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Dimness last won the day on March 24

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  • Birthday 10/06/1980

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    Pikeville, Kentucky
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    Final Fantasy VI

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  1. I finally sat down to play this game only for it to tell me I have to update my system first. Wonderbar.
  2. I'm very, very close to pulling the trigger on a iPhone 13 Pro Max right now. I'm just finding more, and more reasons to not be patient with my S7 anymore. What are some of the things that stand out for you/wife for the new iPhone experience?
  3. I honestly can't wrap my mind around an adaptation of God Emperor to be honest. Love the book, but I'm not sure how you distill the essence of the most bizarre part of the bunch.
  4. I've had time to let Dune (2021) settle now. I have a weird dichotomy to settle, and I'm not sure it'll ever go away. Barring a complete quality nosedive a la Game of Thrones, I think Dune (2021) is my preferred adaptation of the book, but man is there a long list of things I prefer with David Lynch's version (henceforth referred to as '84) and the mini-series (henceforth referred to as Sci-Fi). Some general comments, comparisons, and spoilers to follow: Gurney Halleck - I'm fine with Josh Brolin's portrayal, but I much prefer Patrick Stewart. Seriously, it's hard to beat Patrick Stewart. Both are still better than P.H. Moriarty. Jason Mamoa as Duncan Idaho The trip to Arrakis: I'm not sure why it's such an abbreviated sequence in Dune, but I really love the space travel sequence in '84. There's a scale to "we're packing up EVERTHING" that '84 captures as well as the whole batshit insanity with how space travel happens in the Dune universe. The arrival on Arrakis I also prefer. Liet Kynes I prefer the opening narration of the book and '84 (I don't remember how the mini-series goes), but the opening narration by Chani is alright. It's different, and neither better or worse in all respects. I'm still unsure about Zendaya at this point. She was just kind of there for me. I'm going with the mini-series on this one, but I'll withhold until we see part 2. I like the Baron in this one. Stellan Skarsgård and the make-up crew did a good job capturing the obese, but still fierce and intellectually plotting Harkonnen. It's a much better interpretation than '84 although I'm fond of the hamminess of that performance. But oddly enough this is where I think the character interpretation by the mini-series nails it better. But I can understand why they went in this direction as the mini-series portrayal of general depravity and decadence from an unmasculine, aristocratic degenerate is a hard sell as a bad guy to general audiences. The pronunciation of Harkonnen in Dune and the mini-series is probably more accurate (I'm not sure to be honest), but damn I like the '84 version pronunciation better. Dr. Yueh The actual love between the Duke and Lady Jessica felt a little underdeveloped. It's a pretty big reason for the events happening in the story. Spice Quota: I started reliving memories of playing the computer game. Ornithopters: Pretty cool. Lack of pew pew lasers: I'll probably going to be giving it a second watch. I had to view the film with low volume (family reasons), but I'm hoping I get a better sense of the sound design and orchestral score. I hope to have a better sense of the film at that point, but I'm still super excited about part two.
  5. There's a lot to unpack, but I can finally say this is one of the things the movie finally got right the '84 and the mini series couldn't.
  6. I'm almost finished with Chapterhouse: Dune, so the first book is still super fresh in my mind. And for shits and giggles, I sad down to watch it. I liked it. I couldn't tell if one of the music cues sounded oddly familiar.
  7. I've been in a rough stretch the last few weeks, and the only thing I could do was some retail therapy while picking up supplies for my dad at the local Wal-Mart. I missed a memo somewhere. Why is the physical retail copy of Metroid Dread cheaper than either buying it from the online Switch store or buying that download card? Whatever happened to downloads being cheaper because of less overheard and logistics (2010 logic)?
  8. I'm going to wait on reviews. So far, most reviews are pointing to using a particular Zabra for working out. But I'm going to see what people say about these new AirPods in comparison to the AirPods Pro.
  9. Does anybody here have experience working out with Airpods or the Apple Watch? If I'm jumping into the Apple ecosystem, I'm curious what the accessory experience working out with Apple Products is like. I'm a dinosaur with my phone arm band.
  10. I'm watching rasslin for the first time since it went HD. Evidently I have a lot of catching up to do. I have no idea who CM Punk is, but it's been a long time since I've seen people just so passionate about something. And I have no idea fans were that crazy about Chris Jericho and were singing along to his song. It's been fun. I'm in what'd I miss mode for the last 15 to 20 years.
  11. I'll probably get this game. I've accepted that outside of Steam's seasonal sales I'm basically paying full price.
  12. I do need new shoes. Should I take the advice of some people and get my gait evaluated?
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