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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

 

 

so it's somehow both a remake and a sequel AND a V for Vendetta knockoff.

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

...the hell did I just watch?


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:27 PM

What...?

What does... any of that have to do with Watchmen?

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

well theres rorschachs mask. kinda...


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:02 PM

Because when I think Rorschach, I think a dangerous cult.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:40 AM

the cult thing is, i figure, kinda easy to explain...obviously after the printing of his journal, in the conspiracy theory paper that he loved, some people took it as gospel and created a very "Charlotesville-esque" group based on him. that paper is already described as being kinda racist and crazy anyway...so it works.

 

I dunno...I love anything related to watchmen...it means a lot to me...so im really excited for this, I think its got serious potential.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:51 AM

This 'Cult of Rorschach' lot give me more Dark Knight Returns vibes than Watchmen. Like when the Mutant gang became the 'Sons of Batman'.

If this is a sequel story, there won't be very many Watchmen in it.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

It looks like it's going to be really entertaining, exploring a scenario so far removed from what has come before that the consequence is unpredictable.

 

The series is going to be dogshit. I was talking about Alan Moore's reaction to this.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

i get why people are down on Post- and/or Pre-Series Watchmen stuff. But for me? i love anything they slap that bloody smiley face on. But i'm not blind, deaf, or dumb...i know when somethings terrible, like the MINUTEMEN book from the Before event, and I know it wasn't totally loved but for me, the Rorschach book was pure fun and I loved the ride., it was bloody and pulpy, and had just the right amount of 70's grit to it.

 

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

I get fear and trepidation about a tv sequel mini-series...but then I want people to remember that its on HBO...the dang channel has True Detective, which has deep and both interesting and terrifying stories. Also it has Game Of Thrones, a super intertwined and intertangled story. If this Watchmen show is 1/10th the show they are it'll be so damn good.

 

(yes,I do have to try and convert the naysayers...sorry all =] )


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

I'm too stupid to understand what the Black Freighter stuff had to do with the story as a whole.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

It's a story of someone destroying/corrupting themselves while trying to do the "right thing" until they are as big a monster as what they were trying to fight/stop. Thus it provides narrative parallel to Ozmandias. It also gives us echoes of other comics genres and ways the industry could have gone (Deconstruction of the Subject and Medium being Watchman's bag) while being a chorus of sorts to this story.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

That makes a lot more sense, thanks. I read that before I started my ADD meds, so I could never focus, and those interludes bored me. 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

I also REALLY love the extended directors cut of the movie, the very long one, with the newsstand and Black Freighter stuff put back in (I also will go to my grave believing Watchmen the movie has the greatest love making scene in movie history.) I feel like it was the one time Snyder got something even close to right.

 

i tried to get my hands on this but was never able to. the 3 hour directors cut is enough for me

 

and i think the movies ending was better than the comic. a giant squid is ridiculous. manhattan possibly killing everyone makes more sense


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:20 PM

Agreed. Veidt's plan in the film is far superior to the one in the comic.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:58 AM

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt the film plot worked a lot better and let him kill two birds with one stone (A believable, global threat in Manhattan while also removing Manhattan from any agency to stop him).


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?



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