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re: Umbrella Academy Season 2 trailer - auyushu
[quote]Also, I would Be fine cutting 90% of the Ellen Page scenes[/quote] I didn't find her storyline with her love all that interesting, but it wasn't excruciating like her season 1 storyline was. On the flip side I thought all her interactions with her brothers and sister this season were enter...
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]I also feel like after so many years of people saying they don't want the same old tropes, there is a group of people who still want some of the same tropes but just done in new and interesting ways as opposed to outright subversion and casts filled with moral ambiguity.[/quote] Pretty muc...
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re: Got the munchies? Cannabis-themed Cheba Hut sandwich shop coming to Baton Rouge in March - auyushu
[quote]Think they were based out of Denver [/quote] Started in Arizona, in Tempe near ASU I think. I haven't been to Cheba Hut in like 15 years, but back when I lived on the east side of Phoenix I went a few times and they were very solid. Not really worth going crazy out of my way for, but defi...
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re: Umbrella Academy Season 2 trailer - auyushu
[quote]Remind me why we hate Ellen Page? Is it the gay? Politics? [/quote] Probably plays a role for some folks, but her character arc was pretty boring in season 1. This season she was great though. I enjoyed season one a good bit, but season 2 was straight awesome. All the character arcs we...
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]Book 4 has definitely been my least favorite, but I understand that Book 5 is really good, supposedly. [/quote] Book 4 is definitely the worst. That series peaks in book 3 to me....
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re: Ammo shortages across the country - auyushu
[quote]Just ordered 750 rounds online. Not sure when I will receive. [/quote] Where did you order from, if you mind saying? ...
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re: Patrick Rothfuss' editor: "I've never seen a word of Book 3" - auyushu
[quote]really don’t care if a plot is mediocre if it’s told in an interesting way. I think Name of The Wind is the poster child of that.[/quote] It definitely is the poster child of that. I'm just a huge plot and characters guy, which keeps it from elite status for me. [quote]read Name of the ...
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re: Patrick Rothfuss' editor: "I've never seen a word of Book 3" - auyushu
[quote]Lies is damn near perfect though.[/quote] Yeah, I'd say it's one of the top couple books I read in the past 15 years. Name of the Wind would probably be in the top 25 I've read despite the mediocre plot and average characters simply due to how well it is written, too bad the second was...
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re: Patrick Rothfuss' editor: "I've never seen a word of Book 3" - auyushu
[quote]the story itself really good too? Still can't decide if I want to get around to reading Name of the Wind or not [/quote] The story and characters are pretty run of the mill. It's just your typical poor boy orphan who is super talented, goes to school and faces struggles and is picked on t...
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]gonna call it quits after book 3. Maybe someday down the road I'll feel like coming back. [/quote] Honestly, while I enjoyed all the Fitz and rain wilds on the whole, I can't imagine trying to binge read the series, its pacing doesn't lend well to that I don't think....
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]Yea, you're gonna have a bad time with this series.[/quote] Hah, though at least the last book doesn't have as much of that and a little more action. ...
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re: Sequoia National Park and Santa Cruz, CA - auyushu
Make sure to spend at least a day at Kings Canyon national park in addition to Sequoia national park, both are amazing. They are both in my favorite parks I've visited in the US. Also, I'd suggest entering and exiting the park through the west entrance rather than the south one if feasible.The so...
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re: Boardwalk Empire. Worth a watch? - auyushu
First three seasons are very solid, last two are big piles of meh....
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re: Don’t pay teachers to not teach! - auyushu
[quote]fricking central offices man. If anyone wants to see what waste looks like in education, h[/quote] No doubt, but a ton of that waste is due to NCLB and the hoops admin have to jump through to comply with it and retain funding. So we wind up with a bazillion garbage data, instructional growt...
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]Favorite urban fantasy series at this point is probably the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka[/quote] Yeah, this is a great series too. One of the more interesting series since Verus has to use his brain to beat stronger enemies most of the time, given the limitations of his powers in ma...
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread - auyushu
[quote]urban fantasy series.[/quote] Craig Schaefer's Daniel Faust series (and spinoffs) is a really good urban fantasy series of you haven't read him already. I'm assuming you've read stuff like Dresden probably....
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re: Don’t pay teachers to not teach! - auyushu
[quote]YOU are a champ and I commend you. That is an unrealistic ratio for a single teacher. [/quote] 30+ students is the normal ratio for a single teacher these days. I typically average around 32-33 students per class. I usually have 2 classes with 35-36, two around 32, and one outlier that ha...
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re: Don’t pay teachers to not teach! - auyushu
[quote]don't care for the virtual stuff - I teach Chemistry and Physics.[/quote] Agreed, I'm high school science myself (Anatomy, biology, environmental, Zoology, typically depending on the year) and teaching online completely sucks. The best part of the job for me is the interaction with the stu...
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re: Don’t pay teachers to not teach! - auyushu
[quote]then why the hell couldn't 2 teachers teach 100 third graders on-line with a 50:1 ratio?[/quote] Gee, maybe because these imaginary programs that grade every single for the teacher don't exist. Not every thing a student is doing in class is multiple choice or matching, or I sure as heck ho...
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re: Don’t pay teachers to not teach! - auyushu
[quote]Sadly, when it comes to public schools, the disctrict you're in makes an enormous difference in the experience you and your students have [/quote] Pretty much. During 4th quarter in my district here in AZ while we online taught students were not allowed to have their grade drop from what t...
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