Beasts of the Southern Wild (Off Topic Discussion)
Infinitus CorsairneumdaddyI liked the movie. It's not great. Not sure why movies have to be constantly remembered or whatever to be considered "not terrible."I didn't like it but I feel the lesson here is more, it was forgettable. Which is not how it was treated at the time. You can say that about a lot of award season darlings that don't win Best Picture though.
neumdaddyI liked the movie. It's not great. Not sure why movies have to be constantly remembered or whatever to be considered "not terrible."
Baseball 2017 (Off Topic Discussion)
Everything You Watch This Year - 2017 (Off Topic Discussion)
whathaveicreatedThe eclipse was alright. Worth dumping out a whole box of Honey Nut Cheerios? Maybe not, but hey, how often do you get to see a cresent?
whathaveicreatedI'm def gonna see it now that I know it's entertaining and enjoyable.
Wirthling's General TV Thread (Off Topic Discussion)
The Official Game Of Thrones Season 7 Thread. The Great War Is Here. (Off Topic Discussion)
neumdaddy"Kidnapping a White Walker" is a terrible plot direction. It's pure setup to get some of our heroes across the wall for a skirmish. I guess this remains to be seen how it will all play out, but why couldn't you have the White Walkers overwhelm Eastwatch (crossing around the wall?) and have that be a reason to draw main characters to that area and show some fighting? (or something to that effect) There's almost no way Jon and The Hound don't survive. Everybody else, to varying degrees, is subject to some zombie death. I wonder if this is where we get our dragon-on-zombie action.
National Football League 2017-18 (Off Topic Discussion)
BobHarrisAre we doing weekly picks again this year?
Extremely important: should I go to the stranger things pop up bar (Off Topic Discussion)
PaquitoTWTCommishYou're just not allowed, narratively, to send a sizable group of characters on a Very Dangerous Mission and have them all return. If you choose to do that, you have to kill one of them by the end. It's Chekhov's Gang.Jon Snow has a ton of plot armor, so it won't be him. I doubt it's going to be the Hound, since they want him for Cleganebowl. I'm inclined to say Gendry's safe, since it'd be bizarre to pull him back into the story, just to kill him off here. And Tormund is probably safe, since he's a convenient liaison to the wildlings.So it'll be one or both of Thoros and Beric Dondarrion. They had Berric talking up his existential crisis to the Hound, so this mission is a good opportunity to deal with that outstanding plot point. He'll give his life to save this mission, somehow. They may also throw in a scene where Thoros tries and fails to resurrect Berric, demonstrating that Berric's done what the Red God wished for him to do.
TWTCommishYou're just not allowed, narratively, to send a sizable group of characters on a Very Dangerous Mission and have them all return. If you choose to do that, you have to kill one of them by the end. It's Chekhov's Gang.
Meow ?MeowWhy give Arya a bag full of dead peoples' faces and not let her use it during her confusing covert Littlefinger bullshit?"I gotta sneak around!" said the girl WITH THE WORLD'S MOST PERFECT DISGUISE.
?MeowWhy give Arya a bag full of dead peoples' faces and not let her use it during her confusing covert Littlefinger bullshit?
Esoteric AllusionGame of Thrones isn't a show I would enjoy watching at a viewing party. There's some shows I think that would be fun for. Like sports, those are when participating with others is part of the fun. Game of Thrones is something I just want to quietly enjoy.
ZubenIs ten or so people getting together to watch a tv show a "party" though?
whathaveicreatedNimChimpskyWatching a show I like and want to watch in the context of a "viewing party" sounds awful.Don't worry, you weren't invited.
NimChimpskyWatching a show I like and want to watch in the context of a "viewing party" sounds awful.
MosesEzekiel Elliott is suspended for 6 games. Does anyone want to explain the thinking behind this? Especially in relation to Josh Brown's initial suspension.
Solar eclipse anticipation/reaction thread (Off Topic Discussion)
whathaveicreatedneumdaddyOregon is going to be totes insane, so I'm almost less tempted to go for it from Oregon. I may try for Wyoming, buuuut... still not sure.I thought about Oregon until I heard that Madras, a town of 6,700, is expecting 100,000 visitors. Fuuuuuuuuck.
neumdaddyOregon is going to be totes insane, so I'm almost less tempted to go for it from Oregon. I may try for Wyoming, buuuut... still not sure.