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by Amake
19 Aug 2016, 18:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The turkey carving thread
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Yes it's the embarrassingly sincere chat appreciation thread

Re. handsongamer, I'm happy for you. And while we're at it I had better ask if I was one of those people? I can recall you and I and some number of other people had a pretty passionate argument not long ago. And as I don't remember anything more than that I'm sure it must have been a pretty unnecess...
by Amake
19 Aug 2016, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The turkey carving thread
Replies: 4
Views: 576

The turkey carving thread

Since LRL's twitch chat today decided to explode with depth and wisdom again, I think a forum thread is in order. We can think of this as a slightly more directed General Chat thread, where you may post your personal highlights, reflect and respond to those of others, or just stop the ever-flowing g...
by Amake
19 Jul 2016, 05:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Maybe if we put this in the form of pictures with text on, for clarity: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cnugd3dWcAAG5xs.jpg Yes, you may not want to watch it because you're not a little girl. We get that. What more do you need to say? I have mentioned before that this discussion about why you don't want...
by Amake
12 Jul 2016, 03:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Hmm I was hoping to talk about why Ghostbusters specifically gets more criticism (also, by the way, blatant sabotage) for being a remake than the next 20 remakes combined, but I guess the absence of discussion says something in itself.
by Amake
12 Jul 2016, 02:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

In sequels, remakes and adaptations this week we have: The Legend of Tarzan Finding Dory The Purge: Election Year Independence Day: Resurgence The BFG The Conjuring 2 Now You See Me 2 X-Men Apocalypse Warcraft Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Captain America: Civil War The Jungle Boo...
by Amake
12 Jul 2016, 01:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Didn't we already go over this? If it tanks it'll only prove to Hollywood movies with girls are a bad idea. Since they have a vested interest in proving remakes work, and new things don't.
by Amake
11 Jul 2016, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

The most obvious explanation, they wanted to focus on making the movie maximally accessible to the three or four billion people who weren't born at the time of the original, trusting the handful of returning fans to piece together satisfying headcanons either way.
by Amake
11 Jul 2016, 02:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Here's two pictures that I suppose covers most of the reactions people are having to the movie
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and focusing on how good you think it may be is really only ignoring how much good it does by existing.
by Amake
09 Jul 2016, 05:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Dallas

I hope we can talk about how this attack on the police force is exactly the sort of uprising against the government for which the NRA claims you need to keep guns freely available to all citizens. The cause they have bought so many senators and so many advertising hours to champion has finally paid ...
by Amake
09 Jul 2016, 04:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

I agree with all of those things except your first sentence. I don't understand how doing what I can to help it happen faster is defeatist?
by Amake
08 Jul 2016, 17:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

You got any better ideas for reinventing Hollywood? Heeeeeeeey, it's me. You should know the answer. It's fire. Lots and lots of fire. It's not really Hollywood you neeed to change it is what people will pay for (what quite a few don't want to do with this film). Why do most people like the Transfo...
by Amake
07 Jul 2016, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Best case is a slue of all female remakes? That seems really uncreative and pandering. "We can't think of anything good for you, here leftovers of what's already been done because we know it will work on a title and not your own merit." It is better than nothing. Pretty sad way to look at...
by Amake
07 Jul 2016, 07:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

Elomin Sha wrote:Best case is a slue of all female remakes? That seems really uncreative and pandering. "We can't think of anything good for you, here leftovers of what's already been done because we know it will work on a title and not your own merit."

It is better than nothing.
by Amake
07 Jul 2016, 05:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

The motivation is not exactly a secret. Hollywood is desperate to show there's no room for invention in movies, so that they can keep doing the same things and know that's going to make them the most money. If something that's never been done before - a flashy action movie with four leading women - ...
by Amake
07 Jul 2016, 02:22
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

Re: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too

Two more bullshit things about the "good" ending just occurred to me. The first is a minor contriveance, but, why not wait until after the storm to see what kind of damage it does and then decide if it's worth Chloe's life to maybe fix it? You've still got the photo. If you do everything r...
by Amake
06 Jul 2016, 14:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters 2016
Replies: 148
Views: 7709

Re: Ghostbusters 2016

If it's this important for people to make sure everyone knows why they're not watching a movie, this "big idea" of theirs is clearly something worth encouraging.
by Amake
02 Jul 2016, 15:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 22490

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

No, it's the behavior of someone who doesn't believe in anything but has the skill to manipulate crowds. He knows his voters won't believe or care that he falsifies his own praise. It's such a minimal thing compared to all the other scams he's been caught in, and minimal effort on his part for a mov...
by Amake
02 Jul 2016, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 22490

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

This way there's no chance of his brown-nosers changing their minds and saying anything he doesn't want them to.
by Amake
26 Jun 2016, 13:07
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

Re: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too

It's a conundrum: Should one seek power to change things, knowing throughout history power has often led to corruption for those who wield it, or allow power to remain the domain of the powerful, changing nothing? Okay, not really much of a conundrum, in my opinion. :P Nah, I'm always in favor of mo...
by Amake
26 Jun 2016, 12:10
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

Re: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too

I don't know, given the several characters who at various points talk about "there has to be a meaning" the authors may very well have been putting these fatalist themes in on purpose. Like, when Max asks "why was I chosen for this power" in a pivotal scene and Chloe goes along w...
by Amake
25 Jun 2016, 16:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battle of the Belly Buttons: Are You an Innie or an Outie?
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Battle of the Belly Buttons: Are You an Innie or an Outi

Let's not forget that despicable ad is directly referencing classic Nazi propaganda. Like I'm saying. These people are fascists. They're working to exploit peoples' fears and increase societal tensions in order to take power. If you give them the chance, they will have another Holocaust. There is no...
by Amake
25 Jun 2016, 16:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masculinity
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: Masculinity

Well then I've got nothing. The rejection of conforming labels has brought me nothing but good things, and I guess I'm overly fond of it as a technology for solving identity problems, but I can understand it's not going to work for anyone.
by Amake
25 Jun 2016, 15:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masculinity
Replies: 25
Views: 2295

Re: Masculinity

How important is it to you that these things you do to express yourself are considered masculine? It seems to me just a matter of terminology. You could label them "Arclightine" or anything you want. They are your own qualities, habits, expressions or whatever they now specifically may be ...
by Amake
25 Jun 2016, 15:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened...
Replies: 55
Views: 4116

Re: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened..

According to this in-depth thing I read, not that I can judge how well they know their stuff but they seemed pretty confident, it's just mathematically impossible for the UK to actually leave the EU. It would be more feasible to dig a moat around the islands; less people would die and it would accom...
by Amake
25 Jun 2016, 14:46
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

Life is Strange, and There's This Game Too

I just finished Life is Strange , and now I need to talk to someone about it. This seems like the best way to do it. Maybe there's a discussion to be had, maybe just some general gushing. To start with, I love this game. It's got the best written, most believable, most dysfunctional but still likeab...

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