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Mark's Down On Your Syntax

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#1177807
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What's the Weather Like Where You Live?
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Some pretty bad damage from the snow storms and winds - this road is a couple of miles from where I live and about 200 metres has collapsed onto the beach.Slapton Line collapse

Vulnerable people have had to be evacuated from a nearby village too. The worst that I’ve suffered is that our bird feeders have blown away and the roads have been closed so we can’t go anywhere. Still got food and power so I’m feeling very fortunate right now!!

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#1175760
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Last movie seen
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“47 Metres Down” (2017)

Decades ago a certain man made a film about sharks which defines the genre to this day. So much so that it’s impossible to watch a shark movie without comparing it to that classic, flawless piece of filmmaking. That man was, of course, Renny Harlin and the film was Deep Blue Sea.

Putting aside all comparisons, this story of two sisters whose cage dive goes disastrously wrong and leaves them trapped at the bottom of a shark infested sea with limited, and rapidly decreasing, air actually works really well. It’s well played by Mandy Moore and “that one from the telly whose name I can’t remember right now”. A bearded Matthew Modine shows up for a bit and does his best with what he’s given.

The sharks are superbly rendered cg (not that I’d ever claim to be an expert on such things but they look very realistic!) and although they are of the Hollywood “HUMANS, I KILL YOU BECAUSE NOM NOM!” variety they aren’t overused and feel like a real threat.

Way better than I was expecting and a fun way to spend a Saturday night in a switch-off-yer-brain kind of way.

Whether or not you appreciate the story choices made in the last act will no doubt have a big impact of your opinion of the film because it’s, yeah, it’s a bit of a slap in the face. Personally, I liked how it went because I really wasn’t expecting things to turn out the way they did. A claustrophobic, tense and scary 80-odd minutes.

I give it 7.5 chum buckets out of 10.

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#1175519
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FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

darthrush said:

Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

I half-jokingly wondered if somebody had used this app for porno purposes. Then my curiosity got the better of me. Now I need therapy. The things I’ve seen should not be seen.

It’s like the plot of the second X-Files movie only with computers performing the surgery. What the hell is wrong with people?! How can THAT possibly be erotic?

Sweet Christmas.

Wow…just wow…

Don’t look! Don’t any of you look! Just trust me, it’s all kinds of wrong.

You’re weeks too late with this warning.

I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

Big, sad emojiface.

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#1175492
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FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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darthrush said:

Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

I half-jokingly wondered if somebody had used this app for porno purposes. Then my curiosity got the better of me. Now I need therapy. The things I’ve seen should not be seen.

It’s like the plot of the second X-Files movie only with computers performing the surgery. What the hell is wrong with people?! How can THAT possibly be erotic?

Sweet Christmas.

Wow…just wow…

Don’t look! Don’t any of you look! Just trust me, it’s all kinds of wrong.

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#1175464
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FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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I half-jokingly wondered if somebody had used this app for porno purposes. Then my curiosity got the better of me. Now I need therapy. The things I’ve seen should not be seen.

It’s like the plot of the second X-Files movie only with computers performing the surgery. What the hell is wrong with people?! How can THAT possibly be erotic?

Sweet Christmas.

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#1175447
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Your Opinion on Me
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I like yhwx. He’s got a gentle way about him and he seems like the kind of chap who’d never deliberately do anything hurtful and if he did, he’d genuinely feel bad about it. He can sometimes be a tad passive aggressive but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’d like to think that if we were in each other’s circles in real life we’d be pals.

Yeah… intelligent, caring and he likes Star Wars. I give him a 9 out of 10 (I deducted a point for the smell.)

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#1175273
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The prediction thread
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Here’s the most specific and detailed prediction yet!..

Inspired by a few recent clickbait headlines and some general noggin work I predict that the next animated Star Wars series will take place in the years leading up to Episode VII (similarly to how Rebels precedes Episode IV.)

The main characters will not have been seen before but will consist of a young person, a teen, an older man or woman or both, at least one alien and a droid.

The stories will have The First Order’s rise to power as a backdrop and we’ll occasionally get cameos from some of the characters from the sequel trilogy and canon novels from that period.

We will see Maz Kanata obtaining Luke’s lightsaber (and probably Obi-Wan’s entire chest too.) We’ll see Snoke, Phasma and Hux getting up to no good and we’ll likely see Han and Chewie in an episode too. Luke and Leia will no doubt be encountered in some way and more than likely Lor San Tekka will turn up too.

The show will last for three seasons and will begin airing in 2019. The trailer will air around Christmas this year and the first episode will be shown at Celebration 2019 (which I’m predicting will take place in New York) and the full season will air from September next year.

Finally, I predict that when Dave Filoni introduces us to this new series on an episode of the Star Wars show he’ll be wearing a hat.

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#1174780
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Give Warbler Feedback
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I liked the sighs.

I like how you see practically everything in ways that range from “a little bit different” to “whattheactualheckisthatboysmokin’?!”

I dislike the effect some of the stressors you experience here have on you.

I like how you’re never anything but honest.

I dislike how stubborn you appear to be.

I LOVE how passionate you are about things that matter to you.

Overall? Warbler delivers very fast and whilst his customer service skills are sometimes lacking the product is almost always durable and useful. Highly recommended ****

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#1173994
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Random Thoughts
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I actually had to Google what the word elective means in the US college context to understand the above posts! Now I understand, and lol. In no way was I making a joke though, for once I was actually being serious!! Duracell can decide just not to watch that stuff.

(that link Rebo posted deserves a thread of its own I reckon. There’s definitely some fun debates to be had about that - I have a feeling we’d get some strong opinions on both sides from a few folks on here!)

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#1173971
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Random Thoughts
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suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Mrebo said:

yhwx said:

I have 127 browser tabs open.

Inevitably it will crash and all those important tabs full of deep insights you meant to look at again will be lost to history. Or maybe you’re the kind of horrible person who opens new tabs for no reason.

Porn can be an addictive.

Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

Porn can be an elective.

REPORTED to authorities in the state of Florida.

I’m in England, he’s in Canada.

We ain’t afraid of them!

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#1173875
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Random Thoughts
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darth_ender said:

Seems like there used to be a thread inquiring about missing persons, but I can’t find it. I am a bit worried about Bingowings, knowing what difficulty he was going through, and now it’s been a while since he last logged in. Hope he’s okay.

Ditto. A few of his posts toward the end of last year did have me feeling a bit concerned. He’s disappeared from time to time before and always come back so whatever he’s currently doing I too hope that he’s okay and he comes back to see us sooner rather than later.

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#1172294
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Do you know how when you drive a different car than you’re used to and you need to mentally readjust your sense of the width and height when driving in close to walls etc but how after a while you just get used to it and know without looking how much space there is?

Well, the new positioning of the Falcon’s dish makes me wonder if Lando had forgotten that it wasn’t still laying flat when he flew it through the Death Star in Return of the Jedi.

I bet after he said, “That was too close” he thought to himself, “…and it never would’ve happened if you’d kept it in the same place I installed it, Han old buddy.”