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@  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.

@  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.


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#41 Ashley

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:36 PM

It's not like nuclocke is some official challenge. The rules are what you make of them.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:39 PM

True, but catching things willy-nilly kind of defeats the point.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:41 PM

Maybe we should make an Allspark Challenge rule list?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Feb 8 2011, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe we should make an Allspark Challenge rule list?


Good idea.

Bulbapedia lists all these optional rules and all that, most of them kind of unnecessary (though I chose to take the rule banning duplicate captures so I wouldn't end up with a lot of Bidoofs).
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Feb 8 2011, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Asking about something even Bulbapedia doesn't explain and assuming there's no rules for it is cheating...?

I'm not anywhere CLOSE to the Great Marsh yet!


The Wiki doesn't (though perhaps there should be such an article), but the forums have a rather extensive thread on the subject.

http://bmgf.bulbagar...ead.php?t=64331

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

Well lets get some of our own rules going

how about..


- No clones! you can only have 1 of each Pokemon. however catching a type that has already fainted and "died" is ok to replace it after its passed on
- In each new Route, Cave and Building you have 3 chances to catch a Pokemon. this means if a type appears you already have you have an additional 2 chances to get another type. if you fail to get a new poke or fail to catch anything in 3 gos stiff bickies no Pokemon for you!
- only allowed to have a maximum of 10 potions on you at any time eg (10x Potion, or 5x Potion 5 x Super potion, or 10 x Hyper, or 2x Potion 4 x super 4 x hyper. get it?)
- All Pokemon must be nicknamed
- You are allowed to catch Evos. e.g. if you have a Poliwag and a Polywhirl pops up you can catch it.


yeah these are stupid rules but nothing is final icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:06 AM

American/Canadian Celebi event date confirmed:

http://www.pokemongo.../#/news/celebi/
http://www.pokemongo.../#/news/celebi/

Feb. 21st through March 6th. No idea how they're going to manage that, considering the fact the distribution cartridge won't give out Celebi unless the system date is between the 27th and the 6th; but meh, I guess that's for Gamestop employees to puzzle over.



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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:59 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Feb 8 2011, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I shouldn't of done my nuzlocke on Ruby. I forgot that so many trainers early on in the game use full restores!!! its not like they are all Lance from the E4!!

The Rich Boy and the Lady with the Zigzagoons in the early routes have Full Restores, because they're... rich, I guess.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:24 AM

I love the ones that use full restore when a super potion would be overkill.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

After my shiny rage I've decided to do a Nuzlocke run on a spare copy of Fire Red. For the safari zone/great marsh, the most lenient suggestion I can make is to count each of the zones within as a separate route which should give you something like 4~5 attempts since the regular rules of catching don't apply within the zone.

Right now I still at Viridian City and my team is:
Halfshell (Squirtle lv10)
Ozma (Mankey lv8)
Rattletrap (Rattata lv7)

Decided not to go the traditional route of naming my Squirtle, Yertle just in case the worst happens

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(Mos'Pharaoh-tu @ Feb 8 2011, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
True, but catching things willy-nilly kind of defeats the point.

But isn't the point of the game to try and catch one of everything? Aren't we standing on one point and defeating another in the process?

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm pretty sure that the point of this kind of challenge is to beat all of the gyms and whatnot despite the handicap, not to catch 'em all.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:24 PM

I'm defying the Legendary rule (because hug them, a Legendary counts as a Pokemon and it's not like they're so gamebreaking that having one of the damn things will suddenly make a Nuzlocke run easy).

After all, the only one I'd even run into in my Diamond run is Dialga, unless I actually go search out Giratina and catch nothing else in that cave.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

I know we've got a couple other Canadians here... the Ash's Pikachu event began today at Toys 'R' Us locations around Canada, and runs through the 20th. I'm planning to drop by a TRU tomorrow to pick some up on my Diamond, Platinum and SoulSilver carts.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

A rule I'm applying on my Nuzlocke run will be to only use items I find or receive in the field; only buying pokeballs of various varieties. Those items that I do find can be used in or out of battle though.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Feb 9 2011, 07:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I love the ones that use full restore when a super potion would be overkill.





in this instance the Pokemon were like lvl 9..an Oran berry would be overkill! XD

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

Since it's a rule, Nuzlocke update!

Diddy (Chimchar) Lv 7
Doofus (Bidoof) Lv 5
Tweet (Starly) Lv 3


I'm grinding a bit before I go to Jubilife, I just wish I had gotten luckier and a Shinx had shown up instead of Starly. Oh well, I still have one more chance.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

I lost my sweet sweet little Fran to a gym trainer in Veilstone, icon-screamer.gif and I lost Barb before that against my Rival. I managed to catch a Roselia(named Budley) to fill in the grass-shaped hole in my team but it's not the same!


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

Hornesto (lv4 Weedle) just joined the team but his addition comes with a heavy heart. A bastard trainer's Weedle managed to poison both Rattletrap and Ozma in the Viridian woods, and with the single potion I had found I had to choose between life and death for my two partners on who could survive to the pokecenter; I chose Ozma.

Halfshell (Squirtle) lv10
Ozma (Mankey) lv8
Hornesto (Weedle) lv4

RIP
Rattletrap (Rattata) lv4-8

Half tempted to make an alt twitter account for this

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:13 AM

Poor little Plague (Zubat) bought the farm. It was pretty funny to turn around and see what he was up to, too. "Plague is staring intently at you."

Up to Ilex Forest now. Slowly making progress in between doing other stuff.

Scramble (Togepi) lvl 7
Sizzle (Mareep) lvl 14
Therazane (Geodude) lvl 17
Skithiryx (Giratina) lvl 14
Lockjaw (Totodile) lvl 15

RIP
Packrat (Rattata) lvl 4-5
Plague (Zubat) lvl 2-10



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