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by maybeagnostic
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2256

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

Be excited that it's going to be bad? I read the first four books back in the day and quite liked them but what I heard about the last few convinced me I never want to actually finish the series. The really amazing thing about the first book is probably the style- that opening might just be my favor...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270183

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Are people generally liking the new season so far? I haven't bothered watching it because I felt last season was kind of Meh. But I guess with the hype around the show now I'm being tempted. I have no idea yet if I would recommend it. The start wasn't as slow as previous seasons but the show is sti...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270183

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

S07E02 spoilers: I never much liked the Ironborn storyline in the books but the sea battle was really well done. It was a marvelous example of showing without telling- тhe way the SIlence moved, the mute crew, cutting out the tongues of their new shipmates, Euron subsuming Victarion and his berserke...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270183

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

s07e01: It was indeed one of the better opening episodes for the show- all the boring reminding viewers who's who and doing what why was still accomplished but it had a few exciting scenes along the way. Opening was just great, I really liked the scene with the Lannister soldiers and we got some...
by maybeagnostic
Sat May 13, 2017 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Replies: 87
Views: 20829

Re: I AM GROOT! (Guardians of the Galaxy)

I liked it, a lot. Both the humor and drama were good but the former was a bit too ubiquitous to the (slight) detriment of emotional scenes. It was a single step from becoming a pure comedy. By the way the credits were great- not only did they have 5 mid-credits scenes but they also had a bunch of g...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 04, 2017 7:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

Picture a graph, where the x-axis is time, the y-axis is privilege toward one group on the positive side (let's say whites), and toward the other on the negative side (let's say blacks). A bit of a flawed premise because privilege isn't something you can measure and "race" is at best a ro...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 8334

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Well, they are voice actors. If you can't tell their nationality by their speech, they aren't exactly representing anything unless the few people looking up photos of them counts as representing.
by maybeagnostic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 111842

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'm talking about rational self-interest, which has nothing to do with optimism or naivete. If saner heads prevail, then they will negotiate in good faith. If they want to make an example, they'll offer a crap deal they know the UK will reject. My estimation is that the latter outcome will hurt the...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 13456

Re: Logan

Really? Logan himself was tired and hurting a lot of the time but Laura's action scenes were just fun to watch. The first time they escape from the private military guys where Laura suddenly sprouts claws and starts kicking ass then they get into the limousine and have a car chase? The end of th...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 111842

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

So I feel a little out of the loop here. Does Gibraltar want to stay in the EU by becoming part of Spain?
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 57118

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

I've abandoned the single player entirely at this point (this might be the longest I've forced myself to stick with a boring game) but I am enjoying the MP a lot more. It's challenging, there's some sense of progression separate from the grindastic weapon and class unlocking and the games are short ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...
Replies: 36
Views: 12165

Re: Archer (TV Series) is probably the best thing I have ever...

In anticipation of the new season, this is pretty cool. I think this video was the first time I've experienced reverse-uncanny valley.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 13456

Re: Logan

That's a good point. I believe this and The Winter Soldier are the only two superhero movies that have found a good balance between serious dark topics and fun heroics.
by maybeagnostic
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 111842

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Does passport color actually have anything to do with being in the EU? Mine is burgundy, I guess, but it was the same color before my country joined the EU. From Diadem's link plenty of the red/burgundy passports are also not members of the EU like Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Monaco, and Russia.
by maybeagnostic
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 13456

Re: Logan

The first of these doesn't seem to stack up because several of them have even less of an accent than Laura. More importantly, none of them are still accompanied by someone like Logan and that two-way attachment is kind-of necessary to a Laura-style ark. Furthermore, the implication throughout the f...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 57118

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

The only part that really bothers me is the obvious gaps in the story. There are some parts where it's very obvious that something was cut out, some of the cut scenes had weird jumps in them like they were missing pieces. This is pretty rampant even early on but all the dialogue feels so disjointed...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 57118

Re: Mass Effect

I decided to try to push on with the game for now. It's Mass Effect, after all, so I have to finish it once at least. @Chen, I got to most of the decisions you mentioned now that I returned to the Cita... err, Nexus for the first time. I think all of their executions were botched but at least they a...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 57118

Re: Mass Effect

Andromeda is a pile garbage and no sane person can possibly enjoy it at all... ok, so that's an exaggeration. There are some good things about the game and I can appreciate them in theory . I don't play many AAA games so the graphics are stunning as far as I am concerned; the character mobility in c...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3137
Views: 368266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As explained in the article, everyone applied months in advance. I don't know about other countries, but in Israel at least, ... I believe that is the typical process which is why I find it so confusing that the article claims Ms Flowers said those who were denied visas were called for embassy inte...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3137
Views: 368266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I didn't mean to comment on Sableeagle's post at all, its the whole event that I find confusing. I was initially under the impression that these people had been stopped at the border like happened when the first travel ban happened. What I gathered from this article is that instead they had all been...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3137
Views: 368266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The US visa application process is very drawn out and difficult- much more so than any other country I am aware of. As someone from a "white" country that's been a member of the EU for over a decade and gone through the process several times in that time, I have seen people get denied visa...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 13456

Re: Logan

Firstly, kids rarely get major roles in movies, at least in part because getting a good performance from a kid is obviously harder than working with an experienced actor so any trend won't have that many data points. Secondly, when a child actor is bad in a movie its ultimately the director's fault ...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 13456

Re: Logan

It took 18 years but someone finally made a genuinely good X-Men movie. An amazing send off for Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart from the franchise although I have no idea how they continue to make X-Men movies after this. Just yet another reboot or something? Honestly, my perfect outcome would prob...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 12054

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

The friends I saw it with and I didn't know about the CGI ahead of time and while we realized there was something a bit off about Tarkin, it definitely wasn't all that noticeable. Leia retroactively made me realize Tarkin was CGI but it still wasn't all that bad. We saw it in 3D so... yeah, maybe th...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 12054

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

The friends I saw it with and I didn't know about the CGI ahead of time and while we realized there was something a bit off about Tarkin, it definitely wasn't all that noticeable. Leia was a lot more noticeable and retroactively made me realize Tarkin was CGI.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

I am actually finding it next to impossible to keep up with this topic as well. For the past decades, everything we have been trying to do to fix problems with society has been met by oppositions by Republicans ... Yet what are the alternatives of working with at least some of the republican or unde...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

You make that assertion, but I don't know why. Absolutely everything we know about why Trump won was because of the Hillary stuff with the emails and the leaks, not because we offended too many racists and theocrats that had no intention of voting Democrat in the first place. Do you seriously belie...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

...But they were the "enemy" at that point. But that's not simply ridiculous that's nonsensical. They were "enemies" because they supported other candidates. Once no other candidates remained, they all fell in line as far as I know. By and large conservatives stood behind Trump ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Taboob
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

Taboob

Ok, I don't have a funny name* but I saw the first episode over the weekend and I am hooked. Is anyone else watching this?


*heh heh heh ~~mature moderator who wishes to remain anonymous.
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

I like how the fault lies with the people against Trump, not the people who voted for him even after seeing everything he stood for. I can see how my post can come across this way but it wasn't my intention. Everyone I know who cares about US politics and probably everyone who posts in this topic i...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: Trump presidency

The other route of failure would be for voters to abandon him but you need to find something that is distasteful to a lot of voters. I'm still looking for an argument that isn't "Trump is a terrible person and is unfit to lead". That argument works very well if it comes from people truste...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3621
Views: 226944

Re: AGA?

She also won the popular vote by a lot less than fivethirtyeight predicted though so their method was off on that as well. If anything that is worse for their method because being 1.2pp off on a predicted 3.5pp spread for a very close race is quite a bit. Besides its not like they accidentally made ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: La La Land
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: La La Land

It was really good and I liked it but... well, I heard so many positive things about this movie before I saw it and it really raised my expectations. I think I would have liked it a lot more if I hadn't heard anything about it before seeing it.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The OA
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: The OA

I quite enjoyed it but it definitely isn't for everyone. It really relies on building up an atmosphere and submerging the viewers in it to make them believe some pretty wild/goofy things. I can definitely see how someone who expected a more traditional TV show wouldn't like it at all. I have to say ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest
Replies: 35
Views: 5310

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest

I was thinking something along the lines of Fall of the Jedi but its probably too much of a downer for a title. Forces of Destiny sounds really vague. If they stick to the normal naming scheme (no reason to expect they will, really), the first movie in the trilogy gets a rather vague title like A Ne...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 8334

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Saw it recently, thought it was pretty good but not quite as good as Paranorman. Specifically the ending didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story, almost like a bit of the movie was missing from right before the final confrontation? Anyway, if anyone liked Kubo but hasn't seen Paranorman, you s...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 12054

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

Finally watched it today and still haven't made up my mind how much I liked it. Everything after they decided to go after the plans was cool and exciting but everything before that felt needlessly complicated and drawn out. Especially the first 15-20 minutes felt evenly split between normal scenes l...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8188

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Re: guns and safety concerns I am moderately satisfied with magical guns that sometimes shoot clay and sometimes real rounds even though it isn't technically possible to make rounds that are one or the other with a millisecond decision which at the end. It doesn't really detract from my enjo...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8188

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Yet more on guns: If the guns can really calculate exactly where their bullet is going to end up with all the complications of moving unpredictable targets and such while also being quick enough to allow for blink-of-the-eye gun drawing fights, they must be smarter than the hosts. We also had plenty...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8188

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Got around to watching the show this weekend and basically saw it all over the last 48 hours. I am so happy I managed to avoid almost all spoilers. It was brilliantly planned and executed, while I got the gist of it the first time around there's plenty of stuff in here for a second and third viewing...

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