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  1. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I totally agree. He doesn't work hard. He takes what he wants and stumbles into some success. We see that he has one person in the brotherhood who tries to be a good friend. They try to make him...

    I totally agree. He doesn't work hard. He takes what he wants and stumbles into some success.

    We see that he has one person in the brotherhood who tries to be a good friend. They try to make him feel better and defend him. Even at the end. Maximus doesn't reciprocate that at all. He helps Lucy in the beginning because he just wants to be a hero and later because he likes her.

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  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I really enjoyed the show! Cooper was the best character imo. His story, development, and performance were all great. Lucy's actress did a great job. They there's Maximus... I really disliked his...

    I really enjoyed the show! Cooper was the best character imo. His story, development, and performance were all great. Lucy's actress did a great job. They there's Maximus... I really disliked his character. There was just nothing appealing to me. He had a couple moments, but wasn't rooting for him in the slightest.

    The visuals and direction were all really good. Which isn't surprising since the Westworld showrunners are behind this. Hopefully season 2 goes better than the later seasons of that show though

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  3. Comment on As I get older, I get more and more disillusioned with "activism", and I'm fine with this in ~talk

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    I'll add my perspective since I'm not an activist and never have been. I'm not ashamed to say that I live a largely selfish life. My parents worked really hard most of their lives. They really...

    I'll add my perspective since I'm not an activist and never have been. I'm not ashamed to say that I live a largely selfish life. My parents worked really hard most of their lives. They really just wanted a better life for me and I got that. I vote in all elections and believe that local politics are most important since that is what effects your life and your vote makes more of a difference. I like to do some chartible things here or there. Helping people is always nice. I genuinely enjoy when I manage to give a good gift to someone.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that what matters is how you effect the people around you. It's not a big change, but it's real. I think the big political changes take a lot of people, a lot of time. But you can help people around you now. Charity may be a bandaid, but people's lives will be a little better. Not that you should stop being an activist, but helping people now is just as important as protecting the future

  4. Comment on "Civil War" discussion thread in ~movies

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    I was also underwhelmed. A couple people actually laughed in my theater and that made me chuckle as well lol. Lee is clearly smart and capable, so why didn't she stay down? She saves the young...

    I was also underwhelmed. A couple people actually laughed in my theater and that made me chuckle as well lol. Lee is clearly smart and capable, so why didn't she stay down? She saves the young reporter, gets up, and just stares at her?

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  5. Comment on 5.25-inch floppy disks expected to help run San Francisco trains until 2030 in ~transport

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    The issue is that they want to overhaul the entire system. That requires years of planning and research. They're not just building something new, but they also need to meet the needs of the...

    The issue is that they want to overhaul the entire system. That requires years of planning and research. They're not just building something new, but they also need to meet the needs of the existing train operations. Which adds a lot of complexity.

    They could do your solution, but that's more or less a bandaid. The whole floppy disk thing is only a part of it and just to get clicks on the article.

    This is fairly common. There's a lot of businesses and government organizations that have been around for a long time. As they grow, they became reliant on certain tech & systems that were in place before the 2000's. To do a mass upgrade or overhaul would mean being out of service for an extended time and losing money. So they waited until it became a necessity.

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  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Finished Sifu this weekend. I beat it once and then discovered there's another ending. Initially I wasn't going to go for it. Would basically require playing the whole thing again and the bosses...

    Finished Sifu this weekend. I beat it once and then discovered there's another ending. Initially I wasn't going to go for it. Would basically require playing the whole thing again and the bosses would be a bit more tedious. But I discovered that it was more fun since I had gotten pretty good at the fighting mechanic and used to the timing of the various enemies. Ended up beating the whole game again to get the other ending. This was a great game!

    Started Mario Wonder. I'm only a couple hours into it, but it's really fun. I like the online mechanic where I can see live players going through through the game as I play through it. And you can leave a way to revive each other. I'm a bit of a completionist and it doesn't seem like 100% would be that hard or tedious. So I'm looking forward to play more of this.

    Jumped on Tetris 99 for old times sake since they had an event going on. Was able to grab a couple 1st place wins in about a dozen matches. Kinda proud that I still got it lol

    I remembered that I also never played Advanced Wars 2 on Re-boot camp. So that will be next on my list.

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  7. Comment on "Dune: Part Three" in the works, in addition to Denis Villeneuve adapation of "Nuclear War: A Scenario" in ~movies

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    Yes! I'm perfectly happy waiting if it means Part 3 will be excellent

    Yes! I'm perfectly happy waiting if it means Part 3 will be excellent

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  8. Comment on "Dune: Part Three" in the works, in addition to Denis Villeneuve adapation of "Nuclear War: A Scenario" in ~movies

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    I believe the studio head said before that they'd like to get part three. But only if the adaption is really good, which is exactly what Villeneuve said as well. So I like that they're both...

    Of course, the thing most people clicked on this post for was Dune: Part Three. Villeneuve already said he was working on the script, but it's good to hear from Legendary that it is happening.

    I believe the studio head said before that they'd like to get part three. But only if the adaption is really good, which is exactly what Villeneuve said as well. So I like that they're both committed to making the best movie possible.

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  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I really appreciated the fast travel in the sequel. It made the game so much more reasonable

    I really appreciated the fast travel in the sequel. It made the game so much more reasonable

  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That game is amazing! I sunk so many hours until that thing! I really liked completing things before being told. So I'd get a response like "Oh, you already did that. Cool, well then you're all set"

    That game is amazing! I sunk so many hours until that thing! I really liked completing things before being told. So I'd get a response like "Oh, you already did that. Cool, well then you're all set"

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  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I really liked that game. I enjoy tactics and that was a cool, fresh take

    I really liked that game. I enjoy tactics and that was a cool, fresh take

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  12. Comment on Hey, monthly mystery commenters, what's up with the hit-and-runs? in ~tildes

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    Personally, I don't feel like I have a good reply. Unless the person who replied to me has a question, then I don't know what to say back. I don't want to add some generic response like "that's...

    Personally, I don't feel like I have a good reply. Unless the person who replied to me has a question, then I don't know what to say back. I don't want to add some generic response like "that's interesting!". Although I'm probably guilty of that. Sometimes I check a message and think "I'll figure out a response later", but then never do.

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  13. Comment on What is your "can't miss" movie that you will not pass up if showing in theaters? in ~movies

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    I don't really have a specific movie per se. I just love the theater experience. There's one theater near me that's was renovated in the last 15 years. So the quality is great. Also I tend to...

    I don't really have a specific movie per se. I just love the theater experience. There's one theater near me that's was renovated in the last 15 years. So the quality is great. Also I tend to watch weekend afternoon matinees, so the crowd is a bit better. Dune Part 2 was excellent. The Iron Claw was also really good.

    Now that I think about it, Spider-man 2 is re-releasing in theaters and I can't pass that up. I love that movie, so I'll most likely be going to that

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  14. Comment on The fans aren’t always right in ~movies

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    I'm not nostalgic, so I don't have as much expectations for the franchise. Afterlife was pretty good imo. It was fun and bridged the old series in a decent way. You need that bridge with a series...

    I'm not nostalgic, so I don't have as much expectations for the franchise. Afterlife was pretty good imo. It was fun and bridged the old series in a decent way. You need that bridge with a series like this. The important thing is where you go from there.

    Frozen Empire was okay. There were several plot lines that did not coalesce in a great way. Unlike Afterlife, the vision for Frozen Empire did not seem clear. So much like Star Wars movies after Force Awakens, this sequel was not a great followup.

    On the other side of that, Creed does a great job of taking an old franchise and bringing it to the modern era. Ryan Coogler is an excellent director. So it is possible for modern sequels to old franchises to excel. That being said, it is especially difficult.

    To bring it back to your example, I love the Monk TV show. The ending of the series is incredible. I literally needed nothing after that series finale. The movie I had doubts about. Just because of how difficult it is to do followups like that. The movie turned out alright. The criticism is that it's one long episode is dumb. But that's not to say other criticisms aren't fair.

    So I think it's fair to have expectations for these kinds of movies. The ones who will support it are the fans. But I think it's important for there to be a good reason to make these things and the right person to herald it. If a franchise is good or great, then I would rather it be left alone than have a bad or mediocre followup.

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  15. Comment on The film fans who refuse to surrender to streaming in ~movies

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    I'm on the opposite side of this. I'm a bit of a minimalist physically and digitally. I don't want space being taken up by stuff that I probably won't ever use. I also do not rewatch things over...

    I'm on the opposite side of this. I'm a bit of a minimalist physically and digitally. I don't want space being taken up by stuff that I probably won't ever use. I also do not rewatch things over and over again. I like experiencing new stories. And for those that I love I want to experience those fresh, not repetitively. I'm also not nostalgic, so there's plenty of stories I don't need to watch again.

    I like streaming. I'm also an experienced digital pirate, so I know how to find the places to stream things outside of the traditional sites. At the same time, I love the experience of watching something in a theater. An actual movie theater and not someone home setup. Endgame, Spider-Man NWH, Dune Parts 1&2... a few incredible experiences that I won't forget.

    Idk, I just wanted to add my two cents since these conversations online are usually an echo chamber.

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  16. Comment on "PS5 has no games" in ~games

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    I have a PC and PS4. PS4 is worth it for Spider-Man. Even after the PC release. That and being a blu-ray player makes it worth the cost. But now that Spider-Man 2 is most likely going to get a PC...

    I have a PC and PS4. PS4 is worth it for Spider-Man. Even after the PC release. That and being a blu-ray player makes it worth the cost. But now that Spider-Man 2 is most likely going to get a PC release eventually, then I don't feel the need to upgrade to a PS5.

    So yea, I agree that the complaint OP mentioned is from PC people that own PS5. People who are console only wouldn't or shouldn't care what isn't exclusive.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I'm reading Super Smartphone. It's really engaging. It's a short series, 23 chapters. I'm almost halfway through, but each chapter is really good. There's a sort of chess game starting between the...

    I'm reading Super Smartphone. It's really engaging. It's a short series, 23 chapters. I'm almost halfway through, but each chapter is really good. There's a sort of chess game starting between the MC and antagonist. They do a good job of making the "bad guy" capable and someone to root against. I forgot where I got this recommendation, but I'm glad I saved it

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  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Sifu It's pretty fun. I like the aesthetics. On normal difficulty it's challenging without being too punishing. There's a good number of combos, but they're not super complicated. Not like a...

    Sifu

    It's pretty fun. I like the aesthetics. On normal difficulty it's challenging without being too punishing. There's a good number of combos, but they're not super complicated. Not like a typical fighter I.e. SF or Tekken. It can be frustrating figuring out timing and what not. But it feels good when I do finally get it. Much like other rogue-like games, it gets easier as you replay levels. I have had to look up a strategy for a boss. I'm close to the end and it's a good ride. Curious how it will all end.

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  19. Comment on Reddit pops as much as 70% in NYSE debut after selling shares at top of range in ~tech

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    Maybe I should have bought into the IPO when I had the chance. Oh well haha

    Maybe I should have bought into the IPO when I had the chance. Oh well haha

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  20. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Binged Frieren this weekend. Been seeing it promoted and the summary was interesting. Surprised to find out how much I like this show. The first few episodes sets up the show really well. The...

    Binged Frieren this weekend. Been seeing it promoted and the summary was interesting. Surprised to find out how much I like this show. The first few episodes sets up the show really well. The slice of life style the show takes has more meaning because of that context. Plus it looks great too.

    Finished MHA: Vigilantes this week. I kinda hate it. The first two thirds of the story were fun. But the rising action and climax of the series were just bad to me. Which ruins the whole story. The MC has this leap in ability with very very weak justifications. The action that centers around the MC in the climax and how they get through it feel so unearned.

    Kochi is this dumb, but well meaning and good hearted person. A few times through the series, someone appears out of nowhere to train him for a little bit. Outside of that he gets beat up. Because of those literal months of training and years of getting beat up, he's able to utilize his abilities at the same level of top pro heroes. He goes from 10-100 because he gets beat up and runs away. They basically say as much. It's frustrating to me.

    It also doesn't help that I don't care about the cameo trope. Where characters from the main series appear and get unnecessary origins or plot for basically fan service. There was one or two instances that I liked. The rest were meh. Some of them felt different from how they are in the main series too.

    I realize that I'm probably the only person that feels that way about Vigilantes, but oh well

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