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Anyone watching game of thrones here? If so how was the finale?
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    My wife and I are watching it tonight. We can't wait. I've done my best to avoid all the spoiler alerts. I hope it is good.
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    Disappointment is Coming.
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      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Disappointment is Coming.
      No, that was an offshoot from a show called "Ruined Orgasms"
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      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Disappointment is Coming.
      Yeah, they have sex in a steamy, Roman type bath, get decapitated, the end!

      Oh, and train their dragon.

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        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Yeah, they have sex in a steamy, Roman type bath, get decapitated, the end!

        Oh, and train their dragon.

        That would've been better.
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    Watching later and thoroughly looking forward to it!

    I have a feeling though that they probably would have done brilliantly to end of the last episode which was good enough to be a movie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Yep.

    That final episode was low-key to say the least.

    Confirmed. They should have ended on the second last episode.
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    I watch every episode. This is a cool series. True, the end is near and it's a pity.
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    Did anyone see the plastic water bottle tucked into Samwell's boot?
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    The entire Season 8 of Game of Thrones was a waste of time. How excitingly everyone was waiting for the result of who'd be there on the Iron Throne but what came out was way too ordinary. Very weak writing I must say and by far it looks like we wasted all these years anticipating for the next season to be aired.
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    not yet friend
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Did anyone see the plastic water bottle tucked into Samwell's boot?

    As with the starbucks cup the week before - which people were crying about on social media - I don't get it. If 'edited in' - why waste the time - if just there because it was forgotten....who cares?


    I'm obviously not a GoT follower but from what I've read and heard from friends....this is a show that perhaps went one season too long.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I'm obviously not a GoT follower but from what I've read and heard from friends....this is a show that perhaps went one season too long.
      The real problem was it was about three seasons too short. The show runners tried to cram 4 to 5 seasons of material into 2 seasons, one of which was only 7 episodes, the other only 6.

      As far as I'm concerned, it went from possibly the greatest show in TV history to one I'm not sure I can recommend to nonwatchers. It's a bit (not exactly) like Stephen King's Dark Tower series. In the final book, King brings the narrative to a full stop and literally tells the reader to not finish the book; that you'll probably be disappointed if you do. That's how I feel about seasons 7 and 8. Seven was bad. Eight? You can set it directly on fire. If you can stop watching after season 6 (maybe season 5...), then watch it. Otherwise, forget the show exists.

      I'm not even sure if I'll read the final books...if Martin ever finishes them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        The real problem was it was about three seasons too short. The show runners tried to cram 4 to 5 seasons of material into 2 seasons, one of which was only 7 episodes, the other only 6.

        As far as I'm concerned, it went from possibly the greatest show in TV history to one I'm not sure I can recommend to nonwatchers. It's a bit (not exactly) like Stephen King's Dark Tower series. In the final book, King brings the narrative to a full stop and literally tells the reader to not finish the book; that you'll probably be disappointed if you do. That's how I feel about seasons 7 and 8. Seven was bad. Eight? You can set it directly on fire. If you can stop watching after season 6 (maybe season 5...), then watch it. Otherwise, forget the show exists.

        I'm not even sure if I'll read the final books...if Martin ever finishes them.
        Did you see Avengers Endgame?
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Did you see Avengers Endgame?
          Let me answer that Dan, "not even at gunpoint".

          PS l believe that that movie revolved around what is left of the avengers team going back in time and knocking off his, (the dude with the nice glove) ancesters in the hope that they get lucky and knock off enough so he cannot change time to bring them back.

          And after doing so back to the pool of green stuff, and torching that, at the end credits some of it manages to slither its way back up, and start the whole ancestory thing again.

          Correct me if l am wrong.


          PPS l was considering the female Captain America, as a rental, but the plot was so predictable and cliche ridden, l would have had to gauge my eyes out with spoons if l had, so didn't.

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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Did you see Avengers Endgame?
          Yes.

          Saw John Wick 3 last night, as well.
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        The real problem was it was about three seasons too short. The show runners tried to cram 4 to 5 seasons of material into 2 seasons, one of which was only 7 episodes, the other only 6.

        As far as I'm concerned, it went from possibly the greatest show in TV history to one I'm not sure I can recommend to nonwatchers. It's a bit (not exactly) like Stephen King's Dark Tower series. In the final book, King brings the narrative to a full stop and literally tells the reader to not finish the book; that you'll probably be disappointed if you do. That's how I feel about seasons 7 and 8. Seven was bad. Eight? You can set it directly on fire. If you can stop watching after season 6 (maybe season 5...), then watch it. Otherwise, forget the show exists.

        I'm not even sure if I'll read the final books...if Martin ever finishes them.
        My thoughts exactly!
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by MichaelQuinn View Post

          My thoughts exactly!
          You, Michael, are a highly intelligent specimen.
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            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            You, Michael, are a highly intelligent specimen.
            Thanks for the compliment Dan!
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              Originally Posted by MichaelQuinn View Post

              Thanks for the compliment Dan!
              You think the same way Dan does and your twice as tall as he is.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                You think the same way Dan does and your twice as tall as he is.
                His what is twice as tall as me?
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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  His what is twice as tall as me?
                  Definitely not his ego.
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                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                You think the same way Dan does and your twice as tall as he is.
                LMAO!!! I don't think I've ever been twice as tall as anybody in my life with the exception of Tyrion Lannister
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            You, Michael, are a highly intelligent specimen.

            Originally Posted by MichaelQuinn View Post

            Thanks for the compliment Dan!
            Michael; Before I book you both a room, I want to give you a heads up.

            You will be disappointed.
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            • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Michael; Before I book you both a room, I want to give you a heads up.

              You will be disappointed.
              I'm dying over here, I was having a shitty afternoon before we got started on this thread but you guys definitely turned that around! Looks like I'll be sitting in the back of the bus with y'all from now on LOL!!
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by MichaelQuinn View Post

                I'm dying over here, I was having a shitty afternoon before we got started on this thread but you guys definitely turned that around! Looks like I'll be sitting in the back of the bus with y'all from now on LOL!!
                First, don't listen to Claude. He's his own imaginary friend.

                Second, never sit in the back of a bus with him, follow him into a dark alley, or accept a drink from him that you didn't witness him open.
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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  First, don't listen to Claude. He's his own imaginary friend.
                  Dan; Not everyone who rejects you sexually.....is imaginary. But some of us are.

                  By the way, I'm actually just a subconscious projection of your Id. It's actually you, carrying on these exchanges...

                  My avatar is just a photo of you, enhanced to make you look taller and more handsome.

                  And........it's you...typing these words....right...now......

                  And what did you think of Endgame?
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                  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    And what did you think of Endgame?
                    It was as close to sublime as it could get for me.

                    Look, the plot is...thin. I don't want to spoil the movie for others, but the main plot device is a crutch for lazy writers. It's the "quantum physics" of plot devices.

                    That said, I don't watch Marvel movies for plot. I want to see shit blow up and witness my favorite characters come to life. I'm there as much to connect with the characters as I am my own childhood. Marvel absolutely nailed this. They have it down to a science.

                    My only complaint was the All Female Avengers scene. It was forced and didn't make sense. It momentarily took me out of the movie. Further, why didn't Capt. Marvel just put on the gauntlet?




                    By the way, good luck with that Robert Pattinson Batman debacle coming your way.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      It was as close to sublime as it could get for me.

                      Look, the plot is...thin. I don't want to spoil the movie for others, but the main plot device is a crutch for lazy writers. It's the "quantum physics" of plot devices.

                      That said, I don't watch Marvel movies for plot. I want to see shit blow up and witness my favorite characters come to life. I'm there as much to connect with the characters as I am my own childhood. Marvel absolutely nailed this. They have it down to a science.

                      My only complaint was the All Female Avengers scene. It was forced and didn't make sense. It momentarily took me out of the movie. Further, why didn't Capt. Marvel just put on the gauntlet?
                      Yeah, the Fem Squad scene was forced. But I agree. It's about as good as it could get. The last 45 minutes, I don't think I blinked.

                      And why didn't Starlord use the gauntlet? Or Thor? Lots of people there could survive the effects.

                      I would have paid $10 to see a three hour loop of Captain America say "Avengers Assemble".

                      And Captain America had a couple of moments that were iconic. Damn, if he were real, I'd follow that man into battle, no matter the odds.

                      You're right, Marvel nailed it. Did you see the tribute to Stan Lee as the lead in on the Captain Marvel movie? It was a tear jerker.

                      I agree about going to see the Marvel movies for the action and visuals, rather than a strong plot. It's like a three hour roller coaster ride.



                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      By the way, good luck with that Robert Pattinson Batman debacle coming your way.
                      If he plays Batman, he might be good. No way of knowing.

                      Are you going to see Brightburn this weekend? I sure as hell am.

                      The last X-Men movie, and the next Spiderman movie are just around the corner.

                      Remember when Super hero movies were always really bad? It's a great time to be a fan.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post


                        You're right, Marvel nailed it. Did you see the tribute to Stan Lee as the lead in on the Captain Marvel movie? It was a tear jerker.
                        I haven't watched Captain Marvel yet. Larson turns me off. I'll rent it when it comes out. I have a three year old, a lawn that seems to need mowed every f*cking day, and a wife who prefers wine bars over movie theatres. I don't get to the cinema all that often.

                        (I do, however, have a pretty slick Dolby Atmos home theatre setup in my basement. Rather than go to the movies, I tend to wait and either rent or buy them. I make the popcorn and make my wife buy it from ME at 120,000% markup. BTW, don't buy the hot dogs at my concession stand. Just a tip from your Uncle Dan.)


                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        If he plays Batman, he might be good. No way of knowing.
                        No. You know how you know? By watching his previous work. Why can't DC get casting right?

                        Marvel's casting track record is beyond superb. Even when you think they've lost their minds ("What do you mean the fat guy from Parks & Rec???) they absolutely nail it ("Nobody could've played Star-Lord better!").

                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        Are you going to see Brightburn this weekend? I sure as hell am.
                        See above. Rental. A horror movie version of the Superman mythos? It has potential, but I'm not much of a horror fan. Real life is typically enough of a horror show for me.

                        Growing up, I was the kid who wasn't allowed to see Friday the 13th, but was allowed to watch 9 1/2 Weeks. My dad always thought parents got that backwards. "Nudity and sex are natural. In fact, you've been nude and someday you'll probably have sex, if you stop picking your nose. Hopefully, you'll never hack someone's arms off and wear their skin as a suit. That's not natural." -- An actual conversation I had with my dad when I was 11.


                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        The last X-Men movie, and the next Spiderman movie are just around the corner.

                        Remember when Super hero movies were always really bad? It's a great time to be a fan.
                        I'm looking forward to Spider-Man. I'm still waiting for a sufficient Marvel treatment of their flagship character. I don't think they'll get it right until they age him out of his teenage years.

                        Dark Phoenix is going to bomb. I've never thought of the character as a lead and I think we're going to find out that Sophie Turner isn't a lead either.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                          Growing up, I was the kid who wasn't allowed to see Friday the 13th, but was allowed to watch 9 1/2 Weeks. My dad always thought parents got that backwards. "Nudity and sex are natural. In fact, you've been nude and someday you'll probably have sex, if you stop picking your nose. Hopefully, you'll never hack someone's arms off and wear their skin as a suit. That's not natural." -- An actual conversation I had with my dad when I was 11. .
                          Your Dad sounds like a smart man. Obviously, you are adopted.




                          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post


                          Dark Phoenix is going to bomb. I've never thought of the character as a lead and I think we're going to find out that Sophie Turner isn't a lead either.
                          I don't know if Dark Phoenix will bomb.....
                          Michael Fassbinder and a few other actors are so good they may save it.

                          But...I have stopped watching all the super hero shows on TV. The "teenage angst in an adult character CW style" is overpowering, and it isn't worth slogging through for 30 seconds of super hero action.

                          DC can get casting right. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman were excellently cast. It's the writing that sucks.

                          A series of iconic visual moments strung together isn't the same as a Story. And that's what DC has to learn.

                          Did you cry during Endgame? I sure did, and twice I almost yelled when Captain America showed us what he was made of.......and watching Tony Stark give everything was heartfelt.

                          I felt much like I did with Logan. Maybe the two best Superhero movies ever made.
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                          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                            Your Dad sounds like a smart man. Obviously, you are adopted.






                            I don't know if Dark Phoenix will bomb.....
                            Michael Fassbinder and a few other actors are so good they may save it.

                            But...I have stopped watching all the super hero shows on TV. The "teenage angst in an adult character CW style" is overpowering, and it isn't worth slogging through for 30 seconds of super hero action.

                            DC can get casting right. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman were excellently cast. It's the writing that sucks.

                            A series of iconic visual moments strung together isn't the same as a Story. And that's what DC has to learn.

                            Did you cry during Endgame? I sure did, and twice I almost yelled when Captain America showed us what he was made of.......and watching Tony Stark give everything was heartfelt.

                            I felt much like I did with Logan. Maybe the two best Superhero movies ever made.
                            Brightburn..

                            "A machine to deliver gore and violence, Brightburn also features some of the most improbably and even hatefully dumb salt-of-the-Earth type characters in a recent American horror movie."

                            Rotten Tomatoes: 58% critics,

                            You have been warned. It does not look like what you have imagined it to be.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                              Brightburn..

                              "A machine to deliver gore and violence, Brightburn also features some of the most improbably and even hatefully dumb salt-of-the-Earth type characters in a recent American horror movie."

                              Rotten Tomatoes: 58% critics,

                              You have been warned. It does not look like what you have imagined it to be.
                              58% is fine. And 73% from viewers. So better than average.

                              I have a deep seated love for Superman. It's all about childhood fantasies.

                              I'm more curious about how it will affect me.

                              I'll see it tomorrow.

                              My wife agreed to see Endgame with me again on Monday. I'm such a child.
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                                If you had super powers, such as super speed and super reactions, you'd need to have super fast neural connections which would suggest having a super intellect - one so far advanced from normal that you couldn't be considered human (yes, I know the real superman wasn't from this planet).

                                The point is, you probably wouldn't feel that close a connection to the human species and that could well impact on your opinion of what constituted the "common good". Your overwhelming feeling would probably be one of loneliness if not intense isolation.

                                Sooner or later, I imagine you'd have to leave this world and search for others like you or you'd become super mad.
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                                • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                  Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                                  If you had super powers, such as super speed and super reactions, you'd need to have super fast neural connections which would suggest having a super intellect - one so far advanced from normal that you couldn't be considered human (yes, I know the real superman wasn't from this planet).

                                  The point is, you probably wouldn't feel that close a connection to the human species and that could well impact on your opinion of what constituted the "common good". Your overwhelming feeling would probably be one of loneliness if not intense isolation.

                                  Sooner or later, I imagine you'd have to leave this world and search for others like you or you'd become super mad.
                                  This is something I considered. They used to say: "As strong as Superman, as brainy as Batman" when they introduced a new superhero. But. the fact is, no one would be more intelligent than Superman.
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                                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                  Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                                  If you had super powers, such as super speed and super reactions, you'd need to have super fast neural connections which would suggest having a super intellect - one so far advanced from normal that you couldn't be considered human (yes, I know the real superman wasn't from this planet).

                                  The point is, you probably wouldn't feel that close a connection to the human species and that could well impact on your opinion of what constituted the "common good". Your overwhelming feeling would probably be one of loneliness if not intense isolation.

                                  Sooner or later, I imagine you'd have to leave this world and search for others like you or you'd become super mad.
                                  Every super power creates problems. I mean problems in physics.

                                  Super strength like Superman? Your body would have to be as dense as a neutron star. You would weigh millions of pounds.

                                  Super speed? You would need to be super dense as well. A human who could run at the speed of sound...would need tendons, muscles, and bone strong enough to endure the fast changes in momentum. Inertia would be a big problem. You would need oxygen at a rate a hundred times that of a normal human.

                                  Fly? Imagine that you magically (because you'd get it no other way) could fly at any speed You're an ordinary person who can fly. How fast could you fly before birds would be a major problem? Or insects? How high could you fly before the temperature would really bother you? Fly at 100 miles an hour and tree limbs would be lethal, telephone wires....

                                  By the way, an interesting bit of news. You can dream that you can fly, have super strength....be intangible..

                                  But you can't dream that you can run at super speed. Why? You still have the same brain. It's the same reason you can't mentally count at a super human speed. Our brain limits what the speed that we can imagine.
                                  In fact, right now, imagine you are running as fast as possible. Arms and legs pumping..how fast can you go? Probably not much faster than a human can really run. Our speed of thought has real limitations.

                                  By the way, even as a kid, I thought the most impossible thing about Superman was that he would look exactly like us. The same organs, the same bones and musculature. A face that looks human. Why is he the exact same size as we are?

                                  I used to love reading Superman comics as a kid. But it's a fantasy character like Peter Pan. It's fun as long as you give it absolutely no thought. Remember, these characters were mostly created when comics were sold to 5 year olds.
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                                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                    By the way, even as a kid, I thought the most impossible thing about Superman was that he would look exactly like us. The same organs, the same bones and musculature. A face that looks human. Why is he the exact same size as we are?
                                    Yes, our physical structure is adapted to our environment - and to our natural abilities. Most superhero powers are an exaggeration of existing human abilities which would require, at the very least, a different anatomical structure.

                                    That's why, IMO, Groundhog Day works so much better as a piece of thought-provoking sci-fi. It changed the environment rather than the man.
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                                Not to mention the unmentionable, what happens when superman,....well,....l guess we can say he never gets sick, but he still has to eat, so if he had explosive diarrhea, then what?

                                Probably go out into the field and fill in the km hole later on?

                                And how can he assimilate food, when his cells are super strong.

                                And if he eats a dodgy chicken, and is sick, and cannot make it to the field in time, l guess his bathroom would be destroyed a few times.

                                It would be like one of us trying to live off,....well, not sure if cells 100 times stronger than normal could assimilate anything, unless it shared the same molecular density.

                                And sex, certain death pretty much covers it,....bury them, nah.

                                I expect that Deadpool will probably mention this, but yeah, Superman is a fascinating idea, but it has problems.

                                Or Superman got a heap of diamonds and fused them together so he had a viable toilet,.....l will go now.

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                              • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                                I used to love reading Superman comics as a kid. But it's a fantasy character like Peter Pan. It's fun as long as you give it absolutely no thought. Remember, these characters were mostly created when comics were sold to 5 year olds.

                                I think some do tend to forget that...it's fun if you can allow your mind/imagination to run free and ignore serious thought. Most 5 yr olds know it's 'pretend.' However, at 5 I firmly believed there were dinosaurs and cowboys...they just lived somewhere else....



                                Sooner or later, I imagine you'd have to leave this world and search for others like you

                                We can only hope....
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                                Short, yet powerful.
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                                  Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

                                  Short, yet powerful.
                                  Was that a picture of Dan Riffle back in his Cosplay days?
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                                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                    Was that a picture of Dan Riffle back in his Cosplay days?
                                    Obviously not. The word "powerful" was used.
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                                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                    Was that a picture of Dan Riffle back in his Cosplay days?
                                    I wish I could grow that mustache.
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                              • Profile picture of the author rihsam
                                Different people came up with different ideas. that's a good engagement

                                Fans have created a better version of ending. have you seen that?
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                              • Just saw Dark Phoenix yesterday.
                                Better than I expected. The last X-Men movie, from what I hear.
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                                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                  Just saw Dark Phoenix yesterday.
                                  Better than I expected. The last X-Men movie, from what I hear.
                                  I'm sure you conditioned yourself first to have something to compare it with. So you watched the 1967 Batman movie (with Adam West) before leaving for the cinema.
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                                  • Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                    I'm sure you conditioned yourself first to have something to compare it with. So you watched the 1967 Batman movie (with Adam West) before leaving for the cinema.
                                    Before I go see any Superhero movie, I read posts written by Dan Riffle. And then the movie seems brilliant and entertaining.

                                    In fact, this forum should thank Riffle for allowing all of us to say..with confidence..."Well I 'm not the worst person here".
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                              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                                Originally Posted by ADRIANA DELGADO View Post

                                GOOD DAY, THE END OF THE SERIES SINCERELY I DID NOT LIKE, UNTIL THE PART THAT JHON SNOW MATO DANNEYRIS ME WAS GOOD BUT BUT AFTER THERE WAS A BAD END OR AT LEAST IT WAS NOT THE ONE WAITING FOR ME AND ARYA WAS TRAVELING AND I DO NOT ACT OR TAKE PROTAGONISM IN THE FINAL BATTLE.
                                What l didn't quite get that?

                                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                I'm sure you conditioned yourself first to have something to compare it with. So you watched the 1967 Batman movie (with Adam West) before leaving for the cinema.
                                Don't mention Batman the next movie has yet another actor playing him!

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                            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                              Saw Brightburn this afternoon.

                              It was well done. But it's hard to describe. It isn't in any way a Superhero movie...and as a horror movie, it has few real scares.

                              But as a psychological thriller it delivers.

                              You are shown scenes over and over again, where the evil Superboy could have been saved, and wasn't. Where huge blunders were made by ignorant well meaning people.

                              But it did show what the world would think if such a person existed. Many would simply refuse to believe it...and everyone who did...would be scared out of their minds.

                              The ending scene showed the possibility of an entire superhero/horror universe being created. The actor that portrayed the kid was utterly convincing.

                              "If a psychopath grew up discovering he had godlike powers" That's the movie.
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                              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                Saw Brightburn this afternoon.

                                It was well done. But it's hard to describe. It isn't in any way a Superhero movie...and as a horror movie, it has few real scares.

                                But as a psychological thriller it delivers.

                                You are shown scenes over and over again, where the evil Superboy could have been saved, and wasn't. Where huge blunders were made by ignorant well meaning people.

                                But it did show what the world would think if such a person existed. Many would simply refuse to believe it...and everyone who did...would be scared out of their minds.

                                The ending scene showed the possibility of an entire superhero/horror universe being created. The actor that portrayed the kid was utterly convincing.

                                "If a psychopath grew up discovering he had godlike powers" That's the movie.
                                "If a psychopath grew up discovering he had godlike powers" That's the movie."

                                All the men who expose themselves to women in the park want to be The Flash
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                                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                  "If a psychopath grew up discovering he had godlike powers" That's the movie."

                                  All the men who expose themselves to women in the park want to be The Flash
                                  I used to wonder how someone would deal with a great super power.

                                  I think at first, the kid would use the abilities to spy on naked girls, steal money, and punish people that bothered them. For most, the temptation to show the world your abilities would be too great a temptation. And that would be the beginning of the end...fear, hero worship, and the worldwide perception that you are a threat...would end up destroying either the gifted individual...or the planet.

                                  But if you could keep your abilities a secret....

                                  You would soon tire of using your abilities to exploit others. Eventually, you'd think of it as a great responsibility. And you'd use it for a greater good.

                                  But I have to tell you, if it was me...I'd get a costume. even if nobody ever saw it. Weird, what we find out about ourselves.
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                                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                    Eventually, you'd think of it as a great responsibility. And you'd use it for a greater good.
                                    Just curious: is this a blanket statement? Do you not think personality type would affect the outcome? Ergo, we'd have the same outcome from Mother Teresa as we would from Ted Bundy?
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                      Just curious: is this a blanket statement? Do you not think personally type would affect the outcome? Ergo, we'd have the same outcome from Mother Teresa as we would from Ted Bundy?
                                      It's not so much personality type as how evolved a person is. What is their potential?

                                      You've seen Groundhog Day, haven't you?

                                      Over a long period of time, Bill Murray's character evolves. At first, he seduces women, steals money, and leads a carefree life. Then he becomes depressed...and eventually evolves to spend his time helping others.

                                      I think most of us are like that. We would get bored being selfish. Even killing people (if you were Superman) would get boring. How long would you want people to fear you? Worship you? Wouldn't that eventually seem unprofitable..unfulfilling?

                                      Very few people are at the extremes of Ted Bundy or Mother Teresa.



                                      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                      "You would soon tire of using your abilities to exploit others. Eventually, you'd think of it as a great responsibility. And you'd use it for a greater good."

                                      If you had the powers of Superman then you would be impregnable, unstoppable. then what would be the greater good, it would be your your perception of it.

                                      You could suck up all the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and blow it into space and slow global warming. You could force the world to go vegetarian to stop deforestation and methane excess. You could tell the world to cut back on having too many babies. You could do this all by making threats of repercussions.if they don't comply. Remember the Superman movie where he threw all the nuclear weapons into the sun.

                                      Would it be for the greater good, absolutely it would. But many people would be resentful of your interference in their destiny. Many would hate you.

                                      So with the absence of aliens and mythological beings to fight, would you just apprehend criminals and save people from natural and man made disasters or go the whole hog and heal the planet?
                                      I think you raise an important question. "What is good, and who determines that?"

                                      By the way, there have been several Superman stories in the comics where he (and sometimes the Justice League) became authoritarian leaders of the world, purely with the intention of making it better.
                                      It always ends badly. No matter the intention.

                                      But to tell you the truth, I don't know what I would do if I had Superman like powers. I know I'd hide it. Save airplanes from crashing, that sort of thing.

                                      But would I stop tornadoes? floods? famine? End dictatorships? No idea.

                                      But I know this...no matter how powerful you are, you cannot change human nature.
                                      And in a real world, if a Superman destroyed all nuclear weapons, every country that had them would consider it an act of war.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                        It's not so much personality type as how evolved a person is. What is their potential?

                                        You've seen Groundhog Day, haven't you?

                                        Over a long period of time, Bill Murray's character evolves. At first, he seduces women, steals money, and leads a carefree life. Then he becomes depressed...and eventually evolves to spend his time helping others.

                                        I think most of us are like that. We would get bored being selfish. Even killing people (if you were Superman) would get boring. How long would you want people to fear you? Worship you? Wouldn't that eventually seem unprofitable..unfulfilling?

                                        Very few people are at the extremes of Ted Bundy or Mother Teresa.





                                        I think you raise an important question. "What is good, and who determines that?"

                                        By the way, there have been several Superman stories in the comics where he (and sometimes the Justice League) became authoritarian leaders of the world, purely with the intention of making it better.
                                        It always ends badly. No matter the intention.

                                        But to tell you the truth, I don't know what I would do if I had Superman like powers. I know I'd hide it. Save airplanes from crashing, that sort of thing.

                                        But would I stop tornadoes? floods? famine? End dictatorships? No idea.

                                        But I know this...no matter how powerful you are, you cannot change human nature.
                                        And in a real world, if a Superman destroyed all nuclear weapons, every country that had them would consider it an act of war.
                                        Question about Superman: You seem more clued up on him than me.

                                        In the comics, you see Superman grow up from a boy to adulthood, there it stops. It's obvious that he ages but was it ever explained if he would eventually die of old age or not? After all, he is indestructible. Would there eventually be Decrepitoldman flying around?
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                                        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                                          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                          Question about Superman: You seem more clued up on him than me.

                                          In the comics, you see Superman grow up from a boy to adulthood, there it stops. It's obvious that he ages but was it ever explained if he would eventually die of old age or not? After all, he is indestructible. Would there eventually be Decrepitoldman flying around?
                                          There have been several versions in the comics. In one version, he lives nearly forever.

                                          In a different version, he lives a normal life span.

                                          In one version, he has children who are half as powerful as he is, and with each generation, they become less powerful. But the first one stays young throughout.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                    I used to wonder how someone would deal with a great super power.

                                    I think at first, the kid would use the abilities to spy on naked girls, steal money, and punish people that bothered them. For most, the temptation to show the world your abilities would be too great a temptation. And that would be the beginning of the end...fear, hero worship, and the worldwide perception that you are a threat...would end up destroying either the gifted individual...or the planet.

                                    But if you could keep your abilities a secret....

                                    You would soon tire of using your abilities to exploit others. Eventually, you'd think of it as a great responsibility. And you'd use it for a greater good.

                                    But I have to tell you, if it was me...I'd get a costume. even if nobody ever saw it. Weird, what we find out about ourselves.
                                    "You would soon tire of using your abilities to exploit others. Eventually, you'd think of it as a great responsibility. And you'd use it for a greater good."

                                    If you had the powers of Superman then you would be impregnable, unstoppable. then what would be the greater good, it would be your your perception of it.

                                    You could suck up all the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and blow it into space and slow global warming. You could force the world to go vegetarian to stop deforestation and methane excess. You could tell the world to cut back on having too many babies. You could do this all by making threats of repercussions.if they don't comply. Remember the Superman movie where he threw all the nuclear weapons into the sun.

                                    Would it be for the greater good, absolutely it would. But many people would be resentful of your interference in their destiny. Many would hate you.

                                    So with the absence of aliens and mythological beings to fight, would you just apprehend criminals and save people from natural and man made disasters or go the whole hog and heal the planet?
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                                    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                                      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                                      You could suck up all the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and blow it into space and slow global warming. You could force the world to go vegetarian to stop deforestation and methane excess. You could tell the world to cut back on having too many babies. You could do this all by making threats of repercussions.if they don't comply. Remember the Superman movie where he threw all the nuclear weapons into the sun.

                                      So with the absence of aliens and mythological beings to fight, would you just apprehend criminals and save people from natural and man made disasters or go the whole hog and heal the planet?
                                      I believe that Bill Gates has got the cure for the climate, stop the end is nigh one, by creating a new problem, but each their own.

                                      What would Claude do,...probably set up a series on satellites to monitor any Criptionite metours and send in a special taskforce, to remove it.

                                      And create a special UN mandate to have a Crispy Creme store on every continent on the planet.

                                      Shoot a couple of actors that are pushing the CC cult, but that is probably more my wish!

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                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                        Yeah, the Fem Squad scene was forced. But I agree. It's about as good as it could get. The last 45 minutes, I don't think I blinked.

                        And why didn't Starlord use the gauntlet? Or Thor? Lots of people there could survive the effects.

                        I would have paid $10 to see a three hour loop of Captain America say "Avengers Assemble".

                        And Captain America had a couple of moments that were iconic. Damn, if he were real, I'd follow that man into battle, no matter the odds.

                        You're right, Marvel nailed it. Did you see the tribute to Stan Lee as the lead in on the Captain Marvel movie? It was a tear jerker.

                        I agree about going to see the Marvel movies for the action and visuals, rather than a strong plot. It's like a three hour roller coaster ride.
                        Spoiler Alert, this is the end of The Superhero thingy, Endgame, l am shocked!



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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  First, don't listen to Claude. He's his own imaginary friend.

                  Second, never sit in the back of a bus with him, follow him into a dark alley, or accept a drink from him that you didn't witness him open.
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        The show runners tried to cram 4 to 5 seasons of material into 2 seasons, one of which was only 7 episodes, the other only 6.
        A lot of which had to do with the runners being in a hurry to wrap it up so they could move onto a far more lucrative gig writing the next Star Wars movie.*

        As far as the ending itself goes, I think it was an attempt to give the show something of a happy ending. It started with the Stark family, and ended with them.

        I'm not entirely convinced that a happy ending was actually appropriate with a show like Game Of Thrones though. I agree with the idea that it should've been at least a couple of seasons longer.

        Anyway, it is what it is. Like it or lump it.

        * Those eagerly awaiting the next Star Wars movie might like to take note of the way these people treated fans of GoT. A cautionary tale perhaps.
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          A lot of which had to do with the runners being in a hurry to wrap it up so they could move onto a far more lucrative gig writing the next Star Wars movie.*

          As far as the ending itself, I think it was an attempt to give the show something of a happy ending. It started with the Stark family, and ended with them.

          I'm not entirely convinced that a happy ending was actually appropriate with a show like Game Of Thrones though. I agree with the idea that it should've been at least a couple of seasons longer.

          Anyway, it is what it is. Like it or lump it.

          * Those eagerly awaiting the next Star Wars move might like to take note of the way these people treated fans of GoT. A cautionary tale perhaps.
          Oh, I'm well aware D&D shortchanged GoT to move on to Star Wars. I think Disney is going to rue the day it signed them on. They're great when they have source material to adapt. They have difficulty finding their own asses when they have to use their own imaginations.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
    I've never been more disappointed by a show that i actively followed. 8 years of build up and anticipation for absolutely nothing, what a sad, anti-climatic disaster. I didn't even watch the final 10 minutes of the episode.
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    Hard to comprehend all of the gnashing of teeth on social media. If you are that heavily, emotionally invested in any TV show, it's time to reevaluate your life - or, possibly just get something resembling one.

    The first 7 seasons were entertaining. The last season blew chunks. No big whoop.

    Somehow, my psyche, bank account, and existence have all survived unscathed.

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    Hey Dan - How was John Wick 3? They are working on 4 already and I haven't seen 3 yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Hey Dan - How was John Wick 3? They are working on 4 already and I haven't seen 3 yet.
      It was good, but also my least favorite of the three. The fight scenes were excellent, but the novelty has worn off a bit. The story is pretty thin. There's so much to the world of John Wick to explore. I wish they would've spent a little more time developing the depth of the world.

      Again, I liked it, but the first two are superior if only because they introduce us to a refreshing new world and character.

      Marc Dacascos steals a couple of scenes. However, that may only matter to me.
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    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    You think the same way Dan does and your twice as tall as he is.
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    LMAO!!! I don't think I've ever been twice as tall as anybody in my life with the exception of Tyrion Lannister
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    There's another cautionary tale, this time for HBO.

    They currently have several spin-offs from GoT in development. Given the backlash against how GoT ended, they need to give some serious thought to exactly how popular these spin-offs are going to be, especially given how much money they're going to cost even before a single episode is aired.
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    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    Michael; Before I book you both a room, I want to give you a heads up.

    You will be disappointed.
    Come now, Micheals Fiverr gig is good value for money.

    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    First, don't listen to Claude. He's his own imaginary friend.

    Second, never sit in the back of a bus with him, follow him into a dark alley, or accept a drink from him that you didn't witness him open.
    Claudes sock puppet is his imaginary friend, but he only brings him out on weekends.

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    I thought the finale was really good.

    But I will say that the season felt rushed overall. The resolutions would have felt more earned and played better if they had taken more time to get there. That's where the show thrived. They really needed those 4 extra alepisodes
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    meh.... that about sums it up for me really
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    Last season is a complete disappointment. Such a cool series could end up very cool.
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    I watched the last series. And I'm in shock. How could this be removed? How was it possible to finish the series? I only spoiled the mood.
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    Everything has returned to its circle.
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    GOOD DAY, THE END OF THE SERIES SINCERELY I DID NOT LIKE, UNTIL THE PART THAT JHON SNOW MATO DANNEYRIS ME WAS GOOD BUT BUT AFTER THERE WAS A BAD END OR AT LEAST IT WAS NOT THE ONE WAITING FOR ME AND ARYA WAS TRAVELING AND I DO NOT ACT OR TAKE PROTAGONISM IN THE FINAL BATTLE.
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      Originally Posted by ADRIANA DELGADO View Post

      GOOD DAY, THE END OF THE SERIES SINCERELY I DID NOT LIKE, UNTIL THE PART THAT JHON SNOW MATO DANNEYRIS ME WAS GOOD BUT BUT AFTER THERE WAS A BAD END OR AT LEAST IT WAS NOT THE ONE WAITING FOR ME AND ARYA WAS TRAVELING AND I DO NOT ACT OR TAKE PROTAGONISM IN THE FINAL BATTLE.
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  • Originally Posted by rihsam View Post

    Anyone watching game of thrones here? If so how was the finale?
    I didn't see it but I was in a barber shop and overheard some guys saying it was TRASH. They blamed HBO. They stated just don't know how to do a finale.
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