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@  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.

@  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.


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#3461 Nayuki

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

Oh no, I'm being quoted on ED now..... quite a bit more attention than I'm usually comfortable with.

I can understand why people are panicking, they don't have access to all the information, so a lot of things can be misinterpreted. My comments certainly aren't 100% clear (1. because even I only know part of the story, and 2. there is very little I can say being an employee on the show).

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:14 PM

I think they all need to relax and remember that it's not just Lauren who makes the show. I doubt that season 2 is suddenly going to turn into a sickly sweet girly show or anything without Lauren behind the wheel. I mean, from what I've read she's still involved with the show and I can't see her allowing what she's created go down the toilet.

On a different note what does everyone think about Derpy being made an official character and what will that mean for her in season 2?

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE(Princess Luna @ May 8 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wowee, everyone on Equestria Daily is freaking out [. . .] That's kinda insane...

You're new to internet fandom, aren't'cha?

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE(LoomX @ May 8 2011, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On a different note what does everyone think about Derpy being made an official character and what will that mean for her in season 2?


Her role in season 2 (to my understanding) is the same as season 1. A kind of 'Where's Waldo' visual gag for the fans. Instead of being edited into the scenes in post production she's actually showing up in the storyboards. I don't know if she will get an official name or speaking lines, but the Derpy joke scenes are now being planned out ahead of time instead of just thrown in as we go. I'm certainly not in the decision making process, this is just what I'm seeing from my perspective.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ May 8 2011, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh no, I'm being quoted on ED now..... quite a bit more attention than I'm usually comfortable with.

I can understand why people are panicking, they don't have access to all the information, so a lot of things can be misinterpreted. My comments certainly aren't 100% clear (1. because even I only know part of the story, and 2. there is very little I can say being an employee on the show).


Quick, change your avatar to Lyra in a pair of shades and a trenchcoat!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

Ah, I wish people on the internet wouldn't panic so much, lol. Personally, I have faith that Season 2 will be quite good.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

http://www.equestria...ate-part-2.html

Edited by mariomarc, 08 May 2011 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ May 8 2011, 11:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Her role in season 2 (to my understanding) is the same as season 1. A kind of 'Where's Waldo' visual gag for the fans. Instead of being edited into the scenes in post production she's actually showing up in the storyboards. I don't know if she will get an official name or speaking lines, but the Derpy joke scenes are now being planned out ahead of time instead of just thrown in as we go. I'm certainly not in the decision making process, this is just what I'm seeing from my perspective.


Oh my god... I hope that the Derpy will be the only one fanservice "nod" to the fans. "Rainbow Dash lesbian"/Trollestia/Cupcakes... this will kill the show :<

Nayuki: if your opinion matters there -- tell them please.

Edited by Kein, 08 May 2011 - 03:18 PM.


#3469 LoomX

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ May 8 2011, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Her role in season 2 (to my understanding) is the same as season 1. A kind of 'Where's Waldo' visual gag for the fans. Instead of being edited into the scenes in post production she's actually showing up in the storyboards. I don't know if she will get an official name or speaking lines, but the Derpy joke scenes are now being planned out ahead of time instead of just thrown in as we go. I'm certainly not in the decision making process, this is just what I'm seeing from my perspective.

This sounds good to me. As much as I would like a Derpy episode, I think giving her a bigger role could possibly spoil the character (see Boba Fett in the Star Wars prequels). It's great that the people working on the show are giving her appearances more thought and I'd like to see her ocassionally interact with the main cast, similar to when she dropped the stuff on Twilight in Feelin' Pinkie Keen.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

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Obvious prediction: Lauren has another project spooling up about the time the episodes get into production.


And obvious prediction is wrong. Darn! From her DA:

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*clarification: Story concepts and writers' meetings were completed several weeks ago, so my role is complete. I am not currently working on this show in any capacity at this time. Sorry for the confusion. While I'm at it, folks are asking if I left to work on another show. This is not the case. I had no other projects in the works when I stepped down.


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ May 8 2011, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh no, I'm being quoted on ED now..... quite a bit more attention than I'm usually comfortable with.

I can understand why people are panicking, they don't have access to all the information, so a lot of things can be misinterpreted. My comments certainly aren't 100% clear (1. because even I only know part of the story, and 2. there is very little I can say being an employee on the show).

And they called you animator staff no less. I dunno if anypony saw my correction of you being layout though.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(Kein @ May 8 2011, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my god... I hope that the Derpy will be the only one fanservice "nod" to the fans. "Rainbow Dash lesbian"/Trollestia/Cupcakes... this will kill the show :<

Nayuki: if your opinion matters there -- tell them please.

I'm certain that "Rainbow Dash lesbian"/Trollestia/Cupcakes will NEVER happen. I'm sure that everypony on Faust's team have more than enough common sense than to let something like that take place in the show.


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE(Guardian Prime @ May 8 2011, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm certain that "Rainbow Dash lesbian"/Trollestia/Cupcakes will NEVER happen. I'm sure that everypony on Faust's team have more than enough common sense than to let something like that take place in the show.
QUOTE(Kein @ May 8 2011, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my god... I hope that the Derpy will be the only one fanservice "nod" to the fans. "Rainbow Dash lesbian"/Trollestia/Cupcakes... this will kill the show :<
Trollestia is already pretty-much canon, just not to the degree the fanon's done with her.
Lesbian Dash will never be canon. The show is aimed for kids, little kids. They aren't going to throw-in something PG+.
The two psychotic breaks are already close enough. I'm honestly surprised we haven't heard about parents writing and complaining to Hasbro for them giving their kids nightmares or something.
Cupcakes, once again, they'll never throw something higher than PG in. I'd think the mental snaps would be pushing a PG rating.
But killing somepony, they'll clearly never do, not in that way. A Bird in the Hoof is probably as close as they'll ever get to dealing with death at all.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

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Never was: http://i.imgur.com/LHnZV.png (and never will, I hope)

The episodes writer disagrees with you completely.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:35 PM

I always interpreted the things that Celestia does on the show as supposed to be a sign that she's more a of "big sister" kind of mentor to Twilight Sparkle and to show that she would prefer everyone to loosen up a little, rather than go stiff and grovel in her presence.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

Surprise! Every fan community is like that now.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:46 PM

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Maybe I'm only speaking for myself, but this is the sort of thing that will drive me away from being an open fan of this show just because this isn't the sort of fan community I'd like to be a part of.


Well, it's certainly the reason why *I* don't discuss the show here as fervently as I used to.

The fanbase started getting way too weird and obsessed and (mostly outside of this site) perverted.


#3478 Guardian Prime

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:57 PM

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QUOTE(Zecora @ May 8 2011, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe I'm only speaking for myself, but this is the sort of thing that will drive me away from being an open fan of this show just because this isn't the sort of fan community I'd like to be a part of.


Well, it's certainly the reason why *I* don't discuss the show here as fervently as I used to.

The fanbase started getting way too weird and obsessed and (mostly outside of this site) perverted.

Just for the record, and I've mentioned it before in my very first post when I joined the Allspark, I've always hated when people take innocent shows like FiM and twist them into eye burning perversions. The pony threads here in the Allspark still remain one of the few best pony threads on the net. At least here, my eyes are free from the eye burning crap I find most everywhere else.

In the months since I joined the Allspark, it has gotten increasingly more difficult to search for FiM related things on the internet without running into a ton of said eye burning crap. Unfortunately, that seems to be the way of the internet. The more time passes, the thicker the crap will get. I've learned to just block such things from my mind and focus on only the good and innocent FiM related things. Fortunately for ponyfolk like us, the good will always out weigh the bad.

As for no one asking what "Cupcakes" referred to, I didn't even know what that was all about at first when it originally came up in one of these threads. I'm probably one of the few that stay away from fics like that, so I remained unaware of what it was until somepony later on mentioned just a vague description of it. I really had no reason to ask about it. The way it was being mentioned when it first came up was more than enough to tell me that it's something to stay away from.

As for the fanbase getting way to weird and obsessed, I'm not sure how far something has to go before it becomes an obsession. I know I've made a few posts here recently that might seem over the top, perhaps in some emotional way. The feelings, at least in my posts, remain true. Even if a few posts may seem just a little exaggerated at times. But, that's part of the fun of posting.

Edited by Guardian Prime, 08 May 2011 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:07 PM

How many times do I have to tell y'all, Celestia isn't a troll, she's just a commoner at heart and wishes ponies wouldn't be so stuffy and formal around her.

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#3480 pao

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

Eh, discussing the community is probably getting off-topic, but whether I like the show or like to discuss it is independent of any of its other fans. Now the productivity of such a discussion is another matter, and I like to think the Allspark discussions have struck a good balance.

You could have closed the doors back in December or January; you could have decided you didn't want random people (i.e., me) coming to a Transformers website for the sole purpose of discussing My Little Pony. The whole existing community (which at the time was pretty much here and /co/, from what I understand) could have done that. It probably would have saved us a few gallons of eye bleach by now.

It's not all like that though. I keep seeing fan works that enhance my appreciation that the team that created that show put enough depth into the world to make that possible ("Sunny Skies All Day Long"). Works that make me laugh by recontextualizing my favorite scenes ("Inglourious Ponies"). And artwork by a lot of talented people (I'm looking at an awesome rendering of an adult Scootaloo right now from ED's latest drawfriend thread).

Well, I've clearly gone on too long, but I suppose the point of all this is that if I were going to get wrapped up in worrying about being associated with a part of the fandom I don't participate in, I'd be just as hung up about liking FiM in the first place. I've pretty much gotten over that. I can't think of a single group with more than a couple dozen people that I could be associated with that doesn't have some objectionable part to it.

(P.S.: Totally in agreement with PhantomFox above!)

(P.P.S.: This is on the wrong thread, but what's up with the quartet at the Gala? Piano, cello, harp, and Sousaphone? A quick Google gives me a number of pieces written for piano and tuba, and one for tuba, percussion, harp, and cello, which comes close. An interesting mix, however. I would expect a string quartet to be the traditional choice for such an event.)