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Since there's no "TV shows to look forward to" thread I'll put this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE1nsOoTJos

BBC's adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I'll definitely be checking this out.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 23, 2014, 09:02:40 PM »
I hadn't even heard of it. I'll keep it in mind though if you think it's worth checking out.

Yeah, I don't think it has made all that much noise, unfortunately. I went to see it with some guys from work and most of them hadn't heard about it either. I highly recommend it and I'm personally quite glad I got to see it in theaters; it was well worth my time and money.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:36:18 PM »

I saw John Wick the other day and I thought it was really good. It's a very straight forward movie with a very simple plot but it's so much fun. I thought it was really well done. Has anybody else seen it? I'd be very interested in reading opinions from other members.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 54
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:54:48 PM »

Thank you for another great episode!  :serpico:

One bit that stood out to me was the discussion that started with Walter saying that Wyald was possibly the worst example of what an apostle is capable of, which is something similar to what I thought when I first read that volume. Regarding that discussion, I also agree with Aazealh in that my reaction at the time might have been influenced by how Wyald's behavior was presented to us: it's right there in the pages for the reader to see. I distinctly remember having a hard time getting through some of the pages in the volume, due both to the graphic nature of some of the images and, as Walter said, the horror of what Wyald and the Black Dog Knights did. Up until that point in the series I had been shocked a few times by the world of Berserk, but this volume took the cake. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I know all apostles are up to no good, but the way Wyald was presented made him stand out to me.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:11:20 PM »

Unfortunately I don't read as much as I used to (not that I read all that much to being with,) but about a year after starting it I finally finished The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. One of the reasons it took me so long to finish it was that it took a while for me to get into the story; the first part wasn't all that interesting to me, but once I got past the first part I got hooked. I'm glad I did read it through, it was well worth it.

At the moment I'm in the middle of The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, which is a book that I haven't found all that easy to get through. After I'll finally read the Sherlock Holmes books, which for some reason I haven't read yet.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: October 06, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »

Better call Saul: The song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGsC_LO3oFY

The show's apparently premiering in February.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:10:44 PM »

There really is no other way of putting it: Holy Shit!  :isidro: I can't wait to see the full episode.

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Started to watch The Americans last weekend, got hooked and finished the first 2 seasons. It's a spy-drama, takes place in the 80's, main characters are KGB agents and it gets complicated as the things they're required to do get all the more dangerous. It felt like a solid 7/10 kinda show. Check out the pilot if you have the time.

I watched the first season a while ago and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I plan on watching the second season soon. I liked Keri Russell's performance in what I saw, as well as Matthew Rhys', but I have to say that I thought his character was a bit creepy.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:22:25 PM »
Reading Aazealh's summary I couldn't help getting a Divine Comedy feeling from this episode. I can't wait to get my hands on the full episode. T minus six days and counting...

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: World Cup 2014 Brazil
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:28:04 PM »
On paper I don't see Mexico beating the Netherlands , but there have been surprises on this WC.

No surprise in the end.  :judo: Another exit in the round of sixteen after being so close... what a shame.

I've never liked Robben and I like him even less after today. Such a diver. And he wonders why referees don't give him the calls.

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Great tutorial! Thank you very much for taking the time of putting it together. There's indeed no excuse anymore not to buy the episodes now.

Just one comment: if the email address you provide to register is from certain domains, there's an extra step before the confirmation email is sent (my guess is that it's email addresses from free email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc). It's not that big a deal, but I thought I'd share it in case someone else encounters this.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:35:33 PM »

I just saw Edge of Tomorrow and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't really know anything about this movie until about a couple of days ago, but I started hearing so many good things about it that I decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. I think Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are really good in it, and so are Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. The only downside is that I think the movie runs out of steam a bit towards the end, and I wasn't quite happy with the ending itself, but overall it was well worth my money. I definitely recommend it.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Imitation of Berserk
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:07:16 PM »

The logo Incantation posted and Walter mentioning runes reminded me that I once saw a pendant that reminded me of the brand when I was at some shop:

http://icelandicjewelry.com/brands/alrun-nordic-jewelry/silver-rune-pendant-heart

The design is quite similar to the logo but, when I read about it in the link above, I found out that the design was based on the runes used to spell the word heart, and I thought it was a bit funny that a design reminiscent of the brand was inspired by the word heart.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 46
« on: April 18, 2014, 06:47:56 PM »
Indeed it is.

Thank you!  :serpico:

I'm really curious to learn why Griffith set it up, but I guess it'll  probably be clear when their meeting takes place.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 46
« on: April 18, 2014, 06:27:01 PM »

Thank you for another great episode!

There's one thing I'd like to ask you to confirm, if you don't mind: regarding the scrolls given to Rickert, in particular the one granting him an audience with Griffith, from what was said in the podcast I took it that the audience was set up in advance, and that the audience was set up specifically for Rickert. Is this so?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Is hot food addictive?
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:58:32 PM »
Dude, you're a bad influence on me..gonna have to check this out  :void: btw, you from Stockholm too?

Nope, I'm in Gothenburg.

I don't know if you can find them at some stores over there, but you can find both Sriracha and Valentina at Extreme Food (http://www.extremefood.se)

Valentina is great.  Do they have the different kinds of it in Sweden?  Because the black label one (the extra hot version) is pretty solid.

Yep, we can get both the regular and the black label Valentina, and I completely agree with you.  :serpico: I actually never found it as hot as advertised, though.

If they sell it over there you should try out a sauce called Cholula.  I didn't like it much when I first tried it, but it grew on me quickly.  Now I consider it my favorite out of all the Mexican hot sauces I have tried.

I'll see if we can get if here to give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Is hot food addictive?
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:18:51 PM »
What's Sriracha? I live in Sweden....  :ganishka:

Sriracha is a red sauce that is available in most if not all Thai restaurants in Sweden (I live in Sweden too  :slan:). I myself am on a Sriracha kick lately.

Another favorite of mine is Valentina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_%28hot_sauce%29

As to your question, I think you can get hooked on hot food and sauces. There's some dishes I can't imagine having without Sriracha or Valentina.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 45
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:35:37 PM »

Thank you for another fantastic episode!

I think the re-reads are turning out really well, I hope you'll continue doing them. It's very interesting to listen to what you have to say about the volumes, both as to how each of them relates to the overall story, but also on the page level; you guys don't seem to miss the smallest detail.

I also like the sections about stuff that I might not be that interested into, such as certain video games or some TV shows; I still find those sections quite entertaining.

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I'm watching the second season of Real Humans, a show that I really like. I thoroughly recommend it to anybody that has the chance to watch it (it apparently has been sold to about 50 countries)

The summary of the show, from Wikipedia, is:

"Real Humans (Swedish title: Äkta människor) is a 2012 Swedish science fiction/drama series set in an alternate version of modern day Sweden where humanoid robot workers and servants are widespread. The series follows the resulting emotional effects on two families as well as the trials of a group of robots who have attained free will and want their freedom from human ownership."

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: December 20, 2013, 05:39:35 PM »
I'm with you, I also think it was a good season finale. I also agree that ending Brody's arc was the right thing to do, but it was still a bit sad to see him go.

I think this is actually a good point to stop watching, I'm not sure I want to sit through another season for just two good episodes.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: December 14, 2013, 05:22:06 PM »

I just watched episode 11 and I think it's the episode I've enjoyed the most the whole season, which might not be much all things considered, but still... I'm actually looking forward to watching the season finale.

Going into the finale I wonder how the writers plan on solving the current situation, on one hand I'm still rooting for Brody, but on the other hand, if he gets out of this one it will be a bit more of what Walter was saying: how can there be any suspense if he's basically untouchable?

Probably my favorite part of the episode was the scene where Abu Nazir's widow and Brody met. I think the scene was well done overall, but her performance in particular was what stood out to me.

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Podcast / Re: What Should the SkullKast Cover?
« on: December 04, 2013, 08:51:58 PM »
Not sure what you mean. Like, the odd time someone joins a call mid-recording? I think that's happened a total of 2 times. But if they're that bothersome, I'll try to remember to disable them on the machine that records.

I'm more referring to the sounds someone gets when they get a message (the first sound on this link: https://soundcloud.com/beyondthebeep/skype-first-message-received). I think doing the show using Skype is a good way of doing it, it's just these sounds that throw me off.

I think I may have a negative predisposition to the Skype sounds (perhaps a pavlovian response or something).  :farnese:

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Podcast / Re: What Should the SkullKast Cover?
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:27:55 PM »

I wasn't sure whether or not to mention this but, since you did ask what we'd like to hear less of, I personally would like to hear less Skype sounds, I find them annoying in general and hearing them during an otherwise quite informative and entertaining podcast is distracting to me (they don't pop up on every show but when they do they completely throw me off). I think the production value of the show i quite good, but it would be even better without those sounds.



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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: December 01, 2013, 04:02:28 PM »

I just finished watching episode 9 and I don't have much to say except that I completely agree with you.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: It Came From The Internet
« on: November 28, 2013, 08:39:53 PM »

The perfect website:

http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/

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