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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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#1 Pale Rider

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

I'm sure some of you know what I mean.  After a while, your collection of movies, TV shows, books, comics and video games exceeds the amount of time or energy that you have to consume it all and then it just keeps growing and growing to a point where you can no longer decide what to read/watch/play next.  Or am I the only one with this problem?


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:42 PM

I bought my wife the DVD Push when we first started dating. She watched it, handed it to me, and begged me to watch it myself. I promised her I would.

 

That was nine years ago. The pile hasn't gotten any smaller since.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:26 PM

It's videogames for me this year. I'm in the middle of Route C of NieR: Automata and oh my god I'm freaking out at how great this game is. Then I have the DLC to Xenoblade 2 to go. I still need to get the Royal Pack for FFXV, that'll probably happen when Episode Ardyn nears release. January has Kingdom Hearts 3 looming. I still have to do the Story Mode for SoulCalibur VI. And I still need to do Dragonball FighterZ Story Mode as well.


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#5 Rust

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:33 PM



Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Nier is so good

 

Anyway Im kinda caught up game wise

anime wise after Bloom into you its my X-Mas gift Bubblegum Crisis

 

TV shows Still need to finish Voltron S8 and Sabrina


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:16 AM

Books, films, TV shows, I'm fine.

 

Video games... I bought two PS2 titles a few years ago... I think they're Onimusha 2 and 3. Never even took em out of the shrinkwrap. They were dirt cheap though.

 

 

Now... D&D miniatures to paint... Oh boy, that, I have a lot to paint. A lot. A loooooooooooooooot.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

My backlog is going to take more than one lifetime to clear. I get to make some very slow progress on TV shows and video games, but comic books and movies are just piling up ridiculously thanks to a combination of infrequently being in the mood to watch movies and the house never being quiet enough to enjoy a comic.



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#10 Rust

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?

 

 

It's held more or less. Only really the Marvel catalog has been added to the pile on that front.

 

Honestly, delving through the pile has been a long standing goal of mine in the form of a "Late to the Party" review show. But as with everything, that too has been shelved.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:00 AM

My backlog's so bad I don't even know what's in it. Before I went broke I used to have a bad habit of buying movies by the boxload.

 

That isn't why I went broke but It didn't help.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

I could probably finish all the media in my backlog if I dedicate like a whole year to it and not start anything else but that sounds like a bit much.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

Buried on almost all fronts except for podcasts, I drive a lot for work so it's hard to actually build up much of a backlog for long. I don't care for audiobooks so unfortunately I can't two kill two birds with one stone with those. The rest I can't imagine ever getting caught up on any of it, but that's a good problem to have!

 

I've only bought a relative handful of games over the last two years just because there's so many yet to be played in my Steam and GOG libraries that there's not much point buying additional stuff right now unless it's something I'd play right this second like Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.) And I've sat out the current generation of consoles; heaven help me if I need to get caught up on those, too.

 

Movies, TV, and anime are really piling up because right now I'm in a temporary set up. My brother and I bought a property with a couple houses so I'm hanging out in his until mine is done being remodeled which has been one speed bump after another but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another aim is we're going to convert one of the outbuildings into a home theater. So since I'm just watching stuff on a 23 inch monitor right now I've limited what I watch quite a bit and am saving most of it for when I have a real set up in my house or the grand prize in a couple years, the theater room. I stopped streaming 15 minutes into the original Clash of the Titans the other night because I'd never seen it before, but was really digging it and want to watch on it something better than my monitor.

 

Which is admittedly silly, because with my luck when things are all ready to go I'll choke on some popcorn and die or something.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

My backlog is in toys, which is pretty bad, since they don't have a runtime.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:55 PM


Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.)

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is actually scratching that itch surprisingly well for me. It's not 1 for 1, but it's something.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:22 PM

I think this somewhat illustrates how by backlog makes me feel.

 

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:46 PM

It makes you feel indestructible? :???



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:15 AM

Yes, that'll do.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

I've got Ultraman Dyna and most of Cosmos to watch, but MOTW Ultraman isn't something I can binge too well without multitasking.. well, with some exceptions anyways.  *eyes Mebius*  I also keep meaning to go watch Orville but have yet to get around to it.  That's about it show-wise, unless I get around to go back to the showa Kamen Rider series, but I sort of fell off that boat a while ago.

 

Game-wise I do have some I never played, but I don't have any intentions of playing a bunch of them either, just got them because they were free just in case. Starlink was the biggest one, and I beat that over my Christmas break from work. I suppose there's my way too many alts on Star Trek Online(which I picked up again recently) but I'm managing that by only doing a few specific things on them that are time-gated, and focusing on one thing at a time. It has made me remember why I really got to hate doing Admiralty on all my alts though.



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

Some of you people need much larger backlogs.





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