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  1. Comment on I want to talk about The Mandalorian, I don't seem to get it in ~tv

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    The Mandalorian was the closest thing to a spiritual successor to Firefly as you can get, misfit finds magical child-figure that becomes his duty to protect from oppressive government and other...

    The Mandalorian was the closest thing to a spiritual successor to Firefly as you can get, misfit finds magical child-figure that becomes his duty to protect from oppressive government and other baddies that is after them, has a rag tag group of friends all with their own little catch phrases, hops from planet to planet solving local issues while slowly uncovering magical child's back story.

    Season 2 was definitely a downgrade for the most part but Bill Burr killed it in his episode.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    So up until recently I was just a casual anime fan but lately something clicked in my brain and I've been branching out into stuff I never really watched before. It all started with me being bored...

    So up until recently I was just a casual anime fan but lately something clicked in my brain and I've been branching out into stuff I never really watched before. It all started with me being bored and watching Toradora and I realized I have a thing for Tsundere (which I had to figure out what the name for that was, it was a real Dean "this better not awaken anything in me" moment). But then I found that a lot of tsunderes romcom were also coupled with an uncomfortable level of sexualization of young teens and have been watching other shows.

    My Hero Academia - I like to watch this while I'm working out, it's uncomplicated wholesome fun.

    Chainsaw man - Probably don't need to say much about this one. I watched the first two episodes of this and had to read the manga, I crushed the entire Gun Devil arc in a week, now watching week to week is awesome.

    Dorohedoro - Animated by the same studio as chainsaw man. A man that had his head replaced with a lizard is hunting for the sorcerer that did it by sticking their heads into his mouth to be checked by the man inside it. It's funny and weird. Probably my favourite part is the villains are wholesome and likeable.

    Erased - Guy has the ability to time travel short periods when something bad happens, then his mother is killed and he ends up travelling back to when he was in elementary school shortly before a string of murders of kids around his age. Makes it his mission to prevent the murders. It's a rollercoaster of emotions, I really enjoyed it despite some conflicted feelings I have about the ending.

    The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! - This is just dumb fun, a magic girl destroys the "Dark Realm" and the 2nd in command of the lord of Dark Realm finds herself as a child on Earth trying to restore her power.

    The Eminence in Shadow - Another dumb fun one, a parody Isekai/harem series following a guy that is sent to a fantasy realm. He makes up bullshit excuses/plans that just happen to be 100% right every time and his harem/army of elves, catgirls, etc carry out his will fighting the evil he made up.


    Mangas I've been reading

    Isekai Transporter - Speaking of Isekai parodies, I got clued into a manga about a man whose mission is to transport people people to their fantasy realms by hitting them with a delivery truck.

    Don't toy with me, Nagatoro-san - I had already watched the anime, which was a rocky start, the bullying that happened in the beginning was almost a deal breaker for me, but as the story continued it got more wholesome and I decided to pick up the manga after finishing the anime and it continued along that vein.


    In-order to have someone in real life to talk about animes I've been easing my wife into animes with the following

    Spy X Family - It's got everything you could want, cute, wholesome, funny, suspense and action. International spy needs to infiltrate an elite school, so he enlists and orphan to be his child, that secretly has telepathy, and a woman to be wife, that is secretly an assassin. Hijinks ensue.

    Komi Can't Communicate - Wholesome as heck, characters are for the most part one note tropes but done intentionally in a way that mostly works. Love that they have a non-binary character, Osana Najimi, that isn't a gross stereotype nor is their sexuality the focus of the character, they steal every scene they are part of (I've read that the English VA is also non-binary but I think I prefer the Japanese VA's style more). Also almost every character's name is a play on their trope (e.g., Tanado Hitohito sounds like tada no hito == just some guy, Osana Najimi == childhood friend).

    3D Kanojo - I don't know what got me watching this show, I just randomly selected it. It has poor reviews on MAL and I think it mostly comes from people that only watched the first season. Which, on second watch, is pretty slow to develop, but the second season more than makes up for it. The thing that probably hooked me about it was that after watching a string of high school romcoms this one skipped the first two seasons of "will they, won't they, stop being embarrassed about accidentally brushing the hand of their romantic interest" and immediately gets into relationship problems of an insecure person with low self esteem and an ostracized loner that has never been loved for more than their looks. Once you get over the low-ish budget animation and the, albeit almost insurmountable, suspension of disbelief it's a really good series that will punch you in the gut. My wife wanted to watch it after she was wondering why I had been crying.

    Your lie in April - a pianist prodigy that had given up is inspired to begin again when meeting an even more talented violinist, haven't gotten far into it yet but I've been told if I liked the emotional impact of 3D Kanojo I'd probably like this so here I go again.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    In beast wars Optimus Primal was not Optimus Prime, they even had an episode or two where they are in the Ark and Prime and other autobots were deactivated. Though it's unclear if they'll resolve...

    In beast wars Optimus Primal was not Optimus Prime, they even had an episode or two where they are in the Ark and Prime and other autobots were deactivated. Though it's unclear if they'll resolve that Primal took on Prime's spark in the transmetal story arc.

    Personally I thought Bumblebee was okay like a 7 outta 10 and leagues better than any of the movies under Bay's direction. And it looks like this movie is going to continue in that vein rather than trying to return to the Bay way of things (and since Mirage is back I'm assuming they're not following his continuity either.)

    3 votes
  4. Comment on That ‘90s Show | Official teaser in ~tv

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    I guess because I grew up with grandparents that lived in a house like it was out of the 70s well into the 90s I felt right at home with this teaser. Some of the things I noticed was the the...

    I guess because I grew up with grandparents that lived in a house like it was out of the 70s well into the 90s I felt right at home with this teaser. Some of the things I noticed was the the appliances, sliding door and other hardware had been upgraded to definitely be from the era. The basement reminded me of my youngest uncles setup in my grandparents basement of old 70-80s hand me down furniture and the super nintendo. The thing that really ruined the overall tone was the car at the start, if they wanted to really establish the early 90s, it should have been like an 80s brutalist style car like an the 85 oldsmobile cutlass.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Why Andor feels so real in ~tv

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    On top of all that the thing that clinched it for me was that they were finally brave enough to do a Star Wars series without bringing in lightsabers or force users. I've longed for stories from...

    On top of all that the thing that clinched it for me was that they were finally brave enough to do a Star Wars series without bringing in lightsabers or force users. I've longed for stories from this universe that didn't orbit well within the influence of the Skywalkers and Palpatines.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Ms. Marvel | Official trailer in ~tv

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    I think it looks great, certainly looks geared towards younger audience but should be decent enough for everyone.

    I think it looks great, certainly looks geared towards younger audience but should be decent enough for everyone.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Ms. Marvel | Official trailer in ~tv

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    Corridor Crew had a great insight. Bollywood action movies are basically what you would get if you were to do a faithful anime adaptation.

    Corridor Crew had a great insight. Bollywood action movies are basically what you would get if you were to do a faithful anime adaptation.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Overwatch 2 - Beta announcement in ~games

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    I deleted my blizz account with their Hong Kong and sexual harassment shenanigans and this announcement is really testing my principles.

    I deleted my blizz account with their Hong Kong and sexual harassment shenanigans and this announcement is really testing my principles.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Overwatch 2 - Beta announcement in ~games

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    It ran okay. Some people claim it's performs better than windows but I never saw that.

    It ran okay. Some people claim it's performs better than windows but I never saw that.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Set up Christmas Lights and decoration as a birthday present to my wife while she was visiting her folks. I'm usually a Dec1 kind of person but my wife loves christmas season and anything after...

    Set up Christmas Lights and decoration as a birthday present to my wife while she was visiting her folks. I'm usually a Dec1 kind of person but my wife loves christmas season and anything after Remembrance Day is fine by me.

    Also cleaned out the dishwasher because it wasn't draining properly. Tidied the garage. Watched Project Power (decent movie, doesn't deserve the viewer hate on RT) and Scott Pilgrim.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    One thing that people might not consider when moving to smaller towns in provinces is that while the property is cheaper to buy the taxes might be higher than in the city. In Manning AB my grandma...

    One thing that people might not consider when moving to smaller towns in provinces is that while the property is cheaper to buy the taxes might be higher than in the city. In Manning AB my grandma was paying $4000 a year for an townhouse bungalow that was pretty small 1000 sq ft. My 1300 sq ft detached bungalow property in Calgary cost $2800/y in property taxes.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Netflix prepares to add an audio-only mode for background listening in ~tech

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    I find the level of concentration required for books to be unsuitable for background listening. Books I've read/listened to enough times to be able to hear a line and know exactly what is going on...

    I find the level of concentration required for books to be unsuitable for background listening. Books I've read/listened to enough times to be able to hear a line and know exactly what is going on are the same kind of books I want to give my undivided attention to.

    I like things like futurama/the office/brooklyn 99 for background because they are familiar and I enjoy watching them multiple times but they require little to no attention and every once in a while you catch a gag or scene and thats enough. I'm not entirely convinced I would go with an audio only stream of it though.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    My kid will be starting school around the same time as the next election, if the UCP under Kenney get in again we're going to be taking a hard look at staying in this province. Having gone through...

    My kid will be starting school around the same time as the next election, if the UCP under Kenney get in again we're going to be taking a hard look at staying in this province. Having gone through the crowded underfunded school system under Klien I don't want my kid experiencing that. We'll not be limiting ourselves to Canada.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    'Berta :( Born and raised, never in my almost 40 years here have I thought of living anywhere else (save for getting a dream job that required moving) but this government is something else.

    'Berta :( Born and raised, never in my almost 40 years here have I thought of living anywhere else (save for getting a dream job that required moving) but this government is something else.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Linux 5.8 formally adds the inclusive terminology guidelines in ~tech

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    As a person that once thought this way a decade ago I'll tell you what it is, at least for me, it's privilege. I didn't feel there was an issue with calling things master/slave or...

    As a person that once thought this way a decade ago I'll tell you what it is, at least for me, it's privilege. I didn't feel there was an issue with calling things master/slave or whitelist/blacklist because we weren't talking about people. The terms were common place and changing them seemed like a completely superfluous point of self flagellation that the pc babies were forcing upon us. When you're included as a default for everything it takes effort and introspection to empathize with the excluded.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    I think an ambitious project by one of the most powerful and currently anti-climate regimes is just what the rest of the world needs to stop messing around with half measures. I'm not a fan of...

    I think an ambitious project by one of the most powerful and currently anti-climate regimes is just what the rest of the world needs to stop messing around with half measures.

    I'm not a fan of Biden or the USA in particular right now but it would totally change my opinion and would make my next 4 years if they followed through with this plan, it truly would MAGA in my books. And if only to see my provincial government and other "well USA and China are doing nothing" climate deniers meltdown.

    18 votes
  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    RimWorld: Just bought the Royalty DLC, it's a lot of fun but I really need to tone it down on the mods, it take about 3 minutes to load the game at this point (my computer has 16gb ram and the...

    RimWorld: Just bought the Royalty DLC, it's a lot of fun but I really need to tone it down on the mods, it take about 3 minutes to load the game at this point (my computer has 16gb ram and the game is on an SSD) and if I'm on my linux partition it will crash my computer if I have and videos in my browser going

    Heroes of the Storm: it's probably the best casual MOBA I've played, the games don't typically run long and people aren't as toxic as Dota/LoL.

    COD MW: It's filling that itch for a run and gun shooter.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What are you into lately? in ~hobbies

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    The Wiggles, I wake up every morning and fall asleep every night with one of their songs in my head. help

    The Wiggles, I wake up every morning and fall asleep every night with one of their songs in my head. help

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Star Trek: Lower Decks | Trailer in ~tv

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    It was never resolved in canon but, according to the writers technical guide, apparently the warp pollution problem was resolved for Voyager with the warp bubble shaping nacelles, that's why they...

    It was never resolved in canon but, according to the writers technical guide, apparently the warp pollution problem was resolved for Voyager with the warp bubble shaping nacelles, that's why they had multiple configurations, presumably they were able to do bubble shaping without mechanically adjusting the nacelles in newer ships since Voyager was a prototype and no other ships after seemed to have them.

    Regarding the warp speeds, they likely redefined the speeds in the "All Good Things" future timeline, like they did for TNG from TOS. Saying Warp 9.9999[n] probably got tedious at some point.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    My life hasn't really changed since the pandemic, I already worked from home full time. It's been nice having my wife working from home though, we get to go on more 1:1 dates now that the day...

    My life hasn't really changed since the pandemic, I already worked from home full time. It's been nice having my wife working from home though, we get to go on more 1:1 dates now that the day homes have re-opened.

    The only thing I really miss is occasionally visiting my friends in a pub and taking my kid to indoor play centres and pools.

    12 votes