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  1. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

      The insistence of trying to stay true to the story they're adapting kills your anticipation?   That's it, folks.  Internet's over.  We've now officially hit all possible reasons to bitch about something.  
  2.   Not to mention just how stupidly racist part of that assessment was.  Cliff Curtis has been acting for almost 25 years, he's been in some damned good movies (I loved him in Sunshine) and here comes this stupid ass comment, "herp derp he's brown skinned like Kumar hurrrrr."   Jesus fucking wept.
  3. How bad was your cat this week?

    I kicked my asshole cat out of the house.  She was getting so fat and despite having two separate bowls of food in two different locations of the house, she refused to let my old cat eat, to the point where Chloe - already a tiny little thing - was emaciated and weighing about 1 pound.  And on top of not letting her eat, asshole cat would stalk her throughout the house and just beat the hell out of her for fun.  She was a bullying asshole and I'd had enough, kicked her out.   Now she lays around our front porch all day acting pathetic but surprise of all surprises, like most bullies when someone her own size gets in her face she runs like a little coward.  There's a tomcat that wanders the neighborhood and he straight up kicks her ass and steals her food, which is feline karma if there ever was such a thing.  She doesn't do a thing to stop any animal from eating her food now as we've caught two different skunks, a possum and at least three other neighborhood cats (our neighborhood has a lot of freaking cats) eating out of her bowl while she just sits in the corner growling but not actually doing anything.     I'll never forget the first time we discovered one of the skunks.  We're sitting outside sharing our nightly cigarette and hear something violently attacking the food.  "Geez you pig," my wife remarks at how violently the food is being eaten and then I notice asshole cat sitting on the sidewalk looking towards her food dish with pathetic eyes.  My wife looks down (the food dish is literally less than a foot from her chair) and there's a damned skunk.  It looks up long enough to determine if we're going to mess with it - which we do the opposite of that by running as silently and quickly away as possible - and then goes right back to eating.  
  4. Yeah it was completely unintentional.  The last time they see each other (or last time we see them with each other at least) they give each other a big bear hug and Koll thinks something along the lines of, "you could tell the two men cared deeply for each other."   Not to mention the one time we finally see Yarvi's facade crack under pressure is when Skara threatens to tell Thorn about his betrayal.  He shows fear for the first time since we left his POV, which suggests that angering Thorn is not an intended consequence of his actions.  
  5. Fool's Quest

    I don't think the Fool and Shine are really comparable there.  The Fool's pompous entitled brat act was, after all, an act.  Shine was a pompous entitled brat.  
  6.   Marshall was also hobbled badly and missed some time last season, had a career low in receptions (beside his rookie season).  And I know you're just being contrary, but they drafted White because 1) it's an offense-driven league now.  Having one top WR is nice but having two is even better and 2) Their most glaring needs for defense were D-line and Safety (and CB because Kyle Fuller has bust written all over him) and neither of those positions had players available at 7 that wouldn't be a huge reach, although so far through two preseason games the D-line as it is has looked decent, secondary not so much.  3) Green Bay has proven that a great defense only slows down that offense, not really stops it.  It's more important to keep up with them than it is to try spend all your effort to stop them.       I don't think Jeffery is even in the conversation for best WR in the North, he's firmly #3 or 4, maybe even 5.  I just took offense at the "effort" accusation, which has dogged him since college despite being a top 10-15 type of WR the last two years.  
  7. Reggie Wayne taking a physical with the Patriots today.
  8. I told myself I was going to wait and binge watch a few episodes because of the slow burn, but I watched it anyway.  Aside from Cliff Curtis going by himself into a drug den where supposed cannibal murders just took place, I liked it.  And even with that one complaint, well, it's a horror story.  The characters are almost required to act dumb for the sake of moving the plot forward.      [spoiler] She did get bit but it looked like her jacket (leather?) took the brunt of it and zombie-Cal was pulled away before he could really sink his teeth in [/spoiler]
  9.   He had 85 receptions, 1100 yards and 10 TDs last year .... which apparently equals "effort concerns."  
  10. Fool's Quest

    I thought that was Tintaglia who did it that time.  
  11. I put off reading this for a while because while I enjoy the hell out of Abercrombie's writing, sometimes I can just do without so much gloom.  So I was pleasantly surprised with Half a King for it's relatively happy ending, and even more surprised when I found out the rest of the trilogy was already completed!   And then I had to rush here and read what other people were saying and went and spoiled myself on several major plot points like Thorn losing to Gorm, Brand dying, and Yarvi being the traitor.     Even so, I enjoyed the hell out of this series.  So much so that I read Half a War in one day.     I love the whole "Vikings in a post-apocalyptic world" setting.  The climax of a couple old women and a crippled man taking out an army of 10,000 with freaking bazookas and assault rifles made me chuckle.     I think the elf-technology we do see is supposed to be similar to what we have now but more advanced, so we get descriptions of weapons and tech that looks familiar but aren't the same as we have today.  
  12. Fool's Quest

        That confirms it, I read this book too damned fast because I completely forgot about that epilogue.  
  13. Fool's Quest

    Fitz and Kettricken have great chemistry together, but it's hard to say whether that's from romantic possibilities or that they've been through so much together.  Kettricken owes everything she has to Fitz and Fitz has relied on Kettricken to be a source of strength for him at various times when he finally collapsed under the weight of his own demands on himself.     I don't want them to get together though, because unless Fitz dies at the end of the next book, he'll outlive her by far thanks to that skill healing and see yet another love die by his side.         oooh [spoiler] I hadn't considered Verity-as-dragon on a rampage but with his skilling to Fitz after seeing him (not just when he was right there but after) means he's more awake and aware than we'd been led to believe - though not by much.     Nighteyes - I'm just totally pulling this out of my butt - I think part of him was somehow kept alive by the years of contact with the Skill combined with Fitz and the Fool becoming one during their trip through the Skill pillar.  Because of that, a residue of Nighteyes remained and somehow attached itself to Bee since she was the product of both of them.  Though now that I'm thinking of it, their "merging" happened after Nighteyes died so that goes on the window.   [/spoiler]
  14. Books you've read more than 5 times

    There was a point when I was 17 and 18 where I'd read The Wheel of Time books that were currently out (I believe it was up to Lord of Chaos at that point) and then turn around and immediately reread them.     I did it again a few years later when I discovered ASOIAF.  I probably read the first three books a dozen times waiting for the next one.  And waiting.  And waiting.  And waiting.     I've probably read The Long Walk by Stephen King 20 times and I just finished my 5th rereading of The Stand and IT earlier this year - I reread them once every four or five years.
  15. Fool's Quest

        Ahh okay, yeah, I must have read through that book too fast because that only slightly rings a bell for me.  Going to definitely need to give them a reread before the next book.     Oh yes, another part where someone mysteriously started cutting onions around me while I read.       Indeed. But if he wasn't such a dumbass the plot of these books would go something like, "Fitz has a dilemma.  Fitz discusses his dilemma with his powerful family.  Dilemma is solved, Fitz also kicks someone's ass.  The End."