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2020.03.01 23:32 Herbaberbaderb petergriffinsadedits

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2023.05.30 13:08 wuuna_ is the NSO+expansion worth it if i

if it’s only to play Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask and maybe Super Mario 64?
It’s the only benefit that I can see from the NSO because I mostly only play and prefers singleplayer games, therefore the dlc’s and the ability to play online doesn’t really convince me. The 3 games that I stated are the only games that I am interested of due to it being critically acclaimed and praised everywhere even after 23+ years.
I didn’t grew up with Nintendo games so I never had the chance to, but now it is available to play via NSO, I am wondering if it’s really worth it? Is it a game that holds up very well today, or it is just really great for its time? Is it just nostalgia, or is it actually an experience worth having at least once?
Just really curious, will I play and at least enjoy it even by today’s standards, or do I have to constantly remind myself how this game is damn amazing for its time. Graphics wise aside of course, I don’t really mind that. Thank you!
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2023.05.30 02:40 Apprehensive-Bug-776 Sharkboy and Lavagirl - Nostalgia Critic

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2023.05.29 20:15 FLP_MUSIC Some music podcasts I've enjoyed recently!

(Spotify links)
  1. This Little Light: Flea's podcast, focusing on the art of music education, craft of performing music and getting inspired, featuring great names like Rick Rubin, Thundercat, Margo price, Finneas and Patti Smith among many others. Pretty new show
  2. Popcast: New York Times podcast hosted by Joe Caramanica, discussing, reviewing and criticizing a wide span of music industry topics. How trends evolve, the influence of particular records, dissecting new music...
  3. Broken Record: Nothing more amusing than to hear Rick Rubin speaking with some of the most influential, incredible artists out there, both from our new times, and legacy artists. I very much recommend listening to all the episodes of the Broken Records podcast, great guests and very inspirational from a musical and showbiz industry point of view.
  4. Waterproof Records with Jacob Givens: If you love the 90's aesthetics, the grunge, the alternative era, you'll love this podcast. I came across Jacob on his Tiktok channel, where he would post nostalgia of 90's music releases and how they felt when you would hear them for the first time. This podcast focuses on specific albums that played an important in a lot of people's lives. He's relatively new in the podcast business and is pretty up-and-coming. His socials have been growing pretty well lately. You should check out and support this guy's stuff, very passionate!
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2023.05.29 20:01 benabramowitz18 Oh, so NOW the critics matter?

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2023.05.29 19:49 Glacial_Shield_W Rural Vs. City Players

Alright, alright. Slow down on the downvoting landslide lol.
I just wanted to say, as someone who has lived in a city and in a rural area, the game is very, very, different when playing rural.
Rural players are clearly frustrated, and have been venting criticism on here. And that gets tiring. It sounds whiny. I know. Niantic isn't gonna change things based on feedback, like they did in the past. I know.
City players. We are a fandom. The whining you see is because people do love the game. Otherwise, they would vanish. People don't want Pogo to fail. Here, let me show you.
I can personally thank the game for getting me back on track after university. Sound corny? I was super depressed in my last two years of university. I was always an athlete. And I put on 85 pounds because I stopped caring about myself. And I was so humiliated, I couldn't bring myself to go to the gym. I couldn't run, it hurt my knees too bad. When pogo came out, it was a nostalgia trip. It got me outside again. It made me lose over 30 pounds, and that got me back to the gym (not the digital one). I can thank this game for being the kickstart I desperately needed to get back my health.
I still love this game. I still try to get my friends to play. I join social media groups. But, living rural now, it does feel like the game is almost dead for me. Even if I want to spend money.
Is it logical, from a business standpoint, for Niantic to focus on cities? Yes. Is it unfortunate, when I've been a loyal fan since year one? Yes. Is it city player's fault? Not at all.
I watch, as do other rural players, every day as players with more access post about all their awesome 5 star raid catches, and good spawns. And it sucks. But I comment supportively, because I am still happy for them and it isn't their fault my experience is declining.
City players (and people with better groups), my one ask of you, which I believe echoes most rural players, is, please have some sympathy and patience. Rural people get left out of a ton of things, IRL and in pogo. Let us vent once in awhile. And, in return, I'll keep being happy to see your awesome raid catches.
We aren't enemies. We are a fan base. And Niantic is a massive company, we can only hope to get their attention if we are vocal enough, it isn't to annoy you.
That is all. Best of wishes to everyone!
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2023.05.29 16:38 Branchless System Shock (2023) - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: System Shock (2023 Remake)
Developer: Nightdive Studios
Publisher: Prime Matter
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 74 average - 66% recommended - 37 reviews

Critic Reviews

Destructoid - Zoey Handley - 9 / 10
A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.
BaziCenter - محمد طالبیان - Persian - 9 / 10
System Shock Remake might not be without flaws, but remaking one of the greatest games ever made after almost 3 decades was never an easy task to start with. Nevertheless, the Remake is solid enough to give the new generation of gamers a taste of one of the pioneers of the video games industry.
WayTooManyGames - Kyle Nicol - 8.5 / 10
For those who are huge fans of the original release, I am sure that this will be highly regarded as a fantastic remake. But this is more than that: for those new to the franchise, this is also a great point to step in at. Nightdive’s System Shock remake is one that will appeal to both audiences. The core gameplay mechanics may not the best or most polished, but it’s the world design, atmosphere and engaging plot that make for an experience that is still very much unique, and well worth the gigantic wait.
The Games Machine - Emanuele Feronato - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Won't be easy to drop the game before defeating SHODAN. This happens mainly thanks to an excellent gameplay set in superbly designed levels, despite some technical inaccuracies. Many hours await you in a continuous challenge between human and artificial intelligence.
Eurogamer - Kaan Serin - 4 / 5
A remake that closely follows the original classic, with a slightly different overall effect. - Riccardo Cantù - Italian - 8 / 10
System Shock's remake is a love letter to the original and its fans, but also an opportunity for new fans to rediscover an authentic video game classic.
PC Gamer - Joshua Wolens - 80 / 100
It might be a little conservative, but this is a smart, faithful remake and easily the de facto way to play System Shock in the modern era.
Screen Rant - Jason Hon - 4 / 5
Nightdive Studios' System Shock remake is the definitive version of the classic 90s PC title whose influence is still felt in today's sci-fi shooters.
Shacknews - TJ Denzer - 8 / 10
Nightdive’s System Shock remake keeps much of its successful elements intact while doing away with a lot of its archaic issues that would drag down a modern game.
VG247 - Siobhán Casey - 4 / 5
Nightdive Studios may have taken seven years, but it's finally managed to do the impossible and thread the unlikely line between reboot and remake.
Wccftech - Ule Lopez - 8 / 10
The System Shock remake offers a lot of great graphical enhancements and beautiful stylistic choices that make for an overall enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, it's dragged back by several aspects that haven't aged well over the years and have become more accentuated after the advancements that gaming has made in all these years.
Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8 / 10
System Shock Remake is a solid remake of an exceptional game. It doesn't quite reach the levels of modernization that you might see from something like Resident Evil 4 Remake, but it does a good job of adapting a classic without losing what made it a classic in the first place. It's a clever and creative game that deserves its place in gaming history, and the remake emphasizes that.
COGconnected - Mark Steighner - 78 / 100
While we wait for a genuine reboot, System Shock is worth playing as a reminder of how important great ideas were, and still are, to the hobby we love.
Spaziogames - Marcello Paolillo - Italian - 7.8 / 10
System Shock Remake is a solid sci-fi first person shooter, although it does not go beyond the boundaries drawn by the first and immortal chapter, released in 1994.
GameGrin - Violet Plata - 7.5 / 10
Unforgiving, with no tutorials, and a true-to-classic experience, System Shock is a retro survival horror title through and through, but you should still consider checking it out, even if you don't care for the original.
Hobby Consolas - Daniel Quesada - Spanish - 75 / 100
If only for the historical value of the original, it is worth trying. Its non-linear gameplay can choke for some players, but if you're into challenges, here's a curious incentive.
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 7.5 / 10
After three decades, System Shock still serves up a sci-fi banquet complete with one of the greatest antagonists and features that revolutionised a genre. Classic games are left open to classic stumbling blocks, however, as some of the design shows considerable depreciation.
CGMagazine - Andrew Farrell - 7 / 10
System Shock is an upgraded classic with dated elements that needs quality of life improvements, yet despite everything is still a fun treat for immersive sim fans.
GBAtemp - Prans Dunn - 7 / 10
While I won’t call the System Shock remake an instant classic or on par with other recent remakes such as Resident Evil 4 or Dead Space, it is a decent effort to bring a revered sci-fi title to a new audience.
Metro GameCentral - Steve Boxer - 7 / 10
Not the high-end remake that some fans would have been hoping for but even as a, at times, too faithful remaster this is a fascinating second look at one of gaming's great unsung heroes.
PCGamesN - Dave Irwin - 7 / 10
The System Shock remake is the best way to play the PC classic, making it an enjoyable first-person experience for the modern age. However, it still clings to some somewhat outdated mechanics that will frustrate newcomers.
TheSixthAxis - Steve C - 7 / 10
If you want to explore the history of the horror genre then this is the version to play, but you might want to bookmark a guide to avoid System Shock's most outdated elements.
Atomix - Alexis Patiño - Spanish - 68 / 100
System Shock is the remake fans have been waiting since 2015 and it succeeds in bringing back all that 90s PC gaming experience. Including the outdated feel in an era flooded with greater and more attractive games.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 3 / 5
An oddly pitched remake that has its moments but adds very little to the original beyond a visual upgrade
Multiplayer First - Vitor Braz - 6 / 10
The original System Shock was a classic but also a niche game that never achieved commercial success; this remake highlights the niche aspect but will forgo the classic label. It may entice players who want to see how this updated version looks and plays, and while there’s some considerable tension to be had while going down narrow and dim lit corridors, the fun of being lost in maze after maze wears out quickly, especially when you’re doing the umpteenth scan through the map looking for whatever card or switch you have missed. At this rate, SHODAN is likely going to conquer both Citadel Station and Earth, as frustrating her plans is precisely that – frustrating.
Slant Magazine - Steven Scaife - 3 / 5
However commendable Nightdive’s efforts to preserve the spirit of the original may be, it doesn’t take much frustrated wandering before questioning whether their modernization efforts have gone far enough.
Checkpoint Gaming - Tom Quirk - 5.5 / 10
Nightdive's System Shock remake is a strange game, and whether it will appeal to you may largely depend on your nostalgia for the era of gaming from which it came. This remake still shows its age, despite the considerable and impressive paint job, lighting, and updated controls. If you don't mind the sometimes murderous level of difficulty, tons of backtracking, and minimal handholding, System Shock may be a compelling piece of gaming history that is worth checking out.
WellPlayed - Nathan Hennessy - 5.5 / 10
The atmospheric visual overhaul marks the best part of this exhausting and dated remake, while the villainous AI SHODAN remains a timeless antagonist.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy

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Polygon - Gita Jackson - Unscored
It’s easy to understand why people played this game and then became obsessed with it, why you can trace some people’s careers through the game.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Jeremy Peel - Unscored
While its refusal to let you cheat the exam will prove too punishing for some, the new System Shock is a breathtakingly beautiful and astonishingly faithful remake that proves the enduring power of Looking Glass design.
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2023.05.29 10:56 Positive_Librarian67 Graphic Design Trends You Require to Understand in 2023

Graphic Design Trends You Require to Understand in 2023
Keeping up with the most recent trends in the quickly changing field of graphic design is essential for developing aesthetically appealing and interesting content. It is critical to be aware of the rising trends in graphic design that will influence the sector as we move into 2023. This article will examine the top graphic design trends that will rule the creative world in 2023, from vivid colors to the latest typography.

Vibrant Color Palettes
Color schemes that are powerful and colorful are expected to be popular in 2023. Designers will test out striking color combinations and push the limits of conventional color schemes. Vibrant colors will give graphic designs more life and dynamism, whether they are used in gradients, neon hues, or opposing tints.

Minimalist and Simplistic Designs
Designs that are easy and minimalist are becoming more and more fashionable in an age of information overload. A sense of elegance and clarity is created by using simple text, lots of white space, and clean lines. Designers may convey powerful visual statements that capture attention and communicate clearly by destroying extraneous elements.

Asymmetric Layouts and Broken Grids
Traditional grid structures will become less common in 2023 as asymmetrical designs and fractured grids gain popularity. Designers will appreciate pieces placed in particular patterns, shapes that overlap, and unexpected angles. By breaking up the monotony of strict grids, this trend offers a dash of individuality and aesthetic intrigue.

Organic and Abstract Illustrations
The use of organic and abstract drawings in graphic design will increase significantly in 2023. Digital designs will gain a human touch by using flawed shapes, watercolor textures, and hand drawn embellishments. These illustrations elicit feelings, give off an air of realism, and offer a welcome diversion from the digital accuracy of vector graphics.

3D and Immersive Experiences
Technology developments have made it possible for 3D and immersive experiences to grow in popularity in graphic design. Design professionals will be able to create fascinating graphics that transport viewers to a new dimension thanks to three dimensional illustrations, animations, and virtual reality. These methods increase participation and have an impact that lasts.

Innovative Typography
In 2023, typography will still be a key component of graphic design. Designers will experiment with unusual fonts, personalized letters, and varied typefaces as they explore inventive typographic treatments. Typography will act as an expressive element, expressing feelings and character while enhancing the general design look.

Retro and Vintage Revival
Retro and vintage aesthetics will once again be trendy in 2023, which will lead to a rise in nostalgia driven designs. To convey feelings of familiarity and the past, designers will use nostalgic features like classic font, retro color schemes, and classic patterns.

Sustainable and Eco-friendly Designs
Sustainable and eco friendly designs will be in demand as environmental awareness grows. The use of environmentally friendly materials, the use of recycled resources, and the promotion of sustainability will be given top priority by designers. There will be an advance in the use of eco friendly color schemes, naturalistic patterns, and eco aware messaging.

Augmented Reality Integration
Graphic design trends in 2023 will be significantly influenced by augmented reality (AR). Designers will make use of augmented reality technology to create interactive experiences that seamlessly merge the virtual and real worlds. A distinctive and interesting user experience will be offered by AR, enhancing product packaging, print media, and digital advertisements.

Customized and Personalized Design Solutions
Customized and personalized design solutions will be in demand in the age of customization. Designers will respond to individual preferences and give positively relevant material while creating content specifically for their target consumers. Utilizing data and user insights will allow the creation of personalized images that connect with the audience more deeply. Designers may build designs that forge a deep connection and encourage participation by having a thorough understanding of the specific needs and importance of their target market.

The graphic design sector is primed for exciting developments and imaginative breakthroughs as we look ahead to 2023. These new trends, which range from graphic color schemes and minimalist designs to asymmetrical layouts and augmented reality integration, will influence the visual environment and attract consumers. Designers may produce powerful and visually attractive designs that distinguish themselves by keeping up with these trends and deliberately applying them to their work. Remember that the key to staying competitive in the changing field of graphic design is to embrace current trends while striking a balance between modernity and classic aesthetics. So go ahead and investigate these trends, test the limits, and let your imagination soar in 2023.

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2023.05.29 10:20 RebelGamer137 Ready To Rumble

Should Nostalgia Critic review from a movie goers perspective? I would watch it. Its an objectively bad movie.
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2023.05.29 00:55 SettTheCephelopod Theme Search: Films with Nostalgia Critic level special effects.

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2023.05.28 23:52 LittleDevilF RESULTS: University study on MBTI and nostalgia. Over a month ago I posted asking for participants for my university study on MBTI and music-evoked nostalgia. Here’s what came of it…

Research question: Intuitive vs. Sensor, who is more nostalgic to familiar music?
Background research: Nostalgia is a sentimental longing for a period for the past. In terms of music psychology, it has not been tested in terms of MBTI and music evoked nostalgia at all. Due to lack of previous research, my research is exploratory with non directional hypotheses.
Hypotheses: H1: The difference in level of reported nostalgia felt will be statistically significant between intuitive and sensing participants. H2: The difference in level of reported nostalgia felt will be statistically significant between participants of different type families. H3: the difference in level of reported nostalgia felt will be statistically significant between participants of different MBTI types.
Methods: Design: Exploratory due to lack of previous research. MBTI type, type family and intuitive vs sensing are the quasi-independent variables.
Participants: 268 overall participants after 46 being excluded for either not knowing their MBTI type or not knowing the song chosen. A priori factor analysis was conducted, the sample obtained had enough statistical power for the intuitive vs sensor condition and for the type family condition, but not the individual MBTI condition - which may lead to type II error. The age range was between 18-62. Slight majority of women at 51%, men at 42%, the rest being a third gender or preferred not to say. The majority ethnic race was White other (42%), followed by White British (14%), mixed race (10%), all other ethnic groups covered 30% and 6% preferred not to say. 76% of participants did not grow up in the UK, 17% did, 3% partially and 1% preferred not to say. The grown up in the UK question was used to test the international recognisability of the song chosen and since MBTI is an international subreddit, global participation was inevitable.
Apparatus and materials: The study was conducted on Qualtrics. The song chosen was Thrift shop (ft Wanz) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Why? It’s over 10 years old so a distant memory for most people and in 2013 (10 years ago exactly) it was number 1 on global charts so most people who did the study would know it. Nostalgia was measured on a 5-point Likert Scale. Likert scales are a good universal method of quantitative data collection method. “Red herring” emotions were places around it to disguise the purpose of the study. These were calm, happy, confident, sad, angry, anxious and bored.
Procedure: Participants read the information sheet and consented to participate. They were asked to disclose their MBTI type and then listen to the audio of Thrift Shop. After this, they rated their emotions after the song. They were then asked all the demographic questions. Finally they were debriefed.
Results: Intuitive vs sensor: A t-test was conducted. There was a significant difference between intuitive and sensing personalities in nostalgia felt. Intuitives are more nostalgic than sensors. Control t-tests were done. No other emotion were effected by intuitive vs sensing. This result is unique to nostalgia.
Type families: An ANOVA was conducted. There was a significant difference between type families and nostalgia felt. A post hoc Tukey HSD pairwise comparison was conducted on this and found that diplomats are significantly different to explorers. When ranked, diplomats are most nostalgic, followed by analysts, then sentinels, and explorers are least nostalgic. Control ANOVAs were conducted, it was found that type family was also related to happiness - post hoc found that it was diplomats and analysts that significantly differed from one another.
Individual MBTI types: A Kruskal-Wallis test was conducted (non-parametric ANOVA) due to the sample violating the assumption of normality AND the sample size not meeting the standard statistical power. There was no significant difference between individual MBTI types and nostalgia felt. Control Kruskal-Wallis tests were done, there were no other significant comparisons.
Discussion:. Literature found that the reason for intuitives (and the two intuitive type families) being more nostalgic is due to increased imagination and creativity amongst that group of people.
Individual MBTI may not have had a significant result due to low statistical power, leading to Type II error rather than actual insignificance.
Nostalgia and happiness may be linked in the type family condition as literature has found that these two emotions often predict one another and have a mutually beneficial relationship.
The findings are useful for the realm of marketing and nostalgia marketing in particular. Selectively advertising to people who are more susceptible to nostalgia can help efficiently allocate resources (money) for greater return due to something called “emotional purchasing”
Main criticism is in the theory. I don’t know if people typed themselves using cognitive functions or The Big Five Inventory. As my participants are from MBTI I’d hope many will have used cognitive functions but there’s no way of me being able to check. This could become confounding and should be worked on in the future.
Methodologically, I’d change 5-point Likert scales to 7-point to increase reliability.
I’d also add the Nostalgia Proneness Index as it is a well known psychological index that can allow for compatibility of the results.
In the future (and if I had a higher word count) I would include song choices depending on musical eras using the same selection method to reduce personal preferences from getting in the way.
I’d also want to get a higher sample, not only to increase the power for the individual MBTI analysis but also have enough people for an unfamiliar song condition (for those who didn’t know the song).
Thank you for reading. Any questions?
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2023.05.28 22:05 Dyl8Reddit I’ve been collecting the Bing Word of the Day for an entire year now!

On the day that I posted this, 5-28-2023, it would have been an entire year since I started collecting the daily word that Bing offers every day. For those of you don’t know, if you search for “Word of the day” on Bing, you will find a unique vocabulary word that is specific to each day. That’s what I’ve been documenting for the past year.
I started collecting the words back on May 29, 2022. I kept them in a plain text document that I named word-of-the-day.txt. This document was going to store my words in a specific format, which you will see below. I appended to this document every day in the summer using Windows Notepad, until I eventually moved the document to my Google Drive. This allowed me to hook up multiple automations to it, like a Siri Shortcut that would get the latest word and allow me to append it. Once April of 2023 (or even earlier) came around, I decided to change to only updating it every 6 days since my life was getting a bit busier then. And when I wasn’t automating, I would manually add the daily word as part of my MicrosoftRewards routine (sometimes, but only when I had the extra time for it)
Doing this isn’t as easy as going back to add all 365 words right before I published this. That is because there is a limit to how far back one can go in the daily words — after 7 days a word disappears from the end of the list and is lost forever. This meant that I had to stay on top of the word list, which I did do pretty consistently until I missed on day on June 30th. But that’s ok, as we all make mistakes.
While I was keeping track of the words that Bing offered every day, I learned some interesting things. Discovering a new word every day slowly strengthened my vocabulary to be more eclectic. I used these words in various things like stories, or just to confuse people that had never heard of the words. And with more words, what started as a hobby to collect the words became a project to archive the WOTD for an entire year.
A lot can happen in a single year. When I started, I didn't even have a Reddit account, and it was late May around the time where everyone gets out of school that I started making the list. Now it’s the end of another school year. I am completely different person.
So with that context and reflection, I would say that it is about time to show you the list that I’ve been collecting:*


[001] May 29 - tenacious - tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely [002] May 30 - empathy - the ability to understand and share the feelings of another [003] May 31 - prate - talk foolishly or at tedious length about something [004] June 01 - cerulean - deep blue in color like a clear sky [005] June 02 - redolent - strongly reminiscent or suggestive of [006] June 03 - diaphanous - (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent [007] June 04 - sillage - the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn [008] June 05 - desultory - lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm [009] June 06 - mercurial - (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind; of or containing the element mercury [010] June 07 - fawn - a young deer in its first year; a light yellowish-brown color [011] June 08 - estuary - the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream [012] June 09 - mellifluous - (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear: [013] June 10 - zippy - bright, fresh, or lively [014] June 11 - lush - (of vegetation) growing luxuriantly [015] June 12 - bucolic - relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life [016] June 13 - verdant - of the bright green color of lush grass [017] June 14 - regal - of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified [018] June 15 - pyrrhic - (of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor [019] June 16 - picturesque - visually attractive, especially in a quaint or pretty style [020] June 17 - myriad - a countless or extremely great number [021] June 18 - gleaming - (of a smooth surface) reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished [022] June 19 - deafening - (of a noise) so loud as to make it impossible to hear anything else [023] June 20 - aberration - a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome [024] June 21 - pleonasm - the use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one's eyes), either as a fault of style or for emphasis [025] June 22 - Instigate - bring about or initiate (an action or event) [026] June 23 - dubious - hesitating or doubting [027] June 24 - noxious - harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant [028] June 25 - calumny - the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander [029] June 26 - abscond - leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft [030] June 27 - predilection - a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something [031] June 28 - equivocal - open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous [032] June 29 - pernicious - having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way [033] June 30 - ??? [034] July 01 - languor - the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia [035] July 02 - obsolete - no longer produced or used; out of date [036] July 03 - ambiguous - (of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning [037] July 04 - patriotism - the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one's country [038] July 05 - carouse - drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way [039] July 06 - insurgent - a rebel or revolutionary [040] July 07 - oligarchy - a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution [041] July 08 - loyalist - a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, especially in the face of a revolt [042] July 09 - veracity - conformity to facts; accuracy [043] July 10 - rescind - revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement) [044] July 11 - malarkey - meaningless talk; nonsense [045] July 12 - epoch - a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics [046] July 13 - abrogate - repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement) [047] July 14 - laconic - (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words [048] July 15 - prepossessing - attractive or appealing in appearance [049] July 16 - sonorous - (of a voice) imposingly deep and full [recovered, assumed] [050] July 17 - bombinate - buzz; hum [051] July 18 - altruistic - showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish [052] July 19 - upbraid - find fault with (someone); scold [053] July 20 - maelstrom - a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river [054] July 21 - illusory - based on illusion; not real [055] July 22 - lethargy - lack of energy and enthusiasm [056] July 23 - ethereal - extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world [057] July 24 - syzygy - a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun [058] July 25 - phosphene - a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light [059] July 26 - vacuous - having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless [060] July 27 - oleaginous - rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy [061] July 28 - ignominious - deserving or causing public disgrace or shame [062] July 29 - parsimonious - unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal [063] July 30 - treachery - betrayal of trust; deceptive action or nature [064] July 31 - verisimilitude - the appearance of being true or real [065] August 01 - luminescence - the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence [066] August 02 - susurration - whispering, murmuring, or rustling [067] August 03 - accost - approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively [068] August 04 - clamor - a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting vehemently. [069] August 05 - mendacious - not telling truth, lying [070] August 06 - dilly-dally - waste time through aimless wandering or indecision [071] August 07 - neophyte - a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief [072] August 08 - purist - person who insists on absolute adherence to traditional rules or structures, especially in a language or style [073] August 09 - bellicose - demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight [074] August 10 - duplicity - deceitfulness; double-dealing [075] August 11 - deus ex machina - an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel. [076] August 12 - supine - (of a person) lying face upward [077] August 13 - nebulous - in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy [078] August 14 - viscosity - the state of being thick, sticky, and semifluid in consistency, due to internal friction [079] August 15 - lampoon - publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm [080] August 16 - fatuous - silly and pointless [081] August 17 - effervescence - bubbles in a liquid; fizz [082] August 18 - defenestration - the action of throwing someone out of a window [083] August 19 - acumen - the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain [084] August 20 - tempest - a violent windy storm [085] August 21 - repartee - conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies [086] August 22 - chuffed - very pleased [087] August 23 - iridescent - showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles [088] August 24 - archetypal - Very typical of a certain kind of person of thing [089] August 25 - forbearance - patient self-control; restraint and tolerance [090] August 26 - stoic - a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining [091] August 27 - officious - assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters [092] August 28 - maudlin - self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness [093] August 29 - oblivion - the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening [094] August 30 - scintillating - sparkling or shining brightly [095] August 31 - lithe - (especially of a person's body) thin, supple, and graceful [096] September 01 - superfluous - unnecessary, especially through being more than enough [097] September 02 - zenith - the time at which something is most powerful or successful [098] September 03 - evocative - bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind [099] September 04 - cobbler - a person who mends shoes as a job [100] September 05 - vitriolic - filled with bitter criticism or malice [101] September 06 - stolid - (of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation [102] September 07 - eurhythmic - (especially of architecture or art) in or relating to harmonious proportion. [103] September 08 - fallacious - based on a mistaken belief [104] September 09 - multifarious - many and of various types [105] September 10 - rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling [106] September 11 - cogent - (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing [107] September 12 - gregarious - (of a person) fond of company; sociable [108] September 13 - vilify - speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner [109] September 14 - toady - a person who behaves obsequiously to someone important [110] September 15 - deride - express contempt for; ridicule [111] September 16 - rapturous - characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm [112] September 17 - bibliophile - a person who collects or has a great love of books [113] September 18 - fugacious - tending to disappear; fleeting [114] September 19 - lollygag - spend time aimlessly; idle [115] September 20 - bae - a person's boyfriend or girlfriend (often as a form of address) [116] September 21 - jovial - cheerful and friendly [117] September 22 - sycophant - a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage [118] September 23 - wayward - difficult to control or predict because of unusual or perverse behavior [119] September 24 - maverick - an unorthodox or independent-minded person [120] September 25 - vociferous - (especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous [121] September 26 - eclectic - deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources [122] September 27 - bane - a cause of great distress or annoyance [123] September 28 - pedant - a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning [124] September 29 - writhe - make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body [125] September 30 - foliage - plant leaves collectively [126] October 01 - eerie - strange and frightening [127] October 02 - bogeyman - an imaginary evil spirit or being, used to frighten children [128] October 03 - catacomb - an underground cemetery consisting of a subterranean gallery with recesses for tombs, as constructed by the ancient Romans [129] October 04 - cryptozoology - the search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated [130] October 05 - kafkaesque - characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka's fictional world [131] October 06 - cipher - a secret or disguised way of writing; a code [132] October 07 - morbid - characterized by an unusual interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease [133] October 08 - eldritch - weird and sinister or ghostly [134] October 09 - superstition - excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings [135] October 10 - omen - an event regarded as a portent of good or evil [136] October 11 - miasma - a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor [137] October 12 - poltergeist - a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around [138] October 13 - harridan - a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman [139] October 14 - serpentine - of or like a serpent or snake [140] October 15 - incarnadine - a bright crimson or pinkish-red color [141] October 16 - pallor - an unhealthy pale appearance [142] October 17 - apparition - a ghost or ghostlike image of a person [143] October 18 - abhorrent - inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant [144] October 19 - banshee - (in Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house [145] October 20 - dismal - depressing; dreary [146] October 21 - labyrinth - a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze [147] October 22 - sarcophagus - a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece [148] October 23 - twilight - the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the refraction and scattering of the sun's rays from the atmosphere [149] October 24 - bizarre - very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement [150] October 25 - foreshadow - be a warning or indication of (a future event) [151] October 26 - fiend - an evil spirit or demon [152] October 27 - lycanthrope - a werewolf [153] October 28 - scythe - a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or wheat, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to which are one or two short handles [154] October 29 - lusus naturae - a freak of nature [155] October 30 - wraith - a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death [156] October 31 - jack-o'-lantern - a lantern made from a hollowed-out pumpkin in which holes are cut to represent facial features, typically made at Halloween [157] November 01 - logophile - a lover of words [158] November 02 - eloquent - fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing [159] November 03 - sesquipedalian - (of a word) polysyllabic; long [160] November 04 - irony - the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect [161] November 05 - homophone - each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling [162] November 06 - homograph - each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and origins. [163] November 07 - elegy - a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead [164] November 08 - palindrome - a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward [165] November 09 - antithesis - a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else [166] November 10 - bookish - (of a person or way of life) devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests [167] November 11 - phenomenon - a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question [168] November 12 - denouement - the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved [169] November 13 - woe - great sorrow or distress [170] November 14 - blithe - showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper [171] November 15 - trouvaille - a lucky find [172] November 16 - empirical - based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic [173] November 17 - trite - (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness [174] November 18 - diction - the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing [175] November 19 - hubris - excessive pride or self-confidence [176] November 20 - motif - a decorative image or design, especially a repeated one forming a pattern [177] November 21 - anachronism - a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned [178] November 22 - gourmand - a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much [179] November 23 - recant - say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical [180] November 24 - erudite - having or showing great knowledge or learning [181] November 25 - omniscient - knowing everything [182] November 26 - novella - a short novel or long short story [183] November 27 - metaphor - a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable [184] November 28 - anagram - a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another [185] November 29 - expunge - obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant) [186] November 30 - sough - (of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.) make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound [187] December 01 - advent - the arrival of a notable person or thing [188] December 02 - gelidity - the quality or condition of being extremely cold or icy [189] December 03 - niveous - snowy or resembling snow [190] December 04 - awe - a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder [191] December 05 - Scrooge, Ebenezer - a miserly curmudgeon in Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol (1843) [192] December 06 - levity - humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect [193] December 07 - tranquility - the quality or state of being tranquil; calm [194] December 08 - ephemeral - lasting for a very short time [195] December 09 - surfeit - an excessive amount of something [196] December 10 - staid - sedate, respectable, and unadventurous [197] December 11 - ubiquitous - present, appearing, or found everywhere [198] December 12 - virtuoso - a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit [199] December 13 - winsome - attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way [200] December 14 - Grinch - a mean-spirited person who spoils the enjoyment of others; a spoilsport or killjoy [201] December 15 - mirth - amusement, especially as expressed in laughter [202] December 16 - quirky - having or characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits or aspects: [203] December 17 - toboggan - a long, light, narrow vehicle, typically on runners, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice [204] December 18 - evanescent - soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing [205] December 19 - zephyr - a soft gentle breeze [206] December 20 - hearth - the floor of a fireplace [207] December 21 - tidings - news; information [208] December 22 - garland - a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration [209] December 23 - cornucopia - a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn [210] December 24 - crackle - make a rapid succession of short sharp noises [211] December 25 - Yuletide - archaic term for Christmas [212] December 26 - fervor - intense and passionate feeling [213] December 27 - whimsy - playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor [214] December 28 - kith - one's friends, acquaintances, and relations [215] December 29 - equanimity - calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation [216] December 30 - insidious - proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects [217] December 31 - revel - enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing


[218] January 01 - clinquant - glittering with gold and silver; tinseled [219] January 02 - Elysian - relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise [220] January 03 - coterie - a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people [221] January 04 - eke - make an amount or supply of something last longer by using or consuming it frugally [222] January 05 - vestibule - an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building [223] January 06 - lucid - expressed clearly; easy to understand [224] January 07 - livid - furiously angry [225] January 08 - perspicuous - clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid [226] January 09 - vex - make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters [227] January 10 - puerile - childishly silly and immature [228] January 11 - splendour - magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur [229] January 12 - wistful - having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing [230] January 13 - capybara - a South American mammal that resembles a giant long-legged guinea pig. [231] January 14 - martyr - a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs [232] January 15 - gimmick - a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade [233] January 16 - brood - a family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth [234] January 17 - malady - a disease or ailment [235] January 18 - zeal - great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective [236] January 19 - hamartia - a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine [237] January 20 - supernova - a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass. [238] January 21 - celestial - positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy [239] January 22 - peart - lively; cheerful [240] January 23 - serendipity - the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way [241] January 24 - blatherskite - a person who talks at great length without making much sense [242] January 25 - constellate - form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together [243] January 26 - recalcitrant - having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline [244] January 27 - waif - a homeless, neglected, or abandoned person, especially a child [245] January 28 - moulder - slowly decay or disintegrate, especially because of neglect [246] January 29 - limpid - (of a liquid) completely clear and transparent [247] January 30 - travesty - a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something [248] January 31 - quixotic - extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical [249] February 01 - eidolon - an idealized person or thing [250] February 02 - desideratum - something that is needed or wanted [251] February 03 - ensorcell - enchant; fascinate [252] February 04 - aurora - a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers in the sky near the northern or southern magnetic pole. [253] February 05 - jaded - bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something [254] February 06 - limerence - the state of being infatuated with another person, typically experienced involuntarily [255] February 07 - obfuscate - make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible [256] February 08 - idle - (of a person) avoiding work; lazy [257] February 09 - peart - lively; cheerful [258] February 10 - scintilla - a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling [259] February 11 - gangling - (of a person) tall, thin, and awkward in movements or bearing [260] February 12 - sublime - of very great excellence or beauty [261] February 13 - ineffable - too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words [262] February 14 - moonstruck - unable to think or act normally, especially as a result of being in love [263] February 15 - nostalgia - a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past [264] February 16 - panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases [265] February 17 - razz - tease (someone) playfully [266] February 18 - kin - one's family and relations [267] February 19 - melodious - relating to or characterized by melody [268] February 20 - fractious - (typically of children) irritable and quarrelsome [269] February 21 - idiosyncratic - relating to idiosyncrasy; peculiar or individual [270] February 22 - spurious - not being what it purports to be; false or fake [271] February 23 - quandary - a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation [272] February 24 - pulchritude - beauty [273] February 25 - rhetoric - the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques [274] February 26 - naturalism - (in art and literature) a style and theory of representation based on the accurate depiction of detail [275] February 27 - histrionic - excessively theatrical or dramatic in character or style [276] February 28 - onomatopoeia - the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named [277] March 01 - gawky - nervously awkward and ungainly [278] March 02 - akin - of similar character [279] March 03 - garrulous - excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters [280] March 04 - lofty - of imposing height [281] March 05 - pugnacious - eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight [282] March 06 - relative - considered in relation or in proportion to something else [283] March 07 - liminal - relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. [284] March 08 - gratuitous - done without good reason; uncalled for [285] March 09 - solicitous - characterized by or showing interest or concern [286] March 10 - quaint - attractively unusual or old-fashioned [287] March 11 - inane - lacking sense or meaning; silly [288] March 12 - pert - (of a girl or young woman) attractively lively or cheeky [289] March 13 - esoteric - intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest [290] March 14 - schadenfreude - pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune [291] March 15 - odious - extremely unpleasant; repulsive [292] March 16 - numinous - having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity [293] March 17 - loquacious - tending to talk a great deal; talkative [294] March 18 - impecunious - having little or no money [295] March 19 - sanguine - optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation [296] March 20 - pungent - having a sharply strong taste or smell [297] March 21 - charming - very pleasant or attractive [298] March 22 - soliloquy - an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play [299] March 23 - penurious - extremely poor; poverty-stricken [300] March 24 - jamboree - a large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one [301] March 25 - rapacious - aggressively greedy or grasping [302] March 26 - incontrovertible - not able to be denied or disputed [303] March 27 - promulgate - promote or make widely known (an idea or cause) [304] March 28 - opportunist - person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle [305] March 29 - gallivant - go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment [306] March 30 - iconoclast - a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions [307] March 31 - pinprick - a prick caused by a pin [308] April 01 - petrichor - a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather [309] April 02 - ungainly - (of a person or movement) awkward; clumsy [310] April 03 - abject - (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree [311] April 04 - lurid - unpleasantly bright in colour, especially so as to create a harsh or unnatural effect: [312] April 05 - spire - a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, typically a church tower [313] April 06 - proclivity - a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing [314] April 07 - convivial - (of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable [315] April 08 - unfeigned - genuine; sincere [316] April 09 - penchant - a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something [317] April 10 - sanctimonious - making a show of being morally superior to other people [318] April 11 - inimical - tending to obstruct or harm [319] April 12 - taut - stretched or pulled tight; not slack [320] April 13 - rue - bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone [321] April 14 - pithy - (of a fruit or plant) containing much pith [322] April 15 - impetuous - acting or done quickly and without thought or care [323] April 16 - disperse - distribute or spread over a wide area [324] April 17 - sinuous - having many curves and turns [325] April 18 - plethora - a large or excessive amount of something [326] April 19 - meadow - a piece of grassland, especially one used for hay [327] April 20 - persnickety - placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details [328] April 21 - rusticate - suspend (a student) from a university as a punishment [329] April 22 - dichotomy - a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different [330] April 23 - bardolatry - excessive admiration of Shakespeare [331] April 24 - halcyon - denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful [332] April 25 - gad - go from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure [333] April 26 - collusion -secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others [334] April 27 - ration - a fixed amount of a commodity officially allowed to each person during a time of shortage, as in wartime [335] April 28 - clergy - the body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian Church [336] April 29 - mitigate - make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful [337] April 30 - paradigm - a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or mode [338] May 01 - May Day - 1 May, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honouring workers [339] May 02 - denouement - the final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved [340] May 03 - voracious - wanting or devouring great quantities of food [341] May 04 - sciamachy - sham fighting for exercise or practice [342] May 05 - vindicate - clear (someone) of blame or suspicion [343] May 06 - panegyric - a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something [344] May 07 - indomitable - impossible to subdue or defeat [345] May 08 - sedulous - (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence [346] May 09 - baby boomer - a person born in the years following the Second World War, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate [347] May 10 - plaudit - an expression of praise or approval [348] May 11 - audacious - showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks [349] May 12 - intrepid - fearless; adventurous [350] May 13 - multifarious - many and of various types [351] May 14 - eclectic - deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources [352] May 15 - evanescent - soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing [353] May 16 - normative - establishing, relating to, or deriving from a standard or norm, especially of behaviour [354] May 17 - lucent - glowing with or giving off light [355] May 18 - erudite - having or showing great knowledge or learning [356] May 19 - encomium - a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly. [357] May 20 - husbandry - the care, cultivation, and breeding of crops and animals [358] May 21 - meticulous - showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise [359] May 22 - niche - a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment: [360] May 23 - lugubrious - looking or sounding sad and dismal [361] May 24 - magnanimity - the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity [362] May 25 - cornucopia - a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn. [363] May 26 - nascent - (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential [364] May 27 - pulchritudinous - beautiful [365] May 28 - contingent - subject to chance
365 Days/Words
I’m not in control of this list, you there might be some duplicates. Just enjoy the post, as I’m sure that this is something contrasting from the Bing Ai that a lot of people are posting about. I saw that the moderators commented on my post thinking that it was relating to Bing AI.
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2023.05.28 16:47 Darkshreaders3 Jontron, Danny Gonzalez, And Nostalgia Critic Review Titantic: The Legend Goes On (Youtuber MashUp)

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2023.05.28 16:44 Darkshreaders3 Jontron, Danny Gonzalez, And Nostalgia Critic Review Titantic: The Legend Goes On (Youtuber MashUp)

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2023.05.28 13:23 AtomBaumWolf [TOMT][YouTube video][early 2000s/late 2010s][SONG parody] DuckTales parody where Scrooge Mcduck is taken to the hospital and dies in front of children

My friend and I were talking about Nostalgia Critic and channel awesome, and he brings up this video he remembers seeing. He says it was a song parody where Scrooge Mcduck jumps into the big thing of coins and is badly injured, just like the Family Guy joke. Except, unlike the Family Guy joke, it then shows Scrooge being taken to the hospital and dying right in front of some children (im assuming the nephews). He says it was sung by Doug Walker and was part of a series he made where he sung over the theme songs of animated shows. In fact, while searching for this video, I found one of the other videos that was part of this series here (the question of if it really was part of this series is still a bit unclear since these parodies seem to involve theme songs that don't have lyrics). He also claims it was so hated at the time that he took it down almost immediately. The only other details I can add is that it was most likely made around 2010-2011, and that some of the lyrics include stuff like "ducktales, Woo-hoo! Take your uncle to the hospital". He also says it featured Doug's drawings (or at least something that looks like his drawings) and was animated. If they were fully animated or it was just partially animated is unclear. It could very well be possible that this wasn't made by Doug Walker but instead featured him, or was part of the early ThatGuyWithTheGlasses / Channel Awesome scene. If anyone can help find leads, or even find it, will be greatly appreciated!
Edit: My friend mentions that he remembers a shot of the girl duck (im assuming he means Della Duck) in the back of the ambulance. Idk if this helps at all, but I figured it might help to include it.
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2023.05.28 10:33 mcm8279 [Picard S.3 Reactions] NPR: "Shaw? He points out things that fans have said lovingly about the show, which is that they constantly disobeyed orders. And they constantly risked the lives of their crew people in ways that didn't seem to make sense."/"I would argue that what every "Trek" show needs..."

"... is a Shaw, a realist, someone who will speak truth to power, who will represent not just the audience but will represent common sense and rationalism and call people out on their stuff. I love this character. I love how he's played. He embodies just reminding people all the time that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one."
Eric Deggans and Glen Weldon (NPR Radio)
Some really stunning takes in this NPR discussion of Season 3 (Date: 2023-04-23) ...
Quotes (Transcript):
WELDON: There you go. So let's make it so. In the first couple seasons of "Picard," now-Admiral Jean-Luc Picard would occasionally encounter reminders of his adventures aboard the Enterprise. Some of his old colleagues or enemies might turn up for an episode or two. But in this third and final season, it is old home week. A mysterious force has infiltrated Starfleet for reasons that tie back to Picard's deadliest nemesis. Soon enough, he's commandeering the USS Titan, which is captained by the hilariously unimpressed Liam Shaw, played by Todd Stashwick - justice for Shaw. Shaw's my guy. He also learns that he has a grown son, Jack, played by Ed Speelers.
But the main thing is the gang's all here - Gates McFadden's Beverly Crusher, Marina Sirtis' Diana Troi, Jonathan Frakes' Will Riker, LeVar Burton's Geordi La Forge, Michael Dorn's Worf and, eventually, Brent Spiner's Data. This last season has proven popular with fans and critics alike, and we're wondering how much of that can be tracked to an uptick in quality, how much to pure nostalgia for these characters and how much to plain old fan service. We have seen the first nine of its 10-episode season, so we'll stick to talking about them.
Eric, engage. What's your take?
DEGGANS: Well, you know, I wrote a review before the show debuted. I love, love, love this. And the reason I love this is because I've always felt that Paramount Plus' new "Trek" series have erred by being so careful about trying to blaze their own path and tone down the references to past "Trek" stuff. And I understand that, especially with "Discovery," the very first series to step out, they wanted to blaze a new trail. But there is a reason why this franchise has survived for nearly 60 years.
To have - especially "Star Trek: Picard," in its first two seasons, really suffered from not being willing to look back and acknowledge the reason why people love Jean-Luc Picard in the first place. So it is just so great to see this series emerge as this love letter to not just "The Next Generation" but all those Trek series that kind of debuted in that 1990s, early 2000s era. So "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager" - there's all kinds of Easter eggs and references that, if you don't know the shows, you don't need to worry about. But if you do know the shows, it is just so much fun and so much extra pleasure to watch this unfold.
WELDON: Yeah, I agree. I agree. If there are "Next Generation" nerds out there who've stayed away from this show for any reason, I want to tell them you can just jump in on Season 3 and - 'cause everything is...
DEGGANS: I would recommend that. I would recommend that. Just don't even bother with the first two seasons of "Picard" because they're not great.
WELDON: We'll talk about those first two seasons at some point because try to do their own thing. But I think this doesn't strike me as simply fan service. This strikes me as a commitment to honoring this cast of actors, not necessarily the characters. Every actor who returns gets at least one scene or two to go full ham...
WELDON: ...In a way they never got a chance to on "Next Generation" because they'd act, sure. They'd stand around spouting technobabble and lurching around the set whenever the ship got hit. But here it's - the characters aren't coming back so they can do something badass. The actors are returning and given a chance to actually emote, you know, to have an emotional moment they can really chew on.
DEGGANS: Oh, yeah.
WELDON: And I'd imagine that was a condition of their return. I mean, LeVar Burton is doing fine. I bet he said, look. I'll come back, but you got to give me more to do than just talk about how I'm going to reverse the polarity of the deflector array to create a subspace tachyon field - whatever the hell.
WELDON: There are times, Eric, when the actor Patrick Stewart, the man Patrick Stewart - he's delivering a line, and his voice cracks with age, not with emotion.
PATRICK STEWART: (As Jean-Luc Picard) What could have been had I known? What might I have been - father, a husband?
WELDON: And instead of going back and reshooting or redoubling the line or doing it in ADR, it stays in. And I love that. It's honoring the role, sure. But it's also honoring the actor. It is paying tribute to this entire cast of actors in a way that "The Next Generation" never got a chance to.
DEGGANS: Well, you know, I think people - when people refer to this idea of fan service and putting things in shows that fans would like, it's always said with some disdain, but I think that it is possible to pay attention to that in a way that actually helps the show. "Picard's" third season is a perfect example of that. Gates McFadden - let's use her as an example, the actress who plays Beverly Crusher. It is known to fans and it's known to people who follow "The Next Generation" that she was always frustrated and felt like her character never got enough to do. She had some serious conflicts with one of the executive producers on the show. They wrote her off of the show for a season. And when that executive producer was - left the show, she was able to come back.
But the character was never able to really do what she wanted to do. And the very first scene of the very first episode in the third season of "Picard" is Beverly Crusher as action hero, which is what she always wanted to do. Now, you don't need to know any of that to enjoy that scene. But if you know the backstory and you see her get to shine, it is a signal to the fans you are going to get to see these characters actually be characters. They're not just props.
DEGGANS: They're not just holding up Jean-Luc Picard or holding up William Riker. They are going to get to have their own moments. And it's so much better. I mean, every character was introduced with a - can I say kick-ass? - with a kick-ass moment that indelibly told you who they were, how far they had changed over the 20 years or so since these characters have really hung out with each other. So I just thought they did such a great job. And it helps that the showrunner has a long history with the franchise. He was, like, a PA on "Star Trek: Voyager" and knows this stuff inside and out.
WELDON: Yeah. OK. So let's talk some - the showrunners. I mean, basically, there's a lot of co-showrunners running around this thing. But basically, you got Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas. Matalas is the showrunner of this season. He has said that the three seasons of the show are different in tone and theme because they are led by the three different people. So the first season was Chabon's. And that was Picard dealing with regrets with people he couldn't save. The second season was Goldsman's. And it's about him exploring why Picard is so emotionally distant and can't sustain romantic relationships. And this third season, according to Matalas, is his. And it's just a big sendoff to this character and his world. But there are new characters in the mix. Let's talk Shaw, my guy Shaw, Captain Shaw, Todd Stashwick.
DEGGANS: (Laughter) Oh, yeah. He's wonderful. You know, a sardonic, sarcastic - he does things that "Trek" characters are normally not allowed to do. He curses. He hates Picard and is contemptuous of, you know, his whole crew and all the things that they did. He points out things that fans have said lovingly about the show, which is that they constantly disobeyed orders. And they constantly risked the lives of their crew people in ways that didn't seem to make sense. He points all of that out.
And ultimately, he is the character who drives home the fact that people will not forget that Picard was once a Borg who led an attack that killed thousands of Starfleet members. And that is something that the first two seasons of "Picard," you know, kind of dealt with but didn't really deal with. And it's really weird to have a show where the centerpiece of the show is that the lead character is a lion in winter. He's looking back over his life. He has all these regrets. And all these people that he shared such seminal moments in his life with are barely in the show.
DEGGANS: It just - it didn't make any sense. So now we get all of that regret. We get him looking back on his life and finding out the places where he made bad decisions. But he's doing it with his found family around him. And it makes all the difference in the quality of the show.
WELDON: But it doesn't let those characters or Picard off the hook. And the key to that, as you say, is Shaw. This character kind of unlocked the series for me, the franchise for me, because some people think the "Trek" franchise, you know, needs to be relevant today, needs to go grim and gritty. Of course, that's wrong. We know that's wrong because "Trek" is, at heart, a very humanistic, very secular optimism. That's what drives it.
Some say that every "Trek" show needs a Spock or a Data, you know, somebody struggling with trying to be human or understanding human. No. I would argue that what every "Trek" show needs is a Shaw, a realist, someone who will speak truth to power, who will represent not just the audience but will represent common sense and rationalism and call people out on their stuff. I love this character. I love how he's played. He embodies just reminding people all the time that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one. That's what he's there for, and he does it great. Another addition to this cast is Ed Speleers as Jack, which turns out is Picard's son. Man, over the years, "Trek" just loves to foist this guy on us or, like...
DEGGANS: (Laughter).
WELDON: A character like this guy who's the charming rogue...
WELDON: ...A ne'er-do-well who doesn't have time for stuffy Starfleet and their precious rules. And I just never vibe with a character like that because, like, get off the ship, then.
WELDON: What are you doing here, you know? I never find them charming. I just find them annoying. What do you think of Jack?
DEGGANS: Well, and if you think about sort of the great spread of "Next Generation" stories, this is the second time they've created an offspring of Picard, in a way, because in "Star Trek: Nemesis," in that movie, the big bad was a clone of Picard who was kind of, like, a younger version of him. So this almost feels like something they've - the franchise has done before. This character, we are constantly told how special Jack is.
DEGGANS: We are rarely shown how special Jack is. He's not really that special a character. And the series, one of its weak points is that it has to work so hard to convince us that Jack is special and worth all of this. You know, Ro Laren is killed trying - you know, all these people dying and getting hurt to try and protect him. The series has to work really hard to convince us that he's worth it.
I do want to go back to the thing that you said about Liam Shaw because the thing that's interesting about "Star Trek" - again, if you know this stuff - for a long time, when they were creating the syndicated series and they were creating the shows for UPN, there was this really rigid idea of what "Star Trek" was, because the people who were overseeing the project felt that they owed it to Gene Roddenberry's legacy, the legacy of the guy who created the show, to uphold the very rigid ideas that he had about what was "Trek" and what was not "Trek." And the main thing about "Trek" is that it takes place in an idealized future where there is no greed. There is no money. There is no war among humans. Mankind has overcome a lot of its problems. And then you go to writers and you say, give me an interesting action series where none of the characters can hate each other. There can't be conflict within Starfleet, and there isn't even money or greed.
What - Shaw's character is an example of a character that violates those rules in a way that fans of "Trek" can instinctively feel that this is the kind of character they haven't seen before in a "Trek" show. They don't know - necessarily know why he's so distinctive, but he's distinctive because he breaks all those rules...
DEGGANS: ...That they had for "Trek" for so many years. But he breaks them in a way that makes sense, and he breaks them with intention and in a way that has a purpose. And that makes, again, all the difference.
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2023.05.28 04:46 rcswex "For the Lost Pursuit" - An Original Short Story

Hello fellow sci-fi enthusiasts!
I'm excited to share with you a piece of my original work, titled "For the Lost Pursuit." I've always been inspired by the profound narratives and the immense universe painted by Liu Cixin and tried to incorporate a bit of his style into my storytelling. However, I'm still refining my skills and would love your feedback and constructive criticism.
Whether it's about the story, the characters, the setting, or the overall style and tone, all of your insights and suggestions are welcome. It is my hope that this story can ignite a spark of curiosity and wonder in you, as it did in me while I was writing it.
Please find the story attached below, and thank you in advance for your time and your valuable feedback.
Stay curious, stay inspired!

The Lost Pursuit

In the depths of the celestial ocean, the spacefarer known as U999:1378 lingered at the Lagrange point, bathed in the refracted glow of Earth, the Moon, and Jupiter. He held the water from his earthly home, a liquid memoir of the world he left behind. In his cargo, two blocks of Black Forest cherry chocolate awaited, each one a testament to the sweet promise of yesteryears.
However, these tokens of affection, meant for his beloved college companion C.S.H. and his cherished middle school confidante S.Y., could now only echo his reminiscence. Their names were etched into the core of his existence. As U999:1378 traversed the cosmos, the echo of their names would fill his ears, transporting him back to the lecture halls of university, to the classrooms of middle school. Yet upon reaching the predetermined coordinates on Jupiter, he found that they had long departed from this realm. The solitude of his journey was now punctuated with a void that felt like drifting alone in the icy vastness of the universe.
U999:1378 continued his celestial pilgrimage. At every world he passed, he left behind a block of Black Forest cherry chocolate, a tribute to the friendships he lost. At every world, he would also leave behind 100ml of earthly water, a symbol of his longing for home.
Year after year, he journeyed through the celestial abyss, tireless, laden with gifts that couldn't be delivered, and nostalgia that refused to fade. Navigating through the biting chill of the cosmos and into the relentless darkness, he may well have been lost in this cosmic sea forever. Yet, the shadows of the two schoolmates remained undimmed in his memory.
Life, however, has a way of bringing the unexpected. On a particular world, he encountered a woman whose gaze held a familiar warmth. When he asked her name, she softly replied, "My name is S.Y., the name my mother bore, bestowed upon her by an old friend." Struck by her words, U999:1378 felt a connection to his middle school companion once more.
He didn't share his story, only silently handing her a piece of the Black Forest cherry chocolate, telling her it was a promise carried from Earth. Then, rekindling his engines, he resumed his voyage towards the next world, bearing the eternal promise and the poignant memories of C.S.H. and S.Y., continuing his solitary pilgrimage through the cosmic sea.
~ END ~
by Raymond ‘U999’ CHEN
May 27, 2023
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2023.05.28 03:58 bobthefrog003 Nostalgia Critic IT WAS A LIFE!

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2023.05.28 01:59 KPasoPues Should James shave his head as Nostalgia Critic did?

His baldness is really noticeable…
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2023.05.27 23:49 finnishflash128 Plot hole for Halo: CE for the later stages in the game?

I recently replayed Halo: CE (it holds up and the nostalgia is high). When I was playing though, I realized the plan made by Cortana in The Two Betrayals made little sense.
"I believe the best course of action is somewhat... risky. An explosion of sufficient size will help destabilize the ring, and will cut through a number of primary systems. We need to trigger a detonation on a large scale, however. A starship's fusion reactors going critical would do the job."
Okay, sure. Blow up a ship. Cool.
But, Cortana later adds:
"I've located the Pillar of Autumn. She put down twelve-hundred kilometers upspin. Energy readings show her fusion reactors are still powered up. The systems on the Pillar of Autumn have failsafes that even I can't override, without authorization from the captain. We'll need to find him or his neural implants, to start the fusion core detonation."
Wait. What?!
The last time we see Keyes in-game is him getting presumably merc'd by the Flood at Ground Zero for the infection. Cortana should have no reasonable expectation of him being alive and no reasonable expectation of his corpse being intact. Given the volume of UNSC Flood forms Master Chief interacted with during 343 Guilty Spark, the smart money would be on Keyes being a pile of goo somewhere in the subterranean areas of Halo. But Cortana's plan explicitly requires him alive or only lightly killed in the non-head area.
Cortana doesn't reveal when or how she finds Keyes, which makes the set-up for the Keyes level really jarring. Anyway, my two cents.
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2023.05.27 17:03 Skissored After seeing The Little Mermaid, I'm even more frustrated about The Lion King.

The Little Mermaid is my Lion King. My expectations were low so when it exceeded my expectations I was pretty thrilled. I'm not a film critic so I enjoy movies differently and I'm not here to defend it. It gave me exactly what I want out of their live action adaptions as I ate up my yearly serving of nostalgia from daddy Disney.
Little Mermaid is what The Lion King could have been and the fans were robbed of a colorful fun tribute. The live action remakes are a paint by numbers. They are only successful because of the solid source material so all Disney needs to do is the bare minimum shot for shot. Lion King got less than bare minimum, as if they hate Lion King fans or something.
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2023.05.27 07:00 HOTU-Orbit I feel like a lot of people are misusing the "nostalgia bias" argument against people who dislike the remakes or have criticism against the newer games.

Just because a game is older doesn't automatically mean that it is worse than a newer game. Just because you played an older game back in the day doesn't automatically mean you have a bias towards it. When I express my criticisms of the newer games (mainly the RE Engine games), as well as my defense of the classic style RE games, I get the "nostalgia bias" argument thrown at me a lot.
What I assume people are trying to imply, is that because I played the game back in the day, that I am remembering the game through rose tinted glasses. In other words, I remember the game being better than it actually was. What I don't like about this is that it allows one to easily silence and stop genuine criticism just because they disagree. Just because I played the game back in the day means that any opinion I have on it being better than something new just doesn't count? I think that's ridiculous. It shouldn't matter what game it is, when it came out, or when you played it. All games are equal when it comes to criticism.
I think the actual problem related to nostalgia bias is caused when people make arguments and opinions on games that they haven't personally played recently. This can happen on both sides of the argument. While one person may remember a game being better than it actually is, another person may remember a game being worse than it actually is. This goes for people who make the "nostalgia bias" argument as well. If someone says the original Resident Evil 2 is better than the remake, maybe play it again to check and see for yourself before you call "nostalgia bias".
As for me, I own almost the entire RE series and I regularly play the main series games. The games are always just as good, if not better than I remember them. So it certainly can't be nostalgia bias in my case. I can't be misremembering if I'm playing the game right now and making these opinions and criticisms.
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2023.05.27 04:48 mostreliablebottle If Best Picture was decided by Critics Polls (1940-2021)

Roughly 7 years ago u/TheGreatZiegfeld did an experiment of a post to determine what the best films of each year would be from 1940 to 2011 (before the 2012 S&S polls).
With the recently updated TSPDT and the 2022 S&S list, I decided to do the same from 1940 to 2021 regarding what critics thought were the best of each year.
Keep in mind this is all from a critics' poll, not from one specific critic's list. Also no short films or miniseries (meaning no Twin Peaks or Meshes of the Afternoon), as well as those from 2022 and beyond because of the last S&S poll.
With all that in mind, let's begin.
Winner: His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
Other nominees: The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin), The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford), The Shop Around The Corner (Ernst Lubitsch), The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
Winner: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
Other nominees: The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges), Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges), The Maltese Falcon (John Houston), How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
Winner: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
Other nominees: The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles), To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch), The Palm Springs Story (Preston Sturges), Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
Winner: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell and Pressburger)
Other nominees: Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer), Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock), I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur), Ossessione (Luchino Visconti)
Winner: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Other nominees: Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Sergei Eisenstein), Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli), A Canterbury Tale (Powell and Pressburger), To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks)
Winner: Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
Other nominees: Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini), Brief Encounter (David Lean), I Know Where I'm Going (Powell and Pressburger) Les Dames du bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
Winner: It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
Other nominees: A Matter of Life and Death (Powell and Pressburger), Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock), My Darling Clementine (John Ford), Paisan (Roberto Rossellini)
Winner: Black Narcissus (Powell and Pressburger)
Other nominees: Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur), Monsieur Verdoux (Charlie Chaplin), The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Winner: Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
Other nominees: The Red Shoes (Powell and Pressburger), Letters from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls), Spring in a Small Town (Mu Fei), Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
Winner: The Third Man (Carol Reed)
Other nominees: Late Spring (Yasujirō Ozu), Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford), White Heat (Raoul Walsh)
Winner Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
Other nominees; Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder), All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz), Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel), In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
Winner: The River (Jean Renoir)
Other nominees: Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson), Miracle in Milan (Vittorio De Sica), Early Summer (Yasujirō Ozu), Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
Winner: Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
Other nominees: Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa), Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica), The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi), The Quiet Man (John Ford)
Winner: Tokyo Story (Yasujirō Ozu)
Other nominees: Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi), The Earrings of Madame de (Max Ophüls), The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli), Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati)
Winner: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
Other nominees: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock), Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini), La Strada (Federico Fellini), Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Winner: Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Other nominees: The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton), Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray), All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Kirk), Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse)
Winner: The Searchers (John Ford)
Other nominees: A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson), Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk), Aparajito (Satyajit Ray), Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray)
Winner: Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
Other nominees: The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman), Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini), Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa), Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick)
Winner Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
Other nominees: Touch of Evil (Orson Welles), Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda), Ivan the Terrible, Part II (Sergei Eisenstein), The Music Room (Satyajit Ray)
Winner: The 400 Blows (François Truffaut)
Other nominees: Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder), North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock), Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks), Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
Winner: Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
Other nominees: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock), La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini), L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni), The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
Winner: Viridiana (Luis Buñuel)
Other nominees: Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais), La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni), West Side Story (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins), Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
Winner: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
Other nominees: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford), Jules and Jim (François Truffaut), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda), L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Winner 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Other nominees: Le Mepris (Jean-Luc Godard), The Leopard (Luchino Visconti), The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock), The Executioner (Luis García Berlanga)
Winner: Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick)
Other nominees: Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer), The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy), Black God, White Devil (Glauber Rocha)
Winner: Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
Other nominees: Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov), Le Bonheur (Agnes Varda), Doctor Zhivago (David Lean)
Winner: Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
Other nominees: Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky), Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson), The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo), Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Winner: Playtime (Jacques Tati)
Other nominees: Mouchette (Robert Bresson), Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville), Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel), The Graduate (Mike Nichols)
Winner: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
Other nominees: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone), Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski), Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea), Faces (John Cassavetes)
Winner: The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
Other nominees: The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov), Kes (Ken Loach), My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer), Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Winner: The Conformist (Bernado Bertolucci)
Other nominees: Wanda (Barbara Loden), Performance (Nicholas Roeg), Husbands (John Cassavetes), Tristana (Luis Buñuel)
Winner: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
Other nominees: Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman), A Touch of Zen (King Hu), Out 1 (Jacques Rivette)
Winner: The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
Other nominees: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog), Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel), Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Winner: Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
Other nominees: The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache), The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice), Don't Look Now (Nicholas Roeg), Badlands (Terrence Malick)
Winner: The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
Other nominees: Chinatown (Roman Polanski), A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
Winner: Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman)
Other nominees: Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky), Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick), Nashville (Robert Altman), Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
Winner: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
Other nominees: News from Home (Chantal Akerman), Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders), In the Realm of Senses (Nagisa Oshima), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
Winner: Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
Other nominees: Star Wars (George Lucas), Close Encounter of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg), Eraserhead (David Lynch), The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko)
Winner: Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
Other nominees: Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick), The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino), The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi), In a Year with 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Winner: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Other nominees: Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky), Alien (Ridley Scott), Manhattan (Woody Allen), All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
Winner: Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
Other nominees: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick), The Empire Strike Back (Irvin Kershner), Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino), The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
Winner: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
Other nominees: Possession (Andrzej Żuławski), Blow Out (Brian de Palma), Mad Max 2 (George Miller), An American Werewolf in London (John Landis)
Winner: Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Other nominees: Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg), The Thing (John Carpenter), The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
Winner: Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
Other nominees: L'Argent (Robert Bresson), Videodrome (David Cronenberg), Nostalgia (Andrei Tarkovsky), A Nos Amours (Maurice Pialat)
Winner: Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
Other nominees: Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders), Love Streams (John Cassavetes), Amadeus (Milos Forman), Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
Winner: Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
Other nominees: Come and See (Elem Klimov), Ran (Akira Kurosawa), Vagabond (Agnes Varda), Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Winner: Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
Other nominees: The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer), The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky), Aliens (James Cameron), Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
Winner: Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
Other nominees: Where is the Friend's House (Abbas Kiarostami), The Dead (John Huston), Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson), Yeelen (Souleymanne Cisse)
Winner: My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
Other nominees: Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore), Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies), The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris), Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
Winner: Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
Other nominees: A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien), Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen), When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner), The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
Winner: Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
Other nominees: Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese), Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai), An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion), Paris is Burning (Jessie Livingston)
Winner: A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
Other nominees: Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash), The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski), The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme), Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
Winner: Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
Other nominees: The Quince Tree Sun (Victor Erice), Orlando (Sally Potter), Life, and Nothing More (Abbas Kiarostami), Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
Winner: The Piano (Jane Campion)
Other nominees: Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg), Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski), Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis), The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Winner: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
Other nominees: Satantango (Bela Tarr), Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai), Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski), Through the Olive Tree (Abbas Kiarostami)
Winner: Heat (Michael Mann)
Other nominees: Underground (Emir Kusturica), Safe (Todd Haynes), Casino (Martin Scorsese), Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
Winner: Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
Other nominees: Fargo (Joel Coen), A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh), Crash (David Cronenberg)
Winner: Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
Other nominees: Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai), Lost Highway (David Lynch), Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson), Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
Winner: Histoire(s) du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard)
Other nominees: The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick), The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen), The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg), Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Winner: Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
Other nominees: Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson), The Matrix (Wachowskis), Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick), All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar)
Winner: In The Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
Other nominees: Yi Yi (Edward Yang), The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda), Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr), In Vanda's Room (Pedro Costa)
Winner: Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
Other nominees: Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki), La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel), A.I: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg), The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
Winner: City of God (Fernando Meirelles)
Other nominees: Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Wang Bing), Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar), Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sukurov), Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
Winner: Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang)
Other nominees: Dogville (Lars von Trier), Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola), Elephant (Gus van Sant), Oldboy (Park Chan-wook)
Winner: Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Other nominees: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry), The Intruder (Claire Denis), Before Sunset (Richard Linklater), Sideways (Alexander Payne)
Winner: Caché (Michael Haneke)
Other nominees: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu), Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee), The New World (Terrence Malick), Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
Winner: Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Other nominees: Inland Empire (David Lynch), Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro), The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
Winner: There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Other nominees: No Country for Old Men (Coens), Zodiac (David Fincher), Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas), 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
Winner: The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
Other nominees: WALL-E (Andrew Stanton), Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman), The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan), Hunger (Steve McQueen)
Winner: The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
Other nominees: A Prophet (Jacques Audiard), Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold), Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino), Avatar (James Cameron)
Winner: Uncle Boonmee (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Other nominees: Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman), The Social Network (David Fincher), Mysteries of Lisbon (Raul Ruiz), Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
Winner: The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
Other nominees: A Separation (Asghar Farhadi), Melancholia (Lars von Trier), The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Winner: Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
Other nominees: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer), The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson), Amour (Michael Haneke), Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
Winner: Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
Other nominees: The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino), Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche), Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski), 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
Winner: Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Other nominees: Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson), Girlhood (Celine Sciamma), Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)
Winner: Mad Max; Fury Road (George Miller)
Other nominees: Carol (Todd Haynes), Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien), No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
Winner: Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
Other nominees: Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade), American Honey (Andrea Arnold), Arrival (Denis Villeneuve), Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
Winner: Get Out (Jordan Peele)
Other nominees: Zama (Lucrecia Martel), Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson), You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay), Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
Winner: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Other nominees: Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher), Burning (Lee Chang-dong), An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo), Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Winner: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)
Other nominees: Parasite (Bong Joon-ho), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino), Atlantics (Mati Diop), First Cow (Kelly Reichardt)
Winner: Nomadland (Chloe Zhao)
Other nominees: Time (Garrett Bradley), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hitman), Days (Tsai Ming-liang), Quo Vadis, Aida? (Jasmila Zbanic)
Winner: Petite Maman (Celine Sciamma)
Other nominees: The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion), Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi), Titane (Julia Docournau), Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
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