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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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#21 Pale Rider

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

Answering this would get me warning points, and probably the topic moved.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything

Gordon Ramsay from various kitchen torture shows.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

Dolores Umbridge

I usually plain love villains and monsters, Umbridge is perhaps the only one i love to hate.


Popular choice, that one, lmao.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

The entirety of George R.R. Martin's literary work.


Even Joffrey?

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:02 PM

 

The entirety of George R.R. Martin's literary work.


Even Joffrey?

 

 

The entirety.


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 16 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Does he have to be fictional?



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:55 PM

Siobhan Tilly, Sylvia's mother.

She's never seen onscreeen, but she's a key character in one of the Discovery prequel novels, and she is the most horrible mother in Star Trek. Not just funny-horrible, like Lwaxana, but every word out of her mouth is to berate or criticize her daughter and belittle her life choices. She's the reason why Tilly is so neurotic by the time we meet her.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:13 PM

She appeared as a holocommunication in one of the Short Treks episodes.  And yeah, she's pretty horrible.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:07 PM

Navi - Zelda OoT, needs no explanation

Reginald Hargreeves - Good grief! Talk about emotional abuse!

Balak - damn Batarian scumbag. And the thing that just really gets me is that in a paragon play through, he never gets his comeuppance

Gavin Archer - when even the paragon option has you pistol whipping someone and threatening to shoot them, you know the character's about as scummy as you can get.

Kai Leng - even my paragon Shepherds never fails in hitting that one renegade trigger

Hudson - whinny little bitch. Newt was braver than this guy.

Carter Burke - at least Hudson manned up enough to save Newt from a facehugger. Burke was the a-hole that tried to kill her...a child!
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:15 PM

But most of all, and probably most inexplicably...the Silver Millennium Crystal from Sailor Moon.  *snip*

 

Yeah, it was a pretty bad McGuffin. I got into the original anime first, then when I read parts of the manga and they're killing the small-time baddies so easily and there's barely any character or redemption like in the anime. Oh well.

 

As for the topic... I think one char that comes close to pure hatred for me is this person:

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I will never forgive you, you little- *gets dragged away from the computer before blowing up*


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:16 PM

It is tough, as there is "love to hate" and just plain "hate."

 

"Love to hate" would be characters like Kefka from FF6, various incarnations of the Joker (some are better than others), Thanos, or even various Megatrons.  You like the character, but hate them and what they do at the same time.  They tend to be my favorite types of bad guys.

 

For "hate," I can't think of a ton, but probably Treize Khushrenada from Gundam Wing.  Even David Kaye doing his voice could not save his character.  I am just unsympathetic to him or any of his followers, and it made watching much of Gundam Wing annoying and is one I don't have much inkling to go back to.  Granted, much of Gundam has that trait with unsympathetic bad guys (Zeon, Titans, Neo-Zeon, ZAFT, etc).


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:26 PM

Anyone from the creators of Tim and Eric.

 

Shin-Chan

 

Really the list for my hatred is kinda short. I just hate being stupid for stupids sake.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:53 PM

Minmai from Robotech 



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

Most of the Celestial Dragons in One Piece. Usually with villains I either love them, love to hate them, or roll my eyes at how over the top "evil" they are made to try and sell them as a Big Bad. The Celestial Dragons are irredeemable scum in a way that doesn't feel emotionally manipulative or forced in an over the top manner even when they do outrageous things. Instead the story uses them to tap into a very unpleasant vein of humanity and mine it for all its worth. Slavers, bigots, wantonly cruel. They sit atop a hereditary aristocracy seeing themselves as gods who can do what they please to everyone else... and most of the time they can because if anyone resists the power of the state will crush them.

 

Hate is a strong word for fictional characters, but they are all too human monsters and whenever they get some form of comeuppance I'm pretty happy.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:39 PM

The title character from "Madame Bovary".


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:42 PM

Ezra from Tales from the Crypt's Fitting Punishment episode, remember that one?



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Posted Yesterday, 04:18 PM

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny needs to jump off a cliff and get the hell out of Erik's way IMO. I hate it when the good looking guy gets the girl. If he didn't exist everyone would of had a happy ending.
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Posted Yesterday, 04:44 PM

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