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    Demon Feminist or Feminist Demon. You decide!

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  1. Chaldanya

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Oh go on then
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    Why do those "smart speaker" thingies exist?

    No you don't. I have the base and the app on my phone, so... Also - I don't have Siri on my phone. I don't have it enabled as a personal choice. I find the amazon echo a decent compromise
  3. Chaldanya

    Why do those "smart speaker" thingies exist?

    Except it has. You seem to be woefully uninformed on this subject and have made the post to shit on other people's choices for the discretionary spending. My Amazon Echo cost £80 (so less than $120) not the hundreds of dollars you posit up above. Mine is in my kitchen area and it's very helpful to compile my shopping list because I just have to list it out whilst moving around the kitchen instead of stopping every time to write it down. Also just call out 'alexa set timer for 5 min' which is very helpful when handing raw food, instead of stopping washing my hands going to my phone setting the timer, washing my hands and then back to food prep. Now if you can do either of those things quicker on your phone or similar then you're the fucking Flash and should probably sell your story so you don't have to worry about money. In addition you sync your music account and audiobook. Honest to god, the fucking luddite snobbery on display here makes me think you guys never left high school. If it's not bringing value to you, don't buy one, it's not mandatory.
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    I Might Have Broken My Neighbor's Cat

    You are gonna wake up one morning and he'll be eating your liver.
  5. Chaldanya

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Ringing in 2018

    I have burned through Tin Star ( a Sky original) that stared Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. I really enjoyed it but felt that parts of the story were completely removed from the main theme and can only assume it's to set up something in the second season. I always enjoy Tim Roth in anything and this is no different even given the short comings of the narrative/pacing. As a warning it is quite brutal.
  6. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    We've played a couple of games of Gloomhaven. TheGamePitPodcast has Seany's take on it. Mine is: I'm not a huge fan of co-ops or D&Ds however the card mechanic that serves as actions AND health is new to me and very interesting. It puts you to game changing decisions fairly often so I find that keeps my interest. We haven't really played enough to serve as a campaign but I'm looking forward to seeing how my character develops over the next few games. I'm sure we'll get some time in over Christmas to get this to the table. Can't say much more for fear of spoilers
  7. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    That's yours? I was eyeing that up. There hasn't been a decent christmas game that I've seen so I've got high hopes for this and I do love a worker placement.
  8. Chaldanya

    Marvel Cinematic General Discussion 7

    I loved the accent - it took me a little bit to place because sometimes I think the Kiwi accent sounds a lot like a South African accent (to my untrained ears). Generally, I thought this movie was a huge amount of fun and I enjoyed all of it. It had the same flaws of other Marvel movies in that the villain ends up be inconsequential because you know the heroes are going to win the day. What I did like about this, is the very real consequences at the end of the movie. That is going to be interesting in how it's handled in the next installment. I'm not a a comic book aficionado so happy with not taking itself to seriously route this one went. I'll happily see it again. Also I love a bit of retro with my movies (one thought did occur: given the success of GoTG and the retro stuff there was this a conscious effort to tap into that nostalgia?).
  9. RIP LoB. You were one of a kind.
  10. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    I like the post. I would question Arkham sitting at intermediary, tbh. It's heavy on set up time which can be off putting for those just dipping a toe in more complex games . I would also ask: Why no love for the humble worker placement Euro?
  11. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    I was always going to get it being from Birmingham N
  12. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    oh shit, I forgot we just backed Brass: Birmingham on Kickstarter yesterday - so excited. And two more boarders are coming to spend the weekend and play games this weekend. And we will definitely be playing Zombiecide.
  13. Chaldanya

    Board games!

    I'm guest starring on the most recent episode in which we cover Gloomhaven, Empires of the Void and Octodice. There are 82 episodes so I hope you'll give 'em a listen. huge boardgame enthusiasts in this house. Ser Sean and I have a lot of games and Ser Sean runs (along with Ser Barry) The Game Pit mentioned above. We're a mixed household, Seany likes your standard Ameritrash games like Arkham Horror, Castle Ravenloft. Any kind of dungeon crawler/co-op type extravaganza. Gloomhaven is the newest one to make it to the table. I'm not normally a huge fan of these games but I liked this. There's a interesting mechanic whereby not only do you have hit points but your action cards are also linked to your health and exhaustion levels. I don't believe it's an actual legacy game - you can easily reset. This is very much unlike Pandemic Legacy where the nomenclature of Season 1 and Season 2 is right on the money. Wert: I would say that if you enjoy Arkham Horror up don't like the upkeep/set up you should try something like Elder Sign or the new edition of Mansions of Madness (there's a app with it that does all of the upkeep for you). If co-ops are also your thing you should give T.I.M.E Stories a go - it's truly a co-op without having an alpha player problem that so many co-ops do. I'm more into Euro type games - favourites are Lords of Waterdeep, Aquasphere, Great Western Trails. Oh, and how could I forget, Terraforming Mars - the sleeper hit from last year's Essen. We just about managed to get our hands on a copy - they are like gold dust right now. Ser Barry saw a copy in Australia for $120. We also play a lot of boardgames with our son - he's just under five and there are some fantastic games for his age group: Spinderella, My First Carcassone, My First Stone Age, TTR: First Journey. I could go on and on and on. We are going away to the London on Board gaming weekend on 28th in Eastborne. It happens twice a year and we go every time. Highlight of the calendar year with Essen a close second. We do love us some boardgames (we bought a house with a garage so that we could hold all of our games collection )
  14. Chaldanya

    Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    'tis done! @brook Feeling is mutual <3