General Chit Chat

This is the place to chat about anything!

13,055 topics in this forum

  1. Marvel's Phase 4

    • 43 replies
    • 2,168 views
    • 79 replies
    • 5,431 views
  2. General Movie Thread

    • 2,651 replies
    • 176,783 views
  3. Snow!

    • 114 replies
    • 5,327 views
  4. Lego!

    • 196 replies
    • 26,150 views
    • 173 replies
    • 7,045 views
    • 1,150 replies
    • 87,856 views
  5. good stuff thread.

    • 10,282 replies
    • 687,672 views
  6. Funny Stuff Thread

    • 4,731 replies
    • 383,358 views
  7. Football Season 2020-21

    • 96 replies
    • 3,188 views
    • 604 replies
    • 45,126 views
    • 47 replies
    • 1,879 views
    • 637 replies
    • 28,179 views
  8. What Have You Bought?

    • 10,362 replies
    • 794,128 views
  9. General TV Thread

    • 890 replies
    • 62,711 views
  10. bad stuff thread.

    • 9,534 replies
    • 608,061 views
  11. Job woes/wins

    • 1,868 replies
    • 137,039 views
    • 423 replies
    • 32,427 views
    • 326 replies
    • 16,662 views
    • 300 replies
    • 13,341 views
    • 1 reply
    • 138 views
  12. Netflix

    • 677 replies
    • 43,601 views
    • 41 replies
    • 1,193 views
  13. Christmas 2020

    • 87 replies
    • 2,089 views
  14. The Wrasslin' thread

    • 1,482 replies
    • 100,606 views
  • Upcoming Events

  • Posts

    • I'll probably get into it myself to, I can watch it on my brother's account. Seems to be more interesting than I initially thought. I suspect, to answer your question, we need to wait until the show's over however. Though I also suspect they will try to keep it fun for newcomers as well. But there are rumours that things tie in to the bigger Marvel universe, Dr. Strange and his multiverse to be specific. Plus there are other characters, one for example is more associated with Captain Marvel (from what I understand).
    • I watched the first three episodes myself (the only ones out at the moment), but since the Disney+ month is coming to an end, I'll take a break from it until my household collectively decides to get another month. @Ronnie I'd say the only required watching is Infinity War + Endgame (for the reasons you already stated), but Age of Ultron may help a lot, for the added context (that film is the main source of backstory for both Wanda and Vision, so that's convenient). Here is a summed up version of their backstory, in case you don't want to watch it: I'm not sure how much of that will be relevant, but I think I got all the important bits
    • I found a guide on Metal Slime farming if you would like, if not I'll spoiler tag it.
         
    • I'll be watching Wandavision in the next couple of days, and as someone who's not really a Marvel fan is there anything I need to know about the characters or setting that'll help me get through the series without being completely lost? Any brief insight would be great  All I know is Vision is Iron Man's ex-AI somehow made walking and talking and who *spoiler* in Endgame. 
    • So we've covered music making, but what do people use for music listening? I decided I wanted a turntable to try and appreciate music a bit more. I figured if I have to fanny around with putting on a record, I'll probsbly make more of an effort to actually listen. Plus I don't really listen to albums any more, so I wanted to make more of an effort to. Decided on an Audio Technica LP120x, as the general consensus is that it's the best place to start and it's mid range enough to not need upgrading any time soon. The turntable has a built in preamp, but no amp or speakers. I went with a set of Majority speakers, as they were within budget and had a built in amp. I didn't have high expectations, but figured they'd do until I could justify an upgrade. Turns out, they're pretty good. I'm no audiophile, so these are perfectly suitable for my needs. They also have Bluetooth and optical input, so I can always use them for my TV and phone if I need to. After watching a few Techmoan videos on vinyl, it got me wanting more options, so I dug out my old cassette players and seeing how well they worked. Both work surprisingly well, but the Saisho has a bit of buzz on the bass and is far too bulky for something I only plan to use the cassette player for. The Sharp is actually surprisingly good, especially when output through the Majority speakers. At that point, I realised that I own a tonne of CDs, but no CD player. Had a look on eBay and managed to find the exact CD player I had as a teenager, basically brand new in box, with all the accessories I had. Cosmetically, it's virtually perfect, but it does have an issue. For the first few minutes if playback, it skips and sounds awful, then it settles down. Fortunately, this can be remedied by turning on the antishock and using it as a buffer to accommodate for it struggling to read a cd. With antishock on, it works completely fine. I also have the obligatory Alexa for the radio and general listening. So yeah, vinyl for albums I really like, cassettes for cheapo bargains, CDs for my old albums and Alexa for everything else. I think if I had more space, I'd consider putting together a proper system, but what I have now works and is good enough for what I need. I may consider a proper cassette deck, as that's currently the weakest part of my setup (no fancy noise reduction here), but I'm in no hurry.
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      35,753
    • Total Posts
      1,845,954