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by cephalopod9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 216
Views: 31011

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

I want Animal Crossing Pocket Camp mixed with a serious RPG, the ones I know are Fallout 3 and Oblivion. The mobile game, for small children, has a lot of resource management mechanics that I'm finding pretty engaging. I want the same exact game, but without the mobile game wait times, and more narr...
by cephalopod9
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 177
Views: 32327

Re: Steven Universe

I mean, Cartoon Network made them available, through means like the app and CartoonNetwork.com . I've seen a bunch of clips and images called "leaks" that was put out there on purpose, but they don't do much to announce it or treat it like a real release. I watched three of them because I ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 3610

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Stupidest part of BttF. Rest of it "makes sense", but a time traveller inserted into their own (pre)history should either exist (where they land) or not exist (because they never came back in this branch). Fading away, as a handy guage at how much you're failing to still exist (yet still ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 3610

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I caught most of an episode, and it looks fun, but I'm over saturated in moving pictures content. The thing that tends bother me about time travel plots is how often characters are rushing to accomplish something that shouldn't matter how long it takes to do because there's time travel. Of the thing...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737204

Re: Today I Made:

That said, the crepes sounded (read?) delicious! pretty good, not my best crepes ever, and the strawberries were on the mushy side. I chopped 'em up to take to a thing, and then forgot them. I keep meaning to learn how to make a good balsamic vinegar reduction. Pizza! crust was made two days ago ( ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737204

Re: Today I Made:

I made some crepes, with strawberries and brie, and a little bit of balsamic. is it wasteful to toss out the brie rind? it had been in the fridge for a bit, and i just wanted the gooey part. i'm trying to get into the mood to temper some chocolate and make some easter candies, or something. I bought...
by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 177
Views: 32327

Re: Steven Universe

Promo! for new episodes (tons of spoilers )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRzcciuZus0
I think april 9th was what they said, or they might have just put it on the app when ever?
edit- they want people to use their app.

Have people around here seen the Gemanimate Projects?
by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 186
Views: 34237

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

you're making me sad imagining explaining to Gene Roddenberry the future went back to putting women in mini skirts, and made Khan white. otoh, the other night I watched an episode of The Office about homophobia, and we're definitely making progress... of some kind... in some areas, but it's not a li...
by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Everything in America is heavily commodified, and is real huge on individual choices and identity. Getting a consumer to see themself as "A Vegan" instead of "partaking in veganism" makes it easier to sell them on related lifestyle brands and products. Also, someone who sees them...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I think there's a fair number of meals and dishes where reducing, or removing meat components isn't that much of a chane, but there's twisted up cultural value, particularly in America, where going vegetarian, or cutting back on meat is seen as emasculating, and not as good. I like veggie burgers, a...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 15970

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

There's a lot of factors in what makes a person cry, at a given movie at a given time. I like This American Life's story on crying about movies on airplanes. (I just relistened and Freaky Friday is one of their examples)
by cephalopod9
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I'm not a professional, but I do come from a family that bakes. So we definitely have more than the standard measuring tools, like a teeny, shot glass, measuring cup graduated for tea spoons, and an adjustable measuring cup just for stuff like shortening and peanutbutter. I also understand there's p...
by cephalopod9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Who, outside the US, cares about volumes of non-liquids? The inside of an egg is liquid. Almost all the eggs in the store, and all the eggs recipes call for are "large", and the contents of a large egg fit pretty neatly in a quarter cup. It's relevant to scaling recipes, and making substi...
by cephalopod9
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279583

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

.... "Pappy" is kind of a ridiculous sounding name. My brother thought "Wild Turkey" was made up when we saw it in the background of an anime. (it was either Trigun or Baccano) I don't actually know how to relate "40% alcohol" to my lived experiences. seriously, why is ...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

If you're outside the US, what's the volume of an egg? If you crack a large egg into a measuring cup, how does it measure? Is there potential in a sort of e-reader, or kind of basic tablet dedicated for storing and comparing recipes? Did palm pilot era tech ever go down that sort of specialized devi...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Xena: Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)

I have kind of vague memories of it from when it originally aired, and I finalyl caught an episode on the Spanish language action movie channel.

Revisiting 90's genre fiction t.v. is real wild. Our television production values have improved so much, and our t.v. politics, largely, have not.
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 15970

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

These are all pretty sad, but are they as sad as Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, singing the the theme song from Cheers in an eleven minute children's cartoon show? Because that one breaks me immediately. I mean, it's not just those 11 minutes, It's sort of the culmination of an arc, and gettin' ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I'm not sure if you were kidding here, but I think ultimately we see a trail of optimism and determination in a lot of the characters. I was responding to the assertion that fans of the show "should feel bad". It's saturated with self loathing, and built on sardonic, and overtly nihilisti...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 2499

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

Does anyone know any sources that explain how they gather data for the results? A relative of mine, with Mexican heritage, recently posted results to face book, and I thought it was interesting there wasn't a Spanish or Iberian category, but "Celtic/English" and "North African", ...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279583

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

More data points tried it again and I"m feeling a lot mroe "two drinks drunk" turns out (I knew this already) makes a big difference if there's food in me before I start drinking. rum and coke is alright. I mean they have those in the US too. I am in the US, Utah and "New England...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I can't for the life of me imagine what would make someone think that this show was made to be watched by people who feel good inside. :D I also can't quite comprehend how some episodes got a TV 14 rating. Rick says "that's my one armed man" about the mcnuggets sauce. What's that a referen...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

There were a couple weeks, a while ago*, the google had a "Recipe" search, and I deeply miss what that could have been. Recipes are a weird intersection of mathematical precision, and arbitrary feelings and preferences. One of the recipe archive sites tries to splice in shopping recommenda...
by cephalopod9
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 3610

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I have trouble taking Game of Thrones seriously, and I sort of can't tell how seriously the show takes itself. How often does Cersei Lannister cut her hair? It's been like, 3 years since she had her head shaved, and she's still pretty committed to that terrible bob. I don't think noble women even c...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 6478

Re: Strangererest Things

I don't have a problem with the character, or his choices. I want to question the way the show put together that scene, and how it fits into the rest of the plot. Even there, it's less about the specific choices made, and more about what that says about the perspective the show was made by and for. ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279583

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

A standard (if not "official," outside of Utah) shot in the US is 1.5 oz, or 44 ml, so your two nips were about two and a quarter shots. ... between 2.27 and 2.2 shots depending on your significant figures? I was under the impression each nip bottle was supposed to be roughly a shot. (I'm...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279583

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

The store has these tiny, hard alcohol bottles, for a dollar, and I keep seeing them and thinking that seems like a responsible amount. but it's actually kind of difficult to estimate the amount of drunkenness of ... 100 ml (two, tiny, plastic bottels) of vodka in 355ml of glass bottle orange soda. ...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1357
Views: 279583

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

The store has these tiny, hard alcohol bottles, for a dollar, and I keep seeing them and thinking that seems like a responsible amount. but it's actually kind of difficult to estimate the amount of drunkenness of ... 100 ml (two, tiny, plastic bottels) of vodka in 355ml of glass bottle orange soda. ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 3610

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I have trouble taking Game of Thrones seriously, and I sort of can't tell how seriously the show takes itself. How often does Cersei Lannister cut her hair? It's been like, 3 years since she had her head shaved, and she's still pretty committed to that terrible bob. I keep thinking about a potential...
by cephalopod9
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 6478

Re: Strangererest Things

That was the flash back to Will in the first season. Point is, deep Tolkien cuts. okay, the name does fit. Part of it is the weird, anachronism, and kind of pop-culture ouroburos, references cycle. It definitely feels like Will slipping into the Upsidedown, references visuals from the LotR movies. I...
by cephalopod9
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 6478

Re: Strangererest Things

I finished season 2 a little while ago Two things are bothering me more than they should be There's a kid who's hideout password is "Radagast" talking to Samwise Gamgee, and no one seems to think "hey, this is sort of a Ring Wraith type situation". Does calling the Big Ba...
by cephalopod9
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Rick says "that's my one armed man" about the mcnuggets sauce. What's that a reference to? I always wondered why Rick didn't do something to make Jerry less Jerry. Like, invasive brain surgery sort of thing. He might be lazy, but it's way less convoluted than the season 3 premiere. Best an...
by cephalopod9
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

...crumpets are cooked on a griddle? I do find it kind of fascinating the way the same basic ingredients can be combined in different ways, and fit into different cultural contexts. Is there a database for that, someone tried mapping that out? Is there such thing as an appliance just for whipping eg...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

Not sure I liked: The Beatrice flashback episode. I guess I think too many shows try to rehab a terrible character by blaming their upbringing or something. Yes, Bojack is terrible, and had a bad family life - but he's the main character. Going back and kind of saying 'well, don't blame...
by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

there's a definite trend of over engineering under... thinking things through? look at his ridiculous robot arm in The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy All those moving parts! just to grab the gun! which is an action a normal hand on a normal arm can do and then! it doesn't even bring it to where his oth...
by cephalopod9
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 177
Views: 32327

Re: Steven Universe

I don't remember how many episodes it has been but in show they were living in the barn for at least half a year. It was late Summer when Malachite was defeat and now we're back around to early spring to mid spring. I wonder if they'll keep things consistent and Steven's 15th birthday is...
by cephalopod9
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737204

Re: Today I Made:

night baking! or rather I baked a pie crust a couple nights ago* and tried to make some berry, chiffon pie filling to put in it. The pictures looked really nice. I did some things wrong, the meringue was the consistency of latte foam, but it set up okay. Using too much gelatin helped with that, prob...
by cephalopod9
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 177
Views: 32327

Re: Steven Universe

I was thinking recently about how the show would have been differently received if it had a whole season released at once streaming schedule. Then they put out six* episodes on the app/ on demand while I haven't seen any broadcast schedule, and it feels like the worst of both worlds. The show has be...
by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 128
Views: 13580

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I do think a lot of popular recipes skew sweeter than they need to be. It's tricky getting a sampling of recipes that's meaningful. There's a lot that sort of converge on the same, middle of the road, consensus, or keep bring up the same "easy recipe!" thing. I want a real fudge recipe, no...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Re-Microverse Rick is a lazy asshole. true, I can't say it's out of character. It still leaves the question of whether you could even break even with this kind of system. There's sort of a long running misconception in speculative fiction that being an alive, walking around, person somehow generate...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Man in the High Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 4376

Re: The Man in the High Castle

There hasn't been an adaptation of a Philip K Dick work that hasn't felt like it left out substantial chunks of the book in favor of something that would make a good movie. (I haven't seen Through a Scanner Darkly, yet.) I only made it through the first episode of the show. The things that stand out...

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