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  1. One of my good friends is on the GOT prequel. She’s had a blast. She hasn’t given me any spoilers, but when the writers are happy that generally means production has gone well. She’s already on to season 2.
  2. It was me. juat kidding I was busy having sex
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    The Batman

    I don't buy it. DC literally has HUNDREDS OF HOURS of crappy TV with b-rate superheroics. Arrow, Flash, Legends, Supergirl, Superman-- yet somehow this one can't be seen because it doesn't fit the mandate for Max? They'll dump anything on there. This movie must be a complete shit show.
  4. My thought about Kim is this... All of Jimmy's foils are dead. Howard-- dead. Lalo-- dead. Fring and Hector, also dead by Gene-time. In Gene's current scheming and conning timeline of 2010, there's not a heavy. The only antagonist at this point is "the heat." But that is a concept, not a face. Technically, the only face to the heat we ever got was a cameo by Hank, but also he's dead now... for that matter, so are Walt and Mike. (Mike needing some sort of denouement on this show is something they also need to figure out... I hope the flashback wasn't it for him). Jesse doesn't have enough beef with Saul to come out of the woodwork to clip him. You can't have a series finale of a crimey-thriller show without a showdown of some sort... and you can't have a showdown without two sides. There's really only one person left. I think the finale is going to be Jimmy/Saul/Gene vs. Kim. Has she set up her own criminal empire and he's HER loose end to burn? Has she taken a deal with the feds and gets involved with luring him into being caught? Do they get back together? The climax of this season/series is going to be some sort of showdown between Kim and Saul.
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    Pretty amazing what a budget will do. You can just tell it's so much more epic than Boba Fett and Obi-Wan. I know part oof that is they started filing this during Mando S2 before they tightened the purse strings. Also know the show-runner Tony Gilroy is big enough he can push them to get what he wants.
  6. I am 47. I look 37. My body FEELS like it is 57. I dress like I'm 27. I see other people my age and most of the time I feel like a different species from them.
  7. I’ve never broken up a marriage.
  8. Sooooo… I’m responsible for this. Well, me and about a four hundred other people, but I wrote it…
  9. It took me the whole episode to realize he was conning Carol Burnet.
  10. You guys also need to remember I don't work a normal 9-5 job. I get lots of rest.
  11. Just did a speedy, on in the back ground, half-paying attention rewatch of seasons 1-3. The rules of the upside down are NOT consistent. Something SUPER not consistent is Elle's ability to mind-walk. At first she needs the depro tank-- to the point that it is a half an episode to jury rig one at the end of S1. On S2 and 3 she's able to do it with white noise, and in S4, it's back to needing the tank. YES, she did level up and back to zero from S2-4, but that is never really explained in relation to her mind-walking. My big thoughts though... I know why I have issues with this show. In the 80s, I would even replay my favorite movies with myself inserted in. I usually made my own wold family/mash-up/shared universe stories in my head putting all my favorite movies together. This was actually how I started writing. Stranger Things could have been an adaption of that. Obviously, this was the whole pitch from the Duffer's, to pay homage to everything horror and scifi from the 80s in one story. I love that part. I also think they create and cast great characters. no one on the show is a weak link cast wise. Every season they add another great person. The strength of this show is the cast. Honestly, on a half-baked rewatch, I paid more attention to the character scenes, the bickering kids, and the romance subplots more than the bigger picture stuff. This is why I love the show. What I dislike is, every season tends to reaaaaly over-spin a relatively small story with endless and unneeded complications. If there's one thing I ABSOLUTELY HATE in movies, it is coincidence. It is the absolute worst crutch a writer can use to connect dots. Stranger Things exists on coincidence. Because the cast is so big, you obviously have to split them up-- which as I said above, I don't love. I would mind it less if the groups checked in or swapped people to keep it fresh-- but they don't. Each season you get roughly three or four groups, who are all caught up in a different aspect of the same over-arching plot... but they don't talk to each other. Season Three for example-- Group one is the kids, who after getting their personal drama out of the way, realize the Mind-Flayer is physically manifesting by killing people for their meat juices. Group two-- Nancy and Jonathan, stumble onto this from the outside by wondering about one of the victims, having no idea how it is connected or that the kids are on the path as well. Group three is Dustin, Steve, Robin, and Erica learning about a secret Russian base under the mall. Group four, is Hopper and Joyce, who stumble onto the other side of the Russian plot, which is that they are trying to open a gate to the upside down. All four groups stumble into their thing independently from one another, unknowingly helping each other here and there by triggering events. I really don't like this. I don't like the coincidence of it, I don't like the fact that characters I like seeing interact are silo'ed away from each other. Dustin and Steve are great, but it doesn't feel right that Dustin is never with his core friends. I don't like that every season, the adults basically forget to check on their children for days at a time, despite the fact more than one of them has gone missing in the past. This happens pretty much every season, and there's really not enough story to support it. Each season could be done in half the time. But again-- all that said, I love the characters, I love their dialog, I love how they interact, and there are a lot of moments of true fun. o I like the show.... but I'm unhappy with how they put it together.
  12. I see KP as much as a normal person sees their gf. Outside of her, I go on maybe one date a week or have somebody over. So it’s more spread out than it sounds. Also, I’m tired.
  13. UPDATE! KP - Still my person. Still super into her. Spend most of my time with her. Maybe once a month we'll go out on a date with another girl, or a couple together that usually leads to some fun. Her more amorous friends from her party days have started having said parties again, which has been kind fun. Most of them are cool, met a few I wasn't a fan of-- but over all, has lead to making sexy friends. JP - same situation, see her once every couple months for a night. I had to cancel recently and haven't heard from. She may be mad at me. Valley Mom - she and KP continue to exchange gifts. She's sowly become my number 2 person. Very sweet, not needy, voracious sexual appetite. All the good stuff. She wants to have a dinner where she meets KP, and I meet her husband (platonically). That said, she and Kelly are striking out with Lady dates so after this dinner they may get something going. Blue and I are still cuddle buds. Curly and I ghosted each other. I met a new girl I'll call Red2 (always the hair) we had a fun evening-- thic goth girls with tattoos will always be my kryptonite. We may hang out again,. we text and flirt, but neither of us is in a big hurry. The girl who was married to another woman and had the hall pass to have some dude-time vanished on me. Maybe the hall pass was rescinded or she found a guy more to her liking. Still haven't connected to old poly friend. She lives in another city and has a life. How dare she. Director Lady had another visit and we absolutely crushed it work wise. She says she's still in love with me and asked me to leave KP and I said no, and she said she can accept this. We don't have any current work to be doing outside of meetings, so we'll see where it goes from here. Still really like her company. Have a date with a new girl next week, kinda young for my tastes, but seems nice.
  14. I'm a super believer in it-- on the big scale, as in life choices, but also on the small scale, as in my writing process. I'm not sure where it comes from, or how even to control it, but my life has been significantly better since I tuned into it more. I kind of think of it like a background process. Like sometimes in design work, photoshop needs to process and crunch a filter and needs a few minutes before I can do anything else. So I generally bop over to my browser to start hunting for the next element I need, or check my email, or come here, or whatever-- and photoshop is still working in the background. I think our brains process things in the subconscious. You can get woo woo about it if you want, or maybe it's just sciencey brain shit-- but I think all the info we take in, and maybe even stuff we are unconscious of, and it processes it all. The same way you can look at a rabid dog behind a gate and know-- "Nope, I better go around" I think your brain does for all sorts of situations. Listening "to your gut" or "feeling/ not feeling" something, is your conscious mind listening to the results of whatever data crunching your unconscious has worked out.
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    Caught it today. Loved it, even if not everything that was set up landed, and some stuff landed that wasn’t set up… but a really great unexpected twist to things. I love Jordon Peele mostly because he’s one of the few filmmakers out there I can count on to surprise me.
  16. You know, there’s wrestlers I hate, usually heels, and at sOme point years along I’ll suddenly realize they were just so great at being heels they got past keyfabe in my brain. HHH is the perfect example as someone that used to make me so mad when he won over and over, in retrospect he was the bet villain. I sometimes wonder if that will happen with Lesnar’s no-selling, stuff working, dick tattoo having, unable to work a mike despite 20 years in the business, no neck having ass. I hope not. He can go away.
  17. Star Wars has become so self referential you could pick any two entries and do this.
  18. LA has all those things too, a city of imports, guns, heat… I’m convinced you just have more douchebags in pickups hahaha
  19. We’re less than a decade away from a post ROTJ Luke TV show brought to us by deep fake which gets cheaper and faster every day. Have you guys seem all the AI art out there now? All that tech plus the cooperation of Mark Hamil, it’s just an amount of time. Look at the jump of what they did just in the couple years between Mando s2 and BOBF.
  20. In LA we all drive really fast, but it’s a group decision. As long as you aren’t blocking or cutting somebody off you’re good. If you want to go faster than me, I’ll get over. Rush hour sucks, and interchanges can be a nightmare, but we all agree on driving like ***holes together. In Phoenix it seems like you have three different classes of speed and none of them Which lane is there’s, and there never seems to be enough lanes. And SO MANY pickup trucks.
  21. Driving in Phoenix is WAY worse than driving in LA.
  22. Tank

    Ms Marvel

    Overall, my interest waned. It was still well done, and I think Kamala is a delight. That said, this story isn't for me and I had a hard time getting into it. But you know what-- that's okay. The vast majority of Marvel is stuff is very much for me-- a middle aged nerdy dude whose read comics his whole life. This was for a mindset and voice that's very much not me, and I am glad it exists. I am very much interested to see Kamal mix with the bigger MCU, which of course the mid-credits teaser set up. I was actually surprised by that one! Also, SPOILERS... Kamal is apparently going to be our first MCU X-Man?!
  23. I feel similar. I tried it, and I LIKED TWC and LOVED Rebels, but it just felt derivative and too on the nose for me. And once again, this makes me think how much I hate Lucas for basically giving me two decades of wondering about the Clone Wars and then makes it so they start at the literal end of second movie, and ends at top of the third. Fandom waited for years to see the Clone Wars and it happens off screen, only to be filled by comics and cartoons over the next decade and a half.
  24. Other way around. The OG toys presented Luke’s lightsaber as yellow just so it would stand out as different from Obi-Wan and Vader. It created a cognitive dissonance and tons of people my age swear we saw it in the movie— but it never happened.
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