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Random Randomness / Re: first world problems
« on: April 28, 2018, 19:53 »
Trying to find a way to break to my partner that I don’t like Marvel films.

I don’t have a problem with hero & action films in general but the marvel franchise panders to an audience so much it’s ridiculous. “Ahhh put in some cool explosions and have a character say ‘uproarious’ after” but let’s not have a good plot or character development or any sort of human authenticity whatsoever.
 
I watched the first Deadpool film for the first time the other day and it was AWFUL. Nothing the character said or did was genuinely funny. His character had such a sad backstory and that was really good and it would have made such a beautiful superhero tradegy story but then they went and made the character wise cracking but never really gave an explanation as to why he was like that?? And it just read as Marvel being too afraid to make a film you can actually take seriously so they just covered everything up with meaningless quips and fourth wall breaks that the movie never earned. God. Okay I’m done.
For what it's worth, Deadpool is a "Marvel" film, not a Marvel film, in that the character's movie rights are owned by Fox (or Marvel Entertainment, who seem to produce the movies typically credited to Fox?) and not Marvel Studios, so Marvel Studios (who do most of the other films) don't really have as much input in it.

And I guess a lot of the rest of what you say about Deadpool is kind of a case of "if you don't already know the character you miss the context"? Basically Deadpool as a character was driven insane by the experiments at the start of the film (or comics) and as such somehow becomes aware of the fact that he is the character in a film (or comic), so he plays up to that with all the wise cracking and fourth wall breaking. He's aware of the narrator, he's aware that his speech/thoughts appear in bubbles, he acknowledges the issue he last saw a character in, etc.

I also think it's unfair to say that Marvel films in general don't have good character development or human authenticity, because a lot of characters have really good story arcs across the films (I could maybe accept that inside the films it's less pronounced, but I'd argue it's absolutely there in each film). A good example being Iron Man, who after the events of The Avengers becomes obsessed with trying to save Earth before it happens, leading to the Ultron incident, and then seeing the effect that has on him in Captain America: Civil War, or how he treats Spider-Man in Spider-Man Homecoming.

It's fair to dislike Deadpool because I can accept his film is a pretty specific type of humour and (especially if you don't get the context of the fact he's medium aware, which admittedly they should have touched on more in the film since it's kind of If You Know You Know) perhaps doesn't seem to take itself serious enough, but it's a pretty big departure from the majority of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is the stuff by Marvel Studios that people typically think of when they say "Marvel Films") which is pretty (at least what I've seen) universally enjoyed.

Other examples of "Marvel" films that aren't really Marvel are: the Fantastic Four films, all the Spider-Man films prior to Spider-Man Homecoming, all the X-Men films, the upcoming Venom film.

(also sorry if this seems like DON'T DISLIKE WHAT I LIKE :@)

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And yet, people refer to America or the USA as the United States of America, which is also a long name.

how often do you actually see people seriously type out "the United States of America" because I never see that ever unless they're making some kind of joke

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Occasionally, you find news reports on websites talking about DR Congo.

I know that DR is the abbreviation of doctor.

So I have to ask, who is this "Doctor Congo" I keep hearing about?
If DR means something else, why don't the news websites just say what it means?

It stands for Democratic Republic of Congo, which no one writes because 1) it's long 2) you can just write DR Congo and most people know what it means.

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PKMN.NET / Re: Nothing works!
« on: January 31, 2018, 23:21 »
the file restriction is 100 pixels x 100 pixels (last i checked anyway), and that image is 126 pixels wide horizontally, so you need to make it smaller in terms of pixels to use it as your avatar

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Music / Re: Which songs are you currently obsessed with?
« on: November 26, 2017, 00:08 »
방탄소년단 (BTS) - Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (feat. Desiigner)

was really unsure about this this morning (yesterday morning?) but it's grown on me a lot. still prefer the original version but hey this was cool too

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Random Randomness / Re: first world problems
« on: November 24, 2017, 00:10 »
don't worry my dude you'll grow out of that "rap = crap lol" phase and then you can enjoy the Good Stuff™

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Random Randomness / Re: first world problems
« on: November 23, 2017, 18:27 »
well i live in a family that believes there is a significant taste difference between coke & pepsi & that rap is good. topTHAT.

but both of those things are right :thinking:

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Music / Re: Which songs are you currently obsessed with?
« on: November 20, 2017, 14:57 »
방탄소년단 (BTS) - DNA
방탄소년단 (BTS) - 고민보다 Go

been listening to a lot of BTS lately since they were performing at the AMAs last night, i reckon they did pretty great considering the fans were so loud their stage mics kept getting muted.

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Gaming / Re: Should DanTDM sue the BBC?
« on: September 25, 2017, 15:35 »
i only skimmed the video but it seemed like he enjoyed it and it wasn't a particularly bad video either, so i don't think he'd have much of a case.

and even if he did i doubt he's getting more than his legal fees would cost, and with Youtube ad revenue the way it is now... lol don't waste your time pal

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Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: August 17, 2017, 12:59 »
three a* grades at a level :) i'm really chuffed

hey good job that's pretty alright i reckon !!!!

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Gaming / Re: Pokemon On The SNES
« on: July 29, 2017, 14:59 »
Why can't we just have a Pokémon game where you don't need to trade to complete the pokedex?
Because then people who don't have friends who usually buy both versions so they can complete the Pokédex solo will only have to buy one copy which results in a net loss of sales.

Probably less relevant in the age of online trading but I'm pretty confident it still happens so that's why.

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Gaming / Re: Pokemon On The SNES
« on: July 29, 2017, 12:54 »
The big reasons the Gameboy was used instead of the SNES include the fact it was portable, so you could play on the go wherever you are, simulating actual insect collecting (which Pokémon was inspired by), and the ability to link the consoles together to trade and battle, which as far as I'm aware the SNES was completely unable to do.

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I have all 7 of their albums. I doubt they will replace him. I mean, nobody can pull off that 17 second scream like he could!
Austin Carlile (formerly of Of Mice & Men) has a bunch of long screams, I think the one at the end of "This One's For You" is like 21ish seconds?

this is super sad, Hybrid Theory and Meteora were such great albums, and I liked around half of Minutes To Midnight. Really sucks that people suffer like this and then end up doing this. feel for his family and friends.

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Music / Re: Which songs are you currently obsessed with?
« on: July 12, 2017, 13:47 »
BLACKPINK - 마지막처럼
APink - Five
Red Velvet - 빨간 맛

jamzzzzz

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