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by Joeldi
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Slang Density
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Slang Density

Australians are uniquely proud of the way in which we slangify everything - for instance the way in which a large number of common professions have some universally recognised shortform eg: Journo, Sparky, Firey, Ambo. http://www.theguardian.com/education/video/2015/jul/16/how-to-speak-australian-ab...
by Joeldi
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mobile?
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Mobile?

Almost always #3 from the antipodes, although I've possibly heard #2 on occasion for the hanging sculpture. #1 sounds pronouncedly American.
by Joeldi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Your Top 5 Marvel Stories?
Replies: 1
Views: 3267

Re: Your Top 5 Marvel Stories?

I haven't read a huge amount of comics, especially any in Marvel continuity, but Runaways leaps to mind as being particularly good and relatively stand alone.
by Joeldi
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Hah, Bolin/Eska was the absolute worst part of the series for me. From the start it was portrayed as an abusive, emotionless relationship of convenience and manipulation then out of no-where we're supposed to think that these two characters actually feel strongly about each other. They didn't even t...
by Joeldi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Malaysian Airplanes
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

Re: Malaysian Airplanes

Yup. Malaysia is an entire country. And an entirely separate country from Indonesia. Two accidents across two different countries do not really make a trend. Unless you can prove some sort of connection between Malaysia Airlines and Indonesia Airlines... but as far as I can tell they're two separat...
by Joeldi
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

I liked it more than usual - though that was probably due to being buoyed up by Nick Frost being Nick Frost all over the place. Had the same plot holes and weird ugly paternalism.
Spoiler:
I really liked the scene with Pink for example, right until he started demanding Clara do as she's told...
by Joeldi
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

I feel quite similar to Zohar, the show was ultimately disappointing, but I am not sorry it exists. It was not as good as TLA, but it was still a damn good show. The writing could be very very sloppy, but the artwork, the animation, and a lot of the humour were very impressive, not to mention the po...
by Joeldi
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Primquel Sub Titles
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Primquel Sub Titles

Fun idea for a thread. God, wish I could remember the plots of more movies.
ummmm
Lilo and Stitch: Blue Suede Nightmare
...Not good at this...
by Joeldi
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Wow, that episode (Kuvira's Gambit) was exceptional. An early thought was
Spoiler:
Not again! Mechs that big are physically impossible
but then I realised Not WIth Metalbending!
Also really really loved
Spoiler:
Bataar's Interrogation, and the rather original way they broke him.
by Joeldi
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 155135

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

One thing that I'd completely forgotten about that that thread reminded me of: Holy shit, Dad's still around.
by Joeldi
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Spoiler:
So the Nazi parallels have been cemented with the concept of concentration camps. I wonder if that's just a bit overdone.
by Joeldi
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113838

Re: Gamergate

I'm not objecting to Metroid's aesthetic and marketing in general. You're right that for the most part it's a force for good. I'm just pointing out that it does have its flaws. I'm also not objecting directly to the takes her clothes off part. I don't object to anyone's right to control their own se...
by Joeldi
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113838

Re: Gamergate

I was responding specifically to Knight's assertion that because Samus is motherly, Metroid is a feminist text. It's not a criticism of Metroid itself.
by Joeldi
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113838

Re: Gamergate

Regarding Metroid, I don't quite see it as the bastion of feminism as you describe it. Firstly, the reward for doing the game well was to see Samus take her clothes off and a lot of art really over-sexualises her. Not saying that invalidates the other good points about Samus, but it's not quite The ...
by Joeldi
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Not sure if this is worth spoilering, at worst it would spoil that something was not shown in the episode, but I'll be polite. [quote=Djehutynakht]Also... one thing I'm a bit disappointed in: I totally would have expected Omashu to put up more of a fight. Maybe it did and we didn't see it, b...
by Joeldi
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Wow, that was a fantastic episode. * "I've had a lot of people angry at me for decisions I've made." - That's gotta be a reference to fan complaints about S1 & 2 right? * Everything Ju Li & Varrick - FINALLY Ju Li gets some charactersation. Varrick's character devel...
by Joeldi
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 63022

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I'm hoping that Ward isn't Hydra, just his own brand of evil. It seems like the deal he did with Coulson to give him access to torture Grant was done for his own gratification, and coming out in support of Shield as he did at the end of the episode doesn't seem like something Hydra woul...
by Joeldi
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 63022

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ok, so that was quite a good episode, except. Coulson just intentionally let Ward loose? Come on, his whole thing is being one step ahead of everyone else when he has the information - there's no way he wouldn't have known Ward had the skills to break out...I can see this being part of some...
by Joeldi
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

That was pretty stupid, but not /as/ stupid as Kill the Moon. I did like quite a few parts, mainly in the beginning. The idea to burn down London was so freaking stupid I wanted to stop watching at that point though. Haven't Londoners ever heard of Bulldozers? Question: What's more scary to...
by Joeldi
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES

Well, sloshing some sentences around my, head, it seems like "had have" is always conditional (comes after "if") and "would have" is consequential. "If we had have given you more time, you would have been able to finish" And also works in reverse "You wou...
by Joeldi
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 63022

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I have this somewhat unlikely theory that Skye's mother will turn out to be of the same race as Quill's father for the sake of bringing some GotG stuff closer to the rest of the Universe. It's a crap theory because I haven't figured out how her father fits into it other than 'lo...
by Joeldi
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES

If only I'd've I had have gone to the shops an hour earlier, I'd've I would have been able to save him. Are you sure the first contraction isn't also "I would have" here? Because expanding to "I would have" in both places makes this sentence both clear and grammatical, whereas I...
by Joeldi
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: [TBBT S08E05] or: back to the future TENSES

If I had have known, I would have done XYZ. As an Australian, I wouldn't say "I had have", but I WOULD definitely say "if I had've known" or even more likely "If I'd've known." If only I'd've I had have gone to the shops an hour earlier, I'd've I would have been able t...
by Joeldi
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When Did This Become A Thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: When Did This Become A Thing?

I most associate it with the tumblr/livejournal part of the blogosphere. I feel like Andrew Hussie/mspaintadventures had a hand in spreading it far and wide, but doubt it started there.

EDIT: Do you mean that particular way of speaking, or just the capitalisation?
by Joeldi
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

I'm just here to say
Spoiler:
After not being able to see much of their original characters in Katara, Aang or Zuko, Toph is SPOT ON! Yay
by Joeldi
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 276
Views: 63022

Re: Aglets of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Season 2 continues to be better than season one, but Triplett's suggestion that Morocco was in the Middle East got me pretty damn shitty.
by Joeldi
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

I'm not gonna try and argue that Doctor Who is ever not stupid, but god fucking damn that episode was stupid. The lights on/off thing was what made me leave half way through the episode in exasperation to go complain on the internet. With all the stupidity of how ridiculous that is, it's still f...
by Joeldi
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

It was no more patchy than any other season of modern Doctor Who (all of which, in my opinion, have more patch than not). And the Doctor-Companion dynamic was one of the best.
by Joeldi
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299532

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Spoiler:
Heh, to my ears, the prince sounds like a combination of Mako, Bolin and Phil Hartman. How very strange.
by Joeldi
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

I'm keen to see where it goes. I'm so used to inconsistency/discontinuity/extreme corniness in Doctor Who, that as long as it plays out about as well as the other season finales I'll be pleased.
by Joeldi
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

The Caretaker The Caretaker was one of the best written and most interesting episodes lately, yet there is a huge undercurrent of sexist paternalism throughout. Clara can decided if Pink is good enough for her, the Doctor should keep his fucking nose out, but that is not how it's played at all. ...
by Joeldi
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 266321

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

From their perspective, humans could be food. Are humans evil because we eat cows? Cows would say we are. This, down to the species used, is one of the central themes of Martin's 1982 novel Fevre Dream. Spoilers for that - The protagonists are of the opinion that vampires eating people is evil, bec...
by Joeldi
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 40024

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

I've been in a long distance relationship, and have concurrently developed a mild to medium fear of flying. I'm flying to Kuala Lumpur in one month on Malaysia Airlines. I know statistically I'm fine. But I'm still going to be pissing myself for the next 30 days :(
by Joeldi
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paying Wage Slaves More Yields More Profit
Replies: 37
Views: 6299

Re: Paying Wage Slaves More Yields More Profit

Heh heh heh, for me, the Ikea maze is a huge draw card. Who wants to go on a shopping trip when you can go on an Adventure!? One memorable trip involved my girlfriend and I sneaking into various kid's beds, cupboards and model homes and making the fuck out. I have zero interest in their ugly furnitu...
by Joeldi
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Volgograd Bombings
Replies: 17
Views: 3508

Re: Volgograd Bombings

Woah woah, this isn't comeuppance. Comeuppance would be Putin getting what for, not busloads of civilians.
by Joeldi
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

Spoiler:
Ok, yes, blowing up the daleks was stupid and DExM-ish. I was more thinking about the regeneration energy.
by Joeldi
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

Spoiler:
To be honest, I don't think it was /that/ lazy. A bit nonsense and out of the blue for anyone who didn't watch the show in the 80s or eagerly reads lore and discussion like I do. It wasn't a deus ex machine, but it could have been written /better/
by Joeldi
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The General Non-Internet Comic Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 7467

Re: The General Non-Internet Comic Thread

Well, I discovered Saga. Collider and Trillium sound fantastic. But I just cant deal with consuming comics an issue at a time. Rather read the whole thing as close to all at once as possible.
by Joeldi
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 9421

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

With regards to radio controls, all I ask is that it not be mandatory. I try to go with the other gender offered whenever that comes up. No you Don't need to know that.
by Joeldi
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 560123

Re: Doctor Whom

They clealy didn't have the budget to show much of the war. The bulk of the episode was filmed on quite cheap sets, and outside of the Gallifrey scenes, the special effects were minimal. They did a good job with what they had. Doctor Who loves the museum sets because the fans eat it up with all the ...

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