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Chaos / Re: What are you doing right now?
« Last post by smokester on Today at 02:05:18 AM »
Anyway, good luck on your course tomorrow (which is likely today, now that I think about it), smokes.

Thanks Jack but after the ordeal I was left feeling violated. It was truly a madam to get through.

I won't know whether I've passed until just after Christmas, I believe. Yesterday I was sad but today I feel that if I have to resit, I can approach it armed with all the measures I have to take so as not to trip up like I was yesterday. I might even look forward to it.

Hit them with a stick. Hard.

That's good advice as most sticks are non-conductive.
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TV / Movies / Jason X
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 08:33:41 AM »
I said I wouldn't watch it again, but I did. Paul Verhoeven plays a mad scientist.


Like, this movie both loves the source material, and gives no naffs.

Specifically, there is a science expedition re: Verhoeven and Lexa Doig. Doesn't go too great for ms. doig.


The window dressing is poor. Honestly, everything other than the last five minutes of this one are poor.

I mean, the weird 90's clothes are nice, from a male perspective, but it's dumb as bbq sauce.

We even get a marine impaled on a drillbit, and the response is "He's screwed"

I mean, I already watched '09, which is like, inheritor to this mess.

Ms. Doig is very attractive, robot lady is also attractive, but this movie is an insult to the premise.

that being said, every bless'ed sequel has been an insult to the premise. At least this one had fun with it.

the 09 film was poo compared to this.

Like, the robot in this one didn't have nipples, and was seriously not cool with that, she wanted to be all that she could be.

And yeah, it made resident evil girl (milla jovovich) and underworld girl (Kate Beckinsdale) look like morons, before those movies happened...


Like honestly, back when this came out, the movie felt empty, like they had no budget.


This rewatch made me feel more charitable, but the entire series burns you out.

Like you think "heh heh, hockey mask golly" but then, you have to watch the movies, and it's not worth it.
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TV / Movies / Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 06:22:39 AM »
bad form, Mar Vell was both the mentor and assumed identity of the supreme intelligence.

I mean yeah, the movie just spun that as "Kree bad!" but it's kind of like calling yourself Captain Throw Nazi's Down An Outhouse.

Mar Vell was not a chump, despite making bad plays at our hero. Honestly, this is a marvel speedbump that was wore out before it appeared.

I don't blame Favreau for dumping IM3 to Shane Black. Downey loves Shane Black.

Same time, movies by committee are trash.
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TV / Movies / Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Last post by christ on Yesterday at 06:16:52 AM »
The movie ... changed her call sign to avenger
... she flew as a Captain in the movie.

Thanks for that. I remembered SLJ referencing the callsign, but forgot why - even though it was quite important (it's an age thing). And that photo of Ms Larson getting into an aeroplane is on-line, but with no letters in the name box.

... so the movie should be Captain <something but not Marvel> then.
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Chaos / Re: What are you doing right now?
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 05:09:51 AM »
could be worse, I'm still signed up on that poser site, and you've lapped me what, six times here?
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TV / Movies / Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 05:04:34 AM »
Joe Hill basically sucked up Danse Macabre, that book is a bless'ed master class on writing, with all the romance stripped away. Anyone who grew up in that? They know their poo.

So, did Joe benefit from his dad, absofuckinglutely! Is it nepotism? No.

Honestly, I don't particularly care for the Joe Hill books, but he's got his own voice.

On to that bless'ed horrible movie

They weren't allowed. Seriously. All we get is a "you go girl" montage of her falling down and picking herself back up.. The movie is bad, the character is good, and I don't think Brie Larson is the right choice.

Same time, Jenna Jameson can't act for poo, and is way past her prime. One of the not so secret secrets of the comic book world is they just trace porn and put as little clothing on the characters as is possible.

Captain Danvers had the utterly charming call sign of "cheeseburger" because she once ate a cheeseburger in the vomit whirl.

The movie screwed that, changed her call sign to avenger.

OK, was a madam to find the clip, but yeah, she flew as a Captain in the movie.


Still say Cheeseburger was the more badass callsign. Plus, this does that ugly predestination poo prequels do.
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TV / Movies / Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Last post by christ on Yesterday at 02:05:50 AM »
I haven't seen Endgame yet. It's on TV over Christmas. I'll probably have seen Star Wars XXIV (or whatever) before I see Endgame.

Danvers was an Air Force Captain ...

Was Danvers a Captain in the movie? I can't find any evidence for that, nor do I recall it being mentioned in the movie. Point still stands, though: Why "Marvel"? (... was that her callsign?)

Joe Hill's publisher only realized he was Stephen King's kid after seeing a picture of him with a beard.

I thought Joe Hill was another SK pseudonym from about page 8, so I can't for one minute believe that a publisher was that oblivious. It does make a great back story, though.

Whilst I am MCU moaning: If a white director had made Black Panther, it would have been trashed for being "typical Hollywood stereotyping", instead it was hailed as "mould-breaking". The story-line seems to me to essentially boil down to "African-Americans the world over now have a place to call home, in Africa, where they still have tribal rituals but they are more high-tech than (most of) the European-Americans". I thought that it was staggeringly racist, but then I grew up in a different time. As a result I really struggled to enjoy the movie at all.
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Chaos / Re: What are you doing right now?
« Last post by JackFrost on Yesterday at 12:28:40 AM »
Nope.  You are enjoying the fruits of a fertile imagination.  But welcome back, anyway.

Maybe I'm simply overthinking it, but I've re-read this several times and I'm not making a connection with your post and what I said. ;D

Thanks for the response nonetheless.

Wow! Your post was a pleasant surprise. Really it was.

Thanks for the compliments and I can't stop thinking back to the photos I posted of my kids building an igloo on Clapham Common back in the early days when the old guard were all active. Now my son is about 6'2" and rolls off advanced mathematics like it was going out of fashion (such a far cry from igloo construction in both ways), I'm not sure whether I should feel proud of the progress or woeful of how old I've become in what seems like a very short period of time. I suppose I should remember that I went through my latest endeavour expecting about another 15 years in the workplace, so I'm not completely over the hill yet.

Let's just get this outta the way up front: Goddamn it, I still miss Demonoid.

"The Old Guard"  ;) Like I said, I'm astonished that people are still here using this forum and that all my stuff is still here and my password works. I've been meaning to take a gander at the forum games to see how they ended...

You guys/gals were such a fun bunch and I'm still unsure why any of you tolerated me. ;D

Anyway, good luck on your course tomorrow (which is likely today, now that I think about it), smokes.
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Chaos / Re: What are you doing right now?
« Last post by smokester on December 09, 2019, 04:05:53 PM »
I had a pre-assessment day today to give an insight into the main practical assessment which is the final part of my C&G 2391 course. It's tomorrow and I drew the short straw and have to start at 8.20 in the morning (it's 4 hours long).

I would say I'm a little nervous as there was so much we had to go through today that I could hardly keep my notes up with the pace. Considering we have half that time to do it for real in the proper exam, it a little unnerving.

Anywho. On topic: I have been wading through tons of material trying to better arm myself for the battle tomorrow. It's quite odd that no one is very forthcoming with info on how it goes. It like this unsaid rule that you have to pass it on your own as much as possible as that's how it is when you're in the real world. You simply must be competent when dealing with potentially dangerous things.
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TV / Movies / Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Last post by 8ullfrog on December 09, 2019, 07:57:20 AM »
Danvers was an Air Force Captain, unlike Captain America who was a war bonds stunt.

She also took up the mantle of finding the skrulls a new home.

Joe Hill's publisher only realized he was Stephen King's kid after seeing a picture of him with a beard.

In the comics Danvers made it to Colonel before being discharged for being part space alien. In the movie, they pump the kree blood into her, in the comics her mom was a space alien.

The movie sucked because it was a movie by committee, and despite being announced in I think, 2014, the actual movie was steered by endgame, which they were reworking all the way up to the premier. I'm not defending the movie, it's crap, but it's not the whole "girl power" thing's fault, that was just a marvel initiative.

Like the dumb "lets have all the women team up" during endgame, when their powers means they would be better as lead/support instead of gender based troop dispersal.
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