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Marauder Moe

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36200 on: April 25, 2018, 09:10:37 PM »
Deathnote the anime was a very cerebral drama.  It was sort of like an anime version of forum mafia.  You have the "bad guys" trying to outwit the good guys while no one knows their opponents' identities.

The movie seemed to downplay that in favor of some extra highshool drama.  I kind of got the sense that the people working on the movie who REALLY loved the anime were often getting edited/overruled by those trying to make it more conventional.  In particular, L had some moments that were really spot on... and some that were quite out of character.  Also, no dramatic potato chips.

That said, I do agree that it was "watchable" enough.  Also Willem Dafoe was perfect for Ryuk and the character looked great too.

WarriorPoet

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« Reply #36201 on: April 30, 2018, 01:56:57 PM »
You know those people that are driving 55 on the highway until you go to pass them but are suddenly reminded they are moronic shitbirds and speed up to 80?

Yeah. Fuck those people. If I had godlike powers for one day i would clean house on them.
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MeTekillot

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« Reply #36202 on: May 02, 2018, 05:34:18 AM »
Kanye West's TMZ interview reminded me of my schizophrenic brother's ramblings. Dude is definitely off his meds.
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TheWanderer

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« Reply #36203 on: May 08, 2018, 12:37:56 AM »
These forums are limp as fuck nowadays. Someone should reopen RAT.
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MeTekillot

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« Reply #36204 on: May 08, 2018, 04:56:02 AM »
Here's a better idea: Lock the most active thread in the forum because fuck you
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MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36205 on: May 08, 2018, 10:15:09 AM »
Elon Musk and Grimes dating hurts more than every high school heartbreak.
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TheWanderer

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« Reply #36206 on: May 08, 2018, 12:01:22 PM »
Nergal’s single most memorable moment. Other than that farewell post.

Well. That’s life. Fare-thee-well, RAT.

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MeTekillot

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« Reply #36207 on: May 09, 2018, 08:38:35 AM »
I wonder when the far-right is going to start quoting people on the left using "socialize" as a term in discussing people as a synonym for trying to turn people into socialist. IE: Proper socialization

I think it'd be a pretty effective anti-intellectual tactic.
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sleepyhead

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36208 on: May 16, 2018, 01:42:57 PM »
ok but laurel or yanny

Riev

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36209 on: May 16, 2018, 01:46:53 PM »
ok but laurel or yanny

Its Laurel, but MAN does it sound like Yanny.
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sleepyhead

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36210 on: May 16, 2018, 02:06:29 PM »
You're right, it's definitely Laurel and it also sounds like Laurel to me. But when they pitch it down 5 semitones I hear Yanny and it doesn't even sound like the same recording. What is this black magic?

I tried recording myself saying Laurel and decreasing the pitch. If I exaggerate the pronunciation it turns out sounding like Yanny at the lower register, but it doesn't work the other way around when I record myself saying Yanny and increase the pitch.

Akaramu

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36211 on: May 17, 2018, 06:29:00 AM »
If anyone else has a Samsung Galaxy tablet, you probably noticed that it runs for less and less hours before the battery status drops to 0. Which isn't actually a battery issue, it's Samsung trying to trick you into buying a new tablet.

I was able to restore my 4 year old tablet's original power capacity by doing this:

After the battery hits 0 and the tablet shuts down, go to recovery mode (where you'd do a hard reset) but do nothing... just stay on the screen until the battery is ACTUALLY fully drained. In my case this took 15 hours. Even though the battery was supposedly at 0%  ::)

Then charge the tablet back to full and, before disconnecting it from the power grid, do a battery reset through the service menu (there should be guides online, you have to enter a specific code in the calculator app to bring up the service menu).

Now my tablet runs for 4-6 hours again, longer if I don't play games or surf the web.

Riev

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36212 on: May 17, 2018, 10:29:09 AM »
You're right, it's definitely Laurel and it also sounds like Laurel to me. But when they pitch it down 5 semitones I hear Yanny and it doesn't even sound like the same recording. What is this black magic?

I tried recording myself saying Laurel and decreasing the pitch. If I exaggerate the pronunciation it turns out sounding like Yanny at the lower register, but it doesn't work the other way around when I record myself saying Yanny and increase the pitch.

I feel like the "original" recording is a multilayered track, such that when you DO mess with the pitch, you actually lose out on certain aspects of the track.

Some people hear different stuff because even at a different pitch, they are still picking up the high-frequency registers.
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Cind

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36213 on: May 18, 2018, 03:42:13 AM »
If you're ever looking for new tea, try any Asian stories in your area. The box may say its regular tea but its usually something different than what you were having before, I've never been disappointed with tea from those stores.

I've been thinking about a monthly yarn box but those monthly box things are all so expensive... they look like real good yarns though.

I thought Death Note was brilliant, but I guess it wasn't my thing. I mainly watched it because it was there. Right now I am watching Claymore, which would have become famous if they'd stuck to the manga and ran it long enough, and Dragonball Z, the unabridged version, because I am in no hurry to finish.

I don't even use facebook. I think I like this forum better. I remember going to the front page of the shadow forums before, looking at it for a minute and then leaving forever. I guess I don't see the appeal of participating in a group like that.
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36214 on: May 18, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
Deathnote is about 40 more episodes than it needed to be. It has a few good moments involving the brinkmanship between L and Yagami but it's mostly style over substance.

I dropped Claymore faster than a slippery newborn. It's wants to be The Witcher but with tits and emotional manipulation (of you the viewer).
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36215 on: May 18, 2018, 05:07:47 PM »
Deathnote is about 40 more episodes than it needed to be. It has a few good moments involving the brinkmanship between L and Yagami but it's mostly style over substance.

I dropped Claymore faster than a slippery newborn. It's wants to be The Witcher but with tits and emotional manipulation (of you the viewer).
The animated series for Claymore wasn't bad until around episode 9. From then on, I was better of just reading the source material (See: Manga).
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Marauder Moe

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36216 on: May 19, 2018, 01:36:21 AM »
Not counting airport layovers, I visited my 20th state this week (Oregon).

I've been to all the states on the West Coast.  I've been to every state on the East Coast south of New York.

I've visited 5 other countries, not counting cruise ship stops (which would probably be an additional 5 or so).

Someday I'd like to drive coast to coast.  I'd like to fly all the way around the planet too.

TheWanderer

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« Reply #36217 on: May 19, 2018, 12:28:33 PM »
The Byn is a less charismatic version of X-Force.
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36218 on: May 19, 2018, 04:28:05 PM »
My meal for my flight from NYC to Amsterdam:



Appetizer of herring caviar with Pommes Tzarine, salad with smoked tuna, spicy Korean rib eye with stir-fried vegetables and a stuffed wrap, balsamico cherries, cinnamon mousse and meringue. Including a small bottle of champagne and extra sweets with your coffee and tea.

My meal for my flight TO NYC will probably be something like:

A bag of pretzels from 2016 and a half can of Diet Coke.
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« Reply #36219 on: May 19, 2018, 10:37:44 PM »
I'll be flying to Amsterdam with a 4 year old in 4 months. May the airline gods have mercy.
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MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36220 on: May 20, 2018, 01:00:12 AM »
Ah, so you're one of those people.
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Bebop

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36221 on: May 24, 2018, 12:38:37 AM »
Tuluk's closed, huh?  Weird.
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MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36222 on: May 25, 2018, 02:15:47 PM »




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bardbard#4

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36223 on: May 26, 2018, 10:56:22 AM »
Tuluk's closed, huh?  Weird.

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36224 on: May 27, 2018, 03:21:03 PM »
I wonder if real life psychos play normal people on Zalanthas.
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