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  1. The Very End of the book,  is what I understand explains why it seems there are some discrepancies in the story / characters and allows them a little artistic freedom to modify things a bit, if this is a prior or later incarnation of the endless quest of Roland.  That may just be fan speculation, but it would make sense to me so they don't end up trapped in a GRRM like " you didn't copy page 48 exactly like it was in the book" sniveling festival of the hyper fans.

  2. I haven't checked the chemical formulation but this may be one of these rare places where model makers can benefit from women's products at a cheaper price, I buy acetone / thinner by the gallon from beauty supply store for less than a small bottle of paint, but my girlfriend buys men's razors and shampoo because it costs half as much.

    I think this is the same or a similar formulation that is used for UV Gel fingernails, not the paint color they use, but it's a two part powder / gel mixture that when applied and dried under a mild UV light for a few minutes hard as a rock and transparent.  I tried playing with this stuff a few years ago to make some canopies and failed miserably but to be honest I only spent a few dollars, it didn't work and I gave up.

  3. Switch Hunting

    If you have a couple Target stores in your area, I got mine Monday, checked the stock online, the first time I went in they were sold a few minutes earlier than I arrived, even though they showed limited stock, but when you go, you can ask about their shipments, my stores get their trucks Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, so you know when to check the stock checker and drop by the store first thing in the morning. 

  4. I saw some early harsh reviews giving it the "Alien Wanna-be" rip off of a lifetime award, from the trailer I can already see a lot of it's shortcomings but I'll still watch it, I'm a hopeless space / sci-fi / horror fan, it's got to be better than 80% of what's floating around on the internet that I haven't already seen.  

  5. Yeah, they should have taken a scripting note from the fan reaction to Cloud Atlas, the "true true" nonsense just sounds stupid, having a bunch of people develop a whole new regional dialect ( We talk like the trashpile people of the ancient garbagian empire! ) in the span of a few years is just silly.  Maybe their leader has autism and it will explain the shorthand, but if they spontaneously developed the "Junkyard Engrish" it's going to grate on my nerves every time they appear.

  6. News article in the local paper here in Tennesee two days ago. Our state legislators have put forward a bill to negate the need for a tax stamp for silencers and to open them up for any legal gun owner at retail.

     It was put forward as a health issue for hunters.  Since guns are loud and can damage hearing and hunters need their senses, they indicate it makes sense to allow sound suppression.  Next few years might be interesting times in the U.S. 

  7. On 10/27/2016 at 10:37 PM, Sandman said:

    TV Daryl took on some of comics dwight's story beats from what I understand. Them both being on the show at the same time is almost redundant unless they branch them off in separate ways.



    I can't imagine they will discard Daryl lightly because he is such a fan favorite, but they need the Dwight redemption story because it is one of the most uplifting character development arcs they do in the whole series.  That being said, I'm guessing they are going to ultimately end up sacrificing Daryl in some mission, perhaps to rescue Eugene because two bad-ass tough but lovable biker guys is too much leathery hug material for one show :p


  8. I'm betting they are a plot vehicle for Alexandria to re-arm. Either soul-less villain types that Rick and company can dispatch with abandon to remind the viewers how tough they are, or like-minded victims of the Saviors with a just cause and willingness to re-arm the Alexandirans on the down low in return for creture comforts and a few houses in Alexandria with hot showers and bottle of chianti. 

  9. LoL to each their own, I don't particularly care for The Fast and The Furious series,  but who cares, what equate to fun, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  

    I love the Final Destination movies, my friends think they are idiotic, I don't give a fart. This isn't fine art, it's just a fun diversion for an hour or two. Life's short, find stuff that makes you laugh and happy, who cares what other people think :p

  10. Oh I'm sure I'm out of date, but my LHS charges exorbitant prices and has limited selection, the last convention the PG kit I wanted was 300 bucks, I just got back from Thailand, the mall hobby shop was charging converted 400 US, and I got it 10 bucks less than HLG and free shipping saving over  50 dollars total, just throwing it out there.  In the past when I searched amazon it was only scalpers charging a thousand bucks a perfect grade kit, now they are selling some retail.

  11. This may be old news, but I just found that Amazon has started importing Bandai Gundam kits and selling them from their prime service forwhat appear to be very reasonable prices if you get them from either themselves or a competitive vendor.



  12. It will be interesting to watch the next few seasons to see how the characters evolve based on what we just saw.

    They've strayed a hair here and there in terms of character development with some of the players and some who don't exist in both the comic and the TV show, but clearly they are following the same basic trajectory, Ezekiel, Maggie at Hilltop, Rick at Alexandria..... We can probably safely assume that we can look forward to a season of Rick's group subjugated, making alliances with the other groups and ultimately, working to overthrow Negan. How the Daryl element will play out I don't know, he may take the place of his scarred alter ego from the comic books, but that such a rich character development story which they are going to need I don't think they'll discard him, I expect they'll save Daryl for another Fan cliffhanger death leading up to the Negan showdown

  13. Third party developer support looks good for Nintendo finally, hopefully they learned a lesson. I'm convninced we've hit or passed "peak graphics" where the cost to produce games has created such a high barrier to the console market that we're going to keep getting really pretty, crappy games with a few exceptions, while lots of game developers will focus on the shallow, crap mobile market. If Nintendo can get great game developers to make really good, solid games and help with cost control by limiting the insane graphics arms race, I'm in.

    Final Fantasy 15 might look like a playable HD anime, but if the gameplay is a drag or the story is blah, who cares. Super Mario or Pokemon Switch might look like any other Nintendo Game, but if it's actually fun, I'll play it a hell of a lot longer.

  14. I was expecting them to cop out and off Abraham or Daryl and save Glenn since he was such a fan fave in the show, When Negan turned around and splatted Glenn I was a little caught off guard, even though I knew from the comics it needed to happen to harden Maggie for her future role. Still, I'm glad they didnt' pull any punches, eye popped out, trash talk and all

  15. I watched it a few days ago, I had a few laughs, but as a "re-boot" in my book it was a total failure, it didn't do anything to improve upon the original, it wasn't as funny as the original, and the attempts to jazz it up with the eccentric "Q" type ghostbuster was just not worth the effort they expended IMO.

    I think this is another great example of why the re-boot phenomenon needs to die, if you cant' take the original idea and add something new and clever, and/or if the original or previous incarnation of the story wasn't a turd, just stop.

    They should have made this as a late / modern day sequel, payed homage to the original and written this one around their new ghostbusters with an original storyline, the team that made The Heat, Bridesmaids, Spy, those are some of the funniest movies I've seen in years, NuGhostbusters wasn't. I can't imagine how anyone who loved, or even liked the original movie, would watch this as think, "Wow, this was way better than that old version of this story."

    Let's all look forward to the Back to the Future re-boot starring "insert slightly different main character" and a time travelling "insert different unique car type here", to go back to the year ( Insert random 1980's year) with slightly different soundtrack. Yay, money!

  16. LOL, I was totally on the voodoo with my RX-8 I was pre-mixing my fuel every fill up and had near perfect compression testing after 5 years and 60,000 miles, mine was a 2007 before they added the third oil injector in what was it 2011? to help protect the seals. I lived by the red-line a day rule, which meant I had to have fun driving the car at least once a day. The maintenance routines actually made me a lot closer to that car than any other I've ever owned.

    I was always terrified of someone stealing my Cat, for a while there was a huge surge in people having their catalytic converters stolen off their 8's because of the obscene fuel /exhaust problem, the cat in those cars was designed with a platinum plate that helped burn off excess exhaust material to pass emissions testing, depending on your location they cost $2,000 to $3,000 to replace if yours got stolen. I have no idea what the platinum in them was actually worth, but they were apparently worth enough that people learned how to cut them off cars and steal them from cars with only a few inches clearance off the street.

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