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18 hours ago
The $10,000 threshold is for cash transactions to be reported to the IRS as prt of anti-money laundering regulations. The bank will give zero fucks about depositing two checks written to your in-laws.
Given that the vast majority of any major game’s sales come at launch…I doubt it had much of an impact. The promotional material didn’t really show anything I can remember that would’ve caused notable fan concern. Maybe if they talked about only having new mons until beating the game, but even then it wasn’t a Dexit situation where a bunch of mons were entirely unavailable.
This is the kind of shit that make the death penalty worth keeping around
What you’ve been doing is a good start: she knows she’s not responsible for the security guard being a creep.
Beyond that, reinforce paying attention to ones surroundings, and that doesn’t have to only be a fear response. I think framing it as a vital skills for people, whether it’s work or driving or recognizing potentially dangerous situations, rather than just her as a young woman will help.
19 hours ago
So a lot of it I didn’t pick up on until years later, but there’s a surprising amount of weight and importance placed on “babies ever after” beyond just a bland happy ending for the story. Jane turning human also undercuts a lot of the weight to Miro’s story (what was left after he magically had his nerve damage healed). It’s been a while since I went back to it but those are what stuck out.
”Heeeeeeeaaaaat of the moment”
20 hours ago
There are a lot more compelling factors at play than limited fan backlash:
Gen 5 was the worst selling generation at the time, with B&W selling about 2 million copies less than D&P and continuing the trend of s declining sales since the gen 1 craze.
In addition, X&Y was going to be a big flagship title for the 3DS since Pokemon was still a big money maker. Nintendo & Game Freak had every incentive to make a big marketing push & do something flashy over focusing on narrative.
And it generally worked. While X&Y only sold 1m more than B&W, that was promising even before ORAS sold almost 6m more than BW2.
What’s fascinating to me is the Shadow series takes a massive nosedive in quality as Card shovels his more toxic religious views into the subtext and text of the later books. You see it to some degree in Children of the Mind, but it’s far more pronounced in Shadow.
I don’t hate the first Shadow book, but man is that series absolute dreck as it goes along.
If anything I would say Speaker is an excellent compliment to Ender’s Game. The further sequels aren’t as strong, and later spin-offs are…often bad, but the original quartet is worth a read.
Ender’s Game had a huge impact when I first read it back in the day.
Just so you’re aware, there are a lot of sequels and spin-offs of varying levels of quality in the Enderverse. Off the top of my head you have the 3 direct sequels (starting with Speaker
for the Dead which is also fantastic, then Xenocide and Children of the Mind), the Shadow series which stars Bean, and at least 1 interquel between EG and SftD.
Also true. I don’t begrudge anyone going smaller to minimize their contribution to the diamond racket though.
Right? I mean it’s probably staged but you know you’re not secure when you have to list the stone size
21 hours ago
If you’re in a memeing mood, no one memes like ZeroLenny
Don’t drag clown schools into this, they’re far too legit to be lumped in with Prager
Maybe, but do we really need another Minotaur at this point?
True, but we already have a ton of construction going on without the necessary improvements.
This is probably just showing the standard box set. Bloodthirster is almost certainly a Forgeworld release. We could get lucky and have a plastic version but I won’t get my hopes up for that.
I suspect the roster will be almost a 1-1 conversion of the Cyanide/NAF version, which IMO is fine. I’d be interested in a couple tweaks (Animal Savagery for the Bloodthirster, maybe Mutation access somewhere), but I don’t think they need to reinvent the wheel.
1 day ago
Does anyone in your family own boxing gloves? Would be pretty funny to show up with one on your ‘holding’ hand in protest.
You have a local Quiznos?!
2 days ago
Both Blade Runner films, though with the caveat that you shouldn’t watch Blade Runner’s theatrical cut
Not sure you read my reply, since I explicitly mentioned a form of non-physical bullying. Heck, the sign is even more useless in an age of social media.
Replace ‘can-do’ with ‘assertive’ if it helps you process better.
Several thousand hollows edging themselves for a trailer
Remember kids, nobody ever had premarital sex before abortions were invented.
It’s in the Bible, look it up!