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by Zarq
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

Weeks wrote:
Derek wrote:Godzilla did it better.
Ahahahahaha no.



The final fight in Godzilla was so much better than the final fight in Jurassic World.
by Zarq
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

The part where a what, eight year old, is an expert on repairing neglected vehicles from the 90s was cringe-worthy as well. Just calling him autistic at one point doesn't justify him being a magic plot solution. Didn't the 16-year old repair the vehicles? Negative. The young one IDs the vehicles, a...
by Zarq
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

The part where a what, eight year old, is an expert on repairing neglected vehicles from the 90s was cringe-worthy as well. Just calling him autistic at one point doesn't justify him being a magic plot solution. Didn't the 16-year old repair the vehicles? There's also stuff like everyone stopping t...
by Zarq
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

The scene, yeah. The CGI, no.
by Zarq
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

It was annoying that they didn't have her stand up more against her sister for the 'when you have kids comment' but at least there was never a 'I'm definitely having kids now moment'. I think you misunderstood that part. Judy Greer said "if you have kids", which CE...
by Zarq
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 4866

Re: Jurassic World

Adacore wrote: the female lead is not totally incapable, but has a lot of the standard 'incompetent CEO' tropes loaded onto her


I wouldn't say that's a sexist thing, but more an anti-CEO thing. Hammond wasn't exactly super-competent either.
by Zarq
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 10736

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

GG, that was a spot on point. Did anyone else think there was a bit of disabled-phobia? Villains all have some kind of physical deformities, though I felt it was more in reference to dynastic inbreeding. Yes. Absolutely. It reminded me of the x-men movies in which the heroic ones are all gorgeous a...
by Zarq
Wed May 20, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1953
Views: 225648

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

I don't think you understand what the word "consent" means. Well, that is just getting muddled No it's not. Did she agree to have sex with him? No. Did he have sex with her anyway? Yes. That's rape. The fact that pretty much all women in Westeros suffer this doesn't make it any better, qu...
by Zarq
Tue May 12, 2015 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

Oh, re:The Twins "new" backstory and origin assuming they get the X-Men rights back in the near future, it's be incredibly easy to point out that of the 50 people Hydra attempted to modify, only two survived for some unknown reason (insert crude dialog about their X-factor) an...
by Zarq
Sun May 10, 2015 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

Carlington wrote: not least because it's out-of-character for Stark,

Maybe for movie-Stark. Comics-Stark is a pretty big asshole.
by Zarq
Sat May 09, 2015 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

By the way, it's Slorenia, not Segovia. Segovia is a city in Spain.
by Zarq
Fri May 08, 2015 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

Zohar wrote:Really? I was kind of bothered by the whole "the only cities that get destroyed are the ones where the Americans don't live" thing.


Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
by Zarq
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20827
Views: 1861016

Re: Post your boat race.

Carlington wrote:I agree with F_T, the faces posted before I posted are all really great faces! (And the tattoos and various other bits have been great too!) (And all the faces that will be posted, I am comfortable in premptively saying those are great faces!)



If All Faces Are Great, Are Any?
by Zarq
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

Spoiler:
The end isn't in a worm hole, but a black hole.
by Zarq
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

I think 2001 was that movie back then, however, it seems to be the one and only. 2001 has FTL travel. Well, I wouldn't say men will never be able to travel FTL... I mean obviously it's gonna take many years (thousands? millions? who knows!) and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to accelerate an objec...
by Zarq
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 217
Views: 68824

Re: The Hobbit

mathmannix wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:All in all, the first movie of this trilogy remains the best one in my opinion.


Is there a trilogy where this isn't true, other than the original Star Wars (and even that's debatable)?


Lord of the Rings? X-Men?
by Zarq
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1584325

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)



http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/201 ... erica.html

Paramount bans showing of Team America. What the hell is happening? Since when is North Korea taken seriously?
by Zarq
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

That Ultron is an evil Iron Man robot isn't really a big reveal. We already knew Ultron is an evil robot, and it had already been revealed that Iron Man made him. That he is in the style of an Iron Man suit isn't really a big reveal
by Zarq
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

I should rewatch Wolverine in Canada, seeing as how I don't remember it to be super-bad. Nothing ground-breaking, and it had some stupid stuff (fuckin Deadpool), but you guys are making it out to be Superman IV.
by Zarq
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 48865

Re: Avengers!

So, the trailer for Age of Ultron got leaked (not linking to it until I know if it's allowed). Dat Pinocchio song. Between this and GotG's Hooked on a Feeling, Marvel is killing it on music.
by Zarq
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films
Replies: 14
Views: 3029

Re: Judging Acting in Foreign Language Films

Izawwlgood wrote:Perhaps not related, but my favorite is completely missing context and not understanding why someone is laughing at a completely innocuous comment. I guess volunteering to do the laundry was a grave offense?


I prefer that to the translators changing the content so it fits into a western context.
by Zarq
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2145
Views: 307539

Re: Questions For The World

A more traditional popular genre is the 'lifesong', related to the German schlager, which are very sentimental songs with very simple melodies, about how terrible life is. Only people with absolutely no taste whatsoever like this, so it's very popular. Can you give some examples? I don't think I've...
by Zarq
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 1001035

Re: Today I Learned

Diemo wrote:Huh, TIL frankfurters are called wieners in most of the rest of the world.


In Dutch, they're called hotdogs, but the packaging often says frankfurters (and I think I've seen them called Wiener Sausages once).
by Zarq
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Strange formatting line.
Replies: 2
Views: 4430

Re: Strange formatting line.

Looks fine here. FF 29.0.1, Windows 7.
by Zarq
Sat May 31, 2014 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

bigglesworth wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:don't think "Jaques" and "Jack" rhyme to me
Wow, really? Fascinating. What's the difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zuQae2OrMI
by Zarq
Fri May 30, 2014 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The -uff/-off vowel difference totally stumps me, as an ESL speaker. The distinction seems so subtle to me that I don't understand how it can persist, yet it will burn you viciously when you try to play crambo on a forum with native speakers. I hear the difference, but to me they sound close enough...
by Zarq
Tue May 27, 2014 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 78
Views: 11942

Re: X-Men: Days of Future Past

one thing about xavier tho, i don't understand what he was doing in the future. at the end of the movie all the people who died in the other movies were back once they had retconned the past but xavier died in x3 and he was in the dystopian war!future, pre-retconning. like i know he projected h...
by Zarq
Tue May 13, 2014 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

With regards to the cashier putting it into a bag, it would take a lot longer. The difference in time between a swipe and drop, and between opening a bag and depositing the item, can be up to a second. Sure, if you were to do it like that. So instead, you have a rack that holds the bag upright and ...
by Zarq
Tue May 13, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Replies: 44
Views: 6735

Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

That scene from spider man 3 was delightfully out of place and poked fun at the audience for comic book action blockbuster movies in a way I found refreshing. Are you saying that it was purposefully awkward and hard to watch? For the sake of getting the audience to question why they spent money to ...
by Zarq
Tue May 13, 2014 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I really should make a list or something of peculiar mentality differences between what I hear from people in America, and what I perceive here. The biggest has to be the fact that servers in the US seem to link their self-worth to people participating in the "hi, how are you" choreograph...
by Zarq
Tue May 13, 2014 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2046896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

This is obviously not insurmountable though or else the UK (and Europe in my experience) wouldn't cope. Of course, this is also why self-scan machines and scan-as-you-shop are good. Belgian here. No baggers whatsoever. The huffy, glaring, waiting people are few and far in between. I really should m...
by Zarq
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 1001035

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: In Russian, saying "That's all. I'm leaving"* is a socially acceptable way of closing a conversation. *technically, they just say "All. Leaving" since the structure of the language is a bit different. Thats interesting. cultural, or language phenomenon? Perhaps it doesn't q...
by Zarq
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4882590

Re: Fluff

Would having versions of you appearing in alternate universes after you die count as an afterlife? <br abp="857">About as much as pictures steal your soul. Pictures can actually steal a fair bit of soul with the right definition of "soul". You can also eat souls, if you define &...
by Zarq
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: User Submission Day (Comics)
Replies: 59
Views: 18763

Re: User Submission Day (Comics)

I've thought of creating sort of a "crowdsourced webcomic", where you can submit strips (perhaps with some fancy comic-strip-maker HTML5 tool) and people can vote on the ones they like most. Has anybody ever done something like that? ...reddit.com/r/comics ? That's used for submitting alr...
by Zarq
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 1001035

Re: Today I Learned

TIL World fairs are still going on. I thought they stopped doing those. The theme for the next Expo (2015) does sound ridiculously dull.
by Zarq
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4882590

Re: Fluff

Not really. He said that making a special character mandatory made the password security a lot stronger, but thought that increasing the size was overkill. The weirdest part? He has had a information security class, in which they even discussed http://xkcd.com/936/, so I really don't get it. I ended...
by Zarq
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4882590

Re: Fluff

If you're going to arbitrarily reduce the space of available passwords, for the love of all that is good: REMIND ME WHAT THOSE ARBITRARY RESTRICTIONS WERE WHEN I GET IT WRONG. I've lost track of the amount of times I've reset a password, only to discover upon entering a new password, "oh, this...
by Zarq
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89483
Views: 4882590

Re: Fluff

I hate when a site requires your password to be a certain "strength". If one of my usual passwords won't fit the requirements, I have to make a new one. Eventually I made one that meets any sort of requirement someplace might have, but I didn't want to. If I want a weak password on some m...
by Zarq
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 35309

Re: Madness discussion

Let's give her credit where credit is due. I expected this to be much more of a bloodbath. I dunno, the worst case scenario I was expecting was more that it'd just get closed out of not wishing to discuss the issue further, so I was pleasantly surprised in that sense. If it was left open, I was exp...
by Zarq
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Madness discussion
Replies: 259
Views: 35309

Re: Madness discussion

I mean, realistically, moving the time thread would crash the forums. Someone mentioned this before (in the context of moving it to the mods forum during the furious doodling). Does it really take more than altering one single database value? I'm not really into IT stuff, but I would expect this to...

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