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General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:19:13 AM »
bandwidth usage is one of the greatest robberies in recent memory.

There's literally a whatever the fuck, but they charge in increments and act like you're an asshole for only getting half of what you pay.

I have 15 mb/s, but if anything gets 10 I'm beyond lucky, and it takes a 3 hour on hold phone call of bitching to get it to what you pay for, and that lasts maybe a week.

It's a fucking racket, and I can only imagine this horse shit will make shit so much worse for Americans.

But I'm Canadian, and we've spoken out against this shit, so fuck you assholes for fucking your country and shit up so fucking bad in the first place.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:14:31 AM »
I’m not really a cinemaphile either. I know what I like but that’s as sophisticated as my reviews tend to be.

I think Tarantino’s praise tends to be for his writing, because it tends to be edgy/profanity-laden/irreverent, and that seems to be where his “influences” (my take) seem to shine.
See that's another conflation of things.

His "influences" are usually scenes that he stole wholesale off of other people, and his original dialog is where you can find his "voice"

But you know what, the scenes people really remember are the shit he stole off of other people.
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I like him more for his directing, which I think has gotten better and better. Some of the scenes from Hateful Eight were just gorgeous and majestic.
And very probably ripped off.

I will admit I haven't seen the movie.
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I also think he’s fantastic at setting up character studies, where the plot really is secondary to the character interactions. Part of that is that he picks great actors, as you say, but a lot of those great actors are in shitty films. He brings out the best in them - and I don’t know the technical details, as I’m a consumer, not a critic, and I know I’m repeating myself a bit.
Character STUDIES?

I think you're giving him way too much fucking credit on that front.

There's no study with his characters.

Stand outs and interesting/engaging? Absolutely.

But there's no deep study into any character he has ever written, at least in so far as his writing ever delves into.

He actually writes the most basic bitch characters ever. And that's what makes them engaging. Archetypes. Nothing wrong with that.

But when his archetype's best moments come from a completely different person that he ripped off, or have a ridiculous monologue based on Tarantino's own philosophies? Fuck off
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In that sense he reminds me a lot of Garth Ennis. Like Ennis, his love of profanity and irreverence is what initially attracts people. Like Ennis, sometimes this impulse gets the best of him, to his own detriment. And like Ennis, there are few people who do character studies better.
I agree that he's like Ennis in that he goes for big and bombastic and that's appealing, and I also agree that Ennis gets way too up his own butthole.

But Ennis does actually explore characters in all their depth and gravity, and Tarantino does not at all.

But god bless the Bear Jew, I guess.
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I would be VERY interested in his take on Star Trek. And not because I want to see Kirk dropping the future version of N bombs on Klingons, or Bones talk to Spock about the best way to eat Ferengi pussy. I want to see it because I think he’ll direct a space story that feels like it’s in SPACE as opposed to some movie set. I think he’ll direct an Enterprise crew that seems like actual characters instead of caricatures.
And that's great, but Star Trek is actually about character studies and complicated philosophies and deep existential questions

I genuinely think he'd do his usual "snappy" dialog shit and rob his sci fi shit from someone else without ever actually touching on what makes Star Trek Star Trek.

JJ Abrams homogenized the shit out of it and made it Star Trek for people who don't like Star Trek, and I think Tarantino would be another step in that same direction, but with space niggers.

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ICT / Re: Link (Zelda Whatever) vs Dante (Devil May Cry)
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:05:25 AM »
What do you mean by that? Majora's mask is canon. All Zelda games are canon with a few exceptions.
And even that, Fierce Deity is great and all, but the Triforce of Courage ALONE is enough to let Link take down a world threatening catastrophe time and time again, never mind all the other game mechanic invincibilities.

The Blade of Evil's Bane, motherfucker

Link's canon swordsmanship, especially after Breath of the Wild, is insane.

But oh

Dante was impaled in every game and took himself off the sword because nobody important got him

This is a Witcher against a Higher Vampire.

Bet on the Witcher.

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ICT / Re: Link (Zelda Whatever) vs Dante (Devil May Cry)
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:15:10 PM »
This is like a Witcher versus a Higher Vampire and it makes me so fucking wet

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ICT / Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:30:58 PM »
Actually pretty excite

Also really like teen Darkseid's look

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ICT / Re: Topper Harley vs Batman
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:27:15 PM »
Sheen's pecs were truly impressive in that flick

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:03:29 PM »
I want her to be a Palpatine. I like the idea that the granddaughter of the last trilogy's Big Bad turns out to be the hero of the next trilogy.

i'm honestly expecting a half-assed reincarnation of Anakin myself
Yeah but that's literally what Luke is

Except the part where Luke was alive the same time as Anakin.
I want her to be a Palpatine. I like the idea that the granddaughter of the last trilogy's Big Bad turns out to be the hero of the next trilogy.

i'm honestly expecting a half-assed reincarnation of Anakin myself
Yeah but that's literally what Luke is

I was thinking more of a literal literal reincarnation of Anakin.
Lucas has said that Luke is what Anakin would or could have been

But SUPERliteral, okay

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:02:24 PM »
I want her to be a Palpatine. I like the idea that the granddaughter of the last trilogy's Big Bad turns out to be the hero of the next trilogy.

i'm honestly expecting a half-assed reincarnation of Anakin myself
Yeah but that's literally what Luke is

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ICT / Re: Battle of the Week: MCU Captain America vs 2005 King Kong
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:45:40 AM »
Kong swallows Cap and the shield.

Dies trying to digest it

Double KO

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:59:57 PM »
"The passage from the Bible that Jules has memorized was mostly made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. The first part about the righteous man and the tyranny of evil men is a direct quote from Ezekiel 25:17. However the second half, "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee," is not real. It's likely that Tarantino actually included it as a reference to the Sonny Chiba film Karate Kiba (1976) as the quote is almost word for word from the opening scene. Tarantino has also said that he is big fan of the actor and is therefore likely to have seen the movie."

One of his most famous lines isn't even his

Included it as a reference? Fuuuuuck you

The alternative would've just been a direct quote from the Bible.  Is that any different?
Absolutely, yes, because it was supposed to be that

Not sure what you thought your point was

Jules even specifically mentions, in the movie, the passage of the Bible he's (supposed to be) specifically quoting

If a character says "As such and such said, (actual quote)" that's literally not plagiarism

My point is that he's quoting something, no matter what, so what does it matter if it's from the actual source or a movie that misquoted the actual source?  I mean, if Jules went on his own rant and it was revealed QT took that rant from another movie, I could see why they would bug you.  The rant was never presented as anything but a quote.
You don't understand the difference between a quote and plagiarism

That's not a question

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:46:20 PM »
I think it’s refreshing for her not to be a Skywalker but I still think the movie will be by-the-numbers.
I want her to be a Kenobi, if she's anybody, and her being more powerful than everyone/ a Skywalker half breed is retarded based on everything we know about Star Wars

Unless we find out Ren is a weak ass bitch

But more powerful than Luke?

Eat all my dicks

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Game Cage / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:17:47 PM »
The gameplay and combat in Chronicles X was overwhelmingly superior to Xenoblade Chronicles. The story in XC was good, but playing it often felt like a chore, even when it was Reyn Time. XCX had a more interesting story that wasn't executed as well and better get finished or I'm going to cry or something.

The combat in this is also much better than the first Chronicles.
Xenoblade 2 is outselling both Mario Odyssey and fucking Rocket League on the eShop***, and while admittedly both have been out for longer, no other fucking game has been able to do that, not even Skyrim, and those are the only three to dethrone Stardew Valley

I am really hoping for a Chronicles X port at the bare minimum, because Bayonetta 1 and 2 are coming, and every Wii U port so far has done extremely well, and I really hope more are to come

***eShop seems to do daily or bi-weekly sales to determine their Best Sellers, and those are NTSC (vague) stats. In fucking PAL Skyrim was #1 ahead of even Odyssey and Rocket League. Don't know about X2 numbers until cray tells me what his eShop says

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:11:10 PM »
I’m not really a cinemaphile either. I know what I like but that’s as sophisticated as my reviews tend to be.

I think Tarantino’s praise tends to be for his writing, because it tends to be edgy/profanity-laden/irreverent, and that seems to be where his “influences” (my take) seem to shine. I like him more for his directing, which I think has gotten better and better. Some of the scenes from Hateful Eight were just gorgeous and majestic.

I also think he’s fantastic at setting up character studies, where the plot really is secondary to the character interactions. Part of that is that he picks great actors, as you say, but a lot of those great actors are in shitty films. He brings out the best in them - and I don’t know the technical details, as I’m a consumer, not a critic, and I know I’m repeating myself a bit.

In that sense he reminds me a lot of Garth Ennis. Like Ennis, his love of profanity and irreverence is what initially attracts people. Like Ennis, sometimes this impulse gets the best of him, to his own detriment. And like Ennis, there are few people who do character studies better.

I would be VERY interested in his take on Star Trek. And not because I want to see Kirk dropping the future version of N bombs on Klingons, or Bones talk to Spock about the best way to eat Ferengi pussy. I want to see it because I think he’ll direct a space story that feels like it’s in SPACE as opposed to some movie set. I think he’ll direct an Enterprise crew that seems like actual characters instead of caricatures.
I will try to remember to address this tomorrow when I'm not on my phone because this is an actual conversation

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:08:13 PM »
"The passage from the Bible that Jules has memorized was mostly made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. The first part about the righteous man and the tyranny of evil men is a direct quote from Ezekiel 25:17. However the second half, "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee," is not real. It's likely that Tarantino actually included it as a reference to the Sonny Chiba film Karate Kiba (1976) as the quote is almost word for word from the opening scene. Tarantino has also said that he is big fan of the actor and is therefore likely to have seen the movie."

One of his most famous lines isn't even his

Included it as a reference? Fuuuuuck you

The alternative would've just been a direct quote from the Bible.  Is that any different?
Absolutely, yes, because it was supposed to be that

Not sure what you thought your point was

Jules even specifically mentions, in the movie, the passage of the Bible he's (supposed to be) specifically quoting

If a character says "As such and such said, (actual quote)" that's literally not plagiarism

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Tarantino might be doing a Star Trek
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:24:19 PM »
Scorsese has influenced a generation of filmmakers who have been inspired to do their own take on things like the Goodfellas scene.
Their own takes on things like

Yes.

The fundamental difference

Your own take, and being like something, isn't a transplant or a straight rip
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Scorsese himself has been effusive about the people who inspired him. Do you think Scorcese invented scenes like that out of thin air?
Emphasis on "scenes like that"
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We obviously have different ideas on what constitutes artistic inspiration vs. plagiarism.
I think the real issue is conflating the two things

It's easy to see where someone made something that is similar to but clearly not exactly like something else.

Tarantino's best shit seems to be stuff that he outright took from other people, instead of a general idea or theme that he took inspiration from to craft his own work
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Who, in your opinion, is a unique current-day filmmaker?
Honest to god?

Zack Snyder

He's awful, but

I also don't know the names of any current day filmmakers

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