|Ce I almost got my ass kicked tonight defending gay right <_< (57) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2012, 5:43 p.m.|
|Good deal, sir.|
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (74) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2012, 9:22 a.m.|
The Silver Noble posted...gmanthebest posted...I love people who complain that Walmart pays as little as they have to. Of couse they pay as little as they have to, minimum pay for a job anyone can do. That's how it works.
Those are kind of the traditional methods used. The idea is to piss folks off, I think. Striking probably wasn't the first thing they tried. It's only anecdotal, but I hear that if folks even talk about changing things or unionizing, they are punished- either given bad or fewer hours, or just fired anyway.
|This is the most beta thing I've ever seen (32) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2012, 8:46 a.m.|
|Lightning Bolt posted...|
Shiny_Tyranitar posted...From: DarkProtagonist | Posted: 11/22/2012 11:34:31 AM | #011*shrug*
Eh, it would depend on how well they knew each other. I guess at least a little since they're facebook friends but, that alone doesn't mean much.
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (63) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2012, 8:41 a.m.|
I love people who complain that Walmart pays as little as they have to. Of couse they pay as little as they have to, minimum pay for a job anyone can do. That's how it works.
This is again that mentality. I mean, I could be wrong, but you almost seem offended that these people are trying to make their situation better.
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (58) | Posted on Nov. 21, 2012, 11:32 p.m.|
The Silver Noble posted...Darklit_Requiem posted...From: emblem boy | #037As if it's easy to just find a better job
The guy I posted didn't seem to so much be talking about that. He seemed like he was saying, well, what I initially said- that they're in a bad situation, and he doesn't understand why they're trying to make it better. Which is a mentality I see distressingly often.
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (57) | Posted on Nov. 21, 2012, 11:30 p.m.|
From: The Silver Noble | #046Darklit_Requiem posted...From: emblem boy | #037As if it's easy to just find a better job
I don't know about hostess's situation specifically, but considering the Waltons together have about as much as the bottom third of the country, I don't think they're going to to out of business if they bump wages up to a point where folks can live off them.
And that's really the problem. While some money is better than no money, if you're not making enough to live off of, is doesn't matter if you're falling short by $5000 or $15,000- you're still not making enough to live off of, so you may not really have that much to lose.
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (56) | Posted on Nov. 21, 2012, 11:26 p.m.|
Shoot, if they don't want to work, I'm looking for a job man! Send me one my way!
You misunderstand. It's not that they don't want to work. They have jobs, clearly they're willing to work. What they're trying to do is get Wal-Mart to maybe be a little more fair in their labor practices, and they're hoping that a protest on the biggest shopping day of the year will help raise awareness.
|Michigan considers giving tax breaks for fetuses while cutting them for children (1) | Posted on Nov. 21, 2012, 3:34 p.m.|
What really gets me is how this could actually wind up proving counter to their own rhetoric. If it kicks in at 12 weeks, and abortions in that state are legal around 24 weeks (I believe this is the average, but I'm not sure) then they are actually giving women incentives to actively seek abortions. Meaning, that now women have an actual financial incentive plan on getting pregnant with no intention of carrying it to term. Considering some of the rhetoric from some pro-life folks, you think they'd assume every woman would be doing this as much as possible.
It also backs up the old talking point that conservatives only care about kids from conception to birth.
|Wal-Mart employees planning national Black Friday walkouts/strike (46) | Posted on Nov. 20, 2012, 10:15 a.m.|
From: emblem boy | #037As if it's easy to just find a better job
I've just never understood the mentality of "you're in a pretty bad situation, and what the hell is wrong with you for trying to make it better?"
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (163) | Posted on Aug. 10, 2012, 4:25 p.m.|
|The Lodger kinda rubbed me wrong the first time I saw it. And I do agree that the Doctor being off on some human customs (and oblivious to how much he was annoying Craig) seemed strange to me, but I think you're right- he was trying very hard to just fit in and be normal. It's easy to make people like you when you're this mysterious figure who comes in and saves the day. |
Pandorica/Big Bang is just amazing. The last 30 minutes of The Big Bang make me cry every time. I just love it. The episode really just had everything. I'll never look at "something old, something new" quite the same way again. Just absolutely incredible.
And the Fez! Ha! My friend is trying to get me to wear one as part of my DragonCon costume,
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (156) | Posted on Aug. 9, 2012, 4:04 p.m.|
|Wow, you really blew through Season 5. I've only read the first and last ones so far. I'll come back to the others. |
I warmed up to the 11th Doctor almost right away. I think because I loved the general story of the 11th Hour- a girl's imaginary friend comes back 12 years later to save the world. Something about that concept- I loved when they touched on it in The Girl in the Fireplace, and I loved it even more when it was the crux of the episode here. I'd advise you to go back and watch the 11th Hour again once you're more used to the 11th Doctor. I liked it the first time I saw it; now it's easily in my top ten for the series- hell, it's either #1 or #2.
Vincent and the Doctor is great. Easily my favorite historical person in an episode. I admit i haven't done much research into Van Gogh's life, but I did feel he was the most compelling historical character from the show. It's also one of the episodes where I do feel it might have been better if they just hadn't had an alien.
My favorite scene from the episode would have to be the one where they're all laying in the field, looking up at the sky, and Vincent is describing how he sees the night, and it slowly turns into Starry Night. I never really cared for that painting until that moment.
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (302) | Posted on Aug. 6, 2012, 4:20 p.m.|
Buffy had experimented with its format so many times (Hush, Zeppo, Body, Restless) that I don't know that something like that could really be considered leaving its comfort zone. Hell of an episode though.
Also, glad to see That's My Dog getting some love. Great episode. And I think it's a testament to Micheal Weston's acting that he manages to not freak me out in any of his other roles.
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (139) | Posted on Aug. 6, 2012, 4:15 p.m.|
|I didn't really like Planet of the Dead. Maybe I need to watch it again, but it really didn't do it for me. I liked the others pretty well though. Waters of Mars is probably my favorite non-finale Davies wrote. He did well wrapping up the seasons, but the ones he wrote in the middle I tended to think were pretty weak. |
I thought the first half of The End of Time was a bit of a mess. Having the Master spend all his time eating just seemed like a weird way to use an excellent character. It came together by the end, though, and wound up being a good sendoff for the Tenth Doctor.
Looking forward to your thoughts on Season 5.
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (287) | Posted on July 31, 2012, 4:52 p.m.|
|Hands down my favorite Firefly as well. It's just a fantastic episode. The only thing I disagree with you on is that I don't think it would have been a good episode for someone to die in. I think the "happy" ending is pretty essential to making the episode work as well as it does. Interesting thought about it being the Pilot... I don't know if it would have really worked, but you never know. |
I also agree that hearing the line about the ship and then finally seeing that the salesman wasn't talking about Serenity somehow makes that final scene just perfect.
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (115) | Posted on July 31, 2012, 4:27 p.m.|
From: The Silver Noble | #105but I think the weakest two-parter in the show.
Ha, ok, you're right there. I was a bit drunk when i wrote that. Or maybe I've just tried to block those two from my memory. :-P
And yeah I guess he kinda did... but that was just one of my least favorite stretches of Buffy, and the Doctor just pulled it off so much better.
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (105) | Posted on July 30, 2012, 4:07 p.m.|
|Playing a little catch up. The Sontaran two parter was pretty good, but I think the weakest two-parter in the show. It's been a long time so I don't have a lot to say. I did kind of enjoy watching the Doctor be awkward around Martha. I also liked the Sontarans as villains. |
Doctor's daughter was actually pretty cool. Donna noticing the numbers seemed rather forced to me. But overall I though it was a neat concept, and I did like the side of the Doctor that Jenny brought out. I especially liked the part where Donna says something like "You talk all the time, but you never say anything," and the Doctor kind of looks away and says "I know."
I went into Unicorn and Wasp with the wrong mindset altogether. I'd probably like it a lot more if I watched it again.
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead is easily one of my favorite episodes of the series. I mean, all of Moffat's episodes are good, but that one was just a little above most of the others so far. The Vashta Nerada and the data ghosts were really excellent. Have you noticed that he does enjoy villains that repeat phrases? I definitely agree that this episode was much more creepy than scary. Heh, Moffat also loves giving the Doctor badass moments, but for my money, the "What do monsters have nightmares about?" from Girl in the Fireplace is still the best.
I like how you put the ending- that they both lost something that wasn't quite real to them. Never thought of it that way.
I had my own theories about the nature of The Doctor and River's relationship, but I'll leave to yours.
I have to say, I loved the fakeout ending where it seems like it's going to wrap up with some somber narration from River. "Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment, accepts it." And then he doesn't accept it.
|DragonCon this year, anyone? (6) | Posted on July 14, 2012, 11:27 p.m.|
|Not too close to me then. :-P |
Well, PM me if you want to meet up at the Con. I can show you the ropes and all.
|DragonCon this year, anyone? (4) | Posted on July 13, 2012, 10:03 a.m.|
|Oh good deal. Lemme know what you think man. |
Also, if you don't mind me asking, where in Atlanta do you live? I live Decatur myself, so DragonCon isn't much trouble for me.
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (213) | Posted on July 13, 2012, 10:02 a.m.|
|I need to rewatch OZ at some point. Even though it fell apart some for sure, I felt it left before it became completely unwatchable. |
Game of Checkers is fantastic though. The stuff in the prison is sort of the result of everything that's been building all season, and Hill's narrations are in top form. "Revolutions get going cause there ain't enough bread. Wars start over a game of checkers."
|DragonCon this year, anyone? (2) | Posted on July 12, 2012, 3:14 p.m.|
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (205) | Posted on July 11, 2012, 10:21 a.m.|
|I love The Sting, easily my favorite Futurama episode (though the other usual suspects are all up there too.) I thought it was brilliant storytelling. And considering the general nature of the episode, I don't think that the ending really felt tacked on, you know? I do love Jurassic Bark, but I understand the folks who feel that way about it. |
The Sting also has one of my favorite one liners from the show. "No, I'm not allowed to sing. Court order."
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (197) | Posted on July 10, 2012, 7:39 a.m.|
|I don't know if I could pick a favorite P&R episode. The Fight is a really good one, but the first three or so episodes of Season 2 are also fantastic.|
|What is your General Opinion of Joss Whedon? (38) | Posted on July 10, 2012, 7:04 a.m.|
|I'm a big fan. He does occasionally stray into cheesy territory, but for the most part he's quite good at what he does. I do like that he's ok with making his characters constantly unhappy. Sometimes it will seem a little contrived, but unhappy people usually make for better stories, you know?|
|DragonCon this year, anyone? (1) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 5:14 p.m.|
|Figured I'd make my annual post a little early this year, so if folks do want to come they'd have time to save up/get off work/etc. |
Anyway, DragonCon is probably something that would appeal to a lot of people on the board. It's a sci-fi/fantasy convention held over Labor Day weekend down in Atlanta, GA. I've been going for a few years and it's a ton of fun.
If you're familiar with Comicon, it's very similar. My understanding, though, is that it's a little bit more "fan based," as opposed to industry based. You won't usually find the entire casts from new shows or movies there and you won't see many advanced screenings.
However, there are a lot more discussion panels about the books, movies, and shows you like, so that's the tradeoff. You can usually find good discussions about Star Wars, Star Trek, anything Joss Whedon, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, what have you.
I say it's light on celebrities, but they've got some cool folks coming. (http://dragoncon.org/dc_guests_list.php) The list will probably expand some in the next couple months.
The night life is also a lot of fun, if you're into that sort of thing. Lots of raves/clubs/late night gaming/just wandering around. I'm not too big on the night life myself, but I know some folks like it.
Anyway, just wanted to put that out there. Let me know if you have any questions.
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (7) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:46 a.m.|
|To parrot and expand a few things I read in other reviews, I have to wonder about HALs symbolic nature. He was designed to be perfect. But perhaps the message is that something cant be designed to be perfect, because that very design was HALs biggest flaw. But by rejecting HAL, Dave was allowed to become perfect more naturally, by evolving into it? I guess? Just sort of talking out my ass here. |
I mentioned I didnt like the scene of the spaceships just sort of floating about, but I do think those scene helped emphasize the emptiness and aloneness of space. Still could have done with a few less though.
Anyway. Great movie. Score- 10/10
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (6) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:45 a.m.|
|Someone pointed out that HAL was the most human of all the characters. That Dave and Frank may well have been selected because they are boring- because they are the sort of people who can tolerate being more or less isolated with little to do. They are not passionate people, that much is true. They are very calm when talking about the possibility that the machine that keeps them alive may be malfunctioning. Later, when HAL refuses to obey Daves commands, Dave never really loses his cool. A valuable skill, to be sure, but again- it lacks passion. We see something kind of similar when Frank watches the video from his parents. Dave, however, we do see a little something from. During a scene that was unexpectedly hard to watch, when Dave is shutting off HAL, HAL asks Dave if hed like to hear the song he was taught when he was first built. Dave says yes. A small act of
emotion, is the only word I have. I guess he suspected that whatever flaws HAL had were not something HAL could control, and thus did regret doing what he had to do. |
Im not sure what caused HAL to have his breakdown. I think the idea of conflicting orders made the most sense. He was told to help Frank and Dave carry out their mission, while at the same time keeping their true mission a secret. Had he not been built to be perfect, he could have violated one program or the other. But he could not, and was thus forced to take extraordinary measures. Being flawed enables one to work with flaws, and HAL was no able to do that. The only thing I cant quite reconcile is HAL killing the other crew members in their sleep.
The final sequence was very trippy. I thought that maybe the trippy light show went on a little long, but I found I did not mind that much. Combined with the brief shots of Daves face in horror, I found that it worked.
I dont know what was happening at the end. If things were happening in real time, or if it was supposed to be a metaphor. I guess I like to think that the aliens, assuming thats what was going on, were sort of testing Dave to see if he was worthy of the monolith or whatever. Makes me wonder about these aliens though- they must be long lived, or patient as a species. Assuming they had been placing the monoliths to act as a sort of test for humanity. It was a freaky but interesting scene to be sure, and I really liked it.
I read somewhere that Kubrick wanted 2001 to be more cerebral. Not something where much is really told to you- most of what you see if experienced more directly. HALs motivations, for instance, are never directly explored. Half the movie has no dialogue whatsoever. Its not that hard to work out whats happening in each scene but very little is actually explained. And perhaps there are differing theories about whats happening in the end- but its not hard to come up with a good theory, is what Im getting at. I also really liked the use of sound in a lot of scenes- such as the ones where you pretty much only hear Dave breathing. Like when he goes to take down HAL, or when hes in the suit after first arriving in the strange place.
It was a hell of a movie. A true epic, spanning millions of years. I dont know what Dave the Starchild was going to offer Earth, but considering what happened with the monolith last time, it would have to be something huge. The first monolith was to give humans the means to eventually reach the second; and the second would test them to see if they were ready for the third- they would be ready if they could reach it.
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (5) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:45 a.m.|
|2001: A Space Odyssey |
Where do you start with a movie like this? The beginning, I guess. I knew a lot of what was going to happen, since I did technically see it a long time ago, and since a lot of it is kinda known anyway.
The first section was good. The first time the monolith appeared. It was a little creepy how it just appeared overnight and was gone just as quickly. And the music that went with it, my god. The music for the whole movie was quite good, but that was the music that stuck out the most to me. Perhaps because the other two main songs- the opening song and the space waltz- I had heard a lot. Plus I couldnt get into a lot of the Space Waltz scenes. But Im getting ahead of myself. The monolith theme, for lack of a better term, was brilliant. It was creepy without being outright scary. I think that even if I didnt know what was going to happen once they touched it, I would not have worried much when they approached it. It was creepy, but not dangerous. Enticing, in a way. SOMETHING would probably happen when they touched it, but exactly what I dont think I could have guessed.
Then of course we see the result. They realized they can use the bone to hunt other animals more easily, and also that they can fight off the other monkeys. I also noted that the monkeys seemed to be walking more erect. I want to say that it also led to humans becoming more violent, but considering the other group of monkeys drove them off by force, I dont think that really makes sense.
The final image from the distant past, throwing the bone up into the air and it sort of becoming the ship, was a nice touch. Yet it was more than just that. I think some review pointed this out somewhere, but thats basically the same progression. The discovery/use of the first tool was the first step in something far more complicated, like going to space. From the moment that first monket picked up the bone, the spaceship was inevitable.
I did not much like the second section. I just had a hard time getting into it. I think this section would probably have been more interesting if I had watched it back in the 60s. But it seemed like most of the point was to just show the effects of space travel, what it was like, etc, then to get to the monolith. I dunno. Maybe someone smarter than me could work out something more about that, but it didnt really do a whole lot. I did feel like there was some visual symmetry between the astronauts gathering around the monolith on the moon and the monkeys gathering around the one on Earth. Oh, I really like the shot where it showed the monolith, moon/earth/sun all lined up in both times.
And so we get to HAL. I thought this part of the movie went by a little quick. But I guess you have to try and put yourself in the place of both HAL and the humans. The humans depend on HAL for almost everything. He is supposed to be flawless. Even a small mistake on his part could wind up being catastrophic for them. They seemed quick to jump to the conclusion that they might have to shut him down, but I think it makes sense, based on their situation. Still, I do wish this section had been a little longer and the previous one a little shorter.
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (19) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 4:18 p.m.|
|Yeah I liked Gridlock as well. Like you said, I think the biggest surprise was that the people were locked down there for a GOOD reason. I half expected that they were going to be somehow supplying power to the rich folks in the overworld or whatever.|
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (4) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 4:05 p.m.|
|Yeah I forgot about that when I posted it. Next one will be better. Probably post it sometime this evening. |
And once I post the ones I've already written (Alien was from almost a month ago, as you can see) I'll post the next ten or so I plan on watching. Not gonna post the whole list though, heh.
|Rate: Batman Begins (18) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 10:13 p.m.|
|Skye Reynolds posted...|
Atmosphere? Granted it's been a while since I've seen the film, but I though that was one of its strengths. I hadn't seen another version of Gotham that felt so oppressive as the one in BB at that time. Not in a film anyway.
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (2) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 9:42 p.m.|
|Alien (6/15/2012) |
Director: Ridley Scott
I expected this movie to be pretty good, but I was still a little surprised. I knew more or less what was going to happen. The crew lands on a strange planet (well, I thought it was a ship floating through space). One of them gets an alien face hugger attached to his face. A baby alien bursts from his chest and starts killing the crew one by one, till only Ripley survives.
The crew were more charming than I would have thought. I think I had the impression that they were kinda blue collar folks from the future, but I didnt really think about what that meant. They were more or less average people. B****ing about their job, the pay, having to do extra work, and so on. The crew just had a really great chemistry. Some of that, as I read, was natural. Ripley came off as trying to kind of keep what control she could, even though most of the crew didnt really respect her authority. She was also the least experienced actress in the movie, but cast as the main character, and I think some of that dynamic played out on the screen.
I was also surprised at how many of them went on to become famous. I think only Weaver really became a household name, but I recognized well over half the crew from various other things. I especially liked Harry Dean Stanton- but I like him in everything.
I remembered right before it happened that Ash was a robot. Someone told me that a long, long time ago, and it came back to me. I did not know what that meant thought. I thought they knew all he was a robot and simply did not mention it because it was just something commonplace, but would be a surprise for he audience. But the more I think about it, the more it seems that they somehow expected to run across the Alien planet somehow. That they knew it was there. Why else replace the usual science officer with Ash? A lot of things make sense though. I bet if I went back and watched again, I could see several instances of Ash f***ing the crew over. The only one that comes to mind off the top of my head is letting the Alien/Kane on board in the first place, rather than enforcing the quarantine. I also need to check how he acted during the chest exploding scene, and if he ever ate. It makes the film a little more scary for me there, though. It wasnt that the company was willing to sacrifice the crew of the Nostramo to get theirs hands on some alien life- they were planning on it.
But yeah. The movie really scared me. Ive heard it said that there are two types of horror fans- Alien fans and Aliens fans. I think which one scares me more will vary, but I think I prefer the slow burn, psychological horror a lot more. See, the scenes where I actually saw the Alien, it wasnt all that scary. Maybe Im used to CGI stuff. Or maybe the image of the Alien has become so famous that the tricks Scott used to conceal it didnt really do much for me because I knew pretty much exactly what it looked like. That said, I can appreciate the appearance as being a very good design for a monster. But that makes the movie all the more impressive. Even though the Alien itself wasnt all that scary to me, the movie still scared me. I heard that Scott was going on the idea that what you actually wind up seeing is never as scary as what you imagine it could be. I think he was right about that. When it was out there, blurry, in the shadows, only glimpsed, it could be anything. Even though I had a just about perfect image of what it actually looked like, my mind still filled in details that were scarier than the actual design.
So yeah. Good movie. Really should watch it again sometime. Score- 9.4/10
|TheSilverNoble Watches Movies (1) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 9:38 p.m.|
|The other day I got bored and sat down to make a list of all the movies I need to see. Because I enjoy writing and making lists, it wound up being over 1500 movies long, handwritten. I have no idea if I will actually see all, or even most, of these movies, but I am going to try. |
Some time ago I started writing little reviews about all the things I watch and read. Movies, TV, books, etc. Mostly for my own enjoyment- I like writing, and I like documenting things. But I recently decided that, since I'm writing all this stuff anyway, why not put it out there? Maybe do something with all this writing I just have sitting around?
So, I'm going to be posting all my review to this topic, and maybe to a blog at some point as well. Feel free to discuss the movies and suggest more for me to watch. But what I am really interested in is criticism of my reviewing style. Things you liked, things you don't. What could make it more interesting. I fancy myself a decent writer, but reviews have always been tough for me.
So. First review coming next post!
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (14) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m.|
|I did enjoy that episode while watching it, but looking back, it's not really a favorite. I do agree that it's good that they didn't try to pretend Rose didn't exist. Would have been a mistake.|
|My Dollhouse Watchthrough Topic (spoilers) (126) | Posted on July 5, 2012, 7:34 p.m.|
What do you think of Alexis' natural accent, I remember the first time I heard him talk as not Wes I was really confused.
I kept thinking "yeah, he does a pretty decent American accent. Not perfect, but good."
Pretty sure they've done studies on that effect.
|So how good did Once Upon a Time end up being? (spoilers) (10) | Posted on July 5, 2012, 7:33 p.m.|
|Definitely go better as it went, but if you're struggling on the early ones it may not be for you. What did you think of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter?|
|Show watchthrough questions. (11) | Posted on July 5, 2012, 5:44 p.m.|
From: The Silver Noble | #009Main thing that I find bogs down watchthroughs- don't summarize the episode. We've seen it, we know what happens. We're interested in your thoughts and reactions.
A little refresher isn't bad, especially for a long show.
And of course call attention to scenes that stood out to you.
|Show watchthrough questions. (9) | Posted on July 4, 2012, 11:19 a.m.|
|Main thing that I find bogs down watchthroughs- don't summarize the episode. We've seen it, we know what happens. We're interested in your thoughts and reactions.|
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (11) | Posted on July 3, 2012, 11:45 a.m.|
|Smith and Jones is a pretty good little episode, but not really special. I did like Martha right away though.|
|Are you my mummy? tearsofrage's Doctor Who/Torchwood watchthrough topic (9) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 11:19 a.m.|
Hey! I can actually read a Doctor Who watchthrough now! :D Not the Torchwood part though.
Pretty much how I felt. Every now and then, there's a Doctor Who episode that would just be so much better if they hadn't felt the need to include an alien. That was one of them.
|My Dollhouse Watchthrough Topic (spoilers) (109) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 10:51 p.m.|
|Such a great episode. I do believe I watch this one live and I was just blown away. I'd heard rumors that Tudyk had been cast as Alpha, so in every one of his scenes, I kept thinking "he's just screwing with us- he's Alpha." But after watching him through the episode, I was thinking "No, that must have been wrong No way this guy can be Alpha." I credit both the writing, and the acting. Tudyk's acting made it a hard pill to swallow from the get-go, but I think it was the line about the risers that convinced me I had been wrong.|
|Why is abortion supposed to be 100% female's decision? (38) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 5:26 p.m.|
From: AynRandySavage | #030You're already doing that by refusing her right to make decisions about her body
It's not really something you can compromise on though.
|Name this show (7) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 1:07 p.m.|
|You may be thinking of The Unusuals. Probably not, but the premise of a female cop being reassigned and trying to hunt down corruption was part of the show.|
|Why do women have "bad boy phases" and/or stay with abusive men? (8) | Posted on June 26, 2012, 9:17 a.m.|
|It's complicated. Sometimes it's just fear- they worry that the abuser will hurt them worse if they try to leave, or that they won't be able to make it without them or something. |
Other times, the abuser has too much of a hold on them. They'll make them feel like they deserve the beatings they get because they did something wrong. The victim will actually believe this. This is why you'll sometimes see battered women physically defend their abuses- they think he's the better person, and that he's helping them.
Other times... not every abuser does it all the time. It may only be an occasional thing. 90% of the time they may be a fine person. 10% of the time they're complete s***. It's harder to leave someone like that, though, because they're ok most of the time. They'll say they're sorry and hell, maybe they even mean it. But if they keep doing it, they obviously don't mean it enough.
|How do they accurately get TV Ratings? (15) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 10:08 a.m.|
|Didn't realize it was so small. I do understand that even with a pretty small sample they can be mostly accurate, but I think that "mostly" becoming a bigger and bigger deal now. A "well rated" show is still in the single digits these days, with the average being around 3, I believe. A swing of .5 in the ratings often means the difference between life and death for a show. That might not have been a big deal 15 years ago, but it is now. |
I've also questioned to the extent that they break down the demographics. To use two easy stereotypes, a jock and a nerd will probably watch vastly different shows, even if they're both white males around 24 years old. If, by chance, Nielsen fills the 24 year old white male demographic with all of one group or the other, TV habits will not be accurately represented. Does Nielsen have a way to account for this?
I feel like someone may have actually answered this a one point, but I can't remember...
|My Dollhouse Watchthrough Topic (spoilers) (68) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 9:53 a.m.|
|Yeah Man on the Street is where Dollhouse steps up its game. Really great episode. The Mellie reveal was kinda crazy, still such an amazing scene. Because Joss usually doesn' shy away from killing characters, so I honestly expected her to die. |
The issue they were having with Victor and Sierra wasn't that they were having sex- Actives are rented out for sex all the time. The problem was 1- they though Victor was raping her, and 2- they had tried to program out all sexual desires and whatnot while they were in the Doll state.
And yeah Patton Oswalt was unexpectedly great in his scenes.
|Apple refuses to sell to a woman who said something in Farsi. (16) | Posted on June 23, 2012, 10:11 p.m.|
Apple Store In Georgia
Well the sad part is that Alpharetta isn't too far from Atlanta, which is actually pretty liberal.
|Apple refuses to sell to a woman who said something in Farsi. (1) | Posted on June 23, 2012, 9:33 p.m.|
|Yeah, that about covers it. She was a US citizen who was heard speaking Farsi and they refused to sell anything to her. What the f***? I hate my state. |
|Excitebike's Summer Countdown: My 50 Favorite Episodes (108) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 3:31 p.m.|
|Hm. A very good episode from HIMYM, and one I don't see talked about a lot. It's not my favorite, but it's probably in my top ten.|
|Ryan's Top 25 Shows (SPOILERS) (246) | Posted on June 21, 2012, 9:32 p.m.|
|DW is one of those shows that doesn't look all that amazing from the outside, but once you start watching it, it's very easy to get wrapped up in it.|
So you might say it's...
...bigger on the inside?
Anyway, great write of for Doctor Who. I've come to love that show. I actually wrote a little article about it for a writing site I go to sometimes about what makes the show special. I can link you if you want.
|Tv show recommendation. (11) | Posted on June 19, 2012, 7:59 p.m.|
|Babylon 5, because more people need to watch it. The first season is pretty weak though.|