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CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

Maybe if I called it 'Interpretive Stabbing'...

Equeen posted:

Or an actual friend who calls her out for doing needlessly antagonistic bullshit making questionable decisions that are hurtful to a significant part of the trans community.


That's the thing really. Cis folk are blindsided since "boosted well known TERF asskisser Buck Angel" finally crossed into a line where it's obvious something ain't right going on here, but ContraPoints as a brand has developed this Tailor Swift-like fixation on using self-deprecation to jab at "haters" (where "haters" are "trans people who don't prioritize passing") for over a year. Even before being reminded who Buck Angel was (I had forgotten the name and went "oh THAT fucker!" the first screenshot I saw), Opulence was a not-great video because the tipping point where there were so many "jokes" about it that I forgot what the main arguments in the video even were was finally reached. I even remember kinda agreeing with the broad points, but literally don't know what those were now and don't want to watch it again to find out.

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CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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One of the often recurring ideas in Hellsing is basically every man in it is secretly a monster who really, really wants to die. But since they're also proud of being fighters or whatever it has to be "earned", so to continue the DnD analogue, if you last 10 rounds in combat and actually deal at least 50 points of damage in that time they'll "let" you have it and stop using their deadliest attacks.

I always assumed you actually watched the show because Seras and Integra were loving great though.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Eschenique posted:

They were. Didn't care for how they sexualized Seras in the OVA but at least she does something there. In the older anime she has one moment of truth. Alucard is in danger and needs a mag for his gun and calls on her to get it and she fails and he has to get it with mind powers himself


I think my favorite bit of either show is the episode of the older anime that's entirely Integra's backstory of finding Alucard as a child. The OVA makes a (frankly kinda creepy) issue of her virginity at times but seeing her origin story made having "innocence" as a core aspect of her character make perfect sense: she may live in a world of monsters and use monster to fight monsters, but she's in control of her life and her body god dammit.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Arcsquad12 posted:

At least the Abridged series treated that poo poo with the disrespect and disregard it deserved.

I marathoned both the anime and OVA after Episode 8 of Abridged came out and... basically every change Abridged made to Episodes 8/9/10 were for the better? ESPECIALLY the way they recut episode 8 and 9 to put the entire Anderson fight into one episode, god drat that cut in a stupid spot originally.

e: also the entire bit with God might be my favorite gag TFS have EVER DONE.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Antifa Turkeesian posted:

They’re just people. Evaluate them with the same generosity you would grant yourself.

I would venture that this may be the issue. Leftists, especially queer leftists, often do have to cut off friends and family to some degree. Not from some purity standard, but because someone you thought you knew will say horrible things about people without ever knowing you are those people. You can try to educate, sometimes it works, but when it doesn’t... it’s time to sever.

So seeing what appears to be that very pattern to an outsider end without that becomes confusing, which spawns conspiratorial thinking.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Eschenique posted:

Do Japanese people argue over King of the Hill and The Simpsons on whether dubs are allowed or if a real connoisseur must learn English in order to fully appreciate them?

God I hope so. Real human connection there.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Hey if we're just gonna post "people dunking on Ricky Gervais more", accept no substitutes:

https://twitter.com/tvoti/status/11...6192538624?s=20

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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watho posted:

i kind of agree that cis people tweeting or saying trans rights isn’t actual support, but it’s kind of an interesting take for a cigarette manufacturer to point out that candy bars aren’t healthy

Yes and no I feel like?

Like a key problem facing trans (and especially non-binary) folk is people believing it’s a phase, or a psychological condition, or so minor an issue it’s not worth acknowledging.

In that sense creating a critical mass of “actually we should be talking about trans rights”, even if you don’t know enough to know that that *means*, is a tangible good.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Dapper_Swindler posted:

its because said friends use the alt right as an excuse to dismiss all criticism which is loving dumb and bad. the alt right is gonna be bad faith rear end in a top hat no matter what you do, so you shouldnt care what they think when dealing with genuin gently caress ups. i like lindsey and mostly agree with her videos(outside some of the GOT stuff) but lol she is being dumb on this poo poo. unlike the dirtbag left, the online critic left seems to get lost in their own assholes too much and seems to believe anyone ever saying anything negative is either a stalker or a nazi.

The point seems to be somewhat more nuanced and... not wrong exactly. It’s a two pronged argument.

1) one person making a good-faith criticism is fine. 500 making the *same* criticism is indistinguishable from harassment at an emotional level.

2) at a certain level of criticism, for a known public figure, bad actors will come in and escalate.

Like, I don’t believe non-binary people sent Olly death threats. I *do* believe channers made death threats against Olly while mimicking the criticisms of non-binary people.

Public callouts are basically the worst possible form of community policing. We just don’t... really have any others.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Bug Squash posted:

Well, in context Lindsay was trying to dunk on a poo poo heel who was being maliciously transphobic. It was an effort to just dunk on the unfunny comedian that wound up being transphobic itself, and she's now deleted it. To me it looks like an honest mistake judging the tone of a dunk.

Aye, this is my feeling. Turning a bad joke around to show how bad it is and how dumb you looking using it can, in some cases, work. But it does not in this instance, and for my money withdrawing the joke is sufficient “yeah that didn’t work” acknowledgement to move on.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Some Jerk's vlog for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge drops. Being Some Jerk, his vlogs are much closer to other people's intensely edited video essays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T-1pDUkilw

Also god drat the first 3 minutes are everything this tired Star Wars loving bitch has felt for two long, long years.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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BigRed0427 posted:

Im actually going to Disney world with my family in August. I can't wait to actually see this, but I heard they are going to be scaling back some of the LARP aspects of the place with the cast and employees. Which kind of stinks, a full Star Wars LARP is something I really wanted.

EDIT: I didnt understand where all the Galaxy Edge stuff was failing stuff came from though. Was it just lackluster or was it more nerds being angry Star Wars wasn't catering just to them anymore?

I've never been and yet I want to live in the Star Wars land. Sad that even if I went like... right now it wouldn't be quite the same as it was when it launched.

anyway, as I understand it Disneyland Resort as a whole had basically the lowest peak season attendance in years this year, and Galaxy's Edge never got particularly crowded, so people have seized on that as part of the larger "STAR WARS IS DEAD" narrative. Hooooowever, basically Galaxy's Edge was designed specifically to prevent overcrowding, you had to make reservations in advance of your visit, and those only lasted four hours. On top of that, a big chunk of Disneyland's attendance in general is from annual pass holders of different levels, and almost the entire summer was blacked out for them in anticipation of ginormous crowding they wanted to manage.

There were some legitimate reasons, like there's a major ride that hasn't opened yet there (I gather the Disney World version will open with both), but yeah, it's people seeing pictures of a Brand New Theme Park Land not crowded to the gills and saying "this fits my preexisting assumptions and therefor I must talk about it ad nauseum."

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Kaiser Mazoku posted:

Haven't heard of Jenny Nicholson til now but she brought up some good points I didn't realize til now, such as the whole thing with the social worker/therapist lady and the idea of a "clown rental agency".

For my money Jenny is the most consistently good critic on YouTube right now and can get me invested in stuff *utterly* outside my experience. Weird One Direction fanfic? Sold!

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Sonic Mania is about on par with Sonic 2. Take as you will.

Now Sonic Generations was honestly great, but that’s still nearly 10 years old.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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DEEP STATE PLOT posted:

sonic generations was indeed great, except for the boss fights, which were terrible. especially the confounding final boss, i still don't really know what the gently caress is actually happening in that fight.

I love the Shadow stage but... the three major bosses and the Silver fight both have problems.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Neddy Seagoon posted:

Generations is pretty decent but it has some bad choices in Sonic games to honor (why even bother reminding people that 06 exists?) and a few poo poo levels. Sonic Colours, on the other hand, is straight-up good, and deserves far more love with an HD rerelease on modern platforms. How they managed to make the Planet Wisp level in Sonic Generations so atrocious, I have no idea.

I actually like the 3DS version of Sonic Generations more, just because the games it chooses to draw from are far better. Plus it has Casino Nights .


Colors I played enough of to acknowledge as solid but not enough to fairly judge its late game (which is where sonic games collapse usually.) I like how the boost mechanics work in Generations more than the mix and match with the Wisps though? As I remember it anyway.

I’d say Generations DS is the worst Sonic game I’ve played, but that does a disservice to the abomination that is 3D Blast.

e: gently caress! Forgot to specify the DS version sucking.

CmdrKing fucked around with this message at 22:19 on Nov 6, 2019

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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It’s also worth remembering that a Japanese story’s politics will use shorthand and issues more specific to the writers, meaning that English speakers are much more likely to not realize certain things are nakedly political (including translators from time to time).

Most of the underlying issues of “politics” are fairly universal and can speak to people through those language barriers of course, but it will seem more subtle unless you really do your homework because you missed an immediately recognizable reference a Japanese audience would have caught.

Easy example, there’s a scene in Tokyo Godfathers were some college kids are beating up homeless folk in the park, calling it something like “cleaning it up”. Obviously terrible and part of the story’s larger humanization of the unfortunate... and also a ripped from the headlines case from a year or so prior to the movie coming out.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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You can tell, both in this statement and if you thumb through his tweet history, that Olly considers Twitter as more of a business tool than a social media outlet. Note that almost all his tweets are either interacting with other creators, promoting his and other's content, or boosting political topics (politics being a part of his brand as a channel). In that light, considering Twitter as more public statements of platform than stuff you say as a person, that sort of "the record should stand" approach is a more expected one.

Between that and the fact the video he was working on was, in part, a coming out video, I get why he was kinda distracted and reluctant to really approach the topic as it occurred. It's a bit of important context and all that, and since he considers twitter as more of a tool, "I'd rather let my work speak for me" is going to be his default setting.

Not that his overall handling was ideal, but I can see a good-faith cause for what went down.

That said I do feel that I'll have to be more attentive to his work and looking for improvements in some areas that didn't really bother me before, which is less than great since even the Philosophy Tube videos that didn't wow me never worried me they were going to be hurtful/harmful before, but so it is.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Parakeet vs. Phone posted:

SMG once did a long rear end post about how Jar Jar and Gungans were supposed to be a reference to Gunga Din and represent the heart of the movie, that the people of Naboo and Queen Amidala didn't need to look outside for help. They just needed to accept the native people of their planet and work together to fight off the true evil of the galaxy, capitalism/finance/colonization/"civilization." And that this tied into the larger plot of the Jedi and Republic being worthless.


Honestly considering that the larger arc of the prequels was how a Republic becomes fascist and a big element of that was the peacekeepers becoming more bound up in law and tradition than in compassion and seeing the world as it is, I suspect that Lucas did intend that parallel to be there. But it's such a big topic that making it a footnote in the movie meant it only makes sense in context rather than being a clear aspect of Phantom Menace as a stand-alone script.

Similarly, when you watch the birth of Vader/death of Padme as a scene in isolation, it seems pretty obvious that the Emperor is literally draining her life to revive Vader. But immediately before that part of the scene, they hit you with "she's lost the will to live" and the dialog and acting and tone of the prequels has been so all over the map that this seems like the actual explanation, not a droid trying to explain a Force phenomena it can't detect.

I mean maybe the films are just Bad and folks are stretching for ways to make them Not Bad, but... I think George Lucas was really his own worst enemy in the making of those films, and his two core visions for Star Wars ("be a recreation of old-school adventures" and "reflect my complex and ever-darkening feelings about the state of the world and the US in particular") were just too at odds to coexist without others to help him balance it out.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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The influence of Marcia Lucas on Star Wars cannot be understated, it's true. There were other folks in the mix at other stages of production but her work is the easiest to pick out. Having the actual Oscar to show for it doesn't hurt, although I find people outside a particular set of fans tend to forget about her.

(Though of course for... obvious reasons it was never likely she'd be back for the prequels.)

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Bob’s mostly a Bostonian rear end in a top hat, so like... some folk are gonna hate him. That’s fine.

He still gets poo poo on way more than someone whose core “problematic” issue is believing “conservatives are irredeemable garbage people and giving them the time of day is cruel to everyone else” warrants.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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BDG Presents: Commedia dell'Anime

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

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Dawgstar posted:

Watching the Clone Wars cartoon was something of a revelation. Here's the Anakin we've been told about for years, and not the weird doofus who hates sand and has to labor under Lucas' direction. There's even a nice bit where Ahsoka has this crush on a dude and Anakin's like "Yeah, I get that" and doesn't tell her it's wrong but more to keep focus.

There's this scene in a season 1 episode, it's the first time in the show Anakin and Padme have been on screen together I think? They're riding a conveyor belt in a droid factory or something to that effect, and Obi-wan exits stage up to do something, and they realize they have a private moment. And for about thirty seconds it's obvious this is the first time they've had a chance to talk openly in months, they don't have to pretend they aren't lovers, it's okay to say how much they miss one another, and there's some real chemistry, and this little scene in the cartoon sells the entire relationship in a way the movies utterly drown in melodrama and overwrought dialog. Like, I dunno about movie Anakin and Padme, but god drat I want these kids to succeed!

And that's kinda all over the place in the prequels. A lot of the story is about showing how these human flaws and drives snowball into grand history-shaking events, but emotionally they just do not connect (aside from rare instances where Lucas gets to just skip silly things like dialog and let his camera talk for him: the entire Order 66 scene? Brilliant.) and it kneecaps the entire thing. Same way that, say, "she's lost the will to live" completely distracts from the actual meat of that scene.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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NovemberMike posted:

TLJ was also kind of weird and schizophrenic (it's coherent if you focus on the meta narrative, but the actual narrative just makes no sense), but I'm talking about the sequels as a whole. The OT and PT are pretty easy to describe. The OT is about the an evil empire that's taken over the known galaxy, the rebellion against that empire and most specifically Luke Skywalkers part in it as he becomes a rebel hero and Jedi. The PT is bad if you look at the details but the grand story is consistent. It's about the fall of the Republic, the manipulations of the Sith and Anakin as he grows into adulthood but loses his way.

The ST is just weird. You've got the First Order but we don't really know if they're a small threat on its last gasps or if they're a major power. You've got the new Republic and the new Rebellion but we don't get a great idea of how they actually fit together. You've got what's her name trying to become a Jedi but we've got two movies with her and we don't really know where any of it is going (is she palpatines daughter? Luke's secret baby? a random person? why could she fight off a trained jedi?). I put a lot of this on Abrams mystery box style but it would help if there was a creative lead for Star War as a whole that set basic standards for what the universe is like and what the overarching plot for the trilogy will be.

With the obvious disclaimer that Rise of Skywalker could blindside us entirely? Force Awakens is basically a story about how the remnants of a fascist movement, if allowed to stick around, will blossom into full on fascism again. Then Last Jedi goes one step further, and is about how just stamping out the actual fascist is just a repeating cycle, and to truly uproot it you have to tear down all the rigid power structures that fomented it in the first place.

I think part of the problem is that TLJ going that direction doesn't make very much sense unless you think of it specifically as synthesizing the "fall of the Republic" and "rebellion against the Empire" arcs of the other trilogies by implicating the Jedi Order as a leading cause of the original fall, meaning that their restoration was never a final resolution to the Empire's evil. And while the prequels definitely do say that, they also say a lot of other stuff, most of it badly, so y'know, it's easy to miss.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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NovemberMike posted:

Right, that's the sort of thing I said that I don't give a poo poo about. I'm talking about a basic, coherent, in universe thread that ties it all together.

Oh the boring answer. That's easy.

So after a pretty crushing defeat of the main Imperial Navy at Jakku, the New Republic massively demilitarized. Remember, the Galaxy being militarized so heavily was a historical aberration that had only started during the Clone Wars, a mere 27 years before the formation of the New Republic. Because of this, the surviving Imperial officers were left to flee to various fringe/mining worlds and rebuild, and their kids later became the core of the First Order once they had the resources to actually be a military force again. Like that's why an incompetent poo poo-brain like Hux is in charge, sheer nepotism and loyalty to nazi ideals.

Anyway after TFA, since they blew up the capitol and most of the New Republic fleet, they basically pulled a "we have star destroyers and can blow up planets (as far as you know) and there's nothing you can do about it, we're in charge now". But being nazis, they're laughably incompetent and manage to change leaders with an internal power struggle HOURS later, and that's roughly where we're at now.

The trouble here is you have to think about them as sequels, and import all that knowledge of how the galaxy has changed throughout the previous six films, in order to correctly infer that all this happened because our pal JJ didn't take 5 fuckin' minutes to establish all this in dialog. Like, you definitely can figure all this out from on-screen evidence, but most people aren't going to bother unless they're already way too into the Star Warses.

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e X posted:

That would have been a great way to open the new trilogy, but they didn't really do any of this. The First Order wasn't introduced as the downtrodden remanent of the Empire who is slowly regaining support and power, but as an already full fledged galactic super power that actually has managed to build a more powerful weapon than the Empire every did and destroys the entire New Republic in one scene.

You really can't overstate how much JJ Abraham managed to kneecap the entirety of Disne'y Star Wars because he went for a boring as remake of A New Hope as the establishment of an entire new trilogy. And as a result, the foundation of this new story is a half-baked rehash without backstory.

edit: Like, a lot of people didn't like TLJ, but I thought it's biggest problem was that it had do continue the lame rear end story of TFA. Imagine Rian Johnson had directed the Force Awakens. Would probably been weird as gently caress, it certainly would have given us a way more interesting status quo!

Eh, the Empire fell like 30 years ago, they were left completely ignored with control of some unnamed number of worlds after that. They just kinda skipped the 1930s part of history and went straight to 1939 if you will.

As noted above though I totally agree that JJ's damned mystery box nonsense is a much bigger problem for the sequels than what TLJ was doing, because not telling people the basic status quo of the universe in addition to pretending the histories and identities of major characters were ~So Important~ is causing all kinds of problems in terms of confusing people about why things are happening.

CmdrKing fucked around with this message at 00:56 on Nov 29, 2019

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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NovemberMike posted:

You're still missing it. I'm not talking about a boring recap of some stuff the movies didn't talk about, I'm talking about themes, both for the setting and the individual characters. Quite a few of the problems come from JJ Abrams but some of it is Rian missing the class on Chekov's gun in school and not actually finishing a bunch of storylines he should have resolved.

"A desperate desire to return to 'normal' allowed the empire to rise again a generation later" isn't a theme for the setting?
You're arguing that Finn didnt' have a character arc? That speculating on Rey or Kylo's story arcs is premature because their story isn't done?

Mind, I'm of the opinion that killing Snoke without ceremony or giving the slightest bit of a poo poo what his "deal" was was the literal best decision that could have been made with the character, so I don't much use for calling it some sort of screenwriting sin. So I'm going to assume there's a great gap in our values on that front.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Raenir Salazar posted:

How many works depict Asterious positively?

Asterius is the persona of Shadow Labrys in the Persona 4 fighting game spinoff, and they both have a weird redemption arc in the sequel. But beyond that being Persona there is a reason Asterius is used and the main thrust of the game is sympathy for her.
So... kiiiinda?

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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It's certainly one of the parts where you can tell Lucas had not planned on Vader being quite as important as he ended up being when they wrote New Hope.

Granted, considering Vietnam Angst is a big underwriting factor of the OT, maybe "your parents actively enabled a planet to be blown up and billions killed" would have been a plot point even if he had.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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*checks*

6:30 am?

Y'all loving nuts, literally anyone would bitch about that, and start to fall apart when it's every day for nearly a week where you can't sleep, think, or work.

Especially since, if you look at the context, it's almost certainly some random rear end in a top hat, not a work crew.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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SteelMentor posted:


Amazing things


aaaaaaaaaaa I need to go to the star wars laaaaaaaaannd

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

I mean, right or wrong the movie does assume you know who they are and all, it's meant to juxtapose their 'yea let's rebel' stuff with the actual history of 'let's murder people so a race war can start'. It's meant to 'glamorize' them a bit as well by downplaying that, that's the core message of the movie, hollywood wipes away the good and bad to make a simple story.

Even within that though, provided the choice between brutally killing the girls Manson manipulated into his service, or brutally killing Charles Manson, widely considered among history’s greatest monsters? Going with the former feeling gross and worth pointing out seems like a pretty natural reaction. I can absolutely see finding Tarantino’s choice pretty suspect.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Every time I see them I can't help but think they sound exactly like the chinese nationalist bots defending the CCP you run into.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Or perhaps talk about the matter any further. Available facts have been posted, judge them on their merits, move on? Too much to ask?

Renegade Cut just announced a followup to the “Joe Biden loving sucks” video, a three episode series dunking on other terrible candidates, starting with Bloomberg. Pretty hype, myself.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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His delivery has improved a lot since he retooled the show... baaasically right after the Left Behind feature? But yeah, lemme dig up his WWE video.

https://youtu.be/-q65D1Y0m8Y

Fairly representative of most of his work this past year.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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If we’re going with cola analogies, wouldn’t it be that Bay is Diet Coke while Snyder is Diet Dr. Pepper?

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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A big flaming stink posted:

I mean that's a fine take if it's about the inherent contradiction of the violence of Batman's actions and his fixation on no killing. but honestly it just comes off as edgelord nonsense like 'lol imagine believing in good people, you idiot, you moron'

Which, y'know, is the whole reason people look at Snyder's work and go "so uh... is he an Objectivist ooooor". He keeps treating altruism as a fairy tale or character flaw and has a large enough body of work in genres where that sort of character would normally exist that it draws attention to their lack.

Saying he definitely is is a stretch, "I wanna make The Fountainhead" or no, but it's not some outlandish read of his work.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Doctor Spaceman posted:


It's doing decently at the box office (it just broke 1B worldwide) but since there's no breakout hit like Let it Go it's not going to make as big an impact outside the market for Disney animation. But it's going to move a shitload of merchandise this Christmas.

For some reason they decided to push Into the Unknown, which is... fine, just fine, like every other song in the movie. Meanwhile they've completely ignored Show Yourself, which might actually be better than any song in the original.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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I certainly respect their boldness with Kristoph's song.

CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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A dork, traditionally.

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CmdrKing
Oct 14, 2012

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Poe gives off the impression of deliberately cultivating a himbo image, like he's evaluated all his options in every situation and decided gently caress it, I'm doing the COOL one.

Finn may or may not be a legit himbo, it's hard to tell since he's deliberately thrown out of his depth as a matter of course.

I'm not sure how Lando is even an option, you take that back.

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