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Helen C

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    Movies

    I have a feeling The Iron Lady is going to be a massive piece of over the top, lying pro-Thatcherite propaganda... and at the same time, a wonderful piece of film making with astoundingly good acting. It will be both horrific and wonderful at the same time.
  2. Tried, didn't work. It would have worked on the guards, apparently, and I could have paid my bounty, but stupid Hamish didn't know this at the time and now they are all dead. So yeah, need to restart. Shall be doing that on Friday.
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    They've split it into two films, so Five Armies comes in the second one. On they other hand, they've combined it with the White Council stuff from Unfinished Tails, so we get the war with the Necromancer in Mirkwood.
  4. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas is excellent.
  5. I killed a chicken. Apparently, I have to start from my last save point, pre chicken. Which was on the cart in the opening scene. I'd done the entire Golden Claw quest. Four hours of Gameplay. Down the shitter. Because I killed a *vulgarity*ing chicken. *vulgarity* this game.
  6. OK, playing Skyrim. First thing to do after opening level: Talk to Alvor in Riverwod. K. Why does he attack me? Tutorials say he's supposed to be nice to me.
  7. Not read the whole thread, as it became a debate about capital punishment - not a debate I want to get into. But yeah, I have no issue admitting that for me, it goes down to adolescent fantasy. If a writer can make it "mature", or add character depth and a great plot, then cool. But there's no shame in liking superheroes in there own terms - in a totally immature fantasy sort of way. "Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - CS Lewis
  8. I was basically going to say what Ivan said about 90's Image characters (not about The Maxx though, as I've not read any of that). YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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    Ripoffs

    People forget that some of the greatest films of all time are "rip offs". A Fistful of Dollars (a film I love, by the way, I'm not trying to insult it) being a prominent example - it's ripped straight from "Yojimbo".
  10. How can you have a favourite when they're all basically the same character? The only thing to judge on is the character design, which means the older ones are obviously at a disadvantage.
  11. Finally reading Adolf. It's the first Japanese comic I've read that I like as much as Mauz, Preacher or Transmetropolitan. It so gripping, all the characters are developed and you care about them. The art is very effective, the way some scenes are presented is tremendous.
  12. He killed Sean Bean. The bastard.
  13. Bah. I want to write, I really do, but until Christmas I'm afraid I'm going to suffer a fatal lack of motivation. When are you thinking of getting started? Also, Thomas Jackson is free to do whatever you want with.
  14. Answer: To have fun. If you like writing set ups, do that. If you like trying to figure out if Hulk could beat Godzilla, do that.
  15. *Complains about modern music being soulless and shallow* *Posts '80's music* What?
  16. Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac Also, I recommend his cover of Radiohead's Creep, but that was never released for download.
  17. Of course you don't, that's not what's being said. Obviously, you didn't mean to be offensive to gays. But intent doesn't always matter.
  18. That's a long way off from being her only point, heh. I'm my experience, the people asking these complaints are not the ones that like "dark and edgy". Mark Millar especially is known for being terrible at writing women. Gail is great. I'm not.
  19. Did you read the article? No one has issues with Catwoman having sex wit Batman. It's the way it was presented. She was used as a tool to titillate readers as opposed to being used as an actual character. Also, anyone who reads Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns and follows by writing comics objectifying women clearly missed the point. And comic sales have been slowly going down the shitter for years. A real attempt to expand to more readers rather than focusing solely on that demographic would be welcome. The reboot was the perfect opportunity to do that and they didn't.
  20. A decent article on the subject. Also, this.
  21. Using gay as an insult proves that you're too god awful stupid to be reading much of anything anyway. Anyhow, worse thing about the reboot is the treatment of women. Catwoman, and especially Starfire.
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