weirdly muddy as a design to me. Never liked him much. Nosferatu face, weird robot suggestions, weird collar, shape changing powers. I'm sure he could be great but It could use some reinvention to really gel I think.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:40 AM

Don't remember what DC did with him, but Google tells me it's this.

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