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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2018, 06:18:13 AM »

But the whole point of that trailer led to that singular moment of 'Fuck you.' That was the entirety of the selling point of it. When a lot of the media about this new app was about celebrating the DCU in all it's formats-print, tv, and movies, and now all access, throwing a big FU! out just seemed incongruous to all that.  Cool

But if one idea of the new app was indeed to show diversity in all its formats, how can the "FU" be incongruous?
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And this is not attacking you, Jimbo, but as you mentioned it I just want to respond to something that has been on my mind for awhile now. Please, no offense meant or implied ... but ... why must everything that has the word fuck or shows a tit translate into "lazy writing" all the time? Aren't the comics of the past nothing but that very thing ... true lazy writing? Using tropes upon tropes to sell comics? Sure there is and has to be exceptions that prove the rule (and I have always hated that saying), but by and large comics are filled with "lazy writing" and always have been.

Sorry, I just despise the damn notion of lazy writing. Bah. Talk about a trope. I am a lazy writer. I don't care if I misspell or transpose or use "no" when I mean "know" or any other vast examples of actual lazy writing that I observe  Cheesy, but when actual writers have an idea, lay that idea out on paper and people don't agree with certain things contained within that paper it is said to be lazy writing? I refute the idea of it all. Not slamming you, Jimmy, but I feel that damn thing is a piss poor catchphrase for taking an idea in another place that people don't agree with.

Also, what is wrong with writing being edgy or grown up? We have countless books and animated shows of the Titans being the true inverse of that, why can't we (or I  Grin) have a damn show where it IS more damn adult and not written with the younger audience in mind. Why is wanting an adult speaking show that features the heroes I also have enjoyed for over 40 plus years a bad thing? Yes, I want a damn show with Fuck you in it. As long as it isn't out of character and why is it a bad thing? Is Dick Grayson saying "fuck" that much out of character? Heck no!  I damn sure will take Nightwing saying "fuck Batman" over a damn Aquaman that says "My man!" or "Yeah-Uh" (or whatever that was)
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I don't want a barrage of filth flying from my heroes, of course not, but why is it okay for Sci-Fi shows like Farscape to scream out "Frell" (we all know what that means) or Battlestar Galactica's "Frak" or the great Firefly to yell "Gorram" and no-one has a problem with it but when a comic hero uses it, one whose character is not above using a "bad word", it gets piled on?

If Starfire was to say it then yeah, I would have issues with it. Well, unless it was used by her in a humorous way (which think about that ... if she follows Dick's lead and repeats his words but in a more "did I do that correctly" manner ... I think that would be funny). Even Garth would seem a little out of place throwing that word around, but Mr. Grayson? I know he is not Slade Wilson, but yeah, I can damn sure see him saying what he did. Not make it a regular part of his vocabulary (not like it is mine  Cheesy) but damn skippy I can see him saying what he did this once.

Anyway, I know I will do what I almost always do after I post my strong feelings ... I will come back in about 5 minutes and delete everything because I don't want, and is not my intent, to hurt anyone's feelings, but I hope I can at least wait an hour or so before that mood hits me. I am not trying to be snarky or mean, just trying to express what "I" feel about things as well as reading about how others feel.
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I hope it is taken as just my opinion on a topic and not a personal attack. Not meant to be. I value everyone's opinion, but I also like to express mine from time to time
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2018, 01:57:24 PM »

No offense taken at all. It's conversation!

I've obviously hit a nerve, which is fair. I've definitely used this line twice now, here and with Bendis Superman writing.

Although I will defend my thought with referencing my post that I said 'first impression. '

But it does make sense huge impression to have the Boy Wonder dropping expletives. I hope the feedback has been ok and or good for them.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2018, 02:59:08 PM »

No offense taken at all. It's conversation!

Sweet. Last thing I want to do, while bitching about bitching or bitching about things that irk me enough to bitch about is to make someone think I am bitching AT or TO them and not the point of bitching.
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And again, I do get your POV, I do. S'all good.

That said, I should have worded my first gripe a lot differently. I said no offense and then I didn't clarify that I wasn't pointing the finger it you. When I said -
"Please, no offense meant or implied ... but ... why must everything that has the word fuck or shows a tit translate into "lazy writing" all the time?"
I should have added "with most people" or something like that. Man. I certainly knew what I was saying in my head, but damn I didn't express it too well. I meant that a lot of people do that. Was not calling out you, yourself, even though it damn sure reads that way.  Embarrassed
I suck at writing. I know what I mean but damn it comes out wrong more times than not. I am great at a get together, expressing different thoughts without sounding like an ass, but when it comes to writing them down? Ha, yeah, not great.

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2018, 08:57:46 PM »

That's okay I was posting from my phone most of the time; which sucks!

In fact one post got dropped, I was going to reply tongue in cheek with "hey, what's with throwing shade at Aquaman?!" 😁
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2018, 03:36:37 AM »

 Cheesy

(Man I hope that movie is good)
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2018, 09:35:18 PM »

Hey now, that's just beautiful.  Seriously.  Two guys debating a bit on a thread but making sure not to offend each other. 

I've been on a bit of a Star Trek kick lately on Netflix and decided to try out the Trek BBS for a while.  Bloody hell.  When they're not writing doctoral dissertations on what color the Enterprise's carpets should be, they're tripping overthemselves to find the most "clever" way to be an @sshole toward each other.  Over a TV show.  Anyway...

Sorry to interrupt the thread.  Just wanted to comment on how refreshing it is to see a little civility on the 'net.  Ok.  Please continue.


*SIGH*  It's good to be home.  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2018, 11:00:51 AM »

I actually missed what he said the first time around and had to rewatch it to catch it.  Kinda had both jedicow's and Jimmy's reaction to it.  Sad Roll Eyes

I'm not against it necessarily as long as it appears natural or organic given the character and situation.  While I'm glad he's not saying "Holy alleycats, Batman," casually saying "F Lips sealed Batman" seems unnaturally forced for the reasons Jimmy already mentioned and makes Robin look like just another punk indistinguishable from the thugs he's pounding, at least on first impression.

Disappointed in the trailer but withholding judgement until after a couple of installments of the finished product.

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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2018, 07:58:03 AM »

Okay, a "semi-Live" non-spoiler (or at least non-major spoiler) review/thoughts on DC Unlimited's Titans show.

This may be all over the place, thoughts wise as I am going pretty much scene by scene as I watch it sooooo

Again, I will keep spoilers out of it unless noted and only then by necessity

Okay, here we go ...

Let me start by saying the intro was done pretty well, we get an origin show of one of our heroes and it was done pretty well.
The music/theme sucks. They need to change that.
I don't like Raven with short hair. Not really a review, but I did say I was going to have thoughts included.  Grin
Interesting how they are working with Raven, I do kinda like that.
Struggling to believe Dick as a detective here.
The good - This is NOT like the teen angst ridden CW shows. This is very dark
The bad - The teen angst is still pretty high, but given the subject matter ... what do I expect, yeah?
The good - The writing seems to be ... better than I expected
The bad - there is a scene on a school bus that is really badly written
The good - This is, and I can't stress this enough, not as goody-goody as the CW. Not as many smiley damn faces.
The bad - This may go a little too dark at times. Especially with Robin. He is far too masochistic in the alley fight.
The good - Starfire's acting
The bad - Starfire's hair
The bad - Getting back to the bad writing ...
A guy is so scared of Starfire that he start shouting how he will tell her everything she wants (basically) and then shortly after he is calling her a crazy bitch and spitting at her feet. WTF? THAT ladies and gentlemen is what we call bad character writing.
and now a pretty big spoiler that I don't think you should look at until you see the show -
I didn't like the way Kory killed the guy she had in her room. Yes, Kory is a fighter in a war, and I don't yet know how long she has been here or even if she is still going to be an alien in this show, but it just doesn't "feel" right to me. Maybe that will change?
Well the last scene cleared some things up.
Why in the hell are the effects so damn loud? This isn't me being old, but I turn the volume up to hear the dialog and the damn effects blow out my speakers!! Levels people, LEVELS!!!
The bad - Kory reacts to ... something and it is not right. That was a bad decision on the directors/writers part. Bad, bad.
OH FOR CHRISTS SAKE ITS A RAG... SPIT IT OUT!!!!  Angry
Oh how about that, you pass out and the rag just drops out of your mouth? Yet you couldn't ... oh forget it!!!  Angry Angry
Last thing ... Gar needs to change quicker.

Overall ... not bad. In fact it may (along with my recent desire to finish reading Manhunter) keep me signed on for a month. Just to see if it gets better. Overall, and expecting far less, I think I can grade it ... well ... I will grade it two ways. One for the show and one for how I felt it related/shared it's comic counterpart.

If you want the comic ... don't watch this. Kory and Raven are totally different. Gar at least has his young sense of humor and Robin was done well enough, although a tad too violent.

Show/Comic wise I give it a 5
but just on its own I say it is a decent start with a 7
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