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@  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?

@  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.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:27 PM

 

Looks good and a hell of a cast


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:54 PM

Well that's some truly awful CG.

 

And, well, I mean, it looks like Watership Down.  The animated movie at any rate.  Which, if I recall, was pretty authentic to the book.  So... yeah.

 

Hopefully they won't accidentally market it as a kids movie this time XD


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:10 PM

I mean, you have to remake it every ten years to traumatize a whole new generation of kids.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

Yeah, that looks redundant but serviceable and I'll certainly check it out. That animation does look really rough in places though, like that chase scene shot. (Could have been much, much worse on the visual front alone - it would only take a very little cartoonish stylization of the rabbits to ruin it utterly and they resisted.)
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

I think for a TV type budget the CG looks fine


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:24 PM

I haven't seen the animated movie in 25+ years so I'm not reflexively against a remake, but yikes, there's no cast good enough to make up for that CGI.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:05 PM

I'm not convinced the story of WD can stand another retelling, especially one that seems like a near-reshoot of the first cartoon. It's like one of the new Disney "lifeless-action" remakes but with worse CGI.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:56 AM

In the movie arrangement it's a retelling of Exodus (unintended blah blah blah) so er, I'm guessing it'll hold up for one more.
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 13 December 2018 - 09:40 AM

So how are they going to handle the destruction of the warren scene?  Not sure cgi can make even get close to how nightmarish it is in the original.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

I seen the original film, mutable times and for the longest time I never knew it was based on a book until a few years ago when I came across a copy while working in a chairty shop, so I nabbed it and found in the book far more than that been in the film, much more to the world than that been in the film. I am intersted to see this adaption of the story, I do hope the PC people do not ruin this, (much like Doctor Who went dramatically downhill in its resent series), after all the story in general is rather dark, as for the CGI, I really hope what in the trailer is polished up a bit more, thou it does kind of look like a fair amount of the budget got spent on the voice cast but we'll see when it airs over christmas!

 

A fun fact about the original film, it has a character use a swear word, yet the film still remains rated U on top of the fact blood is shown on the rabbits during their fights, of course, I suspect the original will remain a timeless classic while this is likely to look ugly in like ten or twenty years time as CGI animation advances!


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

 

Neither, its a Seagull saying it, the word is "**** off"


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:04 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.

Is their next project going to be an uplifting and cheerful retelling of Animal Farm?


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Plague Dogs. 


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 14 December 2018 - 07:34 AM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

I've never seen it, so I don't understand how this is so beloved.  Isn't it just a story about rabbits murdering each other?



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:55 AM

You could say that about the entire history of mankind.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

The entire history of mankind is just a story about rabbits murdering each other?


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