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2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

"But the youtube video was on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find it.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the youtube video, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard'."

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



It’s gonna be loving hilarious when the Snyder Cut sells more units on home video than the Suicide Squad.

roffels
Jul 27, 2004

Yo Taxi!



ruddiger posted:

It’s gonna be loving hilarious when the Snyder Cut sells more units on home video than the Suicide Squad.

Maybe it would if you could find it.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


ruddiger posted:

It’s gonna be loving hilarious when the Snyder Cut sells more units on home video than the Suicide Squad.

Never underestimate a cult

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

SEXY... defines my posts and my ride


RBA Starblade posted:

Never underestimate a cult
What are your crimes, RBA Starblade??

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


Martman posted:

What are your crimes, RBA Starblade??

Oh you know, the usual

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



RBA Starblade posted:

Never underestimate a cult

We are no longer cultists. The preferred term is Snyder Cumsluts now.

https://twitter.com/TheWhiplashFX/status/1435673170590277633?s=19

wyoming
Jun 7, 2010

Like a television
tuned to a dead channel.


:911::gizz:

Guy A. Person
May 23, 2003



Detective No. 27 posted:

We are no longer cultists. The preferred term is Snyder Cumsluts now.

https://twitter.com/TheWhiplashFX/status/1435673170590277633?s=19

Lolll I saw the reply last night but didn’t know their definition of “didn’t like” is “rated it below other movies”. Why are people such weird lunatics about comic book flicks?

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


Guy A. Person posted:

Lolll I saw the reply last night but didn’t know their definition of “didn’t like” is “rated it below other movies”. Why are people such weird lunatics about comic book flicks?

I honestly feel like it's the merch. Wear a Superman logo on your shirt and you're going to feel ownership in a way you wouldn't otherwise.

Like, for instance, they're filming a new Indiana Jones right now. All signs point to it being terrible, but I haven't seen it get 20% of the heat that you get from Star Wars or Superman or w/e, because Indiana Jones never had a big toy/marketing push. On its face this muted reaction seems odd to me. Indy is a beloved 40 year old franchise that many, many people grew up with and saw as a kid - you would think that a new movie in production would be a huge deal and people would get fired up about it being on the wrong track - but yet the Internet has collectively shrugged and said that's too bad" and little else. Why the subdued discourse? My theory: there's zero feelings of ownership over Indy because there's nothing there outside of the movies. No one plays with Indy action figures (well I did, but they were only around for a year or so after Raiders of the Lost Ark). Indy doesn't have a logo. There's not a big cosplay thing because, while his outfit is iconic, it has no real life pizzaz. So Indiana Jones remains "just" a bunch of beloved movies that people enjoyed, maybe went out in their backyard or in a nearby field and pretended to have an expedition or something. Maybe they got a whip and learned to crack it a few times. Maybe they wanted to get a fedora but the dang incels ruined that.

The stuff you play with growing up has a big impact on you. Disney seems to have figured that out. For Batman and Superman it appears to be a happy accident from just hanging around for over 75 years and always having some base amount of toys and comics and books and media out there for the kiddos. etc.

Necrothatcher
Mar 26, 2005






Megaman's Jockstrap posted:

Indy doesn't have a logo.

it absolutely does

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


quote:

Like, for instance, they're filming a new Indiana Jones right now. All signs point to it being terrible, but I haven't seen it get 20% of the heat that you get from Star Wars or Superman or w/e, because Indiana Jones never had a big toy/marketing push

I think it's assumed it will suck at this point

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


Necrothatcher posted:

it absolutely does

A picture of a hat and bullwhip is absolutely "Indiana Jones" but that's not a logo, it's more like his trademark.

RBA Starblade posted:

I think it's assumed it will suck at this point

Agreed but when has that stopped the discourse from complaining? Loudly, everywhere, constantly?

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones

The poster font's the logo

Megaman's Jockstrap posted:

Agreed but when has that stopped the discourse from complaining? Loudly, everywhere, constantly?

There's less discourse when there's no one disagreeing

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


RBA Starblade posted:

The poster font's the logo

Ok I'm not going to argue this so just pretend I said "a logo that people want to wear on their bodies (like the Superman S, or Batman, or Captain America's shield. or w/e)"

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



You’re thinking of a symbol. But the Indy logo does count

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


On my planet it means M'lady

Julius CSAR
Oct 3, 2007

Switches Set



RBA Starblade posted:

On my planet it means M'lady

“I WILL REDPILL HIM!”

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Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.


Megaman's Jockstrap posted:

I honestly feel like it's the merch. Wear a Superman logo on your shirt and you're going to feel ownership in a way you wouldn't otherwise.

Like, for instance, they're filming a new Indiana Jones right now. All signs point to it being terrible, but I haven't seen it get 20% of the heat that you get from Star Wars or Superman or w/e, because Indiana Jones never had a big toy/marketing push. On its face this muted reaction seems odd to me. Indy is a beloved 40 year old franchise that many, many people grew up with and saw as a kid - you would think that a new movie in production would be a huge deal and people would get fired up about it being on the wrong track - but yet the Internet has collectively shrugged and said that's too bad" and little else. Why the subdued discourse? My theory: there's zero feelings of ownership over Indy because there's nothing there outside of the movies. No one plays with Indy action figures (well I did, but they were only around for a year or so after Raiders of the Lost Ark). Indy doesn't have a logo. There's not a big cosplay thing because, while his outfit is iconic, it has no real life pizzaz. So Indiana Jones remains "just" a bunch of beloved movies that people enjoyed, maybe went out in their backyard or in a nearby field and pretended to have an expedition or something. Maybe they got a whip and learned to crack it a few times. Maybe they wanted to get a fedora but the dang incels ruined that.

The stuff you play with growing up has a big impact on you. Disney seems to have figured that out. For Batman and Superman it appears to be a happy accident from just hanging around for over 75 years and always having some base amount of toys and comics and books and media out there for the kiddos. etc.

Crystal Skull already de-mythologized the "new entry in old franchise" thing and/becausewas roundly mocked for it. After that, the most energy anyone can muster is "Ehhhhh, maybe it will only mostly be as bad as CS."

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