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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

love the book, and the show really does look likes its going to be legit fun, like Deadly Class.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:47 PM

you have my attention


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:12 AM

I'm really surprised this thread hasn't blown up, I finally finished the series last night and this show was amazing. Really hoping they get a season 2.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:58 AM

I watched this last week. I feel like the first half kinda drags on for the most part (though not completely without merit), but episode 5 and  6 is where I think the series actually hits its stride and becomes interesting and wild ride til the end. And that ending. God damn that ending. I want season 2 right now damnit.

 

Also Klaus is easily my favorite of the cast.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:45 AM

Klaus is so awesome. hes the right mix of sad, broken, and funny.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

Have only seen the first 4 episodes, but am totally invested.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:54 PM

Just finished the last episode last night. The books had my curiosity for quite a while. The cover of the first graphic novel with the white violinist jumped out at me every time it popped up on Comixology. Kept resisting the temptation to spend any money to check it out though. I'm now thinking I need to start reading the series.



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

I liked it a lot, but it also drags a lot in places. Diego isn't a very interesting character, so his prominence was frustrating. I almost stopped watching a couple of times, and did actually decide to stop at the end of episode 8 

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Klaus is the best.



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:38 AM

I liked it a lot, but it also drags a lot in places. Diego isn't a very interesting character, so his prominence was frustrating. I almost stopped watching a couple of times, and did actually decide to stop at the end of episode 8 

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I wasn't paying attention to episode counts or run times, so the end of the season took me by surprise, and what a surprise.

 

Klaus is the best.

 

Personally I feel Alison is a less interesting character. Diego at least has something of a character arc once the series really starts going. Alison is just mostly kinda there. It kinda feels like she just exists to make things worse.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:36 PM

I finished it last night.

 

Loved it from the start to end. Great mix of quirky, serious, pathos and speed.


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:34 AM

So, is Wesker a student or a teacher here?

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:08 PM

I watched two eps and I'm kinda eh about it, sorry.

So I should hang on until episode 6 for it to pick up?

Do love the Dolores reveal though.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

I was sold on it by the time episode 1 wrapped, myself.
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

For me, it was very slow. Ep 1 interested me, but 2-4 are just mostly kinda slow and not all that well paced. But there are good scenes and parts. Like Klaus scene with Hazel and  Chacha. The series imo picks up fully in 6, but 5 and 6 are effectively a two parter. But with episode 6 the team finally has an idea of what they need to do which helps give the series  a better focus rather then the first half we're there kinda blind with not much to go on.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

I just watched 6&7 tonight. I mosty watched the first one because a coworker suggested it and I thought, what the hell, it had Ellen Page and I already subscribe to Netflix. Might as well use it for something.

First episode had me hooked. I'm kinda sad that I only have, what, 3 episodes left?

And yeah, they're all pretty broken, but Klaus does have that perfect mix of depressing and hilarious, kinda like the series as a whole.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

I am going to be as calm and rational about this as I can possibly be...

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:42 PM

And this is where you begin to hope Netflix greenlights another season.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:52 AM

Well...yeah! They can't just leave it like that!
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:58 PM

THey already have. Broke about a week after the first season premiered.


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