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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Remember that scene in LOTF where Wedge escaped from some room with water on the floor by throwing a loose wire on the ground and electrocuting the guard?

    I can now attest from personal experience that it doesn't kill you that fast. But just the same, I don't suggest playing mythbusters and trying it for kicks. It doesn't feel like a kick.
     
  2. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So you're dying slowly right now? :p
     
  3. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yikes! I'm glad you're ok!
     
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  4. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    So is your hair all Einstein? If so, then post pics.

    PS I'm glad that you weren't vaporized.
     
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  5. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Haha almost! The hair all along one of my arms (the one that got zapped first) wouldn't go down for a while. I was sort of afraid to touch anything immediately after... especially say, rugs and whatever else usually produces static.
     
  6. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    lol!

    BC, you should learn to do the splits!
    [​IMG]
    It could prevent future accidents.
     
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  7. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nothing like being woken up at 4:30 AM for a loud and obnoxious tornado warning. Excuse me while I go kill something.
     
  8. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dropping this here because it's awesome.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I just found out that the network that shows Game of Thrones here is going to keep its promise to show new episodes immediately when their contract allows. On Thursday next week the new season begins, and they have a marathon of the first five episodes. Then those same episodes will be shown one per week for people who can't handle the marathon (me!), and then another marathon of episodes 6-10.
    I know that I am impatient and on many ways this is great for everyone, but seriously?
     
  10. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    So, the upside to Morgantown's current weather is that it is about 70 outside.

    The downside is that it's pretty much a hurricane.
     
  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Weather is muggy and swampy. V. annoying.


    Ew. That's no way to watch a show. I know, because I watched LOST via marathon and it was not the best way to do it.
     
  12. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    It definitely depends on the show. For example, the second season of The Walking Dead is better when you marathon it.
     
  13. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I enjoyed watching LOST as a marathon though I only did it with the first three seasons and then watched the fourth normally.

    It is also getting really windy here. I think it is going to be a stellar storm this evening but I'm glad it delayed itself cuz otherwise the storm was supposed to start in an hour and I'd rather not have to drive to pick up my niece while it is storming.

    In other nanny news I got my nephew to poop in the potty today! It is amazing the things that feel like huge accomplishments right now. He isn't napping though which probably means he's going to be a crab later.
     
  14. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm not a fan of marathons in general... I'm the type of person that doesn't like to sit still for very long.
     
  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Congrats to Horsey's nephew :p
     
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  16. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Marathons are awesome. You get the show you like, plus more of the show you like. I'm unable to watch only one Mad Men episode at a time. It's too good to watch one and then be like, "Oh, that was so great, I don't want to watch this show anymore." I can try, but I pretty much always finish the disk.
     
  17. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Marathoning can also help to overcome pacing issues- once again, season 2 of TWD is a great example.

    Then again, I tend to overdo such things; witness my ungodly weekend Total War/CKII sessions.
     
  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    *cautiously steps out of lurkdom*

    Hi all.

    I love TV show marathons. Just came off one for Big Bang Theory, currently on Game of Thrones.
     
  19. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Good, good...
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I'm all for marathons- its sometimes the only practical way to catch up on a show. I don't mind watching shows weekly, but watching 3-4 in a row is usually ideal, depending on the show.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi a_g! Stay awhile! :)

    Well, I view TV like a scarce product. If I like a show (or a book... or a game), I don't want to finish it all at once. I ration it.

    Of course, sometimes a show is so good that I can't help but eat it all up... but then I run out and I feel terrible for binge viewing. :p
     
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  22. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Just finished the House marathon.

    It definitely works as a marathon show.

    Buffy, not so much.
     
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  23. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's what more shows are for. The individual shows may be a scarce product, but good TV isn't -- there's a ton to get through. Go through one, then move on to another show. Or new movies, or books, or whatever.
     
  24. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I dare anyone not to marathon Firefly.

    Or not rage at Fox when you've finished all the episodes.
     
  25. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    See, I think dragging it out a bit * actually makes it somewhat better. When I was watching Breaking Bad, the end of the show would be agonizing; my immediate, primal instinct is to set aside everything else and watch another. It's a test of character :p

    But really, it is kind of fun to have to look forward to the next episode, even if you do it the wuss way like me and watch about an episode a day, rather than an episode a week.

    *Emphasis on a bit. I don't think I could watch a full season of a show I really like on a week-by-week basis. That's no fun.

    Dare accepted and conquered. I'm watching Firefly now, and watching it way more slowly than I would like to (I don't have my blu ray player with me at all times). Great show though. It's definitely something I would want to ration.

    I'm fairly sure I will still be pissed at Fox though.
     
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