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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:05:56 PM »
Just finished watching the first episode of season 4 of The Flash, its long-awaited return, and holy shit did they continue their train of fuckups.

It started out well, watching the now-Flashless team adjust to life with a few new heroes helming everything was pretty fun. But Goddamn that didn't last long. Right away a fucking robot samurai shows up and is like "gimme flash or i'll kill everyone" and everyone's like "uhh wally go fight him as flash" and Wally gets his ass kicked and the robot samurai is like "you have until nightfall to bring me flash" and then either the middle of the day or the next day they confront him again and Iris gets herself kidnapped because everyone in this show is retarded.

Running parallel to all of that, my roomie and I had a bet going on on at what point during the episode they'd bring back Barry, since we all know they don't have the guts to wait more than one episode. She guessed 20 minutes in, I guessed as a end-of-episode save-the-day-wow thing, and holy shit we were both right. He comes back as a babbling child where it's shown nothing can snap him out of it, then suddenly "iris is kidnapped" and he snaps out of it and is magically normal again. This show sucks.

So, yeah, they keep almost doing something interesting and then dropping it minutes later to get the show back to its status quo. I went in hopeful but came out just making fun of the show again. Oh well.

Oh yeah, and The Master is the villain. Until it turns out he's actually Cisco from the future and also he's a speedster now, I'm sure.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:58:30 PM »
Ok... I have no idea what this actually means.  What have they gotten that they've been asking for all these years?

Apparently Democrats have been clamouring to repress freedom of expression over the fear of causing offence. Just clamouring in general for that general idea. That was my favourite Obama speech.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:59:44 AM »
I still think all the attempts at humour are awful, Jesus. That Flash bit at the end...yikes.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:47:56 AM »
Austin is one of like two or three people I keep up with on YouTube. He's like me or my nephew if we had any drive to do things.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: September 29, 2017, 03:22:29 AM »
I was going to review Sonic mania until I found out Austin gave the exact review I would've, just better.

Technology & Information / Re: Snupes is building a computer
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:20:48 AM »
Like I said in IRC, I haven't done much research into these parts yet. Many of these are just mid-to-high priced ones I selected for now so I could have a price estimate that errs higher so I know roughly what I'm going to be paying. I'll chop off the wifi adapter and look into the sound card and cooler. That cooler was one of the ones rated as quieter, which is the main reason I threw that in for now, but yeah I'll probably axe that too then.

Technology & Information / Snupes is building a computer
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:02:10 AM »
I haven't 110% decided on the parts, I just have a list so I can have an estimated cost while I figure things out, but it's happening. I ordered the processor and it just arrived today so I can't back out now. Can't wait to see how I fuck this up.

Processor: Intel i7-7700k

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151

Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)

SSD: Samsung 960 EVO Series 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 80+ Gold 650W

Optical Drive: LG Internal UH12NS30 BD-ROM Blu-ray Drive

Sound Card: Creative Labs 30SB150200000 SB1502VP Sound Blaster Z

Wireless Adapter: ASUS PCE-AC88

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Like I said, still a few things I need to figure out (like what case to use, ideally something subdued and simple) and all of these are potentially subject to change. But they're each right in the range I want. Next paycheck I'm buying the motherboard.

Technology & Information / Re: Apple Event 12 September 2017
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:43:37 AM »
iPhone X looks pretty unpolished (aside from being overpriced). The sensor bar up top makes the display look pretty awful.

All Apple products are overpriced

The Galaxy Note 8 is only $70 cheaper.

Overpricing their products because their competition also overpriced theirs isn't very reassuring.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:28:22 AM »
It (Andrés Muschietti, 2017)

I was pretty excited for this, and even with that it blew my expectations out of the water. Weirdly, the movie really isn't that scary, per se (though the atmosphere is amazingly dark and suspenseful), it feels like more of a supernatural thriller. And that's not a bad thing at all. The movie is bizarrely beautiful, the cinematography absolutely stunning and the music lending to the remorselessly twisted menace of its world. I loved it, and Bill Skarsgård was fantastic as Pennywise despite my worries. I'm excited for chapter two.

Also the last movie I expected to make me cry.

Related, though, the movie not scaring me whatsoever triggered the wonder and worry that horror movies don't scare me anymore. This prompted my investigation into horror movies that are supposed to be terrifying, to see if I can still feel fear and horror from them...

It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults, 2017)

Stop one on my journey to get scared. Again, this film was great, tense, and beautifully-shot...but I was never scared. This, too, felt more like a thriller. Is that the film, or is that me? Hopefully we'll find out!

Predestination (Peter & Michael Spierig, 2015)

Okay, this really isn't a horror movie but I was in the mood for a concept film. It wasn't amazing, but it was enjoyable. A time travel mystery/thriller that's a bit absurd (in a good way) and has enough surprises up its sleeve to keep it interesting...even if I did figure out the entire timeline about halfway through and pretty much spend the rest of it watching that unfold.

The Double (Richard Ayoade, 2014)

Someone said this movie spooked them but apparently they didn't mean in a terrifying way. Another concept film, this one based on a short story by Dostoevsky. The sets are bizarre and it's really not clear what kind of strange world this one takes place in, but further explanation probably would've marred the plot. Again, good, but not scary and not amazing.

El Orfanato (J.A. Bayona, 2007)

Alright, this one I checked out 'cause I was told by a coworker that it's the scariest movie they've ever seen, and the internet seemed to agree it was spooky. While it was atmospherically dark and I could see why it would scare people...once again, nothing out of me. It was beautiful, though, and I was sobbing by the end. This search isn't going well so far and I seem to be getting every reaction but the ones I want...

If anyone has any recommendations for any truly terrifying films (ideally more terror than cheap jump scares), let me know.

Technology & Information / Re: Apple Event 12 September 2017
« on: September 17, 2017, 03:55:45 AM »
Junker is old and old people hate touchscreens because it confuses their ancient brains.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: September 08, 2017, 03:43:21 AM »
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4, Episodes 12-15)

I don't know if four episodes really should have its own post but these past few episodes have been amazing episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D., but amazing episodes of television, period. Episode 14 and 15 alone are just...holy shit. The LMDs have proven to be a massive boon to this show when I was originally worried they'd drag it down, and there's a level of peril and uncertainty that this show has been missing for a long while. Tension is through the roof and I'm never certain what's going to happen and who's really who they say they are. I want to gush more but I'd rather continue on watching so I guess that's all I'm gonna say. This show officially has me hooked again and I seriously regret stopping with watching it...though, well, maybe not, since now I get to binge all this glory and it really does not take away from it at all.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:36:42 AM »
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4, Episodes 7-11)

So I finally decided to return to this series and man it's gotten good. I like this season's layout. Episodes 1-8 are one arc and storyline, 9-something are another, and then there'a a third arc for the last third (I'm not spoiling myself on when the second ends and the third starts). It seriously keeps the story from growing stale or feeling too dragged out and feels more like getting a few seasons of the show in a more condensed format. The LMD (Life Model Decoy arc so far (started with 9, I just finished 11) has been fantastic with the sense of paranoia and conniving it conveys is fantastic; I'm watching every character closely, speculating about their motivations, it feels like watching a really good spy thriller where you don't know who or what you can trust, but with characters you've come to know over the years. It's breathed some nice new life into this show for me. They're also just doing a really good job of avoiding character clichés. So yeah I'm excited to catch up finally.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:41:13 AM »
A city with cranes. Very cool and stylized.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: September 02, 2017, 04:15:34 PM »
For such a huge production, HBO seems to let GoT leak pretty easily.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:56:13 AM »
I want to vomit just reading that.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:52:20 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong (which is certainly not unlikely), but there's not really a noticeably more significant risk of just glancing at an eclipse than there is of glancing at the sun, right? As far as I've always known, it's just unadvised with the eclipse because you're more likely to stare at it. Which is also a bad idea with the sun alone. A fleeting glimpse shouldn't be an issue.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:44:58 PM »
Marvel's The Defenders (Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez, 2017)

Well, Crudblud pretty much echoed all of my sentiments, so there's not much for me to add. Myself, my friend, and my nephew all waited until our schedules aligned (9pm last night) and binged the whole show from start to finish. Basically, for me, the first half was the best of the show, the second half was bland af but still enjoyable. I know it was incredibly in-your-face and obvious, but I enjoyed how, when they were separate, lighting and colour themes and music was adjusted to each character, especially when it was done more naturally (like the yellowing leaves in the background of Luke Cage's scenes, the way when Matt and Jess meet up the door Matt comes through is red while the walls are purple, then the neon clusterfuck of red, purple, yellow, and green of the restaurant they meet up at).

Anyway, yeah, Alexandra was pretty dull, Elektra was a boring generic evil villain, their overall plan was...uh...I'm sure there was something there, the fight scenes became a blurry mess, etc. etc. They should have had more individual character fights, the cramped situations they kept putting the heroes in didn't lend themselves well to showing them as group scenes.

Only real thing I can add that Crudblud didn't cover was that my favourite part of the show was the Defenders coming together and the heroes getting to know one another. They're all well-characterized and realized, so watching those relationships form was genuinely fun, funny, and heartwarming. The Cage/Rand bromance leaned a bit too hard on the viewer knowing they're best friends in the comics, but I'm a sucker for it so I was perfectly fine with that. Jessica and Matt surprisingly make a great team IMO, with Jessica's inability to just accept ridiculous circumstances making a good play off of Matt's more serious demeanor. Her making constant fun of his outfit and powers was great. Also, Matt played his own theme song on piano and that was neat.

So, yeah, flawed but fun, and I was destined to enjoy this because it's great fanservice and I've wanted this since I was a kid. I don't really enjoy writing reviews for stuff anymore so sorry for the disjointed and rambling nature of this, but I felt like I had to because it's The Defenders.

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