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ChainsawAsh

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#1133018
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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I tried to Redbox it for the campaign after hearing how short it was. I got a piece of paper with a Xerox of the disc printed on it. Couldn’t find a way to report it stolen, so I reported it as an unplayable disc, put the piece of paper back in the sleeve and returned it to the kiosk, and…got a credit for a free rental rather than a refund.

If they try to blame and charge me for the stolen disc I’m gonna be fucking pissed.

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#1133003
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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So what is the best way to capture Hulu video? Do you have to do a capture over HDMI or is there software to rip the stream itself? If it’s the latter and someone can point me in the right direction as far as capturing/ripping/downloading software goes, I’ll get myself a Hulu subscription and get these over Thanksgiving while I’m at my grandma’s with decent wifi.

Then I’ll probably rip my Blu-Rays of movies 3 and 4 and do a high-quality reconstruction of episodes 9-16 - too bad movies 1 and 2 are only out on DVD…

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#1132816
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Eh, I guess I could’ve done that, but the mobile hotspot seemed like a better idea than getting a separate phone just to use as a hotspot.

Though the unlimited data (which you can’t get with the hotspot, 7GB is the max amount of data you can buy at a time) would’ve been a nice perk.

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#1132790
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Related: I just spent $125 on a Straight Talk mobile hotspot and 7GB of data for it because I’m sick and fucking tired of my apartment complex not fixing our internet (which I mercifully haven’t been asked to pay for in months).

Can’t wait until my lease is up so I can move somewhere where I have the option of going with Comcast or AT&T or whoever else services my area instead of being stuck with the leasing company’s private ISP…

JEDIT: Oh, and in 2 days I’ve already used 3GB of the 7GB plan I paid for…ugh. Better than going over on mobile data on my family Verizon plan and having to explain to my mom why the bill jumped up $30 at the end of the month, I guess.

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#1132649
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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Oh, that’s good info! It’s not quite detailed enough to do a proper reconstruction using the DVDs/Blu-Rays, unfortunately, and there are quite a few TV-cut-only shots that would require a capture of the Hulu versions, but it might be a good reference to make sure the Hulu versions are the initial broadcast cuts and not, for instance, syndication cuts that are even shorter than the original broadcast cuts.

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#1132638
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Having said all that, I think Whittaker’s costume is a little bland for me, but there’s a big difference between promo pictures and seeing it in action - just look at how Capaldi’s costume(s) turned out during his run compared to the reveal promos.

It looked the same as the promos(when he was actually wearing the costume seen in the promos).

That’s what I mean - he very rarely wore the “full” costume as seen in the promos. It’s entirely possible that Whittaker’s Doctor won’t wear the “full” costume all the time, either, and that her alternates might look better than her primary.

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#1132622
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Doctor Who
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Eh, costumes for the Doctor generally trend toward “silly.” I mean, look at Tom Baker’s mile-long scarf, Peter Davison’s decorative celery and cricket outfit, Colin Baker’s…everything, Sylvester McCoy’s umbrella and question mark sweater-vest, et cetera.

Granted, new series Doctors have been a bit less “silly” (unless you consider Matt Smith’s tweed, suspenders, and bow tie silly) outside of Capaldi’s frequent hoodie and frock coat combination, and even that was a bit understated compared to, say, Jon Pertwee’s frills and velvet.

Having said all that, I think Whittaker’s costume is a little bland for me, but there’s a big difference between promo pictures and seeing it in action - just look at how Capaldi’s costume(s) turned out during his run compared to the reveal promos.

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#1132531
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Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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Haha, I saw those “ugly sweater covers” myself today. Sometimes the holiday season brings some nifty “limited time” sets, sometimes it brings some hideous ones. These are kind of in the middle for me, in that the novelty is amusing, but they’ll look dumb a month or so after Christmas, with some exceptions (something like Christmas Vacation or Home Alone, for instance).

I saw this Godfather set today, too, which bugs me simply because the logo is wrong - the bar on top of the “G” doesn’t come as close to the “D” as it should. The art itself is alright, but the incorrect logo really grinds my gears. (The first DVD set that came out back in the day had the same problem for some reason.)

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#1132510
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RogueLeader's Rogue One Edit
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RogueLeader said:

jarbear said:

I think its your phone Ash, the ambient noise is there.

The first clip is great, really good editing and like the narrative based on your edit.

I will say I do agree with all what Chainsawash has said on his previous posts. I appreciate you want the air time for Saw, but it would be better to take out those scenes … especially the Gullett scene…

Lastly, having K2 silent with the bag is genius. I like it better this way!

Thanks for the input! And I’m glad you like the K2 change!

Yeah, and it seems there’s no redemption with the Bor Gullet scene. The next cut I’ll probably remove those scenes, and if people are willing to watch the first 20-30 minutes, see how it flows.

Count me in to check out the first act after cutting those scenes. If it works and you decide to go that route, this honestly might negate the need for me to do my own edit of RO when I get my new PC built around tax time! (More time for me to finally finish my Hobbit 3-in-1, I guess!)

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#1132485
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HI-Res Poster Art
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I’d love that Dolby poster without the logo as well. Really hoping a giant official textless version of that is released like they did with the main poster…

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#1132389
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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True, but wouldn’t a Hulu capture be a better source if it is the TV edits of the movies than SyFy, which would have station logos and ads plastered all over the screen the whole time?

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#1132301
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

I watched Blade Runner again recently…and it’s still just meh. I don’t get why everyone loves it so much.

It’s a movie that grew on me with each viewing. I didn’t like it much the first couple times, but now it’s one of my all time favorites.

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#1132300
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Episodic versions of Futurama movies
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The DVD versions are four 90-minute long movies. The TV/Hulu versions are sixteen 22-minute long episodes, which are edited differently, with some jokes cut, some added, and new opening credits “tagline” jokes that aren’t in the DVD versions (since they have one opening credit sequence for each film, rather than four for each when they were edited into episodes for syndication).

I haven’t seen all of the episodic versions, so I don’t know what all is different in detail.

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#1132075
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Why I love(d?) originaltrilogy.com
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Possessed said:

Sidenote, I used to think he said “He’s pickling his pythas” as a kid. I never knew what a pythas was and was too ashamed of my lack of knowledge about it to ask what it was.

Thankfully at some point I heard the line correctly and never had to have that embarrassing conversation with anyone.

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#1132043
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DuracellEnergizer said:

ChainsawAsh said:

As soon as green was introduced in ROTJ, all other colors should have been up for grabs. It’s actually super irritating to me that all the Jedi in the prequels have blue and green…and then there’s Sam Jackson with his purple glow stick, but no yellows, oranges, whites, or different shades of blue, green, or purple anywhere to be seen.

At least TCW somewhat rectified this by giving Ahsoka a yellow-green one when she upgraded to dual-wielding, and the Temple guards got yellow ones. And then there’s the Darksaber, and Rebels gave Ahsoka white ones.

Still hoping for Rey to get a yellow one in VIII or IX.

I actually hate the RGB lightsaber colour scheme myself. Still, in a trilogy where a limited palette was already established, I would’ve hated to have seen a nobody character played by the worst lightsaber choreographer get his own unique lightsaber colour when more important characters never did.

And I’d personally like to see Rey get a teal or orange lightsaber, myself.

Oh, it would’ve been dumb as fuck for Gillard to be the only one with yellow, just as it’s dumb as fuck for Jackson to be the only one with purple. But it should’ve stayed red and blue only, or been opened up to the whole spectrum.

I’d be cool with teal or orange for Rey, as well, actually. But I have a soft spot for yellow sabers for some reason. Much like Kenner in the 70s and 80s. 😉

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#1132030
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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As soon as green was introduced in ROTJ, all other colors should have been up for grabs. It’s actually super irritating to me that all the Jedi in the prequels have blue and green…and then there’s Sam Jackson with his purple glow stick, but no yellows, oranges, whites, or different shades of blue, green, or purple anywhere to be seen.

At least TCW somewhat rectified this by giving Ahsoka a yellow-green one when she upgraded to dual-wielding, and the Temple guards got yellow ones. And then there’s the Darksaber, and Rebels gave Ahsoka white ones.

Still hoping for Rey to get a yellow one in VIII or IX.

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#1131918
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I think he’s questioning what the hell Trump is trying to say in that tweet. I know that was pretty much my reaction to it.

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#1131867
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General Star Wars Questions
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chyron8472 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

There’s also multiple instances (first shown, I think, in ROTS when Yoda is chopping up clones outside the Temple) of a character throwing a lightsaber, the blade impaling a victim, and the saber staying in place just like a sword or other physical object would, rather than falling to the ground and partially bisecting the victim.

When watching TFA, during the scene on the bridge, I had the thought about how a normal saber would have just cleanly impaled someone, but Ren’s saber was continually sparking random bits of plasma up inside Han’s torso, burning the rest of his insides as it was held there.

And now I’ll never be able to watch TFA without imaginig hundreds of holes being melted through Han’s organs during that scene…

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#1131682
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RogueLeader's Rogue One Edit
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RogueLeader said:

I listened to that part again and I didn’t hear any dead air, I have ambience running throughout. You may have misheard it or maybe I’m missing it! If you wouldn’t care to double check I would appreciate it. You should hear that locust-like sound all the way through.

I also watched it on my phone, so it’s entirely possible that I’m dead wrong and my phone’s speaker is just shit. I’ll try and give it another listen later on.

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#1131651
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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As long as this isn’t just a tactic to wait until the backlash dies down so they can reinstate it as it was, then good.

If it’s just cosmetic stuff in the loot boxes when they reinstate the ability to buy in game currency instead of progression-related stuff, then I’ll be happy. I probably still won’t buy the game, but that would at least show that they understand the problem.

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#1131629
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RogueLeader's Rogue One Edit
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Clips look pretty damn good! There’s some dead air in the “doesn’t sound so bad” line removal that should be filled with ambient environmental audio, though, and there’s some more blending needed to smooth out the audio on some of the lines in the briefing scene. Other than that, it all looks and sounds great!

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