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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 25 June, 2017, 08:39:50 pm »
"Nardole, I do something non irritating."


I'd irritating when my phone adds extra characters.

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*Not that I personally found Nardole irritating. He's a bit of a mother hen type character, sure, but I find that quite amusing, and he is actually very intelligent and competent. But he's the type of character many would be irritated by, or more accurately prejudge to be irritating before they acutely see his performance, partly due to Matt Lucas's past characters.

acutely=actually

Oh for an edit button!

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 25 June, 2017, 03:05:18 pm »
I think the writer took fan waffle into account considering the meta-gags at the start.

Examples:
"Doctor Who."
"Nardole, I do something non irritating." *

*Not that I personally found Nardole irritating. He's a bit of a mother hen type character, sure, but I find that quite amusing, and he is actually very intelligent and competent. But he's the type of character many would be irritated by, or more accurately prejudge to be irritating before they acutely see his performance, partly due to Matt Lucas's past characters.


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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« on: 24 June, 2017, 04:47:12 pm »
Not so long ago people seemed to keep to the left in tube or train stations/concourses between stations, etc (well not everyone, but due to signs it was the convention). Now it seems the majority keep to the right... Not everywhere, but the places I've been recently, it's increased.

I wondered why. I wondered if it was the influx of tourists in recent years*, but lots of tourism in London is nothing new. Then I saw the signs:"keep right". Wonder when they changed that...

A silly small thing to bug me, but I  just get a bit anxious amongst crowds, and getting in peoples' way, so find it mildly annoying seeing a whole bunch of people walking down the steps I'm autopiloting towards... 😂

*, And most of them coming from countries that drive on the right, and and thus presumably walk on the right in train\tube stations, and etc.

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Film & TV / Re: GRIM RUMOURS ABOUT NEW STAR TREK:DISCOVERY SERIES
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:05:28 am »
I have high hopes for this series, but I'm not keen on the look of the klingons. If they're not going to look human like the original series (which is fair enough. I have my doubts they all succumbed to the augment virus thingummy from an in-world explanation ) just stick with the look from the films and spin-off series or possibly something in between, like Chang from The Undiscovered Country. The new look, while very interesting  from an alien POV, is too different, I think. Or maybe it's just something I'll get used to.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 June, 2017, 08:44:15 pm »
Just realised the comments I were referring to were actually in a dedicated Wonderwoman thread! Never mind...

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 18 June, 2017, 02:23:20 pm »
I know captive ravens can be taught to speak. Being similar birds, I guess crows might have the knack as well.

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Off Topic / Re: Dirty Little Secrets
« on: 14 June, 2017, 01:18:01 am »
I got really worried at the start of that message... (oh no! Someone contemplating suicide, and etc) then you made me chuckle. Bad man.

I'll admit I kinda like some cheesy music too, partly because it's cheesy, if that makes sense... I think it's partly due to the artists not really taking themselves seriously, although if they do take themselves seriously, that can have some comedy appeal.

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 13 June, 2017, 06:20:52 pm »
Anyone recognise a young Levar Burton in that video? (Guy in the hat.  :lol: )

I've heard that song a few times, but this is the first time I've seen the video.

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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« on: 13 June, 2017, 06:10:03 pm »
After moving to the relative country (well... the outskirts of Dartford, if that counts. One direction, is really towny, but there are fields in the other direction and a river and a bunch of lakes not far away) I was disapponted in the actual lack of wildlife

Near my old place I used to see foxes regularly, and a variety of birds, and squirrels were regular visitors to the garden.

Foxes are about here, (I've heard them) but I've only seen them a mile or so away. We do have a lot of robins though. I think my dad might have seen a squirrel a while ago, but I had to wander in the woods nearby before I saw one, and that was a way into the walk.

I soon changed my mind concerning the lack of wildlife when a toad and a grass snake turned up recently. I never saw snakes in Bromley! (I held the toad, by the way. It's skin is actually dry! I thought it was a slightly unusual frog to start with, but then it walked... They hop too, but they tend to just stroll most of the time. I didn't try to hold the snake, just in case it turned out to be an adder.**)

We have a pond (hence the attraction of the toad and the snake* I guess.) which we inherited from the previous owners. It's full of fish. They're nice to view (when I can see them in that murky water), but I'm not sure they quality as wildlife.  When we cleared out the pond recently, there were an abundance of frogs too. (They were a lot of fun to relocate to/from the paddling pool. Hint: curve your fingers around in front of them so they can't use your palm as a launch pad. We had family friend's kids around too, that day. Imagine the squeals...)

*I saw the snake in the pond. Apparently grass snakes like to hang out in water areas. Kinda like anacondas, I guess except much much much much much smaller.  Their prey tends to be frogs rather than peccaries and crocodiles. :lol:

**Unlikely, but why stress it? I mainly picked up the toad as I wanted to relocate it off the patio where the sun could fry it, or it might get stepped on.

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Announcements / Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« on: 13 June, 2017, 05:42:45 pm »
I would say there is a very good chance you will have to wait longer.

Don't worry, it will arrive, but the time tends to run over significantly from the first estimate(s), bless 'em.

What you receive is usually a nice thing though.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 June, 2017, 05:42:29 pm »
Like the review said,you do feel bad for Danny Trejo.The whole thing is a boring mess.Sooner I forget it,the better.
Back to good movies,Heist.That was a great movie.Gene Hackman kills it,as always.

They guy certainly gets around, though. TV programmes, rather than films, and but I was watching Breaking Bad the other day and he was in that. Now I'm on Sons  of Anarchy season 4 and he turned up as Romeo...

And he was a Mexican vampire bounty hunter a while back in From Dusk till Dawn (series).

He is rather typecast, and none of these roles are poles apart (although his role was more comedic in Breaking..., and broke type in not being much of a hard man) but he is fun to watch.

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Off Topic / Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« on: 08 June, 2017, 05:26:41 pm »
Phwoar!

Disclaimer : this poster is not Lobster Random or affiliated with his community at droidsintutus.com*

*I do hope that doesn't turn out to be a real website.

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Off Topic / Re: Press a Button, Get a Power
« on: 08 June, 2017, 05:21:48 pm »
I got life transcendence, which is interesting being a Christian, albeit not a very good one.

I think I might have preferred immortality, but then again choosing when you wish to die*, or even if you want to come back, (a variation on the part power)  might be better.

*Before someone of a dark mindset suggests I could do that already via suicide, life transcendence is more about staving off death, I.e. Rejecting it when it would usually come. It's not complete immortality though as the reaper still finally gets his due.

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