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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Flight 7500 (A Horror Movie Lover's White Whale)

      1 week ago

      There's this movie. It's called Flight 7500. It's a cheesy supernatural horror that takes place on a plane. I first saw a preview around 2012 or 2013. I finally saw it last night. Why is this noteworthy, you ask? Because its release has been postponed for over three years.


      I've found out that over the past few years, it had become a white whale of horror movies. People have been trying to see it for years. It got slowly got released overseas here and there over the years, but only got released here in the US this week. I only found this out yesterday, after wondering why it hadn't come out for so long. I know this probably happens all the time for movies, but this particular one was kind of interesting. After some research, this is what I found out:


      Movie Timeline
      • Early 2012 - Flight 7500 is filmed and slated for US theatrical release in August 2012.
      • May 2012 - CBS Films pushes US release to April 2013.
      • 2013 - US release pushed to October 2013, then again to March 2014.
      • March 8th 2014 - Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pushes US release back (speculated).
      • June 2014 - Theater release in Philippines and United Arab Emirates.
      • July 2014 - Theater release in Turkey.
      • July 2014 - Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 pushes US release back (my speculation).
      • Fall 2014 - US release slated for October. Meanwhile it's released in Germany, France, and Netherlands on Blu-Ray.
      • October 2014 - Still no US release.
      • April, 2015 - American Airlines gets exclusive rights to the film as part of their "In-Fright" programming starting in November 2015. Rights last until Spring 2016.
      • Summer 2015 - Theater release in Japan and Brazil.
      • April 12th, 2016 - FINALLY released in the US on Blu-Ray.


      Stuff like this is neat to me. I've read about people who have been trying to see it for years, struggling to get their hands on copies from overseas.


      A Quick Review of the Actual Movie

      As you can imagine, there's not much to write home about. But as far as straight to bluray/dvd horror movies go, I can tell you that it's average to good. I've seen far worse. The movie moves a little slow, but it has a deliberate pace. A faster pace would've been detrimental.


      But points for a concept that I've never seen done before. Don't think I've ever heard of a paranormal plane movie, beyond Bermuda Triangle type stuff. If it's been done before, this is easily the most popular movie based on that concept.


      As far as the ending, it was great up until the final scene. They had a nice button on the whole thing, with a palatable twist, but they had to shoehorn in a plot-complicating final jump scare scene. Is that last girl in limbo? Did she survive? What the hell is the doll doing there? Nonsense. If they would've left that last part out, the movie would've been fine. I hate how horror movies always do that. It's like Burnie's complaint with superhero origin stories. Horror directors always want to put in a final jump scare. That practice has ruined many movies.


      Anyway, I just thought this was a neat case study of how a movie can get held hostage by studio and circumstance.

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Happy Birthday Rooster Teeth

      4 weeks ago

      I first heard about Rooster Teeth in the summer of 2003. I was a casual fan until 2004, then a serious fan until 2010, and finally a die hard fan ever since. Fucking time man. The years fly by.


      Want to see what I looked like in the months around the time RT was born?



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      What'd I tell you? I was so young and fresh faced. For comparison, this is what I look like now:




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      I look forward to decomposing with RT for 13 more years.

    • FlamingChiwawas asked BlackPenguin a question

      Afternoon, I was wondering how the Rumble works, in regards to teams. Do you send out a roster?

      Answered: Mar 28, 2016

      Each team picks out their players however they want. For RvBTX, we have a group forum thread where people can stay updated and request to be a player for that round. We essentially call for players each round, and try to give everyone a chance to play. You can find the thread here.

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Rooster Rumble Season 2 Tournament! Sign Up!

      in Forums > Rooster Rumble Season 2 Tournament! Sign Up! | Follow this topic

      New Rooster Rumble tournament is starting soon! Let us know if you want to be on the team! Post your system and gamertag.


      The first round will start on Sunday, April 3rd, and end on Sunday, April 17th. It's looking like it will be Halo for the first round.


      Details on the tournament can be found here.

      42 replies

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      FU x2

      5 months ago

      I'm the Featured User today! That's pretty neat, especially since it's my second time this year (and 2nd time ever).

      Hey, Community....you're awesome. You're looking good today. Is that a new haircut? Have you been working out? Cuz I mean, wow. Any registered user would be lucky to have you.

      Also, RTX 2016 dates announced?! Time to stamp my Guardian card again. And if any of you live in Texas, maybe join RvBTX? We have a Rooster Rumble match this Saturday afternoon.

      Anyway, stay classy Community. Thanks for the FU.

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Over the Hill

      6 months ago

      I didn't realize it, but a week and a half ago marked my 11th year on this website.

      11 years. Good times. Seen a lot, done a lot. I'm not going anywhere either. I really wanted to write up some topical and meaningful stuff, but I do that too much and I'd rather go grab something to eat right now. So, I'll just leave you with some context for the year of 2004:

      • Only college students could use Facebook
      • My college tuition for the semester was $2,000
      • I still had a CRT TV
      • I had never even seen an HDMI cord
      • Youtube didn’t exist
      • Pay phones were still a thing
      • People still answered phones sometimes without caller id
      • The fact that my new computer was black, and not white, was the coolest thing in the world
      • I faxed a lot of shit
      • I used floppy disks for college papers
      • Halo 2 hadn’t even come out yet
      • Console multiplayer was still super rare
      • And lastly, this was my cell phone:

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Sup?

      6 months ago

      So, what's up everyone? How are you guys doing? Been up to anything lately?

      I've been trying to find a healthy frozen pizza. The current frontrunner is Newman's Own. I've also been trying to chip away at some multiplayer MCC achievements, and trying to find time to dedicate a whole day to the other ones (someday @Pyromasso, someday). It's looking like I will still have a shitload of MCC achievements to get when Halo 5 comes out. I'm always playing catch up with Halo cheevos.

      I'm also on a job hunt, trying to get my ass up to Austin. I had wanted to be there by the end of the year, but it's looking more like next year. Really though, I just want to move there for Michi's ramen. PAX South is up in the air too. I has such a great time last year. It was the first convention I'd ever been to that I didn't volunteer at. We'll see if I can even go this year.

      Been drinking a lot of Woodchuck cider lately too. In fact, I've actually been drinking nearly everyday lately. Not getting shit-faced, but a solid streak of a couple drinks on the regular. Going down an anime rabbit hole as well. And I've been exercising too. Lost about five pounds this past month or so. Gained a belt loop. I'm only doing some light treadmill work, but I'm trying to keep up with it and make it a regular thing.

      I think that's it. How bout y'all?

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Anime Binge

      7 months ago

      I've been watching a lot of anime lately. I've always been into anime, ever since Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star in the early 2000's. But in 2015, my consumption has picked up a lot. This is what I've watched this year:

      Anime I've finished:

      • Expelled from Paradise
      • Freezing (both seasons)
      • Gurren Lagann
      • I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying Season 2
      • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon
      • Knights of Sindonia Season 2
      • Mysterious Girlfriend X
      • Tokyo Ghoul Season 2
      • Plastic Memories
      • Sankarea
      • Another
      • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet


      Anime I'm currently watching:

      • Shiki
      • School-Live!
      • Monster Musume
      • Rokka - Braves of the Six Flowers
      • Actually, I Am...


      I don't know why I've been on such an anime kick lately. It's really getting in the way of my Halo achievement progress.

      If you would like to see what anime I've seen and how I rated them, I keep a list here.


    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Hey, Community

      7 months ago

      I just want you to read two things:

      1) This journal by @Newbs

      2) This journal by @Radius55

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      [Locked] Rooster Rumble Season 1

      in Forums > [Locked] Rooster Rumble Season 1 | Follow this topic

      This thread is for general discussion about Rooster Rumble, and for signing up for the team.

      Want to compete on the RvBTX team in Rooster Rumble? We just need the following:

      1. Games/franchises you're good at or play a lot
      2. Systems you own and your name on those systems

      If you're curious as to the rules of Rooster Rumble, you can visit this new post for details.

      174 replies

  • Comments (247)

    • seanp04 Guardian 2016

      5 months ago

      Happy FU

    • Myshu chupariffic

      5 months ago

      Happy FU, dude!

    • navaa RTX Guardian 2.0

      5 months ago

      Awww yeah! Happy FU Day!! Congrats, man :D

    • niriall THE META

      5 months ago

      FU!!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        5 months ago

        Whhaa? Me FU?! Cool! Thank you

        Also, I actually got an alert for this comment? Double cool!

      • niriall THE META

        5 months ago

        And I got an alert for your response! :O

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        5 months ago

        Lol, and I did NOT get an alert for your reply to my reply.

        Progress!

    • tonyski change is scary

      6 months ago

      I played halo 2 with you, didn't I?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        6 months ago

        So apparently the site still doesn't give alerts for wall comments.

        Maybe? My gamertag is TheBlackPenguin. It very well could've been me

    • Ethan Graphic Designer

      7 months ago

      Yo dude, what up

    • Hotpocket36

      1 year ago

      I see you made your way into a few shots of the latest How To

      • Hotpocket36

        1 year ago

        Looks like everyone there did. I mean the sound of it alone was fantastic.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

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        I fucking lost it at that jelly man.

    • WB_Spartan Legend of Zelda

      1 year ago

      Happy Featured User day!

    • MrArcys Over The Edge

      1 year ago

      Happy FU you glorious bastard you!

    • SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

    • aeon1

      1 year ago

      smiley12.gif rock on! Happy fu!

    • Russspruce

      1 year ago

      Hey dude! Glad to see you are the Featured User! Looking forwards seeing you again com RTX!

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      1 year ago

      merry featured user day!

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      So I just threw a topic up in the RvB:TX forum, might be worth a news post. Looking to get people together for something in June in Austin.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        I'll probably make news post tomorrow sometime. I'll make sure to plug it.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      If anybody asks, the Cultivating a Community panel is here at 43:36.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        1 year ago

        Just glad I'm finally getting to watch it. Any time I find one, I try to let the panelist(s) know where.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!

    • Pyromasso

      1 year ago

      This year's Finals are so good.

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    • Pyromasso

      1 year ago

      So, the Halo Master Chief Collection. You doin' it? All 4,000 Gamerscore?

      • Pyromasso

        1 year ago

        If you're interested, I'll definitely be picking that up on release day (especially if the Microsoft Store does a special event). I'll gladly help out with any cheevos.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        Jesus. I didn't even realize they were redoing the achievements. I guess I have no choice. Curse you Halo, why you do dis?

        I'm still working on finishing Spartan Assault for all four platforms (360, One, Windows 8, Windows Phone).

    • Red420 Guardian *3

      2 years ago

      I see you had fun holding lights for the "Macrowave" short.

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      2 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't see you this time round.

    • Zack W^_^W

      2 years ago

      thanks for guardianing x3! and the tokens at blazertag. they were well spent.

    • Pyromasso

      2 years ago

      So, it's taken awhile, but I've come around to the Spurs. When the Heat/Spurs final started, I was hoping neither team would win, but I REALLY don't like Miami. I rooted for the Spurs.

      After watching the games so far, it's damn impressive how just plain good the Spurs are! Ginobili started instead of playing sixth man after having so many surgeries and injuries this season and nobody could stop him!

      I wanted to let you know because the last few times we've met up I've given you crap for being a Spurs fan. Never again. I was stupid, and so young and naive.

      I hope they win Game 6 in Miami. Those fans will be distraught.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        2 years ago

        Ha, it's all good man. Glad to hear it. Yeah, the Spurs are so quiet and just plain talented that nobody ever takes notice. I'm glad it's the Heat we're playing. If it was the Pacers, nobody would be watching the Finals. And even now, people are talking more about the Heat losing than the Spurs winning. They go so far as to say the Spurs winning would be bad for the NBA.

        And Ginobili is my man! Favorite player of all time. He's only got like one, maybe two years left. He even contemplated retirement after this season. Hopefully he stays on. He's damn scary. One of two people in history with a Euroleague title, an NBA title, AND and Olympic good medal.

        I would also get some enjoyment over seeing the Heat lose. I hate how LeBron makes a dunk or a crappy block and then stays under the basket looking at the crowd for like 5 seconds while everyone runs to the other side of the court.

        It's gonna be a good game tonight! I'm gonna record and then watch it if they win. It's too stressful for me to watch it live, lol. And even if they lose, it would be a tall task for Miami to win two in a row.

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      2 years ago

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    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      2 years ago

      Get the last Halo 4 achievement you need. I've been waiting for that journal for weeks!

      • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

        2 years ago

        One achievement. You can do it....

      • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

        2 years ago

        One more. Only one more ........

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        2 years ago

        lol. Been real busy lately. That last one is a bitch!

    • Pyromasso

      3 years ago

      Tim Duncan is ridiculous.

      • Pyromasso

        3 years ago

        Based on this past week, I bet Kobe was, too.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Dude! I saw that live on tv! I was laughing my ass off.

    • Kellyrenea

      3 years ago

      Hey there, I went to that market I was telling you about (in search of pocky for my anime club) I remembered to look for that ramen you like but even thought they had the bowl soup brand, they did not have the beef and ginger flavor. :-(

      I'll keep an eye out if I go anywhere else that might have it.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Thanks! Yeah, I think they discontinued it. I see that brand in places too, but never my flavor. Oh well. Thanks a lot for looking though.

        Mmmm, pocky.

    • Hotpocket36

      3 years ago

      Gus and Gavin's ice adventure reminded me of ours at RTX... Ah the memories haha

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        HA! Dude, I thought the EXACT same thing when they told that story. I wonder if hotel ice stories are common. I gotta make an RTX 2012 memory journal about that in the future.

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      3 years ago

      How are we not friends already?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        I know right?

        Also, posted on your profile before seeing this comment.

        Also, also: Misspelled "right" and my iPhone thought I was trying to spell "rvbtx". Fuck yeah.

    • NGU

      3 years ago

      It was good meeting you today at Salt Lick. Did you recover from all that delicious food? I hope I can make it out to future RvB:TX events in the future smiley11.gif

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Damn. Still finding stuff I missed in the RTX aftermath. I did eventually recover from Salt Lick. I took a nap right when I got home. And I was sick for 10 days afterward. Worth it.

        Glad to have ya in the group!

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      3 years ago

      Glad to be on the old PR6 with you Captain.

      • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

        3 years ago

        I hear they're recording all of the panels so I'm holding on hope to watching them all later.

        We're Guardians and there's nothing else I'd rather do than do my part to make RTX a great event.

        But seriously, I am getting itchy.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Man, there's so many good panels. I think the rooms are close together. Hopefully there's like backstage areas we can scope out some of the panels from while waiting to work ours. Maybe we'll be able to check out the rooms during breaks on Friday.

        I'm breaking out in RTX hives.

      • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

        3 years ago

        Blue base it is Cap'n. Maybe we should have a poster of Shelia in there.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Cool. Lookin forward to seeing what panels we'll be working.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      3 years ago

      Hey man, just wanted to give you a heads up that I just created a new forum thread in the RvB:TX forum. I'm trying to see if people want to go see Rush in November. I know the new threads don't show up on watch lists, so I was going to ask if there was any way you'd be willing to make a news post about it. Tickets have already been on sale for a while, so I just don't want it to sell out or get to the point where there are no more seats together before I buy. Thanks man.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        3 years ago

        Awesome, thanks!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Sure thing man. As luck would have it, I was planning on making a news post today anyway. I'll throw yours up there with it.

    • AgentRyu

      4 years ago

      Hi! The name is Jake! How u doing?

    • quyman

      4 years ago

      hay how do i get a pic in to comment

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Also, don't forget to put the slash, "/", before img in the second bracket. Make sure you enter the full URL too.

      • quyman

        4 years ago

        what I Made it

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        You have to put the url from an online image in the img brackets. Like this, except replace the parentheses with brackets:

        (img)image url here(/img)

        For example, your avatar's url is s3.roosterteeth.com/images/quyman4e1772ee45c1a.jp...

        When I type that url, highlight it, and click the "img" button above, I get this:

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        Hope that helps!



    • TheKing7

      4 years ago

      Hey man! How's it going with ya? Thanks for accepting my friend request by the way.

    • SHADOW650268

      4 years ago

      Thank you for the FU! smiley0.gif and I encourage you to case mod your xbox. Case mods are fun as hell to make, and I enjoy having a one of a kind style xbox

    • Speed5ter69

      4 years ago

      I blew it. When i saw that kid dressed as harry potter (fag) then seeing BobSaget228 (BobFaget) again... i just couldnt handle it anymore, I gave whats his face a little credit seen as though he hasnt been to bad now but im still not going on his side anytime soon.

      Their all coming at once! Attack of the Noobs! jeez.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      This totally looks like you:

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      Well, minus the whole no lower body thing...

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Ha, nice. Dr. Loveless from Wild Wild West. I don't care what people say, that was an enjoyable movie.

        She's a breath of fresh ass.
        Pardon me?
        What?
        You said "ass."
        No, I didn't. I said, "It's nice having her on board, she's a breast of fresh air."
        Let's just get some shut-ass.


        Also, fun fact, our RvBTX.org domain expires next month. It'll still be there if we ever need it again though. Can't imagine someone buying that domain. Seems like just yesterday...

    • Red420 Guardian *3

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas.

      Quick idea next RT visit let's get some Chris Eggnog.

    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Thanks. And to you as well.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      I saw your new interest, and just wanted to say...

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      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Pony please, I got a wallet full of them.

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    • Kellyrenea

      4 years ago

      Of course!

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      Did you get a chance to talk to the staff about the meet up?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        No man, sorry. They were practially inaccessible before hand. I stuck around for a little afterwards when everyone went to the Highball, but they were swamped by everyone talking to them. I wanted to wait around longer, but I didn't want to start heading back too late.

        Fun fact: In the "Thanks" section of the credits, the first line is the RTX attendees and the second is The Guardians. Thought that was cool.

    • David

      4 years ago

      Definitely spotted you in the front row of the Burnie mass comm discussion via the livestream. Nostalker lol

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        *wave

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Ha! Grady got me to save too once. lol

    • Jakey

      4 years ago

      Are you in the front row of Burnies interview during Mass Comm Week at Texas State?

      • Jakey

        4 years ago

        I saw you turn around once towards the end and kind of had the "MIND BLOWN" moment. It was great to see you were there, hope you had a good time!

        Post edited 10/17/11 5:19PM

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        lol. Yeah man. I just got out. It was pretty cool.

    • Fthreat

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8RRg-1dZ0

      AHWU intro.
      By the way, can you message me the password to the Youtube site again, please? Must put more videos on there.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      So I sent messages to a bunch of the staff, but you know how bad they are at replying. If I don't get any response I'm just going to go over Friday the 23rd if you want to come.

      Also, if you decide to go to the offices you still need a ride to Waco you can crash at my apartment that night.

      • Radius55 Site Admin

        4 years ago

        Yeah, that's no problem. When we leave, I'll put my permit on your car so you shouldn't have any trouble.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Well, if they reply and say it's cool, I might meet you there. If not, I'll probably not go. So, I'm still a maybe. I'll still need a ride to Waco in either instance. But I probably wouldn't need to crash that day. Thanks for the offer though.

        Speaking of which, do you think I might be able to park my car at your place while we're gone? That way I could just hop in and go home when we get back.

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Its random I know, but Please Join and never forget that fateful day. 9-11-2001

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    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      I was walking down the road in Austin today, and saw a guy who looked just like you. Do you have an evil twin or clone who goes to school here?

    • Dame

      4 years ago

      Hey i see that you are a member of the RT-XBLC group, and it looks like you are a fan of anime as well. I thought you might be interested to know that one of the group Admins, RoninTex (Kira), has started a thread topic in the group's forum regarding starting a regular netflix anime-night within the community.

      The thread can be found here:
      roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=23996

      If you are interested in joining her and the others, be sure to put that thread topic on "watch" so you dont miss out on notifications of upcoming anime nights. smiley1.gif - if you didnt already know, XBox finally updated and made it to where you can now have 8 people in a netflix party at the same time instead of just 4.

    • Steffie HUZZAH

      4 years ago

      Go right ahead! Thank you :)

  • Questions answered by BlackPenguin

    Each team picks out their players however they want. For RvBTX, we have a group forum thread where people can stay updated and request to be a player for that round. We essentially call for players each round, and try to give everyone a chance to play. You can find the thread here.