A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby someone else » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:51 pm

A lad moved to our school from Basingstoke and stood out from us Northern monkeys, and after taking the piss out him he fired back that the town had the largest multi-storey car park in Europe. Something to be proud of.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby thehairyone » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:53 pm

I still put out Didcot as the shittiest of southern towns. Never will be be able beat the place for the feeling you're about to get stabbed.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby VirginInvader » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:05 pm

West Dorset. Fuck that, I'll take my chances staying here and being miserable ta. At least pubs open late and we have night buses
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:07 pm

VirginInvader wrote:West Dorset. Fuck that, I'll take my chances staying here and being miserable ta. At least pubs open late and we have night buses


So basically the BBC has judged you to be a grumpy old man :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby VirginInvader » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:08 pm

Aye, pretty spot on to be fair like :lol:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:51 pm

I got Oxford. I mean, I've heard it's pretty nice but when I'm sick of Bristol, I'm sick of the country.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby JamieH » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:08 pm

The newest Slo-Mo guys video, they spun CD's fast enough till they shattered, which was pretty cool looking. But with the new Phantom camera they shot it at 170,000 frames per second. The 4 second clip would take 7 and a half hours to watch. That's just ridiculous...

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:25 pm

And to think they made a big deal of the hobbit being shot at 48FPS haha
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Bisset » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:06 am

AnnihiSlateR wrote:And to think they made a big deal of the hobbit being shot at 48FPS haha


Which was quickly replaced by people making a big deal of how shit they are.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:16 am

Bisset wrote:
AnnihiSlateR wrote:And to think they made a big deal of the hobbit being shot at 48FPS haha


Which was quickly replaced by people making a big deal of how shit they are.


But they were really shit!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby some_thing_wild » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:37 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby thehairyone » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:50 pm

The Sierra was a damn nice car. Too many older cars from my childhood have disappeared.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Renault 5 RS Turbo was a fucking monster of a car.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:07 am

Bisset wrote:
AnnihiSlateR wrote:And to think they made a big deal of the hobbit being shot at 48FPS haha


Which was quickly replaced by people making a big deal of how shit they are.

Entirely justified.

I'm sure higher frame rates have their place, but all it did in the Hobbits case was highlight how fake the movie was, CGI stood out like a sore thumb and studio sets looked like studio sets.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:13 pm

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