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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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#1 CastletonSnob

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:52 AM

This is just IMO, but Netflix has been putting out better cartoons than CN, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel these days. Dragon Prince and Hilda are better than most of the content the big 3 have been churning out lately. Why do you think that is?



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

To generalize about things I don't really follow;

 

The Disney Channel actively kills it's cartoons. If I remember correctly the second season of Tangled got shelved to Germany and hasn't been shown anywhere else. Right now they're promoting 101 Dalmatians Street, which doesn't feel like it'll last very long. They do have Star though, everyone likes Star. When that ends ala Gravity Falls they'll probably have a good replacement on hand.

 

I think Tangled messed up their TV Princess lineup, which had been set up nicely by Sofia and was kind of squandered by Elena. The Disney Channel also has a greater focus on live-action, with the cartoons mostly bolstering the schedule.

 

Oh because this is something only I would forget; Disney Channel how has Rebooted DuckTales, and I think everyone loves that. Milo Murphy's Law also followed in Phineas and Ferb's footsteps without seeming like a ripoff.

 

Nickelodeon can't stop making things nobody wants or new versions of The Loud House (which I guess fits in the former but still counts). Nickelodeon is also very good at killing shows off, like when they switched Star Falls from the main channel to TeenNick, at which point decent ratings basically imploded. Nickelodeon has a good live-action game though, but unlike the Disney Channel it's not their main focus.

 

Cartoon Network... I think they're doing okay strategy-wise. New episodes of Bakugan debut every month on the app and then air on the schedule. I think most of their shows do this?

 

They have Steven Universe, which, like Star, is basically part of the modern cartoon zeitgeist. That's something Netflix can't really say yet. Gumball is also still on, and Gumball is an extremely clever show. As for story-driven shows, I guess that's where they're lacking? There's Ninjago, but I don't really know how that's been on this long aside from the LEGO theme is ongoing. They also have the new DC Super Hero Girls show coming up this year and as much as I hate the new dolls, the show itself is fire.

 

But also things Netflix actually put out (and in some cases, is still putting out):

  • The Trolls show which has been getting new episodes so frequently that it's hard to remember there isn't even a Trolls 2 yet. It literally feels like Netflix's signature cartoon.
  • Pinky Malinky, which is like... why.

The thing is though, that Netflix definitely puts out more individual shows per year than possibly all three combined, and that's gotta hurt. Netflix do tend to in turn burn their producing partners (DHX Media, Mattel Entertainment, Rainbow S.p.a, I could go on) more than help so we've seen everybody aside from Dreamworks sort of pull away.

 

Plus, Netflix shows seem to be super-bad at selling toys. For example, Mattel only licensed Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures to them in the US, everywhere else it's on traditional TV. Trolls is a movie series first, and everything other than blindbags from the line have failed anyways. I will concede that Hasbro's Super Monsters may be changing this, but toddler toys tend to do okay no matter what.

 

Explaining all this though I realized one thing; the real majority of cartoons and children's programming comes from independent producers licensing their content to various channels all over the world, and that may be who Netflix is trying to compete with.

 

Netflix is also not great at putting out live-action kid's shows. Seems Alexa & Katie's cancer theme was a bit much and it kind of died down after the initial buzz. That show about a kid who met a king or whatever felt like a Disney XD reject. A toned-down DIsney XD reject, which is a lot to say when a channel has 'Disney' right in the name.

 

There's a big series coming up, I think, can't remember the details of it aside from it maybe featuring a gay main cast member (which of course I would remember) but it'll surely be wiped to bits by High School Musical The Musical, which is this basically year's Teen Streaming Big Big Deal, over on Disney+.

 

To answer your question; Netflix probably has better story-driven programming, but that's because that works on their platform. Unfortunately, that's not what works overall in the children's animation market. In terms of brand-building and overall awareness on just animated programming, I would put it a distant fourth after:

  1. Cartoon Network;
  2. Disney Channel and;
  3. Independent Studios that Co-Produce or License

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:17 AM

I believe I saw a commercial for more Tangled.

 

It's a shame that Mercury Filmworks went to work on that series rather than staying on Star VS The Forces of Evil.  As there work on that was amazing.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:16 AM

Tangled has been airing in Canada. At the moment we seem to be only one ep behind (latest episode on my PVR is 2-17 "Mirror, Mirror," while watchcartoonsonline has 2-18 "You're Kidding Me").

(Season 2 was re-branded as Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure, which may be where the confusion lies.)

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:36 AM

Seems it is back/has been for a while.

 

As for the animation studio; from what I've seen, Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure is really, really pretty, so at least it wasn't a total loss.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:10 AM

Hmm current Cartoons that I watch and think are generally great:

Milo Murphy's Law
Craig of the Creek
Steven Universe
Star vs the Forces of Evil
Trollhunters/3 Below/Tales of Arcadia
Hilda
Ducktales
Wee Bare Bear
MLP:FIM
Star Wars Resistance
She-Ra
Transformers Cyberverse

That's a few I really like from everybody but Nick I think. Looks pretty balanced with that exception.

-ZacWilliam, would not be surprised if he's forgotten one or two really awesome shows but these are the ones that sprung to mind.(Edit: How the heck did I forget Steven! :p)

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:58 AM

Ya actually the season 2 finale of Tangled is next Sunday, they have been posting 2 episodes a week for the last month or so. Its actually had some really interesting episodes lately.

But really I havent watched a lot of cartoons outside of Disney Channel and Netflix. Since TMNT 2012 ended Nick hasnt had anything for me other than the new Power Rangers, and other than Cyberverse and lack of new Steven, CN has nothing I want to watch lately. I could actually skip Toonami most nights since the only thing I have been watching is the dub of SAO, although I will start the dub of Promised Neverland this week.

Disney has actually been almost having a series of interest consistently lately. Ducktales, Tangled, Big Hero 6, SW Resistance, and even a couple of mild concerns to me like Star VS, and Milo Murphys Law. And even with my least favorite look of the art style Pokémon Sun and Moon has been a fun series so far.

Netflix has quite the influx of animation compared to the broadcast networks anymore, but I cant say that the majority of it is worth watching. Of its original shows before bringing in anime, I feel about half of Dreamworks animation is alright. Voltron was cool but over now. She-Ra is ok so far. The Tales of Arcadia franchise has been great overall. But then theres the glut of movie spin offs that maybe alright but I have no real interest in myself. I think the only other non anime

I have watched recently has been Stretch Armstrong. Dragon Prince has promise narratively but I have a hard time getting past that janky cgi.

And man the proliferation of adult animation has exploded on there. I really dont care for it most of the time as I really dont care for crude or exploitive humor but occasionally something comes out worth watching like Love, Death and Robots. Everyone needs to look at that and find at least one episode they will like. So far the two episodes I would recommend would be Three Robots and Good Hunting, but most other episodes have been pretty good too. Maurice LaMarche in The Day the Yogurt Took Over gave me a really dry humored Futurama vibe with just how oddball it was and him doing that deadpan narrative.

But overall its just kind of depending on taste whether anything is working for you or not. I eagerly await new Ducktales episodes next month.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:31 PM

Nick hasn't had any cartoon of interest for me since Turtles ended.

I liked Adventure Time and Regular Show on CN a lot. Gumball, Bears, and Craig are ok.

Disney had Phineas and Ferb which is great, and Gravity Falls. Star is good, Milo is ok.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:17 PM

I really should continue watching Rise of TMNT because it's freneticrazy. But I haven't caught up with Cyberverse, yikes.

Love, Death and Robots is the bomb! Well, some of them are.

Good Hunting and Lucky 13 are transformer-y, sorta. Three Robots seems to be everybody's favorite.

Blindspot and Suits are all very cool action robot-y stuff. Zima Blue is more thoughtful with a Dance Central art style.

Secret War, Shapeshifters, Sucker of Souls are supernaturally goodness.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

I have not kept up watching weekly series for a number of years, live action (Stargate Universe was the last) or western animation. I do often buy the BDs for stuff I am interested in, and do eventually watch some of them. Eventually. I wish more would be brought out on BD though, like the new Duck Tales...

Now while this topic is more along the lines of animation specifically made for each network, the only stuff I watch with consistency and weekly is stuff the Funimation is simuldubbing. Some great stuff, but I also fall back into the Toonami trap where I often would wait quite a while to buy the BDs because I have already watched them once, whereas I am more likely to spend my money on stuff I have not.

Except for Aniplex relea$e$.

I mean, I like to save money, but collecting anime, movies, and TV shows is my hobby second only to collecting Transformers.
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 03:35 PM

Here's one of the more interesting bits to come from Tangled recently.

 

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

I think Voltron has been the only new cartoon series I watched recently none of the new cartoon offrenings have any interest to me

 

Also watch a bunch of WBA Batman DTV stuff even if some of them have not been the best (Killing Joke) there still kicking Marvels ass on that front and thats just sad


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:11 PM

CN died when Regular Show ended and Nick does have Loud House which is a cute fun show and Disney has Ducktales reboot.

 

Netflix has excellent animated shows for adults like Castlevania, Love Death and Robots, Bojack Horseman and F Is for Family and quality all ages show like Voltron Legendary Defender. 



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Everyone's done some quality stuff recently. Certainly some of the Netflix stuff is great, notably Voltron and She-Ra, but what really gives Netflix the edge is that you don't have to wait through a twelve month period to watch three new episodes. CN and co are just so littered with reruns and hiatuses that it can be impossible to keep up with some shows. 


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:00 PM


As someone whose kids absolutely love "Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir" waiting months and months for Netflix to put up new seasons of something that has already aired elsewhere in the world isn't great either sometimes.

-ZacWilliam, that show should probably have been on my list too. It's definitely kid aimed but it's well done and fun.
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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

I don't have these channels so I have to wait for the channels I do have to get the airing rights. For comparison about a two weeks ago GO! (which airs most of the CArtoon Network shows) started airing Adventure Time season 8.

 

Or buy the DVD's when they come out.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 12:03 AM

 

As someone whose kids absolutely love "Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir" waiting months and months for Netflix to put up new seasons of something that has already aired elsewhere in the world isn't great either sometimes.

 

That finally moved back to the Disney Channel, where it airs almost everywhere outside of America.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:38 AM

I've been seeing notices saying Hilda is amazing and addictive and Gravity Falls Over the Garden Wall so I'll give it a try.


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