Side note: I wish you all of the luck and blessings and shit for this. Kick ass and take names.
Thanks! I'm a little nervous, tbh. The Flex format just has the three sections, no experimental, no additional, so the scoring is insanely tight. I do fine on reading comprehension and logical reasoning but the analytical logic games stuff is still kicking my ass. On the practice tests I can manage about a 163 or so but that's with the extra section and the experimentals. I have no idea what this one is gonna look like when it's all said and done.
@Derp I did terrible on my first round of the LSAT, took it again after a year of actually preparing and stuff, and did well enough to get a big fat scholarship to GU (go bulldogs or whatever). You can always go again if it turns out too stressful for optimized performance.
Yeah, I honestly expect that I'm gonna do bad. Just because of the Flex format, really. Which is why I spent the extra cash for Score Preview and I can just throw that first one away if needed and take a mulligan in like, November.
Arise and live again! Hey, the thread exists so why make a new one?
Anyway. I just discovered there this new(?) - newish - thing where these guys who are amazing singers sing soooooo looooooow.and the subharmonics are just amazing not to mention their overall octave range which is wonderfully displayed when they sing with themselves.
I am 20 minutes into the Zach Snyder's Directors Cut of The Justice League and it is already a million times better than the 2017 version.
THIS is the DC world. No stupid slapstick comedy, no out of character wittiness. This is the DC comics I loved as a child and would stay up at night reading from my father's collection. It wasn't always particularly hopeful, but the stories were something I craved.
I work for a life insurance brokerage firm that used to have an enormous office that took up the entire floor of the building we used to be in. It was large enough to have separate wings connected via a large lobby, and you had to go through at least one door if not two in order to get from one to the other. This meant our sales people could blast loud music, talk loudly, and engage in the rowdiness that apparently serves as the formula for success.
However, we have since moved to a much smaller office as most of our workforce has gone to telecommuting, and now the sales people who do come in now have to share their space with others. You'd think they'd dial down the loud voices, the yelling, the loud music, but no. There's one particular manager who comes in once a week that I outright want to muzzle - it's like he learned how to project his voice and then just never learned to turn it off.
I am extremely sensitive to sound. It can often make me feel like something is pressing down on me, or cause me physical pain. Our new office has two different sound systems, one on each side, and since I sit in the middle, I pick up the music from both sides. I am constantly turning the music down on both - I don't shut it off, but I turn it down.
But mostly I want to throttle the entitlement out of the guys on the sales floor.
I don't know if anyone has recommended them already but I love Hercules Candies on YouTube. They are a super cute, family-owned candy shop in New York that just make videos of all the different candies and stuff they make. It's super wholesome and always cheers me up if I am feeling blue for some reason.
I loved the show, too. I really did. And (having looked up some comments from the showrunner) I absolutely agree that it's for the best that they didn't end with a flash forward; the glimpse of maybe we got was more than enough.
Just... more of a quibble than anything, the ending being on my mind as, y'know, the last thing I saw...
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So, okay. Scorpia is the thing that bugged me a bit about the truncated denouement.
Just because her arc had her realizing how badly Catra had been treating her, and getting the self-respect to break it off and strike out on her own. For as much as she defined herself as a people-pleaser, and as bad as she had it for Wildcat, this was a big step for her.
I would have preferred to see a bit more than an immediate unconditional forgiveness the next time she saw Catra, although I admit it's in-character for her.
Kinda similar, if we'd had more than a sarcastic comment from Mermista about Hoardak.
Not saying in either case that they should have ended the arc on a downer note! Actually really like the idea that (again, from outside interviews with the showrunner) Hoardak goes to clean up Beast Island as community service, and Entrapta goes along with him. Just would've liked to see that in the actual show, and some more for Scorpia (whose development got frozen for a good bit of S5).
But these are, ultimately, just niggles that I was left with at the conclusion, and if they aren't going to delve into them, then the generally upbeat, accepting, and loving finale was the way to do it.
The plot was great, the animation was great, I really cared about the characters. The cyclical abuse theme running through the villain side is definitely something that manages to be heavy without being inappropriate for the target audience. Really, there's so much going on with the characters, and especially the Adora/Catra/Shadow Weaver dynamic.
They even managed an episode where they do the thing where the main character sees something's up and her friends think she's seeing things, and make it not just be pure secondhand embarrassment that I hate watching.
I've been listening to History that Doesn't Suck. It was rough (unprofessional) at the start, but steadily improved so I kept listening. At episode 65 their sound engineer had to quit and Airship took the podcast on and HOLY SHIT the change in quality. It was everything I loved about the podcast (seriously researched, nuanced, unapologetic, funny) but now with the sound expertise of an audio drama.