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by cephalopod9
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 28
Views: 1237

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I have trouble taking Game of Thrones seriously, and I sort of can't tell how seriously the show takes itself. How often does Cersei Lannister cut her hair? It's been like, 3 years since she had her head shaved, and she's still pretty committed to that terrible bob. I don't think noble women even c...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 5312

Re: Strangererest Things

I don't have a problem with the character, or his choices. I want to question the way the show put together that scene, and how it fits into the rest of the plot. Even there, it's less about the specific choices made, and more about what that says about the perspective the show was made by and for. ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1333
Views: 266906

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

A standard (if not "official," outside of Utah) shot in the US is 1.5 oz, or 44 ml, so your two nips were about two and a quarter shots. ... between 2.27 and 2.2 shots depending on your significant figures? I was under the impression each nip bottle was supposed to be roughly a shot. (I'm...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1333
Views: 266906

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

The store has these tiny, hard alcohol bottles, for a dollar, and I keep seeing them and thinking that seems like a responsible amount. but it's actually kind of difficult to estimate the amount of drunkenness of ... 100 ml (two, tiny, plastic bottels) of vodka in 355ml of glass bottle orange soda. ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1333
Views: 266906

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

The store has these tiny, hard alcohol bottles, for a dollar, and I keep seeing them and thinking that seems like a responsible amount. but it's actually kind of difficult to estimate the amount of drunkenness of ... 100 ml (two, tiny, plastic bottels) of vodka in 355ml of glass bottle orange soda. ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 28
Views: 1237

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I have trouble taking Game of Thrones seriously, and I sort of can't tell how seriously the show takes itself. How often does Cersei Lannister cut her hair? It's been like, 3 years since she had her head shaved, and she's still pretty committed to that terrible bob. I keep thinking about a potential...
by cephalopod9
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 5312

Re: Strangererest Things

That was the flash back to Will in the first season. Point is, deep Tolkien cuts. okay, the name does fit. Part of it is the weird, anachronism, and kind of pop-culture ouroburos, references cycle. It definitely feels like Will slipping into the Upsidedown, references visuals from the LotR movies. I...
by cephalopod9
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 5312

Re: Strangererest Things

I finished season 2 a little while ago Two things are bothering me more than they should be There's a kid who's hideout password is "Radagast" talking to Samwise Gamgee, and no one seems to think "hey, this is sort of a Ring Wraith type situation". Does calling the Big Ba...
by cephalopod9
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Rick says "that's my one armed man" about the mcnuggets sauce. What's that a reference to? I always wondered why Rick didn't do something to make Jerry less Jerry. Like, invasive brain surgery sort of thing. He might be lazy, but it's way less convoluted than the season 3 premiere. Best an...
by cephalopod9
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 90
Views: 8427

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

...crumpets are cooked on a griddle? I do find it kind of fascinating the way the same basic ingredients can be combined in different ways, and fit into different cultural contexts. Is there a database for that, someone tried mapping that out? Is there such thing as an appliance just for whipping eg...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

Not sure I liked: The Beatrice flashback episode. I guess I think too many shows try to rehab a terrible character by blaming their upbringing or something. Yes, Bojack is terrible, and had a bad family life - but he's the main character. Going back and kind of saying 'well, don't blame...
by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

there's a definite trend of over engineering under... thinking things through? look at his ridiculous robot arm in The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy All those moving parts! just to grab the gun! which is an action a normal hand on a normal arm can do and then! it doesn't even bring it to where his oth...
by cephalopod9
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 168
Views: 28381

Re: Steven Universe

I don't remember how many episodes it has been but in show they were living in the barn for at least half a year. It was late Summer when Malachite was defeat and now we're back around to early spring to mid spring. I wonder if they'll keep things consistent and Steven's 15th birthday is...
by cephalopod9
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

night baking! or rather I baked a pie crust a couple nights ago* and tried to make some berry, chiffon pie filling to put in it. The pictures looked really nice. I did some things wrong, the meringue was the consistency of latte foam, but it set up okay. Using too much gelatin helped with that, prob...
by cephalopod9
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 168
Views: 28381

Re: Steven Universe

I was thinking recently about how the show would have been differently received if it had a whole season released at once streaming schedule. Then they put out six* episodes on the app/ on demand while I haven't seen any broadcast schedule, and it feels like the worst of both worlds. The show has be...
by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 90
Views: 8427

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I do think a lot of popular recipes skew sweeter than they need to be. It's tricky getting a sampling of recipes that's meaningful. There's a lot that sort of converge on the same, middle of the road, consensus, or keep bring up the same "easy recipe!" thing. I want a real fudge recipe, no...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Re-Microverse Rick is a lazy asshole. true, I can't say it's out of character. It still leaves the question of whether you could even break even with this kind of system. There's sort of a long running misconception in speculative fiction that being an alive, walking around, person somehow generate...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Man in the High Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: The Man in the High Castle

There hasn't been an adaptation of a Philip K Dick work that hasn't felt like it left out substantial chunks of the book in favor of something that would make a good movie. (I haven't seen Through a Scanner Darkly, yet.) I only made it through the first episode of the show. The things that stand out...
by cephalopod9
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 90
Views: 8427

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I'm a bit picky. I don't like peppers, onions or garlic, or most squash. I don't understand how roast brussel sprouts is a food smell to anyone. Some onions and garlic is good, but my "too much" level is kind of low. I like cucumbers quite a bit, and broccoli, spinach, and tomatoes. Salad ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 34
Views: 1945

Re: The Good Plaice

I've only got a BA in philosophy and right off the bat I was having to recite the MST3K mantra to myself to not be upset at the presentation of such a thing as objectively correct. How are these numbers calculated? Even broad strokes questions: is it fundamentally areatic, deontological, consequent...
by cephalopod9
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever, 97 years

Is there anything in the actual show to suggest... anything quantifiable about the timelines? Rick says "most timelines have a Rick, and most Rick's have Morty". I don't think it's most universes where Beth doesn't become a parent, but most of the interesting ones, where Beth is a surg...
by cephalopod9
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I'm so annoyed with myself and how much over thinking I can do over this vulgar, cartoon, comedy show. The micro-verse battery still bothers me. Why put people in it? all ethics aside, It's just infinite extra steps to really, really, really inefficient solar power. Rick can put together a senti...
by cephalopod9
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

turns out you also can't make a ganache with coconut milk*, and candy melts. It was weirdly translucent for a while before it cooled down, and stayed goo, sort of between laundry detergent, and nutella. It might be something interesting to add to a cake in the future, but I needed frosting. I also m...
by cephalopod9
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Channel Zero
Replies: 0
Views: 937

Channel Zero

SyFy channel made a season by season, anthology series based on creepy pasta stories, and it's actually good. First season is based on Candle Cove, and it's a little rough, as a whole. I liked it, but it also felt a little like everyone's first time making a t.v. show, starring That Guy who's been i...
by cephalopod9
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

the over all premise is also that every animal is a loony-toonish person-animal, with varying degrees of animal traits and people behaviors, and a lot of great animal puns and sight gags. Season three is devastating, even compared to the first three seasons. It's also got some really funny moments, ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

The pastry cream remake of the ganache is where the eggs came in. What goes wrong with your ganache? There are a few simple problems you can learn to avoid, making a perfect ganache every time a high probability outcome! This time I did it in a hurry, and I added a little 2% milk because I was low ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

I tried making pastry cream out of a failed ganache. I do not know how ganache is a thing that I find difficult; it's got 2 ingredients and barely a recipe. It came out about 30 percent lumps. I don't think I mixed the egg yolks and dry ingredients well. Tastes good though, and I might make some ecl...
by cephalopod9
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 30632

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

This is more something I'm sure happened at some point, I just don't know how to go looking for it.
I want to see Avant Garde cinematography people, Dadaists, '70's art house, weirdos who really tried to freak people out, I want to see their takes on, like, 40 minutes of Adult Swim content.
by cephalopod9
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

Be excited that it's going to be bad? That works. I went and saw the earliest showing at a smaller theater that puts good Birth. Movies. Death. content on before the movies. It follows Jake as the main character, and mostly takes from the latter books. Also compresses it into something more generic...
by cephalopod9
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Podcast Recommendation Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Podcast Recommendation Thread

I don't recommend playing Stardew Valley and listenin to The Adventure Zone at the same time, because I burned through over 60 episodes in about 2 weeks. That's... nearly as much time as full time employment. I have one request, which is for something that can gently remind me how much time somethin...
by cephalopod9
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 32
Views: 5065

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Season 3 started for real on Sunday. I feel like it bounced back a bit from the premiere's effort to sort of burn down everything from the preceding season. (I'm just kind of burnt out on high body counts, with no real stakes for the main characters, personally). Dan Harmon talking about the philoso...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

That's true (dang, it has been a while since I read the books... and it looks like there were more books? and related, interconnected books I didn't read) I guess it's probably going to have some of the later books just by virtue of the world being fleshed out in later on, and a little roughly sketc...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

I'm not completely certain, but from what I've gathered, I'm pretty sure it's Most of the first book, and then some of the mutanty, post apocalyptic weirdness from the end of the series. I don't know where it might end, but I think it's aiming for something between a summary of the whole ser...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

It's definitely a loose adaptation of a small part of a small part of the series. The movie might still do a good job o telling that small part of the story. They're leaving out Eddie and Susannah completely, which is a let down. I mean, I think I'd much prefer they tell a different story well, than...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Wander Woman
Replies: 71
Views: 9080

Re: Wander Woman

I don't know - she punches, I don't mind that at the end of the day she punches her way into victory. That's pretty standard. Oh, it is awesome seeing her punch her way to victory. The narrative and the ideas driving it just didn't quite click for me. Re: your second spoiler: I think her type of ev...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Wander Woman
Replies: 71
Views: 9080

Re: Wander Woman

I liked it. I liked it better than the Nolan batman movies, and better than Avengers 2 and Civil War. It felt like it got to drop some of the baggage that's been weighing down earlier DC movies. Makes me want to see Aquaman more than I want to see Justice League. It suffered, though, by a bit too mu...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

Happy birthday, cephalopod9! Your cakes look fantastic. Thank you! I keep looking at internet pictures of mirror glaze cakes and feeling like Homer Simpson building a grill, but I'm enjoying my birthday cake. Tonight I made fried eggs for dinner. They came out ugly, because that's how I like to coo...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

If you're worried that it's too dry sprinkle or brush it with simple syrup. You can flavor the syrup with coffee or liqueur if you want. Simple syrup is equal amounts by volume of sugar and water, brought to a boil and cooled. It keeps for ages and is great in cold drinks. Just brush it over the to...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4182
Views: 701880

Re: Today I Made:

I'm making myself a birthday cake. I mashed up two chocolate cake recipes to see what happens, and I might have made it way too dry. I don't know yet, because i put it in the freezer so i could do a mirror glaze over it, and I might have messed up that recipe too. The gelatin didn't bloom correctly,...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American gods
Replies: 13
Views: 3518

Re: American gods

episode 6: I'm really enjoying the B Team. I like them too, it gave some Good Omens feel to the episode. Then episode 7 played out a lot like a Sandman story. ...those have two very different interpretations of Death as a character. Episode 8 I felt sort of bad for laughing at all of the jesus&...

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