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  1. 13 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

    Have Disney completely wrecked the franchise at this point? I can only imagine there is a tiny sliver of interest in this universe now. Its sad to watch it really. 

    Well with every new series people say "this time they've really wrecked the franchise" but then somehow they keep on churning out more garbage.

    Personally TLJ killed it for me even though Andor was good and I enjoyed the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

  2. 1 hour ago, WATDUDEYEET said:

    My hot take is that the White Walkers actually did feel like a major threat in S8. Even with the tactics that the protagonists used and their plot armor in the third episode, it didn't matter because the Wights would obviously just overrun and overwhelm everyone. It feels genuinely impossible to even stop them without some deus ex machina and in the show that took the form of Arya.

    But I think the purpose of that scene in HOTD was more to setup and tie into the Pact of Ice and Fire that was mentioned in Fire & Blood, maybe Jace and Cregan later connect the dots that the threat from the North mentioned in the Song of Ice and Fire prophecy is probably the same as the White Walkers from beyond the Wall.

    I thought they felt much more threatening when they were mysterious force on the edge of the wilderness before the Game of Thrones show turned them into a zombie movie.

  3. I was thoroughly enjoying the episode until Blood and Cheese. Why on earth did they change that? Could've been one of the most shocking moments in TV history.

    I have to say that Jace looks a lot like how I pictured Jon Snow in the books.

    Also have to say that the part where they're standing on the wall felt like it should have been really cool but I just couldn't get into it because of how badly season 8 ruined the white walkers.

  4. There definitely seems to be a divide between older and younger generations in attitude to the royals. I think polls show that the majority of under 35s are anti-royal.

    I can foresee there being a referendum on their existence at some point in the future. I hope they don't get axed.

  5. 9 minutes ago, DMC said:

    Definitely don’t mind you striking back at Ty, but other than Trump which recent presidents would you call fat?  I know Clinton was sometimes parodied as such, but that never made sense to me.  Going in reverse order, I wouldn’t characterize any president as overweight since Taft.  Indeed, that’s mostly what he’s known for because it kinda stands out.

    Don't take it literally mate, I was just trolling.

  6. 1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

    Social conditioning and the need to fit in to appease these worthless people. 

    Fecking hell, did the prince nail your sister or something? A large portion of the population feel a genuine connection the royal family. Pretty crass to dismiss them as social conditioned.

    Anyway I quite like them, so I'm socially conditioned and proud of it. 

    Your country won the revolutionary war so I don't know why you're still so insecure about Britain having a grand tradition and history rather than just a series of fat / semi-senile presidents.

  7. 25 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

    The conspiracy theories are funny, but unneeded. However the more important part here should be you guys regularly waste money so a royal can have an extra special birthday. And the masses have been conditioned to accept this, even celebrate it. 

    A lot of people like the royal family, it's really that simple.

  8. I thoroughly enjoyed Eric with Benedict Cumberpatch, who plays a very against-type role as an alcoholic wreck whose son gets abducted. It's set in 1970s New York, so pretty grim.

    There's a number of plot threads going on., The most compelling is the detective on the case who is gay, so you get a glimpse into what it would be like for a closeted police officer in 1970s New york.

    The Benedict Cumberpatch was the weirdest arc with a a plot element that felt a bit out of place.

    But pretty compelling overall. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Werthead said:

    ...dead? Apart from very old ones who show up, utter some fortune cooke aphorisms and then die?

    The where Obi-wan and Yoda speak for them make them sound like a force for justice. Obi-wan calls them guardians of peace and justice and Yoda says a Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defence, never attack.

    Then you have Luke being the returned Jedi who is a force for good and justice.

  10. 1 hour ago, LongRider said:

    Sorry, not sorry!  

    Alex Jones agrees to liquidate his assets to pay Sandy Hook families, in move that would end his ownership of Infowars
    Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday moved to liquidate his personal assets, agreeing to demands from the families of Sandy Hook victims whom he owes more than $1.5 billion in damages over his lies about the 2012 school massacre.

    The seismic move paves the way for a future in which Jones no longer owns Infowars, the influential conspiracy empire he founded in the late 1990s. Over the years, Jones has not only used the media company to poison the public discourse with vile lies and conspiracy theories, but also to enrich himself to the tune of millions of dollars.

    Prior to Thursday, Jones had resisted converting his personal bankruptcy into a Chapter 7 liquidation. But facing mounting legal pressure, he reversed course and caved to the demands of the Sandy Hook families, who have still not seen a penny from Jones since juries in Connecticut and Texas found him liable in 2022 for defamation and emotional distress. His lawyers said in a filing that there was “no reasonable prospect for a successful reorganization” and that continuing down the path would only result in additional expenses incurred by Jones.

    The legal maneuver ultimately “means [Jones’] ownership in Free Speech Systems is going to get sold,” Avi Moshenberg, an attorney who represents some of the Sandy Hook families, told CNN on Thursday night, referencing the parent company of Infowars.

    Alex Jones agrees to liquidate his assets to pay Sandy Hook families, in move that would end his ownership of Infowars | CNN Business

    Wow, finally some karma.

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