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Everything posted by TychoCelchuuu

  1. Important If True 53: Alexa, Destroy Me

    The Nick stuff is great. And my wine question from two weeks ago seems to really have legs!
  2. A BotW video

    I classify it as "unashamed uninformed blatant shilling." And by shilling I don't mean a British coin!
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    I think the entire distinction is pointless no matter what it means, but I was just curious what @Patrick R meant because it sounded different from the usual definition (which I agree is typically applied to books, not to movies, probably because the distinction is more noticeable in a book, where any technology has to be explained with words, whereas a movie can just show a science thing on screen for five seconds). I also forgot that Snowpiercer had a perpetual motion machine - if I had remembered that, I wouldn't have labeled it hard sci-fi.
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    I think so. Usually "hard sci-fi" means there's an attempt to be (more or less) scientifically plausible, whereas non-hard sci-fi doesn't make the attempt. So for instance something like Star Trek or Star Wars wouldn't be hard sci-fi, because it's basically just space magic that does whatever it needs to for the story, whereas Gravity and Inception would be hard sci-fi because they don't continually break the laws of physics or rewrite the rules of technology in each scene. Thus typically Under the Skin would go in the non-hard sci-fi category because the little technology that's in there is basically magic, whereas Snowpiercer would be hard sci-fi because it's pretty much just a big train.
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    What makes Under the Skin "hard" sci-fi but Inception, Snowpiercer, and Gravity not "hard" sci-fi?
  6. Jeff Goldblum

  7. Movie/TV recommendations

    Yeah, Mute fucking sucks. One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. Duncan Jones seems to be sliding slowly downhill since Moon.
  8. What's the Name of the Game!?

  9. Plug your shit

    The lighting/caustics in your stuff is always so great.
  10. Best Third-Person Shooters

    If you took a poll I think Max Payne and Max Payne 2 would be at the top or near the top of a lot of people's lists. The Grand Theft Auto games also sort of count.
  11. Movie/TV recommendations

    Yeah I think that's for DRM reasons. I think a lot of streaming services are like that. Amazon only streams its highest HD on Internet Explorer and similar browsers, I think.
  12. What's the Name of the Game!?

    9. 11. 14. 15. 16.
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    The movie looks fine in theaters, so maybe it's a streaming/Internet thing.
  14. Jeff Goldblum

  15. Jeff Goldblum

  16. Filmmaking

    Trelby definitely works on Windows.
  17. Movie/TV recommendations

    I like it a lot. Peter Serafinowicz is a tremendous choice for the lead. I'm not sure they could have gotten anyone better. The guy who plays Arthur also hosts my favorite podcast so that's a nice bonus.
  18. Haha yes as I saw the email receding into the distance I was like "they totally forgot about it..."
  19. Finished listening. Great podcast. Very good endorsements (learning that televised curling mics the players made me want to watch it immediately) and the wine discussion was everything I could've hoped for with that email. Jake's reaction to "Important If Crew" was great. Chris, one nice thing you can use Marmite for is adding it to stews and other sorts of things that you want to be savory. It's a good way to acclimate yourself to it gently, by introducing some Marmite notes into stuff you're already eating.
  20. I'm partway through and I love the little moments when Nick is not overdubbed and Robonick peeks through. Also I'm excited to keep listening because it sounds like they read my wine email.
  21. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  22. Marvel movies

    Well I mean in Age of Ultron some shit went down, you know?
  23. Marvel movies

    They're three pretty different movies. Pretty much the only things they have in common is that they're about Iron Man and War Machine. My favorite parts of Iron Man 3 are the whole Mandarin situation, Iron Man's character arc, the humor, Miguel Ferrer showing up, and the fact that Shane Black set another movie during Christmas.
  24. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    If it makes you feel any better, there's tons of misogyny in most other video games too.