2021.11.29 18:18 The_ZombyWoof Hugo Weaving has squandered his talent, and it's a damn shame
Over this weekend I rewatched The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, * , and as with every other time I've seen this film, I'm struck by the huge dynamic range Hugo Weaving has in this movie. Going from maniacal laughter to pensive unease to genuine empathy and sadness, he proves he has chops in scene after brilliant scene.
Then, in 1999, he played the part of Agent Smith in The Matrix, and somehow, he's stuck with that same voice ever since. That slow, deliberate, I'M AN ACTOR voice. The voice that certainly fit the character, but he has failed to let it go, and he now seems to be unable to play any other variation of that voice:
The Matrix, 1999 - The Interigation Scene https://youtu.be/JrBdYmStZJ4
His acting for The Lord Of The Rings is just a carbon copy of his Agent Smith Voice
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The King, 2001, Council of the Ring Scene https://youtu.be/bdFKfRmmbk0?t=65
Cloud Atlas, 2012, more of the same https://youtu.be/SlLy_weG2cc
Here's a slightly hoarse Agent Smith performing a soliloquy from Hamlet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6wJu1BeutI
V for Vendetta, as Red Skull in the Marvel movies, I don't know of any other actor who displayed to much range only to spend the rest of their career stuck in the same, slow gear.
It makes me sad.
*which is an amazing, funny, tender and thoughtful movie with one of the greatest soundtracks ever, and if you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing and immediately go watch it. Do it now! submitted by The_ZombyWoof to movies [link] [comments]
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2021.11.29 18:18 Drowsy_Dan Do not be afraid!
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2021.11.29 18:18 uwuplz These pictures have probably all been posted but I think hes super cute while terrifying at the same time.
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2021.11.29 18:18 LockhartTx2002 Someone posted this on Facebook as a motivational image but all I can think of is what happens when I die
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2021.11.29 18:18 Don_Pacosaurius Powder/Jinx. Graphite, drew from a screenshot
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2021.11.29 18:18 ParsnipPizza No Step Back Guide to Poland's politics, Pt 1
“Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła”, everyone! Indeed it is alive and well in Hearts of Iron 4, with the new No Step Back update. A nation that once had 5 possible leaders total for almost 5 years now has been given a major focus tree update, with dozens of new possible rulers. I have chosen to give you a guide to Poland, the new leaders and how to get them
(As a precursor note, I will not be using the “Castle” and “Sanation Left/Right” phrasing the game does, as this manifests nowhere outside of Wikipedia. It is my belief it was Wikipedia and then the game’s way of placing the Polish government on the traditional political spectrum, when it was in truth much more just oligarchical, with no real ideological pretensions beyond carrying on Josef Pilsudski’s legacy as they saw it.)
Part 1: The Colonels Government and Sanation (Historical)
Ignacy Mościcki begins the game as your January 1st leader of Poland, the former chemist turned President of Poland. As ostensive head of the “Colonels Government”, his path, if following the historical focus tree, will involve balancing both the military support of Edward Rydz-Śmigły and the traditional Pilsudski-Sanation support of Walery Sławek. These are your 3 possible peacetime leaders.
How to get Mościcki: Start the game as Poland. To keep, choose the “Complete the April Constitution '' focus path, balance the 2 opposing Sanation factions and complete the “Maintain the Dictatorship” focus. Taking “The Castle'' will give Mościcki a new trait.
*Rydz-Śmigły: * Go down the “Sanation Right” path, taking both the “Second Man of State” and “Triumph of OZN”. This will make Rydz-Śmigły leader of the Non-Aligned. After completing the “Triumph” focus, you’ll also have a chance to choose between either keeping Sanation Poland or switching to a Fascist-Falangist government. Rydz-Śmigły’s traits will change accordingly.
Sławek: Go down the Sławek paths in the political tree. Complete “A New King in the Castle” and like Rydz-Smigly, you get a chance to choose) between keeping Non-Aligned Poland or switching leading parties, in this case to Democracy-Democratic Socialism. Unlike Rydz-Śmigły, Sławek’s traits won’t change.
NOTE: Sławek takes being sidelined via focuses way worse than Rydz-Śmigły. If he reaches Very High Opposition, when trying to complete “Second Man of State”, there is a 50/50 chance of Swalek either committing suicide or starting a Democratic civil war. In my testing, if you use focuses to escalate “Very High Right Sanation Opposition '', Rydz-Śmigły does nothing, and the idea just goes away, but I’ve seen him trigger a fascist uprising in other games.
Part 1a: Losing
You can try all you want as Poland, but the odds are never in your favor, especially alone. If you capitulate as anyone but the Sanation government, you keep your government, and if you chose the Democratic peasants revolt, you become a government-in-exile. If you capitulate while in the Allies but with a non-aligned Sanation leader, you get the existing coup event that replaces your leader with Władysław Sikorski
Part 2: Revolting Peasants (Left Democratic and Communist)
Now what happens if you want a more radically left or democratic Poland? You can organize the historical 1937 Peasants revolt into a more successful movement. A brief tip: flip one of the eastern Polish states first, that’ll allow you to take the “Bring the factory workers into the strike” early. From there, take all the states needed to isolate Warsaw, and you’ll be home free. While preparing for the strike, you can be ready for which side you want to win by taking the corresponding strike bonus focus: either “Ease Sanation tensions” for Democracy or “Raise Peasant Militias” for Communism. When the peasants officially rise up, all you’ll need is the 2 additional focuses for either side to get it to 50%.
When the initial revolt fires, you start with the Black Madonna flag, the Democratic Socialist PSL party and Stanisław Mikołajczyk, but after you have 50% support in either communism or democracy, you can choose to either keep PSL or go to the KPP communists. Both sides have a leadership event that lets you pick the new leader of this new radical Poland.
If you go Democratic, you get to choose between Mikołajczyk or the more mainstream Wincenty Witos. However, this is a mostly flavor choice, you get the same focus tree regardless.
This is not true of the communist side, where you are choosing between either becoming a Soviet puppet (albeit temporarily) or taking an independent communist path. The former is tied to choosing KPP veteran Władysław Gomułka, the latter is picking real life Stalin opponent and Purge victim Maria Koszutska.
Gomułka’s path involves surrendering the east to the USSR and becoming a Soviet Republic puppet, with the ability to either declare independence or ask for the East back. Declaring independence will either be signed off by the Soviet Union with the ability to stay with or leave the Comintern, or….Stalin gets mad. Koszutska allows you to access the Anti Capitalist Revolution decisions, and other parts of the leftist foreign policy tree, which Gomułka can only get to through the independence war.
Remarks: Choosing Gomułka as the Stalinist stooge was such a lazy choice by Paradox. Gomułka was a lifelong Marxist-Leninist and a believer in much of the Soviet system, but he was not a hardliner or a Moscow line guy. He was in and out of political prison for “revisionist beliefs”, and wasn’t a Stalinist collectivization proponent. In fact, he became leader in 1956 as a compromise between the Polish committee and Khrushchev, after the death of the real diehard Stalinist, Bolesław Bierut. Bierut was Poland’s own “Little Stalin”, he installed the PRL’s legacy of paranoid surveillance and was a Stalinist till his death in 1956. Ironically, that death came mere weeks after attending the 20th Congress, famous for Khruchev’s Secret Speech. In short, I’m considering making a mod that keeps Koszutska as an independent, shifts Gomułka over to a more ambiguous pro Soviet position, and I’d make Bierut the Stalinist puppet, and add an event that topples his government and replace him with Gomułka should Stalin be undermined or killed in the USSR (much like in real life in 1956 in Poland).
Next part: the confusing, super a-historical and un-bear-able monarchy paths
Offhand sources for my rants: Poland: the First 1000 Years by Patrice Dabrowski
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2021.11.29 18:18 _KrazyPirate_ Spider control?
Hey all. I have a guy wanting spider control...I'm not sure how to quote this or even what to expect on the job.. So I will turn to the experts...Do yall have any experience with this? Thanks all for your opinions and advice..I do appreciate it.
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2021.11.29 18:18 amnesiac7 Jared Kushner’s Saudi Ass-Kissing and Murder-Excusing Is About to Pay Off
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2021.11.29 18:18 Mother-of-derplings Breakfast at the Bottom of the Sea
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2021.11.29 18:18 HerrMencus Parking and stadium access question
How much time should I budget for getting to our seats tomorrow night? Any estimates for how long it will take to park and get inside the stadium? Thanks!
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2021.11.29 18:18 PurpleMess04 Can someone please draw me a card
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2021.11.29 18:18 JonWood007 343, how can you do this? How can someone play the game but not have access to the customization?
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2021.11.29 18:18 Why_So-Serious Bills sign cornerback Tim Harris to the practice squad
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2021.11.29 18:18 vickxo Waterfront new build - says it’s 4 hours from Toronto. Got in email in case it’s of use to anyone
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2021.11.29 18:18 throwaway1230100 Is coffee really as bad as my parents are telling me?
I drink coffee every now and then, mostly for the taste and sometimes to stay awake when I come home from school, I drink about two cups of coffee a day (medium sized cups, that’s what it says on the machine), every day I hear that it’s not good for someone my age (14) and that I should stop drinking coffee. Should I listen to them, is it really that bad for me?
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2021.11.29 18:18 biosicc A Pidgin Between Two Disparate Languages
This is both a specific question in regards to my personal conlang development, but I'm broadening it since this could end up being relatable between y'all.
How would you guys go about creating a pidgin language between two groups of people whose languages don't really share a lot in common in terms of grammar and phonetics? Or more specifically, how does one create a pidgin between two languages of disparate origins with no common similarities?
To give my example, there are two languages with the following properties:
Language A (the superstrate language) is an SOV, heavily agglutinative language with a series of four atypical noun derivations (one of them is considered a "true" derivation by name). There's no gender or gender agreement, there's not really a true "verb" (ie. all nouns can become verbs or adjectives) and there's a highly important directional affix that greatly affects the meaning of a verbal construction. There is no "to be" verb, only a copula marker.
Language B (the substrate language) is a VSO inflected language with generally more isolating word constructions. Verbs, nouns and adjectives are all distinct from each other with some common rules to determine which is which (almost all verbs end in -ue-uel/-o-ol, almost all adjectives begin with a voiced/palatalized consonant). There are two "to be" verbs, one copulaic for nouns and the other copulaic for adjectives. There's a series of grammatical consonant changes - definitive nouns nasalize, nouns after prepositions lenite, negative verbs nasalize, past tense verbs lenite/diphthongize. There is no true question word, only question constructions (ie. "is there a reason that" means "why")
While I'm still in the process of figuring out how these two languages would combine, I'd imagine it would go down something like this:
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