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  1. Comment on Angèle - Bruxelles, Je t’aime (2021) in ~music

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    English subtitles available. I truly appreciate how she switches to Flemish to make a proper statement about how RIDICULOUS the separatist movement here in Belgium is. Too many Belgians don’t...

    English subtitles available. I truly appreciate how she switches to Flemish to make a proper statement about how RIDICULOUS the separatist movement here in Belgium is.

    Too many Belgians don’t appreciate their multicultural heritage in my opinion. As a foreigner, it’s an absolute shock to see.

    Edit: accompanying article in English: https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/190324/angele-releases-new-single-bruxelles-je-taime/

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  2. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I have been stuck in bed all week due to strep throat which turned into acute bacterial bronchitis. Today I’ve finally been well enough to catch up a bit on the passing week. Got some X-rays done...

    I have been stuck in bed all week due to strep throat which turned into acute bacterial bronchitis.

    Today I’ve finally been well enough to catch up a bit on the passing week. Got some X-rays done and bought flower for the girlfriend. I think I found a new, much closer hair salon I like, too; my old salon lost my two choice barbers so I’m kind of meh about it now, especially since it takes 15 mins bike to go there.

    Finally I also sold my Cloudflare stocks at 180. Planning to buy again some time in November.

    A rather productive week for having spent most of it lying down.

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  3. Comment on Simon from Cracking the Cryptic attempts The Witness challenge area in ~games

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    Live now: the highly anticipated Music Box challenge. I'm super excited. Let's watch him take like no time at all to finish this after getting back into the groove... Who wants the over/under on...

    Live now: the highly anticipated Music Box challenge. I'm super excited.

    Let's watch him take like no time at all to finish this after getting back into the groove... Who wants the over/under on 10 attempts to finish it? Who thinks he will need another stream?

    Previously: https://tildes.net/~games/y44/simon_plays_the_witness

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Thoughts on Mulan (2020)? in ~movies

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    Not a diss! Just, it's jarring and doesn't belong in the atmosphere that the movie is trying to create. I'm with you on Marvels. I hear you, really appreciate your positive perspective on this!

    Not a diss! Just, it's jarring and doesn't belong in the atmosphere that the movie is trying to create.

    I'm with you on Marvels. I hear you, really appreciate your positive perspective on this!

  5. Comment on Thoughts on Mulan (2020)? in ~movies

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    Mulan 2020 is very different to Mulan 1998. It's nothing like the Lion King remake. The CGI was pretty bad though. YMMV. I watched it by curiosity and don't regret doing so. I wasn't bored. I was...

    Mulan 2020 is very different to Mulan 1998. It's nothing like the Lion King remake.

    The CGI was pretty bad though. YMMV. I watched it by curiosity and don't regret doing so. I wasn't bored. I was just... Oh man this could have been a lot better.

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  6. Comment on Thoughts on Mulan (2020)? in ~movies

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    So many of these I caught… glad to see them broken down like so. Is this a good YouTube channel?

    So many of these I caught… glad to see them broken down like so.

    Is this a good YouTube channel?

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  7. Comment on Thoughts on Mulan (2020)? in ~movies

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    I’m so glad someone liked it! I really wanted to like it as well and I am soooo trying not to be cynical. But I mean you say it had amazing choreography and framing, and I’m like, this was...

    I’m so glad someone liked it!

    I really wanted to like it as well and I am soooo trying not to be cynical. But I mean you say it had amazing choreography and framing, and I’m like, this was Bollywood stuff man. Dune had amazing fight choreography, but Mulan was plagued with such awful editing during the fight scenes.

    This was so visible right away in the movie too. Mulan’s scene as a little girl jumping from the roof and doing her thing was such a botched photoshop job through and through I genuinely wondered if I didn’t accidentally end up on a fake movie.

    But I would love to hear more about the stuff you liked and disliked in it.

  8. Comment on Thoughts on Mulan (2020)? in ~movies

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    It didn’t immediately click with me that this version of Mulan was much more “mature”. There’s on-screen killing and all, which for a movie about war I like that it’s not being pissy about it. I...

    It didn’t immediately click with me that this version of Mulan was much more “mature”. There’s on-screen killing and all, which for a movie about war I like that it’s not being pissy about it. I don’t think Mushu belongs in this version and I think it’s one of the things it got right.

    The Phoenix seems to be a symbolic companion to replace him but she is in a role where she is supposed to have more of a “touch of god”.

    For example the first time we see the phoenix on screen, is in the morning after a night where Mulan is seemingly lost, and her father prayed for the Phoenix to watch over her. Mulan appears to have woken up in a much better place, yay Phoenix! We even get to see her tail in the sky, cool!

    Oh okay we’re gonna keep following the Phoenix. And give it a second shot. And a THIRD one. Make a loop de loop why don’t you. I’m bored. Subtlety would have been rad: “was it really that legendary animal I’ve never seen that saved me?!”. Instead we keep seeing it all movie and it cheapens everything.

  9. Thoughts on Mulan (2020)?

    I just finished watching it (pirated, because I wasn’t going to give Disney money after all the controversy regarding Taiwan). Uhh, it.. was bad? I mean I’m usually pretty positive especially...

    I just finished watching it (pirated, because I wasn’t going to give Disney money after all the controversy regarding Taiwan).

    Uhh, it.. was bad? I mean I’m usually pretty positive especially about all the Disney remakes, and I liked the general darker mood of this Mulan version. But what’s with the 90s era cgi physics?

    Also, and I get the Mulan plot line is entirely about how ridiculous gender-gating is in general, but whew there is a serious case of The Stupids around a lot of the tradition, much more so than in the original. This felt very tropey to me, convenient idiocy. I mean yes okay this takes place 1200 years ago but …

    I appreciated not seeing mushu, but the Phoenix could have just been a lot lot lot more subtle.

    And I’ve never seen snow look so much like party foam. This is the same studio that produced Frozen?!

    Man, this movie felt like it was written, produced and directed in 1998. I would say I watched the wrong one by mistake but the original was actually good for its time.

    What happened, did I miss something? This could have been an amazing movie full of great music, awesome choreography, and a super dark take on the original. Instead, I watched the equivalent of a machine learning exercise in turning anime to live action.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on I want to give psilocybin a try in ~health

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    Oh man you really did get the good stuff! I’ve gone under anaesthesia four times and never experienced anything anywhere as fun as you’re describing. It was always just … rest, relax, fade away in...

    Oh man you really did get the good stuff! I’ve gone under anaesthesia four times and never experienced anything anywhere as fun as you’re describing. It was always just … rest, relax, fade away in seconds. Except one time where the doc had to give me a shot of adrenaline right before, I’ll share the story here some time it’s a funny albeit gross one.

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  11. Comment on I tried aerobatics with Jay Foreman in ~hobbies

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    It all tracks.

    It all tracks.

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  12. Comment on At what height should I hang my TV? in ~talk

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    It also depends where (in which room) you're mounting the TV and for what purpose. A very high TV like this one is fine if it's a bedroom TV viewed from afar when lying down in the bed. Maybe it's...

    It also depends where (in which room) you're mounting the TV and for what purpose. A very high TV like this one is fine if it's a bedroom TV viewed from afar when lying down in the bed. Maybe it's a little high in that picture but lower and it'd be a painful watch from the bed.

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  13. Comment on I don't like coffee. Can James Hoffmann change that? in ~food

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    I posted the aerobatics video here. Holy crap, it was amazing. I now definitely want to try that at least once in my life.

    I posted the aerobatics video here. Holy crap, it was amazing. I now definitely want to try that at least once in my life.

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  14. Comment on I tried aerobatics with Jay Foreman in ~hobbies

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    Just a heads up on volume/sound quality for headphone users, several times where the radio static gets pretty extreme.

    Just a heads up on volume/sound quality for headphone users, several times where the radio static gets pretty extreme.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on I tried aerobatics with Jay Foreman in ~hobbies

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    You know who Jay Foreman reminds me of? I finally figured it out. He's the embodiment of Yakko Warner.

    This is amazing. It's like Google Earth!

    You know who Jay Foreman reminds me of? I finally figured it out. He's the embodiment of Yakko Warner.

    2 votes