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    Re: The Expanse

    I have a feeling season 6 was delayed because of the situation concerning Cas Anvar. I know they are filming but I'm sure they had to do at least some minor rewrites. Plus COVID is affecting all...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Finished War of the Worlds (re-read, but read it like 13 years ago) and The Subtle Knife this week. Will likely finish Amber Spyglass and Son of Neptune this upcoming week. Both are a lot longer than...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    The workplace associate of mine whose daughter contracted COVID and asked for prayers (despite never saying anything about other people who have been victims and has in fact openly flouted and mocked...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    This is true. The Paris arc makes a pretty solid "movie" and I have watched it as such several times just on its own.

    The peak of the show...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I get it. "Golden Compass" fits thematically with "Subtle Knife" and "Amber Spyglass" in terms of titles. I just think Northern Lights sounds cooler.

    As for the world, it took me a while to...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    Having recently completed Star Wars Out of the Shadows (book 60 of the year), I decided to head back to fantasy and finally read His Dark Materials. I needed a break from fantasy after Chronicles of...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    I'm still mad at how they bungled Eddington. One of the most important battles in early English history and you make it look like...that.

    And how they built up this incredible final battle with...
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    Iskar beat me to it, honestly. I logged off last night thinking that I might need to resign my citizenship in protest. However in light of him leaving behind his citizenship I will retain mine so...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    People have been successfully ostrakoned. Ferrets being one of them if I remember correctly, which is ironic considering the current offender. Feel free to scroll through the history of the Curia for...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    If I understand it the 2/3 majority was not achieved by a single vote (technically two, if you really get down to the nitty and gritty of 2/3), meaning the two abstaining members might as well have...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    In regards to 7, we are not Ponti's therapists so I would disregard it entirely. Lots of people are going through things and lashing out at their fellow man is not a healthy way to do it. It does not...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    Can we, please, get on with this and leave the discussion over the technicalities of ostrakons to another discussions where we can focus on that so that we can focus on Ponti's ostrakon here?

    I...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    Not to tell the heads of the Curia what to do but you may want to use the bold purple on this, as the last request was completely ignored. If you consider my posts to have ALSO been part of the...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    For the record, Cookiegod, Ponti did not take his most recent appeal well and flamed the Tribunal and the Tribunal commentary thread after his appeal was thrown out for his behavior. The posts were...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    And here we are again.

    Speaking as a citizen, I do not think it particularly matters which way the decision goes. Ponti does not care about the site nor how he is viewed on it anymore. His...
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    Re: The Expanse

    The synopsis for the final book (Leviathan Falls) has been released

    Spoilers for Persepolis Rising and Tiamat's Wrath



    The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the thirteen hundred solar...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    It's hateful to show someone the same sympathy they have showed on all those that suffered from a particular event before it became personal for them? That's news to me.

    I have tried to help them...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    I take it you believe I am implying that she has been not compassionate at all for the worldwide suffering because it did not affect them, yes?

    And if that's the case...Would it be more prudent if...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Whelp...Someone I know who has been fanatically against any kind of COVID prevention for more than a year, while saying the virus was not a big deal because no one she knows has it, while ALSO saying...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    I can definitely think of much better things you can do with ~50 hours of your time.
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    I generally hate musicals where the musical numbers are actually part of the plot. So basically all of them.

    But I also like the plot details of some musicals. I recently saw Into the Heights and...
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    Is it the scene in the showers?

    And no, I enjoy Emmerich movies for what they are. Midway notwithstanding...

    Also I don't drink. Mildly allergic to alcohol. Made college a bit boring but...
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    The Rock is a classic and I will fight you on this.
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    Re: The Expanse

    True. I didn't realize the importance of Cortazar appearing so early until much later.

    I just wish the show would extend past the six seasons because the things that happen in books 7-8 (and 9 of...
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    Re: The Expanse

    So I really, REALLY love Nemesis Games and Babylon's Ashes. Their stories are superb and I am enjoying how they are adapting the books so far (as long as they address one concern I have in the...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I can't seem to see if it was mentioned before but the final book in the series (Leviathan Falls) will be released later this year. The next year the entire set of novellas, including a final one,...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    Not entirely correct. People definitely have shared "religious" moments. In season 4 all the sons of Ragnar hear from Odin at the same time despite being spread across a thousand miles, and in season...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    It sounds like they only recently started shooting.

    l61xTU5TU74

    I'm gonna guess, at best, later this year, or between January -- March 2022. Probably depends on when Netflix will release it too...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    https://tvline.com/2021/04/30/the-last-kingdom-cancelled-netflix-season-5-final-episodes/

    Ending with season 5, leaving the final three books unadapted (not adapted?)
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    Re: Justice League (2017)

    I find it absurd they were going to do JL without Green Lantern. Unless the entire Corps is off fighting Darkseid at that very moment you would think they could spare the two that are assigned to...
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    Re: Justice League (2017)

    Regardless of your feelings on Ezra Miller, it's clear his Flash and Fisher's Cyborg got shafted in the Whedon cut. I actually liked his Flash more though they cut one of my favorite moments with him...
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    Re: Justice League (2017)

    Anyone see the Snyder/Director Cut?

    Has some problems still but holy :wub: was it better than Whedon's cut.
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    So far this year I have read

    Darth Plagueis (Which is good enough that it could and should be easily canon'ed)
    Ahsoka
    Light of the Jedi and Into the Dark (the two full High Republic books out so...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    So...uh...Squeezing on past that discussion, I have been reading Zahn's EU Thrawn trilogy.

    I can see why people were so pissed Disney passed up adapting it for...what we got.
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Found out that my brother and his wife hosted a Christmas party, no masks, in December.

    He and his wife (with many health conditions) both caught it, and a friend who attended caught it as well...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I mean some of the stuff was publicly released and they did do a private internal investigation. I feel like they gave it a long time before we found out for sure.
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    Re: Web comics

    I used to read Questionable Content every night but I kind of lost interest in it over the years. Haven't read it in 6 or 7 years now I think.
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    Re: The Expanse

    Minor Babylon's Ashes (book/season 6) spoilers follow.


    Alex died of a stroke from all the high G maneuvering. It wasn't entirely clear but if you rewatch the scene you can see a trail of blood...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus

    Opposed.

    This is not worth an Ostrakon.
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    Re: Trump's Pardons

    I have always thought that the power was a bit too powerful since there were no checks at all on it, and the last four years definitely have confirmed that no checks on it at all is a major problem....
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