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  1. I always just assumed that the x wings couldn't take the elements for that long of a time and it was easier/doable to adjust the speeders. Could also just be limited x-wings and they were getting used to protect the larger ships as they escaped.
  2. October feels like forever away still, but I'm super pumped about this game:
  3. Do you really think they will stop with the "abortion on demand" because of that nuance? To me, this is saying it's ok that a few women unnecessarily die because the conversation would be less nuanced and might be easier to have, when I very much doubt it would.
  4. The guy who played the King of Scotland would have been better, but really anyone who could command the camera and feel strong would have worked much better. Edward seemed like a child trying to act like an adult, which he was, and it made the character seem childish and weak - which the plotting did not really support. It worked in season 3, but it did not in season 4, and was one of the worst parts of season 5 IMO.
  5. Season 4 is basically an entire season build up for things to happen in S5. I thought S4 was by far the worst of the bunch and spent far too much time in Mercia without anything really happening. Also, Edward is just the worst.
  6. Fucking kid loves the roomba. Talks about it constantly. Goes upstairs and starts it w/out telling anyone. Super cute. Fun times. Until the cat starts shitting everywhere without anyone noticing too.
  7. Right?!?! Monday too. I'm not even that big of a hockey fan, but 11 goals scored in two games is wild
  8. I've gotten about 9 months of apple for free. 6 months from Target and then another 3 months when I got my new work computer. We started with Ted Lasso, but there's actually quite a bit of good TV on it. Enough that I don't really have a problem with the $4 a month they are now charging. We watched Mythic Quest, The Shrink Next Door, Severance, and have just started WeCrashed - all of which have been good to fantastic. For how cheap it is, it definitely feels worth it since we haven't really been disappointed in anything we've started.
  9. Was very close to returning the puppy we got last year as we were having an incredibly difficult time w/ her, which was causing an incredible amount of stress on our family. After about 6 months she came down with a really bad case of incontinence and was peeing everywhere, including on herself in her crate. Took her to the vet for a month straight and finally got meds, but it gave her diarrhea, so we had piss and shit everyone instead. We had to keep her on leash in our fenced in backyard because she found a weakness, kept escaping, and terrorized the neighborhood (she's also ridiculously fast!). Her energy levels are through the roof and no matter how many walks I was taking her on she was just never tired. Our walks were also the worst as she wasn't picking up how to be on a leash at all. Then on top of that she is chewing up our entire house and started growling and nipping at our kids. It was not pleasant and I was starting to hate her, and my wife disliked her more than I did. Well, I think we've finally turned a corner. It seems she's getting used to her meds, because the pooping inside stopped and the incontinence is only happening 1-2 times a week instead of multiple times a day. I fixed the fence now that the snow is up, so now she can't escape when we let her outside (YAY!!!!). I've also started taking her on longer bike rides instead of walks on most days, which give her a much faster pace - plus she's really responding to the leash now both on the bike and on regular walks. It seems that this is tiring her out more too, because her chewing is much more manageable and she has really warmed up to the kids. All in all, the last two months have gone from "I need to return this dog, this was a terrible idea" to "I can't believe I wanted to return this dog, I'm a monster!". I'm very excited for some warmer weather to come so we can go on some longer adventures, but for now, I'm just loving that everyone is adapting and thriving. My last 2 dogs were pieces of cake compared to this, but I think we're in a good routine and over this particular hump.
  10. Binged this last week w/ my wife due to this thread. Absolutely loved it. The cast was top notch, writing superb, ideas unique, music highlighted the tension, acting was great, and the intro is just insane. Can't wait for season 2!
  11. I didn't find any, but some did call for sour cream - which is one of the only foods I truly dislike. Even those, though, were in very small quantities compared to the entire pot and a far cry from a "chowder". I'd definitely recommend trying one w/out milk products. This is the one I like, though I do add more mashed beans since I like it thick. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228650/easy-white-chicken-chili/
  12. Oh god, please let there be a guitar shredding big bad. LOL, wtf was that?
  13. No. There should be absolutely no milk or cream in a white chili. My white chicken chili consists of chicken, chicken broth, whole white beans, mashed white beans (this is what thickens it), green chiles, jalepeno, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Scoop that into a bowl, add some mozzarella to melt over and some tortilla chips for some crunch. Super easy and absolutely delicious. Much prefer it to regular chili.
  14. I started a 4 week MMA bodyweight program last week and it's kinda kicking my ass. I've done it before, so none of the moves are surprising, but I can tell that my hips are tighter, my hamstrings strain more, and my knees have definitely gotten worse over the last couple of years. I'm also remodeling my bathroom, so that might be part of it as well, but this makes me much more worried about the upcoming softball season than I have in the past. Getting old sucks.
  15. Finished season 5 last night and really enjoyed it. I think it's the best one since season 2. My major issue with the last 2 seasons has been Edward. He was fine as a boy in season 3. He was... ok as a young naive king in season 4, but really they should have recast him to someone actually older. In season 5 with his obviously fake beard trying to play someone quite a bit older, with children that are obviously within 5 years of his actual age, just did not work at all. It's most painful to watch when next to the Scottish king, whose presence just oozed power and command. Between him and the mustache twirling father-in-law, I could see why the entire season could be easily written off as "bad". But beyond those two, and maybe a few too many deaths that seemed unnecessary given the last 4 seasons, I thought the season was pretty strong
  16. My problem with having standard time in the summer is that you now basically require a lighted field for any kind of evening activities - golf, baseball, & softball come to mind immediately, but I'm sure there are others. You could combat that with starting everything an hour earlier in the summer, but then it's just DST for anybody doing after work/school activities anyway. I also find it kind of funny that people complain about going to work when it's dark. In the north we go to work when it's dark most of the year. In the winter I go to work in the dark and by the time I get home it's dark. When I was in school, we caught the bus in the dark. I'm starting to see why this will likely never go away. Everybody hates switching times, but everybody seems to also hate the idea of staying on the same time too. Easier to leave things as they are and have everybody uniformly hate the status quo that's been around forever than risk trying something new that some people will love and some people will hate.
  17. We're almost done w/ our season 4 rewatch because neither my wife, nor I could remember what happened. I really don't see the drop in quality, acting-wise, but holy shit is the pacing just bad in season 4. It's no wonder we couldn't remember what happened, because very little actually did happen. I'm not entirely convinced that having the king would have helped when they dedicate 75% of the season to just being in Mercia, not really doing anything.
  18. Since there are mostly Sanderson fans here, Will Wight is also having a smaller kickstarter here: If you like Sanderson, you'd probably like these books too. I backed this one to get the leatherbound ones.
  19. I'm not sure about the FAQ, just going by what he said in the video - which boils down to he wouldn't commit either way. I could see him possibly bucking the traditional publishing system 5 or 10 years from now, but I could see this as a secondary option and leverage for better contracts going forward.
  20. If you watch the video he says these books will likely never have a traditional release. If you order the books you get one a quarter in 2023. Guaranteed 4 books, with ebooks getting delivered at midnight and physical/audio copies getting delivered as soon as they get them done. Unlikely in the near future. He's got signed contracts for most of his cosmere work and publishers still provide a ton of value since this kind of thing is ridiculously labor intensive. Here's an article about it that I read this morning that I thought was pretty interesting: https://whatever.scalzi.com/2022/03/01/very-quick-thoughts-on-brandon-sandersons-mega-kickstarter/ I almost did that, but the shipping costs bump it up quite a bit. Even the hardcovers are an extra $40 for shipping, the loot boxes were another $100. I "settled" for just the trio of book formats, but it bumped me up to about $300
  21. I ordered the hardcover versions yesterday
  22. You got this @Iskaral Pust!! I've leveled off again after a great beginning of the year. Working out has been great, but you can't work out a bad diet, and I've splurged too often on burgers and beer. Trying to get back on that horse this week.
  23. They do that for your day of orders (it’s how I got mine today), but not their pre-orders. I’m really hoping they fix that because there is zero incentive to pre-order. I feel bad for my friend that got the $200 deluxe version
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