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by ray245
2017-06-25 02:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: So, there are protests against corruption occurring in Russia
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: So, there are protests against corruption occurring in Russia

So your argument is: "Russians have always had shitty government, they always will have shitty government, so the young people there should just give up and stop hoping for anything better"? Edit: And I'm more than aware of the danger of replacing one tyrant with another, as you're probab...
by ray245
2017-06-25 04:09am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

The Romulan Republic wrote:Superhumans don't need massive amounts of muscle to be taken seriously as a threat because they are, you know, superhuman.


Except almost every superhero has been trained or asked to put up massive amount of muscle for the role, such as Superman.
by ray245
2017-06-24 06:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How does the Disney EU hold up
Replies: 44
Views: 1717

Re: How does the Disney EU hold up

Also, if the Disney EU has an issue with making things a bit too straightforward ala the biochips, the old EU has problem with going dark and gritty, to the point it gets really wearying. The raw length of the Vong War, the general 'politicans are bad,' arc after arc, the next gen just repeating a ...
by ray245
2017-06-24 01:15pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Spacedocks take on the versus debate
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: Spacedocks take on the versus debate

There seems to be another upcoming video channel wanting to do this debate:




I find it hilarious that people are reviving old arguments, but this time with a profit seeking goal in mind. Making money/career out of ST vs SW? Who knew!
by ray245
2017-06-24 01:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1938

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

Now? They can't even install functional dictators. They never had a great track record with that. US-sponsored dictators in Asia like Sukharto and Marcos did little to move their countries out of crushing poverty and overall shittiness. But at the least some of their dictators like Sukharto was unc...
by ray245
2017-06-24 07:50am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

Well, I did? Like, I remember a scene in the training where we had a smaller thinner amazon up against Ann Wolfe (who I think is the biggest Amazon of all), and meanwhile Phillipus (the black senator amazon) was also not as imposing. Probably have to re-watched it again or wait for the dvd to be ou...
by ray245
2017-06-24 07:33am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

The whole crew was athletes, but they came from a variety of fields, not even mostly bodybuilders (check the backgrounds, we had an equestrian, a bobsledder, a crossfit champion, a MMA fighter, a police officer, a few models). I thought they had a good variety of builds and heights and such, person...
by ray245
2017-06-24 05:00am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

I think my problem with Wonder Woman is there isn't enough woman that fits the mold of Gal Gadot among the Amazons. I know the Amazons are supposed to be the elite, but not everyone needs to be the world's number 1 heavyweight boxers to be a good warrior. If we can see slightly lanky guys as good s...
by ray245
2017-06-23 04:26pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

Women do have it a bit easier here. A lot of break-outs got their start as love interests/damsels or just "supporting eyecandy." Casting attractive women of any race doesn't seem to need a reason. It's sexist but it gets women work and a lot of actresses who got their start there turned i...
by ray245
2017-06-23 01:36pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

For minority male leads, Hollywood batting averages are crazy inconsistent. They'll throw anything at Will Smith and there was a time Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes were in the same boat, but those days are gone. "Name power" seems to be everything to them, but they are much more lik...
by ray245
2017-06-23 11:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1938

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

To be fair, most of those who hold the US responsible for breaking it have no desire to see the US fix it, nor would trust the US to do so. Hell, I wouldn't trust the US to do so, certainly not under the current cluster fuck of a government we have. Oh I would certainly trust the US to do so, provi...
by ray245
2017-06-23 10:55am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

That's because this iteration of Wonder Woman is supremely comfortable being who she is. She doesn't need to prove anything. She's equally at ease in armor or in a ball gown. She's a supreme warrior AND she still is still attracted to BABY! She's not a woman trying to be a man, she's a woman who is...
by ray245
2017-06-23 08:11am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

Exactly. "This is just Thor + Captain America, done well but nothing we've seen before." It'd lack the gender commentary or just the context of a woman being told she can't do something... then crossing No Man's Land and having men follow. It'd be a great scene regardless, but there's dee...
by ray245
2017-06-23 06:06am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 32
Views: 451

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

I do know that if Wonder Woman had been Wonder Man, it might've still been a good movie, but it probably wouldn't have occurred to me to go. War-era superhero movie with a male lead isn't a gimmie for me, Wonder Woman is. It probably would have been called a copycat of Captain America if it was Won...
by ray245
2017-06-23 05:16am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

While being cheered on by the masses. It's always quite clear that the notion of trusting democracy is not going to work when the populace pretty much doesn't care about it as long as they get enough money.
by ray245
2017-06-21 01:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1938

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

To be fair, most of those who hold the US responsible for breaking it have no desire to see the US fix it, nor would trust the US to do so. Hell, I wouldn't trust the US to do so, certainly not under the current cluster fuck of a government we have. Although I think the US certainly owes places lik...
by ray245
2017-06-21 11:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Be helpful to source things like this Ray: The Guardian Does mention this in an article. Not sure what difference it makes though or what point you are trying to make by pointing it out. Nothing much other than it's ironic to hear the far-right often talks about deporting Muslims based on the perce...
by ray245
2017-06-21 09:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Finsbury Park attack: Community's shock at man's arrest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40343432 Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40323769 Say what you want about Wales and the south of England but I am pretty sure Cardiff or Weston-super-mare are not in Sin...
by ray245
2017-06-21 06:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

The Romulan Republic wrote:Wow. This story is like, the reverse of everything Right wing extremists think about the issue of Muslims and terror.


To add to that. This terrorist is also foreign-born, apparently from Singapore.
by ray245
2017-06-21 05:55am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: 'Star Wars': Han Solo Film Loses Directors
Replies: 8
Views: 291

'Star Wars': Han Solo Film Loses Directors

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-han-solo-film-loses-directors-1015419 Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff. "Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’...
by ray245
2017-06-19 02:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

I mean, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander; if we're going to treat the radical fringe of Islamic thought as an internal threat to our society, we can treat the radical fringe of anti-Islamic thought the same way. I don't see any problem with that. The question is whether people are...
by ray245
2017-06-19 08:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Mlenk wrote:I havent watched much media coverage yet. I wonder if they are gonna label this as a terrorist incident even though this was done against muslims.


They already label this as a terrorist attack.
by ray245
2017-06-19 08:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Alkaloid wrote:Remember though ya'll, 'push hard against Islamists. Maybe with a van.' Fucking wanker.


Oh yes. Because an attack like this clearly means we must shut up about islamic terrorist.
by ray245
2017-06-19 06:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Islamophobia is something that will likely be increasingly common as people start to buy into the whole "clash of civilisation" belief. We're probably going to see more lone-wolf kind of attacks.
by ray245
2017-06-18 02:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Helmut Kohl, Germany’s reunification chancellor, dies aged 87
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Helmut Kohl, Germany’s reunification chancellor, dies aged 87

Thatcher thought that reunification of Germany would lead to a recreation of a power-hungry Germany wanting to dominate Europe again. In other words, Germany must be kept permanently weak in her view.

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