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TV & Movies / Re: Daredevil (Netflix)
« Last post by kendranoelle on Today at 07:07:33 PM »
I am completely unfamiliar with basically all of the Punisher movies and standalone stuff. I just really loved the performance of the guy who played the Punisher on Daredevil.

I think a 13 episode series could work- as long as it's just 1 season. And then just continue having him pop around to the other "worlds" as stonesan said.

And Brilligtove- I will admit to finding the last few episodes of Season 2 of Daredevil underwhelming. I wasn't that impressed with Elektra and the bizarre change from Matt being in a relationship with Karen (which... god their chemistry was non-existent- not sure if crap writing or the fact that the actors literally have no chemistry, my opinion it's both) to suddenly wanting to "run away and spend the rest of his life with Elektra was just... weird. And yeah- the way he started treating his friends pissed me off too. I get he was supposed to "push them away to keep them safe" but seriously- he was being a total asshole. I also thought the whole "big bad ninja" thing was kinda stupid- though based on my wikipedia-ing- The Hand is kinda important and they are evil ninjas so.

I'd wager to guess that writing romantic relationships in these worlds are just very difficult to do. Considering the whole arc between that soldier/cop dude and Jessica Jones' pseudo sister person was also just... freaking weird.

I still love Daredevil. Enjoyed it much more than Jessica Jones. I really do look forward to Season 3.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by kendranoelle on Today at 07:00:16 PM »
Reservoir Dogs 6/10

Guess I just wasn't into it. Couldn't wait for Quint to get killed for bad acting. Everyone else was just trying to be a dick.

How dare. That is one of my 10/10 movies because the acting is just so amazing. I'm a huuuuuuge Steve Buscemi fan and I love Tim Roth- and uuuuuuuuuunnnnnnggg Michael Madsen's performance was glorious.

I do respect your opinion though- it's certainly not for everybody. People act like I committed an act of sacrilege when I say I hated Pulp Fiction.

So legit. And I agree- Quentin should never, ever act. Ever.
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TV & Movies / Re: film adaptations better than the book
« Last post by kendranoelle on Today at 06:57:33 PM »
"The Green Mile" book was good but goddamn do I love the movie more.

"Everything is Illuminated"

Jonathan Safran Foer is a terrible writer. All of the stupid "flashbacks" interrupted the story and were just... bad (nonsensical and hard to parse). The movie glossed over the shitty flashbacks for the most part (and only kept some very short, well done ones that actually made sense). Liev Schrieber is a god for turning that shitfest of a book into a movie- don't know how he did it but he did. And Eugene Hutz is amazing- so bonus.

"Sense and Sensibility" - the Emma Thompson interp of the book was really, really good. I still really like "Sense and Sensibility" the book, but I feel the script and the acting especially made the story much more engaging (and it got rid of all the inane comments about ~manners~ and such). I'll say the same for "Pride and Prejudice"- the Keira Knightly version (which also had Emma Thompson's assistance). I really enjoyed that flick and again- I really liked the novel too- but I just liked the movie a bit more.
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Something I wonder, when the metabolism slows down, what exactly isn't happening anymore that used to happen?  Which processes are slowing down?  So many of the calories you eat are used for basic cellular processes which are pretty important for keeping you alive.

One mechanism is that you lose muscle, tissue with high energy usage.  Another, is that given sufficient calorie restriction for sufficient time, your body temperature will lower, because metabolic processes that maintain your body temperature will slow down.
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I mean, it's probably going to depend on the individual person. People with higher testosterone tend to build muscle more readily from what I've read, but testosterone levels vary--to the point where there are cis women who have higher levels that some cis men, with no noticeable negative effects for either party. It's not a huge variance, and cis men do tend to have higher testosterone levels; but those with lower testosterone levels absolutely can build muscle. There are a lot of health benefits associated with building muscle, including iirc, prevention of osteoporosis and better mobility later in life.

Just my opinion, but I think this is getting a little bit ridiculous.
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*cals in vs cals out IS true, but also a lot more complicated than it looks.
I don't know that I've been clear about this, but I'm not arguing against the basic thermodynamic principle. Humans aren't perfect metabolizing machines, however, and our bodies respond to changes in diet quickly and fairly efficiently. The "eat less, fatty" attitude behind CICO is what I'm arguing against.

It's complicated, obviously starving yourself does cause weight loss so its not like it doesn't work.  It's just a terrible way to lose weight for many reasons. 

Something I wonder, when the metabolism slows down, what exactly isn't happening anymore that used to happen?  Which processes are slowing down?  So many of the calories you eat are used for basic cellular processes which are pretty important for keeping you alive.
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: 6 most common sexes
« Last post by skptcdrone on Today at 06:08:03 PM »
I just listened to a podcast with Julia Serano yesterday on sex out loud.  It was a great interview.


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*cals in vs cals out IS true, but also a lot more complicated than it looks.
I don't know that I've been clear about this, but I'm not arguing against the basic thermodynamic principle. Humans aren't perfect metabolizing machines, however, and our bodies respond to changes in diet quickly and fairly efficiently. The "eat less, fatty" attitude behind CICO is what I'm arguing against.
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: 6 most common sexes
« Last post by pandamonium on Today at 05:57:03 PM »
Julia Serano is also a really good source for information about trans issues, especially with regard to the psuedoscience that gets perpetrated about trans women.
http://www.juliaserano.com/

Zinnia Jones has really great videos, as well.
https://www.youtube.com/user/ZJemptv

https://aoifeschatology.com/ is a blog I've read in the past--it's more politically focused, and maybe not kid-friendly? in that it can be very technical. But it's good stuff.

Also! I know this woman personally, and she's amazing, and great, and super cool (her stuff should be pretty accessible to a younger person, less technical stuff):
http://the-orbit.net/transandgodless/

And she hasn't blogged in a few years, but I like Natalie Reed's work:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/nataliereed/
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Tech Talk / Re: How does free software work?
« Last post by Harry Black on Today at 05:52:13 PM »
Welcome to the dark side.  >:D

We're here when you're ready...
You remember what I was like with ubuntu right?!

Though in fairness that turned out to be the repurposed components in the machine.
Tip- Dont buy laptops from markets in third world countries.
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