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Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:19 pm

In one episode, they show him taking off his helmet to eat but only once he’s alone and the shot is only from the neck down and from behind
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:46 pm

Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
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A group of online justice seekers track down a guy who posted a video of him killing kittens.
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:44 pm

Okay, I'm done binging on it. Three one-hour episodes.

This is a case study on how to dox. Not that their doxing did much good, the police ignored them until there was an actual body.

It starts out with a guy that posts a video of himself putting two adorable kittens in a freezer bag and vacuuming out all the air until they died. A second video shows him putting the dead kitties in the freezer and taking them out to play with them for a while.

The internet goes crazy insane angry and a group is formed to find the guy. And they did. Tiny clues, like the type of electrical wall socket in the room, a blanket on the bed, voices in the background, etc., led (and misled) them to the right guy, but first the wrong guy, who got harassed by the internet multitudes until he killed himself.

It is a sad story of the Internets.

Well worth the watch. I give it 4/5

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:28 am

Sounds interesting. I may check that out.

You kinda posted a spoiler there though. Are they that the second guy they found is really the right guy, considering the first guy wasn't?

This is one of the problems with vigilante justice.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:34 am

I don't want to post any more spoilers. My kinda spoiler isn't much of one, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:47 am

I binge-watched The Witcher this weekend. Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. I won't call it great, but it was certainly watchable, in my opinion. It has a bit of a campy feel to it. There's some T&A in it. Not too much, but enough to make it for adults. Same as the video game in that respect.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5180504/

If you liked the video game, or Skyrim, or Game of Thrones, or D&D it might be worth at least trying.



The episodes are sort of episodic, and there's a fair amount of temporal discontinuity. Some scenes or episodes are flashbacks to earlier times, although it's never laid out explicitly. So it can make the plot a bit confusing to follow at times, if you're not paying close attention. You won't see a caption saying "10 years earlier" or anything like that, you just have to work it out from what's happening. In one scene a character seems to break the 4th wall a bit by mentioning how he's giving exposition.
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Post by Bruce » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:57 am

I never played the game or read the books. I'm halfway through the season and can't follow the timeline at all. I'm just glad the hunchback witch finally finished the jawbreaker in her cheek.
Spoiler:

Was surprised by the explicit baby death. You don't see that very often. Then wondered what the hell was the point of that scene.

Law of surprise? WTF??

Bored by this Fabio dude that just wanders around killing monsters and fucking witches. He's like the "hero" on the cover of every trashy romance novel for chicks.

In fact, I haven't found a single likable character in this story. Every character is either boring or some level of villain.

Continuing to watch out of curiosity to see what is the nature of this shape shifting villain and what is so special about the blond chick. If they both turn out to be dragons in human form, then I'll be like Zzzzzz.
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Post by Bruce » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:00 am

Watched Dont fuck with cats.

Very interesting documentary!

I vaguely remember hearing about the hunt for the cat killer, but I don't recall hearing about the human murder and dismemberment.

Good 3 hour binge watch.
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Post by Fid » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:16 pm

Just finished binge watching the fourth season of "The Expanse" on Amazon.

The thing may need a graceful exit.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:17 am

Bruce wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:57 am
I never played the game or read the books. I'm halfway through the season and can't follow the timeline at all. I'm just glad the hunchback witch finally finished the jawbreaker in her cheek.
Spoiler:

Was surprised by the explicit baby death. You don't see that very often. Then wondered what the hell was the point of that scene.

Law of surprise? WTF??

Bored by this Fabio dude that just wanders around killing monsters and fucking witches. He's like the "hero" on the cover of every trashy romance novel for chicks.

In fact, I haven't found a single likable character in this story. Every character is either boring or some level of villain.

Continuing to watch out of curiosity to see what is the nature of this shape shifting villain and what is so special about the blond chick. If they both turn out to be dragons in human form, then I'll be like Zzzzzz.
Spoiler:
To simplify the timeline a bit: The first episode is called "The End of the Beginning" for a reason. You can sort of think of it as the penultimate episode chronologically. Or at least the part about Cintra getting sacked by Nilfgard. The stuff with Geralt in the episode is probably not happening simultaneously with those events, but actually many years earlier, which is confusing. Everything that happens in episodes 2-7 is many years earlier than the battle between Nilfgard and Cintra in the first episode (except for the Ciri storyline, which happens after the sacking of Cintra). Episode 8 reprises that part and then shows what happened after that.

Also, I wouldn't watch this until you finish season 1, but this cleared up a lot of questions I had:

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Post by Bruce » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:38 am

Witcher = Standard trashy romance novel + standard D&D campaign

We were totally suckered into it. Tits and dragons. I'm so ashamed. I'll watch Season 2 when it comes out.....but I'll feel like a whore. :(
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Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:39 am

Fid wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Just finished binge watching the fourth season of "The Expanse" on Amazon.

The thing may need a graceful exit.
I am enjoying it. They are trying to condense a great deal of books and are doing a better job of it than Dumb and Dumber did with GoT. Though I guess D&D could retort that at least the creators of The Expanse have books to base their adaption upon.

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Post by ed » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:08 pm

The Crown

Interesting, not sure about the accuracy but it certainly removes the attraction of living like a modern Royal. Charles comes across as a weak guy but basically good. Certainly worth a watch.
In series 3:
Helena Bonham Carter is Princess Margaret -- always amusing
Tobias Menzies is Prince Philip (GOT, Rome)
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:06 pm

I keep trying to watch it. Inevitably, 15 minutes in I fall asleep.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:28 pm

Dracula. Season 1. Netflix.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

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It captured me in the first five minutes. We'll see how it goes.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:23 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Dracula. Season 1. Netflix.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

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It captured me in the first five minutes. We'll see how it goes.
Was going to give that a try tonight.

Just finished the second season of Lost in Space, I am surprised to find that I like it FAR more than I expected to.
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Rob Lister wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Dracula. Season 1. Netflix.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

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It captured me in the first five minutes. We'll see how it goes.
90 minute episodes. Only 3 per season. I'm about to start E3 now. Fucking addicting. So worth the watch.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:26 pm

Any of you lot ever see Louis Jourdan in Dracula
google google
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Dracula_(1977_film)

Thing is that I vividly recall Jourdan having this look of world weariness. Superb portrayal. I'd love to see it again.
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Post by ed » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:26 pm

Stupid dupe
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Post by ed » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:52 pm

Just downloaded it. A guilty pleasure.
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