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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like Hunter x Hunter and the Chimera Ants. If you were watching anime on a site somewhere, you may have seen the Chimera Ant king as the pic for the episode since he's currently been fighting Chairman Netero.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually been keeping up-to-date on that series, and I don't see any resemblance past coming into existence fully formed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the names y'all, I've passed it on.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I've actually been keeping up-to-date on that series, and I don't see any resemblance past coming into existence fully formed.

Well, the people as eggs from tree thingie seemed kinda like what happens with the ants in Diego's palace.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from eggs? that never came into play, I was really just trying to convey this is the entire first part of their lifecycle somewhat better than "from infancy" would have. Certainly there were no macro-sized eggs to be seen, only branches. Human-shaped branches.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, people do hang eggs from trees for Easter, maybe it was an amalgam of things. And I was talking about the captured people in the courtyard of Diego's palace.



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ugh okay so at work there is a dude among the unloaders who i can only describe in tvtropes terms as The Political Officer. he apparently has some kind of unofficial status as a quasi-manager in the unloader crew, in that he has this generally recognized authority to order us around and shit. i assumed at the outset that he was just telling us how things work for the sake of the new guys, but he also seems to have a role as the unofficial enforcer of the company culture, to badger us and criticize us when we're not working in the proper walmart way. and he also seems to be able to go to the supervisors and complain about the rest of us and bring the supervisors down on our asses. but there's no outward or official recognition of this authority, so it feels like his purpose is to outwardly be one of the unloaders and we should regard him as such, but his real purpose is to monitor us and criticize us and bring management's wrath down on us whenever he deems fit. and it's hard to ask him if he's an undercover corporate shill because if he is, then i'm probably doing myself no favors in pointing it out.

allegedly, walmart has an "open door" policy in which you can take any concerns to a manager, and that's their excuse for stifling union activity. i don't believe it and, as a matter of self-preservation, i don't trust anyone from management in this company. so they're not an option, and either way, i'm not really trying to get this guy fired or anything. i just don't want to work with what honestly feels like a political officer for the walmart party line lurking over my shoulder.

so how do you deal with a coworker like that? my method so far has been to just avoid him as much as humanly possible, but that's not really a sustainable option.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suck up to HR and/or Dept. and Zone managers elsewhere in the store.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we had a, "What are you reading now," OSLT thread, but couldn't find one.


Anyway, has anyone read any of the Dresden Files books? Would you recommend them?
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jinx wrote:
I thought we had a, "What are you reading now," OSLT thread, but couldn't find one.


Anyway, has anyone read any of the Dresden Files books? Would you recommend them?


What are you reading . . . . Now?

it's in General Discussion
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jinx wrote:
I thought we had a, "What are you reading now," OSLT thread, but couldn't find one.


Anyway, has anyone read any of the Dresden Files books? Would you recommend them?


All but the one that's out next Tuesday, and yes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dresden Files are the only English-language thing I've listened to as an audio book in the last decade or so

The first few had a lot of things that annoyed me greatly, but might have been less annoying if I could have gone through them faster -- listening is a lot slower than reading. Part of it is that it took me several books to get to the point where I didn't hate the characters, and several more to actually get to like them.

I suppose one could make an audiobook go ~1.5 times faster than normal without the voices getting too grating, but that's still pretty slow. Even taking advantage of the freed-up hands and eyes to do other things, it's still pretty slow. So slow that one could easily read another book at the same time as the audiobook and twice as fast and still follow along with both. AUDIOBOOKS BLAARRGGHHGHGH
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finnegan wrote:
Jinx wrote:
I thought we had a, "What are you reading now," OSLT thread, but couldn't find one.


Anyway, has anyone read any of the Dresden Files books? Would you recommend them?


What are you reading . . . . Now?

it's in General Discussion


Thanks. My bad, I searched in Casual Chat.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jinx wrote:
Anyway, has anyone read any of the Dresden Files books? Would you recommend them?


I read the first and thought it was fine but nothing special and kind of annoying. I'm friends with Fris on Goodreads, and I think she describes it best:
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Well, I kind of liked this book and kind of hated the women in this book. They were either all victims or weak or evil. *sigh* And I felt like the main character was a lot of geek wish-fulfillment.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y'know, I hadn't thought about it, but that is something of a problem with the series. You could make an argument for Murphy, Luccio, Georgia, Charity, or even Mab (once you understand her motivations) later in the series, but yeah... the first couple books don't really have a good female character.

(Early books Murph is just an asshole.)

That said, the quality of the series overall does improve quite a bit once you to and through Grave Peril.
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