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Post by halfwise on Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:46 pm

Well, as you've seen the output is crap. There's so much storytelling stuff that needs to be programmed in that I think such books will never be more than a novelty.

Then again the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series were so consciously formulaic they could easily have been written by machine. And they sold like hotcakes.

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Post by David H on Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:47 pm

There's an assumption the bot was writing for a human audience. IF on the other hand it was writing at the expense of humans for the entertainment of other bots, I can see all kinds of rich and subtle ironies... Suspect

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:13 pm

halfwise wrote:Well, as you've seen the output is crap.  There's so much storytelling stuff that needs to be programmed in that I think such books will never be more than a novelty.

Perhaps, but I think we have to admit that the process for creating these books will only get better and better.

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Post by malickfan on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:01 pm

Eldorion wrote:Still better than Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:18 pm

Come on guys, "Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance.”

This is comedy gold Razz

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:21 pm

The robot seems to be based on the neural circuits of Spike Milligan Shocked

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Post by malickfan on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:23 pm

So was the Fantastic Beasts movie worth a watch at all?

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:48 pm

I wonder too Nod

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Post by Eldorion on Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:41 am

I had a good enough time watching it but I don't necessarily think that anyone who skipped it is missing out on a ton. It had its issues but I liked all four of the central characters. Colin Farrell was good in it and

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I'm skeptical that Johnny Depp will do a better job as the (non-disguised) Grindelwald, but there was very little to judge his performance by in the first film. His design is pretty wack, though. I assume they were going for a sort of aged-up Hitler Youth look but just ... nah. Didn't work for me.

I'll go see the second but it's not something that I incorporate into my mental conception of Harry Potter or think about when recollecting or re-reading the books. Far better than Cursed Child though. Razz
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Post by Eldorion on Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:41 pm

Have any of our British and/or European members been to see the Harry Potter museum exhibition? It's apparently been at the British Library and is coming to New York next year. I never saw the LOTR exhibition (it stopped touring right around the time I was allowed to see the movies), but I saw the Narnia one at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia back in 2009 and despite not being a huge Narnia fan it was actually a lot of fun. This seems like it's more book-focused but I'm curious. It'll be a hell of a lot closer than the WB studio tour, in any event. Razz

https://www.pottermore.com/news/reserve-tickets-for-harry-potter-a-history-of-magic-in-new-york
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:56 am

Hm, that website included a link to a Harry Potter "Celebration". I've heard of Star Wars Celebrations recently. Doesn't one normally call these things Conventions?

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Post by Eldorion on Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:51 am

That is the more common term, yeah. I'm not familiar with it so my first thought after seeing that it's hosted by Universal Orlando was that it might just be some promotional thing, but reading a little more it does sound like a fan convention.

One day I'll go back to Orlando and see the Diagon Alley half of Harry Potter World ... hopefully. Razz
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:03 pm

There's an adaptation of the bot-written HP story, now. Laughing

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:31 pm



Well damn. Definitely looking forward to this, even if I wish that Colin Firth was somehow still playing Grindelwald. Very curious to see more of Jude Law's Dumbledore, which has been a casting I've liked since first hearing about it. Smile
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Post by halfwise on Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 am

Looks more interesting to me that Fantastic Beasts did.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:07 am

Nice nice, bounce , Jude Law in this role pleases me greatly.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:34 am

So many over-coats! Shocked Does no-one wear robes in this near-past?

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:19 am

I think I might have to buy myself a LEGO set again..

https://shop.lego.com/en-NO/Hogwarts-Castle-71043

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:45 pm

My family inherited a big box of legos back in the late '90s. They were most of them pretty basic shapes, but had enough lego-men and medieval/space/modern bits to make interesting things. For some reason having to make do with that mish-mash of pieces, most of them just blocks, has left me with a condescending attitude towards fancy complete sets with unique pieces. They seem fragile to me, kind of precious. If you lose a significant piece, then your castle will forever be incomplete. It's like the difference between a mongrel and a pure-bred. The pure-bred might look a lot better, but the mongrel is a more robust dog.

On second thought, this attitude may have just been sour grapes.

Cool set!

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Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:44 pm

I see your point Laughing This set caught my eye at once, though, used to play with Harry Potter legos as a kid. No idea where I'd put it once it's finished, and kinda pricey for a nostalgia trip. Still want it Laughing

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:35 am



Yes.. had to buy it, and I love it Laughing

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Post by Eldy on Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 am

That's fantastic! Very Happy I love the stained glass windows; did the lights come with it? The LEGO stuff I see these days is so insanely far beyond how I played with them as a kid. Laughing


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:09 am

{{As you know I'm not a big Potter fan, but love that Ringo, especially the lighting. And love lego anyway, had buckets of the stuff as a kid }}

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