Leofric

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  1. The Leftovers (spoilers)

    The current timeline is coming up on the 7th anniversary of departure. The first season started on the 3rd anniversary of the event, the 2nd season was about a year later. and in the 1st episode of this season, there was a 3 year time jump following the missile drop on the Evie and the rest of the Guilty Remnant.
  2. NFL Offseason: What's a Chris Collins Worth?

    Mattresses full of cash can be very comfortable.
  3. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    Finished The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Really liked it, but discovered one downside to using an e-reader, I wasn't paying attention to how much book was left, so when I finished the last chapter it caught me by surprise, because I was so ready to turn the page and see what happens next, now I need to wait for the next book in the series. Also finished Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull. It wrapped up the trilogy well, though everything came together pretty quickly at the end. Just started Revenger by Alistair Reynolds, only couple chapters in, but some intriguing developments, will see where it goes.
  4. Star Wars: Episode VIII predictions

    I like how it started, it first looked like a field of stars, then a planet surface and then it's just a boulder. It workd for me as a good teaser. The one shot looked like Phasma was in involved in the destruction of Luke's Academy.
  5. Preferred format of reading

    I used to be all in on physical books, but circumstance is turning me into an e-reader convert. 10 years ago I had 4 new bookstores and 3 used bookstores within 15 minutes of my house. 5 years ago that dropped to 2 new bookstores and 2 used bookstores. Now, I have 1 used bookstore within 15 minutes, and for new books I would have to make a 2-3 hour round trip. So I got Amazon Prime and began ordering books online, but then I had to wait a day or more to start reading any book I picked out rather than reading it right away. Then I got a Kindle Fire this past Christmas, I could start reading books as soon as I purchased them and found the Kindle is easier to hold and read from than many hardcovers, as well as providing its own light, book marks and dictionary. I'm still ordering some physical books, mainly completing series that I already owned a few physical books in already, but more and more I'm buying e-books instead. I still miss browsing the shelves in book stores and finding new authors that I wasn't looking for, this can't be duplicated on-line, but it's no longer something I can do on a whim. I have to plan a 3-hour trip to the nearest new book store, and we all know how those trips can work out. Now I have depend even more on all of you at this site, as well as the Amazon and Goodreads recommendations they provide based on books I've purchased or read in the past, to decide what to read next, but it feels a little bit like being led by the nose, rather than stumbling on something new.
  6. April Reads: What, fool, are you reading?!?

    I finished The Wheel of Osheim at the beginning of April. Then read the two newer Penric and Desdemona novellas by Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric and the Shaman and Penric's Mission. Now reading Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull and The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi.
  7. Technically, I lived with my parents until I was 25, though most of that time I was going to school out-of-state so I spent the majority of the time living in dorms and apartments on campus, but still spent the summers at home. I took a year break in the middle of college and lived at home full time and worked full time, at which point my mother started charging me rent, but that ended once I went back to school. I got a job in California (3,000 miles away) a few months after I graduated and so moved out for good. If I had gotten a job closer to home, I might have ended up staying at home a bit longer to save up some money, but I was ready to move out after spending so much time on my own during the school year.
  8. Doesn't Prax say it something about it being a gas or stun grenade, just before he says he found a data core?
  9. 'Ghost in the Shell' Live Action(?) Hollywood Edition

    I watched it on Sunday and thought it was pretty good. However, I never watched any of original Ghost in the Shell movies or shows, so it was all new to me. The whitewashing is almost explained in the movie. A bunch of white scientists led by a white CEO are building a synthetic body and trying to get it to fuse with a human brain. They discard the original bodies and try to purge brains of their original memories, so why would they try to match the race of the victim's old body to the new synthetic one. They tried 98 times before they created the Major. I doubt they would create unique bodies for each attempt to match each person, just use male and female templates. So Scarlett Johannson was the female template and Michael Pitt was the male template, so it didn't matter that Motoko and Hideo were originally Japanese, the Hanka scientists didn't care.
  10. Nice finish to the series. I think it can be tied to the Treasure Island story pretty well. If Silver actually did kill Flint, then Billy actually drew the map. He was marooned on the Island at the end of the show, and like Ben Gunn years later, had time to search for the cache and it would have been easier to find since it was freshly buried. He may have taken only a small amount with him when he escaped the Island, meaning to go back later for the rest. He may also have gone a little crazy and found Flint's body, which is why years later he said Flint gave him the map. As the show stated, Billy created the Long John Silver legend and it became his own nightmare. So years later when Silver, Hands, and the others learn Billy survived and may have sold some black pearls and they deduced he had located the cache and they came looking for him, Billy's nightmare came true and he basically died of fright when they left him the black spot.
  11. Iron Fist [SPOILERS - after page 3]

    I think Daredevil and the Punisher put down most of the Hand's active ninjas in NYC. They're all in physical therapy or buried.
  12. Plus Luke has always been on the small side, too short to be a Stormtrooper and barely reaching his Dad's shoulder in height.
  13. 'Ghost in the Shell' Live Action(?) Hollywood Edition

    Mad Max: Fury Road has studios seeing Charlize Theron as a bankable action star, having her be the big bad in the next Fast and Furious movie and the lead in Atomic Blonde as a spy who learned to fight from John Wick.
  14. I wondered if this was to have the Ghost crew be able to tell Leia where to look for Obi-Wan, but then I remember Bail sent her for Obi-Wan and he already knew he was on Tatooine.