DSP 2018 OFF-TOPIC Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Finski

    Finski DSP Legend

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  2. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    A coworker wanted me to get into it and he burned the seasons to a drive for me.
    I never touched it.
    I had already seen the first 2 seasons. It was good but just too much of everything.
    I can't eat that much fantasy fan fiction without getting sick of it.
    Like candy bars.
     
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  3. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    @TAFNAC
    craig, any ideas on this prob?
     
  4. LAdiablo

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    really weird
    i can't see two pages 259 and 260, i can see 261 and everything else on the site but get redirected on those two pages
    cleared history, checked that all my updates were done, use a mac idk weird
     
  5. BigDaddyKaine

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    A lot of things did not make sense but it was okay. More like Peyton Manning in the playoffs, it wasn't that bad.
     
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    In what universe does Greyworm take Jon prisoner and not fight him to the death immediately? Stupid writing like that riddled throughout the final season make it meh but everything else was spectacular.
     
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    My guess is everyone in the show started out as nobodies, then became huge stars. All wanted out of the series to work on their new projects and there wasn't enough money to tell a coherent final story. So they dumped a bunch of money into a couple of huge fight scenes, only had enough for 6 episodes, and had to wrap things up immediately
     
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    this
     
  9. TAFNAC

    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't see anything wrong with your account setup.
    There was a database rebuild process that failed. I re-ran it and it completed successfully.
    Doubt that was causing your problems, but it was the only thing I could see that was broken with the site.

    Let me know if you keep having problems.

    -C
     
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  10. Bluezoo

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    Sure. And apropos that, how does Drogon not barbeque Snow instead of melting the Iron Throne. He just wasted his babe mom. But I loved the symbolism.
    I thought since Snow was Targerian (sp?), maybe he wouldn't burn at all.
    there are many open ends for a sequel...many. But HBO says only a prequel is planned.
     
  11. Bluezoo

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    Jersey boy Dinklage was a previously a respected actor...Lena Heady is a noted actor in the UK, as is Liam Cunningham.
    And Grey Worm and Bronn were/are in music over there. There are videos around. Mellisande, too.
    Really pissed off at Bronn, since he was banging Cersei irl. And Cersei makes me gooey.
    But it didn't end well, as she told them she wouldn't film a scene with him at any time. And didn't.
    But yeah, you're right...career launches all over the place.
     
  12. TAFNAC

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    I thought that Drogon realized that her lust for power as symbolized by the throne is what killed Dany, not Jon Snow.
    But getting roasted by Drogon, or impaled by Grey Worm probably would have been a better ending for Jon Snow.
    I thought getting to live happily every after with college buddies beyond the wall was pretty hokey and off-tone for the show.
     
  13. Finski

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    In my critiques of the show back in season 2, I posted on old Huzzah (cross yourself at the mention of that shithole message board) that "you have to know that dragon fire will melt that iron throne before the show runs out..." I was called a know-it-all, a douchebag, and a hater, and other things short of being called a democrat ... but it turns out I was right.

    But an old prof of mine once said that plot-driven stories are easy to predict, while character-driven stories are more provocative, and captivating. GofT was NOT without its fascinating characters (I enjoyed the work of the actors playing Davos and Bronn very much), but the work of Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Iain Glen (Jorah) disappointed me a great deal. Harrington was unknown to me, but Glen was superb in several BBC productions previously (Glasgow Kiss & Downton Abbey stand out) that to see him sleepwalk through his work in GofT was a drag to behold. Add that Cersei, played by Lena Headey. She's a solid actress, but I never got her GofT appeal. Again, I saw her sleepwalk through those first three seasons, other than faking an orgasm when her brother is hammering her in episode 1. That was OK, I guess. o_O

    Anyway, I will say this about GofT season 1 ... they had big balls to whack Sean Bean and Mark Addy like that, and fall back on a "no sacred cows" approach to casting. That said, they needed to give those remaining actors LINES WORTH SPEAKING, and scenes worth acting out. So much of the production leaned on special effects, graphic nudity and violence, that once that was over, all that was often left was meh dialogue and the occasionally funny line ... Tyrion to Cersei, "Must be odd for you, being the disappointing child ..." THAT was funny.
     
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    After the dragons and wolves, my favorite was Davos...I liked his character, his acting, and one Irishman who looked a lot like my father.
    I liked Bronn to, really, but when I found out he was boning Cersei irl, I moved him off the love area.
    Have to disagree on the lines actors were given to speak. Thought over 8 years, the dialogue was fascinating and sharp most of the time. Not Shakespeare, but pretty damn good for TV.
    Maintained over the course of the series run, it was one of strong points of the tale.
    Don't think it relied totally on CGI and FX. When dragons and zombie demons are integral to the plot, what should you expect? If you need them to tell the tale, then do it best.
    They were, and done spectacularly, imo. But there was plenty of human intrigue and complexities, and for the most part, acted top notch.
     
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    well i guess most of you probably saw this insane car chase w the rv
    i didn't since i don't watch news anymore but this is my best friends sister wtf
    i've known her since she was probably 8 years old and her life has been a mess
    no one could have predicted it would turn out like this my god
     
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  16. Finski

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    Brutal. Lucky dog that survives a 30mph fall out of a moving vehicle.
     
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    In other personal news, I'm a mule-headed f**knut ...

    I've had an ongoing, won't quit cough since late March. I am rarely sick, and haven't had a fever in about a decade. So the other day, I spike at 104 and it breaks in the middle of the night, so I figure, I'm clear, right? Wrong. I hit 104.1 last night again, and I was shaking like a whore in church all night. Coughed up blood this morning ...

    So I have pneumonia, and the urgent care doctor about bitch slapped me for waiting this long. I've always prided myself as being the guy who rarely takes a sick day, but boy, am I humbled. I wouldn't wish this on a gnats fan. It currently feels as if Pablo Sandoval is sitting on my chest...

    Next time, I'm not going to wait. So stupid ...
     
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    Doc needs to surgically remove your head from your ass.

    Take care of yourself.
     
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  19. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't be such a pussy.
    Just drink some soup and whisky and wait it out like a man!
     
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  20. Bluezoo

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    Bad bit, that.
    Same exact thing happened to me this past Feb./ Mar., did the urgent care thing too. Wound up the a steriod therapy knocked it out of me.
    It's all good though. Lost 19.5 pounds.
    I mean you have to take advantage of it when you can. Like back in the day when the women could do just by going out with a cocaine dealer, right?
    Fuck that.
     
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