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benjipwns

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« Reply #18960 on: November 24, 2021, 08:57:15 PM »
So the screencap has the header selectively cropped-out because it's some no-name website several tiers below Buzzfeed, right?
Found it: https://screenrant.com/sopranos-tony-havent-aged-well/

Oddly, murder is not on the list. :lol

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« Reply #18961 on: November 24, 2021, 09:00:48 PM »
Hawkeye ep1 is fun.  Seems like it will be Marvel's family holiday show -- gave me Home Alone vibes.

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Watched it last night. Good fun! Did I miss it, or is Marvel entirely snubbing Matt Fraction as creator?

No idea


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'Tony sold Avenger's tower a few years ago'  :hype
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« Reply #18962 on: November 24, 2021, 09:50:25 PM »
So the screencap has the header selectively cropped-out because it's some no-name website several tiers below Buzzfeed, right?

Making it a listicle and framing it as something that has "aged poorly" is fucking stupid but there are definitely a shitload of people who put up a lot of these antiheroes on pedestals as bad-ass motherfuckers, completely missing the point . Scarface, Fight Club, Breaking Bad, Taxi Driver, Mad Men...the fucking Joker(both Ledger and Phoenix).
I'd say someone like Travis isn't even like someone like Walter White or Tony Montana, in that he's really a tragic character, veteran left alone with no help whatsoever, definitely deserving of more sympathy, if nothing else, and they're almost never portrayed doing anything remotely "badass" up until the final shootout (excluded).
They're weak, awkward (both in how they move and how they operate around other people) they run away, when spotted by the FBI guy etc.

Comparatively, the others in the list are usually carry out monstrous actions but are very capable, more intelligent or tough then those around them.

So when you idolize Travis, you don't idolize his bad-assery as much as you identify in his aimlessness, pain and confusion (even if subconsciously).

Although art is about personal interpretation anyway, so even if you do get the point, it can still read differently based on your values and ideas.
For example you can watch Starship Troopers, understand that it's a satire, but still see it as reinforcement of your fascist, militaristic viewpoint, if you genuinely value those aspects.

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« Reply #18963 on: November 24, 2021, 10:29:15 PM »
Hawkeye ep1 is fun.  Seems like it will be Marvel's family holiday show -- gave me Home Alone vibes.

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The Avengers Musical :dead
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Watched it last night. Good fun! Did I miss it, or is Marvel entirely snubbing Matt Fraction as creator?

Pretty fucking shitty if so. matt fraction hawkeye run is the only marvel thing I've ever liked

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« Reply #18964 on: November 25, 2021, 12:06:38 AM »
So the screencap has the header selectively cropped-out because it's some no-name website several tiers below Buzzfeed, right?
Found it: https://screenrant.com/sopranos-tony-havent-aged-well/

Oddly, murder is not on the list. :lol
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« Reply #18965 on: November 25, 2021, 08:49:27 AM »
Did I miss it, or is Marvel entirely snubbing Matt Fraction as creator?
https://twitter.com/wandaskory/status/1452293731323940871

https://twitter.com/davaja/status/1452570596169113602

I think Jim Starlin mentioned he got more money from WB for a minor cameo of one of his characters in Justice League than he got from Disney for fucking creating / co-creating Thanos, Drax, Gamora and Shang-Chi too.

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« Reply #18966 on: November 27, 2021, 04:50:25 PM »
Oh man, don't sleep on Dopesick.

Outside of Ted Lasso, this is my favourite show of the year so far.
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Pissy F Benny

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« Reply #18967 on: November 27, 2021, 05:17:52 PM »
the name sux bad enough that I don't wanna watch it tho

remy

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« Reply #18968 on: November 27, 2021, 05:51:57 PM »
Did I miss it, or is Marvel entirely snubbing Matt Fraction as creator?
https://twitter.com/wandaskory/status/1452293731323940871

https://twitter.com/davaja/status/1452570596169113602

I think Jim Starlin mentioned he got more money from WB for a minor cameo of one of his characters in Justice League than he got from Disney for fucking creating / co-creating Thanos, Drax, Gamora and Shang-Chi too.

Marvel are so fucking lame.

That comic wasn't good because of their brilliant character idea of guy that shoots arrows good, it was cuz of aja's fucking amazing artwork and fraction's writing. typical they just ape everything about it and snub the people that made it good
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« Reply #18969 on: November 27, 2021, 08:41:38 PM »
the name sux bad enough that I don't wanna watch it tho
It's got a meaning in the context. It's another term for withdrawal symptoms.
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GreatSageEqualOfHeaven

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« Reply #18970 on: November 28, 2021, 10:15:46 AM »
Looks like Matt Fraction at least has an EP credit for Hakwguy, but I see David Aja getting fuck all is trending into the mainstream too.

I liked the Fraction run, and I really like who they've cast as Kate Bishop, but I struggled to pay attention to the first couple of eps of Hawkeye because it still stars Jeremy Charisma Vacuum Renner and Kates Disney Club perkiness can't outweigh it.

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« Reply #18971 on: November 29, 2021, 03:58:58 AM »
She's the actress from True Grit! She was AMAZING in that.

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« Reply #18972 on: November 29, 2021, 04:25:22 AM »
I mostly recognise her from the Pitch Perfect films :rofl

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« Reply #18973 on: November 29, 2021, 11:31:04 PM »
I mostly recognise her from the Pitch Perfect films :rofl

She was also in some "teen spy" thing that was so execrable that I didn't even recognize her.

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« Reply #18974 on: November 30, 2021, 01:10:43 AM »
My boy chrono here just straight up admitting to never having seen The Edge of Seventeen or the Eng dub of When Marnie Was There. What a loser!

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« Reply #18975 on: November 30, 2021, 03:38:08 AM »
My boy chrono here just straight up admitting to never having seen The Edge of Seventeen or the Eng dub of When Marnie Was There. What a loser!

 :'( :'(  :'(

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« Reply #18976 on: December 02, 2021, 07:32:36 PM »


This was great.

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« Reply #18977 on: December 03, 2021, 11:48:50 PM »
Wheel of Time is a pretty dull show so far as of today's ep. I liked ep2 but last few eps have been on my phone a decent amount of the time. Supposedly ep6 is the really good ep for the season so maybe it'll pick up. Will at least stick with it for the rest of the season but it's not selling me on the books tbh.

Hawkeye is pretty mediocre too. Ep2 was the best of the first three and the show is great when it's the lead two cracking jokes off each other which is their whole dynamic and it's mediocre when it's focusing more on story and action stuff. Ep3 was fine, Ep1 was boring, Ep2 was great. I'm reading Fraction's run while watching this and the best scenes in this are the ones they adapt from Fraction's stuff like the trick arrow car chase sequence in ep3. Should just focus on more adaptation, less original boring ass MCU plotting.

Cowboy Bebop well I've made it through 3 eps now and I'm still enjoying it. I really think Vicious is a pretty terrible take on the character and Julia seems bad too. But I like this version of the main group. The show is just a very different tone from the anime. The anime was legit cool whereas the tv version is trying to be camp and is almost never actually cool. I think that's fine. I like campy stuff. They're just different.

Ted Lasso S2 I'm like 3-4 eps into S2 now that I'm finally watching it and it's good. Doesn't seem as good as S1, but I like the characters and it's still very enjoyable to watch them go through their arcs and is still pretty funny with good music choices.

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« Reply #18978 on: December 04, 2021, 12:18:24 AM »
Ted Lasso S2 I'm like 3-4 eps into S2 now that I'm finally watching it and it's good. Doesn't seem as good as S1, but I like the characters and it's still very enjoyable to watch them go through their arcs and is still pretty funny with good music choices.
Season 1 is hilarious and well paced and utterly brilliant, but I found Season 2 to be much more emotionally rooted and it had a much deeper connection with all of my emotions and hidden fears...which is kind of the point of the show.
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« Reply #18979 on: December 04, 2021, 01:41:31 AM »
Ted Lasso S2 I'm like 3-4 eps into S2 now that I'm finally watching it and it's good. Doesn't seem as good as S1, but I like the characters and it's still very enjoyable to watch them go through their arcs and is still pretty funny with good music choices.
Season 1 is hilarious and well paced and utterly brilliant, but I found Season 2 to be much more emotionally rooted and it had a much deeper connection with all of my emotions and hidden fears...which is kind of the point of the show.

I think I just don't like

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I do like the new therapist character addition to the cast however.

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« Reply #18980 on: December 04, 2021, 03:18:49 AM »
There's a payoff to Nate's arc
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« Reply #18981 on: December 04, 2021, 10:02:45 AM »
I'm loving Hawkeye, WoT is kinda meh so far.  Feels like they are going really fast.  First two episodes of Always Sunny were fun. 
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« Reply #18982 on: December 05, 2021, 05:37:23 PM »
finished cowboy bebop and tbh it's pretty decent as long as you take it for what it is (Netflix Content)

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« Reply #18983 on: December 06, 2021, 06:01:05 AM »
finished cowboy bebop and tbh it's pretty decent as long as you take it for what it is (Netflix Content)

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Watched the first episode. Liked it a lot.

I've never watched the anime though, so my expectations are low.
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