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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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#21 Noideaforaname

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

"AotC is the best Star Wars because it didn't portray the Clone Wars the way you expected it!"

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

 

 

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 
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Got one of those for prequel haters?

 

Not off the top of my head, no. You may have some luck by trawling this subreddit:

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:24 PM

Is it reasonable to assume that the final title and teaser trailer will be released at Celebration 2019 a week from now?

 

They basically said as much this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:47 PM

"AotC is the best Star Wars because it didn't portray the Clone Wars the way you expected it!"

 

The problem with the prequels has always been it's a story we know the ending to, and being blunt George Lucas failed to make the audience care about the fall of Anakin Skywalker. I've said it before, the biggest misstep was having us meet Anakin when he was a child. Anakin should have been the Han Solo-style rogue who was already an established pilot when he crossed paths with Obi-Wan and who already had some blood on his hands.  Taking us through Anakin's entire journey to adulthood was unnecessary and frankly gaffed the plot.

 

Though credit where it's due, Lucas tried to beat Martin to the punch in squicky relationships.

 

 

I've always maintained TLJ is going to age better than the other films in this newest trilogy simply because it dared to do what the franchise hasn't done in over thirty years and that's put the story in a place no one is equipped to say with certainty how it ends. Rian Johnson got the full force of the Star Wars fandom's ire for messing with formula after Abrams got the full force of the fandom's ire for adhering too close to formula.

 

That being said, TLJ was far from a flawless film and I can't disagree with Mark Hamill's frustration with how the character of Luke ultimately panned out. It makes sense from a narrative perspective in the context of the story the movie was telling, but from how we've come to understand this character in forty years of media it really was akin to hearing Peter Cullen bellow out "GIVE ME YOUR FACE!" while tearing a Decepticon in half. Luke went out spectacularly well in a blazing triumph of the adherence to the Jedi Code vs Ben's raging hate for the past and tradition, but getting to that point was painful to watch I won't deny. I don't want to ascribe directorial intent to something that might have just worked out in post, but I'd like to think making us (and the actor) uncomfortable with where Luke ended up was intention, to make us cheer all the louder when he did return to form at the end.

 

The Casino planet...I get it. Finn needed something to do. That sequence wasn't it. Just didn't work and I will fully admit to just skipping those scenes entirely when rewatching the film. About as interesting as the Senate deliberation scenes in the Prequels.

 

Ben and Rey remain the best part of the new trilogy. Where Lucas fell flat with Anakin and Padme, these movies are killing it with these two characters. Ben and Rey's team up fight isn't not going to make me bounce in my seat like a excited three year old for a long time to come. Beautifully choreographed DANCE ROUTINE turned fight, with no ridiculous over the top maneuvers.  The New Trilogy has the best Lightsaber battles of the entire franchise.

 

So...yeah. Episode VIII has problems, problems people deserve to voice and be legitimately bothered by (Though I continue to laugh at those who feel somehow threatened by Rey as a character). But two movies in and as pieces of entertainment, they're still head and shoulders above Lucas' prequel trilogy in terms of characters and overall story. Story pacing, however...I'll give to AotC. Every scene in AotC advances the plot, where as TLJ the war profiteering subplot just felt like Johnson was deliberately throwing out a parachute to slow the story down.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:48 PM

Not my feelings, but I feel this is related.

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Also I agree with Rust that the Rey and Kylo versus the Praetorian Guards is one of the best (if not the best) lightsaber battles in all the films.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

I disagree about that one.  It was competently filmed, but there was zero tension in that scene.  I simply didn't care what happened.  I guess the problem wasn't with the duel itself, but with the setup.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

I must admit i was falling asleep and fast-forwarding by that point, so that fight was basically just "oh a thing's happening". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There's rumor that IX will have a zero-g fight on top of Kylo's spaceship, which sounds pretty neat. Always wanted to see something like that since hearing Vader's suit was made to explain him hoping between ships.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:26 PM

Considering my feelings for the other sequel films, I predict that this film will have some elements I really like, and some thing I don't like. 

 

This film will have some confusing/vague world-building that will make me unsure whats happening in the film, and what these events mean in-universe. I say that because it happened in the other two (for TFA it was "who are all the factions, how do they relate to each other", for TLJ it was "Did the First Order conquer to galaxy in a day? What does the destruction of the galaxy's main governmental power mean for the rest of the galaxy? What about the members and world of the New Republic who weren't blown up by the Death Star knockoff?") My guess is for this film, it'll be questions about the First Order what they control, how they operate, and how they end up getting beaten.

 

Personally I find myself disappointed that the status quo of the Sequels is "the Heroic Rebels versus the Evil Empire" again. I guess they could have had another type of war, but they didn't. I get the feeling of been there, done that. There was an opportunity to do something new but they decided to play it safe.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:55 AM


Eagerly awaiting Episode IX name, poster and maybe trailer from the SW Celebration panel at 12 today.

Loved Force Awakens, Thought Last Jedi was even better, easily one of the best SW anythings ever. Can't wait for a look at what's next.

-ZacWilliam, wish it was now, as I sit in a Drs office and wait to probably get a shot in my eye again. :p Could use the distraction...
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:16 AM

The title and the poster is surposely been leaked online:

 

Possible spoiler in the video:

 

I cannot see ep9 being very good, simply because its coming off the back of a badly written movie that simply went nowhere, whatever plans that were in place, went out the window with Rian Johnson & KK, just as GL original outline for a sequel went out the window and the movie has to answer all of JJ mystery boxes and surpposely wrap up the Skywalker saga but I just cannot see it being good because whatever plans or outlines in place, were simply discarded. Heath Ledger's Joker was right all along:

 


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:42 AM

Now that we got the obligatory ZacWilliam1 love fest and Superomegaprime hate fest out of the way, I'm hoping for an exciting trailer.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Now that we got the obligatory ZacWilliam1 love fest and Superomegaprime hate fest out of the way, I'm hoping for an exciting trailer.

:)

 

It might be exciting but this is pretty much the most important trailer in the history of movies because its make or break for Star Wars!


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:34 AM

Make or break for Star Wars was 2 movies ago.  



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

obviously it went 'make'...



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:00 PM

I like Rose's look in the film. A little more generic, but nice.

I do wish there was a little more to Rey's outfit than a more simple and lighter version of her original, but still.

Finn has Han Solo pants.

I like Poe's outfit a lot.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:10 PM

The Rise of Skywalker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:12 PM


Edited by Powered Convoy, 12 April 2019 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:14 PM


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:20 PM

I do like Rey's hood. That's a nice touch.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:21 PM


Looks awesome! :)

Can't wait.

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