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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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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:31:20 am »
Did anyone notice longclaws eyes open when Jon touches it after coming out of the water...because it did and that Wolfy is aliiiiiiive

Reddit discussed this; it seems to be a visual effect of the reflection off of his glove.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:47:08 pm »
My own view on this:

It seems to me that most TV writers are far more creative than they are analytical.  In keeping with this, they place a high priority on the beauty and emotion of a scene, and are not particularly bothered by inconsistencies in timelines or continuity. 

I personally think this is for the better.  I think the best shows are the ones that circumvent this through being surreal, like Twin Peaks, The Leftovers.

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Presumably, much of the audience also falls into this mindset.  But for those of us of a more analytical bent, those problems fly at our brains like a murder of three-eyed ravens, shattering the verisimilitude of the show in a cacophony of contradictions.  Sadly, in most genres other than hard SF, we are either in a small minority, or the writers don't understand how we think, or they just don't care.  So we get to keep sighing at all the mediocre drek that Hollywood keeps vomiting out, doing our best to turn off the analytical sides of our brains so that we can just enjoy the pretty special effects.

In some cases I think it's just a tradeoff.  Making the narrative and plot tighter may not necessarily translate to a better-told story.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:55:23 am »
How long are we supposed to believe that they were stuck on that lake?

Looked like at least a full night passes.  Apparently it must be one raven flight + one dragon flight.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:18:30 pm »
Also,

couldn't they have just waited for the guy that died by the bear to turn?  Didn't the ones in the first and second season rise without the White Walkers specifically reanimating them?  Though it sort of seems like that's the norm now.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: August 19, 2017, 06:33:33 pm »
Oh man, I liked all the characters in Season 2.  I thought it was very entertaining. 

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