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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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#41 Cybersnark

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

Which means the spoilers will be everywhere by midnight tonight.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

Just finished watching season 2, not bad, the mirror mystery sort of get solved yet leaves another mystery. One moment, made me think of a quote from the Hobbit films, "That me lad, be a dragon!" Honestly, the character of Viren comes across more as someone who is paranoid as well as greedy, his kids, the son obviously didn't inheirt his father's mind and comes across more as a idiot, while the daughter, she obviously smarter than him, yet cares about her brother. Anyway, this season wasn't to bad thou I do feel there was the lack of consquences for Soren in the long term, in regards to his actions in a town, but that be spoiler if I go furier into detail, about the strangest part of this season, is the boat captain. It seems clear that dragons cannot talk, as humans would say hello to one another, so the baby dragon feelings are expressed through their facal expressions. The cliffhanger of the season was ok, I guess, nothing to really brag about, yet the adventure contuines!


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:24 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Yeah, this season did a lot to win me over with those two. Season 1 they just kinda feel like they're gonna be stock bad guys with Claudia maybe going all Azula. She still could for very different reasons now, but they really expanded on their characters in Season 2 to show they arent bad people and kinda really do want the best for our heroes while also still just wanting to please daddy.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

As someone pointed out elsewhere; we've seen Human Rayla, now (next season) it'll be time for Elf Callum.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:44 AM

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.

 

And shook Claudia out of her comfort zone in regards to how she'd felt about their father.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:42 AM

Haven't seen the new season but saw this pic and I really don't remember this love amongst dragons book in Avatar.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:37 AM

In TLA, "Love Amongst the Dragons" was a play, not a book.  https://avatar.fando...gst_the_Dragons

 

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