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Post #1451 by DeadPhish » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:03 am

I have Mario 3 and a controller on my tablet.
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Post #1453 by Hovercraft » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:53 am

Good show coming to PA for any of you peeps who like Fleet Foxes or Animal Collective:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0200525CC7E978F2
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Post #1454 by JLHockeyKnight » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Jester not sure if you've kept up with the series but you had recommended One Second After a while back by William R. Forstchen. I'm currently listening to the audiobook for the third book in the series, The Final Day. First two books were great, this one is a lot slower...
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Post #1456 by DeadPhish » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:13 pm

Two episodes into the new Twin Peaks series. So far so good, really enjoying so far.


And speaking of Showtime, been debating going back and catching up on Homeland, is it worth watching still? I stopped after the 3rd season or so, when they hanged the one guy.
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Post #1457 by JLHockeyKnight » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:04 pm

I managed to get a Nintendo Switch. Found one when I randomly walked into Target on Saturday morning, and they had two still in stock. Traded in the Wii U, a bunch of games for it, and I had a bunch of DS games from my brother in law that he didn't want anymore. Trade in netted me $376 trade in at Gamestop after promos and such. Bought the big 3 games for the Switch right now: Zelda (which I had for Wii U and now have to restart on Switch...worth it), Splatoon 2, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Also got a Pro Controller and Travel Case so I have it when I go on work travel.

Love the system, it'll take a bit for some more games to come up, but the system itself is awesome. Glad I got it. And I still have $120 in credit.
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Post #1458 by Hovercraft » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:58 pm

I've had one since launch and I love it. Zelda is a near perfect game and the versatility of system is awesome. Price tag is high and library is small, but Mario Odyssey is coming in October. Sonic Mania just came out and is a great throwback if you liked retro Sonic games on genesis.

What's your friend code? I have Splatoon and MK8 too.
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Post #1459 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:50 pm

The impact
The aftershave
The European ciggarettes

The taxi
The alcohol
That lingers on your breath

The lipstick
The street lamp
The woolen overcoat

The front desk
You tell yourself
It isn't over yet

Second best, oh, second best
I can learn to live with this
Plus, I really need a rest
After all, what's wrong with second best
What's wrong with second best

The motel
The distances
Cave into kisses, cold and wet

Familiar exchanges
Like needle pulling thread

The empty movements that once were so inspired
Desperate attempts to fan the flame without the fire

The matress creaks beneath
The symphony of misery and cum
Still, we lie jerking back and forth
And blurring into one

Second best, oh, second best
I can learn to live with this
Plus, I relaly need a rest
After all, what's wrong with second best
What's wrong with second best


Ladies and Gentlemen, Pedro the Lion (David Bazan) are making a comeback.
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Post #1460 by chaosof99 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:55 am

I am not sure how many of you guys will be interested in this, but I am going to write about this anyway, and I am going to make a bit of a larger explanation for the uninitiated.

One of the most popular video games currently on the market is Overwatch, a fast-paced first person shooter that is played in 6v6 games and features a variety of different characters that have different skills and roles in a team. Overwatch released in May 2016 and quickly received a following big enough for competitive eSports being organized around it. Blizzard Entertainment who developed Overwatch has decided to create an actual eSports league organized similar to other american sports leagues around the game (e.g. the NHL). Overwatch League begins regular season play in January 2018. For now all games will be played in Los Angeles but Blizzard hopes to introduce actual home and away games should the league be successful.

So why do I bring this up here. eSports are usually quite international affairs outside of specific events are just played over the internet. As said above however the league is organized more along the lines of american professional leagues, and the naming convention for the teams is "City Nicknames". While this has less implication for who the players are, the reason for this is because there is a variety of ownership groups behind the teams. There is also a Philadelphia team called "Philadelphia Fusion" and it is owned by Comcast Spectacor. As you can guess from their logo, they kind of took another team in their portfolio as example of chosing a color scheme:

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Other teams are also owned by familiar names in the sports and entertainment business. Kraft Group who own the New England Patriots are fielding a team called Boston Uprising, while Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, LA Rams and Arsenal F.C., will add an Overwatch team called Los Angeles Gladiators. Besides american teams there will also be teams from London (England, not Ontario), Shanghai and Seoul. The teams will also receive special skins (as they are called) for their in-game characters which will serve as team uniforms.

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Post #1461 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:06 pm

Kraft Group who own the New England Patriots are fielding a team called Boston Uprising

Does their group come with tiki torches?
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Post #1462 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:00 am

Was lucky enough to see American Football at the Union Transfer tonight. Incredible show honestly.
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Post #1463 by chaosof99 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:20 am

I was confused until I realized "American Football" is the name of a band.
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Post #1464 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:01 pm

I haven't seen Get Out yet, but after going on a bit of a horror movie binge some of the best to come out of late are:

Anti-Christ
The With
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Let Me In
Eyes of My Mother
Untamed
Descent
Ruins
Green Room
Evil Dead (remake) [need to re-watch to confirm]

Edit: Add A Cure for Wellness to the list. And The Void.
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Post #1465 by jester » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:48 am

Rogers Pancreas wrote:I haven't seen Get Out yet, but after going on a bit of a horror movie binge some of the best to come out of late are:

Anti-Christ
The With
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Let Me In
Eyes of My Mother
Untamed
Descent
Ruins
Green Room
Evil Dead (remake) [need to re-watch to confirm]


Get Out is brilliant.

On this topic, everyone loved It Follows ... wife and I thought it was boring.
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Post #1466 by Hovercraft » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 am

Yeah Get Out was great. Though the lead actor should have won over Franco at the golden globes over the weekend. Apparently it's got great re-watchability for clues and easter eggs too.
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Post #1467 by vonbonds » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Get Out was fun..definitely not great
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Post #1468 by jester » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:47 pm

vonbonds wrote:Get Out was fun..definitely not great


Racist.
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Post #1469 by vonbonds » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:49 pm

jester wrote:
vonbonds wrote:Get Out was fun..definitely not great


Racist.

Lol. I enjoyed it as they spoke so well (I kid I kid!). That movie was like candy though, it was fun and enjoyable.
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Post #1470 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:30 pm

jester wrote:
Rogers Pancreas wrote:I haven't seen Get Out yet, but after going on a bit of a horror movie binge some of the best to come out of late are:

Anti-Christ
The With
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Let Me In
Eyes of My Mother
Untamed
Descent
Ruins
Green Room
Evil Dead (remake) [need to re-watch to confirm]


Get Out is brilliant.

On this topic, everyone loved It Follows ... wife and I thought it was boring.

The movie felt like more of an artistic statement about STDs than an actual horror story.
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Post #1471 by jester » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Rogers Pancreas wrote:
jester wrote:
Rogers Pancreas wrote:I haven't seen Get Out yet, but after going on a bit of a horror movie binge some of the best to come out of late are:

Anti-Christ
The With
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Let Me In
Eyes of My Mother
Untamed
Descent
Ruins
Green Room
Evil Dead (remake) [need to re-watch to confirm]


Get Out is brilliant.

On this topic, everyone loved It Follows ... wife and I thought it was boring.

The movie felt like more of an artistic statement about STDs than an actual horror story.


Have you seen It Comes At Night, yet? That's on my want to see list.
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Post #1472 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:58 pm

jester wrote:
Rogers Pancreas wrote:
jester wrote:
Get Out is brilliant.

On this topic, everyone loved It Follows ... wife and I thought it was boring.

The movie felt like more of an artistic statement about STDs than an actual horror story.


Have you seen It Comes At Night, yet? That's on my want to see list.

I haven't. Saw the trailer some time ago, but never got around to it.

You have to let me know how it goes.
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Post #1473 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:54 pm



I did finally get around to seeing It Comes at Night, along with The Hallow, and The Hive. It Comes at Night might be the best of the three, but I actually preferred The Hallow. Within thirty minutes of It Comes at Night, I was hoping for everyone, save the son, to die a quick death. It's so fucking uninteresting.
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Post #1474 by FlyHigh » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:34 pm

Just finished up Babylon Berlin on Netflix. A mixture of a mystery show, a spy show, and a historical period piece. Would definitely recommend for anyone mildly interested in that era. It’s 1929, so the Nazis don’t really play much of a part (yet), but it’s an interesting watching experience when you know what’s about to happen over the next 15 years.
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Post #1475 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Sat May 05, 2018 3:13 am

Throwing it back a bit, not sure if any of you mess around with this stuff but I went to a music school so I get into these moods sometimes.

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Post #1476 by Hovercraft » Fri May 11, 2018 5:42 pm

I'm case anyone is still curious about Newfoundland, where I am:
https://explorepartsunknown.com/destina ... foundland/

Anthony Bourdain came here with his show recently. Just aired this week.
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Post #1477 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri May 11, 2018 8:24 pm

Hovercraft wrote:I'm case anyone is still curious about Newfoundland, where I am:
https://explorepartsunknown.com/destina ... foundland/

Anthony Bourdain came here with his shoe recently. Just aired this week.


Was it a dress shoe? Sneaker?
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Post #1478 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Fri May 11, 2018 9:00 pm

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Post #1479 by Hovercraft » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:I'm case anyone is still curious about Newfoundland, where I am:
https://explorepartsunknown.com/destina ... foundland/

Anthony Bourdain came here with his shoe recently. Just aired this week.


Was it a dress shoe? Sneaker?


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Post #1480 by JLHockeyKnight » Sat May 12, 2018 8:03 am

Brooklyn Nine Nine got canceled and in 24 hours NBC picked it up.

The show is brilliant and highly acclaimed even though the ratings aren't the best (though not bad). Chalk this up to another bonkers cancellation decision from FOX.

My favorite show right now, The Expanse, won't be returning to SyFy. Hoping it finds a home.
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Post #1481 by chaosof99 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:26 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Brooklyn Nine Nine got canceled and in 24 hours NBC picked it up.

The show is brilliant and highly acclaimed even though the ratings aren't the best (though not bad). Chalk this up to another bonkers cancellation decision from FOX.


Yeah, after the news yesterday and basically everybody in my twitter exclaiming how good the show is and how annoyed they were with the cancellation, I checked it out on Netflix. Three episodes in and I've been laughing my ass off basically the entire time.
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Post #1482 by Kilgore Trout » Sat May 12, 2018 8:30 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:My favorite show right now, The Expanse, won't be returning to SyFy. Hoping it finds a home.


Surely, this is not true?
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Post #1483 by Hovercraft » Sat May 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Brooklyn 99 is amazing, so glad NBC gave it another shot. Pretty much every character is gold and hilarious.

Rotted about the Expanse too. Hopefully someone picks that up too. Just watched the newest episode this morning.

I'm sad about Last Man on Earth too. Not as good as B99, but if you like Will Forte's humour this show is hilarious as well.
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Post #1484 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 am

chaosof99 wrote:
JLHockeyKnight wrote:Brooklyn Nine Nine got canceled and in 24 hours NBC picked it up.

The show is brilliant and highly acclaimed even though the ratings aren't the best (though not bad). Chalk this up to another bonkers cancellation decision from FOX.


Yeah, after the news yesterday and basically everybody in my twitter exclaiming how good the show is and how annoyed they were with the cancellation, I checked it out on Netflix. Three episodes in and I've been laughing my ass off basically the entire time.


It really doesn't let up. There really hasn't been a bad episode. For a show that's gone this long and still knocks it out every episode, you'd think FOX would hold it close. Nope.

If you haven't yet, check out Bob's Burgers. The first season is rough, but everything beyond that is great. Luckily FOX didn't cancel it.
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Post #1485 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun May 13, 2018 7:10 am

I'm a few episodes behind on The Expanse (caught the first episode of this season) and probably a book and a half ahead of where the show is now. But the show has been executed so well. They have nixed characters that didn't have a big impact, so no big loss, or they've merged characters into the same character (I think that's what they're doing with Drummer). I'm hoping a streaming service picks it up. Netflix has rights to the show everywhere in the world except the US (I believe). So that might be a good home. And after Stranger Things and recently Altered Carbon, I'm confident Netflix is a solid place for sci-fi shows.
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Post #1486 by jester » Sun May 13, 2018 9:10 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:I'm a few episodes behind on The Expanse (caught the first episode of this season) and probably a book and a half ahead of where the show is now. But the show has been executed so well. They have nixed characters that didn't have a big impact, so no big loss, or they've merged characters into the same character (I think that's what they're doing with Drummer). I'm hoping a streaming service picks it up. Netflix has rights to the show everywhere in the world except the US (I believe). So that might be a good home. And after Stranger Things and recently Altered Carbon, I'm confident Netflix is a solid place for sci-fi shows.


Pretty sure you can stream it from Amazon (or at least you used to be able to).
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Post #1487 by Hovercraft » Mon May 14, 2018 7:13 am

Yeah Amazon has the US rights. Would make it awkward/expensive for Netflix to take the show over, since they won't do that unless they can stream the early seasons too.
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Post #1488 by Hovercraft » Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Follow up CNN article on Newfoundland:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/newf ... index.html
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Post #1489 by JLHockeyKnight » Mon May 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Hovercraft wrote:Yeah Amazon has the US rights. Would make it awkward/expensive for Netflix to take the show over, since they won't do that unless they can stream the early seasons too.


I can see Amazon picking it up because of this.

And yeah Jester, I'm aware Amazon has the rights to earlier seasons. I don't get SyFy in my cable package (economy) but I buy it both to watch it immediately and to also support the show.
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Post #1490 by jester » Tue May 22, 2018 1:33 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:Yeah Amazon has the US rights. Would make it awkward/expensive for Netflix to take the show over, since they won't do that unless they can stream the early seasons too.


I can see Amazon picking it up because of this.

And yeah Jester, I'm aware Amazon has the rights to earlier seasons. I don't get SyFy in my cable package (economy) but I buy it both to watch it immediately and to also support the show.


https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/ ... ssion=true
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Post #1491 by JLHockeyKnight » Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 pm

jester wrote:
JLHockeyKnight wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:Yeah Amazon has the US rights. Would make it awkward/expensive for Netflix to take the show over, since they won't do that unless they can stream the early seasons too.


I can see Amazon picking it up because of this.

And yeah Jester, I'm aware Amazon has the rights to earlier seasons. I don't get SyFy in my cable package (economy) but I buy it both to watch it immediately and to also support the show.


https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/ ... ssion=true


Well it's a good thing Bezos loves the show and books and owns a space company.
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Post #1492 by jester » Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 pm

Also that Amazon is richer than God. I am very curious what they're going to do with this LoTR adaptation.
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Post #1493 by Hovercraft » Thu May 24, 2018 6:57 am

jester wrote:Also that Amazon is richer than God. I am very curious what they're going to do with this LoTR adaptation.


Yeah I am kind of excited for big budget LOTR. I hope it's kinda like GoT in that it follows lots of characters and regions and doesn't just follow the fellowship all the time. Rumor is that season 1 might be about "Young Aragorn".
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Post #1494 by CantSeeColors » Thu May 24, 2018 12:03 pm

I feel like they should make it about anyone but Aragorn. His mysteriousness is part of what made his character great in the movies.
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Post #1495 by Kilgore Trout » Thu May 24, 2018 10:42 pm

We already got a big budget LOTR that almost everyone was happy with no?

Hell, as much as I liked the books and am happy to watch a 4hr movie if Im into the material, I think the expanded editions were a bit too much. I just don't see why we need it. Would've liked to see them pick a different fantasy property and run with it.
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Post #1496 by Craig » Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 am

I'd rather they take characters from the universe that weren't covered in detail in the movies. There's plenty to pick from. Or like, young Elrond in the second age would be neat. There's a whole storyline about him and his brother picking which race the belong to that culminates in his brother being the first king of men. Or there were a few alliances of Elves and Men that fought Sauron that could make for good TV. Or they could expand on Isildur cutting the ring from Sauron's hand.

I suppose they might want to do something that happens after the movies, because then viewers have come context. Tolkien started working on a sequel set after the books, but abandoned it because it was too dark and depressing. I wonder if there's enough of an outline there for them to work off of?
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Post #1497 by jester » Fri May 25, 2018 10:44 am

Kilgore Trout wrote:We already got a big budget LOTR that almost everyone was happy with no?

Hell, as much as I liked the books and am happy to watch a 4hr movie if Im into the material, I think the expanded editions were a bit too much. I just don't see why we need it. Would've liked to see them pick a different fantasy property and run with it.


The extended Fellowship of the Ring was very good, largely because it was very true to the book. I think Jackson took way too many liberties with Two Towers and the extraneous stuff at that point was too much. Hobbit was a goddamn shitshow of excess.

I think Aragorn is appealing given that he has some attachment to mainstream material (so, people won't be entirely lost); and, even for readers, his backstory is pretty damn thin unless someone went and read all the random stuff that has come out.

The really adventurous idea would be to do something with the Silmarillion.
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Post #1498 by FlyHigh » Fri May 25, 2018 10:45 am

Will be interesting to see where it goes. I'm a huge LOTR fan, but one of the things that makes GoT (and some of these other shows like Westworld, Legion, etc.) so compelling is that you don't really have "good guys" and "bad guys" in the traditional sense. LOTR could get away with having relatively one-note characters because the books are pretty short (and extremely imaginative from a world-building perspective and well-written). And the scale of the movies is epic enough that you didn't need to worry a ton about character development (though I'm still bitter about Frodo turning on Sam in the 3rd movie, that was dumb). But there's probably a pretty decent argument that the most interesting characters in the original trilogy are Boromir or Saruman (who both have ancillary roles and die) and obviously Gollum.

But unless they blow out budget again, which they might do, the TV series will need to be a lot more character-driven. And young Aragorn isn't really a particularly compelling character. His father dies when he's young, he gets told about his heritage when he's older, he fosters with Elrond, becomes a hero, becomes king, gets the girl, lives happily ever after. Compare that to a character like Jaime Lannister or even Kvothe from Kingkiller Chronicles, I don't think you really have the same depth to work with.
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Post #1499 by FlyHigh » Fri May 25, 2018 10:50 am

jester wrote:
Kilgore Trout wrote:We already got a big budget LOTR that almost everyone was happy with no?

Hell, as much as I liked the books and am happy to watch a 4hr movie if Im into the material, I think the expanded editions were a bit too much. I just don't see why we need it. Would've liked to see them pick a different fantasy property and run with it.


The extended Fellowship of the Ring was very good, largely because it was very true to the book. I think Jackson took way too many liberties with Two Towers and the extraneous stuff at that point was too much. Hobbit was a goddamn shitshow of excess.

I think Aragorn is appealing given that he has some attachment to mainstream material (so, people won't be entirely lost); and, even for readers, his backstory is pretty damn thin unless someone went and read all the random stuff that has come out.

The really adventurous idea would be to do something with the Silmarillion.


Agree with all of this, if they actually went back and tried to do Morgoth...or the initial rise of Sauron when he corrupted the Men of Numenor or something, that would be really interesting (and maybe an impossible job).
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Post #1500 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue May 29, 2018 10:22 pm

I just finished watching "You Were Never Really Here" and Joaquin Phoenix continues to impress the hell out of me.
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