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pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Svaha posted:

Ok so newbie question time even though I've been here for well over a decade. How exactly do I upload images when editing an existing post with Plat?



This isn't possible. You're just gonna have to get imgur to work.

Edit: Also imagine not mentioning that the hat is back in Miller's S3 description.

pik_d fucked around with this message at 05:54 on Dec 12, 2019

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pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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It's up for me now

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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E2:

I am not sure how I feel about Arjun being recast. I'll miss Brian George.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Kaedric posted:

Actually I found this delightful (in the books as well). Because you're sitting there rolling your eyes because YET AGAIN holden is the chosen one who will guide us all to victory, because he's buddies with the protomolecule. At that point you start to get kinda of sick of it, and then it's something completely mundane like cancer meds and it's a big lol moment. At least for me

He only has the cancer meds because of the protomolecule. Checkmate.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Oasx posted:

I have a semi-dumb question, what gravity is everyone living under? I know that basic science should tell me that everything on the ships, including the Rocci happens in zero g, but that everyone is just using magnetic boots to walk around. But what of the belters and their various habitats?
I never really thought about it until Naomi had to take a bunch of drugs in order to be able to survive under a standard 1g gravity

Semi related, I kinda miss the idea from the first few episodes of the show, that all the belters born outside of planets were really tall. But I guess that would be a major pain to continue doing.

Mars has 0.38 G. Anything that can spin (Tycho, Ceres, Eros) will be generating about 0.3 G. Ganymede has something like 0.14 G naturally. Most ships cruise at 0.3 G unless they need to get somewhere fast.

Prax should be the tallest thinnest dude ever with a weird shaped head.

pik_d fucked around with this message at 19:07 on Dec 15, 2019

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Supreme Allah posted:


Also can someone spoil the books for me -- is Miller gone for good?


Unless he somehow comes back in the final book, which I find unlikely, he is gone for good. I suppose they could also change things in the show, but that would be a dramatic departure to just not have someone stay dead.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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EimiYoshikawa posted:

I assumed he was connected to her brother from the first season, maybe a friend of his, given how awesome he (her dead brother) thought Mars was. It was only at the very end of the initial on-the-ship scene that I raised my eyebrows and was all 'wait, did they recast her husband?'.

I genuinely didn't realize it was him until the banquet scene, when he introduces himself to Bobbie.

When he introduced himself to Bobbie I legit thought he was just an aid of Avasarala and was trying to quickly get info out of Bobbie by quickly building trust. I was very much "nope, that can't be him"

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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T-man posted:

I'm working through Book 5 and I have to ask, and this can be a one-letter reply, but Alex and Bobby never gently caress, right? Because < 40 + 20(?) =

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pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Doctor Reynolds posted:

What the hell are the Screaming Firehawks? I don't remember that at all.

Alex wanted to rename the Tachi the Screaming Firehawk, now Cas uses it in reference to twitter fans I think?

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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TommyGun85 posted:

Considering Ive seen Season 4, am I safe to skip Book 4 altogether if its that bad?


Im really not feeling book Ashford and whatever amalgamation of characters in place of Drummer. And was Bull cut from the show altogether, I dont remember him?

There's enough differences between the show and the books that I wouldn't skip any of them if you're reading through.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Organic Lube User posted:

Just finished S4, how do I fill this hole left inside me?

Have you read the books? If not, read them (all of them, even 1-4 + novellas).

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Mu Zeta posted:

I can't remember anything about season 4

For me the highlights of the show are always episodes 1x4, 1x8, and then all of seasons 2 and 3 are a blur of awesome building tension. Season 4 just seems to drone on. Maybe it's because I binged it.

How can you forget the adventures of Amos and Marty?

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Slashrat posted:

All of season 4 was released in its entirety on day one, iirc? I remember binging through it over a couple of days.

Yeah it was, the full season dropped on 12/12 of last year.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Grand Fromage posted:

They've been very clear that is not the case.

But what if they're lying to hide some big reveal

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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I thought this was supposed to take a hundred years or so before this happened

https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1322213210154508288

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Tighclops posted:

I'm kind of glad there's an end in sight and I don't really want The Expanse to become a big huge franchise with spinoffs and poo poo either so this is fine

Sure, but they could have at least finished out the books.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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T-man posted:

how many days until the episodes drop? im currently on my fifth free trial of amazon prime and wqnt to know if I'll be able to see them with that.

Here's the release schedule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Expanse_episodes#Season_5 (has episode title names, so spoilers I guess?)

First 3 episodes: Dec 16
Final episode: Feb 3

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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For anyone curious about the location of the final scene of Episode 3:

This is the translation of the sign. it's a South African language.


pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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GuardianOfAsgaard posted:

I can't see it on mine

I went to Episode 3, then to the end, and it showed up as the next Episode there

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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double negative posted:

yep. hosed up situation, and i'm curious to see how they deal w/ it in the story when they get him outta there, but i certainly won't miss him.

Well if Avasarala doesn't get a reply to all those messages to Arjun, that might mean Michael Benyaer is free to take over as Alex.

pik_d fucked around with this message at 17:39 on Dec 23, 2020

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Azhais posted:

And yet nobody ever talks about glass houses

Except for Prax.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Phi230 posted:

The wait is excruciating

How many more hours?

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Roundabout posted:

I think season 5 is the most I've been enjoying of the show so far, is that just me? I guess it is because everything so far is being driven by characters that we already know. Also, now that the crew split up, it feels like the characters have an opportunity to develop (except for Holden, he is forever hopeless).

I was hoping we would get a clearer picture of Mars politics at some point but that doesn't seem like it is going to happen. Speaking of which, can someone explain how the opening of the ring gate caused Mars to go to poo poo? Somehow I missed it.

There's now 1300 new solar systems within reach, most of which have planets that people (who are used to living in a gravity well) can go and walk around without an oxygen supply.

The entire point of people going to and living on Mars was to make a second habitable planet for humans, now there's hundreds.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Dreylad posted:

I figured the whole planet was a forge planet/giant factory, given that the moons didn't seem to function as outward defensive stations (this may contradict the books, I'm just going from what I've seen on the show), but more like safety regulators. In case of a fusion meltdown, stop all fusion so the planet doesn't explode. I assume the lithium was naturally occuring and the whole planet was built around extracting/processing/creating whatever they needed out of it. And yeah protoMiller was just flipping switches on and off and seeing what worked, which given a complex planet-machine, is not the greatest idea for the humans on the planet's surface.

I always assumed they figured out how to transmute lead to gold lithium and that's why there was so much.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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timp posted:

What was the timeline of the Zmeya exactly? Whose ship was it first and did we ever see any scenes on it? I'd google it but I'm too afraid of stumbling into book spoilers.

The Zmeya wasn't in the books so google away. The protomolecule theft was carried out a little differently.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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TommyGun85 posted:

Great episode with great acting. That said, does anyone else get bothered any time they hear SFX in the void of space? For a show that attempts such realism, this one thing just irks me despite knowing it makes the scenes more 'exciting'.

No, I want to hear rockets go BRRRRRR and explosions go BOOOM and PDCs go PEWPEWPEWPEWPEWPEWPEW

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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My head canon is that Marky was in an above-ground prison near one of the asteroid strikes and got disintegrated instantly. It didn't hurt but he's definitely gone.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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But then we couldn't get to make poo poo up anymore

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Strom Cuzewon posted:

I was hoping it was gonna be that chirpy chief engineer on Tycho. Before....uh....yeah.....

Question: she kept calling Holden "dusiwalla", first as a term of endearment, and then as an insult, and I can't figure out what it means. Walla is lover (as in, wellwalla - someone obssessed with the gravity well) but I've no idea about dusi. I'm assuming it's earther or something.

Wala is more like "person", not "lover". It's from the Hindi word that means "one who does". Welwala means "one from the gravity well" essentially.

Dusiwala means "sweetie", so Dusi is probably supposed to sound like dulce, which means sweet.

https://twitter.com/bahiawatson/status/1347258019776782337?s=21

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Mu Zeta posted:

I started skipping past the Marco scenes because I can't stand how the actor whisper/grunts all his lines.

So you're just gonna miss a lot of the story then? How does watching TV like this work

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Chikimiki posted:

Jesus just watched S05E04 and can I say that OPA are literally the worst? I want to bitchslap everyone of these assholes (especially Filip and that stupid hacker girl on Tycho) and really hope they get crashed to dust

The OPA is generally ALL Belters. Marco and Co. are the Free Navy. Belters who don't side with Marco almost certainly consider themselves OPA, but not part of the Free Navy. Don't be a racist inyalowda

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Feb 24, 2006

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Cojawfee posted:

If both ships were accelerating when she made the jump, then they should have accelerated away from her and she should have disappeared into the void. I'm pretty sure they were not accelerating, because dead old guy just stayed floating there, he didn't collapse to the floor.

It's more likely they had it with a set flight plan as soon as the two ships got far enough apart. At the end of Episode 7 (44:30) it is not under thrust, but at the beginning of Episode 8 (07:05) it is under power.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Ur Getting Fatter posted:

Is there any explanation in the show or books about why the belt relies so much on manual labor instead of just robots doing everything?

Iím gonna guess but itís still weird that you never see too many robots given how advanced ship AIs are.

The authors wanted to write about people, not AI/robots.

I know you want an in-universe answer but I don't think they ever really go into it

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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smoobles posted:

Everyone on Luna should be falling over constantly and hopping 3 feet when they try to walk. It would take some wire work in every scene but the show would be funnier and more realistic. Two people should bump each other on accident and go tumbling, it'd be a lol

This is true for almost every scene in the show. Most of what we see in space is 0.3G, be it a ship, station, or hollowed out asteroid station. That's a bit more than the Moon but they'd still not be able to walk "normally". It's just not feasible to coordinate that for 90% of the show that isn't on Earth/Ilus/Hard 1G+ burn.

I was extremely disappointed when I first saw people walking around like normal but once you think about the logistics of it you realize that the logistics of faking space walking for the entire show would suck.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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smoobles posted:

oh gently caress yeah, for some reason I thought they hit midnight

Midnight GMT

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Taintrunner posted:

Tonight's the finale, right?

Yep, tonight's episode is it until season 6.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Taintrunner posted:

WHAT THE gently caress JUST HAPPENED

Ship go in, ship no go out.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Grand Fromage posted:

Welp. I believed 'em when they said they'd finished filming, was not expecting they went back to add that in. Guess that fixes the problem. Wonder if Bull or Peaches is getting to be pilot next season.

I feel like Bull being in the pilots seat toward the end of the episode answers that last part

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Right at 16:05 is when this happens:

https://twitter.com/SpacedockHQ/status/1356781711015645184

Pretty good poo poo from the show runners/effects guys

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pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

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Panderfringe posted:

Why do people assume I'm talking about gunfights and kabooms? They set up plot threads and then didn't do anything with them, except show us Naomi torture porn for 4 episodes straight. I haven't seen the episode yet, just wondering if there's any conclusion other than the very, very end.

Found the problem at least. This is even more advanced than 1.25x speed or skipping scenes then talking about the show. You've gone to a level beyond.

Edit: By that I mean watch the episode and decide for yourself. Stuff happens all over the place.

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