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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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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

The Black Cauldron was based on a great series of books by Lloyd Alexander, and Disney smushed them all into one generic fantasy plot which flopped at the box artist.   It would be great if they did a Jungle Book treatment on it (actually got scriptwriters to incorporate more of the books).  They could even do a trilogy;  there were five books in all, more than enough for three movies.


Apparently there was news that they're trying to adapt that series.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:22 AM

 

The Black Cauldron was based on a great series of books by Lloyd Alexander, and Disney smushed them all into one generic fantasy plot which flopped at the box artist.   It would be great if they did a Jungle Book treatment on it (actually got scriptwriters to incorporate more of the books).  They could even do a trilogy;  there were five books in all, more than enough for three movies.


Apparently there was news that they're trying to adapt that series.

 

 

See, now this I'm excited about . . . I hope it actually comes to fruition though, I know a lot of 'projects' never make it to the screen.

 

Would also love to see them do the Dark Is Rising as a movie or series of movies.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:59 PM

 

I dunno.  I kinda hate the idea of live action remakes, but I will say that Lion King and Aladdin might be the only two I'd be willing to see.
 
Although... Aladdin without Robin Williams?  Is that... like... can they even do that?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:05 PM

 

 

I dunno.  I kinda hate the idea of live action remakes, but I will say that Lion King and Aladdin might be the only two I'd be willing to see.
 
Although... Aladdin without Robin Williams?  Is that... like... can they even do that?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.

 

What about Kayne West instead?



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Clearly the best option would've been Ne-Yo.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

 

 

 

I dunno.  I kinda hate the idea of live action remakes, but I will say that Lion King and Aladdin might be the only two I'd be willing to see.
 
Although... Aladdin without Robin Williams?  Is that... like... can they even do that?


With Will Smith.

I don't think I've ever had a more violently negative reaction to an idea in my life.

 

What about Kayne West instead?

Does Kayne do movies?  Thought he was only a musician. 

 

Assuming they want Genie to keep the same tone from the original, I just don't see Smith having the gentle warmth and sincerity necessary.  Like Smith is really good at being the wise-cracking smartass, but I don't think he could do the other side so well. 

 

I genuinely don't know, though who would be a good actor.  Someone who could be wacky and off-beat but turn around and be sentimental.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

I mean. It was literally shot for shot in that teaser. Is there that much of a point to an all CG shot for shot remake of an animated film? They even have James Earl Jones reprising his role of Mufassa! Why even bother at that-

I'm just sad that the song "Be Prepared" won't be in it.


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If Be Prepared isn’t in it, then it’s not a shot for shot remake. The intro probably is, because the audience would expect it to be. You can’t top the original intro.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:01 PM

I genuinely don't know, though who would be a good actor.  Someone who could be wacky and off-beat but turn around and be sentimental.

 

Mark Hamill?


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:53 PM

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?
 
I watched The Lion King enough as a kid to tell you that this is a shot for shot remake, like the flamingos are flying in the same formation.  But now in live action.   But the live action looks less mysterious and grandiose than the animated version.
 
I can already see areas where some expression of a character is lost.  (When baby Simba is held above the crowd of animals, there's a sequence where he looked left and right, downward, with wide eyes, in a 'what the heck is happening' moment.  A subtle humorous moment.  They tried to recreate it with CGI Simba but it doesn't come across because a real lion cub has much smaller eyes than animated Simba.)


Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

Keep seeing it called live-action. If it actually were, then I'd really be impressed with them recreating the Lion King opening. :p

 

I imagine it'd be a bit more challenging.

 

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:04 AM

It took me a bit to figure that "BATB" wasn't Brave and the Bold.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 06:35 AM

batb....Bash at the Beach?


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:04 AM

 

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?
 
I watched The Lion King enough as a kid to tell you that this is a shot for shot remake, like the flamingos are flying in the same formation.  But now in live action.   But the live action looks less mysterious and grandiose than the animated version.
 
I can already see areas where some expression of a character is lost.  (When baby Simba is held above the crowd of animals, there's a sequence where he looked left and right, downward, with wide eyes, in a 'what the heck is happening' moment.  A subtle humorous moment.  They tried to recreate it with CGI Simba but it doesn't come across because a real lion cub has much smaller eyes than animated Simba.)


Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"

 

 

Yeah . . . I was thinking the other day, it's always "here's a live action remake of this animated classic", never "here's an animated remake of this animated classic."  And it frustrates me because it seems dismissive.  Like "Okay, you're allowed to watch this one, grown-ups, because now it's LIVE ACTION, not kiddie crap."  Without ever asking "would this story be better served by realism or by animation?"

 

I feel like I'm in a museum where the curator is systematically replacing every painting with a photograph of the same subject matter and assuring me it's better.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:08 PM

I can't wait to see the full opening Circle of Life sequence.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:20 PM

I don't care what y'all say, photorealistic Lion King needs to exist in some form. The original was my childhood favorite, so I'm pretty excited for it.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:41 PM

Both of those were "Fake Robin Williams" though.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 12:03 AM

 

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?
 
I watched The Lion King enough as a kid to tell you that this is a shot for shot remake, like the flamingos are flying in the same formation.  But now in live action.   But the live action looks less mysterious and grandiose than the animated version.
 
I can already see areas where some expression of a character is lost.  (When baby Simba is held above the crowd of animals, there's a sequence where he looked left and right, downward, with wide eyes, in a 'what the heck is happening' moment.  A subtle humorous moment.  They tried to recreate it with CGI Simba but it doesn't come across because a real lion cub has much smaller eyes than animated Simba.)

Like the lifeless-action BATB. "You'll take your photorealistically stiff dresser- and clock-people and you'll like them!"
 
 
Yeah . . . I was thinking the other day, it's always "here's a live action remake of this animated classic", never "here's an animated remake of this animated classic."  And it frustrates me because it seems dismissive.  Like "Okay, you're allowed to watch this one, grown-ups, because now it's LIVE ACTION, not kiddie crap."  Without ever asking "would this story be better served by realism or by animation?"
 
I feel like I'm in a museum where the curator is systematically replacing every painting with a photograph of the same subject matter and assuring me it's better.

Exactly. The reason this exists is for the same reason Best Animated Picture exists, because of film snobbery that declares animation is for children rather than a legitimate storytelling medium.

Its the same reason Andy Serkis will never win a goddamn Oscar despite clearly Oscar-worthy performances as an emaciated goblin and a monkey, and amazingly that wasnt sarcasm.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

Part of the reason these live action adaptations exists is they make a profit.  DIsney, and I am not including SW and Marvel in here, as they are different divisions, has not had much luck lately with their original live action films, just look at the recent "Nutcracker and the Four Realms", it bombed.

 

These have proven to be easy money.  Even "Christopher Robin" having the issue of not being picked up for China made a profit.  As long as these films make money, they are not going away.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:21 AM

Christopher Robin isn't a remake since it's set in a later part of his life. The childhood scenes specifically call back to Many Adventures (or parts of Milne's book that were adapted back then) so it's more like a sequel.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

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