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#8552 Apr 06 2016 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's the great thing about kids, we encourage them to think things through before acting, then they come up with solutions to their problems. Smiley: lol

Edited, Apr 6th 2016 12:01pm by someproteinguy
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#8553 Apr 07 2016 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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It was her idea. Smiley: lol

It was my night to watch them while the Mrs. worked. The requests to play started early and did not relent until I finally got the 40 year old box out of the closet and gave it a go. There's already been requests to play again... Smiley: rolleyes

I pray that when I have kids, they ask to play games I like, like Chess or Stratego. It's nice that you agreed to play Monopoly with her, is Risk up next? haha
#8554 Apr 07 2016 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty new to the game, but it's been my experience that (A) Praying doesn't work. (B) You'll bounce between believing your kid is a genius and retarded on an hourly basis. (C) They're there to kill you slowly. (D) Really are the best things ever, and I say that as one of the every person in existence who thinks they're individuals that insist they'd never have kids.

B is especially frustrating. "I'm so proud of her cognitive deduction skills but how did she get stuck in the dog door?" isn't even an uncommon question I ask.
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#8555 Apr 07 2016 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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It was her idea. Smiley: lol

It was my night to watch them while the Mrs. worked. The requests to play started early and did not relent until I finally got the 40 year old box out of the closet and gave it a go. There's already been requests to play again... Smiley: rolleyes

I pray that when I have kids, they ask to play games I like, like Chess or Stratego. It's nice that you agreed to play Monopoly with her, is Risk up next? haha
Chess she's asked about, but I didn't want to jump into yet. Probably not far off though. Having games with luck involved is also good. People get less grumpy when they lose those. Her losing Yatzee is a lot easier than losing at pokemon, just to give an example. Smiley: rolleyes

Edited, Apr 7th 2016 10:25am by someproteinguy
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#8556 Apr 07 2016 at 11:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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B is especially frustrating. "I'm so proud of her cognitive deduction skills but how did she get stuck in the dog door?" isn't even an uncommon question I ask.
In our house tends to be a lot of "I could probably do on my own, but that would be hard, and it's a lot more fun when daddy does it for me. Ties really well into (C) in my experience.

Also never though someone reading Calvin and Hobbes out loud for 3 hours straight would drive me to the brink on insanity. I used to like that comic... Smiley: glare
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#8557 Apr 09 2016 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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They say it gets drastically better
It gets less cringy, though I'm not sure if that's because it actually gets less cringy or because you build a tolerance. Not particularly better, and it doesn't really stop being preachy either. There's a Flash / Supergirl crossover, and it's kind of cute. Maximum Awkward Geekiness between Barry and Kara. Really, the only thing I enjoy about Supergirl are the little Easter Eggs it offers to geeks, like the whole Red Kryptonite episode is full of 'em.

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Definitely the tolerance thing. It got mildly better - a couple of scenes were pretty great - but overall the CGI, writing, and some of the acting is still ****. So far I'm just hanging on for more snarky one-liners from Calista Flockhart's character, Kitty, or whatever her strong, independent woman name is. Not only did the preaching not stop, it got stronger. Lois Lane's Latina sister at one point says: "I'd rather work for a strong woman like you than a bunch of old white men." I threw up a little in my mouth.

And it annoys me to no end that none of them know how to keep a secret. 10 episodes in, and Supergirl has already revealed her identity to more people than Iron Man. Well, almost. And it's not even cleverly written, it's just some stupid "Well, I'm Supergirl, whoops, did I say Supergirl? I mean, I'm a super... girl. Yay, girl power! No? Okay, I'm Supergirl, you got me!" And every ******* time someone criticizes Supergirl in front of Kara, she jumps on the box and starts defending Supergirl's actions, even when Supergirl was wrecking **** left and right she was all "Well, did you ever consider that maybe she did it for a reason? Maybe she's doing her best? Maybe, if I was her, I'd have done the same." Does she not grasp the concept of secret identities?

TL;DR: Show was written by a bunch of socially awkward teen girls who've spent too much time on Tumblr.

Oh, and thanks, but I never left.

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#8558 Apr 11 2016 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Show was written by a bunch of socially awkward teen girls who've spent too much time on Tumblr.
The only two shows I really look forward to watching are The Flash and Gotham, and the last episode of Gotham was so cliche I think the writers just opened TVTropes and kept hitting random. I mean, none of these shows are exactly the kind of thing that's going to uplift the human spirit or anything. Agents of SHIELD should be picking up now that the next Captain America movie is a few weeks out. Arrow is probably the worst thing that appears weekly on my dvr.
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Oh, and thanks, but I never left.
Yeah yeah, that's how it starts. Smiley: frown
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#8559 Apr 11 2016 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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I gave up on Arrow after the whole Ra's thing. Haven't watched the second season of The Flash yet. I hear they brought back Harrison Wells, except now he's a douche, so I might just have to catch up on that. Haven't watched Gotham in a long time. Legends of Tomorrow is just crap from start to finish.

I'm not a fan of DC's way of doing series. They churn out way too many episodes, and it all becomes oddly bland after a while. I much prefer Marvel's approach; Daredevil and Jessica Jones were awesome, and Luke Cage looks promising. And I'm hoping they'll do another series with The Punisher - Jon Bernthal was brilliant in that role.
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#8560 Apr 12 2016 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
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Haven't watched Gotham in a long time.
If you ignore all the Bruce and the Gordon relationship stuff it's actually quite good. Nice and dark. Especially the Penguin and Nygma stuff.
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I'm not a fan of DC's way of doing series.
The difference is that the DC stuff is made for network television and stuff like Daredevil and Jessica Jones are, well, Netflix. They have to aim at as broad a demographic as possible to gather ratings and have to follow certain guides to offend as few people as possible. The channel they air on is basically one relationship show after another, though there are a few shows that are amusing. Flash and iZombie are ... well, the only two I can tolerate, and The Felicity Show Arrow is just painful to watch. DD and JJ can get away with a lot more and don't have to really worry about weekly ratings since the whole season is released all at once.
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Jon Bernthal was brilliant in that role.
Yes. Yes he was. Didn't like the Elektra plot though. The thing I'm most looking forward to is Luke Cage and Iron Fist interacting. Probably Marvel's deepest bromance.

It's weird that stuff I used to get mocked for is now some of the most popular media in the world.
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#8561 Apr 13 2016 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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It's weird that stuff I used to get mocked for is now some of the most popular media in the world.

I feel like i was mostly left alone, but the times, they be changing! haha

I don't actually have Cable/Satellite TV, I might invest in getting Netflix someday, but I'm too much of an avid cartoon junkie, I don't have time to watch anything that isn't Sci-fi or Cartoons. haha
#8562 Apr 13 2016 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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It's all basically cartoons and sci fi.
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#8563 Apr 14 2016 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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It's all basically cartoons and sci fi.

Well there goes my excuses.
#8564 Apr 14 2016 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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What happened to all the adhoc reality shows? Do we not get another Storage Wars spinoff?
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#8565 Apr 14 2016 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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Wasn't Storage Wars charged for being scripted and fake?
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#8566 Apr 14 2016 at 1:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, especially after the first year or two when they realized they had something they could print money with. Studio hiding blingy stuff, certain people winning certain lockers, outside places setup for them to take stuff to and sell it, etc. In the end it turns out, surprise surprise, most people abandon storage lockers for a reason (i.e. I don't give a **** about all my dead aunt's stuff so I'm just going to take the one thing of value to me and leave the rest for the company to haul to the dump or whatever). Smiley: rolleyes

Reality T.V. at its finest. Smiley: nod

Edited, Apr 14th 2016 12:38pm by someproteinguy
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#8567 Apr 14 2016 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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#8568 Apr 14 2016 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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Much fun was had?
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#8569 Apr 18 2016 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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The part before the hangover probably.
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Been spending all day watching Legion previews of the various classes and specs.

Not really sure what my main will be in that expansion, if any at all. I like what they've done with Paladins, but I don't like what they've done (or haven't done) with (Feral/Guardian) Druids. I'm lukewarm when it comes to the Shaman.

And I thoroughly dislike the fact that we're being forced to use specific weapons. I've rolled all of WoD with a 2h mace on my Elemental/Restoration Shaman (because never forgive, never forget), but come Legion I'll be forced to run around with a dinky shield and a fist weapon. I mean, I can transmog the shield and fist weapon into something that doesn't look like crap, but I can't transmog them into a 2h mace.

Booo!
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#8571 Apr 22 2016 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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So back to how it started? Sounds like a step backwards.
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#8572 Apr 22 2016 at 10:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Been spending all day watching Legion previews of the various classes and specs.

Not really sure what my main will be in that expansion, if any at all. I like what they've done with Paladins, but I don't like what they've done (or haven't done) with (Feral/Guardian) Druids. I'm lukewarm when it comes to the Shaman.

And I thoroughly dislike the fact that we're being forced to use specific weapons. I've rolled all of WoD with a 2h mace on my Elemental/Restoration Shaman (because never forgive, never forget), but come Legion I'll be forced to run around with a dinky shield and a fist weapon. I mean, I can transmog the shield and fist weapon into something that doesn't look like crap, but I can't transmog them into a 2h mace.

Booo!
Ugh, yeah the amount of pigeon-holing (sure, that's a word...) they've done in that game really takes away from it. I mean I get that it's easier to balance that way, and that you don't have people with idiotic gear and skill combinations, not everything is a hunter weapon anymore, etc. Takes away a lot of the fun though. Just isn't the game it used to be. Smiley: frown

Don't know though, probably should read up more on it, it's been a while. Brother is trying to talk me into playing Heroes of the Storm too, so I might be giving Blizzard another try.

Also, bring on the wrecking machine... Smiley: waycool



Edited, Apr 22nd 2016 9:09am by someproteinguy
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#8573 Apr 22 2016 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't read much into the expansion, It's still a shame we can't Tmog any 1 handed weapon into any 1 handed weapon yet. :-/
#8574 Apr 25 2016 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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Comes to mind.
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#8575 Apr 25 2016 at 10:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Spacebar hitting is fun though! Smiley: frown

For some reason this comes to my mind...



I'm pretty sure that's it at least, my sound isn't working at work. Smiley: rolleyes

Edited, Apr 25th 2016 9:35am by someproteinguy
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#8576 Apr 26 2016 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Comes to mind.


"Is be-a-coo-az the voices where pretty goooood" Why haven't I seen this video before? That was funny xD
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