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Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Dec 22 11:03:58
Oh my, shit is about to hit fan. What a fantastic start to the season.

I am sad to hear though, that after this season there will only be one more season. That means no Laconian empire.
Habebe
Member
Tue Dec 22 11:14:27
Never watched past the first season , now that I have weed again maybe I'll tack it on to watch before bed.
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Dec 22 11:41:15
My home gym workouts got fun again!
CrownRoyal
Member
Tue Dec 22 18:44:35
Going to start watching season 5 tonight. What a great show.
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Dec 23 09:41:54
3 episodes in now, A+
Seb
Member
Wed Dec 23 16:25:20
Haven't had time to watch it yet... Probably not going to get a chance now until after boxing Day. And then it's back to the 13 hour work days...

Wrath of Orion
Member
Wed Dec 23 16:44:55
"I am sad to hear though, that after this season there will only be one more season."

What exactly is going to happen is unclear. The creators talk about it as a "pause" and that there are a lot more plans for the IP.

We'll just have to see what that means.
smart dude
Member
Thu Dec 24 02:12:48
"boxing Day"

loser
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Dec 24 04:50:56
WoO
I read that recently as well, so I am hopeful.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Thu Dec 24 23:33:01
funny how belters fit every stereotype of every ethnic group ever. God I hate them.

Ava and Amos need to hook up.
CrownRoyal
Member
Sat Jan 02 13:53:25
Finished the latest available episode, this top notch TV now.
Seb
Member
Mon Jan 04 16:31:41
Finished ep 2 and the big rock of doom suspense is killing me...
obaminated
Member
Mon Jan 04 17:47:26
i have the video game, never watched the show. also never played the game because it requires me to play online or some shit.
Seb
Member
Mon Jan 04 18:10:38
Nothing so far with the resonance of Klass death...
Seb
Member
Mon Jan 04 18:15:09
Theres a video game?
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Jan 04 19:37:42
Dunno about a video game, but there is a board game. And tabletop RPG (which is actually how the IP started, I believe).
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon Jan 04 19:58:40
This is the second franchise I have watched/read that was created initially as an RPG world. The Malazan (fantasy) books being the other.
obaminated
Member
Mon Jan 04 20:32:01
Nope i was way wrong. I have a game called defiance which is based on a tv show i thought was the expanse.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Mon Jan 04 21:23:53
Defiance was actually a sorta fun game for a while until the show got cancelled and they released a new version of it that ended up being the same, but crappier. It's a third person, open world action shooter.

They linked events in the game to what was going on in the show. Not a big deal, but it was cool to see.
Seb
Member
Tue Jan 05 17:32:41
Up to date now. So good.
CrownRoyal
Member
Tue Jan 05 18:41:20
That last available episode is nuts. I cursed at Amazon prime for feeding to me one episode atatime
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 06 02:26:48
A man needs his crew to stay civilized.
jergul
large member
Wed Jan 06 02:36:34
Seb
Stop feeding Sammy's myth. You have to keep up with expanse. Anything else smacks of public school entitlement and former government employee inefficiency.
Seb
Member
Wed Jan 06 02:47:39
Jergul:

Too busy bringing my former public sector can-actually-do attitude to the private sector support to delivering public service by running a chunk of the most effective mass vaccination campaign of a large Western country :-p.


Seb
Member
Wed Jan 06 02:48:36
CR:

Was the last episode the one with "Tiny"? Just realised they probably released the next episode after.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 06 03:00:14
Seb is suffering from non-regulated working hours. It is great when you are not involved in projects that will actually tap into it. Not great when you have family and small children and need to watch The Expanse.
Seb
Member
Wed Jan 06 03:05:11
Only one niggle, the description of the rocks "yield" feels really out of synch; compared to the relative fidelity they have shown in other aspects of the hard mechanics.

Pretty sure rock 9 was described in hundred megatons range by the text on screen, subsequent ones described in background as hundred kiloton ranges; but the graphics of impact viewed from space (ejecta cones, shockwaves etc) are way beyond that.
Seb
Member
Wed Jan 06 03:09:50
Nim:

So much TOIL I'll never get to use. At least they bought back the surplus vacation days that can't be carried over. Both of which is unprecedented exception they've made for our team.

The rule is we get to take TOIL as unutilised time; but some of the team have built up so much that if we use it this FY, it will utterly kill our bonus targets.

At least I got a few days off for Christmas.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 06 03:55:00
Yea, these are dark days. I guess you like me also suck at taking out all you vaccation every (normal) year? I have over the course of the 4.5 years at this place about 25 saved days, and 2021 yields another 30. We have similarly rules for carrying over. On top of that I have 90 parental leave days for my son left, I transfered as much as I could to my wife. I have promised my wife that for the next baby I will be home for an extended period, 6 months at least together with her.

I have a better appreciation for the chllanges of being the parent at home with a baby. Specially the stress of the first one. I regret that the timing coincided with a significant increase in workload for me last year.
Seb
Member
Wed Jan 06 03:58:26
My wife is normally quite good at making sure I take most of it. I was worse in not taking it as a civil servant.

I get 25 standard, buy 5 more, and then end up carrying around 5 over (we are only allowed to carry 8 over).

Done this twice in a row and so this year I'm way over max for carry over.

CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Jan 06 09:25:31
"Was the last episode the one with "Tiny"? J"

yes, thats the one.
CrownRoyal
Member
Wed Jan 06 09:27:10
I see that episode 6 is available now, so tonight I'll watch it. But I seriously considered just stopping watching, until all episodes are out.
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