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 on: November 30, 2016, 11:07:37 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Great One
Seen Dr Strange, Fantastic Beasts, and Arrival. Dr Strange was great entertainment and worth seeing in theatres. Arrival was well done but had little payback for sitting through it. And Fantastic Beasts was woeful as I expected it to be, unfortunately.

Also seen Brooklyn which was good if a bit predictable and simplistic. 

 on: November 25, 2016, 05:33:25 PM 
Started by James - Last post by Myddrun
Bunka shishu - "Those who doubt themselves."

(apparently Bunka Shishu is a type of Japanese embroidery.... who knew. And the quote was from Peter F Hamilton and The Neutronium Alchemist "The whole concept of salvation through belief offers strength to those who doubt themselves."

 on: November 16, 2016, 05:37:18 PM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Darkon
Dr. Strange.  Good movie.  Don't miss out on it!

 on: November 16, 2016, 04:10:15 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by James
I watched Jupiter Ascending the other day. It was worse than I thought it would be and my expectations were so low that they brushed the dirt.

 on: November 14, 2016, 11:54:33 AM 
Started by Great One - Last post by Edhelur
Did you notice anything of the protests lately?

A little, yea, especially the day or two after the fish monger incident. It happened the same day as a major pop star being arrested for aggravated sexual assault in Paris, so that was literally all the news until Trump. A coworker who speaks Darija (dialect Arabic) was ranting about the radio shows playing the accused rapist's music and taking calls from fans professing their love and saying "he could do that to me any day!" ... Plus insisting that because his accuser spent the night clubbing with him, she obviously wanted it.
That event was more heavily covered in the English-language media here than the incident with the police crushing the fish-seller.  I did see some protests and the police were decidedly more visible for a few days (some were wearing the auxiliary forces uniform, whuch is a different color), but overall it ended up getting passed off as a few bad cops. Everyone knows the cops are corrupt, but violence is relatively uncommon (they carry assault rifles - if they wanted to get violent, it would get bad, fast). (Instead, certain dissenters get quietly arrested for crimes that are rarely prosecuted, then released after a couple months, and usually stop saying whatever it was they were saying, or move outside the country to say it). (In case you're wondering, yes, I think that's pretty f**ked up). The king ordered an investigation, the minister of the interior personally apologized to the man's family, and the man's brother issued a video statement saying that it was a travesty but not grounds for serious revolt. I didn't personally catch word of "wonder how much they paid him to say that" muttering, but the auxiliary police disappeared and we've gone back to protests about work hours and school consolidation.

 on: November 13, 2016, 10:30:37 AM 
Started by James - Last post by Darkon
After playing Diablo 2, I recently bought Diablo 3 for pc. Quite a few differences but the core remains hack/slash and gear. I'm enjoying it so far but normal was relatively easy compared to the diablo I knew. But at least they fixed the potions problem and made the game much more flexible with builds, removing being forced down a single road if you wanted to be good at it. So yeah, happy with the purchase.

If anyone wants to be friends in-game, shoot me a message.

 on: November 12, 2016, 10:43:02 AM 
Started by Alrin - Last post by Great One
Thanks Aur! Life just got a whole lot more interesting...

 on: November 10, 2016, 02:55:50 AM 
Started by Alrin - Last post by Aurian
Happy Birthday Sgt. Brody


 on: November 06, 2016, 07:40:31 PM 
Started by James - Last post by Aurian
Just bought a ps4. It's ok. Bought the 'Destiny' set and The new 'Star Ocean'.

 on: November 06, 2016, 07:18:02 PM 
Started by Great One - Last post by Aurian
Small issue... on Tuesday either trump or hillary are going to be elected...but probably trump...

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