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  1. 3 hours ago, Stigweard said:


    Yeah the general public in the MCU seem to just crack on with 3.5bn people popping back up 5 years later like they'd only been away a weekend.


    The toilet roll shortage would have been very difficult I imagine.

  2. 4 hours ago, Waggo said:

    Was there ever an explanation as to why it is called 'The Book of Boba Fett'?


    Seems an odd title for a tv show.  Is the idea that it is meant to be a one of spin-off from Mandalorian & we will be getting others such as 'The Book of Bo Katan' etc, or are there plans for future seasons?


    I think it is trying to distract us from the fact that the entire plot was originally written on a napkin. 

  3. 25 minutes ago, Festoon said:


    That last sentence is amazing.


    Who could have imagined that the director of Nomadland could have made a dull, meandering film?


    I've never watched Nomadland, because I learnt over 20 years ago that Oscar Best Picture nominees were always dull and meandering......

  4. Is the point of the game to guess the right answer in fewest guesses, or just to get it within 6?


    Because I have noticed playing the other eternal ones that you maximise your chances by going in with two words that have no overlap of letters (for me- RENTS, then GHOUL), although that does depend on what sort of success you have with the first go.

  5. 6 minutes ago, MarkN said:

    That's my thinking - I'm still going for a 3/2 consonant/vowel split. If you're using the common ones, even if they miss you whittle the options down a lot.


    With MIAOU as potential second guess I'm thinking about chancing a 4/1 split perhaps as first guess. CERTS, CENTS, DENTS for example. Worth a try, perhaps...


    Hmmmm.... am now tempted by RENTS......

  6. 12 minutes ago, MarkN said:


    HOURI gets rid of the rest of the vowels if that's your plan, but it's using that R again (useful if the R is present but incorrect). FOLKY would be OK too. If you hadn't got a vowel yet, but the Y hits, then you have options of _U_ _ Y words perhaps, and you'd have already elimated BULLY, DULLY, SULLY, PUFFY, FULLY, LUCKY, MUCKY and loads of others with that guess.


    FWIW, if getting vowels is your thing, I've just found MIAOU (variant spelling of MEOW) works on Absurdle, so should work on Wordle too (I just remembered it from a recent cryptic crossword).


    I'm still new, but my gut says getting consonants is more useful than vowels.

  7. 11 hours ago, Harsin said:

    Ah great more psychoanalysing of peoiple who don't think a blockbuster is the second coming. Why is it never enough to just like a film and simply disagree with dissenting opinions. Why is there always a need to try and ascribe motives and prove that your opinion about subjective media is objectively right. I just don't get it. It happens in every big budget CGI-fest thread (not so much for other films). I know I'm like a broken record on this, but it just kills discussion as all it does is place people in the unjustified position of having to defend their personalities rather than debating the film itself. It then tends to get nasty as it's not a surprise that people don't particularly like being insulted - regardless what their opinion of a film is.


    I don't agree with Fierce Poodles posts in this thread (and said as much earlier in the thread) but I thought it was interesting that when someone said that people who don't like the film are 'colossal twats' it got a whole bunch of posses and then he made an almost identical post from the opposite direction and two people who'd possed the original ad hominem insult acted upset and that it was out of order (which it was - and so was Thor's original post) but don't be hypocrites. Strider made a short post earlier in the thread simply saying he didn't like it without any reference to other posters and in return someone started questioning his job credentials! I mean WTF?


    That was me. Not once did I question his job credentials. And if his first comment on the movie was "simply saying he didn't like it", then I dread the comment he makes on something he hates. Adding "WTF" and "just wow" doesn't help in these sort of discussions either, but that's off topic I suppose.

  8. 19 hours ago, Thor said:

    Wordle 205 4/6



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    I took a gamble with Furry thinking maybe it had two Rs, and with Curry already ruled out ... still, I got it on the next go.


    I need to think of a good second word to use if PATIO draws a complete blank.



    If PATIO is your first word, then I'd go with RUNES as your second in the event of PATIO getting no hits. That's all the vowels, and n, p, r, s, t out the door as well.


    Any tips for a second word if RATES draws a blank?

  9. I like this game, and seemingly am very good at it- today was my 3rd day, and all three days I've got in 3 attempts.


    But this thread is a bit boring with just tons of posts of rows of squares!


    Only 3 days in, but I agree that starting off with RATES is the best way to go:


    -Let's you know of if there is a plural or present tense verb


    -Gets two vowels established


    -Gets r, s, and t established as very common consonants


    -And I think the position of a and e in RATES is more useful than STARE or TEARS, but I might be wrong about that.



    I've seen AEGIS suggested elsewhere as a good first try.



  10. On 31/12/2021 at 12:39, Gotters said:


    I think we'd come to our own conclusion at the end of the first episode, I guess if the Star Wars stuff is still your thing then it'll hit the mark but it's not going to tempt me into watching any of the most recent films or other tv stuff if this is indicative of things. 


    I think that's for the best.

  11. 11 hours ago, Flub said:


    I have both. What would you like to know?


    I went with the Binbok in the end- primarily for it's versatility. It's on it's way from, I assume, China.

  12. 14 hours ago, Hamus said:

    I've tried to watch the first two episodes of this and it seems dull.


    Is it a slow burner/does it get more interesting/am I going to care about these people.


    I don't think I've ever watched a TV show where the pilot episode is so different to what the show is meant to be.


    I gave up after that first episode, but resumed a few months later when I had a gap in tv show watching schedule.


    This thread alone, like your comment has proved I'm not alone, and may represent a sizeable proportion. In hindsight I wonder if it would have been better to try to fit that first episode's content as flashbacks over the first few episodes, and start like Lost with the destruction of the ship.

  13. 1 hour ago, Doctor Shark said:

    Boba Fett is a pretty blank slate - his only canon appearances are Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Mandalorian season 2 and now Book of Boba Fett. Anything else, EU included, isn’t considered “real” anymore so they can do whatever they like with him, people’s fan fiction, head canon or poorly written books be damned. 


    Plenty of animated series appearances though.

  14. 5 hours ago, Vulgar Monkey said:

    I have to assume they're only extras due to the super-tight runtime for this series, otherwise they'd be in there with the rest.


    That 42 min runtime is so crucial to get the adverts in.......

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