@RiotDemon Not sure how you set up your alarms but I find changing the tones every so often helps so I don’t get used to it. My last alarm is a very loud “end of world, missile inbound” type klaxon alarm.
@Targaryen I have several different sounds and use the Google mini to play music. I remember waking up to the music at some point and falling asleep… Waking up again when the movie would start in 15 minutes so I just laid there defeated.
@Targaryen I made it. The movie changed things up from the book, which was annoying. It did keep me on my toes though because I was expecting certain things that didn’t quite happen how I thought they would.
The movie was sufficiently creepy. My drive home through my neighborhood was filled with fog, just like the movie.
My nap didn’t work out that well. Only got around 30 minutes of sleep. I’ll probably have to drink some caffeine in the morning, especially as I’m laying here, not tired.
@RiotDemon I also really liked the book, but was disappointed in the first movie. The problem (for me) is that the inner dialog of the main character as he descends into madness was my favorite part of the story and that is difficult to portray on film.
@macromeh yeah. He does have a lot of inner dialogue that misses out in movies. If the first movie never existed and these people made it, I’m sure it would of been a better adaptation. I just read that they filmed two endings and went with what the audience liked better.
I drove up to the mountains this morning, about 90 miles from the desert of ( Phoenix) and had breakfast at a little highway diner ( Hwy 260) because I heard about it as a great place to eat. Weather was in the low 80 degrees…felt like a mini vacation.
The food was great…just perfect for the morning trip.
The War of the Roses is a mess, from the pov of someone trying to figure out who what when where why, if you didn’t grow up learning all that
Provocation was a usurpation by a Lancaster (“justified” by a [politically] low quality king), in 1399. This was by the person who became King Henry IV.
But the lines of the various descendents of the competent king before the bad one got tangled. (One line [York] or seniority but with a female ancestor. The other, usurper line [Lancaster], had less seniority, but all males. So they disagreed who ought to be king.).
Lots of time passes. Decades. King Henry V and the battle of Agincourt in France and lots of battle glory for England.
Then along comes another King who might be a decent person, but is a bad King (Henry VI). And who was also sometimes insane or mentally non-competent. And whose wife is supposedly a bad-tempered scheming French princess everyone hates and no one trusts.
So the Yorks fought some battles and usurped from the insane Lancaster King.
And then it went back and forth. Lots of battles. And then the winning York king, Edward IV, alienated many of his supporters in various ways. He married badly (according to many in court) and then promoted all his wife’s many relatives over everyone else.
So civil wars before he was king, and then civil wars after he was king but before he died, and then civil wars after he died. And his brother the next King, Richard III either legally takes the throne from King Edward IV’s son, or steals it. Depends on who you believe.
Lots more beheadings and battles.
A Lancaster finally wins the wars and King Richard III dies in battle. All the other direct male claimants are already dead or vanished. A bunch more male claimants are killed.
And that winning Lancaster gets named King Henry VII. Either followers of Henry VII or followers of King Richard III had the male children of King Edward IV killed to get rid of them as claimants. Supposedly. No one knows. The male children were still kids.
Richard III had no living legitimate descendents.
So no more male Yorks left to claim the throne.
Final winner King Henry VII (Lancaster) married the oldest daughter of or King Edward IV (she’s a York princess) and then the war is over.
Except for some more hangings and beheadings just to be sure.
Cousins killing cousins basically. Lots of dead cousins.
But a while earlier in English history sons used to go to to war against their father the current King because they thought he had lived too long or been in power too long. Even tho he was still strong and competent and just middle-aged.
(This happened between Richard the Lion-Hearted, and Bad King John, and their father, Henry II).
English history is a lot of fun if you get the hang of it.
@f00l@Targaryen absolutely my fav part of history to read about starts with the war of the roses (or cousins war). I’ve read nearly all of Alison Weirs books on the subject (haven’t gotten the newest two yet) and as not true to history as they are, Phillipa Gregorys books. I loved ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history too but the Lancaster, York, Tudor history is so fascinating.
The personalities and events (or what we know if them) of TWOTR are fascinating.
The mysteries are even better?
*Why was Hastings beheaded so quickly and without trial?
What happened to the Princes in the Tower: who had them killed, and why? If they died during Richard III’s lifetime, did he order their deaths?
Did the Lancastrian/Tudor historians simply lie and pin the guilt on Richard III (Richard III did not legally require them to be dead in order to be king, but Henry VII did legally require their deaths in order to be king; as he declared them legitimate in order to legitimate their sister Elizabeth (his intended bride and the senior Yorkist princess)?
Why did Warrick change sides so easily and thoroughly (incredible aristocratic pride and anger at his own public humiliation about Edward IV’s secret wedding when Warrick was negotiating for a French royal bride?)
WTF was up with the Duke of Clarence changing sides all the time, and did he really die by being drowned in a vat of malmsey wine after his umpteenth betrayal of every King and claimant in sight?
What was the full role of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (Edward IV’s and Richard III’s Mother)?
Did King Edward IV’s consort, Queen Elizabeth (nee Woodville) believe that Richard III had her sons killed? If so, why did she let her daughters go to Richard III’s court and be close to the King and Queen?
Was Edward IV secretly and legally already married by when he met and married Elizabeth Woodville? Were their children therefore legally not legitimate and not heirs to the throne?
When did Richard III actually decide to take the throne? Before he left for London on the death of his brother? After he found out about Edward IV’s alleged pre-contract of marriage with Eleanor Butler? At some other time?
Why were Earl Rivers and his son Sir John Rivers arrested and executed?
What was wrong with Henry VI’s mind?
Was Queen Margaret of Anjou (Henry VI’s consort) as vicious and partisan as her reputation holds?
Was the Prince of Wales (Queen Margaret’s son) also the son of the King, or was Somerset his father?
Why did Edward IV’s army violate sanctuary after the Battle at Tewkesbury?
Who finally killed the twice deposed and by then mentally simple Henry IV? Did Edward IV order it? Did he do it himself?
Was Stanley the “ultimate political and military survivor”, always withholding his ultimate allegiance until it was clear who would win, as he is so often portrayed?
What was up with Buckingham and his armies? Did he think he could get the throne for himself?
How did Anne Neville feel about first being married to the (Lancaster) Prince of Wales on her father’s (Warrick’s) orders (after having grown up as a Yorkist), and then being later being married to her childhood friend Richard, the then Yorkist Duke of Gloucester and brother to Edward IV (She later became Queen when Richard III took the throne)?
What was the full role of Margaret Beaufort, last Lancaster heiress, and mother to Henry Tudor, who would win at Bosworth Field and became Henry IV?
How did Elizabeth of York feel about her politically necessary marriage to the final Lancaster winner after all the male Yorks, including her father, uncles, brothers, and male cousins were dead?
What was the full role of Jane Shore, mistress Edward IV? (and described as “the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots” in his realm. She also became a concubine to other noblemen, including Edward’s stepson, Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, and William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, his close friend and adviser.)
Is there any chance that Perkin Warbuck was actually Elizabeth of York’s youngest brother, Prince Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York; and therefore the (legitimate or legitimated) York claimant to the throne?*
And so much more. It’s great fun if you like English history.
@f00l@Targaryen gawd almighty my husband and co-workers would hate it if we got in the same room. I could talk British history for hours. The intrigue, the plot twists, the lying and scheming, it’s so utterly fascinating.
On a sorta completely unrelated note, I really really hate Euron Greyjoy. He creeps me the heck out.
I work at a college and we had graduation in the morning. After I cleaned the kitchen, we grilled burgers and hot dogs with the offspring and his gf for late lunch. Then watched tv and played WoW for a while. I still have two toes numb from 3 hours of standing and walking in those stupid heels.
@Targaryen I am an altoholic so it’s easier to say what I don’t play. I have chars on four realms. On aegwynn I’m horde and no open slots. Got two or three chars each on other servers. The one I’ve been playing lately is alliance druid (forget the server name) but I’m thinking of starting something dps like another hunter or mage.
@ivannabc Nice. I hang out on Wyrmrest Accord when I’m subbed up (waiting for classic). The people are pretty easy there and it’s fun watching people the event they come up with. I’m also between Horde and Alliance. Mostly Horde though I really enjoy the Naval theme and town for Alliance this time around a lot more.
My homebrew club celebrated AHA Big Brew on Saturday by brewing up 40 gallons of hazy New England style IPA. Lots of good food, good beer and good company. Took home a 5 gallon share to ferment and keg. Should be a good summer beer.
@targaryen, it isn’t Saturday anymore, but if you’re still interested in what I’m doing…thanks! Nobody else seems to care. But I’m baking bread, and writing a little computer program to scratch an itch.
Also…if you’re thinking about the history of esports, I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on that time when MC hallucinated a bunch of immortals vs ThorZaIN’s thors:
@UncleVinny you goofball you live here too I think go any day! We were on the Burke Gilman and Sammamish river trail. I hadn’t been on that trail in literally 2 decades. I’m unfortunately not terribly active but when beer is involved, giddy up. We rented bikes from Bothell Ski and Bike and started on the trail right across the street there.
Missed the thread yesterday, but since it was Saturday I wasn’t at the library like every other work day (…I work there). So instead I tilled the garden. And leveled some non-grass land in the back yard. Moved a whole bunch of dirt. I’m still sore.