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  1. It's often a question of cost, too. I don't even want to think how much it would have added to the budget for the locations (and CGI characters therein) to have had the same scope as the book.** Especially during the dénouement. I admit I was a tad disappointed with that whole scene in the central chamber, and found it pretty anticlimactic. Had I not read Cibola Burn, though, I probably wouldn't feel that way! Also, you have to consider pacing; books have narrators to keep the momentum going, on TV, traversing vast swathes of corridors could get boring quite quickly! Although I suppose, you could have a panning shot to give an idea of vastness. But then that adds to the budget. Swings and roundabouts, I guess. Conversely, for practical reasons, the interiors of TV Roci are much, much larger than the Roci of the books! ---------------- **(Same as in S3 when Holden goes inside the ProtoStation. On TV it was tiny!)
  2. Nicole

    TJ Q & A

    Thanks, Ariane! We did have a lovely evening; however, due to having been a bit poorly of late, and not sleeping, I was incredibly tired when we went out, and utterly wiped out by the time we got back!
  3. Nicole

    TJ Q & A

    Awww, thanks, Gail! xx I'm really sorry I missed it, too, especially as I had finally thought of a question (was going to ask if Tom remembered working with my nephew on Mutant Chronicles!). Actually got back at 9.30; ensconced myself in the bedroom, decided to do 30 mins work before the off... and fell asleep! Fortunately, I was reclining on the bed with my laptop, and not slumped over a desk! Not sure if it makes me a lamer or a lightie. Or both! Anyway, I've just enjoyed reading all the questions (and answers, of course). Hope all the new folks will be sticking around!
  4. Nicole

    TJ Q & A

    My MIL has booked a table for us all to go out for a meal this evening! The good news is that it's booked for 18:30, so all being well, I should be able to get online by 22:30. Possibly a smidge earlier. It does mean I'll miss out on pre-event shenanigans in the bar, which is a little disappointing but my MIL is in her 80s, and becoming a little frail of late, so I want to spend as much time with her as I can, while it's still possible. Plus, she would never understand being blown out for some American dude in a hat, whom she's never heard of, and a bunch of friends who live inside my computer! Laters potaters! xx
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    I JUST...

    Well, I hope that you'll be telling completely outrageous lies as to how you got the bruising. Several rounds with The Punisher, mayhap?! Yeah, chances are they won't have anything but it's worth a try. And if they don't maybe they'll contribute to the cost of hiring one. Good luck, Ariane!
  6. Yes, happy burpday, Sidey! Have a lovely day! xx
  7. Nicole

    I JUST...

    I do know how you feel; when I took a tumble in the summer, I was just so thankful it was 7.30am, and there was no one around to see my shopping go flying across the pavement (I don't even want to think about what me hitting the ground looked like)! Hope you're feeling better today, chica. xx Ariane, have you asked them if they could supply a loan car instead? Perhaps they'll help out? xx
  8. Oh, it was soooo good, wasn't it? Just much.... smaller!
  9. Cool; hope you get to pick it up again! Yeah, I remember talk of a Firefly MMO... could have been so shiny! Loved TOW - played through twice so far; so many Firefly references in it... including this!!
  10. Maybe not quite in the way you have imagined!
  11. Hard to imagine, I know! But yep, essentially, that's the problem. What a problem to have, eh? Ha ha!
  12. Taki taki, kopeng! We're I skinnier... a good deal skinnier... I'd be all over cosplaying Avasarala. She's my spirit animal! (Plus, I used to live in India, and have a bunch of saris!) Drummer would be so cool to cosplay, too. And Alex... oh no, wait... I want to play with Alex! Hurr hurr! I used to play a lot of Stronghold Kingdoms when I was still working in the games industry because I was writing and editing the Wiki for it, and had to play it so I knew what the heck I was writing about. Really enjoyed playing but then Firefly decided to add in a really harsh PvP mechanic, which basically gave a boatload of advantages to the griefers, and it went from being a really cool game with a nice community, to 'who can be the biggest arsehole, and fuck everyone else up'. So I stopped playing. I was one of the writers for Illyriad, which was a great game, and one I had so much fun working on. However, after a year and a half of playing it, I got to the point where it was taking up so much of my life, that I felt the need to take a step back. Not least because it meant I wasn't playing any other games, and TBH, I prefer single player games, anyway! I did try ESO but I have to be honest, and say that I got bored really quickly with it. But then, I got bored with Skyrim too because I found it all so samey. Fallout, OTOH (not 76, I hasten to add!), is an epic series, and one I've spent thousands of hours on! I'll take SciFi and post-apocalyptic over fantasy any day!
  13. The more you engage with the posts which use that hashtag, the more will show up in your feed. Spend a couple of days just clicking the shit out of all the hearts on the posts, and you'll soon start to see the #Thomas[fuckinghashtag]Jane posts showing up automatically. Insta's algorithm is basically the same as the Book of Faces; it won't show you stuff it doesn't think you're interested in (unless it's paid to do so, of course... I get spammed sodding cat stuff ads all the time - I don't even have a cat!), so you have to teach it what you want to see. Make sense? Now, go forth and like the shit out of anything and everything you can find with that hashtag!
  14. I think I can honestly say that my life is complete, now that I have seen a chocolate Santa clone being launched on a firework rocket! You, lady, are fucking epic!
  15. Nicole

    I JUST...

    Oh, that's miserable, Ariane - I am so sorry you're having to deal with all of that. No need to apologise - we friends support each other, after all! 2k€ is a very ouchy amount of money to have to spend out, especially at this time of year. Will you be able to claim any of it back on your insurance? I know it's not eco-friendly but could you fly to Paris instead? Really hope you get things sorted out. Oh, buggery bollocks... you poor thing. You're right, it could have been much worse but that doesn't invalidate the fact that you've taken a tumble, and hurt yourself. As someone who regularly has dizzy spells, and is still in pain from my last fall, back in the summer, you have my sympathies. And virtual hugs. Gentle ones, of course! (Apparently that is a hug emoji!)
  16. Ariane is right, made by Emsa, available on Amazon. Other places too but Amazon was the cheapest I found them. I have quite a few decals; two on my laptop (OPA and Remember the Cant), and all my external HDDs have them too. MCRN for work stuff, and OPA for leisure and entertainment! Good to meet another book reader! I've read all of them, plus the novellas / short stories (apart from 'Cassandra'), and find it so cool how well the TV series adapts - and in some cases - changes the source material. Drummer and Ashford are two cases in point. I got mine from XFactor Vinyl on Etsy. Bryan doesn't have them listed any more but given that he's making me some custom Expanse decals right now, I'm guessing he'd run you off some MCRN ones if you wanted. Just shoot him a message! (He has a load of Punisher stuff, too... which may or may not be officially licensed.) Mind you, @Geoff can you make high quality vinyl decals at your place? If you can, and would be willing to make some, we could give you our custom instead!
  17. Nicole

    Renegade

    Wayyyyy ahead of you there! Signed up weeks ago... or maybe it was last week. Or the week before. Feels like ages ago, though!
  18. Geoff's latest offering in the Real Men thread made me immediately think it should be captioned... which led me to thinking that just for fun, we should have a caption game! So I did a thing... (But we may want to take it into the bar!)
  19. Are you familiar with the British expression about open goals, Ariane? (You know we love you, though, right?!)
  20. Yep... totally serious discussions about a certain person's organs! (It's been awhile since Kenneth put in an appearance! Ha ha!)
  21. Welcome aboard, CJ - you sound like you'll fit right in around here - it's probably fair to say that we all err on the side of geekery here! Would love to hear more about your Cosplay; which characters do you play? And what about MMOs? Tell me more!
  22. Stars are better off with us, pampa.
  23. Nicole

    TJ Q & A

    Right now, even that's a bit of a stretch! Such a strumpet! And yet, here I still am! Muahahahaaaaaa! Pah, if it were a political thing, I'd have no trouble at all... not with having just run my local PPC's digital electoral campaign! Fortunately, I don't do pervy... at least not in public! So here I am... at my drawing board, with a wide open space where braining should be happening.
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