DaveSumm

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  1. The Flash - Stupidest man alive

    So.......Supergirl takes place in Earth 2?
  2. [BOOK & TV SPOILERS] The Expanse on SyFy

    Quick question: is this a Season 1 / Book 1 spoiler thread, or a Season 1 ALL books spoiler thread? Shame the TV only thread didn't take off. Great series though, I'd almost forgotten how much I liked SciFi. Gonna start the book now.
  3. Batman and Superman III : Batfleck Rises

    It's a fair reason to come up with a way of de-powering him or coming up with a defence against him, but 'destroy'? By which I assume he means kill? What about world leaders who could spark nuclear war, what does Batman think about that danger/chance of evil ratio? Less than 1%? More? The real 'planet destroying' activity was Zod, I can't see what Superman could do to wipe out the whole planet. It's just not very Batman.....sorry, you haven't technically done anything to deserve death but I'm gonna have to kill you anyway. 
  4. Batman and Superman III : Batfleck Rises

    Hmm.....I quite liked MoS, and I'm still looking forward to BvS. But Batman kinda lost me there with "if there's even a 1% chance of him being our enemy he must be destroyed".......OK. How many people on the planet have a 1% chance of being evil? Shall we kill them just in case? It's a shame, cos it looked like they were introducing Batman through the criticism of MoS and having him voice everyone's concern about the destruction in Metropolis. I don't mind Cavill, but every trailer so far has him doing his "I don't like you Batman" look, which looks more like he ate some bad fish and he's about to puke. I'm sure they're playing up the friction between them and there won't be quite so much brooding over how much they hate each other in the film. Hopefully it'll be fleshed out more in the movie, but I'm not really seeing the difference between their points of view at the moment. They both appear to believe they should be allowed to operate unchecked, but not the other.
  5. Not only was it dumb, it was completely unnecessary. We already went through this exact arc with New Young Firestorm on Flash; he didn't wanna be a hero, then he did. Oh, wait, you actually want to me to be a hero for real? Nah, I'm out. OK I quite like being part of a team, I'm back in again. Episode was too setup heavy, if I hadn't been fed the back stories intravenously through Arrow and Flash it would've looked like the most ridiculous show ever. Tacky Egypt flashbacks alongside tacky 22nd century flash forwards. I don't mind the actual cast, hopefully they don't dwell on why everyone's here and just get on and make it fun. 
  6. The Farseer Trilogy

    A lot of these points are explored more in Tawny Man.
  7. The Farseer Trilogy

    Thanks guys. I thought book 3 was sooner, so I was eager to start. But I'll read RW first. I got all four and the first of F&tF for Christmas, Hobb now has an entire shelf of my bookcase to herself. :)
  8. The Farseer Trilogy

    Mind if I ask a tangential question here; for those that have read the F&tF trilogy, how many books are out? I think it's two. And should I bother with Rain Wilds? I'm sure it's good, but I just mean in terms of its bearing on F&tF. Thanks, it's tricky looking up this info without spoilers.
  9. As far as I can see, there's nothing in the documentary or any other articles I've read on which to base an opinion. This is the fundamental problem with what happened - the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department completely destroyed anyone's ability to judge whether he's guilty or not. There are facts in this regardless of where you fall on whether they framed him; they shouldn't have been on the Avery land during the search, but they were. Somebody definitely tampered with Avery's blood (which incidentally, I'd love to know if there's a seperate investigation on - that's a serious thing whoever did it). For me, him being guilty and being framed, him being innocent and being framed, and every shade in between all end up equally plausible. The safest bet in proving him innocent would be to properly investigate the alternatives, and his lawyers were explicitly prevented from doing so.
  10. Update on the "Winds"

    The intent of the post was to let people know he wouldn't be done in time for Season 6. He said he wouldn't update progress on this book, and so 'hundreds' and 'dozens' were intentionally vague terms. I don't think there's much point trying to gauge exactly how much he has finished, we basically still don't know.
  11. Update on the "Winds"

    Well, again, we'll have to agree to disagree. I didn't think the split was ridiculous, and even people who disliked them rarely say the concept was inherently bad from what I've seen. For what it's worth, I don't think they're perfect or anything......had he held back  on both till they were both ready (and I realise this is impossible given the constraints of how publishing works) they could have been split differently, freeing up space to fit the battles in; one book concluding Icily in the North, one concluding Fiery in Meereen. That has a nice symmetry to it. I don't know a great deal about the editing process, but I'm pretty sure Anne Groell doesn't just sit around collecting pay checks while GRRM edits it himself.
  12. Update on the "Winds"

    Just to repeat Mormont, there's no reason to think this doesn't happen. He has an editor, Anne Groell in the US and Jane Johnson in the UK. They edited both books, no reason to think they're suddenly afraid of him.
  13. Update on the "Winds"

    Well this is a separate issue of whether you enjoyed Feast and Dance, I thought they were both excellent. And also a separate issue of whether you think it needs 8 books. I'm always confused at how people can assume that events they have no information on will take more than 3000 MS pages (which is a hell of a lot, remember). But one assumes Martin knows where he needs to be to be one book away, and intends to end Winds there (again, he thought he was three months away in September and no mention of 8 books).
  14. Update on the "Winds"

    So you just think he won't finish voluntarily? The quotes from him about enjoying 'having written' as opposed to writing have been posted, but I don't know of him ever saying he didn't enjoy it at all.  But 'extremely lucky' to get a book that's potentially months away, from a 67 year old? One in which he has never given the slightest indication that he doesn't want to finish? Honestly?
  15. Update on the "Winds"

    Well, the numbers are correct......I can only guess that you're referring to the fact that Winds will probably end up taking longer than Feast. Granted. But 5, 6, 5 (I guess we'll probably agree to disagree that 2016 is still likely) is not a increasingly large set of numbers.......I'm gutted that S6 is coming first but people are talking of the series being left incomplete as a foregone conclusion when we're nowhere near that territory yet.