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#1 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

It's about making it look good. A limited vocabulary can make a book feel incredibly repetitive.

incredibly repetitive?

Yes, incredibly repetitive.

#2 Edited by obcdexter (580 posts) -

@guyzea said:

@wrecks said:

For your consideration:

Chet and Shao Kahn, Street Punks

Don't worry, this won't help the other guy's career either

Funnily enough, the guy on the left ended up playing Hudson in Cameron's "Aliens", while the guy on the right played said MK villain in MK Annihilation, in which Raiden was portrayed by James Remar, who was originally going to play (and actually shot a couple of scenes as) Hicks in Aliens.

Speaking of which: I do believe the first two Terminator movies have a similar relationship to each other as the first two entries in the Alien franchise. Their originals being more creppy, Horror-SciFi (and excellent at it); while the sequels pack a punch as much more action-ey Sci-Fi movies. Oddly enough I'd still pick T1 over T2 while, in my humble opinion, Aliens ranks just a tad higher than Alien.

#3 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

Perfect with a score of 0.
It got a bit tricky here and there, though.

#4 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

Welcome to my world ca. 10 years ago. Though I never liked FFX that much to begin with; so, at the time, I couldn't care less about being completely appalled by this atrocity.

#5 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

@danryckert said:

@hassun said:

Behaving like a common internet troll? Really?

Also Dan, if you're reading this, people are not mentioning pro wrestling during your sad trolling attempts because they think wrestling is a sport. They mention it because they think pro wrestling is terrible / way worse than football.

It's not funny, it's the kind of behaviour people would be reprimanded for on Giant Bomb by the mods/staff.

You know, I completely agree. Deleted the tweets as well. I've tried to tone down the heel-y trolling stuff recently, but soccer has been one of the things I've been a bit of a dick about my whole life. That's the way my dad always talked about soccer, and I guess some of it rubbed off on me.

Gonna try to cut that stuff out, which should be way easier now with the World Cup being done. It's not necessarily funny, and I shouldn't feel the need to get on some anti-soccer soapbox whenever I see people talking about it or paying attention to it. Apologies for being a dick, and you're totally in the right to call me out on it. Thanks!

I glad to see my trust was not misplaced. I can't speak for everyone here but I think stuff like this serves to build and earn a lot of respect here especially in these early goings where staff and community and mutually feeling each other out. I'm sure this means a lot to people and I can say it does for me, especially after giving the benefit of the doubt. Welcome to Giant Bomb Dan.

Oh, almost missed that!
And just like that - with a bit of context and your reasonable attitude - I'm 100% cool with Dan again! Seriously. It would have been the only thing to nitpick about so far, anyway, since I greatly enjoyed the site's content featuring him so far. :)
All cool.

#6 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

@majid said:

@hassun: Completely agree. It's petty, ignorant and reveals a great deal about himself than it says anything about football or football players. Also, harping on the crying thing is ridiculous: these guys are shattered having all played a full season and then contesting a world cup. These players are not wimps, they're elites.

It's really sad to see this ... makes me lose a lot of respect for Dan. Not because I'm butthurt it's "my sport" he's having a go at. It's just this super narrow minded, dickishly irrational behaviour of his. So what if a lot of people care a lot about something you do not? Can't you at least respect and tolerate that? And does he really lack the empathy to be able to even remotely comprehend what it must feel like for fans and, especially, players to lose the biggest game in the entirety if this sport? One that you have to scratch and claw to reach even once in your life, getting the opportunity to do so ONCE every FOUR years?
And the whole: Grown men don't cry-schtick ... jesus christ. Can't get any more ridiculous than this.
Well, until it does: "Ha, ha, I'm just trolling you guys!"

#7 Edited by obcdexter (580 posts) -

Oh man ... I am so happy right now ... just so happy this went well ...
It's a damn shame that in sports it always ends with one side in tears - but after 2002, 2008 and a couple of CL finals I'm sure as all hell glad to be on other right now!
Anyway, I didn't win anything: Schweinsteiger, Neuer, Mueller and Co. did. So, so proud of those guys. Thank you! And thank you Joachim Loew, although this still doesn't make you a master tactician exactly, you sure as hell have deserved your place among the very best. The German national team has come a long, long way with him as the head coach. And what a successful one it turned out to be in the end.

#8 Edited by obcdexter (580 posts) -

In general: Men Behind the Sun, Salo and A Serbian Film
I'm not into movies like these at all; only sometimes curiosity just gets the better of me and tortures, shits on, rapes and bludgeones the cat to death. I sure could go without the memory of some scenes of these ingrained into my mind.

A much less "gross" yet very, very disturbing scene that I refuse to rewatch to this day is the climax of Fire in the Sky, when the memories of the abduction come back to Travis. Watching this rather slow moving film as a kid the sheer brutality and ugliness of those aliens totally caught me off guard at the time, I wasn't expecting there to be much more to the movie when Travis finally returned home to be welcomed back by friends and family. And then ...

#9 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -

Hopefully the quality of today's officials isn't any indication for what we can expect in the final.
Thiago Silva should've been sent off, the penalty was actually a free-kick; Robben did nothing in the scene that led to his booking; second goal was off-side. Jesus ...

#10 Posted by obcdexter (580 posts) -