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by cephalopod9
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: InspiroBot
Replies: 20
Views: 1193

Re: InspiroBot

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the things computers can do these days
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by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

It's a Charles Band film - an early Charles Band film, at that. The only reason they exist is to scrape a few more dollars out of the bottom of the barrel in the "stop-motion puppets run amok in the less expensive/interesting parts of suburban Los Angeles" sub-sub-subgenre.[/i] franchise....
by cephalopod9
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

So I double checked with TVtropes, and I guess the ... Archie verse? shows are set in a non-specific retro pastiche but also there's cellphones and facebook. Archie comics started in 1941, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch was published in the early sixties. It is real weird what things stick around as ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Cop shows are also absolutely terrible about officers pointing guns at people who aren't a threat. It's easy to watch, and I imagine write, without thinking about much, but threatening deadly force on a dude accused of blackmail, while he's fleeing is a terrible message. (I had to check. I've only s...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

but the series and game are from Japan and the characters are Japanese This movie isn't based on the main series, it's based on the game Detective Pikachu, where the main character was called Tim Goodman like in the movie and looked like this . Of course it's disappointing that there hasn't been a ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

Also, I am pleasantly surprised that it looks like they're reverse whitewashing the game - in the game, the player character and many of the surrounding characters are plainly Caucasian, A lot of the characters are sorta generic and light skinned, but the series and game are from Japan and the char...
by cephalopod9
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

I resent being made to think about what texture Jigglypuff is. Pink pokemon should be smooth lines and untextured. Anything else raises questions that I find unpleasant. My giant Clefable Pokemon Go walking buddy is delightful, Please Don't make me think about whether that's fur or skin! I'm going b...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Netflix has a ten episode series, Haunting of Hill House, which i semi-binged* and it's medium okay. It's supposed to be based on the Shirley Jackson novel, which I want but haven't got yet but I can already tell this is not a good adaptation of the writing. The same year the original novel was publ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 4926

Re: vvitch

this movie was fine, but imo it would actually have been more scary if the supernatural element wasn't manifest or even present at all (with the exception of the very ending which had no real effect on its spookiness and could stay) There's a lot of potential "the real horror is -" isolat...
by cephalopod9
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 305497

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

monsterbreeder.com collect monsters, cross breed, and sell them! Neil Cicierega, of Ultimate Showdown (of ultimate destiny) and Potter Puppet Pals fame, made a browser game where you collect classic movie and pop culture monsters, like Hannibal Lecter, and Shrek, and take them back to your ranch to...
by cephalopod9
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 4926

Re: vvitch

It is very pretty, and well crafted in a lot of ways. At the same time the high praise it got kinda makes me feel like bad movies broke people's brains. ... this was from early 2016 ... did 2017 actually happen? I keep seeing "2017" and not knowing what that series of numbers means. I mean...
by cephalopod9
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

it seems so gimmicky I think "gimmick" is one of those charged words that only applies to what other people do. I don't think anyone's like "here's my gimmick", or even "I really liked that one gimmick". Sound and color used to be gimmicky. I had an earth shaking reali...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I've been thinking a lot about a parallel dimension where Sam Raimi has a complicated, important sounding name, and Darren Aronofksy's name is three syllables. Prestige in film making is so weird. Aronofsky also does "feel smart" topics like the struggles of addiction, and math he doesn't ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I've been thinking a lot about a parallel dimension where Sam Raimi has a complicated, important sounding name, and Darren Aronofksy's name is three syllables. Prestige in film making is so weird. Aronofsky also does "feel smart" topics like the struggles of addiction, and math he doesn't ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

how did my track pad palm check get turned back on. it's the malevolent ghost of sticky keys here to make it impossible to play any game. I paid $22 for a $14 cellphone case just so UPS could knock on my door at 2 in the afternoon, to get a signature from Any Rando who happens to be in the house the...
by cephalopod9
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 6846

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

NO! It's not their fault if someone in real life sounds more like a comic book villain than a comic book villain. The only pop-culture / contemporary reference, outside of the adapted source material obviously, is.. I think Tony's ship calls Thor "Point Break", and that might be a throw-b...
by cephalopod9
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

ooh, there's a new season of Serial. It's a broad look at a court house... sounds like it'll be interesting and raise my blood pressure. Handsome Rambler - it's Hannibal Buress. He has a theramin, and here he's jamming with Jon Hamm . On The Media - it's an NPR show, and they did an episode that inv...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

This strikes me as having been made as a joke to quote Plankton "in a cosmic sense" , but no. I have no doubt this was made for and worn by someone who absolutely means it. I see so many bad shirts all the time constantly and dudes with guns. i don't care how you feel, or how your gun fee...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

ok, Okay I don't know if this is relatable, or a very specific kind of I"m Burnt out on living in a Red State. look at this fuckin' thing look at this fuckin thing look at it ( it's a shirt ) s-l300.jpg I saw this in person! on a person!! it's like 5 of the worst things at once. hhhhghhkhgh...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

there was a thread in the music sub forum, but podcasts aren't music, and I'm not sure there's a correct way to organize things. I've been getting more into Baby Geniuses , which is Emily Heller, who's a comedienne, and Lisa Hannawalt, who draws comic and is the... art person for Bojack Horseman. Ma...
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Property values going up is a bad thing, not a good thing. Yes, I was using "best case" to mean most success for the person doing the flip. If a person opening a restaurant gets everything they want, the neighborhood gets a good restaurant, if a person flipping a house gets everything the...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Isn't that a lot of businesses, though? They spend several hundreds of thousands of dollars on employees and equipment maintenance in order to make a profit of tens of thousands of dollars. I mean, yeah capitalism as a whole is a dizzying nightmare, but also, I do't think most businesses are Litera...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

House flipping shows are kind of the inverse of what I was talking about earlier, it's easy to sort of accept it, but if you examine it, each step along the way is an affront to reason and decency. The whole concept of "flipping" a house is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the ...
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It’s Darmok and Jelad:The Novel To be that, it needs to connect those references with emotional or narrative substance. Reading the book, I didn't even feel rewarded for recognizing the material being referenced, and while I haven't seen the movie, I have seen that they replaced Ultra Man with The ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Whenever I hear news stories about what The Kids are doing these days, I pretty much just assume they're all five years out of date. For example, The Kids apparently spend all their time on Snapchat and Instagram. Snapchat is from 2011, Instagram 2010. There's no fuckin' way The Kids are using 7-8 ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: This Is Us
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: This Is Us

I don't remember how much of the show I've watched. Maybe most of the first season, and some chunks of season two, i think?

I think I go back and forth between "that was well crafted, and touching" and "that's an emotional sucker punch, and they know it".
by cephalopod9
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I had insomnia last night, and got about four hours of sleep, not at night, and then I drank too much cold brew! that was hours ago, and i'm still borderline crawling out of my skin. Photobucket ... Photobucket is still around? is that the one that tried charging people $30,or something, to keep the...
by cephalopod9
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Is there a word for "i can see how each step along the way had it's own logic, but the end result is lunacy"? Either the intergreen isn't long enough or some asshole drove through a red light. could be both. Drivers are definitely breaking The Rule that you shouldn't enter an intersection ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

From what I've noted around here, the green cycle is unchanged, allowing for the addition of the yellow (instead of a red) to sometimes allow more traffic through per cycle than would normally get through. Like, if the green typically gets 10 cars through the turn and the red cycle lasts long enoug...
by cephalopod9
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151719

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I'm in real far to an anger spiral mostly about BLinking Yellow Left Turn Arrows they're poppin' up in intersections, and anecdotally, i think they're awful and distracting and not helpful. I don't feel at all like they're making people more attentive or cautious, but I do feel like there's a huge i...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 48014

Re: Steven Universe

I'm catching up, I am watching Novembers bomb now. How far apart are you watching episodes? I'm curious how the pacing works without Cartoon Network doing whatever it does with the scheduling. The gap between Lars' Head and Dewey Wins was especially bad. May to November, holy cow. The week's bomb i...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 31
Views: 11435

Re: Black Mirror

I’ve seen that one and the next two of that season, no others. Are the earlier seasons better and I just picked three ... mediocre episodes? Or is this them hitting their stride and I shouldn’t bother? That's one of the better ones, IMO. You have something approaching a human motivation and somethi...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 48014

Re: Steven Universe

I'm catching up, I am watching Novembers bomb now. How far apart are you watching episodes? I'm curious how the pacing works without Cartoon Network doing whatever it does with the scheduling. The gap between Lars' Head and Dewey Wins was especially bad. May to November, holy cow. The week's bomb i...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 31
Views: 11435

Re: Black Mirror

Also I think white bear is a tourist attraction. Anyone can buy a ticket to participate. It's taking advantage of a criminal and turning it into a business, which probably sounds vetter than a jail cell which costs money. This makes money. Do they do this with criminals all over the country or ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 492602

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I finally scooped up Undertale also got The Stanley Parable, and Beginners Guide bundled, and it was about $10 all together. I like Beginner's Guide first time playing I kept expecting it to be scary, but it's just chill and kind of sad there's also Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cur...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 31
Views: 11435

Re: Black Mirror

Re: White Bear What's the show's point?? There's a couple meta layers. From the crowd enthusiastically recreating the crime, to putting the cell phone interface on the screen. Is it supposed to be bad that I'm watching the show? It's weird that the symbol (the creeper mouth?) is ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 48014

Re: Steven Universe

New episodes announced for the 2nd through the 6th, I think. There's some promotional clips, and some "leaked?" episode titles. Is there a word for it when an apparent spoiler is or might actually out of context and misleading? It's a weird time to try and keep up with cartoon shows for ch...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I do agree that an IMAX version of Dinotopia would be glorious. Maybe I should check out the liveaction movie - apparently there are 20 books now? I only had the first two. I only sort of remember the t.v. mini-series. It was not good; kinda fun that they tried, and it's probably interesting to see...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21453

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

As cool as dinosaurs are, I don't think anyone would go watch a movie about various herbivore dinosaurs walking along chomping on trees. The movies that exist do so because that is what the audience wants to see. There's well over 5 thousand titles on IMBD with the key word "horse" curren...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Deadpool 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: Deadpool 2

As a franchise, it way over hypes the subversive, not-a-conventional-super-hero etc. aspect. They're very conventional film narratives, and that particular comic book trope is especially groan worthy. how do you go digging for comic nerd in jokes, and fail to learn about "fridging" ? it...

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