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  1. In Topic: Ye Big TV Thread

    19 February 2024 - 05:05 PM

    I waited over ten years for master of the air and now that I have it Iím feeling mixed.

    Itís a very interesting part of the war and I am enjoying it but I find the style of storytelling to be all a little all over the place. I struggle to remember who is who and how they all tie together. I remember having the same problem with Band of Brothers but it eventually came together by the middle of the show and on rewatches itís clear to me. Maybe thatís just the difficulty with a the huge ensemble casts of military shows, where everyone is a white 20-30 something in the same uniform and gets flashes of 5 min screen time.

    Masters of the air though also does wierd storytelling gimmicks with time and POV. I guess itís to impart the chaos and fog of war but Iím not in the war Iím watching it told to me by a survivor. I donít want to be confused myself.

    Still I just donít think this will become the same icon that band of brothers did
  2. In Topic: Ye Big Movie thread

    18 February 2024 - 04:12 PM

    Donít know if Hollywood is going for a more Everyman approach (I donít think so, since all famous actors are still genetic specimens) or me getting older but the quality or look or leading men and women in Hollywood has changed.

    Timothy Chamelet is 28 but doesnít look out of place playing a teenager Paul atreides in dune. Zendaya is similarly 27 but looks younger.

    I had to look it up and was shocked by the answer but Angelina Jolie was only 24 when she played tomb raider and she looked like a grown women and became a sex icon. Of course I was like 14 at the time but even looking at her in that movie today she strikes me as older than 24.

    Action stars used to be Arnold, Stallone and Bruce Willis and today we have Tom Holland string in uncharted.

    The leading stars all seem younger, shorter, less muscled on average. Men and women both. Am I cherry picking here or is this a real trend? Why?

    I also feel like star power in general is diminishing. A Bruce Willis movie was a Bruce Willis movie. It was written for and marketed for him it felt like. Angelina Jolie was the go to sex icon for a few years. Feels like no one gets that same kind of recognition anymore.

    Although actors also seem to purposefully not want to be type cast in the same way but did being type cast as an action star hurt Bruce Willis career or catapault it?
  3. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    14 February 2024 - 01:05 AM

    View PostMentalist, on 13 February 2024 - 11:45 PM, said:

    So, if hypothetically speaking, Biden is rendered unable to run sometime in the spring-summer, what would be the Dems' Plan B?


    Kamala Harris, which is a ship thatís already sunk. She is seen as a useless vice president and is also too black while also being a women:

    The dems problem is they donít have a backbench. The republicans bench is massive, everyone of them are idiotic pieces of garbage that are one level of disaster or another but Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ron dramatist, gaetz are household names from their stupidity.

    The dems could try throw in Gavin news Iím at the last minute (too californian), Pete buttigieg (too gay), Nancy pelosi (too pelosi). Honestly if the DRC isnít already making potential back up plans this election, they should still be panicking for the next one.

    The quality of Americas politicians matches the quality of their voters.

    Edit- https://www.washingt...ts-2024-ranked/

    This article is a year old but ask yourself who are these people
  4. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    12 February 2024 - 02:58 AM

    Thought this might be the most appropriate place for this without starting a thread.

    Anyone been to europe or anywhere on a contikki tour? I like that its organised, planned out and will hit a lot of highlights but it also seems maybe too fast paced and can I really see a country or even a city in a day? Should I travel all over europe for two weeks or do one week in Italy/Rome and one week in say France/Paris instead.
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    11 February 2024 - 10:17 PM

    I read the dark imperium trilogy from the 40k universe.

    I only knew about the setting and itís lore from the video game dawn of war and the extensive fan wiki. I know off the tabletop game but have never played or known anyone who has. The last year or so 40k content has been coming at me hard on YouTube and sometimes I listen to it as background noise while I clean the apartment.

    I have always thought itís a great setting. I understand itís primary purpose is to provide a reason to play the war game and sell miniatures and so the lord by nature is stagnant but it seems the last five years they actually had a major shake up to boost hype with the fan base and refresh the model line. The setting took a step forward although the status quo of perpetual warfare remains the same.

    I thought maybe an endless supply of popcorn fiction is just what I need. I chose the dark imperium because it has a clash between the returned primach and a daemon primarch. Big stuff as far as stories in 40k fomo though.

    No idea if itís above or below average as far as these books go but itís not good. Up untill now I always avoided them assuming they would be low rate, tie-in trash. Not as bad as I could have feared but by no means good. In 3 books that could have been sold as 1 there is not a moment of what I would consider character growth or even character development. Characters just are. The plot advances at a rate that is inconsistent both afrom a story telling perspective as well as from an in universe meta perspective. The books foreword actually explains that this second edition has retconned the entire Domitus crusade from taking place over a hundred years to just ten. A war has been fought to reclaim literally half the galaxy in ten years! Planetary sieges take place over months while alternatively shock an awe sees them taken in a day.

    Also the sense of scale is bewildering. Fewer people might be killed in a planet sized war with actual wmds than died in WW2. The vaunted, elite and rare space marines die by the bucketload to make stakes seem high but makes me feel that they just fight and die the way any regular soldier might. Also while melee combat has and always will be apart of the 40k setting reading someone besiege a star fortress with the literal same tactics by which medieval castle might be besieged just lacks imagination.

    I guess Iím not surmised by the level of the novels but itís a shame. I would have enjoyed having these books to read if they were just even slightly less formulaic.

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    Tsundoku 

    01 Jan 2024 - 10:07
    always welcome mate
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    Tsundoku 

    09 Dec 2023 - 20:36
    happy happy happy birthday dude
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    Tsundoku 

    09 Dec 2022 - 15:05
    and again. Happy birthday you fake yank. :P
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    Tsundoku 

    09 Dec 2021 - 19:56
    and another one
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    Tsundoku 

    10 Dec 2020 - 11:12
    happy yankee doodle birthday
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    Terez 

    23 Jun 2020 - 15:30
    Congrats dude. I have a friend in SA who has been trying to get out for years, poor guy. Anyway, I *thought* you were paying a little more attention to US politics than you used to. You have always paid attention but there is a discernible difference...
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    Terez 

    22 Jun 2020 - 22:23
    Are you really in NYC now? When did you escape SA?
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    Tsundoku 

    10 Dec 2019 - 08:11
    yet again
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    Tsundoku 

    10 Dec 2018 - 08:42
    and again
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    Tsundoku 

    10 Dec 2017 - 07:18
    Happy birthday
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