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by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 11284

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

Do you want to cast Scarlet Johansson or not? I do not. My earlier comment might have been unclear. I think it's a terrible idea to take Japanese character from a series set in Japan that deals with Japanese politics and issues and give the role to a White actress. Given that they decided to cast J...
by cephalopod9
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 11284

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

Isn't ridiculous anime comic book style the main selling point? The trailers are playing up the not-technically-naked suit that makes her invisible, and how she can kick things really hard. Plus, I see people with neon hair color pretty regularly at the grocery store. I don't think it's as weird as ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 287
Views: 132206

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

TBS has some really good stuff going on. Angie Tribecca is very loosely a comedy, police procedural. Stephen Colbert called it the stupidest show he's ever seen, as a compliment. It has sketch comedy style, but follows consistent characters through a ridiculous, but roughly coherent plot. People of ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Taboob
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Taboob

I've only seen the first two episodes. The sets and costumes are really impressive, and there's a lot of intriguing details. Naked Tom Hardy is great, and I want to see where things are going, but It's also kind of a long list of things I'm very tired of Other cultures and their suffering as a back ...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 11284

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

It kind of reminding me of Sherlock, sort of dumbed down and streamlined in favor of being visually smart, and sexy, with clever nods to the original canon. I think the could have done something interesting casting Johanson. It kind of makes sense for a generic cyborg body to look like Scarlet Johan...
by cephalopod9
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10854
Views: 1926309

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I was around for a long time, and then I was away for not as long but still a long time, and I feel weird about joining in again.
I feel weird about how many years this forum has been around, and life in general.
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 68300

Re: Breaking Bard

Oh man, I do want just a bit more of the Gray Matters story, so bad! I've been loving these last few episode, but something bothers me a bit about the ending of Sept 8th: When the gun fight starts, Hank and Gomie look like they're out in the open with no cover. The White Power gang opens much fi...
by cephalopod9
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29783

Re: Specific Rim

Assuming that these magical creatures are bunker-buster proof due to a magic shield or something . . . . . . wouldn't a combination of nets, harpoons, and quick-dry cement be a pretty optimal way to handle the Kaiju when they come to land? *fine, go ahead and come ashore, we'll just keep sticking t...
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Even though I know what I would like, I don't know what other women would like, so I would appreciate those of you who use period apps, either online or on your phone, to tell me some of the things you like/dislike about them, feel free to PM me if these are things you are not comfortable talking a...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29783

Re: pacific rim

What are the consequences of detonating a nuclear bomb in the ocean? The one they set off made all the water go away for a minute. I figure that was mainly because that's what looked the coolest, but maybe the force of a nuclear detonation would be sufficient to make a giant bubble. I don't ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29783

Re: pacific rim

It definitely could have used more female characters, especially in the crowd scenes, and the over views of the pilots where it wouldn't take much character building. I disagree that the characters were flat, barring the main character. They were mostly recognizable archetypes, and there wasn't much...
by cephalopod9
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29783

Re: pacific rim

What are people seeing that this looks like a bad, stupid movie to them? It's making me feel how hearing people saying they don't get Adventure Time makes me feel. I saw it, and I want to go see it again on a bigger screen. There's not a lot of fine detail, but there's tons of stuff crammed into one...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 156296

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

He posted 19 pages in the past two weeks.

I guess he kind of set himself up for that rate of output to feel unsatisfactory.
by cephalopod9
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 27560

Re: Man of Steel

Everyone's getting hung up on The Family of Four that just absolutely had to be saved. The point is it's a breaking point. That's wehre Superman decides there's not a way to save Earth, and All of the Humans, not just those few in immediate, visible peril, that doesn't involve d...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)
Replies: 32
Views: 16699

Re: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)

Is NBC a bunch of sadists for waiting 'till the last minute to renew the show, or is Brian Fuller the monster for making that season finale when it was still possible the whole series could have ended there? Awe I liked the one where Hannibal fights the other serieal killer One glaring plothole is h...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 27560

Re: Man of Steel

I think Zack Snyder actually wanted to make a Dragon Ball Z movie. I liked a lot of the style, and Clark Kent's tragic childhood. I can live with the shaky cam and the over done CG, although it'd be better without those. The movie's major problem had to do with plot structure and the way it cut off ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

What is a trendy store?
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Do high waisted bikinis exist in physical reality, or are they only trendy on the internet? I live in Arizona; it's also possible they only exist in the future with regards to what is popular, and available to buy here. Swim suit shopping is worssse than I remember, and I remember it being pretty he...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 100123

Re: Community

I didn't mind that the alternate time line was "all just a dream" for that episode, but I did hate that they had to explain that, with dialog, to the audience. the more I think about it, the more plausible it seems that the folks left still working on it, made it awful on purpose so they c...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 29177

Re: Arrested Development

It definitely rode the line with some of the cameo bits. On the one hand it's distracting to add in recognizable faces, and takes you out of the moment. On the other, what are they going to make another season of Arrested Development and not invite everyone to be in it? They're clearly having a lot ...
by cephalopod9
Wed May 15, 2013 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 100123

Re: Community

NBC is baffling in a lot of ways as of late.


I didn't hate the Community season finale. Although I do continue to be sort of disappointed with how the show went.
I especially dislike all the out-right-explaining-things-for-the-audience's-benefit.
by cephalopod9
Sat May 11, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The Agnosticism of Neil deGrasse Tyson [REBOOT]
Replies: 33
Views: 28199

Re: The Agnosticism of Neil deGrasse Tyson [REBOOT]

I came back here looking for the clip where he tells off Dawkins for being an obnoxious elitist (sort of) and it occurs to me to mention that this might be better served as a youtube play list, rather than one continuous video. If you're getting these clips from videos already posted to youtube, tha...
by cephalopod9
Mon May 06, 2013 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Is there anything to do about premenstrual nipple pain? I went off birth control for a month because I didn't keep track of the refills on my prescription, and I'm just a bit anxious about how this period is going to turn out (iPod tracker app says it should start Tuesday) ((Also, I touched a boy si...
by cephalopod9
Thu May 02, 2013 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)
Replies: 32
Views: 16699

Re: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)

My problem wasn't so much with Jack (even though a little more explanation might have been nice - but I might have missed some stuff in the first episode), but with apparently everybody in Abigail's social circle / the wider world suspecting her. Was there a basis to this I missed (like som...
by cephalopod9
Thu May 02, 2013 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 100123

Re: Community

Part of me is kind of hoping they commit to being a conventionally tedious sit-com just long enough for the characters to gradual realize they're trapped in a purgatory of character stagnation and pointless repetitive plots, and they just skewer every aspect of middling prime-time, non-drama of perp...
by cephalopod9
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)
Replies: 32
Views: 16699

Re: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)

The heavy dream imagery makes it kind of disorientating, but the way I saw it How would she know about the connection between the murders and the deer her father hunted? The first sign her father was up to something, from her point of view, was him slashing her mother's throat, and she's bee...
by cephalopod9
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)
Replies: 32
Views: 16699

Hannibal (NBC T.V. series)

It is good in a way that horror on television has not been good since the mid nineties if ever*. I feel obligated to mention repeatedly that it is graphic, and really disturbing. Especially for network t.v. It's surprising what they put in there. Blood spatter, and corpses on autopsy tables have got...
by cephalopod9
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?
Replies: 214
Views: 83304

Re: hath anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?

They're not wearing four layers. They might wear two at the most. I honestly thought it was more of an exaggeration myself, but Sheldon usually has a t-shirt over a long sleeved shirt, and occasionally puts on a jacket to go outside, that's 3. There's some weird running gag with Howard havi...
by cephalopod9
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

(This period is sucking the life out of me, and my internet is running slow. It doesn't even hurt that bad, it's just vague awful feelings and there's a big zit on the corner of my mouth) I have a Moon Cup, and I lost track of whether or not it's safe to boil it, so I just soak it in hot water and v...
by cephalopod9
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 156296

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Jorpho wrote:I hate that there's no convenient index for some of these things.

What was with the mural on the wall of John's dad's room?

Murals (on the 4th wall) were a running joke, the earliest I know of it, was near the start of Problem Sleuth. http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000258
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?
Replies: 214
Views: 83304

Re: hath anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?

I ken not. I've heard tale that folk in Southern California put on sweaters when it dips below 68F. True, in Arizona I've seen both folks in scarves and boots in the mid 70's (Phoenix), and shorts in blizzard conditions (Flagstaff). I have not seen anyone who wears four layers of clothing every day...
by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104999
Views: 30406847

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm in ... Mountain Time zone, where it's 4:45 am, and he's still leaning forward, not straightened up, or with his arm out yet.
by cephalopod9
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?
Replies: 214
Views: 83304

Re: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?

The show does alright with geeky t-shirts. (y'know, besides the unrealistic variety in wardrobe, and layering them under multiple jackets in southern California) That is, I don't think it costs you any geek cred to dress like Leonard. My brother has had 4 or 5 goodwill finds that we later saw on the...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 100123

Re: Community

Thanksgiving in March. This was the first episode this season where it felt like the core cast had something to do, and weren't just in a new environment, or having interesting stuff going on around them. I'm looking forward to seeing more of history professor Malcolm McDowell. They're leaning a lit...
by cephalopod9
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 35710

Re: Mindfuck Movies

Trying to find eXistenZ now. It's watchable, and it does some interesting things, but common criticism is that it is just a little bit too talky. What mindfuckery it has is drowned out by perfectly ordinary confusion. It's on hulu, for the month of February. Here's what's getting to me: Have I neve...
by cephalopod9
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Makeup 101
Replies: 137
Views: 44551

Re: Makeup 101

Why is eyeliner so hard? eyeliner.jpg Granted, I'm not that sure how it is supposed to look, and I probably just need more practice decorating my eye with a stick. Would anyone like to tell me about Wednesday Mourning's eye shadow look* on Oddities San Francisco? I don't think the goth look is quite...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Clod Atlas
Replies: 56
Views: 14984

Re: Cloud Atlas

[/spoiler] The second problem I had was with the general structure of the film: In the book, the stories are not part of the same world - The Prophetess, Frobisher and Luisa Rey are all part of one world, Cavendish is in a second world, and Sonmi and the post-Fall world are in a third world. They a...
by cephalopod9
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)
Replies: 41
Views: 25274

Re: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)

I missed at least on episode, what happened with the
Spoiler:
secret monster building nazi plot?

They made a big deal out of that, but it there wasn't anything about it in the last 3 episodes, and everyone involved died.

I don't know if I care enough to go back and watch it.
by cephalopod9
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2600541

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I can see it being a (slightly-embarrassing-at-first) gift to a daughter who has just started menstruation. The daughter gets her own things delivered to her-- there's something slightly weird about raiding one's mom's supply of pads or plugs -- with a couple of treats. I'm not ecstatic about the p...
by cephalopod9
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 156296

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

I thought it was originally a sort of fourth wall leaning joke about the previously intentionally indeterminate ethnicity of the characters. Now it feels like there's an additional meta layer joke at the expense of people who completely failed to grasp the previous joke. The original CAUCASIAN punch...

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