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@squinky The USA :: Illinois :: Southern region looks like the winner in 2017 for single region with most words (assuming the map isn't buggy), and managed an average of 530.5 nanowrimo output.

@squinky Was wondering why I had a tab still open and realized it was to do math. I couldn't easily find a full global word count for NaNoWriMo, but region statistics are easy enough to find. My region managed in 2017 a 155.3 nanowrimo average, under this definition of 1 nanowrimo = 1.667 kilowords words/day.

@squinky I consider a nanowrimo as a unit of words over time, so 1667 words is still just 1.667 kilowords. 1 nanowrimo = 50 kilowords / 30 days = 5 kilowords / 3 days = 1.667 kilowords / day. I wonder what a wrimo could possibly represent at 1.667 terawords / day. I feel like that may still be more than the written output of the species on any given day, though maybe not if you consider a pictures to words conversion.

Is Sagira an option for permanent Ghost voice? Because I'd love to replace "Nolan North pretends to be Dinklebot" voice, personally.

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I know it's been suggested before, but why aren't the DC superhero TV folks in Hollywood North (that mystical Land of Vancouver) just given charge of the movies, too? "Crisis on Earth-X" was the Justice League movie I wanted this year: Nazi punching, a fun and diverse cast, some feels.

It's so very apparent in the CW/DC crossovers, but why is the Arrow team's sound design so deficient compared to the rest of the "Berlantiverse"? Supergirl's production team: loud, clear, easy to hear. Arrow's production team: mumblecore, with filters that wash out sibilants to the point that everyone sounds like they are whispering with a lisp.

Why isn't there an easy way to watch YouTube subscriptions in chronological order any more?

Late to finally watching it, but Kong: Skull Island really was brilliant to recontextualize Kong into a Vietnam era ensemble movie. It's about the last era the undiscovered island concept works (and the script plays into that, hello LANDSAT), and can play against American jingoism in interesting ways.

Dug the aesthetic of the TMNT float.

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I was reflecting on my current personal ambivalence towards pronouns used in reference to me. One maybe surprising thing I realized is that "Max" is short and memorable enough that it often feels like its own pronoun. I realized I hear "Max" a lot more than any pronoun, and it takes extra effort to strongly gender it or otherwise make it hurtful. There may not be a useful general takeaway from that, but I realize its a rare phenomenon and maybe useful to be aware of it when thinking beyond me.

That last bit about the galactic space olympics is because of course EE is coaching the next generation of the animated Mighty Ducks, the super powered anthro ducks that are mostly evil. Because we all know from many other Disney properties that evil is a recessive trait that often skips generations.

Stupid movie universe pitch: So inter-connected movie universes are a big deal, no? Here's an idea: The Mighty Ducks League Universe. Each original Mighty Duck kid is now down and out like Emilio Estevez (EE) in D1 and each in a different city must teach a new generation of kids. Big build up to match ups between teams every couple movies. EE turns out to be the big bad pulling strings behind the scenes and the final boss in a galactic space olympics hockey jam.

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Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.