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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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#21 Glenn

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

I haven't had any complaints..



#22 Echowarrior

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

I've got more than a few video games that I've wanted to play for a while - and a few more that I've wanted to play all the way through - but simply haven't had the time due to work and other projects. Nothing to be done about it, alas.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:20 PM

I've been wanting to do a chronological playthrough of every Kingdom Hearts HD rerelease before KH3 comes out.

 

As of today, I am currently still on Chain of Memories, Sora's story. :wtf

 

And that's not mentioning the chronological run of Resident Evil and Metal Gear that I also want to do, as well as the other games I've started a while back but have yet to finish: Gravity Rush 2, Gundam Breaker 3, Dynasty Warriors 8 XL, Samurai Warriors 4... :doh


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:11 PM

I'm doing okay video game wise...mostly because I've lost all interest in a bunch of the games I was going to play. I mean, so much so that I went back to do yet another playthrough of Mass Effect Trilogy followed with Dragon Quest XI along with DQI and DQV on iPad. You know you care hugall about your game backlog when you're going through all the old JRPG's along with a new JRPG.

Though I think I do have quite the backlog for Netflix. I've given up on Person of Interest. I'm wanting to get through the final season of Voltron. I seem to remember having started the Pokemon Sun&Moon series. I hear Titan's should be coming state-side eventually.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:53 PM

I'd bet 25% of my DVD collection is full of videos I haven't gotten around to.  Maybe 5% of the audiobooks I've purchased are the same (usually books that sounded good & were on sale on Audible, but aren't part of series I follow).  And it'd be worse if I didn't listen to Audiobooks during work.

 

I've got a good number of digital books that I haven't read too.  As for physical books, I've got a number of Paranoia XP rulebooks, as well as the 1st edition rulebook that I've been meaning to read, but just haven't gotten around to it.

 

And yeah, I've got enough spare time, that I could watch something new regularly, but I tend to let myself get overwhelmed by it all. 


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:42 PM

There are a few movies that came out this year that I still need to get to but other than that I don't have that much of a backlog. Well, except for this...

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That kit has been sitting on the shelf mocking me for months so I finally used some of my holiday time-off to get it done. 



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

I feel like I have a pretty significant game backlog:

 

Smash Ultimate (stuck on Adventure Mode)

Kirby Star Allies (stuck on Boss Rush)

Octopath Traveler (half-way through)

Transformers: Devastation

Lightning Returns

Bayonetta 1 and 2

 

I only have about an hour, at most, a day to put to games, not nearly enough to dent most of these x_x


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:41 AM

Do any of you ever make impulse purchases of new items or media knowing full well that your backlog is already too big, yet you do so anyway because they're discounted at what seems like an irresistible price?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:43 AM

I haven't recently, at least.

#30 Echowarrior

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:05 AM

Do any of you ever make impulse purchases of new items or media knowing full well that your backlog is already too big, yet you do so anyway because they're discounted at what seems like an irresistible price?

 

Yes.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

XBOX Game pass is REALLY whats killing me lately...just the ammount of stuff from that alone i have to play is insane. this doesnt include needing to finish god of war and spiderman...thankfully im not that far behind on tv or movies...and when it comes to comics, i make time between wednesday and saturday to read that weeks books.

 

i feel like if i slept less, id get more done, gmaes-wies...but whatever, i need my 15hrs lol =]


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

I've been a hair behind on books in the last two years because with three kids multiple dogs and a job there's always something that needs doing here and when I get into a book I shut down and do nothing else till it's done, and I feel too guilty doing that when there's constantly so much else that needs doing. Same reason I've gotten super into Pocasts the last few years. I can listen to a good Podcast while I get other stuff done.

I DO have a big video game back log right now. My wife got me the latest Tomb Raider and Assassins Creed for the XB1 for Xmas and then the next day my parents gave me a PS4 with Spider-man and then the day after that my wife went out and bought God of War, the newest Monster Hunter, Horizon: Zero Dawn and the latest Dragon Quest for the new system. So far I'm 25% through Spider-man and have not touched the others.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:38 PM

I have a closet filled with unopened Frame Arms and assorted similar Gunplaugh.

Eventually I'm going to grind through it all.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

I doubt it.  You probably have backlog paralysis just like I do.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:38 PM

My backlog is huge.  A bunch of games I need to play, some dating back to the PS2-3 era when I was spending too much time on WoW.

 

My anime DVD/BD collection has probably a good 50-60% that I have not watched yet, some dating back to the early 2000's.  When you have as many as I do, that is months of continuous watching to do.  Then again, at least now they come in full and half seasons, instead of 4-8 DVDs per season, so space is much better for the newer stuff.

 

Most of the LEGO and model figures I have bought in the past few years are still in boxes.

 

A lot of these I am waiting to tackle until I get my own place (hopefully in the next few months), so that is a plus.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

I doubt it.  You probably have backlog paralysis just like I do.


It's more the 'two weeks driving, two days home' schedule that keeps me from ripping into them.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

My main backlog is DVDs yet to watch from Christmas, plus three Pringles tubes to eat through and I got one and a half Manga books to read through (One piece volumes 87 & 88)

 

On the TF side, there's a couple of Seige figures I want to get but I'm kind of waiting for the moment, along with plans to buy the most resent Studio series Optimus Prime and Jetfire, but I'm not going all out on Studio series as I'm not a big fan of the movies desgins, example, Starscream, no matter how I look at him, I can't help but think Gorllia or fatso, I know some would argue about the mass displacement thing, but I can't help but think its a bad desgin, much like how I dislike ROTF leader Megatron desgin and it took TLK for another movie Megatron to join the ranks of my collection.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:51 PM

Movies - I'm going to be alternating between new releases and older films for my movie review column for the next while, meaning I *have to* watch 2 - 3 movies a month from my backlog. If it's a physical disc and I don't like it, it's going out the door, either to E-Bay or Goodwill. If it's on iTunes, I'm deleting it once I can figure out how after the latest updates. 

 

Books - Slowly starting back to chipping away at everything. 

 

Comics - Ditto. 



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

I have like five custom projects sitting around that I want to finish, but media-wise I am fine. I tend to watch favorites repeatedly anyway.

I mostly gave up video games back in the early 2000s, but I do have Skyrim with lots of unfinished quests on the Switch. I guess you can count that, but I don't feel compelled to finish video games either. I am not particularly goal-oriented.
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