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Game Cage / Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War
« on: Today at 07:14:17 AM »
Can you play as the Orks, and wage a campaign to rid Middle-Earth of all of the authoritarian Hobbit and Elven filth, then establish a secular Orkish republic based on the principles of individual liberty, equality and plurality?

Wasn't there a Russian novel with that premise?


Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: Today at 07:12:21 AM »
Were they put together in-universe, specifically to be a black team?
With Cap (or whoever would be in his spot) publicly ceding leadership, like Thanos6 was saying,

"Well, if Captain America says mutants are all right, they can't be that bad."

but replacing mutants w. black ppl.
Thats the situation i was referring to not going over well with readers/SJWs etc.
It was just a thought that popped in my head as i read his post.

I'm not saying that's something Cap SHOULD do.
I'm saying that (I think) it's something Cap HAS done, with the Havok-led team a few years back. And I think that's pretty much the reason why.

I'm not advocating it, I'm just stating what I remember the reason being.

Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:31:30 PM »
Sorry, I thought the Unity team was like half mutant and half non mutant, to show they could get along? Led by Havok? Didn't that happen a few years ago?

Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:17:32 PM »
No, they thought he may have been at one point but it turned out he's not.

Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:41:05 AM »
I can see the reasoning behind a Unity team.

It's one thing to have some mutants on the Avengers, but it's another to make a big deal about it and be explicitly pro-mutant, anti-bigotry. Especially with Havok leading the team and Cap publicly ceding leadership.

I can easily see some of the MU's citizens--those whose bigotry is fueled not by outright hate but by ignorance and stupidity--being swayed. "Well, if Captain America says mutants are all right, they can't be that bad."

I remember in CAP #350 (the one where Steve becomes Cap again and the Red Skull returns), Cap worries that mutants are being scapegoated for Inferno and that he should do something to advocate for them, maybe get more mutants on the Avengers. Heh.

(Side question: Aside from Pietro and Wanda, who have checkered histories, and this unity team, how many of the Avengers have the public known to be mutants?)

Marvel Zombies / Re: Characters Slott did right, characters Slott did wrong
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:59:07 PM »
Wrote a pretty good Hobgoblin/Roderick Kingsley, too.

Marvel Zombies / Re: Characters Slott did right, characters Slott did wrong
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:34:13 PM »
Agreed. He did a lot to put Ock back in the running for the title of Spidey's arch-enemy.

I've heard he's done a horrible job writing Hobgoblin. Apparently he's writing Roderick Kingsley, the cunning mastermind who can outwit Osborn and Fisk, as if he had the personality of Jason Macendale, the mercenary replacement.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: General Star Wars movies thread
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:11:23 PM »
Something simultaneously hilarious and sad: someone has put together a "De-Feminized Fanedit." From an article about it:


    The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit (aka The Chauvinist Cut)

    Specs: 1280×720, x264, 46 minutes, MP3 2.0 audio

    Basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz Powah and other silly stuff.

    It would probably be easier to make a list of things that were kept instead of things that were changed. Hardly any scene got away without cuts.

    The resulting movie is (wait for it …) 46 minutes long.

    Yeah I know, it’s not ideal. It’s made from a CAM source (the most recent HDTC one with the Asian hard subs, which is pretty watchable). It has issues. But it had to be done.

    You will probably enjoy it most when you view it less as a blockbuster movie and more as some kind of episode from some non-existent mediocre Star Wars series.

    Here’s a short rundown of changes (spoilers! full list in description.txt):
    – No whiny/reluctant/murderous psycho Luke.
    – NO HALDO! She simply doesn’t exist. Her whole subplot doesn’t exist. The Kamikaze is carried out by Poe. ( = Poe dies.)
    – Leia never scolds, questions nor demotes Poe.
    – Lea dies. Kylo kills her.
    – Kylo is more badass and much less conflicted and volatile.
    – Kylo takes on more of Snoke’s guards, Rey struggles with a single one.
    – No bomber heroism by china girl in the beginning.
    – No Canto Bight.
    – No superpowered Rey.
    – Luke is not a semi-force-ghost and is smashed by the first laser cannon shot. (sorry, I just had to!)
    – Phasma is finished after the first blow by Finn. (Women are naturally weaker than men, she isn’t force-sensitive, and we know nothing about any exo-skeleton in her suit)
    – Asian chick speaks less, doesn’t bully Finn, Finn doesn’t try to escape, she is never formally introduced. She is just there and occasionally smiles at Finn or screams “Finn!”. She has no sister. Serves her right for all the heinous stuff she did.
    – Lots of little cuts reducing the number of female facial shots. Too many to count. (Pun intended.)
    – Quite a few scenes rearranged so that the flow of the shortened movie is still somewhat coherent.

    Obviously it’s far from perfect. The source is not even on DVD-level. Some of the technical edits were slacked because why not, it’s a CAM source (e.g. some masks and Snoke disappearing). Sometimes there’s an extreme zoom despite the mediocre quality. There are plotholes and continuity errors and some cuts are not as smooth as they should be, especially audio transition-wise. But for what it’s worth, it can now at least be viewed without feeling nauseaus about most of the terrible big and small decisions they made in this film. Also, at least the intro sequence is now very watchable and actually much cooler without all of Leia’s nitpicking. Now it’s all one united Resistance fighting without inner conflict and that’s much more satisfying to watch. Due to the extreme shortening, the whole movie is much more fast-paced now, at times unfortuantely also rushed due to a lack of usable filler footage

It isn't really a de-feminized edit. That's just what some random person on Twitter labeled it and it caught on(with everyone assuming it actually is de-feminized because one person called it that).

It was apparently intended as a de-stupified version since it takes out stupid things in general (like all of Canto Bight) and wasn't aimed at women.

Btw, the list of changes that you posted was written by a troll after Twitter dubbed it a de-feminized edit. It wasn't written by the person who made the edit(despite the writer pretending he made the edits) and the reasons given are completely fake.

Hm, interesting. Where'd you hear that?

« on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:00 AM »
Yeah, look at everything the Beetle/MACH-1 had to do to prove himself reformed in Thunderbolts after killing only one person. And Deathstroke's killed a LOT more than that.

General Chat / Do you ever think of yourself by your Internet alias?
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:15:52 AM »
Not gonna lie, there's times I've actually called myself, in my inner monologue, Thanos. It's been my go to screen name for over half my life now, and by this point it's almost as much of a personal identifier as my legal birth name.

Anyone else?

« on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:57 AM »
*looks at art* Wow, I must have missed several good-guy turns.

Anyway, I think the Giffen/DeMatteis era proves you don't need the big three to make the JL work, and that split teams can be just fine. It all depends on the quality of the writing.

Agreed, and that's coming from me.

Also, I'm never not going to call them gems, nor associate them with their new colors.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: VENOM (teaser trailer)
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »
Movie looks fine, but I'm not really getting much of a Venom-specific vibe off of it.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: John Mahoney, RIP
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:47:41 PM »
Oh that SUCKED. :(

Niles shouldnt throw stones anyway. Remember when his dog was revealed to be a canine Maris?

Daphne: "Am I the only one--"
Frasier/Martin: "No."
Daphne: "Does Dr. Crane have any idea?"
Frasier/Martin: "No."

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