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MarioVl last won the day on August 10 2017

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    TV shows watched in 2019

    I recently finished Santa Clarita Diet season 3. I love those characters so much. Soon after I watched the last episode I found out it's cancelled! Also, season 2 of The Orville. Just awesome. Much much more than the silly comedy it's marketed as, it's really good science fiction with relatable characters, surprising twists, episodes that deal with real world issues, and ridiculously amazing visuals. Apparently its renovation is being discussed, I hope it will continue!!
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    Please tell me they had a flying helmet and a wet celery for the duo photoshoot.
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    For my Endgame ticket, I paid only 6€! I chose the one movie theater that a) shows it in English and b) is located so I can actually go on a weekday. Turns out tickets for Thursdays have reduced price if you have a membership card, which I do. Normal price would be 9€
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    TV shows watched in 2019

    I cannot be impartial, BSG reboot is one of my favourite shows ever. But I think it only gets better and better. I hope you love it as much as I do! Keep us posted :) Tom Zarek started as little more than an excuse to show a scene between the old and the new Apollo, but he turned into a fascinating character. You'll see!
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    This is not the queue yet. The painting portrays the moment where the doors open and everyone goes for their VQ numbers.
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    TV shows watched in 2019

    I recently finished the second (and most probably last) season of Counterpart. I can see why some people wrote it off as slow and confusing, but I can safely say that it rewards the invested effort. Amazing show, too bad it wasn't more popular.
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    Video Games played in 2019

    I had a much greater time with the mobile game Avengers Academy than I expected - the gameplay was nothing special, but the dialogue was fantastic. Extremely silly and funny, and yet, the spirit of all the characters were wonderfully captured. Sadly they decided to shut it down at the end of February. The silver lining is, a few weeks before the end date they gave away loads of the in-game resources that you usually have to either pay or work like mad for, so I could get to see most of the story. I am on year 3 of Hogwarts Mystery, I still play from time to time. I like the characters and the story twists but the gameplay, particularly the way it's set up to convince you to pay, is annoying. After attending a conference by John Romero, I decided to remember the good old days of my Doom addiction by getting the 2016 version of the game. It's an absolute blast! That's mostly what I play these days. I want to unlock the legacy maps, so I'm taking the time to discover the secret areas and so on.
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    General Chat

    Warning, mild spoilers! Well... similar to most of the show's cast, he's a bad fit for the typical version of Lex we all have in our heads, but he's really ok for the version they have chosen to write. Also, an important difference, we see a side of Lex we're not used to. Even in the opening scene, he probably allows himself to show his sister a part of him that he doesn't let anyone else see. And for the rest of the episode he's dying. I guess that justifies a... more emotional Luthor than usual. I'm not a fan of the beard, but other than that, cautious approval from me.
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    General Chat

    This is from LFCC 2014. I cannot be sure but I suspect Finn himself did it.
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    General Chat

    So, your problem with trailers is that they don't represent what you'll get when you see the movie? That's interesting, because my problem with them (and I naively believed this was a universal thing) is that they reveal way too much, so when you get to see the actual movie all the cool stuf has been spoiled for you. That is part of what has us all so worked up with the Endgame trailer - they have made an actual effort to make the movie look exciting (like it needs any help!) without revealing anything crucial. Kevin Feige has actually stated that all the promotional material is taken from the first 15 minutes of the movie, so we can watch it all and be relatively spoiler free. Then again, Infinity War dropped a very big bomb in the first 5 minutes, so you never know...
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    Hotels

    In the past I've been to: - London Visitors Hotel. Cheap, decent for the price, and unbeatable location - one block away from the bridge over the Olympia train line. I think it does not allow booking for less than 5 nights in a row, it may be a good option if you plan on staying in London a few extra days. - Holland Inn. Similar to London Visitors, a bit more expensive but more flexible with reservations. - Abercorn House. It's more a hostel, but like Kurdamoni said, it's cheap and clean, and location is also nice - near Hammersmith tube station, 15 minute walk from Olympia.
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    What did you get signed?

    I got mostly 8x10 from the guest tables, the great part were my interactions with them. I wish I could tell you about my awesome interaction with Jes Macallan and the personalization that came out of it, but it would break forum rules. So um, look elsewhere. I did get one special item signed, but it wasn't for me. My friend Montse is a member of Archivo 007 - the Spanish Bond fan club, and she wanted something very special to get signed by George: she tracked down a copy of the same issue of Playboy that Bond is reading in a scene from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I did hope to get a bigger reaction from George, but I guess at this point in his life he's seen it all
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    Post ya Photos..

    Here is my full gallery: https://www.facebook.com/mariovillarl/media_set?set=a.10217598323901136&type=3 Some highlights are: Robert Englund never disappoints. I needed something fun for the Legends of Tomorrow girls, so I bought a Beebo from Etsy. Their reactions to it were... diverse, but either way it was a roaring success! Queue-accurate cosplayers: Diana Prince is from Lucy Davis' photoshoot, and the Legends girls from Jes Macallan's.
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    Films watched in 2019

    Put me in the "loved Captain Marvel" list! Particularly the opening studio logo and the cameo. Also the character, the actors, the main twist in the story, and pretty much everything!
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    New Attendees Advice Thread

    Last year Jason walked around the convention on several occasions, blasting rock from his phone, and a lot of fans followed him for no other reason than the pleasure of being near him and the collective fun of being part of it. His agent looked shocked This is clearly not a scheduled part of the event, so don't count on it, but maybe you'll get lucky!
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