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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:26 pm

I'm getting tired of period shows that toss in modern music to be trendy.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:24 pm

^ In general I agree with you, but I enjoyed the gimmick in A Knight's Tale (2001).
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 pm

It's nice sometimes, but it's cropping up too often for me lately (of course this is likely just coincidental because of what and when I'm choosing to watch). I'm trying to hold out interest in "Will" on TNT, but it's particular mixture of modern and old is right on the edge of being annoying.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:32 pm

The flip side of that are futuristic shows where the main characters have an interest in classic rock or disco. That worked in Guardians of the Galaxy because that AM era mixtape is all the music Peter knows, but it's jarring to me when the characters are from the 23rd century or whatever and just so happen to be big Beastie Boys fans.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:32 am

Zunu wrote:The flip side of that are futuristic shows where the main characters have an interest in classic rock or disco. That worked in Guardians of the Galaxy because that AM era mixtape is all the music Peter knows

Hmm…

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby esm » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:23 am

Zunu wrote:GoT

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The pathos of Jaime is that everything he does, including this latest escapade, is driven by one thing, his love for his sister over all else. And for that reason, one thing is certain -- it's not possible for him to have a happy ending to his story. He's accursed no matter what he does. The best he can hope for is a noble ending, perhaps choosing to save Tyrion over Cersei and live or die with a broken heart. And the same for Cersei, the best she can probably hope for is to be slain by her brother. I mean in theory GRRM and/or Weiss/Benioff could just ignore the entire history of tragic drama and allow Jaime and Cersei to skip off into the sunset, but that's not really in keeping with what we have seen in this world. Deaths may seem arbitrary but they usually do have a moral or at least dramatically solid underpinning. Robb done in by arrogance. Catlyn paid the price for her irrational (and turns out completely misplaced) hatred of Jon Snow. Ygritte because Jon broke his vows. Stannis because he killed his daughter. Myrcella cursed by her parentage. Sand snakes, sweet poetic justice.

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I agree with this, though my point isn't that they wouldn't kill Jaime -- just not in that scene that way, at the very end of an episode like that, without getting another scene with Cersei or Tyrion, etc. I think there are lots of discussions about this online, and others have said it better than I probably can.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby CaptainBerryzGiraffe » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:34 pm

esm wrote:
Zunu wrote:GoT

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I agree with this, though my point isn't that they wouldn't kill Jaime -- just not in that scene that way, at the very end of an episode like that, without getting another scene with Cersei or Tyrion, etc. I think there are lots of discussions about this online, and others have said it better than I probably can.

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Jon Snow died at the very end of an episode just like that...
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby esm » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:03 pm

^

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That's difference because --skipping the fact that he came back to life--

1. That was how the 5th book ended, so in a way the show was just following the book.

2. He wasn't just quickly killed off in a battle, where the chance of dying could be pretty high anyway (depending on the circumstances of the battle). The murder was planned, and it fit in with what had been going on. From the very beginning until now in the show, he has always been in the position where he can't just save everyone and make everyone happy at the same time. It made sense that some of his own people would have attempted to kill him.

Also, I forgot to say Arya was badass as hell in that training scene with Brienne. She had the most perfect facial expressions.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:31 am

GoT

Okay, this got me...

http://grahamewill.tumblr.com/post/163890300897

Like esm said...

esm wrote:Last week when I was watching the episode with someone who had only seen like three episodes of the series, I was like... yeah, I can't explain to you the background to any of these scenes.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby esm » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:14 am

"Wait, she's the queen? I thought the other one's the queen." -- also takes a bit to explain, especially when the King in the North was also just mentioned
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:30 am

Oh. That. I was thinking more of the dramatic weight of those characters' individual journeys and then reunion.

Couldn't you just say "War of the Roses" or "Mary and Elizabeth Tudor"? You're a graduate student, so your friends should be educated enough to understand those references, right?

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:22 pm

The current season of "Face Off" has been the most mediocre in a while, in regards not only to the contestants but also the challenges and the creations. It's still an enjoyable and friendly competition, but now I'm stuck anticipating the next season more than I am the winner of this season. :lol:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:14 pm

Game of Thrones S07E05 (13 Aug 2017)

"He's right. We're all on the same side."

"How can we be?"

"We're all breathing."

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Anyhow, a look back…



…and a look ahead…



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And still more awkward reunions…



Gotta love the nod to the meme, tho. :hehe:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:48 pm

I watched the first episode of the 2017 "DuckTales" reboot. Not enough positives to put effort into keeping up with it.
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1. Mrs. Beakley's new broad-shouldered body builder design and stern character are entirely unpleasant. Worst character transfer.
2. The sharp art style annoys me (this isn't a complaint specific to this show, I'm just not a huge fan of this style).
3. Huey, Dewey, and Louie generally sound like teenagers/young adults instead of kids. The VAs don't sound like they're really trying that hard. I would've liked it more had they cast actual kids or just went the route of female VAs.
4. New adventerous Webby is more entertaining than her former incarnation (less whiny). Her voice fits better than the triplets, but is still not quite there for me. Part of that is because Kate Micucci's voice is too easily recognized. Still though, not bad.
5. Scrooge, Donald, and Launchpad were fine.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:56 pm

Nayoko-Kihara wrote:The sharp art style annoys me (this isn't a complaint specific to this show, I'm just not a huge fan of this style).

It appears to be a throwback to the "mid-century modern" style of magazine illustrations from the '50s and early '60s…

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…which is more faithful to the Disney comics of that time — the comics in which most of those characters and stories were introduced (more info) — than the '80s after-school cartoons ever were.

In other words, this 2017 reboot is a second adaptation of the original material that also incorporates some elements from the first adaptation. It's not really fair to compare the two adaptations to each other.

That being said, however… yeah, I don't like it either. I understand what they're doing and why, but I'm a child of the '80s and I grew up with those after-school cartoons.

(i'm intrigued by the timing, though. our pop culture appears to be stuck in a 30-year loop, exploiting the same intellectual property over and over again, merely updating it a bit for current sensibilities.)

Nayoko-Kihara wrote:Huey, Dewey, and Louie generally sound like teenagers/young adults instead of kids. The VAs don't sound like they're really trying that hard. I would've liked it more had they cast actual kids or just went the route of female VAs.

I'm conflicted about this because the VO director is Sam Riegel of Critical Role fame. I want to like it for his sake — he and David Tennant are the only reasons why I'm interested at all in this — but again, yeah…
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:50 pm

You aren't wrong, they probably shouldn't be directly compared. I knew I would end up doing it regardless of whatever effort I tried to put into doing otherwise, so I gave in and watched it with that mindset anyway. I'm hoping the rest of the reboots / remakes / continuations I'm waiting for will be a little more to my taste.

(Oddly, the DTales art style doesn't bother me as much in still images. Except for Beakley, her design is terrible consistently.)
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:06 am

Celedam wrote:
Celedam wrote:"You're on the same side."


"I'm not looking for super friends."


It's here.

Unfortunately, the reviews are... mixed.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/78380
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:24 pm

Game of Thrones S07E06 (20 Aug 2017)

"You should get some rest."

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Anyhow, a look back…



…and a look ahead…



Spoiler: show
But how about that javelin throw, eh?



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I'm just wondering how long Jon's company was on that islet. I think it's silly to complain about travel times in a show like this — not just because it's fantasy but also because there are obvious time jumps between scenes — but in this case there definitely was a clock running.

So let's say a day for Gendry to run from the company back to Eastwatch, three days for a raven to fly from Eastwatch to Dragonstone, and then another two days for Daenerys to fly to the company's rescue. (I think those are reasonable estimates, based on calculations that can be provided upon request.) Do we believe the company was trapped there for six days?

The editing certainly implies there was a long wait, at least long enough for the lake to refreeze and for Thoros to die from exposure without anyone noticing, but we were never shown anyone camping or sleeping. It seems like everyone (except Thoros) stood watch the entire time.

This is what I don't like about this season. It's rushing to a conclusion and getting sloppy in the process. It's all very cinematic and crowd-pleasing, but that means it's also significantly dumber.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby CaptainBerryzGiraffe » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:24 pm

^
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I totally agree on the last part, it's getting super sloppy and half the time feels rushed. They say there wasn't enough material to fit into 10 episodes,
but personally I see enough things they could easily have included, or lengthened, to not only make it more understandable, but also make it less sloppy and rushed-feeling.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

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