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by maybeagnostic
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

But "good" people (Arya kinda has slid into evil realms recently...) and Danny partake in cheap violence, and then the show expects us to be rooting for them. I think the opposite: where a "bad" person kills for decent reasons (ie: Hound) works a lot better. This is part of the ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Very cool episode but not enough to make the whole season worth it. I think there was too much in here and they should have put some of the big scenes in other episodes. I also have to wonder how people so vociferously complained about the rape of Sansa, and now we have a repeat with the implied rap...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

The best ones were the ones that sailed under her personal command (since Balon did quite like her) and they remained personally loyal, is I think the deal. I think that's supposed to be the idea but those personally loyal captains of the best ships would also make up a large and important block of...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Violent rapists and plunderers don't change; they die off and you hope the new generation isn't as influenced by such local mores. I agree with the rest but I just want to point out that the Ironborn haven't really been (primarily?) pirates or raiders for a long time now. I have no clue what they a...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

I don't understand how people like this episode so much. Perfect 10 on imdb and all that stuff. Sure, the small things were good- cinematography, acting, individual scenes but... I guess I was expecting it would somehow make the rest of the season gel and it really didn't. Biggest disappointment in ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Gah, this episode was terrible. I was already a bit on the fence about this whole season but the resolution of Arya's plot was so bad it retroactively made previous episodes worse just because they were building up to... that. It really feels like Arya hasn't learned anything from her time with ...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

... felt to me like she was being deliberately unsubtle. But that's exactly what she's doing! Throwing bags of gold around at random Westerosi captains, standing in the open with her back to the street, walking around the streets bleeding all over the place (i.e. obviously still alive after the...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 30, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

I can't see how it could have been his idea. There is no point at which we've seen him have an idea of his own let alone get someone else to do what he wants. If it was his idea, then its a terrible one because he just admitted in front of all of King's Landing that the King isn't t...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 30, 2016 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Kingslanding events: I really don't think Margaery cracked. She was testing the waters with Tommen and seeing what he feels about the High Sparrow. As usualy he's an instrument in the game rather than an ally. Why she decided to play it exactly this way I am not sure but I expect she and Ole...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 30, 2016 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Warcraft
Replies: 23
Views: 6579

Re: Warcraft

Lucrece wrote:For 2001 it looks like it was animated in the Dark Ages.

At the time of release it was hailed as a great achievement in computer animation.
by maybeagnostic
Fri May 27, 2016 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

I must've forgotten something major about the second Thor movie. When did he refuse to be king if "Odin" is still ruling? Overall, it's only really Iron Man who shows that the hero is in need of oversight, while Cap shows that the hero is better without managerial direction, and the other ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 26, 2016 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

Captain America 1 - Cap saves an entire brigade that the military would have abandoned, saves the world from Hydra Captain America 2 - Cap saves the world from government sanctioned helicarriers, Hydra Avengers 1 - They save the world from an alien invasion, prevent a government sanctioned nuking o...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 25, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

They have approximately 10 nearly one-hour long episodes per book. And I don't recall any scenes that felt like a "waste of time" or "unnecessary elaboration". If this TV format doesn't have enough time for everything, then it basically can't be done. And they did fine while the...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 25, 2016 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Some degree of truncating is inevitable and maybe they've learned their lesson about leaving tertiary characters' fates less than perfectly explained with the Gendry meme. The pace at which minor characters are killed and the story progresses would have been hectic if the episodes weren't doing such...
by maybeagnostic
Fri May 20, 2016 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

The whole blaming Wanda for the bombing thing was spun extremely poorly. 12 people died in the buildings...but I'd say dozens more would died would have died if the blast went off on the ground no? I also thought this was handled poorly, and to boot, I felt like the ire generated here was completel...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 18, 2016 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

I agree that scene was ridiculous, but I can imagine it done correctly and don't really have criticisms beyond implementation. As it was shot, it felt kind of faked. Oh, there is nothing wrong with the idea of the scene but it just wasn't convincing for me. Same as the Mhysa ending to season three,...
by maybeagnostic
Tue May 17, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

This episode was a really mixed bag. The Wall, Mereen and King's Landing were all pretty good but everything else fell flat especially the horrible Vaes Dothrak scene that would have been cringey even in a much worse show. Seriously, Danny slowly ambles around knocking down braziers while the khals ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 12, 2016 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

I don't agree but the biggest thing that comes to mind (Season 3 spoilers) is when Tyrion leaves King's Landing. In the books he is very bitter so he tells Jamie about Cersei sleeping around and lies to him about killing Joffrey and then kills Shae while she isn't defending herself. None of ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 12, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones | Song of Fire and Ice | Combination Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9122

Re: Game of Thrones | Song of Fire and Ice | Combination Thread

Further on the Tyrion theory: I always hated that version- Tyrion is too much like his father. IMO the better version is the one where Cersei and Jaime are Aerys' children. There is a tiny bit of textual support and it also creates plenty of awesome parallels between Jaime and Tyrion (both w...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 12, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Cersei is an example of someone who does horrible, terrible things motivated frequently by a very pure and noble cause. She loves her children, Jaime, and her name, and will do what it takes to protect them. I find her quite a bit less hateful than most do I think. I wouldn't call it a pure and nob...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 11, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

But that's the point. In the show Inhumans are no secret and even the fact that there is an environmental reason for more of them to be popping up all over the world is widely known. Even without any specifics about Coulson's little team, that was a good setup for the accords that was not even hinte...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 11, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

I like the slight twist on the theory where
Spoiler:
it was Bloodraven that tried to communicate to Aerys and ended up feeding his paranoia. Like he'd hear these distant whispers about betrayal and the names of all the Northern high lords and his son but that just made him suspect absolutely everyone.
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 11, 2016 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

he's in freaking high school and his guardian was not consulted. that entire sequence was... not okay. That's why you are meant to see the recruitment scene and ensuing confrontation as light-hearted action comedy. If its the equivalent of his older friends taking him to an amusement park, it is a ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 09, 2016 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Like I said, I'm concerned about that plot twist as well. But people hated the Dorne storyline even before season 6 started. Too many of the Dorne scenes in Season 5 just fell flat. The Sand Snakes were the main antagonists there and they just weren't compelling especially compared to the Boltons a...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 09, 2016 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

natraj, about the inclusion of Spidey: See, that's just the thing. His inclusion was played as a straight up comedy skit so it immediately drained all tension out of the upcoming battle. Tony had the time to go follow up on a random hunch and felt the confrontation was not too dangerous to inclu...
by maybeagnostic
Sun May 08, 2016 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 13972

Re: Captain America: Civil War

I really enjoyed the movie. After a few days to mull it over, I think it is my second most favorite Marvel movie after Winter Soldier. Good as Tom Hiddleston is, I just prefer when the movies' central conflict has an element of internal struggle for the heroes rather than just being a straight up fi...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 04, 2016 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Adding to that, Euron Greyjoy was hideously miscast. He was supposed to be this twisted, seductive handsome psychopath... I suppose he was meant to be that in the books. I am just disappointed they decided to go ahead with the Ironborn story at all. Hopefully its better handled than the Dorne mess....
by maybeagnostic
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

In the writers' defense, GRRM hasn't had any idea where to go with the series since before Dorne was even introduced and the Martell storyline is this meandering mess that never quite gets anywhere interesting but for a few brief moments that got hyped way out of proportion over the years :)
by maybeagnostic
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 325621

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

Ending of S06E01: It seems pretty clear that the whole Mel scene was about her crisis of faith. This ties back to the conversations she had with Selyse seasons ago about how she uses tricks and sleight of hand to achieve R'hllor's goals. Now she is struggling with losing her conviction and t...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 18754

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

March Madness just tricked me into reading some season one spoilers. Oh, well, that's what I get for not starting the show immediately.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Magicians
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Magickians

About last week's episode, I think the reveal fits really well with the kind of story this is. Both the show and the books are very explicit that magicians power their magic from personal suffering and emotional trauma and power is kind of linearly connected to just how terrible a character's backst...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954496

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Probably means that they realized the thing is going viral and made the guy file some kind of report to justify using the pepper spray because the video was already out there. I have no idea how the report would justify it but then I watched the video and have no idea why he did it at all.
by maybeagnostic
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1002104

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Given how desperate everyone except for his supporters are to stop Trump, I would not be surprised if assassination attempts are made upon him. Not that I think that it's a good idea, but some might if it becomes the only way to prevent President Trump. Now that's a terrifying idea. I'd take Presid...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1002104

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Worst case scenario, Trump wins and the same thing happens, but faster and with more war and fewer hearings. I am starting to seriously think that President Drumpf isn't the worst outcome. It will likely be disastrous in the short term but he'd just barely manage to get elected and then quickly dis...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Magicians
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Magicians

I read the first two books. They have the most self-centered narcissistic protagonist I have ever encountered in literature. I could never decide if the author meant for us to relate to him or take him as a scathing criticism of entitlement. The first episode was better than I expected. Combining th...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 20427

Re: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff

It makes sense if you think of it in a computer game with health bars and damaging abilities way but that's exactly what takes the tension away. Since the visual representation of the attack is not important (e.g. I hit you with dozens of exploding shotgun bullets and you're fine but I just punch yo...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1002104

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

... Are you sure you're paying attention to politics in the last 10 years? Just looking at the money spent alone should tell you what each party prioritizes. Can you give an example? An example of what exactly? The parties spend a lot of money on convincing people that these are the really importan...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 20427

Re: RWBY: Rooster Teeth / Monty Oum stuff

So this thread got me curious and I watched the whole show over the last week. Just finished the season 3 finale five minutes ago and I really can't decide whether this show is terrible or great fun. Maybe both? Its definitely not boring though. The voice acting, even from the same actor, is all ove...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1002104

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm worried that the people aren't voting on the issues, but are instead voting on emotion. When the smoke clears, I'm not sure people will realize just what they've voted for. Well of course most people don't vote on the issues. The whole system is set up to vote based on personalities or party al...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1229
Views: 178544

Re: British EU referendum in June

I've also been trying to figure out what people think the UK would gain from leaving the EU. So far the only person I've found defending the idea of leaving in a reasonable discussion is leady (granted I haven't looked terribly hard but its hard to avoid these discussions in the last few days) and t...

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