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Ozmodan wrote on Mar 29, 2020, 12:38:
On another note there are too many videos out there trying to make Animal Crossing look good. It is just a game for kids and I am talking non-teenagers. If an adult is playing that game they either are very new to the genre or they have major issues.

I've been playing it and having a lot of fun with it. It's not demanding and it's not complicated, but that doesn't detract from its essential charm, its endearing characters, or the rewards of long term play. Animal Crossing isn't about achieving success at the risk of failure; it's about fooling around for a couple minutes each day, visiting your neighbors, watching your town, and the community that inhabits it, evolve and grow. To the extant that there is an end goal, it's to finish expanding and paying off your house. But if you're only working to accomplish that, then you've kind of missed the point and won't have much fun with it.
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I have to agree with others in this thread, Picard is not that good, I find it just boring most of the time. I wish they found better writers than what they have.

On another note there are too many videos out there trying to make Animal Crossing look good. It is just a game for kids and I am talking non-teenagers. If an adult is playing that game they either are very new to the genre or they have major issues.
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Mar 29, 2020, 11:54
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Re: Star Trek's 12 most emotional deaths, ranked.
Mar 29, 2020, 10:23
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1badmf wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 18:57:
i've never been a huge fan of trek - enjoyable to watch, but too goody goody, and the writing was on average nothing special. Star trek Picard is a scifi masterpiece, and Discovery isn't far behind

What do you believe constitutes good writing? It's hard for me to believe someone would genuinely prefer the writing of Picard to Seasons 3-6 of TNG, but to each his own.

i binged DS9, which led into Picard, and the difference in production quaity is astounding. makes everything pre-Picard look like a badly managed stage production.

Somewhat of an aside, but this comment misunderstands the power of theater. When you watch television or film, you are watching a two dimensional image displayed on a screen. While movie magic can cause you to suspend your disbelief and get carried away with the story and characters and world being depicted, your brain never registers what you're seeing as real; there is always a degree of unreality to television and movies that the medium itself introduces. In contrast, theater, although limited in the range of what it can depict on stage, involves real humans standing a few feet in front of you. The consequent "strange alchemy of theater" is that when you see a character experiencing joy, or grief, or triumph, or tragedy, on the stage before you, you experience it as if it is real; after all, there is a person in front of you, experiencing these things, directly eliciting your sense of empathy, with no distance and no intermediation of a television or cinema screen. On that note, one of the side effects of seeing live theater with a well known film or television actor is that the person in question loses their larger than life quality; you've seen them before you, and in the end they are just people like you or I.
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Mar 29, 2020, 08:45
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 21:52:
I stopped watching Picard after episode 4. Too boring. However, I may pick it up again after hearing good reviews even from "non-left-wing" (using air quotes here because they would have been considered far-left 20 years ago) people - apparently the show gets way better after the half-way point and was worth the slog through the mediocre first half.

With the overton window shifting so deep into the right for decades and only slightly abating recently thanks to a vocal centrist ( for the rest of the world, he's a centrist #dealwithit ) pushing policies the vast majority of US citizens agree with, you don't have a "left wing" in the US, you didn't have one since the McCarthy/red scare era.

Your "left wing" ( librulz ) is the rest of the world's center right and your current "far-left" is social democracy, aka the rest of the world's center.

When is the last time you saw center left dudes like Noam Chomsky on mainstream TV invited for a political talk? Late 70's? Early 80's?

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TBH, PIC was utter trash from the very beginning and continues to be utter trash, same as STD.
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I stopped watching Picard after episode 4. Too boring. However, I may pick it up again after hearing good reviews even from "non-left-wing" (using air quotes here because they would have been considered far-left 20 years ago) people - apparently the show gets way better after the half-way point and was worth the slog through the mediocre first half.
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Mar 28, 2020, 20:42
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Discovery isn't bad sci-fi, but it isn't Star Trek. Picard sucks donkey balls. Dropped it like a hot rock after EP3. It's bad fanfic.
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Re: Star Trek's 12 most emotional deaths, ranked.
Mar 28, 2020, 18:57
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SlimRam wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 16:05:
Honorable Mention: Lal, Data's daughter

She was a lovable character that actually had... FEELINGS!

She was, unfortunately, very broken and couldn't be repaired because her warranty had expired...

no that's not true, sorry.

picard is amazing scifi, and more than a few tear jerkers in that one. that show is way better than it had any right to be. i've never been a huge fan of trek - enjoyable to watch, but too goody goody, and the writing was on average nothing special. Star trek Picard is a scifi masterpiece, and Discovery isn't far behind, though the resident right wing-nuts may have issues with its... freedom of identity, let's call it.

phenomenal how far the special effects have come, even from a relatively recent show like Enterprise. i binged DS9, which led into Picard, and the difference in production quaity is astounding. makes everything pre-Picard look like a badly managed stage production. could do with 100% less Abrams lens flairs though.

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not a fan of the ootb links lining up with the rest of the page. i liked them standing out just a little so i could find them quicker since that's where i start my blues news adventure of the day =) i liked the slight indent of the previous iteration.
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I'm digging today's bullets on desktop. Allthumbsup
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Looks good to me. Compact but easy on the eye.
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Looks good Blue, thanks for making the indents line up with the rest on the page. This version is my favorite for what it's worth.
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Star Trek's 12 most emotional deaths, ranked.
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Honorable Mention: Lal, Data's daughter

She was a lovable character that actually had... FEELINGS!

She was, unfortunately, very broken and couldn't be repaired because her warranty had expired...

no that's not true, sorry.

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Layout looks good on phone, tablet, and desktop. I think we have a winner.
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Worn properly the masks provide proper protection. Add a days worth of stubble or an oddly shaped skull and ymmv.
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Iteration 2.1.08b
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I like it.
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