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  2. I'm thinking a tight moving plot which doesn't take too much time out for description or story but is constantly moving forward. The Handmaid's Tale on television isn't remotely like the books because that would be June contemplating the horrors of her situation for 12 episodes while the show is all about various events as well as displays of resistance.
  3. Rhodan

    FIRE AND BLOOD Volume 1

    Considering this tome, he is definitely not uninterested in ASOIAF as concept. It´s the plot itself he struggles with.
  4. Varysblackfyre321

    What would Robb do if Ned took the Black?

    She lives. And once Ned actually takes the black there can be talk of returning her to the north someday. And Robb has no reason to think Renly or Stannis will rebel. He has no reason not to take it;. Truth be told at this point it's not even up to Robb; its up to Cat, his legal guardian.
  5. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    I love Van Helsing too and I was going to mention that!!!!! I love Dracula’s wives and the werewolves
  6. BigFatCoward

    NHL: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    500/1, whatever!!! http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/10261535/premier-league-201516-how-the-odds-changed-as-leicester-claimed-the-title
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  8. Mosi Mynn

    Unpopular opinions

    Don't be sorry! I just completely don't agree.
  9. Mosi Mynn

    Unpopular opinions

    Sir Don Bradman is not the greatest batsman ever - he's not even the greatest Australian batsman. That would be Ricky Ponting (and, as an England fan, that was hard to write!).
  10. Arch-MaesterPhilip

    Unpopular opinions

    He's actually a fan of Star Trek and might do it justice.
  11. What is a televison-esque feel? The Handmaid's Tale is a successful TV series, Altered Carbon is a sucky TV series, GoT is ok, The Sword of Truth is laughable... yet all their source books should have a TV-esque feel: please explain what it is, I don't get it.
  12. The Weirwoods Eyes

    Sansa and Cognitive Dissonance

    Hahaha; I don't hate Tyrion at all I really like him. But I do find myself pointing out his huge gaping flaws a lot. He's a character that many read without seeing his faults because of how he is presented to us.
  13. So is Maeve able to use the mesh of her own volition or is there a Ford or Arnold ghost in the machine? I'm also thinking the mass "death by drowning" of hosts we're shown is a host ruse (possible sacrifice of some by Dolores) to get her army into the Mesa. They're all carried in, just like the Trojan Horse.
  14. Paxter

    Cricket: ODIs Are Proper Cricket Edition

    Probably not a lot of IPL love here, but I haven’t minded the competition this year. It’s been refreshing to see someone like Williamson, who doesn’t have a big power game, playing so well and leading his batting-lite team to the top. Plus it was awesome that Kohli’s team sucked. Big final tomorrow between Kane’s Sunrisers and the heavy-hitting Chennai. Then it will be all eyes on Lord’s later this week for England v Pakistan.
  15. polishgenius

    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Because of the Paradox sale this weekend I finally caved and bought EUIV (also Stellaris, but that'll come later). Basic thing for now, no expansions except one that came rolled in it, but yeah. Anyway, maaaaaaaaates this is a lot to take in. After a couple of false starts as the Ottomans (I know that shouldn't be possible, but despite all logic and every guide saying it's a good idea to take Albania and Constantinople asap, as soon as I tried, about four other nations pitched in and took a bunch of provinces on the other side of the empire to my armies), I decided to try somewhere with a few less moving parts just to get the hang of what button does what and what things I need to be keeping an eye on. So now I'm Tunis, trying to maintain what seems like a fairly precarious position of power in North Africa.
  16. dmc515

    Unpopular opinions

    I LOVE Constantine. Whenever I see it on TV I have a hard time not watching it. Rachel Weisz is so good, and it's a film that perfectly caters to Reeves' limits. Oh, for some reason this reminds me, but I also love the Jackman/Beckinsale Van Helsing in a similar fashion. I wanted sequels!
  17. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    The Arctic Monkeys are kinda boring in general and not all that amazing. Frank Turner’s music fucking sucks
  18. I may be totally wrong, but the chicken entrails I'm reading from this ep is they're setting up for a Dolores v Maeve showdown at the end of this season, with the former as the clear villain, and Ed Harris enjoying his saving Grace-Emily with a redeeming death. I don't like that - I love what they've done with Dolores and Maeve, but I view them as a Malcolm X - MLK dynamic, respectively. Part of the genius of season 1 was getting the viewer to actually root for robots - eat your heart out James Cameron. They are now ruining that with clearly making the viewer want to root against Dolores. And I think that's poo! This was definitely my least favorite episode of the season, if not the series. Everything was so overwrought, and yeah, if Maeve had so much of a connection/esteem for her geisha counterpart, why not use her Neo tricks before the shogun killed her adoptive daughter?
  19. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    I agree with Annara on this. Boring film, not good and the love triangle sucks. I’m sorry lol.
  20. Mosi Mynn

    Unpopular opinions

    I was going to let this go the first time - but I can't now! Casablanca is why I love Humphrey Bogart. And it's not about sex between Ingrid and her hubby - but it is about support. He loves her and relies on her and he would not be as effective a Resistance leader without her. Casablanca is awesome. But you are, of course, entitled to your unpopular opinion ;-) Despite being a fervent Trekkie, I don't like DS9. And I like even less the fact that folk rate DS9 above TNG and TOS.
  21. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    I think Constantine is a fucking BRILLIANT movie and it got way shit on by critics unfairly. Terrible adaptation of the Hellblazer comic but as stand alone supernatural noir film it is one of my FAVOURITES and I’ve properly watched it about 20 times
  22. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    Wait who said love of synth pop was unpopular!?!?!!? I am OBSESSED WITH 80s SYNTHPOP !!!!!! one of my FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRES EVER and brings me SO MUCH JOY aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
  23. Ylath's Snout

    What would Robb do if Ned took the Black?

    If Stannis wins Robb might have to follow through on that plan sonner. Stannis seems very sure that all of Cersei's kids are abomination and there is the whole "burning Godswoods and Septs"-thing. Not really a long term tenable situation for Robb.
  24. Theda Baratheon

    Unpopular opinions

    I can’t always enjoy a film if it’s predominantly all men. I get fucking bored sometimes. Some films are exceptions but they’re always made infinitely better by the inclusion of at least a couple decent actresses and women characters. Thats why I’ve been sexist against MYSELF for years and haven’t watched a lot of genres I consider overwhelmingly male when that’s likely BS and I’m probably missing out on loads of awesome films just because I’ve told myself I wouldn’t enjoy them
  25. Regular John Umber

    Unpopular opinions

    Agree 100% on both of the above.
  26. Spockydog

    Unpopular opinions

    I tried to watch Dune a couple of months back. Holy shit, what an appallingly terrible movie. One thing that seems to be a constant with Lynch is deliberately terrible acting. I guess this is a stylistic choice of his, but I can't imagine why the actors on his projects go along with it.
  27. Mosi Mynn

    Unpopular opinions

    The Final Frontier has some really lovely moments in it - particularly between The Three. I do sort of agree with the odds/evens rule - but I still love The Search for Spock. I love that whole trilogy - I think it's wonderfully crafted (even though it wasn't actually thought through as a trilogy - new Star Wars could learn from this). 80s music generally is awesome
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