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patrickwilken
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 Message 225 of 295
10 December 2014 at 11:01pm | IP Logged 
Gemuse wrote:
Darn, I thought the Onyx HAD a cursor.

Would an external mouse work with an ebook reader?


The Onyx I saw was a touchscreen, but perhaps there are other models. Mice don't work with ebooks as far as I know.


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AlOlaf
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 Message 226 of 295
20 December 2014 at 6:38pm | IP Logged 
Hey, patrickwilken, I just wanted to thank you for a suggestion you recently made to Cavesa. I've got "The Bridge" on DVD in the original Danish/Swedish and have been struggling for some time now to understand it all. I never thought about there being a German version until I read your mention of it here. Well, I just watched it in German and, oh, what fun! The dubbing is so good that it’s not distracting at all and I was able to pick up on stuff I couldn’t understand in the original. That's sure to help when I go back and watch it in Danish/Swedish again. Thanks for the tip, even though it wasn't directed at me.
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patrickwilken
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 Message 227 of 295
20 December 2014 at 8:07pm | IP Logged 
AlOlaf wrote:
Hey, patrickwilken, I just wanted to thank you for a suggestion you recently made to Cavesa. I've got "The Bridge" on DVD in the original Danish/Swedish and have been struggling for some time now to understand it all. I never thought about there being a German version until I read your mention of it here. Well, I just watched it in German and, oh, what fun! The dubbing is so good that it’s not distracting at all and I was able to pick up on stuff I couldn’t understand in the original. That's sure to help when I go back and watch it in Danish/Swedish again. Thanks for the tip, even though it wasn't directed at me.


Cool. It's always nice to know you can help a fellow language learner! I looking forward to seeing the second season when it comes out. I am currently watching the first season of Lars von Triers The Kingdom (Riget - 1994). If you haven't seen it's a horror series set in hospital in Denmark, with a pompous Swedish neurosurgeon. The German dubbing isn't great, but I love the humour and the constant moaning about how things are done better in Sweden. It would be nice to be able to see it in the original Danish.

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Cavesa
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 Message 228 of 295
20 December 2014 at 11:07pm | IP Logged 
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It would be nice to be able to see it in the original Danish.


There's always such an innocent beginning.... aaaaaaand you're in the middle of Assimil
:-D
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patrickwilken
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 Message 229 of 295
20 December 2014 at 11:37pm | IP Logged 
Cavesa wrote:
Quote:
It would be nice to be able to see it in the original Danish.


There's always such an innocent beginning.... aaaaaaand you're in the middle of Assimil
:-D


I am not so innocent! I am toying with taking up either French or Spanish, but not for a year or two at least.


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patrickwilken
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 Message 230 of 295
21 December 2014 at 4:19pm | IP Logged 
Cool. I just finished the second season of Orphan Black and passed the 700 film mark.

Here's some 4-way clone dancing action to celebrate.

Edited by patrickwilken on 21 December 2014 at 4:19pm

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patrickwilken
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 Message 231 of 295
01 January 2015 at 2:23pm | IP Logged 
December 2014

I'll post a overview of the year next, but first a quick summary of last month's progress.

In December I read 990 pages and watched a new record of 59 films.





Films are getting very easy for me to watch now; with some I have +99%, though with others this drops a bit. Overall, though I am now at a point where I can comfortably watch all films in an extensive manner.

I watched one German film Über uns das All (2011), which was an interesting, but ultimately confusing film set in Köln about a woman dealing with the death of her husband, and her subsequent (imaginary?) relationship with a new man. One of the lead actors is Austrian, and found his accent quite difficult to follow, but it was manageable. Nice cinematography. 6/10.

I read two books, mostly using Readlang. The first book "American Gods" generated more than 2400 cards, I've so far deleted about 10% of these, and am learning 50 new cards/day, with the question-card being a sentence with a highlighted word, and the answer being a translation of the highlighted word. I finding this relatively easy to learn, and get the sense that I am rapidly increasing my passive vocabulary. At this rate I'll finish my first run through the deck in 11 days, and then the amount of work maintaining the +2000 deck should be fairly light (at the moment I spend about 30 minutes/day on cards).

I spent Christmas with my wife's family in Münsterland, and was pleased that my comprehension is now getting very high. I basically follow any converations (so long as people don't start talking Platt!) and can converse, though my talking still leaves a lot ot be desired.


Books

47. Warum französische Kinder keine Nervensägen sind. Pamela Druckerman. 367 Seiten. 8/10.

46. American Gods. Neil Gaiman. 624 Seiten. Ebook. 8/10.


Films

717. I am Number Four (2011). Twilight meets killer space aliens - less interesting than it sounds unfortunately. Maxdome. 3/10.

716. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). 5€. Maxdome. 7/10.

715. Dialogue avec mon jardinier (2007). Mubi. 6/10.

714. Detective Dee und das Geheimnis der Phantomflammen (Di renjie - 2010). Maxdome. 6/10.

713. Real Steel (2011). Maxdome. 6/10.

712. From Dusk to Dawn (1996). 3€. Maxdome. 7/10.

711. 96 Hours (2009). 3€. Maxdome. 6/10.

710. Tatort - 26.12.14 Weihnachtsgeld. TV. 6/10.

709. Moon (2009). Maxdome. 9/10.

708. Air Force One (1997). Maxdome. 6/10.

707. Out of Rosenheim (1987 - aka Bagdad Cafe). Mubi. 8/10.

705-706. The Kingom - Season 1 - 4 Episodes. Mubi. 8/10.

704. Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Maxdome. 8/10.

703. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). Mubi. 8/10.

699-702. Orphan Black - Season 2 - 10 Episodes. 20€. Maxdome. 7/10.

698. I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère - 2009). Mubi. 7/10.

697. Herzensbrecher (Les amours imaginaires - 2010). Mubi. 9/10.

696. Reservoir Dogs (1992). Saw this in July 2013 and had large gaps in understanding - now 17 months later and having seen nearly 500 films more I understood >99% dialogue. Mubi. 9/10.

695. Mein Bruder ist ein Einzelkind (Mio fratello è figlio unico - 2007). Mubi. 7/10.

685-694. Andromeda (2000) - Season 1 - 22 Episodes. Maxdome. 6/10.

684. Human Traffic (1999). Mubi. 7/10.

683. Before Midnight (2013). 3€. Maxdome. 4/10

682. Before Sunset (2004). 3€. Maxdome. 7/10

681. Vampire Diary (2007). Mubi. 2/10.

680. Les innocents aux mains sales (1975). Mubi. 6/10.

679. Before Sunrise (1995). 3€. Maxdome. 9/10.

673-678. American Horror Story: Coven (2013). Maxdome. 6/10.

672. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). Mubi. 9/10.

671. Boyhood (2014). 3€. Maxdome. 9/10.

670. Welcome to the Rileys (2010). Mubi. 7/10.

669. Thirst (2009). Maxdome. 8/10.

668. Food, Inc. (2008). Mubi. 8/10.

667. The Last Ocean (2012). Mubi. 9/10.

666. Über uns das All (2011). Mubi. Interesting, but ultimatley confusing film set in Köln about a woman dealing with the death of her husband, and her subsequent (imaginary?) relationship with a new man. 7/10.

665. Inglorious Basterds (2009). 3€. Maxdome. 8/10.

664. God Bless America (2011). Maxdome. 8/10.

663. Das Biest muss sterben (1969). Mubi. 6/10.

662, Out of Rosenheim (1987). Mubi. 8/10.

661. Croupier (1998). Maxdome. 8/10.

660. Contact (1997). 3€. Maxdome. 8/10.

659. Enemy of the State (1998). Maxdome. 7/10.

Edited by patrickwilken on 01 January 2015 at 5:57pm

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patrickwilken
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 Message 232 of 295
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