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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    Today, 02:00 AM

    View PostTsundoku, on 23 October 2021 - 12:50 AM, said:

    View PostMalankazooie, on 23 October 2021 - 12:31 AM, said:

    Holy crap! That Alec Baldwin news. This surely is going to reverberate through the entertainment industry. Are prop guns that dangerous?


    Depends on the load and the use. They are still weapons, and are always to be treated as "live" IMHO.

    https://www.news.com...418e5d6014435c4

    What the Yanks call Barrel Discipline we call Muzzle Awareness. Same cat, different name.

    "...it has since come out that before the fatal accident, a number of camera crew workers had walked off the set of Rust to protest working conditions amid safety concerns over the prop firearms, which had already misfired before Baldwin handled the weapon." OK that's VERY telling and VERY bad.


    I've read some denials about this being accurate, tho, i have enough experience and contact with that industry to know there are 2, more often 3 layers of safety inspections that are supposed to happen before the prop guns and blanks are used, and supervision... so much had to have gone wrong for this to happen.

    Also likely the end of prop guns and blanks in Hollywood. Adding muzzleflash and sound in post is probably cheaper by now.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    Today, 01:56 AM

    View PostAbyss, on 21 October 2021 - 05:24 PM, said:

    View PostZeto Demerzel, on 21 October 2021 - 03:27 AM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 20 October 2021 - 06:34 PM, said:

    For what it's worth, I listened to one WOT book in Audio and the two narrators put me to sleep. Often.


    I know Michael Kramer comes highly recommended but found his WoT narration utterly dull. I liked Reading's work much better, even when she was doing Rand or one of the other male voices.


    I've heard the Kramer n Reading combo for a few books now... Sanderson's Mistborn and SLA, and Schwab's Darker Shade of Magic... they're pretty great together and individually.
    That said, i can see where some of the drier stages of WoT could make even Kramer sound flat.



    View PostTiste Simeon, on 21 October 2021 - 05:28 PM, said:

    Wait there are dual narrators? Does the text need it?


    Every book i've read that got both of them had them doing characters by gender for the most part. They are both ridiculously talented voice actors so it works very well. I've read many, many books where one narrator does all the voices of all the characters whatever their gender and that works great, but i don't object when the audio publisher springs for the extra talent for a 'richer' earbook. The Graphic Audio productions do full casts and can be brilliant... it turns from a person reading a book, however impressive, to a full blown production. I like.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    21 October 2021 - 05:32 PM

    View PostAbyss, on 19 October 2021 - 07:26 PM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 05 October 2021 - 02:52 PM, said:

    ...
    Now... back to the Lot Lands for more Orc Sons of Anarchy on war pigs w Jonathan French's FREE BASTARDS.


    2/3rds of the way through this and if the author sticks the landing i am going to reco the living hell out of this trilogy.



    Just Finished. He NAILS the landing, full superhero fist to the floor circle of smoke NAILS it.

    So.... Jonathan French, THE LOT LANDS, trilogy GRAY BASTARDS; TRUE BASTARDS; FREE BASTARDS.... half-orc warrior gangs on warboars fighting humans, orcs, centaurs, other gangs.... some excellent characters, at least one full blast holyfuckdidijustreadTHAT moment per book, killer action, great pacing. Deep at times, gloriously hollywood at others.

    Solid fantasy lit these, borderline grimdark at times but not fully, some truly excellent humour too.

    Mid size.

    The three books run one overarching story but each stands nicely solo.

    Earbook narrator is great and totally worth the format.


    View Postamphibian, on 20 October 2021 - 01:00 AM, said:

    I think French does stick the landing - although it's a different landing than I expected.


    Same, i think....

    Spoiler
  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    21 October 2021 - 05:24 PM

    View PostZeto Demerzel, on 21 October 2021 - 03:27 AM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 20 October 2021 - 06:34 PM, said:

    For what it's worth, I listened to one WOT book in Audio and the two narrators put me to sleep. Often.


    I know Michael Kramer comes highly recommended but found his WoT narration utterly dull. I liked Reading's work much better, even when she was doing Rand or one of the other male voices.


    I've heard the Kramer n Reading combo for a few books now... Sanderson's Mistborn and SLA, and Schwab's Darker Shade of Magic... they're pretty great together and individually.
    That said, i can see where some of the drier stages of WoT could make even Kramer sound flat.
  5. In Topic: Ye Big TV Thread

    21 October 2021 - 01:53 PM

    View PostAbyss, on 06 October 2021 - 05:44 PM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 23 July 2021 - 03:08 PM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 23 July 2021 - 03:03 PM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 23 July 2021 - 02:19 PM, said:

    Yet i have started BOSCH and DAMN that is good tv.


    That whole show only flies at ALL because Titus Welliver is an absolute BEAST of an actor who chews every scene he's in.


    Am only on S1... so far the production and most of the supporting cast are fairly solid. Plots run from predictable (and yes Welliver carries those) to reasonably interesting.

    Also one of those shows that employs a metric tonne of actors we've seen in other shows so it's fun to play 'spot the Sons of Anarchy/Breaking Bad/The Americans/etc cast member'.



    View Postworry, on 24 July 2021 - 04:07 AM, said:

    Only 5 eps?! That's a little skimpy.
    Re: Bosch. I too am currently Bosching. Started S4 tonight. All I can say is if you're looking for some Bosch, this show is a high-yielding source of it.



    Halfway thru S6. Great show.
    S4 was a bit of a dip (the K-Killer WTF WAS THAT?), but 5 came screaming back and 6 is cruising along nicely with 5 interweaving and very engaging storylines. QT i take your point about Welliver, he's awesome, but i am seriously loving the entire cast. Some of the one shot extras victims random bystanders cops etc are a bit weak but the main cast are SO good and just nail the chemistry, or deliberate lack of it.

    Almost bummed we only have one season to go, but i see rumours of a spinoff are out there.


    Finished S7 and the series.
    Totally enjoyed this. The characters grow, the cast gets better and better, other than the S4 dip the show got steadily better, the overplots developed in a way that made sense. Great series. Crime/detective drama isn't often my thing and I really looked fwd to watching this.

    Next up was THE LOST SYMBOL, a tv series based on a Dan Brown book i hated. Surprisingly i've enjoyed the two eps aired so far. It's clunky at times but the pace is good, the mysteries and symbology are well handled, Langdon talks a lot but the actor delivers well enough and the production keeps things moving around him.

    And then SQUID GAME. The first 30min of ep1 were fairly meh but once things kick off... yeah i see why the hype. Looking fwd to seeing where this goes.

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    Tsundoku 

    11 Aug 2019 - 09:32
    Thanks for getting me to 1000. *sniff* lots of pollen around here ...
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    Savannah 

    31 Jan 2019 - 15:19
    Unbound Worlds now redirects to the PRH website, so that Top 100 fantasy link no longer works. Here's a very similar one though: https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/best-fantasy-series
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    Abyss 

    31 May 2016 - 03:21
    Because some mobile browsers don't resize and it makes the thread unreadable.
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    Terez 

    30 May 2016 - 18:50
    Just out of curiosity, why is it necessary to spoiler big pics on this forum? They go off the page and don't cause the text to unwrap, and they get resized in mobile browsers. I don't mind doing it; just asking.
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    Shinrei 

    27 Dec 2013 - 12:11
    Merry Nonsensicus!
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    Abyss 

    20 Sep 2013 - 13:20
    And yet you cannot tear your eyes away from it.
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    20 Sep 2013 - 12:23
    There is a word to describe that pic, I just found one in the depths of my convulsing brain. It's DISTURBING but in a funny way.
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    Terez 

    10 Apr 2013 - 17:44
    If you're keeping score, I think my conversation (in a WoT thread, I think) with that one noob-troll about how to get banned from Malazan is worth a few. (i.e. "I recommend telling Malaclypse he's a douchebag.")
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    Abyss 

    18 Dec 2012 - 19:27
    When the new order rises, lazy posters will be among the first to be purged.
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    Whisperzzzzzzz 

    18 Dec 2012 - 19:18
    Good call with the spoilers tags. I didn't want to add them because it makes it extra work to read posts :D
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    Bantato 

    21 Nov 2012 - 17:31
    HELLO
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    Macros 

    15 Nov 2012 - 20:08
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCadcBR95oU
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    Abyss 

    14 Jun 2012 - 17:04
    That's CAThulhu.
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    The dancing game 

    14 Jun 2012 - 16:54
    ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!
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    Oddball 

    30 Mar 2012 - 16:46
    Thanks for setting me up in PEN!
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