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  1. The Great Unwashed

    US Politics: Don't Panic - Organize

    I don't care if Jesus or Satan wins the Dem primary; I'm pulling the lever for them regardless in November 2020, without even having to hold my nose, because either will be better than Trump.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Sorry for the late response, because I know the thread has moved on by now, but I had meant to get back to this and then had a hundred things happen all at once. I agree with your point, and even more so after a Slate article I read (which unfortunately I can't find now), that criticizes Marvel/the Russo Bros, but not because of including the scene itself. Rather, the criticism was based on press tours before the movie came out where they apparently made it out to be a much bigger deal than it was, so much so that it seemed more self-congratulatory than a sincere attempt at LGBTQ representation in a MCU release. Representing the LBGTQ community in a Marvel movie, even if clumsily executed, is a step in the right direction, imo. Patting yourselves on the back for doing so...not so much.
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    I'm really glad they didn't kill him off, which is something else Marvel does that I don't agree with, for that very reason.
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    I think Michael Keaton gets criminally overlooked when it comes to "best of MCU villains" lists. He has a backstory, a reasonable motive to turn to villainy, has a family and so is relatable, and that fucking scene with him, Peter and Liz on the way to the prom scared the shit out of me. He's probably 3rd best villain after Thanos and Loki.
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    US Politics: It’s Not A Crime If Your Feelings Got Hurt

    Ha! Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that.
  6. The Great Unwashed

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    But, and I'm not concern-trolling here, I'm honestly curious, isn't even that small step preferable to the 20 other movies in the MCU that had absolutely no gay characters whatsoever, and the one who maybe has a gay lead, because her best friend is a woman and she's close to her friend's kid? In other words, are baby steps worse than no steps at all, which is what you seem to be arguing?
  7. The Great Unwashed

    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    And that's exactly my point. It IS fan service, just not one that you identify with, and therefore judge as invalid. And you failed miserably at making any kind of decent rebuttal to my points, so I'm kind of inclined to not take your arguments on this issue seriously.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    This is at least a fair criticism. I think that how much of that criticism is accurate depends on a lot of factors. I know that the shooting schedules of BP, IW, CM and Endgame were all very close together, but I don't know what was shot when, so it's difficult to determine whether those were due to practical difficulties due to time constraints, or to something else. Another factor, which isn't an attempt at exoneration, but maybe rather to shift the blame, is how much the Disney execs were involved in the production of IW and Endgame. I've heard someone say elsewhere that if Disney had known how popular BP was going to be, they'd have focused more on Wakanda during IW. The same can be said for CM in Endgame I think. It could be a matter of execs interfering and choosing to promote box office tested IP's compared to the relatively untested BP and CM. Also, I will say that I very much enjoyed Nebula having such a large leading role in the film, and hopefully she gets more screentime in GotG 3. And who was the other female lead who was killed besides Black Widow?
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    I 100% agree with this. I 0% agree with this, unless you can provide a cogent rebuttal to my point. I'm asking you to please explain to me the qualitative distinction between why it's okay to provide fan service for male characters (Cap, Tony, Thor, Ant-Man, etc.) while it's not okay to do the same for female characters. And saying that a fan-service moment doesn't resonate with you or with a particular sub-set of filmgoers doesn't count. I'm sure there were some fan service moments that resonated with others much more than they did with me, but just because I didn't find them as compelling doesn't mean I'm here arguing they shouldn't have been in the movie at all.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Okay, here's what I don't get about the backlash to the SheVengers Assemble scene; why can't women superheroes have scenes designed solely to just make them look cool? I mean, they do that with men superheroes all the time. Case in point: Cap getting to say "Avengers, Assemble!" If I wanted to be a nitpicky bastard, I could point out that, like, ALL the Avengers are already there, in formation, so telling them to assemble is kinda redundant. But it was a fucking awesome scene. It gave me chills and almost the whole theater, including me, burst out with some variation of "fuck yes!" I had the same reaction to the women heroes all gathering together to protect the gauntlet. Judging by my theater, so did a lot of other people. I mean, a big part of superhero movies is just watching people do and say cool shit and strike cool poses. Women can do that too. ETA: And I don't see why they need a "realistic scenario" to be given a cool superhero moment.
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    The Drunk Thread: An All The Vodka Dinner

    @briantw is correct about "glen" meaning valley, but in addition to that, for many of the "glen" whiskys, they're named after the river in the valley that provides the water source for their whisky. So there's a River Fiddich for the Glenfiddich distillery and a River Livet for the Glenlivet distillery, and I know there's at least one or two more that I'm not remembering right now. But the names are basically descriptions of places, kind of like how we have so many place names with "valley" in them (Death Valley, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, etc.).
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    No offense intended, really, but are you sure we watched the same movie? Because we did get a GotG reunion: the Asgardians of the Galaxy, where Star Lord, Drax, Nebula, Mantis, Rocket, Groot and Thor are all on the Benatar and Rocket suggests a knife-fight to determine the true leader. I'll give you that Gamora's not there, but she reunited with Quill and Nebula earlier during the battle.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    I loved the SheVengers Assemble moment, precisely because of that whiff of politicism. Incels: "Rey is a Mary Sue, arrrrggghhh! Quit ruining my Star Wars!" Incels: "Capt. Marvel is a Mary Sue, arrrrggghhhh! Quit ruining my comics childhood!" The Russo Bros.: "Hold my beer."
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    US Politics: It’s Not A Crime If Your Feelings Got Hurt

    I'm not sure how not being judged to be at the correct level of wokeness = being cool with white supremacy, but whatever. It's that kind of thinking that is going to re-elect Trump for 4 more years. 4 more years of Trump will try be an existential crisis for democracy in the U.S.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS

    Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Falcon's "On your left", which was like, all the feels.
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