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ID: 79ef7  No.248[Reply]

June 6, 1944 - January 20, 2015

Forever remembered for his contribution in dance, electronic, and ambient music since the early 70's with his band, Tangerine Dream.


ID: effeb  No.280

RIP indeed. My dad tried to get me into this stuff early. I tended to fall asleep at concerts, and when I was about 12, he took me to see Tangerine Dream. Suffice to say, I did not fall asleep.

ID: 79ef7  No.290


Yeah, it seems boring at first but eventually you get into it after listening to some ambient artists over the years. Never got into TD much either when I heard them the first few times but after listening to some Brian Eno, some ambient krautrock, and some Cluster and re-listening to Tangerine Dream, it started to click.

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ID: 73361  No.249[Reply]

Leonard Simon Nimoy
March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015
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ID: 6b15c  No.266

So, this literally happened just a few minutes ago. I don't remember the full context, but I found myself standing on the bridge of the Enterprise, apparently as it was just leaving Space Dock. I was looking around at everyone, seeing all the original crew members in their prime when Kirk speaks.

"How do I intend to begin our journey, Mr. Spock? Mr. Sulu, warp factor 8, plot a course for anywhere."

Just hearing that drove me to tears, at least in the dream.

ID: cdfd5  No.267

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Normally PVP is a hit-or-miss comic for me. Too sitcom for my tastes.

Sometimes it's not.

ID: 85cc1  No.268

>watching Wrath of Khan on a Facebook friend's suggestion
>Kirk to Spock; "aren't you supposed to be dead?"
>giggle to self at the context of the movie
>immediately get sad from the context in real life.


ID: 6c914  No.269

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>Log on STO because it's 2XP weekend
>Go to one of my lesser-used characters, pick up storyline I was in the middle of
>Very next mission just happens to have Spock in it

ID: 544a9  No.270

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I remember seeing the first animated Transformers movie in the cinemas here and I could pick his voice immediately.

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ID: c3408  No.194[Reply]

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ID: f911e  No.201

>Like Game of Thrones for the family.

I don't understand. Wouldn't that specifically make it not like Game of Thrones?

ID: 0c34f  No.202


Y'know there actually is more to that series than tits and gore.

ID: 0c71f  No.204

it would be like the tell tales series on Games of Thrones…just less neck stabbing

ID: f911e  No.205

Which approaches complex issues that while not blatantly too graphic for children isn't necessarily for children either.

But more bomb throwing?

ID: 0c71f  No.208

of course, how else will link get around so fast without using the bomb and shield trick?

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ID: 51eae  No.69[Reply]

Because watching this gave me a better appreciation for Jackie Chan and his films:

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ID: f3430  No.156

Probably the greatest dick joke told on television.

Silicon Valley "Mean Jerk Time."


ID: 2e942  No.157

ID: 2e942  No.158

this is my personal fav fight of all time btw. This is Implacable Man done right. Not some big slow clunky mofo. Guy is as fast as Jet Li despite being so much bigger.
Also note how the tide only turns after he starts hitting the same place over and over.
Although the big guy still would have won I think had he not fallen into the old villain cliche of 'weapon escalation'
He didn't really need that sword.

ID: fd3c5  No.159


I like this fight, simply because it's the only one in either Ip Man movie that ends in a draw.

ID: 6be48  No.183


Flash Point Market fight scene.
Has there ever been a more awesome suplex in a movie?

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ID: adefb  No.52[Reply]

Post what you're reading/listening to.

Currently this is what I'm on. It's a well written book on the medical career of Thomas Mutter, a pioneer in plastic surgery as well as an early champion of the use of anesthetics.

I'm a sucker for medical stories.

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ID: dde43  No.119

I hear bad things about the earliest ones. Color of Magic et al. People who start with book 1 apparently are like "Bluh."

ID: dde43  No.120


Laurel K Hamilton pisses me off on several levels. She has insulted her fanbase once or twice, and pretty much committed several author sins either due to her ego or her laziness.

ID: adefb  No.121


I started with Color of Magic so obviously I'm biased. But in retrospect they are the Discworld in its infancy.

The first few discworld books are Pratchett first developing the setting. But it sets the stage for the overall theme of the series as a whole, which is transition. The world of Discworld changes throughout the 40 books from a medieval fantasy world to one we'd recognize more as an industrial one, and it does so in a very short period of time. From Color of Magic to the latest one you're looking at a period of about 30-40 years.

So Color of Magic is the Discworld in the thick of medieval fantasy. Its very raw and is focused entirely on parodying a lot of fantasy tropes. Pratchett doesn't start hitting his stride until some say Small Gods, but I think we see the last of it in Guards! Guards!

ID: adefb  No.122

Also unfortunately, Pratchett announced in 2008 that he was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's. It begins to really show in his later books to the point that I felt Snuff (39) was a pretty bad book. I'm not even going to buy Raising Steam after reading some of the reviews.

ID: ac8ff  No.146

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So, I said I'd post my review of Off the Beaten Path. Here it is.


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ID: 5ec42  No.72[Reply]

So, who's seen this movie, and what are your thoughts on it?
I was driven to laughing tears on the threesome the first time I watched it.
To me I hold this movie as one of my personal favourites, in that artsy/indie sort of category.

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