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  1. On 9/5/2023 at 10:34 PM, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    Ray Stevenson was an incredibly good actor.  He had such presence.  I’m sorry he’s passed…

    I'm sure I saw one website that reported his passing and said, "Best known for his role as Volstagg in the MCU."

    "Volstagg"?!? THIRTEEN!!!

    On 9/7/2023 at 7:15 AM, Corvinus85 said:

    Big episode next week?


    OHMYGawd. I just got this terrible feeling that Anakin is coming out of the whatchamacallit realm. Like, physically. I guess that means we'll forget about the prequels for a few days... 

    Batten down the hatches because the nerds are going to be shtting themselves. The rage. The shit posting. Sweet Jesus, the fights.

  2. The next episode can’t come soon enough. 

    It seems


    Demerzel is bound to Empire in a way that she’s off the hook (leash?) once the generic dynasty ends. She’ll be free, but she seems more than a little hostile to the idea. In the one hand she wants freedom; on the other, she’s bound to Cleon’s legacy, which ends with the dynasty. I like how this is developing. 


  3. 19 hours ago, The Social Liability said:

    I'm thinking about buying from Walmart season 1 of the Lord of the Rings TV show Rings of Power. I haven't watched any of it! But I sure do love The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the books as well. 

    I keep watching Ancient Aliens since there are marathons on the History Channel. As well as Friends, The Office, Futurama, Chicago Fire. I guess that I am not that open to discovering new things because I've been viewing these things forever. 

    I watched The Truman Show again and the music is stupidly good according to me. 


    Rings of power was fine. Production values are pretty impressive. Opinions are divided. 

    If you’re looking for something different and really engaging, The Expanse and Arcane both really blew me away. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Ran said:

    Musk's reasoning for why he shut it down is rather suspect, but the facts are that Ukraine was misusing the service.

    His “Pearl Harbor” analogy only makes sense if the Americans invaded Japan before the Japanese attacked them in the Pacific.

    And since when did billionaires have moral qualms about doing business with both sides in a war zone? If he grew a conscience, why not, I dunno, take the side of the country being invaded?

  5. Yup.

    On “free speech”; because people are confused (or suckered) by this.

    1. When you sign up to a Twitter (or any other social media account), you agree to terms of service (that thing that no one reads). Included in that agreement is a set of community guidelines.

    They set the rules, they determine whether or not those rules have been violated, and they determine the punishment. Again, you agreed to this. 

    2. Most importantly,


    If I invite you into my home and you shit on my rug; I’m kicking you the hell out of my house. The why is obvious.

    Let’s say I call up the publisher of the New York Times. I tell him, “Eugene, you’re going to publish my op-ed in your paper next week. I have some spleen to vent by god.”

    Eugene would be justified in telling me to go fuck myself. It might make me sad but it isn’t a violation of my rights. 

    Platforming toxic shitheads moves the needle on freedom of speech not one millimetre. It just makes your platform toxic. 

  6. On 9/3/2023 at 6:29 PM, DanteGabriel said:

    If they start making more appearances they'll be needy, grasping attention seekers who are leveraging their kids for publicity.

    If they don't make more appearances they'll be shiftless and ungrateful deadbeats who suck on the royal teat without earning their keep.

    What appearances? They are “non-working Royals”. They’re out. I’m pretty sure these guys know this.

    Unless what’s being proposed is “half-in half-out”. I think I heard that somewhere. 


    Just finished the last 3 episodes of Heart of  Invictus. Goddamn. So emotional. 

  7. 48 minutes ago, Varysblackfyre321 said:

    He can be out on parole in a decade or less. It should have been much higher.

    As should most of the insurrectionists.

    I feel we’ve learned nothing from the Beerputsch

    The ones who feigned remorse at the sentencing hearing then screamed “Trump won!” on their way out the door; they might get a surprise or two at their first parole hearing.

    More likely is that a future president will pardon them or commute their sentences. 

  8. Inside Job

    Saw that it was free on YouTube and I hadn’t seen it in a while so I rolled it.

    One of my holy tetralogy of GFC films (including Margin CallThe Big Short, and Too Big To Fail); although this is the only documentary. 

    Still great. Highly recommend. Interesting to see legislators who behave like adults (sometimes).

  9. 1 hour ago, Kalnak the Magnificent said:

    I'm aware of it and how it works. I'm trying to figure out why actors are behaving like they're on Valium.

    ASMR Star Wars

    When it comes to the volume, I don’t think it’s a problem with the technology itself. The Batman and Oblivion were both filmed with volume or volume-like technology and they look great. 

  10. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. 

    Actually pretty good. The first half drags but I really like the second. The third act is pretty bonkers. Harrison Fords Greek sounds pretty good. Great action scenes; especially the tuck tuk chase. 

    This should have gotten more love at the box office IMO.

  11. 28 minutes ago, Fragile Bird said:

    It seems like everyone I know who’s gone traveling comes back with Covid. The most recent are friends who returned on Saturday after being in Italy for a month (she’s a professor who teaches a course). Her husband and adult daughter have both tested positive, but she hasn’t…yet.

    That just makes me feel gloomy. I want to go to Glasgow for Worldcon next year.

    You could cosplay as something that has an air bottle and functioning respirator as part of the outfit. 

    Your friends are obviously spies. "Professor who teaches a course has to go to Italy because 'reasons'." Uh, huh. Daughter's probably a assassin. Bet they're not even related. 

  12. 2 hours ago, sifth said:

    I feel the same way. Something is just strange about the dialogue. Why are they taking such long pauses, between each sentence? It's not even bad dialogue, it's just being delivered in such a strange and unnatural way and as you said it feels cold and lacks emotion.

    Dare I say... "wooden"?

    You can't see but I have a pinkie touching the corner of my mouth and my face is scrunched up and my posture has shifted to "computer neck".

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