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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:34:31 pm »
One thing I think this movie did well is carry over the idea of It as a metaphor for systemic evil in real-world societies.  People are generally complacent with terrible things happening as long as they're done behind closed doors.  The movie didn't really spell it out, but they kept enough relevant scenes and content from the book for that to come through.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:16:31 pm »
So I watched the new It today; I was very impressed.  The kids were all pretty much spot on, and it stayed fairly close in-line with the book's 1957/1958 events. , modulo some of the more 'spiritual' (or whathaveyou) parts from the book).  The things that were changed/updated mostly seemed good (though, I'm disappointed we did not get This is battery acid, you slime!).

The sound balancing seemed really odd in the beginning; like all the music and effects were overly loud.  I didn't notice it later on, though, so maybe I got used to it or it was just an aberration.

Looking forward to the second part.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Poacher
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:34:48 pm »
I can't get past poached eggs being a thing, because I imagine someone with a bow hunting down a wild egg.

Apparently other people do not have this issue, which I also do not understand.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Strategy Blog Returns!
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:54:48 pm »
I prefer 4P over 2P any time. Also I never play Dominion online and don't care about it. Am I special yet?

Sounds like you belong over at the Strategist's Forum of Dominion, not here.
Splitters!

But at least we can all agree to hate the Strategical Dominion Forum.

It appears I shouldn't have wasted that joke on a subforum without upvotes...
It's like the #2 on the Top Five Things You're Doing Wrong list published by ForumRespectStrategy.com, and #4 on the corresponding list published by StrategyForForumRespect.com.  I guess you are more of a StrategyOfForumRespect.com kinda guy.

Where does F.ds fall on the RespectedStrategyForums list?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Strategy Blog Returns!
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:53:10 pm »
I prefer 4P over 2P any time. Also I never play Dominion online and don't care about it. Am I special yet?

Sounds like you belong over at the Strategist's Forum of Dominion, not here.
Splitters!

But at least we can all agree to hate the Strategical Dominion Forum.

It appears I shouldn't have wasted that joke on a subforum without upvotes...

Mine was an homage to yours, for whatever that's worth

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Strategy Blog Returns!
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:28:34 am »
I prefer 4P over 2P any time. Also I never play Dominion online and don't care about it. Am I special yet?

Sounds like you belong over at the Strategist's Forum of Dominion, not here.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:58:41 pm »
Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.

I never actually checked the lyrics for One Vision.  I wonder if it's just something they do.  Well, did.

I was starting to question my memory, so I pulled out my 20th anniversary CD of A Kind of Magic. My memory wins this round. The lyrics sheet does claim "one vision," but nobody I know believes that was what was sung at the end.

Yeah I got it out and checked too, and I definitely agree he says, 'fried chicken'.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:46:15 pm »
Well, Queen also sings "Fried Chicken."

I do like '39. So folksy but so sci-fi.

I never actually checked the lyrics for One Vision.  I wonder if it's just something they do.  Well, did.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:21:58 pm »
Anyone ever run into lyrics sheets on album inserts clearly disagreeing with what is sung on the album, but both versions work equally well and have very similar meanings?

I just noticed that in the Queen song '39 (A Night at the Opera), the second part of the second verse is in the sheet as:

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For the earth is old and grey, to a new home we'll away
But my love this cannot be
For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes in your eyes cry to me

However, on the album (at least, the CD I have, which was rereleased in 1991) May seems to sing:

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For the earth is old and grey, little darling we'll away
And my love this cannot be
For so many years are gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me

Some of those could be artifacts of hearing what I expect to, but I really cannot hear anything other than "little darling".

I wonder if they are transposed for the lyrics sheet from the original song writings, though during recording they take different takes and mix the ones they like the most.  I know some bands (e.g., Belle and Sebastian, I think The Shins as well) sometimes change songs a bit when they perform live, maybe letting the song evolve as it grows older, or something.  I suppose if you write a song you might have a number of different versions with slight modifications, and different ones could end up in different places?

Also possible they took a different mix on the remasterings from the original record, but the insert was the same as the record.

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General Discussion / Re: Brag Board
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:36:59 am »
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

And how is the little conjecture?

Pretty sure it should be a Corollary...

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:06:59 pm »
Holy shit that Twin Peaks finale.  I really don't know what to say.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:15:49 am »
I picked up Nier: Automata and have started playing.  I'm still pretty early in, but it's pretty awesome.  The opening is a bit iffy on anything other than easy difficulty, but so far the immersion, story, music, etc. is quite good.

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This thread has one of the highest respect/post ratios on f.ds.
So I should post here to get more respect. Right?

Good luck.

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You have to be actively and unjustifiably assuming malice on the part of the other person to make "Good luck" offensive. What a world.

"I'm going to propose to her."

"Good luck."

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I prefer "Take luck!"

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:42:35 pm »
Hmm.. it felt a lot like Littlefinger was scheming because that was what his character does, and they couldn't just have him around without him causing a lot of trouble.  It ended up feeling kind of forced.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Stop buying Duchy over Gardens
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:02:49 pm »
That's why I always open Gardens!

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:04:30 pm »
So is Tormund dead?  And Beric, and anyone else hanging out there.  It didn't seem to linger on them too much, so I imagine we'll see some people coming out of the wreckage next season.  Seems hard to survive that big of a collapse though.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:19:43 am »
THAAAAANK GOD my sweet sweet winter children. I could not have been happier about how littlefinger ended. No trickery, no assasination, just called out in front of everyone, "you have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting.

Yeah, though the in-character motivation for the entire ruse is a bit lacking.  There was enough to justify it based on Bran and Sansa's knowledge alone; Littlefinger trying to turn Sansa and Arya against each other was more for the reveal effect for the audience. 

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: August 27, 2017, 03:35:17 pm »
This is pretty awesome:



From DeMorge Brown, regular on Harmontown.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:48:49 pm »
Snip

Aaaaaand this guy gets it!

There is an issue there that Daenerys doesn't know Bran and wouldn't understand why he knows what's going on north of Eastwatch.  Tyrion knows Bran, but doesn't know of his Greenseer abilities.  We could assume Bran can circumvent that, though, and we would never have to see the contents of his message.

Though, regardless of whether it's ultimately more believable, I think it would actually have given us less pause while watching, which I think is more important, since that's what takes away from immersion.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:16:43 pm »
Despite the criticisms of this latest episode, I did really miss Tormund.

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General Discussion / Re: A Song of Ice and Fire [spoilers version]
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:15:31 pm »
Edit: Wrong thread~

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: August 24, 2017, 02:05:19 pm »
Cute webcomic based on FFI.  Some of you probably have seen it before, but I hadn't:

http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/

I saw it a few years ago (not as many as Gendo though :p). It's funny, but weird/absurd at times. Also, long.

For some reason, I thought the way they used punctuation and capitalization to strengthen the incredulity of (mostly) Black Mage was hilarious.

I like how they're able to convey a lot of emotion in Black Mage with just the position of his head and hands.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:27:55 am »
Cute webcomic based on FFI.  Some of you probably have seen it before, but I hadn't:

http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/

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