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#1
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-2...
Last post by Hamilcar - Today at 12:11:28 PM
Quote from: viper37 on June 02, 2023, 08:47:57 PMRussian forces tried to blow up my men, says mercenary boss Prigozhin

All is going well in Putin's master plan.

Russians really are the worst people.
#2
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 11:40:38 AM
Quote from: Syt on Today at 02:02:06 AMProbably more of a "Geordie accent" question? :P
Still fighting the good fight against the great vowel shift :lol:
#3
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 09:45:12 AM
And until last month Liverpool had three mayors - Lord Mayor, Mayor of Liverpool, Metro-Mayor of the Liverpool City Region.

The council went against a local referendum and have decided to abolish the Mayor of Liverpool and return to a council leader model.

I think Metro-Mayor maybe works for most of them - only London and maybe Manchester buck the trend because of a very strong, common identity. The others are all very clearly of a metropolitan area which is more than just the city.
#4
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by garbon - Today at 09:30:26 AM
Quote from: Josquius on Today at 02:55:16 AM
Quote from: HVC on June 02, 2023, 04:21:41 PMWhat should the person be called if not mayor? :unsure:

There's a bunch of better terms alas most ruined by being used for other things.

Mayor has this problem too and totally incorrect associations of covering just a town.

This leads to fucked up situations where you've city region mayors whose regions contain cities with mayors of their own.

At least at a Grand to the Mayor. Something along the lines of speaker considering what the job involves?

Feels like a lost game at this point. London has many mayors of its boroughs that are certianly not the same as the Mayor of London.
#5
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by grumbler - Today at 09:30:22 AM
Quote from: Crazy_Ivan80 on Today at 08:24:47 AMplease be good...

JMS had complete creative control, so it should be good other than the pedestrian dialogue he seems stuck with.
#6
Quote from: HVC on June 02, 2023, 04:21:41 PMWhat should the person be called if not mayor? :unsure:
Quote from: HVC on June 02, 2023, 04:21:41 PMWhat should the person be called if not mayor? :unsure:

Oberb├╝rgermeister/Burgomeister

- Majordomo
- Grand Mayor
- Great(er) Mayor
- Arch-Mayor

Alternatively, Municipal Council President.  :P
#7
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Crazy_Ivan80 - Today at 08:24:47 AM
Quote from: grumbler on Today at 07:23:47 AMA B5 animated movie, Babylon 5: The Road Home is being released this summer, as reported by theHollywood Reporter

QuoteReturning Babylon 5 castmembers include Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Peter Jurasik as Londo Mollari, Bill Mumy as Lennier, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley and Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander.

JMS has been hinting at this for a while but couldn't reveal much because WB hadn't announced it yet.  The animation has been finished for a while, but it apparently took some time to find voice actors that were G'Kar enough and Delenn enough.

please be good...
#8
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Grey Fox - Today at 08:22:16 AM
Quote from: Josquius on Today at 01:37:25 AMMy boy has gotten a new book. Very posh and old timey one called hide and seek pig. On each page there's a rhyme, a flap, and an animal is found.
Usually they rhyme.
Seek, beak. Sheet, feet. So on.

On one page however they go with here and ear. :blink:
Does that rhyme to anyone?

Ask your wife. 😆

It's the same sound twice. No difference, none.
#9
Off the Record / Re: Fun with ChatGPT (Deserves...
Last post by grumbler - Today at 08:07:21 AM
Quote from: Syt on Today at 12:53:50 AMAddendum:

QuoteBased on this premise, draft a plot outline (hero's journey) for Mia, following the events at the shop. Add locations, characters and concepts as needed. Make a separate list item for each part of the hero's journey.
ChatGPT

QuoteHero's Journey Plot Outline for Mia:

(snip)
Note: This is a generalized plot outline, and you can further develop each stage with additional subplots, twists, and character development to create a more detailed and engaging story.

(Emphasis mine)

ChatGPT doesn't seem to realize that the Hero's Journey is the parallel journey of the hero's character, as well as the external journey to fulfill the quest.  This is just the exterior journey.
#10
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by grumbler - Today at 07:23:47 AM
A B5 animated movie, Babylon 5: The Road Home is being released this summer, as reported by theHollywood Reporter

QuoteReturning Babylon 5 castmembers include Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Peter Jurasik as Londo Mollari, Bill Mumy as Lennier, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley and Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander.

JMS has been hinting at this for a while but couldn't reveal much because WB hadn't announced it yet.  The animation has been finished for a while, but it apparently took some time to find voice actors that were G'Kar enough and Delenn enough.