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  1. I napped in my chair yesterday whilst reclined. 

    I am not using the lumbar cushion as much now, but still bring it in from time to time.  I also appreciate what people say re office chair versus gaming chair however it was very important to me to be able to support my head/neck and a lot of the office chairs that are raved about don’t have that option.

  2. On 20/03/2021 at 12:25, footle said:

    also clear, as if needed, just how much sway hamilton had 

    And a little sad that everyone else is being a good boy and saying what they are told and backing the FIA.


    Hamilton, reigning world champion, is the only one who felt in a strong enough position to call a spade a spade!

  3. This is the first time I’ve watched Drive to Survive and I did enjoy it.  Like the rest of you I am confused by the glaringly missing stories, and I wonder whether any bias is at play?  This season really paints Racing Point as a bit of a ‘victim’, it’s very pro Lance, and that would also explain ignoring the Hulk who everyone adores.

  4. 3 hours ago, Garwoofoo said:

    I was also new to all of this when I started watching them - I'd previously seen (and largely disliked) a bunch of Batman movies and maybe one of the Spider-Man movies but honestly superheroes weren't my thing at all. I had no idea who any of these characters were apart from a vague memory of The Incredible Hulk from TV in the 1970s.


    The pleasure in these movies, for me, is in seeing characters recur, grow and develop in the same way they would in a long-running TV series, but with the pacing and spectacle that only a series of blockbuster movies can provide. Each movie is fun enough in its own right but together they become more than the sum of their parts.


    It's easy to be snobby and say they are not "high art" or what have you but, honestly, creating a series of movies with this many moving parts (and this many egos involved) and somehow making every bit of the sequence at least pretty good, keeping the tone consistent, and building to an actually satisfying climax is a real achievement. There's nothing wrong with popular entertainment when it's done as well as this.

    When Avengers Assemble first came out, I remember feeling genuinely amazed and so very pleased with how well the characters all came together and made an ensemble film :) In fact I think I posted about it at the time!

  5. 8 minutes ago, BadgerFarmer said:

    You shouldn't need to grind for levels, not if the enemies are running away from you. More for JP if you think it would be worth having a particular skill for a boss.


    Using the ship exploration thing when you're not playing is worth it for extra JP and XP orbs too.


    Once you're into the second area and unlock one of the first jobs there, there's a fairly solid tactic for quite a few of the bosses after.

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    Have one character a minstrel and get them to do the party defence buff skill 3 times straight off, then repeat as soon as they're active again. Or the magic defence one for some bosses. Have another character with white magic for healing. It gives you more room to breathe.


    Yeah I’ve been doing this.


    I struggled with 



    Bernard.  Just getting enough damage onto him without him healing it back, it was such a slog, but I made it.  Grinding some JP now before the inevitable next showdown :) 


  6. 42 minutes ago, Retroguy said:

    God yeah- I did that one yesterday and it was like the game was trolling me. What I don’t understand is that the reward for these side quests is often totally pointless, like a tiny amount of gil. You get more than that as a random reward when you’re cutting the grass with your sword. What’s the point?? Quests like that don’t build the world either.

    Some of them do give a fairly decent JP orb. I think that one may have after all that :lol: 


    I had another couple of boss fights, one of which I really struggled with.  Guess it’s time to grind.  It’s a bit unbalanced though as enemies on the map run away from me.

  7. If you are keen on WandaVision (and it is excellent) you need to get to a point of watching all The Avengers films to get the most from it, IMO.


    So the good advice about hitting “phase 2” is where to start.  Thor Dark World I barely remember, but as mentioned Captain America and the Winter Soldier is brilliant, and I can’t even remember if I’ve seen Iron Man 3 :lol: 


    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is messy, but important for the story.  Then you’re in “phase 3” which is Captain America Civil War, Thor Ragnarok etc.


    The other film to check in with from a WandaVision POV is Captain Marvel, preferably before Avengers Infinity War & Endgame, I would say. 

    Otherwise, Guardians of the Galaxy films are fab.  Doctor Strange I really liked.  Still need to see Ant Man.


    I consider myself a fairly casual fan of the Marvel universe.  Never read the comics as a kid, really really enjoyed the first Avengers film and enjoy most of the films but never really to the point of repetition, for some reason.  I loved WandaVision but I’m aware there’s a lot of references I missed, though it doesn’t detract from my experience.  I’m now also watching Agents of SHIELD for the first time and really enjoying it, even though it’s completely out of chronological context now :D 



  8. 2 hours ago, BadgerFarmer said:

    No, just the same character. ;)


    I'm not keen on the idea that hey it's a JRPG so what do you expect from the story/characters. The best classic JRPGs might've been daft, but they were full of original ideas in that respect. That was always a big part of their appeal, and an area where BD2 could do so much more.

    Agree, it feels pretty formulaic in that respect.  That said the moment Elvis opened his mouth, I was all in.

  9. As with the first game, this is addictive as anything.

    Four hours in already, prologue done.


    It does run poorly though, puzzled why there’s a bit of a delay loading menus or Party Chat and such.


    And yeah, story is seemingly usual JRPG Crystal fare but that’s what I’m here for :lol: 

    Enjoying/10.  The battle and job systems are some of the best the genre has to offer, it’s great fun mixing the classes around.

  10. 1 hour ago, Gambit said:

    Is Burn Notice good? I mean, it has Bruce Campbell in it so I assume, yes?



    Season 11 was appalling and the low point of the show.


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    Everything that happened in Season 10 was a dream/vision by Scully. Or Mulder? I can't quite remember. It was a great way to fuck everybody off right from the start.


    Haha what a load of tosh :lol: 

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