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Infinitus Corsair
JeanWhat was not the shit: driving 5 hr 30 min back from North Georgia to Atlanta.

Did you get lost?

I did not.

Atlanta to Nashville is only a four hour drive.

Indeed. And yet it took me 5 hr 30 min to get from North Georgia to Atlanta today without getting lost. Gentlemen, the puzzle laid out before you has been sufficiently framed. I wish you luck in your efforts to solve it.
Aug 22, 2017 3:58 AM
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.?
Aug 22, 2017 2:23 AM
Infinitus Corsair
JeanWhat was not the shit: driving 5 hr 30 min back from North Georgia to Atlanta.

Did you get lost?

I did not.
Aug 22, 2017 1:41 AM
What was not the shit: driving 5 hr 30 min back from North Georgia to Atlanta.
Aug 22, 2017 1:40 AM
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?

The total eclipse was the shit. Way better than some trash 97% eclipse you saw. (I also saw that!)
Aug 22, 2017 1:39 AM
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]
Aug 22, 2017 12:36 AM
Zuben
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NimChimpsky
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).

Fuck you.

That's some more of that raw talent pouring through.

"Fuck you," isn't a post Zuben would make because he uses more words to say the same thing. He smart. Me dumb.
Aug 21, 2017 3:10 AM
NimChimpsky
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).

Fuck you.
Aug 21, 2017 2:50 AM
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.
Aug 21, 2017 2:45 AM
I enjoyed that episode of Game of Thrones, but you don't pull a quasi-deus ex machina and then double down with full deus ex machina five minutes later, though. That's poor form. Really, someone should tell Jon about all that plot armor he's got on so he's less stressed out all the time.

What's next on the dumb plan agenda, Jon-O? Let's fuckin' get her goin already.
Aug 21, 2017 2:35 AM
This YouTube video is better than most things. It is a testament to human ingenuity and determination. It also reaches cosmic levels of absurdity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpk2tdsPh0A

1000% worth the 25 minutes it takes to watch it.

Aug 14, 2017 5:50 AM
Esoteric Allusion
Jean
Esoteric Allusion
NimChimpsky
Esoteric AllusionGendry is the non-asshole left with a claim to the throne. I take this episode as telegraphing him as the one to ultimately sit on the throne if there's still a throne to sit on. If it's not him, this is a fake-out.

Dany is looking like a straight antagonist. I don't understand where it is going with Snow and the Walkers, but I'm still thinking the Walkers have an understandable motivation coming yet and Snow is going to play a role in resolving that in such a way that he's not going to be a ruler of Westeros.?

The show continues to play up a romantic connection between Dany and Jon, so there's probably something with that coming up.


I don't see how it's possible to still believe there is more depth and motivation to the Walkers than what we've seen, given that we now know how they were created.

One popular theory is that they have their own society and are only marching because men have broken a peace that was brokered eons ago.

Walkers having their own society would be a colossal mistake. They are effective villains precisely because they are single-minded. I really don't see a way to play that that wouldn't be totally embarrassing.?

One theory I've seen is that the Night King is actually the Last Hero who voluntarily became leader of the Others to reach a peace or contain the threat to everyone else with Jon Snow being set up to eventually take over that role.

That's at least plausible because it doesn't necessitate the existence of a society of different-minded beings all working in concert to bring down the world of man. They can still be a homogenous entity, just one that demands a sacrifice instead of utter ruin.
Aug 14, 2017 4:07 AM
Esoteric Allusion
NimChimpsky
Esoteric AllusionGendry is the non-asshole left with a claim to the throne. I take this episode as telegraphing him as the one to ultimately sit on the throne if there's still a throne to sit on. If it's not him, this is a fake-out.

Dany is looking like a straight antagonist. I don't understand where it is going with Snow and the Walkers, but I'm still thinking the Walkers have an understandable motivation coming yet and Snow is going to play a role in resolving that in such a way that he's not going to be a ruler of Westeros.?

The show continues to play up a romantic connection between Dany and Jon, so there's probably something with that coming up.


I don't see how it's possible to still believe there is more depth and motivation to the Walkers than what we've seen, given that we now know how they were created.

One popular theory is that they have their own society and are only marching because men have broken a peace that was brokered eons ago.

Walkers having their own society would be a colossal mistake. They are effective villains precisely because they are single-minded. I really don't see a way to play that that wouldn't be totally embarrassing.?
Aug 14, 2017 3:33 AM
Okja (2017) - 85

The second movie on the double bill. Loved it. Bong synthesizes comic book outlandishness with deeply felt compassion and drama for an important message movie that kicks all kinds of ass. There's not a single director today who can inject such flamboyant humor and lightness into such dark, disturbing material, and he does it effortlessly.?

Much, much love for Okja and Mija.?
Aug 13, 2017 5:10 PM
King Kong (1933) - 70

I first saw this movie about ten years ago when I was just embarking upon my (now stalled) project of going through all the Criterion films, and I remember being impressed with how much life they were able to breathe into the creatures of Skull Island for a movie made in 1933. But that was, and still is, a significant handicap for an effects picture to the eyes of a 2017 viewer. The movie still works, but it was obviously built around the novelty of effects that often feel extremely hokey today (I watched it in a theater, and the laughs were split between "bad" effects and pervasive casual sexism).

It's impossible to judge this movie fairly, since the imagery and themes are so iconic, so used and used again throughout the 80+ years it's been in existence, but at about 100 minutes, it felt very long. It's nice to revisit once in a great while, and I appreciate how much it's given to the world of film, but it's never going to be one of my favorites.
Aug 13, 2017 5:02 PM
Yeah, Dunkirk is mostly boring. Rocky III is cheesy but fun. Rocky IV is cheesy and boring.
Aug 12, 2017 10:17 PM
wirthlingBroken clock, yada yada.

I'll break your clock, wise guy.

:muscle:
Aug 12, 2017 6:39 PM
Rocky IV (1985) - 40

Stupid.
Aug 12, 2017 5:32 PM
Rocky III (1982) - 60

Ok, we're in full chintzy melodrama mode now. Still, this is a remarkably effective formula. I can see why people were just throwing their money at this series for years.
Aug 11, 2017 2:34 AM
Apparently a full quarter of the Phillies' wins have come from the Braves.
Aug 10, 2017 1:59 AM