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Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006

I'm nae the voice o' the darkened thistle, but th' darkened thistle cannae bear the sight o' our Bonnie Prince Bernie nae mair.
I have encountered this behavior several times over the course of my life and I think it's loving crazy. Why do you turn all the lights off for a movie but not regular TV?? Just seems like a recipe for falling asleep to me

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Wendigee
Jul 19, 2004

hi friends
:chloe:

Private Cumshoe
Feb 15, 2019

AAAAAAAGAGHAAHGGAH
I sleep all the time OP

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

K.O.K. (Kock Oral Kock)

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

Fun Shoe
i only do that when i watch hardcore pornography OP

gyrotachometer
Jul 20, 2020
No I dont have a "TV"

You Are A Elf
Apr 26, 2010

Black Gold!

Lights off most of the time in my house because I like to save electricity and dislike leaving lights on if I dont need them. Movies and/or TV make no difference in this.

Kirk Vikernes
Apr 26, 2004

Count Goatnackh

Yes, I do and I think mostly because of how dark modern movies are mixed with the compression used by various streaming sites. Otherwise, it's hard telling what the hell is going on.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010
Maybe not everyone is as sleepy as you OP

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


Turning off the lights lets you really enjoy all the visuals in the movie OP. Although I usually leave the lights on because I know I'm gonna get several beers during the movie and don't want to fumble with the lights or risk tripping over some poo poo.

Private Cumshoe
Feb 15, 2019

AAAAAAAGAGHAAHGGAH
I even turn off the lights to enjoy a fart, OP

deprivation of sight enhances the sense of smell

Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

That's a high quality avatar right there.
I even call my neighbors and tell them to turn their loving lights off

Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:
I just dum the lights because my house is fancy and has light dimmers like um living in the future

Nice Van My Man
Jan 1, 2008

I barely even look at the TV.

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

If Im watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture or something like that sure.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010

I turn off the lights for TV as well.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010
Seriously though if a movie can't hold your attention enough to keep you from falling asleep it's probably not a very good movie and you're better off sleeping through it anyway

satanic splash-back
Jan 28, 2009

Devils Affricate posted:

Seriously though if a movie can't hold your attention enough to keep you from falling asleep it's probably not a very good movie and you're better off sleeping through it anyway

Agreed

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I don't think!
Ham Wrangler
It's setting the mood. "Ooh, all the lights are off, time for a movie!" This is like asking "why do so many people only eat popcorn when they watch a movie" it's just, like, what you do man i don't loving know.

Also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKVT2XciXhE

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019




i turn my monitor off to post

Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006

I'm nae the voice o' the darkened thistle, but th' darkened thistle cannae bear the sight o' our Bonnie Prince Bernie nae mair.

Devils Affricate posted:

Maybe not everyone is as sleepy as you OP

I am so sleepy

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~

Grimey Drawer
I can afford electricity for either my entertainment center or lighting, not both

If it's a scary movie I make a fire

First of May
May 1, 2017
🎵 Bring your favorite lady, or at least your favorite lay! 🎵

I have a bunch of those fancy RGB light bulbs that sync up with the picture on the TV, so technically no I don't turn them off.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

The more you temper a stick, the stronger it becomes
Fun Shoe
I don't turn them off, no. I have hue lights in my living room and I'll put on something mood appropriate for a movie. So softer lighting.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010

First of May posted:

I have a bunch of those fancy RGB light bulbs that sync up with the picture on the TV, so technically no I don't turn them off.

First of May posted:

I have a bunch of those fancy RGB light bulbs that sync up with the picture on the TV, so technically no I don't turn them off.

This would totally make you fall asleep even faster, sorry but you're not helping

zone
Dec 6, 2016
Sometimes I do it, sometimes I don't. Never had a real preference to it. :shrug:

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here
I think the more relevant question is do you turn off the lights when you poo?

Das Boo
Jun 9, 2011

There was a GHOST here. It's gone now.


I do, but I don't really watch TV shows on my TV now that I think about it. TV gets watched on my PC, movies get watched on my TV.
Huh.

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

Das Boo posted:

I do, but I don't really watch TV shows on my TV now that I think about it. TV gets watched on my PC, movies get watched on my TV.
Huh.

Watching reruns of One Day at a Time on a 75 tv does seem overly decadent. And I was just telling the kids about how our big tv as a kid was a 25 Quazar.

laserghost
Feb 12, 2014

trust me, I'm a cat.

I don't watch TV and I got a smart projector recently so yeah lights are off in my hovel most of the time

Chrs
Sep 21, 2015

I turn the lights off for movies, regular TV and videogames.

BigBeefCity
Oct 26, 2022

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I don't even HAVE lights

dsf
Jul 1, 2004
istead of watching movies you should try staring at a wall and disassociating for a few hours

Fucking Moron
Jan 9, 2009

Nope...but I do turn off the lights when I poop.

BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011

Chrs posted:

I turn the lights off for movies, regular TV and videogames.

Mister Speaker
May 8, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!
Another RGB bulb guy livin' in the future over here. I set mine to a really dim red.

Sweaty IT Nerd
Jul 13, 2007

Oh, pretty, pretty, Blue Bongo!
Bongo-Bongo Blue!! Yah!
Do you turn off the lights when you watch a movie or are you a weirdo?

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~

Grimey Drawer
I watch movies with my VR headset and I turn off the lights so my neighbors don't see I own a VR headset

Dragonstoned
Jan 15, 2006

MR. DOG WITH BEES IN HIS MOUTH AND WHEN HE BARKS HE SHOOTS BEES AT YOU
by Roger Hargreaves

~*ambience*~


also the light is usually off anyway because the dark rules

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BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011

I like the way the glow of the screen lights up my wifes smile when she finds my hog in the bottom of the popcorn bowl. I think its cute how she still pretends to be surprised even after all these years :3:

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