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Post 781

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Ah, that is very interesting about different Parkruns... I like a run down a prom smiley - ok Dependent on the weather, mind you - I went along the prom outside Titchfield Haven in August last year, and the wind really took my breath away going west so I could hardly move, but it was fun when I turned round to go east smiley - ok *ponders some more*

I like the Pixar logo on the image - very subtle against the dark colour of your "photographic studio setting" (aka carpet) but that's a good thing, I think.

I'll sort out both Entries in a bit and send them on their way smiley - ok


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Post 782

Bluebottle

Southsea's prom was very windy when I did the Parkrun there. Southsea is generally the windiest place in existence, so I had a very quick first half and an incredibly slow second 2.5k.smiley - rofl

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Post 783

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Took me longer to sort the Entries out than expected, because I enjoyed a procrastination session on the Parkrun website instead smiley - laugh Got there in the end, though smiley - ok

I dread to think what Southsea was like at the weekend - I went to Birkenhead Park to scope out the route in the afternoon and it was so windy I only managed about 50m of the route (but the total walk from the visitor's centre to the path and back again was about 800m so that wasn't bad considering).

How was Eastleigh? Back to normal now or still claggy underfoot?


SQ and BB

Post 784

Bluebottle

I like the Parkrun website too – especially trying to work out what Parkruns I could get to on a Saturday morning. I've worked out that I could just about make Didcot in Oxfordshire on a Saturday morning if I leave and catch an early train and change at Winchester and Reading. The course is next to a leisure centre so I could contact the centre and ask if I could store a bag in their lockers there and use their showers and changing rooms afterwards (I did that when I went to Southsea and they only charged me £1, which was fair enough) and then visit the railway museum afterwards. Or travel to London – there's loads of parkruns in the Greater London area. I also enjoy looking at the routes I've completed too. They're getting rid of the points tables at the end of the month.

Eastleigh was muddy, but they tweaked the course to avoid the worst areas of mud. As it was dry (if cold) last week it had had a chance to dry out. It's been dry again this week so I expect it will be back to normal for the rest of the year. Oh well, I'll have to aim for Didcot another day…

I looked up travelling from Eastleigh to Birkenhead Park railway station to arrive there at 8am on Saturday. It said:

Take the 8:47pm train from Eastleigh on Friday, arriving London Waterloo at 10:34pm
Travel by tube to London Euston
Take the 11:30pm train from London Euston, arriving Birmingham New Street at 1:41am.
Take the 5:30am train from Birmingham New Street arriving at Chester at 6:43am
Take the 7am train from Chester, arriving at Birkenhead Central at 7:35am.
Take the 7:37am rail replacement bus service from Birkenhead Central to Birkenhead Park.

I've decided that might be a bit too far...

Thanks for reading through all the American Television Reinventions – I hope they're not too repetitive if you read them all in one go!

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Post 785

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

I'm subbing Terminator Series. The new version is A87882961 - please subscribe.

I've only made a few tweaks here and there, so I hope it is still OK for you. I had a couple of questions:

How much were the rights sold for in 2011?

Who was the villain in Genisys?

smiley - ok


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Post 786

Bluebottle

Thanks - I've a couple of comments on the entry:
Why don't you add a link to: A87871710 'Minions' - the Film
smiley - dohSorry – I've spotted a mistake that's my fault. 'Connor Reese' should be 'Kyle Reese'

Right – answers to questions.
In 2011 the rights were bought for $20 million.

The villain in Genisys is…



SPOILER ALERTsmiley - bluelight






SPOILER ALERTsmiley - bluelight





John Connor. His body was injected by nanomachines that effectively deleted his humanity and turned him into a Terminator. Don't put that in the entry, though, as it is intended to be a shock twist. Not that not knowing the twist makes the film any good, but it is still the twist.

Unless you define the villain as being Skynet, who is controlling John Connor and plans to take over the world with the Genisys app.

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SQ and BB

Post 787

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Glad Eastleigh is drying nicely smiley - ok Yes, it is handy when there are facilities nearby so you can travel further afield and be ok smiley - ok 24 hours to travel to the Birkenhead Parkrun from Eastleigh is a bit excessive, though, I agree. I like how the route even includes a Replacement Bus Service smiley - laugh

Sorry the points table is going - that's another thing that's fun to look at on the Parkrun website...

I'm planning to be down south next weekend, which will be good, and I managed to avoid the Replacement Bus Service by choosing the route to Fareham rather than Southampton smiley - ok

No worries about the Television Reinventions - they are each very different although clearly in the same project so it wasn't too repetitive. Kept me amused this week smiley - ok

I encountered an interesting catphrase the other day - "Can't see the forest for the trees". I know it as "Can't see the wood for the trees" and now I don't know what it means - something about either not seeing the details for the big picture, or not seeing the big picture for the details...


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Post 788

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Ah, linkage is something I still need to do, so I'll sort that out later smiley - ok

"Reese travels back from the future to 1984, meets Sarah Connor and then they both travel to 2017, where they fight Skynet's activation of an operating system app known as 'Genisys'."

Aha... So, this sentence currently seems empty compared to the other sentences in the paragraph. I think it would help if you can also mention the whereabouts of John and maybe finish with something ominous to say that the villain is eventually revealed...?

smiley - ok


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Post 789

Bluebottle

How long are you going to be in the area for?
Next week is half term and my wife and children will be visiting my in-laws Monday-Friday. I had thought if they stayed another day I'd be able to try a sneaky far-away Parkrun on Saturday, but it isn't to be. But a 7:30am train from Eastleigh would get to Fareham station at 7:48am, the Parkrun website advises allow a 30-minute walk from the station to the course simply by heading east, so getting to Fareham is doable…

I've always heard it as 'can't see the wood for the trees' but also in one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books (can't remember which) as 'can't see the town for the houses'. I've always thought it was because you can't see the big picture because you're focussing on the details.

How about tweaking that bit to something more like this:
Reese travels back from the future to 1984, briefly meets Sarah Connor for the first time and then they both travel to 2017 to stop Skynet's activation through an operating system app known as 'Genisys'. In 2017 they encounter their grown-up son John, as well as meeting up with the Terminator who had been waiting for them since 1984. Skynet, too, has anticipated their re-appearance and has prepared a trap for their arrival.

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SQ and BB

Post 790

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Thank you - that is a good ominous paragraph now smiley - ok and I've added more links so I hope it's all OK for you smiley - biggrin

Aha! "Can't see the town for the houses" clearly corresponds to "Can't see the forest for the trees", so my "Can't see the wood for the trees" is the catphrase of not being able to see the detail in a big picture smiley - laugh

I'm travelling south on the Friday and returning north on the Monday 24-27. The Premier Inn is west of the station, but I know Cams Hall Estate is not too far from there...


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Post 791

Bluebottle

I've read through the Terminator entry and yes, it looks good to me.
I'm also quite pleased with the way that the picture turned out – I combined photos of DVDs on my black carpet with the Terminator head at the local convention, and thought I'd try out the 'paint gradient' tool on Photoshop with two different shades of red. I'd intended it to have dark red at the bottom and light red on top but did it the wrong way round, but I thought it looked good regardless.

Are you going to be in Southampton around Friday or Monday lunchtimes at all?

Do you have plans for this weekend too? I believe we'll be watching Lego Batman – hurray!

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Post 792

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Hope you enjoyed Lego Batman - sounds good indeed!

I got a haircut smiley - sheep and did a 1.5k walk along the coast on a tarmac path so that was good smiley - biggrin

Sadly I won't be in Southampton at the lunchtimes as I'm avoiding rail replacement buses...

I've pressed the button on Terminator smiley - ok Yes, it is a very striking image smiley - cool Interestingly, I couldn't see the colour gradient until you mentioned it smiley - bigeyes perhaps because I'm so used to seeing colour gradients when the laptop or tablet screen tilts, or perhaps because the Terminator head almost completely divides the image in two, it creates an optical illusion smiley - laugh


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Post 793

Bluebottle

Lego Batman was definitely very enjoyable, it even had shark-repellent bat spray in, as a nod to the 1960s film. If you liked 'The Lego Movie' I'm sure you'll love it too.

Well done on the coastal walk smiley - wow Was that near your home? I hope it wasn't too windy. Although I've often strolled along a prom-prom-prom I've yet to encounter a brass band playing tiddly-om-pom-pom, despite the fact that I do like to be beside the seaside, o I do like to be beside the sea.
I've yet to have my spring haircut so it's longish and scruffy at the moment.

Have I told you that the children are obsessed with red noses? For the last two years they've been playing with the last round of Red Nose Day noses and are very excited that a new range of noses are on sale? They've been living in the Sylvanian Families' houses with more rooms built for them out of Duplo. It's very sweet.

I bought a 'Queen' CD second hand on Friday – 'Return of the Champions' which is Queen & Paul Rodgers rather than 'real' Queen. Although you can't replace Freddie Mercury, 75% of Queen is still better than most other groups, so I'm fairly undecided about it.

h2g2's constant pop-up is driving me mad at the momentsmiley - grr

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SQ and BB

Post 794

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

I didn't see the Lego Movie yet, but I must do - I saw a few episodes of Lego Chima on TV the other week, which was good fun, but haven't got around to watching Lego movies yet, even though they are highly recommended... I'm doing well at finishing DVDs, so I'll soon have space on my shelf for more smiley - biggrin

The walk was just a bit further along from A87875987 - not too windy, as the Welsh mountains provide a bit of a windbreak, but as we got further towards the sea, it did get foggy... I vaguely recall a brass band playing in A307216 some years ago, but no tiddly om pom pom, sadly smiley - laugh

Red Noses living in the Sylvanian House is brilliant smiley - rofl Love it - fantastic imagination smiley - ok

I have Return of the Champions as my mum bought it for me by accident at the Queen Convention in 2005 smiley - laugh (she raised her hand during an auction, and nobody else did!) Sadly it is only 50% Queen, as John wasn't involved. I'm not a fan of Paul Rodgers' voice style, so I'm not keen on it. Adam Lambert isn't Freddie, but he definitely has a better voice style, so I don't mind him.

The pop up is annoying, how it obscures key bits at the bottom of the page... I hope Brian can fix it eventually, but he said only 1% of people should see it, so we are "lucky"...


SQ and BB

Post 795

Bluebottle

I've been very impressed with the standard of Lego films, especially the humour. I definitely recommend seeing the Lego Star Wars, but 'The Lego Movie' is good if you're wondering what to watch before 'Despicable M3' comes out.smiley - winkeye

Did your mum mean to bid at the auction, or was she stretching/moving her hand with an itch etc? Was the auction copy signed at all? Never mind - if you play it, if you try to sing as loud as you can drown Rodgers' outsmiley - winkeye

So, are you going to be around in Fareham on Saturday morning? I could meet you for a short time after Parkrun?

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