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  • Birthday 09/27/1986

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  1. Filmmaking

    I think it's great you're doing this. It's very interesting to read these posts of yours.
  2. Have you seen Laurence Olivier's take on it?
  3. Second Language Acquisition with Games

    I teach English in Finland. I think it's easy to start thinking there's something special about games that helps people learn languages. However, I think that's largely bias that comes from our personal history as gamers. Games have a few qualities that are good for language learning, but it's mostly social interaction that you can thank for the excellent language skills some kids have. So it's not playing, usually, but participating in different communities related to gaming.
  4. Far Cry 5

    Huh. I haven't played a Far Cry game since 3 and had to watch a Youtube video and check. I'm not sure about the rest, but trees had physics and reacted to gunfire in 3 too. I see more bending than cutting off branches. Anyway, what a step down. I should fire up Far Cry 2 again
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    I remember being disappointed in the first episode, but now that I watched the next two at least a year later I was surprised by how much I liked it. I think it's rather well shot and occasionally imaginative. To me it looks like they spent quite a lot of effort on sets and atmosphere.
  6. I should probably make a thread for this, but there's a legit, free online version of Secret Hitler on Would anyone be interested in getting together to play that? It would have to be a weekend for me.
  7. I finished it last night. I thought it was trash, really. Some individual scenes and two to three episodes of the show work, but as a whole it's a complete mess. It's one of the few cases where I felt like I actually lost something by giving it a chance. I also saw Altered Carbon, which has some pretty nice visuals and intriguing concepts, but steadily gets worse as the show goes on. It's never quite as bad, but it's pretty bad towards the end. First episodes are great.
  8. After a big Windows update (Fall Creator's Update or something like that) I can't play Youtube videos properly on Chrome anymore. Slow buffering, choppy playback, ramping etc. I have to use Edge (ugh). Of course, when playing Youtube videos on Edge, Youtube shows helpful hints that you should be using Chrome. It's annoying and I can't find anyone else who had this problem and solved it.
  9. Star Wars Episode 8

    I didn't notice anything apart from the space scene obviously. I thought Carrie Fisher stole every scene she was in.
  10. Star Wars Episode 8

    I thought this was OK, but began with a very bad sequence and in general would be better if about half an hour of action we've seen before anyway was cut. I thought the broad strokes were acceptable and despite many faults I bought into the Kylo/Rey stuff again. Very low lows but some highs as well.
  11. I've spent a couple of days in the Valley of the Kings. That place has a very otherworldly feel to it. I hope I'll be able to get some of that experience again. Trailer looks great.
  12. Mindhunter

    After a while, I'm starting to feel a bit torn about the series. The manner in which it ends makes me feel like it wasn't really about anything other than reveling in the weirdness of the killers. I did like watching the show a whole lot, but I thought it was going to have something more to say.
  13. Mindhunter

    I think Holden is well portrayed. He's not likable or genuine, but I've known people who act like him. He's out of touch with his own motivations and good at lying to himself and others.
  14. Movie/TV recommendations

    We saw Mudbound on Netflix and I thought it was terrific. The sense of place is very strong and the way it portrays intertwined lives was very interesting to me. Characters felt more lifelike than in any film I've seen in a while. We also saw Raising Arizona and it's a good dose of Cage (how have I missed it until now?) but not the Coens' best work.