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Love Tabletop. Have enjoyed every episode. Heard of most these games, but am not as familiar as I'd like. Having a really good time learning about the games and you all are doing a great job of showing how fun they can be. Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing the rest of them. Kudos.
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I saw the prequel on Friday and watched the Carpenter version again last night. I have mixed feelings about the new version. I tried to like it as much as I could, but I see some problems. Will try not to spoil anything here (I assume anyone reading these comments are at least passingly familiar with the Carpenter version or Campbell's "Who Goes There?"). Can't really tell how people are being "infected" off camera. In the Carpenter version, you see the dog creature go into one of the character's rooms, which must be when/how he and one of the other revealed converted characters got taken over. You see blood in a shower, but this is after the primary creature has been dealt with in the new version. Could be the dog creature that we only see at the very end when it's headed for the American camp, but there is no sign of it before then. Makes for more of a told not shown sort of situation. One of the characters gets converted without any damage or staining of his clothes (and he is somewhere he didn't have a change of clothes). Plot issues like this hurt the movie some for me. I did like the effects, but nothing made my jaw drop like the scenes in the middle of the Carpenter movie with the chest and head (maybe I'm just a bit jaded from having seen so many sci-fi movies now). Didn't notice the acting problem Wil did, and I liked Winstead's smart and brave Kate Lloyd character (though think she should have been lunch at that one scene, creature should have taken her the way Blair deals with Garry in the Carpenter version, but instead it takes the time to show off; guess it was doing the alien version of monologuing). There are some nice overlapping scenes if you go back and rewatch the Carpenter version afterwards, like the bloody ax in the wall and the two-headed alien corpse. I thought the new version was entertaining enough, but that it could have been better with a few tweaks here and there.
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I'm glad you kept up with it. I haven't been reading you blog for very long, but I'm enjoying it so far. Keep up the good work.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on 3652 days later... at WWdN: In Exile
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I thought the "Number One" line was a TNG reference until I realized you all had numbers on your jumpers. Still works though and probably recognized as such by the writers, being the sci-fi fans they are. I've heard a couple of people say that Dr. Parrish screaming like a little girl was one of the best scenes in the episode. I also loved the way the collapsing ceiling didn't phase Dr. Parrish a bit and he thought it was all just part of the test. The line where Dr. Marten says, "I can handle 8" no problem." How many takes did it take for you all not to fall over laughing? I would have loved to have been there to see you all do that take the first time. I know several people who miss the original Sheriff Andy, but I think Kavan Smith has been doing an awesome job in the role and am glad the character keeps being so much fun. As for perfecting your crane technique, where's Mr. Miyagi when you need him. Oh, wait, that's a different sort of crane technique. Though watching Dr. Parrish make an origami dick could also be pretty amusing. Thanks for letting us know about the additional scenes that were cut. I'll have to look for those on the DVD. It did look like you all were having a great time doing the episode. Looking forward to seeing you all have more fun with the characters both this season and next.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2011 on Eureka: Of Mites and Men at WWdN: In Exile
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Nice post, as usual. Glad you are so busy with multiple awesome projects at once. Hopefully they'll have you in the actual Eureka series finale (or better yet that it somehow gets picked up for another season :) The http://www.twitvid.com/9DSZG needs fixing. It got tangled up with your Twitter page link and you only get to your page when you click on it. I cut and pasted it to go watch. Saw your robot clip when you first posted it. Both were cute.
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My main doctor is an endocrinologist and deals with complicated health cases. She has several Celiac patients. She says that none of the current tests (other than a biopsy of the intestinal lining) are very reliable to indicating if someone has CD. She's had patients that tested negative, but still had it. My doctor thinks I might have it, but have come up negative on two different types of antibody tests (saliva and I think the other was a blood test, but that was a while ago). The gluten free diet is tough in our modern world. I've done it for periods of time. Can't say I've noticed all that much difference being on or off it. A lot of people also have lots of weird health problems due to an overly loose or tight ileocecal valve (the valve between the upper and lower intestines). I've had a lot of trouble with mine and that has caused some strange health problems. Some of our modern health problems can be a real pain. If you can't just pop a pill for it, our modern medical system is often at a loss for really helping people with some of these problems.
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On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, seven smurfs a snuggling.
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I played a fair amount of SMB back on the NES, but I'll admit it wasn't one of my favorite games. I gravitate more toward the RTS and FPS, and some RPG and puzzle games. My sister was the big SMB hound in the family. I'm pretty sure she finished it (possibly one of my brothers too). Zelda, Crystalis and Metroid were my top favorite NES games. I've been pretty impressed by how popular and how enduring Mario has been over the years, though most of it's allure has been lost on me. I've always been much more attracted to PC gaming than consoles.
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I don't know if you saw my geeky response/joke to your 8-bit cake comment yesterday. I thought it was pretty inspired: Eating too much 8-bit cake causes anti-aliasing (it makes you round).
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I had Yar's Revenge. Played Megamania over at a friend's house while spending summer vacation at my parent's in Saudia Arabia. Brings back memories. Now you can get the whole Atari 2600 console and a bunch of games all stored in one of the controllers. Think my brother still has the one he got a few years ago. Very cool shirt. We like your brain; it goes "ding" when there's stuff. Lots of fond memories with graph paper and pencils myself. Something to be said about crafting a dungeon by hand. Sometimes old school is still the best. Always remember your roots, especially if you are an treant.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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Lol, I just got this image of Sandmen shooting splicers.
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The present system must work for someone (probably a relatively few someones) or it wouldn't continue to exist. Have a feeling this is an example of how technology is allowing the needs of the few to outweigh the needs of the many. I for one certainly didn't laugh at your plight, and certainly sympathize with your frustration at not being able to enjoy the latest season of Doctor Who. Hopefully you will find a suitable solution to your Doctor dilemma. Maybe after the season ends this Saturday they will make it easier to obtain. Congratulations on your Leverage return.
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