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I'm assuming he goes with a couple different married couples. They never minded his tagging along. He's quick to laugh and buy a round of drinks. But in the Escape Rooms, he's not that helpful. They will look over at him, for example, and see he's put his finger through his zipper. "Looks like it's my dick that's escaped!" The laughs are fewer these days. Ususally now, afterwards, they find a reason to wrap up the evening early. "No margaritas tonight, 'Wig, we have that thing tomorrow." One couple beats the other couple to the good excuse. The second couple just mutters something about "yeah, the same." No one needs to ask questions. Everyone gets it. "Cool," Bigwig says, "well hit me up next time." But they all know. They are going to look for room escapes that require an even number of people.
Aug 22, 2017 1:00 PM
Rooby Roo
NimChimpsky
How does a character "side with audience members"?
'Hi, I'm Nim. I don't get what posters mean when they use phrasing outside of certain standards because I'm willfully obtuse, unfortunately obtuse, or because I hide behind textbook language when I want to jab at someone but don't know what the fuck I'm getting into here.'

It's the way I'm siding with Jean going upside your head right now, cunt.


The question was a real one. I genuinely have no idea what you meant. You can clarify, or you can do more of whatever this is--I don't actually care.
Aug 22, 2017 3:34 AM
Rooby Roo
neumdaddyThe Tormund / Hound chat was arguably the best thing in the episode.
it was, but...
Jean
Great stuff, yes, but this was the best Hound quote of the episode and possibly the series:

[font="Roboto Condensed", sans-serif]"Every lord I?ve ever met?s been a cunt, I don?t see why the Lord of Light should be any different."[/font]
No. The Hound has had arguably the best consistent one-liners of any character, considering he:

1.) Regularly engages in combat
2.) Is funny when the audience needs humor to cut the tension
3.) Was an absolute shit when the audience needed to see that he could be one
4.) has regularly sided with audience members who could not suspend their disbelief


How does a character "side with audience members"?
Aug 22, 2017 2:36 AM
Jean
NimChimpsky
Jean
neumdaddyThe Tormund / Hound chat was arguably the best thing in the episode.

Great stuff, yes, but this was the best Hound quote of the episode and possibly the series:


[font="Roboto Condensed", sans-serif]"Every lord I?ve ever met?s been a cunt, I don?t see why the Lord of Light should be any different."[/font]


You just really like when a man gets to call someone a cunt.

I like calling you a cunt because you are one.?


Screenwriter!
Aug 22, 2017 2:34 AM
Jean
neumdaddyThe Tormund / Hound chat was arguably the best thing in the episode.

Great stuff, yes, but this was the best Hound quote of the episode and possibly the series:


[font="Roboto Condensed", sans-serif]"Every lord I?ve ever met?s been a cunt, I don?t see why the Lord of Light should be any different."[/font]


You just really like when a man gets to call someone a cunt.
Aug 22, 2017 1:47 AM
wirthlingI'm not arguing whether or not Whedon is a shitty person, since I don't know him and thus don't really know. (And he probably is because the world is shit and so is everybody in it.) I'm just arguing with the idea that you can't be a feminist and cheat on your wife/gf. One concept has to deal with whether you view women as people apart from tied to their gender and the other is about a very specific interpersonal relationship. Cheating on a woman might point to a fundamental flaw in character entailing a casual or intentional subjugation of female agency or might just mean you're horny and have some trouble with impulse control.


I think it's possible to have a brief affair or something and legit be a feminist. It's hard to square wearing your feminism on your sleeve, though, and depriving your life partner of agency for nearly two decades.
Aug 22, 2017 1:29 AM
BigwigHey Nim, I've done three escape the rooms now. Got out twice. How many have you done?


I'm four for four. I really want to do this one: https://www.paradisoescape.com.
Aug 22, 2017 1:28 AM
wirthlingJoss Whedon -- or anyone, for that matter -- can be a strong feminist AND cheat on their spouse. Those things are unrelated. If he was an outspoken monogamist, then he would be a hypocrite. Just because Joss may have been fucking Buffy doesn't suddenly eliminate the existence of the strong female characters he wrote.

But whatever, any consenting-adult stuff anyone does in their private life is none of my concern, so dick move by his ex.


No, I don't think so. Cheating on your spouse as he did, in particular--over a decade of affairs--necessarily involves thinking you and your needs and impulses are more important than being honest with your wife. It is treating her as less-than. This is especially egregious in this case, because Whedon always liked to trot her out as a prop to back him up when he talked about how woke he was.

It's clear Whedon is a piece of shit. You take this, combine it with his leaked script for Wonder Woman, how Xander looks now with the benefit of hindsight, and pretty much all of Dollhouse (he was banging Dushku, right? No way he thinks she's actually a great actress), and he comes off as a skeezy d-bag.
Aug 21, 2017 9:58 PM
Without question, this is the worst season. The show has obliterated character consistency and logic just to get some "cool" scenes and race for the finish line. It genuinely sucks. Dany flying in on Drogon is an amazing moment, but it might as well have been a heavy metal album cover for all the depth it had. A completely surface-only handjob by the showrunners.
Aug 21, 2017 12:34 PM
I wrote about the whole episode in the leak thread, but will restate points as I see fit here. The Arya/Sansa stuff made no sense to me. Like, for example, why would Sansa make a point of sending off Brienne?
Aug 21, 2017 3:08 AM
Detrimental
NimChimpskyAnyway, Jon has now had to be bailed out by Qhorin, Stannis, Sansa, Dany, and Benjen. That's two complete bailouts needed in one episode. Show Jon is really stupid.

Is John that much smarter in the books?


He's no master strategist, but so far, three of those five scenarios are show-only.
Aug 21, 2017 3:06 AM
Anyway, Jon has now had to be bailed out by Qhorin, Stannis, Sansa, Dany, and Benjen. That's two complete bailouts needed in one episode. Show Jon is really stupid.
Aug 21, 2017 2:52 AM
Jean
NimChimpskyI had my problems with the episode, but Dany's arrival was decidedly not a deus ex machina. I'm not surprised you think it is, though, as you are stupid when it comes to screenwriting, the thing you think you can do for a living. Lol.

That's why I said quasi-, you fuck. Of course it was set up, but the fact that she came in just the nick of time felt deus ex machina-y. I don't know, how about you volunteer the correct trope name instead of being a useless, nitpicking cunt.


Oh, in that sense, then, you're a "quasi"-good poster (not one).
Aug 21, 2017 2:49 AM
I had my problems with the episode, but Dany's arrival was decidedly not a deus ex machina. I'm not surprised you think it is, though, as you are stupid when it comes to screenwriting, the thing you think you can do for a living. Lol.
Aug 21, 2017 2:42 AM
I'd go:

1. Raging Bull
2. Goodfellas
3. Taxi Driver
4. King of Comedy
Aug 20, 2017 7:54 PM
I like Horizon Zero Dawn. It rips off some of the best elements of Far Cry (like outpost liberation) and combines them with fun, consistently challenging combat against giant robot dinosaurs, decent lore, and actual mysteries it's fun to explore. Another game better than Breath of the Wild.
Aug 20, 2017 4:29 PM
You have not thought of this movie since it came out.
Aug 19, 2017 2:57 AM
Shinjuku
booze
Shinjuku
MeowFire kills everything, though, so asking why the white walkers want something with the capability to shoot fire is a weird question. It's because they plan on pointing it at other people. Why doesn't the furnace in Viserion's mouth ignite him immediately? Why doesn't didn't it do so when he was alive? The point is that wights can't be killed in a lot of ways, just those two. I think you're extremely harsh on this episode.

[font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]but given that the Night's King's possession of Viserion feels largely unearned and the result of shit writing, it's almost sure feel pretty [/font][font="Source Sans Pro", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]underwhelming[/font]

Well, here's my logic regarding the so-called 'ice dragon.'

1. It's been well-established that the two transformative processes available to white walkers is a) turning living human infants into other white walkers,?

It's almost sure feel pretty underwhelming? One line into your next post and you demonstrate an inability to use plurals? I don't believe you have a claim to decry anyone for "shit writing".

Well, I certainly can't defend all of the grammar in a fairly large post on an obscure message board. You got me, I didn't proofread enough before posting. I've obviously sort of triggered you, but I've got to say: you're better than a petty stab at some poor grammar in a few sentences that are still largely comprehensible.


Pretty sure he's not better.
Aug 17, 2017 12:03 PM