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 91 
 on: June 21, 2022, 04:01:14 PM 
Started by Samwise - Last post by Threash
Raccacoonie is never going to get old.

 92 
 on: June 21, 2022, 03:16:44 PM 
Started by Samwise - Last post by Khaldun
Yes, exactly. There were a LOT of places where it could have gone wrong. I particularly thought the way it developed the whole "you have to do something really weird to connect to a self with a specific other aptitude needed in this situation" premise was terrific. There was a bit of chaotic, rushed exposition, some chaotic demonstrations of it that left the audience just as confused as the main character, then the main character gets the idea and starts doing it intuitively, then the hilarity of watching the Alpha team do their various weird things to power up, and then the spectacular butt plug fight.

The visual elegance of dealing with characters doing things simultaneously that affected each other in different realities was also just terrifically skilled.

I also thought the way they kept looping around and around visually and narratively to some ideas that at first appear to be random throw-aways (the awkward metaphorical reference to Ratatouille blooming later on into its sublime later development) was just sheer brilliance.

 93 
 on: June 21, 2022, 01:14:33 PM 
Started by Trippy - Last post by Sky
Nice, looks like the initial clog is loosening up. Almost halved your remaining time in a week.

 94 
 on: June 21, 2022, 01:03:14 PM 
Started by Trippy - Last post by schild
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Hello! It looks like you have a US 512GB reservation. You reserved your deck 1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds after pre-orders opened. There are 1 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're 23.58% of the way there.

one week goes by

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Hello! It looks like you have a US 512GB reservation. You reserved your deck 1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds after pre-orders opened. There are 1 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're 26.63% of the way there.

another week

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Howdy! It looks like you have a US 512GB reservation. You reserved your deck 1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds after pre-orders opened. There are 1 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're 32.99% of the way there.

dj khaled
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Hello! It looks like you have a **US 512GB** reservation. You reserved your deck **1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds** after pre-orders opened. There are **58 minutes, 34 seconds** worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're **39.11%** of the way there.

whoa, a 10% jump
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Fammy is on vacation June 5th-11th and won't be able to make timely updates to my data. The following is accurate as of Monday, June 6th at 4:30 PM EST.

Hola! It looks like you have a US 512GB reservation. You reserved your deck 1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds after pre-orders opened. There are 48 minutes, 53 seconds worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're 49.18% of the way there.

*crickets*

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Ciao! It looks like you have a US 512GB reservation. You reserved your deck 1 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds after pre-orders opened. There are 28 minutes, 31 seconds worth of pre-orders before yours remaining. You're 70.35% of the way there.

 95 
 on: June 21, 2022, 11:48:36 AM 
Started by Meester - Last post by Meester
Immortal Empires

https://www.totalwar.com/blog/tww3-the-immortal-empires-map/


 96 
 on: June 21, 2022, 08:46:09 AM 
Started by Samwise - Last post by MahrinSkel
Telling a story that is deliberately disjointed and chaotic and having it just flow was quite a trick.

--Dave

 97 
 on: June 20, 2022, 09:44:18 PM 
Started by Trippy - Last post by Khaldun
I dunno, think about:

BSG, "33". That's TV but fuck me if the music isn't perfect and the whole thing is crackling with intensity.

Take maybe the top 5-10 nuWhos and they've all got strong performances, tight scripts, great music, memorable scenes with quotable dialogue.

At least a few of the Trek episodes in recent years stick with you, and the production values have generally been good even on the iffier ones.

Babylon 5 is long in the tooth but it had a good 10-15 episodes that had scope and intensity with memorable dialogue and strong performances.

There's a kind of bigotry of soft expectations here going up against the over-judgmental attitude I'm voicing. Sure, it's TV, but I think they can do better even in that context. I mean, this is a premiere franchise character played by a well-loved actor in a story that people are genuinely curious about. If there was ever a time to really put some money on the table and to demand the best work, this is it. So far there's almost nothing really memorable in this. Nothing as painful as the worst of the prequels or the sequels, but there's just nothing iconic that is going to stick with anybody in a year or two, unlike Mandalorian, which did really pull that off a few times.

 98 
 on: June 20, 2022, 09:31:01 PM 
Started by Samwise - Last post by Khaldun
Saw this tonight. Great film.

 99 
 on: June 20, 2022, 09:03:25 PM 
Started by Samwise - Last post by Surlyboi
Does explain a lot.

 100 
 on: June 20, 2022, 08:08:36 PM 
Started by Johny Cee - Last post by lamaros
I don't think I've read any novel by Gaiman that I've enjoyed, but admittedly I've not read a lot because I came to that conclusion early.

I'm slowly getting through the stack of older SF I decided to binge buy. Finished the first two books of the Chronicles of Amber, but which part the promise of the opening few chapters of Nine Princes in Amber well and truly fell into a boring, slow, and uninteresting waffle. Moved on to The Riddle-Master of Hed, which was fast enough in it's dreamy LotR-inspired journey to get me to move on to the second book in the series there also.

I also read Future Crimes: Mysteries and Detection Through Time and Space, which was a good little series of SF mystery short stories. Nothing amazing, but enough to pass a few mins before bed.

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