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LPW XIX: Dreams Do Come True

Discussion in 'Forum Games and Randomness' started by Mane25, 20 January 2019.

  1. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    Never tried it.

    Still not much heat yet.
     
  2. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion

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    Paaage 2!
    Oh, until I read Mane's response, I didn't even get what you meant. Like, it's 2^13 + 2^11 + 2^7, which is a neato number in and of itself, sum of prime exponents of 2.

    OH! Actually! It's 2^7 × 3^4, which has a whole bunch of factors, 40 (I think the most of any product of 2s and 3s up to that point). Very much in defiance of the prime thingy above.
     
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  3. sten whik

    sten whik Space

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    A Steven Universe 45 min special airs in the US today.
     
  4. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    I miss Steven Universe...

    Anyway, back to work.
     
  5. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    Product of 2s and 3s was what I was going for, because I like those. Also, ages ago I was talking on here about base 12 and I decided then that if I won a thread I would make the next target 12^4 (=2^8 x 3^4). Since then there has been a trend towards lower targets so I took out a factor of 2. This is 6000 in base 12, so, a nice round number. I didn't realise about the prime thing.
     
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  6. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion

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    Yeah, halving it was probably a good move... and very round number, for sure.
     
  7. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    Maths!

    Wonder what's on TV this week.
     
  8. Princess Demandy-pants

    Princess Demandy-pants "Student Engineer" (Read: Applied Statistician)

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    Today was disappointingly unproductive. Hopefully I'll manage better tomorrow
     
  9. sten whik

    sten whik Space

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    Today I have had Amish Paradise looping in my head for no reason.
     
  10. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    I need to be more productive these days....

    Home time in less than half an hour.
     
  11. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    I haven't done much today either...
     
  12. Rare80

    Rare80 His Rareness

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    Uh-oh, another thread winner that doesn't end in a zero. No wonder I was confused.
     
  13. sten whik

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    Been constantly forgetting to watch it but I finally went through it yesterday when you lot were playing LPW. :p

    Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (8/10)
    Right just going to act like I'm doing a movie review because that's what this series basically was, a four hour Kung Fu Panda movie. It is also a continuation of Po's story so, even though Master Shifu and the Furious Five aren't actually in it, it is a true sequel not some random spin off that can be ignored (that is unless they decide to de-canon it later).

    Visually it's on the level of the first Kung Fu Panda movie which is more than fine on a high TV budget.
    The score is also surprisingly good though not quite cinema quality.
    Just going to mention that the episode director credits includes James Wootton, the FIM co-director from the pilot up to Magical Mystery Cure and it shows.
    Voice acting is also good however the voice actors don't get a lot of opportunities to go beyond good due to the biggest negative of the show, the character writing.

    It's bad, not only do the new mains have no stated motivation and little to no development which makes it difficult to tell the four panda protagonists apart, but also movie characters don't match up or have regressed to where they were at the start of Kung Fu Panda 3 instead of the end.
    The plot is bogged down early on with that bad character writing as Po's fathers suddenly start hating each other again.
    The writers don't understand Mei Mei, who is now depicted as a poor performer who bores the panda village when she was completely competent and famed in KFP3.
    Po has also dropped in competence and is seemingly scared of fighting thugs where he would normally be ecstatic.

    While the antagonist also suffers the poor character writing, his visual design, animation, framing, voice acting, and supporting characters make him a strong villain elevating the show a great deal. @Cendaquenta @Cuttleshock He's a Bearded Vulture by the way! And not only that...
    He is also the soul of an actual Dragon trapped in the body of a Bearded Vulture!

    Finally I just want to talk about a big spoiler so if you want to watch than ignore...
    Turns out Po is actually a Dragon on the inside so can turn into one in the Spirit Realm from now on.
    This revelation results in a short dragon vs dragon battle which was great.
     
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    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion

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    Oohhh... what's his name (if that's not a spoiler)? I'd love to see his design.
     
  15. sten whik

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    I can't remember if his name is actually a spoiler.
    Not a lot of good pictures of him about online but here's some OKish none spoilery ones I've found...

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  16. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion

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    I like himmm.

    EDIT: I'll sleep.
     
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  17. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    Same. Goodnight all.
     
  18. sten whik

    sten whik Space

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    I am getting far too tempted to read ahead of the That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime anime.
    Can't pin down why I like it so much.
     
  19. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    I’ve heard it’s good...

    Morning all. Another cold day here.
     
  20. Cendaquenta

    Cendaquenta she / they

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    It's snowing here! :)
     
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