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

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  1. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    After watching both, I'm kind of tempted to pick up the live action Tick.

    But both Archer and Venture Brothers are hilarious. Same feel, just satirical/ more realistic takes on different genres- the boy adventurer show for Venture Brothers, and spy thrillers for Archer. They really ought to do a crossover of some sort.
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Aaaaand done. Fun fact: I've never watched a season of Archer in less than a day.

    Archer actually is doing a crossover--with Bob's Burgers. That will be interesting.
     
  3. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That was the season opener. I liked it a bunch.
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    And that's what I get for waiting for Netflix to get it... :oops:
     
  5. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm 11 years late, but I'm finally going to check out Traitor by Matthew Stover. I never read it back in 2002 because I never really liked Jacen, and I was really into the CW stuff at the time. Let's see if all the fuss is deserved, hey?
    Blasphemy, I know.
     
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  6. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have also never read it, but I started reading the EU properly just three years ago. My almost-all-including chronological read-through is at 23 BBY.

    And since I don't have Facebook nor Twitter: I just watched Toy Story 3 for the first time. Where am I supposed to put these tears?
     
  7. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    If you are not impressed I.... I... I will never like another one of your posts! THE ULTIMATE REBUKE![face_not_talking]

    OMG that movie. And worst, they KNEW so many members of the audience had more or less grown up alongside Andy. That was the first time I was ever in a movie theater and saw people below the age of thirty tearing up. Including the menz.[face_tee_hee]
     
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  8. The2ndQuest

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

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    TS3 was great. Hard for me to decide if I like 2 or 3 better.

    (insert obligatory "TS1 ripped off Henson" complaint)

    On a side note, I realized recently that if I were to have children, they would not be allowed to watch TS2 (and, presumably, by extension, TS3) until they were old enough to watch the OT due to the Vader spoof joke. And, given my issues with TS1, I wouldn't be actively showing them that one either. Heh.

    I absolutely love Archer- yet I still haven't watched the first season and a half or so (jumped in during Season 2). Really gotta get around to picking that up. Krieger kills me (and, presumably, reanimates me afterwards).
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    "Issues"? [face_waiting]
     
  10. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    For some reason I didn't watch Archer's second season. I think I was unaware that the show actually lasted beyond the first season. :oops: I also only saw about half of season 1, and except for the Burt Reynolds episode I'm all caught up on the rest of the show.

    And Quest, that "I am your father" joke in TS2 is so quick, and so different from the original that I bet kids wouldn't even make the connection, at least if they spread apart their viewings of Toy Story and Star Wars. Unless you want them to get the joke, which even then is a bit of a stretch to hold off on watching TS.
     
  11. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Though I just took a friend through GOT season 2 over the last few months, I finally got a proper set of blurays (long story) and one of my friends wanted to watch it through before season 3, so time to marathon again. Why not? :D

    lol. I just watched TS2 and TS3 for the first time this last winter... and yeahhhhh, that was quite a thing. Feels, all the feels, as they say.
     
  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I haven't read it either but I came into the EU even more recently than that; started with the prequel-era EU a couple of years ago and am just now reading the NJO. (OK, I did read the Thrawn Trilogy 15 years ago but that turned me off the EU for several years.)

    Toy Story 3: I can't even watch the whole thing.
     
  13. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TS3: The new Fry's Dog.
     
  14. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    So I'm not really that annoyed at Connor yet, even though he's a complete doofus. And I finally figured out how to make the homestead profitable. Assassin's Creed III: educating us about the 18th century fur trade one hidden-bladed beaver at a time.
     
  15. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    New CKII patch guys, rebalancing republics. And some other stuff, too.

    - When determining what tier a character is for the purposes of marriage, the highest ranked non-republican ruler among their close relatives is now used (so the nephew of a King would count as King tier)
    - Will no longer get prestige hits for marrying below your tier unless you marry more than one level below it (so a King would get a prestige hit for marrying a Countess but not a Duchess)

    Woohoo!

    - Can no longer grant independence to an antipope

    Boo! :(
     
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  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Nah, the fuss ain't all that deserved. Shatterpoint, however...
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    - Added a Trade Post limit for patricians, based on palace upgrades and number of adult males in court

    YAY

    - The Holy War CB no longer works against too distant targets

    finally!

    - The Windows version is now large address aware

    SUPER YAY

    - Tanistry electors are no longer de jure

    Hm, makes it more viable, that's for sure.

    - Rewrote large parts of the tutorial to be up-to-date with current features

    'bout time. Now I can recommend it to more people.

    - AI now takes into account both tier prestige and dynastic prestige when responding to marriage offers

    Seriously? They didn't before? The ****?!? Maybe now I can play a proper Karling game and get awesome marriages. :p

    - AI now takes into account prestige effects when selecting spouses for themselves and their relatives

    THANK GOD. No more lowborn queens now, I hope.

    aaaand the rest are minor to me. These were the big ones, in addition to the ones Uli pointed out.
     
  18. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yep, when I played for the first time and tried the tutorial many parts of it didn't work properly ("I have to press a button there? There's no button there!") and so I had to begun playing and finding things out myself (going quite well now, but at the moment my glorious Duke Erik The Holy who began as a lowly Count is 62 years old and my current heir is slothful and greedy)
     
  19. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yay, package from Forgeworld showed up. Not to clean the parts and start adding the new stuff to my armies.
     
  20. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  21. The2ndQuest

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

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    It's the same story as Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy, only without the darker elements that made it interesting and slightly more logical (such as the reason why humans don't see toys move: if they're caught moving outside the toy room, they die).
     
  22. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Oh. Well, okay, that's fair. :p
     
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  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I've never heard of this one. Huh.
     
  24. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Having gone to school for animation initially, I've heard about it (and Kimba, of course)--but never really been motivated to engage with the issue. Because, I mean, it's Toy Story. [face_talk_hand]
     
  25. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There is nothing new under the sun, including this sentence.

    On another note, here's a lousy picture of something I've been working on.

    [​IMG]
     
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